When we got our tickets for the Northern Blog Awards, for which we had been shortlisted in the Twitterati category, the first things that came into our minds were dresses and shoes. What outfit will we be wearing? Once this question was solved, Kirsty chose a jumpsuit from Morgan and Corinne a maxi dress from Little Mistress, new questions popped up. What about makeup and hair?
We had been contacted by Blow Ltd a few months back. They are a company that offers home services such as makeup, hair styling & manicures. Unfortunately, we were not able to book an appointment back then. However, as we were wondering what we would do with our faces and hair, they contacted us again. What a great timing! (they must have felt something in the air!)
When we received the email, we had a moment of delighted surprise and dancing around. Then we answered with a big fat yes, telling them about our weekend plans. We then knew we’d look amazing at the Northern Blog Awards! Blow Ltd sent two of their collaborators: Stacey the hair-stylist, and Claire, the makeup artist. Our first appointment was set up for 2pm (hair) and the second for 3pm (makeup).
Corinne’s Side-bun and Smokey Eye
I had a quick look at Pinterest regarding what kind of hair I wanted. As I have always loved braided hair and plaits, I decided to go for a braided crown. Unfortunately, I don’t have much hair and it is really thin, which makes it hard to create something voluminous. However, Stacey did an amazing job. She braided both sides of my head, making the plait quite loose so that they’d look big and tied them in a side bun.
Makeup was the trickiest part. I never wear makeup and when I do for nights out, I just put some eyeliner and lipstick on. I tried to explain to Claire what I wanted: nothing over the top, not to much foundation, no contouring, something rather simple but elegant and subtle. There was a precise picture in my head but I could not get words on it. Claire might have read my thoughts because she did something absolutely amazing: a makeup look that was super simple and light but so elegant and chic. Something I would have done myself if I had the skills. This makeup look was so… me! (this is how Kirsty described it when Claire finished.)
I kept on looking at myself in the mirror. The makeup was so beautiful and my hair so perfect. Putting my dress on, I let myself say out loud and repeat that that night, I looked pret-ty good!
Kirsty’s Double Braid & Bronze Smokey Eye
Like Corinne said Claire just read my mind! I’d found a few photos on Pinterest of makeup ideas I liked and wearing a dark jumpsuit with long sleeves I didn’t want dark eyes, as I didn’t want to look to gothic (like Claire said). So I told her I quite liked peachy and bronze shades, and she instantly new how she was going to do my makeup. Straight away she started rummaging through the impressive amount of makeup she had, to get a very specific Nyx pigment she wanted to use because she knew I would love it. And I did! The makeup she went for was a bronze/rose gold smokey eye, with extra glitter in the inner corner of my eye. She totally nailed it! She totally got my love for warm tones & glitter. And that red lip!? Cherry on the cake!
For my hair I already knew what I wanted, I’d also looked on Pinterest and bought a hair accessory from Claire’s Accessories to complement the hair style. I wanted to add a hair piece because I didn’t want to wear a bracelet nor a necklace as the top of my playsuit had a lot of detail already. So Stacey tarted by curling my hair to give it a bit more volume because like Corinne my hair is really thin, so quite flat. Then she did 2 braids, on each side and crossed them over to make a “double half braid crown”. I felt like a princess not going to lie…
Stacey and Claire were absolute angels. They are on time and so diligent. They listened to us and were able to create something with our poor explanations. As a matter of fact, they were able to guess our needs which make them amazing beauty artists and excellent at their jobs. We spent an amazing time being taken care of and an amazing time at the Northern Blog Award! We looked pretty good, thanks to Blow Ltd!
If you want to see more of the Northern Blog Awards you can also check out our first weekly vlog. We’ve decided to revive our Youtube channel and hope you like it!
And that’s not all! If you have a special event coming up we have a little surprise for you… You can get £15 pounds off your next beauty treatment by using our special discount code “CANDK”.
Have you ever tried Blow Ltd services? How did you find it? Have you already experienced such a service at home?
See you soon, love
Corinne & Kirsty