ONE SKIRT TWO OUTFITS

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s how to pack light…er that I used to.  Up until 2 years ago, I would pack in “outfits” and “just in case bits”.  When I moved back to Birmingham I had to travel to London weekly for a client.  I quickly learned to travel light, to protect my back, my arms, and my legs!

Packing separate outfits for three days (including shoes) (more…)

HAS AVEDA CURED MY FEAR OF THE SALON?

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My Fear of the Salon

I’m not sure if I’ve said this in “public” but, I really cannot stand anybody else’s hands in my head, other than my own!  Seriously.  I’d go so far as to say I have a fear of the salon.  There’s nothing worse than going to the salon (or wherever your hairdresser resides) and not being happy with the result.  That has happened to me too many times for me to mention, probably due to the fact that (more…)

CYRENA MONIQUE PRESENTS: HOUSE MIX {FREESTYLE}

HOUSE MIX FREESTYLE

I’m taking a leaf out of Shameless Maya’s book, and I’m putting myself out there warts n’ all!  This is a house mix that I did towards the end of last year when I was at home messing about.  Oh yes, I dabble in a bit of DJing!  I must have forgotten to tell you!  Soz. (more…)

WHEN YOU FIND THE PERFECT NUDE

We all know neutrals are my thing, so the perfect nude must be the ultimate neutral right?

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First of all, most, if not all nudes look great on darker skin tones.  When I say nudes, I mean all skin tonal colours; rather than just a creamy light beige.  If you do manage to get the perfect nude for your skin tone (more…)

MY BLOG NAME: WHY FREAK DELUXE?

Over the years I’ve had many people wonder how I came up with my blog name, and ask the question “Why Freak Deluxe?” So I know this blog post is loooong over due!

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The Beginning

We’re gonna go back, waaaay back, back into tiiiime! If you know, you know; anyway I’m gonna take it back to the beginning as it’s the best place to start. I’ve always been a tall chick; it wasn’t that I was short or average height, then shot up “over night”. I was tall from early yo! However (more…)