Beauty and the beet

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that I want to create my own makeup from natural ingredients. As with everything, time is my biggest enemy. But today, I managed to find the time to make some pretty amazing things. But the story about what I made doesn’t start here. In fact, it starts some years ago. In 2008, my (now) husband and I headed off to travel around New Zealand. During our trip, we went to visit my cousin who lives over there. We had a brilliant night in the pub with my cousin and her friends, during which…

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Beauty without compromise

A little while ago, I wrote about the fact that my little girl had uttered the words “I’m not a pretty girl.” This really concerned me because I’m terrible at taking pride in my own appearance and I worry that she’s picked up on that. Only this week, we had a photo shoot with a professional photographer and I’d assumed that the camera wouldn’t go anywhere near me. So I ended up having a photo taken with no makeup on. And whilst it’s a great keepsake, I looked fairly dreadful. The problem is, commercial makeup doesn’t sit comfortably with me from an…

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