When this email from the lovely Katie Wrigley dropped into my inbox I was over-the-moon! Team Eldora are always banging on about how brilliant our lashes are so to have someone put them to the test (a very extreme test!) and come back with a glowing report was amazing. Read below for a very lovely, very beautiful and very lash-filled tale…
As a freelance make up artist I find the most desired appointments for occasional party make up are between three and six, but there are only so many appointments available between those hours, I’m extremely lucky to have a regular flow of clients!I found that when prime appointments were not available that some clients (particularly new clients) were reluctant to have their make up applied at two when they did not intend to go out until maybe eight, with reasons including:
* It will be on too long * It will sweat off
* Eyelashes won’t lastEven when reassured, some clients just would not risk it for their big night out. What could I do?I tried applying my own make up each day at 9 and when I was still getting compliments by the end if the day I found it a tangible way to reassure clients.I genuinely believe in the products I use, speak about and promote the looks I create using these products passionately, I needed to get this noticed and others to believe too.
So I had an idea, maybe a crazy idea, but I hoped it would make an impact! What if I test my make up to the extreme?
When I turned 30 I made a promise with myself that I’d run a marathon – crazy – for someone who actually did zero exercise this was a big deal – I had to train! My body changed. My life revolved around running which I hated! Suddenly I thought, what if I run the marathon wearing make up? (Including eyelashes obviously!) so I could genuinely put my theory to the test.
So on the morning of the marathon at six AM I started to apply my make up, I chose Eldora false eyelashes H119. By seven AM I was in the car driving to the race with a full face of make up on.
By nine AM I was standing on the starting line, my nerves gone, and the sky heavy with rain clouds.
Five hours, six minutes and seven seconds later, I’d done it, I’d ran a marathon.Almost eight hours after I’d first applied my make up, this photo was taken
* 26.2 miles later * In the rain * In the blazing sunshine * In the howling wind * There were tears
Our food porn addiction needed feeding! We’ve selected another few scrumptous sweets from our Saturday Sweets board on Pinterest. Have a gorgeous weekend and make sure you treat yourself to something sweet….!
There’s nothing sweeter than diamante on your lashes (D122)!
While our main addiction is of course lashes, we are rather partial to a calorific dessert. We’ve created a Saturday Sweets board on Pinterest which has given us the perfect excuse to spend hours drooling over amazing sweet recipes! For all you food porn addicts we highly reccomend having a look.
We wanted to wish you all a very Good Morning! It’s Wednesday which means it’s nearly the weekend, it’s warm enough for a light jacket and it’s the season of beauty and fresh starts – so many things to smile about! How are you planning on spending your day?
Leave a comment below telling us all about your happy Wednesday and be in with a chance of winning some of our new multi-layer lashes!
Today on the blog we are talking to the lovely Clare and Kelly of Addicted To Pretty – based in Liverpool this makeup salon is every girls dream come true and we’re going to find out a little more about it! Before we go any further, make sure you’re following these guys on Twitter (@ATPliverpool) – they’re nice, helpful and funny!
I asked Kelly to tell us how Addicted To Pretty came along and how it’s going…
“With over six years experience in the makeup industry, myself and my partner in makeup crime Clare decided it was about time that we put all our expertise in one place. So our bright, glittery and wonderful studio ‘Addicted To Pretty’ was born. We met at college both studying makeup artistry, after college we parted ways and done our own thing, both working freelance. We used to talk all the time about how great it would be to open our own makeup studio, so just decided one day ‘Let’s do it!’
Obviously, being a specialist makeup studio weekends are our busiest time. We work long hours – sometimes 14 hour days! But once we have our ‘makeup heads’ on the time flies and every face is different so it never gets boring!
We pride ourselves in using only the best and we think our studio portrays this well. If you rummage in our makeup station or looking through our box of makeup wonders you will find so many different brands. From well-known brands like M.A.C, Illamasqua & Nars to more cult brands like Lime Crime, OCC & Sugarpill. Makeup is our passion so when we see new products we get so excited to buy them and try them on our clients!
One thing we have never changed is our eyelashes! I have been using Eldora lashes for about four years now, so when Clare and I opened the studio I knew this was the brand of lashes we had to use! We have just recently got the fabulous new lash stand which we LOVE! It takes pride of place on our reception desk.
Like I said we are a specialist makeup studio, and I think we are the only ‘Makeup studio’ that just specialises in makeup in the city, which makes us kinda special.”
I have loved finding out more about Addicted To Pretty – these girls know what they’re doing and I will definitely be paying them a visit soon! If you fancy treating yourself to a makeover or just want to find out more, then simply have a look at their website.