Category: Notes

I’m up nice and early for a special shoot today, makes a change from the office – woo (will spill the deets when I can, and no doubt be posting some sneak peeks on my Instagram ‘GlossAndMagic’), so need to look presentable. That means hair washed and brushed *groan*, a nice fresh base for makeup and a non-chipped mani – all things that have usually slipped by the wayside by a usual Saturday morning. So last night I entered SOS mode and a post on that routine will be up this weekend, but today I thought I’d share my morning regime to get me looking at least half decent to be thrusted in front of a camera or any other day for that matter…

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Girls and guys. Gathered here before you today, I do solemnly vow to wear more lipstick… Right, now that’s been said we can all rock off home. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. But in all seriousness my lipstick collection has been sitting a little uninvolved recently. Anyone remember the days of my hedonistic MAC lipstick stash? You deserve a medal if you do. That time has most certainly passed, but I now sit on an array of pretty shades from a load of lovely brands that get snubbed on a daily basis for, let’s face it, more often than not, the L’Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss (swoons), or any easy to throw on lip products of the sort – I’m looking at you Maybelline Baby Lips. Recently I purchased a bold lip colour (post on its way), that I even wore out the house – shocking, I know – and I loved it. It reignited my ol’ love and got me thinking, start using your lip lacquers again woman! I’m also itching to purchase a Maybelline Color Show Lipstick and if I start reaching for my lipsticks more, I think I can manage to justify just the one. Bribing myself with lipsticks for more lipsticks? Maths at it’s finest.

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I can be a little floozy with my skincare from time to time. I own too many serums to count on one hand, foot care galore and don’t even get me started on masks. But there are a few products that I’ve gone back to time and time again and I think it’s fair to say they are pretty much permanent features in my routine. Say hello to the skincare repurchases…

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I’ve got a bit of a thing with shoes. Back in my old college days I happily traipsed around in holey shoes that I’d owned for years, so now I’m making up for those dark days and giving my feet a treat in some slightly more upmarket soles. In fact the majority of shoes that I now own were bought this year! Just shows how awful my old shoes were!

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Everyone has to start somewhere. I remember booting up my laptop every morning after I created my blog to see if I had that elusive first follower and one morning after almost two months of blogging it happened! Rome was not built in a day and after over a year of blogging I’m now lucky enough to attract a fair few readers and that makes me feel rather proud. Blogging is easily one of my favourite things to do. I’ve been meaning to write a post like this for ages, so here are my top tips and suggestions for starting a beauty blog (or any blog for that matter), take ’em or leave ’em, just a few little titbits I have to share based on my personal experience!

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‘What is your job?’ is probably in my top 5 most asked questions to me, so it was about time I sat down and had a little chat about it. My official title is a Client Services Executive, which is basically a lot of meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their advertising requirements. I am very lucky to be doing something which is really my ‘dream job’, but a lot of bladdy hard work went into it! Work hard, keep focused and you’ll get there in the end! If anyone has any questions do pop them below and I will do my best to answer 🙂

By the end of the week my skin is looking a little crap, my nails are chipped and nasty, hair is a complete state and my body is as oily as! Sounds like a sight for sore eyes, right? Trust me, by the weekend I’m verging on looking like a complete mess! So what is it time for – a WEEKEND PAMPER! Don’t you just love those times when you are free to chill, relax and partake in a little pamper time, as self indulgent as it may sound, it’s times like this that I live for 😉 So what did I get up to today?

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