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Tag: dry skin

Tips for Winter

Categories: Skincare

Let's be frank here; if your skincare game isn't on point, then your makeup won't be. You could have half the beauty counter in your makeup bag, but you need a 10/10 skincare regime! So here are some top tips for the winter to get your skin through it in one (gloriously moisturised) piece...

Kara at The Walled Garden, Emily & Katy

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Tags: skincare, exfoliator, advice, spf, damaged skin, moisturise, winter skincare, dry skin, skincare advice, hydrating
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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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Tags: skincare, confidence, Products, makeup, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, advice, beauty, make-up artist, moisturise, winter skincare, flawless skin, cruelty free, ethical, makeup artist, flawless make up, dry skin, skincare advice, behind the scenes, freelance makeup artist, Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year, primer, mattifying, hydrating, summer skincare
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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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Tags: skincare, mental health, exfoliator, makeup, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, advice, make-up artist, spf, damaged skin, in my kit, moisturise, self care, winter skincare, flawless skin, makeup artist, flawless make up, dry skin, skincare advice, freelance makeup artist, Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year, Ed Godden Photography, The Body Shop, summer skincare, Nottingham Wedding Make Up Artist
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My illamasqua must haves

Categories: Products

Illamasqua is a makeup artists best friend. I constantly bang on about them in my 1-2-1 lessons and at my bridal trials when clients ask who they are or why have they heard of them in stores. As they've announced a 20% off sale over Easter, I thought I'd guide you through some of my all-time favourite products that will enhance any makeup kit tenfold. Strap in!

Illamasqua delivery box of vegan and cruelty free products

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, make-up artist, in my kit, cruelty free, ethical, eyeshadow, dry skin
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Five must have products for a tenner or under

Categories: Products

Someone asked me at a make-up lesson recently what my favourite budget product was. In my make-up kit, I have got a whole range of products and brands and I'll always try to find a high street version of a premium brand. Not always easy but I do try! However, here's 5 products that are all £10.00 or under that I wholly recommend you get for your kit.

Cup of coffee in front of makeup products and brushes

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Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, Products, advice, in my kit, moisturise, eyebrows, cruelty free, NYX cosmetics, ethical, dry skin
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Hangover repairs

Categories: Skincare

You wake up, you don’t know what time it is, you don’t WANT to know what time it is but you know you’ve got that thing to go to today, and you really don’t want to but you really have to and why, oh why did I have that Sambuca to finish the night... does this sound familiar?! C’mon, let’s not beat about the bush here; holidays are comin’, as are the hangovers. Dirty indulgent hangovers from all the dirty indulgent festive booze...! Here's a photo of me from over 10 years ago after a Christmas party. It is NOT pretty; but it's here to show that I know how awful you can feel (and look, let's be honest!) the morning after the night before when you did all those sambucas...!

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Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, exfoliator, Garnier Miceller Water, Vaseline, mascara, damaged skin, foundation, moisturise, self care, treatmenttuesday, winter skincare, eyebrows, dry skin
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Dry skin and make-up

Categories: Skincare

There was once a girl with dry skin who thought she’d never find a foundation to ever make her skin look good. She searched for that wonder product for all her years, and never did her one true foundation come to being. Sad, the felt she’d never get good foundation coverage until she met her fairy make-up godmother who gave her some skincare advice...

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Dry lips

Categories: Skincare

Vaseline is one of those things ingrained in us that it's moisturising and good for dry lips. In reality, it doesn't moisturise dry lips at all; it causes a barrier over your lips and gives a sense of false hydration :/ Even on their site they say that it's absorbed into the skin but in another question says that it provides a protective barrier; which is it?!

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Tags: skincare, Elizabeth Arden, exfoliator, Products, vegan, Vaseline, advice, beauty, make-up artist, damaged skin, winter skincare, makeup lesson, makeup artist, dry skin, skincare advice, hydrating, 2016
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