Twin Peaks makeup


Now that summer is well and truly just a distant memory for us (sigh) we can indulge in dark lips, pale skin and smokey eyes with the reinvented 90’s Gothic look that has been featured in Emerald Street with “sophisticated” berry lipsticks and on the runway of Gucci, recreated on The Telegraph by Ruth Crilly in a great video tutorial.

Gucci Gothic Look Autumn Winter 2012

I found an interview with the makeup artist who, at the time, was working on Twin Peaks and she gave some great tips on Continue reading

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Get me an 80’s look stat!


For those of you who are off to Rewind festival on the 17th of August you may well be starting to decide what outrageous 80’s fancy dress to wear or putting the finishing touches to your splendid outfit.

Rewind Festival Henley on Thames 2011 Sarah Louise Bennett

Photo by Sarah Louise Bennett

In honour of the pastime that is dressing to impress at these events I thought I would put together a round-up of some of the best bloggers and vbloggers to help you get into the groove as well as some of my own fancy dress tips to make Rewind simply the bestContinue reading

Make-up brushes – so many choices


As I reach my blusher brush yet again I am reminded of a task I should have done years ago.

INVEST IN SOME PROPER BRUSHES

NARS Kabuki Artisan Yachiyo Brush

NARS Kabuki Artisan Yachiyo Brush £37.50

I know, for years I have coped with cheap gift sets that suited me as a teenager but as I get older I’m starting to hate having to throw out yet another brush that is shedding and leaving me covered in tiny black hairs. Enough is enough. I need some better brushes.
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Tips on creating the perfect fancy dress costume


As winter slowly approaches so too does the biggest season for fancy dress. It seems that as the nights draw in our inner child feels safe to come out (ear muffs and mittens anyone?) and the added excuse of Halloween parties, Christmas and New Year is just a bonus.

Even dogs don't escape fancy dress at halloween...

I love to create my fancy dress outfits from scratch (like I did for my Madonna look) so now is the time I Continue reading