23 Mar 2017
Her Point Of View: Karen Ruimy

Her Point Of View: Karen Ruimy

Karen is extraordinary.

Spiritual teacher, writer, dancer and above all a creator.

She is one of those women you meet and fall immediately in simpatico with. Have you met before? Did you know each other in a past life? How is it that she is a kindred spirit so quickly and on first meeting? 

She just is.

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20 Mar 2017
Leopard Print: Never Change Your Spots

Leopard Print: Never Change Your Spots

Many consider leopard prints a neutral.

I would have to agree.


It is an ageless print that works not only in the fashion arena but also in the home interior.

A dab of leopard print in any decor is a winner and a touch of the animal print in our wardrobe can transform the simple into the fabulous.





My leopard pieces need an update and pronto.

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18 Mar 2017
Revisiting French Rules: Lips And Eyes

Revisiting French Rules: Lips And Eyes

 
 

French women might not regard these winning combinations as rules.

When it comes to how many French women wear their make-up, they do follow a couple of particular patterns, in my observation at least. 

And from where I sit with make-up, I believe it is a winning formula.



Lips and eyes, with a French take, works like this.

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15 Mar 2017
10 Super Foods To Fight Cellulite

10 Super Foods To Fight Cellulite

 

Who wants to admit to the dreaded cellulite?

I don’t.

But I will in the spirit of, “the whole truth and nothing but the truth”.


I don’t believe their are any miracle potions out there that completely rid us of the dreaded stuff but I do believe a healthy lifestyle makes all the difference.


Lily has 10 super duper foods to help fight and rid us of those ripples. I am scoring about 6/10; I am strong on some but weak or non existent on others. Not my best average.

Over to her,

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14 Mar 2017
Made Up, Out The Door And Ready To Go In 5

Made Up, Out The Door And Ready To Go In 5

We would all like to be made up and ready to go in 5.

As much as we talk about spending time and taking time when it comes to the practicalities of day to day it is useful to whizz through them at the speed of light.

I don’t for a moment think it took fashion photographer, Tim Walker and his team minutes to make up and stage the fabulous Helena Bonham Carter ;)



Feeling fabulous and understanding our personal style does take investment on many levels but looking, ready-to-go can be something we learn to master very quickly.


I need a certain level of “maintenance” to make this happen.

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10 Mar 2017
Another Beautiful Face: Pia Gronning

Another Beautiful Face: Pia Gronning


Pia Gronning, is another beautiful face.

I am immediately drawn to her style and ageless beauty.

Pia Gronning is certainly blessed with beautiful looks but what I notice in her many photographs is her natural approach.

The shades she chooses to dress in and the simplicity of her make-up against her sensational grey hair are notes we can all add to our style diaries.

Whenever I feel shaky about the length of my hair and thoughts of growing it even longer, I look at other women of mature age age with the same hair goals for encouragement.

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9 Mar 2017
International Women’s Day: Every Day

International Women’s Day: Every Day

Women’s Day is every day.

Have you ever stopped to think how incredible you are?

We so often focus on the beauty, the success and the glamour of women, on the all too obvious and yet those qualities while dream worthy and aspirational are not what I am talking about today.

Women have incredible skills and capabilities that come from an intuitive place; they are inbuilt, resistant to just about everything and beyond any value one could attribute.

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4 Mar 2017
Isabel Marant: Show  And Tell In Paris

Isabel Marant: Show And Tell In Paris


Isabel Marant’s runway show in Paris grabbed my attention.

Lately I have been seeing more and more possibility in her collections; for the more mature in me.

I enjoy her creative spirit but in the past found little to adapt or work with that suits.



Recently that’s changed.

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2 Mar 2017
Concealer: How To Wear It 3 Ways

Concealer: How To Wear It 3 Ways

There is a trick with concealer and I have figured it out.

It can be used 3 ways and can make quite the difference.


I forgot my favourite bb cream and foundation on a trip recently and didn’t have time or the inclination to re-buy my favourites.

Somewhere in my distant memory a vague spark flickered and I remembered, if used properly, a good concealer can double or triple not only as a great cover up but also for a base and contouring.


Concealer is one of those products I use mostly under tired eyes and not for much else.

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