About Me

Maria McKenzie


Hi, I’m Maria, I’m in my 40’s and LOVE all things make-up, beauty and skincare related.  Over the years I’ve accumulated a rather sizeable collection of products & have spent many, many hours of my life recommending products to friends & family or doing their make-up for an event or simply a pick me up.

I’ve always been passionate about beauty and skincare and feel it’s a fantastic tool to make a woman (or man) feel confident, put together and it can lift your mood.  I don’t know about you, but looking through someone’s make up bag or medicine cabinet gives me untold joy!

Having spent the last 20 plus years working in the radio business full time (behind the scenes before you ask!), I’ve taken time out to spend with my young children and start this blog. 

The beauty advertising industry has seen a shift towards getting so called “real women” to advertise their products but I still want to know what my neighbour loves to use to make her feel fabulous or the gorgeous lipstick the woman on the train is wearing (I have been known to stop someone and ask!). 

I want this site to be really beneficial to ladies of a certain age (or any age for that matter!) to understand beauty & skincare a little bit more, share their hero products and generally be a place where we can all meet and discuss what works for us.

As a mum of two I’m busy, but who isn’t?  You don’t need to have kids or a mortgage to understand life’s pressures and want to take some time to make yourself look and feel good – no matter how long that is.  Having tried every product known to mankind (& having possibly spent my kids college fund in the process) I hope I can give you honest, clear reviews of products that work for me and encourage you to do the same.  

I also have a small (ahem!) obsession with interiors, so there will be elements of that thrown in for good measure.

So, if you’ve got this far in reading, then thank you and I hope you enjoy the blog!

Maria x