Well hello to you my reader chums! On the Monday just gone, my twin Maria and I headed up to London for a day of pampering. For our birthday ( which we had the week previously), we thought instead of buying presents for one another, an experience would be much more enjoyable. Neither of us have ever had a makeover/photoshoot together before and therefore thought it'll be a lovely thing to do, something we'll cherish forever.
The photoshoot/makeover experience, we booked quite a bit in advance. Since it was summer and a few weeks after the holiday, we chose a selection of our favourite summer clothes to wear, up to four/five outfit changes. Once entering the studio, we were offered drinks, where the lady went through the agenda for the day and then had our makeup done. I asked for quite a typical me look consisting of winged liner, a lot of bronzer and of course a very glamorous red lip. The makeup artist used a lot of cream products on my skin so it was much heavier than the usual makeup I wear, however once captured on camera it made my skin look flawless. My twin Maria chose a more natural look, resulting in an ultra glowy, pretty finish. I found the makeover section really insightful as I loved seeing what products were used and the different methods of applying them. Both of us for hair chose lose waves, which I absolutely adored! After all the pampering was complete, the photo taking commenced! We got to choose what outfits to wear and our photographer then picked the background to use. Every backdrop and photo change, she gave us the chance for individual, group shots and guided us by suggesting what poses to use, where to stand etc. As our photographer was super lovely, the whole experience was made really fun and we felt comfortable/relaxed when posing. Following the completion of the day we selected and bought a total of 22 pictures out of the many taken. Despite the excessive cost of the shoot, we now own a selection of memorable images to keep and look back on through the years. Also Maria aspires to be a model, meaning all the pictures we have can be used as part of her portfolio.
Here's a look at some of my favourite pictures from the day: