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
Category: Hair & make up
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
Blossom Beauty was winner of the Muddy Stilettos Award for Best Complementary Therapy, so who better to ask why this time of year is good to get a facial (quite frankly, I think all year round is a good time to get a facial; one of my fave treatments ever)!
Ellen Zok who runs Blossom Beauty has glowing skin, always reassuring when you go for a facial. Her salon in Great Doddington is where she tends to lots of us Northants folk who need a facial revive, especially as our skin becomes wind chapped and dull from central heating (and also before the onslaught of December partying)!Read more
‘It’s a cult, I’m not buying from them.’ ‘No way, I feel pressured into buying the products from pushy consultants when I don’t really want to.’ ‘They’re all pyramid schemes, not for me.’ These are missives I’ve heard about network marketing companies like Arbonne, Forever Living, Utility Warehouse, and Avon (yup THAT Avon, the one your mum used to buy from, and which incidentally, has its head office in Northampton). I’ve been known to buy the odd beauty product from Avon (my bezzie is a consultant), but I’m not brand loyal and personally I like to see what’s on offer or buy what I fancy, when I fancy.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
Most of us will remember that ad from last year, causing uproar everywhere by inferring we all needed to look like this to be eligible for the beach! Well now it’s back in the news again as London mayor Sadiq Khan pledged to ban adverts promoting ‘unhealthy or unrealistic’ body images, across the Transport for London (TfL) network. So, as it’s relevant and timely, in terms of summer holidays, I thought I’d give you my quick beach body ready tick list; and since I don’t have boobs that defy gravity, thighs you can crack walnuts with or hair that spins into gold, rest assured being Muddy beach body ready is a tad more realistic than THAT ad.Read more
I don’t mind the dentist. In fact, I even kinda like it, the opportunity to be quiet for a while, no obligation to talk or chat about your holidays. The hairdressers? Not so much. I have really thin hair that struggles to do anything at all other than hang there wispily, looking all wan and fragile (this is ok in a damsel in distress, not so much on a barnet).
The Muddy editors spend a lot of time behind the scenes on Muddy Stilettos checking out loads of salons, but only feature the ones we really think of are interest or value to readers.Read more