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Teach Yourself To Braid

Teach Yourself To Braid

Combine my love of braids with fashion illustrations and you are on to a winner, which is exactly what Kérastase have done with this handy free e-book filled with incredibly easy-to-do braid tutorials, complete with adorable illustrations by Jessica Durrant.

The ‘Couture Book of Braids’ features 30 different styles, from plaited ponytails to wraparound styles, beautiful beachy fishtails, and even those more complicated heidi-esque crown braids. There really is a braid for every occasion, from the first date to that summer festival, or just those good-to-know everyday braids.

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Dreaming Of A Good Night’s Sleep

Dreaming Of A Good Night’s Sleep

My relationship with sleep can be a little up-and-down, there are moments when I literally nod off as soon as my head hits the pillow, and then there are times, like at the moment where falling asleep is the hardest, most frustrating thing, and it can really start effecting my mood, my productivity, as well as my general wellbeing.

I like a routine, I’m not strict on the time, but generally I’m in bed around the 10pm mark on a weekday, I know such a party animal, and they say that this is the first thing you need to do to get a good night’s sleep. Well I can check that off and it still brings around weeks of sleepless nights. So I thought I would share a few of my tips to get back to dreaming rather than tossing and turning and hoping that sleep comes soon.

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Summer Ready Legs & Floral Prints

Summer Ready Legs & Floral Prints

The scariest thing about summer dressing has to be that moment when it is too warm to wear tights, jeans, or your favourite tailored trousers, and you actually have to show the world your legs and the effects months of winter has had on them, which in my case means super dry legs. For me, confidence comes from three areas, whether my hair is doing OK, is my outfit flattering, and the added pressure in the summer whether my legs look toned and fuzz-free, I used to be bothered about them being tanned but I’m really embracing my pasty ways and factor 50! 

So when Braun invited me to a pampering day at the Rosewood London with yummy food, shopping, and a leg makeover by celebrity beautician and Braun ambassador, Nathalie Eleni on the itinerary as part of their Silk-Epil  9 campaign I jumped at the chance, any tips I can get on making my legs summer ready I’m totally there. 

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Beauty Bytes: Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Polish

Beauty Bytes: Liz Earle Strengthening Nail Polish

I’ve been finding lately that nail varnish is all about how much glitter, sparkles, and texture detailing brands can offer, don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of confetti sprinkles on my nails, but discovering Liz Earle’s strengthening nail polish, which comes in some gorgeous classic hues I realised that sometimes it is fun to take a break from the over-the-top and give my nails a breather. 

I’m a fairly new convert to Liz Earle, dreadful really considering the brand is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and last month I gushed about how much I love the hot cleanse and polish, well now I can’t get enough of their strengthening nail varnishes. 

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