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Sleeping tips, night-time routine.

After having a child, I've noticed the dramatic effect not having a regular routine has on her. Which makes me think it's important we address our routine to ensure a good night's sleep. Most of us know that eight is the magic number of hours the typical adult needs to sleep each night, but sometimes with the best intentions of an early night it's hard to get to sleep; I'm hoping these tips will help you. I understand that factors beyond our control can mess it up, my girl is two years old, lol.
3-4 hours before bed


tea

Limit or avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, fizzy drinks, chocolate) I'm not the best at this as I love a cup of tea and some chocolate.
Avoid naps, you should limit naps to 10-30 minutes and try to take them in the afternoon, if you're lucky enough to get the opportunity.
Limit alcohol consumption, it sometimes sends us to sleep but it's usually disturbed.


Photo @nmckeever makeup backstage on @sallybeautystore beauty video advert, No filter straight from 📲 phone, hairstylist @helenbradymua It's a @gaspcreative Collaboration. With models @hayleyjaninethomas @amb_1985 @ellejoslyn @lararaybone

Photo Naomi Mckeever makeup backstage on Sally beauty store beauty video advert,
No filter straight from 📲 phone, hairstylist Helen Brady mua It's a Gasp creative Collaboration.
With models @hayleyjaninethomas
@amb_1985 @ellejoslyn @lararaybone

 

 

1-2 hours before bed

Cut out too much fluids (if you're like me, it makes you need to get up in the night to use the toilet)
Try not to snack or eat.
Turn off phone, computer, iPads etc, the light simulates day light which wakes us up. If you're a bit addicted to being on your phone as I am, oops, some Iphones have a night shift option that automatically turns on warm low light at the time you want. Go to settings - display & brightnes - Night shift.

 

 


 

Here's some suggestions for a routine-

Brush your teeth
Remove your makeup
Have a warm bath
Read
Write your thoughts; if your mind turns to worries at night, keep a notepad by your bedside. When worries come to mind, write them down and address them in the morning.
Stretch
Listen to relaxing music
Talk to your loved ones
Pack the next day’s lunch
Pick out your work clothes
Count your blessings
Write your accomplishments of the day
Try going to bed around the same time every night

 


 

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Galaxy inspired makeup with product list. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

My Galaxy makeup for client going to a fancy dress event / MUA Naomi Mckeever

My Galaxy makeup for client going to a fancy dress event / MUA Naomi Mckeever

I did this Galaxy makeup on request from a client in Leamington Spa as she was going out for Halloween a few years ago.

 


 

Products used:

(All MAC unless specified)

 

Darker swirl on left eye-

  • Chromaline Black
  • Pigment Deep blue green
  • Reflex glitter Turquatic Pro

Inner light swirl-

  • Paintstick white
  • pink opal pigment
  • Magenta madness pigments
  • Rule eyeshadow

 

Stars-

  • MAC  pro acrylic paints- Pure white / Hi-Def cyan

 


 

Right softer eye-

  • Paintpot Coral crepe
  • Pink opal pigment
  • Rule eyeshadow
  • Feline pencil / Carbon eyeshadow pressed on top with angel brush for liner
  • Zoom fast black lash mascara

 


 

Skin-

  • Face & body foundation with YSL Touche Eclat on top
  • Prolongwear concealer 
  • Careblend powder
  • Pro contour powder

 

Lips-

  • Morange lipstick mixed with Shy girl lipstick

 

 

 

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Be inspired by the step by step video tutorials see the list of all the products used, read product reviews, link to websites selling the products, and even create your own shopping lists. Shopping lists can be viewed on your iPhone or Apple watch; tap to flag it as purchased. Wish lists can easily be sent to your nearest and dearest.'

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Disney evil queen makeup tutorial

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Evil Queen 👑 Disney Doll inspired 📽video makeup tutorial available on free
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How to apply glitter, best products & techniques.

There is no other makeup product like glitter to add some seasonal sparkle, but unless you want to look like a fairy its worth making sure your glitters looked into place.

 

photographer Catherine Bradley www.clearvisionimagery.co.uk makeup by naomi mckeever www.naomimckeever.com hair nathan telford at Nicola Smyth www.nicolasmyth.co.uk model laura evans

photographer Catherine Bradley
www.clearvisionimagery.co.uk
makeup by naomi mckeever
www.naomimckeever.com
hair nathan telford at Nicola Smyth
www.nicolasmyth.co.uk
model laura evans

Products for adhering loose glitter-

  • Illamasqua sealing gel- ether use a small layer of the gel over your eye makeup, then press glitter over the top. (I would highly recommend pressing on with fingers rather then a brush, as its extremely hard to get glitter out of brushes!) Or mix glitter with gel and press on top.
  • MAC eyeliner mixing medium- Use in the same way as the Illamasqua sealing gel.
  • DUO lash glue- press a very small amount or glue over eye lid using your fingers, then press glitter on top. The only problem with using duo lash glue is after a few hours it can feel sticky and uncomfortable. Also be careful not to get glue in your eye lashes or eyes.

For loose glitter don't be tempted to go for regular craft glitter as it can be made from sharp material that could scratch your eyes. Cosmetic glitter is made of special plastic that is non-toxic. It’s colored with pigment rather than dye, so that the color doesn’t leach out and stain. Cosmetic glitter is much finer than craft glitter, and the individual particles are usually rounded rather than gagged, instead go for specially designed glitter-

  • MAC glitter (The reflects version is my favorite for beauty looks as its fine, but the chunky version is better for fashion photography as it will show up better).

 

  • NYX Loose glitter powder (budget option, though I do prefer MAC reflects).

Tip: Always keep tape near when working with glitter as its the easiest way to pick up any drop down on the face, just rap the tape around two fingers and gently press on skin.

A nice way of applying glitter is using glitter liners, which are like the loose glitter but premixed with gel, this wont work as well for fashion makeup on a large area, but good for easy personal use or for on TV to makeup sure you don't get as much fall down.

  • Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Eyeliner- (good painted on after all eye shadow and liner is applied.)
  • Collection Glam Crystals Gel Eyeliner- (budget alternative, a brilliant makeup artist I've worked with at 'The One Show' recommended this product.)

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Bridal makeup, liner, lashes & pretty pink lip, list of products used.

Bridal makeup on Sophie

Bridal makeup in Nottingham

My makeup on stunning bride and best friend Sophie.
Sophie is a talented makeup artist based in Nottingham so the pressure was on to make sure everything was up to scratch.
Key products used:Face-
Moisturiser Embryolisse.
Primer MAC prep and prime skin.
Foundation MAC face & body & YSL touché éclat.
Concealer MAC select cover up and studio finish.
Cheek Illamasqua dixie cream blusher, MAC Harmony blush as contour, Highlight MAC Pearl cream colour base.
Bronzer Bobbi Brown in medium.Eyes-
Highlight MAC vanilla pigment.
Lid MAC expensive pink.
Crease MAC ground brown and bamboo eyeshadows.
Liner MAC blacktrack and liquidlast pointblack.
Lashes Shu Uemura.Lips-
lipsticks in Vegas volt mixed with Saint Germain.

MAC pro conceal and correct palette makeup review & swatches

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MAC pro conceal and correct palette product review

I use the MAC studio finish concealers for areas that need more full coverage like spots, darkness around the eyes and tattoo coverage. Its good to apply a small amount either with a synthetic brush or fingers, then set with powder.
I've just purchased it in a Pro palette of 4 shades -NC15, W10, NC20, NW20 & 2 colour Correctors in Pale Yellow & Pale Pink. These are a slightly different formula to the studio finish concealers, slightly creamer. Also a friend pointed out on instagram that this formula doesn't have the SPF 35 which is better for photographic purposes, as the SPF is what tends to make the product flash back lighter. It costs £35.
The swatches were done on my skin tone, I'm light, about NC15/NC20 in MAC. The palettes come in light, med, med deep & dark.
Pro conceal and correct MAC palette swatches

Pro conceal and correct MAC palette swatches

You can purchase them from; http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/157/23771/Products/Face/Concealer/PRO-Conceal-and-Correct-PaletteLight/index.tmpl

Christmas decoration ideas.

It's this time of year again, I've made sure to decorate the house while watching the film Elf, why I decorated the tree with glass ornaments with a 9 month old baby who loves to grab sparkly things I'll never know.

 

christmas decoration ideas

christmas decoration ideas

I purchased the nut cracker from the Range as well as the garland

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christmas tree decorating ideas

christmas tree decorating ideas

To make bows for your tree use ribbon with wire in it, I personally like tarten so used that.

Christmas angels seemed to go out of fashion but I love all things traditional, I found her in tescos and will repaint her face.

 

my favourite christmas treat

my favourite christmas treat

Don't worry Lailu's grandad's hand was holding her from behind the curtain making sure she wasn't going to fall.

Lailu playing with the tree

Lailu playing with the tree

Christmas ideas for the lady, man or baby in your life.

I know I struggle thinking of Christmas presents for people, so I thought I'd share some of my ideas, don't worry I'm not paid or sponsored to promote the products I'm suggesting. They're just things I like.

For her:

 

Makeup gift idea

Naked eyeshadow palette by urban decay

Naked eyeshadow palette by urban decay. I'm sure you've all heard about this palette but if not, it has 12 eyeshadow shades from champagne highlighters, bronze sun-kissed to smokey, that are easy to wear and suits most people. It has a mixture of matte and metallic textures.

Where to order;

http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_123932979199_-1

 

Makeup gift idea

MAC cosmetics viva glam gift

 

MAC VIVA GLAM lip sets are always a winner in my mind as the full R.R.P of the sale goes towards helping women, men and children everywhere affected by HIV/AIDS.
This year is featuring Rihanna’s red and metallic mauve VIVA GLAM Lipsticks, paired with this season’s limited-edition glittering red Viva Glamorous Bag. Or there are six of the most iconic VIVA GLAM shades together in a new Viva Glamorous Lip Palette.

Where to order;

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/whats_new/13513/New-Collections/Keepsakes-Viva-Glamorous/index.tmpl

 

 

Gift ideas

Zara home

 

I love Zara home so couldn't resist including an item from there.

 

Where to order;

http://www.zarahome.com/gb/en/tableware/glassware-c1089101p4300584.html

 

 

For him:

 

Mr

Mr Natty's male grooming products

 

More men are rocking the facial hair trend and this vintage style male grooming kit from Mr Natty is perfect for any cool chaps or dapper Dan's:

Where to order;

http://www.mrnatty.com/shop/ace-fighter-pilot-care-package

 

 

For babies:

 

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Fisher price jumperoo

 

Fisher price jumperoo is probably the best thing I ever purchased for Lailu, not only has it given her hours of bouncy fun, it also gives me a chance to get ready, especially when she was about 5 months old and couldn't sit up without me holding her.

Where to order;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisher-Price-K6070-Rainforest-Jumperoo/dp/B000LXQVA4

Great Gatsby Fashion, makeup and interior inspiration.

I'm a huge fan of director Baz Luhrmann, with his previous films being Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia! He always seem to combine an incredible combination of stunning visuals, music and fashion, so I knew I was in for a bit of a treat when I heard his new film was The Great Gatsby.  I love 1920s makeup, art deco design and fashion, my only wish is that I was part of the makeup team for the film!

I was watching the extras on the DVD and they spoke about some of the exciting collaborations they had to capture the decadence of the roaring 20s. Miuccia Prada was one of the masterminds behind the costumes, along with Miu Miu. They also worked with Tiffanys for the jewellery, creating some of the pieces from their original archives.
Prada fashion illustration great gatsby

Prada fashion illustration great gatsby

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, prada dress

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, prada dress

Carey Mulligan in the great gatsby wearing Tiffany and Co jewels

Carey Mulligan in the great gatsby wearing Tiffany and Co jewels

Grace Coddington placed Carey in an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather chiffon dress for the Gatsby-inspired shoot in US Vogue's May issue.

Grace Coddington placed Carey in an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather chiffon dress for the Gatsby-inspired shoot in US Vogue's May issue.

MAC facechart design for film The Great Gatsby

MAC facechart design for film The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan for US Vogue in a lime green Oscar de la Renta gown and Tiffany and Co jewels

Carey Mulligan for US Vogue in a lime green Oscar de la Renta gown and Tiffany and Co jewels

The makeup credits go to MAC and the film’s makeup designer Maurizio Silvi.

Here's what Silvi had to say on the makeup:

“Baz Luhrmann approaches directing his films like a painter, giving strong priority to the looks of each character. In his mind, makeup is one of the key elements used to depict love, struggle, pain and romance”

“When we started preparing for the film, my department and I had to choose which products to use for the two main parties: What we referred to as the Glam party and the Sad and Tawdry party.” In creating The Great Gatsby‘s cinematic look, Silvi employed these four key elements:

1. Foundation

“We based each character’s makeup looks around their costume and hair colour. For lighter skin shades we used Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in shades such as NW15 and NC20. For darker skin shades we used Matchmaster SPF 15 in shades such as 8 and 9.”
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