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I am currently trying to clear out the “crap” from my wardrobe and stock it with really good basics. It is something the fashion experts always tell us to do, but until this year I never really understood it. Now as I get older I realize my wardrobe is chocked full of clothes that were trendy too many years ago. They look dated and just plain wrong. Plus, with my recent weight gain, all the good pieces I had no longer fit.

One of the items right at the top of my list is a silk (or silky) white shirt. One that I can wear for business and for casual. Tucked in or loose. Comfortable but not bulky. Oh and definitely not sheer (I am too old for that). But it is proving to be impossible.

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Getting back to showing you what I picked up on my last trip to the US of A, no shopping business trip would be complete without a stop at ZARA.

We recently welcomed ZARA to Australia and I was blessed as my hometown of Sydney were up first to get one, but despite many attempts to shop in the Australian store, I had zero luck finding anything I really liked. My experience with ZARA in the USA has always been a good one, always coming out with multiple overstuffed bags. Out of the 5 or so times I have been to ZARA in Australia, I have only walked out with one item. Now it wasn’t because there weren’t items I liked, but all the items I liked were sold out in my size. In fact, the one item I have bought from ZARA was actually from their ‘tween’ section.

It was a crazy day when ZARA opened in Sydney

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Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

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Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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