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Let’s Talk Binge Eating Disorder

This post has been sitting in the depth of my mind for the longest time. It's the kind of post that you are ashamed to have to write, but one I really need to get out into the open. A post that I realized needed to be written when I found myself hovering over a… Continue reading Let’s Talk Binge Eating Disorder

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Reviewing Romantic Bear Lip Stain

You've probably seen every beauty blogger and their aunt talking about these lip stains already, and for good reason too - they're a riot. So, naturally I went ahead and tried it myself and here is the low-down on how that went. Before I go any further, please don't ask me where I got my… Continue reading Reviewing Romantic Bear Lip Stain

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My top 5 weight loss hacks (that actually work)

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes healthy living is boring, but here is how I make sure that I stay firmly on the wagon. Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room, weight loss is hard. Lots of people will assure you that they can give you advice and coach you to… Continue reading My top 5 weight loss hacks (that actually work)

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Good carb/Bad carb

What are carbs anyway? Carbohydrates are your body’s - and brain's - primary source of energy, and are a crucial part of healthy eating habits. You shouldn't be cutting carbs out of your diet altogether, but knowing which carbs are good for you and which are bad is important for weight loss. Playing good carb/bad… Continue reading Good carb/Bad carb

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Why can’t we be proud of our hard work?

The body positivity movement is something that can only be described as liberating, exhilarating and damaging. Yes, you read that last one correctly and I am already preparing my butt for the backlash this post is going to get. All across social media, we are flooded with images of women of all shapes and sizes… Continue reading Why can’t we be proud of our hard work?

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Wiggling myself into French Noir

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot with Bronwyn Stewart from Bettie Bombshell Photography. We went out to French Toast in Harties for the shoot because of the quaint little Paris themed set, complete with Pont des Arts and Eiffel Tower. If that isn't exciting enough, wait until you hear the best part… Continue reading Wiggling myself into French Noir

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Weight loss myth busters

Busting weight-loss myths There are thousands of weight-loss myths that pop up online when you start looking for weight-loss tips. Most of these are either unproven or have physically been proven to not work at all. I’ve collected the top three that need to be debunked … Myth 1: All calories are equal Calories are… Continue reading Weight loss myth busters

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How to get back on the wagon

Guys, it sucks. I know because I have been there so many times too! But, you can stay on the ground, timidly pining for the wagon to come back and fetch you - or you can get up and chase after it yourself. Here are a few ways to do just that.Let's face it, every… Continue reading How to get back on the wagon

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Bettie gets personal with – Mandy M Pinup

I had the opportunity to chat to a founding Bella and fashionista extrodinaire, Mandy M Pinup. Here is how that went down. Mandy M Pin-up is just a small part of your expansive reach within the pin-up community in South Africa. Can you tell us more about how you discovered your love for pin up… Continue reading Bettie gets personal with – Mandy M Pinup

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Parenting, comp prep and the flu

I have had a whole ish load of stuff going on with me lately. It's the June holidays, which is a biggie for parents because that means your kids have 3 weeks off. Urgh. I went on leave recently, it has been a really long time since I had a holiday of any kind and… Continue reading Parenting, comp prep and the flu