Egypt Essentials Part Two: Luxor

Second leg of the trip was Luxor, we arrived pretty late so couldn’t wait to just crawl into bed. There had been a few police stops on the way so had taken a bit longer than anticipated, about 9 and a half hours drive from Cairo. We were staying at the Steigenberger Nile Palace, a pretty […]

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Getting fit for less

We may be in the middle of summer, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until the new year to start those resolutions! Looking to get fit? Start now. In order to keep it up you need to find something you want to do – do you want to work out on your own, with […]

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Egypt Essentials Part One: Cairo

This time last week was our last day in Egypt, can’t believe it, already feels like months ago. We went on the 9 day Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk  starting in Cairo, then travelling down to Luxor and Aswan. There is a lot to fit into 9 days and everything is quite far apart, so […]

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Top Twitter Tips

Social networks are just that, networks, and a great opportunity to find and engage with new people within your industry. Twitter now has 328 million monthly users. With so much conversation going on, you need to really invest some time in Twitter to get any kind of cut through. However, with decent content, regular updates, […]

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Top Tips for Taking flat lays

I’m obsessed with flat lays, by far my favourite way to take beauty product photos. And it seems I’m not the only one with the Instagram flatlay hashtag used well over 3 million times! Below are my top tips for getting the perfect flatlay, along with some of my favourites I’ve taken to date. Please comment […]

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Two Week holiday beauty countdown

It’s an usual time to be going on a summer holiday, but I’m heading off in two weeks time to Egypt. I’ve started my packing list and last minute shopping, and thought i’d share my beauty countdown list with you. Two weeks to go… Hair Cut – This is the time to get your hair […]

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Why you should wash your make up brushes

Make up brushes harbour bacteria like nobody’s business, so you need to wash them frequently so they aren’t contributing to break outs. Foundation brushes you really want to be doing a deep clean once a week, especially as you’re using them across your whole face each day. You can tide yourself over with make up brush wipes […]

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Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner Review

I picked this Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner up in at M&S, the one in Kingston is getting quite good for beauty products now. It got my attention as it’s endorsed by Alexa Chung, who does a great feline flick. Weirdly the writing has already rubbed off the pen, I know it shouldn’t be a […]

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Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand Review

My latest Charlotte Tilbury purchase is the Mini Miracle Eye Wand. As I’ve written about before, my biggest beauty bug bear is eye bags! This promised to create the appearance of 8 hours sleep in two clicks! As with other Charlotte Tilbury products, the Mini Miracle Eye Wand comes in elegant white and gold packaging. The […]

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Five top products for swimmers

We all have our post swim or gym routine, we want to get out, showered, dressed and on our way as quickly as possible. Here are my top products to help you beautify whilst you cool down and dress up. Firstly, you’ll need a shower gel and you do need one specifically for swimming, as no […]

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