19 August 2015

MUA Tips: staying relevant with private make up lessons







































Feeling kinda wild, feeling kinda crazy! No, I haven't lost my marbles and gone all wild with my eyeshadows. Today, I was a student again. Today, I was learning something different. Today, I was about to master asian style bridal make up. Bold, strong and totally beautiful!

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10 August 2015

Mummy Fitness: two crucial ingredients - Kayla Itsines & Richard Branson

My first crucial ingredient, family or a good trusted and highly regarded gym creche. If it wasn't for the creche at my Virgin Active Gym I would struggle to find the time to exercise since I don't have family around to help with my little lady (she sat on my knee whilst I was having dental work not long ago - disaster!). When my husband comes home from work I want to do things as a family. I don't want to be ships passing in the night. So we walk our dogs and sit down for a family meal. We get our baby to bed and then it's "our time" which generally includes watching trash tv and relaxing; ahhh quality time! 


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9 August 2015

RIP Acne : A life changing regime for acne sufferers


For the first time since I was pregnant I was able to let my skin be the focus when I wore my make up yesterday. The first few months of pregnancy didn't help my skin but by the last couple of months I felt like I was actually "glowing". What I would give to have that skin all of the time. It's been ten years that my skins "normal" was basically a play ground for spots. Until now...


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6 August 2015

Yoga - our 6 month love affair



I am a yoga convert, lover and now addict. I started yoga consistently back in February, I've always had pretty poor flexibility and I liked the idea of exercising without getting sweaty. Well, my yoga teacher, Tamara, makes damn sure that view of yoga went well out of the window. Week in, week out, she puts me through the most intense workout I have ever experienced. I sweat, I shake, I grumble, and, at times, I verge on crying. Then I finish our session with such a huge sense of accomplishment that reminds me  exactly why I keep coming back for more. 
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5 August 2015

Competition Time! Miss it, Miss out!


Hurry! There are only 9 days left to win the chance to totally revamp your make up bag with £250's  worth of pure, safe, vegan, botanically based Arbonne products. Just because they are healthy does not mean that these products scrimp on quality, they are some of the most highly pigmented, luxurious, ultra premium cosmetics and beauty products I have ever had my hands on!

Enter the competition now with LOOK Magazine - link here.

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4 August 2015

Brains in my lipstick, whale poo in my perfume?!


image from littleglassbottle.com
Most of my friends and family are huge animal lovers, in fact a lot of us openly admit we are suspicious of people who don't like dogs. So, how would you feel if I told you a lot of your cosmetics and beauty products are made up of animal body parts? 
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1 August 2015

Lipstick 101 - which shades are right for you?

There are so many shades out there, all divided into three categories, warm, cool, neutral but which one is going to suit me?! It can be mind boggling for a make up artist never mind a normal make up loving girl on the street. Here I am going to try and help you choose a shade that will make your eye colour pop, warm your skin tone, brighten your teeth, and be the perfect partner to your hair shade.


Now, isn't that a beautiful rainbow? Well the above picture isn't just there to brighten up this blog post. We're going to have a mini lesson in colour theory, something all trained make up artists spend hours studying for various reasons: covering bruises, covering tattoos, looking at complimentary colours based on an individual, etc. The final one of which, is exactly what we're going to look at in this blogpost. 
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Plumped up lips, good enough to kiss!

I had a delivery from my favourite company, Arbonne, last week of all of my favourite cosmetics to add to my professional make up kit. There was one product I had never tried before and I prefer not to use products on my clients that I have not tried and tested myself. I want to be sure that I have hold of what I believe to be the best in the market. Aside from that, the colours were just too tempting and I'm like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to beautiful lipsticks. I decided it would probably be really helpful to my blog readers and Instagram followers for me to swatch the colours anyway, and so that's exactly what I did. 


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