Sunday, 25 January 2015

100% Pure Coconut oil.

One thing I LOVE is my hair, i have an awful lot of it and I take as much care of it as i possibly can. 

Something I like to do every 3-4 weeks depending on the condition its in is oil my hair, a few years ago the thought of doing something like this would've been a complete no for me but now I love it and have been doing it for the last 2-3 years on and off. I have tried a variety of different oils olive, almond, argan and coconut and i can't say one particularly stood out to me over the others as they all had similar good results. 
A tip i read on a blog somewhere (can't remember which one) recommended that if you dont want to apply the oil to your hair on its own then try mixing with conditioner. I do this with a 50/50 mix and find it does wash out my hair a lot easier than oil on its own. I think its just a case of figuring out which way you prefer but it is definitely something i recommend to everyone when they ask about my hair.

As I woke up far too early for a Sunday morning i decided that today I would try out my new 100% pure coconut oil which i purchased from Morrisons and it was around a very reasonable £2 price mark for a 500ml jar! 

In appearance it looks very much like candle wax and when I brought it home my mothers face was a little confused as on the jar it reads 
"A versatile flavourless cooking oil, suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Contains no hydrogenated fat" 
I can assure you it was in the hair care section but just because something isn't specifically labelled for a particular job it doesn't mean it can't be used for that area. Ive found its also working wonders on my hands through all this cold weather!

I scooped out a walnut sized amount, placed it in a small plastic container and left it on top of my radiator to melt which dint take long at all then using my hands I applied it to my scalp/ roots first then massaged in well, i the worked any left over oil into the rest of my hair. A little bit of this does go a long way!

To finish off i have put my hair up into a bun using a big hair clip and i am just going to leave it for as long as possible. I find leaving it in plaits over night generally gives the best results when I've oiled my hair but either way it leaves my hair feeling a lot softer and healthier

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Just starting to get stuck into my third year at college now. This is where all the really serious stuff like writing a dissertation starts 😱 eeek!! 
After a long summer off and dedicating more time to things I want to do I feel ready to get really stuck into all the work this year. Armed with a head full of ideas it looks like it onwards and upwards from here!! 


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Cosmetic surgery photo shoot.

This is a quick un edited image from todays photo shoot, my 5th and final portfolio image which is is cosmetic surgery inspired. The photographer working with us captured some brilliant shots so i am rather excited to see the final image

Painting Veins.

When practising the veins for my creature on my models face an issue pointed out by my tutor was that the veins slightly disappeared when look at from a distance. I decided i would try another way of doing them by painting the skin white first then painting the black veins on top of this.

I feel it had a much more effective finish than just painting the black straight onto the skin, the only concern is that i need to avoid making my model look too much like a zebra. 

Fashion Photo shoot work experience.

Below are a few behind the scenes images from some work experience i did with a photography student at Bradford College. The shoot was to showcase some outfits sold at a Bradford based boutique. Altogether there were 9 different outfit changes which also included jewellery. 
The make up was kept fairly simple with there being just one change made to the colour of the lipstick. Overall i had a lot of fun at this photo shoot and from what i seen the photographer managed to get some brilliant pictures! 

Jackson Pollock Inspired Photo shoot.

This is an un-edited image from my Jackson Pollock inspired photo shoot. This was definitely one of the messiest but most enjoyable make up looks i have ever done before. It also gets alot of mixed reactions but i absolutely love the way it has turned out.