BEAUTY

10 Amazon beauty buys that have revolutionised how I get ready

I am a self-confessed shopaholic, and I don’t care who you are but there is one place we all go to when we’re searching for something particular. Over the years, Amazon has become the holy grail of stores even expanding into fresh food – like that’s not crazy? Clearly in a world were everyone lives […]

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SKINCARE

Review: Faces — Skin Cushion

As a FACES by LaurenAmy client, Faye already knows how your skin can improve with just one treatment there but, as salons remain closed, we try out the all new FACES – skin cushion… *gifted Price: £8.50 for one / £15 for two The FACES – skin cushion is a cleansing cloth. You simply add […]

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BEAUTY

Review: The Body Shop’s Juicy Strawberry Valentine’s Love Heart

It’s Valentine’s Day, and this gorgeous gift set from The Body Shop could be the perfect last minute buy. Here’s what we thought when we tried it *gifted With a refreshing shower gel, body butter and sweetly-scented lip butter, all sealed inside a super-cute, heart-shaped box, this is a seriously sweet gift. They’re even made […]

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BEAUTY

14 Beauty products to make you feel special this Valentines Day

Valentines Day is just around the corner and whether you’re spending the day solo, with the love of your life or household you may still want to look your best. So, whether you’re planning a comfy night in or putting on makeup just to feel pretty, we’ve collected 14 pick-me-ups from self-care to beauty must-haves […]

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MAKEUP

Review: Makeup Revolution X Roxi All You Need Brush Set

We’re living for Roxi’s new collab with Makeup Revolution – and she’s finally released brushes (and blending sponges)! Price: £18 The Revolution X Roxi All You Need Brush Collection is made up of five as well as two blending egg-shaped sponges. We love:The sponges are super soft when wet and it’s easy to see when […]

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NAILS

Nailed It: Valentines Day nail art we’re loving

Valentines Day can be controversial at the best of times, and during a pandemic where many are separated from their loved ones may make things more difficult for the season. However you choose to celebrate this February 14, whether it’s with your household, on FaceTime with your partner or alone there is one thing that […]

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BEAUTY

A quick guide to colour theory and skin tone

Have you ever been watching a movie and the self-confessed fashionista has said something along the lines of: “I can’t wear that, I’m a summer.” On some level, we’ve all heard of colour theory and the way it relates to our complexion, eye colour and hair colour. In the world of fashion, it’s often used […]

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NAILS

How to repair damaged nails

Around 20 to 30% of the population are nail biters, and oddly scientists can’t pin-point the exact reason why people bite their nails. While some believe it’s a nervous habit, people have also been known to bite their nails when they’re bored, frustrated, hungry or engaging in a difficult task. All too often biters can […]

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BEAUTY, NORTH EAST

An interview with Witchy Woman Wax

We caught up with the team at Witchy Woman Wax to find out all about their new wax melt venture. You may recognise the delicious donut shack R Place based in Newcastle, and while their donuts are proving as popular as ever, the owners have taken on a new challenge – wax melts. Witchy Woman […]

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BEAUTY, NORTH EAST

Where to get your big brows shaped post-lockdown

Fluffy brows are back in style (and we’re so glad). This is where to book your next brow appointment – when we can. The Lash Lounge, Newcastle We love: Brow Lamination Made. by Mariella, Hartlepool We love: Fluffy Brow Salon G, Newcastle We love: Brow Lamination Stephanie Edwards Salon, Hartlepool We love: Fluffy Brow Laura […]

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BEAUTY

Inkspiration: New tattoos to book for post-lockdown

We’re starting to get the itch for our next tattoo. For when it’s safe to do so, here’s some new designs to book for your text piece of art Floral About the Artist: Hannah has a lovely little studio within Stockton’s Steel River Tattoos. She’s also Faye‘s tattoo artist. Alternative About the Artist: Daisy-lea is […]

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MAKEUP

Review: BarryM Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint

As a treat for herself (because it’s always important to treat yourself), Faye ordered a new matte lipstick – BarryM’s Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint in shade On the Scene (a dark nude). Here’s her review Price: £4.99 This non-drying, ultra-long wearing formula claimed to leave lips with a “gorgeously bold finish.” Faye’s used […]

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BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE

We’re seeking wellness with John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners have seen five times more searches for wellness products on its website this January as we’ve been in another lockdown. It seems customers are embracing selfcare with the help of weighted blankets, SAD lamps and candles, according to the chain. The usual energy we feel in the start of the new […]

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SKINCARE

10 Beauty subscription boxes to try this year

It’s a brand new year and it never hurts to try something new. Beauty box subscriptions allow us to expand our beauty routine by trying new products, and exploring new brands. Usually containing upwards of five items, the boxes are worth more than their monthly subscription price and are great value for money. The great […]

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HAIR

How to repair damaged hair in lockdown

Sometimes it’s all too clear how you end up with damage hair, the improper use of dye and bleach, heat styling tools and skipping those regular trims with our hairdresser. The sad truth is that hair damage is more than just split ends, extremely damaged hair can be prone to breakage and become dry or […]

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