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…

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…

Lashlashlashes! Eyelash extensions from a pro

I had a client once who had the most unbelievable eyelashes that I thought she had applied false lashes before she arrived for her makeup appointment. Turns out they were the rare and elusive eyelash extensions I had heard of but never seen or tried myself. Cue a friendship, sharing lash lady numbers and a…

Tanning trials and tribulations

Tanning season is upon us ladies (and gentlemen), and to celebrate the arrival of 30 degree (Celsius!) weather, summer storms, white beaches, and an influx of mozzies and flying ants, I thought I would save you the trouble of hunting for the perfect fake tan, and discuss my own findings. A child of one white,…

Just Got Real

A crazy exciting announcement: Morgan & Elwood just became a real live thing! Gone are the endless days of planning in my head, the never ending business plan, and notes scribbled everywhere. It’s ALIIIVVVVVEEEEE people! So sure it’s not the full plan yet but I had to start somewhere so I have officially opened my…

#kyliejennerchallenge

I can’t even start typing this without laughing, and crying a little inside. This is dedicated to the hundreds and hundreds of poor teenage girls who are ending their week with horrendous bruising around their lips from trying to get the Kylie Jenner lip look. So. So funny, and so sad for you and your…

Teenagers Know Everything

And to this day I still think that is a valid expression, despite the sarcasm with which my parents used to say that to me.. So now my semi-extended family includes several teenage girls and they are the funniest, most gorgeous, mood-lifting Angels that ever walked the earth. Lucky. When I was a teenager I…

DIY Romance Factor

As a follow up from my last post, I had a brainwave moment (these are rare) and realised there may be a hell of a lot of you who want to know more about how to do your own wedding makeup, and while my earlier breakdowns are useful for the fundamentals, some may have zero…

Bridal Herrr and M’up

Being the ripe age of 26 it appears everyone my age is getting married, which is good news for me as a makeup artist because it means wedding season is back on and I get to play “dress ups” doing hair and makeup for brides. For those of you who are engaged, you might find…

Budget Bombshell

Most people I meet (mainly the gentlemen) love this statement “God you must spend a lot on makeup”. Or the ladies often phrase it a little more politely, “oh I could never afford to look like that every day”. WRONG! There is a huge misconception that taking care of yourself is expensive, that products are…