I’ve never been one of these people who ‘trowels’ their make up on.  Unlike teenage girls today I didn’t really get in to make up until I’d left school.  I little eyeliner and lipgloss before then but I cleanly didn’t have a fun face of make up whilst at school.  To be honest it wasn’t until I was at University that I started wearing foundation.  I suppose I was blessed and didn’t go through the normal acne phase. In my forties now I still have a minimalist look about  my everyday make up.  I really don’t have drawers and drawers… View Post

Today as part of my attempt to complete Blogmas; a post a day from 1 December until Christmas I thought I’d talk about Christmas hair and make up.  By no means am I a beauty and hair expert but here are a few of my favourite party picks. 1 Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eye Palette I just adore the naked range of eye shadows by Urban decay.  The Naked Smokey palette has to be my go to palette for nights out.  I admit I struggle to do a stunning smokey eye but even I can get the smokey eye effects with these… View Post

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

Strange question I know but do you always pick the same brands or like me mix up brands but pick the same colours every time? Let’s talk about lipsticks. I’m very picky about my lipstick colour. I don’t like a bright lipstick which usually puts most reds and pinks out of my comfort zone. But then I don’t suit peach tones either. This leaves me with muted pinks and nudes. My preference being a nude lipstick. Now there are plenty of nude lipsticks out there on the market, all slightly different in shade, ranging from dark nudes to lighter natural… View Post