Beauty

Her Fashion Box and Bellabox reviews

What’s in the Box?

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All Boxed Up – Bella Beauty Box and Her Fashion Box There are a number of fashion and beauty boxes on the market that are a subscription based service that post you a treat in the mail each month.  Two available here in Australia are bellabox  and Her Fashion Box and I thought I’d share the…

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Embrace movie - positive body image movement

Embrace Your Body For a Better Life

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I’m really excited to be sharing details about a new documentary all about body image. Apparently 90% of women dislike their bodies. They find them lacking. Not good enough. Not right. I have experience this many times when talking to my clients in my image consulting/personal styling business.  Many find it difficult to even look…

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Franc Salon Armadale

How to Wash Your Hair Like a Pro

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Recently I was treated to a La Biosthetique scalp consultation (where I discovered that my hair is regularly oily in the right kind of way, and that dandruff is not an issue for me but I do have a sensitive scalp that is irritated by some products so I need…

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Look Good Feel Better Makeup brushes

Need Some New Oh So Soft Makeup Brushes?

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I’ve seen firsthand for around a decade of volunteering for the charity Look Good Feel Better which supports cancer patients deal with the side effects of their treatments, just what a positive impact a little makeup can do for their confidence and self esteem. In Australia more than 125,000 women, men and teens have participated…

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why grooming matters so much

Why Grooming Matters So Much

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Ah grooming.  It’s one of those ‘chores’ that many people avoid a lot of the time.  I mean who likes ironing?  Who loves blowdrying their hair?  And if I had a dollar for every woman who’d said to me she doesn’t have time to apply any makeup ….  well I’d have at least $789. Yet,…

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how to cover a tattoo with makeup

How to Cover a Tattoo with Makeup

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I discovered the video recently and wanted to share it with you. I know many of you have no tattoos, but I know some do, and sometimes you may need to cover them up.  I would think this technique would also work for port wine stains and birthmarks.

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How to Stop Blonde Hair Going Green in Pools

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  Blonde hair and cholorine are not best friends, not even close.  Now you need to spend some time in a pool or spa for your hair to go green, but if you’re going on a holiday and don’t want to have to worry about it here are some tips from my trusty hairdresser Karleigh…

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Why should you embrace your wrinkles

Why You Should Embrace Your Wrinkles

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This ‘pretend’ ad was made for the Australian ABC TV show about advertising called  Gruen . Each week the show challenges ad agencies to make an ad to sell the most difficult things. I think that this ad to make wrinkles sexy is one of the best I’ve seen and has a great message for…

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Favourite beauty and grooming products and tools

Favourite Beauty Products

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  I frequently get asked about some of my every day beauty products and tools, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you that get daily use. Starting from cleansing, I’ve been using Cetaphil for years (recommended by many dermatologists) and it’s a great face cleanser.  I have sensitive eyes for…

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How to choose the right blonde hair colour

Going Blonde – Choosing the Right Shade

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I’m often asked (since I’ve gone blonde, which I shared my journey from Brunette to blonde here pt 2, here pt 3 and here pt 4) just how to choose the right shade of blonde, as the wrong one will wash you out or can make you look and unflattering shade of pink. There are things…

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