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Black and Mixed Race Hair & Makeup Masterclass Review

Black and Mixed Race Hair & Makeup Masterclass Review

  During February I was thrilled to participate in the CMS “Black and Mixed Race Hair & Makeup Master Class”. It was an opportunity to learn from one of the greats – Nora Robertson. This was part of an exceptional series of professionally advanced workshops, run exclusively by Creative Media Skills (CMS), with leading industry hair and makeup designers. www.creative-media-skills.com…

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Rhino Skin Armour – power packed skincare for the man in your life.

  My son – “The Teen” – rarely pays attention to my work as a makeup artist, unless I’m testing out artificial blood products or the occasional prosthetic decapitated head! However when I opened the new Rhino Skin Armour package for men, he couldn’t wait to get his hands on it. The Teen spends an inordinate amount of time on his appearance…

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Fight the ravages of winter on your skin with NYR Organic Rose Facial Oil.

  Fight the ravages of winter on your skin with NYR Rose Facial Oil. Festive over-indulgence, the almost obligatory New Year Detox plus sudden frantic efforts at the gym, combined with extremes of icy wind and the dehydrating effects of central heating all play havoc with your skin at this time of year. Your face can feel irritable and dry….

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Period Hair MasterClass

Period Hair MasterClass

During December I was thrilled to participate in a Period Hair MasterClass which is one of series being run by Creative Media Skills (CMS) www.creative-media-skills.com CMS training is  unique because it is only open to professional Hair and Makeup Artists.  I am ever so slightly obsessed with the history of hair and period drama so this was a wonderful opportunity. The quality of CMS training is…

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Makeover to Make You Smile

Makeover to Make You Smile

I love transforming real women – in fact it’s a bit a of an addiction. I get such a buzz from making real women feel great about themselves. There is something very special about pampering a hardworking, exhausted Mum and making her look and feel fantastic. This is one of my favourite makeovers with Tracey - who is a fitness instructor at my…

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“How I Live Now” UK wide cinema release

It was a great experience being part of the team in the Makeup Department, on the new film “How I Live Now” which has just had it’s UK-wide cinema release.  “How I Live Now” is director Kevin Macdonald’s adaptation of  Meg Rosoff’s prize- winning novel – a  story of young love that turns into a harrowing  struggle for survival ….

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Boost your pout with Beyond a Balm

This balm from the Time Bomb range from Grammy nominated singer Lulu definitely made me want to shout! It really is terrific. It smells amazing without being overpowering and is intensely moisturizing. Beyond a Balm has a thicker texture than traditional lip balms but smoothes effortlessly into your lips. It’s really smoothing and plumping and also has a hint of…

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Get Amazing Face with Emma Hardy

  Emma Hardie is an award winning facialist and skincare expert. She is famous for her Natural Lift and Sculpting Facial - celebrities and beauty editors rave about it. Emma’s own line of skin care – Amazing Face – is a mix of herbal extracts, essential oils and vitamins to luxuriously nurture your face. I tried the Amazing Face Hydrating Lighter…

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Do you want Beautiful Hair with Balayage? What You Need to Know.

  Everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Mila Kunis is wearing the Balayage effect in their hair. It’s a huge hair trend and is so versatile it can definitely work for you. I love working with the Balayage technique – it is especially effective for those clients looking for a new colour,that is tailored exactly to their own personal style….

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Clean my face with oil? You’re joking right?

Use an oil to clean your face – really? The Japanese have been using oils to cleanse their skin for years but we are only just catching up. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is an olive-oil based cleanser mixed with a unique blend of Asian botanicals. According to the press a bottle of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is sold around the…

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