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Claudia

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Paco Rabanne Olympéa

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A while back I was scent a little surprise card from Escentual asking to share on Twitter a beauty product that I have been lusting after. I had been lusting after the new Paco Rabanne scent for a long time, ever since I smelt it at Christmas so it’s the first thing that sprang to mind. Today’s post will be a full review of the beautiful scent Olympéa*.

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Etsy Sticker Haul

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For Christmas I received a Kate Spade planner, something I have wanted for years. I love it, it’s so pretty and compact and I enjoyed being different and decorating the inside differently to everyone else. However after watching numerous Plan With Me videos on YouTube my sister and I finally caved and bought ourselves an Erin Condren planner, we just couldn’t resist. Once this had been ordered I went on a little spending spree on Etsy for some pretty new stickers to kit out my new planner so today’s post is an Etsy sticker haul.

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Erin Condren Life Planner

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If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I’ve been rather excited over a certain delivery. That delivery finally arrived and it was the new Erin Condren Life Planner. Although I only got my Kate Spade Planner this past Christmas, my sister and I decided we would finally cave and get ourselves the new Erin Condren planners instead. I plan on writing a Kate Spade VS Erin Condren planner very soon, but for today’s post I will be going over a run down of the pricing, order process, delivery, customs and the planner itself.

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FREE July Desktop Wallpapers

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Today’s post is just a quick one, my free July desktop wallpapers. This time I only have one new design, the other designs seemed to be quite popular so I wanted to share them again. I hope you like them and as always, August’s will be up at the beginning of next month. I was asked last month if I could design some wallpaper backgrounds for phones but I didn’t have time for it this month but hopefully next month!

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NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade

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I recently posted a Mini NYX Haul and promised that I would write a full review on the NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade. I’ve wanted to try the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade for a while now but decided to opt for a cheaper option that sounded just as good. Ever since NYX landed on the shelves of Boots, I’ve been a lot more attracted to buying from the brand now that it’s more accessible. I think everyone struggles with ordering new makeup online as swatches are not always accurate, however now that the brand is readily available I’m more than happy to go on a spending spree.

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George’s 6 Month Update

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It’s been a while since I shared any type of update regarding George’s progression so today I thought I would share a little update on how he’s getting on. The month of May seemed to have a lot going on for him, everything happened at once but he’s been amazing through it all. He will be 7 months old at the end of this month, how is that possible? It’s going so quickly but I love all the milestones of their first years.

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Matte Lips

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For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of lip products I sure have jumped on the matte lip band wagon. Not only do I own a silly amount, I bought seven in one week….*shakes head* The allure of only having to apply once and the vast amount of products available have just sucked me in. In this post I will be sharing a quick run down of all 8 matte lip products.

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George’s Nursery

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One of the most exciting things for me during my pregnancy was decorating a nursery. I said back then how I knew exactly what I wanted for a boy but no idea what I wanted for a girl. It’s been so fun picking different little pieces out and although it’s not exactly how I want it, I still love it and thought I would share George’s Nursery with you all.

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QVS Beauty Haul – Blogger of the Month

1 - Beauty and the Chic QVS Blogger of the Month

I couldn’t quite believe it when QVS asked if I would like to be their Blogger of the Month and I was so excited when a huge box of QVS goodies arrived at my door. I thought I would share what I was sent as I have discovered some pretty amazing brushes. I love being introduced to different brands and trying new things so this opportunity was right up my street and I couldn’t be more grateful!

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Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Ink Pen

1 Heidi Swapp Minc Tonar Ink Pen

I have always been obsessed with crafts, making things, drawing you name it, growing up I used to do it. A few years ago I would sit at home colouring to relax long before adult colouring books became a thing. If you’ve been a follower of my blog for a while you will know that I do Project Life, although I’m seriously behind, but any craft that I can get stuck into I always enjoy.

Since opening my online shop my love for stationery has reached a serious level, I’m obsessed with looking at new stationery, buying new things even if they never get used and when I heard that you could now foil your own products I just needed to join in. Today I will be talking about the Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Ink Pen.

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Healthy Eating With Exante Diet

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Having danced for 15 years of my life I was always slim growing up but I’ve never been confident about my body. Whilst I was pregnant with George I didn’t feel like I had put on that much weight but since I’ve had him, I clearly did and I’m really struggling to shift the extra weight and get a toned body again. When I was asked if I would like to try some products from Exante Diet I said yes straight away as I needed something to get me motivated and kick-start my healthy eating.

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FREE June Desktop Wallpapers

Free June Desktop Wallpapers - Beauty and the Chic

I love designing new things, it’s so much fun and I adore these June desktop wallpapers. If you can guess my favourite one and which I’m using then you know me so well! As always, let me know in the comments which one you’re going to be using as your background and check back next month for July’s desktop wallpapers.

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How Brent and I Met

How Brent & I Met

I recently ran a poll on Twitter asking which subject you would like to see more of on my blog and surprisingly Lifestyle was the top result. I share some things on here but not a lot so I decided to share how Brent and I met. It’s so funny how things turn out, I’m very lucky to have met him and we still love talking about how we met even after 3.5 years so, it’s about time I share the story.

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A Little NYX Haul

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I’ve used NYX for a few years now, I started off using the Jumbo Eye Pencils and have always loved the brand. When I heard it was finally coming to Boots stores and saw mine would be stocking it, I got so excited and couldn’t wait to grab a few bits. I didn’t get as much as I had planned but I am happy with what I chose so here’s a little NYX haul for you.

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Skincare For Allergy Prone Skin

1 Skincare for Allergy Prone Skin

Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a beauty item and your skin flared up, became red, bumpy, inflamed and itchy? Me too, it never used to happen to me, my skin used to be dry and maybe sensitive in the winter but I could deal with it, it was fine. After an event last year (read about it here) my skin was left so incredibly sensitive that even wearing makeup for longer than about 8 hours can cause me to flare up, become itchy, red, bumpy, it’s so uncomfortable. However, I am now fully prepared for whenever this may occur in the future.

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Mink Studio

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I have always been obsessed with stationery, the best part about the summer holidays while I was at school was buying all my new stationery for the year ahead, I loved it. I love stationery so much that I even started my own little business and I constantly search through Instagram looking for pretty pictures. I stumbled across Mink Studio and my gosh, you are going to fall in love.
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Random Facts About Me

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I’m fairly open when it comes to my life and blog so I thought it would be fun to write a little post with some random facts about me. I ran a little poll on Twitter asking if people would like to see that as a post and some people did which was nice to know, was great no one clicked the “No you’re boring” option ha! So here it goes…

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Beauty Haul

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I’ve been a busy little bee with shopping recently, I didn’t realise just how much I had bought until I saw it all sitting on my vanity. I haven’t written a haul post in a while so I thought I would share all the bits and bobs that I had accumulated recently. Now a couple of products were gifted to me which I shall explain in the post but I am so grateful for the products, they are heaven sent and you shall find out why.

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