bride to be

Wedding Expos!

So excited to attend the Central Coast Wedding Expo this Sunday, 19th March! 

It's a local expo, taking place at the Ettalong Diggers. MEANING... I get to network with hundreds of beautiful, local brides-to-be! I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I love making brides feel beautiful on their special day, it's literally the best part of my job! So I can't wait to meet more potential clients for 2017/18!

To celebrate my love for Brides and everything 'Bridal' I have created a Bridal Hamper, full of everything you could possibly need for your wedding day! The basket includes things like; A floral satin robe, Bride-to-be sash, Champagne, Makeup, Brushes, a touch up kit, and SO MUCH MORE! I went bananas making this thing!

On the flip side, getting ready for a wedding expo is next-level stressful! I made a conscious effort to be super prepared for this expo (being my second) I think I know what to expect...I hope! I went all out and bought new table cloths, a backing curtain, banner, decorations & my bridal hamper! I'm feeling so on top of it and I'm so excited! But so nervous at the same time!

So feel free to come and visit me at the Central Coast Wedding Expo this Sunday 19th of March at Ettlong Diggers.. Who knows, you might even be the winner of my wonderful bridal basket :)

What's in my Makeup Kit?

I get asked my potential clients all the time - "What Makeup do you use?"

I know people are curious, especially since going cruelty-free, what makeup I actually do have in my Makeup Kit. Contrary to popular belief you actually can look flawless and stunning on your wedding day without touching a single MAC product! I actually use plenty of very well known, high end makeup brands who produce quality products but don't feel the need to rub them all over a bunny and wait for an allergic reaction. Two Faced, NARS, Hour Glass, Urban Decay and Morphe are all quality makeup brands that appear in kit, just to name a few. 

Most of my products are by luxury brands, yes... but not so exclusive that you can't go out and purchase them if you loved how it looked on your skin. You adored that glowy foundation and blinding highlighter? Great! You can easily grab them for your own personal collection next time you're at Sephora. I will happily give you the product name and the colour I used on you. 

So these are my current favs for each category of Makeup.. If you book with me this is most likely what will end up on your pretty face:

Primer - Two Faced hang over primer (hydrating, smoothing and smells AMAZING)

Foundation - NARS sheer glow (makes your skin look naturally flawless) or Two Faced born this way (med-full coverage, matte, flawless finish)

Concealer - ELF maximum coverage concealer (the highest of coverage, my secret weapon) or LA Girl pro conceal (Every MUA has used this as some point, an oldie but a goodie)

Setting Powder - Ben Nye translucent powder (sets your face makeup in place like magic)

Bronzer - Two Faced chocolate solet (suits every skin tone, and dead set smells like choc)

Contour - NYX contour palette (there is literally a colour for everyone, amazing product)

Blush - Ben Nye (almost always a pink and peach combo, works a treat for a natural glow)

Highlighter - Usually a combo of The Balm mary loumanizer and Hour Glass ambient light (a match made in heaven for a glowing bride)

Eye shadows - Morphe (so many pigmented colours, I don't know if I will ever get over them)

Eyeliner - Tarte tartist liner (jet back and life proof)

Mascara - NYX waterproof black (can't go wrong with waterproof black)

Lashes - Model Rock Lashes or Red Cherry Lashes (best and most natural, also you can reuse them after!)

Setting Spray - Urban Decay (the only setting spray, like hairspray for your face)


So these are my makeup kit basics, obviously every makeup is different and I gravitate between different products. Iv'e tried and tested all of these products and I know that they will last ALL DAY & NIGHT! Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into my kit :)

Happy New Year!

A lot of people complained about 2016 but for me it was great! I lived overseas and experienced a different was of life. We travelled Europe and Asia, moved home to Australia, I relaunched my business, made bookings for 2017, completed a small business management course, spend Christmas with my family and brought in the New Year with my love and my best friends.

It's the start of a new year and an exciting one for me! I have so much planned for 2017. I've established myself as a Cruelty Free MUA and I'm getting fantastic feedback! I've booked my first Vegan wedding for September this year as well as other brides who just generally care about the fight against animal cruelty!

I have some small goals in the works - becoming a stockist for MBL lipsticks, getting involved in the Look Good Feel Better program and adding one on one makeup lessons to my list of services. 

I know 2017 is going to be a crazy big year for me and my growing business. I already feel overwhelmed with the amount of support and amazing feedback I've had from both friends and loved ones as well as recent clients. This year is off to a good start! I cant wait to dive in!