Aimee Horton



It’s been a while, but I couldn’t not join in with #LittleLoves now that Morgana has moved her blog over to Coffee Work Sleep Repeat – good job with the blog Mo, it looks awesome!



After about 7 years of nagging, Mr Aimee finally caved and agreed our bedroom was disgusting and that would could decorate it, and because of the rest of the house being very…family…orientated I was surprised when he didn’t flinch when I told him the bedroom was going to be my domain. IT’S SO PRETTY, and I’m reading in it whenever I can. My friend happened to have a copy of the latest Sophie Kinsella and knowing what a fan I am she leant it to me. I’m secretly pleased because it also matches the colour scheme of the room.



We had a sneaky night away at the weekend. Mr Aimee, myself and some of my favourite friends went to watch Jimmy Carr in Grantham. I have to say it was one of the funnest nights I’ve had in ages, and Jimmy was fantastic. I was VERY close to texting in and asking for a selfie on the stage… but I have a feeling he’d have pulverised me so I changed my mind!



I’ve not been loving this week. Today I finally succumbed to my sore throat and achey body and am sat in my joggers wrapped in a blanket feeling like death. However, for the school run I haven’t been defeated. Well I have, I’ve looked like a mess,  but my pink lipstick has kept my chin up until I’ve got home anyway.


Every.Schoo.Run. TWICE. *weeps*



Well what did you expect?! Right now curry and pizza are ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT. This is a vegetable jalfrezi, we had it on Friday and Sunday, and there’s still two more portions in the freezer for when I can’t be bothered to do any cooking but Mr Aimee won’t order in. 

p.s. It’s a Jamie Oliver special.



The child who a year ago I carried out of the school disco kicking and screaming is now his class ambassador and met the mayor who opened the new foundation stage garden at the school. It’s amazing to think that this is the same child, and proves that when they’re being stretched and in the right environment how much they thrive.

That’s me joining in with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat’s #LittleLoves OVER AND OUT.

Lasting Lipstick Fit for a Queen


Once upon a time a queen was sat in her window sewing and she pricked her finger on the needle. As three drops of blood landed on the snow on the ebony window frame, she looked down and said quietly, “Oh, how I wish I had a daughter with skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony”.

Well Queenie, with me, you just might have been in luck. Skin as white as snow I can do, I am positively translucent. My hair could be classed as ebony (L’Oreal Brasilia, potato / pahtahto). Now, lips red as blood, now that I’m working on. Constantly. My quest for permanent lip colour is endless and there will be no living happily ever after until I find it. Wooed by the promise (LIES) of kiss proof, semi-permanent, lasting lipstick, I’m there. I have tried them all, lip stain, lip gel, lip paint, lip creme, lip conditioner, lip fix, lip tint, lip duos, two step, top coat, double wear, semi-permanent, super stay, supreme, infallible, long last, long wear, lasting colour, lasting finish, forever and matte. Alas, my make-up drawer is overflowing with the good (it stays), the bad (it doesn’t) and the ugly (it bleeds) of lip colour. All I wished for was long lasting vibrant colour that doesn’t descend into a lip liner frame around bare naked lips as soon as you so much as exhale.

And in Mac Pro Longwear Lipcolour, I think my lasting fix has come.

Now I have a somewhat uneasy relationship with make-up artists. Following the ‘we’ll just pop some bronzer on, make you look alive’ debacle, I’m sceptical. But when I was recommended the Gwen Stefani-esque scarlet red of Lasting Lust, I was tempted and my, I’m so pleased I was. It’s a two-step process, you paint it on, you let it dry, you slick on the gloss et voilà, lip colour that stays put. I always get a good 8+ hours wear and inevitably get asked, ‘how do you make your lipstick stay?’ by the envious pale lips. I whip out my Pro Longwear and extol its virtues, often to somewhat mixed results. Some, like me, love it and have got the hang of applying it so it does exactly what it says on the tin. Tube. Others who put it on top of lip salve or lip balm struggle when it slides off. Those who think more is more and slathering it on so thickly that it’s more Dulux than durable. Then there are those who think two coats are better than one. They’re not. The second coat will make the first roll off leaving a patchy, lumpy and most definitely non-permanent mess. No, applying it thinly, evenly and carefully (if you stray over your lip line, there it will stay) and the results couldn’t be much better. Whilst Mac state top up of gloss every now and then will moisturise and add shine, I find it sticks to the colour and take some of it with it. Tempting as it is to reapply, my fail safe method of painting, drying, shining and leaving, works.

Thanks to Mac Pro Longwear, I have found my happy ending, with lips red as blood I’m positively fit for a queen.