So we're super versed in skincare for the face and the body but what about one of the largest bits of skin on your body? Nope, I'm not talking about my butt (LAWL), I'm talking about my scalp!

Yup, the scalp - possibly the least glamorous bit of skin. I bet you never thought about scalp care other than the occasional bottle of Head & Shoulders right? But do you ever get an itchy scalp when you sweat? Or does your scalp get a bit dry when it's windy?

 Complete OVER-share coming up here but I would get a really prickly scalp every time I went out out - I always put it down to the boozing and bad lifestyle choices (read: McDonalds and Prosecco) but I've since realised that the irritation was a direct result of the product build up on my scalp.

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A Skincare Routine For The One Bit Of Skin You've NOT Thought About



Contouring is not going away. Whether it's a beauty trend like strobing or something timeless like dewy skin, highlights and shadows will ALWAYS be a much loved beauty technique. 

Depending on what you're trying to do, there are a whole host of contour Kardashian style products available but what's best for the every day natural contour look?


New to stores this month is the Sleek Cream Contour Palette. What's new with that you might think? We've seen sculpt and glow palettes before, right? The trick, my friends, is all in the cream formula. OOOOOH CREAM FORMULA - the marmite of makeup. Some people love them, some people hate them


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Create Your Own Cheekbones with Sleek Cream Contouring Palette



It was literally this time last year that I was in California, celebrating my birthday in the sun and enjoying the sights in LA and Las Vegas. And with Coachella 2016 coming up, nothing brings on a case of the nostalgic blues like a YOUTUBE MONTAGE! 


Today's post is also a little shopping list that I've done from the comfort of my sofa in case you need some outfit inspiration for what to wear .... OR if you just fancied treating yourself.

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Coachella Video and Festival Shopping List


The sun has finally made an entrance and it's officially started - WEDDING SEASON. I've got two wedding invites for this months and as usual, no idea what to wear! So, after a lengthy online window shopping session, I wrote this Style Inspo post for Yahoo Style about what to wear to that Spring wedding, with these four stylish (and appropriate) wedding outfits. 


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What I Wore: Spring Wedding Guest Style Inspiration



SUPER HUGE CLOSE UP. So, as a big fan of make up and enhancing (read: improving) my face, it wouldn't surprise you to know that I am a big fan of lash extensions. Eyelash extensions? Like fake eyelashes glued onto your own? Pretty much. Like hair extensions but for your eyelashes! Whether you think it sounds genius or jawdroppingly weird, I've had lash extensions done several times before but I recently had them done at Primalashes in Mayfair where I tried a new kind of eyelash.

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Fluttery, Long Lashes With Primalashes Mink Eyelash Extensions




Despite this bright, London spring weather we've had recently, you may have noticed a bit of a white snow gracing my Instagram. Yep, I popped over to Switzerland for a weekend with my Zurich-based gal pals and it was GREAT. It was a much needed mini-holiday and it was started in some SERIOUS style at World Duty Free in Heathrow Terminal 5.

Due to the money-saving accountant side of me, stocking up on beauty essentials at Duty Free is a mandatory stop every time I go to the airport. Seriously, it's like going to the cinema and not having popcorn, it's just a must-do right?


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Flying In Style With World Duty Free: Complimentary Beauty Treatments At Heathrow





How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? I've already quit the gym but there's one sort of boot camp that's still going strong - FACE CAMP! Yep, remember a few weeks ago, I told you about the Face Camp program at the FaceGym in Selfridges? 

Well, for a recap - it's basically a facial slash muscle massage, designed to sculpt and tone your face. That, teamed with a programme of healthy juicing and diet, all resulting in glowing skin.

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FaceGym Electrical Workout & Face Camp Results!





I’ve noticed that as I grow up (read: age horribly), my skin issues and skincare routine have changed as well. Other than getting rid of blackheads, I never used to be that fussed about pore size, or the appearance of pores – there are quite a few products out there that can be used to minimise or hide the look of pores, so I never really gave it a second thought.


However, things change and the other week, I found myself looking at those awful nose pore strips that were so popular c.2006 – you know, the ones that look like giant plasters, except they shrink like concrete onto your nose and essentially feel like they’re ripping off the top layer of your skin. Could I really put myself through that again?


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Porefessional Skin With Benefit Instant WipeOut Mask & Matte Rescue Gel


If you're a regular reader of Face Value Beauty Blog (anyone?!) then you will probably know that I DIY dye my naturally black hair to the current purple/blue/pink shade. There are actually a few purple hair dyes out there, but which one is best?

 Today, in the name of beauty science, I've done a highly non-scientific test to try some of the top semi-permanent purple colours out there. 


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Purple Hair Experiment: Crazy Colour vs Schwarzkopf XXL vs La Riche Directions

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