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Sunday, 28 November 2010

New YT Video- Katy B 'Lights on'

Hey guys,

 I am OBSESSED with this song! It does help that she shares the same but I think she is amazing and this song has one of my other inspirations from the early 2000's Miss Dynamite. The video has three different looks -an eyeliner and bold lip, neutral brown and a black and gold smokey eye. This is the latter and the pic I used is below;

 The products I used were;
 Eve Pearl HD foundation and concealer in Light
 Bad Gal eye liner
 Bad gal palette from Sleek - Noir, Underground and Gunmetal
 Naked palette from Urban decay - Baked and Virgin
 Make up forever aqua smokey lash mascara
 Barbara Daly - Highlighter powder
 Mac's subculture lip liner
 Maybelline colour sensational lip gloss in Cashmere rose

 Hope this is informative and enjoyable!

 Big hugs


Thursday, 18 November 2010

I am obsessed with new You Tube gurus!

Hey guys,

 For a while I have not found any new inspiring Youtubers. I have always enjoyed youtube with the Pixiwoo sisters and Kandee Johnson being my go to gurus-I am always excited when I see one of their Vid's in my subs box! But lately i have not found anything new to shout about. for me my make up gurus have to have something unique. 

 But the following channels have really inspired me.

  Uzma Yakoob and Sculpy beauty is a breath of fresh air. Her videos are based on looks I want to create and she uses products that I can buy easily and are good value for money. I love the way she edits the videos and makes them informative. I have even bought the Sculpt Beauty Iphone app which alerts me when they have a new video! Keep it up Uzma!

 Those fans of ten Years younger will recognise Lisa as the resident Make up artist and know that she knows exactly what she is doing! She has crated my favourite look this year of Nicole Richie Marie Claire magazine cover and shares the secrets with us on her well presented channel. I am hooked and love her! I recently read a interview with Sam Chapman who states that when she has time she watches Lisa's videos. If that's not a major endorsement then I don't know what is!

 A new one to me and it's an american school based in NYC. The instructors do things totally out of the box and is fab to see. Check out the Avant Garde baby doll look. I must admit if I ever go to NY again I will be stocking up on their products big time! I'm off to check out the rest of MUD's vids.....

Honorable mentions;

 And me of course!

Shameless plug x x 
Enjoy guys!

Big hugs

Katie x x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

My time with Kandee

Hey guys,

 A lot has happened since my day with Kandee J and the rest of her fab Glaministas in London. I went along to learn as much as I could from this fab lady that I have watched for the past two years of my life. I had done a lot of research into Glaminars and read various experiences - positive and the odd negative so I did not know what quite to expect. 

At the risk of sounding trite I really found the day extraordinary! I learnt how to focus my mind to what I want from life and I am now striving to get it. I have remembered everyday to keep being the pink tree in the street!

  I never thought that when i searched for 'wedding make up' for my big day in 2008 that I would now be running my own bridal make up business and aiming from the stars.

 The sunday after the Glaminar I had a stand at a local bridal show in Bedford. It was my first one and I was so nervous but with Kandee's words in my mind I went along and secured four weddings and three potentials. 

 This is me at my stand!

 On a more practical note the Glamiar taught me to market myself and my business and reach new markets for my work. I am also aware of contracts and what I have to think about when planning a bridal make up application. I have put these ideas into practice and i am reaping the rewards. So far I have booked jobs three times the value I paid for the Glaminar. Now i am sure that I had a hand in securing the bookings but I am sure without the Glaminar I would not have taken it to the next level.

 Thank-you Kandee for coming to London and because of you I will always remember
'You were born unique and don't die a copy'

 Big hugs

Katie xx

(The girl with the London telephone box make up case!)