Archive for July, 2011

The Makeup Show is coming to this side of the Atlantic!!! YAY!! Who is planning on going?

Metropolitan Events and Productions is pleased to announce the 2011 dates for The Makeup Show EUROPE.

Berlin, Germany
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Recognized as the European city of style, Berlin is the next stop for The Makeup Show. To debut on September 2011, The Makeup Show Europe will be embracing the international beauty & fashion capital of Germany, Berlin, to deliver the largest PRO ONLY driven beauty event. Join us at The Makeup Show as the top international industry artists and pro-driven worldwide companies present the newest products, seminars, forums and hands-on workshops. Fill your two days with inspiration, education and community. Learn about the newest lines and product launches. Explore makeup workshops and discover school programs. Network with your peers. Develop new relationships with the companies that have a growing prominence throughout the professional beauty industry.

This show is a MUST for makeup artists! It is a pro oriented show where the workshops are given by the best in the industry! While I was living in NY I would go to the show there and listen in on the lectures (which sounds boring but were really informative and interesting!) and would gain so much from the artists who were talking. Dany Sanz from Make Up For Ever totally amazing, David Klasfeld from OCC another insipration, James Vincent just totally ingenious and of course my makeup teacher Orlando Santiago to name but a few of their educators.

Tickets can be bought at The Makeup Show website

Entrance fees to The Makeup Show include the exhibit floor, main floor seminars as well as Keynote and Business Forums. Show admission tickets can be purchased via an online reservation system or at the door of the event, based on availability. For an additional fee, The Makeup Show offers hands-on workshops; these workshops are offered on a first come, first serve basis sold in advance.

TICKET SALES ARE NOW OPEN. (Der Vorverkauf hat begonnen) CLICK HERE
You may purchase your show ticket until Wednesday, September 14th 2011 at 5PM EST. All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

2011 The Makeup Show EUROPE Ticket Rates
Advance Ticket Prices: (Preise im Vorverkauf)
One Day / Tageskarte – € 25.00
Two Days / Zweitageskarte – € 40.00

Student Ticket Rates – 10 % discount
Advance Ticket Prices: (Preise im Vorverkauf)
Student One Day / Tageskarte – € 20.00
Student Two Days / Zweitageskarte – € 35.00

At Door Prices: (An Türpreisen)
One Day/ Tageskarte – € 40.00 + 19% VAT
Two Day/ Zweitageskarte – € 65.00 + 19% VAT

Student will receive 10% discount – Student wird 10 % Rabatt empfangen.

Group Tickets
Group Rate available for groups of 15 or more. For more information email

Looking forward to seeing you there!!


The past 10 days have been fraught with Makeup, Hair and nails. Between 5:30 pm to 7 and then 7:30 to 9 around 150 very sexy and stylish women have made their way into the Jacques Townhouse beauty parlour. Makeup was provided to us by ModelsOwn brand and we have had a great time using it. Among everything going on which included a wardrobe of wonders with many different style dresses to try on and model for a Fashion shoot with your friends there were cupcake decorating sessions and hairband making sessions. There were also trend talks given by people who are the best in their field. Wednesday 20th July saw Glamour Magazine providing extra special nail artists.
Tuesday 26th July brought Look Magazing and Gara Rufa fish Pedicures. A little on those… there is a tank with a whole bunch of fish in it and you put your feet in the water, which is constantly being filtered and your feet are sprayed with disinfectant before you put them in the water, and the fish eat all the dead skin off your feet. Ok so it does sound realy gross and scary! and isnt that the reason why people dont wanna go in the sea? who wants to be eaten by fish? Its a very interesting feeling when they first start munching – NO it doesnt hurt :) it tickles immensely and it feels wierd. After a while you do get used to it and can relax.
On the second to last night of the Townhouse I found crackle nail polish! So having seen it advertised I just had to try it. Using a hot pink as a base I put the black one on and while it dries you can watch it crackle away! Really interesting so i looked it up to see how it works and here it is: Crackle nail polishes work the way a traditional nail polish isn’t supposed to. A traditional nail polish is supposed to dry slowly and uniformly across the nail in a smooth, even application. Crackle nail polishes have added a special solvent called ethanol alcohol that allows the polish to dry quickly and unevenly. There it is really interesting and fun. Go ahead and try it its fun to watch. The Models Own brand is cheap and cheerful and they have great colors!

And of course the Most important part of the Townhouse was to promote their cider called Jaques which is a fruity cider and there are 2 to choose from one is an apple pear one and the other is cherries and summer berries. Note: they are not suitable for vegetarians and are not Kosher.

Here are a few pictures that I took.

Jacques Townhouse front

Wardrobe of wonders and Photo Studio

Beauty Parlour

Golda's Station

For a while I have been thinking, why hasn’t the UK got Cover Girl makeup?
Then I have been seeing adverts for Max Factor here in the UK and some of the products look very similar to the Cover Girl products in the US. I was browsing the Boots website for makeup as I love to do :) and i saw that a few of their products look just like the Cover Girl products! For example the “New” Max Factor Liquid effect pencil is exactly like the Cover Girl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner, and the Cover Girl Smokey shadow blast is Max Factor Smokey Eyeshadow! So if you need some of the Cover Girl products and you live in the UK check out what Max Factor have and its very likely its the same product as Cover Girl!!

dont forget to tell your friends about my makeup work!! looking to get jobs in the Wedding industry!

This look i came up with coz i am working at the Jacques Townhouse at their beauty parlour and i did something similar to this and I loved it so i tried it with better products at home and here is the outcome.

The purple that I used is the Make Up For Ever’s very poplar color #92 and the 2 Golds that I used are OCC’s Loose colors in Twirl and Dope.

Gold and Purple

Purple and Gold

This is my black and grey smokey look.

Black and Grey Smokey Look

Here is a blue smokey eye with a little pink that is hiding in the crease.

Blue smokey look

All taken with my new camera what do u think? Much better than my old camera!


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Here are 2 products that I am in love with. I can guarantee that they work! How? Because I have used them!

La Roche Posay’s Effaclar AI is a targeted intensive spot treatment that you put on your spot/blemish/pimple/zit (whatever you prefer to call it) and rub it in, that is a big part because people for the most part think that you just put it on the spot and dont rub it in and it will do the work NO IT WON’T! When I first started using it that’s what i did and it didn’t work then i spoke to the brand rep Tania and she told me you must rub it in! so I did and now it works wonders! Use it 3 times a day and by the end of the day your imperfection :) will be gone. Try it you won’t be disappointed. Oh yeah one more point – it doesnt dry out your skin!

Vichy’s Normaderm Night is a highly potent moisturiser for people with acne it is an Intensive anti-acne night care with Pore-Targeting Technology and Zincadone A™ to help minimize and tighten pores, refine skin texture night after night. I remember being in training about a year ago on this product and i really wanted it! I just bought it because I had been breaking out due to stress and i really needed something to help keep my skin clear so I went out and bought it! People with oily or acne prone skin dont like oily feeling moisturizers so this one isnt it had a non-greasy, ultra-absorbent hydrating texture. It is also non comedogenic – it doesnt clog your pores.

Hope this helps all those who have oily – acne prone skin!



5 Things to do with your thermal spring water

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1. Refresh and Rehydrate your skin on a plane!

2. Set your makeup.

3. Clean open wounds.

4. As a toner after you wash and before you moisturize your skin. (make sure to pat off with a tissue after 5 seconds)

5. If you have irritation/redness/bite it will sooth it.

wishing everyone who follows my blog a great day!!