Helena's Blog

Is Beauty Pie Worth It?

Ever had a friend work for a company like Estee Lauder? If you have you’ll know just how much discount they can offer their staff. It’s around a whopping 75%. And that’s on a multitude of brands. Brands like Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone and MAC to

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Is Aldi makeup any good?

I spotted the Lacura by Aldi makeup dupes while I was doing the weekly shop with my husband this week. The world seems to have been going mad for them, so I thought I’d be a fool not to purchase. Afterall, I was with a regular brow client

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Makeup Artist, Bridal Makeup Artist, Makeup Kit

What’s in my Kit?

What’s in my kit is my most frequently asked question. And the answer is products that have proven that they can last a very emotional day. Bridal makeup has to be long-wearing before anything else. After-all, the threat of tears, rain and humidity is high! But I wanted my kit to reflect the quality and luxury of a wedding day.

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Curradine Barns

Why The Curradine Barns is in my Top 3

If I got married again the Curradine Barns would definitely be at the top of my venue list. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favourite places to go. I love everything about the place. It’s quaint, crooked  and interesting. I always spot something I haven’t noticed before. And it has its couples firmly at the heart of its service.

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Wedding Prep at Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Highbury Hall is little known. But as far as wedding venues go it’s one of my favourites. It’s a private, Grade II listed mansion house in a country setting and only 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre. So perfect if you have guests travelling to your wedding from

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wedding day makeup

How long does makeup take on the wedding morning?

How long your wedding makeup will take on the wedding morning is a question I hear from every bride! And the answer is nowhere near as long as it took to design your makeup with you at your trial. Your trial was where all the decisions were made, where we took it slowly and reflected on every brush stroke. So it was slow moving in comparison. We logged every detail on your face chart as we went along so that we could eliminate products if they didn’t work for you and very quickly get to work on recreating your dream makeup on the day itself.

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