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MOOD’S COMEDY MONDAY. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE

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HAPPY MONDAY MOODSTERS!!!

Many of you know that RuPaul’s Drag race has become one of the most popular reality shows of its time. It recently came to the UK and has proved to be such a big hit, it’s now available on Net Flix.

For those that don’t know , let me fill you in: The show documents Rupaul in search for “America’s next drag superstar” . RuPaul plays the role of host, mentor, and head judge for the series, and contestants are given different challenges each week. The show employs a panel of judges, including RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews Carson Kressley and a host of other guest judges, who critique contestants’ progress throughout the competition.

In  the UK they started to air the show on TruTV but as of 2017, seasons 2-9 are available to stream on Netflix UK.

I recently saw this interview with RuPaul on British comedian Alan Carr’s show that airs on Channel 4…. It made me giggle and I just had to share it with you and say go watch Ru Paul’s Drag Race! It’s extremely entertaining.

Enjoy this little trip down Camp Lane- US meets UK.

NEW EDITORIAL – BRITISH VOGUE OCT 2017

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HI EVERYONE…

We’re excited to be back, and what better way to start off our first day back than with a fantastic new editorial I’ve worked on that is out right now.

Jack Davison, is a young photographer who’s work is making wave amongst the art and fashion industry. I’ve worked with Jack before for British Vogue with the amazing Lucinda Chambers, now former fashion director of British Vogue, and what made this shoot even more special, is that

a) we had the amazing model Guinevere Van Seenus,

b) Jack and the rest of the team who are amazing, including Shona Heath, set designer extraordinaire,

and c) it was Lucinda’s very last shoot for British Vogue before leaving after 36 years of service.

Anyway that said, here’s the pics, enjoy as much we enjoyed creating them.

HAPPY THURSDAY….

CREDITS: “LINE IN THE SAND” – BRITISH VOGUE OCT 2017

Photographer: Jack Davison

Fashion Director: Lucinda Chambers

Model: Guinevere Van Seenus

Set Design: Shona Heath

Make- Up: Lotten Holmqvist

Hair: Neil Moodie at Bryant Artists for Windle & Moodie

Production: Sylvia Farago Productions with Freddie De Santiago.

 

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY – CATHERINE TATE, FRIGHTENED WOMAN

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Catherine Tate as herself

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY

I’ve always been a huge fan of actress/comedienne Catherine Tate. The other day, myself and a friend of mine were talking about how great she was and we miss her show, The Catherine Tate show. We were talking about various sketches that she did and characters she created and my friend was saying how he used to love Margaret,  frightened woman.

We went onto youtube to get up the videos and we found this compilation of  the character Margaret.  We laughed for hours as we watched this compilation. The thing that made me laugh the most was how she’d geniusly created the character around phrases that people say in everyday life.  When I was young and still living at home, my mother would constantly say “Its like Piccadilly Circus here”  when we were somewhere busy or noisy, which Catherine quotes in the very first sketch. Catherine always amazed me with her observations of people and their sayings, and so here is the compilation of her “frightened woman” character. I hope it makes you laugh and cheers up your Monday as much as it made myself and friend laugh the other week.

ALISON’S ADVENTURES IN BEAUTYLAND: TODAY IS JAPAN

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For today’s post/review, Alison’s heading to Japan!

The land of kawaii, delicious food and amazing beauty products. I think we’ll be spending some time here so sit back, get comfy, we’re kicking off this trip with a review of LuLuLun sheet masks!

I’ve been obsessed with sheet masks for some time. Perfect for pampering, slapping one on is the only time that I feel like I truly have “me” time that isn’t in front of a screen (TV/phone/computer) or done half-heartedly (there’s no multitasking to be done with one of these babies on your face. I’ve tried.) So in a Googling craze, which happens when I become obsessed with something very quickly, I found some great reviews about LuLuLun sheet masks. People loved them, the packaging was cute (I’m easily pleased) and best of all, they were cheap! When my mum told me she was going to Japan in late 2016, I asked her to pick me up a box in white for the brightening effect (my go-to “flavour”).

Sunglasses = bright = brightening effect (translation, all my own)

 

Let me tell you now, dear readers: it did not start well. Firstly, I opened the box wrong. I know what you’re thinking, “how can you OPEN A BOX wrong?!” Well, it happens months after you first started Googling the product. See, by then, you’ve forgotten everything and when your mum asks if she can have some masks too, you go ahead and try and open the packet like you would a pack of crisps. And there’s some kind of outer-packaging that stops you from realising that there’s an resealable flap at the top. So you’re opening this sheet mask box like a pack of crisps and then you’re confused because you feel essence seeping out onto your fingers. You peer in. And you see: a plastic tray filled with neatly packed sheet masks. And then you remember: it’s a daily sheet mask pack and they are all stacked together, not individually sealed like you had thought. FAIL.

 

All my embarrasing fails aside (bet you’ll remember not to do that now, right?), I was looking forward to trying these masks. There’s 32 sheet masks in a box, and you can also purchase a travel pack with a ziploc seal that comes with 7 masks that’s great for travelling. (Sidenote: did you know that sheet masks don’t count towards your liquids when going through security? All the more reason to stock up when flying!) As much as I love sheet masks, I tend to only use them once a week on average, sometimes more, often times less. I liked the idea of doing a mask daily so I saw this as a challenge.

 

Day One of the LuLuLun sheet mask challenge started off okay. I slapped it on, left it for 10 minutes and took it off. It was fine… a little bit of a sticky residue, which I wasn’t used to but nothing bad. The fit was on the small side – the holes are tiny and I say this as a person with small eyes! I have quite full lips so there wasn’t much wiggle room for them either. Essence-wise, it was, again, fine, but not as drenched as the individual packs of masks I’ve used before. This is probably due to having a whole stack of fabric masks and only a certain amount of essence to go round. Overall, an alright experience, nothing to write home about, but I was looking forward to hopefully seeing a bright complexion at the end of the box.

Even a nice filter can’t help this mask

 

I did well for 2-3 weeks. Then it all went downhill. Sheet masking, which was once such a treat was now a chore. I felt like I didn’t have the option to skip a night since I was afraid of 1) the sheet masks drying out and 2) the longer I left them, the more bacteria would have a chance to get on them (should note that this is not actual science but the science in my head). Towards the end of the box I dreaded sheet masking. While no one forced me to continue, I detest waste so I felt like I had to and it wasn’t as if my skin was reacting badly to it so why not? Unfortunately, I don’t think this was worth it in the end. Although there was a bit of a glow, I’ve had better glows with less effort and time. It simply did not live up to the hype for me.

 

After: happy that it’s over

 

 

LuLuLun Sheet Mask Box in White (Fresh Clear/Brightening), £37, Amazon / £27.23 YesStyle, $25.99, BBCosmetic.

 

Rating: ♡♡ – Not a fan
Beautyland Rating:
♡♡♡♡♡ – Holy Grail
♡♡♡♡ – Repurchase
♡♡♡ – Alright
♡♡ – Not a fan
♡ – No, never again, nope

WINDLE AND MOODIE ARE LAUNCHING IN THE USA : AUG 27-30 2017

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WINDLE AND MOODIE ARE LAUNCHING IN THE USA, AND WE’RE SUPER EXCITED!!!!!

ALREADY SOFT LAUNCHED IN THE AMAZING BEAUTY BOUTIQUE STORE VIOLET GREY IN MELROSE PLACE LOS ANGELES 1 YEAR AGO,  WE’RE NOW PLANNING A BIGGER LAUNCH, AT THE END OF AUGUST IN 2 LOCATIONS.

THE FIRST IS AT KUT HAUS SALON IN CLAREMONT AND THE SECOND AT LOFT 647 SALON IN WEST HOLLYWOOD.

Paul & I will be in LA together with some of the Windle and Moodie team, demoing their British take on editorial hair, fashion and style.

 

Take a look at the video below giving you a preview of whats to come at the events.

We will be in California AUG 27-30th 2017 

Contact windleandmoodie.us@gmail.com for more details and info about tickets.