Size, Beauty, and Role Models
Apr06

Size, Beauty, and Role Models

  Happy Easter Holidays Everyone. This post comes to you from an internet connection in holiday mode! The last few days our internet has been painfully slow, and while frustrating as that is, it has been the perfect excuse to have a break and get stuck into some reading. Over the past couple of weeks two seemingly un-connected books have crossed my path. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi, and Coal...

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Tried and Tested: Jua by Trilogy
Dec08

Tried and Tested: Jua by Trilogy

Having been on the hunt for a natural perfume that doesn’t smell like it it stepped straight out of the 70’s (patchouli, sandalwood, and musk OH MY). I was delighted to find that one of my favourite skincare labels, Trilogy,  has developed this gem of a scent called ‘Jua‘, which means ‘Sun’ in Swahili, as a collaborative effort with the not for profit organisation So They Can . There are loads of...

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Tried and Tested: Eco Tan
Oct15

Tried and Tested: Eco Tan

In a lot of cases being authentic or ‘real’ is best. But when it comes to tans, faking it is totally acceptable if not preferable (unless you are willing to risk skin cancer and premature ageing). As someone who comes from a long standing family history of skin cancers and has recently assisted in a skin cancer research project I love a fake bake! In the past I have used whatever has worked for my skin regardless of eco...

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DIY: One Minute Scaly Skin Buster
Oct06

DIY: One Minute Scaly Skin Buster

  Winter is fading to a distant memory here on the Sunshine Coast and skin baring season is on its way in. All you need to shed the scaly winter skin are three ingredients that can be found in most well stocked pantries. Coconut Oil Brown Sugar Lime The quantities used will depend on how much scrub you would like to make. For a decent one all ‘over body scrub’ application; four tablespoons or brown sugar, three...

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Ethics in Fashion: Where to We Draw the Line?
Jun23

Ethics in Fashion: Where to We Draw the Line?

This post is the result of a recent article by Robin Givhan in The Sydney Morning Herald. The article titled “Have we reached ‘porn chic fatigue’? ” discussed the recent net loss of $106 million dollars at American Apparel , and the resulting suspension of Founder and CEO Dov Charney on misuse of company funds and sexual harassment charges. Givhan went on to state that Charneys’ suspension is an...

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TMI: Product Review for Diva Cup
Jun14

TMI: Product Review for Diva Cup

Be warned, this post is all about periods and may be a bit of an over-share of intimate lady-part information. If you are squeamish regarding the topic of menstruation stop reading right now and take in the beautiful view I have provided above, then move on. For the rest of you, be prepared for some seriously life changing information (and no I am not being overly dramatic this is big news). Hands up who has heard of menstrual cups? I...

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Book Review: The Beauty Experiment
Mar22

Book Review: The Beauty Experiment

Imagine waking up one day and deciding to give up beauty cold turkey. This means no makeup, a fuss free toiletry regimen (including infrequent body hair removal and no fancy luxuries such as conditioner or shaving gel), no new clothing or accessories for a year, no jewellery worn, and chopping your luscious pampered locks off (if you are lucky enough to have luscious pampered locks).  It’s hard to fathom putting oneself through such...

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