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Blush Loves: Guerlain L’Essentiel Foundation

Murmurs of a new Guerlain foundation, instantly peaked my interest. As readers of Blush will know, I love Guerlain, in particular their Terrocata bronzers; so when I heard that the French powerhouse was launching a 30-shade-strong foundation, I had to try it. Housed in a bottle befitting a luxury perfume, the Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation, […]

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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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Balmain Back With A Bang For Pre-Fall ’19.

After a couple of seasons off, Balmain is back and better than ever. Perhaps Olivier Rousteing needed a couple of years to recoup, rethink and try some different things. Thankfully, that’s over and his return to form was a stealth one. For his Pre-Fall 19 show, Rousteing left behind the glitz and glamour associated with […]

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Best New Beauty Products

It’s been a while since I rounded up some of my favourite beauty buys and thanks to my work at Slapp, I’ve found even more excuse to experiment. I’ve noticed a real difference in products since I started Blush back in 2010. Formulas have advanced and we’ve picked up a few more skincare steps along […]

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Introducing… Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath

There’s something about lip gloss. It has an oddly adolescent reputation, sort of a “lipstick light” for those not quite ready to take the plunge. And while teenagerhood is, to me, always an aspirational state, I do think there’s something to be said for a more serious lip gloss. Gloss for grown-ups, if you will. […]

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Introducing… Rodin Lipsticks

If you’re a fan of Cool Girls (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you may be familiar with the original and best, iconic stylist Linda Rodin. Even by looking at her you can tell she’s cool – white hair, oversized glasses, clean skin and neon lipstick is her uniform. Plus, she never got married because […]

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Introducing… Vichy – Idéal Soleil Solar Protective Water

I think the whole world now agrees that SPF is, broadly a good thing. We have a scientifically proven way to prevent burning, premature skin ageing and cancer, so it seems a bit remiss to not bother using it. Yet, still SPF products tend to have a bad rep. They’re usually very much function over […]

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Introducing… Dior’s Lip Glow

In a world of Instagram lip art, glitter, and ombré, there’s something to be said for a low maintenance lip look. And while I’m a huge fan of a clear gloss or (gasp) just leaving them bare, sometimes there’s a need for a little something more. Something which looks like, your lips but better. Enter, […]

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Testing the Treatment – Massages at Blush + Blow and Park Plaza’s Aurora Spa

I’m always on the lookout for new treatments and am more than happy to sacrifice my face/body in the name of beauty. I’ve recently tried two fantastic massages that are must visits for this Bank Holiday weekend. First up is The Aurora Spa at Westminster’s Park Plaza. This spa is a little gem. It may […]

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Introducing… Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair

For those who may fall into the category of ‘stylistically challenged’ when it comes to hair, such as myself, a good texturizing spray can be a total godsend. They can take hair from “messy by accident” to “messy on purpose” – which is a huge distinction. Plus, the effort is minimal, and the skill required […]

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Introducing … Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint

If you have your finger on the natural beauty pulse, you’ll likely have heard of Tata Harper. It’s the name of a brand and also the name of a woman, which is pretty cool. She makes tons of expensive and beautiful skincare from her home farm in Vermont (probably not actually, but let’s focus on […]

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Killer Combos: Dr Dennis Gross C + Serum x Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Booster

The world is full of powerful pairings: Michelle and Barack, Lizzie and Phillip, jam and scones, socks and sandals, the list goes on. When it comes to beauty, we all have our own helpful hacks, whether that’s powder before foundation Jackie Aina style, or layering up our skincare, inspired by the Korean 12-step routine. For […]

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Testing The Treatment: London’s Best Local Waxes

Regular readers of Blush, will know how much I love a good a treatment. Full body massages, blow dries, facials; I’ll take them all. There are a few necessary evils that when the time comes, I always dread: threading (it looks awesome but there is no pain quite like it) and waxing. Eyebrow waxing: is […]

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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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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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L’Oreal Oil Precieux Vs. Davines OI Oil

The realest versus in life, is that of expensive vs. cheap. Think about it – aren’t we always wondering where is best to treat one’s self, and where frugality is in itself the best reward? And nowhere is this more prevalent than in beauty. It’s really the only place where a product can cost £500 […]

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Introducing – Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette

In a world of neutral palettes, there comes a time when enough is enough. I love a bronze wash as much as the next girl, but let’s face it – I have about a hundred bronze wash options at this point. To catch my attention, there has to be something more, something extra. Enter: the […]

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Introducing… Mario Badescu’s Healing & Soothing Mask

The world of problem skin is, believe it or not, a problematic one. It’s almost like playing a game of whack-a-mole with your face. Once you get a breakout under control, something else will pop up. You’ll treat the suppurating, throbbing sores, only to be left with flakey, scaley dry patches. Fun and glam, I […]

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Blush Loves – Beauty Pie

I love presents. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. What I love more though is post. Maybe it’s seven years at boarding school, when post was literally the highlight of our week; There was no better feeling than receiving a care pack from home, or no worse feeling when your friend would literally […]

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Testing the Treatment – Smooth You Dalston – Luxury Pedicure

As readers of Blush will know, I love a good treatment, and I have tried some greats. I’ve been to the outskirts of North London, swanked it up in Mayfair and been to the creme de la creme of neighbourhood classics in Chelsea and Hampstead. It’s been a while since I ventured east for a […]

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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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Testing the Treatment – The Mandara Spa

My skin has been considerably unruly of late. Perhaps it’s all the stress of launching a new business, perhaps it’s because I consider a pack of chocolate digestives a hearty breakfast, or perhaps in the absence of the sun this summer, my pores have given up and come to the conclusion that they’ll never need […]

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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 Lee Stafford Treatment For Hair That Never Grows Past A Certain Length

I have self-inflicted ‘problem hair’. After months of being a homemade blonde breakage is finally happening. Right at the crown of my head is an unattractive tuft. I’m not proud of myself. Pre-tuft days, I did do a lot of masking – you know how blonde is; But clearly, deep moisturising was no longer cutting […]

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Introducing – Glossier Flavoured Lip Balms

I am a total Glossier sucker, which is an annoying thing for many reasons. First, their minimal-cool-girl-low-maintenance aesthetic is just not something which totally jives with someone who loves glitter as much as I do. There’s a time and a place for no-makeup-makeup, sure, but to suggest that there is thus no time nor place […]

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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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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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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 – 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 – 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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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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Testing the Treatment – The Bardou Blow-Dry

Blow dry bars are no longer novel for Londoners so it takes a pretty special one to stand out from the crowd. When I visited  Bardou they were still located at their High-St Kensington pop-up but have now settled in at a swanky central spot, in London’s Covent Garden– which is fast becoming the number one […]

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Testing the Treatment – Colour at Andrew Jose with Salon Science

I’ve got very fond memories of Andrew Jose‘s Charlotte St salon, mainly because they rather graciously fixed my friends hair after I’d attempted an at home highlight job that went unsurprisingly wrong. So when I was offered the opportunity to try out the salon for myself I jumped at the chance. The purpose of my […]

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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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