Thursday 30 November 2017

November update!

November has been fairly busy with lots of shoots and weddings as well as Christmas planning.

Behind the scenes on a shoot...

I have started my "Friday Faves" where I will be blogging or posting on my social media the beauty products that I absolutely love every Friday.  You can follow my updates on

Charlotte Tilbury 'Wonder Glow' was my first Friday Fave!
Check out the blog post here

Makeup for beautiful Tasha at St. Michaels Manor hotel, St Albans.

I just loved the beautiful sunlight coming through the window onto Trisha,  it was truly a gorgeous warm autumnal day for a wedding.

I did bridal hair and makeup for Hannah and her bridesmaids and enjoyed creating some lovely variations of braided updo's at South Farm, Royston.

Now for a busy lead up to Christmas! Enjoy the festive season x

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

My Top Christmas Beauty Buys!

1. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette Ltd Edt £60.00

2. Charlotte Tilbury Magical Mini Brush set £45.00

3. Bobbi Brown Soft Smokey Shadow & Mascara palette £29.50

4. Bobbi Brown Party Glow Duo £28.00

5. MAC Snow Ball Eye compact £30.00

6. MAC Snow Ball Pigment & Glitter kit £25.00

7. Laura Mercier The Art of Exotic Colour Collection £39.00

8. Laura Mercier Master Class Colour Essentials Collection £90.00

9. Zoeva Brushes Rose Golden Luxury Set Vol. 2  £65.00

10. Zoeva Plaisir Box £48.00

11. Boots No.7 Nail Collection £12.50

12. Boots No.7 Ready for Radiance £20.00

13. La Mer The Creme de la Mer Collection Skincare Gift Set £215.00

14. Molton Brown Stocking Fillers Christmas Gift Collection £39.00

15. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Makeup gift set £24.50

16. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer £299.00

17. GHD Curve creative curl wand £120.00

18. Benefit I Pink I Love You Set. £27.50

19. Chanel Gabrielle Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml £79.00

20. Gift Vouchers for all Professional Makeup Services are available in £50, £80, £100.00 and £120.00 denominations.  Enquire or buy via

Happy Christmas Shopping!

Friday 17 November 2017

"Friday Faves!"

This weeks "Friday Fave" is the wonderful Lucas' Papaw Ointment.

This Product is an essential in everyone's household!  I have used this for many years now, it is excellent for insect bites, chafing, cuts, burns, spots, irritated skin, nappy rash, dry cracked skin and sore skin such as eczema. It makes a great lip balm and I have often used it to tame my hair!

It is also a staple in my professional kit and whenever I travel, I would hate to be without it as it has so many multiple uses.

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Introducing Nikicreates!

So this year I have made a real effort to get back to doing what I have always loved since I was a child, drawing and painting!

I have been doing what I can in my spare time alongside working as a freelance makeup artist.  Over the last few months in particular I really have made an extra effort and I have been working hard to make my childhood dream of being an artist happen.  I specialise in beauty illustration and portraiture, most of my work is done with acrylic paint my favourite medium but I also work with black ink and collage and often experiment with other new mediums as well.

I am so excited to announce that I have just opened an Etsy shop selling Limited Edition giclée prints of my original art works.  Prints are limited to just 25, once they are gone thats it!  Each print is signed, numbered and dated and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

You can view my Etsy shop 'Nikicreates' and purchase prints on the below link

Here's a few of my behind the scenes snaps along the way...

You can also follow my art updates on Instagram at @Nikicreates

Thanks for looking! Niki x

Friday 10 November 2017

"Friday Faves!"

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow!

Welcome to my all new "Friday faves" feature where I will try to blog or at the very least post on social media my tried and tested favourite beauty essentials every Friday.  I will only be posting about beauty products that I genuinely use and love.

I absolutely love this product, 'Wonder Glow' by makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury enhances so many different skin tones and skin types just beautifully and has become an immediate staple in my professional makeup kit.

It is a Light-reflecting Face Primer that can be applied under foundation, alone or over makeup for instantly dewy, beautiful skin.

The soft focus effect that smooths over fine lines and skin imperfections is marvellous! Therefore making this product ideal for all ages.

It is easy to apply.  I find it is best applied with fingertips and gently massaged into the skin.


Definitely one to add to the Christmas List : )

Thanks for looking and please do like, comment and share.

Niki x

You can also follow my updates on the below social media links.