Everything you need to know to do your makeup like a French woman

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I’ve been fascinated with how French women do their makeup even before I touched down in the City of Lights for the first time this spring. They use what looks like so little and manage to look so good. On the bus, in the train, at cafes and restaurants the women I observed (all while trying not to look like I was staring) seemed like they didn’t spend too much time or effort on hair, makeup or dressing up.
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How to look your best – even when you don’t feel it

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You can barely breathe from a blocked nose, your eyes are watery and all the sneezing and coughing has left a mountain of tissue near you. There are few things worse than a bad cold. More so when your packed schedule won’t let you sit back with a hot mug of tea and your favourite movies/books. I know you feel miserable, but the good news is, you don’t have to look it. So whether it’s a presentation you just can’t postpone or a friend’s engagement party, these are my tips to ensure you look your best.

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How to exfoliate based on your skin type

If you’ve read my previous post about the important skincare step you’re probably skipping, you’ll know that exfoliation plays a big part in keeping your skin healthy as well as reducing your chances of breaking out. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Over exfoliating can wreck havoc with your skin making it raw and sensitive. The key is knowing how often you need to exfoliate and finding the right exfoliator for your skin type.
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The best way to beat hangover skin right here

If you’re currently sitting, pounding head in hand, trying to total up last night’s cocktails (or mulled wine) while your throat feels like a dry sponge and your skin looks dull and blotchy, you’re probably not alone. All forms of alcohol are dehydrating, resulting in this morning from hell scenario. But the good news is, you don’t have to look as bad as you feel. Following these tried and tested tips, before and after a fabulous night out will have you have you looking – if not feeling – good in no time.

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