Photo Credit: c/o Polly & Sam Make Up
There is nothing that makes me feel the most pampered than having my hair and make up done. It's one of my life's little luxuries that I absolutely love. It's a time when it can just be all about me, and I can zone out of life's little stresses and completely relax.
So when I heard that there was a new make up team in town, I jumped at the chance to get in line and book myself an appointment. And one Saturday afternoon at the start of March, I headed on down for some quality pamper-time.
Polly and Sam Make Up are make up artists based in Liverpool. They offer make up services for nights out, weddings, proms, special occasions...the list goes on. Polly's skills in particular had come highly recommended to me by a mutual friend. And just by scrolling through the Polly and Sam Make Up Instagram page you can see why. With such a vast variety of looks, each a complete complement to everyone's complexions I knew I was going to be in good hands.
As soon as I got to my appointment I was put completely at ease. Polly was all set up and ready to go. After a quick consultation with me, she suggested to me the sort of look she was thinking of going for. She took in to full account the things that I don't feel comfortable wearing (a full on dark smokey eye being the biggest one,) and talked me through each product she was using. At no stage did I feel like my ideas hadn't been listened to. She even trimmed down a pair of false lashes for me to take in to account that I wear glasses when I drive and didn't want something that was going to brush against my lenses. It was so lovely to sit and chat to someone who is passionate about make up too. It didn't feel like I was talking to somebody I had just met. It was like talking to a friend!
Polly used make up that she really believed in, and used products that worked alongside my complexion and skin undertones. Her collection was vast and varied, and I have to say that I was envious of it all. I felt so happy and confident with the finished look. A flawless base, seamless shadow, doll-like eyes that made me feel like a movie star. I honestly felt all kinds of sexy.
Boyfriend was the main test. He is very honest with his opinions and if there is something he doesn't like, he will tell me straight away. He loved the look too. It fell hand in hand with the kind of make up looks I normally do on myself, and was in keeping with the neutral/golden brown hues of eyeshadow that fill up my make up drawers.
I honestly cannot recommend Polly and Sam Make Up enough. For flawless finishes, and make up artists who really work to capture your visions, they are your go-to girls. And just by going on their Facebook page you can see I'm not just the only one of that opinion. Polly's passion really comes through when she works, and to be around somebody with so much dedication and drive to what she is doing you can't help but feel you are in the best hands. The hands of a true professional.
And yes, before you ask, they will be doing my wedding make up. After finding this dynamic duo, I know that me, MG and all my maids will be in the best hands!