How to: hydrate moisture-hungry eyes

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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!
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Have hammam, will travel: a Marrakech must-do

Marrakech is one of those places that gets under your skin: so it’s not surprising that the people of this glorious city have hit upon the world’s most perfect way of scrubbing you until you sparkle.

I first visited the city on a last-minute deal of a holiday, precisely the sort of trip you turn your nose up at as a wanderlust-filled, backpack-toting teenager. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that after a few years limping through the world of work, you start to appreciate holidays where someone tells you which bus to get on, how many drinks you can have at the bar, what the exchange rate is and so on. It’s a little like holidaying with your parents again, but without the overhead emotional baggage.
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Foundation for pale skin | Lancôme 010 & Bobbi Brown Porcelain 0

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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! 

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St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion | Review

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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.

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How to: get rid of hairspray residue

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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.

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Weird and wonderful beauty products!

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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!
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Too Faced new Love Flush Blush & Cocoa Contour

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I’m a huge fan of Too Faced cosmetics and can admit with a mixed sense of delight and horror that I almost have everything from the collection that I really desire, but this Summer two new products were released in America which I couldn’t wait to get my eager little hands on. Love Flush Blush is a 16-hour, highly pigmented blusher in oh-so-sweet Polly Pocket-esque packaging, and Cocoa Contour is a boxed contouring palette set. I ordered both and waited impatiently for my treats to arrive…

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Beauty from within

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With summer in full swing many of us are hoping to improve our health and appearance before the fairer weather encourages us to expose a little more skin, and with advances in non-invasive treatments, tricks and nutrition that promise to make you feel and look better and younger, I thought it was time to investigate further…

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Lush #GayIsOk campaign

 

 

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I’ve always been impressed with Lush’s charity work, where I’m informed that globally in the last financial year they’ve raised over £3,000,000 supporting small charities, campaigns and organisations working in the areas on environment, animal protection and human rights. I love that you can go into any Lush store and the staff are so passionate about the products and what they’re supporting; always full of facts and information about where the profits are going.

Last week a new campaign kicked off for the sensationally scented company with their #GayIsOK campaign which aims to raise £250,000. When the press release first dropped on my desk at work it raised a few eyebrows amongst colleagues who were quick to question what the motive of the campaign was, but far from being an excuse to sell delightfully camp golden soaps, it aims to spread awareness of LGBT rights across the world as human rights, where shops will be aksing their customers “what if your love was illegal?” and encouraging them to post selfies with the campaign’s fundraising product – the aforementioned glittery gold soap.
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Review | Summer hair trends

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The new season is a great excuse to experiment with your locks, and whether you’ve got a wedding in the diary that calls for a girly up do, or a beach to hit that demands boho chic, we’ve got some top tips for helping you get the hair of your dreams…

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