Have you ever had a facial and resented paying for it?
I have. It feels like a kick in the teeth, especially when we are regularly lead to believe, through slick advertising and marketing, that the more expensive the facial, the more effective it must be.
So you can imagine my delight when I came across a premium facial which (I think) is absolutely worth the investment.
Happy new year! How are you faring so far? 😉
I started to miss my evening glass of wine today.
It has been five days.
How am I ever going to manage thirty-one?!
Good tidings one and all! How early were you up this morning? 🙂
Today is my last post and I have deliberately saved the best til last! If you have ever struggled to find a concealer that will not crease or dry out the under eye area and actually does the job of concealing dark circles, do I have a treat for you.
It is Christmas Eve!
If you have been following this beauty advent since day #1 thank you so much for joining me. I hope I have introduced you to some new products and inspired you with some present ideas (including ones for yourself!).n
I suddenly realised the other day that posting a present idea on Christmas Day READ MORE
I trained using predominantly powder eyeshadows and it is only really in the last three years or so that I have discovered the wonder of cream shadows, be they in pot, pencil or crayon format.
Cream eyeshadows make applying eye makeup a doddle. You just need to know two things:
The bug bear with wearing nail polish consistently is that it can leave your nails with a yellowish tinge. Applying yet more polish doesn’t seem conducive and leaving nails bare for a few days or weeks or applying a clear varnish over READ MORE
When I think of the stand out makeup products and brands I have been fortunate enough to get to know over the years, the name ‘Estée Lauder’ doesn’t immediately spring to mind. To my surprise, however, not one, but three Estée Lauder products have made it into my Top 25 Beauty Buys this year. Five if you count the MAC brush I wrote about yesterday
Of all the makeup brushes I own this one is definitely in my top three (the other two are eye brushes and interestingly both also MAC).
I first came across this particular brush about seven years ago. I was assisting a pro makeup artist on a shoot and she had about a dozen of them in her brush roll. I remember thinking READ MORE
Since I became a makeup artist it has become almost impossible for me to watch a movie without my mind wandering at least a dozen times to the makeup the protagonist or key actor is wearing. Classic examples of me obsessing over lipstick shades when I should be concentrating on the plot includeREAD MORE
One of the first things I ask my clients when I detox their makeup bags or begin a makeup lesson is “Tell me, how do you remove your makeup?”. Invariably I am met with a wide-eyed, slightly nervous look and then a couple of seconds later I hear their almost inaudible reply: “Using wipes?” *slams head in hands*READ MORE
This is such a life saver, particularly when you want to remove a deep nail colour and cannot be bothered to faff around with endless discs of cotton wool.
I cannot remember where I first heard about this but I must be on my third or forth pot.READ MORE