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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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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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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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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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Skincare Saviours from Fresh, La Roche Posay, Sesderma & Bare Minerals

I always love discovering new skincare products, partly because I never want to age and partly because I love the ritual of preening my face. There’s nothing better than seeing a visible difference between your slightly parched skin to a face plumped by a powerful serum. I’ve tried some great products over the past few […]

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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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Keep that Summer Glow with Tom Ford Soleil

Summer may be almost over, but it doesn’t mean you have to forsake that glow. Thankfully next season is all about hyper real skin and I’m obsessed. If you haven’t got time to prep and prime, fake it ’til you make it with the Tom Ford Soleil Colour collection. Readers of Blush will know how much […]

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Introducing – The Sleek Solstice Palette

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of eyes and a brain must love glitter. We are all magpies, drawn to the colourful and the shiny, and I won’t hear otherwise. But as adults, life often consists of a really disappointing amount of glitter. I want more and if you don’t, […]

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Get the Look – Ballerina Style

What woman hasn’t felt the pull of ballet at some stage in her life? The music, the stage, the exquisite combination of femininity and strength; all pulled together with pretty French names, blush pinks and feathery layers of tulle. I first watched Swan Lake on Easter Sunday when I was five or six. High on […]

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Blush Guide to Hand Luggage

Unless you’re Kim Kardashian or Mariah Carey, flying probably sucks. Packing stress plus security checks, dehydration and a poorly ventilated plane set you up for hours of anxiety, exhaustion and general fractiousness. Flying is known to dry out your skin, bring on head and ear aches and increase risk of breakouts and eye inflammation. The […]

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Get the Look – Nude Lips for Dark Skin

  Finding anything ‘nude’ coloured when you’re darker of skin can be a huge challenge. At my school, we were supposed to wear skin coloured tights; a requirement that lead to me either wearing orangey fake tan nylons or stockings that made me look as though I’d been dipped in sickly beige paint. When it […]

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Blush Tests… Gold Lips @ Prada

At Blush we often look to the catwalk for inspiration, but what with the no make-up make-up and berry lips we’ve seen for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, things have been getting a little samey of late. So I asked Blush contributor Annie, to road test  this season’s most radical look and brave Prada’s gold […]

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Get the Look – French Girl Style

Is there anything more perennially chic than French women? With their effortlessly tousled hair, poreless skin and minimalist style aesthetic, the French dominate in nonchalant beauty, saying ‘non’ to trends and ‘Don’t look at me’ to passers-by. French style is all about attitude, and with beauties like Lea Seydoux and Marine Vacth making a style […]

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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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Get the Look – Break-up Make-up

  Breakups are the worst: but hell really hath no fury like a woman scorned (see Beyoncé’s LEMONADE for proof). Though we all might be used to sad skin and puffy eyes in the aftermath of heartbreak; as Queen B proves, there’s no reason you can’t look your best whilst feeling your worst. And so, […]

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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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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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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 – 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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Backstage with M.A.C @ NYFW AW16 – The Best Beauty Looks

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the beauty looks are as bold as ever. Backstage, make-up artists Diane Kendal, Gucci Westman, Kabuki and Sil Bruinsma, worked their magic with M.A.C‘s Studio Conceal and Correct Palette and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline, to create doubled-up graphic eyeliner flicks and a still-seasonally-appropriate berry lip and kohl […]

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Get the Look – Smouldering Eyes at Versace

When it comes to sex, nobody sells it better than Versace. It’s full throttle and unabashed and that’s why we love it. For their Couture collection, that showed in Paris this week,  the Versace Atelier held no punches, with supermodels Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lara Stone and Adriana Lima walking alongside new heavyweights Gigi Hadid, Lineisy […]

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Blush Loves…New Beauty Launches

Whether you’re back from your hols and need something to look forward to, or are just in need of a make-up bag shake up, there’s nothing better than a new product or palette to oogle over. This month sees the launch of newbies from YSL, M.A.C and new kid on the block, Scott Cornwall. M.A.C […]

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Get the Look – Joan Smalls Dark Glamour

Joan Smalls is officially the Queen of the dark red lip. The Puerto Rican Super, had us falling in love with berry lips a few years back, and she’s gone and done it again. After we recently declared our love for all things nude, Joan reignited our lust for oxblood red, at the launch of her True […]

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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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Get the Look- Dior’s Futuristic Doll Eyes

See in the new year with Peter Phillips’ new look for Dior pre-fall 15. Models took to the runway in  coats constructed in exaggerated ideals, ankle skimming fur gilets worn atop long-sleeved sequinned and sparkly polo necks.  Though the elements remained the same – sheer sheath dresses,  knee high leather boots and quirky ski knits, […]

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Sunday Selection – Topshop’s Plummy Polish

Topshop’s Nail Polish in Middle Child, is a plummy purple, that you can’t help smile at. The thick formula glides on evenly and you could definitely get away with one coat, if you’re in a rush. Lightening up the deep greys and berries that tend to dominate the season, this rich bumble-berry, is as uplifting […]

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Sunday Selection- Eve Snow BB Base coat

A base coat is always crucial if you want chip-free nails that last the week. Currently top of my list is Eve Snow’s BB Base coat, a creamy formula enriched with Argan oil and Vitamin E. Where this product excels is it primes nails, neutralising any discolouration, chips or grooves and like a great primer, […]

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