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Lockdown

Lockdown

After having my little lady and returning to work earlier this year, 2020 started off busier than normal. Meeting with Brides-to-be who I have spoken with throughout my maternity leave for their Bridal previews and hearing all about their wedding plans for the Spring/Summer months 

2020

2020

Happy New Year. For the last 12 months, I have been a little quiet on here as some of you will know I’ve been away on maternity leave. I have thoroughly enjoyed the precious time with my little lady, but at the same time I’m 

My New Years Make-up Resolution

My New Years Make-up Resolution

With the¬†New¬†Year¬†fast¬†approaching,¬†I have finally decided to take¬†the¬†plunge by beginning to write my ‘Blog’.¬† Let‚Äôs see if I can keep this¬†New¬†Year‚Äôs resolution up!

I’ve been asked many times in the past,¬†how did I know I wanted to become a freelance make-up artist?

Well,¬†looking back to when I was 16 and being packed off to see the careers advisor with that vacant look and empty headed¬†feeling,¬†I had no idea where my life was going.¬†¬†Then,¬†if I remember rightly,¬†I¬†watched¬†a¬†special effects documentary on how ‘Planet of the¬†Apes’ had been made and was completely taken in by it all.¬† I¬†had no idea of what the job was or how to get there, so¬†I started doing my own¬†research¬†as this was¬†clearly¬†not going to be a straight forward choice that I could discuss with the career advisor!¬†¬†I had found¬†something I could be passionate about, a vocation¬†that ticked all of¬†the¬†boxes and something that was a little bit different¬†from¬†the career choices¬†my classmates had made.¬†¬†I knew I liked art, I was creative, I liked¬†trying new things, I loved make-up, people and¬†enjoyed¬†designing things.¬†¬†I had found it.¬†¬†¬†This was what I was going to do and¬†felt determined it was the right move for me.

¬†Make-up artistry originally brought me from a little village on the Wirral called Willaston to Worcester University in 2000.¬† Gosh that’s 20 years ago now!¬†¬†It was the beginning of my big adventure to follow my teenage dream as a make-up artist. Throughout my time at Worcester University I worked closely with the Swan theatre and Malvern theatre,helping bring their productions alive for the stage.¬†¬†After graduating I was lucky enough to work for Merseyside TV as a make-up artist assistant on the sets of ‘Brookside’ and ‘Grange Hill’, so at the age of 21, I was living the dream.¬†¬†I hadalso come to my attention that that ‘daily’ make-up artists were required and I began to work on ‘Peak Practice’ and other TV dramas.

I became a make-up artist for ‘Chanel’¬†(as many of you already know)¬†and spent many years working for them,developing a deep understanding of¬†the¬†ever-changing products within the market¬†and the¬†truly bespoke¬†needs of every customer.¬†¬†I met many ladies along the way who would often ask me for tips and techniques and if I would do their make-up for their weddings.¬† So I got thinking.¬†¬†Bridal make-up in Worcester.¬† Teaching ladies about the art of make-up and how to apply it.¬† Was there a demand for me as a make-up artist and¬†such a¬†service in Worcester?

I had¬†already¬†been asked to return to the¬†University to help teach both the evening make-up artistry course and¬†the NVQ beauty therapy make-up students, so it was becoming apparent¬†that many¬†people were wanting my knowledge and expertise,¬†either for their Wedding Make-up, tutorials or general make-up tips and techniques of how to achieve a certain look.¬†¬†¬†So, herein lies¬†another¬†reason for starting this ‘Blog’.¬†¬†I’m looking to share make-up tips, make-up trends and make-up techniques.¬† Therefore,¬†¬†if¬†anyone out there would like to know¬†anything at all¬†about make-up,¬†I‚Äôll be more thanhappy¬†to help via this¬†‘Blog’.

Well, that‚Äôs the first one done.¬† Phew!¬† Merry Christmas everyone…I‚Äôll see you in 2020