Wednesday 31 January 2024

January Update!

January started with a nice warm break in Gran Canaria 23 Degrees of Bliss, then I retuned to minus three and bitterly cold.... I hate winter....roll on Spring!


















January has seen lots of 1:1 makeup lessons and workshops at my Harpenden studio as well as bridal trials ahead of spring weddings.  I have so enjoyed meeting and chatting all things weddings to my lovely 2024 brides!  I have met some truly lovely ladies this month, it has been a real pleasure and I am very grateful to do a job that I love.

















































I have also taken some time out for my wellbeing by starting the year at a much slower pace as I do tend to rush around trying to do too much and then feel complete overwhelm and eventually exhaustion. I have taken time to do ignite my creativity doing some online training and reading about hair and makeup, mindset and photography all to continually develop my skills and better the service I provide to my clients. 

I am running makeup workshops throughout the year.  These are held in small groups of up to five at my home studio in Harpenden, Herts. Workshops include all makeup and tools, face chart to make notes, fizz and nibbles and a goody bag.  You will learn a natural day makeup and then how to turn it into evening makeup. I will be hands on throughout sharing my pro tips and personalised advice.  The workshops are two hours long and £50.00 per person, a booking fee of £25.00 is required to secure a space.










Upcoming Day to Evening Makeup Workshops:

February 24th 10-2pm and 2-4pm

March 15th 2-4 and 2-8pm

March 16th 10-2pm and 2-4pm

Email nikimakeup@aol.com to reserve your space!

I will release further dates throughout the year so if you can't make these dates watch this space! All dates will be advertised on my social media @nikimakeup and on my website www.nikimakeup.co.uk

I also run workshops for you and a few of your friends on bespoke dates to suit either at my studio or at a location of your choice, so do get in touch to enquire.

Wishing you all a fabulous February! 

Niki X




Saturday 23 December 2023

December Update!

December has literally flown by so fast, I don't know why I am surprised it seems to get quicker every year! I still have one more wedding this year on the 28th at https://www.coltsfoot.com

It has been a busy yet great year I've enjoyed doing lots of makeup workshops in my studio, lots of weddings and special occasions, some special shoots and events and one to one makeup lessons.  I also enjoyed a big trip to Oz back in February also visiting Abu Dhabi and Singapore which was absolutely amazing, on reflection 2023 has been pretty fabulous.

I am so grateful to every client who I have had the pleasure of working with and I look forward to meeting lots of new brides and clients in 2024!  It is certainly looking busy for weddings I have lots of dates booked now so do book early to avoid disappointment www.nikimakeup.co.uk

I have a few makeup workshops booked from January to March so do check @nikimakeup on socials for regular updates on these and email or direct message to reserve a space.  All makeup is provided for you to use, my signature natural day makeup look will be taught plus how to adapt for evening with lots of tips and new techniques taught along the way.  Fizz, nibbles and a goody bag held in small groups of 3-5 at my Harpenden based studio.

The puds and cake are made, presents brought and wrapped so I am all ready for Christmas and New Year! I will be taking a two week break this year and will return to work on the 8th January.

Here is some of my snaps from December!

One of my puds!










Occasion Hair & Makeup for one lucky client!










Wedding trials for spring weddings


















































A lovely December wedding


































Studio Christmas










A couple of visits to London for shopping, dinner and the beautiful Christmas lights!










I took inspiration from Pinterest and made a festive fruit platter 










A great lip colour I love, this one will suit so many of you Loreal 129 MontMartre!










Even found some time to do a bit of sketching in my sketch book some mornings.



 







I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a very healthy & fun filled new year!

Niki x

Saturday 2 December 2023

November Update!

I began November on a nice little weekend away in Norfolk, I love it there. It was very chilly and not the brightest of weather but good food and company made for a very nice weekend away.


























I recently spent a lovely afternoon working at Camelot pampering the ladies ahead of their Christmas party. I have glammed a few ladies at my studio recently too ahead of festive fun but I always forget to take photos, must try harder!












My makeup workshops have been so enjoyable, thank you so much to those of you who have attended! I am hoping to do lots more of these in 2024 so do check social media and my website for updates! These are really fun and relaxed in small groups of 4-5 and include fizz, nibbles and a goody bag.


























Some really varied hairstyling lately, it is easier to take photos of hair than makeup I find.  I always seem to forget by the time the makeup is finished but I will make a conscious effort going forward :)


































































I just did a Lino printing workshop last week and made some lovely festive cards. Check out https://www.rocknwoolcreations.co.uk she has some great crafty fun to get involved with.










I also made two Christmas puddings, the Christmas cake is on this week's to do list! So a fun filled November that actually went very quickly which is great as I hate this cold, dark time of year. Christmas is the only good thing about winter as far as I'm concerned, roll on Spring!










I aim to post my December update before the Christmas holidays! I have written it in black and white now so no going back! Until then hope you enjoy the December festivities.










I have just launched gift cards in time for Christmas these are available to purchase directly on my website. They can used against all makeup and hair services including lessons, workshops, bridal & special occasion.  If you are looking for a different gift this year for a loved one do check out my website www.nikimakeup.co.uk



Tuesday 31 October 2023

September/October Update!

Well I noticed mid-way through October that I hadn't written my usual monthly blog update! 

I was obviously having too much fun or working too hard or a mixture of both! I did get away at the end of September to sunny Spain so maybe that is why, anyway I thought I would combine them together into one update. 

These have actually been slightly quieter months for me after a busy spring/summer although I always manage to occupy my time it seems there are never enough hours in the day lately and life speeds on quicker every day (does anyone else find that?).  I am actively trying to slow myself down and focus on one thing at a time to avoid getting stressed and overwhelmed... easier said than done and some days better than others!

We have just booked a week's winter sun though so I have that to look forward to, anyone else need something to get them through the winter months?  Christmas is fast approaching although it will be a lovely relaxed one at home for us this year so I am looking forward to the restful recharge!  I will be making a Christmas cake in the next week or so and feeding my Christmas pud!

November is a generally quieter month on my calendar although I do have makeup workshops and lessons taking place and pre-wedding trials ahead of those lovely Spring weddings! A few party makeup's coming up nearer to December as well. I'll also be getting a lot of work admin' tidied up ready for a fresh start in the New year and prepping for Christmas festivities.

Below is some snaps taken on my iPhone from September and October.

Wonderful September Birthday celebrations at The Ned hotel.




























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Lots of hairstyling recently too.




































































Make-up workshop fun! Look out for upcoming workshop dates!


















Hair & Makeup for Branding/headshots are also available see www.nikimakeup.com










Make up & Hairstyling for a the model at a recent shoot for www.heulwenlewisbespoke.com



 

 







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