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Mentally Preparing for Lockdown Easing

In the UK, we’re still technically in lockdown. We can’t go into peoples houses, not supposed to travel unless for essential reasons, but we’re allowed a pint in the pub (outside seating of course). Make sense? It’s been a peculiar world for over a year, but especially in the UK, we’ve practically been in lockdown […]

Antonia Dale Photobiology

Photobiology: The Results!

I didn’t spend 4 days in Manchester for nothing! Or did I? Let me take you back to how I was feeling the night before… Anxious. Nervous. Expecting the worst, meaning their will be no results. You may be thinking, isn’t that a good thing? I haven’t spent 4 days in Manchester (2 hours away […]

Upcoming Week of Appointments: Photobiology

The excitement is killing me… I hope you can sense sarcasm. In reality, who likes appointments? Especially ones that drag on for a week! If you don’t know, photobiology testing is basically photosensitivity testing. They test you for sun allergies and sun related conditions. You might be thinking, how are people allergic to the sun? […]

Antonia Dale – Natural Makeup Look

4 Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Natural Makeup Look!

Lightweight, minimal, glowy makeup without the cakiness? Yes, I’ve got you! I think it’s safe to say everyone, “natural, glowing makeup” is everyone’s go-to right now. It looks easy, but can be a mission to recreate. 2021 is all about glowing skin, feathered brows and a rosy blush. But we all know, we can get […]

Black board with text – Happy Easter. Colorful Easter Eggs and flowers

Happy Easter!

It’s the holidays! A chance to share much bountiful brunch recipes, Easter Bible verses and the chance to come together with your beloved family members and/or friends that you might not have seen since Christmas, or even longer! One quote stands out to me, “It’s the thought that counts”. Especially with the holidays upon us, […]

Antonia Dale

My Heatwave Survival Hacks

The heatwave has hit the UK, in March! Save me now! We haven’t even prepared for this… Only last month it was Winter, and if my calculations are correct the first official day of Spring in the UK began on 20th March 2021. The UK recorded its warmest March day in 53 years on Tuesday […]

The thought of fighting someone for a staycation booking

Post-Lockdown Holidays: Smart or Naive?

‘Sun, sea and mojitos’ sounds like a glimpse into heaven. But is it too early to be booking your next vacation? Once lockdown lifts, people are gonna be moving erratically. Just think of shopping malls on Christmas eve, but leaving all the gifts and grocery shopping until 30 minutes before closing time. Yeah, that kinda […]

Antonia Dale

The Best Hair Product To Transform Dull Hair Into Shiny, Glossy Locks!

I don’t know about you, but dry, dull hair isn’t the look I aim for. Shine and gloss in a bottle? Yes please, and I want a lifetime supply! Let’s not kid anyone. We’ve all had those days. We’ve witnessed it, been there for it, felt it, lived through it, maybe even captured it. I […]

Antonia Dale

My Birthday in Lockdown!

In the words of Taylor Swift, “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22!”. The day has come. I never thought I’d be spending a birthday in lockdown, and was eagerly hoping that restrictions would be lifted just in time (not to have a party) but to at least see another face instead of […]

Elle Fanning

12 Of The Best Beauty Moments From The Golden Globes 2021!

One of the most glamorous awards ceremonies, live from the (living room) carpet… Attended (virtually) by film stars; zoom calling from home. Could there be anything more fabulous? We can rely on a Hollywood event to deliver one thing. The glitz, glamour, joy and eye-catching beauty looks that have blessed our onlooking eyes for many […]

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination: Miracle or Sceptical?

Apart from Coronavirus, vaccinations are next thing on everyone’s minds. But will you even get it? One year ago, our lives remained untouched. We could go, see and do what we wanted, when we wanted. Freedom, in its entirety. We couldn’t begin to imagine, how our world’s would be turned upside down, and the way […]

Antonia Dale

One Secret Step to Tame Frizzy Hair!

Clue: it’s natural, organic and saves you a trip to the shop. Still haven’t guessed? Put down your hair products! This step is vital to having a great hair day everyday – without adding any chemicals to your hair. It works immediately after the first wash, and the longer you can maintain this step in […]

Antonia Dale

The Girl on the Train

Pre-pandemic of course! Maskless and 2 metre who? What a time to remember! The freedom of hopping on a train without a care in the world seems like a delusional thought in 2021!

Do Dating Apps Really Work?

Are you one swipe away from finding your one true love? Let’s find out! Valentine’s is round the corner and dating apps are booming with singletons looking for love. Finding romance nowadays is hard enough, but throw COVID and a pandemic into the mix and boom you’ve got yourself Bridget Jones on steroids. How are […]

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Official Poster

The Queen’s Gambit – Review!

Chess. Or is there more to this drama? Guess what? I thought this was just gonna be another quarantine show to binge watch. A show to think nothing more or less about. Nonchalant at its very best. An overly hyped show. But was I wrong? HELL YES! I mean, there’s a reason why it’s Netflix’s […]

Simon Cowell

Let’s Quarantine Together… Then What?!

The dilemma this generation is going through. But is it rational? The pandemic has been the cause for many relationships falling apart. Whether that’s because it’s highlighted pre-existing issues, or whether you looked at your other half one day and thought, “Lord almighty, what was I thinking?!”. Throw co-habiting into the mix, can spell disaster! […]

Antonia Dale

NARS Guayaquil Eyeshadow – Review!

Bronze eyeshadows have my name written all over it. But will I love/hate the red undertone or the formula? I’m always on the search for new eyeshadows, especially bronze options; how many can a girl have? This specific eyeshadow online looked like quite a red fiery bronze, and that could either go well or make […]

Let’s Talk About 2021!

It’s the new year. New hopes, dreams, aspirations. To be allowed a smidge of freedom maybe? Let’s prioritise our new years resolutions… Hip Hip Hurray! 2021, eh? If you’ve made it here that’s enough to be grateful for. Let’s leave COVID back in 2020… Oh wait, WE CAN’T! I keep hearing and seeing so many […]

Merry Christmas To You and Yours!

It’s that time of year again! Could it have come any faster? Probably! This year, many have no option but to spend Christmas day alone. In England, we were initially told (early December), we could have 3 households mixing over 5 days (23rd – 27th December). That already seemed risky, but people were planning ahead, […]

Classic Holiday Glam – Antonia Dale | Beauty File

Classic Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial – Gold Eyes and Red Lips!

What other image pops into your head when you think of Christmas? No, not Grinch silly. The classic red lip with gold sparkly eyes, of course! You’ll be looking gift wrapped for the holidays! This look is perfect for the festive season. A universal look. Whether you choose to wear it for Christmas or special […]

Brown Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

My Go-To Brown Smokey Eye: Makeup Tutorial!

If you’re a little hesitant going for a full black smokey eye, this is the push in the right direction you’ve always needed! One of the many reasons why I LOVE a brown smokey eye is because it’s sultry and it commands the room like any black smokey eye would. Plus it’s a little softer […]