Up with the larks this morning to get myself down to the US Embassy at Grosvenor Square to queue with all the other hopefuls for an I-visa. It was a dull, misty morning with a fine spray of light rain in the air. The walk to the underground evoked a hint of nostalgia for me (I rarely use the tube unless I have to) as it reminded me of days gone by .. the grey skies, the aroma of fresh coffee emanating from the various cafes and the smell of cigarette smoke from people walking in front of me! Some things never change! The tube was surprisingly uncrowded .. perhaps the school holidays have kicked in and people are away. Coming out of Bond Street Station it was so refreshing to see Oxford Street devoid of people bar the few going to work and the occasional tourist ambling down the street obviously excited to be here.
The line at the Embassy was not too bad and thankfully I sailed through the security checks ... at the end of the process my visa for work in the USA was approved!! Yippee!!!! First stop the US Open Tennis championships at Flushing Meadows at the end of August. I am really looking forward to it .. at least the weather should be a whole lot better than it is here!
Feeling slightly elated as I left the embassy and as it was still relatively early and quiet, I strolled into Selfridges and had a look at the Bobbi Brown make up counter where they have some lovely new tortoise shell eye palettes in colours that would easily take you from late summer to autumn. There are two to choose from .. sand and bronze .. I went for the bronze as the colours are a little richer for warmer skin tones .. The palettes are double decked so no problems fitting it into your make up bag .. nice and compact and at £48 good value for money!
To see Bobbi's video on how these shades can work for you, go to ....
I predict that this is going to be a new fave in my make up kit .. or better still perhaps I will keep it just for myself!!!