(AD) Festival Packing List

Although it’s currently tipping it down outside my window, we’re almost knee-deep in festival season. Wellington boots and ponchos are lining the shelves, and those lucky enough to get covetable festival tickets are busy getting ready. But whilst for festivals, of course, you need all your standard waterproofs etc, a beauty grab and go kit is essential. Discover my guide to a festival beauty packing guide in collaboration with Cosmetify.

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How To Remind Yourself This World Isn't So Bad

Politics. Injustices. Difficulties. Sadness. Personal issues. All of this can culminate in a rather sour perspective. Sometimes, it can translate to a distinct sense of sadness and compression, which can lead to much more worrying mental states. This can be a very sad state of affairs, and everyone must find a way to absorb and deal with things in their own way.

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Ellie Dickinson
5 Tips for Visiting Paris

It’s been over 5 years since I visited Paris and I still find myself dreaming about returning. Fortunately, because we visited as a touristy whirlwind visit, there are several tips that stay in my mind upon reflection. So I thought I’d summarise the 5 tips if you’re planning to visit and my favourite things to do in Paris.

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Ellie Dickinson
There's Travelling, And Then There's Travelling Smart

Since the Orient-Express and the Trans-Siberian journeys opened to the public in the later stages of the Industrial Revolution, the concept of traveling has changed dramatically. Nowadays, the first thought we all associate with travel is holiday. We travel to take a break from our day-to-day lives and indulge in a safe adventure across the world.

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Ellie Dickinson
The Iconic White Blouse – Making it Work for You

Some items of clothing never go out of fashion. White blouses are the perfect example. You are always able to find them in the shops.

This year, the white blouse is set to be a key piece in most women’s summer wardrobes. So, stores and online retailers like JD Williams are offering a far bigger selection than they have for a while. Below is a roundup of the most current cuts, with a few suggestions to help you to decide when and where to wear them.

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Ellie Dickinson
Gifts to just say thank you.

The sun is shining, skies are blue and there’s a distant scent of barbecues in the air… Summer is definitely on its way. With summer comes plenty of catch ups with friends, dinners in the garden and general entertaining, which normally encourages the reintroduction of the ‘Thank You’ gift. The ‘Thank You’ gift is non-compulsory but always welcomed with open arms, and is the official marker of being an adult (trust me). But in time for the season, it’s a great shout to get ideas like this narrowed down and prepared, just in case you find yourself invited to a summer soiree.

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