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Hello September

Hello everyone and welcome back from the summer holidays, or if like me you are holidaying after the children have gone back to school enjoy your holiday. We’re never quite sure what to expect in September. Will it be suncream or brollies?

In this month’s newsletter

  • Magnetic compact
  • Finding the perfect bra
  • Where to start with colour
  • Second hand September
  • Colour psychology
  • Big bloomers

Magnetic`Compact

If you haven’t come across this magnificent magnetic compact before, it will quite literally change your make-up bag for ever.
The make-up palette fits into the palm of your hand and can be filled with colours that are perfect for you, which means zero waste and even better, you will always look your best. There’s room for eyeshadows, blusher, powder/bronzer and lip gloss. It also has a large mirror so you can do your make-up on the go. These are perfect for holidays, touching up your make-up during the day and busy mums ( a quick an easy go to palette with everything in one place). I would be delighted to help you build your own personalised compact.

National Spa week what perfect timing for all of the mum’s who now have a bit more time to themselves. The aims are to promote the benefits of relaxing as well as experiencing beauty and well-being treatments. Alongside our make-up we have our very own skincare range which is ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE, PACKED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS, manufactured in England and is packaged in recyclable bottles / airless pumps, and very reasonably priced   Please get in touch for any advice or to sample the products. I will be offering a sampling basket very soon where I will be lending you the products for a few days to try in the comfort of your own home.

Finding your perfect bra

Finding the perfect style and size of bra will make you look and feel instantly slimmer, taller and more confident. But when was the last time that you went for a bra fitting? We all know that statistically, 80% of women wear the wrong size. I always recommend ladies get measured every six months and at an independent retailer or larger store where there is a variety of makes to ensure you get the right one for you.

When you wear the correct sized bra:

1) Clothes fit better
2) You will feel supported
3) You will feel more confident
4) It will help your posture

Bra image featured below is from the Annalise collection from Fantasie Lingerie available October at selected shops including John Lewis and Next.

Where to start with colour

You’ve had your colours analysed and now you are going to start on a wonderful colourful adventure, but I am often asked how to wear colour and where to start. Well, why not start small? You can inject colour through the use of accessories; a red bag for example, which can really lift a monochrome outfit.

Remember dark doesn’t have to mean black. There are good alternatives Charcoal, Damson, Pine, Chocolate and Purple will all add interest to an outfit, but make sure the colour that you choose is the right one for you.

Detail is a good way to add colour to your outfit but it doesn’t have to be full-on. The tapered stripe down a trouser leg for example. Subtle but interesting. And don’t forget print which is always an easy-win.

Perhaps look to changing your lipstick for one which was used during your consultation, It  really can make a such a difference but also have a large impact on how you feel and look.

Second hand September

This September you may have seen Oxfam’s pledge to encourage people to buy second hand/preloved clothing and help save the planet from fast fashion. Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – it’s unsustainable. Now there’s something you can do to help. Join Second Hand September and pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days. I have joined the pledge, and I know a few of my clients are joining me.
The timing may feel particularly difficult because the weather is changing and the new autumn fashions are flooding into the shops, so temptation levels are particularly high! But that’s the point. If you feel the need to add a few wardrobe updates this month, will you buy second hand instead? If you choose to take part, do let me know how you get on. I’d love to hear how difficult or easy you find it to stick to this pledge, and what you learn in the process.

Colour Psychology

I have just received a new book called The Little Book of Colour  by Karen Haller.  Karen talks about using colour psychology  to transform your life. I love this quote – ” What if I told you that all around you is something that can increase your motivation and positively influence how you feel? and It’s called Colour”  I  am really excited to start this and I will report back to you my findings.

Big Bloomers

I’d like to introduce you to a company called ‘Big Bloomers’ it has many products, but this is one which I wanted to share with you.  For some the problem of chaffing can be a concern on the hot summer days with dresses. As a result, this company provide anti-chaffing underwear, hence the title Big Bloomers.  https://bit.ly/2UpQ6cL

Would you like to join a workshop, make new friends or get together with a group of friends, please look at the  following which are run from my studio, but some can be accommodated at a venue of your choosing.

Please get in touch to make further enquiries:
scarf tying
style personality
colour
personal style
make-up
capsule wardrobe
accessories
coffee, cake and colour

Have a lovely September ladies whatever the weather.

Best wishes for now

Sandra xx

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