Category: Weekend Post

It’s time to send my nails to rehab. Years of countless paint jobs have left them looking a little rundown. Too easily breakable, thin and (heads up for a TMI comment) a little flakey. I know, quite the mental image I’m conjuring up there. It wasn’t until I was chatting to my mom the other day about beauty bits and how awesome her nails were looking that something clicked. She hasn’t worn polish for months and is now the proud owner of some hardy nail beds. She used to suffer with the flakey ends like mine, but since her lacquer vacay, no more. So it’s time for me to take a varnish holiday too and this weekend I thought I’d breakdown my new mani mantras for you…

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Brushes are something that are oft neglected in my extensive beauty routine. Face masks are dutifully applied on a weekly basis, the whole ‘I’ve lost count of how many steps it includes’ skincare routine is carried out twice daily, but brushes? Well let’s not discuss when they last had a good ol’ clean. So today I thought I’d ramble about makeup brush maintenance, mostly so I can take the chance to practice what I preach. For me, tending to them on a weekday just feels wrong, it’s definitely a Sunday thing. Gather up those brushes and have a read…

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I am the definition of anti-hoarder. If I can make anything ‘capsule’ I will and T.V programmes titled ‘The Hoarder Next Door’ and ‘Extreme Couponing’ have me itching to march over there with a roll of bin bags stuffed in my pocket. There is however an exception to this rule, *cough* makeup *cough*, but when it comes to my wardrobe – the more streamlined the better. Perhaps it’s just my inner Virgo, hyper-organised instincts kicking in again but I do love a good wardrobe clear-out at the weekend. And I thought I’d pen down my five steps to wardrobe clarity. Drowning in clothes that haven’t seen the light of day for a few years? I’ve got your back.

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I’m in love with the #zithappens campaign for The Body Shop Tea Tree Range and actually, it even caught my dad’s eye and he was impressed! So it shows it’s one of those things that truly resonates with lots of different people! The #ZitHappens campaign is all about accepting that blemishes do happen, whether you’re male, female, young or old! It’s about remembering that you’re not alone with blemishes and that you don’t have to let your blemishes sock your confidence or self-esteem.

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The title of this post should probably be ‘Hey look at this knot that I’ve created in my hair’, but instead I’m going to try and pass it off as a French braid. Yeah? Sorta? I mean it’s more of a plait, but you see where I’m trying to go with this. It’s become a bit of a regular thing that when I’ve got a spare half an hour at the weekend, I set up shop in front of the mirror with a plaiting YouTube how-to, a bunch of bands and my nimble fingers at the ready in a desperate attempt to master all things twisted. My obsession with a bit of side-swept braid action began way back in my Hills-viewing days, L.C always rocked a good one and so I’ve got to get down to it.

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The body shop honeymania hand cream

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Sometimes the whole two-hour long weekend pamper extravaganza just isn’t feasible. Ain’t nobody got time for that. So in my head I’ve got saved four five minute fix routines that I work through when time is a little thin on the ground. Sometimes I tote them up into a 20 minute speed sesh or I just focus my TLC on one area and then I’m free to cuddle up on the sofa with Harvey, Mike and Baskin and Robbins in no time at all (sorry got Suits on the brain still, season 5 is being devoured at lightning speed)…

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Because there’s only one thing better than a weekend pamper sesh – a DIY groom with products that smell ridiculously amazing, right? So good in fact, that you tend to go heavy handed just to eek out that whiff a little bit more (see my description below of the The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Face Mask which will explain why I go to bed after a skincare session every night). So this weekend I’m bringing out the sweet scented big guns…

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