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How’s your pelvic floor holding up?


Sponsored by PeriCoach Squats. Star jumps. Laughing. Sneezing. Coughing. Dancing. Splashing around in a pool. Bending over. Jumping on a trampoline. Doing the dishes. Lifting up a heavy suitcase. Downward facing dogs. What do all these things have in common? The ability to bring on a bladder leakage, that’s what. Well, they do in me.

What are your cult beauty products?


What makes a beauty product a cult beauty product? There are a couple of things that come into play. Generally a beauty product becomes known as a cult beauty product because even though they were first released years ago, they are still selling by the truckload. Beauty companies thankfully take this demand as a good

How to wear a faux fur vest

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I have a confession to make. A fashion confession. A few years ago I swore I would never wear a faux fur vest. Never. Ever. Boy am I eating those hastily uttered words now. I cannot get enough of them and have decreed faux fur vests to be THE most covetable fashion item this winter

8 tips for life from Lisa Messenger


Here’s where I confess to executing a total fan-girl moment. It’s true. It happened last Friday when I was in Sydney for my sponsorship and advertising agency’s annual conference and third birthday celebrations. Founder of the Collective Hub magazine (and author and speaker) Lisa Messenger was our final speaker for the event. Talk about end

The Model and Me: Louenhide

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It may be just a couple of weeks until winter officially kicks off but in Queensland our days are still on the mild side. If you could bottle the temperatures at this time of year, I would. Nights are doona-snuggling-worthy, days are warm and in the mid-to-high 20s and humidity is low. My hair is

NIVEA CELLular Anti-Age skincare range


Sponsored by NIVEA Australia I’ve mentioned the NIVEA CELLular Anti-Age skincare range here briefly before (maybe you’ve started using it?). At the time I did mention that using it felt like I was cheating on my skin’s former NIVEA favourite, the Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle skincare range. In this post, I want to go into a

How to choose the right leggings

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Oh HELLO. The temperatures have dropped. Even here in Queensland. It’s 10 degrees this morning, Stylers. In May. Luckily I’ve re-edited my wardrobe in advance of this chilly situation. It’s almost time to rest the razor blade and take advantage of the fact that my legs will be covered until September (except for that bit

How to wear red lipstick

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If in doubt pop a lippy, I always say. It’s part of the Styling You manifesto and something that I embrace on any given day. Mostly, I’ll reach for a nude/neutral shade to suit my lip colour but lately I’ve been powerless to stop the call of the red lip. It’s a makeup look I’ve

The Model and Me: Kalokeri

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If you’re a mum, did you get spoilt rotten yesterday? I did. Beautiful presents and a champagne breakfast out. But you know what I did when I got home from said breakfast? No, I didn’t take to my bed for a nap like I thought I would. I did my winter wardrobe edit. {Here are

How to update your bedroom

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Sponsored by Valspar – The Future of Paint It’s no surprise that I like to update my wardrobe but unless you follow me on Instagram you may not be aware that I also like to update things around the home. The first thing I did more than 12 months ago when we moved into our Brisbane

Mother’s Day 2015

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Mother’s Day is a funny day for me. I’m a mum and I do love the spoiling but I’m also a mum who has lost her mum. And my husband has lost his mum too. The pleasure in indulging in a day for me is tainted by the missing mums in our lives. And I

Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You Shop

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I’m a big believer in making the most of your existing wardrobe. You know the drill … don’t go shopping unless you’ve first done a proper edit and cull of what you already have tucked away in cupboards, drawers and robes. Now, you might think it’s counter-productive of me to be reminding you of this on the

What to wear on a long-haul flight

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I love flying. Have done since I was a small child and wore my TAA “The Friendly Way” Junior Flyer badge with pride. I’d have the hostesses (back when they were called hostesses) fill in my logbook with every flight – mostly on fokker friendship planes between Maryborough and Brisbane. We dressed up for flying.

The Model and Me: Harlow

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It’s Mr SY’s birthday today. He’s very ok that he shares this day with International Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) but Monday is pretty much a dud day on which to celebrate another year on this planet, which is why we turned the whole weekend into a festival instead. On Saturday

What to wear to a winter wedding

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Judging by the number of questions I’ve received of late about what to wear to a winter wedding, there are a lot of people out there lucky enough to be frocking up and celebrating love with family and/or friends. So today, I thought I’d tackle the three of those questions and include some shopping ideas.

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