Thursday, 9 July 2015


(prom and party makeup - recent work by me)

Hey everyone!  I've been super super busy recently... there's been quite a lot going on in my little bubble which is why I've been lacking blog posts.  I literally have 20+ posts in draft ready to blog but just haven't had the time.

So the first thing that's happened is David and I have got ourselves a flat which is our first 'home'... we did want a house but we have decided to do that next year.  The second thing is I've started renting a room in a local hair salon where I work on all my clients, I still do the odd mobile job (mainly for Weddings)... I was really skeptical about renting the room at first as I'd never paid rent for anything before and was really worried incase it didn't work out as well as I hoped, thinking clients wouldn't want to travel but boy was I wrong! ... I've totally tripled my client base, I'm pretty much full every week and can pick my own days off which is perfect for me.  I've been a professional makeup artist now for over two years and love what I do.  I'm also a lash technician and the highest qualified lash tech in the area where I live which is such an achievement, I have so many regulars for my lashes and always get comments on how good they are.  I also do the odd spray tanning job and brow waxing and tinting which aren't my fave things to do but I offer them as extras.

We have had our flat for 2 months now and I've also been in my little room in the salon for 2 months...  everything happened so quick!  But they always say good things come to those who wait :)

I've been jam packed with proms the past few weeks and a few weddings so I seriously haven't had any time to myself or any time to post on here.  I haven't forgot about my blog!!  Really sorry to all my regular readers, I promise there will be plenty more to come very soon :)  Just need to get prom and wedding season out the way and I can get back into blog mode.

Hope you're all having a great summer x

Friday, 3 July 2015


Yet another MAC haul... my favourite brand as you will probably know by now!  I purchased some bits for my kit again and a couple of little treats for myself (for a change).
I ordered a new shade of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in 'Medium Deep' which is perfect as a bronzer for paler skin tones.  Of course I had to order another shade of the Mineralize Skinfinish highlighting powder - I opted for 'Soft & Gentle' which is hugely raved about and perfect for those with a more tanned complexion.
I needed a few extra shades of Studio Fix Fluid (NW25, NC37) which are very popular shades for this time of year as everyone has a tan.  I also picked up another Face & Body foundation in N5 as these are perfect for more mature clients or to use as a base under foundation for extra coverage.
I highly recommend the Pro Longwear Concealers and this is my fourth shade in NC35, I use them as concealers, under-eye concealer, eyeshadow primer all over the lid and also to highlight the brows.
MAC lashes are fab and obviously a bit more expensive than your average lashes you find in Boots but I opted for #2 style as they look very full and fluttery - just how I like them!
After deciding whether or not I need any new eyeshadows (NEED being the key word here) I was drooling over the new 9x palettes and couldn't decide between Navy, Amber or Burgundy.  I own quite a lot of browns, ambers and burgundies so it made sense to order the Navy x9 Palette and boy am I so glad I did!  The only thing I was quite shocked about was the size of these palettes, for some reason I was expecting them to be quite large but the actual size of the shadows are smaller than the standard MAC sized pans.  I really can't complain though as each shade is gorgeous and so wearable - I've used this palette a couple of times already on clients and it's definitely worth the money.
MSF Natural in 'Medium Deep' the perfect bronzer for paler complexions!  On the right is the gorgeous Soft & Gentle highlighter.
#2 Lashes - can't wait to try these out.
 Last but not least - a little treat just for me.  I'd been trying to get my hands on a couple of items from the Wash & Dry collection but everything sold out super fast, I checked on Debenhams and luckily I was able to order this bronzer in the shade 'Matte Bronze' which is obviously a matte.  I don't totally rate this as it goes on quite sheer and you have to properly build it up which is quite a faff on when in a rush... I prefer other bronzers to this but I think the packaging is beautiful.

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