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Travel in Style this Summer

Travel In Style This Summer

If your Summer getaway is getting closer you’ll likely be starting to think about what to pack.

How often do you find you take a suitcase PACKED with outfits, only to return with (at least) half of them un-worn?

This Summer, we’re giving you our top tips and insider tricks to ensure you can travel LIGHT and in STYLE – no more excess baggage charges!

Our Top Tips


If you’re going away for a two week beach holiday ask yourself honestly how many daytime outfits you really need.

Chances are you’ll be spending most of your time in swimwear and a cover-up.

If you plan to wear each cover-up three times then really you only need four or five daytime outfit options to see you through a two week holiday. The same applies to evening outfit options too; wear each item three times and take separates so you can mix and match them, as well as a few accessories to ensure you can keep variety throughout your trip.

You can always treat yourself and use the hotel laundry service during your stay too.


There’s no need to take full-size beauty products away with you. Decant them into smaller bottles which will take up much less space in your suitcase.

We also recommend taking minimum make-up products. Stick with your tried and tested favourites, rather than taking a selection. Going for a more natural look on holiday will allow your skin to breathe and your natural beauty to shine through.


Get organised with separate garment bags for your clothes.

We recommend using a separate bag for each type of clothing so you can easily see what you have and ensure you wear it all – a little like having perfectly organised portable wardrobe!

These handy bags are also great for ensuring your accessories stay separated and don’t pull or damage your clothing as well as ensuring your footwear doesn’t leave any marks on your favourite dress!

Available from both Amazon and Muji they are an in-expensive solution to your packing problems.

Summer Glow

Ideal for Summer!
Packed with nourishing ingredients, our new Tinted Moisturiser is a ‘holiday essential’.
This lightweight formulation evens out skin-tone whilst giving a ‘natural’ radiant look to your skin.
A great alternative to our Morning Light Foundation during the warmer weather.

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Your Most Stylish Summer

colour me beautiful image consultants are here to help you create a Summer wardrobe that is your most stylish yet.

Get in touch below to find your local consultant and book in for colour, style or a pre-holiday personal shop.

Contact your local colour me beautiful consultant

Inject some COLOUR and STYLE into your wardrobe with vibrant new shades from Kettlewell.

Hope Fashion have an incredible range of versatile basics that are both comfortable and stylish

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Style With Kate May 2015 Newsletter

Occasion Wear to Turn Heads!

Summer is the season for dressing up and special occasions – from a day at the races with friends to family weddings, there are lots of excuses to get glam!

Hats have been an accessory of the chic and sophisticated for decades but in recent years the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Zara Phillips Tindall, Katherine Jenkins, Dita Von Teese and even Lady Gaga have made hat-wearing current and fun.

A fabulous hat is the perfect way to give your look the WOW factor and there are a multitude of options to choose from, whether it’s small and simple to fabulous and flamboyant – the question is, which to go for?

This month we’ve collaborated with milliner Beth Hughes to offer you some expert advice on choosing the right headwear for your special occasion this Summer.

Key factors to consider

Beth says…
“There are several things to bear in mind, the first of which is colour! As your hat will be worn so close to your face, it’s really important that it’s a flattering colour.

I recommend picking an accent colour from your outfit for your hat, or go for a complete opposite which you can carry through to other accessories like your bag and shoes.

Once the colour has been decided you must then ensure that the hat works with your face shape and hairstyle, as well as it being in proportion with your build and stature (generally the taller you are, the bigger the hat you can carry off).

Most importantly you need to feel comfortable in your hat – it should reflect your style and personality. When you find ‘the one’ it will make you stand taller and straighter and you won’t be able to help but smile at yourself in the mirror!”

colour me beautiful tip…

Consider the shape and colour of your glasses if you will be wearing these with your hat. They need to compliment each other and you should ensure your glasses don’t get in the way of the style of headwear you choose.

Headwear for short hair

Beth says…
“The danger with hats and short hair is that if you’re not careful your hat will cover all your hair and give the impression that you have no hair at all!

Rather than choosing a traditional hat with a crown and brim, opt for a headpiece or fascinator that leaves plenty of hair on show. This doesn’t mean you have to go for something small; discs are ideal for ladies with short hair as they have the size and impact of a full hat but still leave plenty of hair on show.”

colour me beautiful tip

be aware that black or dark colours will cast dark shadows across your face which will show on pictures.

A day at the races

Getting a group of friends together for a day at the races is a wonderful way to spend a Summer’s day – but striking the right balance with your outfit can sometimes be tricky.

Beth says…
“There are lots of headpieces available now, you’ll have seen the Duchess of Cambridge opts for berets and perchers on a regular basis. More tailored and formal than fascinators, they are very easy to wear and are a great alternative to the traditional hat; perfect for a trip to the races.

They are generally worn on an elastic which can be easily disguised in amongst your hair whether it’s worn up or down, plus you have the added benefit of keeping your hairstyle in tact!”

Let’s Get Sociable!

We love connecting on our social media accounts – do drop by and say ‘hello’!

Got a wedding coming up? This month we’ll be looking at how to dress for different types of weddings (beach, city, country, you name it!) and sharing inspirational images of our favourite footwear, destinations and style icons over on Pinterest!

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Style With Kate October 2014 Newsletter

The scarf trend – how will you wear yours? 

Are you a wrap, tie or drape kind of woman?


However you like to wear yours, scarves are timeless and can give your outfit an instant new twist.  Make sure you have some good colours to choose from so you always have this must-have accessory on hand to add a finishing touch to your outfits.



        Helen Mirren                             Olivia Palermo                 Duchess of Cambridge


Simple elegance

‘Everyday elegance’ is one of this season’s looks. To fit with this theme, you can keep your scarf simple by tying it neatly around your neck and finishing with a knot or draping it loosely down your front.


All scarves shown  are available to buy
  Scarf colours above are:  Silver, Buttercup and Shocking Pink. 

Belt over scarf
Wearing your belt over your scarf is a new look for autumn/winter 2014 (first spotted on Olivia Palermo).  You can do it with any size scarf, whatever suits your style and shape. It’s a lovely way to inject colour, pattern and layering.
Scarves shown here are Polka Dot Wraps in Ash Grey and Blush Pink.  From my jersey scarf range you can see Royal Purple and Emerald.

Layer up

Layering with scarves not only keeps you warm, it adds colour and texture to your look too.


Jersey scarves shown are Bronze, Peacock and Russett.

Effortless draping

Simple but effective:  just let your scarf hang loose draping down your front (with or without a knot) or even down your back.


Scarves in order as they appear above: Emerald and PeacockShocking Pink,

 Russet and Emerald.

Wrap up 
There’s nothing like the feeling of a cosy pashmina that keeps out the chill and looks fabulous too. Work this season’s pink, grey and spotty trends with our beautiful spotted pashminas.
Contact me about my full range of scarves.
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Style With Kate November 2012 Newsletter

The Perfect Red Dress

Forget the little black dress, it’s a great red dress you want in your wardrobe for those unexpected special occasions.Red remains this year’s hottest colour and it’s still the number one choice for a head-turning outfit. You will find a selection of gorgeous red dresses on the high street right now, so it’s the perfect time to invest.

Which Style?
This will depend on your personality as well as your body shape. Red is such a bold colour that a simple piece can look amazing with the right accessories. On the other hand, you might want an opulent dress in luxurious fabrics with gorgeous details. It’s all down to your personal taste. And what suits you of course. Here are some ideas for you.
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Classic Personality

You prefer traditional and understated looks. A simple jersey, shift or tea dress (depending on your body shape) with a little detail would be a good staple for you. Here, Helen Mirren looks amazing in a very elegant and classic dress with just a little sparkle and gathering for detail. This classic Wallis jersey dress with a little neck and gathering detail is perfect for you. Helen Mirren


Dramatic Personality

You like to create striking looks with the latest fashions and you are not afraid to stand out. This shimmering dress worn by Myleene Klass will certainly get heads turning! You will also enjoy this off the shoulder peplum dress from Karen Millen which is both an eye-catching look and right on trend. Myleene Klass


Romantic Personality

You like pretty, feminine fabrics and detail. Floor length and floaty chiffon or delicate lace is perfect for you. Nicole Kidman often expresses her romantic side as she does with this gorgeous, ultra feminine floor length gown. This Biba dress will work the same magic for you. Nicole Kidman


City Chic Personality

You follow trends rather than street fashion. You like to coordinate and look immaculate at all times. Meryl Streep takes a simple shirt dress style in luxurious fabric, belts it and coordinates with black accessories, and the obligatory film star sunglasses of course. Very simple but very stylish. With your fabulous sense of style, you could take a simple dress like this silk Biba shirt dress, and make it look ultra chic by accessorising it to your liking. Sunglasses are optional!


Creative Personality

You like unusual finds and mixing up pieces to create your own look. You might find a vintage piece, or combine different fabrics and pattern. Creative Chaka Khan mixes print and fabric and adds bold earrings. This Reiss dress is a classic shape but has a quirky mix of textures that you would enjoy working with. You could team it with a sumptuous satin or fur jacket. Creative


Natural Personality

You’re not a huge fan of dressing up and are happiest in jeans and comfortable clothes. If you have to wear a dress you want it to be unfussy and comfy! Kate Winslet looks every bit the star here and yet she is wearing a simple maxi dress, minimal accessories and easy updo for her hair. This Alexon maxi dress will give you the right look for a special evening out with minimum fuss. The jersey fabric is easy to wear and because it is a great red dress, you don’t need bold accessories to make it look fantastic. Kate Winslett

..And the perfect lipstick

If you are wearing red lipstick with your great new dress you must get the lip colour just right.As you will have chosen the right shade of red dress for your colouring (naturally!) you need a lipstick colour close to that or a just a shade lighter. You don’t want the lips to clash with your dress, you want a colour that complements your dress. Alternatively, if you are going for bold eye make-up then your lip colour should be very pale or nude, as actress Berenice Marlohe has done beautifully here at the Skfyall premiere. skyfall
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Style With Kate July 2012 Newsletter

All eyes are on the Olympics and Paralympics this summer and we might even be inspired and discover some new sporting activities ourselves.

Of course we are here only addressing the sartorial side of sport and what to wear when we are running, jumping, panting, sweating, etc…


Before we move onto the issue of colour and style of clothes to wear, we must think first and foremost to the comfort and support we need to practice our sport(s) of choice. Indeed the sport or exercise you are engaging in will dictate the bras you need.

Whether you practice a high impact sport (running, tennis, basket ball, dance) or a more sedate one (yoga, cycling) you need to be well supported in the bust area, particularly if you wear a larger cup bra. You need to ensure you have a good back support (a cross design is best) as it will offer maximum support. The straps should be wide and cushioned; and you need to ensure maximum support and comfort.

Make sure you are fitted properly by a bra specialist who is able to advise you on the best for you and your chosen type of exercise. Getting the right bra is as important as getting the right pair of running shoes.

Sports Bras Are Not Very Femine! Really?!?!

Maybe then, but not now – there has been a lot of innovation in the sports bra industry and gone are the days of the mono-boob or flat chest. Sports bras now come fully equipped with padding and support to make you feel supported but feminine at the same time whilst new colours and styles are being introduced all the time.


What to wear

Back in September 2011 when the Paris, London, Milan catwalks were full of Spring 2012 trends we could see the influence that the impending Olympics had on fashion. The Mark Jacobs of this world showed zipped-up tracked suits, and even Jimmy Choo were showing some Sport Deluxe platform lace-up and wedges all-in-one shoes!

At colour me beautiful it isn’t about labels or models on the catwalks, it’s about real women going to their every day activities – one of them being sports and exercises.

So you’ll want to wear the right gear of course, and this will depend on the sport/exercise you do, but it is most likely to be in an absorbent fabric which will stretch when it needs to stretch both for movement and general comfort. You may choose to layer your garments and shed these as you warm up and get into your routine.

You will be at your most vulnerable – look-wise – when you get finished with your sport or exercise regime. Your hair may stick to your head, your eye make-up (if you wore any) may be running, you’ll be flushed, hot and sticky. So here what we suggest you do to start with: WEAR YOUR RIGHT COLOURS ! Wearing your right colours will give you the confidence that you look as best as you can given the circumstances ! Red is always an energising colour. If orange is in your palette, go for it too. Pink, will give you a sense of girliness and romanticism. Teals and aquas are great too and may also remind you of holidaying by the seaside and running on the beach.

You can wear your neutral colours – but make sure they are yours and not those of someone else. Get out of black, and think navies, browns, dark greens and purples.

Neckline rules are the same as per usual: if you have a short neck/heavier bust, you are best to wear a top with a V-neck; If you have a long neck and/or small bust, feel free to wear a higher round-neck T-shirt.

The sleeve rule is to be aware of where the sleeve stops: avoid the widest part of the upper arm.

If you are short-waisted: don’t tuck in; if you are long-waisted: do tuck in!

If you are in any doubt about what to wear and in which colours, I am here to you help you.


Spectator Sports

Some of you will be lucky enough to be able to come to London for all the great excitement, and may even have tickets to get to see your favourite sports.

If the London weather continues to be what it has been during the Spring, what you’re going to need are layers (think t-shirt/shirt/cardigan/fleece and a RAINCOAT!

Don’t forget to wear some comfortable shoes or trainers and just in case the sun shines, protect your face with a stylish hat.


Colour me beautiful summer time make-up magic

You are all set to go in search of warmth and sunshine, so make sure you take with you just what you need in your make-up bag – keep your make-up routine natural, nice and easy this summer.

All you need is a TINTED MOISTURISER (we have three shades to choose from), a CREAM BLUSH (choose from Lychee (cool) and Melba (warm), a MASCARA (Black Brown, Warm Brown, or Navy) and finish your nice-and-easy make-up summer routine with a delicious LIP GLOSS in the right colour.

If you are not quite sure how to work the colour me beautiful summer make-up magic, come and see me for a make-up know-how. I’d love to help you get the best colours for you.


Contact Kate Haynes to book a Colour or Style consultation 07740859254 or email



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Style With Kate November 2011 Newsletter

Work with your colouring to choose the best make-up shades

Are you stuck in the same make-up routine because it’s ‘easy’? Afraid to try new shades incase they don’t really suit you? We all want to look fabulous and we want foolproof and fast routines, make-up that suits our skin, and the confidence to apply any product with ease.

The Colour Me Beautiful Make-up Manual can help!

Currently only available in the Colour Me Beautiful Online Shop**, our Make-up Manual will show you how to make the most of your features through choosing the best colours, taking care of your skin and learning how to create different looks.

You will learn  – whatever your age and whatever your colouring – how to assess your skin, create a cleansing routine, select colours and products, apply every type of make-up and create stunning looks for every occasion. This book contains everything you need to know about:

  • Caring for your skin
  • Identifying the right colours for you
  • Applying every type of make-up
  • Creating different looks
  • Adjusting make-up for every age
  • All the finishing touches

**The Make-up Manual is available only in the Colour Me Beautiful Online Shop until January 2012 when it will appear in all good book stores. It is priced £10.99