Recharging by the Sea

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Sometimes you just need to spend a weekend being yourself. That sounds weird but we’re so many different people all the time without even trying. We’re loving girlfriends, thoughtful daughters, good employees, colleagues, friends, tenants, sisters, step-mothers, agony aunts and shoulders to cry on… and…

Harvesting Brunch At OCC

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A lazy brunch is my favourite perk of having a day off. If it’s a work day I’m shoving hastily scrambled eggs in my face at 7am to fill me up til my lunch break, but on a free day I tend to just grab a mug of coffee when I first wake…

Christmas Consumerism: The December 2014 Edit

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My current Christmas Shopping situation is: Not Good. This year, more than any other year in the history of years, I am the most disorganised and skint person ever. My present buying, card writing, card buying, dinner organising and tree decorating is pretty much all…

Lunch in London

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Fighting my way through the sweaty masses on the underground of our capital city on a hot August day to meet my sister for a whirlwind of lunch, cocktails, coffee, cake, shopping and selfies all crammed into a few hours; Not everyone’s idea of a…

How Important Is Networking, Really?

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Inspiration has come at inopportune times this week. I’ve suddenly felt very inspired, for example, in bed or at the checkout in Sainsbury’s. I felt extremely full of genius and wit at work, on my own, the other day but was obviously unable to suddenly start bashing away…

Belsay, Barbour & Bella

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It’s Sunday morning, a morning of blazing sunshine and endless blue skies, and I find myself tearing along country lanes in Northumberland, with Hannah Layford in the passenger seat and my iPhone’s ‘Official Choons’ playlist in full swing. We’re heading for a 10am start at…

Paris: Part Deux

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Bonjour mes petits amis avec les yeux. Welcome back to Part Deux of the Paris posts. This has been a bit delayed for various reasons but also because I wanted to have actually used some of the products before writing about them. After all a…

My Current Favourite Things: The February 2014 Edit

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A likening to ‘bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens’ seems more appropriate this time with it being FREAKING FREEZING all the sodding time. Screw you February. Seasonal rage aside, my favourite things this month are not all winter themed and depressing, which is nice….

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

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It’s been a while since I’ve written on here. Logging in and seeing old posts I wrote way-back-when has brought back too many memories and it’s been a little painful. I reckon anyone with any sense of self-preservation would agree that wallowing is something you…

The New Daily Routine

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January is the perfect time to give your beauty regime a bit of an overhaul. Out with the old and in with the new. It may be a little clichéd but who am I to fight tradition? You may remember last year’s skincare regime post…

Face-Mask Fever

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I know this is going to be one of those #unpopularopinions everyone’s always bleating on about over on twitter but… Hi, I’m Sarah and I just don’t like face-masks. I’m currently writing this in the bath (abnormal blogging in the midst of the action right…

The Make Up Round Up

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There have been a few products that have caught my eye over the last month or so and, now that I’ve had a bit of daylight and some time to take some snaps, I’d like to introduce you motley bunch to them. Motley in a…

Christmas Consumerism: The November 2013 Edit

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I’m starting my Christmas posts a little earlier this year. Call me over-eager but it seems I’ve got a lot going on and thought it might be best to get a bit ahead of myself. Anyhow, the snow is apparently on it’s way, my head is full…

Happy 5th Birthday Pan Haggerty!

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No doubt you’ve noticed that one of my favourite things to do is eat. If this has somehow passed you by I refer you to any of my previous food-related posts or, in fact, my Instagram or twitter feed. I get genuinely excited about good…

Vaseline: Making Moisturiser for Lazy People

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Vaseline are such enablers. They’re making it waaaay too easy for me to indulge my lazy side with their new Spray & Go Body Moisturiser. I’m not complaining however because I have been waiting for someone to invent this particular product FOREVER. Thank you Vaseline,…

Clarins Carry On

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I love it when a plan comes together. This weekend I jetted over to Dubai again for a weekend of silliness, cocktails and partying and, just when I’m considering what to pack in the way of skincare (I was actually debating not taking anything and…

Dinner At Six

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Combining a whole host of my favourite things, Six at the Baltic recently sent me an invitation I couldn’t refuse. Dinner, drinks, intelligent company and arguably the most beautiful views of the city I now call home. All in celebration of the impending re-launch of…

Busy, Busy, Busy

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Hola! Bonjour! Hiya and that. I’ve been mega busy of late but I haven’t really had enough to say about most of these things individually, so I thought I’d do a weekly catch up post and group them all in together. In between shoving the…

Tea on the Tyne

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As you probably know, I lived abroad when I was younger and, although I’m now safely nestled back in the northeast, I have very fond memories of being a kid in warmer climes. One of my favourite memories is of going with my parents to…

All White Now

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I’m sure that if I’d put a bit more effort into it, I could’ve thunk up a slightly better title for this post but, from the minute that working title popped into my head, I’ve been unable to stop mentally singing Free at the top…

A Hair Evolution

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Lately I’ve been really tempted to cut my hair short again. But I’m trying not to. I’ve had short (chin length, not boy length) hair for as long as I can remember. When I was little, and blonde, my mum used to keep my hair…

Choosing Consistency

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In my (humble-ish) opinion there’s a lot to be said for sticking with the same sort of products and scents, and thus creating a consistency that becomes identifiable as your own. What you choose to use and put on your body can say a lot…

A ‘FABB’ Saturday Afternoon

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I’m not generally one for talking about sarahbosson.com. Except to my ever-patient boyfriend, who sorts out any technical problems I can’t overcome alone. I’m also not normally one to put myself out there, complete with a name badge, and go to an event that means…

And Now For Something Completely Different: 4head

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This may turn out to be a fairly boring post but I just wanted to wax lyrical a little but about one of my favourite products ever. It’s not a beauty product but this little thing is A. LIFE. SAVER. Introducing the 4head Stick. For…

My Current Favourite Things: The March 2013 Edit

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Forget raindrops on roses and any sort of feline facial hair clichés. These are a few of my favourite things, the products and items I’m using at the moment and those that are helping me survive March 2013. Lush bath bombs – I finally have…

Finding Perfection In The Maldives

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Turns out that the Maldives are insanely beautiful. I’ve just got back from the most picturesque 10 days ever, spent on a proper tropical desert island, and I’m currently struggling to cope with real life again. After wandering barefoot on the beach for over a…

New Year, New Wish-list: The January 2013 Edit

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I’ve been trying so hard not to go into any shops in town or surf through the bountiful offerings of Net-A-Porter or ASOS, just incase I accidently see something I want need. If I can’t see these things I can’t covet them, and if I’m…

Perfect Packaging

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I’m a total sucker for packaging. I’m not talking a sad bit of bubble wrap and string, I mean luxurious, decadent, gift-wrapped packaging. The kind where you know you spent some serious money on a lovely expensive product and as a bonus you’re getting it…

Laser Vision: Not Just For Superheroes

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A few years ago, the summer of 2010 to be precise, I had laser eye surgery. I’m not sure why I’m suddenly writing about this now, perhaps I’ve only just gotten over the trauma, but I do wish there’d been an honest review of someone’s…

Christmas Consumerism: The December 2012 Edit

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Well pretties, it’s practically Christmas now. This is it. I can feel it in the air. It feels crap and cold. Especially cold. Not Christmas per say, just winter. Snow and ice get in the way of everything. I’m miserable about the whole situation. It’s…

Propping Up The (Nail) Bar

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I was having A Shit Day last week and, for one reason or another, had a day off work that was being wasted so I thought I’d have a mooch down to John Lewis and check out the Jessica Nail Bar in The Beauty Retreat…

The Lash Lowdown

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I’ve only recently started wearing mascara. Quite the oddity I’m sure. Here I am, sitting around, in my twenties, thanking my mother for the naturally dark eyelashes she kindly bestowed upon me, thinking I’m the bees knees because I can go au naturale. Unbeknownst to…

Wrapping up

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I can only assume that it’s because it’s winter and being cold makes me SO unhappy that I seem to have developed this new problem; I can’t stop buying, looking at and shopping for, coats. (Also Krispy Kremes incidentally, but the less said about that the…

So Long! Farewell! Auf Wiedersehen! Goodbye!

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I tweeted recently that I thought I might have been White Fang-ing all of my favourite people. I just wanted to explain a little bit about what that meant and… something along the lines of vent, a little bit. I thought it might be somewhat…

Soaking Up Singapore

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Bon matin mes amis. Comment vas-tu? I’m doing very well, thanks for asking. It’s been a little while. You might be pleased/uninterested to learn that I’ve been continent-hopping again. Here’s the photographical evidence, for your viewing pleasure. You may or may not know that Singapore…

A Standing Ovation

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The Stand, Newcastle, is the newest addition to The Stand family of comedy venues. Since opening in October 2011 it seems to be gathering quite a following of both homegrown Tynesiders and those from further afield. Yet, even though it’s just round the corner from…

Pro White: Too Good To Be True

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I received the Alessandro Pro White nail polish in August’s Glossybox and grabbed at it gleefully. A super easy product, one which has achieved cult status in Germany, that will instantly make my nail tips look whiter without the fiddlyness of drawing them on French…

Queenslander Magic

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G’day mate! Sorry, couldn’t resist. This post is about a true-blue Aussie cult product, of which there are few, that I’ve been requesting off my mother by the bucket load. Well, not quite. One tiny tube lasts forever so actually I’ve just asked for a…

DIY Detox

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I keep hearing that I should be thinking more about how I’m washing my hair. Preferably reducing the amount of times I wash it. I currently wash it daily, in my morning shower. I tend to use fancy shampoos and conditioners that swear they’re going…

My Latest Obsessions: Autumn 2012 Edition

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Another so-called ‘lazy’ post that becomes essentially a snazzy internet-based wish list. Or a public shopping list. Depending on how you look at it/how rich you think I am. The below delights are all the beautiful (for the most part) things that have caught my…

Highbridge Quarter Festival

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Dear Loyal Followers, both of the North East England variety and beyond. Please find enclosed some quick photos from last weekends Highbridge Quarter Festival. I’m sure a great many of you were there in person, it certainly seemed like most of Newcastle turned out on…

If The Loub Fits…

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Or not as the case may be. Because they are in fact my sister’s. I adore Louboutins, honest I do, but I have neither the funds nor the heart to spend £1000 on a pair of shoes. I’d never be able to wear them without…

Designer On Our Doorstep

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Rumours are once again rife that there may be a Selfridges department store opening up in Newcastle city centre. It’s enough to make a girl put down her wine glass (a nice Chilean Cab Sav since you asked) and pay attention. I say ‘again’ because…

A Balancing Act

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I’m not sure why but I always assume eye creams are a bit of a con. So I can honestly say that when I recieved my copy of Glamour magazine, and the tiny tube of the popular Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream sample, through the…

Now on Bloglovin!

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Also please feel free to Follow my blog with Bloglovin! Oh go on, you know you want to…

God Save McQueen

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Everybody loves Alexander McQueen. Yes even you. Even those who reject the very idea of looking the slightest bit goth. You love McQueen too. You might not want to sell your cat to buy the beautiful Wool-blend Intarsia dress (I would) but I bet you’d…

Paris Upon Tyne

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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, The Big Eat, there’s a new bakery on my radar. The French Oven can be found baking up a storm in the Grainger Market in Newcastle. How this escaped me for so long I do not know, but…

My New Favourite Things (Summer/Autumn 12 Edit)

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This might seem like a lazy excuse for a blog post but it’s really just a mish-mash of all the lovely things that have caught my eye this season, and some for the coming A/W 12 collections. So pay attention friends, family, groupies and lovers….

Mexico Moves In

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Well I think we’re all a little excited about the fact that a new Mexican restaurant has opened up on Tyneside, no? I certainly am. I mean, obviously it’s no real replacement for the much loved Blue Coyote (RIP) but at least now we have…

Small World

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I have itchy feet again. I have flights booked but, it seems, they just can’t come round quick enough. I start to feel quite stagnant if stuck in one small place for too long. As though I’m missing out. And, to be perfectly truthful, I…

Challenged By My Chanel

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It’s the old Style Over Substance dilemma again. I’m so disappointed to find that my favourite CC Chanel studs have lost another stone. Barely a few months after the first one was replaced. Even worse it means a trek down to Manchester on my own,…

Mirror, Mirror.

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I’d like a huge, enormous, oversized fuck-off mirror for the bedroom in the new house. I have done so for at least a decade. My other-half, though generally wise beyond his years, does not agree. I genuinely think that a huge mirror really makes a…

Skincare Sins

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My current ‘beauty regime’ appears to be working. This alone is extremely good news. It’s yet more impressive when one considers that before Christmas I did not have, nor had I ever had, a ‘beauty regime’. In fact, to be entirely truthful, I would often…

Dubai: Desert, Diamonds and Decadence

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I returned yesterday, to the dreary and rainy UK, from hot and heady Dubai; A land not for the faint of heart, or empty of pocket. I’d been to visit my little sister who works for Emirates and lives over there when she’s not flitting…

In The Closet

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I often find myself thinking about how much I would love to just empty my wardrobe and start again. Just bag it all up and give it all to charity. Starting with the lingerie, natch. Clearly I’d need some sort of government funding to be…

The L.B.D

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The Little Black Dress is one fashion must-have that will never go out of style. It’s rare to find an occasion that this classic wardrobe staple isn’t suitable for. I’m not the bravest when it comes to wearing bold colours so I know I rely…

The Wrong Impression

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Do you ever wonder how other people perceive you? Whether the impression you give other people is a good one? I thought I had a reasonable idea of how I came across but then, upon speaking to an acquaintance over the weekend, everything I thought…

Grazing Away

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When I received my first Graze box several months ago (time flies when you’re having fun!) I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Admittedly, I did already know I liked most of the things I suspected would be sent my way. I will happily sit…

Street Style

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I love my car. There, I’ve said it. I may not be the most obvious person to take vehicle advice from. In fact I wouldn’t recommend taking vehicle advice from me at all. But I do love my car. I’ve driven other cars of course,…

Edinburgh Etiquette

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So we just got back from spending Easter weekend in Edinburgh with my (sort of) mother-in-law, who is, by the way, a lovely woman. She likes cats, mid-day gin and appreciates good grammar. She also bred my wonderful other half. It’s easy to see why…

City Living

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I’d planned on writing this post from a slightly different angle but, sitting here, on a day like today, it’s easier than ever to appreciate the fortunate inner city location of my house. The rain is alternating between lousy drizzle and insane downpour, drumming on…

Studs & Glamour: The Grown-Up Goth

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There’s a part of me, a part I sometimes bury quite deep, that has a certain fondness for the things I loved as a teenager. Obviously I will not be shredding my clothes to pin them back together again with a packet of safety pins…

What’s In My Bag? The 2012 Edition

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“What’s in my bag?” – I see these bandied around all over the ‘blogosphere’ and really quite like the idea so I thought I’d give it a go. Also I’d be fibbing a bit if I didn’t confess that I simply LOVE snooping through other…

Style Over Substance Again.

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Why do all the good iPhone covers seem to deteriorate almost immediately? Is it too much to ask to have a designer phone cover that is stylish and hard-wearing? I have now had three iPhone covers for my 4S since getting it and none of…

Living Spaces.

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Ah the living room. The blank canvas. It’ s the only room that doesn’t NEED to have anything in. The bedroom you need a bed, the kitchen you need a sink and food storing/making appliances, bathrooms you need a toilet and at least a shower….

Tea For Two.

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It being summery now and all, I thought I’d take a little inspiration from the weather and do a bit of a review of some of the afternoon teas, the ones I’ve sampled, on offer in Newcastle. No, I’m not 64 years old, thank you…

Staying Power

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This is a post of appreciation. Let’s all just take a second to remember and appreciate the utter genius that is Lipcote, that barely-there lip coating that merrily continues to live up to its reputation as “The original lipstick sealer”. One simply doodles on one’s…

25 Is A Magic Number?

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I don’t feel old until I realise I’m seriously taking beauty tips from someone who’s looking forward to celebrating their 21st birthday next month. Christ. And I ain’t getting any younger. Days and moments like these I find myself experiencing a sort of panicky ‘life’s…

I Consume, Therefore I Am…

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The consumerist in me has really been awakened this past year, for whatever reason. And I like her. At one time I might’ve mocked this new found consumerism and deemed it frivolous and silly, but I’ve decided to embrace it. To the detriment of my…

The Glossiest Time Of The Month.

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Do you subscribe to Glossybox yet? No? Why on earth not?? What’s not to like? It’s like receiving tiny, posh, gift-wrapped surprise Christmas presents from yourself every month. At a mere £10 which, to be totally honest, is an amount I sometimes spend by accident…

Dear Lush…

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Oh Lush Cosmetics. Why must you be so utterly delightful? I want to dislike you. I want to be able to buy grown up, horrendously expensive products made of caviar and champagne. I want to swan around leaving a lingering smell of the afore mentioned…

Manchester: A trip of good service and bad.

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So I’ve just come back from a night in Manchester. I had some errands to run while down there, but primarily it was a way to see my sister as she had a 24 hour layover in Manchester, the first time she’d been in the…

Concealing The Truth

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I’m not really one for caking my face in makeup. I know, I know, good aren’t I? I prefer to ATTEMPT to keep my skin looking passable with a variety of concoctions that all promise to keep me youthful, glowing and blemish-free. Anyway, that doesn’t…