Technology Marketing Director by day, ex-beauty industry insider, creator of my own line of skincare & make-up, kept my passion for all things make-up, skincare, fragrance, hair are, body care. In fact anything which can help us all look or feel better and make the best of ourselves.
Lots to share, I've made products, I know the good from the bad, I'm also an ex journalist so I hope my little blog might help others find their way through the beauty jungle, not waste too much money & discover some great new products.
Thanks for reading & engaging with me.
Inside scoop; found this in TK Maxx (yup AGAIN a TK Maxx haul) and couldn’t believe the price or the dazzling colours. Cargo are my go – to eye brand and I just can’t stop buying their palettes, fine powders, last all day NO creasing, blend / change / shade / contour / highlight ; that’s less than a penny a look!!!
Rating; Rose tinted spectacles actually rose tinted beauty alert!
Inside scoop; Ok I don’t especially do Celebrity-endorsed products (not sure why but they mildly aggravate me) : nor do I especially do High Street beauty products (not snobby just sometimes quality fails) but today PARK the prejudice PICK the beauty.
Rosie Rosie where for art though : at M&S ?!?! Yup M&S OMRosie-ness ok I’m all in…
Rating; annoyed, annoying, angry…and that’s just me. If you don’t use ear buds switch off now, if you don’t but do like a good old rant for fun then, read on!
Inside scoop; I’m a mum, I’m a woman, I wear make-up that means collectively I’ve 20+ years experience of using cotton wool buds which makes me fully fully qualified to tell Johnson & Johnson they are MISTAKEN in their ear bud re-design. Read on before you judge me ;)!
If life gives you lemons…don’t make lemonade … turn them in a beauty therapy which packs a punch!
Rating; luscious, lovely, like-able, lively, live-longer, LEMONS ; who knew the humble LEMON had so many beauty uses & health benefits…I didn’t until now.
Inside scoop; 2 rather gorgeous kind ladies who I’d be utterly lost without (you know who you are….Kerry and Alex!) bought me a lemon tree as a present for my birthday and as a cheer me up from them and my team, having not been well. So at first I thought err ok erm thanks (and inside my head EEK EEK EEK how the hell am I going to keep THIS alive : see Facebook fake cactus post, I digress!). BUT then I read the letter it came with :
V for V V V VERY lovely dress alert from … easy … very.co.uk and so no to the Stars I’m afraid…
Rating; A short P.s to my last post here….well also a mini rant. So if it were currently iconic High Street dress. vs iconic High Street dress…just to reassure you : so NO on ‘the’ Star dress.
Inside scoop; M&S do alot of things brilliantly but nothing annoys me more than a dress selling out before I can even get it, in fact selling out twice. I appreciate that’s the whole intention of Limited Edition. But frankly I just find it annoying. That is all.
V for V V V VERY lovely dress alert from … easy … very.co.uk
Rating; I don’t really do ‘fashion’ per se, in fact my mum often says I’ve the style sense of a small squirrel, maybe not fair she doesn’t exactly say that, but she does say I have a ‘particular look’ not sure it’s properly a compliment!But heck this time even she LOVED this dress and so do I…hurry hurry before it’s gone if you like it.
Inside scoop; Of course fashion’s a very personal thing, one girls super chic is another girls ‘OMG-so no-eek’. But I did feel I needed to share this very Very VERY nice dress from….erm can you guess Very! What’s more it’s my first EVER purchase from them. Pretty sure it won’t be my last…
I don’t normally use pics of myself either, but I just love this dress and felt better than I’d felt in ages in it, so here you go :).
Ma-MaMia it’s mmm mmmm Macaron heaven : check out Tasty Thursday Treats to tempt….MMMMMM
Rating; park Throwback Thursday Its still WICKED WEDNESDAY; this is a tasty tempting teasingly tongue tastic treat that beats lip plumpers any day to put a smile on your face!! So no, not strictly beauty but BEAUTIFUL. These are THE Macarons…I mean THE, the big Daddy, the full Monty, the bees knees…and so much more.https://www.pierreherme.com/
Inside scoop; Macarons ; why? Why blog? Well ok tell me something not to LOVE about this pillow like chewy meringuey mouth wateringly melty marvellous miniature treats. That’s it really macarons for me (and my Macaron obsessed Mum and Daughter) aren’t guilt free, but are ‘manageable’ as a mini treat. And they don’t come more fragrant and feast like than Pierre Herme’s gourmandise selection.
Inside scoop; Spotted this in WH Smith’s and boom grab yours now Elle Magazine this month has a FREE Cosmopolitan magazine attached AND a FREE new Benefit lipstick erm what’s the catch ; oh yup all this for £4.50 ok job done : ruuuunnnn.
Wistful Wednesday I’m going all Zen like and mindful…well mini-mindful if there’s such a phrase!
Rating ; Yin-Yang , zen zen, mindfuller than full, no time to be mindful. Take a breath! My mum is at a class tonight starting a new course of mindfulness ; whilst I might not be able to join her (one day in my next life), instead I’m indulging in a little at home zen-spaness tonight with my very own home sanctuary.
Inside scoop; Mindfulness I’m told takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, or maybe the other way around ; either way given I’m at home not on a course, I’m indulging in a few cheat’s steps to a more zen you! Or me. Heck even 5 minutes blissing out can reap wonders for mind, body and spirit. And it doesn’t come more ‘quick fix’ than these ‘Life elixirs’…