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I was lucky enough to go to PAM: Precious About Makeup on a college trip. They are based in London. It is a Pro Makeup Store and they also teach and do demos. They were all about never stop learning and growing.

When we arrived, we went to Ealing Studios where PAM had rented a room for our demos throughout the day. They asked for volunteers for our First demo and no one else seemed to want to so I jumped at the opportunity. Kate Benton did this demo and was showing us how to create bruises for film and how to create the different kinds of bruises. I really enjoyed having this done on me and learn how I can create this. There were lots of tips and tricks throughout this demo and insight into the makeup industry.


Our second demo was done by Shauna Harrison and she brought her son in to do the demo on. She turned him into a Viking. She shows us how to basically make someone look dirty without making it look fake, using different products and layering it. She also showed us how to lay on facial hair which looks very difficult. The look came together with litter accessories and a hair piece. It was really interesting, and I enjoyed watching the process of Shauna turn her son into a Viking.

The next demo was all about face and body paint by the amazingly talented Mona Turnbull. She created a skull and showed us different ways to create body paint. She made it look so easy creating this incredible look, it was so impressive. She did half the face by hand and the other using an Airbrush. It was really interesting seeing the difference, I hadn’t seen one used before. She was funny and engaging throughout the demo.


Our final demo was by Victoria Lee, all about covering tattoos. She talked all about her past and the volunteering she has done throughout her career. She volunteered in a hospital to help people with physical body issues that she could help them learn to cover, such as birth marks on the face or scars, to make them feel more comfortable in their own skin. For the demo she showed us how to cover a tattoo and told some stories about her careers. One of which was she had to cover a full arm and leg tattoos for an underwater photo shoot and the challenges that she overcome.

From these demos I feel like there is so much that we still need to learn before we step into the makeup industry. They asked if we had any questions but there was so much information given to us throughout the day, we didn’t even know what to ask. So many different products that we need for our kits eventually.


Just before we went home we went to the PAM store, so we could have a look around and purchase anything we wanted. They had some really amazing stuff but it was so expensive for the pro palette, which obviously I would love to have, maybe next time.


Undercut.. Again!

I wanted an undercut for such a long time but couldn’t build up the courage to have one. When I was 21 I finally did it and I loved it. I had so many quirky patterns too.


I decided to grow it out because I couldn’t be bothered to keep waiting in barbers to have it cut, they don’t do appointments like normal hairdressers, you have to go in and just wait, I’m not the most patient person.


My undercut was almost grown out and I decide to get it cut in again, I really missed it. So, I went through the process of it growing out and now I have it again. But I do love it! Can’t wait to get a quirky pattern again.

I have really thick hair and having an undercut makes it so much easier to manage, I’m really happy with it.



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Halloween Makeup!

This must be my favourite time of year, Halloween! You can have so much fun and create so many different looks and characters. So, I thought I would share 5 looks I’ve created throughout October and who gave me the inspiration.

  1. I saw this look all over Instagram last and this year and thought I would give it a go. Hi Pumpkin, inspired by @sophiehannah.


  1. I captioned this the dripping rainbow. I got the inspiration for this look from @jodiehulme.


  1. I created this look on a friend in college. This was my first attempt at a clown look, there is defiantly room for improvement, but I am happy with it.


  1. In one of my classes we had to create a character, so I decided to put a Halloween spin on it and create the Elphaba the witch from Wicked.
  1. I created the ‘evil Artist’ on my friend and got the inspiration for this from @makeupbyphilippag.
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Hair Cut!

It’s been about 2 years since I had a haircut, I was attempting to grow it and didn’t get around to it having it trimmed. Once I started college I could have my hair cut for free because of the course I was doing, so I thought why not. I booked in for a cut and blow-dry.

I was a little nervous because it was booked in with level 2 hairdressing students and it being September they hadn’t had that long to practice. But they have a tutor watching them so what’s the worst that could happen.

The girl who cut my hair was lovely, really happy and chatty throughout. She hadn’t cut layers into someone’s hair before, so she was shown by the tutor how to and then she finished it off. After cutting each section the tutor would come over and check everything was fine with the cut, which it always was.

Once my hair was all done, there was two slightly longer bits of hair, but a quick snip and they sorted it out before I left. I was there for 3 hours but that’s ok because everyone takes a little longer when they are learning. Plus, I would rather it all done correctly. I will defiantly be having my hair cut at college again and by the same person, she was fab.


Student Life!

At the age of 24 I decided to go back to college. I guess it took me a little longer to find my passion. I went to college when I was 16 to do health and social care which suited the job I had in care, but it wasn’t something I really enjoyed. So, I worked full time in a few different jobs before I decided to go back to college.

I’m studying theatrical and media makeup level 2 which also includes hair too. So far so good, I am really enjoying it. Some classes more than others but that’s with anything. There is a lot of different non-makeup related units to my course but that’s with any course, you have to do other bits are bobs to get the qualification.

I have one day that is basically a hair day, we have a practical lesson and a theory lesson. So far, we have learnt the correct way to shampoo and condition someone’s hair and now to do a deep conditioning treatment, we take turns each week in class to do each others hair. I’m enjoying this a lot more than I thought.

I have a tutorial lesson and a 4-hour long makeup lesson on the one day. What we do in this lesson depends on the topic we are doing. So far, we have done stage makeup for male and female and character makeup. It’s not the nicest of makeup looks but it’s good to know about it and how it should be done. Character makeup is a lot of fun and can create basically anything you want. I created the witch from Wicked.

On my last college day of the week I have a weaving lesson in the morning, were making a hair piece. This is a lot harder and more time consuming than I thought it was going to be. We have another 4-hour makeup lesson with a different teacher. So far, we have covered day makeup, Halloween makeup and evening makeup. I have really enjoyed doing different Halloween looks and we will be doing more throughout this month. I love being left to be creative and choose the look that I want to create, it’s so much fun.

It has been difficult going from full time work to being full time student again but I’m doing alright so far. I am enjoying the different trips we have been on and are planning to go on. I am the oldest person in my class which is strange because I don’t feel old at all. So far it’s all going well, fingers crossed the rest of the year goes as smoothly.

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Last week I went to M.A.C for a makeup demo with college. Plus, we got 35% off for that day and applied for a student card to get discount going forward. I wasn’t planning to buy anything but that didn’t last long.


The makeup demo was really good. She asked us before we started if there was a look we wanted her to create or any areas that we want her to focus on, so we could gain as much knowledge from the demo as we could. The general look was high fashion and we got to pick different parts of the look and colours we wanted.


The makeup artist doing the demo was so nice and we all learnt some really good tips for applying makeup to other people. We could ask all the questions we wanted to and what are the most versatile thing to have in our makeup kits. She did the one eye of the look and myself and two other people got to finish the other eye.

I wasn’t planning to buy anything, I was going to be good, but I couldn’t help myself. I bought two Kajal Crayons in white and black, they can be used for eyeshadow or liner, it is a fast-drying product so needs to be used carefully but they are so pigmented I couldn’t resist.


They were nice enough to give us samples of lots of different things to try, a foundation, primers and glitters. It was a really fun day out and I really feel like I’ve learnt some great tips to use going forward.