Greenery – 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year

Greenery

Pantone have released the 2017 colour of the year and its great news for all you nature lovers!

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings”

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Wedding Inspiration

If you’re planning on incorporating this luscious colour into your wedding I have collected some of the best ideas the internet has to offer!

 

 

Plus Pantone have done some of the hard work for you and curated some gorgeous colour palettes. I think Forest Floor and Rev it up are my favourites!

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The English Wedding Awards!

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Exciting news! I am a finalist for ‘The Hair & Makeup Specialist of the Year’ Award in the West Midlands Region of The English Wedding Awards 2016.  Such an honour to be a part of the awards and thank you to everyone who nominated and voted, I couldn’t have done it without you. Fingers crossed for the awards tonight!

 



Vintage Salon at LouLou’s Vintage Fair Albert Hall, Nottingham Sunday 20th November 10am-4pm

Hello!
Just to let you know that I will be back in Nottingham running the vintage salon for LouLou’s Vintage Fair on Sunday 20th November.  There are still spaces available but hurry, they are filling up fast!

Details of the event can be found here.

You will be able to book time slots at 15 minute intervals at 00 / 15 / 30 / 45 past each hour from 10am – 4pm. These slots will work on a queue jump system, this means that I will be running the pop-up salon on a first come first served basis however for those of you that pre-book a time slot, when you arrive you will be able to skip straight to the front of the queue. There may be a short wait only if there is someone already in the chair. I run the salon this way as it allows some flexibility incase anyone is running late or has to cancel.

Price list:
Per victory roll £5 
Quick Hair Up £15 
Liner & Lips £5 
Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (approx 10-15 mins) [Inc. fake strip lashes]
Add Lashes to any appointment for £5
**** Special Offer ****
Quick Hair & Lashes/Liner/Lips £20 Save £5
If you would like to pre-book a slot then you can contact me via the form at the bottom of the page and let me know what treatment(s) you would like and a 1st and 2nd choice of time slot then I can get you booked in. If there are any services not listed that you would like please let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.
I will only be taking cash on the day but if you would prefer to pay by paypal this can arranged prior to the fair. (Please contact me for details and please note no paypal refunds are given if you are unable to make the fair).

I look forward to meeting you!
Sarah x
Photography: Louise Holgate / Hair & MU: Sarah Russell / Costume: Giulia Scrimieri / Location: Avoncroft Museum / Model: Helena Dellera
Photography: Louise Holgate / Hair & MU: Sarah Russell / Costume: Giulia Scrimieri / Location: Avoncroft Museum / Model: Helena Dellera


Don’t be a wedding sheep!

Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza

The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is a wedding show that caters for all types of wedding. From the Gothic to the Bohemian, the festival to the cave. Their Mother Flockers (suppliers) can cater for anything your wedding planning heart desires.

 Its A unique and fresh wedding show catering for couples who want their weddings to be all about them.

Their Mission: Don’t be a wedding sheep…..it’s all about EWE!!

And I have been invited to exhibit at the next show (yay!) which is taking place on the Sunday 21st feb 2016 at The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham! 11.30 -4.30pm. Tickets on sale now!! Find out more here. I was also interviewed for their blog which you can read here.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!

(please can I get a ‘whoop whoop!’)

** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Congratulations Shannon Mostert! **

I have a pair of tickets to give away and its super easy to enter. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter app below for a chance of winning. Done!

The competition closes at midnight 14/02/16 (ie 12am on 15/02/16) and the winner announced via facebook on 15/02/16. Good luck! Looking forward to meeting you there.

 

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The Small print (boo!) …

Terms & Conditions

* This giveaway is for 2 x tickets to the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza (EWE) held at The Bond Company, Birmingham, B5 5SE on 21st February 2016 from 11:30am – 4:30pm

* This giveaway will run from 12am 10/09/16 to 12am 15/02/16. The winner will be drawn on 15/02/16 and announced via Facebook. (www.facebook.com/sarahrussellMUA) The winner will be contacted and will need to provide their email address and wedding date by 16/02/16. This information will be given to the organisers of EWE so that they can be put on the guest list of the event. If details are received later than 16/02/16 there is no guarantee that the winner will be able to be added onto the guest list.

* The giveaway is open to anyone who is planning a wedding. Although the prize is for tickets to an event in Birmingham, UK on 21/02/16 so please make sure you are able to attend before entering.

* Winners will be selected at random and contacted on 15/02/16 and announced via Facebook. (www.facebook.com/sarahrussellMUA) They will need to provide their email address and wedding date by 16/02/16. This information will be given to the organisers of EWE so that they can be put on the guest list of the event. If details are received later than 16/02/16 there is no guarantee that the winner will be able to be added onto the guest list.

* If you are unable to attend the event no alternative prize will be given.

* The prize for this giveaway is provided by EWE

*No purchase necessary



Will this revolutionise the at-home manicure?

Wednesday saw the launch of Julep’s Plie wand. This is in essence a cap that fits on to your existing Julep nail polishes that extends the handle making it easier to hold.  It even bends which is said to help you have control of the wand no matter which hand you’re using to paint with.

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I’ve never really struggled painting nails with my left hand but I know many people find it difficult so I’m looking forward to giving this a go. Although I think I would be a little worried about easy your nail varnish will be to knock over with the wand fitted. My advice is not to rest the wand in the bottle when you’re not actively painting your nails!

At the moment it’s only available from the states in a $25 set that includes the wand and precision brush.

Have any of you managed to get your hands on it? What do you think?



The Awra Amba Experience

Help my friends achieve amazing things …

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Paulina Tervo and Serdar Ferit, are a filmmaking couple of Finnish / British / Turkish Cypriot origins, who in 2005 founded Write This Down Productions, a UK-based film and digital production company with the aim of telling meaningful and beautiful stories from around the world.

Their relationship with Awra Amba started nearly ten years ago. Since then, they have visited a number of times, shooting their first documentary there in 2008.

The idea for The Awra Amba Experience was conceived in 2010 following long discussions with Zumra Nuru and other members of Awra Amba. Now their team has grown to an international mix of professional filmmakers, writers, designers, illustrators, animators, web developers, musicians, sound designers and translators, who all share the enthusiasm for the philosophies and values of the community.

 

Watch their story and support them here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-awra-amba-experience

 



1950s: Gil Elvgren’s Pin-Up Girls: Before & after

1950s: Gil Elvgren’s Pin-Up Girls: Before & after
1950s: Gil Elvgren’s Pin-Up Girls: Before & after

Gil Elvgren was and continues to be one of the best pin-up artists of all time. Some of his paintings have become iconic images of the period. But not everyone knows that he painted his pin-ups from staged photographs. As you can see there is definitely a little ‘photoshop’ action going on!

Check out the blog from Retronaunt.com which details this technique and has loads more before and after pictures for you to have a look at. Who doesn’t love a pin-up girl?!



Farewell to a 1930s icon

Shirley Temple 1928 – 2014

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Disclaimer

The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. I provide information on the image’s source and author whenever possible, and I will link back to the owner’s website wherever applicable. If you are the owner of the images and you believe that their use on this site is in violation of any copyright law, then please contact me through this form, and I will get back to you as soon as possible to resolve the issue. This blog is meant to share the best images I find on the Internet with other bloggers and vintage enthusiasts, and is not meant to deliberately infringe on the rights of the image owners. I respect all the intellectual property of the owners, and will modify the posts or remove the images at the owners’ request.



Nottingham Does Vintage

Nottingham Does Vintage

I will be running the POP-UP PARLOUR at the Nottingham Play House this coming Saturday for Nottingham does Vintage.

Spaces still available! Email info@sarahrussell.co.uk or fill out the contact form below to get booked in. Go on … get pampered  ready for that night out or belated Valentines date.

You will be able to book time slots at 15 minute intervals at 00 / 15 / 30 / 45 past each hour from 10:30am – 4:30pm. These slots will work on a queue jump system, this means that I will be running the pop-up salon on a first come first served basis however for those of you that pre-book a time slot, when you arrive you will be able to skip straight to the front  of the queue. There may be a short wait only if there is someone already in the chair. I run the salon this way as it allows some flexibility incase anyone is running late or has to cancel.

Price list:

One victory roll £5 (5mins)

Quick Hair Up £15 (20mins) 

Liner & Lips £5 (10mins)

Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (15 mins) [Inc. fake strip lashes]

Add Lashes to any appointment for £5

**** Special Offer ****

 Quick Hair & Lashes/Liner/Lips £20 (40 mins) Save £5

If you would like to pre-book a slot then please let me know what treatment(s) you would like and a 1st and 2nd choice of time slot then I can get you booked in. If there are any services not listed that you would like please let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.

I will only be taking cash on the day but if you would prefer to pay by paypal this can arranged prior to the fair. (Please email me for details).

Click here for more information about the Nottingham Does vintage Fair.

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Small Town Glory

Many years ago I was the Hair & Makeup Designer on a short Film called Small Town Glory Starring Therese Bradley, Jack Roth and Dermot Keaney and directed by Mary Nighy.

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However now there is an exciting news because for a limited period of time US Vogue is hosting Small Town Glory on their website in conjunction with a fashion film Mary Nighy has made for them.  NFTS have agreed to show the full film on the site for a limited period and I think it’s great that more people will get to see it.

So if you would like to see the full film, here’s the link :

http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/directors-chair-talking-to-mary-nighy-creator-of-our-video-punk-stories-jonnie-and-ari/#1

Feel free to share it with anyone you’d like to see the film, too. Enjoy!