If you're in the midst of planning your wedding and are figuring out what your dream day looks like, a workshop with Astrid Blake may be just what you need. An expert in creative design and styling, Astrid will use her wealth of experience to help explore and define your dream wedding style allowing the seeds of your ideas to bloom and flourish.
You can be sure you're in great hands with Astrid, passionate about putting together concepts with her keen aesthetic sense and a sharp eye which have been honed by years of hands-on experience in the trends industry. She works creatively bringing images,...
Today we're taking a sneak peak into the pages of Unveiled Magazine issue 11 for the Sakura Bloom fashion editorial by Kristos Kabiotis. I loved working on this chinoiserie inspired editorial with the setting of Lartington Hall providing the perfect backdrop to showcase the gorgeous 'Power of Love' collection of gowns by Caroline Castigliano.
In keeping with the brief I created a timeless chic look with flawless blended skin that complemented the elegance of the shoot. To create this I used Charlotte Tilbury's Exagger-Eyes eye shadow palette as well as their Pillow Talk lipstick and blushers,...
Environmental sustainability issues are an important topic we must ensure we never stop talking about if we want to live on this amazing planet for many more centuries ahead. Recycling is the word and REN Clean Skincare are on top of it.
They have started work on their 'Clean Planet Initiative' and strategy to become a zero-waste brand by 2021 and use 100% recyclable, reusable, compostable packaging for its products. Their ethos and approach to keeping this planet clean by making every effort to make their products recyclable is truly commendable. It's also a good piece of mind to know...
I get asked all the time what concealers I use and in particular for when you reach a “certain age”. You may find the eyes could be slightly puffy and with laughter lines and you want a concealer that works well with that. There are so many concealers on the market that can just make the area look worse, so I do hear so many women saying “why bother”.
To those having issues, or those just looking to try something new, try the 'Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer'.
There are 16 shades to choose from so if you struggle to decide online to purchase the right shade pop into one of her counters...
Steamcream is one of my all time favourite products I have come across in my years of experience as a makeup artist. I wanted to share with you what it is, why I love it and how I use it.
What Is Steamcream & How To Use It:
Steamcream is created using high quality natural and traceable raw ingredients which are bound by a steam-infused process to create a hydrating, easily absorbed and luxurious vegan cream. This cream is then packaged in aluminium tins, which come in a variety of limited editions styles with funky eye catching designs for individual people.
It is a daily...
I have been using Evolve Beauty Skincare for a while now. My skin changes a lot inbetween seasons and it struggles in the cold winter months where it can become hugely dehydrated and some redness to the cheeks.
Since using Evolve Beauty Skincare range I have fallen in love, firstly with the scent of the products and the ethos behind the brand appeals to me and hands up for it being made in England.
I am going to say this blog comes with a warning sign….you seriously will be wanting to purchase the whole range from Evolve Beauty.
I have listed below a few of the products which I have...
Are you struggling to decide what to give your special loved one for Christmas?
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The lessons I hold are friendly, informal and interactive with plenty of hints and tips to take away with you. During your make-up lesson we will discuss your existing regime and look at new ideas on the application of your make-up from perfect day time to night time looks.
As a Christmas offer to YOU, if you purchase a lesson before Christmas Eve you will only pay £100.00...
As the colder months are ahead of us we are now switching our central heating on and finding that our skin is becoming more dehydrated and dryer during these autumnal /winter months. In the need of trying to find products to boost the skin I have listed below a few of my favourites which are my “go to” essentials during these months.
Of course, keep the intake of drinking water the same as the summer months, I favour mine hot with a slice of lemon to add a more refreshing taste.
Bioderma Sensibio Rich
Masks and Exfoliators
In my previous blogs I have written about Kiss the Moon products and one of my all time favourite product is the Calm After Dark Sleep Balm and the Glow range.
Recently I have been using the LOVE After Dark Face Oil and initially was unsure whether to try this or not as my skin struggles with Rose as an ingredient.
I was reassured by the founder of Kiss the Moon that due to the high grade of Rose absolute that my skin should be ok using this product. I have since been using LOVE After Dark Face Oil every single night for 3 months and my skin has been truly amazing.
Holiday season is now upon us and it is a rare opportunity for me to take some time off from the world of makeup.
I am currently on a mini trip to Florence for 3 days. We always have the dilemma of what products we should have in our hand luggage to keep our skin hydrated and looking amazing in the sunshine.
Here are my essential hand luggage items to take produced by Bioderma:
I cannot guarantee that all of the make-up and skincare products I recommend will suit you. I only use products I personally think are good having tried them on myself and my clients but everyone’s...