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Guest Post: Books vs Beauty

This post is guest post written by author and presenter, Jackie Kabler. Find out more about her and her debut novel below! “When you have a full time job and are also attempting to be a writer, you find yourself constantly juggling your two lives. After twenty years as a TV news reporter, I joined shopping channel QVC as a presenter nearly three years ago. I absolutely love it – it’s the ultimate girlie job, getting paid to talk about fashion, beauty, shoes and handbags on the telly. But on my days off, I have to force myself to switch…

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#HBAlPorto Lush Goodies Haul

As most of you probably know, since I haven’t stopped wittering on about it, I attended a Hull Bloggers meet a couple of weeks ago (which was brilliant, by the way!) and one of the stalls that set up there was the colourful array that is Lush Hull. Not only were they spoiling us with demonstrations and pampering, they’d also brought along tonnes of their products so that we could treat ourselves, and they even provided each of us with a goodie bag with three products. Yes! Three Lush products for free! So today I’m going to run you through…

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One Week Countdown to #HBAlPorto

If you follow me on Twitter you have more than likely seen me raving on enthusiastically about an event I’m going to, using the hashtag #HBAlPorto. Well, the event is a fun filled meet up for bloggers from Hull and the surrounding area, and today marks the one week countdown! Needless to say, I have been getting more excited by the day, and although I’m super nervous (I always get so anxious and worried when I have to meet new people, and haven’t been to a blogger event since the Lush Easter event!), my excitement is definitely beginning to far…

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Review: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Skincare

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced anti-aging skincare line*. I had never heard of Arbonne before, and after a bit of research – okay, my “research” was Google! – I found that Arbonne is a company that works with direct sales, kind of like Avon, though it’s of higher quality and tad more expensive! The company aims to produce pure and safe products using botanical ingredients, and they don’t just stop at skincare. They sell bath and body treats, comestics and even nutrional products too! The RE9 Advanced set* is…

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Talking to Treasured Treats

Everyone knows us girls like a little sparkle in our lives. And some of you will know that I can never resist a good ol’ Twitter giveaway. So, naturally, when Treasured Treats ran a giveaway to win a gorgeous statement necklace, my finger was straight on to the RT button! I was the lucky winner of this particular giveaway, and I got sent a gorgeous pink diamant√© necklace* (which, by the way, was packaged absolutely beautifully!). The colour is lovely, and I’ve been wearing it for an extra pop of colour, especially on nights out. My favourite combination was with…

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Easter Time with Lush: Blogger Event

Keep reading to find out how you can bag yourself a Lush freebie!! Ahead of the release of their new Easter products,  Hull’s branch of Lush invited down some lucky bloggers (yes, myself included – eek!) for a night of vibrant demonstrations, friendly consultations and a sneak peak at the upcoming products in use. It was also a night for me to be brave. For those of you that know me, you’ll know I’m not the best confidence-wise and hate to go anywhere where I don’t know someone. Having never been to a blogger event before, I was ready to…