Saturday 23 May 2015

May Update!

Wow! May already...the past few months have been so busy they have flown by so fast.  
My extension is coming along well, we have a roof so it is starting to feel more real now if that makes sense but still a way to go yet!

I have had a busy month with shoots in Newmarket, Middlesex and Herts and alot of bridal make up's, wedding trials and prom season is also in full swing! Below are some shots of just some of the lovely beauties I have had the pleasure of working with this month.

Stunning Jasmine for her prom! 
Makeup and hair services
Jasmine's prom her updo
Lovely Rachel's trial ahead of her October wedding.
Pretty Natalie's make-up trial ahead of her wedding in September.

Bridal Make-up for Kym.

On April 25th I was lucky enough to do wedding make-up for beautiful Kim, her two lovely bridesmaid's and adorable flower girl at Tewinbury Farm Hotel. 
For Kim's bridal make-up we created an effortlessly natural look in keeping with her relaxed and informal wedding style. To achieve this look I used a lightweight foundation form Kiko cosmetics, Bobbi Brown concealer, MAC eyeshadows in neutral shades, Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in black, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, MAC lipliner in Subculture and MAC Brave lipstick. To complete the look I applied some individual natural eyelashes from Ardell. 

Kim was really fun to work with and I was so pleased to be a part of her special day.

Kim's testimonial...
"Niki is wonderful, so lovely, warming and welcoming. The trial at her home set the tone for the make up look I wanted on the day, and she altered things as I wanted because what I initially thought would suit me really didn't. So accomodating and helpful with tips on what to buy / use before the big day. I have never looked so flawless in my life and I have acne scarring and pigmentation. This woman is a genius. Also my bridesmaids, who both hated the thought of having their faces touched and done up by someone else, were both at ease with your calming presence and absolutely loved their make up. My sister never wears makeup and finds it hard to pick anything due to her red hair and fair skin but you matched her perfectly on the day without even needing a trial, she said she's never felt so pretty!!!

I just personally wanted to say a massive thank you for doing my makeup on our wedding day. Your calming presence in the morning was just what I needed and your advice in between my trial and the big day was so appreciated! I cannot praise the end results enough, you made me feel so beautiful but still like myself. I still looked fresh after a night of partying with the band and being spun around within an inch of my life on our finale song… and not a single eyelash fell off!"

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Tuesday 12 May 2015

My summer make-up bag!

I Summer is just around the corner, we is a great time to shake up your make-up bag!

Here is a peek of what I will be using mostly.

Make-up bag @

Nail polish Boots No.7 Gel-Look Shine shade 'Hotting Up'

Laura Mercier Bronzing gel

Bobbi Brown BB Cream shade 'Fair'

MAC studio finish concealers in shades 'NW20' and 'NW30'

YSL touché éclat shade '02'

Barbara Daly Trade Secrets dream shine highlighter 

Kiko Bronzer shade '100'

MAC Eyebrow pencil shade 'Strawberry Blonde'

Maybelline Brow Drama transparent gel

Bobbi Brown pot rouge shade 'Calypso Coral'

NARS eyeshadow duo shade 'Isolde'

Kiko eyeshadow palette clic system shades '257' and '236'

Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow stick shade 'Golden Bronze'

Bobbi Brown Smokey eyes mascara shade 'Black'

Bobbi Brown lip liner shade 'Ballet pink'

Bobbi Brown shimmer 24 Karat shimmer brick 

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick shade 'Bitch Perfect'


Wednesday 6 May 2015

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

LHave you tried the new Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow sticks? 

I think they are fabulous! They are so quick and easy to use, just one swipe of the stick and you have defined or highlighted eyes.  The best bit, they do not crease and wear off throughout the day.  They are completely long-wearing and waterproof.  Easy to blend with your fingers or a brush if preferred.
My favourite shade is 'Golden bronze'.

Do check them out and have a play with the colours if you are looking to update your summer eye make-up with great ease!

Eighteen great shades, RRP £20.00 available at all good department stores!