Bristol Magazine!

Back in February I worked with Bristol Magazine on a lifestyle shoot which featured creatives living and working in Bristol.

The make up was fairly natural, just making sure they all looked photo ready.







The make up for this image was done by Shari from my make up team.



PUBLICATION: The Bristol Magazine


STYLIST: Harriett De Winton

MAKE UP: Grace Kingsley and Team

HAIR: Noel Halligan of Sean Hanna Bristol

I hope you liked the pics!

Stay Gorgeous!

Grace xoxo






New year, Lots of change!

Wow, how did it become 2015 already? I can not believe we are already eight days in to the new year, maybe it’s because I am older but the time just seems to fly by!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and new year, I hope you all celebrated in style and got everything you asked santa for. I was thoroughly spoilt and enjoyed some family time, although I only had three days off over the festive period as I had five (yes five) weddings over Christmas week! new year new dreams

New year is always a time for reflection and setting resolutions ready for the year ahead, for me I can look back over 2014 and happily say what a year, it was full of brides, photo shoots, nails and lots of new make up to try! Looking at my year going forward there is a big change! This time last year I was busy setting up my studio here is Bristol, with huge plans in mind. A year later and I have made the decision to leave the studio!

I have loved having a base to work from, and the fact everything is in one place sets any ocd’s I have at ease. Going to “work” every day definitely seemed a bitodd but it was nice to have a bit of structure, in fact sometimes I would go in super early or stay late just to have some quiet time and get things done. As the year went on I was finding that I was still packing up my kit three to four times a week to do weddings, photo shoots, working at the theatre and travelling for jobs which meant I wasn’t spending as much time in the studio as I initially thought.  After much thought I have decided to go back to being completely freelance, I actually like being a bit of a free spirit and travelling around and realised how much I missed that element of my job! Being a make up artist brings a lot of spontaneity with last minute jobs and schedule changes but I secretly love that, being tied to somewhere can feel like that is stifled a little.

I have huge plans for my businesses including my make up work, GK Nails and the Weird and Wonderful Wedding World and am so excited about this year!

So as of February 1st, my car will become my office again as I wave goodbye to the studio, I can’t wait to share all of my adventures and my plans as they come to life over the next year…..oh and I promise to blog more!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo

West Wedding Magazine – Autumn photo shoot

On Monday I went along to Old Manor Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon to work with an awesome team on a West Weddings Magazine photo shoot. Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year we had to pretend it was Autumn.

The mood board was full of raspberry tones rather that the typical orange and browns, it worked beautifully and I kept that theme in mind when I did the make up, I used pinky brown tones on the eyes, flawless skin and then mixed the perfect rasberry colour for the lips using mac’s retro matte lipsticks.

For the hair I created two styles, one up with twisted sides and loose curls into a detailed bun at the back and for the second look I curled the hair through and then brushed it out to create a glamour wave.

The venue was amazing and so welcoming, I highly recommend going there for dinner or just a wander round.

I thought I would share a few behind the scenes pics with you!

West Wedding Autumn hair and make upThis shows the hair and make up I created for the four bridal dresses we used

West weddings mag autumn shootWorking with two very gorgeous models definitely made this shoot!

The team I worked with were great, I have teamed up with most of them before so we all work really well together and to celebrate an awesome shoot we sat down for a cuppa and some cake at the end of the day that was supplied by Pretty Amazing Cakes!


West Weddings Magazine, Venue – Old Manor Hotel,  Stylist – The Little Wedding Helper, Photography – Photo Dabek, Dresses – Solitaire Brides, Flowers – Tin Can Floral, Accessories – Bridzillas, Models – (groom) David Hill Souch & (bride) Stacey Hayward, Cake – Pretty Amazing Cakes.

I can’t wait to see this shoot published, and I will share the photos with you as soon as I get them.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace xoxo