(AD) Summer Makeup Update

With a hint of warmth in the air, and the sun emerging from cloud cover – summer is the perfect opportunity to give your beauty routine a lift. As I start to choose summer dresses over jumpers, I find myself gravitating towards a more stripped back makeup routine, focusing on bronze tones and skincare focused products to create a lit from within sunkissed glow.

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Honest Talk: Why Doesn't Your Skincare Work?

According to Mintel, women in the UK spend a whopping £1.15bn on facial skincare. It’s a lot. But, if you’re completely honest with yourself, you probably own way about £150 of skincare product in your bathroom. And that doesn’t include the beauty appointment you’ve booked for next week. In short, we care a lot about skin management. You would expect amazing results for such an investment – did you know that in your lifetime, you’re going to spend over £8,000 on skincare products only? Yet, we’re not completely satisfied with what we get. For that money, we want perfection. Unfortunately, we still struggle with oily skin, nasty outbreaks, and dark rings under our eyes. What don’t those skincare products work?

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Ellie Dickinson
The Multi-Mask Guide

Face masks are not a one size fits all. There are masks for oily skin and reducing blackheads, masks for calming inflamed skin, and of course, masks for giving you a glow. But regardless of skin type, there are moments where you’ll need something that does everything. Read on for my face mask edit to solve it all…

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(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