Sassy stocking fillers & great gifts

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for going mental online and spending all your dosh on beauty gift sets! Whether you’re looking to treat yourself (I certainly wont judge) or to grab a few goodies for friends and family, I’ve picked out some of the best beauty buys to suit all budgets this Christmas.

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Benefit majorette | review

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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. 

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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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AW14 makeup & beauty trend report

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Charlotte and I had so much fun writing this feature for local lifestyle magazine, Cambridge Edition. We often trawl through the re-purposed trends from the catwalk feeling a dull sense of déjà vu, but for this one we got together around mine to write the copy together, which is something we haven’t done in ages – usually bouncing ideas between What’sApp and Googledocs. Of course it doubles as a great excuse for our dogs to have a play as well. Toby is fast approaching his first birthday and it’s so sweet to see their little friendship growing and developing. Two dogs who couldn’t be more different, sharing moments 🙂

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Benefit, beauty advent calendar count down!

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As a child, I have fond (if not farther excitable) memories of chocolate advent calendars symbolising the “official” start of the festive season – a time when it’s totally acceptable to pester your family about your letter to Father Christmas, and singing carols (Mariah Carey) is the norm. Has much changed?

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August favourites

August Faves

September may almost be over, but here’s a round-up of my favourite products from August!

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Be a trend-setter this summer

I’m currently researching into must-have products for AW14. Now, since we’ve been working on these trend reports, Charlotte and I have noticed all certain trends seem to repeat themselves, regardless of style nor season – but i’m ok with this. While I may be wowed by some of the incredible artistry from the catwalks, when it comes to my everyday makeup look it’s way more toned-down – which is just how I want it.

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Beauty Box review

We recently tested out various Beauty Boxes for our feature with Cambridge Edition and Bury Edition, and my gosh we had fun – so tempting to subscribe to every single one, I mean, how nice to receive something in post that isn’t bills, junk mail and pizza menu’s (actually the pizza is quite tempting too…)

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AW13 trend report – Cambridge Edition

From cashmere neutrals to perfectly plucked and preened brows, we took a look at the best trends for Autumn/Winter 2013 for Cambridge Edition and Bury Edition Magazine’s monthly beauty feature…

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