So – everyone seen a little sunshine by now? About time, eh? Just before the good weather got here I went to Ireland for a weekend catch-up with my mum and three sisters. We went to stay in a hotel in Bray in County Wicklow – it’s a seaside town not too far south of Dublin, where my sisters all live. The weather was shocking – absolutely freezing – but other than that we had a wonderful time for two days, wandering around the shops, walking along the blustery seafront, visiting a farmers’ market at a nearby stately home and generally having a good old laugh.
I love this picture of me and my sisters, taken in one of our hotel rooms – yes it’s very blurry, but I like to think of it as “arty” – and it really captured a moment of love and laughter. As always when we all get together, we desperately miss sister number five – it will be eight years in May since we lost Deborah – but we also remember the great times, and make new memories.
I also had a lovely meet-up in London with my oldest friend Judith – we met when we were twelve, so we’re celebrating 40 years of friendship this year – how old does that make me feel? I was on an early shift at work so after I finished we headed to St James’s Park. Judith had very kindly made us a picnic, so we sat in the sunshine, eating yummy food, admiring the pelicans on the lake and putting the world to rights. I’ve realised I was head to toe in QVC fashion that day – an old maxi dress by Ronen Chen, Vionic trainers, my beloved Rino and Pelle leather jacket (out of stock but they have a great selection) and my new sunglasses from Pilgrim. You can take a girl out of QVC for an afternoon, but you can’t take QVC out of…etc!
Now that the sun is (hopefully) here we may be baring a little more flesh – I’m not a big one for tanning, preferring to use factor 50+ Ultrasun and to fake it if I want a little colour. I’ve just discovered an amazing Vita Liberata product I wanted to share with you.
I’ve loved their Body Blur instant tan for ages but now I’ve got the Body Blur Sunless Glow, which is a combination of an instant tan/body make-up with a gradual self-tan. You get an immediate lovely, light, natural colour which really makes the skin look smoother and more even in tone, but then when you wash it off you’re left with a lovely golden tan. That’s two for the price of one in my book. We currently have the supersize and it’s available in four interest-free instalments so a great time to try it. You can see from the photo of my arms (Sunless Glow on the top one) how natural it looks. Recommended!
Love Jackie x