Posts in Body Shape

The last time I wore pants I was crucified, and rightly so. I looked shocking and it put me off trying pants ever again. BUT here is the deal, I need pants. It is winter in Australia, I am freezing cold, and I am sick of shoving my fat thighs into tights which only gives me a massive muffin top and then pulling the tights up every few minutes so the crotch isn’t at my knees. Can you tell this has been bugging me a little?  Continue Reading

I have touched on why I started this blog in the About page and in my initial introduction post, but now I want to get a little deeper. I feel I need to reveal my OLD vs NEW body so you can get a visual on why I am finding dressing so hard.

Today I am just going to use one set of images to show how my body has changed in the past couple of years. Yes, I know a couple of years is a long time, but in realtime this change happened very quickly. The first 20kgs went on within 12 months (secretly I think it was about 8 months but I only bothered to weigh myself after 12 months!). The past year has been a very slow, gradual increase.

To begin, we take a look at my 2009 body shape. Please be aware that these photos were actually taken when I had put on a few kilo’s, aka NOT at my skinniest.

NOTE: Apologies for the crappy photos!

Exploring Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, October 2009

Enjoying the view later that evening in Las Vegas, October 2009

Really take a good look at the above photos to understand my size. No boobs, no tummy, no hips, no thighs. Now prepare yourself …. Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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