Tuesday, 3 May 2022

April Update!

April has been an insanely busy month hence why I am little late with my monthly blog post!

A super busy time for trials, weddings, lessons, special occasions and shoots as well.   I have managed to catch up on everything today though so I am feeling like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders...I am back on top of everything!

Here are just a few of the pic's I have taken along the way!


I even managed to escape to beautiful Dorset for a few days break at the beginning of April which now feels like a lifetime ago as I was straight back into back to back weddings over Easter! May is looking slightly less crazy thankfully as I never thought I would say I am too busy!

I am taking bookings for 2023, May is already looking like a very busy month so do book early to avoid disappointment! I also now have very limited availability left for 2022.  

All enquiries via www.nikimakeup.co.uk.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

March Update!

It has been a busy month of bridal makeup and hair trial's in my new garden studio which I am absolutely loving working in.   I am looking forward to Spring when the outside decking and path area can finally be completed.

Here are some of the gorgeous ladies I have had the absolute pleasure of working with during March.  I am so looking forward to a super busy April, wedding season is in full flow now. I am seven weddings in this year already it is definitely THE year to get married!

All Enquiries via www.nikimakeup.co.uk

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Friday Fave! CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

I love anything that helps achieve that golden sun kissed healthy glow and this product defintiely does that!

A cream-gel bronzer to achieve a natural sun kissed glow.

Simply swirl a synthetic brush normally used for foundation or contour blending over the face where the sun would naturally hit for example the forehead, tip of the nose and cheekbones.  In the summer I like to take this down onto the neck underneath the chin and jawline where the sun often misses and onto the shoulders and décolleté.  This bronzer leaves a luxurious natural "velvet" matt finish on the skin.

The bronzer comes in a large flat 30g jar making it easy to apply and the product lasts well.  This is a great investment for Spring and Summer which is just around the corner now!

Two shades Soleil Tan (390) and Soleil Tan Deep Bronze (395).

RRP £43.00

Monday, 14 March 2022

Tuesday Tip!

Dry, cracked lips? Well here is my top tip for smooth moisturised lips!

In my job as a Makeup Artist I have met with hundreds of women over the last twenty plus years who suffer mildly or quite severely from dry lips especially in winter when we are indoors with the central heating full blast and then go outside and it is freezing cold.

Most women and girls that I meet apply lip balms that are often made with mineral oil or petroleum jelly.  These both sit on the surface and do not re-moisturise. Ingredients such as phenol, salicylic acid and menthol used in many  lip balms can also dry out lips, so it can become a vicious cycle for many, the more balm you apply the drier the lips become. Plant oils and purified lanolin are the best choice for keeping lips soft and comfortable.

Personally I have worn lipstick or lip gloss pretty much every day since my teens and I have never suffered with dry lips. I am a firm believer this is due to the lipstick/gloss worn as more often they contain a number of nourishing ingredients, feel comfortably hydrating to wear and keep lips protected from the elements.

Here are some of my favourite hydrating lip colours for a natural day look:





Give my lips tips a try and do let me know how you get on!

Monday, 28 February 2022

February Update!

I cannot believe as I sit writing this tomorrow is the 1st of March time is flying past this year so far! Oh and not to mention one of my favourite days of the year Shrove Tuesday, which means pancakes lots of pancakes!

I have just returned from a few days break in the Cotswolds as I had a wedding at beautiful Caswell house www.caswellhouse.co.uk on Saturday and it was also the 25 year anniversary of when my husband and I met so we thought it would be nice to escape.  We had such a lovely stay touring the lovely Cotswold villages, there really is so many things to see and do there and we were lucky the weather was so unusually sunny with perfect cloudless blue skies although absolutely freezing!

Wedding venue goals at Caswell house with a lovely bridal prep' room as well.  Check out those glorious  February blue skies!

I have been busy with trials this month ahead of spring summer weddings and also had four weddings so a very early start this year for wedding season!  I am also very booked up this year now although I do have a few gaps here and there and I am taking 2023 bookings, indeed I had a 2004 enquiry today!

Lots of hair styling lately, part up part down styles are always a favourite and a timeless option.

Looking forward to a very busy March, I am just generally trying to keep on top of things at the moment as I have never been so busy and there is only one of me!

I am so looking forward to brighter warmer days ahead...roll on Spring.