Bride of the month

Bride of the month

Hope you are all having a lovely week. I’m back to show you again my bride of the month. I love doing bridal makeups its so different than regular day to day makeups, its much more personal.

I find as a makeup artist you really get to know the bride as a person, which I love. It is very important as I need to create a makeup style to suit their personality. A brides day is the most important day of their life so its so awarding to enjoy the moment with them.

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Tina was a spring 2016 bride, I know this seems like a lifetime ago now as the months have just flew this year. Where has the time gone?. I always wait for brides to send me professional photos of the day to post up a blog ,as it lets me show you the special moments of the day.

 

Tina was the nicest person ever and so calm.

Her makeup was Glowing and flawless. Look at that highlight.

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Foundation was Mac Studio fix fluid and Nars radiant creamy concealer.

The eyes were all Matte tones with lashes and smoked in the waterline to add definition.

 

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Bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses: Embrace Bridal Gorey

Photography : Gibbons Photography

Flowers: Anita Gibbons Flowers by Anita

Jewellery: Thomas sabo

Hair: Sinead Redmond and Sis Doyle

 

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For bridal enquires  please contact Melissaclarkemakeup@gmail.com

Hope you enjoyed and have a lovely day

Melissa xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Bright like a diamond

Smile Bright like a diamond

Hey guys so I said I would give you a quick update on my invisalyn Treatment so far. I have had my invisalyns on 6 months so far. I’m currently on set 15, in total I have 27 sets. It’s gone so quick I cant believe it. Since my last blog update  the routine has become a lot easier. I don’t even notice I am wearing them, if anything I actually feel strange without them in. I don’t experience any pain anymore, slight pressure when I change to a new set but only for a few hours.

As it’s a gradual movement of teeth I didn’t notice much of a change as I’m looking at my teeth everyday. In the past month so many people have commented on my teeth saying how amazing they have changed

I took pictures of each set when I changed them.  I looked back  today and I’m stocked.  I did not think my teeth were so bad, I’m actually so embarrassed. So be prepared to see.

 

Top is before  my treatment

Bottom is set 15 with Invisalyns on.

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I said I would share this experience with you. I get so many questions about them on my Snapchat asking how I find them and are they worth it.  I am so happy I got them and they are invisible which is a bonus. I still have 12 sets left so I can’t wait to see the difference from now till then. Check out my previous blog on invisalyn here Invisalgn my experience

 

 

Enjoy the weekend

Melissa x

Why HD brows are a girls best friend.

Why HD brows are a girls best friend.

Hey Guys here is a little review on my experience with HD Brows.

I love a good structured brow and over the past few years , brows have become huge. HD brows are the first company of the High Definition Brow although there has been many companies who has brought out their own signature HD treatment. Is HD the best?  Does HD brows live up to their standard?

As a qualified beauty therapist  in the industry for over 9 years I always do my own brows . I’m very fussy with my brows but sometimes you need to step back and let another therapist reshape them. I popped in to vist Sinead from Stockholm in Carlow to get a HD brow treatment. Sinead has worked in Australia and also in top branded salons in Ireland  including Therapie laser clinic. Sinead specialises in Brows having trained as a Master HD brow technician, she is the only Master Brow technician in Carlow. Is there a difference being a Master technician you ask? Yes.  Beauty therapists trained in waxing but to specialise in brows you undergo in dept training as a stylist and then advanced training as a master stylist like sinead. Its the same as a beauty therapist and a Makeup artist with regards to Makeup application. Makeup artists train specifically to use their knowledge and skills to a client which you don’t learn in  specific detail in beauty therapy. Sinead is amazing at brows I was so impressed I don’t think I will ever do my own again.

I personally think a lot of girls get freaked out by the term HD brows, they are not big scary brows I swear . HD Brows are designed to suit your individual preference, if you like them natural or more defined. So don’t be scared they are so worth it, not only do they frame your face they can take years off your appearance.

 

 

Here is my brows a few days after treatment with no product on them, Literally takes 10 minutes off my makeup routine.

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The treatment – what to expect

Before treatment begins Sinead will have a little chat with you about your ideal brow shape and what you are comfortable with regarding colour and style.

  • First the Tint is applied to achieve the desired colour. HD has a special formulated tint  different to regular Brow tints which is only left on for 1 minute no longer.
  • When the tint is removed waxing, threading, tweezing and trimming  steps are done to the brow area.
  • Sinead will tailor the brow to suit your face shape.

How long does treatment take

30 mins -45 mins depending on what shape and style you require.

 

How often do you need to get done

Every 6 weeks If you have strong hair growth some people can get longer

 

How much is it for HD brows

HD brows are €35

 

 

Sinead Is based in Stockholm in Co. Carlow . If you would like to contact her for a treatment visit B- beautiful.

 

Hope you Enjoyed.

Come Follow me on my Snapchat for product reviews and tips @MelissaClarke31 (Melissacmakeup)

Melissa Clarke xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow Brown Defintely Has The Wow Factor

Wow Brown Defintely Has The Wow Factor

Most of us girls and men of course like to be sun kissed and bronzed. Why not, Not only does tan make us look like a million dollars, it gives us confidence and a feeling of positivity about ourselves.

I have been on the hunt for The perfect Tan. I have tried Mousse, lotion, creams and oils.I have found some good products but Wow Brown is Just Wow.

I was over the Moon when I received Wow brown Tan ,it arrived just in time as I had an event that weekend.  I had two options of wow brown tan to choose from DIY medium/dark lotion or Ready to glo dark tanning liquid. I decided to try the medium to dark lotion and here is how it went.

 

 

The texture:

The tan is a coloured lotion which makes it very easy to see the application on the body. The consistency of The tan is a thick liquid. It spreads very well over the body and allows you time to blend into the skin.

 

Drying time:

It Dries fully within 15-20minutes.

 

Smell:

I detest smelly tans and I was delighted that wow brown had minimal tan smell during and after application

 

Lasting time:

The Tan lasted me about 1 week and it wore off gradually after the week, this was the most impressive aspect of the tan, it wore off non patchy and didn’t have a dirty appearance.

 

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Overall rating – 9\10

I was very impressed overall with Wow brown tan. I absolutely loved the colour, I had so many complements on it. I was also really impressed that I had no tan transfer onto my clothes as I find sometimes even after washing off tan this can still happen which bugs me.  It wore off 100% which was a massive plus for me . It has been my favourite tan to date.

Wow brown can be purchased here: wow brown

 

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