Monday, 25 August 2014

Girls on Film

Each of these images are captured on film by Scott Morgan Photography, model is Megan Brunell and make up by me.

An understated, nature inspired beauty shoot. I love the results.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Everyday Sunshine

I'm a ginger.

Not so much as you get older, the redness fades or darkens (fades in my case) but my colouring supports the ginger format so I (usually) just warm it up to the colour it used to be.

As a  result of being a child in the pate 70's/early 80's, despite having a clued up Mumatron, I spent a lot of time in agony with sunburn. I can burn through factor 50 without even trying.

As a result I've always felt quite passionate about skin protection in respect of sun. I carry sunscreen in my make up kit and face painting kit at all times - I never wish to be caught out.

Yes, a lot of beauty products have a sunscreen in them. I've always thought that was enough for day to day use.

Watch this.

I'm now researching the best under make up full on sunscreen.

Would you be brave enough? And is that tan really THAT important?

Disappointing Visuals

I fell of my motorbike a fortnight ago.

It's something that is inevitable, unpleasant, embarrassing, so at the very least I would expect a bit of  decent bruising in recompense.

The outcome was quite different. Immediately, nothing whatsoever was visible. A few days later - some disappointing colouration.

Despite disappointing decoration, I did give myself a bit of a jolt. Hurt a bit. Much more than was visible! So I decided to paint them up so they looked how they felt. I love painting bruises you see. I'm not much into the real theatrical stuff (I love it but I don't really do it) but I've always been fascinated by bruising, especially after losing my footing stepping into the over bath shower and bringing my body weight down on my thigh bone Vs. the edge of the bath. That was a corker.

So here's how they really looked.

You see what I mean? They're there, but not exactly impressive, are they?

But they felt like this...

And just for the benefit of the tape, it did actually hurt painting them - but even more taking it off! 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Lazy Sunday

I love coffee. A lot. Especially Taylors of Harrogate's 'Lazy Sunday' blend. It's a beautiful coffee for any time at all - and I have always been in love with the idealistic packaging. The idea of drinking coffee, in the garden, under a lilac parasol, on a Sunday - heaven.

I was on Twitter yesterday and I follow Taylors, so when I saw this tweet, I felt compelled to do something good!

I played about with a few ideas but I just knew really what I had to do...

After a LOT of messing about, fun, and writing letters around the wrong way (duh!) I finally pressed the submit button.

...and the guess what?!