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  • Writer's pictureVictoria Marley

Hair, spooky stuff, training and fashion shows

So as we enter into the dark nights, I though I'd write a quick update on what I've been doing in the last couple of months of summer 2017.

Its certainly been a busy few months! In August I completed my second online training with the Plouise Academy in Liverpool. Although this was classed as a beginners course (as the first couple of nights focused on the basics like skin, colour matching etc) the training also included some classic Plouise looks, as well as a couple of more classic looks. As always I had some beautiful models to practice on, and loved recreating the looks. I've also book an Asian Bridal course which I will be completing in November 2017. Asian bridal is a skill in itself, and this course will help me to upskill to this level and will also include aspects such as scarf placement.

I've also been preparing for spooky season- Halloween! I've been creating some classic halloween looks- from the pretty to the scary to the gory-and also booked onto a special effects one to one lesson when I learnt how to apply products to replicate burns, cuts, bruises and more! Special thanks to the very talented Carmela Colasurdo for this training, who is not only an amazing makeup artist but also a very sweet girl who at only 17 years old is already very business savy someone that I think is going to go far in this business.

As I have quite a few requests for hair services, I decided a few months ago to focus on this area more and create some looks that I can now offer to my customers! These looks are suitable for any event, but some are clearly more bridal than others. I love doing hair so much and am looking forward to taking more hair bookings through 2018, whether it be for bridal parties or for nights out. I've just updated my website to have a specific hair section so head on over to see my creations!

Also, very exciting, is the news that I uploaded onto my social media last night- that I've been asked to provide makeup for the models at the ILFWDA (Independent London Fashion Week Designers Association)! I worked with the very talented designer Stacey Strahand a few months ago and she has now organised this fabulous event, which aims to give designers the support to showcase their designs, will be using healthy models and also raising funds for Unicef UK. Anyone interested should head over to for more information.

Last but not least, I cannot forget my lovely customers, who have continued to keep me busy with weddings, bridal trials and general bookings. Its coming up to a year that I will have completed my official training at the North East Make Up Academy (NEMUA), and when I reflect on the past year I can't believe how lucky I've been and what opportunities have knocked on my door. I'll be doing a full blog on my past year very soon, so please keep a look out for that! But for everyone that has supported me throughout the past a year,in whatever capacity, a huge THANKYOU- I literally couldn't have done this without you!

Here are a few pics from the past few months

With Love,

Vic x

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