Address Crimple Meadows Pannal, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
N O M I N A T E D • What a way to start the week! • So pleased to be on the Yorkshire Health & Beauty nominations list for Outstanding Customer Service with @theweddingguideuk • Congratulations to my fellow nominees and gratitude to my 2018 - 2019 Brides 💖💖💖• Voting 🗳 link in bio • How are you starting your week?? •
B I G D R E A M S • This was me one year ago. My last train ride commute to the security of my, dreaming of what my new adventure would bring. • Going full time freelance had been my pie 🥧 in the 🌌 sky dream since I started my new career in the beauty industry 10 years previously. • The reality of my LAST paycheque; my LAST shift; the finality of it all felt daunting. BUT the chance to live life on my own terms, to spend more time with my children and husband my and to follow my passion — that was pure excitement! • If you had told me then what this year would be I’m not sure I’d have believed you. • It’s not easy, but it is pure JOY. • Thank you to my amazing clients, incredible colleagues, my beautiful friends and family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 • If you have a dream, don’t wait! Take the leap! • Here’s to new, even bigger dreams and life of abundance! 💖•
T W I S T S & S H O U T • When I first added hair styling to my Bridal Services I was terrified it wouldn’t measure up to my makeup service. • But like anything new and scary I had a choice: to stay scared and let my fear limit my progress OR lean in to the things that scared me and push myself to overcome the challenge. • I could burst with pride, I love these hair creations for recent bride Kat & her mum. • I loved loved loved her makeup too (and I’ll share some of the images of that too, soon) but today is ALL ABOUT THE HAIR! • Getting creative and being brave - pretty much sums up the journey I’ve been on since going full time freelance. • Are you planning your perfect bridal hair style?? • Up do? Half up/ half down? Loose waves? Comment ⬇️ I would love to know what everyone is thinking their big day!!! • 📷 by @simonhogben
C A L M • A very insightful photographer let me on a little secret not too long ago. He said that the best makeup artists & hairstylists leave a factor in a bit of time between finishing their job and when the bride needs to head to the ceremony. • It’s the only moment in the entire day for the bride to get a quiet moment on her own. A moment of CALM. • • Cue 💡 moment! • • Ever since then I’ve changed two major things about how I run my services at a wedding. • • 1.Running order: when I first started I felt I wanted to leave the bride to the end, so her makeup and hair would last the longest. But actually, I KNOW I create looks that are designed to last... so what difference does an hour or so make? By scheduling the brides in the middle of the running order she gets more time to be present on her day and for prep moments like getting into the dress and fastening shoes (A LOT harder that you’d think!) • • 2. Photographers: You lot are bloomin’ brilliant! I try REALLY hard to stay out of your way on a wedding morning... but now I like to interrogate you a little 😂 • in a nice way • I want ALL the 💎 gems 💎 of wisdom I can get! • • I love this gorgeous picture of my bride Sarah @bravegirlsbusinessclub by @maryannescottweddings capturing her calm moment.
F E E D B A C K • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, LISTENING is such a key skill in makeup artistry. It’s not just about having hottest products and tools. To deliver the best results for your clients, you have to listen to what outcome they are trying to achieve. • Listening to feedback is equally important. I might create a look that I (and others) think is stunning. But if it doesn’t hit the client brief and meet their expectations, then I haven’t done my job. • Praise post makeover is completely precious. And not just because it makes me feel good. It means I’m getting it right for my clients - bridal, editorial, branding, etc. • Thank you so much to @just_brooke for this lovely feedback. I ❤️ being a #makeupgoddess
A B O U T L A S T N I G H T • Well, I for one, had a fantabulous time! • 30 of #harrogate ‘s most fabulous and fun ladies joined me & @Harrogate temama at @sassorestaurantcaffemarconi for a multi-generation Makeup Masterclass just in time for some #mothersdayinspo • We talked all things skincare, makeup & beauty from PRIMER (my personal passion) to Eyeliner and everything in between • Big thanks to my gorgeous models @harrogatemama @harrogatenana and the fantastic Kate & Beth • Lucy let me showcase how to take a quick eye look using 2 cream shadow sticks and mascara to dialled up evening look using Charlotte Tilbury’s #dolcevitapalette • And one of my favourite product combos from the night was @coverfx #coverfxcustomcoverdrops + their #moonlightdrops mixed with different bases and in different amounts created the perfect base for each of my models • Also I must thank @stephsimmonsphotos for her support and photographic prowess (can’t wait to share more pics) • I hope everyone who attended had a great time • if you didn’t make it, don’t worry! Plans are already brewing for a follow up ... and of course I’m always available for private lessons 1:1 or groups. 🥰🥰🥰• What would you most like to learn or ask at a makeup lesson?? Tell me in the comments ⬇️
S P R I N G S K I N • Don’t you love a good throwback?! • I do! • Especially when I get embrace a big change — Like Winter giving way to SPRING! • For green-fingered friends this probably means the arrival of daffodils or tulips. For my fashionistas are you ready to say Adios to knitwear and boots for awhile? • For me? Now us the time to park my full coverage foundation in favour of tinted moisturiser and cream cheek colour. • The look in this little throwback slice of gorgeous-ness was 💯 inspired by Spring time. • Fresh, natural skin. Bonus points for freckles and fluffy brows. • Bright pink on eyes, a little softer on lips. A touch of sun kissed bronze. And subtle highlight - enough for glow, not so much that anyone is blinded. • Go on. What’s your Spring Skin go to??? Tell me yours ⤵️ •
A F T E R P A R T Y • Ain’t no party like an after party!!! • This was NOT your typical bridal styled shoot. • This team brought sass. We brought some seriously fierce skills. Hell, we threw the kitchen sink at it. • I love the afterparty theme we were charged with capturing. And what better way to portray a bold theme than with a bold lip?! • So when’s the last time you let your style break free? • Gone on. I double dog dare you to try something new! • Something brave! • Something fierce! • .
🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 to the amazing team behind this shoot for @unveiledmag #glitterati
Lighting & Props @lovelightstw
Gowns & Style @perfectdazebridal @bijoubridalboutique @wedding_wardrobe @moteemaids
W E R K • W E R K • W E R K • I’ve been in 💯 bridal mode today @aldwickestate and it’s been so lovely 😊 • But now that I’m snuggled up in front of the fire going through some of my recent photos it’s nice to touch on something totally different • Getting to work with @miniandme_motherhood & @lauracarlyadams was such a privilege • The backdrop for the was just amazing and it made me realise I LOVE being on location and part of team of creatives • These ladies are a powerhouse of fashion, photography & fiesta fun • Hope your Sunday was as lovely as mine (and maybe a touch more relaxing) •
Q U E E N I N G • To all of us amazing, fierce females straightening our crowns this morning, I salute you • My ❤️ is bursting with pride today on International Women’s Day, seeing all the amazing inspo being shared • From Empowered Women, Empower Women to CRAZY WOMEN — it feels like we are collectively raising each other up • I had the privilege of adding my voice to an initiative run by @girltribegang, which encouraged us to share some pieces of wisdom we’d have liked to share with our teenage selves • My adult voice wanted my younger self to know YOU ARE ENOUGH • Good advice for any age, really • So to all you gorgeous women, keep walking your walk, secure in knowing YOU are enough and the sky is your limit! 👑 💖👑💖👑 #iwd2019
Based 10 minutes south of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with services available locally, nationally and internationally, depending on the booking.