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Laid Bare

So happy just received my @baremineralsuk order. Thanks to @feelunique as well as a few free gifts to try
I absolutely love this make up and have used it ever since being introduced to its benefits by my sister a few years ago. You can use as little or as much as you like, depending on the occasion, and build it up gradually until you achieve your desired look.  And @feelunique offer a great subscription service where you can get your favourites ordered automatically to a frequency of your choice. 





The future is bright…

I purchased a few new items of clothing since my last post and will share them with you over the coming days.  Most of them have been sale items of summer attire in readiness for my upcoming holiday in Tenerife.

My first items are a lovely tangerine orange top with a scallop hem from New Look which I have worn with black skinny jeans, black open toe sandals and a black chiffon, longline sleeveless waistcoat with a crochet hem.

These longline waistcoats will also look great with ripped denim shorts for holidays as I think the nice weather in the UK has sadly left us.


Semi permanent make up 

Apologies for not posting for so long but this year seems to have run away with me. I have recently taken the plunge and tried semi permanent make up, namely eyebrows and lower eyeliner. I went to a salon where the hand method is used rather than an electric tattoo machine. I did a lot of research on the Internet and this method of application gives a more natural effect. I went to a salon near me called The Salon in Milton Keynes and my treatment was carries out by Jaya who also owns the salon.

I’m not going to lie it was a little painful but felt like I was having my eyebrows plucked and after the first application an anaesthetic  cream is applied so you can hardly feel anything.  A top up is required after six weeks but the results should last 2-3 years.  It has shaved time off my make up routine in the morning and is so much easier when on holiday as it will always look like you have made some effort. 


Ski Scotland

I’m on my way home from a week in Scotland visiting my partners family. We took the opportunity to squeeze in some skiing as they live so close to the Cairngorms. We made a few stops on the way and spent a night at the MacDonald Manchester which was very nice but we had only booked a room and found out the next morning that the breakfast was £19.85 per person which I think is a little pricey for a fry up.

@Macdonald Hotels

Our second stop was at the Craigvrack Hotel in Pitlochry and a room with breakfast was £65. It was a lovely little place and reminded me of the ski towns in France. And the food we had at The Old Mill Inn was delicious.


Our first attempt at skiing was a non-starter as the road into Glenshee was closed due to snow but we managed to get through yesterday and enjoyed a good day skiing. Now I have to say the slopes are not as high as the Alps but snow is snow and it’s a good way to find your ski legs before your holiday. I put my new Dare2be ski gear that I had for Christmas to the test and it fared very well. I have gone for black and white this time and have put links to their website below. Although, I did fall off the poma lift and well and truly bent one of my ski poles. So, of course, I had to buy a new set in black and white to match my outfit. They were very reasonably priced at £25 for Salomon.