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[guest post] 7 Fall Beauty Trends Revealed

18 September 2017

Depending on what kind of calendar you rely on – meteorological or astronomical, Fall has already arrived with the arrival of September 1st or will arrive come the 22nd. Regardless of what belief you cling to, the reality is this – the minute temperatures dropped signified the arrival of glorious Fall, and the season comes with its own set of unique rules and trends to abide by, in terms of fashion, skincare, makeup as well as hair. This is a huge shift and you should welcome it fully prepared.

The Hive - Kew Gardens

11 September 2017

Last month I went to Kew Gardens for the first time ever! I went to see The Hive which is described as 'a unique, multi-sensory experience designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees. A feat of British engineering, it stands 17 metres tall, set in a wildflower meadow.'

The Hive - Kew Gardens

August eats

4 September 2017

So as someone who spends a lot of her income on food (I don’t even want to find what % it is) I thought I’d share some of the places I’ve eaten in during August. Hopefully doing this series will force me to bring my DSLR more to get some quality pics. I don’t think I’ll be going down the route of reviewing places just yet, but I think my food choices are banging so I consider it a duty to share.

1. Zeytin Restaurant – Greenwich
Crossing the river in search of Turkish food on the recommendation from friends that this place is “so good”, led me to Zeytin, and I concur it was great. Four of us pitched up here and basically ordered everything on the menu. I went all out and ended up taking some chicken and lamb shish home because shish is too good to leave behind.

Zeytin Restaurant – Greenwich

Harry Potter gift guide

28 August 2017

I was going to post today about housewarming gifts as I'm in the process of buying one for my friend who has moved into a new place, but I got really sidetracked by all the Harry Potter stuff I found on Pinterest. There are so many gems and I just had to share, as I think I basically have a gift guide for every interest and it's never too late to start with the gift guides now that we're on the final bank holiday before all the Christmas planning comes in!

Harry Potter gift guide on Pull Down The Moon

[GUEST POST] Infographic - 6 easy thing you can do to get rid of oily skin

14 August 2017

Today we're back to talking about skincare and I have guest blogger Hannah Do talking about what you can do to get rid of oily skin - enjoy! 

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For most people with oily skin, you need to have guts if you want to use makeup products on your skin. Apply anything that’s too occlusive or harsh and you can end up not just with excessive shine and grease, but acne and clogged pores, too. 

The truth, however, is that it’s possible for you to use cosmetics without compromising your skin. The trick is in finding the right products with the right formula and ingredients that can match your skin type.

Foundations, for example, should be lightweight and oil-free. You should also look for something that’s mattifying to help curb your skin’s oil production.

You can consider investing in a non comedogenic primer, too. Primers are a great help in creating a smoother canvas and in keeping your makeup in place longer.

As for blushes and bronzers, it’s best to stick with powder formulations. Apart from that they won’t add more shine to your skin, they can also absorb excess oil.

Set everything with a translucent powder. You can use a powder brush to lightly dust off some powder on your face or use a puff or sponge to press the product on your skin.

Now, to tackle the root cause of the problem, you have to consider starting a proper skin care routine. Here’s an infographic to help you get rid of oily skin for good.

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