Been a busy month, been doing some work for national newspapers, make up and hair on ladies who are in the articles in the newspaper. Travelled to Lancashire and Southport recently on the shoots.
Been looking at some more skincare brands and Clarins have a new Serum called 'double serum' out which i have heard is brilliant. I have had a sample and must say after one use i was impressed so will be getting some soon and if it says what it does then will be worth the £55 it costs. Another good tip for skin. Wash your face in warm water about 15 times rinse your face and then immediately add your moisturiser or serum to your skin and this is meant to be super for your skin- this is what the ladies do in France and we know how chic and perfect the French are!
If you ever require a make up artist for special events please get in touch, i also cover all the Lancashire area and Merseyside areas, Wilmslow, Cheshire, Alderley Edge, prestbury, Liverpool and surrounding areas.
Radiance in skin? We all want that, how do we get this?
Regular exfoliation, good skincare routine.
Oily skin: Try not to over exfoliate, suggest twice a week but no more.
Dry skin: Skin that is routinely exfoliated will benefit and accept moisture better.
Men can also benefit with exfoliation!
Redness in the skin? This can flare up due to various reasons: Weather, Stress, Diet(spicy foods). This affects adults between the ages of 30-50 years, mostly is across the centre of the face. Use colour correctors to knock out the redness on the skin, use products with Antioxidants as this keeps redness at bay. This condition can run in the family but other factors can cause this, for instance, sun damage, sometimes water can cause this.
I decided to write this on the blog as come across clients who have needed to identify there skin type and not always using the right products for there skin.
Are you going out for a special night out, then let me come over and do your make up and hair for your big romantic night out! I cover all areas, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Manchester, Oldham, Burnley and any other areas that my services are required.
If you are interested in Vintage style, bespoke, competitive prices stylish bouquets for your wedding or any other occasion please contact ‘Pretty Green at Ripponden’ Tel 01422 824111
Happy New Year! Wedding enquires coming in and trials been booked for this years weddings.
People who have already booked or enquired before the New Year will be charged the old prices but from now on my prices will go up slightly. I have done this business for three years and never put my prices up but now my prices are rising slightly, this is not drastic and still a reasonable and competitive price and will receive excellent customer service!
Came across a fantastic face cream. Boots No 7 Lift and Illuminate costs £23 but instantly transforms the skin from tired to radiant. Well worth a buy if your skin is dull in these winter months. Even under make up you notice the radiance.
If you are looking for wedding flowers please get in touch with ‘Pretty Green at Ripponden’ my sister runs this florist and offers excellent vintage style theme bouquets etc.
Looking forward to a new year of weddings!
Do not forget I travel to any area you require. Manchester, North Yorkshire, Sheffield, Nottingham, York, Halifax, Leeds, Huddersfield, Keighley, Scarborough, Blackpool, Liverpool and many other areas!
19th December 2012
Special Occasion Hair and Make up for my client. This look was what the client wanted for her Christmas Party. She had great soft skin so just applied a primer then Bobbi Brown Foundation with a Smokey grey eye makeup and false lashes with a light pink lipstick. Slight contour on the facial features and a peach blush. Hair was shoulder length and I have did a French pleat and secured with grips.
This look is ideal for a night out, or any special occasion including a wedding.
Please get in touch with me if you want to use my services. I travel to any location but they may be a charge towards travel costs if outside my radius.
1st November 2012
Thought I would share with you some tips for super soft skin and spot free! I have been eating healthier and want to share with you that it works, I still indulge with sweet and sugary foods but in-between I make sure that I eat lots of healthy foods. Firstly drink Cherry Juice, have raw carrots, blueberries, apples, almond nuts and sometimes the odd Banana and this has massively improved my skin. I always say drink lots of water but I have not drunk much water and just eaten the good foods. It has taken a few weeks but people have started to comment on my skin and feels so soft. So if you want perfect skin for your wedding, special occasion, festive season then start doing what i am and will continue to do as I can speak from experience. I have not had any expensive face creams just my usual E45.
The skin makes such a difference to make up, as foundation sits better on the skin also your eyes sparkle and this makes the overall finish beneficial to you. As when i do Bridal trials I come across lots of clients who have not really looked after there skin and thinks make up will make them glowing and look wonderful, but it has to come from you, eating healthy and moisturising is so important, as make up does not work miracles it enhances your features what are already there so good skin comes from you not the coverage of a foundation.
I want to clarify some information for next year. If I travel to different areas which I do on many occasions, for instance, Ripley,Newcastle,Thirsk, Hull, Harrogate and other areas outside my radius, during the bridal season when this is my busy time I must stress that if you want me for just the one job (bride just wants the makeup) I will have to turn down the job the reason being I have drove up and down the country to clients who only want this and really not beneficial. I do charge towards petrol but having done these sort of jobs this year I have to make the change for next year, out of the busy season this is not a problem but with so many people wanting to use my services I have to have a minimum x 2 clients. Please also note this information applies if you require a trial. I offer this service outside my radius as lots of areas do not have make up artists and some artists do not travel, so I am offering this to clients as I know how some people struggle for an artist.
Sept 2012 Sorry for not updating the blog recently but been very busy. Been to North Yorkshire at a venue in Carlton which was a beautiful Castle owned by the Duke of Yorkshire, was out of this world, Ripley Castle near Harrogate and also a lovely hotel called ‘Went bridge Hotel’,Pontefract. I have met some lovely people over the last few months and love the response and pleasure I get from clients when I have done there make up. Been covering lots of weddings in Harrogate, Silsden, Barnsley and loads more areas, Working in Thirsk and Sheffield in next couple of weeks.
Been buying lots of new make up to update my kit, Bodyshop has a nice range and also Dior has a lovely nude lipstick out, Lancôme has also got some lovely make up products out at the moment.
I have been doing Media work for presenters for a company in Leeds. This is great as get to see how that side of the media industry does adverts and working on an autocue and a green screen. Make up has to be quite heavy but a natural look for the camera. Been a regular doing this for the company and glad they call me back so must like my work!
Bookings been taken for 2013 now so please get in touch to discuss and see if dates are available.
4th June 2012 Been extremely busy with weddings. Travelled to Newcastle for a client so nice to be recognised from afar. Been doing up to four weddings a day some days but love it and enjoy meeting the brides and there families. I have also done a few Proms as again the season of Proms. Also I met a lovely lady from India who had come over for a wedding, she wanted the full eye make up affect. I did black eyes with eyelashes which was applied very heavily but with being Indian the client could get away with this. She has had lots of compliments from her other Indian friends and they have requested for my details which i am happy about as love the Bollywood glamorous make up. I have even been asked if i travel to London, yes i do travel!
Been buying some mascaras and come across the new Benefit ‘Its Real’ Mascara and have to say it does make your lashes longer so worth a try. Bought some new Make up Brushes from Lancôme, which i would recommend and some new foundation from Lancôme which is 24 hours lasting and gives a lovely finish to the clients skin and a flawless finish. Going to check out Chanel's new lip gloss this week for my make up kit and also some Bobbi Brown Foundation.
Still got some appointments free for this year for weddings, special occasions. Just contact me to find out if certain dates are available.
Client had an image of their wedding in Aprils ‘Hello’ Magazine. Faye and her husband is in the top right hand corner of the page. The wedding was in Harrogate.
31st April 2012 Been looking at Make Up Brands and found Top shop Make up is great, good price and love the products, their lip colours are amazing and eye shadows also. Would highly recommend.
Looking for a good night cream well Sudocream ( used for Babies) is great, this makes your skin soft and smooth, when you put this on at first it makes you look really white but your skin will appreciate this as so soft the next day. So cheap to buy and does a really good job. I have been advising Brides to use this up to there big day to get there skin in top condition.
Worked on a film set the other week, local film company, really enjoyed myself as was something new to me. Just did make up on the men in the film but was great to see what goes on behind the scenes of making a film, have to say lots of hanging about and re shooting of the scenes, acting is harder than you think and a bit repetitive for the actors. Great crew to work with and made me feel welcome. The film is called Rough and Ready and ex coronation street actor was working on this film.
Lots of bookings for this summer for the wedding season. North Yorkshire is a place i am travelling to for a couple of weddings this summer. Lets hope we get some sunshine as been very dismal lately!
28th March 2012
I now offer a new revolutionary Anti-Volume Keratin Treatment (semi-permanent hair straightening) created in Brazil now available to the UK. Both clients and professionals will love the results of effortless glossy hair. The Keratin treatment works as a shield around the hair shaft, protecting it from humidity and sunlight where keratin can be lost. Exclusively made for professionals to transform dull frizzy hair to smooth and velvety, that lasts up to two months, with very low maintenance for the client at home. Helps to restore and strengthen the hair as frequent heat treatments are not needed. Makes the constant hassle of blow drying and iron straightening disappear making the client and professional's life easier. Helps to restore and strengthen the hair as frequent heat treatments are not needed. .Can be applied on all hair types with no exceptions. This is not a chemical hair straightening treatment but a relaxer and no chemicals are used in this treatment. For more information please just ask me as i use this myself and I have to say it is amazing!
If any upcoming Brides want there hair done for there wedding then this is a real bonus to get shiny healthy hair. Costs depending on hair length start at around £70 onwards.
January 2012 Long time since blogging, but been quiet up to and during the Christmas season but things are back in full swing with regards to work. Lots of wedding trials and even weddings at this time of year and getting bookings, so if you are planning a wedding i must warn places are getting booked with regards to my services for Bridal Make up. Also are you wanting flowers for your wedding then please contact www.prettygreenatripponden.co.uk this is a family business in the busy village of Ripponden, Halifax which covers all areas. Local deliver is free, check out the website for more information. Pretty Green likes to offer a bit of individuality over flowers, want something different for your special day, maybe vintage style flowers, something you want to design yourself then this florist is for you. We also offer a selection of Candles and Chocolates. Also if you get your flowers from there I will offer a discount on Bridal Make Up, please contact me direct or the florist and mention this offer!
21st Nov 2011 - Did a beautiful bride at the weekend. Lady from the Philippines. So make up had to be slightly adapted to the Oriental face. Having no lids and flat lids you have to create a 3-D effect to give the idea the eyes have a lid. Making sure this is blended so looks natural and the line not harsh on the lid. Then I put black liquid eyeliner on the lid with a flick and stuck to a nude glossy lip. Mac Lipstick and YSL Gloss. Peach blush and Jemma Kidd Highlighter.
Are you looking for the perfect florist but do not want the traditional style of flowers then contact Pretty Green at Ripponden on 01422 824111. This beautiful florist is a little treasure trove, fitted out to give a modern vintage look. Stocking candles, chocolates, cards and gifts. Also bouquets created for that special occasion. There will be a website coming shortly but will post that once i have that but the shop is well worth a visit, this is located on the main road in Ripponden Halifax. Street Parking is available.
Christmas is coming so who wants party make up for the upcoming season? Get in touch and will be available to suit your needs. Make up is £50 includes false lashes. Will be available throughout Christmas and the New year for that party look.
18th October 2011- The wedding season is going quiet now, got a few winter weddings booked, so in the meantime I am looking to update my kit with some new products. Also skincare products are so important. I have been trying Dermologica at the moment and would recommend this to anybody, yes they are more costly than other skincare brands but you pay for what you get and this does do what it says on the box. Bought a new lipstick from MAC called Cup Cake, this is the creamsheen range so does not dry the lips out and then keeps them moisturised as a lot of there's lipsticks are very drying.
Special occasions coming up? Maybe a Halloween Party? do you want your make up doing then please get in touch! What about a ball where you have to wear a ball gown then your make up needs to be special. Hairstyles help make an outfit and the red carpet looks is a 'messy up do' please visit my gallery page to look at some of the hairstyles I have done. Or send me a picture of what you want to re-create and will do my very best to advise you if i can do that style for you or look to an alternative.
Recently did a Photo-shoot with John Gardner, Wakefield. John is a great photographer and I did the make up for the a clients 40th Birthday. The lady wanted Smokey eyes. She was Asian and working on Oriental eyes is slightly different to working on Caucasian eyes. They do not have an full eyelid so you need to create a 3-D affect. Plus Oriental eyes can take heavy eye make as looks amazing on them!
25th September 2011 - Special Occasion Hair and Make up-The Client was going to an event and wanted Smokey eyes. I used two shades of grey eye shadow and natural false eyelashes with black gel eyeliner, then a nude lip to compliment the eyes. I curled the clients hair for a glam tousled look. Foundation was MAC studio fix and then I used a highlighter to create a radiant glow to the clients skin. The client had great skin so did not put a lot of foundation on her face, just enough to look natural and let her skin glow through. If you are interested in special occasion make up then please contact me to arrange an appointment at any location/event.
28th July 2011 -
Wedding season in full swing, been travelling to Hull for a few weddings as clients there say there are not many make up artists in that area. But that is the advantage of being freelance, I work all over and if clients want me then I will be happy to travel to whatever location. If outside my radius I have to ask for a fee towards petrol but clients are happy to do this.
Done a vintage wedding trial the other week on a client who’s wedding is in August. She is having a 50’s style wedding but did not want the traditional look we all know as vintage make up. We wanted to avoid the red lips and make it more daytime wedding. So we started off doing airbrush makeup to give a natural flawless finish to the clients skin. Then we built up colour in the eye socket with natural and earthy colours, browns to create definition and did the black eyeliner with the ‘flick’ then opted for a pink colour blush and a rose coloured lip so still gave a the feel of vintage but not as severe and more for the wedding. The bride loved the look and i was really pleased with the outcome. Looking forward to the day when the bride will have the traditional dress and hair and will make the look complete. Will make sure that an image will be posted on my website of the complete look.
27th June 2011 - A month since last blogged. Just been busy with weddings and site maintenance. Brides are seemingly following a trend and still opting for the natural make up look. False lashes are popular though as brides like to feel that they want there eyes to stand out. Still lots of trials to do for brides and weddings booked but still got some weekends free for upcoming weddings and discounts for large bridal parties. Having studied hair styling not had much call for it as much as i thought, but the odd hairstyling i do for customers keeps me up to date on what is in fashion for brides and what they want and the most popular hair style is half up, half down styles, aka Kate Middleton!
Thinking of buying the new Illmasqua foundation what has just been launched. I always use Mac Studio Fix. Illmasqua is a favourite beauty brand of mine and with the hype of the new foundation I may have to buy a couple of shades to see if I want them in my kit. Will update blog if I buy and let you know if worth purchasing.
Did a recent shot with Richard Paul Photographer, Images will be on my gallery soon. Make up was applied and strong eyebrows , but given a natural look to go with the theme we wanted to create.
22nd May- Last weekend I was involved In Leeds Bridal Shoot which included various photographers from round the UK came together to do bridal images, this is similar to a convension. I did the Hair and Make up on about 3 models. One included a Gothic Bride! Got some great images but still waiting for some more to come through and put on my gallery. Really enjoyed meeting new photographers and other make up artists and models.
Been a busy month for weddings in May. Was working in Leeds yesterday for a large wedding party, where some of the guests and bridal party came over from Liverpool. Today did a large wedding party in Bradford. Both brides where lovely and looked beautiful and made me feel very welcome on there special day.
This week got bridal trials for upcoming weddings. Sunday working with a great photographer again Richard Paul, Leeds. Doing some editorial Lingerie images for my portfolio. Natural make up and hair is the look we are going for.
Need to stock up on some new foundation so a trip to MAC make up counter shortly for supplies soon. Also Illamasqua has a new foundation coming out soon so may try a couple of shades. Also NYX are a great make up brand who I would recommend. Great value make up for make up artists.
9th May - Had a photoshoot with John Gardener photographer, Wakefield. Teenage make over photoshoot for clients birthday. The model was only 15 yrs old so make up was not to heavy as did not want the client to look older than her years but enough make up had to be applied to stand out in the pictures due to flash photography. I did Brown smokey eyes, false lashes, pink cheeks and pink lips.
Did a hair trial for a client for her upcoming wedding. We used a false ponytail to create thickness and volume and then i curled the hair and did barrel curls and twisted and secured with pins and pearls. The effect was amazing and once again a happy client. Also did a bride in Bradford, the bride was in her 40's so make up was not to heavy but enough to compliment the beautiful bride.
Got more make up trials in Leeds this week and a wedding in Halifax on Friday. Saturday doing a photoshoot In Leeds with some professional models and photographers, Bridal shoots so will be great for my portfolio!
On the lookout for some new make up, looking to order from Nars I think as there eyeshadows are one of my favorites.
1st May- Pictures below are from the L'Oreal colour trophy awards. I did the make up to compliment the hair for the event. Model Georgina was a professional and had great features for me to work on.
Having watched the royal wedding which I enjoyed I compliment Kate the bride on wearing heavier make up on the day of the wedding. At last a bride who wants to look glam on her day. Sometimes I discuss with brides make up has to be heavier and more application for the day firstly due to camera work- photos are for life and who wants to look bland on them? And also make up has to last throughout the day hence why heavier application. Plus why wear makeup you would wear on a daily basis. You are wearing a dress you would not wear on a daily basis so make up needs to be the slightly over the top. I thought her make up was great and I applaud her on bringing out the glam but pretty look for her wedding. So hope all the brides out there will have a new outlook on their make up and take tips from the princess herself if it is good enough for royality then it is good enough for any new brides to be out there. Glam make up is the way forward!
20th April- Collaborated on a shoot in Mirfield on Saturday with an ex 80's pop star from the band 'Dollar', Thereza Bazar from the band and Alan Connor a singer from Leeds wanted make up for the PR pictures they were having done. So make up was required and afterwards I stayed around to watch the images been taken. Thereza was a delight to work on and told me all about the days singing in the group and all the make up artists who had worked on her face in the past, hope she liked my work as she will be an expert on picking out the good from the bad! Loved been involved with something different and look forward to seeing the final images.
Wedding season getting closer, lots of bookings and upcoming weddings in the next month or so. Seems May is the busy time for brides. Got lots of work in Halifax, Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Dewbury and all surrounding areas of Yorkshire.
13th April- Worked on behalf of Room 97, Wakefield hairdressers as a make up artist for the L'Oreal Awards in Leeds for the regional finals hair award. Had a fantastic time working with the hair team doing the make up on the hair model. The look was Autumn/Winter 2011, hair,makeup and clothes had to work round the theme. We did a smokey eye and dark pink lips the eyes were a bluey/grey colour to compliement the blond hair with blue colours so the eye make up 'popped'. The show went on till late in the evening, so was a long hard day but very enjoyable and would love to be involved in this sort of event again.
1st April- Prom season upon us again and if you are looking for a make up artist for that special day then please get in touch. I cover Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and all surrounding areas of the Yorkshire area. This includes full make up application and false eyelashes for that special prom. Also for a small extra fee I will style your hair to compliment your make up.
29th March- Got lots of bridal trials booked in and been doing this week in the Halifax area, also doing a evening wedding make up again but in Pontefract. ! The bride got married in Florida but is having a reception back in her home town. After the make up I am onto Manchester to see Kylie in concert. Working on a Photoshoot on Sunday with local photographer.
Mentioned about a new mascara I was testing and really was a let down as did not live up to the expectations. So back to the drawing board to find that perfect mascara!
new pictures on my gallery from the Oxford fashion show I was involved with. Some nice images which showcased some of my work.
21st March- Having got back from working on the fashion show in Oxford I came away inspired to what I learnt on what goes on behind the scenes. All make up had to be really bright colours, so did lots of green eyeshadow and pink lips! Male models were made up, this was concentrating on more of the contouring of the face and bringing out the eyes. Lots of the models came up from London and also the stylists and other make up artists and hairdressers but I was the only one from Yorkshire who was involved. Meet some nice people and was great for networking in the industry.
16th March- Getting ready for Oxford Fashion Week, show on saturday for Sinclair Management who represents Modesl for Diversity. Will be doing make up application for the models, hopefully network with other people in the industry and get my name out there in the make up world! Clothing brands will be Reiss, Miss Selfridges etc. so will be a great day. Staying overnight the day before so can be rested and ready for a busy day ahead!
Been busy with bridal trials this week, Huddersfield and Bradford. Work next week in the Leeds area.
Found out a about a really excellent mascara which is not sold in the UK, ordered from Japan and when it comes I will test this out and if any good I will share on my blog, meant to give amazing lash extension looks?
March 6th- Well confirmed that I am helping to do hair and make up at Oxford Fashion Week on 19th March. This is for 'Models of Diversity' which is a London based Model agency specialising in Models who are basically not 6ft and an amazon. Real models for real people. Looking forward to been involved with this charity event. Never been to Oxford, so looking forward to visiting this Heritage City.
3rd March 2011- Bridal trials up and running now, all brides are wanting natural radiant looks. Bought a new NARS eyeshadow duo and fantastic results, mid browns so gives a natural but warm look to the eyes. Think will be buying more from NARS even though more expensive than MAC it is a more velvet coverage and easier to apply without residue dropping onto the skin.
If brides are worried about there skin not being perfect for the wedding day I recommend having a microdermabrasion a few months before to give the skin a new lease of life. Not a cheap treatment but well worth the investment to look radiant on the day.
I have now started sending a information leaflet to clients when thinking of booking with me about having a make up artist and what it entails and what results to expect and also to cover brides idealistic views of what we can and cannot do with regards to looks they are wanting to create. Celeb's and magazines make brides want this beautiful flawless free face but do not realise that camera work, lighting and expectional editing creates these looks.
23rd Feb 2011- Did my hair course at Saks, Darlington, County Durham,learnt some tricks of the trade but was not as I expected, thought would learn more bridal hair. Plus side learnt how to do proper backcombing and gives the hair staying power for that special occasion. Tomorrow I am doing a bridal photo shoot in Wakefield, going to have gorgeous models, great location and beautiful dresses. Working with a new photographer who I have not worked with before so looking forward to getting the images and then put on my website.
Recently done some bridal trials for upcoming weddings, Leeds area, Halifax and Hull and have to say all brides are wanting different looks but for the day I recommend brides wear more make up than they are use to so for that one day in there life, they can feel glam and beautiful. When ladies want natural I have to explain that natural look has to have make up applied. If brides want hardly no make then the bride is not benefiting having a make up artist and is best doing her own make up. So brides out there please make sure that you really need a make up artist?
Wanting bridal hair for you wedding day for you and the bridal party, please contact me with images of hairstyles you like and then I can give quotes. All hair styling is from £30 depending on what style you are going for, anything more fancy and what requires more time will be more expensive. I have noticed alot of hairdressers do not do bridal hair anymore so I have decided to learn this. Plus I charge alot less than many hairdressers who do hair so my prices are below the going rate!
16th Feb 2011- Will be do a hairstyling course shortly so I will be qualified to do bridal hair and also hair for clients like photoshoots. I never charged for hair but due to the cost of the course and products and my academic skills this will be an additional extra. Hair is something which needs to be incorparated into my make up skills as firstly an additional income but also alot of people like to have hair combined with make up as easier for the client to offer a complete package. I have heard hairdressers charge a big fee for bridal hair do's so my services will be the going rate. So if you want to book my services then do so quickly as think this combined service will take off more likely in the upcoming wedding season.
7th February 2011- I have started a seperate blogging page and going to be interlinking into my website regarding, make up and my work etc. Just need to workout how to link the blog to this site.
27th January- Just updating my blog as need to tell you about a new Dior all in one cleansing gelee. This is used backstage at catwalks show due to the models who have to have make up all day. It gives a lovely radiance to your skin and makes your skin look less tired and more radiant. I would say this is a bonus in my make up kit. Waiting to buy the new Dior mascara but all out of stock at the moment. At £29 it is not cheap but hope it will be worth it due to the hype about this product.
24th January- Due to the rise in the costs for my services as a make up artist I will now be having to put up my bridal makeup service from the begining of April 2011. This is due to the rises in prices for my business. I have an offer that if you book before 1st April 2011 all prices for upcoming weddings will be at the old price but anything booked after this will be an increase in £10 for my services for the brides makeup. Instead of £50 it will be £60. My services are worth this money. I am a qualified make up artist and not a beautician. There is a big difference in this due to my costs and expertise of the service you will get. So any NEW clients wanting to book a trial or wedding before April will still pay the price of £50 instead of £60 when my prices will rise.
18th January- Not been on my blog for a while, just made a video which is on youtube of some of my work- I have another video coming soon with more updated pictures. Had lots of bookings for bridal makeup coming through. Done some great shoots of some close up beauty work with a photographer in West Yorkshire. The look is Rankin style work which is a famous photographer who does some amazing work.
Looking to buy some new foundation, chanel has a new foundation out at the moment but would rather have samples than go out and spend money on loads of different shades then the make up is not good enough for clients.
Been shopping in Leeds for false lashes, love lashes what would we do without them, they compliment and flatter everybody. Great for bridal makeovers.
28th December- Wedding hair. If you are wanting a trendy, updo then what about the modern beehive. I did the beehive which is pictured below on myself, this is quiet easy to achieve and left slightly messy for a modern twist. I love the beehive as is such a flattering style. But if brides want this look I would suggest no veil as would spoil the overall look. Maybe a small tiara added to give a bridal feel. The make up for this look would be false lashes with nude lips and soft brown smokey eyes with peach blush to give a natural but glamourous sixties feel. If you are interested in this look please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
12th December- Just updating to let you know I now have a tiara and headdress site attached to my website. These are hand make bespoke items which are made by my own fair hands. I am really pleased with my collection and hoping to add more to the collection in the new year. If things go well with the Tiaras then I will look to have a seperate website but at the moment keeping it small to test the market. Looking forward to doing a snow queen shoot with Dave Spink Photographer in the next couple of weeks and will use my tiaras in the pictures to get the full effect of how to wear them.
1st December- The pictures below are from a shoot last weekend in yorkshire. The weather was freezing but went to a local airfield for the shoot and had the model Hollie posing for pictures with the planes. The helicopter was the actual helicopter used in James Bond Thunderball film, hence why I wanted to get into the photo. We had some great images inside the studio at Andrew Box Photography and outside at the airfield.
Still got lots more pictures to upload for my site and waiting for the images to go onto my gallery once received from the photographers.
24th November- Had a busy weekend, did the brides hair and makeup, brides mother and 5 bridesmaid. All in 4 hours, was hard work but great fun. All the bridesmaids had smokey eyes and pink lipsticks to go with the colours in the bridal theme. The bride had nudes and browns eye makeup and nude lipstick and her hair was put into a side bun with her tiara. I am not a hairdresser but I can style hair for any occasion and charge a small fee for this service. Working friday on a boudior shoot this week, saturday on a photoshoot and sunday on a PR shoot.
I am also starting to make my very own tiaras and head accesories, these will include bridal, special occasions tiaras, my designs are going to range from vintage/medievial and traditional depending on your taste. I have made a few tiaras so far but going to get some pictures taken and then will put them on my website where you can order or design a tiara/accessories for your special event. The cost will vary for these items but will be reasonable and be affordable.
18th November. Done a few wedding trials for next years wedding, brides are wanting more dramatic eyes than the more natural look, fashions are changing for the brides which is a bonus as some brides who hardly have make up on can look washed out on the wedding photos. Bring on the glam brides!
Got a wedding on saturday for the bride and bridal party, also doing hair so will be a busy day on saturday.
Joined EMA Model agency to showcase my service. EMA are a new agency for upcoming models www.emamodels.co.uk you can also find them on twitter and facebook to follow there progress.
8th November-Got some images on my gallery of hair I did for a model, I am not a hairdresser but can do basic updo's and hair styling for clients. The photos were took by andrewboxphotographer who is based in castleford, West Yorkshire. Andrew took some amazing pics of a young model. He has great ideas and a great studio. If you are interested in a shoot with Andrew then go to his website andyboxphotography.com to view his work and contact details.
7th November- Bride yesterday, smokey eyes and dark lipstick as the wedding was taking place late afternoon so the look went well for a winter wedding. Done a test shoot today, nearly twelve hour day, made up 3 models with loads of different looks, styled hair for the shoot. Looking forward to the images for my portfolio and hope the agency was happy with my work. Got two wedding trials this week.
Bought a fantastic eyeshadow from Nars, love the eyeshadow, aqua with glitter encrusted into the shadow, amazing finish. Think another trip to Nars will be soon!
29th October- Just uploaded my new images which was taken by RichardPaul@gmail.com who is an amazing commerical photographer. Had adele and gemma who modelled for the shoot, both were amazing. The images are outstanding. Richard sent the images to an Illustrator in Hong Kong who added the tattoo images to the models pictures which was incorporated into the theme of the shoot. All the looks were inspried by oriental theme, we used a wig on one of the models to give the idea of an geisha girl. Hope to work with Richard again as the images and professional service he gives is outstanding. Feedback of the images would be appreciated. Also if you want to book a make over shoot please get in touch.
24th October-Been trying to work out my looks for my test shoot with a model agency on 31st october. So many ideas but unsure which will be the best for the shoot. November looks busy, lots of bridal trial makeovers for weddings next year. Got a shoot on Friday working on two gentlemen for there PR shoot, working with a new photographer and looking forward to that. Got some great images on my websiite from a shoot I did. Beauty shoot and geisha type makeup shoot. If you want to book my services then please contact me at email@example.com
21st October- Just bought some new make up from the new topshop collection, great products and good prices, pigments in the colours are very intense which is great. Bought a lovely dark lipgloss, very vampish, would recommend for the winter period.
Doing my first fashion show tomorrow in Bolton. Hair and makeup for the models, so will be hetic and fun. If you are interested it is at the Bolton Academy and starts at 7pm.
9th October- Had an interview at a model agency in Manchester and got a test shoot to do in a couple of weeks. Got a few looks to work on. So going to be choosing some looks I want to do. Website is getting more or less completed with pictures going on daily. Still waiting for more pictures from various togs but hopefully worth the wait. Looking at buying some lipsticks for the upcoming winter months. So many to choose from but think will buy from my favorite product Illamasqua, love this product for the intense colour and fantastic application and staying power.
30th Sept- Last night travelled to newcastle to work with a photographer, his work was great, did some outdoor shots and the look was a bit grungy and a street style theme. For this I created the heavy eye make and dark burgandy lips. This was to look like the model had 'attitude' which i think helped when the images were captured. Dark eyes was created with dark grey and dark navy blue with added sparkle, heavy black eye liner and false lashes.
29th Sept- Bridal trial hair and make up went really well for stacey who is getting married on the 6th November. We did glam make up and false eyelashes with berry lips. This look is ideal for a winter wedding, the bride wanted this look, she had great ideas on what she wanted for her romantic winter wedding. Got some pics to load onto the site of what the look entails. Watch this space for the images.
27th Sept- Been away from the blog a bit as trying to redesign my website and been frustrating as still bits to do but hopefully will be completed this week i hope! Looking into offering a couple more services to my business. What about helping you shop for your make up as you are unsure what make up to wear and what suits you for your lifestyle etc. Also looking to offer make up lessons. Will update in a couple of weeks once I have had some more thought on this new service.
With everyone thinking about hallowen parties coming up what about fancy dress makeup to compliment your fancy dress outfit. Well I can do anything you want, so feel free to enquire about looking the best or maybe the worst( scary makeup)! for your forthcoming event! Will offer a discount on a group booking of makeup.
9th Sept- Worked on a shoot yesterday morning with D Asher photographer for a boudior theme shoot for the client, hair and two makeup requests. Then in the afternoon at VIP barnsley for a teenage party shoot- make up on 7 girls, was a longing and tiring day but worthwhile.
6th Sept- Done wedding fayre, really put alot of hard work and time in but was a bit of a let down. Done few shoots since last blog and now uploaded onto my gallery. Really happy with the images and lets hope it generates more business which shows my skills and diversity to make up! Got a shoot in Barnsley tomorrow with VIP studio so busy all day!
29th August- Just updating my site and also planning for my wedding fayre in a weeks time!
25th August- Danielle is off to the Italia Conti Academy in London and need some portfolio pictures with different looks, we created, natural, glam, grunge and rock chick, plus some dance poses as she is a dancer! Enjoyed the shoot and look forward to the pictures of her from Sira photography, Harrogate.
24th August- 6 clients in 2 hours- gosh was hard work. Make up for a hair salon in Rochdale taken by Adamsaundersphotos. Diffferent looks for the clients, natural and some funky ones. Look forward to the images. Off to Harrogate tomorrow to work with Sira photographers in Harrogate for a shoot. Early start.
23rd August- Just been networking today and updating my pictures on the site. Got a booking with Sira Photography on Wednesday, a local actress is want some promotional pictures doing. So doing natural and theatrical look. Also been asked to do a fashion show in Bolton. So should be good to get my name out there.
21st August- Worked with Sira Photography in harrogate today with Samantha Smith who is a professional singer and songwriter. We did some location pictures which I joined in with! Then we did a few different make up looks so Samantha can use these for her promoting herself. She was a pleasure to work on , of course this makes the job easier for a make up artist. She was very adaptable and the outcome of the pictures will be stunning. Cannot wait to see them and add to my portfolio. Plus the guys all got me some flowers and a birthday cake as was my birthday. What a great day!
16th August- Worked with twojackstudios, photographer Heinz. Had 3 models to make over. Theme was posh night out, so we added smokey eyes and pale lips. Hair sleek and dresses put on for the occasion. Then had to mess up the make up so it looked like the girls had been out all night and there make up was a mess after a night out drinking, so make up was smudged, hair was messed up and the results- well we will have to see the photos once they have been sent to me, watch this space! After 4 hours it was a wrap!
14th August- Bride emma got married, hair and make up went well, did bridesmaid hair and make up and curled the flower girls hair. Asked the bride to send me the pics on to me to add to my website. Was a really happy and stress free morning at the house getting everyone ready, glass of champagne was to hand!
9th August- Emily was Miss Charity Leeds, she wanted a fashion shoot, we did various make up looks, natural, funky and sultry. Photographer was Dave Spink, Bradford. All day shoot but will get some great images for my portfolio.
5th August- Did a great shoot today with a girl called Holly who wants to go into glamour modelling, I did the Katie Price look, heavy eyes, and pink lips and lovely false eyelashes. She looked amazing, even though she has many insecurities he pictures unedited were superb, D Spink photographer caputured some lovely looks and really shows up her make up. For photoshoots you have to really pile on the make up as so much lightening is used we need to see the make up on the photograph or else the model will look to bland for the images. Amazing what I have learnt from doing make up and learning what works best on camera.
Also did a bridal trial for Cheryl who is getting married in a month, so big change for her as she does not wear much make up but i really bought out her best features which were her eyes and cheekbones, hope she was happy! I certainly were as she looked like the perfect bride!
26th July-Shoot today with Leah at Dave Spink Photography, Bradford, wanting to go into modelling so did a glamour make up and hair styling. Sat and watched the shoots and looking forward to the pics.
Next shoot Monday 26th July with David Spink in bradford. Model make over.
20th July, shoot with 'visual impact' photographer in barnsley with an up and coming rap artist Eugene. Had to do a black eye and blooded nose. Excellent outcome!
15th July- Bradford studio shoot with dave spink, had charlotte who was a professional dancer and fashion model. Did some unusual looks and the images will be so different. Amazing what looks you can get with foil!!!
14th July- Fantastic outdoor shoot in Wakefield today with Steve Saville, Sophia was a brilliant model and a pleasure to do the make up on. Cannot wait for the pictures.
13th July-Shoot today with a photographer in Leeds, glamour model make over! David Asher photographer in Leeds worked with me on a rock chick look and a girly punk look. Looking forward to the final images this week! Jem the model loved her make up looks, she was very co-operative and fun to work with and David was a lovely guy.
8th July-Been informed shoot cancelled till 20th for the beach glamour shoot, due to forecast of heavy rain at the resort- typical english weather, very unreliable!
7th July-Got a make over booked tomorrow with dave spink photographer and then on Friday off out to do a beach photo studio with two models- Bramborough is the location- fingers crossed weather will be dry!
3rd July-Bridal trial day for the wedding in August. Think glam but natural, to enhance the brides features! Bride looked lovely see the gallery for the before and after pictures...Emma was so happy with her hair and make up.
Alicia's prom-Did a prom make over for alicia and she absolutly loved her look, she was so excited with the hair and make up that I did. I loved seeing her been transformed and once she put on her dress, well she look like a supermodel!