Friday’s Fabulous Beauty Flash

Christmas Pressies

I’ve been so overwhelmed with the array of fabulous beauty Christmas gift sets and must-haves I’ve seen this season that I’m choosing a few of my favourites to highlight on this post. If Santa is reading this, remember this is just the abridged version of my beauty wish list, there is another, much more comprehensive list lying casually on my dressing table…in case you were wondering 😉  Continue reading

What’s Not to Love Wednesday: Sparkly Shoes

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Last night I watched the film Behind the Candelabra, which is the life story of uber flamboyant entertainer and pianist, Liberace, superbly acted by Michael Douglas. Near the end of the movie, as he appeared on stage donned in a full length white mink with millions of diamonds glittering about his person, he uttered these words that resonated with me and inspired today’s post: “Too much of a good thing is…WONDERFUL” Continue reading

Trick Yourself Confident

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It’s that time of the year when the party invitations are coming in thick and fast…or not. If they are, the thought of meeting new people or being expected to mingle and shine could be worrying you. And if the invites are a little low on the ground you might be wondering why: Am I not a nice person? Doesn’t anybody like me? Talking to friends and family, it’s clear that us women are much more likely to worry about what others think of us than men. In fact, Liz Wilde, Life Coach and author of numerous beauty and wellbeing books, recognises that low self-esteem can be a major factor in holding women back from accepting new challenges (or invitations) and can also prevent us from making the most of everyday life. Luckily for us, Liz is more than happy to give us her professional confidence boosting tips to help kick those nagging worries into touch… Continue reading

Gorgeous Giveaway – St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub

Still time to enter this great giveaway and get your mitts on the fabulous St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub.It smells divine!

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lovely bath scrub

Being a self confessed beauty junkie, I usually know when there’s a buzz in the air – a new product or service which is causing a stir among the beauty bloggers and writers out there. So, when I’d come across more than a few rave reviews about natural beauty company St Grape, I knew I had to find out more. As luck would have it, ‘cosmetic Karma’ had already set to work and the lovely people at St Grape actually contacted me first! I was delighted when they asked if I would like to give 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pot of their best-selling, super-smelling Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub. Once I’d tried the product and understood what the fuss was about, I knew I couldn’t refuse such an offer…

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Friday’s Fabulous Beauty Flash

Under Eye Concealer

It’s hard for me to believe that until recently, this product laid dormant in my makeup drawer. In fact, I didn’t even know that I’d bought it until it had been scanned at the till – Little Teen likes to sneakily pop things she likes into my shopping basket when I’m not looking! But this wasn’t one of her usual celebrity inspired teenage products, it was grown up: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment…hmmm, perhaps she was tactfully trying to tell me something? Whatever the reason, I am now thanking Little Teen for introducing me to one of my foolproof makeup must haves… Continue reading

What’s Not to Love Wednesday: Faux Fur

Faux Fur Parka

During the Glowology family Summer holiday to Greece, Stressed Husband and I were amazed at the shop selling furs in our hotel. Yes, fur! Not bikinis – or even mankinis – but hot, cosy fur! And it was at least 90c degrees. There were floor sweeping coats, short jackets, swingy capes, impossible-not-to-stroke gilets, hats and bags, all in a remarkable array of hues. I think it was real fur, so because of that, along with the fact there were no fur bikinis – imagine! – I didn’t feel inclined to make a purchase. I did however, realise there is no texture more glamorous than those silky strands of fur and that whoever you are, and no matter what shape, size or age, a woman has to have at least a little bit of it in her wardrobe… Continue reading

Gorgeous Giveaway – St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub

lovely bath scrub

Being a self confessed beauty junkie, I usually know when there’s a buzz in the air – a new product or service which is causing a stir among the beauty bloggers and writers out there. So, when I’d come across more than a few rave reviews about natural beauty company St Grape, I knew I had to find out more. As luck would have it, ‘cosmetic Karma’ had already set to work and the lovely people at St Grape actually contacted me first! I was delighted when they asked if I would like to give 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pot of their best-selling, super-smelling Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub. Once I’d tried the product and understood what the fuss was about, I knew I couldn’t refuse such an offer… Continue reading