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I’ve not disappeared! – WordPress issue update

Hello! This is just a very quick note to tell you all where I’ve been for the past week. After having a stack of fab blog post ideas I came last week to write them all only to find that I have a ‘no data received’ error message when I try and get onto my dashboard. This error is still unfixed and with little info from WP it’s extremely frustrating. I’m only able to access it today through a proxy but it doesn’t really work properly, hence why I’m  ...

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Beauty

Sensationail Review – gel nails at home

I’ll prefix this post with a bit of a disclaimer: I’m not very good at painting my nails. I don’t have steady hands and I can very quickly lose the will to live with it. Therefore, any painted nails you see won’t be all that great thanks to my poor skill. I’m also very good at smudging and chipping nails. Instantly. I have been known to paint my nails properly (we’re talking, base coats and top coats and everything) and find a chip a couple of hours  ...

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Cardmaking

Setting up an Etsy shop

As part of me attempting to fund my crafty hobbies I’ve been exploring the opportunities to sell my cards.  This is all very new for me. I’m used to running a high street chain shop, not selling my handmade creations through the internet or rocking up to fairs with a little table and some decorations. My usual selling strategies were not going to work here. My Etsy shop I actually created this shop months ago and never really got round to doing much about it. I then received an  ...

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Beauty

FAST Shampoo and Conditioner part one

My cynical nature makes me very dubious of anything that claims to grow my hair or other such magical things. I’ve had some success with the Lee Stafford ‘hair that never grows past a certain length’ leave in conditioner, but the complementary shampoo and conditioner set just left my hair feeling heavy and knotty. I’ve read about other hair growth systems but none of them really caught my eye. I’m also inherently lazy and generally require something to be right  ...

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