A blog by a redhead, but not just for redheads. I’m an all-around fun, fearless, female confident in my knowledge of make-up artistry, products and styles and am here to help...if you want it!

06 January 2013

I Resolve to Wear Lipstick


Hello Lovelies,

I love lipstick, I own quite a few tubes of them, but I rarely wear it.  On occasion I will rock a red lip, but more often than not I'm applying lip balm rather than lipstick.  However, I'm changing that. I am make 2013 The Year of the Lipstick.  I will wear and reapply lipstick at least 3 times a week...even on the weekends if I am so inclined.  Nothing looks better than a well polished pout if you ask me...well maybe a great pair of eyebrows, but that's just my sick obsession I have. 

Here is my lipstick collection. As you can see, there is definitely a theme there...reds or pinky nudes.

I think I need a good fuchsia in there. I've been eyeing MAC's Rebel for a while and have a lot of stuff to Back to MAC so I think I might branch out a bit. 

What are your thoughts on lipstick? Are you a lipstick or a lip balm girl?

01 January 2013

New Year...New Product


Hello Lovelies,

I bought a new foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum.

A friend of mine has been using it and her skin always looks flawless so I thought I would give it a go.  I've not been wearing much of anything on my face recently as my skin has been so dry, however the winter blahs have taken their toll on my skin and I needed to give it a bit of a boost.  Makeup Alley has some great reviews on it as well so I was pretty much sold when I decided to try it out.  I chose the lightest shade 51 Vanilla Clair as I'm incredibly pale and practically translucent in the winter. I was thrilled to find that Bourjois had a colour light enough for me!

Today was the first day I've tried it as I did just buy it yesterday, but so far I'm liking it.  I will be sure to keep you updated on my thoughts and feelings about this foundation as I continue to use it.

Have you tried it and what do you think of it?

16 December 2012



Hello Lovelies,

I've been on quite a hiatus as of lately. I did make some promises I didn't keep and I'm sorry for that. I have, however, made a decision...I'm making a comeback but I'm also going to have a bit more of a flow with this blog. I've been a bit all over the board and I think I need to have a bit more focus here. Fear not though, I will keep talking beauty and fashion. Please bear with me while I figure this all out. If there is anything you want to see and read about please do let me know. I love hearing from you all.  In the meantime, keep this in mind....

09 October 2012

I'm Back!


I seem to keep falling off the blogging wagon and always have some sort of excuse as to why my life has been so crazy or what I have been up to.  To be honest, things had been a bit busy at the beginning of last month, but other than that I just got lazy or sucked into Breaking Bad and have done not much else.  How did things get busy? Well...I moved.  I'm no longer living in Battersea with Tom, my home for the 1st two years in London. I've moved to North London...to Harringay and I really do love it.  It reminds me a lot of when I was living in Astoria, NY. Its a lot busier and happening. There's more around and it's not too far from the Tube which makes getting around London quite convenient.  I've gone from living with just Tom, to now living with 2 guys and 1 girl. We'll have a 5th member of the house come the new year as one of the guys moved to Qatar for work.  Its a good mix of people, we all get on well and I love, love, love my new bedroom. It still needs a little love, but in due time it will look amazing.

Now, the main reason I have decided to get back on the blogging wagon is because I need your help, support, guidance, ass kicking...you name it, I need it!  Leading up to the Olympics I was doing a load of exercise and also eating much healthier. Post Olympics I got really lazy, was unwell and then had my heart broken a little bit. Needless to say, I stopped all that good stuff for about 2 months, but now I need to get back into it.  I started ballet again...after 19 years. I'm still VERY rusty, but feel good about myself for doing it. Also, tonight I start my 1st jazz class as well...but I need to do more exercise. Not only will it help me improve in my dancing, it will also get me in better shape.  I feel good, better than I have in a while but I want to feel and look even better.  I'm in my mid-30's so its really important to me to take care of myself!  I need to start eating healthier again, but I'm mostly cooking for one and I get bored or uninspired...or there is also the fact that I don't cook very well. 

So my dear readers, friends, loved ones...can you give me all your best inspiration, recipes, exercises, support?  I promise for you all I will be a better blogger and I will even be that girl who writes posts on food and inspiration if you want.  But for right now, this...

by the way...Im temporarily a brunette, as you can see above.

09 April 2012

Brown Eyed Girl


Hello lovelies,

It has been a while since I have done a makeup tutorial so I decided that with the long weekend we've had, it was plenty of time to get in done, edited and uploaded.  So without my further ado, I present you with another tutorial...I hope you like it!