Top tips for people with eczema & psoriasis

When you’re chronically ill, an autoimmune condition like psoriasis can seem like one condition to many, just one more thing to deal with.  I have psoriasis largely on my scalp, and have gone as far as shaving my head to ease the hassle of dealing with it.  There are still days when I long to grab the hair clippers.  Still, there are plenty of ways to help deal with skin conditions, if you can find a way to work them into your daily routine. Grab all the cream! Even something as lightweight as aqueous cream can help enormously when used […]

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Fun ways to change up your look

There are so many reasons that I love beauty and fashion that they are just to innumerable to list, but if I did the sheer amount of different ways to change up your look would have to be one of them.  I get bored with my toothpaste before I’ve even finished the tube, why would I want to keep my look the same each day?  There are so many little things I love to tinker and play with, some obvious and some a little less obvious.  Here, in no particular order, are some of my fave fun & funky ways […]

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Christmas Cat Eye using Mac Burgundy x 9 palette

Here is a sneek peek of todays makeup look, a festive Christmas cat eye I’ve featured on my instagram account, along with a few words…from my eye…

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MAC GIVEAWAY 9 x eyeshadow palette

So if you thought the awesomeness of my last giveaway could not be surpassed, think again! This week in our Christmas giveaway bonanza I am giving away a gorgeous Mac palette filled with 9 of the sublime shadows beloved by makeup artists and enthusiasts alike. This marvelous Mac giveaway ‘burgundy’ palette is full of warm neutrals, earthy browns and deep delicious oranges and reds.  I would say that this is arguably the perfect palette for winter.  The shades are aw follows: Honeylust Poppyseed Quarrey Antiqued Embark #noir Haux Star violet Sketch The giveaway is open internationally and entering is easy. […]

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Plus Size Awards 2015

As a blogger with a lot of passion but no real ‘niche’, I have the privilege of chatting and socialising with many groups of bloggers representing many different genres.  Each has its own charms, but I have to put my hands up and say that the plus size bloggers I have met are amongst some of the most genuine, least competitive and most supportive bunch out there.  The rivalries, cattiness and disagreements that can be an unfortunate part of a pastime beloved by so many are virtually a non issue within the plus size community.  I have a few theories […]

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Kylie Jenner shameless and ableist wheelchair stunt

On International Disability Day, I really thought that the last thing I would be writing about would be the Kardashian/Jenner family.  I’ll confess that when I first heard about them, I thought the show was a Star Trek spin off (I’m totally serious – high five if you even understand that one).  The whole family have arguably gone on to shape makeup and fashion styles and trends more than any other in the last few years.  They are the reason that Mac is consistently sold out of brown lipstick and they are well aware of their status as style icons. […]

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The First Giveaway Of Christmas – Naked Smoky Palette

It’s been quite a year for me what with one thing and another.  Alot of good, some bad and lots of just general busyness.  To thank my subscribers for sticking with me and for being fantastically supportive, I will be having several juicy giveaways in December, Just in time for Christmas. I can’t think of a better time to celebrate. My first giveaway will be the newest release from Urban Decay in the Naked eyeshadow palette line – the Naked Smoky Palette. This stunning palette is packed this pal with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals, including nine never-before-seen shades and three […]

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Day into evening 10 minute makeup routine

  This was a really simple look from start to finish, using the more subtle natural colours for the daytime look and going bolder for the evening.  I love the looks you can create with makeup, but sometimes you want a daytime look that is just you only better – barely there. Products used: Essence get big lashes Essence XXL nude lipgloss in Shy Beauty Essence eyeshadow quatro in Most Wanted Essence eyebrow pencils in Soft Blonde and Brown Essence easy eyeliner pen Essence lipstick in all about cupcake After applying base, brush some of the lightest colour in the […]

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Getting your feet summer ready

Although the sun has only made an appearance in the last few weeks, it’s coming time to get our feet and legs out for summer skirts and shorts.  Leaving aside for one moment the issue of winter hair removal, this is the time when our feet come out of nice thick socks and tights, full shoes and ankle boots to face the world.  I had occasion to wear sandles recently, and when I took stock of my poor neglected feet I knew something had to be done. After a winter hiding away, my feet had gone very very dry, not […]

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Quick easy and cheap home teeth whitening

That’s what we all want isn’t it?  A nice white smile without to much cost or bother.  I have to say that although I’ve never paid to have my teeth professionally whitened, I have purchased the gum guards and peroxide gel to try and whiten my teeth.  The basics of this method is that you mold the gum trays to your teeth using hot water, and then you fill the trays with the teeth whitening gel and wear for however long the instructions tell you to.  It does work, if you stick with it over a period of time and […]

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