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Gorgeous Me blogs for 2013

Gorgeous Me blogs for 2013

It’s been eight months since Gorgeous Me launched in April this year. Some of you gorgeous gals have been with us since day one, some as recent as this morning. We thought it might be a good idea to recap on what we’ve covered, just in case you missed anything.


We've left out the seasonal updates, some are a little dated now.





Your Journey to Gorgeousness



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Lesson 1 - are you ready for change?



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Lesson 2 - body shapes






Lesson 3 - achieving a balanced body shape



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Lesson 4 - the magic of styling - minimising and disguising






Lesson 5 - style personality






Lesson 6 - colour







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An inexpensive way to style your wardrobe

Accessories are a great way to refresh your wardrobe, and it needn’t be expensive.



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Trinny & Susannah, I don't agree!

Trinny & Susannah say that black is not a slimming colour. I disagree.





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Fashion Styling Q&As

Our responses to your questions



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She's got legs

Magnificently muscled -  if you've got 'shapely' legs like me - your legs are more the male bodybuilder variety than fabulously feminine - you need to be careful about your hemlines.





Colour Your World

Even if you’re a lover of black…



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Necklaces are the business

I'm a huge fan of necklaces - I'm only semi feminine and necklaces help give me that girly feel without all the frills.






New Wardrobe without spending!

If you haven't tried it already, a great way to shake up your wardrobe and have some fun at the same time is by...



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Wardrobe Essentials - Building the Perfect Wardrobe

Here’s our pick for the top 10 wardrobe essentials every woman should own.






The Golden Rules of Hemlines

Where is it best to end your hemlines?





Jeans for Your Body Shape

A lot of women complain that they can’t find jeans to suit their body shape, or they find them uncomfortable.  Here we profile what styles of jeans suit what body shapes.



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Styling with Scarves

Chances are you have one or two ways of tying a scarf.  Here we share a bunch of ideas to create some fab styles.






You’re making yourself look bigger

To all those women out there that wear clothes that are bigger and/or longer than they need to be, you’re not doing yourselves any favours...



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Great ways to tie a sarong



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Let’s talk swimwear

Swimwear has come a long way and there are some wonderful designs & style innovations that help hold in and disguise the lumps and bumps.






Question time with Bendon



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The Right Shoe Style for You

Let’s get you wearing the right shoe style for your body shape.



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Top Hair Style Trends 2013/14

The key trends coming through from Europe and America are...






Ideas for Storing Jewellery



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Job hunting? How you look matters!

Research suggests 30% more earning potential just for...





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A Shopaholic's Guide to Online Shopping

For many, online shopping can be a scary, somewhat sweat-inducing journey into the realms of the unknown - "Will it fit me?", "What if it doesn't look good?", "Can I get a refund?", "I don't want to betray my local retailer."



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It cost 20 cents

How many times have you had to justify a purchase - either before or after?  Sometimes an item of clothing, a pair of shoes or an accessory can appear exorbitant and completely over the top - you simply can't justify it.






How to tackle the shopping monster

8 tips for making shopping more enjoyable and rewarding



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Winning tips for successful shopping

From my observations watching women shopping for clothes, here are some tips that might make it more successful for you.










Maintain youthful skin for longer

If we could give just one piece of beauty advice to help you achieve great skin, it would be...



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Frizzy, unmanageable hair?

Is the new L’Oreal Steam Pod the answer to our prays?



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8 Tips for frizz free hair



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How to retain that gorgeous smile

Be careful of receding gums.  Receding gums!  Not something you’d expect to see with personal styling, or is it?  It is if it impacts your gorgeous smile.



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Top 5 Beauty Essentials

If you’re anything like me you probably have a bathroom full of products, of which you only use a select few. Minimise clutter and make your beauty routine a whole lot easier with our pick of the best beauty products, with options for save or splurge budgets.





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Express Manicure Steps

There are few things that can lift your mood like freshly painted nails.



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Fake it, don’t bake it

With Summer fast approaching, it’s easy to fret about getting our limbs out after months in hibernation, but there’s no need to worry with the range of fake tan products on the market...



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Top Makeup Essentials for Luminous Summer Skin

When the weather heats up, it’s time to move away from heavier bases and opt for more dewy, luminous makeup looks that will make your skin look amazing. As always, try different products and see what works best for you and your skin, but here are our Top 5 picks of the essentials.



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Top 8 Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is fast becoming a favourite beauty products, but its uses extend far beyond just beauty. Here are our top 8 coconut oil uses...



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What hairstyle will suit me?



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Makeup Tutorials



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Glamorous & Sexy Secret Tips

Let's face it, most of us want to feel glamorous and sexy some times, if not all the time. And if for no one but ourselves! And don't think you're ever too old, or too this or that. Every woman can look and feel sexy and gorgeous if they want to.



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Hair loss in women is more common than you think

We all know that it’s common for males to lose their hair but unfortunately it is also common for women. We’re talking excessive hair loss, not the average 50-100 hairs that most women lose each day. Why do women lose hair?



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Sweaty armpits?  We have a possible remedy








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Me time

Do you ever get ‘me time’? I’m talking time just for you, no interruptions, just self-indulgent time when you can do anything you want.



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Starting an Exercise Programme

What is always the toughest part of an exercise programme?  Getting started.  Always!  If you decide that you are going to be a priority in your life and you’re going to set the time aside, you’ll feel so much better for it.  



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25 Relaxation Techniques to De-stress your Life

Here are some relaxation techniques and tips to help us cope with the busier, more stressful times in our lives.



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Healthy Eating, Moderation not Deprivation

Have you heard the saying that 80% of what you look like is what you put in your mouth and that 20% is your exercise routine? ...



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Women and body fat

Why are women generally curvier than men? How much fat should we have? How to get on track.



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Busting the myths around toning

Bev Short shares 3 key ingredients for toning your muscles.



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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen - the top 12 fruits and veggies that contain the highest pesticide residue levels and are recommended to buy organic. Clean Fifteen - fruits and veggies that have the lowest levels of pesticide residues.










Variety is the spice of life

Do something different today. It needn't be something big.  Take a different route to work.  Have something different for lunch, something you've never had before.



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Smash that mirror

A mirror’s a mirror, right?  Unfortunately not in all cases.  Some of us look at ourselves in a mirror and see something completely different to what others see of us in the same mirror.  Such has been my experience doing makeovers.



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Instant pick me up

When was the last time you received a compliment about the way you look? Or was praised for something you've done?






Love what you have

I am stunned by how many of us have so much self-doubt and insecurities when it comes to our personal appearance.



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I’m stuck. I don’t know what to do

This was the nature of a recent conversation with a friend...






Happy Birthday to you!

Okay, so it may not be your birthday today, but when the time comes, are you one of those people who cringe at getting another year older?



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Today’s lesson is brought to you by the letter E

Something essential to help you with being and remaining gorgeous...



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To Dream

The importance of dreaming and taking action.



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A date? But I’m married!

When was the last time you went on a date with your partner? If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, perhaps even have children, it may have been a while since you last went on one...



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Why Gorgeous? Some women, like myself, will never be gorgeous!

What it means to be gorgeous.



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10% is all it takes

Want to do something about your weight, fitness or muscle toning?  It all seems too hard?  Well start by...



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Lifestyle and career change at 49

So, how did an overweight, non exercising, middle-aged woman become a personal trainer at the age of 49?  



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Buy this, not that. Eat and drink this, not that. Exercise this way, not that.

Where do I start on my journey of self-enhancement?






Next year we’re planning loads more styling, beauty, wellbeing and personal growth blogs.



You may also be interested in our Makeovers and Top Tips from 2013.


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