It is important to me to be well presented. I am not into the heavily made up look but believe in looking after my skin and using a little make up to achieve the "my skin but better, my lips but better etc etc" look.
Thought I'd share a few of my failsafe products.....well, they work for me, for now!
I love Liz Earle products and would buy everything in the range if the pennies allowed!
For now I am happy to stick with the basics of Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (wonderful stuff!), Radiant Boost Skin Tonic (which smells devine) and Skin Repair moisturiser. Now who is that little product peeking out from the back?? Ssshhh, don't tell.....it's my secret weapon, Boots No7 Protect & Perfect serum. This is seriously good.
In the evenings before bed, I like to give my skin a little treat with these products from Decleor. I'm not sure if they actually do any good, but they smell so lovely it's a real treat to go to bed with them on my skin.
A few of my other faves at the moment are Chanel Vitalumiere foundation. Being so pale I often have difficulty finding the right foundation but this is just about pale enough! For similar reasons, I love Benefit Posietint which is paler than it's famous sister Benetint.
I love the retro packaging of Benefit products so just had to buy the Bad Girl Lash. With a name like that I couldn't resist!
What do you think about the person who tagged you? Floss has been a great new friend in the world of Blogging. She has made me feel so welcome and I really look forward to finding out what she has been up to!
Desert island beauty product? Can I have 2??? Sunscreen and lippy!
What is your must-have item for summer? A pair of Birkies and a cold drink!
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be? Ardnamurchan on the West Coast of Scotland. I've travelled extensively but this is still my favourite place on the planet! Fortunately, I'm going in 3 weeks time, yeh!
Who do you want to meet right now? Right this minute, Gordon Brown! I have lots of questions that need answering!!
What is your favourite piece of clothing from your own closet? My old fave battered jeans!
What is your dream job? Raising my children and writing would be good.
What's your favourite magazine? I quite like Red, as it has a good mixture of interiors, beauty, fashion etc
What do you consider a fashion faux-pas? Tights and sandals!!!
Describe your personal style - Classic with a twist (I think!)
What are you going to do after this? Sigh of relief, cup of tea and watch The Apprentice!
Three styling tips that work for you:
1. Don't be afraid of colour!
2. Remember I'm not 21 anymore!
3. Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!
What are you proud of? My children.
What does your favourite underwear look like? White and cotton!
Hellllllloooooo! Are you still there???? That was a bit of a marathon! Okay, so here are the rules to this tag:
Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog
Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention.
During my time living, and working in Bangladesh, I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of my time travelling. Of course I picked up a few treasures along the way which I thought I'd share with you. Above is my absolute favourite find - it's a Russian submarine clock! It is so heavy I daren't put it on my wall , so for now it has found a home on a kitchen shelf.
Surprisingly Dhaka has several antique style markets. They are full of old shipping fixtures and fittings as many ships end up in Bangladesh to be broken up. When I could bear the heat (I am your picture postcard Scot....pale skin and red hair!) I could happily spend many an hour searching these markets. It was in such a market that I found the brass lantern, the spice tin and the Captains clock.
I was so lucky to get the opportunity to visit Nepal. It is such a magical place. People living in poverty but with great spirit and humility. It was there that I found my wonderful Buddha. This also weighs a tonne and Mr Novice had to carry it all the way back to Dhaka in his hand luggage. I was grateful of course!!
Hope you are all still enjoying the sunny weather! Speak soon!
Hello, thanks for popping in! I am a working mum with three beautiful children and one exhausted husband! I returned to live in Scotland in 2005 after a few years overseas. I now keep busy raising my children, homemaking and juggling work! I love all things interior related, especially vintage, fashion and rumaging around car boot sales and charity shops.