News & Updates

13/09/17

Summer feels like it maybe winding down and there is an Autumnal feel to the air. With that comes a change in our skin and skincare. The lighter formulas resigned to our dressing tables in favour for richer, creamier textures to bring a boost to our skin. With the amount of vitamin d and sunlight set to reduce how can we feed our skin over the next few months?

During the Summer months our skin happily produces more oils and gets more sunlight exposure. I have found my skin already lacking its Summer glow and that got me thinking about how can I continue that glow using great skincare. For the past 8 years I have become more aware of skincare ingredients due to becoming allergic to nasty parabens that are put into products to help extend their shelf lives. Due to to the allergy I have to read all the ingredients to make sure its suitable. Finding the right skincare can be difficult and I want to be able to use something that also have great ingredients but it works on for example, moisturising, anti ageing, etc.

I have recently become a vendor for a fresh cosmetics and food supplement company called RINGANA. www.ringana.net

Ringana products boast

100% freshness they have an expiry date ingredients
100% active ingredients
100% consistency, with no artificial preservatives and high in antioxidants
100% ethical and eco-friendly

Back to getting my glow on again after the Summer Ringana have a product called GLOW a smart booster to add to Hydroserum or Anti Wrinkle serum. Glow works like a protective shield against external environmental influences and delivers a perfect more visibly beautiful complexion. The products smell fresh and you feel like you are feeding your skin with natural ingredients. I try to eat a good diet and chose good fresh ingredients and now RINGANA offers me that in my skincare regime.

Ringana also sell, hair, body and suncare in their range plus the brands cult product tooth oil. The company was set up by Andreas Wilfinger when he was dissatisfied with conventional and chemically dubious toothpaste. Ringana created a natural dental care product which is unique in the market. Lastly Ringana also offer a fantastic range of drinks and supplements that can help a wide variety of things increase energy, boost and protect to name a few with carefully selected fresh ingredients.

For more details about Ringana please email me at shoreditchschoolofmakeup@gmail.com



22/06/16


Today is officially Summer with a Summer Solstice and full moon.to boot.

I bring good news as I have also just put up new dates for our Pro Make up 6 week evening and 3 Saturday courses which will running over the next few months which I am looking forward along with my amazing team of tutors to teaching our future make‐up artists.

June has been a very busy month so far with my work taking me to the streets of East London and Brick lane for Cosmo and Esquire magazines. Milan, Pisa, Tuscany and the Isle of Skye working on shoots for Avon fragrance and a beauty shoot for L’Official! The next couple of weeks also set to be very busy working for Asos, Avon and New Look to name but a few of my assignments.

The weather has been up and down and this can play havoc on your skin. During the Summer months skin has a great glow due to our skin producing excess oil. Winter winds and central heating can dehydrate our skin. So in this months blog I want to tell you a few beauty secrets that will get your Summer glow on!!.

So my recent beauty purchase has been the Clinque Sonique Purifying Cleansing brush. A must have to leave skin squeaky clean. If the skin is not clean then your moisturiser or serums just won’t sink into the skin and do the good they should be doing. I have followed this by using a great hydrating mask from a natural Italian brand called Collister this combination gives the skin an outward glow.

Now back to creating that all over Summer tan (with or without the sun) a couple of new products I have found very effective are St Tropez gradual in shower tan, this is for those that do not have time on their hands, apply in circular movements whilst in the shower, leave for 3 minutes and hey presto a tan will gradually develop. Another wonderful natural tanning aide is Bali body, this comes as an oil or sunscreen and claims to hydrate, protect and nourish definite work checking out www.balibody.com So whilst we await our Summer to arrive in the meantime we can recreate it all in the comfort of our homes.
.

01/04/16
This month has been very busy with my Freelance makeup work, taking me on photo shoots for magazines like Cent, beauty shoots for Avon and fashion shoots for Asos, Amazon and Harrods. The makeup school has been also been very busy teaching lots of wonderful courses like Bridal makeup, Red carpet Glamour, MAC Masterclass and Pro Makeup 6 week Tuesday Evening Courses. We are now enrolling for our Summer term of make up courses.

Spring is making its way through and for the lucky ones Summer holidays are around the corner and all the preparation for that starts to begin, whether its fitness or getting the body all prepped and bikini ready!!

Well over the next few months I will be writing about skincare products, makeup trends and looks that will ensure you are fully prepared for Spring/Summer and holidays.

To help in the transition of Winter skin to Spring/Summer skin start your day with a glass of hot water and lemon, add a dash cayenne for an extra kick starting your day this way is very beneficial for the body and very cleansing for your skin, helping you claim your inner glow.

The sun has been out and lets hope it stays around so I would recommend wearing a suncream or choosing a moisturiser with an SPF, more often foundation come with added SPF here are a few I like Yes to Carrots SPF15, Body Shop daily Vitamin C with SPF30, Origins a perfect world SPF25 protecting yourself from harmful rays is key to younger looking skin.

For an extra hydrating and plumping of the skin why not apply a little Barefaced Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C, this will also help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Bareface products are organic and paraben free. I personally suffer from skin allergies so I am very aware of product ingredients and I highly recommend this product.

So before the real sun arrives why not add a little bronzer to your daily makeup routine.

Here are some of my favourites:

Chanel Soleil tan bronzer this velvety textured bronzer can be applied underneath or on top of makeup

Bourjois delice de poudre is a bronzer with a natural and lasting glow finish

Tom Ford a luxury bronzer but with its lightweight formula and lasting effects its definitely a real treat for your
makeup bag

Charlotte Tilbury Film star Bronze and glow, this will no only give you a natural sun kissed look it will help to contour and highlight the skin I use this product a lot for my red carpet clients


My own start to Spring started yesterday I had a revitalising, rejuvenating facial @beautyworkslondon. My skin specialist Tracey first of all gave me a wonderful facial massage, increasing the blood flow and lifting the muscles, next a medical microdermabrasion which blast the skin with fine crystals leaving the skin silky smooth. She then applied a laser over my skin once to help stimulate collaged production. I left with beautiful glowing skin
.