Notes on scent

When I was young the scent of certain beauty products clearly made an impression on me, as even just looking at a photograph of some of these products in Sali Hughes' book Pretty Iconic brought back the memory of the smell. Strangely, it was often the scent of products my grandparents used that would stick... Continue Reading →

June Lust List: Unusual lipstick

Inspired by Talonted Lex and her 'Unwearable' series of make up posts, I've been taking a closer look at make up colours I wouldn't usually consider. To be honest, a lot of my lipstick choices here are a bit 'safe' compared to some of the shades that Lex has tried, but I might try something... Continue Reading →

Why festive glamour is the best

When it comes to fashion and beauty, I am a huge fan of glamour. While some may call it superficial, I really couldn't care less for that attitude as glamour is far more about equal opportunities than most aspects of the fashion industry. You can be any age or body shape, with far from model-like... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on agelessness

On a recent lunch time jaunt to John Lewis with a couple of colleagues, we found ourselves discussing the relative merits of different sewing machine manufacturers. The only overlocker the store stocked was made by Janome, and my colleagues weren't terribly impressed by this. I pointed out that the Janome sewing machine my parents bought... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Nails

When I mention accessories you might not think of your nails as fitting that category, but adding a splash of colour to your fingers or toes is fast becoming big news for those who like accesorising. Nail varnish is now outselling lipstick and coloured polish, gel, foils, wraps, gems and glitter are more easily available... Continue Reading →

Review: Pretty Honest

Now that I am 40, I realised that I'm probably going to have to make some changes to my lifestyle, particularly where my body is concerned. It's not just my fitness (or lack thereof) that I can no longer afford to ignore, my skin could do with a bit more attention too. I bought Pretty... Continue Reading →

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