SKINCARE THROUGH THE AGES

SKINCARE THROUGH THE AGES

At different times of our lives we have different skincare needs and concerns. This post talks about what skincare you need to use at particular points in your life. I have given advice for different age groups starting from your 20s through to 50 plus. Prevention is the key so if you can start early building the foundations, but its never too late to help aid and feed your skin.

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THE MUST HAVE BRIDAL WEDDING PICTURES

THE MUST HAVE BRIDAL WEDDING PICTURES

Its nerve-wracking and a bit daunting, all eyes will be on you, how will you photograph? I get asked by my makeup brides to be how do I react in front of the camera? Is there any photographs I should ask to be captured on my wedding day? Within this post I ask two wedding photographers their tips on capturing the best images for your wedding day, I also share my tips for photographs to be taken and what images to have.

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THE ULTIMATE BRIDAL KIT - THE MARY POPPINS BAG

THE ULTIMATE BRIDAL KIT - THE MARY POPPINS BAG

The wedding morning, it is an exciting part of the day but can also be quite stressful especially for the bride. I have been a bridal makeup artist for some years and have seen time and time again the must haves that are forgotten. I have compiled a list of the essentials needed to make your morning streamline and stress free. By simply having this kit on hand means it is one less thing to panic or worry about should anything happen. You may never need this bag of tricks but just knowing its there will be a weight off your mind

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THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING - BRIDAL PREPARATIONS

THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING - BRIDAL PREPARATIONS

The morning of the wedding can be a daunting prospect for a bride to be. I get asked lots by my bridal makeup clients about the morning from what to expect, what to do and the running order. During the bridal makeup trial I share my experience and provide the bride with lots of useful hints and tips in order to have a stress free morning. Within this post I have listed some tips and points to consider to help enable you to get the maximum enjoyment and provide you with a great start to your very special day 

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SKINCARE 101 PRODUCTS

SKINCARE 101 PRODUCTS

Retinols, Glycolic Acids, Antioxidants and SPF’s...product recommendations following on from my last post. Remember the products listed are not a one size fits all for skincare. Think of skin care products as pick and mix...choose what you need for your skin type and concerns and remember to introduce acids and retinols in gradually to your skincare regime and protect your face from the sun.

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THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS - BRIDAL REVIEWS OF HANNAH’S MAKEUP

THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS - BRIDAL REVIEWS OF HANNAH’S MAKEUP

I was kindly nominated for the 2018 Wedding Industry Awards for another year running by my bridal clients. After the awards ceremony whereby I was a runner up I was sent the comments from my brides who voted for me. The voting consists of questions about contacting me, responsiveness, how the trial went, how I was on the actual wedding day, how the look fared etc. I was sent the feedback from two of the questions set by the TWIA judging panel. Please read some of the amazing comments from my brides - thank you for letting me part of your wonderful days, I do love being part of your wedding and helping you look your most gorgeous self on one of the most important days of your life.

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MY NEW WEDDING VENUES

MY NEW WEDDING VENUES

I have recently moved from Hertfordshire to Hampshire and wanted to let you know my new local wedding venues that are close to me in the Hampshire Surrey area. From rustic barn venues to castles and stately homes; there's a venue to suit all tastes and requirements. My closest venues under 10 miles from me are; 

Froyle Park 3 miles

Gilbert White & Oates Collection 3.5 miles

Bury Court Barn 4 miles

Northbrook House 7 miles

Frensham Heights 7 miles

Cain Manor 7 miles

Farnham House Hotel 8 miles

Audleys Wood Hotel 8 miles

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FROM WEDDING MAKEUP TRIAL TO WEDDING DAY

FROM WEDDING MAKEUP TRIAL TO WEDDING DAY

Wedding makeup trials are the start of a brides journey to find the right makeup artist for her big day. In this blog post I wanted to show photographs taken from a bridal makeup trial. I take before and after photographs during the trial to show the bride what can be achieved. I also like to be totally honest in my services and using a digital camera with a lighting system shows up 'everything' however if the makeup looks good this close up and under bright lighting, you can ensure your makeup will look beautiful on your big day.

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MY MAKEUP PRODUCTS - WHAT DO THEY CONTAIN?

MY MAKEUP PRODUCTS - WHAT DO THEY CONTAIN?

My makeup products what do they contain? I wanted to answer questions that many of my clients are frequently requesting on their initial contact with me. I have created a list of products that I have researched in regards to their components and ethical status. The list is not exhaustive and I will continue to review with new products I come into contact with and use.  

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YOU ARE MY GREATEST ADVENTURE - A FAIRY TALE WEDDING

YOU ARE MY GREATEST ADVENTURE - A FAIRY TALE WEDDING

Anya's Day

I was greatly looking forward to this wedding in Hertfordshire and seeing Anya and her family again. I had the pleasure of meeting Anya and her sister at The Luxury Wedding Show held at Sopwell House in St Albans back in January. Anya was soon in touch after the fair after meeting me in person and we organised a date for her trial. The trial was such a lovely girly event as I made up Anya, her sister and mother, who all loved their makeup.

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FALSE EYELASH APPLICATION - TIPS ON APPLICATION

FALSE EYELASH APPLICATION - TIPS ON APPLICATION

Lets appreciate correctly applied false eyelashes

It is a personal pet hate of mine, seeing strip eyelashes not applied correctly or seeing too much glue on the tops of the lashes. If applied correctly the strip lash should be flush against the top lash line from inner corner of the eye to the outer. I do appreciate it is difficult for MUA's to get this right every time as sometimes the clients eyes water or they have jittery eyes. Yet it is best to get the strip in place whilst the glue is still drying and has pliability.

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THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2018 - I HAVE ENTERED - PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2018 - I HAVE ENTERED - PLEASE VOTE FOR ME

Being nominated by a past bridal client for The Wedding Industry Awards is such an honour, I love receiving the feedback from my clients and when they value your service, this gives me great job satisfaction. Knowing you have helped and supported a person on one of the most important days of their lives is enough for me but being publicly recognised is truly an honour  

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