same genes, different style

What shall I wear……to a wedding?

So, for my second style advice post, Wendy Evans got in touch and asked for some help. She needs some suggestions as she has a wedding at the end of next month. The wedding is in a church then in a country house so she is looking […]

Summer Feet!

I hate feet! I can’t stand my own so I certainly don’t like the look of other peoples. But this time of year, I do love sandals so I am always faced with making my toes look as pretty as possible.  This year I have […]

Benefit Cosmetics – Complexion POREfection

I have naturally very oily skin so during this time of year sometimes my face is like a shining beacon! I had an email from Benefit Cosmetics advertising their new POREfect trio – promising that ‘pores, oils and shine don’t stand a chance against this mattifying threesome’. Had to investigate this further.


The threesome is question included:

Go on, I thought, lets give it ago. Got my holidays coming up and I hate wearing make up in the sun so maybe this will be the perfect compromise I need.

The face primer promises to minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines and you can apply it under or over make up. I was a bit sceptical but here goes. I have open pores on my cheeks and nose and applied the primer prior to my foundation. It feels really soft and silky to apply and seemed to blur away the tiny pores on my cheeks and nose. I am impressed! It also seems to help keep your foundation in place throughout the day – a definite keeper in my make up bag.

Now, the product I was really interested in. Agent Zero Shine. This promises to minimise shine and smooth pores so I was intrigued to see if it could be tough enough to tackle oily skin on a hot summers day.

After applying my foundation I tapped and swept the powder over my shiniest areas – forehead  nose and chin. Again, it feels lovely to apply – very soft and silky. But would it work? I did find it covered my shine but I needed to make sure I didn’t over-use the product otherwise my skin looks a little flaky- ironically! 

As the day progressed, my nose started to feel shiny so this is where the third product needed to step up, the Porefessional License to Blot. This is a stick that you use to sweep over those shiny areas. By looking at the product you would never think it is going to work. You can apply this little bad boy with your make up or use to to touch up during the day. As I felt like I had used enough products in the morning I took it in my bag to work to use as a touch up. It was great! Takes the shine off and a little goes a long way.

Only problem now, that’s three more products I have to fit in those tiny clear plastic bags in the airport! 


Psst – what do you think?

Just a quick one – bought two pairs of new sandals from Moda in Pelle  this week for my summer holidays – what do you think? You can’t tell in the pictures but they have the smallest of wedges so they are really comfy but still […]

Summer Bargains!

I can’t really say I’m one for rummaging around in the sales, if it doesn’t jump out at me then I probably won’t notice it! However, taking a little look around a few shops and I have found a couple of lovely little bargains. A beautiful […]

Taa Daaa!

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the unveiling of the outfits for my mam and mother in law!

My mam (left) and mother in law (right) looking fab in their wedding outfits

They looked amazing in the wedding, dont you agree?


Looking hot hot hot!


Mam Wedding Dress

My mam and me!
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The girlies enjoying a little drinkie!


Flowers for the day by David Jones Florist

For all of the links for the outfits see Wedding Guest Outfits blog.

Next Stop – Summer Shoes – Wishlist

Well if you’ve been keeping up to date, you will now I may have mentioned, once or twice, that I am counting down to my summer hols! Bikinis are all sorted so now I need to match them up with some nice flips flops and […]