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Slapp Chat

So as you may have heard, I have just launched my app Slapp. It’s been out for a week and I’ve had such a great response so far. Slapp is a foundation matching app that matches you to the foundation shades and products that are right for your skin tone. As well as being a […]

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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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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 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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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 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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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 – 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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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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Sunday Selection – Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser

The whipped gel texture of Ole Henriksen‘s pure truth melting cleanser, upon application, is instantly transformed into an oil gel that glides on. The fragrant scent of citrus is enlivening; perfect for a bleary eyed evening or early rise, whilst the oil texture melts away make-up and the day’s grime leaving my skin hydrated and supple. […]

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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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Go Blue This Summer with Tom Ford

  If you’re looking for the perfect festival, or Ibiza, look to take you from day to evening, blue eyeshadow is the one. Tom Ford‘s eye and cheek palette offered up the deepest of cobalts. A strong and striking deep sea blue, set against shimmering sheer golds and the palest pink blush. The super-sized white […]

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Summer Scents

Jamila x Caron Paris, My Ylang, £105, Caron Paris, Fortnum & Mason or Harrods Agent Provocateur, Fatale, £62, at Agent Provocateur Meadham Kirchoff x Penhaligon’s, Tralala, £150 at Penhaligons.

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Campaign Trailing – Berry Lips are Back for Givenchy Fall 2014

Berry lips have been off the radar for a while now, but for some reason last weekend- out of nowhere, I whipped out my Chanel, Rouge Coco Shine No.92. It was a sultry saturday evening, my eyes were a Nars shade of copper bronze, I’d caught the sun and it just seemed fitting. After a […]

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Santigold for Smashbox

Santigold, the superstar of the underground and Philadelphia’s answer to M.I.A, is a cult icon thanks to her unique style, consistently great music and her down-to-earth personality; She also happens to be a dab hand at collage. A skill she used to create the album-cover worthy compacts in her collection for Smashox.  Smashbox, the cosmetics brand […]

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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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Blush’s Top 10 Summer Beauty Buys.

We promised her and here she is, the fabulous Arina H is here to get you prepped for Summer. With June just around the corner it’s high time we put aside all the products we were using during the winter. Blush picks ten beauty must-haves that will help you get prepared for the looming heat wave. […]

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Blush’s Top 3…Hair Masks

If you’ve ever been offered a treatment at a salon you’ll understand the importance of that extra step after a shampoo and conditioning. Hair masks are in effect an at home treatment and the key to restoring strength and shine to your weather battered, heat damaged hair. Blush contributor Gosia reviews her favourite frizz fighters. Kerastase […]

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The Lancer Method. Exclusive to…Harrods

It’s the only thing Nicole Richie will use on her face and it just so happens to be what Blush columnist Gosia stumbled upon in Harrods whilst out researching ‘Exclusive to…‘ Dr Lancer, dermatologist and facialist, to possibly every A-lister you could think of- from Beyonce and Victoria Beckham to Kim K- was never going to pick anywhere other than […]

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Blush Asks…Jamie Rockers

Name Jamie Rockers Occupation PR & Social Media Executive at Crabtree & Evelyn Lives in… West London (Shepherds Bush) What products are you loving at the moment? Crabtree’s Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Body Cream (£36) and Pear and Pink Magnolia Eau de Toilette (£35) Where do you buy your beauty bits? Usually department stores such as […]

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Blush’s Top 3: Lip Balms

So lip balm may not be the most glamorous of products on your beauty must-have list, but there is no denying it’s an essential. Gosia picks her top lip balms for avoiding the much dreaded, dry, chapped lips. Clarins – HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm This protective treatment is the perfect solution for sore lips […]

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It’s Payday!! Time for Tom Ford

Today’s pay day and that only means one thing. Time to Splurge! For those of you who have been buying Tom Ford Beauty since it’s inception, you will understand the value of the white cases. The rectangular ivory lipstick cubes and their accompanying varnish tops have garnered cult status mainly because they mark you out […]

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Go Green with Spring’s new scents.

I don’t know if it’s because Spring immediately conjures images of foliage and days spent frolicking in the park, but for some reason everyone seems to be making their perfumes green.  To be fair there is something instantly refreshing about these light lime concoctions, that much like the autumnal golds or the deep purple and […]

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Lipstick- Budget vs. Luxe. Soap & Glory take on Laura Mercier

A new lipstick is always difficult to decide upon. Most people are loyal to one brand , opting to splurge on a Chanel or Tom Ford, go for a classic like MAC or a budget buy bang on trend from Topshop. In light of this many lipsticks are often overlooked. Case in point Laura Mercier […]

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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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Blush’s Favourite Bronzers

Whether you’re fair, olive or dark-skinned, you can never do without a bit of bronzer. Although this season and next, are all about a more pared-back look, bronzer is the key to adding dimension to the face- whether you’re creating contours or highlighting. I first discovered bronzer at 18, around the age I fell in […]

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Sunday Selection – Light in an Instant by Clarins

Picture the scene. It’s Monday July 22nd and it’s the hottest day of the year. You’ve finished work and you’re on your way to meet a friend for a quick glass of something cool. As you emerge from the heavily air-conditioned office you’ve watched the sun from all day, the heat hits you. You start […]

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Blush is feeling Beachy – Get the look with our top products for summer

      Summer is a tricky beast to master.  You want to look your best, but don’t want to look like you’ve tried.  You want legs that glisten in the sun, hair that’s tousled from the sea and skin that’s so supple it looks like all you’ve imbibed is coconut water.  Luckily, the beauty […]

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Something for the weekend – Eyeko

The general laws of make-up decree that one should always decide between lips and eyes as the focus.  Although this is a rule I often like to break, there is no denying that a bare face and red lip, or dark eye and nude lip combo is more striking.    Eyeko, established in 1999 (vintage for the […]

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It’s in! Chanel- Les Beiges

    You’ve probably already seen the adverts starring Brazilian Supermodel Gisele, the quintessence of a healthy glow, looked everywhere and been left wanting, well the wait is finally over.    Today sees the launch of  Les Beiges, Chanel’s newest collection of sheer bronzers, created by Peter Phillips, Chanel’s Creative Director of Make-Up.        Always out […]

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In the mood for…Chanel

  As today is International Women’s day, it seemed only fitting to feature Chanel.  Not only is the brand’s namesake, Coco Chanel, credited with freeing us all from our corsets and encouraging us to man up, but their Paris Fashion Week A/W ’13 show was all about world domination and there are few images more empowering than […]

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