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As Mothers Day is fast approaching, I thought it was best that I start planning what I’m going to treat my mom to this year and have come up with quite a few ideas that I think she will love. I usually get her something from The Sanctuary range at Boots, but she had a lot of the gift sets for Christmas and her birthday, so I’ve needed to come up with some different ideas and I thought that I would put together a gift guide for anyone who is struggling.

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I was recently invited to Harvey Nichols in Birmingham to meet with a couple of the ladies from Stila (one of which had flown in from LA for the launch!) and get an introduction to their new Spring Summer 17 collection. I haven’t tried a lot of Stila products before (I own a lipgloss, a blusher and previously had an eyeliner) so I was really excited to be able to learn more about the brand and try out some of the new collection which, as you can tell by the name of the collection, is all about the glitter!

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(Clockwise from top) Barbecue – Royal Ball – Rebel – Up The Amp – Ablaze – Stone – Brave

 When I first started this blog six years ago, I didn’t own any high end makeup. I was in my second year at university and I relied on Natural Collection from Boots and the bargains that I could get from Avon. After seeing so many other bloggers talking about them, my dream was to one day own my own MAC lipstick – they looked amazing! One day in 2012 I decided to take the plunge and spend £13.50 (yes, they were cheaper then!) on MAC’s Chatterbox and since then I’ve amassed quite a large collection of MAC lipsticks. I was going to just do a top five, but I found it really hard to narrow it down so I’ve ended up with seven favourites. View Post

It’s no surprise that there have been some handy apps developed that can give us a helping hand on our travels. From navigation apps that help us hunt down the nearest ATM, to gaming apps that can make that long airport stopover less boring, here’s a look at which apps can supercharge your travel experience

 

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