Category Archives: Beauty

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. 


Mane’n’Tail – Update

Well I finally plucked up the courage to try the Mane’n’Tail shampoo that all the celebs have been raving about.
I was a little nervous as I imagined all sorts of horrible things happening to my hair but I’m glad to say it is still in tact and none has fallen out!!
The shampoo is almost gel like and needs to be washed twice to get a decent lather but they both have a really nice smell.
I was quite surprised by the results as I have very thick, dry, coarse hair and I am always trying to find a shampoo and conditioner that will leav my hair soft and shiny. And I have to say this Mane’n’Tail does a really good job. So I will probably use it again and I hope the results get better the more I use it.

Mane and Tail

I have just purchased Mane’n’Tail shampoo and conditioner from Amazon at the bargain price of £5.28 which I’ve linked below. It is fast becoming the shampoo of choice amongst A list celebs and I thought I would give it a go and see what all the fuss is about. Read the full article at


Skinny Diva

I have recently received 3 Months supply of Skinny Diva Raspberry Ketone + Green Coffee Bean Combo – 180 Caps to trial.

I am going to start taking them today and will let you all know the results.

Skinny Diva are currently selling these on special offer at Wowcher which I will link below for you. This offer ends on 7th November.



Highway to Heels…..& Wedges

So I’m on Day 2 of my Exante Diet meal replacements.  Now I’ve mentioned before that I lost 2 stone on the Cambridge Diet, however, I have put some of that weight back on what with holidays, days out, birthdays etc etc.  so I thought I would try something else and also it’s cheaper than Cambridge.  I will you updated with my progress.

You can browse their range of products at @exantediet

I’ve decided to start wearing some of my heels to work again as I’ve recently moved desks and don’t have to wear boring old safety shoes now.  I really think someone should make a high heel safety shoe, or is that a contradiction in terms?

So yesterday I wore my Primark three quarter length stretch trousers with a Primark floral vest top I purchased at the weekend.  I teamed these with a cream pair of New Look heels with a hidden platform.

And today I wore a black kimono with black skinny jeans and black wedge shoe boots.


Holiday Countdown – Day 10

My new addiction is Bare Minerals make up.  I was given a starter kit for Christmas and I am loving this.  It is a powder foundation so you can put as much or as little on as you want and it feels so light and not heavy like liquid foundations.  I’ve actually just bought a compact foundation, which was winner of The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards, to try rather than the loose powder and I feel this gives a better coverage.  I’m also trying out the neutralising primer which combats redness and uneven skin tones and I have been really impressed with this.  I’ve tried their eyeliner pencil but I usually use a liquid eyeliner and don’t feel I get the same effect with a pencil.









I’m thinking of trying the Bare Minerals First Resort, a three piece bronzing collection, which is a holiday must have.  I don’t generally go out without make up so,this will be perfect for my holiday once I’ve got a bit of a tan and it has had some really good reviews.





 @debenhams @bareMinerals