A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark.beauty .

I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment. 
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away. 
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts. 
It's so important to be able to blend away,  especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products,  foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it's eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush 
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush 
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Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment.
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away.
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts.
It’s so important to be able to blend away, especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products, foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it’s eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush
And
Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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What was my mother thinking? As we are having a heatwave I thought I’d post a childhood seaside photo of me Tb to Summer maybe 1960

What was my mother thinking? 
As we are having a heatwave I thought I'd post a childhood seaside photo of me Tb to Summer maybe 1960. 
This is me on the beach in the Isle of Wight (Sandown I think) . 
Not convinced about my mother's choice of my swimwear outfit! Sharks fin swim cap and an interesting style bikini bottom. .
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This is me on the beach in the Isle of Wight (Sandown I think) .
Not convinced about my mother’s choice of my swimwear outfit! Sharks fin swim cap and an interesting style bikini bottom. .
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On the hottest night of the year in Soho, London at the FDA Summer film quiz night

On the hottest night of the year in Soho, London at the FDA Summer film quiz night. 
Hosted by the very good looking and very funny Alex Zane  @alexzane as seen in the selfie with me (I"m now looking like a hot and sweaty melted mess since my earlier posted pic in the hairdressers)

Alex did a Q&A with the hilarious stand up comedian Dominic Holland @dommoholland who just happens to be the dad of Spiderman Tom Holland @tomholland2013 
Dominic is soon to be performing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Such a fun evening. However it was just like sitting in a sauna fully clothed. .
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Hosted by the very good looking and very funny Alex Zane @alexzane as seen in the selfie with me (I”m now looking like a hot and sweaty melted mess since my earlier posted pic in the hairdressers)

Alex did a Q&A with the hilarious stand up comedian Dominic Holland @dommoholland who just happens to be the dad of Spiderman Tom Holland @tomholland2013
Dominic is soon to be performing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Such a fun evening. However it was just like sitting in a sauna fully clothed. .
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Loving my July haircut with @andyatagency Thank you xx

Loving my July haircut with @andyatagency Thank you xx.

My last haircut till September. My hairdresser Andy's client sitting next to me at the salon said she had dress envy. So sharing with you that my white lace dress came from Zara last summer and was on sale too. 
Btw I've always found that for both myself and often for my lady clients age 60plus shorter haircuts that frame the face, often at jawline length, can act as an instant facelift helping us look 10 years younger.
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My last haircut till September. My hairdresser Andy’s client sitting next to me at the salon said she had dress envy. So sharing with you that my white lace dress came from Zara last summer and was on sale too.
Btw I’ve always found that for both myself and often for my lady clients age 60plus shorter haircuts that frame the face, often at jawline length, can act as an instant facelift helping us look 10 years younger.
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At Isle of Wight UK Pride 2018

At Isle of Wight UK Pride 2018.

What a brilliant fun and happy day for everyone there and especially the organisers to have made such a big event (15k people) to have run so smoothly and successfully.
The photos include me with @allanjay101
@jamiebuckley5234 Miss Transgender2018 @thedannybeard .
Loved the day. It was such fun.
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What a brilliant fun and happy day for everyone there and especially the organisers to have made such a big event (15k people) to have run so smoothly and successfully.
The photos include me with @allanjay101
@jamiebuckley5234 Miss Transgender2018 @thedannybeard .
Loved the day. It was such fun.
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No makeup no filter selfie on my way to Pride UK Isle of Wight

No makeup no filter selfie on my way to Pride UK Isle of Wight.

Wearing fluo pink tshirt dress and gold trainers both from TK Maxx.
Off to cover National Pride day in the Isle of Wight on my social media and also hoping to meet many of the Transgender girls whom I help to become their best authentic feminine selves through my TRANS.style lifestyle image and style consultancy in London.
My Ceril Campbell consultancy business helps all people to be the best possible versions of themselves both looking and feeling their best from inside out. Free initial phone consultations. .
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Wearing fluo pink tshirt dress and gold trainers both from TK Maxx.
Off to cover National Pride day in the Isle of Wight on my social media and also hoping to meet many of the Transgender girls whom I help to become their best authentic feminine selves through my TRANS.style lifestyle image and style consultancy in London.
My Ceril Campbell consultancy business helps all people to be the best possible versions of themselves both looking and feeling their best from inside out. Free initial phone consultations. .
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Early morning beach walk time

Early morning beach walk time.

For a healthy gut which helps you to be healthy overall,  if you leave 12 hours between your last evening meal and your breakfast/brunch/first meal of the day you are giving your digestive system a chance to digest and rest. 
Take your exercise before this first meal of the day. 
20 mins fast walking or 20 mins HIT exercise will help your weightloss programme.. .
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For a healthy gut which helps you to be healthy overall, if you leave 12 hours between your last evening meal and your breakfast/brunch/first meal of the day you are giving your digestive system a chance to digest and rest.
Take your exercise before this first meal of the day.
20 mins fast walking or 20 mins HIT exercise will help your weightloss programme.. .
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As it’s Wimbledon fortnight I thought I’d continue posting some more images of past Wimbledon champions styled by me

As it's Wimbledon fortnight I thought I'd continue posting some more images of past Wimbledon champions styled by me.

Anna Kournikova aged 18, styled by me in Berlin. She'd refused to participate in my photoshoot when requested in advance from London. 
However when she saw Polaroids of other players from my day's photoshoot she loved their photos, and unexpectedly turned up at the end of the shoot with most of her Russian family members. There were a lot of them.

She loved the Escada dress I chose for her to wear and the Bvlgari diamonds. 
As she had come straight from the Berlin open tennis tournament all she had with her was her sports bra and no other suitable bra to wear with the dress and she was very keen on having lots of cleavage showing.

The only bra I had with me was a "Wonderbra' ( if you remember the Eva Herzigova "Hello Boys" wonderbra ad ) plunge bra of my own in my suitcase which I of course lent her. 
She still wanted more cleavage, so I obliged using contour shading.

She was to be on a magazine cover as the editor loved the photo of her so much. However her L.A. agents were less than pleased when they saw the photos as no one knew that she was about to be endorse and be advertising a sports bra which apparently made her cleavage innapropriate at that time.  Who was to know this?! So we were not allowed to use the full length photo, hence the cropped head shot which ended up as the magazine cover photo. The full length photo was never used.
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Anna Kournikova aged 18, styled by me in Berlin. She’d refused to participate in my photoshoot when requested in advance from London.
However when she saw Polaroids of other players from my day’s photoshoot she loved their photos, and unexpectedly turned up at the end of the shoot with most of her Russian family members. There were a lot of them.

She loved the Escada dress I chose for her to wear and the Bvlgari diamonds.
As she had come straight from the Berlin open tennis tournament all she had with her was her sports bra and no other suitable bra to wear with the dress and she was very keen on having lots of cleavage showing.

The only bra I had with me was a “Wonderbra’ ( if you remember the Eva Herzigova “Hello Boys” wonderbra ad ) plunge bra of my own in my suitcase which I of course lent her.
She still wanted more cleavage, so I obliged using contour shading.

She was to be on a magazine cover as the editor loved the photo of her so much. However her L.A. agents were less than pleased when they saw the photos as no one knew that she was about to be endorse and be advertising a sports bra which apparently made her cleavage innapropriate at that time. Who was to know this?! So we were not allowed to use the full length photo, hence the cropped head shot which ended up as the magazine cover photo. The full length photo was never used.
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