Monday, December 29, 2014

Sleep tight - L'Occitane Aromachologie

 
Sleep, albeit an essential for everyone, it's very much an 'each to their own' kind of thing. Margaret Thatcher could, supposedly, function on four hours a night, others need the 'optimum' of eight and others a little more. If you're someone who has trouble sleeping, whether it be trouble getting to sleep or waking in the small hours, lavender is known to help relaxation and a natural way to aid sleep. I'm giving these L'Occitane products a try, a shower gel, body lotion and pillow mist to see if it helps at all.

According to the website, 'obtained test results confirm the beneficial effect of the Relaxing Ritual in creating a soothing sensation, conducive to a peaceful and relaxing night’s sleep', so here's hoping I'll be sleeping like a baby.

If you are having trouble sleeping this could be due to work stress, have a read of my tips to stop you burning out from work, some of these will come in handy for a peaceful nights sleep too!


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Monday, December 22, 2014

The beauty vlogs to know!

It's no secret that I have written a little bit about the vlog phenomenon - you can read a little about that here, but here are the beauty vlogs you have to know. 
If you don't already, check them out!

Lisa Eldridge
You can't go wrong with the tutorials from a-list makeup artist Lisa. 
Her knowledge of products and skincare is second to none!



Charlotte Tilbury
Know as the glam-go-to for Hollywood's finest. 
Charlotte Tilbury is as famous for her charisma as her artistry.


Lauren Curtis 
Lauren's make up tutorials are in depth and user friendly


 

Pixiwoo
Dare I say the original YouTube Vloggers?!
Two sisters and makeup artists, Sam and Nic Chapman are also behind the Real Technique's brushes.

 

Have you watched their videos?
Who are your beauty vlogs to know!?


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New Year; New Job?


Okay so it's that time of year when we are all considering a new start, possibly a change to accomplish goals of 2015? If you are considering a career change or looking for a new job in 2015, remember these things:
1. Think twice. Are you really that unhappy or looking for a change? Not looking to put you off of the dream move, but think carefully. If you are in stable job with prospects and a good salary, is it worth looking internally for a move to a new role or looking externally to start a new hobby that might fulfil what you are looking for in the New Year?
2. Negotiate. Whether it's salary or benefits, if you are looking for a new job and don't quite get the offer you are looking for, negotiate. If they want you they will be flexible. If you need a little hand in negotiating tips, check out our top tips for negotiating.
3. Listen with your heart. If you are making a change, be fueled by your heart. If you don't follow your path in something that you love, you will be looking for something new in 2016. Make this year the year to get where you want to be.
4. Make it count. If you are starting a new job in the New Year, make it count. Try to be the best at whatever you can be and always aim for the top, whether you finally make it there or not. As the saying goes, 'if you reach for the stars, you might just make the moon', make this your career motto for 2015.
Good luck if you are job searching!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas party eyebrights


So the Christmas shopping is done.....nearly?

Next is looking to the party season and what better excuse to vamp up your makeup with a little sparkle shadows.

Here (above) are two perfect eye palettes suiting a number of skin types.

The first, a Clinique, All About Shadow Quads, palette in Going Steady, featuring violets and blues. This palette will suit a fair skin for a smokey eye and an olive or darker skin types using the deep violet and midnight blue colours in the eye socket and the mushroom/taupe colour as a highlighter. Keep make up minimal and the lip neutral if you are going for this smokey eye look.

The second, a Paul & Joe, trio palette in 01, featuring a trio of toasted colours. Using the yellow, gold colour in this palette all over the lid will give a beautiful golden, Christmas look perfect for New Year too, or blend the deep chocolate colour along the socket line for more definition and contour too. The packaging of the Paul & Joe beaute collection is always so cutsie too! Add a red lip to this look and you are Christmas or New Year party ready!

All prepped for Christmas?!



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Friday, December 19, 2014

Remeber this! Benefit, Coralista


Lately, the go-to blushers of choice have been the Bobbi Brown bronze shimmer brick and the nectar blush. However, today being Friday and all that jazz, I decided to talk a walk on the wild side and delve a little further into my draw of blushers. I found none other than the Benefit coralista blush that took my fancy, and by-golly, I forgot how wonderful it is! Even down to the subtle scents of the Benefit blushers - its divine! Although after looking online today, I'm pretty sure my blush was a lot less of a bank-breaker than the £23.50 it now costs, better be pretty sparing with this little wonder in that case!

Oh and if you've already seen this snap I posted it on my personal instagram this morning - check out what else happens over there.


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

5 tips to be more productive and get stuff done.



Whether it's at work, school or we can all start to procrastinate and get a little less productive. It's easy to loose focus and get distracted, especially when social media is thrown into the equation.

So how to be more productive?

1. Turn your phone off
Phone calls, texts and social media updates are the first thing that can take your mind away from your focus. Turn your phone off while you are working to stop the distractions.

2. Turn your emails off
Ever started to work and been drawn into long email chains? Close your emails and turn them off, or get into a routine of checking your mail in the morning, at lunch and in the evening so you can have undisturbed time to work on your projects and plans.

3. De-clutter your work space
If you have heard the phrase, 'cluttered desk, cluttered mind' this is why. All of the things on your desk or around your workplace can spur distractions. Having a clean, clear space can enhance your productivity.

4. Make a to do list and prioritise
Feeling swamped by too many tasks can all get a bit much. So making a to do list and prioritising is the way forwards. Prioritise by time and importance, then plan your working schedule around that.

5. Schedule time to work and play into your day
Making a plan to schedule time for the tasks on your to do list, if you add in checking emails or social media you won't feel too 'out of touch' and you'll get stuff done too, with plenty of time to spare too!


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kudos to Kris Jenner


The person we all know as the 'Momager'. Kris Jenner has used herself and family to create a worldwide brand, based on, well, not much.
According to the credible, Mail Online, Kris Jenner's net worth combined with husband Bruce is now $125 million. The Kardashian's have managed to ride the wave of reality TV, starting their Keeping Up With The Kardashian's show on E! just at the time that the fly-on-the-wall scripted reality shows were emerging. Surely, we have Jenner to thank for The Real Housewives, TOWIE and all of the Andre/Price/Katona 'shows'?
Jenner is a master sales woman. She can up-sell anything it seems. Following the success of KUWTK and her lucrative TV deal, individual members of the family have launched calendars, perfumes, clothing lines, cosmetic lines, endorsed spirits, nightclubs, diet pills, hair extensions...the list is endless - all under Kris' watchful eye and earning her a tidy little 10% commission on EVERYTHING in the process. Surely, Jenner also has carved the business model for all 'reality celebrities' that are now popping up for calendar and perfume signings all over the UK?
I am fascinated with how Kris Jenner has shaped pop culture and whether we all like it or not, the lady knows how to sell to consumers and keep the cash coming in, which is a fundamental basic of business success - what would celebrity be like without the Jenner/Kardashian influence? 
Answers on a postcard, or in the comments just below!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Girl Online phenomenon


Okay, so, today the news broke that Zoella's debut novel, Girl Online, has become the best selling novel since records began. That being said, I was always inquisitive as to what the debut novel of a YouTuber could entail, and well if 78,000 people have purchased it in its first week of sale, it must be something to shout about right? 

I can imagine that most of these purchases have been from the loyal Zoella fan-base, but I'm sure some purchasers, much like myself are just so intrigued as to what someone the same age as us, that decided to document their life online has got to say whether it's in fiction or not?

Well, I've caved and have ordered the book, adding to the rising bank balance of Zoella nonetheless, and want to see what all of the fuss is about!

I'll let you know what the 'Girl Online' phenomenon is all about in due course.

If you are one of the 78,000 or have already had a read, let me know your thoughts below.



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Monday, December 1, 2014

Why we love Lauren Conrad...

Let's face it, since being known as the girl who 'didn't go to Paris', she's kind of taken over our hearts as a lifestyle guru. Here are the reasons that we love LC, or now LT.

1. She gives us this kind of pin-spiration.


2. She makes our Friday's a little better.



3. She always loves a good mani.



4. The hair (even with the chop). 
Surely LC was single-handedly responsible for the ombre craze?

 
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Design Files

Fast becoming my favourite design blog and my instagram inspiration, The Design Files, brain-child of Lucy Feagins started in 2008, is always introducing me to new artists and designers (including my most recent art-spiration is Esther Stewart).

Since 2011, Lucy has started an open house event and this year is no different, showcasing a number of artists and designers including a few of my personal favourites, Sarah Kelk (top image) and Fred Fowler (below).


Yes readers, here is the disclaimer, the open house is in Oz, so if you are planning a trip here are all of the details and maybe one day The Design Files Open House will take an international stage.



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Top tips for negotiating


Learning how to negotiate is something that comes with experience and time, however, if you are negotiating in the work place or business here are our top tips to help you along your way, until you are a pro-negotiator!

1. Decide what you want
How are you meant to negotiate and get what you want if you don't know what you want? Be clear with yourself what you want to get out of your negotiations, then this will shape how you approach what you are looking for. This will also stop someone pulling the wool over your eyes and offering you squid ink instead of a pay rise, or flexible working. There's no point being flattered you have been offered that isn't actually what you want in the long term.

2. Know what you won't compromise on
Knowing what you want to get out of a negotiation will help you decide what you will and will not compromise on. It's a lot like buying a house - sure you want the house right next to the station, with no traffic noise, acres of land and with immaculate interiors, but you're going to get some train noise aren't you?! If proximity to a train station is something that you just won't compromise on, you'll have to settle for what it brings along with it.

3. Get your timing right
Ever heard the phrase 'timing is everything', it's quite true when negotiating. Choose your moment wisely, the person you speak with needs to give you their attention, and ideally, if you catch them in a good mood it can always help. Mornings are good for meetings, as in afternoons time can just runaway and people can get sidetracked with tasks.

4. Talk straight, but retain tack.
Throwing your toys out of the pram isn't going to get you anywhere, likewise, beating around the bush is going to muddle the explanation of what you are looking for. So, be concise, be to the point and frank, but always remember to talk with tack. Depending on what you are negotiating, it's possible that you won't be met with bells-on so prepare to do some leg work and not back down at the first hint of rejection. Come to your meeting prepared, with evidence to back up your negotiations and put your case together as you would a school essay, 'point, evidence, explanation'.

5. Don't settle.
Sometimes, particularly if you are negotiating in a work environment or for pay, you won't get what you were looking for and your employer just won't budge. Don't be despondent, it's probably a sign that you have achieved all you can where you are and it's time to move on. It's highly likely, you'll move on to bigger and better things, with this being the kick-start that you needed!


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Liberty of London

Channel 4 are fast becoming known for their fly-on-the-wall documentaries. Their accounts of A&E, Police Custody and now, Liberty are always compelling to watch - you can imagine my excitement at the launch of the new Liberty series! 

Managing Director Ed Burstell (below), formerly of Bergdorf Goodman, is tasked with ensuring the Liberty brand continues to exist in the at the famous Carnaby Street address and keeps up-to-date with the ever changing retail environment.
The first episode gave an overview of the changes and new appointments Ed has made to revitalise the Liberty brand, including the visual director, who transforms the summer windows into a 'Summer of Sport' theme, that falls short of the desired impact. The first episode also shows the annual initiative Ed has implemented to find new designers and products for the store, the 'Best of British open call' - Nancy's Nails got some serious airtime in the show.

The second episode shows preparations of the events and marketing team as they prepare for Vogue's, 'Fashion Night Out' with appearances from Henry Holland.
The documentary look behind the workings of an international brand and although the focus of the documentary is starting to shift towards profiling the eclectic staff, I can't wait for the next episode.
Will you be watching along too?
Liberty of London is on Channel 4 on Wednesdays at 9pm and you can catch the previous episodes on 4OD here

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Coat-spiration

Winter is definitely here, so here is a little coat-spiration, how to wear them and a collection of styles.

A bit of leather is always a staple coat come rain or shine.
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There's not a fashion inspiration that doesn't include a little bit of OP. Here she is wearing neutral tones and layering an oversized lapel coat. 















































































A touch of colour in an oversized rust coat is a highlight for any grey winter day.
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Or keep icey-cool in tones of winter whites and greys. This tailored double breasted coat with shearling boots is a perfect winter look.
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What look are you going for this winter?


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Friday, November 7, 2014

Smooth Skin



1. The primed skin developer by Kevyn Aucoin

As the temperature is starting to dip, keeping skin smooth and hydrated is a must. Recently, I've been using the Goldfaden MD microderm exfoliator skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new growth - it is a very dry paste with ruby crystals, admittedly it can feel a little like sand paper on the skin used solely on its own so I team it with a facial wash to exfoliate. 

Before applying any make up base I have been using the Kevyn Aucoin primer, it leaves a non-greasy residue on the skin and feels as light as air creating a smooth, flawless base for foundation. If I need a little more coverage of am looking to fill lines around my eyes I dab a little amount of the Indeed labs nanoblur, its also great when used on pores to give a flawless complextion.

How are you treating your skin in the chillier weather?


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Top five art blogs...









 



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mid-twenties life...

Yes, you've probably been there, and if you haven't in this day an age of the university years putting off adult life, more of us are approaching our mid-twenties wondering what we should do with our lives and what on earth is going on?!

I did a little research into what on earth is going on and the below questions tend to sum up if you are on the path you love or if you think you could be re-evaluating...

1. What do I absolutely love in life?

If you could do anything every minute of the day, what would it be? What do you really love in life, would it be those audit books, or would it be music, film, socialising, cooking, teaching others, talking, learning. Listing anything that you really love will show where you true passions lie.

2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?

What are you proud of that you have achieved so far? And to accomplish these you would have used some key strengths that can lead you to identify why you succeeded. You will find that your greatest strengths lie within your greatest accomplishments so far and give you an indication as to what will satisfy you.

3. What would I stand for if I knew no one would judge me?

List everything that you would do if you weren’t afraid, even your wildest dreams. This will help you discover your greatest values.

4. If my life had absolutely no limits and I could have it all and do whatever I wanted, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?

If you reached your 'end goal' what would your life be like? By looking to a life that you want to lead you can identify steps and actions to help you get to the thing that you are working towards.

5. What would I do if I had one billion pounds?

Think about anything that you would do if you had one billion pounds. After all of the travel and spending, what would you do with your days and how would you spend your time? This will help you identify your passions and hobbies that could shape your working life.


Fancy thinking about these questions - you never know what you may discover...?


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

You're business...You're fired!


The start of The Apprentice has put us all into a business-frenzy, so what's better than to suggest our top tips for starting your own business!

1. Decide on what you want to do. 
This might seem a little obvious, but it's important to be driven and love what you want to spend many hours doing. If you are starting a business with little capital, you might be working all hours without paying yourself, or working another job trying to find time for your business. If you don't enjoy what you are doing, trust us, you won't want to be doing it at 9pm at night!

2. Think of a name.
A name is important for a business or brand. It needs to be rememberable and catchy, as it's the first thing that people will think of if your business takes off. In addition to this, if you brand starts to take off, you need to be happy to stick with the name for the long-term, changing names can be a little unsettling for your customers or followers.

3. Organise your finances. 
Now this doesn't mean have lots of money - let's be realistic. Many businesses have started with low, or next to no capital. Sort out your lowest running costs, try to do as many things yourself such as basic web designing, social media management, blog updates and running your business where you can as this will keep your overheads down until you start to make a profit.

4. Know your customer.
Starting a business is essentially about working for yourself and creating a profit so you can pay yourself and any staff that you might take on, therefore in order to do this, whether you are selling to consumers or providing a service to the public or businesses you need to know their needs. Your business needs to give your customer what they want or else they will go elsewhere to find something better.

5. Know your market.
Although not essential, it's quite important to know the area of business that you choose to go into. For example, if you are a farmer that is starting an online fashion boutique, you'll be at more of a dis-advantage than a fashion stylist who knows all of the current trends and industry contacts. Researching your field and getting to know the influential people, products and brands within your market will give you an understanding of the competition you are up against and how to stand out from the crowd.

Has The Apprentice inspired you to get you're own business going?
Look out for more of our business posts coming soon....


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Worklife blend....don't burn out


If you are a freelancer or immersed in your career where the lines between work and personal life blend, you might sometimes feel that you are heading towards a burn out. It's easy to think about work 247 if your professional contacts are your friends and you are working unsociable hours but its important to remember to take breaks and avoid burning out or recognise the signs that you need to take a step back.

Here we break down tips for the best work/life blend and how to step back and recharge when you need to:
  • Change your environment.
Where you work and life can blend, it's something great to have a change of scenery. if you are in a job that takes you to different places and environments daily then this might not be a consideration for you, but if you are in the same office or place daily changing it up will keep you feeling fresh. 
  • Take a day off.
As a freelancer or working unsociable hours, it's easy to take up and act upon every offer and work every day of the week. If you have a strong work ethic, this is great and you will probably love being busy at first, but remember to take days off occasionally. Taking a day off can help you recharge and think more openly, especially if you are in a creative line of work.
  • Turn your phone off at night.
This is an important one, you aren't going to work at your best if you are receiving texts and alerts at all hours. Turning off your phone when you go to bed will leave you with an undisturbed nights sleep to wake up and do your best the next day.
  •  Take a break from social media.
Working a job where your work and life blend can usually be benefited by the creation of your own 'personal brand' to promote your services and further along your career. As social media is a 247 world, tendencies to be online at all hours can become all consuming.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Get social; get ahead



In today's generation, social media channels contribute to your personal brand for your career or business as an entrepreneur. It's important to consider all of the channels available and what will work for your business or market from sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram.

If you are a professional in a corporate environment, profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter maybe the most suitable for you. Likewise, if you are a creative, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages may be most suitable for you as visual sites and micro blogs for content inspiration and sharing.

If you are using multiple social media channels for your business or personal brand, it's important that they all align and project a consistent image. Use the same profile pictures, the same names and the same profile information to supply and reinforce your credentials. Using key sector words in your profile descriptions and where suitable 'hashtags', can make you easily searchable for potential clients, customers or connections.

Keep your profiles updated with information and engagement. Having out-of-date profiles are just like not having a presence at all and as social media is a vital tool in business networking and communication, if you spend time creating an online profile, don't put that effort to waste by letting your profile become out of date.

It is important to remember when updating your online profiles if you are using these in a professional context, to be aware that content can be your friend or foe. Great content can get you noticed and generate a large loyal following and wrong or inappropriate content, can, in a nut-shell, get you fired! A rule of thumb should be, if you don't want a client, customer or employer to see it - don't post it.

Another note worthy point to getting social online is to convey your personality. Although you social media channels should be professional for a personal brand or business, they are more tangible than a paper CV so are able to convey your personality more. Don't forget to show elements of your personality, as it could help you stand out from other companies vying for your clients or your job opportunities.

If you have any questions about your online social media profile for your business or personal brand comment below and we will try to help or tweet @PINKTANKTWEET


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Commuter skin care


Commuting takes its toll on skin and hair, especially as the temperature gets cooler and the heating's turned up. Skin can become dry, dehydrated, oily and greasy -a recipe for breakouts and a dull complexion. Follow our tips to help reduce commuter skin breakouts and perfect your winter skin!

1. Wear an oil-free moisturiser.
Oil free moisturisers act as a barrier to keep out dirt and grime from the tubes and public transport but will also stop you skin getting extra greasy reducing the oil levels and cutting down on breakouts.

2. Try wearing powder makeup.
Wearing wet makeup can further clog up the skin and in warm transport "melt" into the skin and get trapped in pores. Wearing a mineral makeup can create a veil over the skin rather than sitting on it and can reduce shine too.

3. Take off all of your makeup.
Cleaning your skin at the end of the day is paramount to keeping clear skin. Follow your skin care routine, remove makeup, cleanse, tone, add serum and moisturise to ensure you are unclogging your pores, reviving and stimulating the skin.

4. Condition and use hair oil.
Just like skin, your hair can be very dehydrated in the winter months. Heating can frizz hair, whereas wind and rain can leave it brittle and prone to breaking. Using a good quality condiditoner a few times a week can keep hair sleek and healthy adding a serum to your styling routine can leave hair glossy and free-from frizz too.

5. Try waterproof or no smudge make up.
In stuffy environments and wind-swept conditions, wearing a no smudge mascara and lipstick ensure that your look stays put even if you are prone to a little tube oiliness. The Bobbi Brown mascara is my absolute fave at the moment!


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Working from home rules...


Working from home means there are no rules right? Well not so much, when you're working from home it's important to set yourself some rules so you can still have a work/life balance and be able to close the door on work at the evening and weekends.

1. Set yourself working hours when you're at home.
If you set yourself working hours, you'll be inclined to stick to them and not feel guilty or that you should be working into the evening or weekends and be able to separate work from life.

2. Have a separate office for work.
If you can physically separate your work at home, this will help other family members know that when you are in your office, you are at work. Almost an invisible, 'do not disturb' sign.

3. Install a separate work phoneline.
Installing a separate work phoneline will mean that you can promote a phoneline that is public, and not give out your private line. In addition to this, at evenings and weekends, you won't have to fend off sales calls at the weekend!

4. Checking emails at the weekend.
When you work from home and with the increased use of mobile devices, its really easy to check emails all hours of the day. When you close the door on your home-office don't be tempted to keep checking your emails - take a little time out!

5. Get out morning, lunch or evening.
Working from home can be a little isolating, so make sure you get out to meet people or just for some fresh air during the day.



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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bobbi Brown: No Smudge Mascara


Now, I tend not to do too many beauty product posts, so when I decide to get typing about something, its usually because it's brand new and a bit of a novelty, or it's actually very good. This is about the latter. The Bobbi Brown, No Smudge Mascara is possibly the best mascara ever - I'm putting it out there...

With the minor exception that it takes a bit of work to remove the product, my lashes have never looked so long and full when wearing this mascara and true to its name, it doesn't smudge and stays put all day. 

Apparently, if you use this mascara over any other it makes it waterproof - voila - a versatile product too.





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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

20 things from Friends at 20.



20 things from Friends, we should never forget.

1. Coffee is everything. Fullstop.
2. OH....MY....GOD cannot be claimed by Essex.
3. Living next door to your best friends is the dream.
4. The are they/aren't they relationship started way back when Ross met Rachel.
5. Christmas turkey's are for eating not wearing
6. Lobster is an official way to describe love.
7. Hello Italian-lothario stereotype.
8. Don't bet your flat on a game.
9. Mac and cheese is great to eat...not so great for a TV show.
10. Plane phalange phobia is a thing.
11. Being a Dr of Paleontologist does not mean you can practice medicine!
12. Ad-hock songs and guitars bring fond memories.
13. Saying the wrong name at the alter is a no-no.
14. Teeth-whitening is suddenly a thing - a glow in the dark thing.
15. They know that we know that they know - it's still confusing.
16. Having a booth spray tan is a decision that should not be taken lightly.
17. Being on a break was made an official "get out" clause.
18. Starting sentences with "The one when..." is a norm.
19. You can speak French...just ask Joey.
20. If in doubt -coffee.


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Office Ideas...

For any business the office environment is an essential part of creating an inspired and happy workforce. We've scoured business' offices with our favourite office inspirations pictured below:










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Sunday, September 14, 2014

OSKIA






The OSKIA range was something new to me along the shelves in SpaceNK - Oskia is a completely natural skin care brand. A British-brand based in South West London, using MSM known as the 'Beauty Mineral' a natural form of organic sulphur that boasts properties such as collagen producing, circulation promotion and decreases inflammation. I tried the perfect cleansing balm and the hand cream to see what they were like.

The Perfect cleanser is the dreamiest of cleansing balms. Some are too greasy and leave a film on the skin, others just don't seem to penetrate far enough to deeply clean, yet this is the best balm I have tried yet! It has a distinct coconut scent, that isn't too over powering and feels sublimely luxury for a facial massage before add water to create a milk-like consistency and rinse then tissue off. A pea sized amount is enough for a whole face cleanse so the product, although at the top end of my limit for cleansers, does tend to last a few months before repurchasing.

The Renaissance hand cream is a divine pastel pink shade scented with rose and camomile, luxurious in a light and hydrating way. Needless to say, its my desk staple hand cream and my go-to moisturiser.

Have you tried the Oskia range or another brand in Space NK that I just have to try? Let me know & comment just below!


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

London Fashion Week kicks off: here's what to watch out for...


So New York have officially passed on the fashion torch to London as fashion week kicks off today in the capital. Highlights to look out for are:
    Accessories designer Sophia Webster's AW14 presentation
  • The ever nineties-bubblegum accessories designer, Sophia Webster's SS15 presentation the morning of Sunday 14th
  • Arm-candy brand Mulberry hold their presentation all day on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
We are looking forward to all of the MUA action so keep a look out for posts and on our social media channels twitter & instagram for more of this...







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Sunday, September 7, 2014

MUAs you have to know...


Francois Nars 
Founder of NARS cosmetics, after working on editorials for Vogue, ELLE, American Vogue and Vogue Italia in addition to celebrity work with supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista - he was the go-to for an MUA. He started Nars with 12 lipsticks sold in Barneys, New York when he was disappointed with the selection of products available for makeup artists.


Pat McGrath

Nottingham born McGrath is one of the industry's most respected MUAs. Despite having no formal training, McGrath is the Beauty Director for i-D Magazine. She is also the global cosmetics creative design director for Procter & Gamble, the name behind make-up brands including Max Factor, Dolce & Gabbana, CoverGirl and SK-II.


Lisa Eldridge

Creative Director of the Boots No.7 range and ELLE magazine's resident 'Beauty Guru' Lisa Eldridge is a firm favourite of many a-list celebrities. Kate Winslet, Alexa Chung, Sophie Dahl and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to name just a few are names on Lisa's rosta. With her YouTube channel, Eldridge shares some of her expertise and signature looks.


Charlotte Tilbury

Raised in Ibiza, Tilbury was surrounded by creativity before deciding to undertake a career in this field. Professionally trained at the Glauca Rossi School of Make-up before making her mark on the industry in the nineties, amidst the era of the 'supermodel'. Tilbury recently launched her own cosmetics line and continues to work on editorial and boasts a celebrity rosta of the likes of Kate Moss.



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