Testimonials: Much loved words


“Amanda was amazing! Her products were so amazing! I have super sensitive skin and Amanda’s makeup was so beautiful on my skin. It lasted well into the night and still looked amazing the next day! Amanda was so professional and made me feel so special giving such extra attention to detail . If your looking for a beautiful make up and hair stylist for your big day who is super professional and lovely! Amanda is your girl! I couldn’t fault her in any way!!”  

Hi Amanda,

I just wanted to say a massive Thank You! I know you will say “it’s your job” & I know you love doing it, but, You travelled so far & went out of your way, even though it was your own anniversary. Our hair & makeup was exactly how I imagined it to be & you knew exactly what I meant, just by my description.  It lasted all night & although I’m not much of a makeup kinda person, it was fantastic! I also have to say your positive energy made my special day so calm & relaxed. You are amazing & I would definitely use you again & highly recommend you & LaGlam!

Thank you so much x Amanda 

From the very first moment of contacting Amanda La Monica for my wedding, her service was nothing but professional, warm and positive as she genuinely wanted to achieve the best makeup and hair for my wedding. Talking with Amanda was like getting along with an old friend, as my bridesmaids and I absolutely loved her company and sharing the day getting ready with her. Amanda’ s experience working amongst weddings gave her the perfect insight into offering us advice for the day and her positive and easy going nature on the day definitely helped us to lower the nerves and stress levels a lot. I feel like I can not thank Amanda enough for her passionate attitude towards styling the best makeup and hair I have ever worn. She is truly passionate about providing the most quality final product for brides and their bridal party, as well as something that you are honestly happy with. As she always listened and responded to any feedback we had. Her makeup service was able to provide beautiful makeup products that my normally oily and blemished skin responded to so well. I felt like I had an amazing coverage while feeling like I had a light weight product on my skin that still allowed my skin to breathe. I also loved my lipstick colour! I felt so happy and comfortable with my hair styling. Amanda was eager to listen to what I wanted, as well as offer her experience and knowledge to design a hair style that still felt like me but offered something special and elegant on my wedding day. Thank you so much for all your time and endless energy you provided. It truly made me feel like a beautiful bride.

Warmest Regards

“Excellent hair and make up artist. I had a big cold sore on the day and Amanda made me feel like it wasn’t there .
Everyone commented on my make up and hair and loved it. Amanda also did the make up for my mum which looked absolutely beautiful and hair for my daughter. Both were very happy.” Gemma 29/11/15 

“She’s amazing! Nothing was too much trouble, Amanda can provide everything! Hair, makeup, tanning + brows! I had it all and LOVED it! She even has her own range – LaGlam, awesome product! She’s the calm you need before saying I do! She’s so reliable you’ll never have to worry!” Erin 18/12/15

"I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda on a few occasions now. My 2 sisters weddings and my own. Amanda has a natural ability to make you feel at ease- knowing your makeup is of the highest quality and that Amanda has captured exactly what you have asked for! Amanda is professional, caring, friendly, knowledgeable and very timely in her work. Amanda offers a personal approach to makeup, tailoring certain looks to your skin type. What I love about Amanda is she has created her own range of mineral makeup and the quality of this makeup is second to none. I absolutely recommend anyone to use Amanda for their big day and have continued to use Amanda for events."

− Sarah Taylor

"Amanda is great, she was so helpful & friendly every time I spoke to her, not that I had to speak to her much as she knows her stuff! I was recommended her by a friend & so glad I used her, I had some very positive comments calling me stunning from guests & I have Amanda to thank for that!"

− Nicole

"I first met Amanda when my eldest sister had her make up done for her wedding over 5 years ago. We immediately loved Amanda's service and products! Since then, Amanda has done the make up for another one of my sisters weddings, my cousins wedding, my own wedding and she is booked in to do my final sisters wedding in September! We all continue to buy her products and use them daily! It is clear that we couldn't be happier with the quality of Amanda's service and products! I highly recommend this business to anyone looking for friendly, professional service of excellent value."

− Annette
 “I used Amanda for my wedding makeup after seeing how natural and glowing one of my friends was even at the end of her wedding day!! Amanda is so friendly and instantly puts you at ease. She is excellent at combining her expertise with the suggestions of her clients. Amanda was so friendly and lovely with everyone. Her makeup is AMAZING & made me feel naturally beautiful all day!! I can’t recommend Amanda highly enough! My bridesmaids and mum loved their makeup and we have highly recommended Amanda to many other brides to be!! Thank you for everything Amanda!” Ashley Hopfe
 “Amanda always provides high quality service of excellent value. My sisters and I have all chosen Amanda as the make up artist for our weddings because her work is flawless. She has provided us with beautiful bridal make up for the bride, bridesmaids and mother or the bride, that us both modern and elegant. She has always made herself available to answer any of our questions. I would highly recommend Amanda’s make up service!” Lisa
 “My experience was great. Amanda LaMonica is a professional makeup artist, who’s skills speak for them self. She completed my makeup for my night out within the agreed time, and was courteous and friendly. The colours that she used were a real complement to me, and people really took notice. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting their makeup done, and I will be booking her again in the future.” Lisa Horrigan
 “Such a talented, beautiful make-up artist! What can I say? She was so easy to work with and knew exactly what I wanted. Highly, highly recommended!” Christina
 “Friendly, explains everything really well. Doesn’t try to push sales, does an amazing job with hair and makeup. Easy to get on with! Overall amazing service!!!” Jessica Fowler 
 “Absolutely Fabulous! My hair and makeup was perfect. Amanda and Lisa were on time, came directly to our hotel and were so much fun to work with on the big day! Amanda was very professional leading up to the wedding providing lots of guidance and ideas.” Tess 

"Amanda is a very lovely woman! My bridesmaids makeup looked stunning, gorgeous, & we all received compliments all day & since when people see the photos. It was such a lovely relaxing experience having my makeup done because Amanda is so professional & friendly."

− Laura Billing Ritchi

"I have had Amanda do my makeup as a bridesmaid at a friends wedding, my hair and makeup for both my wedding day and hens party, hair and makeup for a bouidor photoshoot, for formal dinners. I highly recommend Amanda's services to everyone I know. I wouldn't go to anyone else!"

− Trista

"Amanda is great, she was so helpful & friendly every time I spoke to her, not that I had to speak to her much as she knows her stuff! I was recommended her by a friend & so glad I used her, I had some very positive comments calling me stunning from guests & I have Amanda to thank for that."

− Nicole
Sarah  8/01/2014 “Good Morning Amanda! Just wanted to say a BIG thankyou again for the wonderful way you did my hair & make-up on my wedding day I felt like a Princess and had the most amazing day with lot’s of beautiful comments on my hair & make-up from my friends & family. Your service was professional, friendly and you made me feel relaxed and at ease.  I will recommend your services to all I know. Love Sarah xxx “
Tina 8/08/13 “Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for your help and services on my wedding day on 18th May. I was so happy with my makeup, it lasted all day and looked perfect! Thanks also for helping with my mum who doesn’t normally wear makeup, you did a great job on a natural look for her. I want to also thank you for keeping me calm when the panic started setting in that morning! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to my friends for their weddings. All the best, Tina.”
Tracey 01/01/14 “Amanda, THANK YOU so very much for making us up so beautifully for my cousins wedding day! We appreciate you getting up so early and venturing up to the Blue Mountains on New Years Eve. You’re such a beautiful person, very professional, experienced and amazingly talented. We feel very lucky to have had you help us become so glamorous!! Happy New Year!! Tracey xxx ”

"Hi Amanda!!! Just wanted to send you some photos from the wedding. The whole day was just magical and was perfect in every way! Everyone at the wedding commented on my make up and my eyelashes!! Everyone was in shock at how long my lashes were haha and I felt like a complete princess. It was so nice having everyone compliment my hair and make up!! I will definitely be seeing you again, you have got me as a customer for life!!!"

− Elyssa 11/11/07

"Hi Amanda, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful job you did with mine and my mum's make up! Those extra eyelashes were spectacular! Damir did notice them afterwards, and he thought they looked amazing which was a music to my ears......Everything went great, we had an amazing day, and people did not stop telling me how beautiful I looked...I felt the same way....Thank you sooo much! Wishing you all the very best....."

− Mrs Marina Kukic- July 2008

"Hi Amanda, My bridesmaids & I would like to THANKYOU SOOO much for the make-up making us GLAMOUROUS for my BIG day! It was perfect! Everyone was complimenting us on our make-up all day as it didn’t wear off etc… so I’ve past on your email to a few!!!So once again on behalf of myself and the rest of my bridesmaids I would like to THANKYOU for everything from the makeup to the eyelash extentions to the spray tan but most importantly your high standard of customer service in making us feel GLAMOROUS. I would definitely recommend you No Probs!!! Thanks again."

− Abigail Kapi - August 2008
Diana Norden ( nee Kelly ) 21/11/2009 “Hi Amanda, I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful work for our wedding. All the girls and my make up looked absolutely stunning, we had so many comments on how natural and beautiful the make up looked, and it lasted all day. I can’t thank you enough! The eyelashes lasted all honeymoon as well which was great! Thank you also for all your quick replies to my emails whenever I had a question, it was really appreciated, especially as for most of the time I was doing everything from here in the UK. I hope you have a fantastic christmas and new year :)”
Melissa Warren 15/11/09 “I am just writing to thank you again for the job you did on my wedding day. I wanted a natural look with a hint of glamour and that’s exactly what you achieved. My skin looked flawless and I felt absolutely amazing. I didn’t need to touch up at all through the day or night, just lippy! So again, thank you so much for the confidence and sense of beauty you helped create within me on one of the happiest days of my life. I am forever greatful for the hard work you put in.”
Chelly 04/04/09 “Hi Amanda, The wedding was great GREAT and we had so so much fun, Greg said I looked STUNNING and he cried!!! He LOVED the make up and said you did a perfect job, there is my sexy beautiful nooshi’ (in his words) 🙂 so all round ten billion times over a success!!! My hair was a HIT , everyone said it was ‘wild’ and ‘beautiful’ and made me promise to do it like that more often (god i will have to buy shares in hairspray!) It was everything I could have hoped for – you did the best job EVER! The girls were just GORGEOUS and I was soooooooooooooooooooo happy with their look, they were so pretty and beautiful and looked so stunning,.. I really cant describe the words for them, they were just perfect.”
Mrs Marina Kukic- 06/2008 “I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful job you did with mine and my mum’s make up! Those extra eyelashes were spectacular! Damir did notice them afterwards, and he thought they looked amazing which was a music to my ears……Everything went great, we had an amazing day, and people did not stop telling me how beautiful I looked…I felt the same way….Thank you sooo much! Wishing you all the very best…..”
Angelina 19/10/08 “Hi Amanda, I would like to thank you so very much on the beautiful makeup you did for my bridesmaids and myself on my wedding day. The girl’s looked gorgeous. After just receiving my professional wedding photo’s they showed my makeup looked natural and my skin looked flawless- just the way I wanted it, all thanks to you. Once again thank you very much! “
Julia 04/06/12 ” Dear Amanda! Thank you so so much for making our wedding day the best and the most memorable day of mine and Daniel’s lives. Your talent is truly extraordinary and I wouldn’t want anyone else to have done my hair and makeup but you! Thank you yet again! Love Julia
Mrs Terry. 14/02/09 “Hi Amanda, I just wanted to thankyou for the amazing job you did with my makeup on Saturday. I managed to keep it good for Sunday as well! You have a great talent! Thanks again.”
Melissa – 04/2008 “To Amanda, Thankyou so much. I love your makeup you did for me. And to last a 5km run (on the day of my trial) is a credit to you! “
Cherie 10/12/06 “Hi Amanda, I wanted to just quickly drop you a line to say a big “thank you” for Saturday and to let you know that I looked and felt fantastic after my trial and I feel confident and great comfort in having you play such an important part of my wedding day. “

Make-up Artist Awards

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Year Event Bridal Rating Award Status
2015 19th NSW ABIA Awards 99.81%   Finalist
2014 18th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 99.63%
2013 Designer of Dreams (2010 to 2013) 98.93%   Finalist
2013 17th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 99.44%
2012 Designer of Dreams (2009 to 2012) 98.92%
2012 16th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 96.74%
2011 Designer of Dreams (2008 to 2011) 99.22%
2011 15th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 98.44%
2010 Designer of Dreams (2007 – 2010) 99.39%
2010 14th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 98.52%
2009 13th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 99.41%
2008 12th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 98.54%
2007 11th NSW Annual Bridal Industry Awards 97.55%