The Best Cruelty Free SPFs of 2021

Who is ready for summer?! Guys, I think spring has finally sprung! For how long we can never be sure but whilst the sun is shining I thought it was time we talked about the best cruelty free SPFs, of 2021. First of all, the lecture on the importance of SPF use. You’ve got to Read More

Beauty Pie Vegan List

The Full Vegan Product List for everything found on Beauty Pie You’ll find the Beauty Pie Vegan List set out below. For those of you that are yet to discover the wonder that is Beauty Pie, in a nut shell it is a beauty subscription service. Members pay a monthly fee, starting at £5 that Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Top 10

Mother’s day is only 2 weeks away! So let’s get ahead of the game this year with these Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. Mother’s day 2021 marks the second Mother’s day in lockdown in the UK. Yep, that’s right, the UK’s first lockdown started just a few days before Mother’s day last year and so I Read More

How To Rescue Winter Skin

Winter is here and we all know what that means for our skin. Dryness, dullness and downright ‘meh’ -ness.  And what with our new way of living, aka lockdown, many of us are spending more time indoors with the central heating on, zapping all the moisture out of our skin day and night.  Then being Read More

Your Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

Your Christmas Gift Guide to shopping local and supporting small businesses.

How To Make Your Micro Wedding The One They Remember

2020 has not been the year anyone planned.  Let’s be honest, it’s been a right stinker!  For those in the wedding industry and those planning a 2020 wedding it has been a continuously changing challenge. Wedding sizes of 30 or less was already tough for many who had been planning a big wedding but with Read More

Great Vegan Mascara; Does it even exist?!

Well does it? I have been searching for a great vegan mascara for soooooo long! SO LONG! When I first switched to a vegan and cruelty free makeup kit I quite enjoyed finding new bits to add to to it and there are so many great vegan makeup options out there, and more coming on Read More

My Skincare Routine

As a makeup artist skin care is an extremely important factor for achieving a perfect, flawless makeup application. In fact it is THE most important factor. Without a good skin care routine in place, your makeup will not sit as well and it will not last as long. Fact. If you find that your makeup Read More

My 5 top tips for Beautiful Bridal Skin – that you can start right now!

Simple steps to a gorgeous glow Everyone wants gorgeous, glowing skin and no one more so than my brides-to-be. If you’re looking for beautiful bridal skin, you’ve come to the right place. I cannot stress enough that the key to flawless looking makeup on your wedding day is good skincare. Get your skincare in order Read More

Why Cruelty Free?

As most of you will know if you follow me on social media (and if you don’t, why not?! Head over to @makeup_by_nichola or @looks_and_lashes on Instagram, or @makeupbynichola on Facebook to follow me now… Go on, we’ll wait for you 😉)…where was I, oh yes – I recently made the move to Cruelty Free. Read More