Nails of the week: Black and white

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Lately, I’ve been a bit lazy with my nail art; this does happen to me from time to time, and at the moment I am going through an almost “cannot be bothered” phase.

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Review: MAC Wash & Dry Morange lipstick and Freshen Up Highlighter

mac wash & dry collectionI am a sucker for packaging. Now that is out of the way, let me tell you about the two items from the MAC Wash & Dry limited edition I bought.

Sucker no1 here succumbed to a lipstick and a highlight powder. It could’ve been worse.

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Review: NYX Doll Eye Long Lash mascara

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I never turn down the chance to discover a new mascara and previous experiences have proved that expensive does not mean good.

The latest on my lashes is the NYX Doll Eyes mascara, which has an hourglass shape brush to create unreal dolly eyelashes.

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Review: Schwarzkopf got2b Mind Blowing express styling range

Schwarzkopf got2b Mind Blowing review

Even though it is not a great thing, we are all rushing people. I, for once, always seem to be running that little bit late. Tools that helps us save a bit of time are always welcome, so I was glad to try the Schwarzkopf got2b Mind blowing range.

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Fashion news: Balmain x H&M collaboration announced

Image: H&M

Image: H&M

Not that Olivier Rousteing needs a high street collab to become even more relevant. Not at all, but he prodigy at the reins of Balmain is about to give the high street sexy hot – and enlisted a couple of friends to help him along the way (again, not that he needs that either!).

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Dani’s Little Book of Fashion: new romantic

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My plans to create a series of features on more fashionable looks started a long time ago. However, finally getting off the ground took some planning.

The aim of Dani’s Little Book of Fashion is to dissect looks into wearable chunks, that will work for the person carrying it, whatever their personal style.

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Key SS15 men and womenswear trends from Esquire and Elle at London Seven Dials

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Seven Dials is a very cute place in London just off Covent Garden with some amazing shops.

On the 9th May, they held a fabulous shopping event and I was really happy to be invited by the lovelies from Sister Is PR to their VIP tent, before the trends talk began, to have a (maybe some) King Bloom cocktail,Cawston Press amazing rhubarb soft drink and Propercorn popcorn (fuelling my Vanilla & Coconut flavour addiction).

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Nails of the week: nude

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Yes, you read it right. Nude. Nails are nude. Plain and simple nude.

Initial plan was to make the nude a base for some art then I was so taken aback by how pretty this polish is I can’t even remember what art I was going to do…

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Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-wrinkle Protect SPF20 face moisturiser

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Life is pretty much impossible without a face moisturiser. For me that is. And I love a multitasking product; I like to keep my makeup intact, so many layers are a no-no.

Caudalie answered all my prayers in the shape of the fantastic Polyphenol C15 Anti-wrinkle Protect SPF20 face moisturiser.

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H&M Beauty, revamped

Image: H&M

Image: H&M

I say about time! H&M is finally stepping up their beauty game. Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty says it will be “fashion for the face”. I salute you and look forward to that!

I always looked at H&M beauty items as a bit of a limp proposition – just to tick the box, more than anything.

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