Monday, 1 September 2014

Sheffield Bloggers Meetup in Meadowhall!

The Sheffild Blogger Meetup was an event that I had literally been looking forward too all year! I secured my place pretty early on and was really excited to finally meet more Sheffield based (or at least close by) bloggers. Since the Meetup at the beginning of August I've already seen some of these lovely ladies again! Organised by the lovely Siobhan from The Beauty Bake(with a tiny bit of help from myself for goodie bag and raffle contributions) the event was absolutely amazing. It was great to have a small group so we could all talk and get to know each other better. It started around 2pm at Meadowhall, however unfortunately for me that was the week where I was in a little car accident and wasn't feeling the best. Nevertheless, I piled on my makeup, took some tablets and headed there rather late as I didn't want to completely let everyone down. Since working at Meadowhall, it hasn't become my favourite place and as I arrived the shopping was in full swing with the Sheffield Bloggers' arms full of bags from just about everywhere. Soon it was time to stop shopping and head to Las Iguanas for some tapas and cocktails. I absolutely love it there and Las Iguanas is probably one of my favourite places to eat in Meadowhall as the cocktails are amazing (and always on offer!).

Sheffield based beauty bloggers, sheffield bloggers,

The group photo was taking by Jaye, I slightly ruined it by baking out of funny faces at the last minute and laughing instead....

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Makeup Revolution NEW Pro Tools!

Makeup Revolution seem to slowly be taking over my makeup bag and my life as I have been constantly wearing their beautiful eyeshadow palettes to make the most incredible looks. From Halloween to subtle nude eyes, it's been a little hard on my brushes with all the constant blending and bright pigments. Thankfully, Makeup Revolution have a solution for giving your brushes a little TLC during cleaning them. Introducing the new Makeup Revolution Pro Hygiene Antibacterial Brush Shampoo* at just £5! An absolutely crazy price for such an amazing product that has been working better than anything I have ever washed my brushes off, and believe me, I've tried just about everything now. From solid soaps to oils, I've found a lot of things that work but every time I have really had to work to get my brushes clean. Makeup Revolution have took out the lengthy waiting time of cleaning brushes and made it more thorough and quicker than ever. With just a drop of this shampoo and water you can transform even the dirtiest washes into sterile, beautiful, refreshed looking makeup brushes. If you struggle with keeping your brushes sanitary, then this is definitely something that you need to look in to.

Makeup Revolution NEW Pro Tools!

A little goes a long way with Makeup Revolutions makeup brush cleanser and I can thoroughly recommend it being safe on wide range of brushes from more affordable brands, to high end. The brush cleaner has a slight fruity smell which makes the brushes smell amazing. It's the perfect way to clean your makeup brushes without damaging them. Makeup Revolution do recommend that for the best possible results, use it with their Antibacterial Brush Cleaner Spray. Now this product is something that every MUA needs to try. It's perfect for when you need to swap brushes quickly or don't have time for a deep cleanse. This fruity smelling spray cuts through and breaks down any products left on the makeup brushes and with a couple swipes on clean tissue, it's completely clear! Sometimes, depending on how much used it can leave the brushes feeling a little wet, but it's nothing that just towel drying or popping some translucent powder through the brush can't fix.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fruition Hair Demo Night - Sheffield

At the beginning of August, Fruition Hair Sheffield held their biggest event yet at Revolution De Cuba and it was definitely a night to remember and a night that made it into the papers! At first I was just helping with advertising and small plans for the event, as well as arranging for my colleagues at Lush Meadowhall to attend, but soon it turned into me working the event as well! This meant that I got the chance to brand myself properly as a Makeup Artist with my own table and advertising display of my work and business cards. This was an event for local Sheffield businesses to showcase what they have to offer, so there were a lot of different businesses there including the hosts themselves, Fruition Hair Sheffield who were demonstrating Beauty Works Hair Extension on celebrity guest, Lateysha Grace from The Valleys. Anna Roberts Clothing, who was showcasing her beautiful handmade designs with the help of her models. There was also a pretty handy changing room there so people could try things on discretely. Boudoir Shop were also there demonstrating HD Brows (which my friend Ruby had done at the last event), as well as The Relaxation Den who brought 2 full of massage tables and were pampering everyone all night. I was incredibly disappointed that I didn't get the chance to go over. Lush Meadowhall brought lots of their products for people to look at and finally, myself!

Throughout the night I was offering makeovers to people so that they could see my work, this lead to me having a queue that didn't stop all night long! It wasn't the best with my new achy back (thank you, whiplash) however, I soldiered through as I didn't want to disappoint anyone. Below are a couple before and afters (I didn't get chance to take photos of everyone that I made up). I will also be doing a full post on my makeup kit soon as I'm really happy with how I've built it in such a short space of time from the Blog Yorkshire event.