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My travel beauty essentials

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Sponsored by The Body Shop I’m a notorious over-packer … but you already knew that didn’t you? I’m not just talking about things in the clothes department either. No, my girlfriends joke that they don’t bother packing any beauty products when they go away with me as I have my needs – and theirs –

Before and after: NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream


Sponsored by NIVEA Australia You know when you try and use a skincare product, you like it but for some reason move on to something else, forgetting just how good that skincare product was for your skin? That’s what has happened to me over the past few weeks. I first trialled and used NIVEA Q10 Plus

5 home hair care products to try now

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Last week I ended up with some strange eye condition. I don’t know what it was or what caused it but the result was a very sore, very red and very puffy eye, out of which I could see very little. The receptionist at the doctor’s surgery paid me a compliment about my hair. Immediately

How to create a simple red lip look

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Do you use YouTube tutorials for makeup application tips? I do. Especially when the women delivering those tips into my computer or tablet screen are relatable to me and my lifestyle. As you know I’m all about the simple beauty routine. I’m not a young, single woman with time on her hands. I need quick

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Sponsored by NIVEA Australia It’s a funny thing, the change in seasons. I don’t know about you, but for me it prompts me to make changes in my life. Not necessarily big stuff, just stuff that I like to change up a bit every so often. My wardrobe is an obvious one as the weather

Beauty favourites August 2014

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Last week at an Unlock Your Style book event, a lovely reader told me that these monthly beauty favourite posts were some of her favourites. They helped her think outside the square and seek out beauty products beyond the ones she normally bought. This was music to my ears and a kick up the butt

The Body Shop is falling for you

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Sponsored by The Body Shop The year was 1986. I was a fresh-faced 19-year-old uni student travelling in the UK. My obsession with fashion and beauty shopping had well and truly kicked in, fuelled in this moment by the fact that I had access to shops and brands I’d only ever read about. The Body

Help! My skin looks stressed

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It’s been a full-on couple of months. Nothing traumatic, just intensely busy. Whenever I find myself in these kind of intensely busy times, guess where it shows up physically? Yep, my skin. The psoriasis on my scalp has flared up like it’s been fed a super growth fertiliser, which I guess it has … in the

How to get the Nina Proudman new-mum hairstyle

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Sponsored by ghd Australia Tonight is the night that we potentially say goodbye to Nina Proudman and Offspring for good. I’m not sure I’m ready. I really do hope they sign on for another season. You? This season has all been about Nina’s grief after losing Patrick and joy at giving birth to baby Zoe.

#iDiscovered Dr. LeWinn’s

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Sponsored by Dr. LeWinn’s When I wrote this post a few weeks ago, I didn’t realise how good it would feel to write down those words. Just stopping, pausing and reflecting is not something I’m in the regular habit of doing but it’s something I realise I should do. As busy women we are quick

Beauty favourites July 2014

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We’re more than half way through a beauty year Stylers. So many products have been released on to the market. So many more to come. These monthly posts are meant to help you choose new products that might fit your beauty regime, lifestyle and budget. Each month I choose five that I’ve been trialling over

5 things I discovered about myself #iDiscovered

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Sponsored by Dr. LeWinn’s Hello hindsight. I see you lurking there in the back of my mind. You are indeed wonderful as we all know but you would have been more wonderful if you’d actually been around when I needed you. Like the time when that boy broke my heart when I should have cut

Boost your skin this winter with a face serum

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I made it a bit of a mission/treat this year to book in for a monthly facial. I’ve always loved a facial and a fully aware of the skin benefits that come from a thorough salon cleansing and targeted moisturising  but I’d always been a bit ad hoc with when I had them. Yep, #firstworldproblem

How to protect lips in winter

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Excuse me a moment … my lips are talking to me. Well, not so much talking as screaming. They are not happy. It’s been at least 35 minutes and 23 seconds since my last lip balm application. They are at cracking point and they want me to do something about it. Let me silence them

Take the test – how old is your skin?

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Sponsored by My Beauty Potential I’m writing this post on the back end of some birthday celebrations. Mine. As a true Gemini, I don’t shy away from an extended birthday festival. I give scant thought to the number ticking over and plenty of thought to how I’m going to treat myself. This year proved to

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