The Hourglass Powders I Cannot Live Without

The Hourglass Powders I Cannot Live Without

It’s been quite sometime since I made that eventful trip to Sephora and came back with several of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders and Blushes. To be fair, they have been one of the more sensible make up purchases that I have made. Not only have I bought blushes in shades that I would wear daily but you really cannot go wrong with several pressed powders of various sheens and shades. I’m on my second Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette with its neutral Dim Light, glowy Incandescent Light and sunkissed Radiant Light powders and I just adore the naturally beautiful, soft…

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Life Admin – Top Tips for your CV

Life Admin – Top Tips for your CV

It’s been nearly twelve months since I have changed career and as I’m coming up to my one year anniversary of working with a fab team in a great company, it has got me thinking about how change has done me a world of good. I’m still in a bit of shock with just how much has changed in the last year and a half and it really does resonate with me that things are sent to try us. I’m trying to keep on top of things a little more these days, and this includes a bit of life admin.…

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The IT Makeup of the Moment – IT Cosmetics

The IT Makeup of the Moment – IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics seems to be causing quite the stir around the UK at the moment, and after trying out some of the hero products of the brand, I am not surprised. IT Cosmetics finally hit the UK shores towards the end of last year, taking residency at Selfridges as well as QVC UK, which we all know has great bundles offers and Easy Pay installments. When the brand launched last year, I was kindly sent across as bag of samples of the hero products and within those samples, I have discovered four products, three of which I will be sharing…

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Fenty Beauty: Holiday Makeup Bag

Fenty Beauty: Holiday Makeup Bag

Without realising it, I have fallen head over heels for Fenty Beauty. It all started with a highlighter and now I seem to be fully kitted up and ready to collect the final few pieces to complete a full collection. Fenty Beauty launched in November of last year and already has reached heights of fabulosity with its inclusivity for women of colour with a 40 strong shade range. The Pro Filt’r foundation not only has shades for everyone but has one of the most beautiful formulations. A full coverage foundation, with a soft matte finish that stays on all day,…

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Kiko Milano Gold Waves Limited Edition

Kiko Milano Gold Waves Limited Edition

I love this time of year for two reasons. One, it’s almost nearly going to be summer soon, I can feel it. Secondly, it’s the summer phase for make up launches. I think I love summer launches more than I love Fashion Week to spot the newest trends and that’s a strong statement. Already, we have seen the Fenty Beauty Body Lava hit the shelves, and I think I saw a sneak peak of the Esteé Lauder Bronze Goddess palette that will here with this years Bronze Goddess perfume launch for 2018. The Kiko Milano Summer 2018 collection has just…

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Six Reasons to Visit Amsterdam

Six Reasons to Visit Amsterdam

With more canals than Venice, more bicycles than people, a notable number of houseboats and over 1,500 cafes and bars, Amsterdam is a city like no other. From art and culture to a thriving nightlife scene, there is much to explore and enjoy on an Amsterdam holiday. Have a look at this handy tourist information guide for lots more interesting and helpful material. 1. Discover the Anne Frank Museum The story of Anne Frank is one that has touched many and the Anne Frank Museum is one of the most profound reasons to visit Amsterdam. The secret annex in her…

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The Kahlua Brunch Club, Manchester

The Kahlua Brunch Club, Manchester

Brunch. That perfect excuse to have a glass of something alcoholic before Midday. I’m quite the fan of a brunch, and I have spent a lot of time over the years in visiting those highly sought after brunch spots. Not quite a breakfast, and not quite a lunch, I like the element of being able to graze over food and drink whilst spending quality time with my gal pals. When I heard that Kahlua were bring a brunch club to Manchester, I felt that it was definitely worth a visit. An espresso martini masterclass followed by a two course menu…

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The Crystal Maze Experience, Manchester

The Crystal Maze Experience, Manchester

A childhood dream of mine has recently come true, and it all started with the iconic phrase ‘Start the fans, please!’. Of course, that dream is the Crystal Maze, the programme that we all grew up watching on a Friday night back in the 1990s. The show, hosted by the eccentric and in my opinion, pretty wonderful Richard O’Brien was a show that holds such fond memories for both my sister and I. Shouting at the TV screen, telling the contestants to move it to the left and jump to grab that all important crystal that would lead them to…

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Travel in Style with Ted Baker

Travel in Style with Ted Baker

It feels like such a long time since I’ve jetted away to some far flung land. It’s been well over a year since I last stepped on a plane and now I am getting very excited for my upcoming trip. I feel that after spending so many year travelling around, that I lost the joy that comes with the travelling. The trip to the airport, the browsing of the duty free shopping and that knot of excitement in your tummy when the aircraft takes off. I’m actually really excited for my holiday, and although it’s not long now, I feel…

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The Tarte Shape Tape Foundation Collection at QVC

The Tarte Shape Tape Foundation Collection at QVC

As an avid lover of the Tarte Shape Tape concealer, I was elated when I heard that Tarte were bringing out two new products for the Shape Tape range. Releasing two brand new foundations, the Tarte Shape Tape foundation in a matte or hydrating formulation has already had its fair share of controversy. Although the excitement certainly was real at first, many beauty addicts were up in arms due to the abysmal shade range. Tweets telling people to ‘boycott Tarte’ were rife, whilst many an influencer shared their thoughts on the shades rather than the foundation. Suffice to say, it…

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The Voice UK and Nivea UK Competition!

The Voice UK and Nivea UK Competition!

It’s the live final of The Voice UK this weekend and as Nivea UK are the backstage partners of The Voice UK, I would like to give you the chance to win your own micellar water bundle. The backstage cleansing line up includes the Nivea Micellar Skin Breath Micellar water which leaves the skin feeling soft and supple, and without any residue. SUitable for sensitive skin , it lets skin breathe freely whilst antioxidant grape seed oil calms and soothes, and leaves no redness behind. The 3 in 1 Nivea Daily Essentials Cleansing Micellar Wipes are enriched with micellar water…

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Shoryu Manchester

Shoryu Manchester

Japanese food is still a rarity in my life. Although I love nothing better than picking up a six pack of sushi from Boots, or popping into Tampopo for an Asian-fusion dish, I still am very much a novice when it comes to the delights from Japan. Last week, I headed over to Shoryu, based in the heart of the city at Piccadilly Garden. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Shoryu is the brainchild of Tak Tokomine aka the Ramen Shogun. Tokomine settled in the UK in 1975 and with him he brought his Hakata home town speciality –…

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A Full Face: Revlon Makeup

A Full Face: Revlon Makeup

Playing around with makeup each weekend has started to become quite the routine for me. Waking up on a Saturday morning means a day of transformation from Saturday slobbiness to over the top glam and lashes for a collection of blog photos. Not only has it started to make me more productive, it’s really fun to sit and play with the colours and textures that I don’t have chance to experiment with during the week. I’ve been working with Revlon for quite some time and recently they have held a contest to show just how well Revlon Colorstay foundation performs.…

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Flowerbomb Nectar

Flowerbomb Nectar

It doesn’t seem like that long ago since Viktor & Rolf released my personal favourite from the Flowerbomb range; Flowerbomb Bloom. The lighter and airier sister of Flowerbomb, it reminds me of warm summer days filled with fresh air and a fruity floral bouquet. I think if I had to choose between the original and Flowerbomb Bloom, I would be hard pressed to make a decision as I love them both but as I do tend to wear Bloom more often, then I suppose I’ve just made my own mind up. I was quite shocked when I found out that…

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Office Outfit Inspiration for Next Season

Office Outfit Inspiration for Next Season

I can’t believe that I have been working in an office based environment for eight months now. The girl who once stated that the 9-5 wasn’t for her, and that not having a uniform was a bad idea, has well and truly been converted. Any excuse to continue expanding my wardrobe, I have been fully immersing myself into the world of office outfits. My place of work is very chilled out, and I don’t think anyone would bat an eyelid if I turned up in pyjamas and a pair of Crocs to be honest. Although it is a relaxed dress…

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Girl In The Mirror: Bring In The Spring

Girl In The Mirror: Bring In The Spring

It’s March. It’s just one week until April. It’s currently dry with blue skies and it’s looking very promising right now. I actually cannot wait to get out of this country and into some warmer weather. I’ve been really prepared in terms of wardrobe for the warmer weather. I have been buying all the cute dresses, and pretty ballet flats yet I’ve still not had chance to bring them out of hibernation. Hopefully, April will be kind to us and winter wardrobe can finally be packed away. To add to my ever growing wardrobe, I have hit the Fashion World…

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