UMAe more than just a weekend away…….

This month saw the UMAe a make up trade show set down in London. I weighed up the pros and cons. Pros being where there are make up products I am happy, I would be travelling with the marvellous Melanie Doyle of MelVic Academy. I would get to catch up and talk about one of my favourite things, ” MAKE-UP.” And cons well the spending of too much money ūüôā

I have been to IMATS year in year out and I do adore it but what I found at the UMAe was a cosy aspect that I hadn’t found before at another trade show. It was personal and easy to chat to other artists. It was not threatening nor was it intimidating. It had a sense of community that I always respond to.

For two days I got to chat, play, network, shop, chat, watch amazing artists, play with new brands, chat and then chat some more.

I felt comfortable and inspired which is no mean feat. So next year I will be booking my tickets, continuing to share about this event and be ever hopeful that even though I wish it to grow and develop I also hope that it doesn’t lose it sense of community and accessibility.

Onwards and awaiting the 2017 SHOW…………………..

Making the most of your day !

Jebson Photo-45¬†No matter who you choose, no matter what¬†look represents you the most important thing to remember about choosing an artist, is how they make you feel.¬†¬† ¬†I advise all brides to have a trail as this is the time to build a relationship of trust and¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†understanding as this is one of the most memorial days of your life.¬†You¬†will exchange ideas, work together to achieve a look that’s right for you whether it be a retro look with a crisp red lip or a natural look with a smoky eye twist this is the time to play and develop those ideas together.

At Black and Blue it is all about you, ensuring the look and package is agreed upon beforehand and that most of all you are happy and at ease with the look you have chosen.

It’s about making you happy, relaxed, enjoying the moments, making the most of your day !

Photography with thanks from James Jebson