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The Hazards of Being a make up artist on location

I picked up the telephone one day only to have an overexcited photographer scream at me.... 'Pack your bags, we're going to the Maldives' So I did what she said! The team was an all female team - photographer, model and me (make up artist, hair stylist and stylist) - plus the photographer's mum (she came along for the ride! - Hazard 1!) Hazard 2 was when it came to packing - apparently I had no space in my suitcase to pack clothes for me as it would be full of clothes for the shoot we were doing! still, we packed suitcases full of fashion clothes loaned to us by various fashion houses, fashion students etc and wore all of our own clothes on the plane - A bonus is that you loose around 2 stone once you have taken all your clothes off once you have arrived! We landed in Male, caught a speed boat (at this point we didn't even know which island we was going to) and got off at a very small idyllic Island in the Maldives baby! Once unpacked we walked the whole d

Business Mums Summit 2011

On Monday 10th October, I attended the Business Mums Summit at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton. It was after I attended my first 'mumpreneur' meeting at the cock  just outside Lewes when I decided that attending the Summit was a 'must' for me to meet new people, get inspiration and find out ways of how to carry forward my new business - The Wellbeing Angels. I was so busy in the days leading up to the summit that it wasn't until the night before that I looked online at the programme for the day when I took note that the day was going to be 'full on'! wow, it really didn't disappoint! After organising how my boys were going to get to school I managed to convince my husband to drop me off at the train station before he began his day of work, I caught the train with 5 second to spare, stepped off at Brighton and walked in completely the wrong direction for the hotel doh! However, I managed to arrive bang on the dot at 9 only to be asked which workshop

Brighton Hilton Metropole Wedding Fayre

On Sunday 2nd of October I exhibited at Brighton Hilton Metropole. Not only was the sun shining, but the champagne was flowing and the people kept coming and coming and coming! In preparing for the wedding fayre I had a banner and new leaflets printed up, and used everything I could think of to encourage people to stop at my stand; Testimonials check, leaflets check, special offer on the day check, sweets to entice check, examples of work check, wedding cake supplied by Steph's free from check, Model on the day to show hair and make up check, me check! I was shown to my table when I arrived and boy was it in a great position! people could see me as soon as they walked in, people could see me as they walked out.  I was also situated between two wonderful tables, one with alternative wedding dresses that were gorgeous and on the other side an amazing 7 piece band with female singer who was extremely nice. Not only did I meet lot's of lovely brides to be but all the othe