Lips And Lacquer: Pure Colour Envy
16 May 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

Lips And Lacquer: Pure Colour Envy


These are something fabulous.

I recently found a new paint on lip colour – seriously, sensational.


They aren’t really called lacquer, rather paint on liquid colour, but I have christened them lacquer for some reason.


Not that the name matters as they are truly one of the easiest lip colours I have applied.

read more
Going Grey: How To Wear It
26 February 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

Going Grey: How To Wear It


How to wear the grey hair?

We have talked the long and the short decision through before and I think it’s simple.

Grey hair can be any length you love and any style you want. It is more about personal preference and what suits than anything else. Once the grey is in it’s not entirely set and forget. Grey requires maintenance; not as much as highlights or an all over colour but regular looking after.

How to wear the grey?

read more
Five Tricks: Five Years Younger
20 January 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

Five Tricks: Five Years Younger

ARE THERE FIVE EASY TRICKS TO LOOKING FIVE YEARS YOUNGER?

I am not sure if these ideas really make me look any younger but they sure do make me feel a lot better.

There are certain “grooming” (for want of better word) jobs I need to have done regularly otherwise I don’t feel well with the world.

Simple beauty, hair and make-up rituals that make all the difference to how I look and present myself.

They are not complicated or revolutionary but they inspire confidence.

When I am behind on these, I am well and truly behind.

read more
Morning Beauty Routine: It’s All In The KISS
15 November 2017 | VA Notes Beauty

Morning Beauty Routine: It’s All In The KISS


Not that kind of kiss.

Although it never hurts, the keep-it-simple-stupid kind of morning beauty routine is the one I’m talking about.



Wherever I am, whatever the day I practise the same morning routine and it is a simple one. Like cleaning the teeth, I can’t get going without these well-established rituals.

I might beauty-up at a different time of the morning but certain routines and products are non-negotiable.

HabitYes, definitely. There is not only a degree of comfort in practising routine but also the obvious benefits reaped from regular skincare.

Necessity? Yes, absolutely, I think so.

read more