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  1. Jane Perrins, Colour Advisor for [email protected] - Business Directory

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    logo squareIt’s funny, isn’t it, how your life can suddenly take a different direction? 

    I never in a million years expected I would be doing what I am now, and it’s all down to the influence of a good friend I’ve known for years. I have thanked her, by the way. 

    My life B.C. (before children) was spent working to live. I was encouraged to go straight from school to university, to get a good job to afford a home and feed myself. I did all that and became a self-sufficient, independent woman with a career as a school teacher and a great social life through musical and theatrical hobbies. That was a great foundation for who I am now. 

    I got married and left teaching to have our first child all within quite a short space of time. I was in my early 30s by then and I didn’t want to hang around in a job I was getting increasingly depressed about. 

    I wouldn’t say I was a particularly confident person. I wasn’t an outstanding teacher, musician, actor; but I got by. I’ve always suffered from low self-esteem and self-worth. But parenting changed that quite a bit. With this new-found maternal instinct, I became much more assertive and determined to do the best I could for my family. I’m sure this resonates with many other mums out there. 

    IMG_1662The downside to being a stay-at-home mum was losing my independence. 

    Fast forward to now, however, and after many years of being financially dependent on my husband, I am ready to get mine back. After all, we mummies need something for ourselves, don’t we? 

    I need my own income; I need my independence. And now I’m getting that by doing something completely different and unexpected – running my own business. And I LOVE it. 

    My business is related to building self-confidence. Not surprising, really, seeing as confidence growth is something I’m personally passionate about. I was drawn to my company’s ethos and belief in the empowerment of women through image…. 

    If you look good, you feel good! 

    We don’t frivolously sell cosmetics though. Being empowered is personal and unique to the individual, so wherever possible we like to meet our clients personally. As colour advisors, we assess our client’s colouring type so we can ‘prescribe’ the most flattering shades for their individual skin tone, hair colour and eye colour. 

    For example, a fair-skinned, blonde, blue-eyed lady would not suit the same lipstick, blush and eye products as a dark-haired, dark-eyed lady with a deeper skin tone. It’s common sense, you realize, but there’s a bit more colour science to it and that’s where we can help. 

    Most people can wear purple…or green… but it’s which purple or green will suit them best that matters. Think how many different shades there are; it’s down to the undertones, brightness and clarity of the colours. 

    The brilliant thing about Colour Me Beautiful At Home is the colour assessments and makeup trials are FREE! We want you to only buy what’s right for you and what you will USE. We come to your home for an individual or group session, where you learn your personal colour type and the products available to you. It’s so convenient to be able to buy and replace only the shades you use and love. You can build up your own personal palette of products. It saves time, it saves money and, most of all, you can be CONFIDENT in the knowledge that we only let you buy what suits you! 

    45Colour Me Beautiful At Home is a new UK company coming from the hugely successful image and style company Colour Me Beautiful. I am a UK Founder and am passionate about empowering as many women as possible with my service, and also to introduce this opportunity to anyone who’d like to become an Independent Advisor. Feel free to get in touch if you, or anyone you know, would like more information. 

    See That Girl is my personal brand. It’s a lyric from my favourite song, Dancing Queen. For me, it exudes my new-found confidence and my passion for helping others feel the same. Nowadays I live to work, because I’ve found my ‘forever job.’ 

    Back to my close friend who is responsible for all this… 

    She could see the lonely, bored rut I was in. What did she do? 

    She finally managed to persuade me to join Facebook! 



    [email protected]

  2. Paint, Glue, Glitter and more – the ARTventurers Leamington, Central Warwickshire & Coventry Story!

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    artimage1For those who don’t know, at ARTventurers we run colourful, creative art classes for babies, toddlers and children, plus creative events and parties too. Although inevitably there is an element of mess in what we do (try painting with a group of toddlers and NOT getting messy!!) we’re much more than a messy play group. Our classes are centred around children’s learning and development through art and creative play – building confidence, developing skills, exploring techniques and new materials and having lots of fun along the way! We squidge, squish, paint, model, explore, sing and dance our way through a new theme every week and take the ARTventurers fun into schools and nurseries, festivals, work with local authorities, shopping centres, and other businesses and organisations too! 

    I joined the ARTventurers team and I am the proud owner of ARTventurers Leamington Spa, Central Warwickshire and Coventry. My story begins from a teaching background of over 15 years with Coventry City Council where I gained valuable experience of both primary and secondary education and becoming a real advocate of the arts locally. I am hugely passionate about working with children and providing a quality arts education and this is what gravitated me towards ARTventurers. I saw the dedication involved within ARTventurers thus creating a children-centred class which was more than just messy play but focussed on exploration and learning through creative play and had to part of things! I have been gradually building up ARTventurers Leamington Spa, Central Warwickshire and Coventry since September 2016 and I now have weekly classes running every day in term time across Warwickshire & Coventry, monthly Saturday family classes plus have birthday parties, events & festivals events booked in at regular intervals! Never a dull moment!! 

    Maddie Webb 

    Owner – ARTventurers Leamington, Central Warwickshire & Coventry