Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I prepare my skin?

The night before exfoliate your skin and follow with a hydrating moisturiser. In the morning follow your usual skin routine. Don't apply heavy sunblock. I will use a suitable SPF that work with make up. Do not wax closer that 4 days before as make up doesn't adhere to freshly waxed skin.

How do I know when to have hair & make up finished on the day?

I pride my self on getting you ready on time for your photographers arrival. Please ask your photographer when they will arrive. It's imperative to be on time, otherwise you cut into your photo time. I want to ensure you get all of the beauty shots prior to the ceremony and to eliminate starting your day with any stress.

Make up takes about 45 mins per person. We discuss this in detail at your trial.

Will I have to touch up my make up?

You will need to touch up your lips through out the day. I use professional products and techniques that make sure the make up lasts all day long. In hot weather I do suggest having a pressed power with you as well.

Is your service mobile?

I travel all around Hawkes Bay, and all over NZ (travel charges apply)

Where does the trial take place?

At your home/hotel, or your more than welcome to come to me but we can discuss this further via email.

I have a large bridal party, can you get us all ready early?

I work alongside your hairdresser so large bridal parties or early ceremonies are easily accommodated.

I don't wear heavy make up, will I still look like me?

Yes , I like the make up to enhance you and not feel like a mask. Your skin will look fresh.

Bridal Makeup trials, What to bring/expect

Bring pictures of make up you like the feel of. It doesn't have to to be exact, more to give me a feel for what you are attracted to. We use this as a starting point to work out what will suit you.

A picture of your dress is also helpful. Wear a white or cream top.

Please consider very carefully who you invite to your trial.  No one else knows you and what you want for your makeup and hair look better than you do yourself.  Don’t second guess your own ability to know what you like and what you don’t like.

Weekday bookings are ideal,weekend bookings are subject to availability as primarily weekends are booked with weddings.

When picking a date/time for your trial, its great to team up with your hairstylist so you can see the whole look together.

We all like a wine but if your planning on having your trial on your hens night maybe book before the party or hold off and book another day to make sure you can get the most out of it.

Terms and conditions:


All confirmed bookings require a $100 non-refundable retainer/deposit. Until I receive that deposit, the date is still available for someone else to book. The total remaining is to be paid via bank transfer as arranged a few days before or in cash on the day. By confirming and paying the deposit this means you have agreed to the Terms and conditions listed on this page.


Once the booking has been confirmed, Candice reserves the right to retain the retainer/deposit. Transferring this as credit to another date is up to Candice’s discretion. I will have turned away other potential bookings and loss of work needs to be covered.. Any no-shows will still be charged for. For last minute cancellations Candice reserves the right to still charge for service. 

Traveling Fee

For travel beyond the immediate Napier/Hastings/Havelock cities there is a travel charge of $1 per km according to Google Maps.

Allergic Reactions

If you suffer from any skin conditions including sensitive skin it is up to you to advise me of this beforehand and I am more than happy to use any skincare or makeup which you prefer to use with your skin condition.

If the unfortunate happens and you have a cold sore, conjunctivitis or any other contagious disease please tell me in advance so I can take special precautions. I must keep my kit and myself clean and safe for others. I reserve the right to refuse service.