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? 
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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? 
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How do I earn Beauty Elite loyalty points? 
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Can I get my points out like cash? 
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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? 
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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? 
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The Wedding of Hannah and Elliot, May 2017 @ Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire

The first weekend in May is always one of my busiest and this year I had three weddings which I was very lucky to be involved with and makeup for a Ripley Castle Wedding is always very special and a lovely way to end a very busy week!

So, let’s talk about the gorgeous Hannah who is a beauty therapist in Harrogate and has a true understanding of the importance of a good skincare routine. This of course involves cleansing twice a day, toning, exfoliating, moisturising and deep cleansing with a suitable mask or facial once/twice a week. When following a thorough skincare regime the skin becomes glowing, supple and polished and this just makes the world of difference when applying makeup. Thank you to Hannah for taking such good  care of your skin and making my job so much easier, as you will see in the photos Hannah’s skin is absolute perfection!

Hannah is also a fully trained/qualified Microblading Artist -check out her page here.

I used a variety of brands of makeup; Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and NARS to create a natural and elegant style of makeup perfect for a Ripley Castle Wedding.

I was very excited to use a recent purchase on Hannagh –  the Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Glow Instant Look in a Palette. This collection was inspired by Poppy Delevingne’s wedding makeup and is full of rose-gold, bronze tones for the face and eyes.  The HD ready formula’s mean you look gorgeous and glowing in photographs as well as real-life and ideal if you want flattering, bronzed, radiant makeup  – perfect for bridal makeup. These colours worked a treat against Hannah’s striking blue eyes – anything with an earthy coloured undertone is fabulous against blue eyes and makes the whites of the eyes crystal clear.

A big thank you to Leeds based Photographer: Chris Thornton for the use of these fab photos.




Introducing The MyShowcase Beauty Genie

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The world of beauty can be overwhelming; Too much choice, Too many products, Too much information.  Often we end up buying products that don’t meet our needs. Sometimes we don’t even know what our needs actually are! After 7 years of working in a luxury department store I know just how daunting it is when you are searching for a new range of beauty products!

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