Hey everyone.

First of all I'm sorry that I've not written for a while but things have been pretty hectic getting all of the new products ready!  There are some really amazing things still coming your way this year but, with it being the first birthday of LD Boutique & BLOGD, let's have a quick look back over the last year.  One of my main highlights was LIGHT & DARK DESIRE winning the FiFi Award, and I owe that to all of you along with the lovely readers of Elle Magazine.  In the last twelve months there have been twenty four blogs, more than fifty new products and kits, and over one thousand images added to the site, so I hope you've all found what you wanted when surfing LD Boutique.  In case you haven't, let me run through a few of the highlights!

Now that we're well and truly into summer it's the right time to think "bronze without the burn".  My 'no gimmicks' SUN BELIEVABLE range can help you achieve that golden tan without having to spend hours in the sun.  Whether you want a sunless tan or a tan accelerator, it's all available, and the range was also recently voted one of the "Top Ten Tans" of 2016 by Hello! Magazine, so you're in good company. 

Did you see Samantha Fox enter the Celeb Big Brother house? She was wearing my 'Ravishing Red' lipstick!! Also, LIP DUAL in 'Deal With It' was recently featured in Sunday Times' Style Magazine in an full page article called "Little Wonders", and it really is.  Just one product can give you matt, natural, bold and sheen, but most of all it gives striking lips.  There are ten shades to choose from, all with matching LD Nail Colours.

We’re all loving the summer at the moment and most of us are just returning or going on holiday, but remember packing and lugging your suitcase around and long swims in the pool/sea, it all means nails can split and break at the drop of an emery board. You can easily repair snags and keep your nail tips sealed and watertight with my CRYSTAL NAIL FILE, and can you believe it’s recently won its fifteenth award from InStyle Magazine. Not tried it yet?  Did you know that you can also get the ‘try me’ size crystal file in the COMPACT MANICURE SET, which is as important as your passport when holidaying. To save a ‘full on’ cracked nail have a look at my FIX IT FAST NAIL REPAIR KIT

By the way, if you're like me and you like reading on the beach then did you hear that my autobiography recently went back into Amazon's Top 20 Best Sellers List?  I can't believe that it's TWO years since "How I Nailed It!" was first released, and if you haven't read it yet, where have you been?  Check out the download and customer reviews: here, or the paperback copy: here.

Any summer beauty wardrobe needs the right fragrance, and I've created just the one.  The latest in the FiFi Award Winning family, LIGHT & DARK DELIGHTFUL (5ml & 70ml) is the fourth and definitely the juiciest.  I decided to release it in time for LD Boutique's first birthday as a little thank you for all of your support over the past twelve months.  It really is an explosion of red fruits and you'll love it for summer nights, especially in the new colour coded DISCOVERY SETS!  Did you see it yet?  If not, check out this link to the 60 second iPhone video of the moment I won my FiFi Award, via Facebook: here.

So that's my LD Boutique birthday news round-up, but get ready because there's still loads more to come this year!

So tell me…

1) Did you have an LD highlight to share from the last year?

2) Have you tried any of the LD products highlighted in this blog?

3) What’s your ‘must have’ LD holiday product? 

Thanks for reading my blog and please leave your comments below!

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