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Jenny Papworth
Blogger at On the face of it UK - London/Surrey.
Blogger at On the face of it UK - London/Surrey.

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Lipsticks for Brighter Days
Where did the summer go? What on earth is going on with the weather? Will we ever see blue skies again? Even I, sun-phobic and super-pale, am needing some rays. Between the grey skies and the state of British politics at the moment, I’m feeling despondent a...

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A Sun-Kissed Glow for Vampires
Tanned skin suggests health, wealth and relaxation, and we've been craving it since Coco Chanel popularised it in the 1920's. But how to achieve that when you're vampire-level pale without sacrificing skin health lying on a beach for two weeks or (god forbi...

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A pink and glowy Valentine's look
Before and after: my romantic pink Valentine's-inspired look Despite being in a long-term relationship, Valentine's has never really been our thing. I look forward to the cut-price chocolates and champagne on the 15th much more. But I've seen a lot of reall...

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My New Year's Resolutions
Onwards and upwards and all that... Don't diet I know it's all 'new year, new me' but I refuse to get pulled into the cesspool of misery that is the January diet craze. January is the  worst time of year to begin a diet - it's cold, all the pretty Christmas...

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On Colouring as Mindfulness
As a gift this Christmas I received 'The Mindfulness Colouring Book' and a set of colouring pens. I'm not new to mindfulness (I've used it during yoga practice and as a balm for anxiety) but I'd never tried it in colouring form. To be honest I doubted its b...

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Changes to my blog
As you can see, I've decided to make a few changes to my blog. I've been feeling like my blog is impersonal, like I'm copying some idea of a beauty blog without really knowing why I'm doing it. And I feel stuck. I love beauty blogs. I love beauty. I love wr...

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Seaside makeup: 2014 vs. 2015
  It's been a year since my last 'seaside makeup' post, so I thought I'd have a bit of fun and compare the two. If you haven't seen it here's the 2015 edition of seaside makeup  and  here's the 2014 edition . What's changed since last year? Fewer products ....

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Seaside makeup, 2015 edition
Another year, another trip to the charming town of Southwold. And another opportunity to test my makeup against blustery sea winds! What works in London doesn't work here - bright matte lipstick, contouring and strong brows just looks out of place here! So ...

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The perfect fast, natural base: MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder
An all-in-one base that stays put, doesn't cake, and looks like real skin? Sign me up. MAC Studio Sculpt surpasses all my expectations. Its beautiful creamy gel-like texture applies smoothly and its satin-matte finish keeps skin looking fresh all day. Compa...

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My current everyday makeup menu
I have a quick, fresh-faced makeup look going on at the moment that's perfect for a Monday morning! MAC Studio Sculpt + Real Techniques Beauty Blender Swooshed on with a damp Beauty Blender (I use the Real Techniques one) the Studio Sculpt Defining Powder i...
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