I don’t believe in buying really expensive mascaras, out of all the contents of your makeup bag, mascara has the shortest life cycle. You are basically transferring bacteria back and forth from your eye into the mascara tube; a mascaras shelf life once opened is about three months.
If your mascara starts to dry out before its 90 days is up, throw it away. Don’t add water or saliva to your mascara to wet it. Doing so will only increase your chances of getting an eye infection.
Talika Lash Extender
So bearing the above in mind most people don’t have the money to spend £25 every three months on a mascara. I buy cheaper mascaras from Maybelline or Revlon then I add my secret ingredient…….Talika Lash Extender
Talika Lash Extender is a clear tube packed with individual lash fibres, which you can tap into your own mascara tube. Tap as many as you can then push the fibres down with the mascara wand and repeat. Use the wand to stir the fibres so it is mixed into the mascara tube and voila. The fibres add length and help thicken your lashes using your own mascara. The bottle will last you absolutely ages and will never go off unlike mascara. If you click on Talika Lash Extender, it will take you to a site selling the lash extender at the cheapest price I have found.
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
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.
The beauty industry is big business and we are bombarded with scientific words that are meant to help our skin concerns - but what do they actually mean? I have listed a few buzz words in the current skin care arena to help explain what the buzz words mean and what they mean to you.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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