Sunset, Manchester

Sunset, Manchester

Oh Manchester, you really are the gift that keeps on giving. Every week, there’s a new grand opening of a new bar and restaurant and I’m not complaining. Gone are the days when a new nightclub opening was the place to be and the distant memories of being stood in a never ending VIP line, shivering my wotsits off can stay in the past. I am so much more in my element by indulging in a good meal with a few glasses of vino and a cocktail or two. Thankfully, Manchester is the place to be and my bustling metropolis…

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Cruelty Free Skincare – My Picks

Cruelty Free Skincare – My Picks

In Manchester City Centre, there is a secret beauty hall that not many people seem to know about. Shall I let you into the secret? It’s Holland and Barrett, the home to clean beauty that caters for those fulfilling a vegan lifestyle as well as playing host to a whole range of cruelty free products. The Manchester store is huge, with the whole of the 1st floor taken up by a massive range of products within the beauty sector. I have been spending an awful lot of time in there recently, and I have picked some really fabulous cruelty free…

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Hair Heroes

Hair Heroes

I’ve noticed lately that the same few products are appearing in my routine and I will not use anything else. The only problem is that I seem to have very expensive taste and most of these products are going to run out at around the same time. What is life! From sublime hair masks to an extremely luxurious hair fragrance, I must brag that that I have the swishiest, prettiest smelling hair in Manchester. Here’s what I have been using to put the bounce back in my locks.  I have a never ending cycle of not wanting to wash my…

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The English Mineral Makeup Company

The English Mineral Makeup Company

This is the second time that I’m writing this post, and I really hope that I can do it justice compared to my first, non published draft. You see, last week, with the help of my web host, we needed to make some changes but alas it didn’t work in the end. My site is fine but unfortunately, a back up was needed. A backup that didn’t take into account an entire weeks worth of posts, and many hours of work that I put in over the weekend. Not really a nightmare situation as such, but a pain in butt…

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Powerful Things You Can Do to Create a …

Powerful Things You Can Do to Create a Better Marketing Strategy

Image source The objective of every marketign strategy is to boost brand awareness and profits. There are lots of ways to dso this, but if you want your strategy to be successful, you must be realistic about what you can achieve and you must focus on the things that will ultimately bring the most benefits. If you want to improve your marketing strategy, here are some simple, but very powerful things you can do to nail it: Ensure You are Consistent All of the biggest brands in the world – companies like Coca-Cola. Nike and McDonalds – all haev one…

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Interior Design For Extroverts

Interior Design For Extroverts

Do people describe you as quirky? Do friends say they love your personality? Is your dress sense utterly different to everyone else on the street? If you answer yes to these questions, then you’re an extrovert. Congratulations and welcome to the club! Okay, it isn’t a scientific test but there’s no doubt that extroverts are a little out there in everything they do. So, your house shouldn’t be any different. Properties need to imbue the characteristics of their owners. Otherwise, they don’t have any personality. Someone like you would rather live on the streets than in a dead, cold, bare…

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Garnier Skin Active Aloe Jelly

Garnier Skin Active Aloe Jelly

Ahh, just how how quickly the warm weather has swept into a chilly breeze, grey skies and the need to put the central heating on. My house feels really cold and I’m finding that my only solace is coming from fluffy blankets and socks. My skin is also feeling the effects. First of all, it gets blasted with air con at work, and now when I’m at home, it’s being hit with the dry and warm rooms in my house. I have needed instant hydration and I have found a product that is helping my skin look and feel instantly…

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3 Grass Roots Ways to Make a Positive Impact …

3 Grass Roots Ways to Make a Positive Impact on the World

A lot of people out there are very fixated on the notion of making the world a better place, and at first glance, this seems like a positive and noble ambition. The problems when you consider that the world is very complicated, and that’s often impossible to know what would be “best” for a given individual, let alone nation, from an objective perspective. On top of this, many of those who seek to make positive change in the world do so from a strictly political ideological angle, and are likely to start thinking in broad, universal slogans, rather than to…

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Pixi Glow Getters

Pixi Glow Getters

As promised in last weeks blog post, I wanted to give you a full run down of the fabulous Pixi Fairy Lights and the new loves in my life, the Gossamer Duos. Pixi Beauty has been featuring quite heavily within my make up and skincare regimes lately and whilst some products have been with me for several years, others are new releases and new into my life. I’m extremely lucky to work so closely with one of brands that I absolutely love and it does mean that I get to try the new products as soon as they hit the…

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How To Cosy Up Your Bedroom For The …

How To Cosy Up Your Bedroom For The Coming Season

After a beautiful summer, with the onset of September, thoughts slowly begin to turn to the new season – shops are filling up with ankle boots and new coats, there’s a drop in the temperature and spiced lattes start making an appearance in the coffee bars. Autumn brings it’s own seasonal delights, and one of them is being able to cosy up in our bedrooms, take advantage of Autumn decor trends and enjoy a little comfort. Here’s how to get ready for the new season and create a warm, welcoming bedroom perfect for those nights that are drawing in… Get…

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It’s Mint to Be – Hot Hair

It’s Mint to Be – Hot Hair

Changing up my style and look is something that occurs pretty frequently. If If I’m not dying my hair, I’m cutting it all of, wearing it in curls or poker straight. I’m actually in shock at just how much it has grown in the last 12 months and it’s sitting quite long past my shoulders. It’s also pink and purple right now. I’ve had a little play around with a new wig recently, and I’ve headed back to my babes at Hot Hair who have sorted me out with a new style. Hot Hair have been around for many years…

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5 Items Under £10 Every Woman Needs In Her Suitcase

5 Items Under £10 Every Woman Needs In Her Suitcase

The solo female travel market is booming and there are loads of products out there catering to women travelers. However, which ones are useful for a woman on the go? Fortunately, we have done the shopping for you. Whether buying for yourself to help you on your next adventure or looking for a gift for a travel-loving friend, check out this list of five super useful items that every woman needs in her suitcase. Best of all, they are all under £10! So treat yourself, a family member or a friend with one of these useful travel items. Digital Hand…

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Festival Makeup with Just My Look

Festival Makeup with Just My Look

Festival season is drawing to a close however the one event of the year that I look forward to like it’s Christmas is literally just days away. I’m talking about Manchester Pride and the four days of full on partying and being my fabulous self. I love the outfits that I choose to wear, the colours that I go for and of course, the makeup. I spend so much time on my makeup and anything goes. I’ve been playing with new products and having a practice run just in time for the big weekend and I’m pretty pleased with what…

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3 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making You Any …

3 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making You Any Money

Starting your own blog is a great hobby to do in your spare time but if you put enough work in, it’s actually a great way to make money. You could use it to make a little extra on the side but if you’re successful enough, you can earn a good living from it and be your own boss. But making money out of a blog is easier said than done and even after months or years of hard work, you might find that you’re still not bringing in that much money. The good news is, there are a few…

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Viktor & Rolf On The Go

Viktor & Rolf On The Go

There is nothing worse that going through airport security, panicking about your liquids and the size of your perfume before getting on board that flight and for your lovely perfume to leak with the air pressure. This was a huge issue that I used to have when flying and although I tried to use atomisers and samples of perfume, I always felt that I was compromising on not only my favourite scent, but the volume of fragrance that I would have with me. It’s no secret that one of my favourite fragrances is Flowerbomb and has been since around 2006.…

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The Cutest Benefit Sets!

The Cutest Benefit Sets!

Over the many, many years of using Benefit Cosmetics, I have found that I have come to love several of their products so much, that they are always on my repurchase list. I am an avid fan of Precisely, My Brow. My contour relies on the Hoola Contour Stick and I have fallen head over heels for the Gold Rush blusher that not only gives the perfect pink nectar flush but smells incredible as well.  I received a surprise gift from Harvey Nichols which contained two of the brand new Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Sets. Two sets that are not only…

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