Saturday 31 January 2015

January Update!

This month has mostly been about ...

Photoshoots in Oxford, Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire.

Planning and prepping for a busy year ahead of weddings.

Spanish Improvers classes.

Planning a house extension.


Freezing daily winter dog walks!

Beauty testing and lots of researching inspirations and ideas, this one is about winged out eyeshadow.

Bridal trials ahead of Spring weddings!

Sunday 25 January 2015

A wedding at The Grove, Hertfordshire

Pauline recently had an intimate wedding at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.

Her photographer Lucy J Toms at captured the day beautifully.

I did bridal make-up for Pauline, her daughter and daughter- in-Law.

Here is what Pauline had to say...

"As an older bride (age 60), I was overjoyed by the make-up that Niki provided on my wedding day. It is no exaggeration to say that I felt transformed. Niki gave me a trial session that enabled me to explain how I thought I wanted my make-up to look and then she used her specialist knowledge, skills and experience to translate my ideas into something very very special. My make-up was perfect and lasted the whole day and evening. More than this, Niki also provided the make-up for my grown up daughter and daughter-in-law and they were equally delighted. Niki’s ability to work with a range of age groups and skin types/colourings and to put us all at our ease was the perfect start to a perfect day. Niki’s professional and easy-going approach relaxed us all and her prices did not break the bank! I would highly recommend Niki for any ‘special day’ event."

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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Pantone 2015 Colour of the year inspiration!

Marsala is the 2015 Pantone colour of the year.

Use Marsala to be inspired ...

Consider the tones of this colour in fashion and make-up, use it to help you make new changes to what you wear and how you choose to wear it.

Think about it when dining, visiting new places, decorating your home and deciding what accessories compliment a look.

Description of the colour 'An earthy wine red'.