Sunday 30 December 2018

December Update!

December went by in a whizz as I sit here on Christmas Eve Eve finishing up work admin' ready for a four day festive break before back to a wedding and shoots before the New Year.

Shoot @thatamazingplace

Shoot @Hertfordhousehotel

Makeup For Liz attending the Fashion Awards @theroyalalberthall

Occasion Hair & Makeup

Bridal Hair & Makeup trial

Home Studio New Carpets and a fresh lick of paint.

I have a poorly poodle which has really made the last two weeks a bit of a busy stressful blur for me to be honest ....six vet appointment and two veterinary hospital appointment plus an eye operation under general anaesthetic my poorly little one is hopefully now on the road to recovery just in time for Christmas!

Still the Tree is up, twinkling lights are on, presents are wrapped, house is full of food and drink so I think it is finally time to sit back and relax for a few days over Christmas!

I would like to thank my blog followers and those who follow me over on social media too for all your support throughout the year and wish you all a very Healthy and Happy 2019!

Niki xxx

Friday 7 December 2018

Friday Fave! Mavala Cuticle cream

At this time of the year our hands get very dry with the colder weather and effects of central heating. It is important use a good hand cream daily and also cuticle cream to keep cuticles nourished and soft.  I have been using Mavala 15ml cuticle cream for the last few months and I really like it.  I keep it by my bedside so that I remember to apply every night before bed gently massaging into the nail bed and cuticle.

RRP. £12.00

Friday 30 November 2018

November Update!

November is a quiet month for me in general which has meant I have had time to catch up on admin.... and do lots of decorating at home which has been both stressful and fun! When I haven't been painting faces I have had a paint brush in my hand painting walls which I have to say I really do enjoy.  Watch this space for Niki's Painting & Decorating Services in the future!!!Lol!!!

I am now gearing up for a busy Christmas period and looking forward to starting 2019!

Behind the scenes makeup set up's...

Bridal trials...a lot of hairstyling lately.

Christmas shoots, its coming!

Sunday 18 November 2018

Hair & Makeup Trends 2019!

Keep ahead of the 2019 beauty trends this party season with my pick of the top looks.
Simply take whichever elements of these key trends appeals most to you and work and adapt it to suit your own style. Personally I will definitely be rocking a red lip over the festive season!

Lashings of Mascara
As seen at Givenchy & Valentino

As seen at Preen & Giambattista Valli

Bright Bold eyes
As seen at Marni & Prada

Statement Red Lips
As seen at Rochas & Alexander McQueen

Skin prep = healthy radiance
As seen at Christopher Kane & Michael Kors

Punk eyes
As seen at Dior & Max Mara

Chic Blow Dries into side parted waves
As seen as Balmain and Fendi

Top knots Accessorised
As seen at Chanel

Bright Red hair
As seen as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs

Friday 16 November 2018

Friday Fave! Kenra Volume Non-Aerosol Spray.

I love this non-aerosol volumising super-hold finishing spray.

I recently developed Asthma and have found one of my main triggers is aerosol hairsprays, basically glue for your lungs when you think about it.  Not ideal when I work with hair products, particularly aerosol hairsprays regularly in my career.

I have therefore been on the hunt testing out non-aerosol hairsprays for a few months now and this is my absolute fave by Professional Hair brand Kenra.

This spray holds styled hair perfectly for up to 120 hours and is humidity resistant and wind resistant up to 25mph!

A firm staple in my hairstyling kit.

Available at

Friday 9 November 2018

Friday Fave! MAC Nippon Lipstick.

I have recently been testing a Cremesheen Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics in the shade 'Nippon'. I loved it so much it has stayed in my makeup bag as well as being a new addition to my professional kit.
I love the balmy feel of this super hydrating lipstick. Nippon Cremesheen is a medium coverage with a beautiful semi-glossy finish.
The colour is a pretty and totally gorgeous coral pink.  If you like any of these MAC shades; Shanghai spice, Angel, Pure zen, Crème cup and Crème d'nude you will love this colour!
RRP. £17.50

Wednesday 7 November 2018

My top Christmas Beauty gifts for 2018!

Christmas is fast approaching so I have put together my top Christmas Beauty gifts for 2018.

The Dyson Airwrap Styler, choose from complete (£449.99), smooth+control and volume+shape

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer (£299.99), available in 23.75 Karat gold (£399.99).

Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes Palette (£60.00).

Charlotte Tilbury After Hours Look Giftbox (£100).

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Holiday Kit Glow Getter
Available in Gold & Pink (£39.00).

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Brush Party -Advance Eyes (£39.00).

Bobbi Brown Crystal Lipgloss (£18.00).

Bobbi Brown Christmas Brush set (£69.00).

Benefit Tint Faves & Craves (£22.00).

Nars Bronzing Powder Laguna (£30.00).

Urban Decay Holiday Look set (£50.00).

 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Highlighter (£25.50).

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Gift set (£21.00).

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant 50ml (£25.00) currently £12.95 at

Happy Shopping!