Beauty

My Party Ready Beauty Essentials

With New Year’s Eve coming up this weekend I’ve planned ahead and have two dress options available; unsurprisingly they’re both from Self Portrait! With my outfit sorted, it’s now time to think about my make-up look so that I feel my best for the long night ahead! I search for products that’ll last the night; that means a long-lasting lipstick that’ll stay put for more than a glass of Champagne and a foundation that won’t budge after spending most of the night on the dance floor. So, here are my fail safe New Year’s Eve essentials that are high impact and hard wearing…

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Wardrobe Favourite’s

Style

My Boxing Day Sale Edit

Other than recovering from eating too much on Christmas Day, Boxing Day is all about the sales where I can grab a good bargain. Most sites have been on sale for the past couple of days, so i’ve pulled together a list of my favourite picks ranging from a delicate lace dress to a fabulous pair of Chloe Susanna boot dupes from Topshop. Take a look…

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Blogging

Blogging: What I’ve Learnt This …

I’d toyed with the idea of starting a blog long before it launched. For me the biggest hurdle to overcome was putting myself out there and being open to criticism from friends, colleagues and the people who would stumble across my blog. My immediate thoughts were “I’m afraid to fail” and “What if people don’t like it?” and “Am I qualified to write about this type of content?” Essentially I had a lot of self doubt. This all stopped when I had a conversation with one of my best friends about putting those doubts aside and that I was starting this blog for me as it was something I would enjoy and hopefully something that could add value to others too. This time last year I read two brilliant books that really spurred me on to start, the first being Capture Your Style and the other was The Million Dollar Blog – I highly recommend them both if you’re wanting to start a blog or improve your Instagram! Putting my insecurities into a box and reading those two books gave me the oomph to give it a go. A few months later iambecca.com was borne!

The last eight months have by no means been straightforward so I thought i’d share some of my highs and lows and what i’ve learnt this year…

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BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Style

December: What To Wear Now

My ‘What To Wear Now’ posts have historically been about how to dress for the weather, terribly British I know! This month, I thought it more topical and useful to write about how to dress for the inevitable; the Christmas party season. We’re mid-way through December and the it’s now in full swing! Life has been incredibly busy; i’m only part way through my gift list, my inbox needs clearing before I put on my out of office notification; I still have a bunch of blog posts to write and schedule and there’s only 12 days to go! Luckily, I have my December party looks sorted thanks to Warehouse with their extensive Christmas party outfits available online – bring on the mulled wine and mince pies! 

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Style

Styling My Favourite Winter Jumper

I’d seen this Missguided jumper on Instagram a few months ago, expertly styled by some lovely fashion bloggers. Always one to opt for darker shades I thought i’d step out of my ‘fashion comfort zone’ and buy this colourful beauty. A lover of chunky jumpers, this heavy knit has been worn so much over the last few weeks. Combining a bold pattern and gorgeous pastel colours, this piece has effortlessly slotted into to my casual wardrobe. Find out how I style it for an everyday Winter look…

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