wedding at Luxury Hotel Swinton Park

I recently was booked at the luxury castle hotel Swinton Park which rests in the beautiful grounds of Swinton Estate.  I was in awe with the history, warmth and grandeur of my surroundings consisting of the house, facilities and antiques.

Deep in the Yorkshire Dales, it has 20,000 acres of ground which offers a spa, gym, country club and of course is well known for wedding functions.  My bride's room was an en-suite which looked out to a picturesque calming lake (picture below).

Unfortunately the weather wasn't as bright as we had hoped however I still had to take stills of the venue.  This included the village which I drove through close by, busy with its local residents shopping and carrying out daily duties.  I look forward to visiting the village again one day soon and spending a day in Masham.






Hands down Benefit Gimme Brows has been the best brow product I have added to my makeup kit since I began freelancing in 2013.  This is one of those products that will have clients texting back 'Sorry what did you use on my brows last night? They looked great all night.'

The Gimme Brow is great for adding volume and texture without working in hardly any effort.  It's quick on the go but also just to add that something 'extra' when your brows need freshening up. The wand is small so works with the tail of brow neatly, I purchased two shades in '2' blonde and '3' brunette.

Benefit again have won at another trend setter that has quick become a staple and a classic product for them.

You can purchase yours here  Benefit Cosmetics


Congratulations Sue ... Another Happy Bride

Instilling confidence into someone and having the privilege to do so in your job is more than I could have asked for.  When I started out as a makeup artist it was simply because I enjoyed working with my hands, using new products whilst playing with colour, texture on difference faces and of course to improve my own makeup skills.  The best part of it is seeing the confidence and trust in my clients and their gratitude in doing so.

I never expect anything, but I am always grateful for the comments, text messages, emails and cards my clients pass on.  One of my recent bride's Sue gave me this beautiful card with a lovely message.

Thank you Sue for allowing me to be part of your wedding.  Look forward to our appointments as always :)

The beautiful bride


Wedding at the bridge inn wetherby

They say time goes quickly but seems to me it's even more so when I have a wedding ahead.  My bride Sue chose this lovely location which I have worked at before so I was prepared to pap away some shots of the hotel.

The Bridge is remote to the countryside and as well as having endless landscape around and traditional interior, my admiration for this place is that they have rooms named after Yorkshire towns. 

Its a lovely location to enjoy a party, wedding or even a little spa break.  I was lucky enough to catch some pictures of Sue's day along with her family and friends.

Enjoy :)



London Fashion Week - Assisting Lan Nguyen

I was ecstatic at being selected to work at London Fashion Week by celebrity makeup artist Lan Nguyen.  I had been following Lan's work for a couple of years and was fascinated by her creativity, authenticity and hard work ethic. 

Working at London Fashion Week, it is fast moving, you have to be prepared to help out other creatives you are working alongside with but also remember you are representing the main makeup artist, so best behaviour people:)   You are not only working closely with the makeup artist but also her team who will review your work and make sure you have it done in a timely manner.  Before you know it, its lights, camera and action.

I have a few pictures below of the day, enjoy :)

Hello Holborn

Beautiful London
Oxford Street

Freemason Hall



Stunning Interiors

Setting up
Some of the pre-shows setting up

corals and glowing skin was out look for first show

Upcoming looks for next designer
lights, camera, action

working city girl

Covent Garden

MAC pro


New to the kit - Urban Decay Heat Palette

I needed to add some warm tones to my makeup collection particularly with eyeshadow palettes.  With Urban Decay releasing a new palette I admit this palette was on my list right from the get go.  The colours offered something quite different to their other palettes, warm colours and a mix of textures perfect for all skin colours. 

I have used this now on several clients and have loved the outcome of each look and more importantly so have my clients, a palette fit for all occasions, festivals, weddings, parties, special occasion so basically every occasion.

You can purchase yours at Urban Decay for £39.50

Picture owned by @zairacantara taken by my iPhone 7


wedding in Yorkshire - rogerthorpe manor

Another dreamy popular wedding location I had the privilege to work at none other than the Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel located in Pontefract.  The bridal suite looked out on to the country side giving a relaxing and pleasing view to the bride and her party.  

The hotel has a western town design to the exterior and interior, something different to what Im used to which made it the more enjoyable to work at.  


Congratulations Amelia ... Another Happy Bride

 I've had a great wedding year, working at amazing venues, locations and meeting brides and their bridal parties for a fun packed day.  I fell in love with the dresses from one of my recent brides Amelia who married at the Rogerthorpe Manor.  Amelia loved the look I created which was a smokey eye and curls covered in pearls.

Congratulations Amelia


Zoeva Brushes ... The Best Affordable Brushes Out There

I recently purchased the Zoeva Complete Eye Set Brushes to add to my freelance kit. I have been using Zoeva brushes for a couple of years and wanted to try out their extended range.  Zoeva do not disappoint at all, they shed no hair, remain in shape and they are sturdy and great for blending.  I recommend these brushes to all those who want to add to their makeup collection or if you are like me a freelancer, you will not be disappointed.



NEW TO THE KIT @narsissist blush in the colour Orgasm. After hearing so much on this and it being a hit with many celebs I decided to purchase and it's already becoming a kit staple. I will be purchasing many more blushers from Nars, they're pigmented and compliment skin types and shades of many. I love the golden shimmer accent that comes through this blusher it can be built up or just used very naturally.

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