So, just before Christmas I signed myself up for the IMA foundation course in makeup, with ‘The Central School of Makeup’, at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and with one of my wonderful makeup artists, Rachael, having her second baby, it seemed the perfect time to do it. Continue reading
So this blog post comes from that warm fuzzy feeling that we all get this time of year, yes it’s Christmas!!! It really is the most wonderful time but here’s a little gift from me to make it even more wonderful for that someone special that you want to treat!
I’ve put together this little list of gifts and treats to help you find her perfect present. So here we go, in no particular order…. Continue reading
Well hello there you beautiful bunch, spring has sprung and we’re feeling fine here at CSHQ. We’ve had so much going on; I’ve been mega busy and got absolutely loads to tell you…
ENTRY OPEN – 9TH MARCH to 7TH APRIL (10AM)
- World’s best-selling meat snacks company searching for new face of the brand in Europe
- Winner will receive £3,000, a photoshoot and cut-out of themselves to be displayed in stores around Europe
- Two runners-up will also receive cash prizes
Young, attractive and looking for the next step in their modelling career – who will be the next JACK’S GIRL? Continue reading
Well, we are well and truly into the New Year and I’ve been mega busy, planning loads of super amazing shoot days. Last year we had so much fun on our special themed days and got to meet so many lovely ladies. I thought it would be nice to take a little look back over last years shoot days and tell you about what we’ve got coming up this year to.
First up last year was the Valentines Pinup or Boudoir shoot day and we had lots of beautiful ladies come see us; plenty of pink, red and romance it was like cupids head quarters.
Ok so something a little bit crazy happened in October, I was asked by the wonderful Rebelicious Magazine to appear on their cover!!!! Me, little old me on the cover of a magazine, can you believe it? They also included wonderful feature all about my pinup photography. Of course I jumped at the chance and was so overwhelmed and completely honored they had given me this opportunity.
Then came the difficult part, I had to get in front of the camera! Eek! Believe or not I don’t actually like having my picture taken, but I had to get over it and get it done. My secret photographer, who took the pictures for me, did an amazing job and I was totally thrilled with the results. Gypsy Lady Makeup was at hand to make me look beautiful and feel a million dollars and as I settled in to the idea I thought ‘I could get used to this!’ ha!
I was able to experience what my ladies experience when they come for a pinup or boudoir makeover shoot for the second time this year. As nerve racking as it is, I completely understood why my wonderful ladies came back to me again and again. It really is a fun and confidence building experience and by the end of the shoot I loved it!
Next came the really exciting part, I was interviewed for the magazine and got to speak about my passion and love for what I do. It was so nice to get across why I fell in love with taking pictures of beautiful pinups and creating fun images with all the lovely ladies. I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to do what I do, what I love, what I couldn’t live with out.
When the magazine came out the response I got was phenomenal, so much positive support for it and I was so overwhelmed. I have to say it was a very proud moment for me.
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Thanks for reading, be back soon xxx
Hello there! How have you all been? It’s been a little while since my last entry so I do apologise for the delay in speaking to you lovely lot!
Recently me and my wonderful makeup artist Jennifer of GypsyLady Makeup decided to do our very own pinup photo shoot makeover, we thought how hard can it be, right? Wrong! I take my hat off to all you lovely ladies that come and see me for your shoot, you all do amazing! It has been a long time since I’ve been in front of a camera and I had completely forgotten what to do. I needed another me, to guide me through my pinup shoot, we did it using the camera’s timer, it was so funny running back and forth till we got one shot we was happy with. But we got there in the end.
After the pinup makeover shoot I was so happy with how the pictures had turned out, once they were edited they looked beautiful. For once I got that feeling that my customers constantly tell me they get, that boost in confidence and a huge grin on my face. I kept the picture as my profile picture on Facebook for ages I was so happy with it.
If Jennifer and me can give it a go, then anyone can. So if you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge but hasn’t yet, then get in touch today and book your pinup or boudoir makeover photo shoot. The proof is in the before and after pics, take a look.
Hello you beautiful people and a very welcome to my very first blog post. Please be gentle with me as I pop my blog cherry, so to speak and please pull up a pew and make yourselves at home. Continue reading