Hi, and thanks for reading my June blog.
I have a lot to share this month; from hobbies to fashion and make-up tips.
Let’s start with hanging around, or – more to the point – hanging upside down, as I’ve been doing a lot of that this month…
… on an aerial hoop!
Some of you may not know that I do acrobatics, and have now started doing the trapeze! It’s so much fun, although occasionally I do get a little dizzy.
I usually do the classes once a week, but last weekend I did a workshop for the whole day, which was exhilarating. At one point there were three of us on a seven foot high trapeze – all at the same time!
Since my last blog, May brought a fantastic Jewellery Month here at QVC. We celebrated all things stylish, vintage and edgy, with brands like Lola Rose bringing their sweet friendship bracelets (which we couldn’t stop stacking high) and this big, beautiful necklace you can see me wearing on the left, with the brand’s guest Anna Green. We also had a fab Gold Fever hour, featuring the statement Forzantina fringe necklace – which, we decided, you could wear just about anywhere!
Spring/Summer certainly is the season to have fun with your wardrobe and, with denim being so big at the moment, you have licence to run wild and play! Make sure you head to our denim-focused Style List page, to see all of the skirts, dresses, jackets and jeans we have on offer – you can’t say it’s not versatile!
And for those of you who love crafting, dust off your sewing machines and get embroidering your denim wear. Check out Bob Mackie’s floral denim shirt – this says it all (pictured below). You can have a lot of Western-inspired fun here, with flowers, Aztec shapes, Mexican skulls and even horses. If you love your paisley prints you’re in luck too, it’s very popular and can be seen in maxi dresses, long shirts and simple scarves.
Talking of denim, when did you last buy a new pair of jeans?
If your shape has changed or it’s a big seasonal jump (e.g summer wardobe to winter) then it may be time to buy new jeans. I think, when you reach your stronger, more womanly self of 40+, aim for high to mid rise jeans and show those ankles off – a bunched up jean cuff around your shoe does nothing for you. I recently bought a super cool pair of jeans from Label Lab, which go with so many looks.
As we get older, there can also be a tendency to slip quietly in the ‘safe shoe zone’ of comfy trainers and navy mid heels. While, for certain occasions they work well, you can still add in a cool and fashionable shoe too. My two favourites at the moment are parker platforms and gold trainers, both from Ravel. I can integrate each of these into most of my looks.
Now, as with most women, I like to wear make-up and experiment with new styles. However recently, I was told I have rosacea – not so great.
Luckily, I have discovered It Cosmetics and have been trying it out… wow!
The Full Coverage Physical SPF50+ CC+ Cream has really changed things for me. It covers the redness, so I can relax and feel more confident. It’s also light and smooth, so I don’t even feel it on my skin. Another really cool make-up bag essential from It Cosmetics is Bye Bye Pores Poreless Powder – it comes with a brush that’s as soft as a bunny’s tail! It works really well for giving your face that fresher, smoother look without having to re-apply any more foundation. I also use it on its own for a more natural look.
In other make-up news, I’ve also been looking for a good mascara for about 20 years, and now the search is over.
Drum roll please for… Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara & Self-Sharpening Liner duo. I could describe it, but you know what? Just try it and you will see what I mean!
That’s all for the moment, but next month I will be talking about the cowgirl look and more.