Virtually Beautiful

I first met Karen Lockyer, MUA and founder of Graceful Discraceful more than a few years ago when I was working as a photographic stylist.

As I have gathered quite a few years myself I have been enjoying Karens @gracefuldiscraceful insta feed and welcomed the chance to join in an online facial workout session.

I wasn’t sure what to expect of the online session and if I would be able to follow what was going on. I needn’t have worried as Karens instructions were super clear and easy to follow. 

An information and fact-packed prep sheet was provided alongside the simple health questionaire Although no-one knew each other the atmosphere of the group was fun, with great questions being asked and some giggles. It would be a fab experience to do with a group of friends while we are still all locked down …. and even when we aren’t!

here we all are!

There were some enlightening tips to be gleaned during the workshop which was in two parts – facial massage and facial excercises (cue the giggles) 

I was especially interested in the lymphatic drainage aspect of the massage section as I had heard of this but didn’t know where the ‘nodes’ were exactly. I do now and have been keeping the practice going.

Also brilliant for me was a demonstration of using a jade roller …. one of those things you buy that sits in a cupboard (or is that just me?) but now I know what to do with it.

Karens approach is simple and natural and in the age of electronic beauty ‘tools’ really refreshing to learn some useful basic hacks that don’t entail spending lots of cash… and can help slow the aging process (oh yes please!)

If you want a get together with your friends I can certainly recommend this and at only £20 per person it’s really good value for money and a great addition to your skincare routine.

I’m off now for some scissor action and a bit of tapping and slapping!

We are hoping to host a ‘real life’ workshop with Karen as soon as we can – meanwhile here are contact and booking details

To Book :

Please email to secure a place and joining details will be sent.

Next Available Dates:

Friday March 12th 11-12  1 space available

Saturday March 27th 2.30 – 3.30 3 spaces available

Please contact me for group bookings 3- 5 participants or one to ones

( Workshops run for approx. 60 mins but please allow more time for chat and interaction. I always have time for a natter after.)

Graceful Disgraceful Virtual Facial Workout – Karen Lockyer Make Up Artist

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Graceful Disgraceful Make up Experience – will be coming back soon – fingers crossed

Graceful Disgraceful – Karen Lockyer Make Up Artist

Your bespoke WyldeSistas girls-getaway to the Isle of Wight

So, we can’t really do a lot right now, but we can dream about what we would rather be doing. It’s important to have things to look forward to – to excite us beyond this smog of days that blur from one to the next. Before the pandemic there were a lot of experiences that we took for granted, and it has forced all of us to take stock of the important things in life…

Being social and able to spend time with more than one of your mates is one of the biggest things that we’ve been missing. WyldeSistas are here to make those longing dreams into reality with a range of tailored Island escapes. Our ethos, after all, is about getting together with the girls to make long-lasting memories in your own Island paradise. Check out our menu for your WyldeSistas girls-getaway…

Assemble the tribe! 

Who are your Amazonian sisters? Who’s got the best campfire stories, remembers to pack the chocolate and who do you just plain miss the sight of? Your art group, your hens, your netball team – anything goes at WyldeSistas. We believe friendship and sisterhood are key factors to wellness and an enriched life; something we’ve all been desperately missing!

Pick from the unique accommodation 

The team behind WyldeSistas – Owner Helen was also founder of one of the UK’s first glamping businesses, Vintage Vacations, but is more recently known for providing amazing eco retreats at Tiny Homes Holidays. Having spent 18 years working on tailored holiday experiences Helen and team are dedicated to providing distinctive holidays. You and the girls can choose from a truly distinctive selection of bespoke accommodations designed to suit a range of budgets. 

There’s accommodation to suit all types of traveller, whether you’re a glamping chicksta, a true soul sista or an eco hedonista there’ll be something here for you and your crew. Choose from a selection of unique retro-styled heritage buildings, our range of glamping options or …….

  • The Mission; a converted tin tabernacle with hovering mezzanine bedrooms.
  • Scout Hall, as the name suggests this building was formerly an old scout hut equipped to sleep larger groups in style. 
  • The Shack by the sea is the tiny seaside escape that provides a more boutique option. 
  • Vintage Airstream Caravans, glamp in style in a restored Airstream caravan
  • British Vintage Caravans, Debbie or Gloria provide a lo-fi in style experience
  • Tipis and Bell tents, pitched in a beautiful location enjoy the outdoors.
  • Tiny Homes eco cabins; these geometric homes, each with individual architecturally stunning designs offer an eco-conscious option for the aspiring Greta Thunbergs and  Mari Copenys among us.

New accommodation is regularly added to the books …….

The adventures to be had…

WyldeSistas is about having fun with the girls. It’s a package holiday with a twist; choose from a range of unique outdoors activities, crafty workshops and wellness experiences. 

You can get in touch with your inner goddess and take part in a floristry workshop, then head back to the Tiny Homes for a movie night with your fave flick, popcorn and sweet treats. 

Feeling outdoorsy? We’ve got tree climbing and paddle boarding, and if you’re feeling those creative juices, give the meditative art class and pottery painting a go. Once you’ve exercised your body and mind, wind down with a sound bath followed by a spa treatment. 

Feeding the flock

As well as providing you with all the hot tips on local eateries (and places to get the drinks in of course!). We have a range of catering options that have been designed to suit a range of budgets and can be tailored for various dietary requirements. We do breakfast hampers that are included in all of our packages, so the most important meal of the day is covered. Book a self-catered BBQ pack and enjoy dining al fresco, or, if you’re not feeling the urge to cook, pick from our selection of homemade ready meals. Larger groups might like the option of hiring in a food truck for the evening, for which we have a number of recommendations. 

We can’t wait to see our nearest and dearest and get back to living life to the full again, ever more grateful of the important tribe of people around us. Good times are coming again so indulge yourself in a little dreaming – get the girls involved over Friday night drinks on Zoom and why not plan your ideal WyldeSistas menu.

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