Monday, 30 June 2014

Weleda Insight Day 2014: Part One

Today I was lucky enough to visit the Weleda Headquarters in Ilkeston, Derbyshire to attend one of their annual Insight Days. An opportunity to understand more about the company and to be shown around their biodynamic gardens, I had been hankering to take a trip ever since last summer when I read about the visit taken by fellow Make-up Artist Lou Dartford.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Top Five: Organic Bronzing Powders

Although it seems to be a little intermittent at the moment, believe it or not Summer really is here and with it the eternal trend for glowing, sunkissed skin.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Madeira

Whether accompanied by a deep and dark smokey eye, a barely there base or a vibrant splash of colour, Nude lips are always a winner and look great day or night, at any time of year. I recently got my hands on a nude that has well and truly made itself at home in my pro kit...

Monday, 16 June 2014

Testing, Testing...

I love almost every aspect of my job (accounting aside) but one of the things that excites me is road testing new products that I have accumulated. Even in the days before I began writing, product testing was one of those things that went on and was/is part and parcel of being a Make-up Artist and one of the best ways to keep on top of trends in the industry...

Monday, 9 June 2014

From The Vault: Madara Tinting Fluid

This months trip down memory lane takes us to Latvia... Ok, maybe not quite to Latvia itself but as near as many of us will get. Madara's Moonflower Tinting Fluid was once my personal go-to product when it came to a light, easy to wear base, but is it now..?

Friday, 6 June 2014

Fresh Therapies Natural Nail Polish Remover

One of the things that can be most off putting things about a product is the scent. How many times have you carried on scouring the shelves for a more fragrant smelling alternative once you've encountered a whiff of something unpleasant? For me it's anything even vaguely banana-y. From smoothies to body lotion; If it has even been in the same county as a banana I run a mile!

Monday, 2 June 2014

World Environment Day 2014

I warn you this is not a make-up based post...
This Thursday is World Environment Day 2014; an worldwide event celebrated on the 5th June annually. Run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Environment Day (WED) is the UN's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide environmental awareness and promoting action.