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I Really Don’t Know How To Pose: Tips For Taking Fashion …

As soon as the camera comes out my husband laughs and tells me I’m ‘such a poser’, but considering I spent a lot of my time putting pics of myself on the internet and posing for photos, this malarkey really…

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Keep Your Summer Glow A Little Longer With These Top Beauty Picks

Back to school season is upon us and summer holidays are a distant memory; that sunkissed glow you were so proud of in the middle of July has faded away to leave you feeling dull and definitely in need of…

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On Instagram & Our Responsibility As ‘Influencers’

Two years ago I sat down to write a post on the state of our Instagram culture, and how it was starting to make us all feel a touch inadequate. I’d seen so many conversations online about the damaging effects…

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A Long Weekend In Bruges: A Brilliant & Affordable European Travel Destination

By the time I caught the travel bug, I was already in my 30’s. I was never driven by the need for a gap year, or to spend a season working the pubs of Australia – instead I spent the…

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Transitional Dressing & Always Feeling Too Hot Or Too Cold

We all did it. We all had a little moan about it being too hot, too sweaty and too humid for our unaccustomed British bodies to deal with; usually the summer season brings with it a sprinkling of warm days…

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Making The Most Of Downtime When You’re Self Employed: What To …

Over the last few weeks I’ve definitely noticed that my inbox is less cluttered, there are fewer meetings in my diary and generally there’s not as much work as there had been in the months prior. Although that sounds a…

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How Fragrance Combining Can Totally Change A Scent: Jo Malone’s NEW …

“Smell is a sense that bypasses the rational mind, thwarts all efforts of language to describe it, and reaches sneaky neural wiring directly into regions beyond thought,” says Tania Sanchez (author of Perfumes: The A-Z Guide.) Ask anyone what their…

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Can A £1.00 Face Cream Really Deliver Anti-Ageing Benefits? (Introducing Poundland’s New …

We’re presently in somewhat of an 80’s throwback (when it was all about showing how much you’d spent via the luxury logos adorning every area of your body,) thanks to reality stars and influencers visibly flashing their newly earned cash;…

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I Bought Clothes From Those Instagram Promoted Ads: Here’s What Happened

Back in the day, the only place you could buy a new outfit was from the few stores that lingered on your local high street – or a catalogue. On a Friday night in town you’d be guaranteed to bump…

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Five Shampoo & Conditioner Combos Put To The Test: From Budget To Premium, …

Oh to be one of those swishy hair models in the Timotei adverts of old. (Showing my age?) I’ve never had a great barnet and my love of beauty was first triggered by a thirst for everything and anything that…

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Why I’ve Given Up On Sale Shopping (And Top Tips To …

I used to live for the sales. I could spot seasonal discounts at thirty feet and would be one of those people who couldn’t wait to hit the shops as soon as the Christmas turkey had cooled; part of the…

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The Beauty Gems I’m Loving For Summer

Ahhhh summer. I do love you, but boy do you cause me some beauty dilemmas: the constant heat, sweaty tubes, dehydration from not drinking as much as I should, sleepless nights… They all rack up and can play havoc with…

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