Summer Nail Spoiler Alert!

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Indulge in all the deliciousness of French patisseries this SS17, without all the calories… oui oui!

You won’t be able to resist six sweet Essie shades that will keep your mouth watering all summer long. 

Inspired by all the glittering confections of the finest Parisian cafes, the S’il Vous Play collection will take you on a whimsical journey through the chic streets of the city of style, decadence and love with soft pastels and a shimmering metallic that is absolutely delectable.

Anything with a Parisian theme or style has always drawn me in, and I know I’m not the only one attracted to the kitsch wanderlust of the city of lights.  Seeing this Essie collection is making me crave macarons, maintenant…

This soft iridescent sugar white will have you licking your lips all the way to the confiserie!

An irresistible lilac cream inspired by the tastiest macarons dans la Rue!

An unforgettable lavender pink foil that will remind you of the most frosty cake icing and the sweet namesake of this collection.  I’ll take the petit gateau avec Glacage Rose s’il vous plait!

Tres fondant of this sparkling apricot marmalade shade!

Romantic rose candy cream that will evoke all the passion of the city of love.

The prettiest pastel Parisian blue that says casual summer all over it!

CocoCrazy! For The White Stuff Everyone’s Using!

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Coconut Oil has been used for as long as anyone can remember as an alternative to many cooking oils and ingredients.  Oil pulling to whiten your teeth is the age old tradition that’s made it’s way back in a big way.  TOWIE legends are amongst the throng of celebrities that are ordering fresh-flavoured oil pulling sachets from CocoWhite (  CocoWhite sachets come in three breath-freshening flavours and deliver a much needed detox to rid your mouth of the nasty plaque bacteria that can make your pearly whites not so white.  The secret to making coconut oil products work their magic on your gnashers is to put a teaspoon of the stuff in your mouth and swish it around your whole mouth, concentrating on your teeth for anything from 5 to 20 minutes each day.  The longer you swish the better, because this magic potion also prevents gum disease and cavities, your surprise dental bills will be history!  Within days, you’ll notice your smile that is several shades whiter and feel the difference too!  I’ve only oil pulled twice and couldn’t be more impressed with the 24 hour fresh feeling it gives your whole mouth!

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(Minty Fresh has to be the most ordered flavour, scores of people are taking up the 14 day oil pulling detox for a whiter smile, this product is a celeb favourite!)

If you’ve ever tried oil pulling before, you’ll know the sensation takes some getting used to, however coconut oil is an all rounder, and doesn’t just stop at oral hygiene!

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As sold at many health-food shops and supermarkets, a big jar of organic, raw virgin coconut oil acts as a shot of conditioning hair nutrition when you’re just split-end central, is an instant lip salve and the ultimate make-up remover; it makes light work of sweeping away the nemesis of most expensive make-up removers… waterproof mascara!  When I heard of the many benefits of coconut oil, there was no stopping me, I’ve not only oil pulled but trialled it as a make-up remover and I am most impressed, it also gave some rescue to my weathered hair too.  It’s refreshing taste and feel will create the sensation of being in a Bounty commercial!

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(CocoWhite Vanilla Swirl flavour would be like an ice-cream flavour treat to clean your teeth!)

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(Light Lemon CocoWhite is just what you need in the morning to invigorate a tired mouth!)

Coconut oil has been dubbed the healthiest oil ever and can be your new best friend if you have a range of health complaints; many skin diseases will be improved and healed with its use such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, rosacea and fungal infections.  It also kills the fungus responsible for those yucky yeast infections and many other bacteria and viruses.  Furthermore coconut oil improves both types of diabetes, helps hypothyroidism, increases metabolism and raises body temperature.  Alzheimer’s sufferers and many others with memory loss have also benefitted from an improvement in their symptoms.  Many are making it a drug free alternative.

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There are so many reasons to invest in a jar of coconut oil; a little bird tells me it’s also a sparkling natural shoe polish that can relieve toenail and foot fungus while you’re down there!  You won’t have this magic potion sitting in your cupboards doing nothing!

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Must Have Make-up: Laundry Inspired MAC Collection Will Have You In A Spin!

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Wash & Dry Laundromat, at your service! so make a date with MAC this summer, to enjoy clean, fun brights encased in funky, metallic packaging that’ll sure have your make up bag in a Technicolor spin!

MAC’s newest summer collection is hot off the press, and the make-up masters have raised the suds with their freshest pile of popping lip and nail colours, breath-of-fresh-air bronzers and a rather dreamy 3-in-1 highlighter.  Best of all, they haven’t stopped there… eye shadow triplets in three earthy shade combinations will wake your lids with a wash of breezy shimmer!   Two new brushes have been thrown into the mix to stir the Wash & Dry powders to the perfect finish on your face!

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The rainbow shine of the packaging alone is enough to knock you back, but you’ll scrub up lovely on this limited edition (shame ’bout that) cycle!  The many lip shades are clean cut and bold with just the right amount of warmth, MAC’s famous Lipsticks and Lipglass, a favourite of many a star, have both played a part in summer’s beauty spring clean!

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(MAC Wash & Dry Collection Lipglass, £16 each. From left: Girl On Board, Laundry List, Hot/Cold and Domestic Diva)

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(Lipstick in Steam Heat, £17)

Not forgetting to bring that complexion up to brilliant!  My favourite and must-have product of this collection has to be the triple-hued Highlight Powder, appropriately named Freshen Up, which boasts a gradient of 3 shades in one pan.  Pastel banana meets fuzzy peach meets mid-coral, all of which work together to polish a sheer veil of colour to give a healthy glow.

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(Wash & Dry Highlight Powder in Freshen Up, £25)

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(Wash & Dry Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trios, £25 each.  From left: Green Clean, Permanent Press and Warm Wash)

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(Permanent Press)

I just love how the well thought up shade names suit one of MAC’s best collections yet; I wish it was a permanent collection, but what wash cycle lasts forever?

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(Nail Lacquer in Washeteria, £11)

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(Nail Lacquer in Monday Blues, £11)

m mac wash and dry powder and lipglass : MAC’s official web washing machine is spinning with the full Wash & Dry range & detailed product descriptions right now!  This is the perfect time to sort your beauty laundry!

CLEAN IT UP!!! Are you still forking out for expensive make-up brush cleanser?

Bank Holiday beauty DIY project… make your own!

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