Beauty · Make-up

How to clean your make-up brushes – the ‘at home’ way and the ‘pro’ way

Never before have I used as many make-up brushes in my personal make-up routine as I do now!  It doesn’t really matter why (my methods and preferences are just changing I guess) but the need to clean them frequently is now something else to factor into my time, whereas before I didn’t need to worry… …… Continue reading How to clean your make-up brushes – the ‘at home’ way and the ‘pro’ way

Beauty · Make-up · Skin care

Review: Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

I recently had a meeting with Helen Roche (Professional Development Manager and Pro Artist from Illamasqua) and she was showing/talking me through the full range of Illamasqua products (it was like the perfect working day for me!). In this meeting I discovered their Hydra Veil Primer and I knew just from the look of it…… Continue reading Review: Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

Beauty · Life · Make-up · Skin care

My evening skincare routine

I recently uploaded a video to my YouTube channel about my evening skincare routine, sharing with you the products I use, how I use them, what I think of them and also the skin concerns I’m currently experiencing, why and how I’m treating them. I thought I’d write a blog post to complement this and…… Continue reading My evening skincare routine

Beauty · Life · Make-up

YouTube vs. Education

Today’s post might be a little controversial, I don’t know. It’s about something I’ve been noticing, dealing with and reflecting on for some time and I think it’s a fascinating topic to open up for discussion.  I’ve been teaching in FE (Further Education) for over 11 years now and in just that short time, I’ve…… Continue reading YouTube vs. Education

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6 months of Lady Eversmith: the face behind the name, my highlights & what I’ve learnt so far

It’s only been 6 months?! It feels like so much longer! But that’s not a bad thing… I think I feel like that because blogging and filming videos for my Youtube channel feels so natural, it’s like what I should’ve been doing for so much longer than I actually have.. So, 6 months in and…… Continue reading 6 months of Lady Eversmith: the face behind the name, my highlights & what I’ve learnt so far

Beauty · Make-up

The easy smokey eye technique (amped up with optional bold lip!)

I’ve always said how happy I am to receive questions or requests from readers/viewers/followers and I recently had someone post a question on my Facebook page about how they could shake up their make-up style for a night out. So I thought I’d do a video tutorial on a new technique they could try. The lady…… Continue reading The easy smokey eye technique (amped up with optional bold lip!)

Beauty · Make-up · Skin care

What is a toner and what is the point?

In my experience, toners are somewhat of a mystery product (to a lot of my clients and others I speak to).  It is widely accepted that they form part of a basic skincare regime and yet, few are able to pin point their actual purpose.  This results in one of two things: people buy any old…… Continue reading What is a toner and what is the point?