This post on eating disorders ( thank you to @jayeazoff ) has many of the thoughts that I include in my UK school talks to kids ranging from age 7-17 and also their parents

This post on eating disorders ( thank you to @jayeazoff ) has many of the thoughts that I include in my UK school talks to kids ranging from age 7-17 and also their parents.
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My talks include social media-the positives and negatives, body image, comparison anxieties, bullying and exclusion, mental health and all issues to do with feeling good about yourself. .
I  was a celebrity stylist for over 30 years and now work with private and corporate clients with lifestyle, image and life change and have seen how the relationship with food and eating habits can affect people's lives, their mental health and well-being. .
I took a nutrition degree over the last few years to add to my expertise and knowledge of how to help my clients with a healthy balanced lifestyle. 
I want my clients to be the best versions of themselves they can be. .
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My talks include social media-the positives and negatives, body image, comparison anxieties, bullying and exclusion, mental health and all issues to do with feeling good about yourself. .
I was a celebrity stylist for over 30 years and now work with private and corporate clients with lifestyle, image and life change and have seen how the relationship with food and eating habits can affect people’s lives, their mental health and well-being. .
I took a nutrition degree over the last few years to add to my expertise and knowledge of how to help my clients with a healthy balanced lifestyle.
I want my clients to be the best versions of themselves they can be. .
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Sometimes it’s rude not to

Sometimes it's rude not to.......
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The best puds are usually chocolate! 
This one we just had at dinner tonight 
@thecottageiow Shanklin
A chocolate cremeux with almond essence and chocolate panna cotta. Beyond yum! So naughty but sometimes you just have to. 
Life is for living. Tomorrow is another day.
And weekdays can be for the healthier low carb sugar and wheat free lifestyle. .
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The best puds are usually chocolate!
This one we just had at dinner tonight
@thecottageiow Shanklin
A chocolate cremeux with almond essence and chocolate panna cotta. Beyond yum! So naughty but sometimes you just have to.
Life is for living. Tomorrow is another day.
And weekdays can be for the healthier low carb sugar and wheat free lifestyle. .
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Birthday girl night out

Birthday girl night out.
Celebrations started the evening before....
( obvs a different outfit then)
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Wearing Zara (Hermes style skirt) and vintage Zara leather jacket. 
Heels TK Maxx (Valentino Rockstud style) 
@misslucy_lou Lucy the Westie x bichon frise wears @wolfeandhyde beaded collar.
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Celebrations started the evening before….
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Wearing Zara (Hermes style skirt) and vintage Zara leather jacket.
Heels TK Maxx (Valentino Rockstud style)
@misslucy_lou Lucy the Westie x bichon frise wears @wolfeandhyde beaded collar.
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@channel4 TV’s “Bang on Budget” video clip showing one of my recent interior design and styling client kitchen projects as inspo

@channel4 TV's "Bang on Budget" video clip showing one of my recent interior design and styling client kitchen projects as inspo. .
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Early morning beach walk and swim with @misslucy_lou

Early morning beach walk and swim with @misslucy_lou .

Bembridge, Isle of Wight but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean today. .
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Bembridge, Isle of Wight but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean today. .
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Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist

Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist. 
Hoping that the baby doesn't come early!  @chanelnott 
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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Hoping that the baby doesn’t come early! @chanelnott
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark.beauty .

I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment. 
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away. 
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts. 
It's so important to be able to blend away,  especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products,  foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it's eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush 
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush 
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Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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beauty .

I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment.
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away.
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts.
It’s so important to be able to blend away, especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products, foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it’s eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush
And
Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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What was my mother thinking? As we are having a heatwave I thought I’d post a childhood seaside photo of me Tb to Summer maybe 1960

What was my mother thinking? 
As we are having a heatwave I thought I'd post a childhood seaside photo of me Tb to Summer maybe 1960. 
This is me on the beach in the Isle of Wight (Sandown I think) . 
Not convinced about my mother's choice of my swimwear outfit! Sharks fin swim cap and an interesting style bikini bottom. .
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This is me on the beach in the Isle of Wight (Sandown I think) .
Not convinced about my mother’s choice of my swimwear outfit! Sharks fin swim cap and an interesting style bikini bottom. .
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On the hottest night of the year in Soho, London at the FDA Summer film quiz night

On the hottest night of the year in Soho, London at the FDA Summer film quiz night. 
Hosted by the very good looking and very funny Alex Zane  @alexzane as seen in the selfie with me (I"m now looking like a hot and sweaty melted mess since my earlier posted pic in the hairdressers)

Alex did a Q&A with the hilarious stand up comedian Dominic Holland @dommoholland who just happens to be the dad of Spiderman Tom Holland @tomholland2013 
Dominic is soon to be performing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Such a fun evening. However it was just like sitting in a sauna fully clothed. .
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Hosted by the very good looking and very funny Alex Zane @alexzane as seen in the selfie with me (I”m now looking like a hot and sweaty melted mess since my earlier posted pic in the hairdressers)

Alex did a Q&A with the hilarious stand up comedian Dominic Holland @dommoholland who just happens to be the dad of Spiderman Tom Holland @tomholland2013
Dominic is soon to be performing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Such a fun evening. However it was just like sitting in a sauna fully clothed. .
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