Pencil Me In
7 November 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

Pencil Me In

Somethings are worth repeating.

I enjoyed your responses to yesterday’s athleisure chat and what I liked to hear is how much we take pride in our appearance.

It really came out in your thoughtful comments and after re-reading, it has given me pause to reflect.

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What She Loves: Rouge D’Armani Matte 403
2 October 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

What She Loves: Rouge D’Armani Matte 403

Is there a perfect red lipstick?

I believe there are many perfect reds and in my career as a tester and wearer of rouge lips, I know this to be true.

Every now and then I find a matte red that stops me in my tracks, makes me feel very well put together and happy as.

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‘Good Genes’: Sometimes They Mean Everything
22 August 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

‘Good Genes’: Sometimes They Mean Everything

Sometimes daughters really do know all.

Annoying, but true.


Falling back behind “mother knows best” doesn’t always ring true and I am happy to learn and stand corrected – especially when it comes to anything beauty.

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Going, Going Gone: The Importance of Cleansing
13 August 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

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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