Talking to Julia Hartley-Brewer about whether moisturisers work or do they just give a feelgood factor?
This was the makeover I did in July, for my lovely Style of Wight magazine “win a makeover” Winner Isobelle.
She and I worked together over 3 months on a diet/healthy eating regime. We looked through her wardrobe at which styles and colours worked best for her body shape and colouring, and selected those items which should go to charity as they weren’t going to be worn again. We discussed makeup, makeup brands, makeup tips and how to enhance her lips and eyebrows with clever makeup application.
During that time, I consulted with the brilliant hairdresser JoJo at Freshwater on what we wanted to achieve with a new more flattering haircut and colour for Isobelle’s face shape and skin tones.
The dress I selected for Isobelle to wear was from a selection of evening dresses to hire from Posh Frocks in Sandown, Isle of Wight. I chose this black and white evening dress for Isobelle to wear, as the wide, off the shoulder, light coloured neckline created a slimming illusion, balancing her body shape.
The large selection of dresses to buy or hire in Posh Frocks in sizes 8-24 were great value for when you need something for that special occasion. Especially when you are a curvy lady and its often difficult to find that perfect dress to buy.
Isobelle had lost 3 stone by the time of the photoshoot, and looked wonderful,
But my lifestyle and style makeovers aren’t simply for a day.
They are a life change plan to take forward, so I hope that all the hints and tips that I offered Isobelle will stay with her for the future.
Please contact me for a 1-2-1 bespoke personal style session or group workshop in London, the UK mainland, or the Isle of Wight
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My self-help book Discover the New You, celebrity stylist secrets to transform your life is available to buy on Amazon.co.uk
Jo Jo hairdressers Freshwater Isle of Wight tel: 01983 755503
Posh Frocks at Sandown 01983 289670
This is an article that is currently on the Wayfair.co.uk website reviewing my self help book
“Discover the New You” celebrity stylist secrets to transform your life,
published by Bookshaker,
available for sale on Amazon.co.uk
The article also mentions my “Style Your Life” personal style and interior style businesses
that focus on creating best first impressions
for both you and your property.
My chat with Penny Smith on Talk Radio at Midday on May 1st on making the most of yourself.
Discussing a recent survey findings in which it seems that the perfect body shape is all about a hip to waist ratio. The smaller the waist the sexier the woman would be, Unfortunately nowadays our waists our bigger. Our dress a generous 16 and a small waist at 26 inches is an unlikely and mostly unachievable measurement for many women.
So I would say to all women and men that it’s all about 1st impressions and making the most of yourself. Find your best bits, concentrate on accentuating those and minimise and distract from the least favourite parts of you.
I want all my clients to love what they see in the mirror, whatever your size, shape and age. Everyone has the possibility to be your best you. My book Discover the New You may help you. You can dip in and out of it according to your self confidence, style and beauty dilemmas.
Why not start your journey today, in small steps..
I also do 1-2-1’s and group workshops in London and the Isle of Wight. I would love to hear from you
#nomakeupselfie after my first visit to Lisa Harris Skin Science salon in Weybridge for a Collagen Wave treatment. The treatment that everyone has been talking about during Amanda Holden’s week standing in for Lorraine on ITV.
My skin was literally glowing, as you can see from this no-make-up selfie straight afterwards, and my most disliked part of my face (droopy chin) was definitely improved.
A long way yet to go as these radio frequency treatments are accumulative in effect over a 6 month period which varies according to each person.
The use of radio frequency has been used medically for many years. When the device touches the skin, It has the ability to heat large areas of collagen in the deeper skin layers and underlying tissue in safe controlled doses of Radio-frequency energy.
This heating action causes the deep collagen structures in the skin to immediately tighten and improve the existing collagen.
This treatment can be combined with other skin rejuvenation and aesthetic treatments.
Lisa added Peptides into the treatment gel she used on my face to help plump and nourish. The whole treatment was a lovely experience, not just because Lisa was pretty, charming and extremely knowledgeable but also because I love warmth and the radio waves are delivered into the skin layers through a gentle heat in the rollers which massage the face.
Not only did I have a fab and effective treatment which gave me an indication of how good my skin could look in the future after a series of treatments together with Lisa’s customised skin care regime and treatment programme,
But I also came away with a natural wax pure essential oils candle which is one of Lisa’s new signature classics. Lime and mint. A perfect relaxation fragranced candle.
Lisa is based in Knightsbridge and Weybridge
Tel: 01932 841717