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I AM... An Award Winning Makeup Artist

Some people like to set New Years Resolutions every year, and most years I do as well. Earlier this year Ellie sat me down and said "This year we are setting goals." GOALS. Something I LOVE LOVE LOVE. We sat and discussed and laughed whilst setting some personal and professional goals that I would like to achieve in 2018. Goal number 12 on this list was Enter a Makeup Competition. Ellie being Ellie, said to challenge myself and change it to say "I am an award winning Makeup Artist."  6 months passed and we sat down to check my progress with...

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#BeccaBrightEyes

Our eyes are the window to the soul, correct? So it stands to reason you want to make them as popping and vibrant looking as you can! Becca Cosmetics, one of our favourite brands here in salon, has just launched an amazing little trio of Under Eye brighteners to help us in the ever continual quest for awakened and brightened eyes.  The first step is de-puffing with the Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer. It's infused with matcha green tea and caffeine, and will keep skin looking healthy and to protect the delicate under-eye area from age-inducing free radicals (which pretty much means protecting...

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Formal Week 2017

Wow what a week... 55 makeups, 8 litres of tan, 40kgs of towels washed & hundreds of beautiful formal girls later! Its safe to say Formal Week 2017 was a huge success! I LOVE formal week. It's always held a special place in my heart as my first makeups were formal makeups - I love seeing the girls all dressed up and the excitement of reaching a major milestone and hearing all of their achievements and goals and dreams for the future.  I have to say a massive thank you to my team this week...  Dani our baby MUA kicked...

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Pixi AM PM Checklist

With the fabulously positive response from our amazing new skincare range Pixi By Petra, here is a helpful checklist to make it super simple to remember which order to use your goodies in!!   These are your morning products list. Begin by cleansing with your choice of cleanser, following with the Glow Tonic, your serum of choice, and finishing with a moisturizer to lock in all the goodness!     This is your PM routine. Begin by taking off your makeup, if wearing any, with a makeup wipe or the Number 1 half of the Double Cleanse. Follow up with either Number...

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Pregnancy and spray tans... Is it safe??

A very common question we are asked here at Luminosa from our yummy mummies or new mummies-to-be is "Can I get a spray tan when i'm pregnant or breastfeeding?" It is a highly talked about subject, and one that many tend to disagree on. We at Luminosa encourage everyone to do their own research and make their own decision, but we have enclosed some facts and tips to help you.  To start off with, lets talk spray tans themselves. The active ingredient in fake tan is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It’s non-toxic and it works by reacting with the cells in the outermost...

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