Summer gives us so many opportunities to relax and rejuvenate – and you don’t have to wait until you go on vacation!
I’ve just returned from a trip to the French Riviera. It started out as a long weekend, but we ended up staying more than a week (thank you, #laptoplifestyle!).
The concept of “beauty” doesn’t have the best reputation. It’s often seen as a vain and frivolous thing that women are fooled into spending lots of money on. However, I don’t see it that way.
What “beauty” is really about is taking take of yourself – for yourself and not for others. A thorough and consistent beauty regime can help to make us feel at our best and ready to face whatever the world throws at us.
In the movies, the star always reinvents themselves when they’ve been cruelly dumped or lost their job.
Online gurus often come with tales of reinvention following having “only $7 in their pocket”, sleeping in their car, or overcoming a life-threatening illness.
Reinventing yourself after experiencing any of these traumatic things is astounding and worthy of praise. However, you don’t have to wait until you’re single or at rock bottom to start redesigning your life.
What’s my definition of reinvention? It’s deliberately deciding to change your life for the better and creating a whole new reality that reflects the person you want to be and the life you want to have.
The universe is in constant motion, and the more we train ourselves to welcome the evolution of people, things and circumstances, the more we can take advantage of it.
The caterpillar morphs into a butterfly; the seasons change; night turns into day.
Yes, it’s all very poetic, but the fact is that our lives are in a constant state of change.
No matter how much you strive for steadiness, or how much you try to organize or control your situation, our bodies, surroundings and circumstances change whether we like it or not. It’s a relentless evolution, and there’s nothing you can do to stop this cycle.
All of your life, someone’s had an opinion.
When you were little, your mom dressed you – and you had to wear what she put you in! During your teenage years, your parents disapproved of what you wore, and your outfits were dictated by what your friends thought was “cool”. Then, when you grew up, you had to wear what your bosses thought was appropriate in the office (dull, grey suits don’t look good on anyone!), and even the most “independent woman” has tweaked the way she dresses to please the man in her life.
Summer beauty – that’s easy, right? Pull your hair up in a messy bun, smooth on some SPF, and you’re done!
Not quite. That kind of simple routine is great for the beach, but sadly most of us don’t spend our lives by the seaside, and instead we have to battle with sweaty cities, urban pollution and over air-conditioned offices.
When your friend or family member tells you they’re getting married, your first thoughts are those of excitement and congratulations. Your second thought is, inevitably, “What I am I going to wear?”
Big occasions such as weddings can be a minefield when it comes to style, but don’t worry – I’ve put together a style guide to make sure that you don’t make any fashion faux pas!
If you have a business, you need to be on the internet. And if you’re on the internet, you need photos. It’s as simple as that.
From Sunday morning selfies in the park to our wedding pictures, in any photos, we naturally want to look our best. But when it comes to the images we put out for our personal and business brand, there’s much more at stake.
How we look is an outward reflection of how we feel about ourselves on the inside.
Most of the time, not taking care of our appearance is a result of being unhappy, for whatever reason. When we feel down – sad because a relationship has ended, frustrated because your career isn’t progressing, disappointed because you’ve gained weight - we tend to want to be invisible, and this shows up in our style.
January is the month for new year resolutions and fresh starts. February is the month for short dark days and feeling bad about breaking resolutions. March is the month for getting excited about spring – and then being bitterly disappointed when it starts to snow again. But April? Well, April is all about weekend getaways!