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Love your skin

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Why is skin care so important?
I want to teach my girls to look after their skin firstly before trying to pack on the makeup.  Now don't get me wrong, I am not anti makeup!  Far from it!  I love makeup.  But I always come back to basics about proper skin care and prevention, which is the foundation for this post.

How to pick good skincare?

Avoid products with perfumesLook at the ingredients not the brand's sloganSeriously consider products containing Glycolic acid.  It has tremendous properties for exfoliation and continued use has been seen to increase hydration.Concentrated ingredients, like AHA's, retinol, Salicylic Acid etcParaben freeAvoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES

My daughters are growing up and the YouTube makeup tutorial trend has taken over their age group as well as many young adult women too.   While considering how I would approach this topic of makeup, I was reminded of an old slogan about 'letting the real you shine thro…

Ways to style Tan Boots, effortlessly!

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Windsor Smith Wentt Tan Boot
This season has seen an avalanche of monochrome grays and blacks in boots.  The versatile ankle boot was everywhere this winter. Easily worn with dresses, leggings or skinny jeans. From my previous post, you could see my colour palette for the winter.  As we gravitate towards transitional season wear, I am obsessing over tan.  Tan is fast becoming the trend to watch for and is easily added to a monochrome colour palette.
Tan can be worn from day to night with minor adjustments to accessories to dress up or dress down the look. Varying heel heights can easily make tan a staple for work to weekend. Keeping the heel height below 10cm provides ease in everyday wear.  I have been wearing mine to work because the height of this boot is perfect to keep it dressy but not over the top.  The colour and style is kept minimal so it can be worn everyday with different outfits.  Personally, I have always dreaded the 'ankle show' when wear pants with ankle boots.…