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Yorkshire Post fashion shoot

Yet again I had the pleasure of working along side the Fashion Editor of the Yorkshire Post, Stephanie Smith for clothing brand Lavitta's  summer shoot that just featured in last weekends Yorkshire Post, 6th June article.  

It was a busy day with lots of outfit changes and our model Julie made it ever the more fun with her bubbly and uplifting personality!  There was lots of quick hair changes, from big bouncy curls, to pony's and fish tails starting with natural lips to pops of corals and bright pinks :)  

Here is video of me been put on the spot, eeek the moment I watched this was when I realised how ''Propa Yorkshire I do speak'' ;-0

Here is the list of  setting sprays I recommended in the video:

Urban Decay All Nighter - I like this for giving a long lasting dewiness  to make-up, I would recommend this for dry and dull skin types.

Urban Decay De Slick - Perfect for oily skin types, locking down make-up and hot summer days, I would avoid this if you have particular sensitive skin and use the balance spray below. 

Jane Iredale - Packed full of natural organic goodies, can be used as a refreshing hydration spray and helps balance combination skin types. Recommended to set minerals but I love it for setting all make-up.




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.......