5 beauty essentials for your next summer break

5 beauty essentials for your next summer break

Let’s set the scene. You’re packing your suitcase for your next summer break. So far, your extensive array of bikinis, a few pairs of flip flops and your passport have made the cut – but which beauty bits should you take with you? The good news is, there are a whole host of beauty buys for you to choose from. For example, online retailers like HiHouse offer beauty products such as cosmetics and nail polish at affordable prices, meaning you can pick up all of your essentials without breaking the bank. However, with so much choice, it can be difficult…

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Brand Focus: MEMI Makeup

Brand Focus: MEMI Makeup

Just before Christmas, I won a giveaway on Instagram where I was the lucky recipient of a box full of MEMI Makeup. A relatively new brand, I was completely unaware of MEMI until I was tagged into the giveaway. Aside from winning all these goodies, I’m actually really pleased that I have been introduced to the brand. Not only are the products great, but they are cruelty free and vegan to boot. I’ve fully immersed myself into the brand, and I’m so pleased that I get to share it with you today. The key to a perfect base is moisturised…

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How To with ASOS HAX

How To with ASOS HAX

Makeup is my happy place. A creative outlet where I can make art on my face by using different techniques, colours and styles. With the rise of the Instagram makeup face, it seems that the trusty cut crease has become a daily make up look. For some, a cut crease is pretty technical. It requires precision, skill and the ability to blend to achieve a perfect crease and a cut out lid. Imagine if it was made so easy that you could do a quick cut crease in minutes? It’s a dream idea that has been brought to reality by…

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One Brand Skincare – Filorga

One Brand Skincare – Filorga

Making the decision to use just a set of specific products over the course of the month has been one of the better decisions that I’ve made. No longer wondering which product of twelve is not agreeing with me, or having a choice of five different serums is no longer. A targeted and focused skincare routine is my new jam, and my skin has never behaved better. This last month I have been using Filorga, a French skincare company who’s ethos is beauty without the surgery. It’s expensive, granted, but it’s also easily accessible to get hold of the collection…

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My Holy Grail of Makeup

My Holy Grail of Makeup

When you are a beauty blogger, it’s a constant struggle to get the newest releases in the beauty world displayed across your website and social media. I took the option of not being the finger on the pulse of beauty quite some time ago. I had issues with just how many posts I was seeing that were all the same with no real review, but were obviously an urge to get the most views on launch day. Statements with ‘I’ve played with this eyeshadow all morning’ does not give a thorough and in depth understanding. My opinions change frequently and…

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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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