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So far Monique has created 22 blog entries.

Why you should never skimp on wedding photography…

By |November 30th, 2011|

So here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding photographer….1. Choose a wedding photographer. Yes your uncle, cousin, brother might have an amazing camera but that doesn’t make him a photographer. You might know a brilliant surf or fashion photographer but shooting a wedding is completely different to the […]

“Oh no you Di’n’t!…Don’t go there girlfriend *snap snap*

By |September 8th, 2011|

“Oh no you Di’n’t! just tell me:- “I’m just going to have my friend do the wedding hair and make-up. I love the way she does hers and she’ll do it for free”. That’s wonderful that your friend wants to help you out, and I’m sure she does know how to do […]

Eye on Beauty

By |July 10th, 2011|

Eyelash extensions are the hottest beauty trend to sweep the world today.The stars do not leave home without a set of glamorous eyelash extensions, supermodels are always wearing their eyelash extensions, and entertainers have known about and loved eyelash extensions for years. I have started offering this service to all my clients particularly my Brides.  […]

My Hair & Makeup Inspiration for Winter

By |June 10th, 2011|

One of my favourite looks has always been clean, glowing matte skin, deep seductive eyes and natural rosy lips.  To me this is Polished Perfection!My makeup inspiration for my winter Brides this year: How I achieve these stunning timeless eyes:I always start with the eyes it is just a cleaner and smarter way to work.  […]

To Tan or Not to Tan that is the question…

By |June 4th, 2011|

Over the years I have had mixed feelings about Spray Tanning for Weddings/Formals.  As a makeup artist I have been required on many occasions to perform miracles and fix spray tanning disasters.  Some of my brides and formal girls looked like they just auditioned for a role as an Oompa Loompa or a Bollywood Musical […]

Wedding Testimonials

By |May 20th, 2011|

The most special part of this job is when our brides contact us with positive feedback and breathtakingly beautiful photos. It is such a rewarding job (if you can call it a job) creating beauty and being part of such a special moment in someone’s life. Here is our most recent feedback and photos:- […]

Helen McConnell Photography

By |May 17th, 2011|

One of the best things about this business is I get to work with some truly creative, professional, passionate and inspirational people.  I love working with Helen from Helen McConnell Photography as she is all of the above.  Helen captures each and every brides inner beauty and brings it to life, she makes everyone look and […]

2011 Red Carpet Hair and Makeup Collection

By |May 8th, 2011|

Inspiration for the 2011 CollectionI have been working in the makeup industry for many years and have seen trends come and go. Since specialising in the wedding sector since 2004 I have found that some styles never date and are asked for year after year.The most fashion conscious are the Hollywood Celebrities who have […]

The Wedding of Shona Smith 5/03/11

By |April 29th, 2011|

It’s a tough life when you are preparing a gorgeous bridal party at the Wyndham Kirra Beach Resort. Spectacular views and a very lively and entertaining bunch of girls makes for a fun working environment. With plenty of champagne and jokes flowing this was a stress free and fun morning.The girls chose to have […]

The Wedding of Renee Latour

By |April 29th, 2011|

On the 17th April, Mary and I had the wonderful pleasure of doing the hair and makeup for Bride Renee and her beautiful bridal party of five at the City Golf Club Motel in Toowoomba. The theme was Vintage and Renee had picked up her dress from an OP Shop for under $100. […]