9 Oct 2016
Packing For Venice

Packing For Venice


Packing for Venice; I am happy writing this sentence.

Next week my little team and I are basing in Venice.


Why? I thought, why not?

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2 Oct 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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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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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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8 Sep 2016
The Finishing Touch: Ready, Set And Puff

The Finishing Touch: Ready, Set And Puff

There is a finishing touch I can’t do without.

Can you guess? It’s powder.

I need a puff to not only feel made-up and ready to go but also to maintain my make-up during the day and evening.

Powder in the most part is essential but finding the right one can be downright hazardous.

Powder can be perilous.

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22 Aug 2016
Raspberry: With A “P”

Raspberry: With A “P”

Raspberry, with a “p”.

I have always found raspberry to be one of those very lovely words.

Albeit a word with a strange spelling.

What is the “p” all about?
There is nothing “rasping” about raspberry.  

Raspberry denotes everything luscious and delicious.
A word to conjure up goodness and pleasure in every which way. Whether raspberry is a taste, a touch or a vision, all in all raspberry is one potent word.

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6 Aug 2016
Robin Wright: Another Beautiful Face

Robin Wright: Another Beautiful Face

Robin Right is another beautiful and very striking face.

If nothing else I would watch House of Cards to observe her wardrobe and style signature. I’m not sure how she feels about it, but Robin Wright has so totally assumed the role of Claire Underwood it is hard to imagine her in any other role.


I admire her very sophisticated look in the show and her wardrobe is so totally in character; her personal stylist, Kemal Harris has exquisite taste and understands well the definition of “power dressing”.

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22 Jul 2016
Stella Tennant: Another Beautiful Face

Stella Tennant: Another Beautiful Face


Stella Tennant, what a beautiful face.

She is strikingly beautiful with strong features; her slight masculine but superbly feminine look means she has the ability to model just about anything.

Stella Tennant looks very much the Brit and is oftentimes very eccentric in her work; she is one to watch and admire.

Close to 50, she is still gracing the runway and working many beautiful campaigns.

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12 Jul 2016
Leonor Greyl: In Her Routine

Leonor Greyl: In Her Routine

Hair care is very much in her routine.

Mine at least.

Since changing my hair colour and letting nature take it’s course (I never thought I would be that girl) I am far more aware of how it looks.

I tortured my hair forever, have tried most shades and loved a visit to the hairdresser more than anything; a colour and cut was a favourite pastime.

With the amount of stress I have given my hair it’s surprising I have any left.


Now my focus is on the shade of grey and the condition.

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5 Jul 2016
Beauty Drama At the Airport

Beauty Drama At the Airport

How could there possibly be a beauty drama at the airport?

Well, I had one.


So it was definitely not life altering or life threatening and a very tiny drama in the scheme of life but it could have ended badly; I might have been a very unhappy traveller.


Let’s back up a bit.

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25 Jun 2016
Barbra Streisand: Another Beautiful Face

Barbra Streisand: Another Beautiful Face

Barbara Streisand is another beautiful face.

I am a long time admirer of this fabulous looking woman. She is talented, super successful and I believe a woman who has aged incredibly well. Streisand has managed to retain her own signature style forever.

Ever since Funny Girl, Hello Dolly and What’s Up Doc not to mention The Way We Were (that must be the all time best chick flick ever) I have watched her movies. I realise it is her singing voice, her enormous talent with the vocals where Barbra Streisand’s fame lies, but I enjoy her movies. Two of my favourites, the less well known Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces are worth a watch if you have not already seen them.

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19 Jun 2016
Legendary Lashes

Legendary Lashes


Legendary lashes?

I had them last year for a short time but they were extensions.

Have you tried extended lashes?

I loved them. The lashes worked for me for some months; they looked natural and I could wake up each morning and do my eye make-up in seconds.

A quick flick with the pencil and they were done.

They lasted for nearly two months before looking patchy and then a lash refill gave me another month.

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