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Rocking red with Illamasqua

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM-pb-Xsrs[/youtube] Illamasqua has a YouTube channel and lately it’s been featuring some fun and easy make-up tutorials courtesy of the efforts of Rose. I really enjoyed watching the Bat Woman Inspired Halloween Make-Up look, which uses the risky colour of red as the main theme. Realising the shame that I

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Maybelline New York Nail Art Masterclass

Last night I attended a nail art masterclass courtesy of Maybelline New York. Now if I can achieve a manicure without painting my knuckles, that’s a big accomplishment for me so to take things to the next level with nail art was pushing the boat out, particularly when Leanne of

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Home-made Vanilla Body Scrub

I wanted to step away from the usual beauty blogging gubbins to do a post on making your own body scrub. (Work with me here – it’s not as bad as you think.) A pot of this takes no more than a couple of minutes, costs next to nothing, smells wonderful and leaves

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Remington Vintage Glamour Evening

Last week Remington invited a group of bloggers to vintage clothing boutique Lucy In Disguise for an evening of hair and clothing dressage. Remington Session Stylist Chris Appleton and his team were on hand to show us how to create on-trend retro styles with the latest Remington styling tools in

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Arabic make-up master-class with Frootibeauty

One of my absolute favourite beauty bloggers and make-up artists is Safiyah who is better known as Frootibeauty. I adore her make-up artistry skills – she creates many beautiful looks with the tools and cosmetics we all have (see her recent Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism look which Alex Box even noticed) so

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Zoya Pasha… (and In Praise Of The Humble Teabag)

Imagine this. Kicking off your heels after a night on the town. Or a thunderstorm on a humid day. Or a hug from a loved one. Or a gin and tonic (with loads of lime) in the sun. Or being all curled up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate in

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