Archive

2021
August (1)
June (1)
May (2)
April (3)
March (3)
February (1)
2020
September (2)
August (2)
July (2)
June (2)
May (2)
April (3)
February (1)
January (3)
2019
August (1)
April (2)
2018
September (1)
August (1)
June (1)
March (1)
2017
August (1)
April (2)
March (1)
January (2)
2016
December (5)
November (4)
October (4)
September (4)
August (5)
July (4)
June (5)
May (4)
April (4)
March (4)
February (5)
January (3)
2015
December (6)

Recent Posts

Eyeliner Recommendations
2022 dates
Interview: SaywellHQ Photography
Swancar Farm Wedding
Interview: Pear and Bear Photography
Summer Wedding Makeup
Weddings Inc. Awards
Interview: Pin Up Curl

Categories

Weddings (44)
Personal (16)
Products (12)
Interviews (12)
Photoshoots (11)
Make-up Lessons (9)
Skincare (9)

Tags

make-up artist (67) makeup artist (53) bridal make-up (49) makeup (47) wedding makeup (47) freelance makeup artist (43) wedding suppliers (41) wedding morning (32) Wedding (31) 2016 (30) wedding makeup review (27) brides to be (26) bridal hair (26) wedding hair (25) wedding trial (24) advice (23) hairstylist (22) client review (21) skincare (20) Illamasqua (20) beauty (20) about me (17) lipstick (17) make-up brushes (17) flawless make up (17) vintage makeup (17) photoshoot (16) professionals (16) makeup lesson (15) bridesmaids (14) in my kit (14) behind the scenes (14) Derbyshire wedding (13) red lipstick (13) cruelty free (13) confidence (12) Nottinghamshire wedding (12) Reviews (11) Luna Photography (11) moisturise (11) selfie (11) flawless skin (10) Summer Wedding (10) tattoos (9) exfoliator (9) Products (9) vegan (9) eyebrows (9) winter wedding (9) award-winning (9) Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year (9) Nottingham Wedding Make Up Artist (9) Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies (8) damaged skin (8) winter skincare (8) eyeshadow (8) self-employed (8) Emily and Katy Photography (8) anxiety (7) Lucille's Locks (7) foundation (7) self care (7) dry skin (7) skincare advice (7) Team Pin Up Moo (7) styled photoshoot (7) Ed Godden Photography (7) 2015 (7) Autumn Wedding (7) 2019 Wedding (7) recommended supplier (7) Soap & Glory (6) Christmas (6) No7 (6) Flashes and Lashes (6) Pin Up Curl (6) make-up shelf life (6) before and after (6) stressfree (6) ethical (6) fascinators (6) photographer (6) pinup make up (6) Lessons (5) eyeshadow palette (5) eyeliner (5) Mon Amie Hair (5) Nottingham Photographer (5) transgender (4) fashion (4) Studio (4) Rock n Roll Bride (4) gratitude (4) mental health (4) mascara (4) Model (4) spf (4) NYX cosmetics (4) flower crown (4) 2020 Wedding (4) Wollaton Hall Wedding (4) KH Hair (3) coffee (3) motivation (3) Model Students (3) shelf life (3) retouching (3) Wollaton Hall (3) The Walled Garden (3) Camera Hannah (3) primer (3) hydrating (3) Spring Wedding (3) pandemic (3) COVID (3) cruelty-free makeup (3) Elizabeth Arden (2) Resolutions (2) BODY Charity (2) microbeads (2) Garnier Miceller Water (2) self esteem (2) Vaseline (2) BooBooKitty Couture (2) Simple (2) Body Dysmorphia (bdd) (2) treatmenttuesday (2) Vogue (2) GG's PinUp Couture (2) Urban Decay (2) Sugarpill Cosmetics (2) Trichotillomania (2) Olaplex (2) Sutherland and Barnett (2) social media manager (2) save the date (2) W&Co Hair (2) mattifying (2) red hair (2) Donington Park Farmhouse (2) hair wear (2) summer skincare (2) Save The Date Magazine (2) 2019 (2) interview (2) Award Winning Make Up Artist (2) Seventeen (1) Sugar & Vice (1) MAC Cosmetics (1) ELF Cosmetics (1) microblading (1) Charmaine (1) Bodycraft (1) English Hair and Beauty Awards (1) The West Mill (1) Twig and Vine Phootgraphy (1) The Body Shop (1) Burton Town Hall (1) Curious Magpie (1) Kula Tsurdiu (1) 2015 Round Up (1) makeover (1) Marcus Holdsworth Photography (1) trans (1) Swancar Farm (1) sutherland and barnett nottingham (1) Anna Rose Heaton Photography (1) Holme Pierrepont Hall (1) Pin Up Curl Hairwear (1) Hairwear (1) vintage hair (1) Pear and Bear Photography (1) Outstanding (1) Christmas Wedding (1) Andy (1)
RSS Feed

Tag: in my kit

Eyeliner Recommendations

Categories: Products

It's just a flick... one little, tiny eyeliner flick... 

SO WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO MAKE THEM EVEN AND POINT THE SAME WAY?!

READ MORE »
Tags: Illamasqua, makeup, advice, make-up brushes, in my kit, makeup lesson, makeup artist, flawless make up, eyeliner, cruelty-free makeup
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

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

READ MORE »
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
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

My favourite makeup primers

Categories: Products

Primers are a great part of my makeup kit, and I love telling people in my 1-2-1 lessons how they work and what they are all for. I have a range of my primers in my kit because I need to be prepared for all skin eventualities so you certainly won't need all of these.

Ms Moo Make Up applying Illamasqua lipstick at The West Mill

READ MORE »
Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, makeup, vegan, make-up shelf life, advice, beauty, make-up artist, foundation, in my kit, makeup lesson, NYX cosmetics, ethical, makeup artist, skincare advice, self-employed, Ed Godden Photography, primer, mattifying, hydrating
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

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

READ MORE »
Tags: Illamasqua, makeup, vegan, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, make-up artist, make-up brushes, foundation, in my kit, makeup lesson, cruelty free, freelance makeup artist, Emily and Katy Photography
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

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

READ MORE »
Tags: Illamasqua, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, make-up artist, in my kit, winter skincare, stressfree, flawless skin, flawless make up, freelance makeup artist
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

Cleaning your make-up brushes

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Cleaning brushes is a make-up artists never-ending task. It just goes on and on and on – and when you’ve got weddings back to back, it sometimes feels like you’re in a never-ending cycle of cleaning them. I’ve often dreamt about cleaning them or having not cleaned them and then panicking, and then I’ve woken up exhausted!

Make up brushes to be cleaned

READ MORE »
Tags: shelf life, make-up shelf life, advice, make-up brushes, in my kit
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

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

READ MORE »
Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, make-up artist, in my kit, cruelty free, ethical, eyeshadow, dry skin
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

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

READ MORE »
Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, Products, advice, in my kit, moisturise, eyebrows, cruelty free, NYX cosmetics, ethical, dry skin
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

Top 6 picks for the Illamasqua sale

Categories: Products

As you know if you're a reader of my blog or have ever had a 1-2-1 make-up lesson with me, I adore Illamasqua products. They are cruelty-free, have a background in stage make-up (so their stuff stays put!), they have an extensive vegan collection and they actively encourage individuality - you want a deep sea blue and green lipstick? They've got it! Every year, Illamasqua have a January sale and I held out as long as I can because now I know that they'll keep adding things as the month goes on. I hopped over on Friday to have a browse through... Go. Go now. There are some AMAZING bargains!

Radiance Veil - usually £32.00, reduced to £9.60.

 

READ MORE »
Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, eyeshadow palette, in my kit, eyeshadow, eyeliner
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

Ms Moo's Sales Shopping List

Categories: Personal, Products

I decided early on this year not to do Christmas presents with friends or family, but to donate to some charities close to my heart. I'm going to donate what I would've spent on presents (Framework, CALMHeads Together and MOAS) and instead of going to be booking in some mates' dates! Exchanging time is far more valuable to me when I'm this busy so I'm looking forward to planning some of them in for the coming months.

Ms Moo applies dark eyeshadow to a blonde bridesmaid with a plait in her hair

READ MORE »
Tags: Soap & Glory, Christmas, vegan, make-up brushes, in my kit, cruelty free
Leave a Comment | Comments: 1

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...

READ MORE »
Tags: skincare, No7, confidence, exfoliator, beauty, make-up artist, spf, damaged skin, foundation, in my kit, moisturise, self care, stressfree, flawless skin, cruelty free, ethical, makeup artist, flawless make up, dry skin, skincare advice
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

MAC and me

Categories: Products

"Do you use MAC make-up?"

It’s a question I get asked a lot as to what make-up brands I keep in my kit. When a potential client enquires, I go through a few names (the big brands and the smaller ones) but there’s noticeably one missing which would often be in other make-up artists’ kits. As I then say that I don't use their products before I've had a chance to explain I feel it sometimes goes against me as I then have to justify why I don’t.

Anti-MAC

READ MORE »
Tags: Illamasqua, Products, lipstick, makeup, vegan, red lipstick, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, MAC Cosmetics, in my kit, cruelty free, Urban Decay, ELF Cosmetics, NYX cosmetics, Sugarpill Cosmetics, ethical
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

Summer Skincare

Categories: Skincare

I apply SPF to my face each day; so much so that I probably remember to do it more than I do brush my hair!

READ MORE »
Tags: skincare, No7, confidence, coffee, Products, brides to be, advice, beauty, make-up brushes, spf, Simple, damaged skin, in my kit, self care, 2016
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

Make-up Shelf Life - pt 1

Categories: Make-up Lessons

There's a bazillion (yes, that's a word!) of articles for the shelf life of make-up but I don't think people really realise why it's so important.

READ MORE »
Tags: skincare, Products, makeup, shelf life, mascara, make-up shelf life, advice, beauty, make-up artist, in my kit, makeup lesson, makeup artist, freelance makeup artist, 2016
Leave a Comment | Comments: 0

Subscribe to our mailing list: