I’ve recently been to visit my parents in France. And you should all know that if I’m in France it’s inevitable that I’m going to go beauty shopping. Yep, it’s time for the Sephora Haul 2017: French Edition and you may be surprised to see a lot more skincare here than usual. Don’t forget to leave me your favourite Sephora products in the comments, I’m always working on a wishlist!

Sephora and Kiko French beauty haul (Sephora Haul 2017)

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2017 needs to slow down, I don’t understand where it’s going. People always warn you that as you get older time speeds up, but this is just bananas. But I digress! Friday means it’s time for Friday Faves. What have you been loving this week? I would love to hear your recommendations for books, films, TV programmes, podcasts, beauty, fashion –  anything!

Friday Faves: A record-breaking Korean horror film, a trashy TV programme and some wonderfully inspiring podcasts...

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When I’m shopping for nail varnish, I am always drawn to glitter and bright obnoxious shades and these tend to be the ones I get really excited by. But in my (*extensive*) nail varnish collection, if I think about my most worn shades it will always be nudes in the greige kind of area. There are shades to suit every skin tone, they go with everything, and they make you look instantly put together even if you’ve just thrown on some jeans and a tee. So the new Jessica Silhouette Collection definitely piqued my interest…

Jessica Silhouette Collection: 'Bare It All', 'Exposed', 'Tease', and Brilliance Top Coat

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This week has flown by and I’m in shock that it’s Friday. I’m still not used to being back in the UK: where is my afternoon pichet of wine? Where is all the cheese? Where is the golden retriever to fall asleep on my feet? How can I be expected to live in these wine-cheese-and-dogless conditions? Let’s crack on with my Friday Faves to cheer me up…

Friday Faves: Fame, Feminism, and Fingernails...

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What did I fill my days with before I had an internet-enabled phone full-to-bursting with apps? (I probably just played Snake, let’s be honest) My phone is always alerting me to the fact that I have no memory left as I collect apps like I collect nail varnish. I am constantly dreaming of the day I can delete the Stocks and Compass app to give me more room for mindless games. So here are my 5 favourite apps: some are fun and some are more useful but they’re all ones I use pretty much every day. Don’t forget to let me know your favourite apps in the comments below – I may have to delete some photos to fit anything new on my phone so really sell your recommendations to me!

My 5 favourite apps: games, periods and social media management...

Photo credit: @technicallyron (I draw your attention to my deep concentration face and also the external charger attached to my phone, because I’d played Pokemon ALL DAY and my phone was not happy. ALSO this was the day that I dropped my phone because a pigeon flew directly at my face – not shown: the smashed iphone screen and my deep, deep rage. Bloody pigeon.)

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A few weeks ago I posted about my finding skincare favourites challenge with Boots UK (read it HERE). In that post I gave a little introduction to my skin and its issues – primarily rosacea and therefore ridiculously sensitive skin – and also showed you the products I would be trying out. I’ve been doing this challenge for about three weeks now, but many of these products are trusted skincare favourites of mine, ones that crop up in so many of my recommendations and ‘favourites’ posts, so you could say this is a bit of a skincare ‘dream team’!

*This is a sponsored post in association with Boots UK.

Moisturisers for rosacea and sensitive skin: I've been finding skincare favourites with Boots

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For the last three days of our break in the South of France, it has been absolutely glorious sunshine and it’s amazing what it can do for your mood. I feel happier, brighter, lighter, plus it’s so much easier to wake up on a morning when you can see the light streaming through the window from outside. My summery mood must have affected my beauty shopping, as on one of my inevitable trips to Sephora last week, I picked up Sephora ‘Bikini Party’ and I knew instantly that it would be love.

Sephora 'Bikini Party' swatches

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I’ve been in France for over a week and the internet at my parents’s house is still down, so I’m having to tether my laptop to my phone to connect to the outside world and write this week’s Friday Faves post! As usual I have three favourite things I can’t wait to tell you about, along with my first Friday Faux Pas…

Friday Faves: A guilty pleasure TV programme, a disturbing but compelling book and my new favourite hand cream...
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