Friday, 7 December 2018

Friday Fave! Mavala Cuticle cream

At this time of the year our hands get very dry with the colder weather and effects of central heating. It is important use a good hand cream daily and also cuticle cream to keep cuticles nourished and soft.  I have been using Mavala 15ml cuticle cream for the last few months and I really like it.  I keep it by my bedside so that I remember to apply every night before bed gently massaging into the nail bed and cuticle.

RRP. £12.00

Friday, 30 November 2018

November Update!

November is a quiet month for me in general which has meant I have had time to catch up on admin.... and do lots of decorating at home which has been both stressful and fun! When I haven't been painting faces I have had a paint brush in my hand painting walls which I have to say I really do enjoy.  Watch this space for Niki's Painting & Decorating Services in the future!!!Lol!!!

I am now gearing up for a busy Christmas period and looking forward to starting 2019!

Behind the scenes makeup set up's...

Bridal trials...a lot of hairstyling lately.

Christmas shoots, its coming!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Hair & Makeup Trends 2019!

Keep ahead of the 2019 beauty trends this party season with my pick of the top looks.
Simply take whichever elements of these key trends appeals most to you and work and adapt it to suit your own style. Personally I will definitely be rocking a red lip over the festive season!

Lashings of Mascara
As seen at Givenchy & Valentino

As seen at Preen & Giambattista Valli

Bright Bold eyes
As seen at Marni & Prada

Statement Red Lips
As seen at Rochas & Alexander McQueen

Skin prep = healthy radiance
As seen at Christopher Kane & Michael Kors

Punk eyes
As seen at Dior & Max Mara

Chic Blow Dries into side parted waves
As seen as Balmain and Fendi

Top knots Accessorised
As seen at Chanel

Bright Red hair
As seen as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs

Friday, 16 November 2018

Friday Fave! Kenra Volume Non-Aerosol Spray.

I love this non-aerosol volumising super-hold finishing spray.

I recently developed Asthma and have found one of my main triggers is aerosol hairsprays, basically glue for your lungs when you think about it.  Not ideal when I work with hair products, particularly aerosol hairsprays regularly in my career.

I have therefore been on the hunt testing out non-aerosol hairsprays for a few months now and this is my absolute fave by Professional Hair brand Kenra.

This spray holds styled hair perfectly for up to 120 hours and is humidity resistant and wind resistant up to 25mph!

A firm staple in my hairstyling kit.

Available at

Friday, 9 November 2018

Friday Fave! MAC Nippon Lipstick.

I have recently been testing a Cremesheen Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics in the shade 'Nippon'. I loved it so much it has stayed in my makeup bag as well as being a new addition to my professional kit.
I love the balmy feel of this super hydrating lipstick. Nippon Cremesheen is a medium coverage with a beautiful semi-glossy finish.
The colour is a pretty and totally gorgeous coral pink.  If you like any of these MAC shades; Shanghai spice, Angel, Pure zen, Crème cup and Crème d'nude you will love this colour!
RRP. £17.50

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

My top Christmas Beauty gifts for 2018!

Christmas is fast approaching so I have put together my top Christmas Beauty gifts for 2018.

The Dyson Airwrap Styler, choose from complete (£449.99), smooth+control and volume+shape

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer (£299.99), available in 23.75 Karat gold (£399.99).

Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes Palette (£60.00).

Charlotte Tilbury After Hours Look Giftbox (£100).

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Holiday Kit Glow Getter
Available in Gold & Pink (£39.00).

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Brush Party -Advance Eyes (£39.00).

Bobbi Brown Crystal Lipgloss (£18.00).

Bobbi Brown Christmas Brush set (£69.00).

Benefit Tint Faves & Craves (£22.00).

Nars Bronzing Powder Laguna (£30.00).

Urban Decay Holiday Look set (£50.00).

 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Highlighter (£25.50).

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Gift set (£21.00).

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant 50ml (£25.00) currently £12.95 at

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

August, September & October Update!

I have had such a busy summer that not only did I not have time to blog I actually completely overlooked it! So here is just some of the lovely people I have worked with and some of the venues I have enjoyed working at, as well as a little more information about what my job involves!

Bridal & Special Occassion Hairstyling:
I trained in Hairstyling at The Prestigious London College of Fashion as part of my Degree course in Hair & Makeup for the Performing Arts. Since graduating I have regularly styled hair for photoshoots and Special Occasions/Weddings.  However I choose to specialise in wedding makeup as opposed to wedding hair and makeup as this is where my main passion lies.
I offer hairstyling services by request only as if there are five or six people in a bridal party it is often not feasible for me to style hair and makeup for everybody, it obviously does depend on party size and ceremony time.  I also do regularly work alongside some super talented hairstylists who I often recommend to work alongside me doing bridal makeup.
Having said all of this in the last couple of years I do find myself doing much more bridal hair and occasion hairstyling.

Just some of my lovely Summer & Early Autumn Brides:

Let's not forget the Mum's and Bridesmaids!

Special Occassion Makeup Clients!

October has been Wedding Show season:
I am not generally a fan of wedding shows but I do think the more intimate wedding showcase experiences can be good for meeting with wedding suppliers and I generally can be seen at any where I am a recommended supplier.  I have also met some really talented and lovely suppliers along the way and I am always happy to make personal recommendations to my clients so do let me know if you are struggling to find the right photographer, a musician or even a magician!

Luton Hoo Hotel https: //

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Offley Place http: //

St Michaels Manor

Photoshoots & General Behind the scenes:
Finally it has been busy with shoots the last few months as well which was great during a particularly busy wedding season! Good to be so busy through, I certainly cannot complain and I have managed to enjoy a couple of holiday's along the way too ; )

It is not always acceptable or easy to take photos on shoots so sometimes its just got to be a set up shot!

Models rocking it for a Hair Extensions shoot with

Some weddings make for great set up shots too though, I just can't resist!

My personal favourite wedding view during Hair and Makeup preparations at The Luton Hoo Hotel from the stunning Lady Zia Suite.

Just one of many on location shoots ...

I am now taking bookings for 2019 weddings and Special Occasions over the 2018 festive season.
Book early to avoid disappointment £30.00 booking deposit applies.
Enquiries via

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