Help with House of Colour?

(12 Posts)
ShootTheMoon Thu 07-Jan-16 10:13:08

I would very much like to book a House of Colour consultation, as I am sick of buying clothes that do nothing for me, in a panic. I have a new(ish) baby and only have a few items of clothing that fit my interim size (12-14+, usually a 10) while I am getting back into shape. I would just like to have a few outfits that are comfortable and presentable until my shape has settled down.

The HoC classes here are on weekdays and I just don't think I can do it around school runs and with a breastfeeding baby with me. My DH can't really take any time off work any time soon to help out, either.

If I were to post a photo of my face, could anyone help identify even my basic season? Or do I really need to do the whole consultation process? I have chestnut brown hair, green/brown eyes with a dark blue ring, and Caucasian skin that is a bit olivey.

Can anyone help at all? I am really struggling with feeling so shoddy and uncomfortable all the time. I will definitely book a HoC thing befor going back to work when the baby is a bit older!

Stokey Thu 07-Jan-16 10:22:34

It sounds like you could be borderline based on your colouring. I am no expert but for me the lightbulb moment was the cool/warm drapes. She held brown and cream up to my skin and then compared it with navy and white. I looked a million times better with the second combo than the first, so was cool (winter or summer) rather than warm. After that I think it's just shades and tones, summer is more muted IIRC, but I'm sure there will be someone along who knows more.

ShootTheMoon Thu 07-Jan-16 10:32:06

Thank stokey. If I am borderline, that makes me feel a little better about being so confused!

tb Thu 07-Jan-16 19:09:45

Whereabouts are you? I had my colours done by a Colour me Beautiful consultant and they have consultants all over the place. I have very sensitive skin and their make-up is brilliant and has never given me any problems.

ShootTheMoon Thu 07-Jan-16 19:28:49

I'm in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds - thanks tb

Hopefully Thu 07-Jan-16 21:06:24

Gosh, I didn't realise there were any consultants who did NO weekend classes (am a HOC consultant). Have you tried emailing to see if they can see you on a weekend?

It is impossible for anyone to be 100% on an analysis with a picture - you're as likely to succeed picking a palette on Pinterest that appeals. I will be shot down in flames for saying that as obviously I have a vested interest in preserving the sham etc etc grin.

RaisingSteam Thu 07-Jan-16 22:16:48

If your DH can cover the weekend could you travel slightly further - say to Cheltenham? From memory it's not a particularly long day.

Destinysdaughter Thu 07-Jan-16 23:34:03

You can also investigate the courses they run as they need models so you can get it done for free!

Hopefully Fri 08-Jan-16 07:20:01

Yes, if you can make it to Watford they run training a couple of times a year and you can get done for free - depending on which day you go you might not get a 'full' analysis though (depending on which stage of training the stylists are at), so check when you get asked.

Or come to Devon - I only really work on weekends, and it can't be more than, ooh, a four hour drive each way wink.

FizzyFeet Fri 08-Jan-16 14:19:11

Try Lisa Whiteside in Witney - she did my colours on a weekend day!

ShootTheMoon Fri 08-Jan-16 17:34:24

Thanks hopefully, it does seem like the sort of thing that needs to be done in person. I play sport at the weekend which tends to account for Saturdays. I might wait for the season to finish, and the baby will be older by then too. Maybe I will give up and live in sports kit until then. And Devon sounds nice ;)

destinys that's interesting! I am not sure I could cope with being looked at and scrutinised by lots of people though blush.blush

I have had three deliveries this week and everything except a pair of earrings has gone back! One White Stuff cashmere jumper is fairly nice but it looks like it will wash horribly - terrible quality for £100!

Unfortunately DH's job isn't predictable with working days (he's military) so it's hard to plan things more than a week or two in advance. He has just reminded me that he has some leave in March so I willl look for a weekday course then, I think. Suspect the sales may have ended by then though...

And fizzy - thank you, that's the consultant I was looking at.

ShootTheMoon Fri 08-Jan-16 17:38:02

raising yes, I could get to Cheltenham, but it is more time away from the (breastfed) baby. I am probably rushing it a bit because I feel so mumsy at the moment.

I popped into work today and felt such a scruff. I just wore a pencil skirt and a thin jumper, I'm sure it was fine but it would have been nice to be able to choose from more than one ill fitting outfit!

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