Beauty · Make-up

Review: Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette

For years (literally), I haven’t worn eyeshadow.  I’ve been stuck in my comfort zone of eyeliner and mascara; this being my comfort zone because I was convinced that my eyes weren’t defined enough (but rather more tired looking) without some form of eyeliner and if I had time to apply that, I didn’t have time…… Continue reading Review: Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette

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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

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

Life

The reality of blogging and vlogging

As I sit here writing this, I’m actually trying to catch up on a recent episode of ‘The Secret Life of Dogs’ (whilst enjoying a far-too-large glass of Baileys) but I’m not really watching it. My husband’s out at a gig, the girls are asleep and during this precious alone time it’s all too tempting…… Continue reading The reality of blogging and vlogging

Beauty · Make-up · Skin care

How to get your makeup to last all day

A little while ago I had a comment from a viewer on my YouTube channel requesting a video about how to get your makeup to last all day. It was something they had trouble with and wondered if it might be to do with the order they applied their makeup in; this week I was…… Continue reading How to get your makeup to last all day

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Getting ready in the morning with two little people

I started this post with it in mind that getting ready in the mornings used to be so much easier and quicker before I had children. As my ideas evolved however, I think I’ve taught myself something even I didn’t realise! Once upon a time, it took me about 2 hours to get ready. My…… Continue reading Getting ready in the morning with two little people