The Science Behind Massage

If you’re like me, Christmas is 1/3 food, 1/3 fun and 1/3 hair-tearing stress. Gift-buying, feast-cooking and end-of-year deadlines – it gets pretty overwhelming come mid-December! If tea-drinking, baths and stress balls aren’t cutting it, it might be time to step up to a professional massage, which has lots of health benefits according to science!


How to tell if you’re stressed

Here are the classic signs of stress, according to Dr Lily Tomas, an expert in integrative medicine:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia

Yep. I’ve got all of those!

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Guest Post: History of the Half Moon by Cassie (The Reluctant Femme)


Cassie of The Reluctant Femme is today’s guest poster. Cassie’s blog is not your run-of-the-mill nail blog – as well as pretty nail photos, there are thought-provoking posts about feminism, media, queer identity and general geekery. And she writes like a pro – her hilarious articles on Lacquerheads of Oz are worth checking out too! Today she’s marrying nerdery to …

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Guest Post: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay by Rosemarie (Every Little Polish)

Today’s guest blogger is Rose from Every Little Polish. She’s in charge of the graphic design at the massive community group blog at Lacquerheads of Oz, and at the moment I actually work with her at my short-term day job. As you’d expect from a design nerd, her photos are spectacular and her nail art is definitely worth checking out. …

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Guest Post: Matte Black Nail Art by Bec (Nail Gun XS)

I’ve recently started working at a temp job that’s taking up a lot of my sunlight hours, so blogging has become a bit more difficult and stressful (especially with the heap of inspiration I’ve had lately!). To give myself a bit of a breather, I asked some of my favourite bloggers to guest post for me, and to my surprise, …

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Guest Post: How to Apply Eye Makeup on Asian Eyes

Today I’ve got a guest makeup picture tutorial by Patricia of MakeupMew on a topic that I definitely need training on – how to apply makeup on Asian eyes (although mine are a right doozy – not quite double, possibly triple, definitely kind of hooded!) Hopefully this is helpful for those of you with tricky eyelids… I personally find it …

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Four makeup tips every girl should know

Happy Friday! Today I have a guest post about makeup tips, something I’m not completely confident in yet – so instead here is some advice from Isabella Franklin, who knows a bit more about this than I do… Editor at Large If you slap on the same concealer and blusher every day with little to no thought, it might be …

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