Beauty with No Cruelty

I was appalled to learn recently that Estee Lauder and M.A.C cosmetics have started animal testing again (M.A.C outsources the testing- same thing in my book). An estimated 50 000 animals die every year for cosmetic testing. This is a massive backward step. The pressure was ramped up in the eighties from groups such as PETA (People for the ethical …

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It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap. Our physical bodies may be at work but for many of us our minds are gearing down to holiday mode. For some that means sunny skies and sandy beaches for others it may be taking advantage of a quiet city and enjoying home life. Holiday mode doesn’t mean tatty shorts and crocs can officially come out and …

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How the weak rand can motivate improved style choices

The rand is at an all time low; this is going to impact the cost of all imports to our shores; which inevitably is reflected on the price tag. Retailers have a few options before them: Increase the price in line with new exchange rates. Stop importing the item on the basis that the market cannot support the new pricing …

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To Cuff or not to Cuff

Have you ever discovered the perfect pair of jeans in every way bar one fact, they were too long? The added time out of your schedule and cost of alteration fees may have put you off buying the otherwise perfect pair of denims. The hot denim trend now means you can trot to the pay point like a lamb in …

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50s Skirt Flash Back.

It has been a few years since we have seen a significant change in silhouette but it is most certainly heading our way Spring/Summer 2015 in the form of the 50s full skirt. I came across an old 40/50s dress maker’s pattern showing the design in its original form; those were the days of nipped in waists and full dramatic …

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Duplicate Purchases

So a miracle happened, you went shopping and actually found something you liked…oh joy of joys. It gets even better as you discover the item you actually like is available in several colours. As happy and buoyant as a spring lamb you trot to the pay point to pay for your items; three or four items being the exact same …

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