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Reflections on a year (almost) gone by

To say that 2019 was a challenging year for me would be an understatement. Just having resigned from an international company with amazing benefits (including the best locally available medical cover for me and my dependents) in the beginning of January 2019, I found myself getting to grips with a serious health scare. I was… Continue reading Reflections on a year (almost) gone by

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Travelling and packing lightly

Light makeup and me don't mix very well. Which is why I always struggle with what few products to take along with me when travelling.

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2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

Today marks my blog's anniversary. It's been 2 years already since I first embarked on this make-up learning and blogging journey! I haven't always been consistent with my blog writing or practicing my make-up skills enough. A day job and life in general tends to get in the way of favourite past times like that.… Continue reading 2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

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Professional photoshoot – Part 1

The lovely Marie, one of the photoshoot models I had the pleasure of working with Today I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for a corporate photoshoot and was very excited and anxious at the same time as this was my first ever professional gig as a makeup artist! I was very honoured to… Continue reading Professional photoshoot – Part 1

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Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

It's been 2 months since my last blog post and it feels scary to even attempt writing again. Initially tired from the move back home and then absorbed by my new job and trying to regain a social life in my homeland meant that I had much less time available for my previous favourite past… Continue reading Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

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Stress, sanity and vanity

I know I have gone missing from the blogosphere for 3 weeks (that feel like a century to me), but moving countries, home and jobs has had its toll on both my sanity AND my vanity! They say that moving home is as stressful as bereavement and divorce. Couple that with moving countries and changing… Continue reading Stress, sanity and vanity

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My make-up classes – Dedicated to my father

The inspiration for starting this blog came from my spur-of-the-moment decision last April to enrol in a makeup academy which is within walking distance from my place of work. As I have mentioned before, I've always been fascinated by make up and colours and spent a lot of money in products so I thought that taking… Continue reading My make-up classes – Dedicated to my father

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We love Manchester

I've been meaning to write on my blog for a couple of weeks now about the colour wheel and the different styles of eye makeup I've been shown in class but I had my lovely day out in London last week which I was excited to write about and then there was last Monday evening...… Continue reading We love Manchester