Thursday, 31 December 2015

December Update!

December has flown by! As I write this we are approaching the week of Christmas so there is much festivity and excitement in the air, I really do love this time of year.

Here is a few snippets from my December 2015.




Our tree complete with poodle decorations!




Christmas in London 2015


St Albans Christmas







Just some of the beauties I have had the pleasure of meeting for make-up and/or hair styling this month.

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"I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy 2016!"

Friday, 25 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 25th!

Festive Make-up look December 25th



It's Christmas day so opt for soft smokey eyes in shades of browns or greys.  Pat a subtle sparkle of loose glitter on top of the eyelids and compliment with a red or pink lip colour.

Happy Christmas! xx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 24th!

Festive Make-up look December 24th


It's Christmas Eve so bring on the gold glitter! Amp up your eye make-up by applying it just underneath the lower lashes with eyelash glue.  Eyeshadows I used are by MAC in shades Swish, Parfait Amour and Beauty Marked.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 22nd!

Festive Make-up look December 22nd


Silver eyes with bold black liquid liner for feline definition.

Finish the look with a bold red lip.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 21st!

Festive Make-up look December 21st



Golden eyes! I used MAC eyeshadows in Goldmine and All that glitters.  Complete the look with a set of false lashes.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 20th!

Festive Make-up look December 20th



Fantasy christmas make-up for those who are a little more adventurous!

Stick on silver stars using eyelash glue, I used blue shades of shadow for the stars and around the eyes, compliment with strong pink lips and cheeks.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Friday, 18 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 18th!

Festive Make-up look December 18th


Pretty pink eyeshadow (I used MAC Pink Venus) with subtle reflective loose glitter dusted on top.  Compliment this look with soft pink cheeks and lips and shimmer highlight on the cheekbones.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 16th!

Festive Make-up look: December 16th


Attract some attention with full on Purple glitter lips this party season!
Loose Glitter is applied over vaseline on top of lip colour.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 15th!

Festive make-up look December 15th


Black smokey eyes with black loose glitter applied all over the top of the eyeshadow.

Complimented with nude peachy pink lips and cheeks.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 14th!

Festive Make-up look December 14th


Silver grey smokey eyes with loose silver glitter pressed on top.

Eyeshadows MAC Carbon, scene and print.

Lipstick 'Bitch perfect' by Charlotte Tilbury

Nars blush shade 'Orgasm'

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 13th!

Festive Make-up look December 13th


Navy blue smoky eyes with nude lips and cheeks.

MAC shadows in Contrast, Carbon and electric eel.
Lipgloss Daniel Sandler shade Charming.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 11th!

Festive Make-up look December 11th




Gold glitter loose applied as eyeliner, eyelash glue was used to adhere it to the skin.

Lip colour shade 'Please me' by MAC

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 10th!

Festive Make-up look December 10th.


Smokey Green eyes (I used MAC Green and Old gold pigments) with gold glitter lightly dusted on top complimented with a pink lip (MAC lipstick in Fabby).

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 9th

Festive Make-up Look December 9th




Here I used neutral brown eyeshadows to define the eyes (MAC shades in cork, era, and mystery).

A red lip using MAC Ruby Woo lip pencil and lipstick.

To draw the holly I used a green eyeliner pencil and finished with a swarovski crystal for the berry. You could use a red pencil for the berries or red glitter if you do not have red crystals.

Beauty Advent: December 8th!

Festive Make-up look December 8th



Autumn trend Berry lips and gold eyes.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 7th!

Festive Make-up look December 7th




Create crystal lined eyes by applying tiny silver crystals with tweezers, using eyelash glue to attach them. Try applying a set of false eyelashes first, a flick of liquid liner and then work your way along the lash line with the crystals.  I have used smokey brown eyeshadows here but you can use any eyeshadow you would like.

Beauty Advent: December 6th!

Festive Make-up look December 6th




Pink and purple smokey eyes with purple glitter pressed on top.  I used MAC Parfait Amour and Sweetie.

Compliment this look with soft pink cheeks and lips.  I used MAC Angel lip colour and Swoon blusher.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 5th!


Festive Make-up look December 5th



Green eyeliner with glitter gel liner applied on top.  You can use gel, pencil, liquid or eyeshadow for the green eyeliner.  i used Mac eyeshadow in shade Steamy.

Compliment the green with pretty pink lips and cheeks.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 4th!

Festive Make-up look December 4th


Red lips with gold glitter applied on top, shade used MAC Russian Red.

Blend MAC shadows in Cork and Era into the eye sockets

To finish apply a set of false lashes.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 3rd

Festive make-up look December 3rd


Black smokey eyes using Urban Decay Naked palette 2, shades Verve and Blackout

Mac lipstick in Fleshpot

Contour Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Don't forget to add a beauty spot using a brown eyeliner pencil!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Beauty Advent: December 2nd!

Festive make-up look December 2nd


Black liquid eyeliner flicks with silver glitter on top complimented with pink lips and contoured cheeks.

Rimmel Black Exaggerate eyeliner waterproof

Mac eyeshadows Cork and Era

Lipstick MAC Angel

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Beauty Advent December 1st!

Festive make-up look December 1st:



Golden smokey eyes with gold glitter on top complimented with warm bronzed cheeks and matte red lips.

Eyeshadows used are MAC Medallion, Cork, Mystery and Swiss Chocolate.

Lipstick used MAC Ruby Woo.

Monday, 30 November 2015

November Update!

November started off beautifully as I was on holiday in my favourite place in the world enjoying the Spanish sun!








It has been a fairly busy month especially for wedding's which are generally much quieter at this time of the year but unusually this year I have had five large bridal parties to beautify.  I have also enjoyed working at some gorgeous venues including Ponsbourne Park (http://www.deverevenues.co.uk/en/venues/ponsbourne-park/), South Farm (http://www.south-farm.co.uk) and The Luton Hoo Hotel (http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk).



I randomly did hair and make-up for the UK's loudest snorer and I also teamed up with Designer Thomas Lennon to shoot some absolutely stunning couture fashion.  I look forward to sharing the final images with you soon.




Christmas is just around the corner so I have been busy making my christmas puddings and writing to do lists for festive shopping.  I love Christmas especially the lead up and cannot wait to start decorating the tree and stringing up the twinkling lights.



Look out for my Annual Beauty Advent,  this year I will be doing festive face chart make-up looks so you can hopefully pick up lot's of product tips and make-up techniques.

If you are still looking for a beauty gift with a difference I offer beautifully wrapped Gift vouchers to redeem against my make-up services available at http://www.nikimakeup.co.uk

Enjoy the festive season!

x


Thursday, 26 November 2015

My Christmas Beauty Best Buys!

My Top Ten Beauty Gifts for Christmas 2015:

Bobbi Brown Christmas Bellini Lip & Eye Palette  £26.50



Bobbi Brown Deluxe Cheek and Eye palette £59.00



MAC Enchanted Eye palettes in mauve/warm/navy £32.00



MAC Enchanted Eye brush kits in Essentials/Basics/Mineralize £45.00



Lancôme Grandiôse/Hypnôse Mascara set £22.05



NARSissist Smokey Eye Compact £35.00



Benefit Most Glamorous Nudes Ever set £21.15



Benefit Happy Beauty Day mini make-up set £9.95



Laura Mercier Stroke of Genius Luxe brush collection £58.50



Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick charms set £29.00



My Five Star Best Beauty Buys!

Clarins Fix Make-up 30ml £23.00



Boots No.7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror £19.99



CHANEL Nail Colour £16.20



Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow £49.00



Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Naked 3 £34.20

Happy Christmas Shopping and don't forget to enjoy the Black Friday Beauty discounts!
Please note the prices shown above may be subject to slight change.


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