Berry Kisses: The Secret to Wearing Super Dark Lipstick

I’m not exaggerating when I say that lipstick is the single makeup item that brings the most joy to my life. It has magical, instant makeover powers that work for everyone. A slick of colour will instantly perk up your complexion and make you feel more polished and put together. Diving in to deeper shades of lipstick is one of my most favourite things about the cooler months, though admittedly I’ll happily sport a burgundy lip in the height of summer too.

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The Game-Changers: Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

As much as I love lip balms, I have at least four in my handbag at any one time, I’ve rarely found tinted ones that I’ve fallen in love with. High-end lip moisturisers tend to be either too oily or too rich and leave behind a horrible white film.

Whilst many drugstore versions deliver on hydration, the tints are the sickly pinks that you might find in a Barbie toy makeup set.

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Gorgeous “Mammas”: Get the Look with Drugstore Favourites

Season after season, the beauty looks at the Dolce & Gabbana shows never fail to disappoint. And while this season’s woman was still perpetually beautiful, elegant and sexy, this time she exuded a sense of something deeper. Backstage, images of iconic mothers covered the mood boards; Italian muse, Monica Belucci in full pregnancy bloom, Jackie O with her Kennedy brood and charming shots of bombshells, Sophia Loren and Jane Birkin with their children. This is the designer duo’s ultimate homage “la mamma.” 

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Blooming Beautiful: Model Tips for a Gorgeous Pregnancy

Pregnancy can bring on a flood of conflicting emotions. It certainly did for me. On the one hand I was overjoyed at the prospect of the new life growing inside me; on the other hand I was struggling with my blotchy skin, puffy face and impending stretch marks. I’d love to say that I revelled in the joys of “pregnancy glow” but I’ll be honest- I was just oily.

Finding a suitable beauty regime can be a challenge, as of course, what you put on or in your body can have effects on your baby’s wellbeing.

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