Swooning for OTT wings…

Sophie Dahl rocking this dramatic bright blue liquid liner cat’s eye

Seen on Lisa Eldridge’s blog, what a way to wear blue eyeliner!

I absolutely adore this look and am going to do my own take in the not too distant future using DIP & DRAW eyeliner in Pretty.  A most aptly named colour as it is an extremely pretty, glittery blue!

Younique’s stunning shimmery liquid eyeliner in Pretty

Now kittens, when I say I’m going to do “my take” on this look, you can pretty much guarantee that means I don’t want to look like mutton dressed as lamb, and I think I’m a little too ‘mature’ to get away with this one! That’s why I’m opting for this Pretty liner for a more subtle effect but the glitter still provides excitement and glamour.

In my heyday (about 413 years ago lol!), I don’t I think ever left the house without some sort of nod to my much-loved cat’s eye but now gravity is taking its toll (!) and I’m developing quite pronounced hooded eyes which actually cause me a bit of a difficulty in doing a lush sweep like the one the beautiful Sophie Dahl is sporting above. I find the over-the-top wing can be obscured by a drooping skin fold…oh Goddess, the horror!

My work-around is to go for something a little tamer but equally glam and perhaps add a little glitter to the inner corners of my eyes. I’ve even been known to sport bindis there or sweeping up from the outer lash line. I find my ‘eye jewels’ on eBay for only a couple of dollars and you get heaps so they should last a good long while…after all, this isn’t a day-to-day aspect.

Like the makeup artist has done with Sophie (if you happen to know who that is, please tell me so I can credit them!), I also prefer a nude lip when I’m sporting such attention-grabbing eyes.

A bit off track here but is anyone else having 80’s flashbacks?  …you spin me right round baby, right round…

Do you have problems creating a dramatic cat’s eye look, kittens? Or, are you an absolute gun with this iconic, much-sought after look? If it’s the latter, please share your tips with us all (and come round to my place to remind me how to do it!), and if it’s not your forte, feel free to ask questions below.

Love, light & blessings xo


Magickal Carpet Ride

Harnessing the power of essential oils & crystals for your witchy woo-woo car make-over!

If you’re anything like me, there’s a very good chance your vehicle  could do with a mighty fine make-over (shame I don’t have any advice to offer on sorting out those little dings and scratches…) And again, if like me you’re a little allergic to domestic duties, perhaps the whole sordid affair would be a little less repugnant if we jazzed it up with a little witchy woo-woo!

Enter the Magickal Carpet Ride Ritual to not only spruce up your vehicle, but also help you create a mobile sacred space. I do hope you find something you like in these ideas for eco-friendly car maintenance and travelling in enchanted style.

Did you know that with doTERRA’s help, you can make your own natural, chemical-free window cleaner, air freshener, carpet and upholstery stain remover, tyre cleaner, and interior protectant, just to name a few? Well you do now! Take a sneak peak below at how easy it is to make a few of these cleaner

Prepare your chariot…

Window Cleaner

About 120mls of vinegar, a spray bottle and a few drops of Lemon (or another favourite citrus oil, perhaps Tangerine, Grapefruit, Bergamot or the invigorating Citrus Bliss®) and voila! You’re set for cleaning even the dirtiest windows…challenge accepted!

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

You will need rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, your favourite essential oil(s), a glass spray bottle, and a sponge or dish towel.

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle with a fine mist option. You’ll want to use equal parts rubbing alcohol and white vinegar before adding 4-8 drops of your essential oil goodness. If using citrus oils, store your cleaner in a glass spray bottle so it doesn’t eat away at the plastic (unfortunately learned through my own sad experience…sob!)

Now before you go ahead with this little slice of wizardry, you should be aware that the odour is a little overpowering when first applied, so this is best done in an open space or with windows wide open. Rest assured, once the concoction dries you will only be left with the heavenly scent of your chosen oils.  Before getting down to business be sure to test the brew on an inconspicuous space first – it’s better to be safe than sorry.

OK, so now we’re ready to get the job done! Spray your potion generously and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes but do not let it dry. Scrub vigorously with a sponge or clean towel, then allow to dry (this will be hastened by the rubbing alcohol). For really stubborn stains, a second dose may be needed.

Tyre Cleaner

Bet you didn’t know you could clean the nastiest of tyres just from ingredients found at home – who woulda thunk it?! To cast this powerful spell, you need baking soda, water, and any yummy-smelling oil/s for getting ready to battle those dirty chunks of rubber! Just 2 parts baking soda to 1 part water makes a great paste to scrub into your tyres. Let it sit for several minutes, then rinse. Your tyres may even thank you!

Interior Protectant

For your dashboard or other plastic/vinyl surfaces, all you need is the multi-talented olive oil and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Simply rub into the surface, and wipe off excess with a clean dry cloth. Look at it sparkle with delight!

Create a sacred-space within…

I can get a little (oh okay, a LOT!!) stressed out and anxious while cruising around so I find the these little tips and tricks can bring me back to a balanced, centred state and (a semblance!) of sanity.

Commence with a little blessing for your travels before you head off.  This simple little chant should do the trick:

“Bless our journey and keep us from harm
With light of protection and spells and charms
Our path be clear and free from strife
Many more happy adventures left upon my life”

Enhance the zhooshing of the exterior of your magic carpet with a little essential oil love inside. I’m infatuated with my diffuser in Carlotta (that would be my car, kittens!) that attaches to the vent and gently disperses my chosen oil(s) for the day. I like this one for mums (or in remembrance of her when you want to keep her close), or this one just to celebrate love in all its forms. For the sake of transparency, I must tell you that Follow Your Heart, who I linked to about these wonderful little bibelots, just happens to be owned by my little sis. I hope you’ll forgive the nepotism but when she’s sharing such adorable trinkets it’s really my duty to share it with YOU!

To seal the deal, bring some protective crystals on-board to weave their magick! If you already have a gem stash, I’d include:

Amethyst: Ideal for personal protection, repelling physical accidents as well as motion sickness. A powerful protective stone. I’m personally sourcing an amethyst boulder to protect myself and Carlotta!

Turquoise: Dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. 

Snowflake Obsidian: Calming and soothing, it aids in releasing stressful mental patterns.

Yellow Jasper:  Working as a travel amulet, it is considered auspicious as well as guarding when worn through a voyage for a traveller as well as a driver.

Tourmaline: Excellent for removing negativity from others on the road. It’s a guardian stone that pushes off negativity and keeps you safe.

Clear Quartz: Enhances the power of the other crystals while also drawing off negative energy.

If you don’t have these ones at your disposal, I’d highly recommend this Car & Travels Tumbles Set which will help to keep you safe and sound on your adventures. I have a number of these wonderful tumbles sets for a myriad of purposes and can’t recommend them highly enough! In fact, I had an extended trip to the hospital earlier this year (blah!), and I had my Tranquility Tumbles within arm’s length at all times.

So there you go, kittens, a few ideas for an awesomely aromatic magick carpet ride!

Do you have any rituals you perform for driving/travelling? More importantly, do you name your cars?! I’d love to hear about it!

Love, light & blessings


Winter Solstice: A time for renewal

✨ Happy Winter Solstice, kittens ✨

Celebrated by various cultures around the world, you can join in the festivities by spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing and fires (bonfires etc, kittens – arson isn’t called for!). Sounds like my kinda celebration!
Many blessings for this special day xo

Welcome to Ladylike Magick!

ladylike magick - goddess pampering and sacred self-care for an enchanted, magical life

Hello and welcome to my quiet place on the internet where we can dwell in the magick of Goddess pampering and living a life of enchantment.

Ladylike Magick was born from a lifelong passion for sacred self-care combined with my love for Younique makeup and skincare, Jamberry Nails and doTERRA Essential Oils, and how I bring these enchanting elements into my life.

Posts won’t be limited to these bewitching elements only, as I’ll be sharing a range of things that bring me aesthetic or self-caring joy.

From makeup and manicure ideas to delicious diffuser blends, you’re guaranteed to see cats and sloths (my spirit animals!), tips I have found helpful to develop a self-loving attitude, and quirky and whimsical ideas to (hopefully!) take delight in.

I would love to get to know you, so please contact me via the comments section below, Facebook or Instagram. As well as my Ladylike Magick Page on Facebook, I also have a secret group for VIP’s that you are most welcome to join – just let me know and I’ll send you an invitation.

I hope you enjoy your time here and come back to visit often.

Love & light

Katie xo

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