Sometimes technology can be frustrating and other times it is fantastic, this blog post lies in the fantastic category because you can now book in all your makeup and lash appointments online, straight through your phone or computer. See what times and dates are available, how long you should allow for your appointment and the cost. Plus by booking through the app, you'll get confirmations sent directly to your email or phone to remind you when your appointment is coming up. But like any technology there are little tricks which make it even easier, so here goes! Below is a step by step guide of how to book in your appointments nice and easy
I hope this helps make your booking easy and more convenient for you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are having any trouble or if you have any feedback.
Til next time,
One of the most rewarding parts of being a makeup artist is being able to help a bride feel amazing on her wedding day. Bridal makeup is something that I never saw myself getting into when studying to be honest, I was most interested in theatre and stage makeup. But then I filled in for a friend when she was unable to make it to one of her bookings and that was it. I was in love. There was something about the anticipation, the love in the air and the way the bride to be glowed that made me feel like I was able to make a difference to such a monumental day.
Octavia reminded me exactly why I love being a bridal makeup artist. She was happy, excited, and enjoying the morning's activities with her closest friends before meeting her Groom at the end of the aisle to say 'I Do'. Despite the morning wind, Octavia and Michael were married that afternoon at Montrose Berry Farm in Sutton Forest.
John Benavente captured the beautiful day and below are some of his photos. If you would like to see the whole collection, visit his website here.
So you've heard about 'Lash Lifts' and you're wondering what on earth they are. No, they aren't an exercise to give you stronger eyelids and lashes, they are essentially an eyelash perm and often packaged with a tint to give you jet black, long curled up and 'lifted' lashes.
The before and after photos above speak for themselves but its also good to know how it works and why its a great option for those who love a good lash but aren't wanting eyelash extensions.
So how does it work?
A lash lift is first prepped by adhering a foam rod or rubber pad to your eyelid that your upper lashes are then bent over to create the curl you like. Then a perm solution and neutraliser is applied before its washed off, then the rod is removed and tint is brushed onto your upper and lower lashes. After a few more minutes the tint is removed and your lashes dried.
And thats it. Usually you are in and out within 40 minutes or less and then you don't need mascara or those scary eyelash curlers at all. Perfect for low maintenance summer beach beauty and those tear jerking movies we can't seem to stay away from.
I hear you! Its hard to shop cruelty free cosmetics on a budget and at a convenient location for those last minute beauty emergencies... I have been there and even though we buy with the best of intentions, sometimes we don't realise that the brands we are buying from actually do test on our furry friends but they are just getting good at hiding it.
So it's time to clear the air and let you know exactly which brands are cruelty free at one of our favourite, go-to, easy to find, last minute beauty stores: Priceline.
In no particular order, some of my faves are:
As time goes on I'll continue to update and improve this list, so feel free to comment below if I have missed any.
I had an amazing time working with the team for Harpers Bazaar Singapore. I was lucky enough to work with Head Makeup Artist Linda Jeffreys and Head Hair Stylist Daren Borthwick of The Artist Group Sydney for this project. It's always a fantastic experience being able to be a part of these shoots.
Photographer: Georges Antoni; Stylist: Windy Aulia; Models: Alex Bates/Kult Models, Tom Kausturin/Debut Management, Nic Borratt/ Debut Management, Laura Beth/Priscillas, Rose Freemantle/IMG; Makeup: Linda Jefferyes/The Artist Group; Hair: Daren Borthwick/The Artist Group; Makeup and hair assistant: Liv Slee/The Artist Group; Production: The Artist Group; Producers: Camille Peck, Kate Wiggall; Digital assistant: Jon Calvert; Photography assistants: Oly Begg, Melissa Robinson, Mitch O’Neill; Styling assistant: Nayeun Kim
I'm so excited to be expanding my services to now offer Eyelash Extensions! Appointments being taken from September 1st, 2017 from my new studio in Gerringong, just ten minutes south of Kiama.
I have always loved the look of gorgeous fluffy lashes and after experiencing them for myself, I wanted to know more. Thick, Long Lashes have been the ultimate beauty accessory for decades and now, thanks to some fantastic training and experience, I can give you the lashes you always dreamed of.
I always loved being able to personalise a lash, hair by hair in makeup so it seemed like the next natural step in my career to learn this fine and delicate art to transform the lashes of lovely ladies around the Illawarra and South Coast.
To make it as easy as possible for you, I have listed a few of my frequently asked questions to be able to point you in the right direction and answer those questions you've always wondered about.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Who doesn't love a bargain while planning a wedding? With the Pinterest board dream wedding usually coming in over budget, its nice to have some relief and get yourself a designer dress at a fraction of the price.
For those of you who haven't heard of Lilli Marcs, She is a Sydney based couture bridal and evening gown designer with a brilliant flair for creative, elegant and unique bridal gowns and outfits.
And for the very first time you can get your hands on one of her beautiful dresses for your big day at her Sample Sale on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of June. But before you plan a road trip, be sure to make an appointment.
All the details are below for you to take full advantage of this awesome opportunity
This is not a sponsored post
Model: Claudia Todman @ Chadwick Models
Photographer: Lisa Fahey
Photographer's Assistant: Chantelle Kemkemian
Hair and Makeup: Liv Slee
Styling: Shannon Clayworth
Stylist's Assistant: Kim Bayton
As you would know, I am a big animal lover and advocate for cruelty free beauty. But up until now I haven't been able to offer Vegan makeup to my beautiful bridal clients. I have recently made some new additions to my makeup kit and am proud to add Vegan Bridal Makeup to my list of services.
So if you are in Sydney, The Southern Highlands or the Illawarra and South coast and would like a Vegan Makeup Artist for your wedding, please get in touch and we can arrange a trial and make your bridal dreams come true!
I'll be away visiting gorgeous Port Douglas and catching up with friends and family in Brisbane over the next two weeks and will be back on April 6th.
During this time if you would like to contact me your best bet is via email and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
In the mean time I'll be sipping on pina coladas and having a good swim at the Great Barrier Reef/
About the Blogger!
Welcome to my Blog! I'm Liv Slee, I am a certified makeup artist and Eyelash Extensions Technician (what a mouth full!) and I absolutely love my job.
I have a thing for natural makeup and glowing skin as well as chocolate, but who doesn't love chocolate?
Have a scroll through the blog and check out some fun stuff from makeup tips to real brides, new trends, lash care tips and more.
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