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Summer Makeup – application tips for extreme heat

When Sarah of the lifewithlilred blog gave a shout out for a collaboration with anyone wanting to write about a summer topic as a guest on her blog thought this is it, I HAVE to finally write this post because who likes dripping makeup, right?

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Travelling and packing lightly

Light makeup and me don't mix very well. Which is why I always struggle with what few products to take along with me when travelling.

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2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

Today marks my blog's anniversary. It's been 2 years already since I first embarked on this make-up learning and blogging journey! I haven't always been consistent with my blog writing or practicing my make-up skills enough. A day job and life in general tends to get in the way of favourite past times like that.… Continue reading 2nd year blogversary and a (make-up) surprise!

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Girls bonding over makeup

Sometimes when I am taking my time putting on my makeup I am reminded of my teenage years and those Saturday nights my girlfriends and I would gather to get ready for going out. We borrowed each others' tops and would spend hours helping each other do our hair and makeup. I loved that preparation… Continue reading Girls bonding over makeup

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Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

It's been 2 months since my last blog post and it feels scary to even attempt writing again. Initially tired from the move back home and then absorbed by my new job and trying to regain a social life in my homeland meant that I had much less time available for my previous favourite past… Continue reading Rediscovering my makeup and blogging mojo

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Stress, sanity and vanity

I know I have gone missing from the blogosphere for 3 weeks (that feel like a century to me), but moving countries, home and jobs has had its toll on both my sanity AND my vanity! They say that moving home is as stressful as bereavement and divorce. Couple that with moving countries and changing… Continue reading Stress, sanity and vanity

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Ladies who brunch and go makeup shopping (Part 2 / Manchester)

Even before meeting my friend Asha in London for a girls’ day out in May (the topic of my Ladies who brunch and go make-up shopping (Part 1 / London) blog post, we had planned that she would come and stay with us in Manchester for a weekend at the end of June.  It so happened that… Continue reading Ladies who brunch and go makeup shopping (Part 2 / Manchester)