Autumn Decor Trends

Autumn Decor Trends

The seasons roll around very quickly. Although when you are baking in the sun or freezing in the snow, it might seem tog on forever, none of them actually last for more than a few weeks. There are only 52 weeks in a year after all, and four seasons to get through. With summer coming towards its end, autumn is next, and if you are thinking of decorating some rooms in your home before the winter sets in, you might like to know what the latest trends for home décor are. Before you buy anything though, you should check out…

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Feather & Down Breathe Well Bath Essence

Feather & Down Breathe Well Bath Essence

Although we are expecting a heatwave in the next two weeks, I for one am so pleased that the weather has gone slightly cooler. This year, I have been experiencing the worst hayfever of my life. It’s really strange as to how it just develops and although I started with hayfever symptoms around 3 years ago, this year has been the worst. Thankfully, I have a secret weapon and it has made my life so much easier. After falling in love with the Feather & Down original range, I have fallen even deeper after trying the new Breathe Well products. …

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The 3 golden rules of creating a shabby chic …

The 3 golden rules of creating a shabby chic haven

It’s no secret that the shabby chic look is a popular home decor choice – but how exactly do you achieve this level of cuteness and charm in your own property? In this blog, we take a look at the three golden rules of creating the ultimate shabby chic haven. Get your vibe right with vintage-looking furniture Beautiful, intricately detailed furnishings are a must when it comes to nailing this decor theme. When you’re choosing pieces for your home, keep an eye out for the typical features, such as distressed finishes, rounded edges and carved detailing. If you’re not sure…

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Rodin Olio Lusso Mermaid Collection

Rodin Olio Lusso Mermaid Collection

OK guys and gals! I’m introducing to you today a brand that is new to me and that has recently come into my life. Rodin Olio Lusso, the brainchild of Linda Russo all started with a beauty elixir oil made from essential oils. From there, the brand has expanded to give not only gorgeous skincare but Instagram worthy makeup such as the Mermaid collection that I am sharing with you today. Each product with the Rodin Olio Lusso range has been designed to have an instant and lasting effect, and I can immediately see my new glow from space. Exclusive…

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Cabana, Manchester

Cabana, Manchester

As one of my favourite hobbies is eating, I am really pleased that Manchester has so much to offer by way of restaurants. I could literally travel around the world to try every cuisine, all without leaving the M1 postcode. I’ve been really enjoying getting out and about recently, and I have been making so much more effort to socialise and catch up with friends. I always love the time that I get to spend with Keeley from Phat Cupcake. We have a great bond and some great conversations. We took our latest catch up to Cabana in the Corn…

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Wear Sunscreen

Wear Sunscreen

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99Wear SunscreenBaz Luhrmann Suncreen and SPF are very important to me. I have been a bit of a stickler for ensuring that I have SPF on, more importantly when I am in tropical destinations. I have been a fool over the years and been quite lax with SPF, choosing to use carrot oil over a high factor. The damage has been done. Pigmentation, moles and a chest that will resemble a Hermes Birkin if I don’t continue to cover up with a high protection. Being silly is part of life, as is ageing,…

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Make Mornings Happy

Make Mornings Happy

Nothing beats that rare occasion where you open your eyes first thing in the morning and feel happy. Not tired or grumpy or annoyed that you aren’t still asleep or put off by the fact it reads “Monday” on your calendar or dreading that meeting you have in the afternoon, but happy right from the get-go, as you leap out of bed, skip down the stairs and slurp on a nice glass of OJ ready to kick the day’s butt. The problem is: we all know this feeling is seldom. But what you might not realise is that it doesn’t…

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Summer Makeup Must Haves

Summer Makeup Must Haves

Summer Makeup Must Haves This summer has been the hottest summer on record for years within the UK. After my trip to Bali, I really did believe that I had the most Vitamin D that I would be gain but I was wrong. I’ve even caught a slight tan from being sat in the sun and making full use of my balcony which rarely gets much use. It really has been a great summer. With the heat of the sun, comes the hot flashes and naturally glowing faced and I have really had to change up my makeup for a…

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NARS Jetsetter Sun Hunter Travel Exclusive

NARS Jetsetter Sun Hunter Travel Exclusive

Can you believe it? Anoushka has bought yet another highlighter palette. I have absolutely no regrets with this one as it the NARS Jetsetter Sun Hunter palette that is exclusive to travel retail. I was so pleased to see it in person when passing through World Duty Free at Manchester Airport back in May that I just couldn’t resist. I did have an alternative highlighter purchase lined up; the Givenchy Bouncy Highlighter, but it sadly wasn’t in stock so I am totally believing that fate played a hand in this chance meeting. The NARS Jetsetter Sun Hunter palette is absolutely…

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Simply Beach in Bali

Simply Beach in Bali

One of the biggest challenges that I have is getting the correct sized swimwear and I swear it is getting harder and harder, and a lot more expensive. Last year I discovered Simply Beach, a website that contains many of my favourite lingerie and swimwear brands such as Pour Moi, Panache and Freya. With my trip to Bali being the biggest holiday I’ve been on in quite sometime, I wanted everything to be perfect as well as wanting to feel confidence in swimwear. I’m quite open with the fact that I have piled on the pounds lately, which is making…

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The Far East Adventure Round Up

The Far East Adventure Round Up

Back in May, I headed off on my Far East Adventure over to Bali, Indonesia. It was the first time that I was heading across to the Eastern side of the world, and the excitement levels were sky high. Working in the travel industry has given me some incredible options and one of those was to fly with a superior airline like Cathay Pacific. Being an ex hostie, I was totally immersed in their onboard service and I was quite simply amazed at how fast they could board an aircraft. The aircraft geek in me was even more excited at…

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Sleeping Beauty – Leesa Mattress #AD

Sleeping Beauty – Leesa Mattress #AD

I have been through a lot with my bed over the years. It started when I started flying for a career and the need to have a better bed than the hotels that I stayed in was my priority. I’ve always been that person who has been able to sleep a lot and a fifteen hour sleep is not unusual for me. I have always been in the mindset that my bed had to be the ultimate in comfort, with beautiful bedding, plump pillows and stylish throws but most of all, the mattress had to be that support that I…

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Can’t Live Without: Bobbi Brown

Can’t Live Without: Bobbi Brown

Looking back at how my make up tastes have changed over the years does make me smile. I was a die hard MAC addict at one point, before moving on to Chanel, all day everyday. As time passes, I can see how I still am very much set in my ways in certain areas, but I am no longer pigeon holing myself to one particular brand these days. This means that I’ve made an effort to try new brands and products that I wouldn’t have done before and I’ve had some amazing results. At one point, I had never tried…

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Brand Focus: Antipodes Skincare

Brand Focus: Antipodes Skincare

Antipodes is one of those brands that has been huge within the blogosphere over the last few years and has gained popularity from the pure, safe and natural formulations made in New Zealand. Containing premium ingredients, the nutrient rich skincare range has been developed. Of course, New Zealand has an environment like no other in the world, with clear rainfall, high sunshine hours and fertile land, and the ingredients used are second to none. In the interest of beauty and trying this much loved brand, I’ve tried a few items just to see how much they lived up to the…

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Illamasqua Delirious and Shiver Palettes

Illamasqua Delirious and Shiver Palettes

I have recently been the recipient of two palettes from Illamasqua, courtesy of Lovin Manchester after the Manchester Blog Awards. It has been some time since I’ve used Illamasqua shadows and I’d forgotten just how good they are. After spotting the palettes in the Illamasqua Final Call line up, I thought that now is the perfect time to show you how beautiful they are before you grab your bargain. Originally priced at £36, they are half price at £18 which is insane for a palette of 8 shadows. The Illamasqua Delirious and Shiver palettes are just stunning. Out of the…

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Caudalie Vinosource + Free Gift!

Caudalie Vinosource + Free Gift!

I wanted to quickly share this amazing offer with you from the babes at Caudalie, because it’s fantastic! With this ridiculously warm weather we are having, I am finding that I need to carry around bottles of water with me. It’s getting stiflingly hot on the bus and the walk to work is making me very dehydrated. Not only am I feeling like I need a gallon of water but my skin is feeling the same. I’ve fallen back to my trusty Caudalie to get me through the worst of it, and they really have all bases covered. The Caudalie…

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