Saturday, 19 March 2011

A few makeup of the day looks..(just for fun..)

WARNING, picture heavy post..

ah..all for the fun of it :) xx

ooooh! so excited! New Business cards, logo and leaflets hav arrived!

I've been working along with Gavin at Kramers designs on my new logo and business cards!

I was very excited indeed to collect them today in time for a wedding fayre I am exhibiting at, at the weekend!

I would love to know what you think?

Jo xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Spring summer 2011 trend make-up

Hi there!!

Here are a few of the pics of my take on the Spring summer 2011 trends for make-up!

two different looks to give you an idea!

 These are the visuals i used for inspiration..aren't they beautiful?

Here's my youtube video of me chatting about the look!

Have a lovely weekend!! xx

Friday, 4 March 2011

Just darling cakes...

I love probably doesn't love me.....
and when it comes as beautifully presented as this and tastes even better, who could resist?

The weekend before Valentine's I did the makeup for my friend Claire of

for a promotional photo shoot she had that morning and as I mentioned in a previous post, Claire had made me some gorgeous valentines gifts for my family.

Here are some pics below of her amazing work...I chose lemon and a decadent chocolate flavour of cupcakes which were iced with beautiful baroque patterns in fuchsia and baby pink!

 Here are the Lollipop biscuits for my little boys, pre- eating, may i add!
 and one's for nanny and grandad!

they were so excited about them....
 apparently they didn't last long at all...from the picture sent by nanny I'd say they were very much enjoyed!

If you have a special occasion coming up, or just like yummy cakes like me..

why not go and have a look at Claire's other amazing work! These are just the start of it..:)

Jo xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Katy Perry firework inspired make-up

Hi there!!

I was having a little too much fun playing around with my husbands camera a few weeks ago and had quite a run of doing make-up tutorials and taking pics! He had a Nikon SLR (no idea which model now) and it was wonderful! It's amazing what a difference it makes! (Christmas list i think!)

For this look I wanted to do something that was in between a Katy Perry pin up look and also wanted to be able to use some of the beautiful lilac eyeshadow shades around this spring.

 Just for fun....I always seem to be pouting on the others!
I used the purple from the original sleek palette, it's very pigmented and has a beautiful sheen to it!

This was clearly before I had my eyebrows threaded and I was going for a strong look!

Here's the tutorial-

Jo xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Love for adele

Okay, I'll admit it, I LOVE Adele! I love her look, style and especially her voice!

I did Adele's signature look for a tutorial as I find it's the look I most like to wear everyday myself, It's simple, but very effective and can be altered to suit most skin tones or moods!

 The look features either a warm toned gold/bronze colour all over the lid, Here I used the urban decay naked palette however most days i use either naked lunch or satin taupe e/s by MAC.
 A little bit of gel liner and some ardell 101 lashes and you're good to go! Well, obviously there's a little more to the foundation ect but if you watch the tutorial you will see the rest..

Hope you enjoy!

jo xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Kristen Stewart inspired make-up tutorial

One of my very recent tutorials was inspired by the visual from this 'interview' magazine cover!

I used the Urban decay black palette which is one of my favourite palettes for creating more gothic looks, the black e/s called black dog is super pigmented!

Here is the visual i used for inspiration..

Here's the tutorial- Hope you like it :)

Jo x

Fun blue make-up for valentines

Me and my husband have been together 6 years in august and have had more than a few lovely valentines together..our first was a surprise and as we were newly engaged, John booked us in at a lovely hotel in the lake district, where he surprised me again with champagne and chocs! Ahh those were the days!

Since then we've had our two little boys and even though we're usually very busy with them, we do try to do something together. This year I bought some beautiful cupcakes from my lovely friend and amazing cake designer Claire of Just darling cakes, and some beautiful heart shaped biscuit lollipops for the boys with icing on saying 'love you ashton' love you logan'!

Claire's cakes are out of this world and I will blog about them in another post but in the meantime, check her amazing talents out here!

For valentines, I usually go for traditional pink/red make-up, but after a day of applying very traditional valentines makeup for clients, I thought I'd try out something different for my night out with other half!

 Keeping the lid simple with MAC brulee used my beeluscious palette and the colours moody blue and washed denim to create a winger out shape. On the cheeks I used new Dior blush in strawberry sorbet!

Here's me and the man with the stuck on head! He looks very unimpressed! haha! I know it's a while since but hope you all a lovely time at valentines!

Jo xxx