First blog post
OK, so I have finally got round to doing a blog for this site.
If you don't know already - I have been doing makeup for brides since the early 90's. Although at college I did loads of makeup ( yes contouring has been around that long - it's really nothing new in fact thats a whole blog in itself) I got into it quite by accident - as a mobile beauty therapist specialising in fibreglass nails (oh, how I loved this nail system that seems to be almost unheard of these days) waxing, facials and electrolysis. I seemed to be getting requested to do makeups for weddings more and more and decided to take the plunge and go to brides houses on the morning of the wedding - how nervous was I? You have no idea!!!!
At the time there were only a handful of makeup artists covering the Sunderland area (I still remember Heather who looked after me and passed on work to me - to her I am totally grateful if she happens to read this) I started to do wedding fayres and advertised in the good old Yellow Pages - no Facebook to promote me - just old fashioned word of mouth and local advertising.
I practiced on myself, friends and family and without the luxury of You tube to guide me - I discovered my own tips and techniques that gave my makeups a long lasting finish. I always liked to shade brows in and cut a makeup brush to make my own brow brush and some brides thought I was crazy at suggesting I fill their brows - now everyones doing it and rightly so!!!
Over the past years my beauty career has always been in this industry - however, I have specialised in so many different areas and I have managed to gain myself a thick folder of certificates of pretty much every treatment on offer. I love learning. Always will. I think I have just about done everything I wanted to achieve or was ever curious about. I may add all of my certificates on a blog at some point.
So here I am - 20 years on and still loving this industry - loving the old techniques ressurected to bring new fresh looks.
I hope to bring you some blogs on location weddings and some new skills I have aquired over the past year.
I look forward to hearing from brides in 2016 and 2017.