My Midlife Blogging Crisis

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As some of my Twitter followers may know, my health issues have really been dictating my life for the last few weeks. This has given me a chance to take a step back from blogging and reevaluate why I do it.

Things were getting bad over here at Beauty & The Tomboy. I can now say that comparing myself to other bloggers was certainly my downfall. (more…)

Distressed Boyfriend Tees 3 Ways!

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Please excuse the ridiculous black hair, home dying gone wrong!

My wardrobe is slowly filling with boyfriend tee’s of all shapes and colours. When it comes to fashion I certainly love to feel comfortable and its doesn’t get much more comfortable than these over sized tops.

What I love the most about these tee’s is that they are totally versatile and suit everyone! Weather you wear them on a chilled out Sunday or to a Monday morning meeting, there’s a tee for every occasion. And these are my favourite ways of wearing them.
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Buying A New Makeup Bag + COMPETITION

I find myself reaching for a makeup bag more and more these days. Wether it be because I’m going away or just want to store my handbag essentials, my makeup bags have certainly felt the strain.
Looking slightly worse for wear, it’s definitely time I invested in a new one. But with so much choice, how do I find the perfect one? Well I’ve narrowed it down to these lovelies and with a little help from you guys, I think I’ll be able to decide!

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How To Wear A Daytime Friendly Bold Lip

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Some occasions call for a bright lip and there’s no better time than the summer to do just that. Bright, bold lips are the perfect match for this beautiful weather, however it’s not always easy to pull off. I’ve been experimenting and have found my fool proof way of rocking a bold lip in the daytime…
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New Release// Body Shop Instablur

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Instablur and The Body Shop make up in action with NO retouching or filters.

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Those amazing people over at The Body Shop have certainly listened to our needs with this new release. With women taking a whole month of their lives taking, editing and deleting selfies, this is certainly the selfie era. But surely there’s a way to boost our confidence without filters and apps. So, what if you could look amazing without the need of technology? Well if you’re a selfie lover, I think this ones for you. (more…)

Nails Of The Week #4 // Summertime Reds

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Today’s post is bought to you straight from my sunny garden. As I sit here in the sun, wondering how this day could get any better, I decided to pamper myself with a little garden manicure session!

Summer is officially here and so it’s time to forget about pastel colours, instead embracing brighter shades.
And when it comes to red, there’s one brand that really stands out to me, that’s Ciaté. They do red so well! The shades are bright, unique and the names are seriously cute.

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Foundation Friday// Simple BB Cream

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What a busy week its been! The last Foundation Friday feels like just yesterday but here we are again.

This weeks foundation Friday is all about the big beauty hit, BB creams! With every cosmetic company and their friends jumping on the bandwagon, the industry has been saturated with these creams. If you don’t know what a BB cream is then firstly where have you been? Secondly, let me tell you all about them. Beauty Balms are basically supped up versions of tinted moisturisers. Usually offering SPF and a heavier coverage, they have blended in well with the zero effort beauty trend of 2014. These days its all about a quick base without the fuss of a full coverage foundation! (more…)

Something For My Brows

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I was on that big brow bandwagon long before it was popular. When everyone else had pencil thin brows, I was that 12 year old with big bushy brows! I’ve made all your classic brow shaping disasters. Attempting to shave my brows into shape when I was 12, and subsequently having to pencil them back in as I went a little over the top with the razor was certainly a low point! Finally my mum expertly plucked them for me and I seriously haven’t looked back since. (more…)