We had a great time at the Cambridge University Arms Hotel taking part in the CAMPOD exclusive pamper evening last week, I did several makeovers and we enjoyed meeting all the lovely people and as always making money for charity! We don’t ever just stick to one charity but help out many Cambridgeshire and national charities at every opportunity we get – if you would like to raise some funds or suggest a particular charity to us them please do get in touch and we’d be more than happy to help :)
I've had a brilliant but busy week practicing my new Mary Kay Mineral Makeup & Skin Care parties on my customers and friends. I have a new set up for the parties now and needed to fine tune how I do them, so I've been driving around the county teaching people how to look after their skin, doing makeovers and teaching people how to do their makeup. It's been really good fun! Thank you to everyone who has hosted a party for me and thank you to the guests who have come along for some free pampering :) I even managed to rope in the lovely ladies from Hardwick History Society and Comberton Antiquarian Society!
I hope you have all enjoyed it and have had some fun learning new tricks of the trade and treating yourselves. If you have not yet had a Mary Kay party and you'd like to try one yourself, please do 'Contact Me' and I'll get you booked in. You can also read more infomation about it on my blog further down and on my Mobile Makeup Artist pages :) x
I also managed to fit in doing makeup for the models of the fashion show at the Junction in Cambridge on Monday night - it was fun because it was a range of styles and dates from 1940's through to 1980's makeup, men and women. I have another fashion show to do the makeup for coming soon, so be sure to check out my Diary Highlights!
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!
After a really busy and intense week working hard on finishing off War Ditches history, fiting in makeovers and coping with lots of family stuff, especially my lovely granny who is still in hospital I managed to get a llittle break at the weekend. I went to London on saturday afternoon with Russ, we stayed in a hotel right next to the Tower of London and in the evening we went to Somerset House on The Strand to see one of my favorite musicians - Neil Hannon of Divine Comedy doing a solo Divine Comedy live show. It was fantastic, the music and performance was just brilliant topped off by the lovely surroundings of the great courtyard of Somerset house which was all lit up pretty :) We drunk Pimms and took some nice pictures. The next day we got buses down to Knightsbridge and went to Harrods where we looked at the little puppies in Pet Kingdom and I brought some Hello Kitty things for my girls from the Toy Land. We then walked round all of the food halls and brought some chocolates to bring home for the kids - We only got 8 single truffles and I won't tell you just how much they cost!!! I nearly fell over! ;) We stopped off at Trafalgar Square on the way back to the train station and got some lunch, it was such a nice warm summers day, I really, really needed that :)
Had a lovely weekend and did the makeup for 2 lovely weddings, both in Ely, one on Saturday & one on Sunday. It's so nice to be part of peoples special days and being part of the excitement. I have added some new pics to my makeover gallery and must do better to remember to take my camera to my appointments as my blackberry phone doesn't take the best pics - still all the ladies looked great and were all lovely :)
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist