Saturday, 26 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Sunday Beauty School Mini Shoot

Those of you who are following me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook probably know that Love Moi Makeup and I have launched The Sunday Beauty School, starting on Sunday 10th November.

Last weekend I put together a shoot with Baskerville and Wild to capture photographs for the step-by-step guides that will be given to all those who attend the hairstyling demonstration. The gorgeous Katie modeled for us, and we couldn't help but get a few gorgeous non-technical shots too. Here are the results...

Before and After: Attendees will learn how to create this hair look at The Sunday Beauty School

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Halloween MakeUp and Photoshoot

Everyone loves Halloween right?

I certainly do. This year (after working the the Zombie Weddding muscial) I was asked to do Zombie makeup for a real life 'Zombie' wedding. The bride and groom were big zombie fans and I had so much fun making up the guests. This year I have also got to work on 2 World War II films, which has bought me into contact with prosthetics and the processes for creating scaring and gross wounds.

So all this lead me to thinking - I MUST do something for Halloween!

I have teamed up with the lovely Emily, owner of LoveMoi Makeup to present the you 'The Halloween Parlour'.

We'll be offering these on 2 dates as Halloween falls mid-week(ish). Saturday 26th October and Saturday 2nd November. 

I will be offering 2 'levels' of 'Zombiefacation'. The the first involves making you look, welll, dead. I can add scabs and blood and this takes around 15 minutes and costs £10.

The second and more detailed option includes special effects scaring and grazing using latex made myself. As this is latex you will need to come in for a skin test, as people can be allergic to this. You also have the option of cuts using special effects wax too if you are allergic to latex. This takes around 30 minutes ad costs £25 You can book by contacting me at

Emily is best known for her gorgeous beauty work, but she will be taking it to a rather different level. She is creating some macabre (but actually quite sexy) looks like the one below. Contact her at to book.

Last but not least here are some of the images from my zombie shoot with the very patient and game Alex. Thank you Alex for allowing me to take you to the park in Zombie make up - you're a star.

Photos, editing and makeup by Flamingo Amy. Enjoy!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Guide to Creating a Modern 1920's Look

After the hype surrounding The Great Gatesby Emily Turnbull (aka LoveMoi MakeUp) and I teamed up to create a guide on a couple of looks inspired by the film and the period.

A Vintage Wedding Guide has blogged our guide on these styles, the first one you can see here, and it's a modern version. The second is slightly more true to the period, but with an editorial look. Here is the sneak preview the that said style. You can learn how to create this one next week on the Vintage Wedding Guide blog.

The very talented Rekah Garton photographed this for us. Make sure you take a look at her work too.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Amanda's Make Over

Amanda very kindly, and bravely volunteered to have her before and after photo taken as I wanted to show how dramatically makeup and hair styling can change the appearance. I wanted to tell you a little about what products I used too.

Amanda was going to an event and her style icon is Audrey Hepburn so she wanted to channel a bit of her style. Audrey's style was so feminine and sophisticated and could be copied even today without looking out of date. Don't you love those brows?


Amanda's hair is fairly short (in terms of hair up) but could just about go into a chignon. I used a large Babyliss Pro tong to smooth out and set the set away from the face, and a straightener to smooth her fringe over to one side. Those of you who follow me know that my favorite hairspray is Tresemme Freeze Hold, so of course I used that here as well. Go easy if you haven't used it before - it's not called Freeze Hold for nothing.If your hair is finer try their newer finer spray, which gives the hold but isn't as heavy.

Make Up

I really love the brand Illamasqua, and their Skin Base Foundation provides excellent coverage. It's great for dryer skin too and really helps smooth out any imperfections and it has a satin finish which I really like. I used Illamasqua's Medium Pencil in Honour to gently fill in her brows to make them a little more bold and 1950's in shape. Amanda didn't want to go overboard with her eyes, and I used MAC's gel eye liner in Dipdown, which is a brown, to line her eye lid but didn't flick this out.

The before photo was taken on Amanda's camera, and the others on my own, if you're wondering why the colouring is different!

Hope you've enjoyed this post, hopefully I'll have some more posts like this for you soon.

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Norwich Vintage Fair - New Services!

I haven't blogged for ages. There's been no time, what can I say?!

I promise to start again soon, and properly this time, change is in the air...but not all can be revealed quite yet...

In the meantime some of you may have seen my recent venture into make-up. I get asked fairly regularly - 'Do you do MakeUp'? And my debut will be at the Norwich Vintage Fair on Sunday 24th February at St Andrws Hall Norwich. To begin with I will just be offering this service for events and photoshoots, but then...who knows?

Here is the list for the fair, if you would like to book an appointment at The Pop Up Salon!