Beauty Horror Stories

I’m pretty sure everyone has at least one of these stories of their own, so being a beauty therapist/makeup artist you are 100% correct in that I have more than a few to tell! Personal experiences and many a client story as well. But hey! That’s how we learn what not to do right? So…

How to: Winter Sexy

I know this doesn’t exactly align with any of the northern hemisphere readers, but you can file this in your ‘to read’ pile for later. Winter in Sydney is a funny one anyway, we have the bluest skies, the least rainfall but we also get super excited about bringing out our boots, cute jackets and…

5 minute makeup cheat sheet

My utterly hilarious friend was looking at a Facebook post the other day at someone showing their “4 minute makeup look”. And to be blatantly honest, our reactions weren’t exactly stellar. This was the not so good side of ‘is she actually wearing makeup’ which is funny because normally I’m ranting about the other end…

What’s inside my professional makeup kit

I forget all the time that my big professional makeup kit is every girls’ dream…. In fact it used to be MY dream. I was a skinny, awkward 12 year old dreaming of a shiny makeup case filled to the brim with colours and glitters and a million lip glosses and it’s funny to think…

Love is in the air…

Here’s a bit of a soppy one for you today, get the tissues ready, pour your third glass of wine, or put some love songs on YouTube in the background. A simple question I’m often asked is ‘do you get a lot of bridezillas’ or other nightmare clients, and my answer to this question is…

Caking and the YouTube Adventure

I FINALLY did it… and uploaded some video tutorials! I am so used to being off camera that being on camera is not only terrifying but so hella awkward. So ignore my terrible camera, editing, speaking and you know…life skills and go check it out for a no-bullshit approach to making yourself look freakin fabulous….

Changes in trends in the last 10 years alone

Hi beautiful people, this year marks my tenth year as a makeup artist and hair stylist and a lot of clients recently have been asking me if I’ve seen many changes in style over the last decade (!! eeek!!!). It’s crazy to think that yes, ten years ago the work I did for clients, whether…

To the Upcoming Makeup Artists

Sometimes I forget that some of you reading this may be makeup artists and beauty therapists in the making and that I have so much to tell you if you are looking at becoming a makeup artist in particular. So today is dedicated to those at the start of their makeup career – perhaps enrolled…

The Art of Being a (Kickass) Lady

Today is a little off topic but something I think is essential to the whole hair, makeup, beauty package. I’m noticing more and more that moving through the ages (you know – I’m actually a 400 year old vampire so I notice these things) we’re losing a lot of the art of being a lady. It’s becoming…

Create & Use Face Charts like a Pro

Ohhh my goodness I’m excited to write this post for you today because face charts for makeup artists are like colouring in books and arts and crafts for kids. This is one of my favourite things to play with when (ha..if) I have time and most of my makeup creativity comes out.  When you’re doing…

Delicious Valentine’s Day Makeup

Happy freakin VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, whether you care about Valentine’s Day or not… it’s a fantastic excuse to get dressed up and look absolutely drop dead gorgeous! I personally am celebrating alone, or potentially with my roomie having come to terms with the fact I may be a spinster…