WHY WE SHOULD BE EMBRACING OUR NATURAL BEAUTY - WHATEVER THAT IS.

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Embracing Natural Beauty - Barely There Beauty blog

As a blogger, I feel like I've watched the.. homogenisation, of the industry, and the beauty/style ideals that the majority of us feel the need to live up to if we are to 'make it' or be accepted?

As I grow older, both in myself and with the industry, the more I believe that we should each be embracing our natural beauty - whatever that is, and that the 'measure of flaws' has become a bit too high for my liking. I sort of feel like the standards our lives, as bloggers, are supposed to achieve are becoming ever more quixotic - like we're all supposed to wake up as models, with styled hair, and get on with our day filled with fresh peonies and press events ;)

10 THINGS THAT'VE MADE ME HAPPY #11

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Lifestyle flatlay blog photography - Barely There Beauty

As we're already getting ready to round off February, I'm coming to you today with a 10 Things post (keep up with the whole series here). There have been several that have made me unhappy, annoyed and pretty put out this month (eg one of those hormonal pimples on the jawline, and being like you're being ripped off), but there have also been lots of things that have made me pretty content or joyful, and documenting a little positivity is what this series is about, so let's get sharing. I hope you're all having a wonderful day of it, whatever your're up to :)

WAXED JACKETS + WELLIES.

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One of the things I love most about living in the Home Counties, is that there are so many areas to walk.

Woodland, heath, lakes, and all of them quite private most of the time, rather than feeling overcrowded like a lot of London - I always remember reading somewhere that Surrey had the most cars per household, and trees per sq. km - although it's such a distant memory that I fear I may have dreamt it?!

KBEAUTY HAUL FT MIIN COSMETICS.

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More Korean beauty products? Don't mind if I do!

12 SKINCARE LOVES FOR TRANSITIONING OUT OF WINTER.

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Now that we're into February, it's getting ever so slightly warmer and brighter than it felt a couple of months ago, and I've taken that as a green light to switch up my skincare a little, and attend to it's everchanging needs as we head into Spring.

Even though I'm constantly trying and rotating products, there are a fair few gems that have caught my eye enough to become a regular part of my routine - some new, others just new to me - all favourites. So let's have chinwag and catch up with some of my current skincare favourites :)


A CASUAL (+ AFFORDABLE) VALENTINE'S OUTFIT.

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As we've already spoken about Valentine's gift ideas here (many items of which have since made it only my own wishlist..) I'm tackling outfits today!

I'm feeling in a bit of a casual mood (says the girl who lives in a casual uniform of bretons, jeans and loafers/slippers - although I did wear chinos today so I've clearly really pushed the boat out!) and a bit fed up of seeing Valentine's outfits consisting of fanciful evening dresses and ostentatious designer clutches/stillettos, so I've designed myself a bit of a personal challenge with my own outfit this year.. and welcome you to do the same!

HOW I SHAPE + STYLE MY EYEBROWS.

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I've had many a question about my eyebrows.

And I've not really given them any focus here on BTB, but today, I'm going to attempt to answer all the questions - from how I 'maintain' them, to my favourite products. I hope you enjoy!

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