Get ready...

This month I am sharing some ideas about preparing for wonderful Summer events for you to try:

  • Layer up - sadly the British weather can be rather unreliable, so wear layers so you don't get too hot or cold…

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Water, Water Everywhere

Dramatic climate changes can play havoc with the skin, so I am sharing some ideas about how to protect your skin:

  • Water - yep, the old favourite - drink plenty of water. If you struggle with too much cold water, try hot water with a slice of lemon or lime, or even a little fresh ginger…

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Kiss and make up...

This month I am sharing some ideas about lips for you to try:

  • Pinks - blue toned colours will make your teeth look whiter - this applies to reds and pinks. As a general rule, paler colours suit paler skins, whilst darker skins can take deeper and brighter colours. But don't be afraid to experiment...

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And relax...

This month I am sharing some ideas about how you can relax and pamper yourself:

  • What is relaxing - I know you're thinking "Jackie has lost her marbles!". But actually, I want you to stop and think about what relaxing means for you…

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Beating the winter blues

Some ideas to help you beat the Winter blues:

  • Get outside - getting some fresh air and exposing yourself to daylight is an ideal way to invigorate your mind and body. Wrap up warm, and push yourself to do it, even when…

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Party Make Up

Some ideas for party make up, focusing on everything but eyes:

  • Serum - this isn't essential, but you know I love a serum! Why not try one of these lovely products, and nourish your skin…

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Making Eyes with You

Some ideas for party make up, focusing on eyes:

  • Primer - I know I've mentioned this before, but I really can't emphasise enough that a good primer is essential. It will help your eye make up to….

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Serums - What you need to know

This month I'm going to share some handy info with you about serums:

  • Different to moisturiser - serums have a higher concentrate of ingredients than moisturisers, and also a different structure, making them lighter in texture. They are little work horses, working behind the scenes to improve your skin.

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Colour Me Gorgeous

This month I'm going to look at nail colour trends for Autumn/Winter 2018/19:

  • Length - before we leap into colours, just a tiny bit about length. The trend seems to have moved to either shorter squarer or medium length oval shaped. So no agonising if you can't grow your nails super long!

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A little oasis in your desert...

It’s important to keep your mind and body hydrated all year round. Check out my tips to make it easier:

  • Water - yep - I know I said last time, but really this cannot be said enough! Please make sure you drink enough - in the heat, you should be drinking at least 3 litres per day. I know it's a tall order, but your brain and your body will thank you. 

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Take care of your body and mind

Of course, it's important to look after yourself all year round. But, in the Summer, we often forget things like moisturising, because we are not so conscious of the drying effects, usually associated with wind and central heating.

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Be gone damned hair...

Obviously, there are lots of things you can do at home to remove unwanted hair. Choices should be based on the area of the body and personal preference.

  • Shaving - still the most popular method, and the fastest. Invest in a razor designed for women, as they tend to have a much more mobile head, for the curves of our body.

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Nails get a makeover for Spring and Summer

So what's on trend for Spring/Summer 2018 in the world of nails? 

  • Length - as usual there is an element of anything goes - short but nicely shaped is still a classic and works, but I do see a lot of longer nails now - both the always on trend oval, and the more "Fifty Shades" pointed stiletto nails. Those are not for the faint hearted, or for mums with small children! 

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The eyes have it...

Last time we talked about eyes, we talked about eye care. This time, we are going to focus more on eyebrows. So, what can you do to improve these unappreciated, but very important, facial features? 

  • Shaping - if you are going to tackle shaping yourself, don't get carried away. As you can see from the image above, your eyebrows should start where the vertical line is - an imaginary line from the edge of your nose upwards.
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