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Monday

Soothing, Hydrating, Skincare Saviours


The wind, rain and cold can be brutal on your skin plus 'tis the season of the sniffles so you're skin is pretty much guaranteed to take a battering as we begin hurtling towards Christmas coldness. Having suffered recently from a horrid bout of tonsillitis, plus a long-term affliction known as permanent 'Rudolph Red Nose' the second September ends, I have been reaching for two products in particular to soothe, hydrate and calm my skin..


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Sunday

Seventeen Phwaorr Paint | Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer


 I suffer from serious dark circles so under-eye concealers are an absolute staple in my make-up routine. I wont lie - the name and the blurb ('The One. The hardcore concealer to wage war on dark circles'- hashtag sold!) is what originally drew me to this as I was perusing the aisles of Boots, and the £5.49 price tag is what convinced me to pick it up. I've previously blogged about my love for the Bobbi Brown creamy concealers and correctors, but at around £18 per pot this might not be in everyone's prince range, so this is a great dupe - but there's a knack to applying it....


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Saturday

Addicted to blowdries | My favourite : blo express blow-dry salon in Chelsea




Hi, I'm Jennifer, I'm 24 and I'm addicted to blowdries. Since having my amazing Tatiana Hair Extensions and seeing how fantabulous my new hair looked properly styled (and knowing, as we all do, what a total pain in the ass washing, blowdrying and styling our own hair is - why does it never look like after a saon trip!? - and now I had triple the amount of hair I usually do) plus the fact the style lasted and I only had to wash it once a week - I was hooked. I found a few wonderful places in Surrey but as I recently moved to London I needed to find a place in Chelsea that wasn't going to charge me £400 for a blowdry (oh believe me, some places around here will try...). I sent out a Twitter plea for anywhere that might be open on Bank Holiday Monday and, as luck would have it, the lovely Jean Queen herself Donna Ida suggested I give Blo a call.....


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Friday

Workwear Inspiration | Take Four


Another short and sweet 'Workwear Inspiration' post. I definitely like to stick to my basic, simple primary colours (Hello white, black and blue - I see a theme!) but I  have been mixing it up this week with shift dresses, two-in-one dresses, jumper and skirt and trousers and shirt combinations. 

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L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Collection Privée Limited Edition Lipsticks


Bringing a respite from the bombardment of brights that summer bought, as we wave goodbye to August (and the sun) and hello to September (and the drizzly dark days), L’oreal Paris has introduced a new collection of lipsticks: Collection Privée by Color Riche L’Oreal Paris. The aim of the collection was to create the ‘perfect’ nude lipstick for each and every skin tone created in tandem with the celebrities after whom they are named- and the campaign certainly features an amazing array of fabulous famous faces - Cheryl Cole, Doutzen Kroes, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria and Liya Kebede each worked with L’Oréal Paris colour designer Orrea Light to develop the lipstick shade that best complemented their individual skin tones, and the results make up the Color Riche Collection Privée.  I opted for Doutzen Kroes  pearl pink nude, aptly named ‘hint of pink’…


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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Complex - Holy Grail Eye Cream


I reckon I have tried nearly every eye cream on the market, from the cheap-as-chips to break-the-bank and everything in between and had never really found one that did anything let alone impressed me...until now. I have genuinely, for the firs time, find an eye cream that I not only like but actually love. It all started after a little Estée Lauder splurge which (as a thank-you for spending a silly amount of money) resulted in a cute little freebie gift bag, Nestled among the contents was a little tube of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Complex and I thought 'Hey, why not?'...

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Thursday

Magical Monochrome - K.I.S.S !


Unfortunately the new job (and the commute to Londres) has left me with little time to take proper DSLR Outfit of the day photos (à la my last outfit post) - but I have been snapping away the outfits I've donned every day. Just a quick glance aaand I think a trend is pretty clear!? Hello Monochrome! What can I say I like to K.I.S.S - you know, Keep it simple stupid! It's always pretty daunting starting a new job let alone for us girls worrying about the dress code (Yes that sparkly jacket IS 'bang on trend' but no one wants to be referred to as 'disco ball' for the next ten years and yes your YSL tributes are gorgeous but the fifth journey down the stairs will leave you wanting to chew off your own feet off) so I decided to bring it right back to basics and stick to some classic wardrobe staples....



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Wednesday

Lancaster Tan Maximiser Soothing Moisturizer - My After Sun Secret Weapon



For the past god-know-how-many-years whether I've been catching a few good old english summer sun rays in the back garden or jetting around the world sunning myself in various excotic locations on my Gap Yah (OH GOD TAKE ME BACK!) my Lancaster Tan Maximiser Soothing Moisturizer, like a trusty, loyal old friend  has always accompanied me and done exactly what it promises...


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Tuesday

The Romantic Fishtailbraid styled at the Elnett LFW Blowdry Bar | Limited Edition Elnett Catwalk Collection



Everyone knows and loves Elnett hairspray. It's a complete classic - a must-have beauty staple.  I currently have two bottles of Elnett hairspray in my bedroom now, and at home our house is littered with cans as me, my mum and my nan are Elnett worshipers. It's the only hairspray that really does what it says on the tin and doesn't leave any sticky or crispy residue behind (I hate that - who wants crisps hair bleugh!) and I wont use any other hairspray on my hair. As an Elnett enthusiast, I was lucky enough to be invited alomng to the Elnett #ElnettGlam blowdry bar at London Fashion Week (everyone knows I'm totally addicted to blowdries!) to have my hair styled and to have a little peek at the Limited Edition Elnett Catwalk Collection. There were three signature styles to chose from at the Blowdry Bar ('The wavy side hairstyle', 'The haute couture top know' and the 'Romantic fishtail braid') and I went for a slightly different look than usual  and opted for the 'romantic fishtail braid'...


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Saturday

Burger And Lobster Mayfair | Plus Special Guest...



On Thursday night I finally paid a visit to the infamous 'Burger and Lobster'.Thursday is a busy night in London (referred to as 'Thirsty Thursday' - if you're knobhead.) so upon my arrival after work at about 6:45 the place was already packed and I had to squeeze my way through the hustle and bustle to the bar to meet my two girlfriends (yes, of course I was late). Although super busy, it wasn't uncomfortable, the atmosphere was great and we were able to take a seat at the bar and have a few drinks and a chat whilst waiting for our table...


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Thursday

Workwear Inspiration | Take Three



Following on from my previous Workwear inspiration posts (et voila + et voila!) ..... another Workwear .Office Outfit inspiration post!  Be sure to follow me ( @JRosellenM ) on Instagram for regular Outfit Of The Day Photos.  Click 'Read More' for all descriptions and links to buy.


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Tuesday

Illamasqua pencils | Medium pencil in 'Vow' and Lip colouring pencil in 'Media'


 I am completely obsessed with Illamasqua pencils. I used the Illamasqua medium pencil in 'elate' for my Bridesmaid makeup and love it for special occasions and nights out. Illamasqua's medium pencil in 'Vow' is a cool apricot yellow which is absolutely perfect to swipe along the waterline to perk up your peepers and to dash under brows or on cheekbones for a pop of highlight. Due to it's off-white, pale yellow finish it gives a more subtle look, perfect for everyday wear, awakening and brightening the eye area without looking harsh. The Illamasqua lip colouring pencil in 'Media' is the perfect Autumnal shade, a step away from the pastel-pinks of summertime but just shy of a full blown red-lip this colour is the perfect in-between 'vintage pink shade'...


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