Friday, 17 November 2017

"Friday Faves!"

This weeks "Friday Fave" is the wonderful Lucas' Papaw Ointment.

This Product is an essential in everyone's household!  I have used this for many years now, it is excellent for insect bites, chafing, cuts, burns, spots, irritated skin, nappy rash, dry cracked skin and sore skin such as eczema. It makes a great lip balm and I have often used it to tame my hair!

It is also a staple in my professional kit and whenever I travel, I would hate to be without it as it has so many multiple uses.




Available to purchase on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucas-Ointment-Pawpaw-Directly-Australia/dp/B00K5O4SRM/ref=sr_1_2_a_it/262-6195997-4095529?ie=UTF8&qid=1510942704&sr=8-2&keywords=lucas+papaw

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Introducing Nikicreates!

So this year I have made a real effort to get back to doing what I have always loved since I was a child, drawing and painting!

I have been doing what I can in my spare time alongside working as a freelance makeup artist.  Over the last few months in particular I really have made an extra effort and I have been working hard to make my childhood dream of being an artist happen.  I specialise in beauty illustration and portraiture, most of my work is done with acrylic paint my favourite medium but I also work with black ink and collage and often experiment with other new mediums as well.

I am so excited to announce that I have just opened an Etsy shop selling Limited Edition giclée prints of my original art works.  Prints are limited to just 25, once they are gone thats it!  Each print is signed, numbered and dated and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

You can view my Etsy shop 'Nikicreates' and purchase prints on the below link
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Nikicreates?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar

Here's a few of my behind the scenes snaps along the way...





















You can also follow my art updates on Instagram at @Nikicreates

Thanks for looking! Niki x

Friday, 10 November 2017

"Friday Faves!"

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow!

Welcome to my all new "Friday faves" feature where I will try to blog or at the very least post on social media my tried and tested favourite beauty essentials every Friday.  I will only be posting about beauty products that I genuinely use and love.

I absolutely love this product, 'Wonder Glow' by makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury enhances so many different skin tones and skin types just beautifully and has become an immediate staple in my professional makeup kit.

It is a Light-reflecting Face Primer that can be applied under foundation, alone or over makeup for instantly dewy, beautiful skin.

The soft focus effect that smooths over fine lines and skin imperfections is marvellous! Therefore making this product ideal for all ages.

It is easy to apply.  I find it is best applied with fingertips and gently massaged into the skin.

£38.50
http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/wonderglow.html

Definitely one to add to the Christmas List : )

Thanks for looking and please do like, comment and share.

Niki x



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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

October Update!

October has been a quieter month for me wedding season has finished giving me some time to catch up on other aspects of my business that don't involve makeup brushes!

I have been taking a lot of bridal bookings for next year recently and doing some trials ahead of some winter and early spring weddings.  Hair services are by request only as I prefer to specialise in makeup however I really did enjoy creating these two slightly different styles at one brides recent trial.

Polished smooth curls...



or messy curls with braids...



I adored making up this face with a bright red lip at a recent wedding!



Pretty glamorous makeup for a bridesmaid



Action station at South Farm, absolutely one of favourite wedding venues.
www.southfarm.com



Couldn't resist snapping this barge on my way to a photoshoot in Huntingdon near Cambridge.



Behind the scenes on a shoot...



It has been wedding showcase season!  I am lucky enough to be recommended by both the The Luton Hoo Hotel and St Michaels Manor Hotel and participated in both of the recent wedding showcase evenings meeting lots of potential brides and I have already made some 2018 bookings : )





I am interested in Art in particular pop and contemporary. I visited The Frieze Art Fair in Regents park and was thrilled Tracey Emin signed a copy of her book for me. www.friezeartfair.com

Peter Blake studio finds...





Andy Warhol



Lichtenstein



Tracey Emin book signing.



I am currently receiving a high volume of bridal bookings for 2018/19 and do now have limited Saturday availability in particular the months of September and July if you would like me to reserve your wedding date please get in touch early to avoid being disappointed. www.nikimakeup.co.uk

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A Cortijo Del Marqués Wedding

Back at the beginning of June I did wedding Hair and Makeup for Laura and her mum and Aunt in Granada, Spain at the idyllic Cortijo Del Marqués. The weather was perfect, not too hot and it really was an absolute pleasure to work at such a beautiful venue.

Below are some of my iPhone shots of the Bridal prep' and the stunning location.







View from the bridal suite!



Mother of the bride Hair 




Getting into the dress.


Beautiful Bride Laura!


Here are the Professional shots from lovely Photographer Sue Callister you can follow her on Instagram @sarocallister










For all enquiries both in Spain and the UK please see www.marbellamakeup.com and www.nikimakeup.co.uk for further information.  

You can also follow me @nikimakeup on Instagram for regular updates.

Monday, 2 October 2017

September Update!

September has flown by in a whizz.

I had a very surreal yet fun shoot involving robots and actually did male grooming on a robot, first time for everything maybe I can add that to my CV... skilled in Robot Hair and makeup!
All shoot/event enquiries via www.nikimakeup.com



Just some of the lovely Brides, Bridesmaids and Brides-to-Be I have met recently.













Hair services are by request only, I do love this polished part-up part-down popular hairstyle.



Behind the scenes Bridal Prep!



Some of my Beauty tips in this months 'Your Herts & Beds Wedding' Magazine.



One of my lovely Brides Floss's wedding at South Farm earlier this year was in 'The Wedding Planner' magazine.



Now taking bookings for 2018 and already getting quite booked up as far ahead as next September! Book early to avoid disappointment.  All enquiries via www.nikimakeup.co.uk