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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19 Dec 2016
The Perfect Bath Time

The Perfect Bath Time

It’s about now I’m looking for the relaxation and tranquility of the bath.

Although a day spent in the cold Christmas air leaves us feeling festive, it can be damaging for our skin in ways that even the best moisturiser cannot fix.

In Europe, the winter chill is well underway and there is no better remedy than sinking into a hot and delicious bath.

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14 Dec 2016
The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #2

The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #2

What she wants when she can have anything she wants.

As you know that’s the question I am asking when making gift suggestions.

My “inner” rule has always been two fold when it comes to gift giving.

I ask myself what would “they” really, really love and would I be excited to receive such a gift.
I reason if the answer to those questions is a resounding YES, then there lies the solution.

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3 Dec 2016
The 3 Best “Cover-Ups”

The 3 Best “Cover-Ups”

Holiday season has officially started.

So have my tired eyes and dark circles.

I am already searching for the concealer and working on a cover-up.

I know I should be managing my sleeping better and living life in moderation; it is a festive time and if a few dark eyes are the price then I will happily pay it.

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