Friday, 1 February 2019

Friday Fave! NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer

I love this bronzing fluid by NARS in the iconic NARS Laguna bronzer shade.

Shh... don't tell anyone but I am not a massive fan of the feel of foundation and haven't actually worn it myself in many years!  Instead, I opt for a bronzing gel or fluid with concealer on top, this way I achieve the golden glowing skin that I absolutely love without wearing heavy makeup.

The Laguna Liquid Bronzer achieves a simply divine sheer texture that blends into the skin effortlessly.  I like to apply it with my fingertips and blend well but you can equally use a sponge, beauty blender or brush of your choice.

You can also mix it with your regular moisturiser to sheer it down a little, this would be great if you are very pale skinned or try mixing it with your favourite foundation for a beautiful golden glow that suits your skin tone.

A little goes a long way, you will only need to use a few pumps maximum so a bottle will last you very well. I have also been know to apply it to the backs of my hands, arms and feet if I need a quick emergency fix of colour! Therefore it is also a great one for the Professional Makeup Artist's Kit!

This literally makes me feel like I have spent a gorgeous day in the Mediterranean sun but in England... in January... and without the sun damage!! : )

RRP. £27.00

Thursday, 31 January 2019

January Update!

I began 2019 in Cornwall having a little break with family which was lovely, we especially enjoyed a meal at Rick Stein's St.Petroc's Bistro, it was absolutely fabulous food do go if you get a chance!

Truro, Cornwall

St Petroc's Bistro, Padstow

The food was soooo good!

I had serious food envy with my hubbie's beetroot soup!

I received some great new books for Crimbo!  I am enjoying some inspirational reading on these cold January evenings!

My home studio set up for Make up lessons and Bridal Hair &/Or Makeup trials.

I received these gorgeous photos of Kathryn whose makeup I did for her wedding in September at

I have been doing a fair bit of hairstyling for brides in January...

Just a few of the beautiful ladies I have had the pleasure to meet for their wedding makeup trials in the last few weeks...

For those that would like to follow my artwork you can keep in the loop @nikicreates on Instagram or head over to Etsy shop to purchase @nikicreates Limited Edition Giclee prints.

We spent a lovely day in Finchingfield for a Sunday stroll and pub lunch in nearby Great Bardfield, it was freezing even the ducks were walking on ice!

Very pleased to have received this award from wedding planning site

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I will be working in Marbella during some of June and August so do get in touch if you have a wedding or event!

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Sunday, 30 December 2018

December Update!

December went by in a whizz as I sit here on Christmas Eve Eve finishing up work admin' ready for a four day festive break before back to a wedding and shoots before the New Year.

Shoot @thatamazingplace

Shoot @Hertfordhousehotel

Makeup For Liz attending the Fashion Awards @theroyalalberthall

Occasion Hair & Makeup

Bridal Hair & Makeup trial

Home Studio New Carpets and a fresh lick of paint.

I have a poorly poodle which has really made the last two weeks a bit of a busy stressful blur for me to be honest ....six vet appointment and two veterinary hospital appointment plus an eye operation under general anaesthetic my poorly little one is hopefully now on the road to recovery just in time for Christmas!

Still the Tree is up, twinkling lights are on, presents are wrapped, house is full of food and drink so I think it is finally time to sit back and relax for a few days over Christmas!

I would like to thank my blog followers and those who follow me over on social media too for all your support throughout the year and wish you all a very Healthy and Happy 2019!

Niki xxx

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!