Sunday 31 July 2016

July Update!

This month I had a shoot in the August issue of GoodHousekeeping Magazine, here is my candid shot showing my morning read and much needed coffee.

Wedding season 2016 has been super fabulous so far!  Here are just some of the beautiful brides and bridesmaids I have had the pleasure of working with.

I have been doing a lot of hairstyling as well as makeup recently, here is some of my hair work.

Dont forget the all important flower girls with their pretty little updo's and curls

I also had the absolute pleasure of doing creative pink wedding makeup for the lovely Kim at St Michaels Manor Hotel on the 21st July.

I also managed to spend a relaxing weekend off for my wedding anniversary in beautiful Norfolk, such stunning beaches... our doggies enjoyed it so much!

I simply cannot finish this blog without a mention to the Gypsy Kings!! For those that don't know I absolutely love them and have wanted to see them perform live for sooooo long so it was a real treat when I saw them at Kew gardens this month and they didn't disappoint, FABULOUS!

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Monday 25 July 2016

New O.P.I Infinite Shine2 nail lacquer

I have never been a fan of having gel nails soaked off in acetone hence why I always paint my own nails. I was therefore keen to try the newly launched O.P.I Infinite Shine 2 nail lacquer.  This claims to be a professional long wear lacquer that cures in natural light, applies easily and offers soak free removal as well as "gel like shine" and "up to 10 days wear".

I was impressed with the smooth application which was to the usual O.P.I high standard if you are already familiar with their nail polishes. The colour payoff was also true to how it appeared in the bottle and the shiny finish is absolutely high salon quality. However the colour lasted on my fingernails no longer than a day before it began chipping which for me is the same as other standard nail polishes that I already use so I was sadly disappointed with the staying power.  

There is a really great range of colours from nudes to brights.  There is also a primer to apply first and a gloss to finish, these are sold individually and I purchased these as well although they clearly didn't make a difference to how long the colour lasted! 

Overall I would buy again as the quality, high shine and colour range is good but it is a huge shame that it does not wear better!

The colour I am wearing the photograph below is "No Stopping Me Now".

Monday 4 July 2016

Prom Beauty!

This year has been super busy with prom beautifying especially in my local area of Harpenden.  Here are some of the beautiful girls I had the pleasure of doing either makeup or makeup and hair for.