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HIGH SPEED SKIN

HIGH SPEED SKIN

Time is short. Time is money. Everyone I know is running around like a headless chicken, or at least they feel they are. If I could count the number of times I've heard people asking for more hours in a day, both in real life and on my instagram feed...but I've actually lost count. It's easy to let the non-essentials…
THE DAY I GOT TROLLED ON INSTAGRAM

THE DAY I GOT TROLLED ON INSTAGRAM

I had originally planned to sit down and write a long overdue beauty post today, but while I was at the gym this morning, I got officially trolled on my Instagram account for the first time and so of course, that's all that's been on my mind. So the beauty post will have to wait as I try to get…
HOLIDAY MUSINGS

HOLIDAY MUSINGS

So it's the Easter Holidays, the children have been off school for two and half weeks and there's still another week of the holidays to go. But I'm not complaining. As I type this, I'm sitting on my terrace in my Spanish home, looking out over the luscious gardens and the sea ahead of me, blue skies and not a cloud…
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…