Creating The Perfect Look

Creating The Perfect Look

How we look can play an important role in how we feel. Whether we want to wrap up because it is cold or be bold enough to show off a little skin in the warmer months, our confidence in the clothes we wear and our appearance can make a huge difference. Creating the perfect look is not about trying to recreate catwalk looks, it’s about finding a style that suits you and makes you feel as special and you undoubtedly are.

Creating The Perfect Look: Look After Your Skin

During the winter, our faces can take a lot, from the cold wind to drying out. So now is the perfect time to think about showing it a little attention ready for the warmer months ahead. Speaking with a skincare expert can help identify your problem areas and where you need to pay extra attention. They may be able to advise you on some of the best products to use and try.

Our skin is on show a lot more during the summer, so it isn’t just our faces that need attention but the rest of our body as well. Now is the time that we get our legs out and show them some love and care. Our skin will be much dryer after winter so investing in a good body moisturiser can help to alleviate that ahead of the seasonal changes. You may want to try some of those gradual tan lotions that can give your body a healthy glow. 

Creating The Perfect Look –  Fashion Choices

During the warmer months, we can pull out the maxi dresses and skirts and go with a more relaxed fashion choice. For some reason, a summer dress can look great during the day and night. Making good fashion choices will go a long way to creating a perfect summer or winter look. You may want to consider a loose fitted dress and team it up with some sandals. Or some cropped jeans and a look online at women’s blouses to get some ideas. Both looks are timeless and will look great at any time of the day. In the winter, many of us can tend to gravitate towards a jumper and jeans combination, but this doesn’t have to be boring. You could wear statement jewellery or add colourful scarves. When it comes to creating the perfect look you need to be comfortable too!

Choose Your Makeup Wisely

Makeup doesn’t always have to be full-on. Things like BB Creams are essential at this time of year as it can give you a glow without a full face of makeup clogging up your pores. Not only do they give your skin tone an even and flawless complexion but they also have the added SPF protection built-in. This is ideal for when the weather gets warmer. A little bronzer and long lashes and you are good to go. The only thing you could do to enhance the look is to apply a lovely bright lipstick for an evening twist. 

Remember that everyone’s skin is different so look at different brands and ask for recommendations before spending a fortune.

Your Hair Can Be One Of Your Best Features

Finally, your hair can often be lifeless in the winter months, so you may want to start being adventurous with the way you tie it up. There is nothing wrong with adding a cute Alice band to your head to complete a look. In the summer, things are a little different. Letting your hair dry naturally and embracing a more low-key beach vibe could be a great way to enhance your look with minimal effort. 

For me, hair care is all about the right cut (I have thick curly hair) and hair products. I use a vegan oil in my hair these days and the difference is significant!

What’s your best tip for creating the perfect look?


The Lady Garden


photo by baboonâ„¢ via PhotoRee

Apologies in advance to any gardening enthusiasts who have have happened upon this post looking for hints and tips on sprucing their garden up. This IS about bush trimming but is probably not what you are looking for.

The trimming of the bush!

It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us have decided to ditch the crap and lose weight, becoming healthier as we go. After reading a post by Liz Jarvis about wanting to ditch the bigger knickers, I vowed to ditch the M&S belly grabbers and get into smaller and more lady-like knickers. The only problem with this is… what do I do about the topiary?

I’m a Northern gal; it gets cold up in here in Yorkshire and I believe that the fuzz is there for a reason. That said, there is a difference between warm and protected and looking like there is an escaped fur-ball on the loose in your granny pants.

What IS the “best” way to sort the shrub? I vividly remember someone telling me once about their Brazilian Wax appointment (we don’t talk any more, clearly we had nothing in common), and I’m told that you can indeed shape your bush topiary-style if you wish. What do you do? I’m quite happy as an established married woman to give myself a quick short back and sides with a razor but is it enough? What if my lady garden is no longer up to spec in the design department? Should I be shaping, tweezing, waxing and buffing?

More to the point, how does one know what is fashionable? I am not going to Google “how to shave my Mary” because I am pretty sure my laptop will explode. I have never seen a tweet that reads, “Hey guys, my bush is overgrown, what do I do?” so I’m guessing that is not the done thing to do either. I know, I’ll do a post about it, that’s nice and discreet!

So come on ladies, what is the right way to spruce the bush?