18 May 2017
Going Nude

Going Nude

Going nude??

5 ways and counting.

Ha, ha don’t panic


I am covering up more and more these days, except in my make up.


As the temperatures mount, the season trend for fresh faced beauty and neutral shades is one that I am ready to follow.

Whenever is “nearly nude” not a trend?

This natural look in make-up is one I have always loved and it is one I find even more of a winner now.

If I make up too much on my face not only do I feel silly but also uncomfortable.

Too much generally means a re-start.

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8 May 2017
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #17

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #17

Beauty is one of those extraordinary and intangible qualities.

We find beauty in the most obvious and the least likely ways and each of us interpret what we find beautiful very differently.

The joy of life is the search and the discovery of what we each consider, beauty.
For beauty is, ‘in the eye of the beholder’ and thankfully that is so otherwise life would be very black and white. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than watching how others interpret and never do we each see in the same way.

It is really a miracle.

As I think about the beauty secrets that aren’t those easily dispensed from a tube or those that require the hands of others I find my thoughts resting with those qualities to inspire and the attributes that help us grow as women.

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7 May 2017
The Pick Of The Eye Pencils

The Pick Of The Eye Pencils


IT’S HARD TO KNOW THE PICK OF THE EYE PENCILS.

Eye liner is a love/hate thing with me.


I like the dark upswept or heavily outlined look on others. I struggle to get it quite right on myself.


The ageing process, as much as I like it intellectually, does have some downsides.

I could blame age and a tendency for the eyes to be less wide open than they once were but in truth I was never much good at the application of eye liner.

It is a twofold dilemma.

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27 Apr 2017
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #16

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #16

Beauty comes in many different packages.

Being beautiful is a life long work and of course I am not meaning the physical attributes here.

Yes, most of us want to be more beautiful in whatever way is acceptable and desirous to us but deep down we know it is a lot more complicated than diet, exercise, needles, scalpels and potions.


Internal beauty requires dedication.

The kind of beauty that makes us wake up each day and feel well within, beauty that makes us engage positively with others, be generous and for the most part enrich the lives of those we love and those around us.


This is not a one, two three easy beauty secret to share; we can’t take it or buy it.

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16 Apr 2017
Travel Diaries: She Won’t Mind If I Tell You

Travel Diaries: She Won’t Mind If I Tell You

She won’t mind, I know she won’t.

The best part of travelling with a girlfriend is the talk time.

Having an extended length of time with none of the normal day-to-day responsibilities is the greatest luxury of all.

It is the kind of time that doesn’t come around that often but when it does it means everything and more.

We travelled together for ten days and I don’t think we stopped talking other than to sleep.
We talked the big, the small and all the in-between.

Living thousands of miles and many years apart means nothing in the grand scheme of things; when you are friends, you are friends.

Distance means nothing and time together is a precious commodity.

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18 Mar 2017
Revisiting French Rules: Lips And Eyes

Revisiting French Rules: Lips And Eyes

 
 

French women might not regard these winning combinations as rules.

When it comes to how many French women wear their make-up, they do follow a couple of particular patterns, in my observation at least. 

And from where I sit with make-up, I believe it is a winning formula.



Lips and eyes, with a French take, works like this.

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14 Mar 2017
Made Up, Out The Door And Ready To Go In 5

Made Up, Out The Door And Ready To Go In 5

We would all like to be made up and ready to go in 5.

As much as we talk about spending time and taking time when it comes to the practicalities of day to day it is useful to whizz through them at the speed of light.

I don’t for a moment think it took fashion photographer, Tim Walker and his team minutes to make up and stage the fabulous Helena Bonham Carter ;)



Feeling fabulous and understanding our personal style does take investment on many levels but looking, ready-to-go can be something we learn to master very quickly.


I need a certain level of “maintenance” to make this happen.

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10 Mar 2017
Another Beautiful Face: Pia Gronning

Another Beautiful Face: Pia Gronning


Pia Gronning, is another beautiful face.

I am immediately drawn to her style and ageless beauty.

Pia Gronning is certainly blessed with beautiful looks but what I notice in her many photographs is her natural approach.

The shades she chooses to dress in and the simplicity of her make-up against her sensational grey hair are notes we can all add to our style diaries.

Whenever I feel shaky about the length of my hair and thoughts of growing it even longer, I look at other women of mature age age with the same hair goals for encouragement.

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20 Feb 2017
3 Things We Need To Know

3 Things We Need To Know

There are far more than 3 things we need to know.

I had the idea to start a conversation about those fashion and beauty ideas we not only want to learn more about but also those we want to share.

There is so much information to decipher and so many new discoveries to be made and none of us want to be left behind.

I believe together we are a force to be reckoned with and if the answer isn’t forthcoming one of us will surely figure it out.

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9 Feb 2017
Going, Going Gone: The Importance of Cleansing

Going, Going Gone: The Importance of Cleansing

Cleansing is probably my most important beauty routine.

A big statement but it is how I feel.


If my face is well cleansed I feel my skin looks brighter and I feel so much better.

Generally I am religious in my routine and give my face a thorough cleansing morning and night. The last few weeks I have not been as applied and this morning when I looked in the mirror I can see the results. Not so great.

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