I recently shot a new campaign with Jacamo and my brother Jamie in sunny Blackpool! I can't believe we shot together in Blackpool when we used to go every weekend to swim at Derby Baths. It was very nostalgic! What better way to spend your day than working with an amazing team and your family?
I just spent the weekend in Cannes on a little break my husband booked for me as a birthday present. We have been renovating our house for the last 6 months so we’ve been pushing this trip back since January and finally decided we needed a break and had to go.
This week my interview with the Cameron Tewson, author of Front Row edit has been published. It was so lovely to be asked to talk about my job in the industry and all about the academy.
Cameron started the Front Row Edit in 2012 and has grown it into a successful luxury fashion blog, widely recognised in the industry and being voted one of the top ten blogs in the world. As you can imagine, it was an honour to be asked. Thanks Cameron!
Head over to the blog to have a read.
It’s coming to that time of year where college and sixth form are coming to an end and it’s time to choose which career path you want to take. I have always thought that having to decide exactly what you want to do for the rest of your life at 18 is such a daunting and pressurising task. Nowadays, with university fees being SO expensive, the pressure to choose the right path is more intense than ever, but how is anyone so young, with little or no work experience, meant to know what they want to do for the rest of their life?
I sometimes find it quite stressful deciding what to wear for work. I have to match my outfit to the job I am doing and make sure that my appearance is smart as I am representing my own brand as well as whoever my clients is. If I am backstage at a red carpet event I need to be smarter than if I am shooting a music video for 15 hours. Press events are quite cool as I get to look a little bit more groomed but it's the outfit choice, doing my hair and nails and makeup that can be a bit of a rush. There is so much to think about.
It’s literally festival mania at the moment and everyone wants tips and tricks for the fun summer days. What could be more perfect than an excuse to see all my CLMA lot?
I loved filming with B. Beauty for these ageless beauty videos.
When you’ve been confident doing your own makeup for years and then there’s a flurry of new words, products and trends it’s hard to keep up! Have a watch of my latest video and see if it helps bring you up to speed.
You can find all my Ageless Beauty videos on the Superdrugloves YouTube channel!
I've been doing a bit of filming and my brand new Youtube video is up now. Find out which are my favourite products for creating flawless, long lasting Beach proof makeup and how to apply them! Let me know how you get on in the comments below.
Ok, I’m almost hitting 40 and I am pretty sure my pace of life should be slowing down a bit by now. My thirties have flashed by whilst my head is on a sviwel stick with flashes of work, kids, organising, traveling, packing, unpacking and instagram. Please tell me it’s not just me! Oh yes, the dreaded time stealer of social media is included too nowadays.
One of the questions I always get asked is which foundation is best for oily skin. Finding the best foundation for your skin type is no easy task and with so many options out there it’s hard to pick one that is perfectly suited to your skin. I do often find that clients wrongly determine their skin type so getting that right would be the first port of call.
What a fantastic day we had shooting in the studio on our student photo shoots!
The girls on our Ultimate Pro makeup course are coming to the end of their time at the Academy and it’s time to take all the skills they have learnt and put them to the test.
So its that time when we start to reevaluate our lives and change for the better. So what have we all got in store for 2018?
Every year recently mine are the same. To spend more time focusing on myself. Being happy, healthy and having a manageable work/life balance.
Last week I got to celebrate the 1st year of the #shadesofbeauty campaign with Superdrug at a dinner they hosted at the Ivy in London. What a treat!The shades of beauty campaign was launched last year to highlight and address the issue of there being limited shades available on the high street particularly for deeper skin tones
I've been training makeup artists now for over 7 years and the hard work doesn't stop when your course finishes, in fact it just begins. It was always my dream to have a school because I struggled so much in the beginning of my career and had nowhere to turn for help, advice or support.
Have you ever tried Bikram Yoga? If not then you need to.I have just started back and I've missed it. It's so hard for me to fit in any time for myself to do anything, especially exercise.
How do we cut down on all our lotions and potions for holidays, it's so hard to travel without all your bits. But how much do we need?
I have been roped into trying out the 5:2 diet and it's actually really easy to follow.You eat normally all week and choose two days a week to fast and your allowance on those days totals 500 calories. You have lo leave a day in between each fast day