This is a post about trying out hair extensions, but first let’s see how I got to trying out something that for me ranked up there with tattooing my forehead.Read more
I often get invitations to try out new treatments, but when Elizabeth Hopkins from Beauty Classics mailed me and offered me some eyebrow tattooing, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic (nothing against Liz). I’ve never injected or filled my face (I don’t judge people who do, it’s just a choice right now, which could change with bells on in a few years), and the thought of having something permanent on my mug filled me with fear.Read more
No, it’s not some public loo over the Leicestershire border, it’s a very cool barbers; modern, with a classic twist and a specialism in hot towels (great at this time of year I imagine). Now we have quite a few male readers on Muddy Stilettos Northants, and I don’t think it’s really authentic for me to go and sit in the barber’s chair for a review, so on this occasion, help was on hand in the form of one of our Muddy team, Lauren Lawless and her very own Mr Muddy!Read more
I love it when we find a great local retailer with pricing that makes our eyes open in pleasant surprise, as opposed to water in disbelief! And I love it even more when they find Muddy, which is what happened with Mooch, a new Northants based, online store selling glorious gifts and greetings cards at VERY reasonable prices.
Rachel Roberts, owner of Mooch (who also has a very busy ‘proper’ job), recently launched Mooch because she simply loves shopping (*doffs cap to Rachel who can now spend under the guise of it being work and wonders why we hadn’t thought of that ; )
One of Rachel’s biggest passions is shiny things, so jewellery plays a big part in the range.Read more
Shall we mention the C-word? Relax, my elves, I mean cashmere. This supersoft jumper,by Wyse London, is available at the-bias-cut.com, a UK online boutique committed to the concept of ageless fashion…Read more
Every year without fail, the calendar comes around to October/November and I start getting itchy hair (like itchy feet, but hair, that demands a change to suit the leaves outside ; ) It invariably involves some red hues, which give that warmer feel to one’s complexion that can sometimes resemble corned beef in the lowering temperatures! This year I turned to Seckingtons on the Wellingborough Road, who a couple of weeks after I visited won the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards (obviously they’d heard about the Muddy visit)!Read more
If you want a change from the high street chains and enjoy a fashion shopping experience as opposed to enduring a bun fight with the masses, pop to Heidi’s for a browseRead more
For a gal who edits a blog that touts itself as the ‘Urban Guide to the Countryside’ it’s ironic that I usually walk a mile when it comes to sporting a Yumster Mummster, jump in your Range Rover type garb; but it seems I’m the one missing out for judging a book by its Barbour cover. Once I was let loose in the Abraxas Country Clothing shop in Muddy fave, The Heart of the Shires (HotS), I was channeling Alexa mixed with a bit of Mod before you could say Hunter Welly!Read more
Family 50 Things Fun Day, Canons Ashby, Thurs 11 Aug
This week spend the day hunting for bugs and learning how to identify them with your kids. Start your 50 Things scrapbook (free from the Coach House), or add to your long list of adventures. Booking Not Needed. Children are very welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Nostalgia 80s revival, The Hind Hotel, Friday 12 Aug
Alright, so we may not have looked like the supers in the ’80s, but you can go all out on your togs for this event!Read more
I’ve found the world’s sexiest beach towel. It screams Ibiza sunshine and a Sea Breeze cocktail under sail. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?Read more