29 August 2015

Designing Makeup for a Feature Film

Yeah, so about blogging more regularly ... that clearly didn't happen! BUT this month has been leading up to this day and subsequent weekends for the next few months!

A few months ago, I posted that I had an exciting new job. You can read the post here.
Well the time has now come that we are actually beginning filming! We start with 2 night shoots this weekend.

I've been working my socks off making sure everything is in place and that my amazing team are all set to go. It's pretty scary designing makeup for a feature film and the amount of pressure I've put on myself to make sure it's perfect is pretty high. It's become my baby and now with roughly 24 hours to go until we start rolling the camera, I'm having mini heart attacks every hour or so. 

I know it's no excuse but this is why I've been totally absent on the blog. Beavering away at all hours on the film has taken it's toll on life, not just blogging. There's no promises September will be any better as I'm filming on weekends and working Monday to Friday as it's our busiest month at work! 

My beloved beauty blog is slowly becoming a lifestyle blog. I'm going to keep you all updated on the filming journey (well, as much as I can reveal) so be prepared for some chattier posts. Cos there ain't gonna be no time for picture takin'. 

Do you have anything exciting going on at the moment?



9 August 2015

You, Me & A Cup of Tea

Do you ever get so caught up in life that you forget the little things that make you happy?

The past month has been a whirlwind of happenings and emotions. I got a new part time job to help with the financial pooeyness of being a self-employed freelancer. I'm really enjoying it but like any new thing, it's taking some time to get to grips with the overload of information. 

And then there is all the freelance work. This past month I've worked on a film, had 3 dress rehearsals for the feature film I'm designing makeup on, had 3 days work experience on E4's Drifters, done makeup for a couple of weddings and had a fashion shoot. NOW BREATHE. 

It's safe to say things have been a little crazy again and as usual things such as blogging have gone on a back burner. Not to mention the amount of paperwork and washing I have to wade through just to get in my room. And with little time at home, the last thing I have is motivation to do all the other bits and pieces. 

I'm not promising anything this time. I've written several posts this year about how things are going to change and well ... they haven't. Of course I'm going to try but after today I'm working another 7 days in a row. My blog is slowly becoming a 
 Dear diary, I'm S*%T at writing blog posts and I'm really busy. Come back soon to no doubt see more of the same. Han x  

That's my rant over for the day. Now on to the huge to-do list I have, which I'll have you know does have blog planning on!