JOURNAL: is winter over yet?

I don’t know how but the year is absolutely flying by and yet winter seems to be taking an age to pass through.  I have well and truly been battling with the winter blues.  Nevertheless, I thought I’d do another monthly update on the blog for July/August because my May/June one got a pretty good reception.

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HOW TO: create a morning routine

For the past few months, I’ve been so terrible at getting up and tackling the day.  I generally get a good sleep but I definitely have been staying up way too late and perhaps that’s made me a bit too sloth like in the mornings.  Not to mention I get the most amazing cuddles if I wait to be woken up by my real-life, walking and talking, three year old alarm.  However, she loves waking up to me moving about the house and I love getting my makeup done without little miss grabbing everything they can reach.

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BEAUTIFUL YOU: mokosh

About a month ago I was trawling through my favourite organic store in my city in search of a new exfoliator.  Anyone who knows me or has followed me for some time, knows I’m an absolute sucker when it comes to natural skin care.

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FEED ME: pimped chocolate oats

I’ve always been about taking a dish and making it healthier but as a mum navigating through the difficult toddler years, it’s become even more important. Don’t get me wrong, Bella has some healthy (and odd) favourites – avocados, raw cauliflower, raw mushrooms and any kind of fruit – but if she had her way, her diet would consist mainly of mac and cheese, chocolate, fries and lasagne (after scraping out all of the meat sauce).

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HOW TO: stay organised and save time

I was going to start this post with a quick run down of my routine, but then I realised how ironic it would be to speak about how busy we all are and take up your time with information that does nothing to help you.

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DRESS FOR YOU: lady boss

Those who follow me on Instagram, know I was in a bit of a panic a few weeks ago when I decided that, after a long hiatus, I would complete the second portion of my degree to become a practicing lawyer. Continue reading

BEAUTIFUL YOU: my everyday face

For the longest time, I’ve been promising more beauty posts. So here is one of hopefully many. This is my everyday makeup routine. My no-thinking needed, day or night, rain, hail or shine makeup routine. Continue reading