We moved into our house when I was 7 months pregnant with Willow and renovated immediately - that's what you do during big life changing events, right ladies?!
And every room got a spruce up if not a total makeover - except our bedroom. It was pretty inoffensive, so we just decided to leave it while we got through having a newborn. Then we ran out of money...and had a second baby...you know where I'm going with this! So now Willow is 4 and Florence is 2, and I am seriously needing some sanctuary. And this cream room with zero space is just not doing it. Oh how I love a makeover!
Last week on the blog we ran a competition to win a mini makeover with Wonderland Hair and Beauty and 10 lucky readers will receive the following:
- A hair wash and 'Indulgence Ritual' treatment
- A blow wave
- A colour consultation (in case you want to come back and go bright perhaps?!)
- A full face of makeup for a night out
This will be completed at Wonderland Hair and Beauty in Northcote Point, Auckland.
And the winners are!
I've known Chloe through a mutual friend for years, but we had never had a lot to do with each other until I noticed she was commenting on my blog. And when I was looking for models for my swim suit shoot, I thought of her immediately. When I asked Chloe if she wanted to model swimwear for me, she laughed. And then she swore, and then she laughed again. Chloe's life has changed a lot since that day, and I wanted her to tell you first hand why.
The problem with the 'body shape' theory is that it assumes we all fit into about 5 different shapes (depending what you are googling!) It also some times assumes we are fruit. You're could be an apple, a pear, a column, a triangle...and so on, and you should choose clothes that help you balance your body.
I've read it so many times, "The only way to make your clothes fit perfectly is to have them tailored." I can see why that makes sense, but I don't have time for that, and it costs money and where should I go? And when I do decide to have something mended, I inevitably find it in the boot of my car 8 months later...by which time I don't even like it anymore. Oops.
When my friend Catherine told me she was going to be part of the ‘Wet Hot Beauties’ I did my best not to look concerned. She went on to explain that in fact the Wet Hot Beauties are a water ballet (think synchronized swimming or an old-school Esther Williams movie) performance group. Kick arse women from all walks of life doing choreography in the water! Interesting - I headed online to check it out!
I LOVE glasses. Changing your glasses can completely change your look, just like shoes! At any one time I usually have 3 or 4 pairs of sunglasses on the go (as well as my reading glasses). I like to invest in an expensive pair every few years ($300-$400) and interchange them with a couple of mid priced pairs ($80ish) and a cheap but fun pair ($10-$20, this is the pair the kids are allowed to play with!)
Are you waiting for permission to live the life you've always wanted? What is it that you really want to do, but are too nervous to try?
I have realised in the last few months that this blog hasn't just 'happened', in one way or another I have always wanted to work in the fashion industry. But I decided from quite early on that that was only for 'cool' people who were different and quirky (translation: broody and complicated - not my type!) Add to the fact that I was never thin, (fashionistas have to be thin right? Wrong...) or very confident that I was creative, and that pretty much ruled me out - or so I thought.
Hello, I’m Rach. You might recognise me as one of the girls that Monique had beside her for that swimsuit shoot back at the beginning of summer. If you haven’t met Monique in person yet, you need to know that she is just as bright and beautiful as she seems on this blog of hers. She’s also a compelling force of nature! When she suggested that swimsuit shoot, my mind said “hell, no!” but my head was already nodding. She kind of draws you into this vortex of possibility and then, boom, it’s all happening!
Guilt is SUCH a wasted emotion, and yet for some reason most of us feel pangs of guilt each and every day. It's time to let some of that guilt and worry go! Here are 5 things never to feel guilty about again.