Hi there dear friends.
It's all getting a bit much isn't it? I want this to be over and done with - it's beyond a joke now!!!
I didn't actually think I was high maintenance, but with lock-down still in place I'm 100% used to being well maintained! I have a list as long as my arm of things that need 'doing'. My nails are hideous! I always have gel nails done either at the salon or more recently my daughter has recently qualified so she does them. I'm proud of how my nails look and am seldom seen without beautifully manicured fingers! I've tried using Rimmel 60 seconds polish - I like the fact it's fast drying, but unfortunately hate the colours and dull flat look they leave. I bought a gorgeous cerise pink the other day - but it definitely doesn't do "what is says on the tin" it's not remotely the same colour!!! I've also picked up a Rimmel Top coat, but picked up the wrong one so need to exchange it!
My eyelashes are in need of lots, and I mean lots of attention. My daughter usually puts extensions on them, but she's not allowed out so hasn't been able to do them - shame. Waxing? Now waxing is another story, and I literally can't wait for the salon to open - now that will be an experience I can tell you! Enough said about that the better. 🤣
Now let's talk hair. That IS a more positive story, I've been watching some YouTube videos about fringe trimming, so I've cut my own!!! Yes it worked out alright and I'll be doing more in the future having also purchased some thinning scissors! What about the colour I hear you ask. I'm a slave to my roots and have them 'done' every 6 weeks - yes 6 weeks! It cost's a fortunate - so having to stay indoors with no salons opening any time soon I've resorted to buying a home colour and doing-it-myself, well I say myself my eldest did it for me on Monday night. I'm really pleased with the outcome. The shade is a brilliant match, it was fairly easy to apply and washed off easily - with a wonderful smelling conditioner leaving it shiny, smooth and super soft. Costing £7 from my local chemist, the L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss (darkest brown) application has really impressed me. So long as it lasts the 28 washes it suggests I may well be converted!!
With comfy clothing all the rage for the time being I'm delighted to feature an outfit gifted by Bonmarche. They have a vast selection of stylish, comfy, trendy as well as classic pieces which are just perfect for casual styling, but with the added advantage of being able to be dressed up a notch for fancy functions. Take a look at my choice of jeans and graphic tee which is really soft to touch and feels relaxing to wear too!
Available in sizes 10 - 28 the £18 pair of jeans comes in four leg lengths for the same price!
Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments.
Let's take a quick look around my outfit. I chose the Sara Straight leg jean in mid-indigo.* They fit true to size with elasticated sides which are a dream to wear. I was rather dubious about elastic waistbands and I'm still not sure about how they look but I wore a belt as I like to do & it can't be seen. Therefore the fit is spot on & I might just be swayed. Available in sizes 10 - 28 the £18 pair of jeans comes in four leg lengths for the same price - big tick from me as it's nice to have different leg lengths to suit different shoes.
Typical additions include pockets back and front on both sides, zipper fastening with top button and double stitching detail too. I'm impressed so far and will be giving more thought to trying another style - possibly the Betty Boot-cut or Susie Slim Leg.
Above you can see the figure hugging fit, which isn't too tight and hasn't gone baggy or loose anywhere either!
Happy in the sunshine in my 'Happy' T- shirt.* Here's the long sleeve top I thought would be a sensible choice for the on-going situation. As soon as I put it on I knew I was right. The grey marl T will certainly be worn plenty of times and will see me right through Spring and into Summer. As with my jeans this is true to size and I'm happily wearing a size 12 which has a soft feel with a scoop neck, 3/4 length sleeves and can be worn tucked in or left to casually hang over. Coming in at a reasonable price of £14 I'm very tempted to buy this floral logo T-shirt too!
If I feel happy in what I wear & I spread happiness in what I do!
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