Hi everyone, just a quick update as I haven't managed to post to my blog since January!! (eek!!)
I've had a busy old year with lots of wedding work and makeup lessons, and I have really been enjoying meeting lots of new clients, some I met 10 years ago! so its really lovely to see you/them again and to hear they loved my work so much they insisted on coming back for their special day or a makeup lesson, and that they were still using what I had advised for them when I first met them.
I've received lots of lovely thank you cards this year and I treasure every single one. It really does mean a lot to me, just a simple thank you card...or even a text! it really does spur me on.
Since losing my Mum last year it's been a rollercoaster, but my work and clients have really been fundamental to my healing and journey through grief, so thank you. It hasn't been easy and still isn't at times. Makeup is a form of therapy for me, applying it to myself and also to others.
My makeup brushes and Re-touch kits have been very popular, so just a heads up, with Christmas (sorry for mentioning that word!) only 3 months away, please let me know if you are interested in purchasing either the brush set or re-touch kit, as these are limited availability and I need to take deposits now when ordering them. If you order now I can get them with you in time for Christmas. I also offer Gift vouchers too, these can be for any denomination.
I have been really focusing on looking after myself more these days. I am really into going to the gym and yoga, (above t-shirt is from Eden Ashram).
Here are my current skincare and makeup faves -
The Body shop Camomile cleansing butter
Paula's choice Resist Anti-Aging 5% AHA Exfoliant.
Paula's choice Resist Anti-Aging serum
Paula's choice Defense SPF 30
Tan Luxe The Gradual Illuminating tan lotion
Embryolisse Lait creme concentre moisturiser
Bobbi Brown Foundation stick (I use Beige).
Bobbi Brown Instant full cover concealer (I use Warm Ivory and Sand).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade and brow gel (I use Ash brown).
NARS eye primer.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk eyeshadow palette, (the cream eyeshadow is lovely too in the same shade).
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil in Demolition.
Max Factor Curl addict mascara in Black.
Honest Beauty cream blush in Peony or Bobbi Brown in Apricot, (powder).
Lisa Eldridge Highlighter in Pink Moon
Urban Decay lip pencil in Naked.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip colour in Penelope Pink mixed with Huda Beauty in Prom night, (I am still on the hunt for the perfect Nude pink!)
My makeup lessons are still proving popular, and as you can see, I focus on makeup that enhances the person, not mask them. I think it is often what you don't apply to the face not what you do. All too often these days I see makeup that is far too heavy and unflattering. It is reassuring that my clients visit me for my natural makeup, as they still want to look like themselves...just a little better. To me, makeup is about enhancing that person...
I am nearly booked up now for 2023 with limited availability for 2024 for wedding work.
Please do get in touch if you would like to book a lesson or to book in for your wedding.
Thank you for reading my blog and I look forward to maybe seeing you soon!