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

Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Picking the best beauty advent calendar for yourself each year is tough, I totally get it. This year the choices are even bigger and better so I’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for you to choose from. Past favourites like The Body Shop, Look Fantastic and NYX Cosmetics are back with their beauty advent calendars, plus some new ones to spice things up.

Unfortunately, many sell out the minute they are released and by the time you see them touted by your favourite Instgrammers you’ve already missed out. Don’t worry though, there are still heaps around that you’ll love. Treat yo’self, ladies!  Continue Reading

Deciem NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum

Have you noticed there’s been a bit of chatter about copper peptides in skincare lately? The biggest player on the scene right now is NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), and it has people swearing that this is a liquid version of the second coming.

Unfortunately when an ingredient becomes trendy we see the market flooded with products claiming to be using the best of it. Copper Peptides are that hot-new ingredient right now but what exactly are they? I’ve chatted with Deciem’s co-CEO, Nicola Kilner, to get the lowdown on copper peptides and how you can make sure you buy a product that works.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling its 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.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

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