Stila Stay All Day formulations have come back into my life. A few years ago I used to use the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner all the time. It was my favourite pen style eyeliner, but when I discovered gel liner, I made the switch and kind of gave up pens. But I was invited for a complimentary Stila makeover in Selfridges last week, and I rekindled that relationship, and discovered more of Stila with the help of Sascha.…

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I am a big fan of matte lip products, and a while ago I was sent some NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in my beauty swap with Twila (Like Mother Like Daughter) in shades Stockholm, and Milan. Since then I’ve been keen to add more colours to my collection, so when NYX launched more widely in the UK, I was delighted to be able to swatch some of the shades in the range to add another to my growing makeup…

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In my handbag, lives a beautiful compact from Guerlain that has been enriching my life with the joy it brings each time I use it. This is the Guerlain Météorites Wulong limited edition compact that I purchased several years ago, after falling in love with this chic heritage brand. It’s a weighty compact, with a pretty mother of pearl inlay pattern on the lid, a sturdy mirror, and a finishing powder inside. That powder is a glorious Guerlain Météorites formula that leaves my skin looking…

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There are some chains that just do what they do dependably well, and The Stable Birmingham appears to be one of those places. The exposed brickwork, long wooden bench tables, and warm ambient lighting the decor don’t immediately betray the chain aspect of this venue. And the menu contains dishes named to tribute Birmingham, and the surrounding area, which is a pleasing novel touch usually familiar in independent local businesses. We went along on a Sunday afternoon for a fresh pizza,…

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One of the reasons that I love living in Birmingham city centre is the convenience of everything that is within walking distance of my home. So when John Lewis opened in Grand Central, I was very excited to have it so close by, and that excitement was totally fuelled by the potential beauty shopping of course. I have since discovered in the lovely new store, that there is a chic andBeauty salon tucked away on the second floor next to…

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