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Beauty, Blogs, Lifestyle

5 Top Beauty Hacks For Festival Camping

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I’ve just booked my tickets for We R Festival this May (whoop!)  I try and go every year (if I’m not on a jolly) and plan to do the whole camping V fest weekender later this year!  Now usually I would opt for glamping over camping any day of the week as I do appreciate a bit of comfort!  But camping is fun and in my opinion far more sociable. Especially in the evenings when the festival shuts down.

Now I ALWAYS like to travel light and am known for my scrupulous packing skills (back pat)!  Whether I’m staying overnight at the boyfies or going away for a fortnight, I can fit a week’s worth of holiday clothes into a carry on no problemo.

As packing light is hardwired into my DNA, I thought I’d share some beauty tips on how to take less but still remain festival chic this summer when camping.

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6 Tips To Stop Your Over The Knee Boots From Slouching

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Editors Note:  This post has was updated on 9th February 2017 with my review on the product Boot Stay as promised in the original edition 🙂

Now that winter is around the corner its time to dust off the over the knee boots and knee high boots that you locked away right before summer!  Now I love slouchy boots and the effortless cute way they finish off an outfit, however, over the knee boots that slouch, (especially when it’s just one boot)  has always been a bugbear of mine.  I think it makes an outfit (especially a dress) look untidy. Continue reading…

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When in Rome…….

residenza napoleone III Rome

The Best Surprise Ever!

My trip to Rome was actually a surprise.  I was told I was being taken away on a surprise little trip to a place I’d not been before; to pack for five days and bring a passport!  EEEkkk…. I was over excited!

Once we got to the airport and it was made clear where I was going, I was over the moon.  This was my first trip to Italy and Rome was a place I had always wanted to visit as I knew it was a special and romantic place.  However I didn’t realise quite how special until I arrived at our accommodation; Residenza Napoleone.

Our Humble Little Palace ~ Residenza Napoleone III

residenza napoleone III Rome

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Curly Hair Hacks to Change Your Life

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If you’re a curly girl like me, do you find your hair is prone to frizz?  Feels crispy in this winter weather? Dry? Sometimes both oily AND dry?!….  I can relate well!

Curly hair always looks beautiful when it’s well moisturised and frizz free!  But despite its beauty, curly hair needs plenty of TLC and is high maintenance in comparison to hair that’s bone straight.  Here are some handy tips and tricks to get your curls popping!

Towel Dry No More! Use A Microfibre Towel Or Cotton T-Shirt Instead

Regular towels can tug and pull on your hair which makes it susceptible to damage.  A microfibre towel will dry your hair gently without causing friction.  If you don’t have a microfibre towel, a cotton t-shirt will do the trick just as well.  Below is a video of the cotton t-shirt method:

 Cr: AshleysGreenLife

Use Products With Natural Ingredients

natural oil products

Using products with natural ingredients keeps product build up and damage at bay.  Products containing petroleum or mineral oil only coat the hair and will ultimately make curly hair dry and brittle and encourage that dreaded frizz!

Natural products such as coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil and shea butter are nature’s moisturisers and conditioners.  You can easily make your own hair moisturiser and conditioner using natural products.  Most of which you may already have laying around the home.  Using natural ingredients on curly hair will penetrate the cuticle, providing moisture from within and will not just sit on top causing build up.

 

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4 Effective Ways to Use Milk of Magnesia To Combat Oily Skin

milk of magnesia oily skin

Oily skin has been a bugbear of mine ever since I was a teenager as I talked about in my previous post 5 Holy Grail Skin Products for Oily Skin.
I breakout very easily and would have to touch up my make up to de-shine several times a day.  After trying hundreds of products and potions (few which DO work as set out in my previous blog post ) I’ve finally discovered an inexpensive gem that most people have laying around the home; Milk of Magnesia!

Here are some of the many uses of this magical product which works very well for oily skin, blackheads, acne and everything else that comes with it!

 

The Star Product ~ Milk of Magnesia

milk of magnesia for siny face

Milk of Magnesia is traditionally used as an antacid and liquid saline laxative. When taken orally it works by drawing water out of the colon.  Although that sounds a bit urgh(!)  It’s a wonder lotion for mattifying oily skin.  It helps to prevent pores from producing excess oil, and creates the illusion of smaller pores.  Milk of Magnesia is also helpful in preventing spots as it contains Zinc which kills bacteria, making it healing for any existing spots you may have.  It’s priced reasonably and can be picked up from Boots or online here for under £10.00 for 355ml which will last you a good while!

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My No.1 Go-To Product; Argan Oil, Natures Liquid Gold and the Skin Benefits

You’ve seen it in shampoo commercials and it’s being used in a multitude of skin care products more often than ever, Argan oil or “liquid gold” as it described, is a natural oil derived from the nut of a rare tree found only in Morroco. It is known for its anti-aging properties and high amounts…

Cr: www.mazedar.net

This little gem that is Argan Oil is my No.1 go to product of all time. For my hair, face, body, nails, eyes…. it all works 😌  Click pic to read this interesting content.

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Ben Nye Classic Translucent Face Powder Review For Mixed Race Skin

Ben Nye Classic Translucent Face Powder Review

INTRODUCTION

Ben Nye Classic Translucent Face Powder has been around for many years, seen mainly backstage at theatres and on film sets.

The Ben Nye brand was created by distinguished make up artist Ben Nye. Ben Nye worked on numerous film projects making him well known throughout the professional industry. After the top-notch artist retired, he established his own cosmetic company which became a big hit.

Since Kim Kardashian attributed Ben Nye to her infamous under eye highlight and contour routine, it has reached even higher acclaim!

Ben Nye Classic Translucent Face Powder Review

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Cliveden House ~ My Weekend At This Cosy English Winter Retreat

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Crisp Air, Red Wine, Roaring Fireplaces ~ Cliveden House is Like a Big Hug

As soon as the car tyres crunched into the driveway gravel leading up to to the grounds of Cliveden House, I felt butterflies in my tummy!  I knew I was in for something truly special and I wasn’t wrong. Cliveden House is set in the beautiful English countryside in Berkshire and is surrounded by 376 acres of stunning National Trust listed gardens.  The surroundings of Cliveden House are like something from a fairytale.  The views over the River Thames and onsite parklands are incredible.  It’s no wonder this is one of the finest luxury hotels in the UK. Continue reading…

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