Saturday, 22 January 2011

Crystal Renn Inspiration

This is the shoot I used for inspiration for my recent Crystal Renn Tutorial.


Monday, 17 January 2011

Shopping Directory

Professional shop with two locations
20 Powis Terrace
off Westbourne Park Road
Notting Hill,
London W11 1JH

48 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden (Closest Tube Covent Garden) London 
Tel: 020 7836 3955
STOCK: Fardell, Japonesque, Ben Nye, La Femme, RCMA, Visiora, Screenface, Pros-Aide, Lord & Berry

A wonderful shop and mail order hidden away on the back streets of South West London. 
12 Kensington Church Street, London. W8 4EP
0207 937 1993
Stock: Make Up For Ever, Beaute, Japonesque, Beauty Blender, Ben Nye, Dinair, Embryolisse, Kett, Kryolan, Parian Spirit among others

PAM (formerly MAP)
6 Goldhawk Road
Shepherds Bush (Shepherds Bush Tube closest)
W12 8PA
Stock: Airbase, Beauty Blender, Ben Nye, Blinc, Cantoni, Dr Hauschka, GHD, Make U p For Ever, Zuca, OCC among others.

Make-Up Artist Boutique

A great website that ships within the UK and Europe 
For general enquiries email :
For emails regarding an order:
STOCK: OCC, Yaby and Beauty So Clean 


A website that ships worldwide.
STOCK: Ardell, Jelly Pong Pong, Artdeco, Ciate, Moroccan Oil, Nouba, Pixi, Pop, Sleek, Xen-Tan

Coco Beau
An excellent website that ships worldwide
STOCK: Beaute, Face Atelier, Bee Luscious and Embryolisse

28 Fouberts Place (Oxford Circus Tube)
STOCK: MAC, MAC PRO, Duo eyelash Adhesive.

22, Tavistock Street
Covent Garden
Great Britain
Phone: +44 20/7240 3111
STOCK: Kryolan, FOX brushes, DUO, Tweezerman, Joico, Fudge, RCMA, Fardell, Ben Nye, Japonesque, Leichner

If you are shopping in London you must visit Selfridges beauty hall.
STOCK: NARS, Shu Uemura, Illamasqua, MAC, YSL, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Clinique, RMK, Suqqu, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Tom Ford, Creme de la mer, Armani< Dolce and Gabanna, Eve Lom

20 Beak Street.
Just round the corner from the MAC Pro store so you can kill two bird with one stone.
020 3432 3276

32 Carnaby St
London W1F 7DN
020 7287 4769
Three doors down from the MAC Pro store.

Unit 4006, Ariel Way (White City Tube)
W12 7GF
Stores: BOOTS, Inglot, Make Up Store, Dermalogica, MAC, Lush, Micabella, Superdrug, The Body Shop

STOCK: Vichy, Bioderma, Avene, Caudalie and hundreds of others



Thursday, 13 January 2011


Dare to wear Yellow. The best of the brights.

For the lips and not for the faint hearted -Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Traffic
Still the ultimate yellow eyeshadow - MAC Chrome Yellow 
No one makes Nail polish like Illamasqua. Nail Polish in Blow.
The best yellow pencil I have found is MAC Chromagraphic in Primary Yellow


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Acid brights - a few of our favourites

Nars - Rated R eyeshadow duo

MAC - Bitter eyeshadow
MAC - Impassioned Lipstick
Sleek Make-up - Acid Palette
MAC - Virgin Isle Creme Color Base


Friday, 7 January 2011

Carlene K's SHINE Body Bronzer.

SHINE Body Bronzer gives you a sexy, glowing, summer tan that is perfect for your everyday, and even better for a night out on the town.

Without the streaky mess or permanence of "fake tanner", Carlene K's SHINE Body Bronzer is extremely moisturizing, long-lasting, easy to apply and easy to remove and it washes off in the shower.
SHINE Body Bronzer was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Carlene K, while working with the Pussycat Dolls.  
I have used this product on my arms and legs and think it's fantastic!
Years ago Estee Lauder had a similar product which they discontinued so I am so happy Carlene has brought this one out.
Available from
Nic x

Nic's holiday/vacation preparation video

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Questions for Sam and I.....

So it's a New year 2011, how exciting, it means only a year and 2 months till I get married, so time to diet (see previous post)
Sam and I have been asked so many questions over the past year, so we have decided to do a video answering some of them.
If you have any questions for us, please write it below and we will try to answer in a video.


The Diet

It probably seems like I am a bit of a yo-yo dieter. The truth is, when I diet I rarely lose much weight if any because I get quickly bored and with two children I overcook and easily fall into the trap of finishing their dinner... Ok, I admit it, I also drink too much wine.

Over the years WeightWatchers and I have had a great relationship but more recently it has become strained. 
Sticking to a points diet and attending meetings at specific times is nigh on impossible when I am shooting on location in London. Most shoot lunches consist of Pizza, Sandwiches or something equally as calorific.
  About two weeks ago a reality TV star tweeted that she had lost 6 pounds in her first week on this diet. Obviously I followed the
I admit I was alarmed when the food arrived. As it is packaged like space food. However, everything I have eaten so far has tasted really nice. 
They provide you with all your meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. All you have to do is add vegetables, (or a small amount of rice or pasta).
The portions are calorie counted for you to 1200 per day. I would say that is about half the calories I usually consume in one day. 

Needless to say I have noticed a weight loss already.
It is recommended that a healthy weight for me is between 12 stone 6 pounds (79.03 kg) and 9 stone 13 pounds (63.23 kg).
When I started this diet (2 weeks ago) I weighed 11st 11lbs (74.8 kg). As of today I weigh 11st 2lbs (70.8 kg)
I intended to do this diet for two months but perhaps one month will be enough to reach my goal weight of 10st 7lbs. I will keep you posted.

Nic starts this diet next week so I am sure she will have experiences to share.Diet Chef cost me £190 per month. I now have a £10 discount code for anyone else who is interested in joining me. Add MYDEAFBO into the code box at time of payment.
 It did seem like a huge amount in a lump sum but when I thought about how much money I spend on food, wine, takeaways per month it was easily as much. 
Diet chef works out to £5.43 per day. I still have to food shop for the kids but I buy only what they eat and nothing for myself apart from vegetables to accompany my food. Overall, I am finding this diet successful and a doddle. I am also eating way more that my 5 a day so I feel healthier.
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