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What do I want to achieve in 2020?

2019 was a pretty shit year for me for many reasons but I’m feeling really positive about 2020 and wanted to make it a really  good year in all aspects of my life. I’m going to compartmentalise what I want to achieve in different areas:

Education:

There is so much I wanted to achieve in 2020 in regards to education. I want to complete my full-time course which is Theatrical and Media hair and makeup level 3. In January a part time Barbering course is going to be announced and I really want to do it. I want to complete an eyebrow course, I have already paid for this one at the end of January. As well as all that I want to complete an eyelash course, still trying to choose which one is going to work around college and work. Last but not least I want to get my Maths GCSE, I have a great teacher this year so this seams a lot more achievable.

Work:

My part time job is fine at the moment and works well around college but by around May/ June I want to start applying for jobs in makeup. In an ideal world I would get a job in TV and film straight from college in July, that’s my main goal, get into makeup for tv and film by the end of 2020.

Health:

I more or less want to achieve the same as I wanted for 2019. I want to be more healthy with my food and exercising more. I’m happy with the weight I have lost so far in 2019 and want to continue through 2020. Plus, I want to start drinking more water and just feel generally better and healthier in myself.

Saving:

This year I want to be better with money and saving. I’m going to avoid using my credit card as much as possible and just use the money that I actually have. If I don’t have the money, I can’t have it. I really want to buy a house soon and need to tighten my belt with money.

I hope you all have a wonderful 2020.

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Did I achieve what I wanted for 2019?

I didn’t exactly make resolutions for 2019,it was more what I wanted to achieve in different aspects of my life throughout the year.

Education:

I completed level 2 Theatrical and Media Makeup and moved onto the Level 3 theatrical and media makeup. I am over the moon that I managed to get a C in my English GCSE. I didn’t manage to get a C in my maths GCSE because I focused fully on English to ensure I got at least one of them but better one than none.

Work:

I’m sill working 2-3 days a week in my job and haven’t had a chance to get a job in makeup yet, but I have been more freelance with makeup that I was previous, not a lot but I’m getting more confident as time is going on.

Health:

I started slimming world in July and have lost a stone and a half which I’m really pleased about, I still have more weight to lose to get to feel more comfortable in myself. I feel like doing it slowly makes it so much easier to keep off because I’ve changed my lifestyle, so this is still a working progress.

Friends:

I do see my friends more than before, but everyone is always so busy and we never have the same days off but keeping in contact regularly is what I want.

Me:

I still think I’m quite a stress head but I’m taking time to focus on me and actually relax. I really wanted to focus on taking out time for myself in 2019 and I think I’m getting better at the balance.

I’m really pleased that I managed to achieve a lot of what I wanted in 2019. Here’s to achieving more in 2020.

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Christmas Movies & Shows I love!

I don’t know what it is, but I love watching Christmas films and Tv shows, it really gets me in the Christmas spirit. Some of the ones I’m loving are oldies, but some are new, so I thought I would share some of the Christmas films I’ve watched recently, I’m loving and would recommend you give a watch.

The Christmas Chronicles

Merry Happy Whatever

Elf

Christmas with the Kranks

The Grinch

Home Alone

Jingle all the Way

The Santa Clause

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Christmas Gift Ideas!

I know it can be difficult sometimes to decide on a gift for someone for Christmas, trying to get something different or think outside the box. So, I thought it would I would make a list of a few different ideas to hopefully help spark some ideas for Christmas presents.

You can never go wrongs with:

  • Candles
  • Chocolate
  • Perfume / aftershave
  • Jewellery
  • Alcohol

Pamper Gift Ideas:

  • Face masks
  • Makeup
  • Fluffy socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Dressing gown
  • Makeup brushes

Fun Gift Ideas:

  • Board Game
  • Cards against humanity
  • Socks/ Boxer/ cushion with your face on it
  • Funny Book (about something they are interested in)
  • Day out
  • Weekend Away

Here are a few websites with quirky gift ideas if you wanted to have a gander:

Fire Box

Boots

Urban Outfitter

Beauty Bay

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Fantasy Assessment Preparation!

As part of my college course I had to create a fantasy character using prosthetic and a bald cap. I have been designing, making and failing at making lots of different prosthetics for my project and wanted to show you what I’ve made so far. There were a few things I had to make but didn’t have to include in my assessment that ill show you below.

Bald Cap:

I made 4 of these and the first one ended up being the best.

Polymorph:

I made eyeballs and teeth using polymorph.

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Das Clay Mould:

Horns:

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Gills:

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Head Piece: Started but not finished

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Ill show you how it all comes together once I’ve completed my assessment!

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Prosthetic Event!

This is basically an event in Coventry all about Prosthetic s, different brands sell products, there are talks from people who have been in the industry for years, hints and tips, live demonstrations and competitions. I went to this event last year with college and I went again this year.

To be honest I didn’t really enjoy it last year, I had only been on my course for 3 months and didn’t know anything about prosthetic s, I feel like I didn’t understand it all to enjoy it.

The venue has changed and was a lot bigger this year, with a lot more going on and I did really enjoy it. I had a lot more insight into prosthetics and products which allowed to appreciate the demonstrations and competitions, as well as all the hard work that went into the looks the artists created. There were a lot more stalls this year with lots of different prosthetics, wigs, different contract lenses, glitter, general beauty makeup, kit bags and so much more.

The next project in college we have to apply a bald cap and prosthetics, so I found so many different products and ideas to enhance my character for my assessment from going to this event.

They also had lots of props from different TV shows and films that have been used, this was so interesting to see what people have made and how realistic they are.

There were so many different talks throughout the day, and they were so interesting. I went to a talk by a youtuber called ‘Pink Stylist’ AKA Charlie Short. He is a SFX makeup artist and creates all kinds of amazing crazy looks. It was really interesting to get an insight into his job, career and all the time that goes into creating the incredible looks on his YouTube channel, as well as the pressure and the need to be constantly consistent to stay engaged with your audience.

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Another talk I enjoyed was the ‘Glue like a girl Panel’, it was a panel of woman in the makeup industry and answering questions from the audience and giving tips and hints for the makeup industry. I loved this talk and felt like I learnt so much, different ways to get into the industry, different types of jobs you can get into and some work placements that are available. Really glad I had the chance to watch this panel.

I did treat myself to a few little bits while I was at the event. I got myself some glitter, a stipple sponge, scratch blood and I got a little freebie of a foam which is a barrier for the skin before adding prosthetics or makeup.

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At the end of the event there was a competition for body paint and prosthetics, all the artists spent the day creating these looks and you could watch them throughout the process. The looks they created were amazing. So many talented makeup artists and it really showed in their finished pieces. It was a fantastic competition to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.