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I've been a little quite lately, haven't I? I am very sorry and it's not something I've done on purpose, but life really has taken over and Dorothy & Olive seems to have been given a bit of a backseat.
With working running at 100mph and not looking like it will be slowing down anytime soon (yay), outfit posts are just too hard for Billy and I to get shot! But, I am going to do my best to get back into the swing of things as soon as I can.
But, I wanted to share something a little bit different with you today. You see, I'm just a little bit beauty obsessed recently. I say recently, but it's something that I've loved for most of my life. I'm excellent at pampering and while I may not be a pro makeup artist or high-profile hair stylist, I still like to do my best with what I can do.
I guess the ante-upping in the beauty department has been largely connecting with my work. I write freelance and over the last 12 months especially, my passion for health, fitness & skincare has really taken over. I found that I enjoyed this kind of work more and now the majority of what I do is health and beauty related.
I still do love fashion and my endless enjoyment of collecting clothes and accessories won't be stopping anytime soon, I'm still religiously reading blogs for inspiration and see fashion as an art - but for now, my passion work wise is completely with the beauty industry (my work load and client list speaks for itself).
Anyway, back to it... I wanted to do this post to really give you a better insight into what I've been up to and also to share some current products I'm testing with you all. These are probably the ones I've been loving the most over recent weeks and I want to do a bit of a write up of them, but feel free to take a look at the little list I've linked below.
I have a bit of an obsession with oils, so there are quite a few on my list - so I do hope you love them too. I've also upgraded my beauty tools with Tweezerman and am loving the Sisley Lip Twists & Vichy Idealia BB Cream combo for days when I'm not really leaving the house but still want to feel a little more than bare-faced!
Have you been trying anything new lately? Have we been trying anything the same? I'd love to know if you've been inspired to take a look at any of these treats!
Following on from my last post covering all the bits we got up to on the first day of our girly weekend, the Saturday, I can now take you through the rest of Sunday!
After leaving Kensington, we made our way over to Putney for a spot of early morning pampering. What would a girly weekend be with out a beauty treatment or two? And considering we were visiting London Grace, we were very excited indeed.
There's nothing better than a girly weekend. Well, maybe except a girly weekend and buying shoes! And this one has to be one of my all time faves. Crazily enough, I hadn't seen one of my very best friends, Laura, this year - so, we planned a girly weekend in London. Yay!
If you don't already follow her (and why ever not?!), Laura is also a YouTuber - so make sure you go and have a snoop at her videos!
Our two-night staycation started on a Saturday, so I made my way over to London from Cheltenham. Unfortunately for me, my life-long travel sickness kicked in on the train. I've only ever experienced it in cars and coaches before, so it was a total shock and not fun, to say the least.
After arriving in Paddington, somehow making my way over to Laura at Liverpool Street and then getting through the dreaded 14 stop journey over to South Kensington, we made it to our absolutely stunning home for the night!
Would you just look at it?