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Beauty

Keeping your beauty regimen clean and toxin free.
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ABOUT ME

Hi! My name is Gillian!

I'm the author of A Life Less Frazzled, a blog about life as a busy working mum, all my posts are my honest musings and experiences while trying to make my life less frazzled.

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INSPIRATION

Inspiration can be found anywhere if you keep your mind and eyes open and listen more than you talk.

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Beauty, Inspiration

What are HD Brows?

So what are high definition brows or HD Brows anyway?

Brows for a long time have been overlooked with most people tidying their own or getting a quick wax at the local beauty salon. It was a quick lesson bundled in with the rest of the waxing section in a general beauty qualification. Nowadays, there are salons that only do brows and my course in HD Brows was 2 days in a specially dedicated training salon.

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Family Life, Health and Wellbeing, Inspiration

Taking responsibility and being present

My life is hectic

I have 3 children of my own and 2 step children all ranging from 7 to 13. The youngest, my boy, is hard work, he has a devil may care attitude to life, can throw almighty temper tantrums, doesn’t sleep much and at times seems hell-bent on driving every member of our household to insanity! Besides him the rest of them display the usual bickering, whining and incessant questions all whilst leaving a trail of belongings around the house in the style of Hansel and Gretel, lest they forget where they have been or need to find the way back from the living room to the kitchen!

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Family Life, Health and Wellbeing

Overwhelm… how to deal with it and prevent it.

Overwhelm….. it happens to us all. 

I reached a point a couple of weeks ago where I literally could not cope with making one more decision, sorting out one more argument, answering one more “mu-um” or one more question…. About anything! I felt totally frazzled, empty of anything more to give, a burnt out useless husk…. I didn’t know what to do, how to manage the situation or how to help myself through it.

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Beauty, Inspiration

My top 5 winter products for dry skin

If, like me, you suffer from dry skin you may also, like me, struggle to find products that really work.

Winter is hard on all skin types. With bitter cold air outside, layer upon layer of clothing and dry indoor air from central heating all contributing to dry, chapped, sore or itchy skin…. or in my case all of the above!! So I’ve put together a little list of my favourite must have winter product for dry skin….

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