Category: Beauty

A letter to: Taryn Brumfitt

Hi Taryn, You don’t know me but I am one of the MANY women to have seen your movie Embrace and been massively inspired by it. Thank you so much. Thank you for the movie. Thank you for being so honest, open, and brave. Brave for sharing your most confronting thoughts and fears, brave for ...

The cliched new years resolution post. {Except maybe it’s not.}

New year: new you! It’s everywhere right now, isn’t it? And it’s no coincidence that all the magazine covers at this time of year feature all the “half their size” and “all the many ways to improve yourself” stories as yet another new year ushers in all the inevitable get-fit-and-healthy resolutions. We all treat the ...

The hair extensions diary part 2: pros and cons.

It’s now been a few weeks since I had the hair extensions put in, and there are definitely what I would consider downsides, although it could just be a case of needing some more time to become fully accustomed to them. I also think that Summer might not be best time for hair extensions, but then maybe ...

The Hair Extensions Diary: part 1.

After trying lash extensions {great for a week til I picked them all off while watching TV one night} and nail extensions {not so great when you can’t scratch an itch} I decided I may as well do as my hairdresser had been begging me to do for months and try hair extensions. The real-human-hair-cost-a-fortune-but-can-last-up-to-six-months ...

The letters series: MY BODY

Dear body, I feel like I owe you an apology. You have always been so strong and solidly there for me, but mostly I’ve just been a bitch. All through my childhood I was super healthy and strong, thanks to you. But then during my teenage years I started not liking you very much. There ...

Cult beauty items you should already own.

I was kind late to the whole beauty and makeup game, but having a seventeen year old teenage girl, a.k.a. makeup obsessed, in the house has certainly helped. A LOT. I no longer have to pay to get decent makeup applied anymore, thanks to my daughters endless viewing of YouTube tutorials. She also has no ...

Why Spanx can go and fuck themselves.

It’s probably safe to say that the Holy Grail of women’s fashion is finding that perfect item of clothing that looks and feels amazing to wear, is comfortable and flattering on just about everyone, and garners compliments every time you step out wearing it. For me that recently came in the form of a caftan. ...

A letter to: MY NOSE

Hi nose, geez I really owe you about a million apologies, don’t I? Too big, too long, too pointy, too bumpy, awful in profile, just not a nice nose. I’m sure there were even actual tears shed at some point during my teen years. No good looking guy was ever going to be able to ...

Home hair colouring 101.

{Or Home Hair Coloring 101 if you’re in The U.S.} Now I know I’m not a hairdresser but this past year I’ve put my hair through the wringer. From dark brown to light brown, with reds, balayage ends, copper and pink thrown in, I’m now just desperate to get back to a natural colour and repair ...

on having pink hair…

I can be a bit insufferable in that whole liking to prove people wrong thing. Last week I spent way too long arguing with the girl in the hair supplies shop who would not, for love or money, help me buy the product that would give me pink hair. I begged, pleaded, tried to be ...