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8 EVENING CLUTCH-BAG BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Think of the contents of your clutch bag as the artillery base of your on-the-go beauty cannon. Party-season demands no less than the brightest, boldest of looks, which necessitates a portable beauty strategy as quick and effortless as it is alluring. Products worthy of inclusion must be both compact and high-performing additions - never has the need to streamline your beauty edit been quite so vital. 

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Makeup, Hair, The AlmanacGrace Day
10 BUDGET BEAUTY BUYS FOR WINTER 2015

If the inevitable increased spending activity ahead of the holidays is already giving you an uneasy feeling, and preventing any self-indulgent beauty purchases, then consult this compilation for ten beauty buys that strike the perfect balance between quality and affordability. Because editing your beauty routine for winter [and amping up the the luxe factor] needn't always come hand in hand with an extravagant price tag...

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Skin, Makeup, Hair, BodyGrace Day
10 LUXURY BEAUTY BUYS FOR WINTER 2015

Since I’m a winter-lover through and through, writing this season’s content is one of my favourite times of the year. Come November I relish the chance to shake up my beauty routine; the shelves of department store beauty halls are always crowded with exciting new releases, and old favourites come back into play, bringing nostalgic scents and reaping seasonal benefits.

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Makeup, Skin, Hair, Body, The AlmanacGrace Day
ROUND TWO

Whilst I'm rarely short of beauty products [and as much as I love trying new launches], I am a creature of habit; especially when it comes to beauty products that work really really well, do exactly what they say they will, and make a difference with immediate and lasting effect. This is especially true of skincare; for after years of struggling to find the perfect products for my complexion, when I do fall upon The One, I'm loathe to risk replacing it and tend to stick to those I love. 

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BEAUTY BITES : OCTOBER 2015

They may have fallen from favour within the wider blogging community, but I will always remain both an avid reader and committed author of monthly favourites posts. I will always relish a peek into another's bathroom cabinet or makeup bag, and the idea of presenting a capsule collection of beloved beauty products to you on a monthly basis still excites me - barely has the month begun and I am already racking up a list of likely candidates. Today, meet five firm favourites from October, the best of the best of the month. 

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EMBRACING STRAIGHT

Lately I've found myself morphing from a texturising spray fanatic to someone a little more accepting of the hair I've been blessed with. Initially inspired on a sub-conscious level by the sleek, minimalistic hairstyles increasingly spotted on the catwalk at fashion weeks, combined with a desire to find myself an effective, failsafe, minimal-effort-required haircare and styling routine...

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BEAUTY BITES : SEPTEMBER 2015

Firstly, apologies for the brief blogging hiatus; moving back to the city presented a serious case of 'hitting the ground running' and in order to keep on top of work, study, and life in general, writing was forced to take the brunt of the blow. This month's stand-out products were easy to establish - those that were not relinquished to a stack of cardboard boxes, but remained at my side throughout the drawn out process of my moving mayhem. 

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SOS HAIRCARE : PART II

When it comes to skincare we're well versed in a 'with damage, follows repair' protocol, but despite the fact that our hair is subjected to just as much strain as our skin, alongside the [not-so-pleasant] aftershocks that follow frequent shampooing, overzealous brushing, and scorching hot water and air, we're less diligent when it comes to assiduous haircare.

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Hair, The AlmanacGrace Day
SUNCARE FOR YOUR HAIR, IT'S A THING

We're all more than aware the being out in the sun without SPF protection is bad for our skin. Less obvious is the equal need to protect our hair from the sun's harmful rays, which fade colour and deplete moisture - resulting in evidence of the common distress signals of unhealthy hair [weak and brittle strands, dry ends, and frizziness]. Coloured hair is particularly vulnerable and sensitive to the oxidation caused by sun exposure, which will instantly fade colour, but even natural hair pigment is faded with sun exposure and will suffer noticeable moisture loss. With prolonged exposure, free radicals that attack hair will also incite the ageing process, weakening and thinning hair, and resulting in a noticeable loss of volume.

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SUMMER HAIR ESSENTIALS

Effortless styling creams and multi-purpose texturising sprays are a godsend in the warmer months, and prove that efficient hair products needn't be bland. This season’s hair - loose, gutsy, textured like you spent the morning running on the beach - can be delightfully fun and will instantly transport you into holiday mode.

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