festival Face.Lace
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Some of you may of seen or heard of Face.Lace before, especially if you were recently at Glastonbury where the new festival Face.Lace designs were a genius alternative to hiring an avant garde Make-Up artist and were made to stay on through the mud, sweat and tears. But for those who've not, rest assured as I'm about to tell all on these amazing creations.

So what is Face.Lace and where has it come from?

Face.Lace was founded by the Make-up Artist Phyliss Cohen, famous for her intricate designs and staggeringly bold fashion feats. Phyliss has a huge portfolio including advertisement, magazines and even designed tattoo designs for Jean-Paul Gaultier. She was often asked by many "How can I do make-up like you?" With that in mind, she took her previous illustration background and MA fine art degree along with her passion, talent and drive and produced the incredible brand Face.Lace.

Face.Lace comes in many designs and colours and are vinyl shaped cut out adhesives. They can be applied to anywhere on your body but most commonly on the face for a quick avant garde look looking like you've spent hours perfecting that design or hiring your own personal Make-up Artist. Because they are stick on adhesives they are non-smudge and ready to wear. Your natural look can change in a minute by simply peeling off the designs on the sheet and sticking to your face giving you that mind blowing look in minutes.

There is a large range of designs from the original designs of 'Masks' and 'Demi-Veils' which are designed to cover half of the face or eyes, medium designs names 'Mehndoodles' and smaller 'eye laces and doodles'. For true creatives Face.Lace also do 'play sheets' and 'beauty sparks' which are small shapes of coloured super shiny mirror finished foils. Then there's the new 'brow lace' which Make-Up Artist's love, me being one of them! These designs can be mixed up and added to the other designs to create something really unique and magical.

What's more if you really want to create your own custom design just contact Face.Lace through their website and they will create your own bespoke design.

I simply love Face.Lace and it is always a product that is in my kit. I was very lucky to of met the very talented creator Phyills and her team at this year's IMATS in London. Phyliss then went on to do a presentation on the main stage where hundreds of her fans sat and watched her create her magic.

You can buy or inquire about Face.Lace on their website www.face-lace.com

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Phyliss on stage at IMATS London
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Face.Lace Beauty Sparks and Festival Eyes £4.95 and £9.95
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Face.Lace Rocco Playsheet in white and Eye Lace Swirlyqueue £15.95 each
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Face.Lace Lace brows in Gun Metal Silver and Dappled Gold £4.95 each
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Face.Lace Whiplush Brow Lace and Dresserenity Brow Lace £16.95
The Make-up Artist's magic tool
Wednesday, 02 July 2014
If you follow my work or any other make-up artist's work then it's no secret how much us make-up artists love our brushes. A make-up brush to a make-up artist is a magic tool. I'm always asked on make-up jobs why I have so many brushes and I can honestly say that every single brush I own has a purpose. Without the right brush you couldn't acheive a certain look that you may be trying to create. For instance, how would you acheive the perfect cat eye eyeliner trend with a pot of gel eyeliner with out the right brush? Even the most experienced famous make-up artist's in the world would find it difficult.

So today i'm going to give you some info on some amazing new brushes from one of my favourute brush brands that are now nicely sitting in my expanding brush collection waiting to be used.

Crown Brush are by far one of my favourite brush brands. I have so many of their brushes in my kit and they never fail to dissapoint me. They have been manufacturing brushes for over 20 years and the quality, price and customer satisfaction is second to none. They offer many different ranges ensuring that everyone can find their perfect brush.

One of my favourite ranges is The Infinity Range.

The brush hair is so soft and feels silky smooth on your skin. The hair is made of vegan soft synthetic bristles that are designed to create a flawless make-up application. The brushes are perfect for a make-up artist to create high definition work essential for camera work in film, TV and photography or perfect for anyone at home wanting to create a flawless perfect make-up look everyday.

Because the bristles are synthetic they don't soak up the product meaning that your product, whether it be foundation, blusher, eyeshadow, lipstick will last much longer than if you were to use a natural hair brush. Overall verdict = the perfect brush range!!
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Infinity C453 £12.99 (angle blusher brush)
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Infinity C450 £16.99 (Foundation brush)
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Infinity C456 £5.99 (Pointed blender)
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Infinity C460 £4.99 (Blending fluff brush)
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Infinity C463 £2.99 (Angle liner)
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Infinity C465 £2.99 (Silicone glitter applicator)
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All brushes can be bought online from Crownbrush Uk
Summer Fragrances to die for
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Summer is officially upon us and what better way to enjoy the sun feeling and smelling fresh of floral fragrance.

I love fragrance, in fact I'm obsessed my shelf contains over 30 different bottles and I'm forever stocking up on the latest smells. Whilst out shopping at the weekend I took the chance to go and check out the latest and newest smells for summer. Here are my top 5.

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Jimmy Choo Exotic £44.00 60ml


The main ingredients in this fragrance are blackcurrant sorbet, pink grapefruit, tiger orchid and passion flower. The smell is very exotic and fruity. Simply divine and even more so comes in a beautiful coral and snakeskin print looking fab on that shelf.
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Marc Jacobs Daisy Delight £44.50 50ml

I'm a massive fan of the Marc Jacobs fragrances and this one hasn't let me down. Bursts of quince flowers and Iris with crisp red apple makes this fragrance smell delicious.

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Juicy Couture Malibu £34.00 40ml

Get the glamour of Los Angeles with this fresh jasmine and pink passion fruit fragrance making you feel fresh.

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Escada Born in Paradise £35.00 50ml

A beautiful exotic refreshed fruit fragrance made form delicious cocktail ingredients of pineapple, watermelon and guava to refresh.

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Marc Jacobs Daisy £52.00 75ml

The Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So fresh is a lush fruity, floral fragrance that gives a twist to the original daisy by adding a rush of blood orange flourished with exotic tiare.
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