Friday, May 31, 2013

Karen's Modern + Casual Makeover

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Karen runs her own business as a full time dog walker at Webby's Walkies.  With 3 dogs of her own, a teenage daughter and preschooler to keep her from relaxing. It made sense that she was our first Makeover Story participant. So much of Karen's time is focused on helping others. When not walking her clients dogs, or the families 3 dogs, she loves to hang out with friends. Karen loves crafting, gardening and baking and exceeds in all three. All the walking that comes with her job has helped Karen tone up without realising. When purchasing new clothes she still tries to hide her figure with large tops and jeans that are 2 sizes too big!!!

I asked Karen what she would like to gain from this experience and she said, "I'd love to know how to look modern, I always seem to end up looking a little too much like my Mum. When it comes to buying clothes I always end up buying for the kids instead of myself. I don't get to wear make-up very often, I'm looking forward to the whole experience." Karen was looking for an updated wardrobe, keeping it casual for her hectic modern life. Here's her look before....
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Teresa from "I Am Into This" first goal was to find clothes that flatter Karen's hidden figure without losing the casual modern style that she was after. Karen was so used to hiding under larger sizes that Teresa was surprised to find Karen two dress sizes smaller than she thought. Teresa said "I wanted to put Karen in fitted trousers, flattering her figure and give her a 'Parisian' look."

The first thing Karen asked for was a new hair cut and colour. She wanted to become a soft caramel blonde with a pixie style cut. These small changes made a massive difference to the final look. This short hair style is perfect for Karen as she is always on the go, enabling her to jump out of the shower and do the school run before work.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wasteland is off to Cannes

Zombies at Cannes

Follow the progress here


I am hoping that if you are a regular visitor to Planet Make-up Blog you'll be more than aware of the baby that we call Wasteland.

Wasteland is the hard work of a committed and talented team, who believed in giving their free time up for a vision from creators Tom Wadlow and Tommy Draper.

Thanks to the hard work shown by Light Films Ltd and The Wasteland Team we are off to Cannes to meet with distributors and show them that hard work and dedication on a small budget is worthy of any Hollywood big budget film.

If you haven't already, please take time to click on the video above. It makes me incredibly proud to have worked with such an amazing team. We endured fog, snow, rain and below zero conditions and would start filming at 6am to finish a few hours later. This enabled us all then to focus on our "normal" paid jobs.

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Little Bird Told Me - Wedding Sparrow

Wedding Sparrow Website Launch

A little tweet interrupted my first cuppa of the day. I didn't mind, I knew what it was, finally Wedding Sparrow's new website launch was here.  

It has felt like an eternity since I got together with Sara from Wedding Sparrow, I had been asked to do the Hair and Make-up look for the Spring Forest Inspiration Shoot. Okay, so it hasn't really been that long, but I have very little patience when it comes to waiting for images. I do get little snippets of behind the scenes pictures here and there, but it's the final images that you long for.

The 3.5 hour journey down to Dorset was totally worth it. I got to work with some of the coolest, nicest and most talented people during that cold spring morning. I came away with beautiful new friends and a love for the New Forest. It gives me great pleasure to share these images with you.


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You can check out some of the behind the scene images in an earlier post here. 

The talented team behind all of the images can be found below

Photography: Aneta Mak
Floral Designs and Styling: Bo Boutique
Dresses: Claire Pettibone courtesy of Exquistite Bridal Couture
Hair and Make-up: Deborah Bennett

Styling and Co-ordination: Wedding Sparrow