Top 3 red lip tips

The party season is the perfect time for a red lip. Now, I love red lipstick all year round but it’s especially fun and festive at Christmas time. Here are my three top tips for perfecting your pout.

1. Use a liner
If you find it tricky to keep your red lip neat, start off with a sharp lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick and trace the outline of your lips first – just make sure you’ve got a steady hand, your liner is sharp and you don’t over line your lips. Plus, if you want your lipstick to last longer, you can fill in your lips with your liner before you apply your lipstick too. Lipliner is less slippy than lipstick and therefore it’s easier to control the outline of the colour.

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Crete through a lens

I love a photo diary and since picking up my new Olympus Pen ELP7 I’ve enjoyed snapping a lot more than I did with my bigger DSLR camera. I wanted to share some of my favourite shots and a couple of great things that we did during our little Cretan adventure in this mini photo diary.

The buildings in the old town of Rethymno are super beautiful against the blue-sky backdrop.

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5 Autumnal New In Beauty Loves

October equals autumn and autumn equals new beauty essentials as far as I’m concerned. These are my five fresh autumnal products that have crept their way into my routine for this month. Spoiler alert, I already love quite a few of these so I might just re-use this as my October favourites but don’t tell my blog schedule…

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A Clarins Summer Skincare Update

The hot weather and summer time usually always means switching up your skincare and beauty routine. It definitely does for me anyway, it’s time for less makeup, mattifying skincare and a lot of moisturisation without feeling weighed down and greasy.

I’ve been trying some exciting Clarins products recently and wanted to share what I thought about them. First up, I’ve recently finished a face scrub so the One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is a welcome addition to my regime. This is a physical exfoliator which is a subtle amount of ‘scrubby’, it’s not too harsh, smells really good and is a great every-other-day cleanser. My skin feels super fresh after using this and it’s great for removing dead skin cells and a build up of sweat, suncream and other summer gunk build up!

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Debenhams Flowers – The Perfect Valentine’s Gift + 25% off bouquets!

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and it’s time to treat that special someone! Girlies love flowers, we know (well I do anyway!). Why not pop a bouquet in the post from Debenhams Flower Delivery to arrive on the Saturday morning of V-Day. Obviously I wouldn’t recommend something that I haven’t tried myself so I tried this beautiful bouquet out! My bouquet here, before it properly bloomed, I might add (check out my Instagram for a fully bloomed pic!), is the gorgeous Ocean Breeze bouquet which is packed full of white lilies and roses. I’ve also got this 25% off discount code specially for my readers, just pop =&0=&in at the checkout! It’s available on all bouquets apart from the ‘Flowers By Post’ range but that’s only a tiny range so it’s ok! There’s loads of Valentines flowers in the range, specifically red roses and there’s a lot of bouqets that come with free choccies, champagne or The Sanctuary goodies! Grab a bargain with this discount code and make someone special smile!

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