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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

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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

Best New Beauty September 2017 beauty products

Wow, guys. This month is absolute madness in the beauty launch calendar. The best new beauty September launches have come in strong from the likes of Fenty Beauty, Too Faced, St Tropez, Nip + Fab, Katy Perry and more.

Discover the best of the best new beauty products with my Best New Beauty September round-up. Continue Reading

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