September Beauty Club

FionaThis month we talked a lot about the arrival of Autumn and how excited we were for a burgundy lip, a new winter coat and good telly.

The darker nights can sometimes make getting up just that bit harder so, settle down with a  brew and have a read about what’s been making us smile this month.

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Summer Trends & Work Wear

FionaIt’s June. It’s hot. It’s officially BRITISH SUMMERTIME!!

But calm yourselves, because with the high temperatures comes a whole new wave of confusion and stress for many (including me) of ‘what the hell do I wear for work?’

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February Beauty Club

FionaLast week all the planets aligned and all six members of Beauty Club actually managed to get together! With busy jobs, families and other commitments we can’t always do this as much as we would like but my vegan mac n cheese was obviously too good to turn down…

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Vegan Mac n Cheese – February Menu

FionaSo we’ve decided to add in our recipes for what we eat when we all get together. All our dishes are vegan as we have two vegan members so it just makes it easier to cook for all!

 

This month I tackled a dairy fave – Mac n Cheese (without dairy obvs)…

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Vegan Buffet – January Menu

Rachel As January is the annual celebration of our Fi’s birth when I hosted the January meet up I put together a bit of a party buffet *procecco pops*

On the menu (all vegan) – Caramelised Red Onion Quiche, Leek & Potato Salad, Green Balsamic Salad, Lemon Hummus & Chunky Guacamole with Tortilla Chips. January Menu (2)

Read on for the recipes for the red onion quiche and potato salad.

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January Beauty Club – New Year, New Me?

FionaNew year, new me? Nah. I’m quite happy with me thanks.

It can be really tempting to go into the new year with lots of unrealistic ambitions of what you want to achieve over the next 12 months and whilst it’s great to have goals, sometimes we just put too much pressure on ourselves.

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Christmas Beauty Haul

FionaIn amongst the whirlwind of Christmas (driving over 500 miles, drinking too much Baileys and eating twice my body weight in cheese) I was completely spoiled by friends and family with some gorgeous beauty gifts.

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Glossier.. hits the UK!

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KLAXON! Glossier is finally shipping to the UK!

The insta-famous American brand founded by Emily Weiss (of Into The Gloss blog) has taken the beauty blog world by storm with it’s un-fussy (but looks great in your bathroom cabinet shelf) packaging, great product and word of mouth marketing. As soon as we heard they would be shipping to the UK in the Autumn we were very excited, and promptly filled my basket up to take advantage of the free shipping!

What’s in my basket?

Glossier – Phase 1 set

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Milky Jelly Cleanser – This cleanser is a thicker texture than an old favourite of mine, Oskia Renaissance Gel but it reminds of it as it melts seamlessly into the skin to dissolve the days grime. I use a separate eye make up remover as the thought of putting gel near my eye makes me squirm. The pump packaging will also make Rachel very happy.

Balm.com in ‘Birthday’ – A nice vanilla/sweet scent and it hydrates the lips nicely and goes well under lipstick.

Priming Moisturiser – This mattifying moisturiser is somewhere between a moisturiser and primer, but feels a little thin and not hydrating enough for me in the winter months. It sits nicely under foundation though, and seems to help with the longevity of my base. I have since got a whopping under the skin spot, and realised it has shea butter in which usually breaks me out. SADFACE.

 

Boy Brow in Brown – OBSESSED.

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Mega Greens face mask – I am a face mask addict. There I said it. This mask will slot nicely into my rotation as it feels quite nourishing unlike most clay masks which tend to dry my skin out.

Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream – This thick body butter type cream nourishes my skin and gives it the most luminous glow without being glittery or garish. I wish I’d had this on holiday over the summer.

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Lip gloss – This no-fuss lip gloss is glassy and shiny in all the right ways. It’s completely clear so works well over any lipstick and am already smitten with it.

On the wishlist for next time is the Cloud Paint cream blush, and WOWDER Powder.

If you would like to save £10 on your first Glossier order, use the link below!

http://bff.glossier.com/gLIOx