Saturday, April 30, 2011

Style Magazine Brisbane

Take a look at this article from Style Magazine Brisbane about the fabulous Kate Anderson. The images are from the look book that I did hair and makeup for.

Photography is by Dan Molloy and models (Jess K, Angeline and Chloe are from Division Models)

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Gold Coast Bulletin - Tuesday 26th April

Take a look at this article from last weeks Bulletin about my blog!!

Thanks to everyone who read 'makeup artist' for all of your support over the last year and half!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paradise Magazine

Take a look at these behind the scenes shots from Mondays shoot for the Bulletin's Paradise Magazine shot on location at the fabulous QT Surfers Paradise. Makeup is by me, hair by the very talented Cian Picker!/cianchristina

And styling is by the very talented Tara Rose.

By now I'm sure your familiar with our fabulous model, Chloe of Division Models.

I will keep you posted when these shots come out!

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Riverwalk Robina - Number 2!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a cut out from the Weekend Bulletin from that photo shoot I worked on for Riverwalk. Well, over the weekend they printed another shot from the series! (above)

Just to remind you, hair and makeup is by me, photos are by Thor, and the gorgeous model is my darling friend Miss Chloe Mutu of Division Models.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of my work in the Gold Coast Bulletin over the coming weeks!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

PRODUCT REVIEW- JK jemma kidd Liquid Eyeliner

I have been meaning to review this little beauty for a long time now because I had to share with you how much I love it!

This has to be my favourite liquid eyeliner that I have ever used!

As a makeup artist who works predominantly on weddings, longevity it paramount. It is also important to me that it looks fabulous, isn't too thick and doesn't bleed, melt or come off with a few tears.

This one ticks all of the boxes and I recommend it to all of my clients!

It's great for my brides because it stays put all day, so they don't have to deal with 'panda eyes' after I have left. I also wear it myself because I know that after a big day at work it will be exactally where I left it that morning!


ps Kit loved my review so much that they posted it on their website!!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Earlier this week I had the chance to work with a lovely young lady, Savhanna. We tested with jesKAA Designs at the very beautiful Salt.

These shots are for Savhanna's portfolio and she did a fabulous job!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Beauty Spot

I am very excited to announce the launch of my new eZine - Beauty Spot! And the first issue will be out the first week of May

Beauty Spot is a monthly eZine where you can expect to find hot tips for hair makeup and beauty, as well as discounts and updates on what I'm working on!

There are some big changes happening at Kate McKenna Hair & Makeup at the moment so make sure you stay in the loop!

Follow the link to my new home page, and enter your details to stay up to date!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review - Alpha H Concept Store Arundel

A few weeks back now I had to opportunity to experience a facial at Alpha H Arundel.

Have a read of today's post to see what I thought!

While driving to my late afternoon appointment, I decided in my head what exactally what I wanted from this facial. I wanted it to be relaxing - I wasn't in the mood for painful extractions, and I wanted it to make my skin clearer in the days that followed, not break out first. Lets face it who has time for breakouts??

When I arrived I was greeted by the lovely girls at the counter, and was taken into a room with beautifully soft lighting and an enormous comfty massage bed! I popped on my facial robe and snuggled up under the covers. So far so good! First of all, my therpist started with a beautiful 'welcome massage', these are typically done at the start of a facial to relax your breathing and heart rate to allow you to really enjoy the facial. I found this to be great after a busy day at work it really brought me back into the moment and allowed me to stop thinking about work.

Next I had a papaya and pineapple mask (and yes I did want to eat it!) This mask was quite active and was a bit stimulating on the skin but was soothed with an aqua mist that was sprayed onto my face throughouy.

My skin felt really fresh after this one!

Next was my favourite - The rubber mask! This was applied over my whole face excluding my mouth and nose, but yes, it went right over the top of my eyes inlcuding my lashes! The mask goes on wet and once it's set, peels off in one big piece!(which felt incredible!) While the mask was setting I felt a light downward pressure on my face (just the weight of the mask) which was really relaxing! Now, I'm normally someone who gets extremely claustraphobic, and as I felt it go on, I was a little nervous, but I actually really enjoyed it and would happily do it again!

While this was setting, my therapist gave me a relaxing foot massage - this was a little unexpected and I was totally wishing I had given myself a pedicure!

At the end of my facial, my therapist applied a light SPF 30+ moisturiser which was great! There is nothing worse than leaving feeling like your face is an oil slick!

Now most importantly, how was my skin in the days that followed?

It was fabulous! It looked much brigher and hydrated, and I found my makeup looked so much nicer throughout the day. I was also recommened a few take home products to try, which I have been using since. Keep your eyes peeled later in the week to see what I thought of those!

All in all my 'Rebuild and Support' facial was fabulous! And exceeded my expectations!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

D'Lashes Beauty

Just a quick one today...

For all of my brides out there, if you want the best eyelash extensions on your wedding day you need to see Georga at D'Lashes Beauty in Southport.

She does the best lashes I've ever worked with.

Give her a call today to book for your big day.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Behind the Scenes...

Yesterday I had an absolute ball doing hair and makeup for one of my best friends for her modelling portfolio. Jess' photographer was Dan Molloy and if you havent had the pleasure of meeting this man you are missing out!

The day was packed with fashion, and as always I can't wait to see the results of all of our hard work!

Jess can be booked through Division Models, and Dan through either Dan Molloy Photography or Division Creative.

Take a look at these crazy shots!

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