I had a lovely evening a couple of weeks ago at the Haddenham & Aldreth 1940’s pre-event to their amazing Blossoms & Bygones weekend which is coming up in May. The chapel in Aldreth was decked out in 1940’s gear, from banners and flags, clothes and furniture to a gramophone (working and playing great tunes) and original film projector and reels. The building was packed out for this lovely gathering and the evening kicked off with Mike Petty giving us a great talk about Cambs during WWII, I then followed with a brief stint about 1940’s makeup and style, finishing of the evening with a local chap giving his memories of the war - and of course there was a couple of lovely tea breaks with home made cake and bread and butter pudding. I can’t wait until the main event in May :)
In the meantime why not check out the Haddenham & Aldreth CCAN Group!
Come along to our Mary Kay Makeup Workshop and help raise funds for Help The Heroes!!!
FREE Entry, just Contact Me to let me know you're coming and how many friends you are bringing so that I can make sure you all get a FREE goody bag!
7.30pm-9.30pm at Little Thetford (just outside Ely on the A10) Village Hall. On Monday 21st February 2011.
You will get some fantastic free pampering and learn how to get different looks from your makeup :)
I'm getting quickly booked up doing 'New Year, New You' skincare and makeup lessons for 1-4 people - let me know asap if you want to book in !!!! I come to you, as I'm mobile and it is FREE and it's a great way to kick start your new year with some free 'me time' - just Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999853907 and I'll get you booked in.
You can invite a couple of friends along if you like (up to 4) or you can just have it for yourself. It takes about 1-2 hours. I can do daytimes, evenings or weekends, so just let me know what suits you. I bring everything needed with me and you get to apply everything step-by-step, learn new ways to look after your skin and apply the latest makeup colours and try different looks. No obligation to buy anything, just have a great time kick starting the new you for the new year :)
We had a lovely time at The Holiday Inn in Oxford for our Mary Kay, Go Give Area training on the 30th October. It was a great chance to catch up with all the fantastic Mary Kay ladies, get some great make-up, product and business training!
If you would like to find out more about doing Mary Kay as a part time or full time job then just take a look at my career opportunities page and get in touch!
My friend Audrie Reed organised the most fantastic fashion show which took place last week. It was for the Cambridge based charity Village Outreach Society to create fundraising to provide a health and vaccine programme to an indigenous tribe in Tamil Nadu, S. India. These families survive by scavenging anything they can recycle and sell from the city dump.
Anglia Ruskin University 2nd year design students created new fashions from recycled clothing and their outfits were auctioned off. There were also some great exhibits, including dresses made from plastic bags and tea-bags and a map of the world created out of rubbish from different countries. The event was also held in conjunction with Cambridge University Festival of Ideas.
My sisters, my daughter and I did the makeup for the models and we had great fun going a bit wild with over-the-top cat walk makeup, I can’t wait to see the pictures, as soon as get some through I’ll post them on here
Well done to Audrie for organising such a fantastic event.
I had a fantastic couple of days in Norfolk helping out with a filming project run by Media Projects East and my lovely friend and super historian Neil Storey. I used my wonderful and adaptable Mary Kay makeup products to makeup a couple of farmers, a landlord, a couple of knights and a Saracen…and not forgetting the blood splattered arm on the beach!! I also got to muck in as a sound person and photographer which was fun – I should think they have regretted given me the camera though as I love taking pictures and probably took far too many ;)
On the second day of filming I got my first ever trip on the broads as we sailed around in a Norfolk Wherry boat that was about 95 years old and stunning.
It was really good fun and rewarding and I can’t wait to see the finished product which will be screened on Dec 1st in Norwich.
Calling all ladies with skin !! Mary Kay are having a makeup competition, the winning face, will receive a beautiful Louis Vuitton bag ! If you are up for some free pampering, use the 'Contact Me' form to ask for more info and book in for a FREE makeover - remember I am mobile and will come to you :)
The company has set me a challenge and asked me to practise my new pamper parties. I need to do 8 classes in the next 2 weeks and have had asked some of my brilliant friends to help out and host parties for me, so hopefully I'll get this part of the challenge done :) but I still need to carry on having the parties for the next 2 months as I am hoping to become a Team Leader with the company, so please do have a look at the info below and Contact Me! if you can help out and get some free pampering!
It would be great if you could host a party for me. You wouldn’t need to do anything apart from invite 3 other people along, I bring everything with me and come to you.
Have a look at the details below as I have 2 fab parties for you to choose from,
Just let me know which one you’d like – A Mineral Makeup Party or a Skin Care Party.
Then just let me know if a daytime or evening would be best for you and if there's anyone else you know of that might like to host a party for me
Thanks so much
Mineral Makeup Party
This is a really good fun makeup party where you and your guests get to play around with makeup and colours and find what suits you. We will be using the very latest colours and all Mineral Makeup.
I give each of you your own place mat with various makeup looks on to choose from, you each get a little tray and mirror and your own filled makeup compact to use for the party which will be filled with eyeshadows, eyeliner, lip liner, mascara, blusher, lipgloss and all the other bits and pieces of makeup you need. I will also match your Mineral Powder foundation for you. Every one sits down with their products and I then teach you all different ways to apply the makeup with tips and techniques. You all put on your makeup step by step and finish off looking gorgeous.
You’ll have you own little form for you to keep where you can jot down any notes and colours you liked so that when you next go and buy some makeup you’ll know what suits you best.
Skin Care Party
This is a real pampering party where you and your guests get to learn about how to look after you skin and give yourselves a full facial, using amazing products.
I give each of you your own place mat and a little tray and mirror filled with all the products you’ll need to make your skin feel amazing. I’ll then match your foundation correctly and put that in your tray, along with your cleanser, moisturiser, supplements etc. I will take you through your skin care step by step and teach you tips and techniques so that by the end of the party you’ll have given yourself a full facial and will feel a million dollars You’ll have you own little form for you to keep where you can jot down any notes and skincare you liked so that when you next go and buy some moisturiser or foundation you’ll know what suits you best.
You will all also get a fantastic hand treatment and lip treatment!
For Both Classes:
I’ll finish off by giving every one a goody bag which will have some fab samples in and a Mary Kay catalogue so that anyone who has fallen in love with the products can treat themselves if they’d like. As the hostess you will also get a free gift.
I do not do pushy sales! The aim of both these parties is for you all to have some fun and learn something new and to give me a chance to complete my challenge! If nobody wants to buy anything that’s totally fine, no one is obliged to buy anything but if anyone would love something I will take cash, credit card or cheque and will either have stock with me or will deliver it within a week. If your guests do but something, you will earn hostess credit and will get to choose lovely free products :)
When you have booked you party with me I will send you out a hostess pack, giving you all the information you will need, along with a Mary Kay catalogue giving you chance to look at the products. I’ll also send with that, some invitations for you to give to your guests so they know just what they are coming to!
And it is all FREE - I do not charge anything for these great parties
I would allow about 2 hours for each party and I come to you, I bring everything needed with me so you don’t have to worry about anything, you can just get pampered and have some fun :)
PS I need a minimum of 4 people at a party and a maxium or 8 - that included you - so you only need to find at least 3 extra people who could do with some pampering ;) x
I've been busy doing a lot of wedding makeup lately, I did 2 weddings in different Cambridge Colleges and yesterday did a lovely wedding near Kettering, Northants. I always a rewarding job to do and lovely to be part of peoples special day :) I've just added a few more pics to my makeover gallery...I must remember to take my camera more often! Coming soon, I'll be adding other makeup pictures such as drag, theatre, glam etc. Most of the pictures in my makeover gallery are for natural looks or weddings and to be honest most of the time people do not want to be caked in makeup, they just want to enhance their features and have a flawless, natural look, particularly for weddings. That said I wouldn't want you glamourous queens and playful loveies out there to think I've left you out, so watch this space! mmmwwwahhh xxx
I had a brilliant time at Ramsey 1940's Weekend again this year. I went for the first time last year and can't wait until it's on again next year. It is such a great event with loads of people in costume and loads to see and do. I was there doing 1940's makeovers for the weekend. I took my dad along for the Saturday and we stayed there all day and for the big Hanger Dance in the evening. Russell's dad and his partner teach Lindy Hop so we nearly always bump into each other at these period events. Russ and I gave the Lambeth Walk a go on the Saturday night and when I told Charlotte (8yrs) about that she surprised me by signing the whole Lambeth Walk song to me - apparently they had learnt it at school when they studied World War II last term!
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