Beauty

Skincare For Stressed Out Skin

Most of us experience stress at some point in our lives whether it’s feeling tired, anxious or overwhelmed. It plays a big part in how the skin looks and feels. For me, it means my skin flares up, breaks out and becomes generally irritated and itchy. The good news is that I’ve found some products that are absolute superstars at calming redness and minimising breakouts. Read on to find out…

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Wardrobe Favourite’s

Blogging

My First Vlog

Starting a YouTube channel was definitely a daunting prospect but it was one which I felt was a natural extension of my blog. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, Blogging: What I’ve Learnt This Year the main hurdle that needed ‘jumping’ in order to start a blog and now a YouTube channel was self doubt. The time off to reflect on my year over Christmas and being invited to join RewardStyle in December gave me the confidence to take the next step and leap into the world of vlogging!

So, here is my first ever vlog which was voted by my Instagram followers to be a ‘Get To Know Me’ video answering all your questions about me and how I became a blogger. I’m aiming to post a video every week talking all things style, beauty and travel.

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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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SKINCARE ESSENTIALS

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 Year

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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MY MAKE UP