Askham Hall Makeup Artist

I love the fact that with my job I get to go to some of the most amazing wedding venues in the country. Askham Hall is definitely one of those, and I love working there.

This lovely bridesmaid was super clear about the kind of look she wanted and it, BRONZE and GLOW! I think we achieved that, do you?

ASKHAM HALL MAKEUP ARTIST

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House Bridal Makeup Artist

On Saturday I was pretty busy as had two weddings. The first was at the gorgeous Gilpin Hotel and  Lake House, which is an amazing Lake District setting.

I am no photographer (I wish I was, but I think I’ll stick to one craft for now!) so sometimes I can’t quite show in the pic how lovely the makeup is. However, I think these pics, just taken on my phone do capture the look.

This gorgeous girl has a 4 month old baby, so basically like most of us wanted to make sure the dark under eye circles were covered, that her skin glowed and that she looked bronzed.

I prepped the skin with Mac Strobe Cream which is my fav base to make skin glow. I used Nars Sheer Glow which is a medium to full coverage foundation, however because it glows it doesn’t have that matt look.

If you need a makeup artist at the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House please get in touch.

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House Bridal Makeup Artist

A new member to the Makeup by Polly Team.

Great news ladies I’ve got a new girl in the Makeup by Polly glam squad!

Introducing, Lauren….

Hi, I’m Lauren Poole, a makeup artist trained at the School of Makeup. I am delighted to have been asked to join Polly’s makeup team to help with her ever increasing diary of weddings. I am based just outside of Manchester, so although I will be covering all of Cumbria alongside Polly, I can also help out client’s who are getting married outside of the Lake District.

Polly is one of my closest friends and has been since we were two years old. She is also the reason that I got into this field in the first place, so to work alongside her is an absolute dream come true. Like Polly I provide both airbrush and more standard makeup application.

I look forward to working with you to create your flawless wedding look.

 

The Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding Fair

This Sunday I will be at The Belsfield Hotel in Bowness on Windermere, exhibiting at it’s Wedding Fair.

This hotel is owned by Laura Ashley so every single thing inside the property is from Laura Ashley. It is so beautifully tasteful, luxurious, and a gorgeous wedding venue with views that will astound you.

If you have booked me for this year or next, I do look forward to meeting you there. Or if you plan on  coming along to check out suppliers, SEE YOU THERE!

My Logo

Loving my updated logo design! When I first started my business, I designed the logo myself with my limited design skills, I’ve just had it tweaked by an actual graphic designer so it looks a little more professional and I am loving it!

SOS Makeup Artist at The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

Makeup Artist at The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

A couple of weeks ago I had a bit of an SOS call.

I’d just done a wedding at the lovely Wild Boar Hotel in Crook, had got home and was about to put my feet up for 15 minutes before getting myself ready to go to a ball, which is a bit of a rare treat for me to be going to a glam event, I was very excited for my Cinderella moment at the ball and to dance with my Prince, well I was happy to settle for my husband.

All was going to plan until literally I sat down after such a busy morning of work. It was a very distressed bride desperate for a makeup artist at The Laura Ashely Belsfield Hotel.

This poor lady was due to get married in 60 minutes. Her makeup artist was having trouble getting to her due to terrible weather and flooding and she asked if I could help, I hesitated for about 5 seconds before I thought to myself,

“This lady is upset on the most special day of her life, get yourself there now!”

So off I sped in my car and within 10 minutes I was in her hotel room with my magic brushes doing what I love.

And here’s the gorgeous result of my work and her stunning face.

Makeup Artist at The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

 

The Wedding Industry Awards

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OMG I’m so happy I could scream!

Two years running to be a regional finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards is just so bloomin brilliant and I’m chuffed to bits. A massive thanks to all my gorgeous brides who voted for me.

I absolutely love my job and working in the fabulous wedding industry, then to receive recognition like this is so wonderful and such an honour.

Bring on the awards next week! I’m up against some really and talented and lovely other makeup artists, so watch this space ….

www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk

Makeup Artist at The Merewood Hotel

Laura and her party just look so radiant don’t they?

The venue was the stunning Merewood Hotel, which just has such a feeling of great history and wonderful views of Windermere Lake. It is always so lovely to work there. I always comment on what wonderful views I get from ‘my mobile office.’

I just love the colour of the bridesmaid dresses and flowers, it’s so fresh. To compliment the blush tones everyone had soft blush smokey eyes. We wanted to skin to gleam, which comes across really well in these pics. This is achieved with MAC STROBE CREAM as the primer, and then my all time fav highlighter MAC SOFT AND GENTLE applied using a fan brush.

If you are looking for a Makeup Artist at The Merewood Hotel, or anywhere in the Lake District/ Cumbria then please feel free to drop me a message to polly@makeupbypolly.co.uk – I’ll happily answer any of your queries.

 

Glamglow – the importance of skincare

Glamglow - the importance of skincareHere’s the official blurb on GLAMGLOW® …

Designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award industries, YOUTHMUD™ provides immediate camera-ready glowing skin. NEW Patented TEAOXI® technology with real Green Tea Leaf is the ‘magic’ behind our powerful anti-aging and anti-wrinkle results, delivering fresh antioxidants directly into the mud to hydrate, balance oil production and fight free radical damage. French Sea Clay works to detoxify & awaken the skin by drawing out impurities, while Ivy helps tone, tighten and lift the skin. Revitalize dull, dry skin with Volcanic Rock multi-level surface exfoliation & experience smoother, brighter, softer skin. Get your Youthful Sexy Glow back in just 10 minutes.

So here’s what I reckon:

  • I love the packaging and branding. (I know I shouldn’t get sucked it by it, but I do!)
  • My skin is much brighter and feels fantastic after use
  • It completely dries up spots
  • It  has reduced spot/ acne scarring
  • Fab for a deep cleanse if you wear makeup

It says on the jar use 3 times a week. So in my dreams I’d like to do that, but I’m a very busy Mum so do it about once a month!

If you have an amazing skincare product that you swear by I’d love to know – drop me an email  to polly@makeupbypolly.co.uk

 

 

Before and After Makeup

 

From a young age I was fascinated by makeup and how it could enhance your looks. Although I must admit, I didn’t quite always get it right!

I remember buying a black pencil eyeliner from the makeup stall on Kendal market for 50p – and trying winged liner for the first time when I was about 12. It was NOT a great look!

Obviously my skills have come on a long way since then.. (well I hope they have!)

I thought I was share some go my before and after makeup transformations with you.

Everyone wants something different, some just want a subtle enhancement, some ladies prefer full makeup and smokey eye, some love to have their skin tone evened out, some want to look a little younger or sharper….

The key to it all, is that I listen.

I hear what you are saying and take it all onboard. If you love makeup, fab, let’s go for it, if you never wear it, then fine let’s keep things natural. My approach to makeup and makeovers is not a ‘one size fits all’ I tailor make each look and experience to each clients individual needs.

If you are looking for a makeup artist  – then please feel free to drop me an email at polly@makeupbypolly.co.uk