Tuesday 29 November 2022

November Update!

Finally out of crazy wedding season what a year it has been! I have just had a few weddings this month so have tried to take some down time after what has been a treadmill of a year so far! I am so lucky I absolutely love my job it helps with the back breaking exhaustion of carrying heavy kit and standing all day, not to mention some of the ridiculously early starts! I am grateful everyday for every client that chooses to work with me and I really do give 110% to each and every one of you.  I actually have a couple of weekends off this month and intend to fully make the most of them!

Below is one of my gorgeous November Brides that I styled hair and make-up for at Milling Barn https://www.millingbarn.co.uk.

Lots of my recent hair work below, its funny I find it so much easier to get hair images than make-up ones, the majority of people are not so keen on photographing their faces as opposed to the black of their head!  I also do a lot more bridal hair styling than I did ten years ago which I am also enjoying, part up part down styles are definitely my personal favourite.

I am currently receiving a high volume of wedding enquiries for 2023 and 2024! Do book early to avoid disappointment, I now have very limited availability in Jan, Feb, May, June and August next year.
See www.nikimakeup.co.uk for further details.

Thursday 17 November 2022

Friday Fave! NARS Crème De La Bronze

I am loving cream bronzers lately, the application of a cream bronzer is just dreamy! I have been using the Charlotte Tilbury one since it launched but I wanted to try the Nars one to compare! Basically I love them both and would happily use or recommend either! I do like the compact size of the Nars one though somehow it works better for me in my make-up bag but that is literally the only reason I would favour it over the Charlotte Tilbury one.

This crème bronzer comes in five shades I opted for '02 Original Laguna Bronzer' (light to medium bronze with neutral undertones) which is perfect for my skin tone and I would also be able to use this on most people in my professional kit as well.

This crème bronzer glides on smoothly, its buildable, blends seamlessly, looks natural and is long lasting what more could you want?

It can be applied with fingers, sponges or brushes choose your favourite technique! I personally like to use an angled foundation/blending style brush to buff the product gently into the skin.  I also build the product in layers to achieve the desired colour so as not to add too much in one go.

Definitely a firm favourite and one for the Christmas list ladies!

RRP. £32.50 19 g