A lesson in make-up

Despite blogging about beauty for over five years, it recently dawned on me that I don’t actually know how to apply make-up. Well perhaps the better way of explaining it is that I don’t have any technique of doing so. I just sort of splodge it on and hope for the best. I pour a dollop of foundation onto my fingers and haphazardly blend it in, while my idea of contouring is simply putting as much bronzer under my cheekbones as I can get away with before it starts looking odd. But then I know I’m not the only one. Although…
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In My Wardrobe:

July Beauty Favourites

The end of the month is upon us and what an amazing four weeks it has been. I spent the early part in Thailand (so many of the below products have been road tested in the sun) before heading back to begin blogging full time. In among keeping busy, I’ve managed to try my fair share of beauty products and so without further ado, let’s get to it… Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli | link I feel a bit jammy including this within my July favourites list, because technically it’s not out in stores until September but I’ve been…
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Long Haul Holiday Prep

I’m sure every girl can relate to the fact that the beauty holiday prep takes almost as much (if not more) time as booking the holiday, finding the passports, packing your suitcases and popping on the out of office. It’s by far the least favourite part of any trip away – largely because it’s so bloody expensive, but also it involves rushing around trying to book in hair, nails, waxing and pruning appointments. Being a girl is hard. #firstworldproblems Anyway, this year – my trip to Thailand fell at a very busy time. I was hosting my event #BloggersBall just two…
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In my bathroom:

Holiday Hair with ghd

To this day, I still remember getting my first pair of ghd’s. I was 13 and absolutely delighted that I’d no longer need to sneak up to my mum’s bedroom before going out with my friends to use them. I had a pair of my very own! I felt like a truly independent woman, a real grown up! Oh, those were the days!  Fast forward 8 years and there’s still something very iconic about the brand and it’s association with great hair (well, it says it in the name – great hair days). Their stylers have always been sleek, slimline…
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June Beauty Favourites

Whoa! How is it the end of June already? I’m actually cheating a little bit here, because I’m writing this before heading off to Thailand and so technically, these are May’s and half of June’s – but hey, take no notice of that! This month, there’s quite a mammoth round up of products because admittedly, the week or so before you go away is usually filled with a number of trips to Boots. Hopefully I’m not the only one. Usually, I fill my basket with various different types of suncream, one of which I usually forget to pack and end…
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