I was invited along to the Air Optix Colors stand in the Bullring to try out the new breathable colour contact lenses. I have worn contact lenses for many years yet have never played with colours before. So this was my chance to see what I would look like with a different eye colour. To start with, I had my photo taken with Kim the stylist, using a special booth in the stand. We talked about colours, and my style…

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I have tried beauty subscription services previously and I was always disappointed with the selection of products that I received (though I appreciate it must be really difficult to surprise (yet please), so many people simultaneously with a box of beauty products). So when I read that Coloristiq were specialising in nail varnish subscriptions, it piqued my interest but I was still sceptical as to whether this would suit me. On occasion I visit salons (here), but mostly I do…

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I was able to enjoy a rare lunch time treat with a friend at Opus on Cornwall Street, Birmingham. This lovely restaurant was recommended to me by a friend, and I was keen to try out the Market Menu as this was said to be a great way to try out the food. Opus has some lovely interior touches, and the bar area looked¬†like a lovely place to have some drinks in the evenings. We were seated by the window…

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I love meeting makeup artists and stalking them on Instagram to see what beautiful things they are creating (case in point Kate Synott and of course, Alan Pan), so of course I was going to say yes to meeting Chris Howells for a makeover at Laura Mercier in Selfridges Birmingham. Chris is lovely and put me at ease straight away with his friendly manner. We got chatting about makeup and my routine, habits, comfort zone (or not), and then the…

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This is the month four of Mr Ting’s hair loss management trial using the Revita Cor shampoo and conditioner. We somehow missed month three, so I apologise for that. I have reposted the photos from week one, and month one to compare with the latest shots. Interestingly Mr Ting’s hair in the last month, has become¬†noticeably thicker and stronger to the touch. When Mr Ting is working, he often runs his hands through his hair, which then shed onto his…

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