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Ariane Poole at Artichoke

ariane poole at artichoke

In March one of our lovely customers Karen was privileged to have a one to one Spring Update on zoom with make up artist Ariane Poole & once we had stopped filming she (tongue in cheek) asked Ariane if she would consider coming to Swaffham to give more of us some tips on how to ‘look the best you’. When Ariane said she would love to,  we both nearly fell over!

For those of you who don’t know her, Ariane has worked with some of the most beautiful women in the world as well as appearing on & working behind the scenes on many TV programmes. It was during this period that her career took another turn as she realised that there were many more women who would like confidence boosting makeup as well as techniques & tips on how to use it & so Ariane Poole Cosmetics was born.

A date was set & on Sunday we were joined by fifty ladies in the beautiful Assembly Rooms here in Swaffham for an afternoon of makeup demonstrations as well as one to one advice from Ariane.  Many of us brought our ‘concerns’ to her, they included age spots, fine & not so fine lines & of course Rosacea which Ariane suffers from, this became clear to us when she removed her makeup!

Ariane’s range of primers, foundations, concealers, BB & CC creams provide an amazing base for all makeups for the age 45 + woman whether you are looking for a very natural every day look or want to look the best you can for a special occasion.

The afternoon was a huge success & we hope to welcome Ariane back to Norfolk very soon, especially as she has many disappointed fans who could not make it on the day as they were either struck down at the last minute by Covid or had prior engagements.

With everyone’s help we raised just over £900 on the day for a small charity that is a huge part of our community, The Swaffham & Litcham Home Hospice

We could not however have done this without the generosity of the following independent businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes as well as our Elves who helped make the event as enjoyable as it was. Thank you Michaela (who also donated a Temple Spa raffle prize), Leannne, Alison, Karen, Ria & Sally Ann. Raffle prizes were donated by

Smith & Munson

Accent Fresh

Luxury Fruit Baskets

PS FOR THOSE OF YOU ARE DESPERATE TO ASK BUT TOO POLITE TO DO SO:

Ariane has just celebrated her 65th birthday & has had no work done.

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