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May beauty favourites

Happy Wednesday! It’s around that time again where I am rounding up my beauty favourites from this month. If you’re following me on Instagram (@heyderya) you’ll have already heard me bang on quite a lot about them. For instance, the new Zoeva Highlighter and eyeshadow palette (here) and also the new clinique take the day off cleansing balm (here) which is an absolute life saver. But there are some new entries to the beauty charts too, so do have a read below. 1. Sleek makeup…

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Food

Mad Hatters afternoon tea at Sanderson

Those of you that have been reading my blog for years will by now know how much I love tea and cake and it comes as no surprise that I have had many afternoon teas in the past – but this was a tea party beyond my wildest imagination. Menus are hidden inside vintage books, teapots adorned with kings and queens and sandwich plates decorated with zebras birdcages and ticking clocks. Sandwiches come in fantastical colours: green spinach bread and smoked salmon,…

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Journal

Taking power back into your life

There’s an old, outdated assumption that time heals all wounds. But I believe this to be untrue. In the words of Dr.Phil, “Time doesn’t change us. It’s what we do with that time that changes us.” We are all more than capable of taking control back into our own hands when life knocks us down. It’s just a matter of doing so deliberately. Of making changes that will move us forward. Of finding a way to progress with purpose, rather…

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Fashion

Back to basics with Mays

This is my first ever collaboration post! I’ve never done anything like this before and it’s something very different to what I usually post. I’ve come together with the lovely Mays. She’s recently opened her new fashion blog. We’ve spent the day in London having fun and taking photos of our outfits! We both have very different styles so we decided to stick with the minimal look. Basic white t-shirts and black bottoms. We’ve accessorised our minimal look with silver details and…

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Journal

Learn to love it

Communication has broadened and reached further around the world thanks to social media. It has done wonderful things to bring people together and to shrink the world virtually. People in previous decades would most likely never have met in real life can find each other through similar interest, share knowledge and in some cases create deep friendships and supportive communities. Social media has completely changed my life. I have lived some of the best days of my life all thanks…

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