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Male gift giving is something I’ve never particularly struggled with. Perhaps it’s having a brother or from my time spent working at GQ either way I know what the men in my life want – especially on Valentine’s Day.
To make it simple, men’s gifts can be split into three simple categories: grooming, shoes and watches or hobbies (think books, music, film).
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It’s true what they say; well-behaved girls rarely make history. Some of the best times of my life have happened when my friends and I are being, well, a little bit naughty! Daring, cheeky, sexy with an edge… When a fragrance evokes those kinds of memories you know it’s going to quickly become one of your favourites!
I’m often asked to review new launches or try out products before they’re launched on the market. I only truly love a small proportion of them meaning that there are many products I don’t rate enough to put on the blog. So with the new season upon us, I’ve been trying out a whole load of new skincare pieces. I don’t know about you but my skin is in total transition. Probably from the pregnancy hormones but also from this change in weather and temperature. Some products I’ve loved, some I’ve broken out in rashes with and others I simply just didn’t believe the hype.
On Sunday 14th May, 36 close friends and family gathered at my husband’s parent’s house to celebrate our wedding. Small and intimate, we wanted something that would start at midday and finish late afternoon, (I’m 6 months pregnant after all). We’ve been engaged for almost two years and initially had planned a big wedding. We’d booked the West London Synagogue and reserved our favourite Marylebone wine bar but with numbers getting out of hand we decided last minute to cancel. We sent out messages of understanding to those of our closest friends and family that we couldn’t invite and with the logistics done, I began my beauty planning.
Myriads of lipsticks, foundations, brushes and concealers grace my makeup cupboards. As a blogger and self confessed beauty addict, it’s difficult to get away from new launches and makeup products. In amongst all the chaos there are always brands that quickly become my favourite. Aside from skincare brands that I end up using until they’re empty (core skincare empties here) one makeup brand you’ll always find in my makeup bag is Elizabeth Arden.
As a blogger I’m often asked to review new launches or try out products before they’re on the market. The truth is I only truly love a small proportion of them. Whilst I do love trying new bits and pieces, there are always a core selection of products that I can’t live without. Ones that I always come back to, that work. They’re the product’s I’ll use until empty and those I’ll always replace because they really are, that great.