The Winter Wedding of Serena & Luke, December 2016 @ Priory Cottages, Wetherby

I am so delighted to share these wonderful photos of Serena & Luke’s Winter Wedding at the Priory Cottages Wetherby,  its only taken a year!

I have known Serena since 2010 after working with her on a ‘MadMen’ inspired photo shoot in Harrogate. Who would have guessed then that 6 years later I would be doing her wedding makeup!  Photos of the MadMen shoot  can be seen here.

Over the years I have had  the pleasure of doing ‘quite a lot’ of weddings at The Priory Cottages which is the Rawlings family run business and is expertly managed by Serena. When Serena asked me if I would be her make-up artist for her big day you can imagine I was delighted!

Serena does glam and sophistication very well and the style created was 50’s Hollywood ‘Grace Kelly.’

Many thanks to Joe Dodsworth Photography.

The Wedding of Barbara & Nick, September 2017 @ Swinton Park, Masham.

Beautiful Barbara……   married Nick at Swinton Park Hotel Spa in late September.

Barbara’s style of make up was created to enhance her incredibly stunning features. Why cover skin when it is already radiant? Natural lighting accentuates natural beauty, so it was important to keep Barbara’s make up light and fresh.  Barbara takes great pride in looking after her skin and uses the full  Antonia Burrell collection. Read more on this fabulous range here.

Naturally beautiful looking, healthy skin is a lifelong process. Although there are products that offer instant results, true skin health is created and sustained through a gentle and specific approach over weeks, months and years.  Antonia Burrell’s pure, honest and potent skincare formulations use clinically-proven plant bio actives for flawless, fresher-looking, trouble-free skin – whatever your skin type.

It was wonderful to be part of this special day and Barbara it was an absolute joy to do your make up!

Many thanks also to Barney Walters Photography

A few kind words from Barbara:

“I wanted to say a massive thank you for your help on my wedding day in September. I was extremely grateful for your calm help in the morning (particularly with one very nervous bridesmaid!) and I thought we all looked lovely. In particular I felt comfortable and confident, which was much needed given how nervous I was about everything else!”


The May Wedding of Kim & Dan @ East Riddlesden Hall.

Kim & Dan’s May Wedding was the first weekend in May and my busiest weekend of the year with three weddings booked in and three trial consultations. This was the start of a very busy but most enjoyable summer and what a beautiful bride to mark the start of the wedding season.

Kim & Dan were married at Saltaire United Reformed Church and the wedding reception took place in the Airedale Barn in the grounds of East Riddlesden Hall. 

I created a defined style of eye makeup on Kim, with false lashes, nude lid, taupe eyeshadow in the crease and aubergine kohl pencil on the waterline.
Mac studio fix foundation was applied to keep Kim’s skin matte throughout the day. This  is an oil-controlling formula that offers a natural matte finish with medium to full coverage and with it being a May Wedding as any bride would hope for the sun was shining!

It’s always exciting when I can use a burst of of colour on the lips, so to complement Kim’s wonderful May Wedding flower bouquet I chose the New Cid Plumberry lipstick.  This is a beautiful lipstick which contains the moisture magnet hyaluronic acid, it keeps the lips hydrated and comfortable all day and, gives the ultimate colour pay off that lasts for hours.

Kim’s hair was styled by the lovely Emily Hawkes. 

Fabulous photos  and a big thank you to Sam Houghton  a wedding and portrait photographer based in Derby and Nottingham.

 “Thank you once again for applying the most stunning make up on me and my Mum. We are very thankful and it felt so comfortable all day. I was so pleased with it and I know my Mum was too, It made her feel so confident when it came to the camera’s as she normally shies away from photos. You are super talented!” Kim x

The Wedding of Gina & Tom, June 2017 @ Swinton Park Hotel, Masham, North Yorkshire

Today I would like to share with you some lovely photos of a recent wedding I worked on at Swinton Park Masham. 

The beautiful Gina had a classic style of makeup – smoky eyes,  pale peach lipstick and glowing skin.

Many thanks to Gary Phillips at One Love Weddings for the use of photos.

Introducing MyShowcase Beauty Elite

What is the MyShowcase Beauty Elite? 
MyShowcase Beauty Elite is our amazing loyalty programme that gives you fantastic rewards on every penny you spend at MyShowcase. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a loyal customer.

How do I join the Beauty Elite? 
It’s super simple. All you need to do is sign up by heading to MyShowcase Beauty Elite.

Do I need to pay to become a member? 
Nope! All you need to do is sign up and you’ll get rewards whenever you shop at MyShowcase.

I want to be in the top tier, how can I get there?
When you join the Beauty Elite, you’ll automatically join our Pink Tier. As soon as you earn over 750 points (spending £150) you’ll reach the second tier, Silver, and unlock even more exclusive rewards. To reach the top tier, Gold, you’ll just need to earn 5000 points (spending £500) or more and you’ll unlock all our exclusive rewards. Truth is, it’s nice at the top!

What can I do with my points? 
You can redeem your reward points at any time on your next order. Every £1 you spend on your beauty habit gives you rewards to spend (and more in special promotion periods).

What rewards do I get? 
The rewards vary depending on what tier you’re in, but we know you’ll love our fantastic rewards on all Beauty Elite loyalty tiers.

  • In Tier 1 – Pink, you’ll get 5 points for every £1 you spend as well as 20% on your birthday and access to exclusive competitions.
  • In Tier 2 – Silver, you’ll get 10 points for every £1, plus all your Tier 1 rewards. As well as this, you’ll also receive free shipping on every UK order
  • In Tier 3 – Gold, you’ll still get your 10 points for every £1 spend, plus all the above rewards, and we’re not stopping there! You’ll also be first to have access to our new brands, get free beauty samples in your orders AND you’ll get exclusive access to your very own private beauty concierge!

How do I earn Beauty Elite loyalty points? 
Just by shopping for your beauty at MyShowcase. Enjoy points on every pound you spend.

Can I get my points out like cash? 
No, you can’t. But we’ve got something even better… the chance to use your points to get beauty for free! That’s right, you can use your Beauty Elite loyalty points to redeem against your favorite beauty purchases.
Alternatively, you can become an Ambassador (where you earn rewards on your purchases and when you
introduce others to purchase) and choose to cash out your rewards or redeem them on future orders.

What can I use my Beauty Elite reward points on? 
Whatever products you like at MyShowcase! It could be skincare, wellbeing, bath and bodycare, makeup and much more… whatever takes your fancy.

How can I keep track of my Beauty Elite loyalty points? 
You can see how many Beauty Elite loyalty points you’ve earned anytime by logging into your MyShowcase account.

Is being part of the Silver or Gold tier the only way to get free shipping? 
Of course you’ll get your free shipping as part of the Silver and Gold tiers, but remember, you’ll also get access to free shipping anytime you spend over £50 on your order.

Which orders count towards my current Beauty Elite loyalty tier? 
All of your orders in a 12 month period.

Do I have to wait a whole year to get the perks when I reach a new tier? 
No, as soon as your spending qualifies you for the next tier, you’ll be automatically upgraded and we’ll confirm this by email. The next time you shop, you’ll enjoy your new Beauty Elite tier rewards.

You’ll then enjoy all the benefits this tier brings. For example, if you join the Beauty Elite on October 1st 2017 and spend £150 by January 1st 2018 you’ll automatically be upgraded to Silver Tier. If you spend a further £150 before 1st January 2019 you’ll remain in the Silver Tier for another year.

What happens if I don’t spend enough in a year to stay in my Beauty Elite tier? 
No worries – if you don’t spend enough to remain in your tier, you’ll just revert back to that relevant tier. Of course, you can be upgraded – and unlock all those special rewards – as soon as your spending meets the next tier again.

Do my Beauty Elite loyalty points expire? 
Yes, but only if you stop shopping with MyShowcase for a whole year. Don’t worry, we will let you know well before your Beauty Elite loyalty points expire.

Can I get free shipping all over the world? 
Free shipping as a Silver Tier or Gold Tier Beauty Elite member is for standard UK orders only at the moment.

If I spend over £150 on my first order what happens? 
You’ll receive 5 points for every £1 you spent on your order (that’s 750 points) for this order. You’ve also reached Silver Tier, so the next time you shop with MyShowcase, you’ll get 10 points for every pound… oh, and remember you’ll get free shipping next time time.

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