4 September 2014

New Beginnings & Chasing Your Dreams

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was going to start a makeup course. Well I'm now 3 days in and thought I would tell you a little more…

Having done a Geography degree, I decided that I didn't really want a career in Geography because it wasn't hands on enough or interactive. I love interacting with people and I also love love love makeup so I decided to invest my life savings into going to one of the best makeup schools in London to train to be a MUA. Many people have asked what the point of doing a degree was but I wouldn't change the way I have done things (I could rant forever about this but that's for another day). 

Source: Delamar Website

I'm studying at Delamar Academy which is located at Ealing Studios. I'm on the 22 week course which is full time Monday to Friday and full on! I don't think I've ever learnt so much information in 3 days! The course doesn't just cover makeup. It also covers basic hair, period hair and makeup, prosthetics and bald caps, casualty and character makeup, hollywood hair, hair styling, hair dressing/barbering, fashion makeup, camouflage, facial hair, wigs, body painting and airbrushing. 

And we've certainly put our kit to good use already...

This was one of the most exciting parts of the first day. We couldn't wait to get our hands on our kits and have a look through to see what we had been given. I guarantee many of you will be intrigued as to what is in some of these boxes and palettes so I will do a kit post so you can see them in more detail. 

I already know, just a mere 3 days in that this is for me. I'm loving it and although it's very tiring driving an hour there and back as well as soaking up so much information, it goes so quickly as it's so enjoyable. I think no matter what you've done, you should always do what makes you happy and what you want to do. Just because you have a qualification in one subject, it doesn't mean you should stick with it and be unhappy. Life is too short to look back and think I wish I had done that when I had the chance. Grab every opportunity with both hands. The journey may be hard but if you put the work in, the outcome will be worth it. 

Ok, so now I've had a deep life rant at you I'm going to head off and get stuck into another day of making people up. 



  1. Wow, how very exciting for you...they are one of the best as they have such good contacts...I will look forward to reading all your updates. Enjoy and have fun on your course. ;)

    1. Aw thank you :) I will definitely be posting every now and then about it! X

  2. It's so amazing that you've done something completely unrelated to your degree. I think university is a great opportunity to gain new experiences and to enrich your learning. It's silly when people think that uni has been wasted just because you haven't used it for a career.
    Good luck with your MUA training, pleased for you that you're doing what you love! :)


    1. Ah finally someone who understands! You have literally summed it up in one! Thank you so much for the support :) x


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