The item every Autumn outfit should start with

I’ll be honest with you. The whole styling and fashion thing never came naturally to me. Evidence of this remains in a number of photographs (that are safely hidden away), documenting my penchant for fluffy pink skirts, sequin jumpers with rabbits on and knee high patent leather boots. Yep, all worn at the same time. And I can’t even excuse the fact I was made to wear it, because I remember being proud of my combo – and galloping around in it on a number of occasions throughout the ages of 12, 13 and dare I say it, even 14. I…
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August Beauty Favourites

August has been another busy month of trying beauty products with a firm focus on injecting some much needed hydration back into my hair and skin. Although I haven’t been on my usual two week summer holiday, the UK weather still seems to have taken its toll on them anyway, so I was on a mission to restore both to their former glory before my #BloggersFestival event in early September. So, without further ado… Spectrum S Factor Tigi | link The Spectrum launch last month made waves among the blogosphere (I think I was the only person who didn’t actually…
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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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A re-boost stay-cation in Taunton

For the past few weeks, I’ve been avidly checking all of the bargain sites in a bid to try and secure a cheap last minute getaway. When I say cheap, I don’t necessarily mean I’m looking for a steal but just one that’s affordable for the average person like me, who doesn’t have a few grand laying about to blow out on a getaway. And low and behold, I haven’t found one. I don’t know what’s happened lately but everything seems to be very overpriced and there’s always hidden extras that they don’t tell you about until you reach the final…
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One for the over-thinkers

Staying positive is easier said than done. 9 times out of 10, the automatic response to a negative thought pattern is a quick ‘try not to worry’, which invariably doesn’t help. But there are times when over-thinking something, mulling over a past mistake or overanalysing an interaction, slips into the unhealthy realm. When it consumes you on a regular basis and you find yourself obsessing over things, robbing you of enjoying moments in the present. My beautiful friend Em recently wrote a post which really got me thinking about how much over-thinking seems to consume my daily life. I know I’m…
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