Wednesday 29 February 2012


Last week I bought these gorgeous nude studded pumps from Topshop.
 I love the studded gold detail as it gives an edgy side to a normal flat ballet pump.

These flats are perfect for the awkward interim period between hot and cold weather. The pumps are priced at £28.00, but I think they look much more expensive and very similar to some designer ranges.
Slipper (see more studded shoes)

Wednesday 22 February 2012


As a trained makeup artist, it is paramount for me to use good quality tools. Top quality products and tools does not necessarily mean they have to have a top price tag to match as I have found.

I have recently purchased the Real Techniques stippling brush by Samantha Chapman -one half of youtube guru Pixiwoo- and I have to admit I am absolutely hooked, and it is now my new secret weapon to achieving a high definition airbrush finish.

I would class this brush as a mid range priced product at £11.99 around half the price of other stippling brushes on the market from companies such as Mac, Bobbi Brown etc.

The dual fibre brush is made from 100% cruelty free synthetic taklon bristles, perfect for mouse, powder, liquid and cream products.

I currently use the brush for applying liquid foundation. The bristles are quite shorter than other stippling brushes I have tried, therefore perfect for buffing in foundation smoothlywithout visible streaks or lines.stippling brush.
I have also used it for cream blush application and again I was impressed as it gave a flawless airbrushed effect.

I found that that after washing, the brush retained all the bristles well with no fall out. This is great news and value for the price as many other more expensive brands on the market continually shed after every wash.
I would definitely recommend this multi purpose, versatile little gem of a brush to others.

The stippling brush along with the rest of the Real Techniques collection is now available in Boots stores from mid February.
stippling brush (clipped to

Monday 20 February 2012


Last week Paul and I attended the relaunch event at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire on Thursday 16th February.

The event was to celebrate the completion of the recent refurbishment and restoration work following last years severe fire damage.

Brit Award winner Emeli Sande and Lemar performed to guests and celebrities including soap stars, professional footballers and reality tv stars.

Both Paul and I thoroughly enjoyed the night and it was lovely to return to the castle where we married in 2009.


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