Autumn Beauty Staples 2016

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As the weather began to chill and summer disappeared over the horizon, it suddenly occurred to me that I was also beginning to feel more like myself again. Or rather, my favourite version of myself. I was made for autumn colours and being back wearing them on my face and body made everything that little bit better. I’m continually astonished at the impact changing seasons can have, for better or worse. During the summer I wrote a post about the … Read More

5 YouTube Channels to Chill Out With

Contrary to the overwhelmingly true advice that we shouldn’t look at glowing screens at night, I have for several years enjoyed watching YouTube before bed. Though, I will often knock the brightness down and set the colours to Night Shift if I’m using my phone over my XBox One. I’m quite particular about who I watch before sleep and anyone too shouty or overstimulating has to wait for the morning. That’s not to say that the channels I choose to … Read More

10 Favourite Summer Style & Beauty Finds

I talk all the time about my dislike of summer. I explained why in this post on the body and beauty products that were making it more bearable. Still, it’s been the source of some of my favourite style and beauty finds of the year so far. So I can’t meet it with complete disdain, even if I’m thrilled that it’s September in a few hours time. Also, despite my plan to lighten things up a bit, I bought so … Read More

Fantasy Styling Ghostbusters 2016

Whatever you thought of the new Ghostbusters film, one of its biggest successes was establishing these new characters through their clothes. Yes, yes, yes, we all saw the overwhelmingly tedious side-by-side memes suggesting the originals were ghostbusters and these were just four amateurs in boiler suits. But their ‘workwear’ – the beige jumpsuits with orange piping – were the least interesting costumes in the film. After all, when they’re wearing them, they’re a team and deliberately indistinguishable from each other. … Read More

Everything’s gone to hell…buy the red lipstick

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During the Second World War, despite money being scarce and food strictly rationed, sales of red lipstick actually went up. Frivolous as it may have seemed when you’re stretching what you’ve got to feed your family, the 1940s were tough. They called for significant mettle just to hold everything together and make it through the day in a way we can’t completely comprehend now. Red lipstick and at least the appearance of silk stockings not only made women feel good … Read More

Body & Beauty Products Making Summer Easier

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If you scroll back through you’ll find out pretty quickly that I believe autumn to be the king of all seasons. It may even end up the theme of my next tattoo. I might have skin that tans without burning, but I also own oily skin that tends to look a mess in the summer rather than that aspirational glowing goddess look. I like the mood boosting properties of bright sunlight, I don’t enjoy the fact that heat and … Read More

How to Deal with Damaged Hair

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Let’s preface this by saying that if you’ve damaged your hair with heat and chemicals, the chances are that you won’t actually be able to repair that damage. If the hair feels like straw, if the ends fuzz out in a weird pouffy cloud after drying, if your hair refuses to hold any colour and if the ends feel rubbery when they’re wet, the very best thing you can do is cut that damage out. I had great intentions last … Read More

Fantasy Styling Agent Carter Season Two

I have for some time been enamoured with the idea of fantasy styling Peggy Carter of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Not only is it one of the few shows where women are allowed to shine as characters and not just as accessories, it’s also dripping with gorgeous 1940s style. That in itself makes trying to recreate Peggy’s style with items largely chosen from the British high street an enormous challenge. Forties shapes and cuts simply aren’t very fashionable at the moment, … Read More

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