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Cruelty Free Brands
What are your favorite cruelty free makeup brands? It is hard to choose one, so check some of them: Anastasia Beverly Hills – is an American cosmetics company best known for its eyebrow products. The company was founded by Anastasia Soare in 1997 in Beverly Hills, California. Colourpop – founded in 2014 in Los Angeles. You should check their eyeshadow palettes and lip products. Cover FX – is an American cosmetics company. They have clean, high performance makeup and skincare products that are always formulated without talc, parabens, mineral oil, gluten, alkyl sulfates, phthalates and fragrance. All products are made with safe, non-toxic ingredients that are recommended for all skin types. NYX – was founded in Los Angeles by Toni Ko in 1999. It was named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night. Too Faced – was founded in 1998 by Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. It is a very creative and trendsetting makeup brand.
Let’s find out how good you know the bartending terminology! Read below 10 terms every bartender should know: Bitters – concentrated herbal alcoholic blend frequently added to cocktails to enhance flavor. One of the most notable examples is Angostura bitters, originally from Venezuela. A German physician invented it in 1824 for stomach maladies. Dash – a few drops of an ingredient. Double – a drink with the double amount of alcohol comparing to the standard recipe. Free pour – pour liquor directly into a glass without using a jigger or shot glass to measure the quantity. You need to be an experienced bartender to be able to count on accurate pours. Garnish – added to a drink after it’s been made to either add something to the flavor profile or aroma or enhance the drink’s appearance. For example, orange zests, cherries, etc. Muddle – to mash ingredients with a muddler, a special tool for grinding and crushing ingredients into the bottom and sides of a glass. Neat – a drink served straight from the bottle. Sour – the sour bar mix which contains equal parts of lemon or lime juice and simple syrup. Bartenders use it to make whiskey sours, vodka sours, margaritas, etc. Stir – to […]
Have you heard about crate digging? Have you ever been to a vinyl music store? These stores are as magical for DJs as bookstores for bookworms. DJ’s and collectors call Crate Digging the act of searching records in stores, flea markets or thrift shops. This practice is associated with hip hop producers, who searched for rare records with sounds to sample for a newly created recording. With the rise of digital media in the following decades, this transitioned to the “digital” and “electronic” music collecting. Emerged websites as domains for crate digging, including the music review database AllMusic, the streaming service Spotify, and Discogs, which began as a music database before developing into an online marketplace for physical music releases. Here are some tips for you to start with if you are interested in crate digging: Look at the general condition of the store. How owners take care of the records? Are they clean, stoked properly? If you are buying a secondhand record, always check it for warps and defects before buying. Small scratches may not affect the sound, but deep scratches will cause a clicking sound. To understand if the price is fair, use Discogs app to learn more about pricing for records. Talk with the stuff. They know what they have and can recommend […]
Shooters / Shots
Shooters / shots are small servings of spirits or mixed drinks. Typically consumed quickly, always in a single gulp and it is common to serve a shooter as a “side” to a larger drink. A shot can include anything from 30ml to 100ml. It may also contain one to several spirits and be stirred, layered, shaken or simply poured. Many bartenders usually create their own signature shooters / shots after being a bartender for a while. So two creations may have the same name but taste completely different because of the different ingredients and the methods used. This varies from bartender to bartender as well as various bars and countries. A shot is usually served in a shot glass. One of the versions of how the word “shot glass” appeared is connected to medicine, as in receiving a shot of medicine. Another version is about Friedrich Otto Schott, the co-founder of the German glassworks factory which invented the glass. However, when the glass came to America its name was adapted and changed to Shot Glass instead of Schott Glas. There are different types of shots: Layered shots – are made with different spirits together. When spirits of different densities are carefully […]
The Art of Beatmatching
One of the first steps in learning to DJing, is to learn the art of beatmatching! If you don’t know already, it is a technique that involves matching the tempo of an upcoming track to that of the currently playing track so that they hit key points at the same time. You should pay attention to phrasing and track selection to make a single mix that flows together. Depending on the music style the tempo is going to be different. It is better to start learning beatmatching by using track of the same music genre. For example, house has 115-130 bpm, hip hop 60-100 bpm, techno 120-140 bpm, etc. Francis Grasso invented beat matching in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Initially he was counting the tempo with a metronome and looking for records with the same tempo. Later Alex Rosner built a mixer for him which let him listen to any channel in the headphones independently of what was playing on the speakers. This became the defining feature of DJ mixers. Using this feature and turntables with pitch control he could mix tracks with different tempo. He was changing the pitch of the cued (redirected to headphones) track to match its tempo with the […]
Bartender and Mixologist
Do you know the difference between Bartender and Mixologist? Let’s start by defining who is the mixologist. He is a cocktail designer, who creates extraordinary drinks and develops signature cocktails, prepares own house-made syrups, bitters and liqueur or other ingredients The bartender is an individual with a passion for making beautiful, well-crafted drinks fast and efficiently using the recipes and ingredients prepared by the mixologist. He is also filling drink orders for the wait staff and caring for a bar full of guests, making them feel welcome and telling tall tales. He is also responsible for confirming that customers meet the legal drinking age requirements before serving them alcoholic beverages. Shortly speaking, the bartender knows what ingredients are used in a particular cocktail. The mixologist knows you need to prepare a cocktail with those ingredients. In Marbella Event Academy we have courses for both bartenders and mixologist. We hope the difference is clear now! You can be a bartender without being a mixologist, but the opposite is not possible. To be successful you need to be both! So, study hard, turn on imagination and keep your passion burning!
Did you know that cocktails were invented in the 18th century? British newspaper printed in March, 1798 first mentioned the term cocktail. Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails, developed during the 19th century. Check its classic recipe below: INGREDIENTS 45 ml Bourbon or Rye Whiskey 1 Sugar Cube Few Dashes Angostura Bitters Few Dashes Plain Water METHOD Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitter, add few dashes of plain water. Then muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Stir gently. GARNISH Garnish with orange slice or zest, and a cocktail cherry. Learn how make Old Fashioned and other classic cocktails on our bartending courses!
In today’s post we will tell you about bartending competitions. If you are already an experienced bartender, it is time to show your skills. Participating in competitions has a lot of advantages. For example, connecting with people from the industry and getting inspiration. Winning a competition is great for your CV and increases you chances of success when applying for a job in a prestigious club or bar. You will also get the prize money! 🤑 Check our list of some remarkable competitions: Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition @bacardi.legacy is a cocktail competition with various local (national or regional) and global stages. It begins locally in each participating country and culminates in a global final. Each Bacardi Legacy National Champion competes to become the Bacardi Legacy Global Champion. Monin Cup @monin_europe is a competition for bartenders, organized by Monin. It takes place in several stages: nationally and then internationally. The first stage of this competition takes place in more than 57 countries. The objective is to give young bartenders the opportunity to compete in a professional competition! The winner of each of these local competitions then represents his country during the international final of the Monin Cup. World Flair Association @worldflairassociation is […]
Beauty Secrets on Vogue’s Youtube
On our makeup courses we teach our students how to find inspiration and makeup trends. There are a lot of online recourses where you can find it. For example, Pinterest, online magazines, Facebook groups and makeup forums. One of the best sources is Vogue’s Youtube channel – Beauty Secrets playlist 💄 Have you ever wondered how your favorite celebrities are doing their everyday makeup? On this channel you can watch tutorials and tips from such stars as Lily Aldridge, Victoria Beckham, Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima and many more. During the career models and actresses have their makeup done by professional makeup artists so many times! They learn best secrets and techniques, that is why it is so useful and interesting to watch. We highly recommend you to watch those tutorials to improve your beauty routine! Vogue’s Youtube channel – Beauty Secrets playlist
DJ Raquel DK
We proudly present Raquel de Damas Khaldi a.k.a. DJ Raquel DK. Our teacher of DJ & Music Production courses. Raquel started her journey in 2012 and now she is a successful international DJ. She plays many music genres – House, EDM, R&B, Hip hop, Pop & Arabic. We can see her performances in the most prestigious festivals, beach & night clubs. For example, Starlite Festival, Nikki Beach Marbella, Kah Marbella, Amaré Beach Hotel, Café del Mar, Ibiza Tomorrowland Boat etc. Her latest international show was at Tomorrowland 2019 in Belgium. She showed us her skills and experience at the contest “The Sound of Tomorrow 2019” among millions of Djs from all over the world. The jury of Tomorrowland, Fedde Le Grand together with Mixcloud & Pepsi Max selected the 10 best DJ’s from around the world. Raquel D.K. was one of the few women finalists and the only Spanish! Follow DJ Raquel DK in Instagram @djraqueldk!
Teacher for Bartender Courses – Luis Hernandez
If you still do not know señor Hernandez, it is time to introduce him to you! Luis Hernandez is our teacher for bartender courses. Luis has 15 years of experience in bartending and is a champion of national and international flair competitions. So he is the boss of flairing and mixology. Have any doubts? Check his profile in Instagram @luigihernandezflair!
Cruelty Free Brushes by Niré Beauty
Niré Beauty is an amazing and conscious brand, that is why we choose their sets for our students. They make brushes of the best quality, which last for many years. At the beginning of the makeup course each student receives a set of professional brushes, a complete makeup brush collection by Niré Beauty. These brushes are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, antibacterial and hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin, made of synthetic fibres and designed not to absorb liquid or cream products. Not just the brushes are great 🖤 the deluxe storage capsule looks beautiful too! We are so happy that there are more and more conscious brands. Choose wisely, choose cruelty free and support good brands!
DJ & Music Production Course
This is how classes with DJ Raquel DK look like 🔥🎧 At the Academy we have a fully equipped recording studio with Pioneer XDJ-RX and Rekordbox, soundcards, guitars, piano and DJ controllers. We know that the more practice you have, the better. That is why one of the controllers you can borrow for training with your own laptop. If DJing is your passion, don’t hesitate! Book your course now and start when this nightmare is over.
Body painting 🎨 is a form of body art where artists create an artwork directly onto the human skin. From ancient times, people have been using it for hunting, religious and military reasons (camouflage). Nowadays artists use it in fine art, fashion, commercials, at the festivals and events. Body painting is highly creative and gives many career opportunities. Interested? Learn about body painting process, products, tools and techniques at our makeup course with Diana Hidalgo!
Gin Basil Smash
Basil in cocktails 🤔 Everyone saw mint in cocktails, but what about basil? We definitely like this ingredient! Check bellow one of our favourite recipes – Gin Basil Smash: Jörg Meyer invented this cocktail in 2008 in Hamburg, Germany. He is the owner of Bar Le Lion and Boilerman. Ingredients: 50ml Gin 1 bunch basil leaves (never too much) 25ml fresh lemon juice 15ml sugar syrup Place basil and lemon into a cocktail shaker and smash. Add sugar syrup and gin and top up with ice. Shake it and our into a glass. Garnish with basil leaves. Gin Basil Smash is done! 💚 Learn how to prepare this and many other cocktails on our bartending courses!
Turntables & DJ Controller
To explain you the difference between Turntables & DJ Controller, we will start from telling you what’re they: A turntable is the circular rotating platform of a phonograph (a.k.a. record player, gramophone, turntable, etc.). Turntables are used with a mixer and allow DJs to play vinyl records. DJs can match the tempos of different records by adjusting the playback speed of the turntable. It can be made either by adjusting the speed knob, or by manipulating the platter. By doing this, the records’ rhythms can be played together at the same time without clashing. It makes a smooth, seamless transition from one song to another (beat matching). Some DJs use turntables as musical instruments for scratching, beat juggling and other turntablism techniques. Crate digging is necessary to have unique records. It means checking record stores, flea markets or thrift shops for second hand music on vinyl. A DJ controller is digital musical equipment. It allows the DJ to emulate the traditional DJ mixer and turntables on a single piece of equipment and a laptop or a computer. A controller basically looks like a combination of a DJ mixer and the traditional turntable. The spot for vinyl tracks is replaced with a permanent […]
Cruelty Free Makeup
Do you know that some make up products are tested on animals? According to Cruelty Free International, each year companies worldwide use over 115 million animals for carrying out tests. Some countries like the European Union, Israel, India, Norway, Switzerland, South Korea and New Zealand have banned animal testing, but China, for example, still requires it. In Marbella Event Academy we think that there is no excuse for animal cruelty. There are better alternatives to animal testing. For example, many companies choose to use in vitro testing. It has many advantages over animal testing. Cultured cell tissues also exist as well as computer models. Science favors these alternatives over animal testing because they’re more conclusive, but animal testing has the advantage of being low-cost. Companies use animals only because they’re more “affordable”, which is extremely unethical. On our makeup courses we provide our students only with cruelty free professional makeup products. You can visit CrueltyFreeKitty.com to check if a brand is cruelty free.
Tips for Bartenders during the Quarantine
While all the clubs and bars are closed, bartenders should use this opportunity to improve themselves! Here is a list of tips for bartenders – what you can do during the quarantine if you want to grow: Mixology is art. Start experimenting, learn how to do your own signature drinks! If you come up with an amazing cocktail, the owner of the place where you work can add it to the menu and you will end up have a bunch of fans coming just for it! Read about bartending and mixology. Choose the newest books, guides and article because the bartending world also doesn’t stay still, it changes and you should be sure that you are aware of the new tendencies. Practice Flair Bartending. Entertaining the clients is very important. Flair Bartending is a real show and brings a lot of tips! Follow your passion and bring your skills and knowledge to the next level. Now is the best time for it! We hope our tips will help!
DJs at the Lockdown
Cancelations of parties, festivals and other events are taking place everywhere. Artists all over the world are affected by the situation. But it is not the reason to give up! Look what DJs can do while staying at the lockdown: Check Genius video series called “Deconstructed”, where beatmakers of the top hip-hop beats explain how they made it. Manage your music library. It is always better to have everything organized and it will be easy to search for the tracks. Make a playlist on Spotify, share it and let people to enjoy it! Stream a Dj set online in Instagram, Facebook or where you have more followers. Watch a documentary about your favorite Dj, music group or artist. Make a mix so later you can send it to the clubs and magazines to get a job or publication. Spend some time digging for new music! Spend this time to improve your knowledge and skills! When everything will be over, there will be so many parties and you will be killing it!!
Do you know what Flair Bartending is? 😏 A practice of bartenders entertaining guests with the manipulation of bar tools and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. It looks really impressive and is very important to learn if you want to become a professional bartender. There are flair competitions. Participate and win! It will increase you chances of success when applying for a job in a prestigious club or bar. Our students practice flaring on the beach because it is safer for them and they don’t destroy our bar. When bottles fell on the sand they don’t break! In our next posts we will tell you about flair bartending competitions and how to practice at home safely. Stay tuned!
Beat Maker & Music Producer
What is the difference between a beat maker & a music producer? Comment below! A beatmaker composes beats using sampled sounds of chords, drums, guitars and even a vocal top-line. Afterwards he sells his beats to artists. It applies more to Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap and Urban music. A music producer has a vision. It is a person who: takes some raw ideas and shapes them into a polished finished product that people want to buy;has knowledge of how to create a structure of a song. He takes components (a guitar track recorded by some artist, a vocal track, drummer, bass, keyboard) and puts them together to create music;knows how to mix, edit and combine those tracks to create a song. A music producer also can compose music. It’s a creative role with a lot of control – like being a movie director. In our Academy you can learn the necessary skills and become a music producer and a beat maker. If this is your passion, do not hesitate! Apply for our DJ & Music Production course.
How to Practice Flair Safely at Home
As promised we will tell you how to practice Flair Bartending safely at home! First of all, you should get the equipment – shakers and bottles. Don’t take risk of hurting yourself or destroying your home🏚 It is definitely better to practice with training bottles which are unbreakable. They can be made of high endurance plastic or flexible rubber (these bottles don’t even make loud noises when they fall and if you hit your arm, elbow or head, it will not hurt). There is no problem to find them online. After practicing for a couple of weeks, when you feel comfortable you can apply the moves to glass bottles. When you are all set to start practicing, just put away as much as you can in the area where you are going to practice. New MacBook on the glass table? Chinese porcelain vase of 8th century? No, no, no. Put those precious things away from the training area! Now it’s time to start practicing. It is very important to be persistent. Try to practice at least 3 times per week for about an hour. There are many pro bartenders 🏆 sharing their skills on the internet. Find their lessons on YouTube! Learn Flair on our […]
Dry ice is cool and fun, right? It is used by bartenders to create a smoke effect 💨 in cocktails. But only when used correctly, it is perfectly safe. It is not an ordinary ice 🧊 and there are some things you should know before working with it. It is the solid form of carbon dioxide. Used to cool food and beverages and doesn’t leave water behind like regular ice. Read these important rules of working with dry ice: It can cause burns or frostbite. Avoid skin contact with and use gloves, towels or pot holders to move it. It is harmful if eaten or swallowed. If ingested, seek medical help immediately. It changes to CO2 gas as it sublimates, causing a lack of oxygen which may cause difficulty breathing or suffocation. Use only in a ventilated location. How to use dry ice in cocktails? 🍸 Apply for our bartender courses and you will learn how to do it correctly!
How to Become a Professional DJ
At the beginning everyone who wants to become a DJ is asking this question. If you also want to know the answer – continue reading! Firstly, to become a professional DJ you will need to learn mixing techniques, music history, how to use the equipment and DJ software. Also it is very important to learn how to match your own musical expressions with the desires of an audience. You can learn it on your own or on our DJ course! Having pro DJ, who is explaining everything, can help you to reach a good level faster than on your own. Afterwards, ask yourself what is your goal and what do you need for achieving it? For example, you want to play for your friends at private parties, become a resident DJ in a club or you want to become a world-famous DJ and constantly travel visiting festivals and clubs? Think about it! Whatever your goal is, you have to start practicing, developing your own routines, creating playlists, publishing and sharing your mixes. You will need your own hardware. If you are taking our course, you can borrow a DJ controller and train extra hours on your own. When you are finished with the previous steps, it’s time […]
MEA’S TOP BEACH CHOICES EN EL COSTA DEL SOL
El Cañuelo Where to find it: 13km from the East of Nerja, on the border between Malaga and Granada The truly magical element to this beautiful beach is the fact that it’s situated in a designated nature reserve and therefore is a protected space. Vehicles are parked at the top of the mountain above and shuttle buses travel to and fro picking up visitors. Alternatively you could decline the shuttle bus and decide to enjoy the picturesque walk! El Cañuelo is a cove, with shingles rather than sand. The water is something out of this world, crystal clean and clear and also boasts an impressive marine life. This is definitely the place for snorkeling or scuba diving fans! El Cristo Where to find it: It’s just beyond Estepona Marina, to the West of the town centre. Most beaches on the coast face South but not this one. El Cristo faces West which means it’s sheltered by the wind but also gets the most sunshine! You’ll find fine silky sand here, no stones, which is an extra plus. The clear water is also shallow and gradually gets deeper so this is an ideal beach for kids too. This beach is […]
23 reasons to educate yourself on Marbella Event Academy
Do you have plans to become an bartender, Make-up Artist, DJ or hairdresser? Then you should do it in Marbella Event Academy in southern Spain. My name is Nikilina and has been responsible for PR the last two years. To now have to move on and leave this great and wonderful job working for someone else feels incredibly tough, but I am extremely happy about the lovely time that was. Below I give you 23 reasons why Marbella Event Academy is the obvious choice if you should educate yourselves to either of the above professions: 1. Fellowship 2. The Practice 3. Volleyball at the beach 4.Cool Events 5. The Academy 6. Poolparty at Sisu 7. All freefood at the events 8. The drinks 9. The flourishing creativity 10. DJ Teacher Martin 11. Sangria at the beach 12. Sangria whatsoever 13. The inspirational environments around the education 14. The atmosphere 15. Sunset parties 16. The laughter during class 17. The games and adventures 18. The lessons on the beach 19. Photoshoots 20. The Parties 21. Nikki Beach 22. Friends for life 23. Strawberry daiquiris
Valentine 14 feb 2020
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Before and After Makeover!
Here at Marbella Event Academy we decided to do a fun ‘Before and After Makeover’. One lucky girl was selected to be our model to help her break into the modelling industry, and provide her with her first portfolio photographs. First off, I cleansed, toned and moisturised to prep her skin for the makeup looks to come. Some photographs were taken of her as a clean canvas so we could see the change in the end result. Once I had revived her skin with a splash of Caudalie facial oil, Dessange Hair took over and added their amazing oomph with big rollers for a 60’s Bardot-esque look. The 60’s look wasn’t entirely planned but happened organically- that’s what I happen to love about makeup! I then created a dark smokey crease, complemented by a gold shimmer on the lid. Her eyebrows were groomed and accentuated to continue the striking angles to her face. A touch of highlighter was used as well as slight contouring to accentuate her cheekbones and jaw line. And finally a classic red lip was applied to polish off the look. (See below for list of products) The model had brought some […]
Nightlife Calling: Black Coffee/Ame Live
Earlier this week Olivia Valere gave this season’s nightlife a much needed surprise, bringing Black Coffee to the scene. This South African DJ is a legend, his house, afro-house and deep house beats are one of a kind and so he showed us on Tuesday 17th. But don’t stress if you missed the night, because he’ll be back on the 7th of August to bless us with his presence once again, be sure not to miss it. In case you were busy hiding under a rock on Saturday night, Momento (recently launched nightclub in Marbella) infused the night with the incredible german-duo Âme, formed by DJs Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer playing live… where’s the praising hands emoji when you really need it? They spun classy deep house beats all through the session, one I’m glad I didn’t miss!
Best of Beauty: Protecting Your Summer Hair
Argan Oil If you’re searching for any new hair products this summer, be sure to check that organ is one of it’s main ingredients, the African oil its sworn to moisturize and fight dryness better than any of its competitors. You can work it on the ends, or coat your entire hair and sit back for a while. Chlorine Consequences Pool chlorine has a funny way of turning our hair all kinds of shades, but non-desired like yellow, red and even green. If you have yellow highlights, you’ll definitely feel the suffering of the summer burn on your hair colour. I recommend using a purple-hued toning shampoo, cancelling out the yellow in the highlights. Curls? Yes The extra humidity during this summery season works completely in your favour adding that bouncy volume. To keep them defined use a lightweight hydrating cream and apply it to damp hair. Beachy Waves It’s a thing! Especially in the summer, we’d all love to exit the sea with the perfect salted-hair-look, to recreate you can use salt spray and a dry-finish styler to hold the waves. Wrap strands of hair around a curling iron and make sure to shake it out, […]