Hair and Make-up Team – Here Comes Hell

Friday 19th January 2018 – Monday 29th January 2018

Charlie and I were lucky enough to be cast as the Hair and Make-up Team for a black and white, 1930’s based horror film.

We arrived at the lakeside lodges and met the cast and crew on the Friday Night and the next day it was a 5am alarm ready to do the hair and make-up of the cast.

I did the Hair and Make-up for the girls, Jess Webber and Margaret Clunie.

Whilst Charlie had the task of hair and make-up for the boys ; Tim Renouf, Charlie Robb & Tom Bailey (Taz) and Maureen.

Shortly after 8am we arrived on location… Revesby Abbey.
Revesby Abbey

This location is a privately owned, beautiful hidden gem in a state of disrepair and is slowly being renovated by the family who own it. It is the perfect location for a horror film.

My daily routine was to wake up, get ready then set up in the kitchen ready for 6am when the girls would come to hair and make up. I’d remove their pincurls which were prepared the night before and style them out and grip and spray the hair into their necessary hairstyles.
Then makeup would begin for Jess it would be
L’oreal Infallible Primer then Infallible Foundation – Porcelain
MUA contour – cheekbones, jaw and temples/forehead
L’oreal Blush
Laroc Eyeshadow palette we’d use medium browns in the crease
Sleek Brow Kit would then be used to fill in her natural brows
Collection 2000 Waterproof Mascara would be coated on the top and bottom lashes
Sleek Red Lipstick would be applied last

For the last few days of filming I also had to build a bruise with the bruised willis palette.
Behind the Scenes - Jess keeping warm in the green room

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Margaret’s Routine was different as she required heavier makeup and more complex hair for her role
L’oreal Infallible Primer then Infallible Foundation – Porcelain
MUA contour – cheekbones and temples/forehead
L’oreal Blush
Laroc Eyeshadow palette we’d use dark browns in the crease
Nyx Epic Liner – winged liner
Natural False Lashes applied with Duo Glue
Sleek Brow Kit would then be used to fill in her natural brows
Collection 2000 Waterproof Mascara would be coated on the top and bottom lashes
Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry Lipstick

This was later in filming when her hair didn’t need to be pinned to the side anymore
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For One Day Margaretwas transformed into a possessed version of her character so heavier makeup was used to sculpt her face and of course fake blood was needed.
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With the early starts and the late nights prepping hair we had to sleep when we could, so we had our walkie talkie to be called to set for checks but would take power naps when we could in the green room and try to keep warm.

The hours were long but so rewarding to get to see our work on the rush’s at then end of the day. The food was incredible thanks team!

I honestly had one of the best 10 nights of my life it was hilarious but returning home and getting a nice hot bath was lush!

Here is Charlie and I’s final wrap picture ❤
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We had one day off to rest up before we returned to college classes.

Thank you to all the Here Comes Hell Cast & Crew for making my first Film Set Experience so positive and amazing. I cannot wait for the premiere.

Laura
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Transformation Thursday

A lot has changed these past few months, I cut my hair into a stylish pixie cut and joined the Strands Hair Lounge Team as a Hairstylist and Make Up Artist.

Last week my fabulous boss Adelle transformed my hair from box dyed brunette to a rose gold metallic wonder and I LOVE IT ❤

The process:
Step 1. bleach the ends where the box dye remained
Step 2. Bleach my natural roots
Step 3. Rinse and Shampoo
Step 4. Apply Rose Gold Wella Olaplex
Step 5. Rinse, Double Shampoo and Condition
Step 6. Trim and Reshape
Step 7. Add Styling Mousse
Step 6. Blowdry with a round brush for volume
Step 7. Styling Wax and Hairspray

I have never been more obsessed with a hair colour than this one. It changes depending on the light I am and looks so healthy and shiny.

Who else wants Unicorn Hair?

Thank you, Adelle!

Laura
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Braving Brunette

Saturday 17th June 2017 – returning to the dark side.

A few weeks ago I woke up and thought I need to dye my hair – I do have these impulsive moments and I usually end up on some spontaneous trip somewhere last time it was for a piercing.

I decided I wanted to return to the dark side after a very long hiatus from the hair dye. I had spent the past 3 years maybe a bit longer letting my hair be healthy and dye free and grow without as much damage. A couple of months before this thought I had another spontaneous moment and got the right side of my hair shaved into an undercut! (Britney Spears moment – pre-break up).

So on this thought of going brunette I messaged my hair dresser, Michelle, of about 20 years and asked whether it was a good plan and she encouraged me to go buy the dark brown casting creme gloss by L’oreal as it’s semi-permanent and it keeps your hair in good condition. Whilst in Newcastle I popped into Asda and it was on offer £5 per box I needed two.

I returned to Leeds after the weekend away and ensured I completed a patch test ready for the next weekend when I was heading back home to Grimsby/Cleethorpes. Saturday 17th I rocked up at 4pm to my hairdressers; boiling in the heatwave, boxes in hand and she applied it for me (if i did it myself it would be patchy -i’m not good). 1 hour later the transformation was complete!

The colour had taken better than either of us imagined it would have done and it was pretty much black – being-semi permanent it is now a super dark brown after a few washes.  But I love the change. My blue eyes stand out more with dark hair. I couldn’t recommend the L’oreal Casting Creme Gloss more, my hair is still in amazing condition and although the colour went black at first it is now a dark brown as stated on the box!

Check out the transformation below:

Remember: Glitter Makes It Better

Laura
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Glitter Gods Photoshoot

Glitter Gods Photoshoot

When your friend creates a glitter company and advertises for models and your blog is Glitter Makes It Better was there ever going to be a more perfect collaboration?

Well Sunday 25th June 2017, was the day myself and five other girls got to prance around in swimwear and festival fashion coated in fabulous glitter creations and white henna tattoos whilst sipping on prosecco and snacking on pizza.

The best thing about Glitter Gods is that they apply glitter using a natural gel with no harmful chemicals so its perfect even for the most sensitive skin (like mine).

Check out Glitter Gods Pages:

Instagram: Glittergods_
Facebook: GlitterGodsKA
Website: Coming Soon…

Photographer is Christopher Werret
Instagram: CWPhotographics
Facebook: CWPhotographics
Website: CWPhotographics

Glitter Gods are available to book for any events, parties, festivals and corporate functions show them lots of love.

The best thing about shoot days like this is that you make a bunch of new friends whilst looking pretty amazing.

What can I say?
Glitter Makes It Better!

Laura
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