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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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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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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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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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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 – Glitter Lips

The trend started by Pat McGrath has been gathering pace as party season approaches. I missed out on McGrath’s kit, so I was very excited to try affordable alternative, Glitter Lips. Created by Beauty Boulevard of Dragon’s Den fame, Glitter Lips makes adopting the trend super easy. The Inspiration: The kits come with a lip […]

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The Best Burgundy Palettes

When it comes to a smokey party eye, burgundy is the new black. I’m putting this down to the current consensus that less makeup is more, (even if we’ve definitely got quite a bit on.)  The classic black suddenly seems a little heavy for a night out, whereas burgundy offers a softer, bronzer glow. It’s […]

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Blush Tests – Dior’s Dark Lip

Hey guys, did you hear that in Autumn it’s a really cool and interesting idea to wear a dark lip? You heard it here first, OK? OK, I know, this is a boring idea and not exactly groundbreaking beauty journalism, but the Dior runway look made me feel excited about a dark lip for Fall, […]

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Introducing… Maybelline’s Loaded Bold Lipsticks

Blush writer Annie is back with another gem from across the pond.  I feel like I’ve been messing with makeup long enough now, that bland pretty things just aren’t appealing to me anymore. The problem is that weird, ugly, experimental makeup products are usually the reserve of high end brands for editorial shoots and haute […]

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Introducing Butter Bronzer by Physicians Formula

Annie’s back and she’s found a bronzer she actually likes. – I don’t think I really “get” bronzer. I can sort of see the appeal of looking healthy and glowy and like you’ve been on holiday, or are in a music video. But I prefer a slightly unhealthy, alien-y, otherworldly look on myself. Lots of […]

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Blush Tests… Tropical Makeup @ Alexis Mabillle SS16

Ugh, September. Why did Earth Wind and Fire decide that this was the month to celebrate? It’s a month which somehow seems like a purgatory before the hell that is winter. For those of you still grasping on to the last dregs of summer, here is a makeup look for pretending you’re on holiday and […]

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Introducing – Glossier Flavoured Lip Balms

I am a total Glossier sucker, which is an annoying thing for many reasons. First, their minimal-cool-girl-low-maintenance aesthetic is just not something which totally jives with someone who loves glitter as much as I do. There’s a time and a place for no-makeup-makeup, sure, but to suggest that there is thus no time nor place […]

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Blush Tests: Red Glitter Lips @ Atelier Versace

The Autumn/Winter Atelier Versace show was an absolute beauty treat. Blessed by the magic of Pat McGrath, models came down the runway with an array of looks: dark blackberry lips, graphic blue eyes, or metallic finished skin. It was hard to choose a favourite but, magpie that I am, it was inevitably the glitter lip […]

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Blush Guide to Chiang Mai

Heading to Bangkok? Blush writer Josie makes the case for Chiang Mai. After the oppressive heat and frenzied pace of Bangkok, a trip north to Chiang Mai is like a salve for the soul. A city hidden behind 13th century walls and moats, Chiang Mai is a lush oasis of calm. One can imagine Candice Swanepoel […]

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Introducing – The Ritual of Karma Collection.

Showering: boring. Sleeping: better, but still not particularly exciting. Anything which can spice up your daily rituals (see what I did!? I’m a real writer!!) is a blessing in my eyes. And Rituals have come through with another really pleasant collection. The packaging is a beautiful jade-y blue with copper accents. It’s designed for summer, […]

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Blush Loves.. Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque

I’ve never considered charcoal as being desirable in any way, let alone a skincare essential, but at a recent press briefing  in the beauty Mecca that is Liberty; Dermalogica experts were on hand to fill us in on why charcoal was the newest necessary addition to our beauty cabinets. It turns out that charcoal, as […]

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Blush Tests.. Miu Miu’s Ombre Lips

Ombre lips: old news, sort of. They’ve been in every runway roundup for many moons, and in the age old way have trickled down onto the high street. Nyx and Topshop have specific kits for achieving a two toned lip. But they are typically two very similar shades: a lighter and a darker. Twice as interesting […]

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Blush Loves… By Terry – Thè Glace Perfume

I’ve long been a fan of By Terry as my multitude of early posts, pretty much dedicated to her every launch can attest. I love the brow pens, the mascara, eyeshadow sticks and perfume. Terry’s Rouge Nocturne is my signature winter scent so I was unsurprisingly giddy at the prospect of a spring upgrade. Enter […]

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Introducing… M.A.C Face and Body Foundation

Like foundation? Hate foundation? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you will probably really love Mac’s Face & Body. By no means is this a new launch – in fact it’s a cult classic which all of the very clever makeup people have secretly loved for years. But it’s new to me, […]

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Introducing… Lovely Sheer by Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is really the inventor of the original ‘girl who prizes looking interesting above looking good’; And I don’t think she gets enough credit for that. Without Carrie paving the way, would we have the Man Repellers of today? Probably not. And, as a lover of so-ugly-it-might-not-be-ugly-but-actually-I-think-it-still-is clothing, I think that would be […]

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Get the Look – SS16 Festival-Ready Hair Accessories

The flower crown is officially dead. Let’s be honest, it’s been done to death. The only way to get away with it now, is with natural flowers and single buds placed insouciantly just so. With the start of Coachella last weekend, (which is back again this weekend for round 2,) festival season is officially upon us. […]

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Introducing – Demeter Fragrances

As we all know, it’s cool to be cool. And a lot of being cool relies on being different. (For those of you wondering, yes, I am the ultimate authority on being cool.) In aesthetic, unusual-ness is usually highly praised: be it ugly trousers, strange lipstick or giant hair. This is all well and good, […]

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Introducing… Nivea for Men Post Shave Balm as Primer

Ok guys, hear me out on this. I know all the boys in your life will laugh and think this is batshit. And it might look a bit out of place on your bathroom shelf. I’m definitely not the first person to come up with this, and my YouTube makeup tutorial addiction is what we […]

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Introducing – Joan Collins – Timeless Beauty

I think I speak for all of us when I say we harbor a secret fantasy of being Joan Collins when we grow up. She seems to epitomise a kind of knowingly hilarious yet also deeply sincere glamour, which I, as a bumbling idiot, can only daydream about emulating. But now I can! (Not really […]

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Get the Look – The Chelsea Blow Dry

As the Sloane Ranger rides back into fashion , thanks to this season’s penchant for a pie crust collar, Blush show you how to get that other Chelsea signature, the blow dry. – The Chelsea Blowdry mastered by the master that is Richard Ward, oozes sexiness and polish in equal measure. No small feat. The look which has become […]

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Introducing – Rituals Body Care

The having of showers is, let’s face it, a deeply utilitarian act. It needs to be done, and if someone argues otherwise, I’d question standing downwind of them. It’s a boring but profoundly necessary task, meaning it must be undertaken pretty routinely. But this new Rituals stuff has opened my mind to a whole new […]

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Introducing – Body Shop – Drops of Youth

If the essence of youth is wetness and wetness is the essence of moisture, then the Body Shop may well have cracked the code with their Drops of Youth range. The collection, which consists of a selection of serums, sleep masks and moisturisers, aims to aid you in all of your skincare needs, whilst working to […]

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Get the Look – The Pun

If 2015 was the year of the half up half down ‘Hun’, this year it’s all about the Ponytail moonlighting as a Bun, or Pun as we’ve decided we’ll be calling it at Blush. Blush show you how to Get the Look. – As we finally get ready to wave goodbye to the cold, dark wintery nights and welcome the […]

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Get the Look – Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Show #NYFW Beauty

A celebration of diversity and the beauty of individuality, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show was a welcome surprise. Rih’s Fenty show of super soft oversized hoodies and racy lace-up cut-outs were perfectly paired with pared back skin, swept back hair doused in white powder and Rihanna’s signature black lip; the ultimate antidote to ghostly white lashes.  Set […]

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Introducing… Babylips Lip Gloss

Introducing is back, due to insanely popular demand. Taking the reigns is the lovely Annie, introducing cult favourite, Baby Lips. – In spite of having one of the creepiest names on the market, I have always held a strong affection for the Maybelline Baby Lips franchise. The products really symbolise the light-hearted fun of makeup, and […]

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Testing the Treatment – The Bardou Blow-Dry

Blow dry bars are no longer novel for Londoners so it takes a pretty special one to stand out from the crowd. When I visited  Bardou they were still located at their High-St Kensington pop-up but have now settled in at a swanky central spot, in London’s Covent Garden– which is fast becoming the number one […]

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Get the #Gold001 Look – Inspired by Pat McGrath

The fashion and beauty obsessives among you will no doubt have heard of legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath. The make-up maestro who’s been behind the scenes at the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana for over a decade, is finally following in the footsteps of her contemporaries Francois Nars and Charlotte Tilbury […]

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Blush Loves…Bangs

Researching for an upcoming shoot, I found myself repeatedly pinning pictures of brunette girls with blunt bobs and fringes. I’ve always been a fan of the fringe- mainly because I can’t have one. I did try to cut one when I was about six, but an afro fringe doesn’t really work, at all. There are […]

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Get the Look – Bold Lips for Bank Holiday

It’s bank holiday weekend and even though BBC says it will be raining I refuse to accept it. I will be in a pub garden somewhere with my sunnies on sipping on a cold pint of cider and black (I’m a classy bird!) Wherever you’ll be, I think this four day weekend calls for a […]

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Blush loves… The Balmain sidey

If you’ve ever watched the Kardashians– and let’s face it, if you read Blush- you probably have, you’ll have also marvelled at the power of a parting. Whenever Kim, Khloe or Kourtney take to the camera to have their way too rational revaluation of whatever drama they’ve overcome that episode, you will often have gasped […]

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Blush loves… Spring nails from Chanel

  Around about early Feb, my mind begins to wander towards Spring and Summer planning. Perhaps it’s the sight of sunshine in spite of the icy wind, or perhaps post Christmas it’s the next best thing to look forward to. Whatever it may be, there’s no better way to subtly pledge your allegiance to the […]

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Get the Look – Tom Ford’s SS15 Sexpot

As my rather ‘proper’ retro bob begins its journey into a lob, I’ve been looking for a look to sex things up. It doesn’t get much sexier than Tom Ford’s SS15 woman, with her sequin nipple tasseled dress, shaggy hair and morning after makeup. Ford is always a safe bet when in search of something […]

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