I had the opportunity to help out one of my fellow M.A.C.H team members on Saturday, Hair & Make-u Artist Ashleigh Turner.  It was great to get involved with such a good cause, raising money for breast cancer care.  I also made some great contacts with stylist Denise Mac from company Pink Dotty and Joy Clothing which I am looking forward to working with on their VIP event in November.




Bank Holiday Weekend

I'm sure by now most of you are in full swing of the bank holiday weekend celebrations! I passed a few, might I say looking a little worse for wear this afternoon around York! Its a cup of tea for me as I best be getting home to pack my kit for a commercial clothing Brand shoot tomorrow..... yes that's right work on bank holiday Monday! Hope you all have fun tonight and the heads aren't too sore in the morning! 

Airbrush Make-up

So I'm down in London at present and just finished a course in airbrush make-up. My verdict is its fantastic! It gives fresh, even, radiant skin without looking as though your wearing any foundation. Now the tricky bit is its a complete different concept as far as make-up goes and so different to all my other training and experience. You have to train the eye in a new way, because as such you can't exactly see where the make-up is going and you stop when the skin looks great rather than where you can see you have worked and blended the make-up. Airbrush make-up is something I am deffinitely considering investing in for the future. 

Posted on July 28, 2011 .

Summer Sizzler's

I am absolutely loving the bold lipstick look for this summer. Two of my favourites colours that can be found on the market are no 17 lasting fix Hot chilli as seen in the picture and pink power. They look fab with a golden sun kissed glow, I team it with Mac's mineralize skinfinish in shade soft and gentle to highlight and Gold Deposit for cheeks and bronzing skin up. The lasting fix lipstick really does stay put and very reasonable priced at around £4.29. This lipstick makes a statement by itself and looks very sexy with a slick of liquid liner. Less is more with this look, let your lips do the talking!

Fresh Minerals


As a true Mac queen and an avid fan, I never thought  the day would come when another Make-up Brand truly rivals Mac in my mind!

Ever since I can remember I have loved Mac for its array of colours, its true staying power and pigment and for been at the forefront of fashion.  

Whenever I find myself in front of the Mac counter I often feel as though I am that child again in a sweet shop, with the truly challenging decision of what to choose next, knowing its all of it I want really!

Now I am not saying for one minute I am discarding my Mac..........


But I am definitely finding fresh minerals a real competitor. Having just completed a three part training course, Debut, Masters and Bridal class in fresh Minerals. I have discovered so many benefits about this make-up. Like Mac it too boasts rich pigment and staying power. 

As a skeptic like many of you probably are about the mineral Make-up....

"What a powder Foundation, Nah! you wont get the same coverage as a liquid" I have now been proven wrong!

Whilst on the course we really got chance to get stuck in and try out the make-up. Its now the only base I will use on a daily basis on my skin. I find once it warms on the skin it gives the finish of a liquid foundation with a radiant glow but has the added benefit of been one of the most natural make-ups you can apply to your skin. 

It stacks high in its list of positives, it doesn't contain toxic ingredients, chemicals, synthetics or harsh binders meaning it allows your skin to breath and doesn't block your pores. It is also beneficial to your skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties provided by the titanium and zinc oxide found in this product. Its also certified Vegan and Cruelty Free.

So as you can see it gets a huge thumbs up and I can definitely see it as something thats going to be stacking up next to the Mac in my make-up box.......