Fast forward to Tuesday morning and the British news channels are running Home Secretary Theresa May's speech to conference.
The glimpse I had made it clear she was talking about the migrant and refugee crisis and explaining why the government will still try to maintain a tough stance on the number of those entering the U.K. She quoted figures including the high numbers of young males trying and in some cases succeeding in entering Britain but it was her appearance that caught my eye.
Ms May was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a couple of years ago and lost a couple of stone in weight. The condition is life long and carries a risk of heart attacks and strokes.
But that weight loss took its toll and Ms May aged quickly. Losing weight when we are older can do that.
Tuesday however May, 59, looked in tip top shape and I wondered is that down to hard work on her part, doubtful as that only goes so far, good dressing and styling for today's performance, which will have helped, or some sort of cosmetic surgery. If her diabetes in now under control that could also help but May looked almost born again.
In the U.K. facelifts, Botox and more are becoming increasingly popular but getting the best treatment which is also safe can be costly.
If May has had a 'helping hand' she will not be the first Tory minister or the last.
Looking at some of the senior men in the party it is easy to believe they use Botox or other means to combat ageing.
In 2013 "Former Tory MP Louise Mensch has finally confessed she has had a facelift, saying: 'I like the way I look and like to keep it that way'. The outspoken chick-lit novelist made the admission speaking on BBC2’s Newsnight from New York, after nearly three years of repeated speculation about her appearance. Mrs Mensch, 41 [in 2013] had previously refused to say that she had cosmetic surgery while she was working at Westminster, but told Jeremy Paxman last night: 'I had a little tightening in my face' for 'maintenance'."
Whether May has been under the knife or not in the end is her business.
But the change in style as well as appearance of Ms May has been ongoing. Designer clothes are now the order of the day and one way or another she has the face to match.
Will the restyling of May help her win the Tory leadership battle ahead?