It all started when...

"Make-up has always been a huge part of my life, ever since my mother (also a trained make-up artist) taught me how to apply winged eyeliner at aged 12.  It's always been a huge passion for me and something I've always just 'done' on the side next to my career. One day, many years ago, whilst in Thailand doing the bridal make-up for one of my best friends and her bridesmaids, she turned to me and told me it was ridiculous that I was not doing this full time, that I was too good. The penny finally dropped. So I quit my successful corporate job, emptied out my savings account and took the plunge. It was scary and daunting, but I just knew that it was what I was meant to do. 

I started working in TV commercials, for free at first until I proved myself, then the worked started to increase, but it was really hard graft and I almost gave up several times! I was so lucky... I assisted some fantastic make-up artists in TV over the first 2 years and learnt everything I could from them. I worked with some big name brands such as Snickers, Mars, Google, Instagram, Halifax and Walkers to name a few.

Fast forward to now, and I've powdered many famous faces, including some international music stars at The Brit Awards and now have many private and V.I.P clients that rely on me for their public appearances and events. I can now laugh at all the hideously early starts to be on set for 5am, standing in freezing fields whilst shooting on location, and making endless cups of tea for people who never remembered my name. It was not all glitz and glamour, but it was all worth it in the end.

Weddings are still the most fun way to spend a work day for me and I usually do about 50 a year alongside my commercial work.  I can't help it, I'm a hopeless romantic and I'm obsessed with all things bridal. As I experienced first hand in 2015 when I married my amazing husband (featured on LoveMyDress) it really is the most incredibly special day... and the perfect hair and make-up is absolutely crucial to how beautiful a bride feels when she walks down that aisle."