May brought me to the end of my wedding season! Every year the season creeps closer and closer to winter which always makes me happy..
Ive collated my MAY FAVORTIES,
Products I have been loving in my kit on my clients.
Products I have been loving on myself
Skincare that is making a change to my skin
Products you would have heard me rave about on Instagram.
These are a mx of products I have either been gifted ever so kindly OR purchased myself.
The beautiful Morgan. Morgan was a dream bride of my 2017/2018 wedding season and I loved her makeup look so much I wanted to share with you what was used to create it. I thought it might be interesting for you and defiantly my upcoming brides to gather some inspiration. A new little feature on the blog I will start doing more regularly.
Morgans look might be 'too much' for some but she really pulled this look off and loved makeup so much herself so a last minute decision on the day was to amp it up a bit! She totally pulled it off.
I still love looking at her before and after photos!
As a young teen before my career I suffered from oily skin, I used to be afraid to apply moisturizer to it from lack of knowledge how to look after my skin I guess. Fast forward 10 years my skin has done a full circle and is now mostly dry all over. I try to take decent care of my skin and have always followed a good routine. I wouldnt consider my skin to be that bad. I have been using the same products (asap skincare) for several years. You know when you find products that work and give you the results you want you stick with it right? It wasn't until Clinique sent me this duo of their Smart Moisturizer and the Fresh Pressed Booster that I thought what better time to mix up my routine, try something new, hope for good results and take part in the 7 Day Fresh Pressed Challenge...
Its been yet another incredible wedding season. My 7th season in the wedding industry. It gets better, bigger and crazier each year but I wouldn't want it any other way. A little different this year as I had my second baby last winter so the season was ever so slightly quieter but just as busy with larger bridal parties and lots of travel keeping this mumma on her toes each weekend! I wanted to share some
highlights of the season with you.
Im not over exaggerating when I say you need this palette now! And yes I have dedicated a whole blog post to this palette! This is the 'In Bloom' Eye shadow Palette from Tarte Cosmetics.
You have no idea how many times I have added this to my cart and then backed out and recently I got to use my friends one and that sealed the deal and I knew I needed to add this to my kit. I was SO lucky to actually win this on a giveaway through Instagram. Im not one to go crazy entering all the giveaways but I knew how much I wanted this palette so thought id give entering a go! I nearly cried when I found out I won! Why do I love this palette so much? Read on.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté celebrated the launch of TATOUAGE COUTURE, the newest tattoo revolution for lips, at its highly anticipated YSL Beauty Club.
ITS LANDED. Finally Mecca Maxima has opened its doors on the North Shore in Albany Westfield. Its second store in Auckland and the biggest. The new store is a next generation Mecca Maxima and I am SO excited to have one closer to home and easier to access! I went along on opening day and had the best time. Can you believe it I have NEVER been to a Mecca Maxima store, I never bothered heading into Queen Street and battling with Auckland city so I have been a serial online shopper instead. You can only imagine my excitement when I finally set foot in it!
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Glow Custom Drops
If you love a bit of 'glow' then you guys are going to LOVE the New Custom Glow Drops from Lancome. The brand new Lancome Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter joins the Teinte Idole Ultra Wear range in four different shades.
Im a skin gal and I always take a lot of time and effort when doing someones makeup on their skin. I know some woman are afraid of highlight, or rather don't no how to apply it which I can totally understand. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on one of these and I tried it for the first time with amazing results.
A NEW YEAR
Another year passed and another year full of memories to add to my career. I always say this, but I count myself so lucky to do what I do and work with such lovely down to earth people each day. Ive added some beautiful weddings to my portfolio this year, met some amazing new clients and like minded artists along the way too.
Theres no denying Im a slight beauty junkie. 10 years in the industry will do that to you. Anything beauty related gets me excited but what excites me more is Christmas and all the beautiful limited edition sets and products that launch. I couldn't help but collate my favorites below along with some other products on my wishlist this year.
FREELANCE HAIRSTYLIST, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.