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Hair Assessment’s!

As part of my theatrical and media makeup course I have been doing hair as well. I don’t have to cut or colour hair, not training to be a hairdresser at all. I have been doing temporary colour, different styles and up dos, client consultations and washing hair. I have been really enjoying it and have learnt a lot. We do theory as well as practical, so we learn all about hair and what to do to keep your hair healthy. I’ve learnt the proper technique for washing and styling hair and what I’m most proud of is I learnt to French plait. These are some of the assessments I’ve completed so far.

Conditioning Treatment, Blow-dry and Straighten:

Setting Rollers:

Wash and Diffuse:

Heated Rollers:

French Plaits:

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Nintendo Switch Games!

Just before Christmas me and my partner treated ourselves to a Nintendo switch. I had money off in work and there was such a good deal for the Switch Console and two games… couldn’t resist. We have had it glued to our hands for the past few months so thought I would share some of the games we have played on and our thoughts.

Super Mario Odyssey

We went over a friend’s house before we bought the switch and I was hooked on this game. Its so good and there is so much to do. You basically play levels to collect moons to power up the Odyssey, so you can move to the next level. There are so many levels and hidden games within the games… its so good. I genuinely thought I completed it, but I didn’t, there’s still more. You can play two players as well; one person gets to be Mario and one gets to be the hat… it’s a lot of fun. Really worth the money.

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Pokémon: Lets Go, Pikachu!

I have always loved Pokémon since I was young, even if it is technically catching animals and making them fight! Its so much fun. I did find it hard at first because you couldn’t jump from one place on the map to the other, you had to go through it all again which took ages. But once you get to a certain point it allows you to jump. It can be very frustrating but very good too.

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Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

I really enjoy this game because you can play 4 players in the house and even more online. Its so much fun, I get so bloody competitive and literally move my hands and body with the remote… as if that’s going to help me win.

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They are the games I’ve played so far, and they are all good, Odyssey has to be my favourite though. There are so many other games I want to play, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Zelda are at the top of my list now.

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Character Makeup Assessment

For my character makeup assessments in college I had to create a character, had to be a man because we had to apply fake beard, nose and eyebrows. We had a demonstration of what we needed to do, and it defiantly looked easier than it was to do.

I wasn’t sure what kind of look I wanted to go for. You had to do a full beard at some point to show you could do it, I didn’t want to have to do a full beard for my assessment, so I did one for a practice.

We had to prepare the hair ourselves, it came plaited. We had to wet it and blow-dry it to take it out of that shape it was given to us in. Then we had to pull it apart ready to apply. This was a long process and took me about 45 minutes to do at home. We had to mix two colours together. I chose brown, grey and a little bit of black to make it realistic because my model had dark hair so it worked well.

For my assessment I decided to do a builder. We had an hour and a half to complete the full look and take pictures. We also had to do a mood board for the assessment.

The assessment went better than I thought it would, every time I have practised I’ve taken ages to do it, but I went quite fast on the actual assessment. You apply pros aide (face glue) to the area you want and dry it with the hairdryer. The pros aide needs to be dry to become sticky.

I started with the eyebrows because that was the part I was dreading the most. Its hard to cover someones eyebrows with hair and make it neat so I thought I would get this out the way first. Then I went onto the beard, it makes it easier if you cut a bit of hair, so the edge is straight and kind of poke it into the skin, so it looks like its actual hair. And keep repeating this to the shape you want. Then I cut the eyebrows and beard hair to the shade I wanted.

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Once I was happy with the beard and eyebrows I applied the fake nose. Once again, I added pros aide to the area I needed and let it dry. Once applied I used makeup to try and disguise the line of the fake nose and blend into the skin tone. This didn’t take long, I still have 15 minutes left of my assessment time, so I just perfected the entire look and got my model into his costume. I think it made it a little easier for me working on a male because they have facial hair. I got 95% in my assessment which is a distinction, really pleased with this.

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YouTube Accounts I’m Loving!

Stephanie Toms

I came across Steph’s channel towards the end of last year and I just fell in love with her personality. She is so funny and uploads ‘all the dam time’. I really do enjoy her videos. Her videos mainly consist of makeup reviews, clothing hauls and recently she has started doing vlogs, if any of this interests you I would defiantly check her out.

https://www.youtube.com/user/cocochictv

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Doctor Mike

I really enjoy Doctors Mikes channel, I always feel like I learn something from his videos. He is an actual real life doctor so is full of knowledge. His videos are really varied, some are informative, his reaction to different medical dramas and responding to the comments. He really mixes it up when it comes to his content.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0QHWhjbe5fGJEPz3sVb6nw

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Joel & Lia

I don’t actually know how I came across there channel but I am really glad I did. There channel is mainly about being British and the differences between Britain and other cities. It’s a very chatty channel which I like and I find their content really interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/user/joelandlia

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Samantha Ravndahl

The first video of Samantha I watched was ‘The problem with the beauty community’ and I got hooked. I just love her personality and just how honest she comes across. Her channel is based around makeup because she is a makeup artist. I feel like I learn so much from her content, about different ways to do looks and how to do makeup on different faces. Recently she uploaded a video about what makeup she feels is a must for your kit as a working makeup artist and I love it, I found it so interesting and gave me an idea of what I will need once I’m qualified. I would really give her channel a watch if you get a chance.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BatALashBeauty

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Glam & Gore

I’ve been watching this channel for such a long time and I love the content Mykie puts out. She combines glamour makeup and SFX makeup together basically in lots of different ways. She does a lot of interestingly odd videos too, such as tinder picks my makeup, haunted Halloween series and I turned into ….. You really never know what you’re going to get and I really enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/user/GlamAndGoreMakeup

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Quirky Date Ideas!

Valentine’s day is slowly approaching so I thought I would give some quirky date ideas. Something a little different from the normal dinner and a movie, you can turn your phones off and just enjoy each other’s company.

Mini Golf

A Ghost Tour

Ice Skating

Spa Day

Nature Walk

Make Your Own Cocktails

Evening at A Casino

Brewery Tour

Games Night

Paint Balling

Picnic

I hope this gave you some inspiration of what to do with your partner or if you are single to do with your friends.

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Valentine Gift Ideas!

I feel like over the past few years valentine’s day has become more about spending hundreds of pounds on your partner and treating it like a birthday. Don’t get me wrong me and my partner love spoiling each other but it feels like it’s become more commercialised. We get each other a little something, a card and spend the day together or weekend after.

So here are a few ideas of websites to look on and cute gifts for your partner that don’t cost a bomb, but I feel are very thoughtful. Ill pop links to each of the products to if you want to have a little look.

Boomf

It sounds a bit od, but it is really cool. I’m sure you have seen an advert for them before. It’s basically a square and you choose photos to go on each side, it comes flat packed and when someone opens it, it pops out with confetti. They are around £7.00 + post and packaging.

https://boomf.com/

Firebox

This website is brilliant for gifts, whether its cute, funny or slightly dirty they have some great ones. I would just have a look through the website because they have great gifts like a pillow case with your face on it, Giant STI teddys or sweets and chocolates. All depends on what the person you’re buying it for likes.

https://www.firebox.com/

Photo Frame

I don’t think you can really go wrong with a lovely photo of you and your partner in a picture frame. My partner did this for me a few years ago and I love it, its just so thoughtful. You can pop to your local Tesco and print off a photo instantly. You can get frames from literally anywhere, but paper chase do some lovely ones and not crazy pricey.

https://www.paperchase.com/en_gb

Flowers

Something as simple as a single rose can mean so much to someone. I do love roses and you can go to your local florist to get one, or a few if that’s what you would prefer. Moon pig do some lovely flowers if you don’t have time to go out and get it delivered straight to the person.

https://www.moonpig.com/uk/flowers-and-plants/

Candle

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a candle as a present. I always have a candle burning and always have the next one lined up ready to go. There are so many different brands of candles, Yankee Candles are lovely but can be a bit pricey. Most places do their own brands of candles. A brand I really like are Lily-Flame. They look so cute and smell amazing. You can get them in different shops or directly from there website.

https://www.lily-flame.co.uk/

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1920’s Project and Makeup.

As a part of my course I have to pick 3 different eras for my project, I picked 1920’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. Each of these projects have to be 4 A3 pages, with different textures, gems, glitter and many more. The information has to be about the era, music, makeup, fashion, influences and much more. Then this information was made into mood boards.

The first project I completed was the 1920’s which had to be handed in just before Christmas, 1950’s has to be handed in by March and 1960’s has to be completed by June.

The project was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be and I could of kept adding more and more to the mood boards. I also had to complete a makeup look for the era I was doing so I could add pictures to my project.

This is my 1920’s Project and I got 95% which is a distinction Grade which I am really pleased with.

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