Why having 5 sisters is the best and worst thing that ever happened to me.

When I was younger I would avoid the question “how many siblings do you have?” like the plague. I hated the mixture of disbelief followed by amusement that would flit across people’s faces whenever I told them I had “five older sisters”.  I came to realise very quickly that people really lacked imagination because the comments were ALWAYS exactly the same….”Your poor father!” “I can just imagine the arguments in that household…!” “Do you all wear the same shoe/clothes size?” and sometimes they were a little bit more offensive…“Didn’t your parents have a television?” or the most recent one ” Six children???That is SO bad for the environment!!!”

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Why the Kylie Lip Kits actually rock

Sometimes I feel that people enjoy the controversy of saying how much they hate a really hyped up product. I get it, you wanna be different. However in my opinion you have to give credit where credit is due. Although she may be a “celebrity” that champions this new movement of being famous for absolutely nothing, I still believe she may have tapped into a very unique formulation with her lip kits and actually I really enjoyed them.

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Beginners Makeup- The technical guide on what you need in your first proper makeup kit.

Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to be particularly talented to be able to apply makeup that suits your face and the occasion. It’s made to look so difficult by beauty gurus, magazines, YouTube tutorials and of course the Instagram world. It makes you feel like there’s a never ending list of products that you need to have in your makeup kit in order to recreate said makeup look. The reality however is very different, and it’s rare that your everyday girl will need to contour or strobe her face every single day before going to work. Therefore I have compiled a simple list of things you will need for your everyday makeup kit. Continue reading Beginners Makeup- The technical guide on what you need in your first proper makeup kit.

Six Things I Learnt From Teaching English as a Second Language

Teaching is one of the most challenging, underrated and stressful professions a person could ever go into. As exasperating as it may be, it is also one of the most rewarding professions and over the course of time I spent teaching I discovered there is a lot that you can learn from teaching a classroom full of (mostly) disinterested students. Here are the top six lessons I learnt from Teaching English as a Second Language to adult learners.

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How to take care of yourself when you’re very busy.

Taking care of your physical appearance when you are extremely time-poor can be a difficult task. Not only are you feeling overwhelmed with your own professional and personal life, but to also add to your mental clutter, your eyes are fixated on those stray eyebrow hairs that need grooming every time you glance into your reflection.

More than that, it can be extremely difficult to gather the motivation to keep your beauty regime during these cold winter months. There are so many places on your body that are not exposed to the world during this time that it makes it so much easier to skip that post-shower moisturizer and avoid being cold for an extra 15 minutes.

However breaking it down into smaller loads can be much more useful for you and make you feel so much more on top of things. Here are some of my top tips below. Continue reading How to take care of yourself when you’re very busy.