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Planning

My Midori set up for Autumn

I don’t normally do the whole setting up my planner for a season thing However, after setting up my Midori recently I felt it needed prettying up. After seeing all those travelers notebooks set up beautifully on Instagram I felt compelled to do the same. I’d seen a few TN kits around Etsy but sadly couldn’t find one to match my style. What I could find was a sold out Autumn TN kit from Filofabulouss. Some of the separate parts of the kit were still available, so I picked  ...

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Beauty

Tarte first impressions (first ever purchase)

I’ve been eyeing up Tarte products for a while. I hear a lot about it but have never come across it in real life. In fact the only place I’ve seen it in the UK is QVC. The reviews looked good and when a TSV popped up on my Instagram, I knew now was the time. TSV stands for Today’s Special Value and is a one day only, incredible price deal. The P&P is usually around £5 added on top, but there’s usually some great value to be had. The TSV that I bought was the Good  ...

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Cardmaking

Super cute balloon birthday cards done two ways

Back to cardmaking today with some simple children’s cards I say childrens, but actually with the right colour combination, they’d be just as nice for adults too. This design was inspired by something I found over on Pinterest a while ago. I love balloon cards generally but I liked the idea of not seeing the full balloon. I also though this would be a fantastic opportunity to bring out the brightly coloured cardstock. To make these cards you can do one of two things: Use die  ...

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Beauty

Current skincare routine – October

Well I think I’m a good six months into completely overhauling my skincare routine This past month or so has probably been the most tough, in terms of how my skin has looked and felt. Back in late August I started having a breakout along my jawline. This cluster of pain and redness spread and didn’t improve. I discontinued use of one new product – the Benton Snail Bee Essence and of one old product that I had recently started to use again – Pupa BB Cream Primer. The  ...

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