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Lush Oxford Street Haul



Earlier this week I ventured down to London for a job interview, and thought I'd treat myself by paying Lush's flagship store a visit. Three floors of magic + colour, Lush Oxford Street is home to a sensory perfume gallery, a FUN workshop studio and a whole host of exclusive products. After an hour and a half of being toured around, here's what I bought...
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Hair How-To: Recreated Braided Half Up-Do from Aimee Hughes


Hair is not exactly my forte - with the extent of my hair style range being either straight or curly. Also, any "how-to" posts usually mean having to have pictures of myself involved - something I usually shy away from. However, when hairdresser, blogger + friend Aimee Hughes approached me to do a collaboration, I thought I could learn a lesson or two on hair, whilst shaking things up by writing a post a little out of my comfort zone.

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Spectrum Collection: Make Up Brush Review*



There were some serious gaps in my make up brush collection, so I did what any other blogger would do: read a few blog posts to see what everyone else was loving right now. Cruelty free, pretty, affordable and Instagram-worthy, Spectrum Collections stood right out.

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Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette



Highlighting + contouring - a minefield for an intermediate makeup lover like myself. I'd been using either a matte highlighter from a NARS compact or a pretty retro Benefit one, and I knew I had to scout the market for something new. On my lunch break I headed to Boots on a mission, but left empty handed, dissapointed with the options Smashbox, BareMinerals, and the other high-end brands had to offer. However that night I did my research and came across a drugstore alternative: Sleek's Solstice Highlighting Palette. A Sleek contour palette was recommended to me by a friend + colleague, but having the bronzer + blush elements sorted this highlighting palette was the answer to my prayers.
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VERSUS: Benefit's POREfessional + Maybelline's Baby Skin



A question all makeup lovers face: to save or splurge. There are cheaper alternatives to a whole range of beauty best sellers, but is there good reason behind the price difference? In this post I'll be comparing my blog's namesake: pore-minimizing primers. The products in question are the coveted POREfessional by Benefit, and drugstore alternative Maybelline's Baby Skin pore eraser.
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Filled Lemon + Poppyseed Muffins



The sun is out (sort of), the evenings are lighter and Spring is here. In honour of this, here is the perfect Spring bake with a little bit of a twist. Each one of these muffins encase a lemon curd filling, and are topped with a lemony, sweet drizzle. Below is a five-step + easy to follow recipe, which will hopefully leave you with a dozen scrumptious muffins in well under an hour.
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NUDESTIX - Eye Pencil


During my visit to York on Friday, I stumbled across a Space.NK. I browsed the selection of Becca products on display, and was checking out the GlamGlow face masks everyone has been raving about, when I spied the stand of NudeStix.

More than just a clever gimmick, NudeStix are a collection of easy-to-use makeup crayons with the aim of giving a more natural look, using only nude + neutral tones. Said to be enriched with vitamins + antioxidants, NudeStix not only give long-lasting colour, but also moisturise + nourish your skin. The idea came from beauty-chemist mum, who used her two daughters as muses to create makeup that would suit all faces.
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