11.21.13 Wellness
Damned if You Do – Damned if You Don’t.
Damned if You Do – Damned if You Don’t.

There are moments in life where every decision you make is criticised and polarised and choosing cosmetic surgery is one of those topics. To some, cosmetic surgery is an act of empowerment, being able to choose what your body should look like, while to others it’s a mark of weakness, of egotism. ... read more

11.20.13 Beauty
The Skin You’re In
The Skin You’re In

This post is brought to you by Olay Total Effects CC Cream Great skin is so underrated as ‘a feature’.  A feature? Sure we think of eyes, lips and noses as  ‘features’- but skin? As a make-up artist I’ve spent my whole adult life touching skin.  Staring at skin. Perfecting skin. I’ve... read more

11.19.13 Wellness
Thoughts on Cosmetic Surgery
Thoughts on Cosmetic Surgery

As a guest on The Conversation, Zoe Saldana spoke with Amanda about cosmetic surgery, saying “as long as you’re doing it for reasons that are balanced for you… there’s nobody on this earth that can tell you that what you’re feeling is wrong”. This week, we want to... read more

11.15.13 Truth & Wisdom
Hindsight
Hindsight

hindsight [ˈhaɪndˌsaɪt] n 1. the ability to understand, after something has happened, what should have been done or what caused the event Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It’s all so easy to carry out a successful post mortem on a life event once it has passed, but while we’re slap bang in ... read more

11.15.13 Truth & Wisdom
You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone

Dearest Jessica, Your future self needs to talk to you. (That’s me.) Don’t worry, you can trust me. I am you. I know this is weird, but you like weird. 14 is a strange age—for everyone. You are not alone. I am going to give you a few pieces of advice right now, b... read more

11.14.13 Truth & Wisdom
When I was Fourteen
When I was Fourteen

When I was 14, my family moved to a new neighborhood. Which meant a new school. Which meant my first day of ninth grade began at a new junior high where I knew no one. It was single-handedly one of the most difficult transitions of my life. To top it all off, my dad... read more

11.12.13 Truth & Wisdom
Advice For Your 14 Year Old Self
Advice For Your 14 Year Old Self

As many of you know, Amanda asks each guest on The Conversation what advice they would give to their 14 year old self. Those of you in the UK saw Lady Gaga give her answer this week. Now we want to hear from you. What advice would you give to your 14 year old ... read more

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