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Introducing… Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant

There’s something about Biologique Recherche. Whether it’s the fact that to get hold of their products you have to do an online consultation, or the myriad of testimonies attesting to the life changing nature of their products; they hold some sort of mythic status in the skincare world. Their products all have confusing, almost-coded names, […]

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Introducing… Lipstick Queen – Girls Will Be Boys

Ah, makeup. We all want to wear it, yet we all somehow want to look like we aren’t wearing it. It’s a paradox of the first degree, and possibly rooted in problematic virgin-whore dichotomies and our old fave, unrealistic beauty standards. Essays could be written on the topic. But that’s not what I’m doing today. […]

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Best New Beauty Products

It’s been a while since I rounded up some of my favourite beauty buys and thanks to my work at Slapp, I’ve found even more excuse to experiment. I’ve noticed a real difference in products since I started Blush back in 2010. Formulas have advanced and we’ve picked up a few more skincare steps along […]

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Introducing… Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

There’s something about lip gloss. It has an oddly adolescent reputation, sort of a “lipstick light” for those not quite ready to take the plunge. And while teenagerhood is, to me, always an aspirational state, I do think there’s something to be said for a more serious lip gloss. Gloss for grown-ups, if you will. […]

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Introducing… Rodin Lipsticks

If you’re a fan of Cool Girls (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you may be familiar with the original and best, iconic stylist Linda Rodin. Even by looking at her you can tell she’s cool – white hair, oversized glasses, clean skin and neon lipstick is her uniform. Plus, she never got married because […]

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Summer’s Not Over Yet! – GTL: Last Minute Style Fixes

Summer has been a never-ending dream of sunny days above 20 degrees. We’ve already given you a sartorial heads up, but the summer has lasted longer than we anticipated, so we thought we’d add a few more must-haves to your Summer shopping list. Get the Look: Track Swimsuit, £70, LesGirlsLesBoys Christian Dior, Burgundy Quilted Velvet Lady […]

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Introducing… Vichy – Idéal Soleil Solar Protective Water

I think the whole world now agrees that SPF is, broadly a good thing. We have a scientifically proven way to prevent burning, premature skin ageing and cancer, so it seems a bit remiss to not bother using it. Yet, still SPF products tend to have a bad rep. They’re usually very much function over […]

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Introducing… Dior’s Lip Glow

In a world of Instagram lip art, glitter, and ombré, there’s something to be said for a low maintenance lip look. And while I’m a huge fan of a clear gloss or (gasp) just leaving them bare, sometimes there’s a need for a little something more. Something which looks like, your lips but better. Enter, […]

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12 Vestiaire Vintage Pieces To Pimp Up Your Summer Wardrobe

After the sell-out success of our last Vestiaire Collective round-up, I figured Summer was the perfect time for another. I’ve picked 14 of my faves from the vintage app to keep you looking cool all summer long. Givenchy, Cut-out Swimsuit, £302.51, Vestiaire Collective Moschino, Sunglasses, £131.52, Vestiaire Collective Balenciaga, T-Shirt, £210, Vestiaire Collective Alexander Wang, […]

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Introducing… IGK’s Thirsty Girl – Coconut Milk Leave In Conditioner

Cool Girl Hair is a timeless ideal. Even without describing it, I think you know what I mean – hair that falls just so, is perfectly somehow both soft ‘n’ shiny, yet texturised ‘n’ tousled, and most importantly, hair that is totally effortless, requiring no product or styling. After years of extensive research, I’ll go […]

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What to Wear for Summer in The City

Every summer we are inundated with vacay shopping guides, and every year I reach new levels of FOMO. Whilst I most definitely indulge in a summer trip or three, I’m yet to achieve the 4 hour work week lifestyle, in which I can spend 6 months here and 6 months in the sun. Nevertheless I […]

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Introducing… Vapour Organic Beauty’s Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

When it comes to makeup, in spite of my intense love for it, I am fundamentally quite lazy. I’ve accepted it, and therefore no one can use it against me. I probably wear makeup twice a week, and when I do it’s usually as few products as possible. Except when it comes to glitter, but […]

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Festival Glamour Inspiration: Elie Saab SS18

I’m a huge fan of all things Elie Saab. Whilst girly isn’t usually my style, nothing makes me swoon like one of his dresses. Glitzy, glam and impressively modern, he is the indisputable red carpet king. With Coachella underway and festival season on the horizon, I’ve been contemplating on how to approach this annual dressing […]

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Blush Loves… ChloBo

I think I may have found the antidote to this dreary non Spring, we’ve all been experiencing. I was lucky enough to be invited down to the recently opened Mandrake Hotel, a stunning boutique gem tucked away on Fitzrovia’s Newman St. I was there for lunch, but most importantly, to experience new jewellery brand, ChloBo’s […]

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Introducing … NOTO Botanics Hydra Highlighter

Although there’s a time and a place for a full, beaming, metallic highlighter, I think the future of glow is an altogether more subtle affair. Something which mimics a naturally healthy and hydrated complexion, combining dewy oils with a subtle wash of colour, or iridescent pigment, is a totally cute and modern way to shine. […]

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Testing the Treatment – Massages at Blush + Blow and Park Plaza’s Aurora Spa

I’m always on the lookout for new treatments and am more than happy to sacrifice my face/body in the name of beauty. I’ve recently tried two fantastic massages that are must visits for this Bank Holiday weekend. First up is The Aurora Spa at Westminster’s Park Plaza. This spa is a little gem. It may […]

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Introducing… Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair

For those who may fall into the category of ‘stylistically challenged’ when it comes to hair, such as myself, a good texturizing spray can be a total godsend. They can take hair from “messy by accident” to “messy on purpose” – which is a huge distinction. Plus, the effort is minimal, and the skill required […]

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Introducing … Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint

If you have your finger on the natural beauty pulse, you’ll likely have heard of Tata Harper. It’s the name of a brand and also the name of a woman, which is pretty cool. She makes tons of expensive and beautiful skincare from her home farm in Vermont (probably not actually, but let’s focus on […]

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Blush Loves Osman Pre Fall 18

I don’t check up on as many fashion shows as I used to. Partly because over the last 3-4 years fashion’s mood has been pretty consistent. Nevertheless I’m always on the lookout for something fresh. Being an owner of a brand championing inclusivity in beauty, I experience frequent internal eye roll, at the many brands […]

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Killer Combos: Dr Dennis Gross C + Serum x Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Booster

The world is full of powerful pairings: Michelle and Barack, Lizzie and Phillip, jam and scones, socks and sandals, the list goes on. When it comes to beauty, we all have our own helpful hacks, whether that’s powder before foundation Jackie Aina style, or layering up our skincare, inspired by the Korean 12-step routine. For […]

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10 Things We Want from Mango

In the last decade, Mango has definitely become Zara’s forgotten sister, but to overlook this High-St heavyweight would be a big mistake. Being the under dog, has enabled the brand to re-evaluate, and offer up a seriously good selection of affordable classics; (and you’re far less likely to see someone in the same outfit as […]

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How To Dress For Party Season, Without Looking “Party Season”

As winter creeps in, it’s time to wholeheartedly embrace glamour. Wrap up in plush velvets and cosy furs, show off in metallic finishes and sequinned gowns. Once you’ve bedeck yourself in feathers, drag your ensemble into 2018, with matte leathers, sharp suiting and whiter than white boots. Natasha Zinko, Velvet Bow Mules, £600, Browns Fashion […]

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Testing The Treatment: London’s Best Local Waxes

Regular readers of Blush, will know how much I love a good a treatment. Full body massages, blow dries, facials; I’ll take them all. There are a few necessary evils that when the time comes, I always dread: threading (it looks awesome but there is no pain quite like it) and waxing. Eyebrow waxing: is […]

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Introducing – & Other Stories Foundation

Since launching a couple of years ago, & Other Stories has fast become the bane of my wallet and the light of my life. Grown-up fashion for Zara fans, looking for something a little more unique,;Stories also happens to be perfect, for those who may have grown out of Topshop, but aren’t quite minimal enough for […]

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August Favourites That You Need in Your Life

So it’s been a while since I last posted, and for that I am truly sorry. Slapp is consuming all of my time, but if you are looking for some Beauty advice, or news on the latest launches, I would suggest heading over to the app. In other news, I have been trying out a lot […]

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Introducing… Epara Skincare

We all know we’re supposed to take care of our skin and thanks to a post-teen dabble in the Clinique 3 -step programme, most of us know what skin type we are. I have the pleasure of being Combination: which basically means I’m a little of everything. A bit dry here and a bit oily […]

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Blush’s Top 10 Makeup Products + Brushes

With new launches dropping every day, it’s often hard to decipher the good from the great. I’ve tried a tonne of products over the last few months and will be bringing you my ultimate faves in the coming weeks. First up are some of the makeup products and tools, I’ve been reaching for this month. There’s […]

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Blush Loves.. Trish McEvoy’s Makeup Planner & More

Trish McEvoy may not be a UK household name, but for those in the know, it has fast become a go to brand- and is consistently Liberty London’s best seller. Having been recently reintroduced to the brand, I can see why. Created by award winning makeup artist Trish McEvoy, the brand puts practicality at the […]

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The Summer Dress Edit

Humidity is in the air and that’s a good enough reason for us to get our legs out. Whether you’ve got summer weddings, festivals, or frolics in the park to plan for, we’ve got all of your dress needs covered. Rolla’s Bones, Floral Long Sleeve Dress, £110, Urban Outfitters Tommy Hilfiger, 90s Tank T-Shirt Dress, £70, Urban […]

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Blush visits : Jo Loves

I’ve long been a fan of the legendary Jo Malone. Who doesn’t know the story of how the self made entrepreneur built one of the most recognisable luxury fragrance brands, only to lose the rights to her name, and the option of working in the industry, she had so significantly shaped. After a 5 year […]

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Blush Styles: Workout Wear with Elle Sport & More

Maybe it’s Marathon Fomo, or the fact I’ve just moved next door to a Pure Gym; but I’ve been feeling rather sporty of late. Whilst I’m yet to extend my commitment to fitness, beyond walking to Soho, I have made the first crucial step: dressing the part. Deciding what to buy, when it comes to […]

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Coachella Inspired Festival Style

Coachella has spoken, the flower crown is finally dead! This year it’s all about throwing back to your favourite era, or tribe. Here are a few of our favourite Coachella-inspired looks, we’ll be channelling come June. –  70s Sister The Inspiration: Lais Ribeiro   What you’ll Need: Bell-Bottoms, (or even better – sequinned bellbottoms), Lamé, Big hair, […]

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Summer Wedding Dress Edit: Ted Baker x John Lewis

Spring has most definitely sprung, and with it, comes the thrill of planning for all of your Summer soirees. Whilst festivals, call for a cacophony of past wardrobe loves, the onslaught of summer weddings, is the perfect time to show your legs and invest in a new dress, or two! With that in mind, we introduce […]

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New Necessities: Rosa Artica, Coco Loco and Skin Food

You know a product is good, when it’s the one thing you turn to in your hour of need. For me, there are a few products that I can’t live without and have on constant rotation: Nars’ Radiance Creamy Concealer and All Day Luminous, Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil, Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish and Dermalogica’s Multi Active […]

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Spring Style Inspiration: Denim, Silk & Sportswear

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve been finding it very difficult to decide what my first dip back into the pond would be. I knew I wanted to create a GTL, but I couldn’t quite decide what to cover. My current style obsessions are: Denim (- it’s actually getting quite worrying how […]

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Monday Blues? The Dior AW17 Show will give you that much-needed boost

We already know that Maria Grazia Chiuri, wants us all to ‘be Feminists’, but for her AW17 collection; instead of emblazoning this message across instagrammable t-shirts, this was cleverly sown into the fabric of her seemingly sombre – and all blue -collection. Her message could be felt in the black panther inspired leather berets, the small […]

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Blush Loves… Paris

I stepped off the metro, on the first Thursday in February to the smell of croissant. I followed my offline Citymapper to my hotel a four minute walk away, undoubtedly looking like the tourist I so clearly was- dressed in a giant hat, wide legged trousers, a blazer, and once-upon-a-time white Reeboks, peeking out at […]

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Introducing – Chantecaille Foundation, Vital Essence & Matte Chic

In her last piece for Blush, Annie introduces us to Chantecaille… Chantecaille is a brand that has always seemed a little out of my league. In spite of what you may think, glamorous, I’m not. I love makeup and skincare and all things luxe, but at heart I think I’m secretly quite low maintenance. Chantecaille, […]

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Blush Loves – The Zara Home – Perfume Collection

Zara is one of those not so secret gems. You can always rely on it, for that last minute change of clothes before an event, that trend led piece you’re not quite ready to invest in, or those strappy sandals you need for your bestie’s wedding. It’s the high street’s answer to affordable chic. Another […]

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All I Want for Chinese New Year is…

I’ve  always liked Chinese New Year. As well as being a fan of hong bao and the treats that lay within them, I love that each year has it’s own personality. Distinguished by animals, CNY brings more meaning to the new year than it just being ‘a new year.’ No ‘New Year New You’ malarkey here. CNY is […]

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L’Oreal Oil Precieux Vs. Davines OI Oil

The realest versus in life, is that of expensive vs. cheap. Think about it – aren’t we always wondering where is best to treat one’s self, and where frugality is in itself the best reward? And nowhere is this more prevalent than in beauty. It’s really the only place where a product can cost £500 […]

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Get the Look – Poker Straight Hair 2.0

I don’t know about you, but I was pretty lost when Kim Kardashian disappeared from the social sphere. I was also pretty shocked, that I cared. Like an addict going through withdrawals, I Googled her at least once a week, just to get a Kardashian fix. It was a tough time, but thankfully it’s over (and more […]

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2017: An Ode to Optimism

After a rocky 2016, it seems we are all committed to making 2017 a year of hope, togetherness and possibility. If 2016 was the apocalypse, then 2017 is the year we dust ourselves off, walk through the rubble and saunter off into the sunset. For SS17 it was surely no surprise then, that designers looked to […]

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Introducing – Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

In a world of neutral palettes, there comes a time when enough is enough. I love a bronze wash as much as the next girl, but let’s face it – I have about a hundred bronze wash options at this point. To catch my attention, there has to be something more, something extra. Enter: the […]

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Get the Look – Party Season Sequins

Nothing will get you in the mood to party faster than a dousing of sequins. Thankfully this NYE is the year to wear sequins without fear. Whether you’re off to the fireworks or partying it up at your friend’s pimped house, see in the New Year in style. The Inspiration: Get the Look: & Other Stories, Silver […]

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Introducing… Mario Badescu’s Healing & Soothing Mask

The world of problem skin is, believe it or not, a problematic one. It’s almost like playing a game of whack-a-mole with your face. Once you get a breakout under control, something else will pop up. You’ll treat the suppurating, throbbing sores, only to be left with flakey, scaley dry patches. Fun and glam, I […]

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