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2022 dates

Categories: Weddings

My wedding makeup diary for 2022 is open and filling up fast, so I wanted to put together this blog so you know what dates are already booked in my diary.

If your wedding date is NOT listed below, please contact me to book your wedding makeup. 

Camera Hannah - Ms Moo Make Up

(Photo by Camera Hannah)

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Swancar Farm Wedding

Categories: Weddings

My last wedding of 2019 was with the lovely Charlene and her babes at Swancar Farm Country House. Getting married just before we entered 2020, the venue was still decorated for Christmas which you just know is going to be beautiful!

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Interview: Pear and Bear Photography

Categories: Interviews

Anna from Pear and Bear Photography asked me to do makeup for a styled wedding photoshoot back in September 2017. I couldn't attend the photoshoot so I was super excited to see the photos and all the efforts the team had put together for the shoot, and I fell in love with them. The images were so soft and beautiful, and I adored the colours. This is still the most epic bouquet shot I've ever seen! She's a lovely human being and coupled with being a photographer, she's a self-belief business coach. I caught up with her about her photography work, and how COVID has been for her...

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Summer Wedding Makeup

Categories: Weddings

Summertime, the weather is free and easy... and our faces are at risk of slipping around like they are on a slide at a waterpark!

(by Ed Godden Photography)

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Weddings Inc. Awards

Categories: Weddings

What a way to celebrate the Easter weekend - I've been recognised as Outstanding at Weddings Inc. in Nottinghamshire for the Make-up Artist category!

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Holme Pierrepont Hall Wedding

Categories: Weddings

Joanna contacted me in late August about her wedding in October 2020, asking if I'd be available do her wedding makeup for her micro-wedding. She was marrying Jeff no matter what COVID-19 tiers we were in; if it was still legal to get married during the pandemic, she'd be saying "I do!" They had to cut their list from 30 to 15 attendees but there was no way they were letting that get in the way of them getting hitched!

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Interview: Mon Amie

Categories: Interviews

Where have the last five months gone, does anyone know?! There have been so many tier shifts, restrictions, and lockdowns that I haven't known if I'm coming or going. I know I'm not the only one in the wedding industry (or beauty industry, for that matter) who feels like this. The months have felt never-ending, especially when waiting to hear when we can return to work. I miss being a wedding makeup artist so much! I miss my clients. I got to see some in the latter part of 2020 which filled me with such joy!

One such wedding was with one of my recommended suppliers and super wonderful wedding besties, Mon Amie. We caught up at that wedding and despite not being able to hug as we always do, the warmth from being in her company again gave me such hope. She's a wonderful hairstylist and a wonderful human. Find out more about her, her lockdown, and her wishes for the future below!

 Mon Amie Wedding Hairstylist adjusting hair vine on a blonde wedding client

(by Twig and Vine Photography)

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Wollaton Hall Wedding

Categories: Weddings

Agate got married back in August 2019, and I'd seen a few snaps from her photographer over on Instagram and I knew they'd be beautiful. Back in January when I knew I needed to get back on my blogging game, I got in touch with her photographer to ask if I could peek through the photos. I found time to do that what with a pandemic, and now here I am, blogging about that very wedding!

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Interview: Everyone's Looking Rosie

Categories: Interviews

I've brought back my interview series! I did them a few years ago, but I'm going to bring them back and let you all find out for yourselves about some of my favourite wedding suppliers. First up in the list is Rosie, from Everyone's Looking Rosie

Everything's Looking Rosie and Ms Moo Make Up

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Top Tips For Your Wedding Preparations

Categories: Weddings

Being in the business for over a decade, I've picked up so many tips from weddings about beauty preparations before the big day that I'd love to pass on to my brides to be!

Photo of a photo by Ms Moo and Ed Godden

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Burton Town Hall Wedding

Categories: Weddings

Leigh got in touch with me super early, in October 2018 for her February 2020 wedding. Have I said how I love it when people book me in advance because they want to make sure they can have me for their wedding day?!

Ms Moo applying bridal make up at Burton Town Hall

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2021 dates

Categories: Weddings

As we find our way through the rescheduling of many of the 2020/2021 rescheduled weddings, I figured it'd be a good idea to keep a list here of dates that I'm NOT available in 2021. 

If your wedding date is NOT listed below, please contact me to book in your wedding makeup. 

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Jen and Josh at Oxton Village Hall

Categories: Weddings

Jen and Josh's amazing wedding day was my penultimate wedding of 2019 but boy, what a wedding!

I'm in love with the colours Jen and Josh chose, and I always know there's going to be amazing photos from Emily & Katy Photography.  I think Julia from Curious Magpie must have had the time of her life, styling the Oxton Village Hall for the big day. Jen had assembled a beautiful team around her for the day; check them all out at the bottom of this very blog :)

Twin Peaks inspired Curious Magpie Styled wedding

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A Colourful Wedding at Home

Categories: Weddings

The glee in my heart when Hannah contacted me to tell me she was getting married and was I available on her wedding day made me squeal at my desk.

Ms Moo Make Up applying wedding makeup with photography by Camera Hannah

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Make Up Brands In My Kit

Categories: Make-up Lessons, Products

When clients get in touch about booking me for wedding makeup, I'm often asked what's in my makeup kit and what products I use. Once you've come to my studio in Hockley in the city centre of Nottingham, you'll soon see the extent of my kit!

Illamasqua makeup delivery

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Ruth at The Walled Garden

Categories: Weddings

August 2018 went by in a bit of a blur as I did more weddings that month than I'd ever done before. During the lockdown, it's been great going back through my photo archives to find weddings to blog, and I came across Ruth and Tim's big day. I spoke with Emily And Katy Photography who captured the day at The Walled Garden in Beeston and browsed their beautiful images. I've also included Ruth's review of hiring me which truly made me cry!

Unedited photo of wedding makeup trial by Ms MooUnedited photo of bridal makeup on the wedding day by Ms Moo

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Elvaston Castle wedding

Categories: Weddings, Photoshoots

Back in August 2018, I did a promo shoot for alternative wedding fair Tying the Nott - the next one is on 25 October 2020! It was a fabulous collaborative shoot with wedding suppliers from all over the East Midlands that were wonderful to meet and a joy to work with. Louise was one of the models for the day, despite having never modelled before and did a great job!

Louise mentioned she was planning her own wedding for 2019, and it was lovely when she got in touch to book me for her big day.

Unedited wedding makeup by Ms Moo Make Up Close up of wedding makeup by Ms Moo Make Up photographed by Dave Fuller Photographer

(Louise by Dave Fuller Photography for Tying the Nott)

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Behind the scenes with Moo

Categories: Personal

In September 2020 I'll have been full-time self-employed for three years, and what a rollercoaster it's been!

I've done more one-to-one makeup lessons than ever, been a part of many more wedding mornings that I can remember, and done makeup for lots of exciting projects. I also won an award (Freelance Make Up Specialist of the Year 2018 at the English Hair and Beauty Awards!), and have JUST last week found out I'm a finalist for Bridal Makeup Specialist of the Year 2020 and the Make Up Awards.

I'll have been doing weddings for a decade this year, and 2020 has been shaping up so beautifully.

MooDoodlesUK colourful greetings card

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Jen and Jamie at The Old Vicarage at Elkesley

Categories: Weddings

Jen and Jamie's wedding day was possibly the wettest wedding day in the history of my decade in wedding makeup! They thoroughly embraced the rain though and were totally committed to having the best day ever.

Unedited bridal makeup trial by Ms Moo Make Up Unedited bridal makeup on wedding day by Ms Moo Make UpBride to be in a mirror with a flower crown by Ed Godden Photography

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Charlotte and Matt at The West Mill

Categories: Weddings

Charlotte contacted me a year before her wedding to book me for her big day after she'd followed me on Instagram for a while. Sorting out her contract and deposit within about 48 hours, she ticked me off her to-do list early on!

Thank you card from wedding couple stood in field of daffodills

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Social Media Links

My name is Sali (or Moo!) and I’m an award-winning professional make-up artist and wedding makeup specialist. I'm guessing you've found me via Instagram, so here are a few handy links for you to get to where you want to be.

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2019 Wedding date availability

Categories: Weddings

My blog post with available wedding dates last year was super busy and seemingly useful, so here's the 2019 version! If you're getting married in 2019, here are what Friday and Saturday's I have left available. If you're looking for weekdays or Sundays, then please send me a message; I have plenty of availability! :)

Smiling bride to be with green flower crown in a white dress by Emily & Katy Photography

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Kara and Thomas

Categories: Weddings

Kara's face has been shown to me by so many brides-to-be this year for how they would love their wedding makeup to look, so I had to blog with a few more images from her wedding! It was the first time I'd worked with Emily and Katy Photography, and I was blown away by them. Both are an amazing double act, and you can see the cogs going behind their eyes, searching for their next shot. They are both really lovely too!

Here is Kara and her Mum's trial makeup. Lynne doesn't wear a lot of makeup and didn't want to look or feel fake. I reassured her and let her check through each stage of the makeup to make sure she felt good about her face.

Unedited wedding makeup trial by Ms Moo Make Up Unedited mother of the bride makeup trial by Ms Moo Make Up

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Romantically minimalist at Wollaton Hall

Categories: Weddings, Photoshoots

Wollaton Hall needs no introduction; if you live in or around Nottingham, you'll know it! For those who aren't from Nottingham, it's a Grade II listed Elizabethan house within the Nottingham City boundaries and is a little slice of calm. It's home to Nottingham Natural History Museum, two different types of endangered Japanese deer and most famously known for being 'Wayne Manor' from Batman's A Dark Knight Rises.

Bride and groom at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

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Laura & Joe at Calke Abbey

Categories: Weddings

Laura and Joe may have got married in 2016, but I'm mega behind on my blogging and I absolutely wanted to share these photos from Humpston and Bull Photography. Every time I have to submit images somewhere I want to put one in from Laura's wedding because she looked sensational; just look at that smile! 

Smiling bride with groom pointing at her, by Humpston and Bull Photography

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Jenny & Eddie at Kelham House

Categories: Weddings

Jenny got in touch with me in January 2017 about her wedding in June 2017, but due to a mix up with an email address, I wasn't able to get in touch with her! Technology well and truly failed us, and I took to Facebook to look for people with her name and surname. Alas, I couldn't find her so couldn't let her know I was available for her wedding makeup. This made me sad because she'd said she really liked the photos on my website! Fast forward to June 2017 and unfortunately, the make-up artist she'd booked had been taken ill and she contacted me again with the right email address and I was still available! We arranged a trial, high-fived on the make-up and breathed a big ole sigh of relief.

Bride having her makeup done at a window with Ms Moo Make Up

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What Ms Moo has been up to

Categories: Personal, Weddings

Oh, my poor blog; how I’ve neglected you!

I made a resolution to blog every week back in 2016 and I kept to it! I achieved 52 blogs in 52 weeks… and then I trickled into 2017 and hardly blogged at all. Six times in fact!

Ms Moo applying wedding morning makeup

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Summer 2018 availability- updated!

Categories: Weddings

If you're getting married this summer, here are what dates I have left available. If you're looking for weekdays or Sundays, then please send me a message; I have plenty of availability :)

Wedding makeup brushes in use

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Hilda's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Hilda married last February 2016 in Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire. Sarah from Pin Up Curl and I were in charge of bridal hair and make-up for Hilda and her lovely bridesmaids, but we had a super early start to get over to Newark. Waking up in the morning with a dusting of snow and quite thick fog was a bit of a surprise!

Ms Moo Make Up - Bridal Make-up Artist - Hilda by Welham Photography

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2016 - that's a wrap!

Categories: Personal

I can remember starting this blog in late 2015 and writing up my review of the year and wondering how I was ever going to get to write a blog each week - well I've done it! I've managed 51 blogs in 52 weeks which is astounding for me; and there's more to come! I did a list back in August 2016 of everything I've done this year, so I've managed to add on the other months to compile the below list. Are you ready?!

Smiling Ms Moo applies makeup to a smiling bride to be

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Lizzie's wedding day

Categories: Weddings

I've known Lizzie for a quite a while as I work for the same company as her, and I'd done her make-up a few times for Flashes and Lashes' shoots. She emailed me in September 2014 to ask about wedding availability for August 2015 as she wanted to check some of her favourite suppliers were available before she booked the venue... how honoured am I?!

Lady lying on her front wearing red velvet dress with vintage hair and makeup, and large arm tattoo

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It's not you, it's me

Categories: Personal, Weddings

If you tell me that you don't want to book me for your wedding, I'll be as pleased as if you were telling me you did want me. Now don't think I don't value you as a customer; I'm gonna be a little bit sad that you don't want me, but I won't take it personally! As you've told me straight out, you're clearly my kind of customer. Let me explain...Ms Moo Make Up wedding make-up in Nottingham - Luna Photography

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Lilith's wedding make-up

Categories: Weddings

Lilith contacted me in very early January this year to book me for her wedding make-up after following me on Instagram for a while. She wanted mega natural make-up, matte shadow and luscious lashes – and so we delivered! We had some emails back and forth about dry skin and irritated peeling lips so I gave her some advice to get her skin in tip-top condition for her wedding day and wedding make-up. She said (and I quote) "Thank you so much for your message and such kind words – I am now about 100000% sure I have picked the right person to do my wedding make up!"

Lilith wedding - Wedding Make Up Artist in Nottingham, wedding makeup trial

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Laura's spring wedding

Categories: Weddings

Laura contacted me in December 2015 about her July 2016 wedding, which was lucky as it was my last available date in July 2016! She was really keen to get a trial booked in so that she could cross me off her to-do list, so she came to me in February 2016. It was also neatly timed on her 30th birthday so she was truly pampered before having an evening our with her hubby to be. We changed up her lipstick though. Can you believe this woman has always been self-conscious of her lips? Her lip shape is absolutely MADE for lipstick to be applied!

Ms Moo Make Up, illamasqua on Laura

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, wedding makeup review, stressfree
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Choosing your wedding makeup artist

Categories: Weddings

Weddings are a big experience as well as a big expense; you’re in a place you probably won't know that well, wearing a dress and some crazy supportive/restrictive underwear! You probably won’t see your partner until you’re at the aisle, your family may cry, you’ll worry about the flowers/catering/table decorations. Being the centre of attention, everyone is watching you while you’re dancing, eating, crying and speaking. It’s one hell of an experience and can be a stressful one at that!

Wedding

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Tags: Wedding, skincare, confidence, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, advice, make-up artist, moisturise, professionals, stressfree
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Hayley's wedding

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Hayley and Lisa got married a year ago today! Congratulations my lovelies! I've not blogged about it yet but it's up their for one of my most memorable weddings ever.

Camera Hannah - Hayley & Lisa - Derbyshire wedding photographer

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, red lipstick, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, flawless make up, vintage makeup, client review, freelance makeup artist, Camera Hannah, 2016, fascinators, Summer Wedding
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Dream Team and GG's

Categories: Weddings, Photoshoots

The dream team consists of Lucille’s Locks, Luna PhotographyBooBoo Kitty Couture and I; a group of four Nottinghamshire based babes, who’re all in the wedding industry and absolutely freakin’ adore weddings. We’re all hardworking, creative, slightly vintage-inspired and 100% passionate about making brides feel the very best they can on their big day, and beyond. The dream team have done a couple of bridal shoots together so we can try out new things and showcase our work. We tend to make them an annual thing these days if not more; our specialities mean we get to work together a lot on weddings, but rarely see each other when we’re not working!

Lucille - Ms Moo Make Up, Lucille's Locks, BooBoo Kitty Couture and GG's Pin Up Couture.Aislinn - Ms Moo Make Up, Lucille's Locks, BooBoo Kitty Couture and GG's PinUp Couture.

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Tags: tattoos, photoshoot, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Luna Photography, BooBooKitty Couture, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, make-up artist, GG's PinUp Couture, professionals, styled photoshoot, 2016, flower crown, fascinators
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Wedding make-up review

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Morning lovelies! I'm currently on holiday in Malta so I'm not around right now so here's a review from one of my lovely brides in 2014/2015. I don't know who it was as it was an anonymous review from a bride who voted me to win Best Make-Up Artist in the East Midlands at the Wedding Industry Awards!

The Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Finalist 2015 East Midlands Best Make-up Artist

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Tags: Wedding, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, client review, freelance makeup artist, award-winning, 2016
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Trial advice

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Wedding make-up is about making you look the very best version of you possible. Getting to know each other will help us come up with an absolutely perfect plan for your wedding make-up, ensuring you look and feel the very best you can on your big day. When you come for your bridal trial with me, it's our time to get to know each other; you can ask me all questions about make-up as you'd like! I get a lot of questions about what to bring to a trial, so here are a few pointers. Emily - Roar Photography, Pin-up Curl

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Tags: Wedding, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, bridal make-up, Luna Photography, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, advice, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, flawless make up, client review, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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Wedding morning tips

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I've had the privilege of being at flippin' loads of wedding mornings; here's the expert advice I've picked up over time which may help you on your big day...

James Green Photography - Kirsty

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Tags: Wedding, skincare, anxiety, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Luna Photography, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, advice, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, 2016
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Jo's wedding

Categories: Weddings

I've known Jo probably about 9 years now through work, and she's always been a joy to be around. She's so kind and caring, her personality is just infectious and you can't help but feel good around her. I've done her make-up a couple of times for special occasions but when her and long-time boyfriend Damien got engaged, she booked Lucille's Locks and myself ASAP for her wedding makeover team.

Jo's before and after, Ms Moo Make Up, bridal make-up

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Tags: Wedding, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, makeup, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, before and after, Luna Photography, BooBooKitty Couture, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, winter wedding, client review, 2016
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Bridal Photoshoot

Categories: Weddings, Photoshoots

Coral & Stone are a duo of wedding photographers (Emma & Jade) based in the East Midlands (One in Derbyshire and one in Northamptonshire!) They contacted me back in Autumn about setting up a bridal shoot and had done insane amounts of research and planning for it; they were putting together a whole team for the shoot, and was I available to be a part of it? Hell yes, I was!

Bridal Photoshoot

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Tags: Wedding, fashion, photoshoot, microbeads, motivation, makeup, Model Students, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, make-up artist, makeup artist, vintage makeup, styled photoshoot, 2016, flower crown
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Emma's wedding

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Emma messaged me about her wedding makeup but I already recognised her face; I'd worked with her before! When she was at university, I did the makeup for one of her final year projects for a photoshoot so it was lovely to hear from her last August about her wedding in January 2016. We booked in a trial and had a good catch up about what we'd both been up to since we'd worked together (which we realised was all the way back in 2011!)

Emma's trial wedding make-up

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, red lipstick, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, vintage makeup, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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Rebecca's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Rebecca came to me to ask about wedding hair and make-up after a bit of a disastrous trial (her words, not mine!) She knew what she wanted but the other make-up artist hadn't done what she'd asked. She booked in with myself and Lucille's Locks, and the Dream Team bundled our way to Repton in Derbyshire on a bank holiday weekend.

Lucille's Locks, Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, tattoos, Illamasqua, wedding suppliers, red lipstick, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, vintage makeup, eyeliner, client review, freelance makeup artist, 2016, Summer Wedding
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Rachael's Wedding

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I've known Rachael since September 1999 when I moved highschool to Rhiwabon in Wrexham. We sang in choirs together, did school plays together, carol concerts, played sports, did Maths, got in trouble! We fell out of touch upon changing schools for sixth form/college but got back in touch about 6 years ago through the brilliant medium of Facebook!

She asked me to do her wedding make-up back home in Wales as soon as she got engaged to Jason; of course, my answer was yes! Her wedding morning was super relaxed, and it was lovely to catch up with her family; mum Elaine and sister Charlotte. She got married in the same church we sang in as kids.

Ms Moo Make Up, Rachael

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, tattoos, makeup, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, selfie, flawless skin, makeup artist, flawless make up, behind the scenes, client review, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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Maya's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Maya contacted me just over a year before her wedding to book me for her big day; when she told me it was a vintage style with lots of 40's and 50's influences, I didn't realise how incredible it'd be.

Ed Godden Photography, Pin Up Curl Hair, Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: Wedding, Derbyshire wedding, Pin Up Curl, tattoos, makeup, wedding suppliers, red lipstick, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup artist, vintage makeup, Team Pin Up Moo, client review, freelance makeup artist, Ed Godden Photography, 2016, Summer Wedding
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Becky's Wedding

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Becky contacted me through a mutual friend, hairdresser extraordinaire QueenB's Hair. She'd been nervous about booking a make-up artist, and told me deciding on someone to do her make up was a very scary prospect, as she'd been having the most nightmares about her make-up going wrong for some reason!

Becky's bridesmaids

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, makeup, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, selfie, makeup artist, behind the scenes, client review, 2016
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