It’s no secret that I”m a huge fan of Christmas. Every year, without fail, I drive my boyfriend, family and friends mad with my festive enthusiasm; be it chopping down the tree, decorating the tree, buying presents, wrapping presents, or generally just talking about all thing Christmas, I just can’t get enough. Oh, and did …

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A couple of days ago, I went rootling round in my handbag for a lipstick, thinking I would maybe have one or two hanging around in the bottom of my bag that I could quickly whack on. Well little did I know I’d come across nine – nine! – different lip products in there. Who knew that …

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There are odd occasions when you have to slap on your make up without the help of a mirror. Rare occasions, yes, but they do crop up every now and then. During this past week, for reasons I won’t bother to explain right now, I’ve come up against quite a few of those mirror-less situations and …

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a wee while now, you will likely be aware of the fact that I am just awful when it comes to packing. No matter how long I am going away for – one night, three nights, a week, maybe even two – I always overpack. I don’t know quite …

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There are some beauty products that I’ve picked up over the years that I’ve been oh-so excited about only to be left feeling ever so slightly disappointed when I try them out at home. It’s not that they’ve been awful – quite the opposite in fact – it’s just they haven’t been quite as brilliant as I …

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Lip liner and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship. There are times when I can’t imagine my make up bag without it – and then there are times when I just think ugh, what a faff. The truth is though, regardless of the additional time it adds onto my daily make up routine, lip …

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Holy guacamole has it got cold here in ole Nueva York. Seriously chilly. And I have a feeling it’s only going to get colder… Horrifyingly. So much of this week has been about finding the perfect winter coat and at the moment I’m busy deciding between something totally practical and waterproof – or something unbelievably glam and …

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I have a whole array of blushes in my stash, from creams and gels to powders and sticks, but I have to admit that, until very recently, I really didn’t tend to venture beyond my small selection of favoured powder blushes during my day-to-day routine. Then I discovered two rather unique items hiding within my make up …

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Cleaning my make up brushes is without the beauty process that I enjoy the least. I don’t know why but I just find the whole thing so tedious and time-consuming – trying to get all the make up out of them without risking the glue going bad and the bristles all falling out, it’s my idea of …

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