Monday 30 November 2015

November Update!

November started off beautifully as I was on holiday in my favourite place in the world enjoying the Spanish sun!

It has been a fairly busy month especially for wedding's which are generally much quieter at this time of the year but unusually this year I have had five large bridal parties to beautify.  I have also enjoyed working at some gorgeous venues including Ponsbourne Park (, South Farm ( and The Luton Hoo Hotel (

I randomly did hair and make-up for the UK's loudest snorer and I also teamed up with Designer Thomas Lennon to shoot some absolutely stunning couture fashion.  I look forward to sharing the final images with you soon.

Christmas is just around the corner so I have been busy making my christmas puddings and writing to do lists for festive shopping.  I love Christmas especially the lead up and cannot wait to start decorating the tree and stringing up the twinkling lights.

Look out for my Annual Beauty Advent,  this year I will be doing festive face chart make-up looks so you can hopefully pick up lot's of product tips and make-up techniques.

If you are still looking for a beauty gift with a difference I offer beautifully wrapped Gift vouchers to redeem against my make-up services available at

Enjoy the festive season!


Thursday 26 November 2015

My Christmas Beauty Best Buys!

My Top Ten Beauty Gifts for Christmas 2015:

Bobbi Brown Christmas Bellini Lip & Eye Palette  £26.50

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Cheek and Eye palette £59.00

MAC Enchanted Eye palettes in mauve/warm/navy £32.00

MAC Enchanted Eye brush kits in Essentials/Basics/Mineralize £45.00

Lancôme Grandiôse/Hypnôse Mascara set £22.05

NARSissist Smokey Eye Compact £35.00

Benefit Most Glamorous Nudes Ever set £21.15

Benefit Happy Beauty Day mini make-up set £9.95

Laura Mercier Stroke of Genius Luxe brush collection £58.50

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick charms set £29.00

My Five Star Best Beauty Buys!

Clarins Fix Make-up 30ml £23.00

Boots No.7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror £19.99

CHANEL Nail Colour £16.20

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow £49.00

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Naked 3 £34.20

Happy Christmas Shopping and don't forget to enjoy the Black Friday Beauty discounts!
Please note the prices shown above may be subject to slight change.

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Friday 6 November 2015

My Mum's wedding!

It is not every day that your mother gets married and you get to be by her side to enjoy all the happy celebrations, I loved every minute! I designated myself matron of honour early on so that I could help where need be but I have to say Mum and John made it look easy with a little help from Mary at the wedding venue Strand House I dare say!

Stand House was the perfect venue for Mum and John's intimate wedding. Mary made sure everything ran smoothly and made the whole three day event for many of us absolutely spectacular. We all recommend Strand House very highly for weddings, events and leisurely breaks.

For some pre-wedding pampering Mum, Jo and I headed to he Rye retreat for manicures and pedicures which was a lovely experience and the girls did a fantastic job.  On the wedding day Jo and I also had our hair styled there.  I was a little worried going to a new salon for special occasion hair, but I need not have been.  I was so pleased with my hair, they listened to exactly what I wanted and did a fantastic job.  I highly recommend and hope to visit again when in the area.

The wedding cake was themed around John's MG and looked and tasted amazing! Jackie at Cake Expectations was a delight to deal with and we highly recommend.

Mum's beautiful bouquet and flowers were designed around a vintage roses theme and looked absolutely stunning.

Mum's wedding day make-up is by me, you can see more of my work at my website and on Facebook


Richard Page provided the fabulous photography capturing the special moments of the day, he did a fantastic job!  All images used on this blog are by Richard.

Thank you for a wonderful time and a huge "Congratulations" once again Mum & John! Xxx