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Happy birthday to me!

A birthday always puts me in a reflective mood and over the last few days I’ve started having my annual freak out/mini life crisis/review of the year. It’s the sort of feeling that many tend to get around New Years but as my birthday is so close to the end of the year I go through it earlier on. I don’t expect this to change now that I’m firmly in my thirties because every year…

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Review

I love the Urban Decay Naked palettes.  I think I bought myself the first Naked palette three years ago and many of the other palettes joined me soon after. The concept of them is wearable neutrals, of different shades that match a variety of skin tones and eye colours. They can be used to create a variety of looks from subtle to smokey and dramatic. My favourite is the Naked 3 (rose packaging) because I…

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Quitting my job – six months on

Back in January I published a blog post about quitting my job in my thirties to find a new direction in my career. I didn’t expect much to come of it so I was shocked that it resonated with so many. I had comments from past colleagues, people I went to school with, friends of friends many of whom had had similar thoughts at one point or other. (My Carrie Bradshaw moment is coming…). It…

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Summer essentials

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has found the hot weather in the UK pretty unbearable. I love high temperatures on holiday but when you’re sweating in a flat, or in the office, or on the tube and you leave the house only to break out in a sweat five minutes later it’s not very glamorous. Here are my essentials for staying cool and well put together in the summer.. A fan Yes,…

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Wedding makeup featuring naked palettes and nude lips..

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding of my lovely friend Sarah. Not only was the day absolutely perfect (not to mention the bride, who looked stunning) but I felt really confident with my makeup and my outfit. Except when I started crying during the ceremony and then again in the speeches and my tears led to smudging. My bad. Nevertheless, I thought I would do a wedding make up post as…

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