Festive parties, boozy lunches, get together drinks, Christmas jumper days… The list of reasons our talons need to be more preened than usual seems endless. But what to choose to impress?  To sparkle or not to sparkle? I love glitter, even more so at Christmas. But I’ve waxed lyrical enough times about my dismay of […]

Despite being the nail company behind The French Manicure, Orly is  so rarely talked about. Renowned professionally but outside of that it seems to hide in the shadows behind OPI, Nails Inc, Essie and Shellac. Yet it’s heritage in the 70s has seen some of the most trendsetting colours the nail world has ever seen.  […]

The Autumn collections have hit the shelves and with the Bear out at the Rugby I took the opportunity for some girly time. Aka. Shopping.  First stop. Dior. The new collection was sparkly and who can resist a touch of sparkle! Jennifer Lawrence adorns the new shade Be Dior, 892.      The shade, named after […]

Cobalt. That’s the first word that springs to mind when I look at this intensely pigmented shade. Infinitely rich and deep. Yet somehow it speaks of summery days. Vivid and bold. Like Greek blue window shutters against bright white walls.  Blue Notes de CHANEL is a masterful collection of pools of blue, from eyes to […]

it’s bank holiday and the sun is shining! The family has travelled the length of England and we are in the garden enjoying the blooms of my attempts of gardening.  In celebration of my embrace of green fingers, I reached for the CHANEL spring collection Terrana. Gorgeously bronze it evokes the warm soil, earth colours […]

I have been so excited about the CHANEL Spring Collection. A bounty of jewels that evoke the beauty of the Côte d’Azur. I talked about my excitement of this collection in my lifestyle blog here.  With the weekend temperatures soaring, we got into gardening out door mode. Brilliant blue skies, glorious sunshine and blooms of […]

I have been off comm for a little while and that is not cool. I apologise. I abandoned you all. I did think about you everyday. I promise. Ok. Not everyday. But I did worry you would disappear.  I’m back. With the biggest news. I’m engaged. Yes, really! Totally sparkling engaged. With a ring and […]

There are colours in life that make each of us happier. Evoke smiles. Bring a touch of sunshine to our days. For me, this is coral. I really love it’s rich but uplifting hue. It’s nectarine, terracotta, warming orange shade means the start of holidays to my brain. It might only be nearing April but […]

I’m not sure where the time has gone but it’s somehow 2015 already. Happy New Year! As usual I’m going to try and get fitter, and of course blog more. To see in the New Year the boy and I went to a lovely champagne bar in the city and then out for a meal. […]

This blog was originated out of a simple idea to champion self manicure, however sometimes there is nothing better than taking time out to have a ‘me moment’. For me, that is a deluxe pedicure in a local salon. As we have just moved, again, the search for a new salon was on. Whilst acquainting […]