Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Lisa Eldridge's Face Paint: a comprehensive history of makeup

If you're in the market for a new beauty read, you're in luck - Lisa Eldridge has just released her first book, Face Paint. Unlike many other beauty books on the market, it's not a 'how-to' book, but a fascinating insight into the history of making-up one's face, across many millennia and civilisations.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Blogs to read to improve your french

I'd say I've got a fairly good level of French (thanks in no small part to my boyfriend, Thibault, who is constantly helping me, correcting my conjugations and explaining the passé simple for the umpteenth time). That being said, I'm still learning (probably always will be), and one way I like to do so is by reading Francophone blogs. There is, of course, an appropriate time for serious study, but it's always more enjoyable when you're reading about Caudalie face mists than from out of a textbook, isn't it?

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Sunday appropriate makeup

Sundays are jut not the day to sport a full face of makeup. Ideally, you should have a day once a week without makeup to let your skin have a break. However, things come up and you've got a brunch date with a friend or a family catchup, and you can't leave the house completely bare-faced.
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Friday, 16 October 2015

Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+

For most of my life, I've steered clear of facial oils as up until a few years ago, I had adolescent, breakout-prone skin and using heavy oils was the last thing on my mind. Living in Australia also didn't help, as given the high temperatures for a good part of the year, skin doesn't need the extra moisturisation that might be required in dryer, cooler climes.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Making body lotion a habit

I think, universally, moisturising the body is one of the most maligned and neglected parts of the beauty routine. More often than not when we get out of the shower, we don't want to stand in the cold waiting for lotion to sink in. But it's one of those things you have to do to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.


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Friday, 9 October 2015

Beauty supplements I take daily

I've been intrigued by supplements since I was young as they seemed to promise to make you healthier, stronger, prettier, more energised and more in one little pill. I know now a lot of what is on the pharmacy shelves has only minimal effect and that most of your nutrition should come from food - that being said, I don't always eat a perfect, varied diet and there are some supplements I take to top me up. Beauty is as much about what you put into your body as what you put on it, so luckily these supplements bring a host of aesthetic benefits as well. Here's a peek into my pillbox...

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

How to use dry shampoo properly

In my attempt to wash my hair less frequently to get it in better nick, I've been relying more and more on dry shampoo to get me through greasier hair days. I've learned that if not used correctly, dry shampoo can do absolutely nothing or at worst, make your hair feel grittier and dirtier than it did before. So I've gathered a few tips I've found that help me get the most out my dry shampoo, and give me clean, soft locks every time.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Where to go for online health and fitness inspiration

I joined a new gym a few weeks ago and so have been in desperate need of motivation. What with severely sore muscles, not being able to do stairs for days after going back to BodyPump, and feeling a lot more tired, my initial enthusiasm wore off somewhat. Luckily, there are a whole host of websites and social media accounts that provide a much needed dose of inspiration that I know I can rely on.


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