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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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Blush Board: Party Time

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a Blush Board, so I thought I’d put all of my pinning to good use for a party-centric piece. There’s lots more to come on Slappshop.com, but in the meantime, here’s a little inspiration to keep you going!

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Get the Look – French Braids

Summer is upon us and that means: fields, beaches and hair issues. Whilst I love the idea of beachy waves, we all know that the heat soon takes over and you end up wrapping your,  promptly frizzy do up into a bun, wishing you’d done it in the first place. Let’s be honest, holiday hair […]

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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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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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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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Blush Loves… #Fringespo (Bangs are Back for Good, or at least until mine grow out!)

Sitting at home this Christmas, I found myself flicking through old Vogue magazines in the TV’s absence. Whilst I adore print and promised myself I’d never be lured in by the bright backlights of a tablet; every month I watch myself open the rather undesirable, but always enticing grey mail bag my monthly Vogue comes […]

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Look of the Day – Rihanna’s Blue Bun

In a recent Daily Mail online binge (I’m the worst type of person I know) in which I was doing some detective work on Rihanna and Travis Scott (also very sad- yep I know), I thought I spotted what looked like a blue bun poking out of the back of her baseball cap. I’ve wanted […]

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Blush Loves: Skinny Scarves, Hair Ties and Chokers

My favourite season is upon us and I have to say I’m rather happy to see my 15 deniers again. Autumn/Winter, for me is the time you can have the most fun with your style. My Autumn style tends to be a twist on old classics. Silk blouses, skinny jeans and fur coats never fail […]

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Trending: Curly bobs

Maybe it’s because it’s that dodgy time of year when it’s not quite cold yet, but it’s definitely windy and rainy enough to undo the most resistant of blow-dries, but everyone from the A-list at New York Fashion Week, to the office girls still having to de-robe on the tube, seems to be working the […]

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The Top 8 AW15 Beauty Trends

There’s nothing like a beauty roundup, to get you ready for the season ahead. Unlike seasons before, Autumn/Winter ’15 was neither minimal nor extreme, but somewhere safely in between. As always kohl liner featured heavily, as did fashion’s penchant for purity – with perfectly prepped faces and groomed and full brows, taking centre stage once […]

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Get the Look – The High Pony – inspired by Prada AW15

Weddings, festivals, raves and beach days, summer calls for a host of hairstyles, but there’s one that’s seen a resurgence this season- the humble high pony. A schoolgirl favourite, the high ponytail is the perfect low maintenance look. For day or night, nothing is more nonchalant. So versatile is the easy up-do that Lily James […]

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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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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 – Holiday Hairstyles

It’s holiday season. Which means Balls, dinners, work parties and New Year, all requiring you to elevate your beauty look from the standard low ponytail/bobble hat vibe you’ve adopted since the weather became too ridiculous to give a damn. We’ve hunted down our favourite (achievable) hair looks from our favourite girls to hopefully inspire this […]

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Get the Look – Slicked-back Hair at Balmain

It’s Friday and you’ve got approximately twenty minutes to transform from exhausted desktop affixee, to decent looking member of society. Being eyed up in a bar when you have the morning’s make-up smeared somewhere along your temples, is never a nice feeling, so we’ve taken inspiration from the SS15 show of the new Tom Ford, […]

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Look of the day – Kendall Jenner at the British Fashion Awards

Kendall Jenner stunned at the British Fashion Awards in London last night. The awards which were their starriest yet, saw Rihanna, Lana del Rey, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls walk the red carpet alongside regulars Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Naomi Campbell and Pixie Geldof. Jenner joined Cara Delevingne, who was presented the model of the year award by her […]

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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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Look of the day – Emilia Fox at Jaeger

Last night I met the lovely Emilia Fox at the launch of the new Jaeger store on the Kings Road. The event was attended by campaign stars Jasmine Guinness and Jodie Kidd as well as the Chelsea elite. The swanky affair, was a celebration of the new store and the brand’s collaboration with children’s charity […]

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The Blush Board – Lily Aldridge 70s Glam

This Monday Blush loves Lily Aldridge photographed by Ezra Petronio for Love Magazine. Lily’s look is pure Seventies, giving an always welcome refresh on the notorious Studio 54 aesthetic. The bronze eyeshadow, false lashes and kohl liner, paired with Botticelli curls is the perfect way to channel this season’s love for my favourite era. Jamila […]

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Look of the day – Rihanna

Dinner is always a tricky beast to master. LBD- classic, easy, red dress (for real va va voom) or jeans and a nice chiffon shirt for a ‘oh this old thing’ French vibe; all standard and fail safe options, but fuschia, that’s pretty bold. Obviously it had to be Rihanna popping out to dinner, in […]

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Blush loves…Balmain Hair

When the weather is playing up, it’s pretty difficult to gauge what to do with your hair. A sleek straight look, blow dry or waves will all fall victim to rain, heat or humidity. Thankfully Balmain have come up with the chicest of offerings – a slick centre-parted bun. Take your cue from Jourdan and […]

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Gigi does a Jerry for Tom Ford

I started out as a fashion writer and whilst Campaign Trailing and Backstage Beauty both have fashion at their core, their are so many shoots, campaigns and looks I love that I wanted to share. Model Looks will be a wall of inspiration; a look at shoots, models and looks to inspire or that I’ll […]

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Look of the day – Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Amber Heard & Liv Tyler at the Stella McCartney Garden Party

Stella McCartney knows how to throw a good party and her Summer Garden parties have become quite the tradition. The perfect way to showcase a Resort collection, models frolicked in the garden blowing bubbles and painting their tongues blue with gobstopper lollipops, whilst wearing the Pre-Spring Summer ’15 collection, of course. Whilst the collection itself was […]

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Look of the day – Chanel Iman, Blake Lively, Rihanna and Naomi at the CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards took place last night and we were all very excited to see what ‘Fashion Icon’ award recipient Rihanna, was going to wear. The superstar didn’t disappoint, harking back to an old age of glamour in a champagne coloured, sheer, embellished, Adam Selman halter gown, matching beaded headscarf and nude fur stole. Rih […]

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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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Look of the day – Rosie H-W at #Cannes and The best of the rest

Cannes continues not to disappoint in the style stakes. Last week was most definitely Blake Lively‘s, but British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitely has swiftly stolen her crown as Cannes’ best dressed. The model who was in town to promote Magnum and attend the star-studded Roberto Cavalli yacht bash (as you do), stunned on the red carpet in a […]

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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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Dior Cruise ’15- Rihanna & Olivia Palermo – Look of the day

  Yesterday saw the first Cruise show of the season, staged by Dior. The show was an extravagant start to the season as attendees were whisked from Brooklyn in a Dior branded cruise ship (very fitting). The show itself was an extension of the seasons before with 1940s Dior style blazers reworked, painterly prints, and […]

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Best Dressed at The Met Ball 2014

The 2014 Met Ball was a return to glory. After the A-list struggled to get to grips with last year’s Punk theme, this year’s Charles James inspired-dress code was easy, it was all about gowns. The models did seem to take the crown this year. Naomi Campbell was out in Givenchy, Lily Donaldson in a […]

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Look of the day- Emmy Rossum

He’s back again, this time swooning over Emmy Rossum at the Real Simple, Botanical Beauty party. Steve Jarvis tells us why she’s one to watch. Jamila x Cocktail parties are generally drab affairs populated by men in bland suits and women in boring dresses. People continue to host them in the mistaken belief that pre-fixing the word […]

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Beauty Backstage – Giles solves your winter hair woes with the plait

British weather can tend to be a bit of a bugger. You spend ages tending to your locks, only to be greeted by a gust of wind as soon as you leave the house.  Wherever you live you are always likely to face weather-induced woes, such as: shrinkage with humidity, hair drying-out in the sun […]

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Campaign Trailing – Dree Hemingway for Ay Not Dead

As dedicated readers of Blush will know I love a good campaign. Not only is it a way to gauge the mood of the season, but they’re always beautiful shots engineered for escapism.   I was instantly drawn to this amazing campaign, featuring Dree Hemingway, partly because the setting was exquisite; immediately drawing comparisons in […]

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Xiao is the time for big hair.

    With last season’s penchant for blunt bobs and sleek buns, an uprising was always inevitable; it was only a matter of time before we needed to let it all hang out for a while and let go.    Like those days where you don’t want anything on your face, there inevitably comes a […]

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