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OK I’ve given in and started covering up the ankles again. 120 denier tights and faux fur all the way! 🙌🏾❄️ P.S This week’s video is basically how I get ready for a Tinder date, getting hair stuck in my curling tong and going highlighter crazy. Link is in my bio! 😘 Photo by the lovely @inmysundaybest 📷 http://ift.tt/2B0AuWS

Get Ready With Me - Tinder Date - My Hair Gets Stuck! | Kristabel

New video alert! Get Ready With Me - Tinder Date - My Hair Gets Stuck! | Kristabel

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My #FentyBeauty bits looking pristine before I messed them all up. 😂 I’m sharing my thoughts on the launch and why it wiped the floor with other ‘inclusive’ efforts. Brands, advertising and magazines have the power to shift cultural perceptions (take note Alexandra Shulman) and the beauty industry should be empowering, rather than making us feel like we don’t matter. More via the link in my bio! 😘 http://ift.tt/2ojVYYN

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AD | #SCHWARZKOPFcreators I call this look co-working glam. 😂 I’m far too practical so instead of splashing out on sequins for the party season, I just try to dress up something that I can wear all year round. Thanks to my blue hair, most of the hard work has been done for me. 💙 My trick is to refresh with the @schwarzkopf Colour Expert shampoo & conditioner, protect with Guardian Angel and finish off styling with the Happy Hour hairspray. The compliments still keep coming in, despite the British weather’s attempts at ruining everything. ❄️ #MYstyle http://ift.tt/2CzxYnH

How Fenty Beauty Got Me Excited About Makeup

Only Rihanna will have me watching Instagram live when queuing for a flight and devouring every bit of information about her Fenty Beauty launch. I’ve seen so many tweets stating the fact that teens today can skip the dream matte mousse and have a range of foundations to choose from. Well, I didn’t even have a my-face-is-a-different-colour-to-my-neck phase. Firstly there weren’t many affordable shades to choose from and I also spent most of my teenage years makeup free (though still obliterating my eyebrows with £3 threading). [ 1,188 more word ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/12/why-fenty-beauty-exciting-important-brand.html

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Still thinking about this tasty brunch spread and all the Cronuts I left behind... 😭😭😭 #dablondon http://ift.tt/2km3LzU

VLOGMAS | Finally Giving Blood! | Kristabel

New video alert! VLOGMAS | Finally Giving Blood! | Kristabel

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Just posing for my annual Christmas card. 🎄 You’d never know that @shinythoughts had to drag me all the way home like one of those penguins, as my shoes were impractical (and didn’t even make the shot). Now I’m wrapped up in ten blankets. 🧖🏾‍♀️ There’s a new vlog on my YouTube channel, just tap the link in my bio to watch! 😘 http://ift.tt/2kh5R48

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You can always count on this street for sunshine, even if the British weather isn’t playing ball. 💛💜 #myhappyviews http://ift.tt/2k2S55d

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Ah Liberty flowers, I’ve missed you! I was tempted to move the postbox to complete the shot but decided it was a step too far. 😂 I’m also doing daily Instagram Stories if you fancy taking a look, today I made ramen and gave blood (though not at the same time fortunately). Have you ever donated before? The best thing about doing it in December is all the mince pies. 🙌🏾 #abmplantlady http://ift.tt/2kowUye

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Have you missed my bed? The gallery wall has had a refresh thanks to @kingandmcgaw! 🎨 All of the deets are in this week’s vlog, from getting inspired at the Tate Modern with my @artfund pass to curating my own masterpiece at home. Tap the link in my profile to watch! 😘 AD http://ift.tt/2ibLIMb

Kristabel Loves #12: The December Reading List

If I had to have a Man Repeller-style theme for this month, then it would have to be ‘I was in denial about the end of the year, until the 1st of December happened.’ All of a sudden I've gone from freaking out about not achieving certain goals to thinking 'GIVE ME ALL THE PIGS IN BLANKETS.' The festive season is a great distraction and I'm all for it. [ 610 more words ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/12/kristabel-loves-12-december-reading-list.html

VLOG | Getting Inspired & A Blogger Bake Off! | Kristabel | AD

New video alert! VLOG | Getting Inspired & A Blogger Bake Off! | Kristabel | AD

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When @shinythoughts is away, her room turns into my photography studio/place of reflection. 😂 #abmspaces #abmplantlady http://ift.tt/2APpzi8

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The perils of shooting in Tooting. Tried to keep calm and carry on despite the cars slowing down and people shouting ‘Lemme take a selfie’ for the 67th time. Why do I do this to myself?! 😂 Had so much fun making gingerbread houses today with @camillaackley! We made a great team, I was the creative director baking in spirit (a.k.a late) and she brought the vision to life. See what happened over on Stories! 🍪 #NextXmasBakeOff http://ift.tt/2zE5yqv

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Managed to turn this gloomy corner of my room into something more vibrant thanks to the magic of editing. Looks like I’ll be BFFs with Lightroom until the clocks go forward. 😂 This week’s wise words come from @superlativelylj’s highly quotable book. I’ve shared more reads in this week’s YouTube video, just search ‘Kristabel’ to find it! Yes I go by one name now, just like Madonna... 😘 #abmspaces http://ift.tt/2zz86pO

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A flatlay selection that would probably make a good gift guide. 💕 Life would be so much easier if I could just buy for myself, I don’t know if my Dad would appreciate #FentyBeauty or biscuits made specially for the gram. How’s your Christmas shopping going? 😂 #abmspaces http://ift.tt/2n87OEG

The Books I’ve Been Reading This Year - Inspiring Women, Race & Social Media | Kristabel

New video alert! The Books I’ve Been Reading This Year - Inspiring Women, Race & Social Media | Kristabel

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The most beautiful brunch setting. 🌸🌹🌼 Though I can't speak French fluently, I am learning to #DrinkFrenchFluently and improve my cocktail knowledge thanks to @stgermaindrinks.uk. Head to my stories to find out how easy it is to make the signature St-Germain Spritz. It’s ideal for someone like me who can’t even use a cocktail shaker properly. 😂 | AD http://ift.tt/2i4qy6j

My Smart Shopping Strategies For Black Friday & Beyond

HOW I BECAME A SMARTER SHOPPER Trust me to be more strategic with shopping rather than my career! Over the years my approach has definitely changed, from buying as much as possible and making snap decisions to becoming more patient. The democratisation of fashion was probably a main factor. We can create our own style templates, save for later and search for discounts, instead of feeling the urgency that magazines and brands used to create. [ 1,866 more word ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/11/my-smart-shopping-strategies-tips-sales.html

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Just becoming part of the furniture, don’t mind me. 🌿 I don’t normally sit down in photos, but I channeled my inner Tyra to make it work. ‘YOU CAN’T POSE IN A CHAIR?! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!’ 😂 #abmplantlady If you also fancy matching your surroundings, then head to this @liketoknow.it link (there’s 20% off with WIN20 too): http://liketk.it/2tzgm #liketkit #ltkeurope #asseenonme http://ift.tt/2hZvXeP

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When you finally have the greenhouse at @bourneandhollingsworth to yourself... 😍🌿🌴🥂 #abmplantlady http://ift.tt/2zsLJXe

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Just being my usual, in-denial-about-the-weather self. Only snow will stop me from getting the ankles out. 😂 Thanks for the snap @natasha_nuttall! 📷 #howihue #abmautumn http://ift.tt/2AneRiw

How I Style: Old Faves & Stuff I Bought In Sales

I can’t be the only one who did the big wardrobe switch-over and realised that most of last year’s clothes were a little tight? Having a 30-year-old metabolism is a hoot. Now certain items are looking a bit ridiculous (such as this now childlike dress) and I’m trying to replace a few key components for a slightly bustier frame. [ 598 more words ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/11/style-autumn-florals-gold-stripes-frilly-sleeves.html

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All hail Mango and their epic clearance section, this frilly number will be on the blog very soon! 👯 If you’re a keen bean, then shop the look here: http://liketk.it/2twlB #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKeurope #LTKunder50 http://ift.tt/2j7Pdn0

VLOG | Getting Motivated, Stylist Live & Glossier London Pop-Up! | Kristabel

New video alert! VLOG | Getting Motivated, Stylist Live & Glossier London Pop-Up! | Kristabel

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Default ‘WTF is the weather doing’ outfit, fluffy coat (please don’t spill anything Kristabel), stripy jumper and comfy denim. I like to pretend that I can fit all my worldly possessions in my Tweency but I can’t lie, there is a huge tote bag out of shot. 😂 http://liketk.it/2ttxb #liketkit @liketoknow.it http://ift.tt/2jy8d1Z

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A little something I did for Collect+ recently!

Kristabel Loves #11: The November Reading List

The colourful hair is back! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and I think that switching up my hue came at the right time. Although I had a clear posting focus for Black History Month in October, everything has gone slightly out the window over the past two weeks. The bad habits are creeping in (hello procrastination scrolling) and I've had to overdose… [ 498 more words ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/11/best-podcasts-articles-to-read-this-november.html

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Did you spot me in @stylistmagazine this week? As you can see I was pretty chilled about it. 🙈 I‘m so excited to be at #stylistlive this Saturday with @collectplus, I’ve put a little edit together on their website and there’s plenty of patterned pieces that I’m loving this season. Who will I see there? Catch me on their stand between 1-3pm and let’s have a natter! 😘 | AD http://ift.tt/2zqlv6M

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Some of the new beauty bits I’m trying out this week.💄 I found some right gems via @mercari_uk, it’s a marketplace app that makes it super easy to buy and sell unwanted items. I can’t be the only one with an old camera I’ve been meaning to sell for the past two years? I need to sort myself out! 😂 I have a handy discount for £5 off a £10 spend if you use IAMK5, let me know what you find! 🎁 #mercariUK | AD http://ift.tt/2yhIsFv

VLOG | Buying Makeup Using The Mecari App & New Hair! | Kristabel | AD

New video alert! VLOG | Buying Makeup Using The Mecari App & New Hair! | Kristabel | AD

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I think my new @Schwarzkopf do is a networking tool. Daisy Lowe came over and complimented it the other day, before I had the chance to say something awkward. 😂 I've finally switched to the Electric Blue hue I've been wanting to try for ages, it's a unique @livecolouruk shade that's a bit of a conversation starter. It's crazy how a flash of colour can change your style and outlook, AW17 is definitely going to be more exciting now. 💙 #MYcolor | AD #SCHWARZKOPFcreators http://ift.tt/2h9Ja4h

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Ooooh look who's dropped a bonus video, Beyoncé style. 💁🏾 Head over to my YouTube channel where I'm sharing a typical shopping trip and trying to bring my denim situation into 2017. The link is in my stories! 😘 #abmautumn http://ift.tt/2iYNsMn

Kristabel Tries On...Tricky Denim & Dresses - Come Shopping With Me

New video alert! Kristabel Tries On...Tricky Denim & Dresses - Come Shopping With Me

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'There's beauty in everything, it's just that not everybody sees it.' ❤️ Another quote from a podcast that won't fit onto my pink board (@kelechnekoff via @sofiehagendk podcast). 🙈 Even though #BlackHistoryMonth is over, it's really reminded me to keep sharing, learning and continuing conversations all year round. There's an interview featuring @mdmflow on my blog, plus posts celebrating black content creators and braided hairstyles. I wanted to write a more in depth piece on race and the blogging industry but I need more time. Perhaps October 2019 is a realistic deadline? 😂 #linkinbio http://ift.tt/2imz64z

Black-Owned Businesses: MDMflow

I first became aware of Florence Adepoju and MDMflow during the initial flurry of press back in 2015. She became known as the makeup pioneer who took inspiration from 90s hip hop glamour and created products in her parents shed. What really resonated with me was in her scientific insight into why some makeup just doesn’t work for darker skin tones. [ 1,455 more word ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/10/what-its-like-running-a-beauty-business.html

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Hanging out in front of plant shops like a fangirl when in reality I overwatered and killed yet another cactus. Rookie mistake. 😂 #abmplantlady http://ift.tt/2yZhrb5

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When you invite your friends round for a Spanish feast and only plan the menu the night before. 😂 I got a little bit inspired by @campoviejouk's new cava and tackled a few dishes I've always wanted to try. Definitely late to the padron pepper party, they're so easy! 🌶 You can find all the recipes via my bio link (plus bts shenanigans in my latest vlog). 😘 AD #cavauncorked http://ift.tt/2zOifik

VLOG | Adulting & Hosting My First Dinner Party! | Kristabel | AD

New video alert! VLOG | Adulting & Hosting My First Dinner Party! | Kristabel | AD

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I'm smiling because some of these flowers are still alive two weeks later. My ivy plant is a different story though... 🍂 #abmplantlady http://ift.tt/2i7IKrC

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Found a new dress to twirl around in, though I layered up with thermals and now feel like I'm actually on fire. 🔥 Spotted this @sandroparis number on @camillaackley and was so happy to find it at @bicestervillage! Waiting always pays off. 👯 #dresscolourfully http://ift.tt/2iz18xC

How To Choose The Perfect Braids (If You’re A Little Bit Clueless)…

I’ve shared a lot about the Facebook-esque ‘It’s Complicated’ relationship with my hair but it’s only recently that I’ve started thinking about the significance of a particular style, my beloved braids. When I was younger, I just saw braided extensions as my quick-fix solution to having longer locks. All I needed to do was sit in a random relative’s living room for 8 hours and presto, I could now be more Moesha and whip my hair back and forth. [ 1,821 more word ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/10/how-to-choose-best-braids-for-afro-hair-texture.html

VLOG | Photoshoots, Shopping at Bicester Village & #YouTubeBlack | Kristabel

New video alert! VLOG | Photoshoots, Shopping at Bicester Village & #YouTubeBlack | Kristabel

How I Style: Spots, Faux Suede & Tricky Denim

Hello October! Have you ever seen me in so many pairs of trews?! As much as I love a jumper and skirt combination, most of the time you'll find me in something a little more denim-heavy when the weather is a bit all over the place. It's not my preferred look, thanks to body insecurities and all that, but I'm trying to be as creative as possible and get out of my comfort zone a little bit. [ 591 more words ]

http://iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/2017/10/transitional-outfits-denim-knitwear-jackets.html

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Third time lucky shooting by this wall! The first time they were putting the light bulbs in and the second time repainting. Typical, eh! 💕 A massive thanks to @inmysundaybest for putting up with me in the rain and wearing my coat on her head. Now I'm boiling on the tube home. 😂 #bloggerproblems #ihaveacoldnow http://ift.tt/2il28oU

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Our flat is a bit of a floral fest and I'm here for it. 🌺🌹🌸🌷#abmspaces http://ift.tt/2zbMMGr

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