happy WEEKEND

“IT TAKES AS MUCH ENERGY to wish as it does to plan.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt That said, I’m going to start planning our next holiday {to somewhere warm and exotic}! Wishing you a sunny, happy, relaxing weekend! X {Pic: The Bottom Of The Ironing Basket}

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bright EYES

A SUPER-QUICK BEAUTY TIP JUST IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND… dah nah! Take the time to curl your lashes {before you apply your mascara}! A good quality curler – like a Tweezerman one – will really open up your eyes. Clamp it at your lash line, then gradually pump it along the length of your […]

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ponytail LOVE #2

UPDATE YOUR PONYTAIL BY SECURING IT WITH A BARRETTE… It gives a looser {hello, sexier} result than an elastic. To create this style, spritz dry roots with volumiser and massage through with your fingers for a bit of lift, then wrap the ends of the hair around a curling iron. Clip hair back loosely just […]

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gwen’s new ‘DO

IT SEEMS EVERYONE IS GETTING A FRINGE!!!… Gwen Stefani traded in her shoulder-length classic waves for a new rock chic fringed ‘lob’ {= long bob}. Her longtime hairstylist Danilo dished that this updated look is all a part of the mother of two’s constantly evolving style. “Gwen is an ever-changing beauty. The straight chop is […]

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winter WARMER

GIVE YOUR COMPLEXION A WARM GLOW… by using a fluffy brush to skim bronzer over cheekbones and along the jawline. Remember it’s not about faking a tan; you only need a hint of colour to get your ‘glow on’! Less is more ladies – too much and you’ll look like Malibu Barbie!! {Don’t go there!}

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mummy MUST-HAVE

EVERYONE NEEDS A TUBE OF LUCAS’ PAPAW PAW OINTMENT… {I don’t know a hair and make-up artist who doesn’t have it in their kit!} Developed in Queensland a century ago by Australian botanist T. P. Lucas, the sweet-smelling balm utilises the papaw fruit, a.k.a. papaya, and its antiseptic properties to treat a host of skin […]

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a peek into MY WEEK

IT’S BEEN A RAINY RAINY COLD WEEK… so these gorgeous roses added a little colour-cheer against the grey outside – and the Chinese Laundry inside! I’ve had washing hanging on clotheshorses everywhere trying to get it dry. {btw: the roses smell as magnificent as they look!}… I spent a coupla hours blissing out at Mana […]

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