Tag: Beauty

Bye bye hair extensions

I can’t believe the time flew so fast and five months later it was time for the hair extensions to be removed. Despite expecting to lose quite a few extensions {I read about people losing five to ten in so many reviews}, I only lost two, and one of those was just a few days ...

The hair extensions diary: 3 months in

Three months later, do I finally love them? Well I definitely don’t hate them but I’m still not sure I’d say I love them. Here’s what I can tell you: Are they worth the money? Yes, definitely. I paid for volume and volume is what I got. So much so that I hardly ever bother ...

It’s a wrap: January.

January is often the focus of a lot of reflection and thoughts of self improvement. After a week long new years beach break I came home determined to finally tackle what I had avoided my whole life: fitness. From being the girl all through high school who somehow always had her period every P.E. lesson ...

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 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 ...

What I learned this last week…

Sometimes I feel like I live in a bubble, far away from the hoopla that, some of the time at least, seems to make up the rest of the world, and in this bubble of mine the real world doesn’t always seem to penetrate. I’m usually jolted back into the real world with the thoughts “where the ...

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. ...

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 ...