Fashion

Lost Stock Box | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[purchase] Ages ago – I mean at least two or three months ago – when the global impact of the virus was just beginning to emerge, I ordered a Lost Stock Box. At the time, it was a new charity, founded purely to support garment workers in Bangladesh. Stores were cancelling their orders left, right and centre leaving millions of clothing items with no home and thousands of workers with no work and therefore no means to support their families.…

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Hush Summer Dress | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[affiliate/ad] So you can probably tell I’m all beautied out this week – just occasionally I feel a bit overloaded so I’ve been distracting myself by looking at dresses. I’m going to Paris in a couple of weeks to see Max who I haven’t seen since Christmas (he lives in Sweden with whom we have no air bridge) and just hoping that I don’t have to quarantine. But, if I do, I do – I need to see my child! …

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Fitflop Sale (Lured In Again!) – Beauty Article

[unpaid/purchase/affiliate] Honestly, I’m so weak when it comes to the Fitflop sale but in my defence I put a pair in the bin yesterday because I’d worn them so much that the soles went slippy and they just weren’t wearable anymore. So, obviously, there was room for just one more pair. Fitflop Sale Anything black and quilted and I’m in because of the obvious association with a certain luxury brand. I already had my nails painted in the neon Nails…

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Another Summer Sweater | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[purchase/affiliate] If this sweater appeared in Vogue, I’m fairly certain it would be as a ‘chuck over your bikini or wear with white shorts’ on holiday in some exclusive Sardinian resort – as it stands it’s being worn by someone who lives in south east London, is dodging the rain and is about to go to Tesco. So there we are. summer sweater I actually bought this Scandi brand sweater in Fenwick on a quick trip into London (it was…

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Lipstick Lovers, Your Summer Wardrobe Needs This! – Beauty Article

Good afternoon! Hi, friend. Happy Friday eve. You might already know this, but I have an online store (connorclaire.com) in addition to Makeup and Beauty Blog. It’s been a fun side project since a few months before Coywolf was born in 2016, where two of my favorite things — cats and makeup! — collide. Please check it out if you haven’t already. You’ll find some cute tees, bags and other things. During this surreal, indescribably crazy time in history, I’ve…

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Summer Sweater Bargain! | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[purchased/affiliate] I’m going straight in with this loose knit sweater I found at a completely empty Oliver Bonas this weekend. UK weather is nothing if not completely unpredictable so finding something you can just chuck in a bag that won’t be any the worse for it is quite a find. Summer Sweater It’s mostly acrylic (10% wool) but looks like wool in a loose knit, loose style fit and very soft texture. But, it’s the acrylic that lets it bounce…

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Lady Garden Foundation Face Coverings – Beauty Article

So, it turns out that if you Google ‘lady garden masks’ you see things that you’ll never be able to un-see and even more so if you search ‘lady garden coverings’ so I’d thoroughly recommend that you follow the links here instead :-)). I love the story behind these masks which are being sold to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s Emergency Appeal. Within that broad title is the newly created ‘Fighting Fund’ which supports both staff and…

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately – Beauty Article

1. Creamy pastel pink manis I’ve been into opaque pastel bridal-style manis lately, specifically pale, creamy pinks. There’s something so refreshing about them… Maybe it’s because they remind me of ice cream? An added bonus is when the edges chip — which is inevitable these days, since I wash my hands about 6,924 times a day — because you can’t really see the nicks unless you look really closely. I’m wearing Duri Forever Beautiful, and Connor’s wearing shades from the…

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Friday Treat: Estella Bartlett Jewellery – Beauty Article

[purchased/affiliate] This brand is a very recent discovery for me – it’s not expensive and has some utterly joyful pieces that (for me, anyway) just fill that need for something pretty without my bank card weeping. I’ve worn my bracelet every day since I’ve had it. I bought the rainbow circle bracelet (in the main picture) a little while ago – its natural resting place is on my right wrist which is where I wear it – and I almost…

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Smythson Sale | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/affiliate] I’m flagging this sale up because I’m such a fan of the brand – and (used to) go every year to their ‘sample sale’ in South Molton Lane to stock up on presents. I have a (small) Smythson diary every year because I really don’t like on-line diary/appointment reminders and a Smythson address book that I got at the newly opened Terminal 5 at Heathrow many years ago. I’m still using the paper system and like it so won’t…

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Friday Treat: HUSH Joggers | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[affiliate/bought/ad] One of the few clothing items I’ve bought during this period is a pair of Hush joggers which have turned into my day pyjamas. It’s my second pair of the same style because they’re exactly the right fit for my height (short) and curves. However, I’ll say ahead that they’ve sold out in that particular style (proving the fashion news that those doing exceptionally well are lounge and nightwear) other than teeny-tiny sizes but there’s another, close cousin I’ve…

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Coverless Duvets – The Best Idea EVER – Beauty Article

[unpaid/affiliate/ad] I thought more than twice about featuring these coverless duvets because they’re not at all beauty or fashion related but since I’m currently the main duvet changer in my house (other jobs are divided out, believe me) and it’s such an absolute pain in the butt to do, I’ve never come across such a good idea in my whole life. Washable duvets that don’t need covers. Imagine that! You just take them off the bed and put them in…

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Wildfox Lobster Summer Sweater | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[purchase/unpaid/affiliate] I waited and waited for this Wildfox sweater to come up in the sale because I really didn’t want to drop the best part of £250 on a little throw-on. Sure enough, after Christmas, it appeared at half price in the Harrods sale so I snapped it up and haven’t had a moment’s regret – it’s proved to be one of my go-to’s in the changeable weather to shove on over jeans with a bra top or t-shirt underneath.…

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Fitflop Tia Sandals | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/affiliate] These new designs from Fitflop caught my attention last week and not a day has gone buy that they haven’t popped up in my head since. I bought their wedges a few weeks ago, hated them and so sent them back – they were loose across my foot and just looked like I was walking on blocks of plastic. Anyone who has followed my site for a while will know that I have a ridiculous number of pairs because…

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Friday Treat: Sports Luxe Sweater – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/affiliate] Every single time I wear this sweater, which was a gift from my daughter, I get compliments on it or someone wants to know where it’s from. I don’t know why I haven’t featured it before to be honest. It’s from the White Company which generally I avoid because all their bottoms are far too long for me and so in my mind, I think it’s not a brand that fits me. But, I’m proved wrong at least on…

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Perfect Cropped Trousers from Mango – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/affiliate] I usually hold off til Friday for any fashion posts but when you find exactly the right pair it won’t wait because they have a habit of disappearing fast. These are definitely for spring or summer but trousers are my default wear so a nice, slimline pair of crops to wear with wedges or Fitflops on hot days that aren’t heavyweight or leg strangling is an absolute find. Mango Crops I’m showing them on me (wrong shoes, I know…

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20 Best Saree Blouse Designs For Women – Beauty Article

Saree is considered the most elegant piece of outfit when it comes to Indian women. Sarees can give you an elegant, traditional, ethnic, and trendy look effortlessly. Saree trends keep on changing and so the designs of blouses. In this post, we share 20 beautiful, wearable saree blouse designs that you can try with your beautiful saree. 1. This is one of the most common thing to do! Keeping the blouse simple if the saree is heavy and doing a…

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New Kicks: The Nike Winflo 6 – Beauty Article

I call these Nikes my “elf shoes” 🧝‍♀️ because of the pointy curve in the heel… So, I’ve been spending a lot of time on my feet since I started working at the bakery, and now even when I’m off cake/cupcake duty, I’m very particular — more particular than ever before — about my shoes. At this point in my life, I’d rather be comfortable than cute… I know — WHO AM I? At any rate, my tootsies crave supportive…

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About That Chevron Necklace… – Makeup and Beauty Blog – Beauty Article

One of the most-asked questions I get on MBB is about this necklace… When I bought this chevron necklace years ago at LOFT (it was on clearance for like five bucks!), I could never have imagined how many questions I’d get asked about it here on MBB. Every time I wear it in pics, it’s almost guaranteed that someone will ask, “Where’d ya get that?” The bad news? I’m pretty sure it was limited edition costume jewelry, and I don’t…

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Friday Treat Hush Sale | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[affiliate] I had to fast forward in my head to summer and slopping about in the garden with a rosé enjoying the sunshine and occasionally dead-heading something or other to justify this dress purchase. You know those hot, hot days when you don’t really want to be wearing any clothes at all… but I have neighbours, so – you know… Hush Sale Dress I definitely would wear it with a polo underneath, black tights and some boots too but really…

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How to Shop Smartly for Clothes and Shoes – Beauty Article

Image from Pexels – Pexels License Clothes and shoes are interesting purchases. We need them, but we can often spend more than strictly necessary on them too. Although they help to keep us warm (and protect our modesty), we also usually choose them because we think they look good too. When you’re shopping for clothes and shoes, knowing what to look for and the smart ways to buy can save you money and help you to find items that you…

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Marks & Spencer Good Move Active Wear – Beauty Article

[affiliate] So, I’ve spent this morning ordering yoga wear from M&S’s new range, Good Move. I literally am that woman in Sweaty Betty breaking out into the aforementioned sweat at paying £95 for leggings. FOR LEGGINGS! I hate leggings anyway and finding loose active wear for yoga is nigh on impossible and I know this because I’ve been searching all year. I’ve got some great yoga tops from H&M and a couple from other brands but my comfort zone is…

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Fitflop WonderWelly and A View On 2020 Social Media – Beauty Article

{affiliate} I’m so thoroughly pleased with my new Fitflop Wonderwellies – I got them from Mr BBB for my birthday (I did ask for them!) – that I thought I’d show you them. They’re so far from the plastic tubes I’ve had in the past in terms of comfort and warmth and they’re definitely needed for the muddy morning walks. They’re expensive, but feel so and to my eye, look so and I like the way you get a slight…

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Recycled Materials Make Your Basics Less BASIC  – Beauty Article

This is a year of thoughtful choices: Washable paper bags, biodegradable hair ties, and a coffee-pod-free planet await…  In less than two weeks, 2020 officially arrives.  A year where the first two digits match the second two digits only comes once in a century, and this time foresight – not hindsight – is truly 20/20.  There just isn’t a luxurious budget of time to play it fast and loose and look back at the chaos with a casual shrug. Instead,…

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Friday Treat (A Day Early): Lulu Guinness Gloves – Beauty Article

[affiliate] I have finished my Christmas shopping. I am done! I had a few girlfriend gifts left to get and by luck my local TK Maxx had just had a drop of Lulu Guinness. These are selling so quickly so I’m hoping they’re all still around by the time this post goes live. Lulu Guinness I bought several pairs of these gloves at £19.99 instead of £45 RRP which I think is an absolute bargain. They’re lovely and soft (and…

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Friday Treat (Two Days Early): Lulu Guinness Gloves – Beauty Article

[affiliate] I have finished my Christmas shopping. I am done! I had a few girlfriend gifts left to get and by luck my local TK Maxx had just had a drop of Lulu Guinness. These are selling so quickly so I’m hoping they’re all still around by the time this post goes live. Lulu Guinness I bought several pairs of these gloves at £19.99 instead of £45 RRP which I think is an absolute bargain. They’re lovely and soft (and…

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