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Choosing My Wedding Fragrance With Jo Malone.

As I mentioned in Monday\'s post, I went to London last week for a couple of days of events, and meetings. I made time to visit the Jo Malone Regent S ...

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Monarch Botanika Facial Cleanser Review

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)I was recently introduced to the skincare brand Monarch Botanika, and I am so excited to share their mission and their p ...

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Ysl Rouge Volupté Shine Oil Lipsticks

I feel like I have been spoiling you lately with some very swoon worthy beauty products (see here, here and here.) Today I have some lipsticks, that w ...

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How To Create A Foolproof Smokey Eye (no Matter Your Age, Sk

SPONSORED FEATURE  A smokey eye is the epitome of timeless glamour and understated cool. Whether you pair it with a bold red lip for a vintage look ...

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Making The Most Of Downtime When You're Self Employed: What

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 no ...

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How Fragrance Combining Can Totally Change A Scent: Jo Malon

"Smell is a sense that bypasses the rational mind, thwarts all efforts of language to describe it, and reaches sneaky neural wiring directly into re ...

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Can A £1.00 Face Cream Really Deliver Anti-Ageing Benefits&

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 a ...

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I Bought Clothes From Those Instagram Promoted Ads: Here's W

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 Frid ...

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Five Shampoo & Conditioner Combos Put To The Test: From Budg

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 ...

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Why I've Given Up On Sale Shopping (And Top Tips To Shop The

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 a ...

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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 ...

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Great Skincare Doesn't Have To Cost The Earth: The Boots Own

SPONSORED FEATUREThere's no denying that the secret to a great complexion is a targeted and effective skincare regime, but sometimes the thought o ...

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I Tried All The Fake Tans So You Don't Have To

Having a tan makes me feel ten times more fabulous than my pasty natural self; I don't feel self-conscious about my skin tone or worry enough to c ...

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UPDATE | Natural Cycles, One Year On: Would You Rely On An C

HONEST THOUGHTS & A FULL REVIEW OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLEA year ago today I sat down to research a new 'contraceptive' app that had been ca ...

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What My Teens & Twenties Taught Me About Money

Money's a funny old thing. We spend our childhoods being oblivious to the value of it, our teenage years worrying how we're going to make it, ...

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7 Amazing Beauty Brands That Give Back While Helping You Loo

Hands up if you love nothing more than indulging in a new beauty purchase" The pleasure that can be found from a new lipgloss, a pot of your favourite ...

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Smear Tests: What If The Results Come Back 'Abnormal'"

Attending your regular smear test can be unsettling enough, but waiting for the results can be even more so. It's easy to get worked up and worry ...

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Style: Dressing For Fun & Why I'm Not Down With A Capsule Wa

It took me a long time to find my personal style. Many years were spent attempting to squeeze myself into garments that didn?t work for my body shape, ...

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Why We All Need Something To Look Forward To

As an adult I flit between having a diary crammed full of exciting things and hardly ever being at home, to spending weeks on end vegetating in front ...

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Will A Facial Toner Really Make Your Skincare Routine Ten Ti

Back in the day, we used to be told the secret to a great skincare regime was to simply cleanse, tone and moisturise. There were no serums or overni ...

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Style: Florals Are My Fashion Go-To

I used to be quite fearful of florals. My days were spent justifying my knowledge and ability to men dressed in ill-fitting power suits, and to be hon ...

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Five Of The Biggest Blogging Mistakes You Could Be Making (A

It?s now said that around 60% of the general population admit to consulting blogs, vlogs and social media before considering a purchase; what started ...

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How To Ensure Your Makeup Lasts In The Heat

We've not seen a summer like this for decades; us Brits are used to a few brief bursts of sunshine and a snatched moment in a pub garden, not week ...

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You Don't Have To Be A Morning Person To Be Successful

Back when I was living and working in London, I lived for the Wednesday morning grab of a Stylist magazine as I hopped on the tube. The journey provid ...

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Affordable Vegan Skincare That Doesn't Scrimp On Quality: NE

I adore skincare. From the feeling of massaging a delicately fragranced cream into my skin, to treating myself with an intensely hydrating mask, or th ...

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On Body Image In My Thirties

Growing up, I never had a particularly healthy relationship with my body. I always overate and ended up much bigger than all of my friends, then findi ...

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Eight Beauty Products I'm Gutted Ran Out (And I'd Re-Buy In

There's always something new to enjoy in the beauty world; there's always something to lust after come payday or get excited about when it fin ...

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Style: What To Wear To A Black Tie Event (Without Feeling Un

ADVERTORIAL FEATURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOUSE OF FRASER When an invite lands through my letterbox, I rip it open with anticipation; any excuse to get ...

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The Truth About Santorini (And Why It Isn't Necessarily The

In recent years Santorini has become one of the hottest and most Instagram-able destinations in Europe; its beautiful white and blue landscape has bec ...

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Why A Petroleum-Free Lip Balm Should Be Top Of Your List (An

When I was at school the number one accessory wasn't a Spice Girls pencil case, the latest issue of Sugar Magazine or even an Adidas backpack: it ...

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Looking After Your Colour Effectively Between Salon Visits &

I've been dying my hair for as long as I remember. What started as a box dye job and an attempt to do highlights at home (the skint student life w ...

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Why Relying On The SPF In Your Foundation Or Moisturiser Is

In the last decade there's no doubt that we've become increasingly aware and educated on the importance of sun protection; no longer reserved ...

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Treat Yourself To A New Summer Look With Three Hot Trends Of

PLUS GET £10.00 OFF AT VERY.CO.UK ADVERTORIAL FEATUREI'll admit it, I love to shop. The buzz you get when you find a great bargain or an item yo ...

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Smear Tests: What If They Hurt" Eight Ways To Minimise

Nobody would choose to spend a morning in the doctor's surgery letting a stranger look at your nether regions, but those few minutes of embarrasme ...

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My Love Affair With Gingham (And Some Of The Best Dresses To

I think I must be harbouring a secret desire to be a cowgirl, because my love affair with gingham prints is just getting stronger. I adore the delicat ...

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Keeping It Simple: A Breakdown Of The Skincare You Should Be

When I was in my twenties my skincare regime consisted of a bottle of Simple cleanser and some eye makeup remover to help rid me of the Sunday morning ...

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How Jo Malone London Are Nailing Fragrance Right Now (Plus T

Some brands are just effortlessly chic; they know how to tap into our inner desires and demand a high price point simply for the privilege of having t ...

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Let's Chat Chaffing, Chub Rub & Those Sweaty Uncomfortable B

Sunshine may bring with it bigger smiles, boosted moods and wardrobes filled with cute summer dresses, but one of the downsides is undoubtedly the dis ...

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Childhood Faves Never Go Out Of Style: Open Up With Tic Tac

ADVERTORIAL FEATUREWIN 1 OF 5 PERSONALISED BOXES OF TIC TACS TO TREASURE! My childhood was a simpler time, when a packet of sweets or a ride on my bik ...

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A Week In The Life: The Realities Of Being Self Employed & A

Much has been written about the joys that being a full time blogger brings: flexibility, autonomy, control, diversity and generally an increased work- ...

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Style: A Tiered Summer Dress For Curvy Girls & My Newest Han

Every day I open my wardrobe I'm overwhelmed with choice; not only do I have so many amazing summery dresses to choose from, but the appropriate w ...

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Nine NEW Beauty Products You'll Want To Include In Your Rout

I adore the new textures, colours and scents that come with the onset of the summer season; the beauty industry certainly doesn't disappoint at th ...

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Three Fabulous New Summer Scents For All Budgets (And How To

What sums up the scent of summer for you" Maybe it's the fragrance of sun tan lotion and pina coladas, or freshly cut grass and the heat of sun on ...

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Why Everyone Needs A Simple White Summer Dress In Their Ward

For the first time in as many years as I can remember, I'm actually grateful for the sunshine and warmth that's greeting me every single morni ...

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How To Effortlessly Make Your Eyes Sparkle & Shine Bright

ADVERTORIAL FEATURE Our eyes are the first thing people see; they have the ability to capture attention in an instant and are even known as the window ...

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Falling Back In Love With Instagram

Without a doubt, we all have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the photography app that's changed a generation. Instagram may have launched a ...

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A Whole New World: Spectrum Brushes Launch 'The Little Merma

When I was six years old I walked the short trip to our local cinema, accompanied by my mum, and plopped myself down on a red velvet booster seat to e ...

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Style: How To Wear Floral In A Fun, Bold & Edgy Way

For the best part of a decade I was dressed in all manner of floral, frilly and poofy outfits by my mum; admittedly I loved it at the time, but as I h ...

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Three Simple Self-Care Routines, No Matter How Busy You Are

ADVERTORIAL FEATURE Life has a habit of running away with us; it?s easy to get so wrapped up in our daily commitments that we forget to spend those l ...

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The Makeup Mistakes You Didn't Even Know You Were Making

It's easy to fall into a set beauty regime, applying your products without a second thought. Like driving a car, you know you can get from A to B ...

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10 Things That Make Me Happy (And Why I'm Spending More Time

We spend so much of our lives rushing from place to place, filling our diaries with unnecessary appointments and juggling commitments with loved ones ...

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Style: My Love For Maxi Dresses

When maxi dresses first came into style, I remember almost sobbing over the fact that I couldn't find a single one that didn't drown my 5ft 3- ...

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Makeup Revolution Launches A 'Pro' Range You'll Want To Get

When a brand says they're about to start 'a revolution' it's easy to take it with a huge pinch of salt; pretty much every name out the ...

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Why I Changed My Name When I Got Married

From the moment we leave the womb and a little plastic tag is placed around our tiny wrists, our names signify to the world who we are. Those few lett ...

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Evoke The Beauty & Power Of Gemstones With Yardley's NEW Fra

WIN THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF SCENTSSponsored Feature In Partnership With Yardley London Gemstones have been thought to have the power to positively ...

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Everything You Need To Know About SPF, Sunscreen & Sun Prote

There's something quite comforting about the warmth of the sun touching our skin; a hint of a sunkissed glow can help to boost confidence and radi ...

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Style: Yes You Can Wear Crop Tops & Leopard Print!

You could be forgiven for thinking the words 'leopard print' and 'crop top' should never be placed in the same sentence, but if there& ...

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I Broke Up With My Phone: Here's What Happened

Would you believe me if I told you that young people are now estimated to spend up to five hours a day on their smartphones" Well, my friends it's ...

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My Favourite Beauty Product Of 2018 So Far: It Cosmetics 'Yo

I often feel like there are more hyped-up beauty products than there are non-hyped ones. Clever marketing tactics, tonnes of influencer reviews and a ...

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The GDPR / Data Privacy Changes & What You Need To Do As A B

You've probably heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that come into effect on May 25th, but most of us have been left a litt ...

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Understanding What 'Organic Beauty' Really Means & How You C

It's no surprise that we're all becoming increasingly concerned with the ingredients in our beauty products and what they mean for our overall ...

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A Reminder Not To Judge People's Fashion Choices This Summer

We've been having the most glorious sunshine in the UK these past few days, and the impact it seems to have on everyone's mood is incredible. ...

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Quick & Easy Ways To Tan (Without The Faff Or Fuss)

Whether you love to look golden brown or simply sunkissed, a tan can add a beautiful glow to otherwise pasty skin. Although it's more acceptable t ...

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A One Pot Wonder That's Stood The Test of Time: Astral Is Th

SHARE YOUR BEAUTY TIP WITH ME & RECEIVE A FREE TUB OF ASTRALSponsored Feature In Partnership With Astral Without a doubt our beauty regimes have beco ...

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Amazing Creative & Organisation Tools To Help Your Blog Or B

There's little truth in the fact that blogging costs a small fortune; in reality all you need is a computer, an internet connection and the abilit ...

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Bride-To-Be" Here's What To Expect On Your Wedding Day

Time has flown over the last seven months; looking at the photos hung up around our home I know I couldn't have hoped for a better day shared with ...

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How To Be More Productive In 7 Easy Steps

Sitting with my laptop open and a steaming coffee at my side, gazing into the distance pondering over how many episodes of my latest Netflix binge I&# ...

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Are We Becoming Beauty Snobs" (Plus GlamGlow's NEW 'My

Recent conversations (both that I've observed and have been part of) have left a very nasty taste in my mouth. With so much advice online and so m ...

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Style: Effortless Boho Chic Is Back For Summer In Big Way

If you're old enough to remember the classic fashion of Sienna Miller and Kate Moss living it up at Glastonbury circa 2004 then the word 'boho ...

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Here To Stay: Skincare Level Technology For Your Body

Over the last decade we've been increasingly obsessed with the skin on our faces; all manner of expensive, well-researched and super effective pro ...

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Aspirational Vs Relatable (And Somewhere In The Middle)

#Relatable - possibly the most overused word within the blogosphere. During the rise of blogs and vlogs these 'real' men and women provided a ...

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Nine Innovative Makeup Gems That Effortlessly Add Something

I'm always super excited to see the new textures, colours and innovations coming out of the beauty industry at this time of year; it becomes super ...

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Making Time For You: Why The Self-Care Movement Is More Than

Life can be so fast paced. Before you know it, it's half way through the year and none of your objectives have been ticked off your metaphorical & ...

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How To Save Money As A Wedding Guest & Stop Yourself Spendin

With wedding season well and truly upon us, it's not surprising that most of our social media feeds are awash with pictures of romantic nuptials a ...

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The Skincare Product That's Actually Stopped Me Getting Boto

Over the last couple of years the signs of ageing have really started to bother me. On the whole my skin is in pretty good nick and I take care of it ...

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Aldi Is The Secret Beauty Pitstop You Never Knew You Needed

You know what I love the most about beauty" The element of discovery; the rush when you find something blooming fabulous that nobody has ever heard of ...

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Look After Your Nether Regions: I'm Now An Ambassador For Jo

Smear test; two words that are likely to either scare the bejeezus out of us or fill our minds with anxieties. This short procedure may not be the be ...

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We Need To Chat About Knowing Your Worth

As I sit here at my desk, exhausted and fed up after another long and pretty pointless day spent in the grimy streets of London Town, I wonder why I b ...

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15 Feminist Life Lessons Friends Taught Us

I remember tuning in to the last ever episode of Friends; I watched it on a small television set in my sister's bedroom, snuggled up with a pillow ...

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Everyone Needs A Dressy 'Goes With Jeans' Blouse (Plus The B

You know those occasions when you feel like you should dress up a little, but going full steam ahead with a new dress you picked up from ASOS is a bit ...

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Fab Makeup & Highlighters To Achieve An Instagrammable Glow

You can?t flick through the ?gram without spotting some killer cheekbones or glowing skin that?s reflecting more light than a solar panel; highlighter ...

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Let's Talk About How Often You REALLY Should Be Washing Your

I remember my first bra vividly. It was a white cotton number that didn't actually have a proper clasp, retrospectively more of a strappy crop top ...

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Don't Let The Fear Hold You Back: Five Ways To Be Fearless &

SPONSORED FEATURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VAGISIL"The only difference between people who achieve greatness and those who do not, is that the former ditche ...

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Styling Up (Super Affordable Primark) Summer Dresses When Th

When it finally seems like summer may be on its way, Mother Nature plays a cruel game with us and sends a flurry of snow or rain to dampen our spirits ...

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I've Rediscovered Hair Mousse (And My 'Do Has Never Looked M

It's easy to get into a bit of a hair rut. Use the same products, style the same way, tackle the same issues and moan about the same bad hair days ...

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I Turned To Alternative Therapies To Help My Body & Mind (Ac

I'm a logical person; my opinions are firmly based in science and fact. I do my research, I weigh up arguments and I look for ingredients that are ...

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Here's Why Water Moisturisers Are The Hottest Skin Trend For

It still amazes me how many people admit to not using a daily moisturiser. Normally it's not because they've nailed a skincare routine and don ...

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On-Trend Looks At Budget Price Points: Supermarket Fashion H

SPONSORED FEATURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GEORGE AT ASDAWay before the high street was awash with budget retailers and the internet exploded with the shee ...

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On The 'Death Of Blogging' (And Why I'm Not Giving Up Just Y

In the space of a few months we've gone from hailing blogs as the biggest and most important thing to happen to the media landscape in a generatio ...

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What To Look For When Booking A Wedding Photographer

One of the most important elements of any wedding day is having the memories to cherish forever. From the very first day of planning, an amazing photo ...

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Amazing Beauty Stuff That's Making My Morning Showers All Th

Although I do love a great soak in a steaming hot bath, a lot of the time I just don't have those key minutes in my week to relax. The thought of ...

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The Importance Of Heat-On-Hair Protection (And A New Damage

Get your minds out of the gutter you filthy lot, because today I'm talking about the type of protection that should be happening during your morni ...

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Why Everyone Needs A Straw Basket Bag This Spring

Straw bags used to be reserved purely for day trips to the beach, but over the last few years they've become somewhat of a fashion icon and must-h ...

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My Office Makeover: How Creating A Great Working Environment

I spend a hellova lot of time working from home. When I worked in an office the only thing I had to be concerned about was how many colourful pens wer ...