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Blonde Ambition: From Brunette to Blonde Hair


The last time I had a major change to the mop on my head was when I was 10 years old. My Dad took my Sister and I to the hairdresser ahead of his big Fortieth Birthday party. My mom was busy running around sorting out last minute arrangements so we went to the hairdresser with my Dad with long dark hair that reached our elbows. It was meant to be a blow-dry so we would look good for Dads birthday party. Instead we came back looking like celery sticks. Both my sister and I had gone rogue and cut…

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Skincare Rituals


A ritual is a ceremony that consists of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order. We often have “Rituals” for different aspects of our lives. It can be how you go about your day, the order in which you perform your daily responsibilities, or apply and remove your makeup. It can all come down to the general tender loving care you apply when looking after your skin, with various beauty routines. Each ritual can be very different. One of the best feelings in the world, after a long day, is slipping into fresh bed linen after a…

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How to Organise your MAC Lipsticks!


I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been half way out the door and I remember I’ve forgotten to put on some lipstick. I scurry back up the stairs and dash to my dresser where in perfectly organised Muji boxes, I’ve categorised and organised my makeup. These boxes are a dream for any makeup lover who has countless blushers, eye shadows, brushes, lipsticks…you name it! It’s always at this point that I wonder why MAC don’t have their beautiful black lipstick cases in the shade of the colour they house. Remember Giambattista Valli’s adorable 5-piece collection? Well,…

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Pretty with Pixie


There is no better feeling than going to bed with a face that feels as smooth as a baby’s bottom. I can’t say I’ve experienced this feeling before using Pixi products, but I can definitely say it now. A few months ago a dear friend came to visit me in London and the number one shopping item on her agenda was finding the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm and Pixi Glow Tonic. She has beautiful flawless skin, so I wondered if this little miracle in a pot would make a difference to a face like mine. After a few testers from…

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Moroccan Oil Madness


I step out the shower and towel-dry my hair. I try to do my best mermaid hair flick which results in my “drowned rat, hair down my face” look, before rolling it up like a Thai spring roll in a smaller softer towel. Once dry, you hope and pray your hair will remain as luscious as it does in this moment for at least a few days before the cycle repeats. Sounds familiar right? For most of my life I have had long hair apart from the rogue moment my Dad took my sister and I to the hairdresser and…