‘Wellness’ is the new buzzword in beauty and the Nails Inc Mindful Manicure collection is certainly a very pretty addition to the growing beauty genre. Described as nail varnishes that boost ‘mood-enhancing properties’ as they contain real gemstones… intrigued? Take a look below!

Nails Inc Mindful Manicure swatches

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On Thursday I went to the Blogosphere Blog Awards in Kensington and had such a great time! I was still a little bit in shock to be nominated for Beauty Blogger of the Year, and so the whole thing was a bit of a blur. Take a look below to see what I wore…

What I wore to the Blogosphere Blog Awards: red ChiChi dress, leopard print Aspinal clutch, ChiChi Bow shoes

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There are few phrases that stick in my craw as much as ‘summer ready’. It is often used to imply the panic and pressure women feel to lose half their body weight, remove every strand of hair below the neck, and have perfect, glowing skin so they can follow the ubiquitous ‘just throw on some BB cream’ make up tutorials. Let’s all eye-roll together.

This year I’m rejecting all that nonsense. I have put together my picks of products that help me to just feel that little bit more confident… with no rice cakes in sight.

My Own Kind Of Summer Ready - The products that help me to feel more confident in the summer

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At the moment it is sweltering in London so the Essie Resort 2017 collection has come at the perfect time. It’s full of pastels and brights but throws in some unique colours to give this a little bit of excitement. FYI these polishes are limited edition and will not be restocked after the 4th of July, so if any of these catch your eye I would hurry along to pick them up!

Essie Resort 2017 swatches

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Happy Friday you lovely, lovely people! Are you ready for some Friday Faves? I’ve got mainly lifestyle recommendations to share with you this week, including a new podcast, book, and TV series. So don’t say I never treat you! Don’t forget to leave me your recommendations in the comments or come natter to me on Twitter.

Friday Faves: Recommendations for make up, TV, books and podcasts...

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I’ve been doing a few posts recently about the hidden side of rosacea (and any skin condition): the emotional aspects. Today I wanted to talk about confidence and unhelpful thoughts. This is a topic that I think most people can find useful, even if you don’t suffer with a skin condition. Confidence, self-esteem, and low self-worth are issues that most people suffer with at some point in their lives. I hope you find this helpful, let me know your thoughts in the comments and leave me your techniques for helping interrupt or stop unhelpful thoughts – I would love to hear them.

Skin, confidence & unhelpful thoughts

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What a whirlwind week – so much has happened it feels like I was only writing my previous Friday Faves post yesterday! How has your week been? What are your Friday Faves? Let me know in the comments below – as I work from home you guys are pretty much my work colleagues, so let’s pretend we’re stood at the water cooler, sharing our recommendations!

Friday Faves: dairy-free cold brew coffee, Urban Decay newness, a foot saviour and a great new podcast!

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