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The elephant in the room. I was going to wait a while before I tackled this subject. But like an elephant in the room, the sooner someone talks about it the better everyone feels.. maybe not the elephant.. but you know, they’ll thank you later. The elephant today my friends is Cosmetic Medicine, but to […]
So I read a little article the other day that piqued my attention. A subject that I had decided to keep to myself. Just for once, I thought I’d keep quiet. It’s been killing me, but seeing the topic in question is very much a beauty issue I shall proceed. I have to admit, finding […]
It starts with procrastination. I’ve been tinkering around the edge with the idea to write a blog and create a website for a while. First in 2008, then later in 2010, but my plans were shuttled off into a slightly different direction, still with a blog about beauty at the heart of it. Beauty and […]
Quitting sugar? Cold turkey or just cutting back a little? For me, cutting back on sugar began on April 10th 2012, and as my sister likes to remind me, it was the Easter Weekend. What great timing, what a great way to prove my resolve. You may think giving up sugar at a time when […]
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A juice revolution is born. It was late, getting close to midnight on a Sunday night. Time to settle in for a night of restful slumber. But, night owl that I am. I’ll just watch a little bit of television before I drift off.. or so I thought. But, I couldn’t switch off. I was compelled. Here was […]
Some of us just seem to age better than others. Why is it that some of us with the passing of time just get, well, old, while others manage to keep a youthfulness that belies their chronological age? I’m not talking about how many lines begin to trace the face, no, it’s the demeanour, the posture, the way […]
Dismantling old beliefs. Over my many years working in the beauty industry, I have heard my fair share of beauty myths and misconceptions or just plain old media hype. Strangely, it takes a long time for a myth to be busted (if ever). Sometimes we want to believe they’re true, and even when all […]
Ever wondered about your Epidermis? Of course, you have. Okay, maybe not. Even so, it’s there working tirelessly for you every day. Constantly renewing YOU into a better version of yourself. Well, a better version of your skin. Your Epidermis, the outermost layer of you. Consisting of 6 wafer-thin layers, you can see it, feel […]