Colour and curls by The Salon Of Hastings.  We call it "Mocha Gemma Latte" ...

Last week i had the pleasure of visiting Hastings stylist Rebecca Wood's latest salon The Salon of Hastings.  Her second salon just opened this month, and is a huge leap from the crowded (but extremely fun) atmosphere of her first salon - a tiny three-station affair on the main street of Hastings. The new salon offers a huge amount of space, as well as a separate basin area and office.  Well done Rebecca!!!

While i was there, two of the stylists remarked on the good shape my hair was in. After ten years of harsh monthly colour treatments, three years ago i decided to give up the peroxide and go dark chocolate brown, giving my hair a well-earned rest. While this was definitely a huge step in the general health of my hair, i must admit to having a few rules when it comes to keeping my mane healthy and shiny.

Anyone who knows me knows i LOVE my airbrushing! There's nothing like it to create a perfectly even, natural-looking and long-lasting coverage. Here's my You Tube video on one of my favorite airbrush products.


Here are some swatches I did for Cailyn Tinted Lip Balms. For lip balms, you may be surprised at the results!!

Here's my new video for an Autumn themed smokey eye...

Whether you are doing a soft daytime bridal look or a pinup theme, it's always important to start with a flawless base. A good base will smooth out an uneven skin tone, hide redness and cover up imperfections as well as holding the colour of your blush, eyeshadow and lipstick. 



Here's my everyday routine for a great makeup base!

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by GSL Makeup.  I’m so excited to be launching my website, created by the awesome Scott at Vivation Design ( and to begin sharing my makeup adventures with you all.

Hopefully you would have already checked out my About Me page, but if not, here is a little bit of information for you. I’m a mobile makeup artist based in the Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne, Australia. It’s a lovely place filled with wineries, day spas, café’s, farmer’s markets, gorgeous restaurants and of course, amazing beaches.