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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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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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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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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 – 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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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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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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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Get the Look- Cara’s Bronze Eyes

You’ve probably already seen Cara’s latest campaign for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. Whilst boys the world over are no doubt oogling her side boob, we’ve only got eyes for, Cara’s eyes. The young supermodel demonstrates the perfect party eyes, and brows and lips in the fragrance campaign. Whilst we love a blacked out smokey eye, […]

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Blush Loves…Christmas Gifts

It’s that time of year and Christmas is upon us. Many of he big brands have relinquished gift-sets for advent calendars this year. And whilst I love the idea of getting a new Jo Malone fragrance every day, it’s pretty risky business; much like buying a box of chocolates, I never want the nut and at […]

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Blush loves…ASOS

At Blush we celebrate the best beauty in fashion told from the London perspective, so it was little surprise when the retail giant that is ASOS, asked us to create an edit of our favourite pieces that best reflect London style now. London is all about mixing the high and low, the chic and shabby. We’re pretty […]

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Get the Look – Retro Modern

Perhaps I’m being inspired by my new sixties bob, or the AW14 shows of Paris, Milan and London have sub-consciously infiltrated my brain, but either way, I’m feeling very retro. And it seems its not just me. The High-St is playing host to more polo necks than I’ve ever seen; and what better to pair […]

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Get the Look – Grace Hartzel’s New School Glamour

I’ve been a huge Grace Hartzel fan since those first YSL ads; the fringe, the fur, the pout, she was the perfect poster child for Hedi Slimane‘s Rock and Roll revolution, at the helm of the huge Paris House that is Yves Saint Laurent. Keeping in line with the French vibe I’m currently mentally channeling, […]

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Blush’s Top 3 Autumn Beauty Buys: The Lipstick, Liner & Lash Curler

Halloween is over, Bonfire night is looming and Christmas is on its way. I think it’s fair to say that winter is finally upon us. And to be honest, I’m glad. I can finally put down my tinted moisturiser and cream blush and leave that wholesome summer look behind. It’s time for thick scarves, tights […]

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Blush’s top beauty products for surviving the summer

Summer is the time of year that everyone waits for, because life in the heat is suddenly easier, breezier, and all round more fun. Thing is, summer demands different things of you and your beauty regime, than the 8 months of harsh freezing winter that precede it. This being the case, here’s a summary of […]

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What to pack for a weekend away.

So, you’ve organised yourself a cheeky weekend away somewhere fancy and are looking forward to totally relaxing, turning on the ‘Out of Office’ email bounce-back and hitting the spa. That is, until the dreaded Product Panic sets it. What will you take? How will you fit it all in to your dinky weekend bag? Will […]

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Get the Look: Chloe SS14

The SS14 Chloe girl was sophisticated and effortlessly understated; an aesthetic intrinsic to this French fashion house. Echoing the feminine clothes, both make-up and hair had a light and transparent quality, where attention to detail and subtlety were key. A Chloe look always starts with natural and glowing skin. After moisturising, apply Benefit ‘That Gal’ […]

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Cindy Crawford Swears By…Klorane Dry Shampoo. #BudgetBeauty

Dry Shampoos remain as popular as ever; The perfect antidote to limp or greasy hair. And it seems that it’s not only us mere mortals who use it, Supermodels do too. The ultimate Supermodel and my all-time 80s hero, Cindy Crawford, swears by Klorane’s Dry Shampoo. Her hair is low-key perfection and the super has […]

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Get the Look: Miu Miu SS14

   Miu Miu SS14 was a celebration of all things retro. Lace-up knee-high boots in suede and pastel leather, came over over-the-knee socks and beneath mini skirts and floral (or cat) print jackets. The entire collection was kooky and offbeat- signature Miuccia Prada– with a dash of sex appeal. To compliment this Sixties sex kitten, […]

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Freida Pinto Swears By…Argan Oil. #BudgetBeauty

Blush understands that the best beauty products don’t have to cost £100. Although the odd splurge (or five) is always nice, we’ve enlisted the lovely Sadia to recommend the best budget buys and the A-list beauties that swear by them. First up is Freida Pinto. If you’re after soft and beautiful hair like Freida Pinto’s […]

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Get the Look – David Koma SS14

  Blue was out in full force on the SS14 catwalks. David Koma offered an interesting alternative to the standard sweep of colour with a cat-eye. A modern take on the classic, this look is really worth experimenting with, and -unlike green lipstick- won’t make you look too freaky. For this look keep the base quite natural as […]

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G’s Top 3…Skin Boosting Foundations

Choosing the foundation with the right texture, shade and coverage can seem an impossible task – with an array of formulas that are often too yellow, too cakey or too oily, I’ve rounded up the best bases for the perfect finish. This long wearing and very rich foundation with a combination of provitamin B5, Magnesium, […]

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Blush’s Top 3….CC Creams

To aid you in your plight for the flawless fresh-faced complexions spotted on Spring/Summer’s catwalks, Gosia has hunted out the best CC Creams,  from budget to luxe.      Ole Henriksen – Perfect Truth CC Cream       Lusciously scented and packed with 5-source vitamin C complex to brighten the skin and ward off environmental […]

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G’s Top 3: Mascaras

Gosia is back to reveal her favourite beauty buys. This week she looks at the one product no will ever deny buying- mascara.     A great mascara is essential to every beauty bag, but the huge selection of lengthening, volumising, waterproof wands can be overwhelming. Hopefully I’ve made it a little easier.   Lancôme […]

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Blush loves…Topshop’s Kabuki Brush

  When I first started buying make-up I was advised to always use natural brushes, mainly because they lasted longer. Natural brushes are great and to be fair, the ones I have bought have lasted for years. They’re easy to care for- you just need to wash them regularly with shampoo (although I prefer face […]

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How to get Side-Swept Hair, as seen on Cara Delevingne

We saw Joan Smalls do it at Paris Fashion Week and Blake Lively mastered it on the Gucci front row. Cara Delevingne did it at the Met Ball and she’s done it again.  It seems the go-to look for downplaying a sexy look these day is side-swept hair. A chignon or a bun, despite the latter being […]

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Lipstick Friday!! It’s a thing; kind of.

When you’re trying to look professional it’s hard to know how far you can go with make-up.  Although less is always best, sometimes you fancy going a bit cray and working a lipstick.  Dress down Fridays doesn’t really apply to me, but I think on a Friday, especially with the imminence of after-work drinks, it’s […]

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