Have your “Colours Done” for FREE!

Colour Analysis or "having your colours done" is something that most women have heard of at some point.  Many have had colour analysis some time ago when it first launched in the UK in the 80's and became popular in the 90's, and have lived by the principles since then.

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Boden Expanding? Good news for the Natural Style Personality

I was quite excited to see the headline online that Boden are planning to expand by opening some shops across the UK. I only hope that they're not just going to be based in London which is the case with some other clothing shops that I really love.  

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The New Season Style Guide from Colour Me Beautiful

Colour Me Beautiful have issued their new Style Guide for Autumn/Winter 2015.  Have a read for some inspiration for your Style Personality:  

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Buying Clothes from the Supermarket

Most women I know have bought some clothes from the supermarket when they've been shopping for the groceries, or when they have a need for an item of clothing quickly.

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How much is too much to spend on a handbag?

I was attending a ladies only networking meeting last week and towards the end, one of the ladies got up to leave.  She reached for her handbag, which was like a black giraffe pattern, and this attracted some admiring comments.  "I love it!  My Mum thinks it's ridiculous that I spent over £100 on a bag but I use it all the time and I think it was worth it".  Given that I have a bit of an expensive handbag addiction, I thought £100 wasn't very much and I did wonder how much is too much to spend on a handbag you use everyday.

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Maxi Dresses in a Capsule Wardobe

I've got one of my maxi dresses on today, trying to dress like it's summer and I recorded this video talking about how to use maxi dresses in a capsule wardrobe.

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High Heels on the Red Carpet

I've been astounded this week to find that women are *supposed* to wear high heels on the red carpet.  At the Cannes Film Festival ushers to the event have been turning women away from walking the red carpet because they had the temerity to be wearing flat shoes.  That included older women and an amputee!  The organisers say that high heels are not part of the official dress code on the red carpet, but I can't imagine the ushers would take it into their heads to turn women away if it hadn't been a directive by somebody in authority.  

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This is the BBC

Well, I've always wanted to say that - after my brief brush with fame being paid to be on Playaway when I was 14.  Last week I was interviewed by BBC Radio Tees presenter, Mike Parr - on live radio!

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Lucky Pants – does your underwear give you confidence?

I recently attended a workshop with the irrepressible Steve Thompson at Teesside University (www.steve-thompson.org.uk).  We were discussing confidence and how, if you employ a "fake it till you make it" approach, you will constantly nudge at the edges of your comfort zone before finally realising that you do have confidence in a particular field.  

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How to make your lipstick last longer

How often does your lipstick seem to wear off as soon as you apply it?  Here's a video tip from me to show you how to make your lipstick last longer using lip base and lip liner from Colour Me Beautiful:

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