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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The 7-in-1 Cleanser You'll Never Travel Without | Tri-Balm Cleanser


As you may know, we like to travel a little so we know there's always so much to think about when going anywhere, even if it's just for a few nights. From trips far abroad to uk road trips, there's always that annoying feeling that you've forgotten something. Planning is one of the most difficult, and most stressful parts of travelling, above the stressful air travel, catching transport on time etc. But we firmly believe that knowing what to pack is by far the hardest. By. Far. Especially if you're hand luggage only.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Keeping the Brassiness at Bay | Josh Wood Colour Shade Shot


When I clapped my eyes on the Josh Wood Shade Shots at the Boots Beauty Festival I just knew it was meant for me. After taking the plunge and blonding-up my balayage a few months ago I have been plagued with ever-brassy locks. My natural hair colour is medium brown but it does tend to go very auburn and kinda brassy in the sunny months and with the blonde running through I want to avoid the orange tone that so many natural brunettes end up with.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Beach Hair Travel Essentials | CoCo LoCo jeT sET

Lee stafford coco loco jet set hairdryer kit

I have developed a habit of taking just hand luggage with me on trips abroad in recent years, even on trips as long as 7 or 8 days. This is coming from a place of sheer cheapskatedness but if I wasted £60 on hold luggage for every trip I wouldn't be able to go away nearly as often as I do. I am hoping to write a cheap travel guide soon but for now I wanted to share my travel hair essentials for the perfect beachy day look as well as a sleek evening 'do.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

3 Reasons to Visit Portugal | Summer Festivals


I've been lucky enough to visit Portugal in summer for the past 3 years. My husband's family have villas in the Algarve which I just love visiting. Located not too far from Faro, Vale do Lobo is a paradise filled with palm trees, white sands and your choice of restaurant for an evening bite and a cocktail. The one thing holding me back this year from attending is my house purchase! My husband keeps reminding me that holidays are temporary, houses are permanent! But the pull of the Portuguese sun is real and this sun we're having at the moment is making me really sad I'm not off work lounging by the pool.  To combat my sun lust, I'm already looking forward to next year's trip.. and here's why...

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Skincare | The Best Routine to Guarantee Glowing Skin


Your skin acts a barrier between your body and the rest of the world. You need to do your best to make sure you're looking after it, so it will look after you in the long run. We've put together a few routine tips you can follow to help your skin look the best it can. As we all know, when you look good, you feel good too!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Decor Tips | Make your Rented Property Feel Like Home


As you may know from following us on Instagram and Twitter, I'm (Jasmine) currently in the midst of buying a house with my husband. We've gone for a new build and as we bought off-plan, we got to choose our floors, kitchen, carpets and really make it our own without having to do anything ourselves except pay for it. That's a post for another time, but having been renting for over 5 years, we know the struggle of moving into a rental property and having to put up with things that you're not allowed to change. I'm here however, to tell you that actually, you can make a rental your own, it just take a few tactically placed items of decor, some DIY and some elbow grease.
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Best Country Pub in Hertfordshire | The Gate, Chorleywood


We were kindly invited to this beaut gastro country pub in Rickmansworth, to try out their new menu and see their amazing revamp. I think you'll agree, the place now looks great and the food, well... we definitely recommend you go and try it yourself! From light starters to full-on feasts, the new summer menu at The Gate has something for everyone to complete your characteristic country pub experience. Take a look at what we chose from their delicious menu...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Payday Wishlist | It's Time to Treat Yo' Self



It's that time again - my favourite time of month! On a certain day, a little chunk of money enters our accounts as a reward for all the hours of our lives we dedicate to work. How that money is spent varies from person to person, from saving it all away for a bigger goal like buying a house or a new car you've been needing for months, to splurging on things you want like a new laptop or designer handbag, or just paying bills and getting the shopping in. Everyone spends money differently, but as it's recently been my birthday and my bonus is coming in this month, I'm torn between 'save it sister!' and 'treat 'yo self!'. To indulge my inner demons, I'm going to try and argue it out...with myself... and show you all the wonderful things you can buy with your payday pay packet. 
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Celebrating 6 Years of Sœurs de Luxe | Bill's, St. Albans


Having hit our 6 year bloggiversary this year, we never got round to actually celebrating it. Following Bill's Restaurant, St. Albans's recent relaunch party we attended a few weeks ago and sampling some of their starters, we really wanted to give the rest of their food a try. The meatballs were exquisite and the halloumi fries were divine, we just had to taste more. It's safe to say the diet's went out the window when we visited as we gorged on a three-course feast.
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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara | First Impressions Review


So everyone will have seen the hype surrounding Benefit's £10m #OutOfThisWorld launch of their new BADgal BANG! mascara across the web and rave reviews have been cropping up everywhere. I however still wasn't convinced. Like the good blogger (lol) I am, I really wanted to make my own mind up about the mascara, so put it to the 36 hour test.

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