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Lasting Memories at Christmas

Christmas has always been a nostalgic time of year for me, and no doubt for many others too. It’s a time for festive cheer, family, close friends, gift buying and receiving, homemade decorations, good food and making memories that will last. It is this last point that perhaps helps in...
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Going Online for Christmas Gifts

Like many, the idea of buying presents is something that fills me with joy. I am certainly not a last-minute buyer and like to take my time really thinking what family and friends will love. It’s a time for thoughtfulness and kindness, where the quantity and monetary value are not...
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Advent for Adults

The countdown to Christmas is imminent with the 1st of December now lurking just around the corner. The shops are starting to fill to the brim with shoppers out for the perfect gift, our trees are going up (if not up already) and our diaries are chocka-block with dates for...
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Back To Black Everything

There is a common misconception amongst women that wearing black must mean we are scared of colours and patterns. That we shy away from them in a desperate bid to hide the flaws we dislike most about our bodies. Turns out though that couldn’t be further from the truth. In...
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Glossier UK Launch

On Monday 9th October, excitement and anticipation grasped the UK beauty industry as Glossier launched here in the UK. From top beauty YouTubers revealing their must-have products the morning of on Instagram stories to ongoing Twitter updates and idle office chit-chat discussing the best products to buy; the New York-based...
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 No Experience Required

When did ‘No Experience Required’, become a depressing code for – ‘Actually, we require three years’ experience in the field and a brilliant portfolio to prove it’? It seems that for the millennia out in the muddy trenches attempting to get a job in the brutal and highly competitive world...
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The Beauty of Upcycling

It has often been said that we are a proud nation of shoppers. We love to spend our money and be in the possession of beautiful, material things. There is certainly nothing wrong in being house proud, or wanting an expensive wardrobe or nice car, why shouldn’t we if we...
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Autumn Ready

  As I sit and type this, the wind is raging and blustering outside my bedroom window. The trees are swaying frantically from side to side as the wind whistles and rustles through them. What’s more, it is almost dark, the sun has set, and it’s only half past six....
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An Era of Over-sharing


  Over the last 10-15 years we have seen an exponential advance in technology, which is only set to rise further with the introduction of driverless cars and robotic systems in our homes. I got my first mobile phone when I was 13. It was a Nokia 3210 and I...
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