A Birthday Makeover

My birthday falls on 8th March – International Women’s Day.  I felt in need of a beauty boost this year, so I booked a makeup lesson with local beautician Nikki Doherty . You can see my “before” photograph below: I wore a jacket embellished with flowers which I hope to wear to future book signings… Nikki is a genius with makeup and taught me […]

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International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a global initiative aimed at empowering women, which originated from a Socialist political event in New York, way back in 1909. International Women’s Day celebrated its centenary in 2011, a hundred years after Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland began their support of causes for women. In 1975, it was celebrated in the United Nations for the first time, […]

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Bold Blind Beauty

I cannot begin to imagine how I would feel if I ever lost my eyesight.  Stephanae McCoy lost her vision as an adult, and it is three years since she was declared legally blind.  She is an inspiration to many, with her beautiful blog Bold Blind Beauty “I am blind.  I am beautiful.  I am fashion.  – Abigail ” sits atop her page.  Abigail is […]

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Untangled- A Story of Resilience, Courage and Triumph

I am incredibly honoured to introduce you to a very courageous lady called Alexis Rose  She is the author of a book called “Untangled – A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph” sharing her story of “abuse, torture and threats to maintain her silence.” I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can survive such terrible suffering, and yet write so beautifully. In With […]

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