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Teenage drugstore make-up starter kit

When you are a young girl (or a woman that does not wear make-up often), building a make-up routine can be overwhelming. Which shade of foundation matches your skin tone? Do you want a matte, dewy or semi-matte finish? Do you want to fill in your brows? Pomade, pencil, powder? Which colour? Which lipstick, which …

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Eco-friendly sunscreens that work under make-up

With our increased awareness of the harmful effects of UV rays on our skin, more and more people are waking up to the importance of wearing SPF all year around. Dermatologists urge us to wear sunscreen every single day. Even in the often gloomy weather we experience in the UK. This is due to the …

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Top 10 beauty products in June you NEED to try

I discovered lots of new skincare, make-up and hair products this month (and end of last month). Most of these were brand new to me but some are old favourites that I haven’t re-purchased in a while. So let’s get into this… Skincare I’ve discovered two fantastic multi-purpose balms recently and I prefer them to …

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Things that bother me about influencers

Ah, influencers. We love watching videos of them trying on make-up and skincare products that would land us in debt. They parade around with their Gucci accessories and Christian Louboutin heels on Instagram. We watch in awe as travel influencers are paid to model beachwear in Santorini, Hawaii and Thailand. We coo over their £3000 …

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Best make-up for dry skin

For years I had oily skin and then combination. However, for the past year my skin has been dry. This means that I have had to not only change my skincare routine, but also my make-up preferences and application methods. If you have dry skin like me then make-up can look patchy in areas and …

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Make-up trends that need to die

*Disclaimer* before I start I just want to say that, at the end of the day, it’s just make-up and you wash it off. Many make-up fanatics can get a bit… hostile and defensive when someone says something that they don’t agree with. So if you do enjoy the following beauty trends then fine. This …

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5 star review skincare – Are they worth it?

When it comes to choosing a new skincare product many people scroll through customer reviews before deciding on whether to part with their cash. That’s a very wise thing to do. Amazon, the online website that pretty much sells anything you can think of, is inundated with beauty products. Sometimes you see a beauty product …

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Skincare series: Low maintenance skincare for men

I personally don’t know many men that have a huge interest in skincare. Why? There are two main reasons: 1) They can’t be bothered 2) They think skincare is too “girly” First of all, taking care of your skin isn’t “girly” and doesn’t make you less of a man. I really don’t understand why caring …

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Skincare Routine for Busy Lifestyles

It’s quite easy to forgo a good skincare routine when we’re busy, but the stress of a busy lifestyle will have a negative effect on our skin. Spots, dry skin, dark circles, lack-lustre skin, wrinkles… These can be (for the most part) prevented or delayed by looking after the largest organ – your skin! I …

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