Hello and welcome to my story. Before becoming a professional Personal Stylist and Award winning Make-up Artist, I used to be a nurse, working in all types of nursing over my long career. Someone asked me why I went into nursing? My answer was that I wanted to help people, care for them and make them feel comfortable. It made me realise that those values were transferable and would be integral to my business.
In 2017 I took early retirement from the NHS and it seemed a natural to me to train and become a make-up artist and stylist, having always loved make-up and clothes.
I had already completed a beauty therapy course at Coleg Gwent Newport 2006. I decided to specialise and completed a make-up artist course with the DFMA Make-up Academy at the end of 2017 and a Styling course with the British College of Professional Stylists in 2019.
As a mature woman I'm passionate about helping women of a certain age feel confident and empowered. To develop their own look which reflects their personality, charisma and beauty. Supporting women to recognise that their clothes speak volumes about their personality and feelings. That the right clothes and make-up positively improve a person’s confidence, how they feel on the inside and look on the outside.
From a young age I have supported charities and organisations who's aim is to protect our environment, animals and children. As a result I encourage the recycling of garments no longer wanted and the make-up and skincare products used are environmentally friendly and Cruelty Free and suitable for Vegans.
I have lived in Cardiff for over 30 years. Married with 3 adult children and a granddaughter. I love great food, Gin and Wine in the company of friends and family. Zumba and Clubbercise are my exercise of choice and holidays are an absolute essential for us.
In November 2018 and September 2019, I was the proud recipient of an award for being one of the top 100 business women Wales from the I AM WOMAN NETWORK.
In February 2019 I won Business Excellence Awards Make-Up Artist of the Year 2019 - Cardiff
In April 2019 I won UK Enterprise Awards Best Mobile Make-up Artist 2019 - Cardiff Vegan & Cruelty Free Make-up Products of the Year 2019