Tuesday 30 April 2024

April Update!

What a month! April has been mixed emotions a few big changes happening in my personal life so it feels like its been a bit crazy lately to be honest however holidays are booked soon so its time for a well deserved switch off and recharge before a busy summer of weddings which I am super excited about. 

I have still been doing lots of trials this month ahead of August/September weddings mostly.  Here are some hair trial images, I am keeping the make-up looks sacred until after the weddings!

I met with some old and new clients for Special Occasions this month lots of lovely ladies heading out to special events.

I rounded off April with a personal branding shoot with the lovely Kate at https://www.klcreative.net who I have worked with lots and knew would be perfect to put me at ease. Many hours were spent prepping and cleaning ahead of the shoot I took this picture afterwards and took a sigh of relief, another thing ticked off the never ending "To Do" list!

I am also thrilled and honoured to have won Best Makeup Artist at The English Hair & Beauty Awards 2024, this has been a definite highlight!

All Hair & Makeup Enquires via www.nikimakeup.com and www.nikimakeup.co.uk

Thursday 25 April 2024

Friday Fave! Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti -Redness Miracle Formula

As it is Rosacea awareness month it seems only right to mention Rosalique 3 in 1 as a Friday Fave!

Rosacea is a common skin condition that can cause visible redness, dilated blood vessels and sometimes small pimples on the face. It mostly effects 30-50 year old females on the nose, cheeks and chin and can flare up with heat or cold extremes, sunlight, menopause, stress, alcohol and spicy foods.

Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula, is specifically developed for redness-prone skin. It instantly conceals and covers redness as well as gently treating and protecting the skin long-term.  It contains redness reducing ingredients and is non comedogenic.

Apply a small amount of product and blend with a brush or fingertips until it adapts to your complexion. The coverage is buildable and will colour correct redness caused by inflammation, rosacea, couperose, keratosis pilaris, and general uneven skin-tone.

I personally have mild rosacea which flares up in cold weather, I have been using this product for around one month now and I really love it and will definitely be recommending it to my clients who suffer from redness.

It also contains SPF 50, UVA + UVB protection and is suitable for all skin-types.

Use daily for at least 8 weeks to achieve maximum results.

Vegan friendly and Cruelty free.

30ml RRP £29.99

Thursday 11 April 2024

Friday Fave! The Sophisticate palette

Friday Fave!

Charlotte Tilbury  - The Sophisticate palette

Unlike many of the other Charlotte Tilbury quartet palettes that have sparkles and shimmers this is a gorgeous matte eyeshadow palette consisting of cream, tan, taupe and chocolate shades.  A timeless palette of four colours for classic beauty suitable for day and evening looks.

Definitely a firm staple in my professional kit.

RRP £46.00

Thursday 4 April 2024

Friday Fave! Jones Road Miracle Balm

Friday Fave!  Jones Road - Miracle Balm.

Shade: Au Naturel

Miracle balm is available in 12 shades, I love the clear 'Au Natural' shade for all skin tones. This is described as a subtle opal pearl and will provide a light reflecting enhancing glow to the skin.

Achieve an all over glow easily - it can be worn alone, over any base and on the lips.  Not to be used on the eyes.

Break the top surface with your index finger, then warm the product in your finger tips to soften the formula before applying to the face for the perfect natural glow.

Pro tip! I like to pat on to the top of my cheekbones using my ring finger for a dewy finish to my makeup.

This balm will enhance your skin and is the secret to "no-makeup makeup" 

Bobbi Brown's clean and cruelty free beauty line 'Jones Road'  is free from sulphates, parabens and phthalates.

Available exclusively at Liberty London and online in the UK.

RRP at £36.00