THE ESTÉE EDIT

THE ESTÉE EDIT

– THE MAKEUP CASE – Five trains, two hotels and one very sticky tube ride – that’s been my week so far. You may think it’s because of fashion week but this is my weekly routine and it kills me. Packing and unpacking is monotonous and you would think I would have got used to it by now but somehow I always forget something! THANKS TO ESTÉE LAUDER THOUGH, I HAVE MY TRAVEL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS NAILED. Hot pink is all the rage at the moment and I would like to personally thank Chanel for making it fashionable once again! Pink…

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THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

Each month there are a few key products in my beauty collection that I like to rave over. I take beauty very seriously and have spent years trying and testing products before beauty blogging even began. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin so maybe that’s why trial and error is so important when experimenting with new products or brands. First is the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder which has  a unique formula ensuring a fool-proof natural make-up result every time. I am not a fan of contour kits as I think in broad daylight they can make your skin look dirty, so instead I…

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THE INNER FIX

THE INNER FIX

– TIPS TO STAY YOUTHFUL – I have to let you in on a secret – you can rewind the first signs of ageing. When I reached twenty-five I noticed that I could no longer bounce back from a night out, it was more like a near death experience and a few days in intensive care to get over any hang over. My skin for the first time started to look old, in particular around my eyes. I did all the things that you’re not meant to do in life – drank (a lot), smoked, partied non stop and ate…

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A SPECIAL DELIVERY

A SPECIAL DELIVERY

– These are a few of my favourite things – It’s no secret that a beauty box is a bloggers dream. A monthly subscription of the latest products straight to our door ready for review makes things a lot easier when having a blog to upkeep. There are a few boxes on the market at the moment, so how do you know which is the right one for you? Well, Cohorted Box is a brand that I’ve been using since the start of my blog as it speaks my language both in aesthetics and products. For those of you that don’t…

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IN THE WORDS OF KATE SPADE “PLAYING DRESS UP BEGINS AT AGE FIVE, AND NEVER TRULY ENDS”. The dressing up box lived in the attic and was brought down on occasion for my sister and I to rummage through. To the ordinary eye it was filled with limp lifeless items that once had their day but were now left to collect dust. To us it was a box of adventures that paved our stories, whether I was a princess, a bride, a nurse, a horse – my sister directed and I followed suit. We painted our faces as well as…

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STYLING THIN HAIR

STYLING THIN HAIR

– THE PERFECT PRODUCT TO COMBAT FINE, LIMP, HAIR – When the cards in life were being dealt great hair wasn’t one of them for me. My hair is thin and lifeless, which is why most of the time it’s just up in a bun. Extensions are sometimes the answer but I’m always so conscious of the clips or bonds and I am very aware of how freaked out the male species are by detachable hair. After an array of different options I gave up on anything fake – the sewn in weave (Stella), the clip-ins (Horace), the fake pony…

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THE HANDBAG ESSENTIALS

THE HANDBAG ESSENTIALS

As many of you know who follow me on Snapchat (TheLauraBlair – excuse the plug) I am constantly on a train, up and down the country for work. So the importance of having the right key ingredients in my handbag is essential. First and foremost I reach for my Lancôme products, there’s just something about them that is so reliable. The Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara is a firm favourite, especially for long days as it doesn’t flake off or leave marks underneath my eyes. It manages to get into the very corners of my eyelashes elongating them for a dramatic eye –…

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THE BAFTAS 2016

THE BAFTAS 2016

– MY CINDERELLA MOMENT – I was on my way back from a shopping trip last Saturday afternoon and suddenly out of the blue I got an email ‘Do I want to go to the Baftas?’ I immediately thought it was spam and dismissed it, but then a little voice inside my head told me to reply. And sure enough I was on my way to the Baftas. My first thoughts were panic stricken as I immediately jumped to the conclusion I had nothing to wear. Then I remembered I had a wardrobe full of ball gowns I had collected…

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J’ADORE JO MALONE

J’ADORE JO MALONE

Jo Malone always has such an alluring hold on me that every time I walk past the counter in any department store I have to stop. My very first job when I came to London from Merseyside way back in 2009 was a perfume girl in Harrods. I used to stand there all day every day dreaming of the time when I too could afford the little luxuries in life like the simple scents I sprayed. So when Jo Malone invited me to meet them I jumped at the chance to what products they had in store for SS16. Catch…

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GAZELLI HOUSE

GAZELLI HOUSE

A UNIQUE CONCEPT; WHERE GAZELLI TRANSFORMS FROM SKINCARE INTO LIFESTYLE. Gazelli House is a beautiful space in South Kensington which specialises in skincare but also allows it’s members a place to relax, unwind and meet like minded people. I was lucky enough to be invited to try one of the scientific skincare treatments by one of their Facial Experts and learn a little more about how to really look after my skin. I was met at the door and welcomed in, making me extremely comfortable and calm immediately. The décor is just stunning making it the perfect place to spend any…

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