Colour Me Beautiful eye shadows

I thought I would dip into the back of the make up drawer of dreams today and pick out something that I haven’t used for a while. This custom eye shadow palette falls into the category, although I have no idea why – the colours are really nice accent colours for me and they are […]

NARS Tinted Moisturiser

Having spent a few pennies at the NARS counter recently, the SA gave me a few samples to try and one of them was the new NARS Tinted Moisturiser in St Moritz. I recently was recommended to swap from my Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturiser to the Laura Mercier oil free one, and I have become […]

On parenting a near teen

There are lots of downsides to parenting a near teen. No longer does a little warm body climb onto my lap and ask for a “duckle, Mummy”. There are no more pudgy little hands finding their way into mine as we walk down the street. But when you take three trainee eye rollers on a […]

NARS purchases

NARS have opened in my local House of Fraser. Believe me when I say this will prove catastrophic for my bank balance. I bought 2 eye shadow duos in Brousse and Silk Road, a lipstick in Niagara and a blush in Gilda. Silk Road I absolutely adore. Both shadows in this duo have a little […]

Beauty comfort blanket

Sometimes you look at the make up bag groaning drawer of product, and think: “do you know what, I have sod all idea what to do today”. It’s on days like that that I reach for my beauty comfort blanket, aka my Bobbi Brown palettes. Aficionados of Bobbi Brown will already have spotted the glaringly […]

Neutrogena Anti-Ageing Hand Cream

I am a devoted user of Neutrogena’s hand cream and body lotion. They are super effective, don’t have an overwhelming fragrance and keenly priced. I recently spotted in Boots a new addition to the Neutrogena stable – an anti-ageing hand cream, which promised to intensely moisturise, reduce and prevent brown spots and contained an SPF […]

Estee Lauder Chelsea Rose

Lots of my beautiful friends have embraced Spring, even if the weather hasn’t quite caught up yet. I am seeing loads of beautiful colours appearing on faces all around me. Bright pink lips seem to have captured the imaginations on many, and here’s my take. I don’t have the confidence to rock NARS Schiap – […]

Dior Garden Clutch No 2

The alignment of the planets that was a 10% off weekend in Debenhams, at a time that I had some points on the Beauty Card, found me perusing the eye shadows at the Dior counter. A few years ago I signed up as a tester for the Beauty Bible and in my test pack was […]

NOTD: No7 in Beanie

I am new to this nail painting lark, having last painted my own nails about 20 years ago. But I thought I would give it a go, so invested in Revlon Base Coat, 3 for 2 No 7 varnishes and Seche Vite. As I post this, it’s Thursday and the polish has just started to […]