Saturday 28 February 2015

February Update!

I am so glad February is over it is official I HATE winter! As I am writing this hail stones are falling like giant boulders from the sky.

So this month my toy poodle Lucas has damaged his paws chasing his ball so we had to order some little black booties for protection to stop infection and a "space helmet" to stop him licking them, bless him!

I did a super cool neon inspired beauty shoot.  I am so excited to see the finished shots, but here is a teaser in the meantime.

I had a video shoot for Glamour magazine where I did make-up for the Fashion Editor...a little nerve racking I am not going to lie, here is a behind the scenes shot. It will be online in March.

A lot of wedding make-up trials ahead of spring and summer weddings all very exciting! Here are just a couple of the beauties I have had the pleasure of making up...oh and a very beautiful mother of the bride!

My husband and I celebrated eighteen years together since the first day we met In Amsterdam when we were just seventeen!  We spent a fun evening at Luton Hoo and I received these gorgeous flowers.

Roll On Spring!...

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Real Techniques Bold Metals Brush collection

I purchased five of the seven brushes available as these are the ones I could unbelievably justify needing!

Those of you already familiar with the original Real Techniques brushes that launched in Boots in the UK a few years back will love these new additions that are more premium and also somewhat more designed towards professional use.

They come in three colours rose gold, gold and silver and unusually do not have rounded handles so they will not roll when laying flat.  They are also weighted so super easy to control as well as having a narrow end to easily fit into any style brush holder.

The brushes are made from premium tapered nylon fibres so can be used with both cream/liquid and powder based products.  The synthetic hair also means they are cruelty free : )

Gold  brushes include:.
100 Flat domed face powder "I love the super soft feel of this brush"
101 Triangular foundation "the shape does help to blend product into the facial contours well"

Rose Gold brushes:
301 Flat contour "a very dense brush to be used with caution. In my opinion definitely best handled by a pro!"
300 Blush "I did not purchase this as I have small blush brushes already but it would be equally as soft as the powder brush"

Silver brushes:
200 Oval shadow "this brush is particularly good for building up cream eyeshadow but I also love this for applying concealer as I tend to prefer larger concealer brushes".
201 Tapered socket "...again quite a dense brush which needs some control probably best left to pro's"
202 Eyeliner/brow " I did not purchase as I have too many already!"

Overall I love them! They are visually gorgeous brushes and feel luxuriously soft.

My personal favourite is the 'Tapered Socket 200 Brush' it is perfect for applying concealer like a pro!

Monday 9 February 2015

Alison's wedding at Down Hall.

A recent bridal make-up for beautiful Alison and her bridesmaids at Down Hall.

Getting ready for the big event at

 I loved that the Bridesmaids dresses were being cut to the perfect length at the eleventh hour!

A cheeky glass of bubbles.

 Beautiful Bride Alison in her stunning dress.

 ....and then everyone fancied some chips as you do on your wedding day!

 Alison with her gorgeous bridesmaids all set to go in their beautiful dresses.

 Just because I love this image.

Fabulous Photography by James Rouse at