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no competition

12 Mar

A few weeks ago I went to the AHT UK Trainee competitions at Coatbridge; I entered the ‘team bridal’ event, myself doing the makeup and my classmate Rachael doing the hair.  Our classmate Sophie was our model, and what a good sport she was.

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It was a long day with lots of competitors in various events…

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…and some truly talented folk about.

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Rachael and I were up against I think 19 other teams, and the standard was HIGH – I was happy with my work but also not surprised we didn’t place, against some of the others.

Others in my class placed, in the bodypainting and the vintage makeup category.  Here’s Saoirse who came 3rd in the 1950s makeup category.

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This weekend I was supposed to be going to Blackpool to compete in the national competition for colleges (this time doing drag makeup) but I’ve withdrawn this time round… I just have way too much on with college work.  Next time 😉

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Until then, flogstars!

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behind the scenes

20 May

This weekend I’ve been to England and back, for my cousin’s wedding.  The weekend before, I went to Germany and back for the beer festival, but you already knew that because you religiously stalk my flog and you’ve been a bit worried because I haven’t posted every other day like I normally do.

I admit, I dropped the ball, best beloved.  I’m not telling you about my fabulous life of endless jet-set socialising ONLY to brag about it, but also to excuse my lack of flogging this week.  

Did I mention that, in between the last two weekends away (both of which were book-ended by one whole day in transit each direction), we moved premises at work and got the new building open and up and running?

For someone who normally swans about at a luxurious snails’ pace, this business has left me catatonic at the end of each day and completely unable to flog sensibly.  Sorry, fans.  

To atone, here’s a photo of me and Chloe pre-wedding.  This is one of a series of test shots we always take before going out in public, to see how we’re coming up in photos that day.  To practice working our angles and check make-up etc.  

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yes, this is a photo taken in the mirror with the camera on self-timer, balanced on a bottle of vodka, which is balanced on a kettle. You won’t get this kind of behind-the-scenes action again, people, so soak it up.

See “how to be photogenic” for further information/tips on how to be like us.

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