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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2 Mar 2017
Concealer: How To Wear It 3 Ways

Concealer: How To Wear It 3 Ways

There is a trick with concealer and I have figured it out.

It can be used 3 ways and can make quite the difference.


I forgot my favourite bb cream and foundation on a trip recently and didn’t have time or the inclination to re-buy my favourites.

Somewhere in my distant memory a vague spark flickered and I remembered, if used properly, a good concealer can double or triple not only as a great cover up but also for a base and contouring.


Concealer is one of those products I use mostly under tired eyes and not for much else.

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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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22 Nov 2016
Adding Shine And Volume

Adding Shine And Volume


Adding shine and volume to hair is something most of us try on a daily basis.

It is much harder to pump up the volume if hair is fine and straggly.

The truth is a good hair day changes the way we feel and think about ourselves and gives us an extra dose of self-confidence. I know when my hair is looking its best I feel like a different person, especially now I have given up colour in favour of the greys.

As I age I feel more and more certain that beautiful, healthy and well styled hair is one of the best beauty secrets of all.

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18 Nov 2016
Less Is More: The Truth About Make-Up

Less Is More: The Truth About Make-Up

Less is more with make-up.

I am finding this to be the case more and more.

It’s the ageing process that is causing the conundrum. There is no denying my face requires some different attention now.

I am happy with the ageing process, I do think I have come to terms with that, but I get nervous about make-up and the application of it.

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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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