Welcome to my new page! Here I will be sharing behind the scenes images of my day to day life as a freelance artist. Anything from collaborations with other creatives, new up and coming events or what hot new products im using in my kit, it will all be here! I do hope you enjoy.
It was all smokes and shimmers for last nights event! The annual ‘Strictly Learn To Dance’ charity event was once more another great success and enjoyable evening raising money for the Children’s Rainbow Hospice. Organised by the lovey Dawn Harrison, owner of the ‘Wollaton School of Dance’ who has trained the contestants ready to compete in front of a panel of professional judges with their Quick step and Tango routines, to raise the most money and win the ‘strictly’ title for 2018!
Flawless skin and dramatic eyes were of course a must for this show. I used grey and plum colours on the eyes for a sultry yet glamorous effect, to compliment the elegance of the quickstep but add to the drama of the Tango! A Layering of fine shimmer eyeshadow (The Dior ones are my favourite) just gently pressed over the top for a little extra ‘pop’. Michelle, Louise and Claire opted for these beautiful red and plum toned lip colours, whereas Maxine and Clair went for flattering nudes.
For the base there is one product that is new to my kit I have been using for the last 3 months and its been a success on each and every client so far. The new FENTY Pro Filter Primer that actually has proved (in my opinion) to be suitable for all skin types and doesn’t leave that ‘heavy’ silicone feel, it added as the perfect base to keep the contestants makeup looking flawless and staying in place for the whole duration of the final rehearsals and the show itself.
So after all the hard work of training, rehearsals, outfit making and prepping, these amazing amateur dance couples held their nerves and took to the dancefloor! With just a few months of training and practising its certainly a brave but extremely enjoyable community to be a part of. If Ballroom and Latin dance is something you have always considered…. I highly recommend you just “Go Do It!” . Here are the details if you would like to start or would even like to apply to take part in ‘Strictly Learn To Dance’ competition for 2019
Cherished Wedding Boutique Opening
I had the great pleasure to be a part in the opening of the stunning new bridal store ‘Cherished Wedding Boutique’ based in the heart of Mansfield. Owners Emma and Jane have created a bridal heaven which is beautifully intimate and yet holds a fantastic array of stunning gowns and accessories to complete the look for a brides special day. I was asked to create a look for their models Carly and Abbey, so naturally I decided for a classic bridal look where creating a clean flawless complexion with a subtle sultry eye that would give definition, but would look and feel fresh and natural, which is perfect for a bride to be who perhaps doesn’t wear a lot of makeup day to day but wants just a little added something for their wedding day. The second look I went for was a fuller smokey eye with a stronger brow to give a more glamorous effect, then teaming it with a soft nude lip so the eyes would do the talking. Depending on the chosen looks I also matched with the styling of the hair. Soft curls were created for a elegant and natural effect using curling tongs for Abbie, whereas a more sleek look was created for Carly by having the hair swept off the face and a little height was added to for the overall Glamorous effect.
As I was working, specialist wedding photographer Simon Tickle was working his magic capturing the moments whilst clients were browsing the brand new boutique and watching Carly and Abbey present various gowns from the collection in store. I felt so very welcomed and part of the ‘Cherished’ family whilst working for Emma and Jane, the whole team gave a 5* service and I feel very honoured to have a been part of their big day. I highly recommend for all brides to be to be to pay a visit, you will not be disappointed.