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4 Addictive Adult Colouring Books

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll have heard about the adult colouring book phenomenon. That's right, colouring books for adults. The craze has taken the humble pencil to a whole new level with incredibly detailed illustrations providing all ...
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DIY | Carefree Summer Locks in One Easy Step

With summer in full swing and festivals happening across the country, it’s time to let down your locks and test the ‘no poo’ craze everyone’s talking about. Before you run in the other direction, we’re talking about a natural hair ...
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Behind The Scenes | 6 Steps To Strathberry

Craftsmanship. A term that’s thrown around quite liberally these days when describing everything from leather goods to wooden furniture. So it’s refreshing to introduce Strathberry, a brand that invests heavily in quality manufacturing to create small collections of calfskin leather ...
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Weekend Wish-List | Best of the Sales

Hooray! The summer sales are here and it's time to hit the high street to bag a bargain. There's some great deals to be had from pocket money purchases to designer discounts that make luxury investments more affordable. This navy ...
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Top 5 Blogging Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again

Mistake 1 - Having no opinion It's very tempting to paint a picture of a perfect world when blogging. That free dress is perfect, that shade of lipstick is perfect and the box of skincare that arrived this morning is ...
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DIY: Tissue Paper Flowers

If you’ve been following Frock Trade on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest) you’ll know that I’m about to get married! Amidst the flutter of dresses, invitations and seating plans I’ve found some time to get creative and turn ...
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Feel Good Factor Jewellery

Here's a question, How do you feel about ethical jewellery? No, I'm not talking about old-fashioned glass beads and woven string bracelets. This is the real deal, expertly crafted jewellery made by artisans in East Africa. Let me introduce you ...
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6 Essential Spring Trenches For Rainy Days

Make them green with envy this spring with these lightweight trench coats fresh from the high-street. Isn't that a lovely shade of rose pink?! You can't go wrong pairing one of these soft trenches with a pair of fitted jeans, ...
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5 intelligent stories to boost your brain this week

When the odds are against you think of 20-year-old student Mhairi Black, who has just become Westminster’s youngest MP for 350 years. Up against one of the best-known Labour MPs in Scotland, UK Campaign Coordinator Douglas Alexander, who was defending ...
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My Style | Weekend lace and broderie

When it comes to the weekend does your wardrobe suddenly look like a black hole? I know you have plenty to wear but 'what to wear when' is often the problem (especially in the UK when the weather is so ...
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Weekend Wish-list | A Slice of Watermelon

If you're planning a shopping trip this Bank Holiday Friday feast your eyes on this irresistible tropical selection. From bright and bold backpacks to subtle cashmere jumpers there's a slice of watermelon to suit your wardrobe. My favourite? Those Sophia Webster ...
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DIY | Pleated Summer Skirt

When the sunshine appeared last week I looked at my wardrobe and noticed a distinct lack of summer skirts. Instead of hitting the shops I thought I'd whip one up myself on the sewing machine. Pleats might seem somewhat difficult to ...
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4 Chinese fashion designers you need to know

When you consider the population of China (1.4 billion people) it's surprising how rarely their designers feature on the international stage. Let's be real here, with a population of that size we should be meeting talented Chinese designers at every ...
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My Style | Checks and Pastels

Pastel jumper - Jasper Conran (ON SALE!)| Check trousers - Mango (similar here) | Pink heels - Rainbow Club* | White sunglasses - Topshop | Rope necklace - Topshop You'll all know by now that I love a pastel jumper, infact ...
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Wednesday Wish-List | Summer Flamingos

1. Grey tee | 2. Flamingo heels | 3. Patterned skirt | 4. Make-up bag | 5. Flamingo sweatshirt | 6. Heart necklace | 7. Resin flamingo | 8. Striped socks Zoos aren't the most obvious source of inspiration but ...
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