& tips from your side of the counter........
colours that suit us
isn't always the same as choosing colours we like.
I really love lemon colours but I know they don't
suit me as whenever I have worn them, at least one
person has asked if I'm not feeling well! And although
orange is not a colour I'm particularly fond of
I'm always surprised at how healthy I look when
I'm wearing it. Although green is my Mum's favourite
colour it does absolutely nothing for her complexion
but she but she can wear black like a Channel mode.
I'm really envious of a friend who can wear bright
red and look stunning - when I wear it I look like
a letter box!
Try to experiment with colours that you wouldn't
normally choose or be drawn to - the sludgey neutrals
don't look much on the hanger but look fantastic
on most skin types.
skins look fantastic in candy pinks and strong
lilacs whereas tanned skins look great in cerise
and vibrant citrus colours. Black skins are
luckily suited by most colours, although some
of the purples and plums can dull the complexion.
Steer clear of repeating old mistakes - if you
looked hideous in that rust coloured thing you
bought last year, don't go and look for something
different in the same colour, you'll probably
hideous in it again! Ask an honest friend or
your other half which colours they like you
in and see if your ideas coincide.
The same rules apply to patterns. If you've
never tried wearing florals give them a go -
you may be surprised. On the other hand if you
always choose 'busy' clothes see how fantastic
you might look in a plain black dress with gold
or diamante jewellery. It costs
to try things on and you may find a whole new personality
underneath those grey sweat pants!
After watching the Chelsea
Flower Show recently I am absolutely determined to
buy a rose - print dress as soon as possible! Roses are
a big fashion statement this year and having been to a wedding
this weekend where almost everyone was in florals (even
some of the men!) I felt decidedly left out in my blue and
white plain outfit. Even shoes have gone floral with roses
and daises in abundance and I simply must get some. I'm
not normally a slave to fashion but roses are my absolute
for the home - I'd eat them if they were served up
to me. So I'm definitely on the hunt this week for
everything 'rosy' that I can lay my hands on!
Too Busy to Care?
If you really can't spare the time to sit around with
deep conditioning masks on your hair, why not try Garnier
Fructis Repair & Shine. It takes just one minute to condition
hair from root to tip and has a light, creamy formula
yet doesn't weight the hair down. Around £3.99 for 300
you Know .
A gentle massage of the face when applying moisturiser each
day can be as good as a weekly facial. Spare just a minute
or two more when moisturising, to gently massage under eye
area to increase circulation and reduce puffiness caused by
Gently massaging of the cheeks will get more oxygen and nutrients
to the skin's surface to boost the complexion. Headache and
sinus sufferers can also benefit from very gentle massage
in circulation motions when applying moisturizer to the forehead.
Remember - gently does it, use light circular motions and
never rub or press.