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Creating the perfect pout

Growing up I associated makeup with bold red lipstick.

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My precious makeup possessions (Part 1)

As a makeup addict-turned artist I  have over the years collected  a number of makeup products and tools of the trade.  Some have turned out to be all hype but no substance but most of them have been very good buys in that they make putting makeup on easier.  So I thought I'd share a… Continue reading My precious makeup possessions (Part 1)

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2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

Today marks my blog's anniversary. It's been 2 years already since I first embarked on this make-up learning and blogging journey! I haven't always been consistent with my blog writing or practicing my make-up skills enough. A day job and life in general tends to get in the way of favourite past times like that.… Continue reading 2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

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1st year blog anniversary

I know I have done yet another disappearing act. I am not proud of itI'm not sure why my motivation and energy levels regarding my blog have dropped but I feel guilty and don't want to give it up. For some time now I've been saying that I will post something again but my intentions… Continue reading 1st year blog anniversary

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Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

It's been 2 months since my last blog post and it feels scary to even attempt writing again. Initially tired from the move back home and then absorbed by my new job and trying to regain a social life in my homeland meant that I had much less time available for my previous favourite past… Continue reading Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

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Ladies who brunch and go makeup shopping (Part 2 / Manchester)

Even before meeting my friend Asha in London for a girls’ day out in May (the topic of my Ladies who brunch and go make-up shopping (Part 1 / London) blog post, we had planned that she would come and stay with us in Manchester for a weekend at the end of June.  It so happened that… Continue reading Ladies who brunch and go makeup shopping (Part 2 / Manchester)

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Eyebrows, etc

On this cold afternoon in Greater Manchester, whilst sipping my coffee, I am wondering what the 3rd lesson of my makeup class will cover this evening. So far it's been fascinating and I've learnt so many new things! We covered skin types and skin tones, best ways of applying foundation and concealer; we learnt about… Continue reading Eyebrows, etc