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Latest In Beauty Pick ‘n’ Mix Monthly Subscription. I saved over £87.88 this month!

One of my favourite times of the month is the day that my Latest In Beauty subscription box arrives, I’m excited to say that today was that day for me.

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I like how it arrives with pink tissue paper wrapping and pink paper packaging to keep the items safe. Usually there is a postcard with a beautiful phase or inspiring saying on it. I like to keep those on my corkboard for the month.

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The products have always been in tact and well protected by the packaging in my experience, so that’s definitely a relief.

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However,the best thing for me about the Latest In Beauty subscription service is that you get to choose the products yourself. They have a catalogue of interesting beauty/wellness products on their site that you can make your selection from. You can even choose whether you want 3, 6, or 9 products. I’m sure you can guess which option I went for!

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Catrina : 5th October 2018 4:02 pm : Articles, Featured, Product Reviews
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Adaptations Assessment For Driving With Disabilities.

I had my driving assessment today at the William Merritt centre in Leeds and I thought I would blog about the experience to hopefully give people in similar situations a sense of what to expect.

I have recently started up driving lessons again through the Motability grant scheme and BSM. I have been trying to use what is called the push pull mechanism in my driving instructor’s car, but it has been quite painful. So my driving instructor suggested I contact Motability to find more appropriate adaptations. So Motability set up an appointment at my nearest disabled living centre, so I could speak to experts.

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Catrina : 19th September 2018 6:07 pm : Articles, Beauty Addict
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We’re All Beautiful People. My Body Image Journey…

Hey Secrets of A Beauty Addict Readers,

Hope you’re well you beautiful people! So if you know me personally you will be aware that I’ve been virtually every size under the sacred Topshop sun. I was overweight as a teen, then became a dancer and went to a size UK 8. I plateaued at about a UK 12 for several years until I became disabled and have slowly risen to a UK size 16/18 . This has been due to a spate of 16 months bedbound, certain medications and undoubtedly eating the boxes of chocs people would bring me in hospital. But they were awesome – so thank you!

Yeah I guess I’ve been pretty bummed about my figure for a good while now and I’ve felt soooo self conscious… my three pair of spanx rule every time I’m going out of the house can attest to that! But you know what, I have to think back and remind myself that at one point I had a really serious condition that could have very easily resulted in dire consequences. And my body, God bless it, got me through! So each time I catch myself thinking negatively about this part or that part , I need to remind myself how lucky I am to be here, to have this incredibly magical body and even though I cant feel my legs, I am lucky to feel with my hands, to see through my eyes, to taste, and yes, to smell the roses.

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Catrina : 14th September 2018 9:07 pm : Articles, Articles & Interviews, Beauty Addict, Body, Featured
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Hello From The Other Side

Hello Secrets of A Beauty Addict readers,

It’s been a while and I won’t bore you with the of ins and outs, ups and downs and total bloody rollercoaster of my absence but it feels good to get my fingers typing again. The world has changed since I last blogged and I guess I have changed a lot too. I’m still adjusting to life with a disability and I feel I’ve been coming to a bit of a crossroads. I really want to do something to help the world and help others who are suffering, but my condition not only inhibits me physically, but the pain and stress of an ever changing medical status has been emotionally tiring. So what can I do to help others find the beauty and happiness again in the world? The short answer… I’m not sure! So I came to the conclusion that while I work all that out, I needed to write again, I needed to stop thinking that I have to make a massive impact, and try to connect to others in the way I know how, and here I am. Hello!

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Catrina : 14th September 2018 8:13 pm : Articles & Interviews
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Lytham Film Company Fighting Discrimination One Laugh At A Time

Lytham film company are currently filming their new feature Super Grannies!

The film’s cast includes residents at the Fairhaven Care Home in Lytham St Annes. They have been spotted all round Lytham shooting their outrageous comedy. If you come upon ninjas in St Annes, worry not, you have probably just walked onto the Super Grannies. set!

Yes, the film promises to be a laugh a minute, and the team behind the film have certainly worked incredibly hard so that you go home crying with laughter.

The film is being directed by Neal Gavyn an actor from St Annes. Gavyn actually provides creative pursuits for the residents of Fairhaven, and apparently it was when two residents asked to do a film that instigated Super Grannies. Gavyn and his Lytham Film Company partner Sophie Heppell, have been the driving force and writing partners behind the whole project.

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Catrina : 18th August 2017 5:21 pm : Articles & Interviews, Charity
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Me, And My Ultimate Face Wipe Hunt…

I have been on the hunt for some time, for decent, environmentally friendly, good value, face wipes.

The reason being, I am in and out of hospital at the moment, and it’s just not practical to take a massive cleanser that first of all, takes up a lot of room in my bag, and secondly requires water, which I may not have to hand, to wash it off. So, I decided wipes were going to be the way forward, to maintain my skincare regime even when admitted in hospital.

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Catrina : 25th February 2014 3:56 pm : Articles, Articles & Interviews, Face, Featured, Product Reviews
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Get The Seductive, Smokey Eye Look Perfected In Time For Valentines Day With Daniel Sandler

The main question I am asked as regards make-up is

“How to create the perfect smokey eye shadow look?”

I believe that the key to perfecting this feline, sultry style depends on:

70% Technique and 30% Quality Of Eye Shadow.

Remember, more expensive make up, does not always mean better quality!  I personally recommend Daniel Sandler’s eye shadows, I just love them!

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Catrina : 24th January 2014 9:20 am : Articles, Make-Up
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Nina Dobrev Is My First 2014 Style Crush!

Nina Dobrev absolutely rocked her black crystal dress for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday the 8th January in L.A.

She was wearing a gorgeous Jenny Packham gown from her 2013 fall collection. It had long sleeves and a high neck, which is a rather bold choice for the red carpet!  However, she still oozed sex appeal as the stretchy fabric enhanced her slender and enviable frame. It just proves that less skin on show can be more! Many other celebrities may want to take a leaf out of her book!

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Catrina : 12th January 2014 2:17 pm : Articles & Interviews, Celeb Style Crush, News
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Secrets Of A Beauty Addict On Your Social Media Sites! Let's Connect!

Secrets Of A Beauty Addict is moving places… to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Facebook, to be precise!

I’m doing this so I can interact more with you lovely readers!! I’d love to hear what articles you have liked in the past, and also what you would like to see more of in the future. Plus any ideas of people you want me to interview, or products you would like me to review… any suggestions are gratefully received!

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Catrina : 22nd October 2013 2:23 pm : Articles, Beauty Addict, News
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Today’s Celeb Style Crush Is Downton Abbey’s Own Anna Bates

It’s been a rough time for Anna Bates on the hugely popular series Downton Abbey, with her controversial rape story line. But in stark contrast actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna, couldn’t have looked happier (and who wouldn’t when she looks that good)!

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Catrina : 20th October 2013 12:53 pm : Articles, Celeb Style Crush
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