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ON POINTE WITH ESSIE BALLET NUDES

ON POINTE WITH ESSIE BALLET NUDES

I've always been obsessed with the world of ballet. From the total and utter dedication of a ballet dancer to their art to watching one of the world's most beautiful forms of dance, I've been hooked since I was a little girl. So it was no surprise that I fell in love with Essie's Ballet Nude collection.   Six beautiful shades that…
THE VIDEO: TOP 10 FOUNDATIONS – THE UPDATE

THE VIDEO: TOP 10 FOUNDATIONS – THE UPDATE

This video has been a long time coming... and when I say say a long time, I'm talking years, not months! My last roundup of my favourite foundations was three years ago. I have absolutely no excuse for the ridiculously long time that's passed since my last Top 10 Foundations recommendations, but without further ado (three years is seriously long…
PACKED WITH PROTEIN | Savse Smoothies

PACKED WITH PROTEIN | Savse Smoothies

  Working out the way I do, I have to supplement my diet with extra protein. There's never a shortage of protein supplements in my house, what with my husband and now my son also counting their protein grammage (is that even a word?) intake. So I regularly take a protein powder-enriched shake after my workout. From Super Elixir to PHD…
THE VIDEO: COME TO A FACIAL & BEAUTY SHOPPING WITH ME

THE VIDEO: COME TO A FACIAL & BEAUTY SHOPPING WITH ME

I'm going to put my hand up and say that I've not been as regular at posting on the blog as I used to be last year, but a) there's a good reason and b) I fully intend to get back into my usual blog posting routine. The reason is that at the beginning of the year, I decided that I…
Enhance Me… Nutrition from the Inside Out | GP Nutrition

Enhance Me… Nutrition from the Inside Out | GP Nutrition

Like the weather outside, I've been feeling a little grey, lethargic and unable to really get myself going. In fact, I really feel I'm one of those people mildly affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and I'm definitely going to be investing in a daytime light to up my energy levels and focus. In the meantime, though, I've been trying out the…
ZARA HOME FRAGRANCE

ZARA HOME FRAGRANCE

I've never really written too much about my home but that's not because I'm not proud of it. I found my dream home 17 years ago, and I can't imagine ever moving from here. Surprisingly, even though it was the first time my husband and I were furnishing a home together, there were no arguments when it came to buying…
bareMinerals #GenNude Lips Collection NEW IN / REVIEW

bareMinerals #GenNude Lips Collection NEW IN / REVIEW

If like me, you're always searching for that perfect nude, then it might be worth checking out the latest offering from bare Minerals, a brand that consistently sees a whole lot of love around these parts. The latest launch is Gen Nude, a collection of 40 different shades, (some only imperceptibly different from each other, but sometimes that's all takes…
Monday Motivation (on a Tuesday)… & Weight Lost Update

Monday Motivation (on a Tuesday)… & Weight Lost Update

Let's first address the obvious... this post was patently supposed to go up yesterday. But as any working mother will tell you, life (and three children on half term holidays) sometimes have a way of obstructing the best laid plans. So here I am, typing away on Tuesday evening, when I really should be putting my feet up and resting up…
LEARNING & GROWING…….. REFLECTING ON 2016

LEARNING & GROWING…….. REFLECTING ON 2016

You’re probably done with all the New Year’s hype kind of posts, but for me, my annual New Year getting-my-arse-into-gear doesn’t happen until today, 9th of January. Once Christmas is done, I always feel like we’re in some sort of Crimbo Limbo, just waiting for New Year’s Eve (thank goodness for my annual NYE party so that I have something…