Bridal Hair and Makeup – Elopement

In February, Skinny Love Weddings contacted our team to do bridal hair and makeup for an elopement. While Tim and Ashley were visiting New Zealand from the US they decided to make their trip of a lifetime something truly amazing by getting hitched while they were here!

They tied the knot in Auckland Domain and Natalie Morgan Photography captured the romantic affair.

Huge Congratulations Tim and Ashley… we hope that you have the most amazing time in New Zealand and are loving married life back home!

If you’d like to find out more about an elopement here in NZ contact Skinny Love Weddings

Hair and Makeup by Rose | Alis Makeup Station


A Sneak Peak – Anthea – Makeup & Hair by Ali’s Makeup Station

When Anthea first walked into my studio for her bridal trial, I immediately thought my job is going to be so easy! With her flawless skin and infectious personality I knew this wedding was going to be lots of fun.  Anthea shared her story of how she met Hubby to be (Andrew) and her plans for her wedding.  Anthea chose a braided half hair up, with a very natural makeup palette of nudes and earthy tones to compliment her bright blue eyes.

The couple married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in West Auckland at  Matua Valley Farm, followed by reception at Provenance Matua Valley. Cyclone Pam was very kind and the weather was just perfect!

The Lauren and Delwyn Project capture beautifully the details of their day.  The couple had some scenic pictures taken with their bridal party at the cliff top at Muriwai Beach. Congratulations to the newly wed Anthea and Andrew.

I welcome you to view these images of Anthea – Makeup & Hair by Ali’s Makeup Station xx

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Juno & Sam Wedding

21.02.2015 Bridal Hair & Makeup | Bridesmaid’s Hair & Makeup

Here are some official snaps from the best day celebrating Juno & Sam! A huge thank you to the talented Tom Powell Wedding Photography for these beautiful memories for this gorgeous couple. Juno and Sam couldn’t be any happier in these snaps! For the official tumbler:

Hair and Makeup by the Team – Ali’s Makeup Station

Feature on Paper & Lace – Georgie & Nathan

I am delighted to see our hair and makeup for Georgies wedding featured on Paper & Lace‘s gorgeous blog.

When Georgie got in touch with me about her dream wedding I jumped at the chance to be involved with her day. Georgie doesnt wear a lot of makeup and wanted something very natural to enhance her sparking blue eyes.  We chose a very romantic modern bun for her hair to suit the incredible dress by Alma J Bridal.  We got the bridal team ready at Georgies family farm in Waiuku. It just so happened that Georgie’s father had rescued a baby lamb a few days earlier and had a little pen set up in the lounge. This was a great distraction for us all!!! Congratulations to the gorgeous couple and a big thank you to Paper & Lace for featuring our work.



Photographer Nisha RavjiHair & Makeup Ali’s Make Up Station Planner/Stylist Rachel Roy (MOB) | Flowers Designer Flowers, Pukekohe | Cake Rachel Roy (MOB) | Brides Dress & Accessories Alma J Bridal BoutiqueBridesmaids Dresses Pagani | Accessories Bridesmaids own favourite pieces of jewellery | Grooms Suits & Accessories Frank CaseyVenue/Catering Footbridge LodgeInvitations Vista Print

Moody Glamour Meets Classic Romance – Styled Shoot

Moody Glamour Meets Classic Romance – I had a wonderful opportunity to style a wedding shoot with a team of very talented vendors.

Moving away from the traditional white wedding, and inspired by a palette of gold, blue & black, this styled-shoot explores a bold new look for daring brides to be.  I couldnt be happier with the end results! White Magazine has featured my work  White Magazine click here

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Moody Glamour Meets Classic Romance –

Brow Magic – Product Review

My friend Sandy sent me out some Poni Cosmetics brow products to try and I am completely won over!!!

Let me introduce you to “BROW MAGIC”  this brown waxed pencil is is designed to be used on any brow colour! I cant tell you how excited I am to have this item in my kit. This one item could potentially replace so many other brow products I used to use!

Last weekend I used this brow pencil on seven different brows/colours/shapes/textures and it gave me fantastic results on all clients.

This  waxed pencil is waterproof / sweat proof waxed which stands the test of time.

BROW MAGIC contains biotin, which helps to re-grow dormant hair follicles Awesome for those of you like me who are trying to grow my brows back!

Bridal Makeup Tips – Foundation for all skin types

We get a lot of our clients asking what products we use. One of my favourite palettes for this bridal season is the BBU Palette by Bobbi Brown.

We have a lot of brides who often find foundations to yellow for their complexion and find foundations are too dark.  This palette is great for paler skin tones.

The concealer and corrector are especially useful. It covers dark circles and highlights in just the right areas. I love the range of colors it offers!!!

This palette is especially ideal for photo shoots, weddings and runway shows.

Here is our beautiful bride that I used the palette on recently. Thanks for reading our Bridal Makeup Tips – Foundation for all skin types.

Pride of New Zealand Awards 2014

Congratulations to all of our 2014 Pride of New Zealand award winners, I felt honored to be involved and have our team do all the hair and makeup for these incredible nominees.

The Pride of New Zealand Awards champion everyday New Zealanders whose courageous, selfless and generous contributions to their communities make New Zealand a great place to live.


Pride of New Zealand National Award Ceremony

Inika Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow

INIKA Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows

INIKA Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows


INIKA Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows


INIKA Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows

Eyeshadow…an everyday makeup bag essential, creating a fuller brighter eye and enhancing the colour with a quick swipe of pigment.

Another thing that is essential, especially with the eye, is ensuring your eyeshadow is free of harmful chemicals.

INIKA Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows are 100% Vegan, Halal and cruelty free. All derived from minerals and rocks allowing for a truly naturally beautiful array of 24 stunning shades.


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INIKA Mineral Eyeshadows are made up of a super fine blend of mica and iron oxides that deliver a superbly light and silky feel.

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