Monday, June 22, 2015


If you asked me to choose my favourite wedding, I would have to say "I really can't" it would be literally impossible as all of my brides are beautiful and unique as their weddings.

I have loved our beach weddings but then a simple wedding in a small winery is just as nice. We drove to an old manor in the country and didn't want to leave. The list is endless and ever changing.

But the wedding i am featuring today just touched my heart and still does, I think it's a combination of a beautiful LOVE story and a blending of families.

Our bride chose the heritage listed Terrace Hotel to get ready, this hotel is just charming and old and has a romantic feel to it, so we did have a good start to our day. The room itself was a photographers dream.

The brides dress was by Bohemian Brides, we are in LOVE with it's simplicity.

The actual wedding was in a city park so simple but so beautifully set up by the talented people at "The Dreamer and Collector"

The reception was back at The Terrace Hotel, which transformed it's front terrace into the most divine wedding reception, full of fairy lights and elegance.

From a Hair and Makeup point of view we are still in awe of the much talked about "Flower Crown" by Ruby Tree Creative. It was more than we could of dreamed of, just perfect in every way.

But i think the biggest credit goes to "I Heart Weddings" who captured every moment of the day perfectly.
Natalija's work is flawless and she managed to tell a love story with her camera. 
The LOVE between these two still melts my heart, which is why i wanted to share it with you all and also so you can all understand why I just absolutely LOVE my job so much.

Love Mel xx

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Teen Workshops.

As a mother of a teenage daughter I am seeing first hand how social media can damage these young girls minds by giving them a false sense of what "Beautiful" really is?

It saddens me to think they have to endure such things and the peer pressure to be a certain way, must be overwhelming.

I'm seeing so much makeup, even worse so much badly applied makeup. I was once 13 and wore all sorts of makeup that didn't suit me or wasn't properly applied, so I speak for myself as well.

I would like to offer these young girls "Makeup Application" workshops from my studio.

I will be going over colour selection, the importance of blending makeup, skincare routines and other tips and tricks of my trade.

But beyond the "Makeup" I hope to instill confidence in these lovely girls so that they feel beautiful with or without makeup.

Please email me for availability and pricing.

Love Mel xx

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Winter Months.

As our winter starts in Perth our wedding season slows down a bit so we can catch a breath from our crazy season, We do love a winter wedding though, so many beautiful locations in Perth.

We try and do our new season trials during these months as our weekends are much more flexible.

So to tie in with this I have decided to open up my studio on Friday and Saturday afternoons for "special occasions" makeup, whether it be a ball, engagement party or just a night out I can have you looking fabulous in 45 minutes.

So come relax and watch the ocean and let me do the rest.

Please contact me for appointments and prices.

Love Mel xx

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Style me Pretty.

I'm excited to see that a wedding we worked on last year has been selected to be on the "Style Me Pretty" blog tomorrow.

The wedding was coordinated by the very talented Kristy of "Flights Of Fancy By Kristy" Kristy is an event planner based in Perth Western Australia, and very good at what she does.

We really enjoyed working on Francis and Stephen's wedding, one of our coolest brides ever. With the most amazing hand painted gold macaroon's I've ever tasted.

Once it's live tomorrow i will share some photo with you all.

Love Mel xx

Monday, June 8, 2015

MAC Lip of the Day.

I have loved MAC cosmetics for as long as i can remember, the Face and Body foundation is still one of my favourite foundations ever! I love the colours and collaborations they have with all sorts of people.
Lime green eyeshadow,  Kelly Osborne's collection, the list goes on and on. 

Lately I've been seeing these really cool lips on Instagram @maccosmetics #LipoftheDay and it has these really out there lips, some with stickers, sequins etc.
These are my 3 favourite ones, so much fun! 

Any one want to let me practise on them? Would love to create my own!

Love Mel xx

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lush Hair and Makeup.

For those of you who have been through my gallery page you'll see the most amazing hairstyles! It takes both Hair and Makeup to create these beautiful brides, and the fact our brides are just beautiful anyway.

All of those styles are created by my business partner Lesley Hewitt, She has years and years of experience and can braid like no other. She really is brilliant. We met many years ago working in a photographic studio and kept in touch and would do the occasional wedding together, but it got to the point we were working together nearly every weekend. So we put our heads together and came up with "Lush Hair and Makeup" We love the name, especially me because I'm Welsh :) 

We are now thriving little company here in Perth and this year will see us do two wedding expo's, which we are excited about.

I feel very lucky to do a job I love and work with a person I love, we have the funniest road trips some weekends. As we travel to our beautiful South West and country towns for many weddings.

But there are times when a bride may only need a makeup artist of sometimes just a hairstylist  so we can booked individually as well.

This is our logo which we are very proud of, we hope you like it too xx

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wedding Makeup.

The biggest part of my business is Weddings and Makeup, It's what I do every weekend sometimes leaving in the early hours watching the sun rise and having a coffee.

Being in Perth allows me to travel to the most beautiful places, whether it be the Swan Valley, The Ocean or an Old Manor out in the country it's always different and unique to each bride and groom.

For me it's not work it's just doing what I love and enjoy, the getting ready mornings are so much fun. When you get a group of girls and makeup there is always a great vibe, oh and champagne.

My last few wedding have had a vintage feel to them, I am so in love with the whole vintage wedding look. It's timeless and classic and every bride can put her own spin on it.

My favourite part of the day is watching it all come together, the hair, the makeup, the flowers and then the dress. I feel like I attend a wedding every week and am a part of the excitement.

This is Pip one of my brides, isn't she a vision? I just adore her style and smile xx


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My Early Influence.

This is the photo that first inspired me to try makeup, So very 80's and so very Madonna. I still love it to this day.
I would trace around it first and then colour it in, I would then do the look on myself and go out with my friends haha!
I just wanted the matching hair as well, But never quite mastered it.

Love Mel x


I would firstly like to thank "The Dutch Lady Designs" for making my Blog look soooooo pretty. I found her on Etsy and fell in love with her work, to say she was a pleasure to deal with would be an understatement.
This Blog and it's pages will be a way for you to learn more about me and my work, Makeup, Lashes and Tans and also keep up to date with what i'm doing.
This is a work in progress as i would much rather have a makeup brush in my hand than be typing :) but i will get there i hope??

Love Mel x
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