Fashion and beauty blog for the more mature woman not ready to hang up the high heels yet.



Hi everyone, I thought I would share my favourite beauty/make-up I'm enjoying at the mo. Some things that I use in my routine will never be banished, however I'm always willing to try something new because you never know, it could create miracles! And if you don't try these new things, you will never know. See below the list.....

1) Marine Collagen Cream.

Remember a while back I did a review for this Marine Collagen face cream? Well I have been totally amazed by this little pot of wonder. Take a look on line at the reviews ABOUT IT HERE  For £12.00  it's a little gem, really quenches your skin, natural ingredients and a little goes a long way. Not for use in the day however, as it doesn't contain any SPF. But I am truly converted, I have just got to the end of mine, so it's lasted a good six months. Not bad for the price.


Make Up Gallery Nail Colour
I always like to try different nail colours especially in the summer. In the summer all the pretty girlie colours come out to play, in the winter I tend to use darker shades. I found a whole new make up range in none other than poundland! I go in there to buy my bath time buffers, toiletries and so on. I saw these and thought , well it's only a couple of pounds down the drain if it's no good. I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at how good it is, loads of shades available too.

3) Seche Vite

The reason that the £1 bargain nail polish lasts so well and looks nice and glossy is down to this little miracle bottle. Seche Vite quick dry top coat.  not only drys really fast, but gives any polish that high shine. Any varnish I use stays on so much longer since I've been using this, and I've stopped using gel polish it's so good. Google where you can buy, I know you can get it on Amazon, I get it at the beauty wholesalers Sally's

4) PS Love Glam Tan

This has got to be my favourite find of the year so far. when I decide the legs are going to be on show I apply this and I'm good to go. I haven't been dissapointed once by this little gem. You know what it's like, you apply the cream and hope the results are good while your out and your tan is still developing? not once has it streaked, so easy to apply, and again an absolute bargain from non other than Primark £2.50

5) Barry M Glitter Dust

I pondered over trying these for a while. After reading so many other bloggers stories of using them, thought i'd give it a go. Now I can be a bit weary of using anything too sparkly on the eye's trying to avoid any crepy lines. I always sweep my foundation over my eye's, then blend, then apply a light shade. It's always a light shade too, I find this opens and lifts a little. So with a little soft brush, just rub the brush into the lid and shake the brush & apply just to the lower eyelid. I keep trying to summon up the courage to do a make-up vlog. Anyone interested? Voila! just a tiny little sparkle makes all the difference. I bought the gold too, great on your tanned sholders when there on show. I paid £4.50 for each little pot

Shopper savy I am! for all this only cost £26.00 that gives me enough money and less guilt when I spend more on my regular beauty products! What bargains have you been finding? Let me know. I love to here from you
Xo Laurie



  1. Some great finds Laurie, will be checking out the Primark goody, and the quick dry polish has been added to my shopping list.
    Sue x

  2. Nice picks! I swear by Seche Vite - best stuff ever!


    1. Thank you for your comment Heather
      Laurie x

  3. I love Seche Vite, so amazing how quickly it dries and a great finish it gives too! I keep looking out for the self tan in my local Primark, after you recommended it before, but it's never made the shelves here as far as I can see? Maybe on my next visit to London I will brave the store!!
    Helen xx

    1. Hi Helen, shame you haven't managed to get it.A few readers have had the same problem, I dont know why they dont stock it everywhere
      Laurie x

  4. Seche Vite is the only top coat I use! I've been hooked on it for over a year now. It's got a great shine to it and so resilient, too. T.


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