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Getting older, gaining weight and then getting over it

It’s my birthday next week, which means this coming Monday marks the start of #shannonsbirthdayweek. To those that haven’t been following me for very long – welcome to the best week of the year. There’s no doubt that the week in the run up to #shannonsbirthdayweek is usually a turbulent one. This year, however, I’ve gained weight. Let’s analyse this …

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The thirst quenchers saving my dry skin this summer

When summer hits, my skin decides it wants to play ball. Since this stifling heatwave struck a couple of months ago, I haven’t really had a break out, but that’s not to say that my beauty regime has been issue free. I’ve had sunburn which has resulted in hyper-sensitive dry skin. My lips are really reactive to the sun and …

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Going freelance and why we all need a break sometimes

For the last few weeks, I’ve been down in the dumps. It seemed everything that I wanted to do was impossible. I hit a block when it came to my creativity, I felt as though my freelance career was all over the place and my personal life was a hot mess. I knew I needed a holiday, but the financial …

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How to compile the ultimate summer fragrance wardrobe

It is very important to know that I am a serious perfume/fragrance collector. I hoard fragrance. For me, there is no such thing as one signature scent. A handful that should evoke memories of you when smelled by an ex? Sure! But under no circumstance should you be able to pick out one scent. With that being said, if all …

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How to wear leopard print

Ah, leopard print. I really do love you. Whether you’re tight and skimpy, bold and furry or ruffly and flowing, I want you to encase my body and pass unto me every ounce of sass and fierceness that you hold. And yet, no matter how much I love you and preach your wonders, it seems that you are still met …

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The most underrated beauty products ever

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been talking to anyone and everyone about what they consider to be the most underrated beauty product of all time. As the beauty industry moves from one launch to another in 0-60, I can’t help but feel as though genuinely good products are getting lost in the chaos. I use so many hero products …

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June Favourites

Summer has arrived people – June is out and July is (nearly) in! As I write this, it’s really bloody hot. Like so so hot. Because British Summertime has actually delivered, it means my June favourites all have a bit more of a summery vibe to them this month. So, go pour yourself a piña colada/mojito/Aperol, lounge out in the …

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My speedy nighttime beauty routine

There is little I love more than climbing into bed after a long, luxurious, nighttime pamper sesh. Nothing beats a long soak in the bath, reading a mag with a face mask on, and then slathering some rich body cream on your freshly shaved seal body (only Jo Malone will cut it for such evenings). But the truth is, I …

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The pyjamas I’m loving and why I constantly need more

I like to spend 90% of my life in bed. It is therefore not surprising that I like to spend 90% of my life in my pyjamas. And thus, not surprising that I also have a larger than average pyjama collection. As a matter of fact, I feel quite strongly about nightwear. Seeing people in old t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms …