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Stress, sanity and vanity

I know I have gone missing from the blogosphere for 3 weeks (that feel like a century to me), but moving countries, home and jobs has had its toll on both my sanity AND my vanity! They say that moving home is as stressful as bereavement and divorce. Couple that with moving countries and changing… Continue reading Stress, sanity and vanity

Diary · Father's day · inspiration · Makeup · Personal diary · Uncategorized

My make-up classes – Dedicated to my father

The inspiration for starting this blog came from my spur-of-the-moment decision last April to enrol in a makeup academy which is within walking distance from my place of work. As I have mentioned before, I've always been fascinated by make up and colours and spent a lot of money in products so I thought that taking… Continue reading My make-up classes – Dedicated to my father

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We love Manchester

I've been meaning to write on my blog for a couple of weeks now about the colour wheel and the different styles of eye makeup I've been shown in class but I had my lovely day out in London last week which I was excited to write about and then there was last Monday evening...… Continue reading We love Manchester

Beauty · Eye pencils · Eyeliner · Eyes · Felt tip pens · Kohl pencils · lipstick · Makeup · Personal diary

Cat eyes

My latest makeup lesson was less exciting than the previous ones. We covered the technique of lipstick application using lip liner pencil to draw the outer lips and then fill inside them using lip brush to apply the lipstick. We were also shown a technique for giving the eyes the feline look, that look a… Continue reading Cat eyes

Beauty · Eyebrow technique · Makeup · Personal diary

On the subject​ of eyebrows…

Ever since my 3rd make-up lesson (where I was right to assume that the teacher would cover eyebrows and blusher) I've been meaning to get back to my blog and catch up on my experience-writing.  But social commitments, early starts to my days (to fit in my "homework" make up trials) and work got in… Continue reading On the subject​ of eyebrows…

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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

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Cooking and baking

With the Easter long weekend coming to its end, my batteries recharged, enough batches of koupepia (stuffed vine leaves), pastitsio (Greek lasagna) and spanakopitta (spinach pie) cooked to last our household until the end of the week, I got round to finding out more about baking. I got curious about this make up technique mentioned… Continue reading Cooking and baking