Monday, 1 June 2015

All You Need To Know About DFMA

So if you're looking to join the world of makeup artistry it can be a bit daunting as to where to start.

There are many courses on offer which teach all sorts of classes and many different qualifications. It is very hard to determine out of all the courses available which academy will give you the most potential to start your career. 

Well look no further as DFMA has everything you need and more to get you on the ladder of the makeup artistry world. 

The Davinia Fermi Makeup Academy is the perfect school for everyone. They offer many courses to suit everybody's needs.  Starting with a 5 day course for those who want to trial if makeup artistry is something they would like to pursue, or to even brush up on your current skills.  You then have a full time 4 week course which really gives you great experience and preparation to become a true makeup artist. DFMA now even offer weekend courses for those who work during the week, so there really is something to suit everyone! 

One of the best things about DFMA is with each course you will each receive a complete makeup kit. This includes high quality makeup artist brushes which will be with you for life. DFMA has just launched their very own cosmetics ! ( How amazing is that !) Within your kits you will receive these brilliant DFMA products and a high quality hair kit. Combined both kits are worth over £650. Having your very own professional makeup kit is so important to start of your career. This helps save each student money and time as you can start with work straight away as you have everything you need. DFMA will also provide makeup from many high end brands for you to use during your course. Its like makeup heaven trust me !     

DFMA has amazing tutors who all have many years of experience. With each class having a maximum of only 14 students everyone receives a 1-1 experience with all the tutors.  This gives you a chance to really learn as you can ask many questions and they can help you with your personal needs. 

It is great to learn from different tutors as they all have many tips and tricks that you can learn. Every makeup artist has different qualities and styles and it is great to learn as many as possible. As DFMA provide a number of tutors for you during your course you are sure to pick up many tricks of the trade and hear all about each tutors individual experience. 

DFMA is a very hands on quality course. Every day is exciting and full of fun current and timeless looks. Everyday you will learn something new which will help you move forward into your dream career.  You have 2 main course types to choose from which are Fashion ,Media and Tv makeup and hair, and also Tv, Film and Theatre makeup and hair. Pick the Fashion course if you are more interested in fashion based makeup like photoshoots, magazines and advertising. If you are looking more towards special effects, Films and production makeup the Theatre course will be better for you. 

I have personally done both courses as I wanted to be qualified in all areas. I feel each course was as brilliant as each other and would recommend both courses to everyone !

So as I mentioned I have done both courses its only fair that I share with you some pictures from the courses I took part in. 
(Both collages range from my own, students and tutors work) 

Fashion Media and Tv Makeup and Hair

Tv, Film and Theatre Makeup And Hair

You also receive at the end of each course a personal photo shoot with 4 photos to start of your portfolio. This really gives you a head start for your career and gives you the opportunity to really show of your skills. You can choose anything you want for your final shoot so it is an amazing opportunity to get creative. You will also be taught on how to organise your shoot so you have plenty of time to prepare.  That is another thing that is so great with DFMA it doesn't just teach you makeup skills but also teaches you how to be prepared for any situation a makeup artist will face.

So you can see the quality of the final images you will receive here are my final shoots from each course I completed with DFMA.

Fashion Media and Tv Makeup and Hair

Tv, Film and Theatre Makeup And Hair

But wait it still gets better yet ! On the last day of your course you will also receive your certificate to prove you are now a qualified makeup artist. The DFMA qualification is recognised and looked highly upon throughout the makeup industry. Many girls just weeks after qualifying have found themselves on amazing shoots and receiving opportunities on even the high end makeup counters.

DFMA also offer a online community were you can communicate with every DFMA graduate and tutor. With in this you can ask for advice, share your work and jobs are posted daily ! So even when your course finishes DFMA keep on giving. 

So if you're looking to become qualified in makeup artistry DFMA will be the perfect academy for you. With the qualification you receive you can do anything you want within the industry. And with the amazing after care you receive you will be supported every step of the way. 

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Thank you so much for reading :)

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Decleor 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator Review

Working next to the Decleor Counter, I am always the first to know when new products venture on the shelf's. I hadn't bought any Decleor products before but there are a few items I would love to try. I am trying to be a good girl and wait for some of my current beauty products to run out before I add anymore to my collection, And being a beauty blogger i'm sure you know how hard this is for me! 

However one thing I did not own was a body exfoliator. Now with the summer season coming up its important to exfoliate. 
As I have a few holidays booked I want to keep my skin fresh and exfoliated so I do not peel when I get a tan! 
I also have some new fake tans I want to try out before my holidays and know rule number 1 is to exfoliate ! 

I must admit what drew me to this exfoliator was the smell. Its a beautiful fresh citrus which instantly reminded me of solero ice creams. This made me instantly want to use it and I also craved a solero ice cream ha. 

Some exfoliators can feel really rough and scratchy on the skin but this is not the case with Decleor's 1000 grain. The Gel turns into an oil as you massage the product into the skin. This gives a really easy application and helps the product go further. When the gel then comes into contact with water it turns into a lovely milky solution which helps to remove the exfoliator quickly. 

The packaging is staying true to Decleor's style keeping with the yellow simple but stylish theme. 
However on the back of the main box are instructions on how to apply the exfoliator and get the full benefits from the product. I think this is great as I would never had applied it like this if there was no instructions. 

The 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator costs £25 which is a little pricey but Decleor is a luxury brand. Also as you get 200ml and only need such a small amount to cover the body it should last you a few months. 

Decleor sometimes offer free gifts with purchases so always keep an eye out for a good deal. 

You can purchase this in some House Of Fraser stores or online at Decleor's Website. 

Whats your favourite Decleor Product ?

Thanks for reading ! 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

YSL Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain 108

For a while now I have wanted to try some YSL products. They have a lovely range of makeup which i'm sure you already know ! I love the sophisticated designer packaging, and have heard the quality of the products are amazing! While having a look at my local counter in House Of Fraser, YSL had a little 30% off sale so I decided to buy this gorgeous lipgloss stain. 

I really like the luxury packaging you receive with YSL products. They look very impressive in my makeup kit and really stand out. I love the little peep hole in this design revealing the colour of the gloss. This will also be handy to know how much gloss is left. 

The applicator is larger than most lip glosses I am used to. However the gloss applies easily and I love how the applicator coats all the lips so quickly. The gloss also sticks to the applicator well so you don't have to dig around to scoop the gloss up which can be annoying ! 

I decided to go for shade 108 "Violine out of control". It is a beautiful sheer purpely gloss. It is quite sticky when you first apply the gloss but that soon subsides and feels smooth. There is a lovely subtle shimmer which looks very pretty and catches in the light. You can team this gloss with a vibrant lipstick for more of a statement look, however the gloss really does look lovely on its own. 

Have you tried any of the YSL Rebel Nudes collection ?

Friday, 27 March 2015

Kiko Tropical Waterproof Eyeliner

If your anything like me and you cant wait for summer 2015, and want to rock some of this years vibrant makeup colours, then this is a post for you. 

These beautiful liquid liners look gorgeous and really make your eyes standout. Another great quality about these tropical eye liners is that they are waterproof. This assures they do not smudge or run at all. They last all day without cracking or losing any of the bright pigmentation that you get from when you first apply. 

Shade 02 - Caipirinha Lime

Shade 03 - River Turquoise  

Shade 04 - Sugarloaf Blue 
The applicator brush is really easy to use. The hairs on the brush all stay together neatly unlike some liquid liners I have bought before. 

Kiko is such a brilliant makeup brand. As I have said before the products are a great quality without the price tag. If you would like to take a look at kikos products visit their website 

Have you tried any Kiko Products ?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Michael Kors Lip Lacquer Bombshell & Lip Luster Siren

On a recent trip to The Cosmetic Company Store I spotted these beautiful Michael Kors lip products. 
I do love the Michael Kors brand but never knew they also produced makeup!
So you can only imagine the smile on my face when I came across these items. I decided to go for The lip lacquer in shade Bombshell and lip luster in shade Siren. They are both beautiful fuchsia pink shades. You can never go wrong with a fuchsia pink in my eyes, and as I didn't know much about the quality of the products I wanted to keep safe with a shade that I knew I would like. 

The packaging has a very sophisticated edge. In my opinion its very glam and high-end. Im glad they have stuck with the Michael Kors style. I feel as soon as you look at this lipstick you can tell it has a Michael Kors esque about it. The only down side about the packaging itself is the finger prints. After each time the product is held I have to wipe over to remove my prints! However when you have wiped over and it looks brand new again. It really is a gorgeous design.   

I love the Michael Kors engraving down the back of the lipstick. Its a nice added touch which makes the lipstick look more designer rather than high street.   
Bombshell has a high coverage but with a sheer finish. It glides on evenly with very little effort. The shade is a beautiful raspberry fuchsia pink. I can see this shade working with any outfit and eye makeup.  This lipstick is very nourishing to the lips with added Vitamin E and Shea Butter. You can definitely feel how the lipstick smooths and moisturizes the lips as soon as you put it on.   

The packaging for the Lip Lusters again is very sophisticated. I like with the lip lusters you can see the colour of the gloss with its transparent design. Again I can see the Michael Kors style shine through. However the lid also leaves the finger prints so you do need to give a little wipe after each application unless they don't bother you!  

I really love this gloss. The shimmer is just enough to look pretty and sparkly without being over the top. In the picture above this is the gloss over the top of the lipstick. They pair perfectly together. I found when wearing the lipstick and gloss together it lasted alot longer than when worn individually. Both the lipstick and gloss on there own have a sheer to medium coverage. However paired together gives a full vibrant coverage. Again the lip luster has added vitamin E and Shea butter. 

I really do like the lip luster and lip lacquer. I will definitely be looking into buying some more shades in the future. I would also like to try more of the Michael Kors beauty products. 

If you would be interested in buying any of the products visit Michael Kors

Have you tried any of the Michael Kors makeup products ?

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Guerlain’s Little Black Dress aka La Petite Robe Noire Review

Recently I have been looking to try a new perfume. I wanted to have something different that smells like nothing I have worn before. I personally have been a creature of habit and always stuck to the same perfumes for as long as I can remember!

After testing out hundreds of fragrances I came across Guerlain’s Little Black Dress aka La Petite Robe Noire.

It is now my absolute favourite perfume which I have been wearing every day. 
The beautiful smell of the little black dress lingers all day long so you’re guaranteed to smell lovely all day.

 Although a strong fruity scent it also has quite a warm wintery essence, so you can wear it all year round.  

To make this beautiful fragrance the main ingredients are Black Cherry, Black Rose, Patchouli and Black Tea. The Black Cherry really stands out amongst the other elements. 
This is the reason The Little Black Dress stood out to me the most. 

I also love the advertisement for the perfume. Its very catchy and is nice to see a perfume being advertised with a artistic animation, rather than using a famous model or actress like many other brands. 

The design of the bottle looks very sophisticated with Guerlains script font. The bottle itself starts with a light rose pink fading in to a very dark black. Again I think this looks very mature and will be gorgeous on anyone's shelf. 

So if your looking for a fruity sophisticated scent you can wear all year round then give The Little Black Dress a try. 

for more information on the product and to view Guerlains other fragrances visit Guerlains website. 
House of fraser are also doing an amazing boxset with the 50ml perfume and free Guerlain nail varnish worth £18!

Have you tried The Little Black Dress yet ? 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Zoella Beauty

I was so happy to find out Zoella Beauty was launched the same day as I got payed !
 I was at Superdrug first thing Friday morning and the first person to buy every single product. 
I felt a bit bad for ruining the display!  

First of all I have to say the prices are really not what I was expecting. They really are very reasonably priced. I can definitely see all these products becoming part of my everyday beauty routine. 

So here is a price list so you can all see what a great bargain each item is.

Let’s Glow Fragranced Candle – £5
Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist – £8
Fizz Bar Fragranced Bath Fizzer – £5
Soak Opera Bath Soak and Shower Cream – £5
Creamy Madly Dreamy Body Lotion – £5
Guinea Pig & Eyes Makeup Bag/ Pencil Case – £8

The packaging is just gorgeous. Its very girly but sophisticated. These products will look amazing displayed together in your bedroom or bathroom.

All the beauty products just smell amazing. A lovely warming fruity smell that you could wear all year round.  The smell is not to strong and overpowering but you can definitely tell you have used the products.
 I am sure a lot of young adults and teens will be very interested in this range, So these products are great for young girls venturing into there first experiences of beauty products.

My favourite product from the Zoella range has to be the Blissful Mistful. This is the perfect size to have in your handbag for top ups on the go. It also looks lovely and girly in my bedroom. Another added bonus is this mist actually contains vitamin E so is great for your skin!   

I also love the Fizz Bar. This is such a creative idea. Depending on weather you put 1 or 2 squares in the bath with you, This bar can last up to 8 uses! I love the packaging it feels like your opening a little present. I also love how the bar is like a chocolate bar. 

I couldn't decide which makeup bag I liked the most so in the end at only £8 I decided to buy both. I promise I never had the intention of buying both ! You never know when your going to need a makeup bag now I will be prepared ;)
With the makeup bags having the plastic shiny coating they are going to be very easy to clean and will always look brand new if you look after them. 

Each product is of great quality and I can see lasting. 
If you would like to buy any of the Zoella Range just pop over to Superdrug.

Whats your favoutite product from the Zoella Beauty range ?