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Well the weather seems to be getting better and the sun shinning, which always makes people look and feel much better. It's also a great time to try something new or even a career change, I have had many students this year training to become makeup artists as a new career path or just as something to earn a little extra on the side. makeup artist course starting on 17th July 2014. You will receive a starter kit full of makeup goodies and an accredited makeup artist certificate. Course runs 10am-4:30pm includes lunch. We do also offer tailor made [read on]

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I am writing this on my way to Wales, I am off to see family, incorporate a bridal trial and then do a three day trek of Breacon Beacons (in preparation for kilimanjaro in october) The car is loaded with makeup kit, hair kit, all my trekking gear including walking poles and then all my normal clothing! It looks like i am emigrating! The reason for this blog is, I suddenly realised earlier in the week that people that go trekking or walking ( I am not usually one of them) probably don't turn up with a face full [read on]

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So as I said in my last blog I am aiming to review a few new products every few weeks. I always like to try makeup products out before they go in my kit, so I know how they work and look on the skin. I wouldn't ever use something on a client that I hadn't tested first. This week I tested YSL forever youth liberator new eye cream, I have always been someone that skipped this step in my daily routine as I couldn't see how it could make a difference. But as I have been working such long [read on]

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Product reviews

April 15, 2014. No comments.

I decided I should start doing reviews on my favourite products that I use in my kit and new products I have tried and tested. I am fairly new to blogging/ lazy/ not sure how to do it very well. so here is my first attempt. The latest product I have tried and love is the lovely Melvita orange blossom water, I used this on a few clients and models recently it makes the skin super soft and clean feeling, it's also great to prep the skin before the Makeup is applied http://fr.melvita.com/orange-blossom-water--organic-certified--melvita,2,1,5187,226.htm My new favourite foundation [read on]

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With Vintage style parties and weddings becoming a huge industry. We are getting more and more requests for vintage makeovers and vintage themed hen parties. At our vintage inspired studio in West Sussex we offer Hen party makeovers and lessons, all off our parties include a free bottle of bubbly and a full vintage hair and makeup session. We can also offer a Photoshoot if required, our lovely photographer will come and take pictures after your makeover. We are ideally located in the west Sussex countryside on a working farm within easy reach to gatwick, london, Kent [read on]

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A few weeks ago we did a photo shoot based on Alice in wonderland, we were called upon for our services by vintage eventsvintage events we had such a fun day, there was lots of vintage props and furniture, beautiful lampshades, crazy food supplied by the Jam queen Brighton. The setting was beautiful at vintage events HQ in Steyning West Sussex. The idea behind the shoot was to showcase all of our talents we offer at vintage events, from Parties, weddings, Hen Dos, vintage makeovers, furniture, prop hire and photography. The hair and makeup by discussed in advance and [read on]

Its only March and have been so busy already! In January we ran our 6th Intensive makeup course, then i travelled to Dubai to do some filming for a short film, i then took two weeks off to go on a lovely holiday, since being back we have lots of brides booking in there wedding makeup even into 2016! I have also been busy with photo shoots, Headshot shoots and private makeup tutorials and working with a fantastic Brighton Photographer Rhatia Renee. We have collaborated on several fashion shoots for the latest magazine. http://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2014/03/11/latest-style-rhatia-renee/ Coming soon will be images [read on]

Our makeup team now cover a large area including: Sussex, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent,London, Northampton, Coventry,Daventry, Banbury Birmingham and oxford. We have worked with some of the countries Finest Hotels, florists, Wedding planners,events and parties. We offer makeup for any occasion and you can feel safe in the knowledge that we only use the highest quality products and brands and all of our team are insured and fully qualified. We specialise in WEDDINGS, HEN PARTIES, VINTAGE EVENTS, LESSONS, PRIVATE TUTORIALS, GROUP CLASSES, PRINCESS PARTIES AND SKIN CAMOUFLAGE. PLEASE DO GET IN CONTACT TO BOOK AN ARTIST FOR YOUR OCCASION. Alicia: 07939273714 Studio:01444881208  

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These images are off a wedding back in the summer of the lovely bride Alice. Alice's wedding was at www.bordehill.co.uk/‎ place in West Sussex. Alice was the most relaxed bride i have ever met, she was so chilled out throughout the morning getting ready. Alice's makeup was natural but with a soft smokey grey eyeshadow and a neutral pink lipstick. i also did Alice's mothers makeup, she worse a stunning navy dress so incorporated the navy into he eye makeup. Products used: Clinique cc cream in light ( to even skin tone) Foundation: Chanel perfection lumiere Eyeshadow: laura mercier and MAC Lipstick: Mac lipstick [read on]

Today we were at the makeup studio shooting our promotional video. I had a fantastic team come and shoot my video, I was very nervous about talking on camera as i am used to staying behind the camera. Shooting at the makeup school The shoot went well and the team did a great job at filming and not disturbing my makeup class i was running. Looking forward to seeing the video go live soon. We are starting our intensive three week course on January 6th for Makeup artists.        

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