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I am really excited to share with you this post today. While aging does enough damage to ones looks, cancer does a whole lot more. As most of you know, my mother has been sick with cancer for quite some time now, and it has definitely taken its toll on her appearance.

My mother was one of those women who never did anything to look after their skin. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Despite that, she had almost perfect skin even up until her late 40s, and she still has pretty good skin in retrospect to never looking after it, but not too long ago aging hit her like a freight train. All those years of never wearing sunblock manifested with patchy skin tone & large pigmentation spots; the skin that once sat high on her face headed south; and the soft, bright skin became scaly and dull. Add on a few years of fighting cancer, copious amounts of chemotherapy and many organs functioning incorrectly, you have yourself a withered old lady before she is even in her mid 50’s. Continue Reading

Nineteen days ago I started on my new skincare regime using products from Dannè Montague-King. Being almost 3 weeks into the new schedule, I thought it might be nice to update you on my progress so far.

Over this time I have been using my skin prescribed skincare products every morning and night. After the first 7 days I had some additional products thrown into the mix because I had already started to see results with the first lot of products. Here is the NEW routine 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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