Money doesn’t just pay for our prized Manolos – it promises of independence unlike any other. Retiring on average with 40% less super than men and a substantial gender salary gap of 18%, the impetus is greater than ever for women to get a handle on their cash and where it’s going, writes Melissa Koutoukidis.
We have three books available for review in our March Book Club. A new release from chic lit author Jane Green, ‘The Accidental Husband’; Women’s Stuff by Kaz Cooke; and ‘Sincerely: Women of Letters’, compiled by Marieke Hardy & Michaela McGuire. For your chance to receive a free copy, simply let us know which book you would like to review and why.
Using simple, signature pieces with splashes of colour, Steph Swain has created 3 gorgeous table settings to dress your Easter nest. From pretty pastels, an outdoor garden party to birds of paradise, these tables are sure to inspire you to decorate your table this Easter.
Amy Cassell speaks with Stephanie Crawford, part owner of Maeve Magazine and discovers why she turned her back on the corporate world, what inspires her and how she juggles motherhood with her busy career in publishing and as a social media maven.
Carrie’s style is quirky and expressive, her personality relatable. However, a major flaw that makes her human has become part and parcel with the life we associate with her, the life we lust after. And Amy Cassell is not so sure it’s a good thing. Are we trading financial security for glamour, and where will that leave us in the future?
Suzana Milan reviews the Homecare Dermaroller Kit (not the medical treatment that is performed by licensed physicians). Although she aspires to test the medical version at some point down the track, it was this mini paint roller for the face that would set the scene for future investigation for outstanding results in the field of Collagen Induction Therapy for maturing skin.
Kylie Triggell chats with Lori Dwyer from ‘Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mum’, and was both inspired and really moved by what Lori has to say on her blog. She finds out how and why Lori made the decision to continue blogging in such an open way after experiencing a life altering event, and what keeps her inspired to blog everyday.
It’s no wonder breaking up with your partner or friend is hard- doing so disposes little pieces of you in the process. Without consciously doing so, we invest so much of our person into our lover or the friends we keep that we begin to define ourselves almost exclusively by their inclusion in our lives, leaving us with a severe crisis of identity in the fallout.
Just like your wardrobe, make-up and shoes, your home speaks volumes about who you are. Ideally it should reflect who you are, how you feel and what you love. I think a great space should be your happy place – the equivalent to slipping on a favourite outfit, where you look and feel amazing.
As someone who suffered with chronic fatigue for nearly a decade, I know how downright devastating it is when you’ve started to recover, and all of a sudden fatigue barges in again uninvited, like a bunch of teenagers gate crashing a party with a six pack of Bacardi Breezers.
It has come to Louise’s attention, that there’s a real issue with the culture of romantic courtship practices and a woman’s place amongst the mangrove of out-dated patriarchal rules and regulations. Intelligent, quick witted and successful women are afraid of making ‘the first move’.
Meet Sarah from Sydney, a MWSG Magazine reader who has reviewed the Olay Regenerist Resurfacing Night Elixir, Olay Regenerist Thermal Skin Polisher and Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 moisturiser. Sarah says that you don’t need to spend a fortune on products these days to get a good result.
Keeping your family and loved ones safe has become easier with a new app called XandY Family. It’s a free Smartphone app for the safety of family that uses GPS to plot the exact locations of everyone on a map, along with Twitter style messaging to easily communicate with each other.
Amy Cassell has embraced her porcelain skin and wants to know who said that pale isn’t beautiful? Are you a victim of unconventional beauty? Do people comment on your looks when there are more important things to worry about – such as world peace, climate change or just having fun?
It’s love at first sight. Your dream dress. You can hardly believe your luck. It’s in a colour you love, the fabric feels great and you can already imagine yourself wearing it, making marvelously witty conversation in different fabulous scenarios. But is it a wise investment? Introducing the cost per wear formula.
As 2012 settled into retirement, and another New Years Eve rolled around, the resolutions spilled over the table like the wine we were enjoying with friends. I declare 2013 “The year of Mandy” and set about making plans to discover the career path that can provide me with not only income, but also joy.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the return of Urban Rituelle’s Cotton Candy EDP fragrance, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to experience this must-have fragrance for themselves.
Whilst I may not have Betty Draper’s blonde locks, it doesn’t stop me from wanting to emulate her ’60s peaches and cream complexion. With a few easy steps and just a handful of products, you can be out the door looking like Don Draper’s better half quicker than he can say, “I’ll have a scotch on the rocks Betty”.
Kylie Triggell interviews Amelia Grevis-James from The Peach. A magazine covering relationships, love, sex, mental health, fashion, beauty, body image, feminism, health, lifestyle and lots more. The Peach doesn’t preach to you about what you should think, the way you should feel or how you should look.