Wedding : Sophie
I can't thank Laura enough for doing such an amazing job on my wedding make up.
I'd had a bad experience with having my make up done in the past but after I explained this to Laura she took her time during the trial to build up the make up gradually and we tried lots of different styles.
On the wedding day itself, Laura was very calm and this really helped with the nerves of me and my bridesmaids!
I felt so glamorous on my wedding day and the make up lasted all day.
Laura couldn't have done a better job - I have already recommended her to other brides to be
Wedding : Janine
I would like to express my eternal gratitude to Laura Hodges for doing my make-up and that of my bridal party on my wedding day. Laura, a heartfelt thank you for all the time and effort that you put into ensuring that my bridesmaids and I looked absolutely stunning.
Your sense of calm and demeanour on the day itself was priceless and the small touches made up of your card and gift; helping me with putting on my earrings when I was nervous and struggling to manage them myself will stay with me forever.
Laura, a heartfelt thank you for being part of our what was the best day of our lives!!!
I can't recommend you enough for any bride preparing her nuptials in 2017/2018. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed.
Wedding : Vicki
Laura is a friendly and bubbly person who provides a very professional service. Our initial consultation was carried out at Laura's home, which made me feel rest assured that we had made the correct choice for my Bridal makeup. During the consultation Laura gave me some great advice on the types of makeup to wear and different colour schemes, this proved very helpful.
On the day Laura arrived promptly and immediately eased my stress by calming me down and concentrating my attention. She provided a first class service to both my mother and I and for this we are truly grateful.
We would highly recommend Laura to any future bride to be.
Wedding : Natasha James
I met Laura back in April for a trial for my wedding make up. I am not one to wear lots of make up but i let Laura do what she felt best and i was very impressed with what had been done. On the day Laura arrived and did the make up for myself and my maid of honour, my Maid of honour looked stunning. Laura is very professional at what she does and we couldnt of been more satisfied. I felt a million dollars on my big day and so many people commented on how good my make up was. Laura is so friendly, such a lovely lady and i cant thank her enough for doing such a fantastic job on such a special day and i would highly recommend her to anybody. Natasha James
Wedding : Kelly Vanderboom
I was originally going to do my own makeup for my wedding July 8th 2016 and my hair stylist convinced me to get someone to do it for me as I would be too stressed to cope on the day. She recommended Laura to me as she had worked with Laura on other weddings. I could not have been happier.
From Laura's warm personality during the trial and the time she took to make me happy with the final product made the initial experience so positive. Laura then came to my venue on the morning and me and my bridesmaids took turns getting ready. As each of them came out for their reveal I knew Laura was amazing as she made them all look so natural and brought out their own beauty. The key thing for me was her ability to keep the environment calm and enjoyable in what could have been a stressful morning. >
Laura is a natural at what she does and not only did my make up stay on all day, it felt light and looked beautiful and most importantly looked like a better version of me.
Wedding : Sarah
Choosing a make up artist for your wedding day is such a big decision, I had contacted other beauticians as well as Laura before my big day but when I met her I felt she was the right one for me. Laura is very personable and amicable, at my trial we tried different looks, she put me at ease and I was able to say what I liked and disliked. On the wedding day she was very professional and with her relaxed nature it made the morning so enjoyable. Everyone commented on how lovely my make up looked and it lasted all day including throughout several bouts of tears!. I would highly recommend Laura and I have already booked her to do my make up for another special occasion.
Wedding : Claire Hawkins
Laura was recommended to me by a family member and I was really very pleased and grateful that she could help me out on my special day in September 2012....especially given the fact that my special day also clashed with Laura's special day, her birthday!!! Leading up to my wedding, I met with Laura for the make up trial and spray tans which were perfect for the hen do and big day itself. At the make up trial, Laura was very helpful in advising which colours and products would suit. On the day itself, Laura was more than happy to attend at the wedding venue to do my make up, mother of the bride and two bridesmaids. Given that we all have slightly different skin types and tones, we all thought the individual results were fantastic even down to the choice of lip colour for each of us which rounded everything off perfectly!! Laura was extremely friendly and professional and put us all at ease, despite our nerves. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura to make you feel extra special! A star!!
Wedding : Katrina Jennings
Laura (Eyekandi Beauty) was fabulous, from the start of being in contact with her nothing was too much trouble. She did a marvelous job for my mum, sister, bridesmaids and myself. She took the time to really find out what we wanted, tried different styles and gave very good advice and tips. Laura not only did all the make up for the bridal party but she also did manicures and pedicures. My sister also had a body treatment which she thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.
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Wedding : Elisha Ward
As I don't usually wear make-up I thought long and hard about whether or not to have someone do my make-up for my big day. I was so pleased that I ultimately went for it and couldn't have chosen anyone better than Laura! She was happy to take the time I needed to get the look just right, even giving me a second consultation. She didn't push me to wear too much make-up.. I've heard horror stories from friends about make-up artists who insist on doing it completely their way!
On the day itself Laura was just brilliant, wonderfully calm when I started to get jittery and even encouraged me to have some breakfast when I was feeling too nervous to eat. If you're wondering whether or not to get in touch with Laura, just do it, you won't regret it!"
Hen Party on Barge Boat: Morag Howat
Thanks again, Laura, for a lovely morning. I will always remember it.
Wedding: Serena Manda
Laura did a fantastic job with my make-up and nails for my special day. My make-up looked extremely natural and lasted all day, throughout the tears and the sweltering sunshine! I had a French manicure which was also very professional. As well as being my beautician Laura was also my bridesmaid, so spent the morning of the wedding getting myself, the bridesmaids ready and doing herself up at the same time. We had the most beautiful day and it made it even more special having one of my best friends professionally doing my make-up.
Wedding: Sarah Edmunds
My wedding was in June 2004. I wanted my make-up to look natural, but to last all day and just give that special look. I was so pleased with what Laura did, it lasted all day and night. There were quite a few tears on the day as you can see by my red eyes, but my make-up did not smudge. I have used Laura many more times since then, for when I was a bridesmaid and also when I had some special photo’s done of me and my children. I have tried to do my make-up myself, but on special occasions I just let Laura do it as it always makes me feel good.
Wedding: Claire Jones
Getting married is one of the most important days of your life, which is why it goes without saying you want everything to be perfect. You also want to look your best and for your happiness to shine through in your photos. I was absolutely delighted with my make up! Laura’s professionalism put me at ease from the moment she arrived. She was able to capture the look I desired to perfection whilst at the same time making subtle colour suggestions which really worked with the theme of the day. Laura also provided good advice on when to get my other treatments done, for instance the best time to have my waxing, pedicure and manicure done. This advice was invaluable and added to the overall professionalism of the package on offer. I was so pleased with the outcome and wouldn't hesitate to use Laura again for other special occasions. Thanks again Laura you made me feel wonderful!
Wedding: Vanessa Woods
I have known Laura for over 10 years now, as she used to work with my sister. We have been out socially a number of times, where she has done my make-up. It felt really special for Laura to be there on the morning of the wedding and for her do myself, my two sisters and my mum. I wanted a little more than natural, but a flawless look, which Laura achieved. It was an important part of my day to look good, as it made me feel great. Looking back at the photos all four of us looked brilliant and the make-up lasted all-day and evening. Thanks Laura!
Wedding: Rachel Clarkson
I used to work with Laura in the same salon and have seen a lot of her wedding make-up, so I knew if she was available I wanted her to do mine! We had a practice on my hen night, I know I wanted a fairy tale look with a bit of shimmer. It looked lovely but not over the top. I liked the way Laura always tries to incorporate the colours of the flowers and the bridesmaid dresses into the make-up. After the initial consultation she turned the bridal make-up into a sparkly, funky, pink look for the hen night, I felt amazing! On the day Laura came to my parents house in the morning, she did my bridesmaids, mother and my flower girl, they were all so pleased with it. I felt like a princess, as did my flower girl who had never had her make-up done before.
Wedding: Louise Moralee
I got married in October 2005 while Laura was working in Peaches in Carterton. I choose Laura because I knew I would receive a friendly yet professional service. As you can imagine I was rather nervous as most brides to be are on their wedding day, but Laura did a brilliant job of calming my nerves. Upon my arrival Laura had decorated the nail station with balloons and a chilled bottle of champagne! I spent the morning with Laura having my nails and make up done most of which was in fits of laughter. Before I knew it, it was time to leave and I was looking and feeling great!