How I do my Brows; Tutorial 

Brows are a part of the makeup world that divides opinion; they are such a personal preference and someone’s idea of the perfect brow would strike fear into others. I outlined much of this in my post ‘Brows of a Feather’ where I talked about the evolution of my own brows from the 1990’s to today….

ABH Subculture Drama.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette has been one of the most anticipated new releases of this year with thousands of makeup addicts flocking online to get their hands on it. As expected the palettes flew off the shelves at record speed, even beating the much-loved Modern Renaissance palette in terms of sales. Make-up artists…

Editorial Eyeliner

​Editorial, what the flip does that mean? I remember about a year ago when I was first starting to take makeup really seriously, I was doing a live on a Facebook group doing a typical blended out gradient effect green eye that has become a bit of a signature look for me; when someone on…

Monthly Movie Makeup Monday; Funny Girl

As it is the first Monday of the month, it is time for my Monthly Makeup Monday; last months edition was from ‘Pulp Fiction’, this month I took inspiration from the film musical ‘Funny Girl’ Don’t Rain on my Parade Whenever I hear mention of the musical ‘Funny Girl’ or indeed Barbra Streisand herself, I always…

Cut Crease Tutorial 

Until about a year ago I did not have a clue what a cut crease was let alone being able to do one. Being the eyeshadow addict that I am as soon as I saw people on Facebook groups trying to do them I knew I had to jump in and have a go.

10 Things I Dislike About Beauty

I feel like this post needs no introduction, it speaks for itself.
Hair removal
This has definitely got to be the most irritating thing I have to do in the name of beauty. Whether you shave, wax or pluck, hair removal is literally the pits (excuse the pun).

First Night Out in Years; What I Wore

End of term party outfit I was really nervous about going to this end of the school year event; I have not been out on a night out without Neil since Sebastian was born, having children means that social occasions are few and far between.  Social events also make me nervous and anxious because I…

5 Things You Should Tell Yourself Everyday 

As some of you might know I’ve been trying my best to live my life more positively and try not to take all the negatives in life to heart. This is very much easier said than done as I am terrible at following my own advice. I posted recently about five things that keep me sane but I really haven’t had the time to do these things at the moment, I feel a bit miserable about that.

Here Comes the Bridal Makeup

I never hired a makeup artist to do my wedding makeup, partly due to being on a budget, but mainly because I wanted to do my own makeup. 

Filtered Beyond Reality

Do you want it all; smooth, blemish free skin, no wrinkles, a thinner face, perfect angled brows, larger lips or even a change of eye colour? This sounds too good to be true, probably because it is, but when we look at pictures in magazines and on social media we think ‘That model/actress looks perfect, I wish I looked like that.’

Project Pan; A Sign of Guilt?

I hit pan

I have had my Modern Renaissance palette by Anastacia Beverly Hills for about 8 month and I finally hit pan on one of the shades, I felt like I had won £2 pound on a scratch card or a free caramel frappe. My delight at using enough of the product that you can see a little bit of the metal pan was not thwarted by the fact that it was the cream shade (tempura) which is my most used colour as I set my primer with that or whatever cream shade I have handy.

Anti Haul; What I’m Not Going to Buy Part 1

The concept of an ‘anti haul’ was created by the very funny and talented Kimberly Clark for her YouTube channel in a response to the rising amount of consumerist content that was flooding the beauty community and YouTube.