A bit about me

Hello lovely, I’m so pleased you stopped by!

If I’m going to be by your side on the most important day of your life, then I’d love you to know a little bit more about me.

Breathtakingly beautiful brides, who look natural, effortless and simply stunning are my specialty.  I love creating gorgeous glowing skin that enhances your natural beauty, with a loose, soft, romantic hair style.  I’m equally at home creating a look that’s vintage, more dramatic or non-traditional if that’s your dream.

For as long as I can recall I’ve been a makeup junkie.  Whilst my kit boasts high quality luxury brands such as Chanel, Lancôme, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder, Benefit, Makeup Forever, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Tigi, Schwarzkopf and more.  I have been known to get carried away on one of my shopping trips, playing with the amazing high street brands we have in the UK, all in the name of research of course!

I’m a wife and mum and I understand what it is to have a very busyscreen-shot-2017-01-24-at-14-17-07 life. Trying to squeeze looking and feeling great into the 10 minutes a day that is just mine!  Of course that’s in between walking Buster, my mini schnauzer (he’s a very friendly dog who has no concept of personal space and has a beard – just look at that face! He’ll be around when you come for a wedding makeup trial), doing the school run, taking photos of my husband for his IG feed (@RHP1971) and web site (www.heritagestandard.co.uk) as well as running two businesses.  As you can see I have the juggling skills of a circus performer and the ability to negotiate like a member of the UN.  All completed with a smile on my face and a strong cup of tea in my hand.
I settled in Leeds, West Yorkshire 6 years ago and whilst I love my home and my boutique makeup & hair studio, I still get those feelings of wanderlust.  Thankfully my work takes me and my trusty kit all over the UK and abroad.

I’ve worked with hundreds of truly wonderful women but nothing melts my heart more than when a groom takes the time to email me after his wedding.  So I’ll leave you with a few words from Hamish who married the love of his life, Shevaughn.

“Shevaughn looked absolutely amazing when she walked down the aisle, it was quite simply the best moment of my life.”