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Summer Loving – Marrakech, Skincare, Wardrobe Hauls and Haircare from Equi

I’ve found a lot to love for Summer and we’re only a month in. As you may have seen from my Instagram I’ve just returned from a trip to Marrakech. It’s the second time I’ve been to the city and there’s so much to love. The Souks as always were amazing, but what really wowed […]

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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 Tests: Glitter @ Burberry AW16

I’ll be honest: working with glitter fills me with dread. The shimmery forays of 11-year-old me come rushing back to mind whenever I see a twinkling eyeliner or lip. The sparkle reminds me too much of Claire’s Accessories, candy necklaces and scented gel pens for me to take it seriously. But when I saw Edie […]

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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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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 – 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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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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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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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 Asks…Paulina Stepowska

Fashion Bloggers have long been a phenomenon- but I tend to find their style a bit samey. There is one blogger whose style I absolutely adore; edgy and laid-back, Paulina Stepowska manages to toe the line between tomboy and throwback like no other; and never seems like she’s trying too hard. For her bob alone […]

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Get the Look – Natural Beauty meets the Power Pout

So far for Spring Summer 15, there’s been a lot to love. Christopher Kane’s bare faced beauty and Givenchy’s mega wing are both ideal for the day, with the Balmain slick-back and Tom Ford’s sexpot bringing the glamour for the night. As it’s only June, I think it may be a little premature for beachy waves and sun-kissed skin; we’re kind of in […]

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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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Get the Look – Rihanna Does Pretty at The Grammys

Rihanna stunned on the red carpet at last week’s Grammys and it wasn’t just due to her vintage rose giambattista valli couture gown. The Bajan superstar has been killing it recently with her creative looks: the Da Brat style braids and brown beige lipstick for the I-D cover and the swept back hair and metallic […]

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Get the look – Bare Beauty in Black

There’s nothing easier than black. Its elegant,it’s edgy, its prim. Its whatever you dress it up to be and that’s the beauty of it. Dressing it down with a fresh face couldn’t be chicher right now, as demonstrated by the always well turned out Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Leigh Lezark and Poppy Delvingne who all rocked up […]

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Blush’s Favourite Fashion & Beauty Looks from 2014

2014 has been a crazy year. In the beauty world we got to grips with make-up again after seasons of fuss free hair and make-up barely there. This year was all about the bronze eye, teenage kohl and layering up on lashes. On the streets seemingly every star was spotted in their monogrammed Burberry blanket […]

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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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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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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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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 Asks…Holly Swayne

Name Holly Swayne Occupation Fashion Journalist Where do you buy your beauty bits? Boots/Selfridges What product are you loving at the moment? Topshop Glow Pot (£9, Topshop) Which spa or salon do you have on speed dial? Blue Tit in Dalston What product can’t you live without? Boots own hair serum (£2.59, Boots) What do […]

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Sunday Selection – Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Admiration

We did say the 80s were back and it seems Chanel agree. Pay homage to the era of plenty, with Chanel‘s buttercup yellow eyeshadow in Admiration. For full impact wet the brush and build up, or if you’re feeling an ethereal nymph vibe use dry for a powdery finish. Enriched with Vitamins C, E and […]

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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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Blush Asks…Sadie Williams

Within months of graduating from Central Saint Martins, textile designer, Sadie Williams, was declared by Selfridges as one of London’s Bright Young Things. Since her window and capsule collection at London’s favourite department store, Sadie has kept a fairly low profile, creating animations with her brother Joe for the likes of Marc by Marc Jacobs and […]

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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: Blush Coloured Books

Our newest contributor Jessica-Anna, reveals her top 3 blush-coloured books for girls. Sali Hughes – Pretty Honest Pretty Honest is the best no nonsense beauty book around. A book for all ages, beauty journalist Hughes, covers everything from the ideal make-up for taking a perfect picture, to make-up for the morning after, in a wholly relatable […]

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#bbloggers, backstage, backstage beauty, backstage photos, beauty, beauty backstage, beauty blog, beauty looks, beauty news, beauty trends, big brows, Blush loves, brows, bushy brows, Christopher Kane, lfw, London, london fashion week, no make-up

Backstage Beauty – Christopher Kane SS15

Monday at LFW is classically the day for the big dogs to show. Burberry wowed with painterly trenches, the fantastic James Bay and Kate and Cara on the front row, whilst Tom Ford gave a sexed up rock chic to challenge Hedi Slimane’s supremacy as the King of rock & roll. But as always, for […]

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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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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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