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Guest Post: ‘Make Me Look’

Today I am pleased to share with you a guest post by my featured sponsor this month, Melissa from Make Me Look.  Not only is she an amazing make up artist and up can coming photographer, she is one of my best friends.  We met on the island of Oahu, working together on photo shoots.  If you have been following my blog, you have seen some of our collaborations together on my throw back Thursday photography posts.  I love Melissa because she is loving, creative, driven, and beautiful inside and out. Without further adieu, I leave you with Melissa and her post:
Melissa and I when she came to visit me in England last year. 

As a Makeup Artist with over 10 years of experience, I had the desire for a more lasting form of beauty. 
This lead me to pick up the camera and create both the palette and the image.  
I recently created a website called “Make Me Look,” 
which is where I create looks that can easily be recreated on anyone.

I love all forms of beauty, but I most enjoy bringing out a woman’s natural and innate beauty. 
Makeup can be fun and simple, and should never be taken too seriously.  
I have been freelancing for Chanel Cosmetics for almost 3 years.  
I really relate to their makeup style, which always enhances, as opposed to covering up.  
When I’m not doing makeup or taking photos, you can find me in the kitchen 
making my own coconut milk, almond butter, and just about any other condiment you can think of.  
As soon as my short layover in Virginia is over, 
I hope to spend a few years in Europe, soaking up the fashion and culture.  
My ultimate goal is to open my own “experience boutique,” so be on the lookout!
Melissa and I on a rooftop in Waikiki, Hawaii.
On the island of Oahu where we worked together and became friends.

Follow Melissa:
Make Me Look Blog
Melissa  Hurley Website
Twitter: @melissahurley_
Instagram: @makemelookmag
Google+: +Melissa

*Photography and make up belong to Melissa Hurley and all rights reserved.

Photography: Colour Pop – Fashion Concept

Hard to believe it is already Thursday and it is time for our weekly throwback. This is my Colour Pop photo shoot from Hawaii.  I was working again with models Alysha and Kristen and with make up artist Krystle.  We shot at a nearby playground where the hawaiian red dirt was prevalent and I liked the way it worked against Alysha’s red hair.  Both models brought their own personality into the styling. It was a fun atmosphere, fun colours in the make up and a fun shoot.  
Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 
Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | 
Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved |
Models: Alysha Busha & Kristen Elizabeth
Make up Artist: Krystle Teocson Parinas
Hairstylist & Photography: Bonnie Rose

Also want to give a mention to some of the lovely blogs
 I have been following from my sidebar:

Oh, hey.  I’m Kate.  I am a self-professed coffee addict.  I am obsessed with flats, you will rarely find me in heels.  I am NOT a natural redhead, but my hair IS naturally curly.   I love cereal and would eat it every night for dinner if you let me, luckily my husband cooks.  I also love a good dress with pockets.  Oh, and I always ALWAYS return my shopping cart to the corral in the parking lot (I think this says a lot about a person’s character).” – A Peony for your Thoughts

Hi, I’m Bella. I’m a mommy, a wifey, Tahitian dancer, and model. Currently on a mainland adventure with my Marine hubby. ” HI Life & Love blogs about fashion, beauty, nails, love, family, fitness, Aspergers, and Hawaii.  – HI Life & Love

Side Street Style is run by a creative couple – Laura and John.  Laura is a freelance writer and trained photographer and is a snap happy girl. John is a traditional cut throat barber.  We have an extended breastfed and co-sleeping toddler son, Mr A and he is awesome!” – Side Street Style

He’s Jeremy, I’m Chelsea.  We met, we fell in love, we got hitched, we decided to spend our lives traveling the world.  Our current spot is as ESL teacehrs to adorable Korean kids that we love 95% of the time (they’re kids…other people’s kids…I think 95% is as good as it gets).” – Lost in Travels

I’m Emily. I’m a Texas girl in a long relationship with a boy from England…yeaa!! Between finishing college, preparing for Tom to visit this summer and preparing to go back to Paris in the Spring, my life is a little hectic, but I love every second.  Hope you enjoy everything you find here at Hopeful wondering!”  – Hopeful Wondering
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 *photos belong to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved |

* For information regarding the use of photography by Bonnie Rose and photographic services contact bonnie[at]bonnie-rose[dot]co[dot]uk

Melissa & Nick visit!

Newlyweds Melissa & Nick  
Had a great time catching up with my friend Melissa Hurley and her husband Nick. A little tour around Brighton and the shops, followed by a very yummy dinner at the Jamie Oliver Italian restaurant in Brighton and dessert at… Starbucks 😛 Loved catching up since our three years spent in Hawaii. Miss our photo shoot sessions, but know we will meet up again. PS. Thank you Melissa for furthering my Chanel addiction 😉 xx ♥ B.

With my Chanel loving makeup artist Melissa from Hawaii.