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My Ultimate Autumn Treats!

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Finally, I get so much of the feel-good factor from shopping and I love this time of year for that! I did a snuggly clothing haul recently and picked up a few scarfs, gloves, hats and boots. This has to be one of my favourite times of the year for spoiling myself shopping and I love the colours for Autumn as well as all the gorgeous knits and fabrics.

So in between all the hustle and bustle, try to take a little bit of time out to relax. It makes such a difference to my mood and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. What are your favourite things to do to relax and pamper yourself at this time of the year? Becky x

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New Home and My Future Dreams #ad

Hey guys, I thought I’d give you a little life update here over on my blog! Apart from beauty, more and more of my videos are becoming about my home life and interior and general life topics as I grow up and start having to make lots of decisions. I get a lot of questions about growing up and all the things that come with it, like jobs, relationships, money and buying houses. As some of you might know I have moved house this week (with my sister Holly) and it feels great to finally be in. So I wanted to share a few pictures of our new home – these will be the first sneak peek pictures I’ve shared online! And I also wanted to talk about what I hope will happen in the next chapter of my life!

I’ve gone through quite a few changes this year, and it’s made me think about my future and what I want from it. I’ve been playing around with Aviva’s Shape my Future tool and it’s been so fun looking at what my hopes for the future are and what I need to do to get there. It’s so easy to use and it lets you daydream about the future you might want, and then looks at how much you’ll need to afford all the things you want!

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Family is a huge part of my life, and I know that over the next few years I would love to settle down and start thinking about having a family. I’d love to have a huge wedding with all my family and friends and probably make it last the whole weekend. I would love to have children and I hope I’ll be able to help them with school and university and all the things my parents helped me with which is so expensive now! I would love to find a dream home for us all to live in, hopefully near my sister and her family, and maybe a holiday home where we can go each year. Travelling is such a big part of my life and I hope I can do that in years to come and take my family too. I’m also taking big steps this year to eat better and be more active so I really hope in the future I’ll have enough money to keep buying really good quality food and to do all the activities like yoga that I love doing.

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I was quite surprised about how much the future I want will cost, but I was also really happy that I’m already taking steps to save and earn so hopefully I won’t be too far off where I want to be. I did a bit of a fun twist on the popular ‘draw my life’ tag that was going around on YouTube, and decided to do a ‘draw my future’. It talks about a lot of my dreams and hopes that I’ve never shared online, you can watch the full video here, I’m even in a wedding dress! You can have a play with the Shape my Future tool here, it’s so fun and I think you’ll be quite surprised! I really hope it helps some of you in the way it helped me.

So now for the next chapter of my life, my new home. Here are a few pictures of my new house and I’m so excited to share these! Already it feels so much more like a home than where we are before. It was scary moving again and realising we weren’t happy there, so it’s made me think a lot more about planning things a little better in the future! A lot of you guys reached out to me saying you were in the same situation. A house has to feel like a home and I think we have finally found it.

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Leave me a comment with any interior ideas or your hopes for the future! Love Becky x

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Bronzed and Ready for London Fashion Week

Each time London Fashion Week comes around I get so excited but I also get a little nervous about what to wear and how hectic it’s going to be! This year there was a lot of emphasis about body shape, which I’m really in support of, so I decided to keep things fairly simple. Whatever I’m wearing, I always feel better when I’m bronzed, I always think it looks better in photos!

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I’ve just got back off holiday and I’ve been using the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week self tan. I find the medium mousse works really well for my skin colour, and lasts so well as a base tan to get me through the week. I’ve always favoured mousses because they are so easy to apply, and this one doesn’t have that distinct tan smell that puts some people off.

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I decided to wear a skirt at LFW so I needed a little extra help for my legs and here is a hero product that I tell all my friends and family about. It’s the Vita Liberata Body Blur and I’ve been using it religiously for a while now. It’s amazing if you’re going to an event or are in a rush and want a product that will instantly tan you on your body or face but also covers up bruises and little veins. Goodbye blotchy legs! My friends get addicted to this when they try mine before we go out and then the next day I’ve usually got a text asking what that ‘amazing’ blur product was. I even find it helps cover cellulite so I don’t need to wear tights.  Don’t just take my word for it, scroll down for the before and after! You can actually get a free sample of this with every purchase of the Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan until the end of September. I’ve got a code if you want to try the range – just use BECKY20 here.

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I loved LFW this year, the emphasis on simplicity and the gorgeous materials that were used. I don’t live in London so it’s always a treat to go in and to go to events like this! I’m giving away 5 Vita Liberata Body Blurs! All you need to do is comment your favourite item of makeup below and follow Vita Liberata on Instagram (@vitaliberata) Love Becky x

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WHAT I EAT IN A DAY – PERIOD EDITION!

I uploaded a period hacks video over on my channel and I never imagined the response to be so positive!! So many of you contacted me to share your tips too and also food to eat which included food to eat to get us through that time of the month! So I’ve been making a few changes and wanted to share a bit of a food diary to help you through what can feel like a lifetime. I get quite bad PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and three out of four of us will get this so I feel like we need all the help we can get!

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I’ve been trying out something called Cleanmarine. Cleanmarine for women, is a krill oil based supplement and naturally rich in omegas. Omega 3 fatty acids in krill are meant to really help with PMS symptoms like anxiety and cravings, plus my mum is always telling me to take that because it’s so good! It also has rosemary oil in to help with your mood and it’s packed with vitamins that really help sustain you month round, and particularly at that time of the month!

These include Vitamin D3, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, which regulates the immune system and keeps everything in balance, Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 which support the nervous system and keep your energy levels in check, and  Krill oil, which brings all the goodness of omega 3 fatty acids and helps to lift your mood and aid concentration. It’s designed to really reduce PMS symptoms that women suffer with, like headaches and bloating, so I was really keen to put this to the test. I’ve noticed a really big difference in my skin, and also I’m sleeping so much better since incorporating this into my daily routine. I usually stuff my face with chocolate at that time of the month but now I’ve noticed  that I’m much more in control of the cravings.

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Obviously I only have my own experience to go by, but Cleanmarine have spent a lot of time working with women to put this to the test. After using it for 90 days, 69% of women said they had improved symptoms and a massive 81% said they had reduced breast tenderness.  a massive 69% reported less Bloating and 59% less cravings! You take two a day and it’s available in health stores, pharmacies or online here.

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As well as this, I’ve been stocking up on some key foods that I think have made a huge difference. First of all I’ve swapped junk food like crisps and chocolate for coconut and cocoa protein balls. They are so easy to make and are much better for you but they taste just like chocolate. I’ve filmed a video showing you how to make them if you click here.

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Also, pick foods that are high in iron and antioxidants like spinach, nuts and quinoa. One of my favourite salads is a strawberry, goat’s cheese, almond and spinach salad. It makes me feel so much less bloated than what I would usually have. Giving into cravings makes me feel so much worse! If you don’t like salads, you can get antioxidants from fruits like blueberries and raspberries.

Finally, don’t forget to drink lots of water. Fizzy drinks will just bloat you so avoid those. Keeping hydrated helps flush everything out and will also just make you feel like you’ve got a lot more energy!

Most importantly, open up about PMS and periods. I was so nervous about doing my video but I am so glad I did. I feel so much better now and know so much more because once I spoke out about it so many people have talked to me about things that help them. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel and also I bet your friends and family will have little tips and tricks that you didn’t know about! What’s your biggest period worry or tip? Love Becky x

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TALKBECKYTALK HOLIDAY MAKEUP MUST HAVES!

I wanted to share with you guys a few special photos from my holiday and to tell you a little about where I went, what I got up to and my holiday beauty must haves. I had always wanted to go to Ibiza so I booked a week with my mum and her friend. We actually had a week of rain (only this could happen to me!) so it meant lots of free time in my hotel room getting ready for our evening meals with the products I had packed.

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I love getting ready when I’m on holiday but I do have to change my usual makeup routine with less makeup and stick to a few cult staples of mine. Besides cramming as many minis as I can in my case, I always turn to makeup palettes which allow me to change my makeup up each night without having to pack my whole collection. The first palette I took was my Max Factor Masterpiece nude palette. There are 3 in the range, my favourite is the ‘golden nudes’ because it’s filled with natural browns and the option to make things a little smokier! My mum loves the ‘rose nudes’ because it has more pink in it and my sister loves ‘cappucino nudes’ because it’s great for darker more dramatic eyes! The pigmentation on these are great, and you get 8 shades for £14.99. I wore this most nights as there’s a shade for pretty much whatever you’re wearing.

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The second palette I took was the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette, perfect for a bit of radiance on holiday. I’d had my eye on this since it came out and a friend of mine bought me it as a surprise! First of all the colour payoff is incredible. I don’t own too much Charlotte Tilbury but the more I try the more I realise just how worth the money it is. This palette has a 2 blushers, a bronzer, highlighter and 3 eye primers and colour so it’s perfect for when you’re on the go.

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I stayed in a yoga retreat just a few miles out of Ibiza town, and then headed to stay near the Old Castle for the last few days. The food was amazing, and my top tip if you visit would be to hire a car so you can find all the beautiful beaches and places to eat!

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I can’t be without a mascara on holiday and this year I packed my Max Factor Masterpiece Max. Some of you guys will know I pretty much cleared the drugstores out of the Max Factor Masterpiece Transform (in brown) in my TalkBeckyTalk YouTube videos so it’s time for a new one for me! The wand on this is pretty cool. I love the end of it because you can pack loads of the product on your lashes and then the wand helps to separate and build up to 400% volume perfect for some serious lashes! I don’t get that horrible dropdown with Max Factor mascaras and it’s even more important for me when I’m in the heat!

I also packed the Clarins Eye Makeup Double Fix which claims to make your favourite mascaras and eyebrow products waterproof. I swam in this and it did run a little but I have to say it kept my mascara on all day without running and did last against the rain and sweat!

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To complete the eyes, I packed my Max Factor Masterpiece Long Wear Eyeliner. This is a really great eyeliner if you want a product that can create a number of looks. I used the edge on holiday for a really subtle liner which stayed on all night (it’s meant to stay for 12 hours). If you use the thick side it creates a really high impact look. I’ve actually done a video showing you how to create that smoky “cat eyes” look using the Max Factor mascara, eyeshadow and liner I’ve just talked about if you click here. My sister wears this look in the evenings on holiday and it’s perfect for me when I’m at home going out. Go say hi under the video!

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Finally, apart from a box of good lip balms, for me holidays are all about the hair! So I live off dry shampoo because it gets so tangled and greasy! My two favourites are the Pantene Pro V Instant Refresh and the COLab Sheer and Invisible. I love them because they are two of the few dry shampoos that actually make your hair look good again but don’t feel really gritty and dusty which puts a lot of people off using them. I can’t decide which I prefer but they are both really affordable and I get through so much that I always take two cans away with me!

I’m actually giving away three of the Max Factor eyeshadow palettes so you have something for your holidays too! Comment below telling me which one is your favourite and why – cappuccino nudes, pink nudes or golden nudes.

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Here’s to some sunshine, even in the rain, it felt so wonderful and relaxing to be away! On the last night we sat and watched the sun go down, it was so magical.

Becky x

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New Year Winter Beauty

First of all, I just want to say if feels really lovely to be writing this as I haven’t blogged in ages. I loved setting this blog up, but I’ve never been as confident at writing as I have talking (surprise surprise) so it’s been a little neglected over the past few months. So i’ve decided to make this a weekly blog. Every Friday i’ll be posting, and I’m going to make it a little more personal too so a bit about what I’ve been doing that week. I don’t have a separate vlog channel so i’ll be sharing a lot more of my life on here along with product reviews from what I’ve been using or new releases. So here’s to 2016 and the Friday blog.

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So this week I’ve come away skiing with my best friend Jemma and my family. We always try to come away for New Year just to take a bit of time out in the mountains and spend quality time together chatting round a log fire. It’s moments like this I treasure forever. This year there hasn’t been much snow but we’ve had lots of time to relax and laugh. Jemma has the most amazing blog called Sensitive Shell which you can read here. She has very sensitive skin and eczema and can’t have dairy, yet she finds the best products that really work for her and I can’t recommend it enough if you are looking for products like that or just want a really good read with the most incredible photos and a good laugh. Go and say hi!

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When I’m away in the snow I pretty much go makeup free but I binge on the best of the best for winter skincare and rely on it to keep my skin hydrated without breaking out in spots. I’m super picky with skincare. The main thing I struggle with is lips, so I bring three! The first, my Kiehls Lip Balm #1 which is really good at protecting lips against the cold and wind. I use this when I’m skiing as it doesn’t really smell and has SPF in it. Then I bring my Nuxe Reve de miel which is a really intense thick lip mask which I use at night to repair my lips. It’s got a really subtle floral smell but is a bit too thick to wear in the day for me so I put this on before bed. It’s packed with plant extracts, oils and shea butter so if you’re looking for a bit of a repair product, this is it. Finally I’ve got my Clarins lip comfort oil in honey which has fast become a fave for me the last month. I love Clarins because their products are filled with plant extracts and this leaves your lips really soft but is super shiny and smells really sweet. It’s great at night if you love gloss like I do. Plus the applicator holds a huge amount of product so you don’t have to apply loads.

My hands are always incredibly dry skiing so this year I’ve bought my L’Occitane almond hand cream and all the girls have been using this mainly because it smells so lovely! It contains both almond milk and almond oil but is really light so your hands don’t feel sticky. I’ve packed my beauty staple Caudalie Beauty Elixir mini which is always in my travel bag. I usually hate face sprays, I don’t get the point of them, but this one is incredible. It’s made from grape extract and packed with anti-oxidants which leave my skin feeling so fresh. It smells of mint which I love and I use this as a toner. I’ve really got into using serums after my sister telling me the importance of using them (she has great skin) and I since my Superdrug one ran out I’ve been using the Sarah Chapman age repair serum. This is a range I’ve wanted to try for a while but have always resisted……why oh why didn’t I try this before! Oh my goodness, this has made my skin look so much smoother and I am noticing such a difference in the way my skin looks. It’s got peptides in which for me really helps to plump my skin without feeling greasy. It’s £48 but probably the best serum I’ve ever owned. The overnight facial is next on my list to try! I’m a firm believer in finding cheaper makeup but if you’re going to spend your money, spend it on skincare. You won’t regret it.


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My cleanser is my go-to yearly favourite Aurelia miracle cleanser which has won loads of awards and not surprisingly. First of all the smell is absolutely gorgeous. It’s got eucalyptus, bergamot and chamomile so I really look forward to putting this on. It’s probiotic skincare so is doing a lot to help the skin. It’s really creamy and great at pulling all the makeup off, you use this with a hot cloth so it really opens up all the pores and feels lovely. My skin looks so much brighter when I’ve used this. Next up exfoliation, and I’ve got my Goldfaden MD Doctors scrub. I’ve talked about this lots this year and am pretty stuck at only wanting to use this because I can’t find a better one. It’s certainly not cheap at £65, but it contains ruby crystals and is basically a microdermabrasion exfoliator so get ready for a serious scrub! At first I didn’t think I would like this, but after using it three of four times my skin got used to this and now I used it every other day and nothing else will get rid of the rough patches I struggle with.

For my day eye cream I’ve got my Elemis pro-radiance illuminating eye balm. I had been waiting for years for Elemis to bring out a decent eye cream as I felt like it was missing from their range, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. It’s got chamomile and arnica in so it really nourishes but for me the best part is the cooling applicator. It’s so lovely putting this on. It’s also got blurring powder in it and brighteners so it blurs the under eye area almost like a really subtle concealer. You don’t need much of this product at a time. For my day cream when I’m not skiing I’ve got the Body Shop Drops of Youth moisturiser. I’ve dabbled in the Body Shop skincare but this is hands down my favourite so far. As I said, I’m super picky with skincare, but this is one I can see myself sticking with as I’m really impressed with the results. I loved their drops of youth range but I think this is going to be popular for people looking for an everyday moisturiser that is great for combination skin but also gives you a slight blurring effect. I’m all about plumping now and this is really good for that. Used with the Sarah Chapman serum, this looks incredible. It’s so affordable and I would put this up with some of my high end day moisturisers.

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At night I swap things up a bit and change to my First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-firm Sleeping Cream. This is a really good overnight facial. If you’re looking for serious hydration but don’t want something that feels heavy and oily, then this is it. I loved the day version of this, but this is a more intense version and really helps to firm and hydrate my skin with the conditioning butters. It doesn’t really smell of much, so would be good if you’re not overly wowed by products that smell or have sensitive skin. For my eye cream I’ve got my Caudalie eye lifting balm. I’m really trying to prevents any wrinkles and fine lines as I know they are not far around the corner and to be honest I already have quite a few. This is packed with peptides so it’s going to give you all the help you need with helping to lift the eyes, prevent ageing and smooth over any fine lines.

Just because I’m skiing, doesn’t mean I don’t want to be hair free so I’ve packed my Venus snap razor. Venus razors are pretty much the only ones I will ever use because I can shave in a hurry and won’t be covered in cuts. They usually have four of five blades and if you use them with the Olay head then you’ve got loads of moisture going onto your skin and you don’t need to use a shaving cream. The snap is the same head but a smaller handle and comes with a really handy case that means your razor is well protected. I use this at home when I’m away for the night. Then for a bit of a face mask detox I’ve got my Soap and Glory Fab Pore mask and peel. This is so good at getting rid of blemishes and spots that I have. It really gently gets rid of dead skin cells and helps to shrink pores as well as getting rid of any excess oil which I really struggle with.

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I love the mountain water because my hair always feel so soft. I am so lazy with washing my hair when I’m away and I get through so much dry shampoo. My current favourite is the Alberto Balsam clear and fresh which has a green tea and citrus scent. This is probably the best smelling dry shampoo I own because it’s so fresh. It doesn’t irritate my scalp and doesn’t leave my hair feeling gritty or looking white.  So it gets all the ticks from me. Shampoo and conditioner wise I actually forgot mine so I managed to find one of my current faves from L’Oreal Paris. I’ve been using the Extreme Total Repair and it’s left my hair looking and feeling so healthy which I can’t seen to find online in the UK but here is the Total Repair which is my UK favourite. Everytime someone asks me about the best drugstore shampoo I will usually direct them to L’Oreal Paris. They are just as good as some of my high end ones and I don’t understand how they are able to sell them for the price they are because the formula is just incredible. Luckily I didn’t forget my L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 CICA Cream. This is my third bottle! You can put this on when your hair is wet or dry and it really helps damaged hair to smooth the ends and keep it looking shiny and healthy all day long. My affordable hair hero.

Finally, when I’m out on the slopes and need some serious SPF. I’ve got my Clarins UV Plus Day Screen (SPF 50) which again has all the plant extracts you’d expect from Clarins but is one of the very few higher SPFs that doesn’t leave you looking white as a ghost or with a thick layer of grease on your face. I love it. And no burn at the end of the day which is always a huge test for me of sun screens!

Because it’s New Year and I’m all about reflecting and planning, I’ve been listening to loads of music whilst i’m out here. My headphones are from Claires and I just fell in love with the design. The sound is pretty good considering how affordable they are too. My diary is from Paperchase. It was a present and I just love the glitter on it. I’ve written down so many goals and hopes for next year, mainly to take more time with family and to relax more. Life is so precious, make the most of every moment. So i’ll leave you with this quote. I have realised in 2015 I’ve held on to a lot that perhaps hasn’t been good for me. Stress from work, friendships that haven’t been that good, feelings about love that can’t be changed. So as hard as it is, 2016 for me is going to be all about letting go and moving forward. Here’s to the year of letting go and embracing the ‘right now’. What’s your favourite quote? Becky xxx

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Summer Makeup Must-Haves

Summer holidays are pretty much what I live for! The sunshine, the pool, friends…..I never want to come home! I don’t often do this but I wanted to write a little post about my holiday to share a few holiday pictures and also to give you a sneaky peek of what I got up to.

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I went to a place called Kas in in Turkey with my sister Holly and a few of our friends. It was the most beautiful fishing town and I just fell in love with how beautiful it was and how friendly everyone was. We ate so much of the local food and went out for the day on a boat which was just amazing.

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I wanted to share one of my outfits from an evening out whilst I was there. My outfit is from Pretty Little Thing. I’m really lazy when it comes to makeup and hair when I’m on holiday but I still like to look dressed up! For my hair I’ve used the Pantene Pro V UV Protection spray. It helps to protect my hair in the sunshine and makes it really easy to style as it softens the curls that I get when I’m swimming and my hair drys. So for makeup I’m using my Benefit Do The Hoola makeup kit. When I’m travelling I love finding collections of miniature products to take away and Benefit do this really well. You get a lipgloss, mascara, powdered bronzer, liquid bronzer and balm. Most of them are hero products, the only thing I don’t get on so well with is the liquid bronzer as it doesn’t blend well for me. Instead I put a layer of my Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturiser to give me a little bit of colour and coverage. And because holidays are all about the dewy glow, I’ve used my Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in Copper. The staying power and pigmentation on this is incredible. I’m obsessed with the bronze one and this one is perfect for the summer months. Finally for my lips I’m wearing the Max Factor Colour Intensifying Balm in Refined Rose which has been my go-to summer lip product. It’s packed full of moisture and can either be used as a sheer balm, or built up to give you a really pigmented colour. I love it.

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I filmed a video whilst I was out there talking all about my  autoopzioni binarie casalinga di roma pool-side essentials which is over on the Beauty Recommended channel. Everything from my favourite sunscreen for combination skin to a new compact product that I can’t live without. Don’t forget to  handla med binära optioner avanza subscribe here too so you don’t miss any of my other videos going up there. I’d love to see your holiday pictures too. Tag me on twitter and instragram so we can swap photos! Love Becky x

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Make it a Special Fathers Day

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I’m writing this as I look out to the ocean today which is where I wanted to be on what will be quite a difficult day for lots of us tomorrow. As some of you know, I lost my Dad a year ago. I wanted to write this post because for many of you, Fathers Day is a chance to show your Dad just how much he means to you, and I wanted to just say a little reminder of how important that is.

My Dad was such a fun man to be around. He was loved by so many people, and Fathers Day was a day to tell him that. I wasn’t always the best with texting and calling him, and I know the moments he treasured most were when we were together as a family. Time is the biggest gift you can give someone, so if you can, make the time for your Dad tomorrow. However far away you are, however busy you might be, try your very hardest to give the gift of time to him. When they’re gone, those memories are what you hold onto, and it’s those memories that keep you smiling when you miss them.

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I didn’t want this post to be a sad one so I wanted to come up with some gift ideas if you’re last minute shopping, and it’s also a great chance to do a few gift ideas for men if your looking for birthday presents through the year. So the first ones I want to talk about are some aftershaves. This was also a winner with my Dad, he loved it. So here are some of my favourites that I think they will love. Here’s a little fun fact for you, before I went to University I was selling perfume in a department store! I loved learning all about them. The first I’ve picked out is Boss Bottled Intense. At £45 it’s a slightly newer version of Boss Bottled which my Dad loved and I have to say is one of my favourite smells. It’s so manly and sophisticated with hints of wood, spices and orange blossom. I always remember people by what they smell like and this really is so nice.

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If it’s someone slightly younger, Eau de Lacoste is brand new on the market and I think this is really gorgeous. It’s much lighter with hints of grapefruit and apple but still has a lot of masculine body to it with cypress wood. At £35, I think this is going to do really well, and I love the packaging. I’m actually giving one of these away to someone who comments below.

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Next is something that I’ve talked about before. One of my favourite gifts to buy men is cufflinks. They are such a special and classic gift and my favourite ones I’ve ever found are from Rodology. These won’t arrive in time for tomorrow so you could order them as a late surprise or if you have a birthday coming up they would be perfect. I am in love with the quirkiness of them, they are such a talking point and great for Dads!

Next is something that you can do together. Not on the High Street is one of my favourite websites, have a look here and there are so many experience days for you to choose from like tea and chocolate making. My dad loved doing things like this. We used to take him flying and go karting and they are some of the best memories I have. Plus you can print it off and give it to him for tomorrow!

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Finally, if you’re on a budget. Here is something you can do for free and it’s actually my favourite gift of them all. Get a jar, do a little bit of DIY on it to make it look pretty with a ribbon and a little note. Then fill it with little notes inside with fun things to do together. Then each month or each week however often you want to do it, your Dad can pick one from the jar and you can make fun new memories together. If you live a long way apart, choose things like a Skype call, or to send each other a letter through the post. Small things like that are so precious in life, so hold onto them.

So I want to wish you all the love in the world for tomorrow. If you’re with your Dad, cuddle him tightly. I’d give anything to do that tomorrow. If you’ve lost yours, try to find a quiet place tomorrow and think of all the amazing memories you have. I feel lucky to have had a Dad for 26 years, and that’s what I hold onto. All my love, Becky x

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Benefit POREfessional License To Blot

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I’ve struggled with oily/combination skin for as long as I can remember so anything that claims to get rid of shine I immediately have to try and test! The Benefit POREfessional license to blot sits alongside a few other products that have tried to tackle the good old problem of shiny skin!

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I’m already a huge fan of the Benefit POREfessional primer to smooth skin and keep shine away but I still need something after a few hours. Blot on the Spot is an instant oil-blotting stick that claims to keep shine away for 6 hours. I love the idea of this but am always skeptical of products like this so I was keeping everything crossed for this one. The application is really easy and I love the point on the product which makes it really easy to get down the side of the nose and under eyes which is where I always get shine! You just slide it across your face and then I blend.

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It’s quite thick and waxy but I’d expect that from something that was going to hold shine away. At first I wasn’t sure about the consistency but it felt quite soft when it went on and didn’t clog my pores up. It actually made my skin look smoother but you just need to get used to the waxy feel. In terms of shine, it instantly mattified my skin and kept it looking smooth for about 4 hours. I tend to prefer blotting papers for getting rid of shine which don’t tend to affect the makeup but as anti-shine products go, this is pretty damn good. Becky x

POREfessional License To Blot Available from Boots for £15.50 here

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