Make-up: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita

Another day, another lipstick review! This time another great daytime colour – Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by Nars. (Also, Happy Valentines Day!) This is a good little daytime light pink/red that would probably work best with cool-toned skin…

Vintage style: Hollywood Costumes at the V&A

This most excellent exhibition has now closed at the V&A – L and I went back in mid January when there was so much snow around the public transport system collapsed (as always) and we got stranded on the journey…

Create: painting with patterned rollers

For Christmas I received this brilliant patterned roller from The Painted House. They have lots of different patterns and are great for painting fabric to make cushions, decorating your walls, making cards or even a piece of wall art. Design no.6…

Outfit: dotty date

Hooray, it’s Friday! And even better, I have the day off to go and play somewhere far removed from the office. The things you can do with days off – brunch, for example! No one eats brunch at work, you’ll…

Make-up: 40s daytime look tutorial

Time to get a little bit Rita Hayworth with this latest tutorial post! According to my book, Retro Makeup by Lauren Rennells, ‘Rita Hayworth and actresses like her influenced the minimal makeup look of the 1940s. A natural beauty who…

Playing tailor: turning a playsuit into a dress (again)

It’s January, the sales are on – so many pretty outfits going for cheaps. So, in my ‘oh that’s so cute and such a bargain’ daze, I bought myself a playsuit again. It’s really nice, but it doesn’t really go…

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