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Pre-Travel Beauty Routine.

Going on a trip? Heres a little pre-travel routine of mine to get you in the mood and hopefully inspire a pamper! Thank you Live True London for my nails and brows – the best if you’re in London! (they also do my hair)

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Skipping The Cold This Christmas.

Christmas is a time for traditions whether you always watch Elf or live in a novelty jumper from December 1st. I’m a creature of habit and have never spent a Christmas outside of the UK in my life. This is all about to change though as this year, I’m off to spend the festive month in South Africa with Adrians family. I’ve worked non-stop the past fortnight to get everything shot, edited and scheduled in so there won’t be any gaps. My videos will still be coming 6pm every Wednesday and Sunday with a few Monday vlogs, but also posts on here every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday at 6pm too. Trust me, I’ve had plenty of sleepless nights to make sure it all runs smoothly.. don’t say I don’t spoil you! You may have already noticed but I have decided to pull back from the typical Christmas gift guides this year.…

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Lets Talk Designer Bag Dupes.

Apologies, this post doesn’t come with outerwear so a warning should be applied if you’re living in England right now. It does, however, come with a side of wit and mince pies (optional – you need to supply these yourself). WHERE HAS THE WARMTH GONE? I thought last week was chilly but this weekend it has become icicle city. Even with three layers (including thermals), my entire body has goosebumps and I try my hardest not to leave the house. Like right now for example. I’m sat on a bloody freezing train (because they decided we need aircon not heating) and using my MacBook on my legs for some warmth. Even my coffee is cold. Okay, the weather rant is over now I promise. But just pretend that I’ve added a scarf and fairly warm coat to this look before trying it at home. #firstworldproblems much? Theres been a few…

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4 Ways To Style A Two Piece Suit For Everyday.

Hello there.. aren’t you chuffed I’m back to regular posting? I had an accidental break due to some things happening but I’m now sat scheduling my life away so a post is never missed again. So far I’m as scheduled as mid-December 😉 Anyway, todays post is one that I’ve had planned for quite a while and I can’t wait to finally be sharing it with you. Today, its all about the two piece suit. Something that I’ve always wanted to style, but never felt confident or ‘cool’ enough to actually pull off. Theres a certain je ne sais quoi about women in suits and this Autumn I couldn’t resist trying a couple in a style thats true to me: casual, easy to wear everyday and 60% monochrome! LOOK ONE The first look is strongly focused on accessories and features this gorgeous black satin tux style suit from Dorothy Perkins.…

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Why Instagram Stories Are My Latest Addiction.

I’ve got an instagram stories addiction and we need to discuss it. Also.. you got me. These pictures were taken around a fortnight ago when the weather wasn’t so arctic and bare legs were still a regular feature. Goodbye for now my tanned pins, you’ll be missed. But as much as I want to sit and discuss bare leg season and the wasted self tan sessions to keep my legs bronze for ‘just incase’ – this post is actually about my new found love for Instagram stories and the impact they’ve had on my app usage around the board. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Stories is the best feature in my phone right now. Literally my most used and viewed thing of the moment. I love being able to give a little more of myself to my perfectly curated feed. Sharing little…

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The Loss Of A Friendship: Putting A Positive Spin On It.

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Bear with me because this ones a little rambled, as my posts sometimes are. I just wanted to get everything out as it flowed through my mind, rather than forcing it into structure. The loss of a relationship is frequently talked about online. There are hundreds of magazine articles focused on ‘getting over your ex-lover’ or ‘how to move on from a breakup’ but nobody ever talks about the loss of a friend. Over the years I have experienced both losses and personally find it more difficult to lose one of my friends. After all, friends know more about you than anyone! Lovers (sometimes) come and go but the friends who pick you up in between and never leave your side. After all, your friends know way more about you than your boyfriend or family members, right?!…

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Why Its Good To Feel Like You Aren’t Good Enough at …

Feel like you’re not good enough at work? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. AND ITS OKAY. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Sometimes I feel like I’m going nowhere and as I’m sat writing this post, that is exactly how I feel. I feel like I’m not good enough at work. I’m stuck and overwhelmed and completely snowed under with the amount of work that I need to do. I’ve got blogposts that are half written, pictures that aren’t edited and invoices to send and despite feeling like I’m a failure – doing these things seems like a task too big. Its funny isn’t it. The very reason I’m stressed and overwhelmed is because I’ve got so much to do but its ultimately effecting my drive to do these things. I have been sat on my bed for four hours now…

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Look Better, Feel Better.

If you follow quite a few UK instagrammers like I do, you might have noticed the blow-dry favourites Duck & Dry appearing quite a lot over the past few months. Wellll, your gal over here got a chance to pop in for a little pamper not long ago so it only seemed fair to share it with you. You’ll definitely want to pop down yourself! Duck & Dry has a few bars around the city but I headed to Oxford Circus, located behind Urban Outfitters. Its super easy to get to from the tube if you’re in a rush. Within the salon you can get everything including blow drys, nails and make-up (and a cheeky Prosecco from their bar if you feel a little fancy). I got my hair blown-out on this occasion and went for a subtle ‘done but undone’ blowdry rather than curls. My hair was fairly straight…

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Is Blogging Dead? The Rise of The Instagrammers.

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. We all knew blogging wouldn’t last forever, but every twist and turn brings an unexpected surprise into the mix. We all love a good twitter rant about how we feel about a new picture getting less likes but one of my favourite topics of the moment is whether Instagram is replacing blogging. Whenever I speak to other bloggers, PRs or even friends who just ‘gram their night out or dinner for the day, everyone has a different spin on the future. I could go on forever about the various parts of the blogging community that are changing but this seemed like a natural place to start by discussing if blogging is dead at the hands of Instagram. The app we all love to hate. As a blogger of 4 years, Instagram was a newer addition to the game.…

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Bare Faced Confidence.

Why is it that as girls, we struggle with embracing our natural beauty with bare faced confidence? I don’t wear a lot of make-up but the idea of being completely bare faced is daunting and I think a lot of you are with me on that. Maybe its the generation we live in. Our lives are almost entirely online! Or maybe its just that we prefer to add make-up to boost our confidence. So for today, I decided that my focus should be on stripping it back to nothing but my make-up free face, in HD, on the internet. Over the last few months, my skin has become a priority because not only do I want to be blemish free but the anti-ageing products need to step in too. I know I’m only 25 but lets be honest – anti-ageing products are to prevent ageing before it starts, not once…

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Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Blogging Full Time.

Blogging isn’t something that has always been considered as a job. If we take a peek back to 2013 when Copper Garden first started, blogging couldn’t generate an income and was purely a community of likeminded people posting their outfits and beauty purchases online. I had my blog purely as a form of procrastination and a way to document my outfits, as did many other girls. To this day it still baffles me that the day I decided to create a website was the day that I unknowingly created myself a job for the future. Crazy right? I have now been a blogging full time for a year and as much as I wouldn’t change it for the world, the last couple of months, I’ve been thinking about what being a ‘full time blogger’ means to me. Every time someone asks me how I managed to take my blog to…

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