This week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash! Last year when I looked at the line up of subjects that we covered on Fashion Flash I desperately wanted to add a travel guide for women over 40. So many excellent travel sites recommend best places to hike rugged trails, best bars to hook up or how to pack in a back pack. That was fun in my twenties, but as time passed I wanted a more elegant and thoughtful type of travel guide. I was so happy to find Glamour Granny Travels since I am a granny who loves to travel. I am addicted to this site. Sometimes I read it for vicarious travel experiences. Other days, I use it as a travel reference I can trust. Subscribe to Glamour Granny Travels so that you don’t miss a single post.
I have to confess I am a make-up book junkie. There is something so seductive about the power of foundation, lipstick, and eye liner to transform But I can’t seem to master all but the simplest of application and I am always looking for a book or video that will turn me into a make-up ninja.
Simply Gorgeous by make-up artist Gary Cockerill is a genuinely helpful guide to complex make-up appications. This is a book that truely wants to give women the tools and techniques they can use IRL. Although Cockerill has a long celebrity client list ( eg Rachel Hunter, Melanie Griffith and Jerry Hall) I love that he uses real people with real faces for his demonstrations and transformations.
The book offers both basic make-up information as well as face pattern designs. While I doubt I would ever do “rocker chick” ( think female Kiss) the fundamental info helped me finally buy the right foundation and perfect nude listick. I loved the instructions for simple day and evening looks. The ten steps needed for the perfect nude lip explained why my lips never looked like the ads. The steps were time consuming at first, but after a few tries, I was pro.
Finally, it was such a pleasure to red a beauty book that was not merely an excuse to promote a line of products. At the very end of the book their were two pages of recommended make-up products– and that low key approach made me trust the recommedations.