What to do when you make a mistake (in any area of your life) 

What to do when you make a mistake (in any area of your life) Beautiful African American woman holding a cup of coffee at home cover mouth with hand shocked with shame for mistake, expression of fear, scared in silence, secret concept (image description taken from Adobe Stock)

I’ve titled this article, ‘what to do when you make a mistake’ not ‘if you make a mistake’ because let’s face it, no matter how optimistic or perfect you try to be – you will make mistakes.  These can be small barely noticeable faux-pas’ to full-blown want the ground to swallow you up mis-judgements.   […]

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Setting the Tone – why should you use toner?

Setting the tone - Why you need to use toner

Cleanse, tone, moisturise.  The holy trinity of the skincare routine.  Whilst the benefits of the first and last steps pretty much explain themselves – many are often left questioning, what the heck is and why should you use toner? Toners are ‘enriched’ liquids that take mere seconds to use after cleansing your skin.  Most usually […]

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Stopping Self-Sabotage – How to break the habit.

Stopping Self-Sabotage: a journey to break the habit

The plan had been to sit and write this article at 10am today.  It’s now 11.02am.  On my way to my office, I stopped to water the garden plants, do the washing up, put the washing away – all jobs that can wait.  None of them as important as my actual work, but all tools […]

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Being you: The importance of being true to yourself

Secret Identity: Being you

I recently watched the film ‘The Danish Girl’.  (Yes I know where have I been?)  For those who don’t know, it’s about the transgender pioneer, Lili Elbe.  It took nearly an entire lifetime for her to be true to who she really was.  Despite living in an era where you were liable to be certified […]

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5 Easy ways to instantly boost your mood anytime & anywhere

5 Easy ways to instantly boost your mood

Before we look at how to boost your mood, let’s quickly explore why it’s so important to boost your mood in the first place… Our moods often dictate the tone of our day.  They govern the types of interaction we have with other people and form our perception of everything.  Whilst acknowledging that we can’t […]

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The beauty of a beauty box and how to know which beauty box is for you

The beauty of a beauty box (and how to pick the right one for you)

Since beauty boxes first launched many moons ago, they have progressed from a potential passing craze into an accepted and (in some cases) staple part of the beauty product buying routine.  With an increasing number of beauty retailers/industry bigwigs introducing their own mini beauty product treasure troves to market, we as consumers are now spoilt […]

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School Holidays Hack: Activity Selection Bag

Thinking of things to do each day of the school holidays can often prove tedious and taxing, especially when nobody seems to want to agree on what to do – you can’t please everyone right? Maybe you might like to try something I’ve been doing with my kids for awhile now. The activity selection bag […]

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From foe to friend: overcoming conflict in relationships

From foe to friend: improving conflictive relationships

It’s probably not an inaccurate assumption that most people have at least one person in their life who they have a conflictive relationship with.  It may be a family member, ex-partner, neighbour, acquaintance or colleague.  Things between you can feel intolerable, the mere mention of their name can cause irritation or anxiety.  It seems that […]

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How to manage PMS & take back some control

Taking back some control over PMS

Let’s be honest, PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) is a b*tch!  Every month a little gremlin (the evil variety that has been exposed to water) invades your body and completely takes over – everything!  Well, that’s how it made me feel at least.  Sound familiar to you? Before we look at how to manage PMS… Were you […]

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You are not going bald! (overcoming non-hereditary hair loss)

You are not going bald

Are you noticing that your hairbrush seems to contain more hair than usual?  Are you pulling larger quantities of hair from your shower plug-hole?  Is your ponytail diameter feeling thinner?  Are hairs falling very easily from your head whenever you touch them?  And is all of this making you feel panicked and worried that you […]

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Tips for flying long haul with children

Tips for travelling long haul with children

Whenever we mentioned to our friends, family or even random strangers that we were flying long haul with our children, the collective response was usually horror and disbelief. ‘How will they cope? – how will you cope?!’ Thankfully, my husband and I had absolute faith in our kid’s ability to cope (and it didn’t hurt […]

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10 Top Beauty Tips for New Mums & Mums-to-be

Really this should be titled – 10 Top beauty tips for new mums & mums-to-be (and anyone who could do with taking a huge amount of stress out of their beauty routine whilst still remaining gorgeous).  But perhaps that’s a bit too long winded?  Just know  you are welcome to indulge in these tips – […]

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