New seasonal trends

Recently, I went to London to the Colour me Beautiful Image Consultant conference. We were a very colourful bunch of Ladies! As well as the opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues (plus new ones), we spent time looking and assessing the new seasonal trends.   Spring/summer trends Whilst it doesn’t feel like it, […]

Ultra Violet – the Pantone colour of the year 2018

Every year, Pantone announces a brand new colour of the year and 2018 is no exception. When the Pantone Color Institute make their announcements, designers around the globe take note and trends emerge. It won’t just be clothing you’ll see in purple, but products too. Think hairdryers, bags, sofas and makeup! Pantone is the world-renowned source of […]

T’is the season to party!

December is here which means party season!

I don’t know about you but it’s pretty hectic and going fast too. Not only is Christmas getting closer, but I’m sure many of you have parties to attend.

I had my first Christmas party a couple of weeks ago and decided that I’d buy a new dress for the occasion when I was heading out to the shops a few weeks ago.

I’m always surprised and a little disappointed by the amount of black dresses on the rails at this time of year and it did make me a little bit sad too. What there is this year is lots of sparkles, sequins, lace and velvet so more of what you expect for a party!

Black doesn’t actually suit everyone (sorry ladies!) so if you’re looking for a new outfit then try something with colour! Admittedly it may take a little more effort to find, but it’s definitely worth it!

Here’s my tips for our colour types:

 

Lights

Try wearing silver, blue, teal or violet colours.

 

Deeps

Try midnight blue, damson, navy or aubergine.

 

Warms

Try out Bronze, olive or gold.

 

Cools

Try midnight, fuchsia, purple, charcoal or silver.

 

Clears

Try wearing royal blue, scarlet or purple.

 

Softs

Try out pewter, charcoal or navy.

 

If you really can’t face wearing colour, or you’re struggling then try something in a softer looking fabric such as lace.

Head on over to my Facebook page to view a quick video on ‘feel good dresses for the party season’ which includes some shopping ideas. Please like and share whilst you’re there.

Wondering what colour I wore? Plum!

Happy shopping and partying and if you need any help, just get in touch.

 

Party eyes – Black Friday special offer

So, today is the day – officially Black Friday!

All week, retailers have been offering deals to encourage you to spend. There are some good deals to be had, especially with Christmas just around the corner.

In colour world, black isn’t a ‘colour’ which works for everyone – some people suit it but others don’t. If you’re interested in knowing what colours work for you and if Black is one of them, then book yourself a colour consultation. You’ll take away a colour swatch wallet after your consultation. Visit my services page for more details and get in touch to book.

I’ve got my Black Friday open event tomorrow (Saturday 25) which you’re welcome to come along to between 2pm and 5pm and I have some great gifts available too.

The colourful bunch at Colour me Beautiful head office have been working on an offer too. It coincides with the launch of their NEW ‘intense’ eye shadow refills which are available for all dominant colour types and which fit neatly into the new magnetic compact.

There are five rich, high-pigmented eye shadow colours available:

  1. olive
  2. midnight
  3. damson
  4. storm
  5. espresso

As a Black Friday offer, purchase four eyeshadow refills when at least one of them is one of the above intense shades and you’ll receive a free eye pencil!

Heres some ideas:

You can place your order online (Via the shop link) or contact me. Offer ends 30 November.

 

Is it time for your ‘big coat’?

It struck me this week that the weather is turning! Gale force winds, odd coloured skies and a red sun – we’ve had it all this week. It must be approaching the time of year to reach for your ‘big coat’. ‘Big coat’ time is when the darker nights are drawing in, the clocks change […]

Is red the colour of the season?

It was predicted that red would be the colour of the Autumn/winter season and with the festive season fast approaching; it’s no surprise.

A quick wander round the shops confirms this and I’m sure the emails in your inbox do too!

Colour has been found to affect people’s mood and energy levels – how do you feel when you wear colour?

Psychology

Red is the colour of energy making many people feel confident and in control and there’s a red to suit everyone.

The undertone (whether it has a yellow or blue base) matters a great deal with reds so be sure to choose the one best suited to you if you’re wearing it close to your face. If in doubt, revisit your colour swatch wallet or book a consultation.

Just remember, you don’t have to go top to toe in red! Embrace as much or as little as you like – here’s a few ideas.

Red trousers

Surprisingly versatile! Wear with a slogan top (also on trend), animal print or simple understated top.

Red jacket

Wear with denim jeans for an off-duty look or over a dress for work or dinner out. Invest in a winter coat or mac for a truly statement look.

Footwear

Red boots have walked onto the scene this time and can make quite a statement if you prefer to let your feet do the talking. If you prefer a more understated look, there are plenty of trainers, loafers and ballet shoes to choose from too. Extra points for embellishments!

Accessories

A simple way to update any look is with a statement item of jewellery such as a necklace, wrap around a new red scarf or invest in a new bag.

The red lip

It’s not always just about the clothes that you wear, your makeup finishes your whole look off.

An element of confidence is required to carry off a statement lip so make sure you choose the right shade for your skin tone. To keep it in place, use a lip base and a lip liner – both can be purchased from me.

The Colour me Beautiful range of cosmetics has been designed around our colour types and as with clothes, there’s a shade to suit everyone!

A few weeks ago (16 September), I posted a red lipstick colour to suit each of our dominant colour types on my Facebook page. Purchase a Lipstick for £14.50 from me or through my online shop.

Click here to view it.

Alternatively, why not try before you buy and make an appointment with me to have your makeup prescribed to your individual colouring. These sessions are free and can also be done as a group or party.

Contact me to book.

 

 

How to wear pink

You may have noticed that pink has been really popular this season and there is a pink for everyone! Check out these shades to take you from Summer and into the Autumn. Lights Try wearing dusty rose and if you like your lipstick to match, you should check out the Colour me Beautiful Dusty Rose lipstick. […]

How to wear the midi skirt

The midi skirt has become rather popular. Spring/summer trends in the shops and online have seen a multitude of stores stock this item. But how do you know which style to choose? The style of the skirt is key to work with your proportions and body shape. See below for my suggestions including a video at […]

Holiday packing tips

If like many other people, you’re planning on jetting off for your summer holiday then this latest blog may be helpful, especially if you usually pack too much! It can be easy to take too much away with you and find that you simply don’t wear everything that you take. With these simple tips, I’ll […]

Swimwear to suit you

Choosing swimwear to suit your body shape can be a challenge. There are lots of styles nowadays to suit all budgets but here’s my guide to picking the one to suit your figure so you can head to the pool or beach in style.   Apple/round Choose solid colours which will be more flattering in […]