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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.

Jenny & Eddie. Kathryn Edwards Photography. 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!

Jenny - Kathryn Edwards Photography - Ms Moo Make Up

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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 :)

Chris Snowden Photo

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My illamasqua must haves

Categories: Products

Illamasqua are 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!

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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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Tags: Pin Up Curl, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, makeup, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, make-up artist, vintage makeup, winter wedding, Team Pin Up Moo
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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?!

Lizzie for Flashes and Lashes - Nottingham

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Make-up Lessons - Christmas offer!

Categories: Make-up Lessons

So I know it’s a bit early to talk about Christmas but the time has come, and I’m feeling festive already! Maybe it’s the Christmas adverts on TV, or mince pies in the shops or the fact that Baileys in on offer EVERYWHERE! Either way, I’m feeling jolly and in the festive spirit (okay, maybe that IS the Baileys...!) so from NOW until CHRISTMAS EVE at 11.59pm, my 1-2-1 make-up lessons are going to be reduced from £65.00 to £50.00!

1-2-1 Make-up Lessons - Ms Moo Make Up, Nottingham make-up artist

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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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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
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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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Vogue Italia and me

Categories: Photoshoots

It was back in January 2015 that Rozalind Williams contacted me about her idea for a shoot. She wanted to shoot portraits of a model with tense hands clutching onto items such as broken teacups, ripped up letters and scrunched up love letters. It was to be softly lit, warm tones with a romantic feel. She'd arranged for Ash Millman to be our model for the day, having fallen in love with her Cupid's bow and hair colour. And honestly, how couldn't you?!

Ms Moo Make Up - Nottingham - Ash Millman by Rozalind Williams Photography

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Sutherland and Barnett - Part One

Categories: Personal

You know when you get a phone call that just stuns you and you don’t know what to say? That was me when I had a phone call from Andrew Sutherland, Director and one of the head stylists at Sutherland and Barnett; a hairdressing and colour salon. I’d entered a Facebook competition to celebrate the salon’s 10th birthday, and I won £1000 of hairdressing!

Ms Moo Make Up - Sutherland and Barnett voucher

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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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Eyeshadow magic trick

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Eyeshadow Fallout - image from beautifulwithbrains.com

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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 chance to explain I feel it sometimes goes against me as I then have to justify why I don’t.

Anti-MAC

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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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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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Retouching

Categories: Skincare

I shared this Beyonce retouch photo on my Facebook a couple of weeks ago. I've felt this blog post brewing for a little while, so decided to get my thoughts out after having spoken about it with other industry professionals. I'm talking about Photoshop and retouching of images. I don't think the unretouched photo is that great (make-up wise) but my feeling around these images is that the make-up artist responsible probably didn't have much time to get things right so she shouldn't be bad mouthed. Beyonce is likely to have a team around her for every makeup and skincare need she has but we forget that whilst she does have this life of privildge, she's a working mother, with ridiculous hours, tour schedules, rehearsals, travelling etc. Let's cut her some slack for having skin like EVERYONE ELSE because she's busting her butt with work and family. Reality check; it's what real life skin looks like!

Beyonce - unretouched L'oreal

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Hayley's wedding

Categories: Weddings

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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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 specialties 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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Favourite make-up brush

Categories: Products

Man, I have so many brushes. I bought a few single ones when I started getting into makeup then my lovely friends bought me a whole roll of make up brushes and I didn’t know what many of them did; so many new and exciting things, I was gob smacked! I now have two brush 'kits' (my personal one and my professional one), and I’ve changed many around when I’ve found better quality ones. That said, I don't spend loads on my brushes; there's a few specialist brushes that I've splurged on and some have been fabulous, some have been atrocious but it's one of my mid-range brushes that's my favourite make-up brush.

Sigma/MAC/Real Techniques stippling brush comparison

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Wedding make-up review

Categories: Weddings

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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jayerockett.com

Categories: Interviews

I got to know Jaye through Twitter, as a blogger with a witty tongue and kind heart. She writes passionately and loves make-up; why wouldn't I love her?! We spoke about her dissertation piece in which she had to produce a magazine, and she asked if I'd write an article for it. I really enjoyed writing it so I've copied it below but you can see all things Jaye related on her blog here. (p.s. she does some AWESOME sale posts every now and then, keep your peepers out!)

Foundation - JayeRockett.com blog and magazine

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Make-up Shelf Life - pt 2

Categories: Make-up Lessons, Products

After my little rant a few weeks ago about mascara shelf life, I figured I'd do a little guide on the shelf life of other products that are likely to be in your make-up bag.

make-up bag picture

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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.

I asked someone recently at a make-up lesson, if they had mayonnaise in the fridge that was 6 months out of date but there was still loads left in the jar, would they eat it? Answer: Hell no, and dry retch.

So damn it, why are people still using mascara on their EYES that's out of date?!

sore eyes mascara

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Emma's wedding

Categories: Weddings

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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GGs and Flashes and Lashes

Categories: Photoshoots

I first worked wtih GG's Pin-up Couture back in 2012 with burlesque starlet Anna Fur Laxis, known for her knife throwing and heart stopping acts.

Anna Fur Laxis for GG's Pin Up Couture - Flashes and Lashes

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Amanda's review

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Teaching clients really makes me happy! I've taught all over basic make-up tips and more specialised lessons for a specific look, and each of my clients have been superb students.

Make-up Lesson, Makeovers, Ms Moo Make Up

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Rachael's Wedding

Categories: Weddings

I've known Rachael since September 1999 when I moved high school 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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About lessons

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Make-up lessons are one of my favourite things to do; I love putting make up on people and giving little tips and hints on how to do things better, or recommending a product to them. I pride myself on being down to earth and being a realist; I’m not one for spending buckets on lotions and potions, but I like to find the stuff that works and recommend things I’ve tried and liked or that I think is good value for money. I like a good bargain!! That said, you really do get what you pay for; you're instantly going to tell the difference in quality in certain products, be it skincare or make-up.

Scarlett - Luna Photography, unedited

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