Wednesday, 31 July 2019

July Update!

I am sitting here on the hottest day on record in the UK blogging... inside, I would like to say it is cooler inside but its so not!!

July has been slightly calmer than April and May and just as well as August is going to be a crazy busy month for me. I am also feeling pretty smug right now as I have just completed my accounts for last year ready to send of to my accountant : )

I have had about five shoots this month here's a behind the scenes snappy of kit craziness.



I received quite a few images in July of past bridal makeup's for these gorgeous gals!









Makeup for Emma's wedding on July 11th at Notley Abbey
https://bijouweddingvenues.co.uk/notley-abbey-wedding-venue-buckinghamshire/about-the-venue





Hair & Makeup for Laura's wedding day St Michaels Manor Hotel on 20th July, I am recommended here and it is definitely one of my favourite venues.
https://stmichaelsmanor.com





Some of my recent hairstyling work...















Prom Hair & Makeup





James and I celebrated our seven year wedding anniversary, here's a snap from our honeymoon in beautiful Mauritius six years ago now!  This year we enjoyed a couple of meals at The Giggling squid https://www.gigglingsquid.com/restaurant/harpenden/ local to us in Harpenden and also a very nice Italian tasting menu in London at Luca https://luca.restaurant.



Right I am off for an ice cream and try to cool down... enjoy the summer guys!

Niki x

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Inside my heatwave makeup bag!

Here is quick look though my current makeup bag, my go to products while we are experiencing a heatwave in the UK.



For the Base
Estee Lauder Daywear spf 15
YSL Touche Eclat 2
Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer Beige
MAC Blot powder Medium Dark
MAC Studio Finish concealer
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

For the Eyes
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2
Maybelline Brow Drama Transparent
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise 'Jean'
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise 'Star Gold'
Charlotte Tilbury Barbarella Brown Eye Pencil
Tom Ford Shadow Extreme TFX4 Copper

Cheeks 
Bobbi Brown Pot rouge Calypso Coral

Lips
Fenty Gloss bomb Fenty Glow

Sunday, 30 June 2019

June Update!

Wow! June has flown by I cannot believe it is nearly July! Summertime : )

June 1st began at the beautiful Brocket Hall for Sandy's wedding on a glorious sunny hot day.
Bridal preparations were calm and relaxed, I did the bridal party's makeup www.nikimakeup.co.uk lovely as always working alongside www.hairbyjaydean.com





Then I went on to do makeup and hair for Caroline in St Albans for her 40th Birthday bash, she wanted very natural soft hairstyling and glowing skin with a red lip, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to snap her makeup.



Luckily I had a few days with no shoots, weddings etc booked in so I could catch up on admin' and preparations for a Summer Makeup workshop I am holding on June 15th.

My first makeup workshop was a success and all who came seemed to have fun and learn a thing or two!!
Thanks to the perfect venue https://www.themillhousehertford.com

I will be planning more workshops in the future.

















I have worked with lots of lovely brides on their wedding day this month as well as trials and an interesting shoot...









































I also had a destination wedding for beautiful Bride Natalie and her gorgeous bridesmaids in Marbella at the https://doncarlosresort.com/en/
I had a great chilled day getting them all glammed for the big event in the glorious Spanish Sunshine : )











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I finished the month with pretty prom hair and makeup for this gorgeous pair!









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