The Nip + Fab Make Up Range

The Nip + Fab Make Up Range

Last summer, I decided that I would file a few products in a safe place whilst I caught up with my content. That place was so safe that I only discovered it three weeks ago. I have found lipsticks that I thought I had lost, palettes that I thought I had dreamt about and skincare that was just a distant memory. Included in this mini haul of forgotten goodness, I found my collection of Nip + Fab makeup products. To say I’ve never been happier was an understatement, and thankfully, now that I’ve started becoming a bit more organised, I…

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My Dermalogica Skincare Prescription

My Dermalogica Skincare Prescription

The quest for beautiful flawless skin continues and it’s bringing me to brands that I once used to love but have slipped out of the habit. I suppose when you get the opportunity to try out so many beauty products, that you can get overwhelmed with the amount of products that you have. I know that I prefer to keep things unopened until I wish to use them, and I do also like to have quite a streamlined routine. Try as hard as I might, I will never be that person who uses a different skincare product each time I…

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Miller Harris Tender Eau de Parfum

Miller Harris Tender Eau de Parfum

Do you know when you smell a fragrance and it instantly wraps you up in that warm feeling of happy memories? This is exactly what happened when Miller Harris’ Tender came into my life. A burst of happiness where I was instantly reminded of my Mum and the fragrances that she wears that are so familiar to me. I think this is why I am so drawn to fragrances. They have a hold over me in such a way that I use fragrances to display emotion, or to be reminded of a certain time. It’s such a personal and intimate…

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Louboutin Beaute – Rouge Louboutin Collection

Louboutin Beaute – Rouge Louboutin Collection

Oh Christian Louboutin Beauty, why are you the most stunningly beautiful range that I have ever seen? When, in 2014, Louboutin added to his red soled empire with his range of luxurious nail varnishes I was instantly drawn to the incredible height of the lid. At 20.5cm, it matched up to the height of the heel of the Ballerina Ultima, the shoe from the David Lynch collaboration. I had already read two years prior to the nail varnish launch that Louboutin was looking at covering all bases with his beauty range, and slowly but surely, we are being given a…

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Hair Rehab London Dual Volume Ponytail

Hair Rehab London Dual Volume Ponytail

My hair has been so many different styles, lengths and colours over the years that I find it hard to keep up with myself. After going for the chop around a year ago, I have decided that I want long hair again. I actually don’t know why I want to grow my hair long as I really don’t think it suits me and I am so lazy with my blow drying that it just hangs there. I think it’s the convenience of being able to put my hair up and take it away from my face. Even now, as I…

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Achievable ways to factor healthy eating into your 2018 …

Achievable ways to factor healthy eating into your 2018 Plans

Even beyond the season of new year’s resolutions, many of us are looking at 2018 with a goal of improving body and mind. While you might have already seen my advice on getting active, it’s just as important to make sure you’re eating well. So where to begin? Be generous with portions While there’s plenty to be said for the ‘grazing’ style of eating little and often, sometimes it does more harm than good, especially if it’s crisps and chocolate that you’re grazing on in-between tiny meals. Make sure you’re in the know about the smaller portions myths that sometimes…

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Girl In The Mirror: The Last Bite of …

Girl In The Mirror: The Last Bite of Winter

I have decided that there is something seriously weird about how I view the world and in particular the seasons. As soon as it hits October, I’m all set for Autumn and ready to get into my faux fur coats, and once New Year has passed, I’m ready for spring and light weight clothes. In reality, December is quite warm compared to the end of January, and I am wondering why my feet are so cold when it’s minus 1 at 7am on a cold, frosty February morning. I need to really think about this when the colder weather comes…

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A Full Face: Sleek Makeup

A Full Face: Sleek Makeup

I had a lot of plans in place on the run up to Valentines Day to do some gorgeous, romantic makeup looks and hair looks ready for the big day. As with all best laid plans, I got the flu and was bed bound for the best part of a week. One good thing to come from having the flu is having a more intensive skincare routine, which has given my skin a new lease of life and it is looking spot on and spot free. One of the projects that I had in planning was to do a Valentines…

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My Signature Scent with John Lewis

My Signature Scent with John Lewis

When you have a huge amount of fragrances within your collection, you sometimes need a helping hand when it comes to selecting something new. Often, I find that I choose fragrance simply because of it’s popularity or hype, other times it’s due to a chance liaison where I have fallen in love with the notes that dance across my skin. Being a lover of a fruity floral or floral oriental fragrance, I feel like I have captured most on the market that would appeal to me, with the exception of some pretty high end expensive brands. Tom Ford, I’m looking…

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10 Totally Achievable Life Hacks to Adopt this Year

10 Totally Achievable Life Hacks to Adopt this Year

You don’t need to save the all-out, ‘New Year – New You’ philosophy for January, as there’s never a bad time to adopt some simple life hacks that are easy to stick to. I already try to keep fit and eat well, so it’s time to work on some other areas – you might want to try some too. 1. Have more phone downtime As a blogger and Instagrammer I nearly always have a phone in my hand to capture my meals and life events, so it’s hard to switch off sometimes. After all, I can’t really follow the ‘no…

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Home Decor – Storage Solutions

Home Decor – Storage Solutions

7 ingenious uses for footstools with hidden storage An often-overlooked piece of furniture is the humble footstool. It’s certainly not what most people think about first when they’re making their furniture purchases, but nonetheless, it’s a very useful piece, especially when it contains hidden storage. Here are a few ideas for how to make use of a footstool with added storage. End of a bed storage A blanket box at the end of your bed is the perfect spot to store spare bedsheets, your winter or summer duvet, chunky jumpers and even your shoes. It doubles as a seat and…

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Milk + Blush Hair Extensions

Milk + Blush Hair Extensions

I have been dying for my hair to get to a certain length so I can start wearing hair extensions again. It makes such a change to have a different hair style for different occasions rather than having the ever so boring style all of the time. My hair grows fast, so it hasn’t been too much of an issue for me to grow it out over the last few months, but it is still at that stage where I am really limited with what I can do with it. It’s also been every colour under the sun over the…

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Effortlessly Stylish

Effortlessly Stylish

Style guide: how to look amazing with minimal time and effort Most of us love having plenty of time to get ready, but sometimes, this isn’t always possible. When we have to get to work or are running late for date, what you need is an outfit that you can put together in no time. The effortlessly stylish trend revolves around looking incredible without all the time and effort that usually goes into it. Interested? Check out our effortlessly stylish guide for tips. No-effort knitwear At this time of year, knitwear is a godsend. Not only because it looks good…

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The Beginners Guide To Getting Active

The Beginners Guide To Getting Active

When the new year hits, it’s time to consider that spring and summer are once again creeping closer – bringing bare limb season with them. It’s never too early to prepare for warmer weather, especially when it means looking and feeling healthier too. If you’re a relative newbie to all things exercise, here are a few top tips for getting a little more active in the new year. Try a taster session If you’re not sure what type of activity you want to take up, there’s no harm in trying out a few tester sessions. Begin by speaking to your…

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Makeup Revolution Reloaded Newtrals 2 Palette

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Newtrals 2 Palette

Isn’t it nice to have a break every now and again. I think I’ve been stuck in a little blogging rut since Christmas and although each post I wrote on the run up to Christmas was honest and thoughtful, I felt that I was still churning posts out just to meet deadlines and please others who were expecting them. Taking just a week to myself to take stock of the situation has made my outlook so much different. Combined with my new for 2018 goals of self care and not putting too much pressure on myself, I feel like the…

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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

I never thought I would be so happy to see the back of 2017. A particularly bad year for me, with changes in my career, health and of course with the loss of my Grandad, 2017 isn’t a year that I will look back on fondly. The amount of situations that have been thrown my way have been extensive and I’m pretty amazed that I have dealt with them so well. Life going forward will never be the same as what it was, however I do feel that I have been shaped somewhat as a person. I’ve set myself some…

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