The Beauty Diaries: Vol. 1

So, it seems you lovely readers like my beauty content. In the spirit of its popularity, I thought I’d start a new beauty series rounding up my beauty favourite’s each month, The Beauty Diaries. The products I’ll be talking about are those which I’ve tried over the last month or so, incorporating them into my daily routine. I love them enough that I had to share them with you.

Let’s crack on shall we?

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What To Wear Now: May 2018

This month’s ‘What To Wear Now’ post is all about yellow. It’s in every shop window I look in and I can’t stop buying it! All the fashion reports are saying the same thing, that Gen-Z yellow is the new Millenial pink and I think they’re onto something.

Before I started blogging and having my photograph taken I wasn’t that comfortable in my own skin, I was very set in my ways about the colours I wore; black, black, oh and more black. I was hesitant to try new colours for fear of being judged and being too noticeable. Whilst I still dislike being the centre of attention I have a new found confidence which has also shaped the way I approach my day-to-day style choices. With that in mind, here is why yellow is my focus of the month and why I think you should try it too…

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Apps I Use To Edit My Instagram

Instagram was part of my life in late 2012, back then no one I knew really understood what it was never mind how to use it. Little did many know, this photo-sharing app would become the platform it is today and a monetisation channel for bloggers like me.

I needed to find my theme; my aesthetic. I’d admired many accounts over the years, they all looked so cohesive, I’d scroll through my newsfeed and would instantly know that it was from such and such a blogger because of the posts’ visual identity.

A year after starting the blog, a lot of trial and error I finally feel that I’ve got there. Of course, it’s an evolution but I do feel happier that my Instagram feed is where I want it to be.

I get a lot of questions about how I edit my photos so I thought I’d share my favourite apps and the specifics functions that I love about them…

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Why You Keep Breaking Out

Skin breakouts really are the worst. They love to crop up at the most inconvenient times be it just before an interview or hours before the first date with Mr Dreamboat from Bumble. Whilst my skin does play ball now that I’m in my early thirties (ouch – it hurts every time I say it!) it hasn’t always been an easy road. Like many teenagers, my skin went through a tumultuous time back then and I would LOVE to pick them! These days I suffer from the occasional whopper now and again but generally speaking my skin has been so much clearer in the last few years. Why? Well, a few tips I’ve received through work, from friends and a lot of trial and error.

So, if you’re after clearer, brighter skin, here are a few tips and tricks that may work for you…

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My New Must-Have Bag

You know I love a bag. Along with shoes, they’re the kind of accessory I’ll invest in. I’m not talking about any old bag, not the kind that’ll last for a mere season but the type that exudes incredible quality; it’s robust, hard-working and above all things, versatile. I must confess though that I usually stick to one colour when it comes to accessories and that’s black. Why? It’s timeless, classic and so adaptable! I guess though it can become quite samey and it’s good to have variation, right?

A few weeks ago the Radley ‘In A Flutter’ bag came into my life and it really is perfection. If you’re in the market for a new bag and you need something that’ll slot right into your Spring/Summer wardrobe let me tell you why this will be your perfect partner.

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