It's been a quiet week on the blog given that I spent three days last week at a glorious hen party for my old housemate. Like most bloggers who have full-time jobs, the weekend is the key time for writing posts and taking photos in good light. However this weekend I spent most of it flying around with the other hens, or curled up under a rock feeling the consequences of cocktails the night before...

There may not have been blogging time but there was plenty of beauty time!! The brides friends from abroad were desperate to stock up on cheaper beauty buys from Boots and I graciously (with manic excitement) volunteered to be their cosmetic collecting companion!

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NEW BEAUTY BUYS! My Boots Makeup Haul!


I don't know what's going on but my nails are having a serious stamp-my-feet-on-the-floor tantrum at the moment. My nail tips are breaking, flaking, bending - every bad nail behaviour that's in the book!

I've been using nail strengthening polish but to be honest, I forget to apply them regularly and to be even more honest, I want visible results NOW. Sound familiar to anyone? Dont worry, I've found some simple shortcuts which will help you deal with nasty nails. 



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Want Neat Nails? My Latest Manicure Must-Haves.

Home Chalk Board

In case you missed it.... I'm buying a house! Well, can't quite afford a house in London, it's actually a 2 bed flat but still, it's a place of my own. And the best part? I CANT WAIT TO DECORATE! I'm not quite in there yet but I sure am planning everything already.

The lovely team at Flamingo Gifts spotted my "How To Buy A House" blog series on hunting for a house and sent me some beautiful presents which are frankly, perfect housewarming gifts! A house plant just doesnt cut it anymore.


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Happy Housewarming To Me From Flamingo Gifts!





Finally my Coachella Festival adventure is over! I landed back in London this morning and the harsh reality of home has finally settled. Time for work tomorrow. (Cue me falling to my knees and shouting nOOOOOO at the sky.)

As an upside, this does mean that the onslaught of smug Instagram pics and Coachella tweets from me in the California sunshine has now ENDED. 


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Coachella Confession: The Ugly Truth Not On Instagram



In case you haven't already guessed, I'm not a DIY person. DIY beauty yes but DIY drilling, hammering, sawing - not me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a prissy little madam who can't break a nail or smudge a lipstick (believe me I break & smudge a plenty for the right burger) but when it comes to real hammer-in-my-hand DIY, I just have zero clue what I'm doing or where to start. 



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Turn Your Junk Into Joy! Upcycling Old Washing Machines With Currys


With Coachella fast approaching, the last-minute holiday shop has officially BEGUN! I've had a bit of a rummage and re-discovered some old summer favourites (thrifty new me..) but my sunglasses are nowhere to be found! Standard.

I don't know about you but I'm constantly losing sunglasses - hair bobbles, clips and rings too. Therefore I jumped at the chance to try out the sunglasses home-trial by Specspost.co.uk - an online sunglasses and glasses shop.


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Specspost: A New Way To Shop Sunglasses?

  
NEW PRODUCT ALERT! It’s been a busy week at Face Value Beauty Blog HQ but there is a pot of Californian gold at the end of the rainbow because I’ve got Coachella coming up! WAHOOOOO! 

I don’t know about you but I LOVE planning and packing for holidays (unpacking is another story obvs) and one of my most important – must-have-this-sorted items has gotta be suncream. Kinda obvious I know, but the right SPF product is crucial to having a good time.


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Comfortable Sun Cream? New SPF Comfort Cream From La Roche-Posay Anthelios




If you say Hair Extensions to me, I used to automatically think of limp rat tails, Geordie Shore and Barbie hair. Say Hair Extensions to me now and I think.. HOT HAIR!

If you follow my Instagram or Facebook feed, you won’t have missed the eye-opening event I went to last week, hosted by HotHair.co.uk. I got to try on fake ponytails, clip on buns, volumisers and even a full-on wig and what can I say? I think I’m a hair piece convert.

The thing is, it all actually looked surprisingly good! Or maybe it’s just me – read on, take a look and let me know what you think!


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HHBloggerEvent - Taking Hair Extensions To New Lengths!



Here we go, the next installment in my "How To Buy A House" series. Where were we? After my top tips for first time buyers, I then wrote about how to make an offer on a house.

Afer I put an offer in on my flat, we found out our offer was accepted! Time to get new pants Zoe, cos this thing just got REAL.


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Money Monday: London Flat Buying Adventures Continue!

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