Another Review on Wedding Spot

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Andrea-testimonial

 

Such a great feeling knowing that you helped make the brides day even more special

xx

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Gemma-testimonial

 

Here’s what one of my lovely brides from July this year has to say about her hair and makeup for her wedding day.

2 Minute Makeup

By swalford

Let’s face it,  as we get older we can no longer get away with the things we once did for example drinking on a school night, skipping on sun cream and essential skincare and for most women like me, getting away with wearing zero makeup.

But what are you supposed to do when you’ve got kiddies to look after, a household to keep in shape and a busy work schedule to juggle, finding time to yourself is impossible.  Well I’ve put together a quick 2 Min No-makeup Makeup routine especially designed for busy-mums or those who can spare very little time on their makeup in the mornings.

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Step 1 – dab a little concealer under the eyes (or where needed)

Step 2 – a large kabuki brush apply a thin layer of mineral foundation (or liquid)

Step 3 – using an angled brush apply black/brown shadow to fill brows

Step 4 – using same brush apply a little of the shadow close to the lash line (or pencil)

Step 5 – apply a little mascara

Step 6 – Dust blush or bronzer on the face (concentrating on cheeks)

Step 7 – apply lipstick or gloss of your choice

Quick and easy, you’ll feel  awake and ready to face the world!

Products used

Jane Iredale pressed foundation in Latte, MAC Moisture rich concealer in NC42, MAC Carbon shadow as liner and on brows, Rimmel mascara black, MAC Harmony blush, MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick.

 

Magazine Feature

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Really happy with this article in the September/October issue of the Ultimate Wedding Magazine. This article features 6 stunning hairstyles created by yours truly as well as makeup and text. Photography by San Shawe at Sanshine Photography. 

Available to download on ipad.

Bridal Hairstyles

Magazine Feature

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Homemade Body Scrub

By swalford

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Here’s a natural way of exfoliating and preparing the skin for the spring/summer months. These basic ingredients can be found in almost all kitchen cupboards, though having the best ingredients you can afford does make a difference. Try to use extra virgin Olive Oil and sea salt (not vegetable oil and table salt!)

Preparation time is minutes and the results are amazing, use this scrub once every two weeks or as needed.  You can substitute the salt for raw cane sugar if you have sensitive skin.

Ingredients

½ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons rock salt/sugar

Preparation method

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, mix into an almost past like consistency. You will need to crush the salt with a pestle so the mixture is easy to handle and rub into the skin.

Standing in the shower apply the mixture directly onto dry skin and massage lightly (don’t over scrub) rinse off with warm water. Your skin should feel as smooth as silk.

There are many oils and salts to choose from so why not experiment till you find the right one for you!

20% Off Bridal Hair &Makeup in March

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Book your wedding/trial in March 2014 and get a 20% off your total booking! Including bridesmaids and mums’ hair and makeup.
There are a limited number of slots available for a trial in March so hurry and book yours asap.
info@themakeupgirl.co.uk 07790 012769

Bridal Makeup, Bridal Eye Makeup

By swalford

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Brides-to-be contact me because they want to create the perfect look for their wedding day, the correct balance of glamour and subtlety to stand out but not to look too made up.

Bringing out the eyes to make them sparkle and to bring out their natural beauty, is of importance to me as a makeup artist.

This is where eye lashes can play an important part. When most brides think False lashes they may think heavy, long and stand out fake, this can be the case if you pick the wrong ones.

My approach to creating stand out, knock out sexy and sultry eyes is by using individual lashes to enhance my client’s natural beauty. Eye lash extensions are included in the bridal and bridesmaids makeup package.

Why not find out how I can help you create the perfect look for you with a free consultation.

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