Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Age Of Reason giveaway (worth £210) | & Me Time- 22nd Birthday
















Jess Owens modelling the beautiful Age Of Reason scarf I'm giving away!! Follow me and comment and like one photo (@hivenn) and make sure you follow Ali (@age_of_reason_scarves)! Closing 11 Feb!
Also follow on twitter (@hiven) and Ali (@AgeofRScarves) for an extra two entries!
Amongst these is my bro pulling zoolander, my birthday, Leanne Hill and Eve, etc etc. Been an ok week. Went to a funeral and felt like a sitcom, stole four beers and finished some random chick's wine!! Thanks world.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Einat Dan Makeup Workshop PT1

Right I have so much I want to say about what happened on this beautiful day in a rough part of London. I have a hell of a lot of photos too so this is going to be a three parter. Look out for the next. I took seven pages of notes in one day! I have never been so mentally involved and trying to take everything in as much as I was at this workshop. I'm amazed A) I was invited B) anyone spoke to me (I'm weird and awkward) 3) Einat Dan answered all my questions 4) I loved every second and want to be a photographer/makeup artist now.

Einat Dan, originally from Israel, is a wonderful inspiring warm spirit. Honestly before I was invited to this course I didn't know who she was. I wouldn't be able to pick out work she'd done. Simply, I'm an embarrassment. As a photographer if I'd have researched MUA's on campaigns I'd have found her instantly. Her work is jaw dropping. H

I was invited to her workshop by Michelle Court (aka Court on Camera) who is also an awesome MUA. I'd happily chat to both of them for hours. Sup to Michelle's sister Sam if she's reading this! We bonded over clean eating, water yoga, crystals and pole dancing!
So in my notes I took down a few quotes from around the room on the day! A few were as follows...
"Bridal makeup- up there with the pain of child birth" -Michelle
"I almost killed one editor. So we were on top of a snowey mountain, it was dangerous and there was a guy looking after us- I lost many brushes that day from not holding on to them hard enough. Anyway the photographer and model went higher and in the cover photo the model's eyelashes were half off! Quick call and the editor sorted it luckily!"

My mua Sarah the other day said proudly she bought this amazing twenty piece glitter set from hobbycraft! Gotta love craft shops. I see something now and wonder if I can stick it to a model's face or make it in to a hat! Y'know just keep trying.





















Sunday, 18 January 2015

More Archive Photos!

Tempted to make this a series! I have so many photos that haven't been posted and I look back like why not? So here's another selection that I enjoy looking at. Including me, Anna Sawyer, Mitchell (part german shepherd part collie), jewellery made by me!













Friday, 16 January 2015

What Growing Up Means To Me

Hey y'all. So I've been thinking (procrastinating), I'm turning 22 in exactly a week and what have I done with my life? Am I grown up? I sometimes feel grown up, like when I water a cactus I've been growing for x amount of years. I sometimes don't...like when my mum makes me hot water bottles. I Instagrammed this photo recently and it totally applies. I am a strong independent woman but I like having support too. What does growing up even mean. I have a phone contract. I'm just about capable of making my own decisions. I have a boyfriend, cat and dog but I had this when I was a teenager. I'm happy to leave the house without makeup. Wouldn't dare do that at a certain age...Enjoying brussel sprouts?! I still don't. Understanding the dirty jokes in The Simpsons I didn't get as a kid? Staying up later? I want to even less than I did as a kid. Saving money wah. I drink less wine now than when I was a teenager. Moderation in everything I guess is what grown up means to me. Keeping an actual diary.
I've never posted so many photos in one blog post so please keep looking. Sorry if you get bored. Skip the whole post if you want. Lots of photos that I think show me growing up. Included, me with red hair, blue hair, black hair, black and red hair, NATURAL hair!!, natural with ombre, both of my gran's, mum and her old kitty, brothers, boyfriend, Jodie, Chlay, Rhiann, Molly, Rebecca Cohen (aka it's cohen) eating cake and Anna Sawyer. Especially in photography terms, Chlay was once my whole portfolio. Now I have a much bigger variety. I'm better now. With the rule of thirds and reflectors too! Confidence and appreciation are also grown up things. I still don't have any confidence but I know how to fake it. Fake it till you make it (just like Samantha said on satc!). Anyway. Much love. I haven't posted anything so personal to me EVER.