It’s cold and grey outside, and if like me you’re struggling to stay sunny while the UK plunges into darkness – also known as the end of autumn – then it’s time to turn a light on your pretty little cheeks with Benefits warming Majorette blush.
The summer of 2015 saw the bloggers and self-titled macaroni experts Charlotte Griffiths and Daisy Dickinson embark on the cheesiest tour of Cambridge; a mac’n’cheese crawl with the aim of finding the best macaroni cheese in the city. Conducted over two separate evenings (we’re not quite that disgusting), the crawl’s route was put together via Twitter recommendations, suggestions from friends and our own personal experience.
Working in magazine publishing it might aswell be the festive season for me already, brain full of Christmas puns and winter techniques I tend to get confused around this time of year and often find myself surprised at the golden appearance of the leaves that scream out it’s still autumn. However, the clocks went back today so it can no longer be ignored – winter is on its way! If – like me – you struggle to peel your peepers open in the morning, afraid to open the curtains to the dark day (even with the extra hour in bed!) then you might benefit from a little extra moisture!
It took me years to find the right colour match for my pale skin, and to understand that It’s also super common to need different shades for different areas of your skin – which was another reason that for me, one bottle has never matched me 100% and lead me on a wild goose chase for a product that probably doesn’t exist. If, like me you’ve had trouble finding your perfect match and have a pale complexion – read on!
Tanning is a pain; if you can make it through application and survive the streaky bits or any missed patches it looks great and gives an instant glowing boost to lack-lustre skin, but let’s face it – it’s a bore to do. Whilst fantasising about beach holidays, shopping in Boots recently I heard an announcement over their in-store radio: tan while you shower with the latest product from St. Tropez… Say what??! Things that seem to good to be true often are, but I just had to find out for myself.
Hairspray is great, certainly no debate there – but if used it regularly or with particularly heavy duty types chances are at some point you’ll experience an unwanted build-up of product, leaving your hair with a white or crusty residue, yuk! Not only does this look naff but it leaves your locks less than shiny and healthy. Here’s a super-quick beauty hack for striping it out.
Having discovered the genius that is hair powder a couple of years ago, I was recently reminded of its magical powers again when a friend’s jaw dropped as I sprinkled a little pot of dust over my fringe, making it come to life. “What on earth is that, and where can I get it?” she exclaimed. There are some pretty unusual products out there, and lots of new items hitting the shelves this season, so trust me and give them a go!