30 Sep 2016
Eyes Wide Open: The Feline Flick

Eyes Wide Open: The Feline Flick

The feline flick; I’m in.

Do you ever have those days (read months) where you and the art of make-up part ways?

Where the idea of taking the time to go the extra yards is all too hard? A slash of lips and a splash of fragrance is all the enthusiasm you can muster?

The thought of concentrating, looking in a magnifying mirror and artfully applying a fabulous product is just simply, too daunting?

Thoughts of, “what if it smudges”, “will it run” or “is this ridiculous” dominate and prevent experimentation and adventure?

Do you recognise my mood?

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27 Sep 2016
Je Vous Ecoute: Are You Listening?

Je Vous Ecoute: Are You Listening?

Je vouse écoute; I am listening.

Are we really listening?

Something I have noticed recently – for a world where everybody is plugged in most of the time, very few listen.

I like the sentence, je vous écoute because in Provence, where I hear it often it truly does mean, I am listening.

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26 Sep 2016
Stuart Weitzman: All About The Boot

Stuart Weitzman: All About The Boot

Stuart Weitzman is all about the boot.

Like the faux, I was a little resistant with the idea of super long boots. What was I thinking?

Like most fashion statements, it is about finding the right pair and adapting the trend to suit.

No, I won’t be styling the over the knees like Gigi Hadid but I will be wearing them my way; not with shorts and legs that go forever, but with simple dresses.

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21 Sep 2016
Q & A: The 3 Top Serums?

Q & A: The 3 Top Serums?

If you ask, I will answer.

Today in a new series of Q&A, serums are the talk.

I have been asked recently which serums I prefer and why.

Serum is one of the key ingredients in my very simple beauty routine. Serum is the one product I regularly use and never leave home without.

It works for me.

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21 Sep 2016
Turmeric: The Wonder Spice

Turmeric: The Wonder Spice

Turmeric is a wonder spice.

I asked Lily all about why the hype for turmeric is so great.

Before I hand over to her, there is one element I will warn you about; the colour.

My first experience with turmeric was somewhat challenging. All I can say is the orange/yellow teeth stain which took forever to remove, was not a pretty look. Fortunately 3 toothbrushes later, it wasn’t permanent.

I must have become over excited and added to much of this wonder spice to the mix ;)

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18 Sep 2016
Inspired By #62: Linda Rodin

Inspired By #62: Linda Rodin

“I think one does feel more liberated and independent when one gets older.

More honest and open with yourself and others. But you still have insecurities—they’re different, but they don’t totally go away. But you reach a point and say ‘That’s OK.’ In the end, nobody’s perfect, and we’re all doing the best we can.” – Linda Rodin, Into The Gloss

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17 Sep 2016
Current Mood:”Garconne”

Current Mood:”Garconne”

This week’s mood has been in tune with, Garconne.

I have mentioned before my daughter Venetia has started a beauty booking app in London, a concierge service for beauty treatments both at home and in salons.

Ruuby makes it so easy to arrange all things beauty and as the mother I am very lucky to be spoilt.

No complaints from me.

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