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I'm a happy go lucky person, very approachable with a good sense of humour. I love a challenge, am hard working, constientous and good at working alone or as part of a team. I started my career picture framing & Managing Art Galleries whilst becoming one of the first women UK to qualify as a "Guild Commended Framer" awarded by the Fine Art Trade Guild. I also appeared in first series of "Channel 4's Water Challenge"! There after I graduated from painting canvases to painting faces! whilst managing a small team & organising in store & out door events as Act Manager for "CLINIQUE,CHRISTIAN DIOR,BENEFIT COSMETICS & ELIZABETH ARDEN'.From then I went on to do promotional work at Gatwick Airport for 3 yrs winning incentives whilst Promoting & selling everything from orange flav KIT KATs to a £200 face cream! The last 4 years i've worked as part time consultant for YSL whilst filling the gaps as Makeup Artist & Childrens Face Painter or the occasional bit of promo work inc credit card sales. From November 2012 I decided to go totally freelance as Makeup Artist & Facepainter whilst filling any gaps with promo work. last football season 2012 I received 4 accreditations whilst working at Wembley Stadium as Makeup Artist for 100 dancers at the FA Cup, Face painter & temporary tattooist at the Champions league & Facepainter for the England V Ireland match...I've already continued my makeup work at Wembley this football season and filling the gaps as a Market Researcher. View my contact details, availability, and stats.


Other Experience

Guild Commended picture Framer/Art Gallery Manager. Community Manager for Co working Spaces


Other Skills

Duke of EDingburgh award. - 1 of first women UK to qualify as Guild Commended Picture Framer. -Appeared in 1st series of Chan4 "WATER COLOUR CHALLENGE" - bungee jumped for charity - semi professional singer - Artist for local Art Gallery-


First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    - In store & Outside events within the Beauty Industry -"Modernist stock @ Brightona " a mod stage consisting of 11 very talented bands performing/raising thousands for Sussex Heart Foundation -"MY LIFE" Charity Ball in emory of my mum. With Celebrity Host "Jack The Lad". Raising £9'300 for The Martlets Hospice.

  • Credit Card Trained

    -Trained and previously employed by ODM to promote and sign people up for Credit Cards with my average sign ups being 8-11 per day and 65% activation rate. -In store training for promoting/signing customers up for Debenhams Santander Credit Card and Store Card

  • Demonstration

    -Pimms and baileys demonstrations within Gatwick South and North terminals -MOSCHINNO footballs with every MOCSCHINNO fragrance sale -Ltd edition chocolate promotions within Gatwick Airport -Daily Telegraph promotions within supermarkets etc regular fragrance demonstrations for new fragrance launches

  • Event Management

    -13 yrs exp. organising/partic in beauty/charity events for many couture houses out/in store..-10/10/10, I organised a mod stage, Btn seafronts BRIGHTONA with 11 bands raising thousands for Sussex Heart Charity. -My most successful was a Charity Ball at The Amex Comm Stadium, Brighton. live entertainment & auction hosted by BBC Radio's "Jack The Lad". I sold £12,000 in tickets, raising over £9000 for Martlets Hospice, appeared in the Argus Newspaper & interviewed on BBC sussex Radio telling my story.

  • Exhibitions

    - Spring 1997, I framed art work for the Ideal home exhibition and exhibited and sold it myself at the exhibition. I also took orders for further framed artwork within the exhibition. -2007 whilst working with Elizabeth Arden I joined the Team as a Makeup Artist doing makeup demonstrations at London's Fashion show.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    -over 16 years experience in the beauty industry on the high street in stores as Account Manager for Clinique, Christian Dior, Benefit Cosmetics and Elizabeth Arden and Consultant for Yve Saint Laurant. Also 5 years experience in promotions for fragrance, skincare and counter cover at Gatwick Airport North and South terminals, high street promotions in stores and in Shue mura and Kiehls.

  • Hospitality

    -Hospitality work Old Ship Hotel, Queens Hotel conferences, serving drinks, canopes -Gatwick Airport chocolate and drinks in various lounges -Stewarding football with my NVQ qualification in spectator safety -Team Leader for T20 over 3 years for RPM

  • In-store / Store approved

    store approved at Boots Worthing and Debenhams Brighton

  • Leafleting

    Gatwick north and south leafleting for Boots, Debenhams Brighton leafleting for Mod event at Brightona

  • Merchandising

    merchandising online qualification with RPM. Merchandised Art Galleries walls and windows whilst I was GCF picture framer/ manager for 9 yrs dating from1989 Tesco etc

  • Modelling

    modelled in Brighton hair show on a cat walk for a well known hair brand

  • Presenting

    -I presented an outside event to the ladies of The Sussex Committee within the Brighton Metropole Hotel for Benefit Cosmetics -I did a presentation for makeup demonstrations for the women of the Masonic Group based in Brighton - I presented the event for LGFB within Boots - I did a presentation for the launch of a franchise withtin Tunbridge Wells. Recorded on to YouTube and in the local papers

  • Roadshows

    American Express Community Stadium/Hotel Metropole?Grand Hotel etc BRIDAL SHOWs. -I demonstrated on floor live make ups and bookings whilst promoting my own services as make up artist for any occasion.

  • Sales

    Best Bar Sales in Sussex on ECF Day 2000! won Best Single Sales for Ltd edt Baileys Gatwick Nrth & Sth,sold 100 bottles in 5.5hrs.Sold 117 Sunday Telegraphs with gift in just over an hour. - in 1998, I Was awarded high flyer for Benefit Cosmetics being one of the top 12 consultants in the whole country for the company. -As Account manager achieved top 4-6 in area often

  • Sampling

    -Ltd edition chocolate and drinks within Gatwick Airport North and South -makeup and skincare for leading couture houses with Gatwick Airport and High Street Stores -handing out free newspapers at supermarket - food sampling

  • Bar Person

    part of team who won best sales in East Sussex on day of European Cup 2000 in one of Sussex biggest bars "KING & QUEEN" . So busy we ran out of all lager and beer on pump! even glasses! sales were fast , furious and FUN!!

  • Car Driving License


  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    -CLAIT qualified -Computer Skills in literacy and technology -able to you use both MAC and WINDOWS, word, spread sheets, data entry -particularly good with iphoto, imovie and slideshows

  • Face Painting

    -professional face painter for 5 years at Wembley Stadium & BHAFC FA cup Finals and family events -previously hired for Halloween event in Shu uemura and Kiehl's. Portfolio available.

  • Make Up Artist

    -16 yrs experienced Makeup Artis/consultant for Clinique, Christian Dior, Benefit cosmetics, Elizabeth Arden and Yve Saint Laurant. Received Advanced Makeup Training with Christian Dior. -Regularly demonstrate in store and outdoor make up events. -Hired as make up artist for oncounter and free standing sites at Gatwick Airport North and South. -16 years experience in freelance bridal/private makeups. -did makeup for two pantomimes -experienced face painter for Adults and Children. Hired for a successful Shu uemura and Kiehls halloween event. -Attended London Fashion Show as part of the Elizabeth Arden Make up Artist team, doing make up demonstrations.

  • Own Transport


  • Public Speaking

    love it!!!! do it with confidence and humour! experienced in public speaking in various makeup and skincare events I've demonstrated in/outside stores.

  • Qualifications

    "A" level Art. GUILD COMMENDED PICTURE FRAMER awarded by "The Fine Art Trade" fourth woman to qualify in UK "O" Level's English Language B Scheidegger Int Touch Typing and Business Studies - pass with credit Human Biology B CLAIT literacy and technology, windows, mac, microsoft word, Canva Art B Oxford English Oral Sociology B Maths C


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