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Inspired By Women

One of my favourite things to do is make myself a cuppa, settle down with my laptop, and read some of my favourite blogs and watch what’s going on in the beauty world. By the time I’ve reached the bottom of my cup I’ve usually splurged on some new beauty product. Today was different. It’s very rare that I’m left feeling completely fulfilled, inspired, determined and covered in goosebumps! That’s why I’m so excited to share something with you all about inspiring women, something very close to my heart.

Moroccanoil has teamed up with six amazing women to create a project called INSPIRED BY WOMEN™. You guys will probably know I’m already a huge fan of the brand, you can watch me raving about one of their hero products in this months faves video. So I was really excited to hear that such a huge brand was creating such an inspiring campaign. They are telling the stories of these women to inspire us and give us all the courage and determination to do something for the world – together.

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The difference one person can make is huge, when it’s happening all over the world those little ripples turn into good things right across the globe. A few years ago I decided to do just that and travelled to St Lucia to work with vulnerable women and children. I was living in a very deprived area and working at an orphanage on the island. The horrifying things I saw really affected me and after the first few days I didn’t think I’d be strong enough to carry on, but I did, and it changed me forever. Helping children and women that had gone through the most awful situations did two things. However small my help may have been, it made their lives a little better as we cared for them and tried to inspire them that life could get better. Secondly, it made me realise just how lucky we are in life. Whatever we are going through, someone else is much worse off, beyond what we can imagine, and I learnt to try to really appreciate and enjoy the things around me.

Roll on a few years and I’m sat with my tea ordering the latest lipstick that I’ve been waiting weeks to buy. It’s too easy to forget what’s really important in life and I want to thank Moroccanoil for reminding me what really matters and inspiring me to make change again. I want to share two videos with you that Moroccanoil has created. The first tells you about the project, the second is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s story who’s an ambassador for it. I want to ask you to join me in making a few goals. Whoever you are, whatever you’re doing, let’s follow these inspirational women and make a change. Whether it’s a project you’ve been putting off, volunteering, helping a friend out….together we can make a massive difference. Love Becky x




Beauty Blogging for Hello! Fashion

I’ve been wanting to share some really exciting news with you all for a while and now I can finally talk about it!!! A few weeks ago Hello! launched a brand new fashion magazine called Hello! Fashion. I was so excited when I found out about it because I’m already a huge fan of Hello! magazine and so having fashion and beauty in another is going to be such an amazing read! It’s packed full of things I know you are going to love!!

I was even more excited when they asked me to be their beauty blogger! Each week I’m going to post something new, packed full of beauty products that I hope you’ll enjoy! You can read my talkbeckytalk blog here, and check out the magazine website here. Make sure you follow @hellofashion_uk on twitter too so you get all the fashion and beauty news! You’re going to be able to buy the magazine today for £1 so make sure you look out for it!!! Tweet me a picture if you pick one up or tweet me your blog ideas to @talkbeckytalk because I want you guys to be able to get involved!

I want to say a massive thank you for all your support, without you I wouldn’t be doing things like this so I’m doing a little give-away for you! You can win a subscription to the magazine and then I’ve done something I think you’ll hopefully be excited about! Click on my September faves video which you can watch here and you can find out how YOUR video can be on Hello! Fashion!!!

I am so excited about this I could pop! Have an amazing Tuesday, and tweet me your selfie with the magazine! Loads of love xxxx


Beauty Travel Essentials!

Summers in the UK always go way too fast for me and it never really seems like we get a complete fix of sunshine! So one of my favourite things to do is book a last minute getaway at the end of the summer! I’m away in Greece and this is the first of a 5-part series from the sunshine!

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So to kick things off I’ve put together my top beauty travel essentials, products to take away with me when I’m on a flight! You can use these in both summer and winter, so if you’re planning on a last minute sunshine holiday or are going to be getting some winter sun then hopefully this video will give you lots of inspiration!

When I’m on a flight I want to make sure my skin is hydrated and that I’m left feeling as relaxed as possible because I hate flying! So i’ve picked out a few essentials that do exactly that! Featuring in my flight essentials are some of my favourite facewipes, a beauty spray that will leave your skin glowing and a relaxation serum that will wash your cares away! I actually get excited about opening my pamper pack that I have ready for flights!

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So without giving too much away, you can watch the full video below! What’s your favourite thing to take on a flight? Love Becky x



September Favourites

I actually can’t believe September is almost over! Good job I love Autumn or I would be so sad to leave the summer behind! I am even more excited about telling you my September favourites because this month I have some really exciting news!

HELLO! magazine has launched a brand new fashion magazine called HELLO! Fashion and I am going to be blogging for them! I can’t thank you all enough for your support, without you I would never have had these amazing opportunities. Make sure you watch the video because there is a chance for one of you to be involved on HELLO! Fashion too! Along with a givaway!

There have been so many amazing products I’ve been loving this month, in particular a gorgeous nail polish and probably one of the best mascaras I’ve ever found costing only £3!!! Here’s a sneaky peek!

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What products have you been loving in September? What would you like to see me blog about in HELLO! Fashion? Love Becky x


First Aid Beauty Eye Cream Review

I’m a bit of an eye cream yo-yo if that’s even a saying!  Some months I love them, other months I get a little lazy with my skincare routine and tend to not bother as much with them. So when I found this Eye Duty Triple Remedy by First Aid Beauty I was so excited to tell you about it! For the first time in a long while, I’ve found a product I’m totally and utterly addicted to and can’t seem to go a day without it!

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My chum Fleur actually gave this to me, she raves about the line and knew I would love this eye cream! If you’re not already subscribed to her you can check her out here, I love her lots and I think you will too!

So let’s get down to business. Why is this first aid beauty eye cream so damn good?! The first thing that I loved was the application. I’m not a huge fan of creams in a pot which mean you have to dip your fingers in. So the fact this is a pen that you squeeze makes it so easy and hygienic. You can massage the cream in with the end of the pen it feels so cooling and just glides over so easily, I actually look forward to putting this on which is kind of sad!!

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The consistency was a winner for me too, not too matte not too oily. I want moisture in an eye cream but don’t want it to leave me looking too shiny and this is just perfect. It’s so silky it feels like a layer of silk going onto your skin! It says it’s packed with anti-ageing ingredients too so if that’s something you’re looking for it ticks those boxes too.

I’ve saved the best bit until last – the look of it. I get so tired of eye creams that claim to brighten and do nothing at all. This one is AMAZING! That needed capitals because it really is. It has a highlighter/tint mixed in that brightens but isn’t too in-your-face. Don’t put too much on or it won’t blend. Some days I don’t even wear concealer under my eyes if I’ve got this on, it does the job really well. It also looks pretty smooth so just leaves me looking so much more awake. I think the only drawback is if you have darker skin, I would imagine it doesn’t blend too well and might be a bit too light.

It’s pretty well priced on sale at the moment for £20 compared to others on the market. I think I might just put it out there and say this is my favourite eye cream ever!!! Have you found one you love just as much? Love Becky x


GET READY WITH ME: London Fashion Week

I was so excited to go to London Fashion Week for the first time this year and even more excited to take you along with me! In the second part of two videos I’ve put together a Get Ready With Me so you can recreate my outfit, hair and makeup.

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I got to go to the Amanda Wakeley show too which was just stunning. I actually filmed that on the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha which I’ve done a mini review of in the video too. My outfit included a Londali cuff, Rebecca Minkoff bag and a Miss Selfridge jacket. Did you go? What’s your favourite look that you’ve seen from LFW? Happy watching! Love Becky x



Simple Skincare: Skin Social

All throughout my teenage years and into my early twenties I suffered from bad acne. I lost so much confidence and over the years I’ve spent so much time trying to understand my skin and find the best products for it. So when Simple asked if I wanted to go along to one of their Skin Social workshops to learn about skincare I jumped at the chance!

I’ve always been a big fan of Simple skincare, over the years I’ve used their facewipes, toner and eye makeup remover as staples in my bathroom. So I was really interested to learn more about the products and my skin. Skin Social was set up to be a place where you can find more out about skin, and all the things you can do besides skincare to help it.

The story behind Skin Social is really nice too. It was set up with the help from people like you and I, people interested in skincare, along with Zoella and the help of vlogger Charlotte AKA PunkChyaz (who has the most beautiful hair!!!).

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The main thing I came away having leant was to keep my skincare as simple as possible. Their products and the ingredients in them live by this, hence the name Simple! Overcomplicating things can actually make skin worse! We also got to make our own yummy fruit water which I will definitely be recreating because drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Finally, we did a few little exercises and relaxation tips which is all really important for skin too.

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I’ve picked out my favourite picks – the radiance facewipes, illuminating cream, spot zapper, BB balm, and hydrating light moisturiser. You can see most of them in action in my morning skincare routine here.


They’ve just recruited 4 interns to help make sure the site is packed full of fun new ideas too.

You can check out Simple’s Skin Social here on tubler or on the main website here. What’s your biggest skin problem? What do you do when you’re having a bad skin day? Love Becky x


Caudalie Skincare Range

Caudalie, Caudalie, Caudalie…what are you doing to me! I came across this skincare brand at Christmas (a little late to the party I know) and didn’t really know much about it. I tried one of their cleansing waters and loved it but didn’t really know much about the other products.

Then a few months ago I popped into their spa in Covent Garden for a facial and my love affair began. The story behind these products is so nice. They are all made from a vineyard in France using the crushed grapes when they have been used for wine. Grapes have so many anti-oxidants in them which explains why my skin has been looking and feeling so soft and radiant. Lots of you have been commenting that my skin looks better and I honestly think it’s this.

I’ve picked out my 3 hero products from the range. The first, the beauty elixir, is my favourite from the whole range. Blogs, makeup artists and celebrities have been raving about this and I was so desperate to try it. I’m not usually a fan of face sprays, I find them a little sticky and pointless but this has become my absolute staple! I’m so addicted I bought the mini so I could carry it in my handbag and it doubles up as a toner too. The spray smells of mint and is so refreshing and leaves my skin so soft. I have combination skin and I’ve noticed a huge difference in terms of the dry patches feeling far less flaky without leaving me feeling greasy. If you’re lazy like me with applying toners this will become your new best friend!


Next up is my go-to moisturiser, the Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid with SPF15. This has fast become a monthly favourite. First of all it’s matte in texture and literally melts onto your skin like a primer. It works like one too and smoothes out my skin instantly leaving it looking flawless. The smell is beautiful too. If you’re looking to try out their skincare, the the vinexpert and premier cru is for dry or mature skin, the vinoperfect range will suit combination and oily skin types and the vinosource range is for sensitive skin.


Finally last but by no means least, the divine scrub. The smell of this had me hooked from the moment I opened the pot. It’s scented with grapefruit, rose, cedar, vanilla and white musk. Absolute heaven! It’s made up of plant oils and brown sugar which make it a slightly softer body exfoliator which works if you’re not so keen on the ones that have bigger granules. It is a little thicker than some scrubs, so I add a bit of water and it turns into a milky consistency.


To top to off they’ve just opened a spa in Covent Garden London. Looks as though I better get saving! Have you tried the range? What’s your go-to skincare at the moment? Love Becky x


P.S. A huge thanks to all of you who retweeted my blog, here’s a big shoutout to @lukesamsowden @crazeycorey78 and @xCharliesAngel who are 3 of you who retweeted! x


MY MORNING ROUTINE: London Fashion Week

It’s that time of year again, London Fashion Week! Every time it happens my twitter feed is filled with gorgeous outfits, the best of the best comes out of everyones wardrobe and I get total outfit envy! So this year, I was so excited to be going to my first ever LFW!


In the first of two videos from London, I’ve put together my morning routine along with a really cute and easy hair braid. I’ve changed my skincare recently after going along to one of Simple’s Skin Social workshops to learn all about my skin. I suffered from acne as a teenager and still get spots now so it was great to learn so much! Happy watching! Becky x