Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Fountain of Youth in a Cheap Plastic Bottle: KNN serum

The title of this post is intentionally provocative. We all know there is no fountain of youth, but I think perhaps DIY skincare is the closest I will ever come to it. Everything in my routine works really well together … Continue reading

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A Bespoke Skincare Line for Christmas

Want to give a unique Christmas gift? Why not create a bespoke skincare line for someone! There are lots of formulas listed on this blog (just click the skincare tag) and you can get beautiful packaging from Skin Essential Actives. … Continue reading

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Flash Sale! 20% off everything at People Tree

People Tree is an excellent example of how ethical, sustainable fashion can be done in a really appealing way. Their prices are really competitive (even though they’re not using sweatshop labour to produce anything), and whilst the knits are pricey, … Continue reading

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DIY Skincare Resources

Hi all! I have a few DIY skincare resources to recommend to you today. The first is the Skin Essentials Active blog, which is excellent for the basics of DIY skincare. Make a coffee and have a read! Second, I … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Variation

I made another batch of my Rose Sunscreen today, but altered the recipe slightly to treat my skin to some different actives. I subbed out the CoQ10 and replaced it with Alpha Lipoic Acid.  A truly beautiful active that works … Continue reading

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Beyond Skin: Sirene Peacock Glitter Heels

I want these. They are beautiful. Sparkly, vegan shoes for $100. What’s not to like? Check out other vegan shoes at Beyond Skin and Update: I bought these! Can’t wait for them to arrive.

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Comfort Food

I’m not much of a chef. I hate the clean-up that comes with cooking, and I find being in the kitchen tedious unless I’m preparing a gin and tonic. But, what I have learned over the years is that if … Continue reading

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Sickness Shopping

So I’ve got a cold. Which means I’m whinging a lot, feeling sorry for myself, and browsing lots of online stores to try and cheer myself up. My first Hush purchases (sloppy jumper, tee, and joggers) are coming in to … Continue reading

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Coffee break shopping – vintage on Etsy

Etsy is still such a great place to find vintage clothing. Great quality, great cut, and very flattering. I’m loving these: 1930s dress from Mistery Mister $125 1940s beaded gown from LostnFound Vintage $298 1950s skirt from English Rose Vintage … Continue reading

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Coffee break shopping – The Outnet

I do love The Outnet, and when their “Country Break Essentials” email landed in my inbox, I knew the edit would be right up my street. Observe: Oscar de la Renta Tweed Pants $394.96 Iris & Ink Angora-blend sweater $148 … Continue reading

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ASOS Supersoft Skinny Jeans in Indigo

These jeans just arrived in my letterbox and I’m already considering a second pair. They don’t look very special in the photo above, but they fit really well. The denim is thin and comfortable, but still very flattering. Instant butt … Continue reading

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Currently Coveting…

I’m currently procrasti-marking, so I’m taking the opportunity to revist things online that have caught my eye this week. These great heels from Melissa: This dress from Joypop Vintage: and this one too: I’m also loving this pyjama set from … Continue reading

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Getting Zohara Tights in Australia

So one day, I came across this photo… …and so began a great e-journey to discover how I could purchase them and make them my own. I discovered that these tights (“art on tights”) were a product of the fabulous … Continue reading

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An Update

I don’t know if anyone still reads this or not, but for some reason I felt in the mood to post an update on here. So what have I been doing? First, I’ve officially graduated with a PhD. Brilliant. That … Continue reading

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