3 degrees of eyebrow: How to tap into the Big Brow Trend

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Unless you’ve been holed up on a remote island for the last few years, you’ll have noticed that brows are back and brows are big.  Big brows are back.  Far removed from the 1990’s trend of a teeny thin arch of eyebrows, a full and natural, yet groomed brow is where it’s at right now.  Think Cara Delevingne are you’re there. I myself have very light and sparse brows.  Not from overplucking, I just happen to have very light body hair.  This is great when you want to go another day without attending to your leg hair, but not so […]

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Bloggers Guide: The Blog/Life Balance

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The blog/life balance is something every blogger will be familiar with.  Whether your life is full of toddlers and potty training or spouses that are sick of talking to you from behind a laptop, there will have been a point where the two collide.  A blogger can spend so much time blogging they have nothing to blog about (and a grumpy spouse) or so much time dealing with life issues (good, bad or indifferent) that you neglect your blog. As someone who also struggles to maintain a healthy life/blog balance, here is a basic bloggers guide to trying to get (and […]

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Natwest & RBS launch first ever accessible credit card: sight loss

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As a wheelchair user, I face access problems every day.  Because I am used to my situation, I work around it and find ways to do things a little differently.  Although I have many blind friends and fellow fashionistas, especially users of the Fashionability audioboo channel that I contribute to, I can’t fathom how they get around many things, because I’ve not had to live with sight loss. My friends astound me with their independence and the way they firmly embrace life.  For me, a shopping trip is not complete without my plastic friend in my purse, and even then […]

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Confidence the secret with Katie Piper

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Though I feel I should start with my usual plea for leniency about not posting sooner, I won’t.  A twitter chat with a new friend has prompted me to get my butt off social media (where I can usually be found) and get over here and post.  I have so much to tell you again!  I haven’t even posted about my wedding, which was in August of last year!  Nevertheless, as my last post suggests, I am involved in some really amazing stuff at the moment so I will start there, and then start to wedge in a few things […]

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My Sunday Photo 21st March 2015: Challenging Perceptions

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Yes, those are my pasty white thighs next to the gorgeous and tanned Katie Piper (who is one of the nicest people I have ever met). With a teeny size 6 waist and a cute Kylie-esque figure, Katie doesn’t need me next to her to make her look amazing.  Nevertheless here I am, owning who I am and loving who I am, just like all the other girls in todays show. We’re on again tomorrow so full post is to come but for now, here are some news stories. Reveal Cosmopolitan The Mirror Daily Express OK! Daily Mail Daily Mail – […]

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World Downs Syndrome Day 2015: Raising Awareness & Changing Perceptions

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Talking About Down’s Syndrome – Conversations for New Parents is the latest title in the Fink cards family. The brainchild of Lisa Warner they promise to help new parents find their way through the information and emotions that follow a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome for their baby. Hayley Goleniowska, author of the deck of colourful handbag-sized cards, wrote them with new parents in mind, but was keen to emphasise that they would be invaluable for all family members. So often different generations hold different beliefs about Down’s syndrome. Times have changed greatly with those who have the condition are leading […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Curvety at the British Fashion Awards

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When it comes to fashion, you can’t really get more prestigious than the British Fashion Awards. In November 2014 I was lucky enough to be mixing with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Victoria Beckham at the reception, awards ceremony and the after party of the BFA in Londons trendy Soho.   The sole wheelchair user amongst the fashionistas and influencers in attendance, I held my own with J on my arm, wearing the most gorgeous gown from Curvety. The Viviana Christina really needs to be seen to be believed.  From the exquisite neckline to the attention to detail on […]

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