Thursday, 1 December 2016

November Update!

My husband and I visited Madrid over halloween and into the beginning of November.
We stayed on Gran Via the main shopping street and stayed at The VincciMint hotel http://en.vinccithemint.com which we highly recommend. We enjoyed exploring the city visiting various art galleries and shops, bars and restaurants as you do...I am not going to lie it was a pretty exhausting trip!

Plaza Mayor



Primark on Five Floors!



Retiro Park



Royal Palace of Madrid



My favourite painting of the trip by Artist Robert Delauney, Thyssen Museum.



I couldn't resist this cute little makeup shop!







The highlight of our trip was dinner at the fabulous La Candelo Resto http://www.lacandelaresto.com If you are ever in Madrid you should definitely make a special evening here.  You will be completely "wowed" with the creative food combinations, it was a culinary experience!











Some of the stunning clients I have had the pleasure of doing hair and/or makeup for during November.


Hairstyling


Make-up only


Hairstyling


Make-up


Makeup only


Make-up only


Make-up only


I am now taking bookings for party makeup throughout December as well as Bridal Make-up bookings for 2017/18.  I will also be based in Marbella, Spain for most of June next year.
All enquiries via www.nikimakeup.co.uk


Sunday, 20 November 2016

My Must Have Beauty Stocking Fillers all under £20!

1) Lucas Paw Paw ointment
Twin pack for £9.65 www.amazon.co.uk



2) Lulu Guinness Limited Edition Vaseline
£2.99 www.boots.com



3) Tangle Teezer The Original Candy Cane Hairbrush
£10.60 www.johnlewis.com



4) Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner
£19.00 All Good Department stores



5) Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Mini mask trio
£10.00 All Good Department stores



6) Essie Crack 'a' Colour Christmas Gift Set
£20.00 www.boots.com



7) No.7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror
£19.99 www.boots.com



8) Clarins 'Beautiful Lip essentials' Christmas Gift Set
£20.00 All Good Department stores



9)  Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss
£16.00 All Good Department stores



10) Charlotte Tilbury 1st edition Canvas Makeup Bag
£15.00 www.selfridges.com



Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

My Top Ten Ultimate Beauty Christmas Gifts.

1) Charlotte Tilbury Instant look in a palette & legendary lashes gift set
£49.00 Exclusive to www.JohnLewis.com



2) Bobbi Brown travel Brush set
£89.00 All good department stores



3) Estee Lauder Advanced Night repair essentials Skincare gift set
£72.00 www.Johnlewis.com


4) Urban Decay Naked 2, 3 palettes
£38.50 All good department stores.




5) Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Iron/Fuchsia
£299.99 www.Boots.com



6) Champneys Gel Effect Nail kit
£16.00 www.Boots.com



7) Real Techniques Limited Edition Highlight and Glow set
£19.99 www.boots.com



8) Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol 2
£65.00 www.selfridges.com



9) Lancome hypnose Drama Christmas Gift set
£23.50 All good Department stores



10) Christmas-Light it up: 3 mini palettes: Eyes, contour, lips
£39.00 www.smashbox.co.uk




Happy Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

My Seasonal Party Makeup must haves!

With the party season fast approaching I have selected my favourite party makeup best buys for you so you can look super glam at the christmas party and all over the festive season in fact!

*MAC Nutcracker Sweet Bronze pigments & glitter kit
£23.40 John Lewis



*MAC Nutcracker Swell Smokey Eyebag
£35.55 John Lewis



*Nails Inc Prosecco Is Always the answer
£20.00 John Lewis



*Charlotte Tilbury Legendary party eyes bauble
£20.00 John Lewis



*Bobbi Brown Bobbi's Party picks Cheek, lip and eye kit
£67.50 John Lewis



*Bobbi Brown Party All Night Eye Opening & No smudge mascara set
£26.55 John Lewis



* Bobbi Brown Party to go Lip & Eyes Kit
£26.55 John Lewis



John Lewis are currently offering 10% price match on most of the above, happy shopping!
www.johnlewis.co.uk

*Yves Saint Laurent Palette Collector Christmas 2016
£53.10 www.feelunique.com Currently 10% Off



* Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious Mascara & Mini Rouge Pur Couture Christmas set
£25.00 www.boots.com




If you still are not confident enough to embrace glitter or a smokey eye palette I offer a mobile party makeup service from £50.00.  See www.nikimakeup.co.uk or www.nikimakeup.com for examples of my work and call or email to book an appointment.  Hair services also available by request.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

October Update!

Wow! I cannot believe it is October already, what a busy year!  October has been a little quieter for me so I have had time to winter detox my makeup kit and replenish with some lovely new makeup and tools.









As recommended Makeup artist at The Luton Hoo Hotel I was as the October Wedding Showcase evening meeting with some lovely 2017/2018 Brides. Dates for next year are filling up fast at present particularly May and September so do book early to avoid disappointment.
www.lutonhoo.co.uk







A couple of recent brides I had the pleasure of doing wedding makeup for.





I also had an overnight stay at The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield which was a fun experience!
www.thecrazybeargroup.co.uk





Room with a view!



Cocktail perfection.



The toilets were impressive!





Have a spooky halloween and a fun-filled fireworks night, see you again for my November update!

Niki X

All enquiries via www.nikimakeup.co.uk