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  1. 6 Beauty Tips to Glowing Skin

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    Ever since Eve took that first bite of the apple, the human race has been obsessed with beauty.

    The truth is once you hit your mid-twenties, you are now in the ageing process. So, it is important to take measures to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

    Every day you are bombarded with commercial messages and beauty tips that attempt to lure you into believing that the most recent miracle drug is just what you need to fight off the ravages of Mother Nature.

    Our founder Mandy has been banging on this particular drum for over 30 years "The best path to natural beauty and healthy skin is to take care of what you have" Sounds simple, doesn’t it? The truth is that your skin takes a beating from the environment every single day. Here are some of our favorite beauty tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy:

    1.  Stay hydrated, drink water! That does not mean softdrink, caffeine, or any other type of liquid, even if it is low calories. Softdrink (even diet) has a high concentration of sodium. Sodium retains fluids. You need fluid that will hydrate and flush your body free of toxins. Make sure you are drinking at least 1litre a day!
    1. Protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. We all love the sun. We love being in it and we love having a beautiful tan. The truth is you can poison yourself with too much sunshine. UV rays cause skin cancer and if that isn’t bad enough it causes your skin to age faster than it should, contributing to unsightly wrinkles. If you must play in the sun, make certain you are using an adequate sunscreen. Don’t leave home without it!
    1. Keep your skin clean. Wash your face and apply moisturizer every day! Make room in your budget to fit in a facial every three months for some extra love and care.
    1. The best cure for wrinkles is to never have them in the first place! If you are like most of us, you didn’t listen to your Mum when she tried to tell you to stay in the shade, stand up straight and stop squinting!
    1. Eat well and often. Knowing how, what and when to eat, can make a huge difference in how you feel. Improper eating habits can cause depression, weight gain, illness and overall lethargy. It also doesn’t help your skin. So make sure to eat a balanced food plan that suits your metabolism. Weight gain causes your skin to stretch. As you get older, it loses its elasticity and you're left with sagging skin. The best solution to this is to maintain a steady weight over the years and avoiding yoyo diets and extreme eating plans.
    1. Don't worry, be happy. A happy outlook appears to trigger the release of endorphins. Endorphins relax the cardiovascular system and cytokines which alert the immune system to pay attention to detecting abnormalities. Listen carefully to yourself. If you have put yourself down since childhood, over a lifetime, negative subliminal messages can take their toll by turning you into a pessimist. Spend one week writing down the phrases you use in your “self-talk.” Chances are you will find that you repeat a dozen or so phrases over and over again that reinforce that negative image. If you know about them, you can change them. Outer beauty and inner joy go hand in hand.

     Here are a few quick tips for increasing joy, hope and optimism that will work no matter what your age:

    • Make a list of at least 3 great things that happen to you every day.
    • Laugh a lot. You’ll heal your body and your mind. Find that person who just makes you laugh out loud whether you are grocery shopping or out socialising.
    • Discover a new challenge each month. 
    • Try stretching and meditating for just five minutes each day.
  2. Makeup Services 

    $150* per hour/per artist on location

    Our services are offered on an hourly basis

    with a minimum booking of 2 hours per artist at a single location.

    The ultimate Makeup experience by our talented teams

    for your wedding or event

    will ensure your moment in the spotlight is filled

    with laughter and flawless beauty.

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    Terms & Conditions for Makeup and Hair bookings.
    Makeup Trial

    Trials are performed at a location nominated by the artist, travel fees apply if at your location.

    Deposit/ Payment
    • We require a minimum booking of 2 hours per artist at a single location with travel fees to be advised if outside of Cairns City area.
    • A non-refundable booking fee of 50% is required to secure all bookings.
    • Full payment is due 7 days prior to your wedding date via bank transfer, or by cash payment. Please note cash payment will be collected prior to starting makeup application.
    • Should our artists estimated time on location exceed your quoted hours, extra payment is required before our artists leave your location.
    • Should our artists estimated time on location fall short of your quoted hours, we will refund the pro rata amount to your nominated bank account.
    Travel, Parking & Early Morning Fees
    • A $50 early morning fee applies per artist for start times prior to 7am.
    • Travel fees apply for all bookings performed at your location. Price on enquiry.
    • A $50 parking fee will apply for to cover valet parking at your location if parking is not provided complimentary.
    Cancellations / Changes
    • Booking Fees are non-refundable**. If you need to postpone, change or cancel your wedding date please advise asap.
    • Please notify of any location changes as soon as possible. This may modify the price of your quote.
    • Illness; if our artists are sick on the day of your trial, we will endeavour to find another artist or reschedule with our apologies.
    • In the unlikely event that our artists are sick, hospitalised or unable to work on your wedding/event due to any extreme or unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to organise other artists.
    Makeup Requirements  
    • Clean moisturised skin (no sunscreen in your products)
    • Our artist generally recommend semi permanent lash extensions for all clients who have never worn strip faux lashes or suffer from any type of allergy. The strip faux lash glue used is both latex and latex free and depends on the makeup artist. 
    • Strip faux lashes may need maintenance with further glue application depending on the type of strip faux lash, glue type used or the time of day they have been applied. For those clients with early makeup application times who will be in strip faux lashes from early morning to late at night, our artists recommend semi permanent lash extensions 2 days prior to your event. 
    • We may use your photographs on our website or social media. Please advise in writing when making any bookings if you do not wish us to use them.
    By making a booking and reserving your date, you are confirming that you agree to the above terms & conditions. All prices quoted are subject to change without notice.

    *Price subject to change without notice

    **Booking fee is only refundable with 12 weeks prior notice in writing of cancellation or extreme circumstances.