March, 2014

28 March
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My unusual photoshoot and my latest buys

Hi everyone!

Sooo! This is my first blog for HELLO! Online! I’m really excited to be joining the HELLO! team, here is what’s been going on in my life this week:

I’m on a bit of a health kick following my holiday to Dubai, and have been trying to get to the gym around 4 times a week. Sometimes I don’t get there till after I finish work which can be after 8pm and I always try and think of excuses not to go, but once I’ve trained for 45mins to 1hr I feel loads better… I just stick my headphones on, get the tunes going on and do a mixture of weights and cardio. I don’t have a personal trainer, I take health and nutrition advice off people and just train myself!

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Last weekend I went on a shoot with a bit of a difference and I wanted to share this with my readers!

A creative team I work with and I went up to a farm in the Peak District to do a fashion shoot involving animals, with some of the shots carrying an Easter and Spring theme. I didn’t realise how high up the Peak District was and over the course of just one day we had rain, hail, wind and sun, the weather was so unpredictable and quite random. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty cold! Just look at this pic of how covered up the crew were!

Me with a baby chick!

Me with a baby chick!

The shoot concept sounded really cute with bunnies, lambs and chicks, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds! I soon learnt that they have a habit of not keeping still, wandering off, pecking you and doing things that you erm, don’t quite expect! (or want on a photoshoot!) Needless to say, the pictures were a lot of fun. Here’s some snaps from the day.

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Shoot!

I always pick up great tips from shoots and will be sharing them with you – I absolutely love this Urban Decay naked 2 palette for my eyes.

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Benefit Primer ‘Porefessional’ which keeps make up set all day (great for nights out and red carpet too!) and Shu Uemera lashes which look so natural and full on camera.

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For my hair we used the Kevin Murphy range which I love because its paraben free so it’s good for your hair and for the environment, and as my hair is so fine my hairdresser Reuben used thick dark brown clip in Beauty Work extensions for added length and oomph!

I went through the shots last night and it’s looking good!

I also managed to get down to the Trafford Centre this week at had a bit of a shop. I spied these shoes from Office which I love, so got them in both colours (woops!)

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However I was on the lookout for a high street version of this gorgeous Victoria Beckham white blazer:

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And hurray! I found a similar one in Zara. This jacket looks really effortless and stylish with dark blue jeans or jeggings and a sexy heel. I would team it with the new YSL brown clutch bag, which I am saving up for. It’s GORGEOUS!

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I’m going to be going to quite a few castings and business meetings when I leave Corrie next month so an outfit like this is perfect, and the jacket is great for a night time look with leather trousers.

Next week I will tell you all about what I did on Mother’s day for my mum Jackie, and I’m going to have a bit of a pamper night in to try out some overnight beauty masks and body scrubs so I will report back on the ones I like :-)

Lots of love

Michelle xx

21 March
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Hello everybody!

I am really excited to be launching my fashion and beauty blog in HELLO! Online. Come back on Friday 28 March to read all about my thoughts on summer fashion, key colours and trends and my must-have beauty products for that barely-there makeup look.

Love from Michelle x

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