Running On Empty: Energise In 5
29 January 2018 | VA Notes Lifestyle

Running On Empty: Energise In 5

January is a difficult one.

 

I start the New Year raring to go, I jump out of bed in the mornings looking forward to cracking on with my to-do lists. But as the last days of the month near, I am running on empty.

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To Have and To Hold: The Forever Piece
22 January 2018 | VA Notes Fashion

To Have and To Hold: The Forever Piece


Here at VA we’ve been talking about ‘To Have and To Hold’ fashion, the essentials we will always have in our wardrobe collection, the staple pieces that make us who we are, the strategy we use when dressing and what fashion items we splurge on and where we save.


Shall we think of this as our fashion handbook to curating the perfect wardrobe?

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Five Tricks: Five Years Younger
20 January 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

Five Tricks: Five Years Younger

ARE THERE FIVE EASY TRICKS TO LOOKING FIVE YEARS YOUNGER?

I am not sure if these ideas really make me look any younger but they sure do make me feel a lot better.

There are certain “grooming” (for want of better word) jobs I need to have done regularly otherwise I don’t feel well with the world.

Simple beauty, hair and make-up rituals that make all the difference to how I look and present myself.

They are not complicated or revolutionary but they inspire confidence.

When I am behind on these, I am well and truly behind.

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Need To Know: Meet Jade
19 January 2018 | VA Notes Beauty

Need To Know: Meet Jade

Have you met Jade?

Apparently “the jade” is the most popular treatment for the face right now.


Facial massage has always been a great idea and touted as the way to guard the tautness and vitality of the skin. The idea of rolling the skin has long been a treatment of choice in China since centuries past.

The Jade Roller apparently is very easy to use, wherever and whenever and regular rolling guarantees excellent results.


You won’t find any argument from me.

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The Tweed Jacket: Steal Her Style
17 January 2018 | VA Notes Fashion

The Tweed Jacket: Steal Her Style

Had you forgotten the tweed jacket?

I am guilty of losing the tweed to the simple wools, cotton and cashmere but after another The Crown binge watch I think tweed is very worthy of our attention.

Not all tweeds are those I would include in my wardrobe – but the “today’s” version is a fabulous wear with many of our ever-faithful essentials.

For me, there have always been two styles of tweeds.

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