Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ever wanted your photoshoot to say more than 'I'm a pretty picture'?
Want all the trappings of a High fashion shoot with none of the image right issues?
Fancy a set of shots that can be your ad campaign in any magazine?
Want an established industry professional to put it all together for you?

Tell you more?.....

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bindis & Tiaras goes Filmy...

Hi peeps
I have exciting news...

Bollywood is coming to Bindis and Tiaras this christmas and new year. watch this space to find out more... :D

Friday, 18 November 2011

Hello People

Exhausted from the Asian Wedding Exhibition this weekend, I am now throwing myself fully in the Asian Bridal Exhibition happening on 27th November.
As well as being the official Hair & Makeup partner for the event, I will be giving free consultation appointments for visiting the Bindi's & Tiaras stand, as long as you book before January.
So come over and say hello, entry is free! :)
See you all there
Tabinda xx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Hello People

We will be holding mini makeup consultations at the Asian Wedding Exhibition this weekend.

So if you have any makeup hang ups, anything from the perfect eyeliner or covering dark circles under your eyes, to the right shade of red lipstick or getting the perfect eyebrow, come and visit us on stand 45 at the show.

See you all there :D

Tabinda xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Hi Guys

Well it's been a hectic few weeks :)

All the celebrations, Diwali, Halloween, Bonfire Night and now Eid.

I hope you've all had a lovely time and are getting into the swing of things as we head into true party season CHRISTMAS!!!

I am getting ready for the Asian Wedding Exhibition next week at Alexandra Palace. Come and see me on stand 45/46 opposite Kyles.

As they say... No rest for the wicked!

Eid Mubarak :D


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Its that time of year again :)

I am looking for 2-4 asian looking female models
height 5ft 8 + size 6-10

To work at Alexandra Palace, The Asian Wedding exhibition on 12th and 13th November 2011
Times will be 8am - 6pm

The ladies will be required to be at the exhibition stand in a professional manner for most of the day, mostly seated, dressed as brides.

Please contact me at with a picture, your experience, what you wish to gain out of the assignment and how much you would charge for the 2 days, or 1 day if you are unavailable for both.

Previous experience would be beneficial, but is not necessary.

Thank you
Tabinda Shah
07590 334242

Friday, 30 September 2011

Come and see us at Fairfield Hall Croydon THIS SUNDAY!!!

We are the OFFICIAL Hair & Makeup Partner for the High Expectations Asian Bridal Exhibition

Among the great attractions there are:

Free Entry
Catwalk Extravaganza
Luxury Prize Draw - including a free bridal makeover from our prize winning team

We will be raising money for local businesses effected by the recent riots so come and support our good cause :)

For more information visit our facebook page or go to

See you all there :)

Friday, 23 September 2011

Bridal beauty tip from Bindis Tiaras

A good quality facial moisturiser with a minimum SPF of 30 is essential for your big day (even if the sun is hidden behind the clouds). A sunburnt bride with red skin is never a good look in wedding photos. Don’t forget your arms and shoulders if your dress is strapless and sleeveless!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hello People

Bindi's & Tiaras are proud to announce that we are the official Hair & Makeup partners for High Expectations Wedding Exhibitions at Fairfields Hall in Croydon.

In addition to this being an exhibition it is also a charity event to raise money to help the local businesses recover from the recent riots.

Click on to their Facebook page to support us :)!/pages/High-Expectations/185924574803047

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

It's the little things...

Hello you gorgeous people,

As a makeup artist i am often asked the same questions by my clients, so I am dedicating a few posts to the answers you all seek.

This week we will look at skin care.

Which moisturiser should I use?

My personal favourite is Oil Of Olay. Everytime I come across an older lady with fantastic skin who looks at least 10 years younger than she is, it seems that Oil of Olay has been her moisturiser for as long as she can remember.
Other creams and lotions that are also good are; Vitamin E Cream by Body Shop, Bio Oil (especially for marked skin) and most creams with Vitamn E.
The trick is to get the right consistency, not too greasy and not too dry. Put enough on for your skin to feel smooth yet oil free, but not too little otherwise your skin will be dry.

How do I get rid of my spots?

If you have a specific acne problem, I recommend that you get your doctor to refer you to a dermatoligist. However, if you are worried about those little outbreaks that happen from time to time then read on...

Spots can break out for a variety of reasons, stress, hormones or bad skin care, so it is important to pin point the source of your white headed friends before tackling the issue.

Drinking plenty of water is not a myth, after about 7-10 days your skin becomes radiant, hydrated and the spots start to vanish.
Change your moisturiser, sometimes we can be using a product that just isnt right for our skin.
Remove your makeup before going to bed, your skin needs to breathe, and at night is a good time to let it.

I have a major occassion coming up and I have a spot, how do I cover it?

Firstly, pop some savlon cream on it, it really helps!
Then (and I know it's hard to do) stop stressing about it, it may just go away before the big day.

The biggest mistake we all make when covering our spots is sticking too much product on it. This aggrevates the area and the consistency makes the spot stick out further.

When applying your makeup, first put a tiny bit of savlon over the area, then get a green concealer and put a fine layer over the red area. Then cover with a cream concealer and powder lightly over.

Now i don't claim to be a dermatologist, so this is by no means expert advice, but in my line of business there are some constants that you can make a professional judgement on.

If you have any questions of your own that you would like to see in this section please send them to me.

Don't forget to vote for us on the Your Dream Shaadi FB Page (Best Makeup Artist Competition)

Be Beautiful
Tabinda xx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Vote for us On Facebook

Hi Guys

We need your votes to win the best makeupartist competition.

Please go to:!/photo.php?fbid=206187539419087&set=pu.117178284986680&type=1&theater&pid=476058&id=117178284986680

Find the Bindi's and Tiaras pictures in the makeup competition and press the LIKE button beneath them

Feel free to leave a messages and comments and invite your freinds too :D

Thank you sooo much
Tabinda x

Monday, 6 June 2011

The perfect look...

Whether it is our school dance, our sister's wedding or our 21st Birthday, we've all walked the tightrope of getting our look perfect.

We don't want to stand out like a sore thumb, and we don't want to blend into the background either.

Below are a few points to help us get it right everytime...

1. Personality - Our personality plays a very big role in the type of makeup we like to wear, our everyday look reflects our inner self and our special occassion look should also do the same. So if blue eyeshadow is just not you, then don't go there, and if you like black nailpolish, why not?

2. Level of Makeup - Each one of us has our own limit to how much makeup we want to wear and at what time. Going shopping requires less makeup than getting married, but someone who wears a full face of makeup every day will need different makeup on their wedding day than someone who is used to going shopping in their moisturiser.

3. Outfit - Our choice of outfit reflects our personality and we already have an image swimming in our mind as to how we want to look in it. We should use this image and allow our outfit to speak further to us. Maybe a green from the embroidery will make a nice under eye liner, or the hue of the fabric requires a peach blusher rather than pink.

4. Occassion - Different occasions will require different looks. For example attending a friends wedding requires a softer look than your brother's engagement. After all you are a special guest at your brother's event, even if the outfits for both occasions may be of equal splendour. So think about how we can soften or enhance our look as the occassion requires. A good way to stand out from the crowd at an important event is to have a glamourous hairstyle, it can dramatically change your image and people will remember that you looked different on that day.

5. Comfort - This is the most important thing for us all. If we are not comfortable with how we look we will feel uneasy for the entirity of the occasion, and any positive comments will be washed away. So, no matter how much your best friend insists that you look fantastic in a sari, only wear what you feel comfortable with.

As an artist I follow the rules above for my clients. I get to know them and their styles, I work with their own pallettes and comfort zones.
It works everytime...

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Raunchy Red Or Naughty Nude?

Hellloooo Ladies :D

Well it's time to vote for your favourite colour.
From the dawn of makeup, ladies (and sometimes men too) have had an individual preference for a certain shade on their lips.

Some say that women who wear red are dangerous, vivacious and extrovert. With the likes of Madonna, Dita Von Teese and Maralyn Monroe firmly in their camp who could argue? And yet this past year, red has crept it's way onto normally less adventurous lips such as Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway. With such lucious lips you would think that these beauties would shy away from such a dramatic colour, but there red is, in all it's glory, shining like a beacon from the sexiest lips in the industry, and still appearing to match their conventional makeup styles.

Then there is the perception of the natural or nude lip being for the less extravagant or more wall flower type. I have had many a bride say that the nude or natural lip is their preference as they wish to portray a more demiure image...
... But does it? Think Katie Price or Lady Gaga, or what about Paris Hilton with her pastel pinks? These ladies are just as exubarant as their red wearing counterparts, and yet they have a reputation for wearing barely there lips.

Having dispersed of the myths, we are free to choose the right colour for ourselves.

So lets vote... Please Vote For Your Favourite Lipstick Colour!/BindisandTiaras?sk=wall

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Models Required

All you pretty Ladies :D

I am looking for models to work the Asian Wedding Exhibition in Alexander Palace on November 12th and 13th this year. Times will be approximately 8am-7pm

There will be professional shots taken on the day that will be used on the website and possibly be published as adverts for the business in well known magazines.

Previous models have been published in Asiana.

The photos will be made available to the models for their portfolios.

I will be interviewing all applicants before the show.

Please send 2 of your best shots and a short email on your experience and availability to

Thank you


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Shrina Weds Nikunj : Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour

Spent a lovely day with the bride and her girls.

The morning traditional event had a modern indian feel to the hair and makeup.

We went with antique golds and browns for the bride with a beautiful catseye effect in the eyeliner. Peach blush and a natural pink lip complmented the cream lengha which had beautiul bright Reds Oranges and Greens running through with the standard Gold finishing.

For the hair Shrina wanted to keep her hair down and have loose waves coming forward, so we added some hieght at the back for the dupatta, and we loosely curled the rest and let it flow from under the dupatta.

The girls had a mix of gentle colours with a few opting to go for brighter colour combinations from their beautiful outfits. Hair was styled in loose wavy and straight styles with volume.

For the evening event the style was glamorous, the brides teal shadow and glitter eyeliner complimented the deep green lengha. we added pink blush and a warm pink lipstick with gloss to compliment her features.

We finished the look off with large curls and bags of volume, gently pinning back a few tresses to frame her gorgeous face.

The girls went with smokey eyes in various hues, gentle blush and pink lips.
Hair was wavy and curly with the volume trend continued.

Bindi's and Tiaras would like to thank the ladies for welcoming us into their friendship and allowing us to be part of the lively chatter and relaxing atmosphere.
It was a lovely environment to be part of.

We wish Shrina and Nik all the best for their new life together.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fun Day in South East London

Hi Ladies

I spent the day beautifying three lovely ladies in SE London today.

The wedding day is not far away for one of the party and she looked absolutely amazing for her garba evening.

Big hair, colourful eyes and sensious lips were the order of the day, with makeup requirements ranging from subtle natural tones to wild pinks, greens and blues.

I would like to thank them for the relaxing environment and fun stories they shared with me throughout the day.

I hope your evening went well girls, and I look forward to seeing you all next week for the BIG DAY!!!

Love Bindi xx