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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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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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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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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

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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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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Eyeshadow magic trick

Categories: Make-up Lessons

On a night out or important occasion, I bet each of you have done this...

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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 a 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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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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Self Care to do list

Categories: Personal

I recently wrote up this list for BODY, the Body Dysmorphia (BDD) charity I volunteer for. Lauren the CEO asked me to write a quick list of things that are cheap/easy to do that will help you feel better about you. So if you have 5 minutes for self-care or 50 minutes, there's something in here for you.

Self Care to do list - msmoomakeup.com, BODY charity

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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 makeup brushes and I didn’t know what many of them did; so many new and exciting things, I was gobsmacked! 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 are 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.

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Tags: Reviews, Products, makeup, make-up shelf life, before and after, advice, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, foundation, selfie, makeup artist, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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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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Trial advice

Categories: Weddings

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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Sugar and Vice SS16

Categories: Photoshoots

Emma and I have both wanted to work with Gingerface for a while and when we approached her it was just after she'd announced her hiatus - would she still like to shoot with us? Her answer, YES! :D On the morning of the shoot, we have a bit of a mix up with someone we were meant to be borrowing some plants from so we popped to see the lovely ladies of Lee Rosy's tea room across the street from us and asked if we could borrow their plant from the window. Here's Emma looking not so camouflaged!

Luna Photography, plant Lee Rosys tea shop

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Jenny and Kitty

Categories: Photoshoots

I got my studio in Hockley with Emma of Luna Photography about three years ago now, and whilst we're not in the studio all that often at the same time we flippin' love working together when we can get in. Emma does a lot of commercial, wedding and family photography but we've also our business, Flashes and Lashes which is a makeover photoshoot experience. Whilst we're known for our pin-up/vintage styling, we absolutely love working with people who want a photoshoot to just feel good about themselves - whatever the style, we absolutely guarantee to have you smiling and feeling good when you're at Flashes and Lashes HQ.

Flashes and Lashes - Emma and Sali, Nottingham photoshoots

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Wedding morning tips

Categories: Weddings

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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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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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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Tags: Lessons, skincare, Products, lipstick, makeup, shelf life, mascara, make-up shelf life, advice, make-up artist, makeup lesson, eyeshadow, makeup artist, eyeliner, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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Amber's review

Categories: Make-up Lessons

I have a lot of transgender clients, providing monthly makeovers for nights out to my one-to-one makeup lessons in order to learn how to apply make-up. There's not much I love more than hearing back from clients and getting photos of their make-up and practice runs.

Make-up Lessons in Nottingham

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Tags: Lessons, Reviews, transgender, confidence, makeup, make-up artist, make-up brushes, makeup lesson, makeup artist, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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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.

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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
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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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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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Rachael's Wedding

Categories: Weddings

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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Power lipstick

Categories: Personal, Products

Lipstick is so underrated. In these cold and dark weeks after Christmas, everyone's mood slums and enthusiasm for the New Year wains ever so slightly until the days noticeably get longer and payday comes around again. Last week was a washout. I felt rubbish about everything and couldn't motivate myself at all, then I beat myself up for feeling like that instead of being nice to myself. I had to nap because I was exhausted from not sleeping properly, so I wasn't kind to myself about that either! When you feel this low, it's difficult to motivate yourself. I'd flicked through my Timehop in bed and came across this:

"Today is a power lipstick kind of day."

Power Lipstick, Ms Moo Make Up, red hair, red eyebrows, Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: about me, No7, Illamasqua, gratitude, anxiety, lipstick, motivation, makeup, red lipstick, eyebrows, selfie, 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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KH Hair Image of the Year 2015

Categories: Photoshoots

I'm working with KH Hair again this week. I flippin' love working with them each year, and their art team are wonderfully creative. They set up an inter salon competition last year; here are some behind the scenes photos I took and final look photos by the super talented Marcus Holdsworth.

KH Hair, Marcus Holdsworth Photography, Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: photoshoot, KH Hair, makeup, Model Students, hairstylist, Model, make-up artist, makeup artist, behind the scenes, freelance makeup artist, styled photoshoot, 2016
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Becky's Wedding

Categories: Weddings

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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