BLOWDRYING 101 – Part One

 

Further to my ‘How to make the best of your hair’ posts, I wanted to go into more detail, explaining how to do a salon-quality va-va-voom blowdry.

Often, it could just be one or two things that you might not do at the moment that will make a world of difference!

Starting at the basics:

TOOLS

Elbie van Eeden

1. Hairdryer:  A good quality hairdryer is going to make a LOT of difference.  I use hairstylist favourite, Parlux 3500 Compact.  Although it’s one of their lighter models, it’s still pretty heavy to do a  blowdry if you’ve got loads of hair.  You could also look at Diva hairdryers, or trusty Babyliss.

2. Nozzle:  That little pointed attachment you got with your hairdryer? Hope you kept it! This is almost as important as your hairdryer itself.  Frizzy hair will greatly benefit from using one.  If you don’t use a nozzle, the dryer will blow your hair all over the place, and open the cuticle (the outer surface of your hair) making the hair appear even more frizzy.  A nozzle will help you direct the airflow along the length of the hair from roots to ends to smooth the cuticle, create more shine and give hold to the hairstyle.

3. Hair sectioning clips:  You could get these from most beauty supply stores. Crocodile clips work well if you have a lot of hair.  As soon as you start sectioning your hair in smaller  pieces to blowdry, you’ll have much more control.  You will also end up saving time in the long run.

3.  Brushes:

  • Tangle Teezer:  Believe the hype.  This will brush through your hair painlessly, getting rid of knots and cause less breakage in the long run.  Use on wet or dry hair.
  • Basic Round Brush: This versatile brush works best to manipulate hair, to create volume and movement/loose curls.  Choose one with a heat-retaining barrel to help with keeping the desired shape.  I use these ones from Denman.  I like having a little bit of weight in my handle, I feel that it gives me more control when blowdrying.  Vary the size of the brush head depending on how much hair you are working with and how loose or tight you want the volume/curl.
  • Boar Bristle Brush: Whether you’re using it to create a sleek ponytail, or to blowdry, the densely packed bristles of a boar brush are great for smoothing hair.  This brush is great for blowdrying hair straight, as it smooths and straightens at the same time.

4.  Hair product:  Not everyone agrees with me, but I still insist on using some kind of heat protection in your hair before you use any heat.  You wouldn’t (well, shouldn’t!) lie in the sun without sunscreen, would you?

Some of my favourites (although these change!)

  • For smooth locks:  Kérastase Oléo-Relax – Trust me on this one.  a little goes a LONG way.
  • For mega volume:  Redken Guts 10 Spray Foam – Spray the mousse directly on your roots, no mess = genius!
  • For everyday heat protection:  Redken Satinwear 02 – a non-oily heat protectant, especially good because it won’t make you feel like you have ‘product’ in your hair.

I hope that this inspires you to look through your existing tools, and possibly invest in a few new ones to make your life easier.  I will go into more detail as the series continues, but feel free to let me know in the comments what your go-to hair tools are!

 

Wonderland Announcement!!

I’m happy to announce that selected work from the Wonderland series will be exhibited at three venues in the near future!!  For those of you who have been following the series, created by my dear friend and photographer/designer/magic-maker Kirsty Mitchell, and me doing the hair and make-up, this is an opportunity for you to view the images in limited edition size!

I do have to stress that this is not the final Wonderland exhibition, and that as soon as we’ve finished with the entire series, it will be exhibited as a whole.

Two of the exhibitions will be in London, the other in Korea.  The details are as follows:

SW1 GALLERY – September 11th – 15th

This will be Kirsty’s first solo exhibition, and selected Wonderland pieces will be on show.  Please view SW1’s website for more details.

QUAGLINO’S – September 19th – November 13th

Wonderland will take over Quaglino’s restaurant in Mayfair for about two months!!!

ULSAN INTERNATIONAL – 30th August – 6th September, Korea

Kirsty have been selected as 1 of 16 international artists to be showcased at the Ulsan International Photography Festival in Korea.  The following Wonderland prints will be exhibited: “The Queen’s Armada”, “Gammelyn’s Daughter” and “The Lavender Princess”.  Other artists include Oleg Dou, Gao Brothers and Thomas Devaux.

For more up-to-date news, please follow Kirsty’s Facebook page.

I would definitely urge you to see the works in print, that way you could appreciate the  true detail that has gone into each and every picture.  When I saw some of the big sized prints at the Karen Millen installation a couple of months ago, it was as if I’ve seen the images for the first time, they really come alive in print!!

I’m hoping to see some of you there!!

How To: Clean your make-up brushes

Nowadays we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to make-up brushes.. You don’t need to be a make-up artist to be able to be able to acquire a decent set of brushes.  And while I’m on the subject, I have to mention a fave (and not extortionate) brush collection in my kit – Samantha Chapman (of pixiwoo‘s)  Real Techniques, now available at some of the larger Boots.

So… when was the last time you properly cleaned your brushes?  Does the bristles resemble the hair of a wet dog, perhaps?  As you could imagine, dirty brushes will harbour bacteria, and why would you like to spread those nasties across your face again and again? Here are a few tips on how to care for your brushes.

Try to deep clean your brushes once a week, but quick clean it at least every 2-3 days. Eyeliner brushes should be cleaned after every single use.

Deep Clean

  • Wet your brushes, pour a little mild shampoo into your palm, gently swivel the brush around to soak up the shampoo.  Set this brush apart, and do this with all your brushes.
  • When all your brushes have been shampooed, start rinsing them under lukewarm running water, swiveling it in your palm again to get rid of the soap.  Make sure that ALL the soap has been rinsed out properly!  Do not tug at the bristles.
  • Gently squeeze the brushes with a paper towel to get rid of excess moisture, and shape the bristles with your fingers.  Try to taper the bristles so that they dry in their original shape, you don’t want them to be splayed when they dry, as this will eventually ruin the shape.
  • I like to dry my brushes overnight in an airing cupboard, but you could place them on a towel on a table.  I find it best to leave the bristles ‘overhanging’ the table, so that they could retain their shapes.
  • Do not dry your brushes upright – all the water would stay in the ferrule (the part of a paint brush that holds the hairs onto the handle) and this could loosen the glue holding the brush together.
  • You could also look at THIS VIDEO for other tips on how to dry your brushes.

(as a side note – if your brushes are extremely clogged, especially foundation brushes, use anti-bacterial dishwashing soap in the same way, then follow up with a shampoo cleanse.  This is not recommended for everyday use, as this could damage your brushes with continued use, but it is pretty effective. If this doesn’t clean it properly, it’s time to buy new brushes.  And get into a routine ASAP!)

 

Quick Clean (Spot Cleaning)

  • Use a conditioning brush cleanser.  I love Beauty So Clean, I find the spray quite handy when I’m on set, and it does its job pretty well.
  • Spray one or two spritzes on either side of the brush, and wipe the brush on a kitchen towel.  Remember to be gentle with your brushes!!
  • The cleaned brushes will dry within seconds, so you’re good to go.

You will soon find that with your brushes being cleaner, apart the hygienic benefits, your make-up will also apply better.  I hope that this has inspired a few of you to look after your brushes!

How do YOU take care of your brushes?

How to make the best out of your hair – Part Two

It’s about time I update my hair how-to series, and following up on my ‘how to wash your hair‘ post I thought it would be good to move on the next step – styling your hair.

I intend to do a series of tutorials on more intricate styling soon, but for now, let’s stick to the basics – the basic blowdry.  The techniques you use will all depend on your hair texture, how much hair you have, etc.  Like my first post, a lot of it is pretty self-explanatory, but I’m hoping that some of you might get a few tips from this!

THE BASIC BLOWDRY

ALWAYS use a heat protecting serum.  There are a lot of products out there that don’t feel like ‘product’ on your hair once it’s dried, a fave of mine is Redken Anti-snap.  It doesn’t have a hold factor to it, but your locks will thank you for it!!  Then, use a smoothing balm/volumiser if you like.  This will depend on your hair, and the end result you want.

Volume

Work a bit of volumiser in with your fingers, concentrating on the roots.  Start drying your hair, tip your head upside down for even more volume.  ALWAYS point the hairdryer’s nozzle in the direction of the hairgrowth to smooth the cuticle.  If you aim in the opposite way, your hair will have a lot of frizz.  Use your fingers as a brush, and pull your hair up and out for maximum volume. Dry your hair this way this way until it’s about 60 – 70% dry, then section it off in sections the size of your brush, starting from ear to ear (any bigger and you’ll lose tension in your hair)

Blowdry by placing a round brush underneath each section, lifting the hair as you rotate the brush.  The hair dryer should be drying from above the section, facing downwards, and not touching the hair.  (Quick tip:  for even more volume, blowdry the roots of the whole section you separated first, let it cool down properly, and only then carry on to the ends, pointing the nozzle downwards, smoothing the hair as you dry.)  Make sure you keep a lot of tension in the hair with the brush, lifting the brush upwards and outwards.  Repeat this action a few times.

For curled-in ends, leave the brush to cool facing downwards, with your hair spiralled around it.  For a flicked effect,  leave the brush to cool down facing upwards.  For a more tousled look, let your brush face sideways to cool down, alternating sides with each section.  The cooling down stage is almost more important than the blowdrying stage, as it sets the hair.

When you get to the top, and you want even more volume, do the same as before, and instead of leaving the hair to cool down around the brush, take the hair out of the brush and wind it around big velcro rollers like these, making sure the ends are smooth, and not buckled.  Leave this in for about 5 – 10 minutes.  Spritz your hair with a little bit of hairspray, remove the rollers, tip your head upside down again, switch your hair dryer to a cool setting, and shake out your hair using your fingers whilst setting it with a cool shot of air.  Flip your head back up again and finish with a bit of hairspray.

Smooth

If you have super curly hair, it will be easier to start blowdrying when your hair is wet, rather than rough-drying it first.  Comb a little bit of smoothing balm through your hair, making sure put some of the product in your hairline if you have frizzy bits.  Section off your hair in small sections, starting from the back.  Instead of placing the brush underneath the hair like before, place the brush on top of the hair, securing the hair underneath with your thumb.  Again, the roots are the most important aspect.  If your roots are smooth, the rest will fall into place easier.

To straighten curly hair, you have to keep tension in the hair to smooth it.    Use your thumb on the hand that’s holding the brush to keep the tension.  If you want minimum volume, instead of lifting the hair, keep on pushing it down.  Blowdry each section, keeping the nozzle in a downward direction.  With the midlengths and ends, use a combination of holding the brush above the hair and underneath it to smooth it, keeping the dryer nozzle facing downwards.   Then, if you want the ends straight instead of curly, keep on rolling the ends as if you want to curl it, but pull it down instead of letting it set in a curl.  Smooth your hair with a drop of anti-frizz serum.

Fringe

If you have a full fringe, start your blowdry by drying this first.  After you’ve applied your chosen heat protectant, section off your fringe.  If you want a natural-looking fringe (not too curled under, not too straight) try these tricks:  Using a paddle brush, shift your fringe to one side.  Start blowdrying, positioning the hair dryer nozzle in the direction you’re brushing it.  Then alternate it so you brush and dry it in the opposite direction.  Focus on the roots as you’re doing this. When the roots are dry, section your fringe in two sections, and quickly blowdry the underneath section with a large round brush.  Try not to lift it too much, otherwise you’ll get too much volume.  Repeat this step with the top section.

I hope these tips have helped a few of you, feel free to add your favourite tips in the comments section below!

How to make the best out of your hair – Part One

I have originally intended to write only one post on hair products, hair issues, and basically how to make the best out of your hair.  After a quick survey on twitter, I’ve been bombarded by hair problems that made me realise that I’d have to do more than one post (in fear of boring you to death by squeezing it all into one!)  So without further ado, here’s part one.

BACK TO BASICS – HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR

(You could stop giggling now, you’d be surprised at how many people still don’t do it right!)

Step 1 – Wet hair (I’m cringing because it’s so obvious!!)  The water temperature should not be too hot.  ALWAYS try to use a shower head, you’ll struggle to get your hair squeaky clean washing your hair in a bath.  (Bad hair day cause  #1!)

Step 2 – Pour a SMALL amount (50p size for medium length) of shampoo in to your palm, work it through your hands like a moisturiser, then apply it EVENLY through your hair and scalp, using your fingers to work it through in circular motions.

Step 3 – Rinse, and repeat step 2.  This is important – the first shampoo gets the dirt out, the second wash makes the shampoo’s active ingredients work.  You’ll also notice that if you use small amounts twice, you’ll do better than using one big blob.

Step 4 – Rinse, and TOWEL DRY your hair by blotting – not rubbing – with a towel.  This step is often left out, but you’ll notice the difference, as the conditioner will now be less diluted when applies.

Step 5 – Work a small amount (£1 size for medium length hair) of conditioner through your hands, and apply it to the midlengths and ends ONLY.  Your scalp produces its own oils, what I normally suggest to clients is to apply conditioner on the ‘ponytail’ part of the hair.  You might see a massive change in flat hair if you do it this way!  You could also gently run a comb through your hair, as the conditioner will make it easier to comb.  Try to leave it on for a few minutes.  This would also be the time you would use a hair mask/treatment once a week, or as suggested by your stylist.

Step 6 – Rinse out thoroughly, until you feel that squeaky clean feeling.  Try to do the final rinse with cooler water for extra shine.  Then towel dry again by blotting your hair with a towel.  For longer hair, try gently squeezing the hair with the towel.  I flinch whenever I see people vigorously rubbing their hair!  Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet, and rubbing it is just going to damage it.

It sounds like a lot of effort, but soon it will become second nature.  I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences after trying this!

Now I need your input.  Feel free to comment on topics you’d like me to blog about.  I’m planning to cover common problems, styling tips, product suggestions, but it’s great to hear what people really struggle with!

Simple smoky eye tutorial using 2 shadows and 3 brushes!

After a quick survey on twitter and facebook, it seems like there’s still a need for quick make-up tutorials. So here’s chapter 1!  I’d love to get feedback on this, and also requests on looks you’d like me to create.

I wanted to keep the first one simple, so I started out with a soft smoky eye.  This could obviously be altered to suit your taste, in terms of colour, etc, but here goes!

  • (Not shown)  Start off by using a primer on your eyelid to make the eyeshadows last.  I’ve used Mac’s Painterly Paint pot, a soft pinky beige shade.
  • Apply your chosen eyeshadow (I’ve used MAC Copperplate) with a flat eyeshadow brush, pushing it on to the eyelid up to the crease, focusing on the outer two-thirds of your lid.
  • Then comes the fun bit – blending.  With a soft fluffy brush, use a wiper-motion to blend the top of that line of eyeshadow on your crease into your browbone.  The trick is to not go over the eyeshadow itself on the lid, you just want to soften any hard line.  Don’t press it too hard, you need quite a light touch.
  • Very important: open your eyes and look straight-on in a mirror.  For this look, you must be able to see a little bit of the smoke above your crease with your eye open.  Switch between your flat brush to pack more colour, and alternate with the fluffy brush to blend it in.   Carry on with this until you’ve reached the desired depth of colour. The higher you go, the more dramatic the effect.
  • Line your upper lid with a black shadow (MAC Carbon) with a small angled brush, keeping the intensity of colour at the lash root, flicking the brush upwards to soften the line.  Keep the line thicker on the outer corner to not close the eye up too much.
  • Softly line the lower lid (again,focusing on the outer corner to keep the look ‘open’) with eyeshadow left over on the flat brush, curl your lashes, add mascara, and just like that, you have your smoky eye!

You could then continue by adding shimmer on top, or lining the inner rim of your eye with a black eyeliner pencil for drama.

Have fun with the look, experiment with different eyeshadow finishes and colours.

Would love to hear your feedback!!

Short hair styling tips for brides

I’ve had so many requests for ideas on how to style short hair for weddings, and as I’ve recently cut my hair again, thought that it might be a good idea for a post.

If you’re not a long-haired girl, and never will be, don’t be tempted in growing your hair because it’s ‘expected’ of a bride to have long hair.  With a bit of product, and a few tools, there’s no need to feel that there’s nothing you could do with short hair!  I know there’s not a lot of inspirational pictures for short-haired brides in wedding magazines and the like, so hopefully this could help some cropped beauties!

Eliza Cummings via Fashion Gone Rogue

For the bolder bride, why not try a quiff?  After using mousse for hold and volume (try Redken’s Guts 10), lift the roots with a round brush.  Use a curling iron to add more movement if your hair needs it, make sure the sides and back lies flat.  Set the look with hairspray or a strong hold gel, depending on your hair.

 

Scarlett Johansson via Fashion Gone Rogue

For a more subtle, sleeker look, use a soft blowdry gel like Redken’s Velvet Gelatine in damp hair, blowdry with a paddle brush, keeping the sides and back sleek, and manipulate the fringe to the side.  Set with a light hairspray.

 

Agyness Deyn

For a bit of a tousled look, roughdry your hair using your fingers only.  Again, use straighteners to add movement if your hair is super straight, then use the magically wonderful POWDER.PUFF by Kevin Murphy on your roots for a gritty volume that will last all day – perfect for fine hair!  Just ruffle your roots when you need extra volume, et voilà!

 

Charlize Theron

If you have slightly longer hair, try glamorous waves.  My personal preference would be more worn-in and tousled than Charlize’s. For a great video to show you how you can create this, click HERE.

 

Color.Bug, via refinery29.com

I know the dip-dye effect will probably be on it’s way out at some point, but why not have fun with your hair on the day?  Even if it’s just for the reception?  Another Kevin Murphy product, COLOR.BUG is perfect for this, just make sure you cover your dress before you apply, and it’s not advisable for high necklines.  It looks fabulous on all hair colours, and washes out immediately.

Hope this have inspired some of you, feel free to ask me for any hair/make-up related advice on twitter!

The White Queen – Behind the scenes hair and make-up

We’ve had so many wonderful comments on Kirsty Mitchell’s White Queen pictures in Wonderland, and I thought I’d share some of the behind the scenes pictures of the hair and make-up.

Please click HERE for more pictures, and a description on how everything else was made.

The Queen’s hair and make-up was heavily based on Elizabeth 1, the look had to be very sculpted, regal, and intricate to echo the rest of her outfit (made by the photographer herself!)

Here was the main make-up influence:  

The hair took many days of playing around to figure out what would work best, the texture had to be intricate, but after having a go at plaiting, the hair just didn’t seem right.  I remembered doing a basket weave on hair years ago, and after a whole afternoon of work, here are the results: (pardon the picture quality!)

Hair detail

Mock-up of hair

The hairpieces had to be positioned onto model Ashley’s head on the day, after I made small pincurls in her fringe.  You could also see the base of the make-up here:

I then built up the make-up with deeper colours and added more contrast to keep the look dramatic.  Ashley has the most amazing icy blue eyes, and they just popped against the white liner (MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Pure White) and deeper, earthier shading (MAC Eyeshadow in Copperplate).  She is quite fair, but I wanted to make her skin paler by mixing white body paint into a light foundation.

The hair had to look quite frosted, and I remember using a LOT of white hairspray to get the texture and colour right.  I used a lot of padding to bulk out the hairpieces as her hair was quite short, then wedged the crown in the middle.

It was an amazing experience creating this look, especially since it has been so much work to get everything ready for the shoot (the costume and props took months to create!)  The pressure was most definitely on for the hair and make-up to be spot-on.

New year, new hair? Things to consider when changing your look.

As some of you might know, I started my career in hairdressing, working as a stylist and colourist for seven years.  And, as a self-confessed chameleon (you name it, I’ve probably had it!) I’m pretty used to change!  (Long to short, girly to mohawk, black to blonde, and then blue, pink, yellow (!), undercuts, mini-fringes…)

(cue dodgy picture circa 2003, I’m the startled-bird-looking one on the right)

So you’ve decided to go for it and spruce things up a bit.  Now here’s what you do:

  • Go to someone you can trust.  When in doubt, have a blowdry/trim with them first, if you’ve never been the stylist before.  COMMUNICATION is almost more important than the cut or colour itself, if this is lost on either side, this will not turn out pretty.
  • He/she might be the lead colourist/stylist of XYZ salon, but if they’re going be intimidating, they might do something you will regret.  Listen to them (they are the professionals, still) but don’t allow yourself to be bullied into anything.  If they say a fringe will bring out your eyes, let them know if you hate having hair in your face, for instance.
  • So you’ve got your tattered picture of Rock Star/Screen Starlet in your purse.  No, you don’t look like her, but you want HER HAIR. But you don’t have her hair, or anything like it.  Be realistic.
  • Having said that, bring pictures.  References of your dream look on different people will narrow things down for the stylist (who knew there’s a million versions of chestnut brown?) I’ve had it happen so many times where a client might say bright red, but mean auburn/ginger/bordeaux/fire engine/strawberry.  Pictures make a stylist’s life so much easier, but it’s also easier to suggest an alternative if they know it’s not going to work.
  • Your lifestyle is of crucial importance.  How much time are you willing to spend on your hair every morning, and will your new style accommodate for lazy days too?  Let them show you how to style your hair on a daily basis, but also how to style it for a night out.
  • On that note, also take into consideration how often you would need to recolour your hair.  There are small tricks your colourist might suggest to make the regrowth seem less obvious.  Also keep in mind that sometimes it might take up to 6 months for you to reach your target shade.  Be open to that!!
  • Use the right products!!!  I can not stress this enough!  If you consider that hair consists mainly of keratin and other proteins, and colouring your hair will remove some the protein, you need to get that back in your hair!!  It all depends on the service you have, but my favourite hair saviour has to be Redken’s Extreme Range
  • When you come for your colour appointment, wear clothes that make you feel good and represent your style, but try to keep the colours neutral.  Black is a good option.  Same goes with make-up, try not to use too many colours. Say for instance you’re used to wearing gold on your eyes, and you go for an ash blonde colour, the colours will clash if you look in the mirror.  Same goes for cool make-up/warm hair colours.  Your stylist should suggest colours that will work in the future, and what colours to avoid.  Lighter hair sometimes mean you could get away with less make-up, while darker hair might need a heavier hand in terms of colour.  Everyone’s different, though.
  • Be open-minded.  Face it, your hair WILL look different when you walk out.  My personal rule is give your eyes three days to get used to it before you form an opinion.  Every time you walk past your reflection, you might be a bit startled, but prepare yourself for it.  People are sometimes ruthless, and especially those who aren’t used to change themselves, might be a bit shocked, or tell you they don’t like it.  Don’t let that affect you, YOU need to like it.
  • If you’re still a bit apprehensive, do it in BABY STEPS.  Have a couple of slices put through in your dream colour, get used to it that way.  Or instead of chopping it all off, have a longer version of what you want instead.  Sometimes clients come back to me after a week, and say they’re ready to do the change!
  • Remember this:  hair grows.  Although this shouldn’t be the reason why you’re doing it in the first place, after a few months, you could change it again!

I hope that this might help some of you! Feel free to add any personal experience in the comments, fire away with the questions.

Kirsty Mitchell – Virtuoso, Friend

Over two and a half years ago I’ve met someone who would become one of the most important people in my life.  Sitting in Kirsty Mitchell’s living room, she showed me the most beautiful bonkers moodboard and had even crazier ideas popping out of her mouth. I knew I’ve found a creative soulmate, and Wonderland was born. We truly are neighbours in lala-land.

This lady has been through so much in her life, being really ill herself and then having to lose her mother, who was her best friend.  She decided that she would do a series in tribute to the memory of her mother.  (Please read the wonderful interview at My Modern Metropolis, as well as her About section on her website for more about her background)

Working with her has really opened my eyes, and believe that all the fluffy ideas in my head could become reality.  Every time she comes up with a new idea with a spark in her eyes (‘I’m thinking of a teeny tiny girl sitting on top of a giant cake with colours bursting everywhere’ was one of the milder ones) I would have a silent giggle, because I knew that it would be a lot of work, but we WILL pull it off in the end.

Along with her long-suffering (new!) husband and a couple of close friends, we do pretty much everything ourselves.  Making props, painting trees (with not-toxic water-soluble paint, I might add!), getting up at the crack of dawn to help model Katie on to her stilts in the woods, her mixing batches of paint for the perfect colour, the list goes on and on!  Kirsty is the mastermind behind it all, and her background in costume and fashion design ensures that there’s always a way to make the seemingly impossible, possible.  Add to that her sheer determination, and her visions magically become reality.

I love this girl to bits, and I could not believe the response that Wonderland got (published globally, both online and in print), I’m so privileged and proud to be a part of it.  This has changed my life, my self-belief, my drive, and I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store!  She just quit her job as a full-time fashion designer for a well-known fashion brand, and this year there’ll be much more time to finish the series, promote it, and a lot of other exciting things…

The reason I chose today to write about Kirsty and Wonderland is that after ten months of not publishing ANYTHING, today will see the launch of new pictures.  Head over to her BLOG  for the story behind the new pictures, behind the scenes pictures and more.

Signing off with a few behind the scenes pictures of the Wonderland series, feel free to pop over to her Facebook page for more!

(Georgie likes to help)