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!
I've had a busy couple of weeks doing bridal makeup trials and pamper sessions, I've been all over Cambridgeshire from Hilton to Soham, Kings Hedges to Ely. It's been lovely to give makeup advice and reassure ladies (especially brides) that just because I am a makeup artist it doesn't mean that they'll get plastered with thick makeup. I always work with my clients to make sure I understand what they have been used too, what they would like etc. Most brides, for instance want to look natural. They would just like any little imperfections covered, skin to look healthy and makeup that will make them feel special not caked! Many of the ladies I see say they'd love to know how to put makeup on properly, most people just give it a go and do the best they can. How often do you spend time, like a kid, playing with your makeup and seeing what works best. The majority of us just don't do that or haven't for years. Many of us just get out of the habit of putting it on - especially when kids come along and life gets really hectic! But knowing how to gently enhance out faces (which is what everyone sees first!) without going overboard is all it takes. A bit of makeup can work wonders on self confidence and poise. Just think, during the War when you'd think the last thing anyone thought about was makeup, lipstick sales shot through the roof! It was known as the lipstick factor. This is because putting on that lipstick had a positive effect and made the women feel good. In my archiving work I have had people tell me that their grannies would always wear their lipstick during the war - even if they were just hanging some washing up. You'll notice in my makeover gallery that most of the makeovers are natural looking ones, now don't get me wrong, I can do glam, goth, drag, theatre and over the top art house style makeup (I went to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert last Thursday at the West End - incredible drag makeup) but most of my clients request a natural look. If you would like some free advice, a makeup party or perhaps you would like a one-to-one or 2 person makeover please do get in touch. We can have a cup of tea and you can play with all the different colours and styles and I will show you how to put it all on to suit your face shape and colouring :) For the month of June & July 2010 I am offering FREE makeup parties (that's where you have up to 5 people max. round your house, I come along and teach you all step-by step how to apply your makeup, you each get your own sets of makeup and brushes to use and will get full makeovers)
For the month of June & July 2010 I am also offering individual makeup lessons for ONLY £25 each! (normally £45) and this includes a FREE £10 makeup voucher for products!!!
If you would like to book in for one of these offers please use the contact me page on this website or give me a ring on 07999 853907. I am mobile and come to you and work daytimes, evenings and weekends. Check out my other makeup & skin care services too!
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist