Hi, my name is Alicia & I’m a makeup addict.
I have been living with my addiction for going on twenty years now. At age ten I first realised I had creative talent, and my Mum encouraged me to enrol in artistic classes. I became totally seduced by the idea of being a famous makeup artist for the movies. I soon became obsessed. I would read beauty and makeup magazines and books, and put makeup on anyone who would allow me near their face. I became the go-to girl for my friends for everything makeup and fashion related. I had found my calling!
I completed my Certificate lll in Beauty, and worked in administration hoping to one day afford a makeup school that would take me to Hollywood! A few years later I fell pregnant with my first son and took time off to be a stay-at-home Mum. When I looked to re-enter the workforce, the creative lightbulb switched on in my mind and I made the decision to go back to study.
Blushing Bohemian was born!
I studied Beauty Therapy with the College of Natural Beauty by day, and my Certificate IV in Makeup with the Academy of Makeup by night. By December 2013 I was qualified and ready to go out on my own. I absolutely fell in love with bridal makeup. Working with a bride to make her feel so very special for her big day truly is such a rewarding job.
After tying the knot myself in October 2014 and falling pregnant with my now two-year-old son not long after, I took some time off for maternity leave. I took this time as an opportunity to re-brand myself, and I re-entered the bridal makeup scene stronger than ever.
Brisbane – Gold Coast – Byron Bay – bridal makeup & hair styling
I am incredibly passionate about my job, and constantly keep up-to-date with the latest trends and brands. You can be sure that I’ll give you the modern look you are after, using only cruelty-free brands of the best quality in my kit. I take the time to test and review the every single product personally before I use them on my brides, so you can rest easy knowing they will last throughout your beautiful wedding day and evening.
I travel between Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay for wedding makeup and hair styling. I’m truly grateful to be apart of your special day. I look forward to meeting you, and bringing out your most beautiful you.