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Invest Invent Invite – Small business commentary

Small business can be a solo challenge. Most of us go into a small business because we have an expertise in the product and/or service we provide. We learn how to run a business on the job, usually by trial and error. It can be overwhelming at first as you come to grips with staff management, accounting, marketing, PR and…

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Five Ways Paddington A very Special Place

Five Ways Paddington has a very special place in my heart; it’s the place that my dreams have been made. This very unique and special part of the world is nestled in the heart of Paddington. It is an area that is enriched by its community. The vibrancy of the area is perpetuated by a commonality between residents, businesses and…

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Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage

As a beauty therapist I have often been described as having magic hands, however, there is more to the magic than meets the eye. Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage. The right technique and care will deliver skin health benefits and improve the appearance of the skin. Manipulating the skin in certain directions will…

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Living in Australia means that you will have photoageing

The sad fact is that living in Australia means that you will have photoageing. The question is more what can you do about it. The simple answer is to incorporate whitening/brightening skincare into your routine. Due to the explosion of popularity of these style products in Asia and the perception that it was because they wanted to have white faces…

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Through the ages – seventies and up

Here is my secret the client’s skin which I most admire is over seventy.  I call her my poster child. I can promise you, you would never pick her age and you would be out by a long shot. I have also known her for over a decade and she has not changed a single iota. She wears her lines…

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Through the ages – in your sixties

So what does a woman in her forties know about being in her sixties, well let’s face it nothing!  What I do know is how inspiring woman in this age group are from international leaders like Michelle Bachelet, Angela Merkel and Princess Anne to screen sirens like Jane Seymour and Susan Sarandon. They have forged their own path and left…

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Through the ages – in the fifties

Fifties conjures up images of swing dresses and juke boxes. Professionally fifties means I will start to see thickening of the skin, age spots, lines and wrinkles, nail thickening and ridging. It is also a time that for female clients we have to address the effect of menopause. Menopause effects appearance in many ways. Firstly we start seeing less lipids…

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Through the ages – In my Forties

40 seems like a big number yet it does not seem to be how I feel. When I first hit forty I was not focused on the age as I was caught up celebrating my biggest birthday EVER, as I am born on the 29th February.  40 was more about having my 10th birthday. Then reality settled in as it…

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Through the ages in my thirties

My thirties for me were an amazing time of risk and endeavour as I opened my own business and juggled my role as a national trainer. Never before did I feel that how I looked was more important to how I was treated and respected. When representing the beauty industry people expect you to be an exemplary reflection of your…

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