Since I left the employee rat race and became self employed in 2013 I have been ‘lucky’ not to have to wear suits and smart office attire for work  I love that I am free to dress casual which I find helps me be more productive as I don’t feel restricted by having to wear a suit like I did in my previous job.  Although I can dress casual I’m not really one of these people who sits at home and works in my PJs.  For me personally that is taking things a little to far the other way.  I… View Post

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

After Christmas I was sent a lovely sweet bracelet from The Lifestyle Blogger UK.  I don’t have much jewellery but what I do have is simple and classic.  I’m not a huge fan of over sized jewellery especially earring.  In fact I only ever wear a very plain pair of earrings and can’t actually remember when I changed them! The silver coloured metal bracelet is so comfortable to wear and surprisingly brought many compliments when I wore it on a night out.  The heart and leather tassels are really cute and I found it coordinated with a number of different… 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