Category Archives: Creative Reviews

Opinions and reviews on film, theatre, events and other make up

Cholombianos of Monterrey

I think it was whilst training as a barber that I first became aware of the Cholombianos of Monterrey, Mexico.  Like most youth sub-cultures, the Cholombianos are heavily influenced by music.  In this case, specifically Colombian music, called cumbia or vallenato which has a … Continue reading

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Kosovar Bride

I’ve found quite a few pictures online of these beautiful Kosovar brides, yet there’s surprisingly little information available as to how and why the tradition started, what products they use and the specific designs used.  For this reason, it’s hard … Continue reading

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A Day At Wella

Earlier this year I travelled to Manchester to spend a day at the Wella studios, taking in a colour master class with Laura and Dan.  I’ve been a fan of Wella shampoos and conditioners for a long time – the … Continue reading

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Ganguro Girls of Tokyo

For a brief spell beginning in the 1990s, Tokyo girls led a new fashion craze.  Gone was the traditional Japanese idea of beauty (pale skin, neutral make up and dark hair) and in was the parody of western ideals of … Continue reading

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to watch Rocky Horror at the Liverpool Empire. To my eternal shame I didn’t dress up…unforgivable I know *hangs head in shame*. However, thankfully lots of the audience did, with a … Continue reading

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A Day At Illamasqua

Last Sunday, I headed down to Illamasqua’s Liverpool store for another of their Beauty School Drop Ins. I also thought this would be a good opportunity to check out their new I’mperfection range which is a celebration of all the … Continue reading

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Paul Mitchell Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop based around Paul Mitchell hair products. For those of you who haven’t heard of Paul Mitchell, they produce professional hair care products only available through salons. Paul Mitchell was the first professional … Continue reading

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Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar

Liverpool is widely known as a very fashion conscious city. Whether or not we always get it right is a matter of personal opinion, but the fact is, girls here spend a huge amount of time and money to look … Continue reading

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Illamasqua – Beauty School Drop In

Sunday 14th of October saw Illamasqua’s Beauty School Drop in come to Liverpool. I had received their timetable of master classes and had decided to drop in for the smoky eye class at 2pm and the liquid liner flick at … Continue reading

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Dirty Dancing Live

There are few films I know better than Dirty Dancing. It’s one of my all time favourites and has been since its release in 1987. I’ve got the video, the workout dvd (unused) and both soundtracks. For this reason, I … Continue reading

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