A few weeks ago I was invited to a blogger evening at Anthony John Salons near Lichfield.  The hair salon is based at Heart Of The Country Shopping Village in the charming village of Swinton.  The shopping village comprises of converted farm buildings with boutiques, craft shops and restaurants. The spacious hair salon is bright and airy and the brick built building is quite deceptive as to what the inside contains.  Upon entering the salon there is a modern decor with relaxing sofas.  Over the reception area there is also a customer shill out area where clients can sit while their treatments… View Post

I have to say my favourite eye shadow brand has to be Urban Decay.  I just love how easy their colours are to apply and how they suit my colour tone.  Plus they have the added benefit that they stay put all day.  Over the summer Urban Decay brought out a collection of 20 eye shadows that they felt were their favourite retro colours that they have made.  I jumped at the chance to own this lovely collection which is sold exclusivly by Debenhams. The Vice Ltd Reloaded palette retails at £43 in the UK. The palette is not Urban… View Post

This time last year whilst still living in Wales we had a spare day with nothing to do and I really wanted to not waste the day and hang around at home. Off on the train we went up the Cambrian coast to visit Portmeirion; a specially built Italian inspired village nestled in beautiful woodland on the coast. It is so beautiful there. We chose a dry but slightly cloudy day but still had such a lovely time walking around. All the buildings are painted in such calming Mediterranean colours  with statutes and beautiful gardens. We had a beautiful lunch if… View Post

My teenage daughter (13) absolutely adores flamingos.  Without a doubt they are her favourite animal.  She loves to visit Chester Zoo to watch them ‘strut’ their stuff.  They are such beautiful graceful animals.  when we moved back to the Midlands earlier this year, the room she was having was in need of redecorating.  One thing she wanted was flamingos! She adored their coral colour and came across these nail varnishes and loved the grey colour too. The decision was made. Her room was to be coral and grey. Imagine her excitement when we came across this wallpaper! The wallpaper was… View Post

This month has been a strange one.  Although September usually means a more structured time as school starts but this year it just doesn’t seem to have happened. My favourite things this month have been: Time Away I was lucky to get a fee days away in Anglesey this month. Ice always loved Wales especially North Wales and s little stroll along thevWelsh Coastal Path was just what was needed. The views down on the bay and harbour were beautiful. The gorgeous weather was much appreciated. Lipsticks Whilst walking through Debenhams I got side tracked on the Urban Decay stand.… View Post