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How Are You Gonna Finish?

How Are You Gonna Finish? If you're in business, or thinking of starting one, one of the most important questions is this - "How are you going to finish?" Or in business-speak... "What's your exit strategy?" What's the plan? This vision? The long term goal? Starting...

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Mum’s Compromises

I saw this, this morning. It clearly caught my eye because I’m a Mum and because last night I was thinking about all the compromises I feel forced to make. When I say forced, I don’t mean by my husband or any external ‘thing’ or person. I am forced by lack of...

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Is Your Attitude Killing Your Business?

Is your attitude killing your business? Like, do you actually SUCK the positive out of anything? In my opinion, if you believe business is hard and you're never gonna make a lot of money... you're probably right. And if you believe you create a great business and make...

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My Biz My Way

You can imagine the delight at being asked to write a blog by Judith Morgan, as part of her Blogfest which came about because of her fabulous business book Your Biz Your Way JudithMorgan.com/book The delight, of course, was quickly followed by panic (What on Earth...

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How To Wear Red This Valentine’s Day

Red is the colour of romance. The colour of love. And it’s the perfect colour to wear this Valentine’s Day, whatever you have planned. If the Coca-Cola shade makes you nervous, don’t panic; you don’t have to deck yourself head to toe in red, unless you want to, and if...

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Dermaplaning – What It’s REALLY Like

Dermaplaning - What It's REALLY Like Increasing in popularity, dermaplaning is a treatment you can have to remove dead skin cells and the fine, small hairs (peach fuzz) to leave your face looking fresher, smoother, brighter and more youthful.  It has proven to be an...

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Which School Mum Are You?

Which School Mum Are You? If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, you’ll know how terrifying a place the school gate can be. There are unwritten codes, rules, and labels everywhere. Even if you want no part of the cliques or never see any of the other mums, you’ll...

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What To Pack For Your Summer Holiday

Your flight is booked, your suitcase has been dusted off, and your sun-lounger is calling you. But with a strict baggage allowance, what on earth should you actually pack?! Should you be packing for every possible eventuality, just in case? Is more actually more?...

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Bottom Heavy – Body Shape Master Class

What To Wear To Fit & Flatter Welcome to week 2 of your Body Shape Master Class.  Today we’re going to look at the Top Heavy – also known as athletic, among other things. Golden rules: Bring all the attention to the top half of the body. Jackets and tops need to...

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The Secret Language Of Colour

Did you know there’s a colour for every personality type? And did you know that colours create an instant, subconscious reaction in all of us? It’s TRUE! Colour is an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to communicating and sending a message, so it’s really smart...

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What Size Handbag Looks Best

Do you like handbags?  I've only REALLY started to appreciate them later in life now that I understand what to look for when choosing a bag.  You see, in the past I've always looked a bit awkward carrying a handbag but never knew why. Well.  It's all about this little...

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7 Steps To Image Success

7 Steps To Image Success Your SIMPLE Guide To Getting It Right! Step 1  -  Know Your Colours   You will never look good wearing a colour that doesn’t suit you. Colour is so fundamentally important yet we get so many mixed messages about what to wear, we rarely know a...

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Can I Wear Stripes?

The Right Stripes It's #FashionFixFriday and today we're answering that classic question - Can I Wear Stripes?  The quick answer is YES.  Anyone can wear stripes.  But not all stripes are equal.  So I popped into good old Marks & Spencer this morning to show you...

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Three Ways To Instantly Look Frumpy

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to Personal Style is "How do I stop looking frumpy?" and the truth is, it' much easier than you might think.  We're all guilty of being a bit lazy, taking the path of least resistance and saying "Sod it, that'll...

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What Is Colour Analysis?

Colour Analysis Explained You may have heard people referring to 'getting their colours done' by an image consultant or personal stylist and wondered what it is.  Colour Analysis is the best way to find out which colours are your most or least flattering, and is...

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How To Wear Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans Here To Stay They've been around for a few years now and they don't show any sign of leaving us.  The good news is that with this trend for youngsters to wear high waisted trousers, our skinny jeans are no longer squashing our hips and causing muffin...

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How To Wear A Denim Jacket

Versatile & Stylish A serious wardrobe staple but some women get confused with how to wear a denim jacket.  Particularly the over 40s who wonder "Am I too old to wear a denim jacket?'.  The quick is answer is No, you're never too old.  But you might need some style...

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Which Trousers Suit My Body Shape?

The Wrong Trousers I think the biggest frustration right now for women is finding the right style trousers.  Especially if you're curvy.  Curvy girls could always rely on the good old 'boot cut' for a hip-balancing shape but look in the stores and the favoured style...

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