Author: Jillian Allison-Aitken

Manicare Invigorating Sponge

A basic sponge with a textured fabric cover, this¬† “Invigorating Sponge” is supposed to be good for regular shower or bath use to exfoliate all over. I know the experts say exfoliation is a good thing but I’m afraid I…

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Carol Priest cherry lip balm

I’ve never been a great fan of cherry-flavoured anything so wasn’t overly enthusiastic about trying this. However, I gave it a shot and have to say that flavour-wise, it wasn’t totally disgusting. In fact, it was almost inoffensive. Unfortunately, the…

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Goodiebox, April unboxing

The April theme was “Beautiful Rituals” and the box came with three full-sized products and four samples. Here’s the rundown on my April goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of some products. SEBAMED Anti Dry Derma-soft Wash Emulsion…

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Roberto Cavalli Acqua

At first squirt I really didn’t like this: it was really strong and sharp. However, after a few minutes it settled down and left a fragrance that was lovely and fresh. It has jasmine and lily of the valley for…

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That personal touch

Now for something completely different. And pretty cool to boot: a wedding. If you haven’t yet seen the viral video of Father Ray Kelly’s surprise, personalised rendition of Hallelujah at the wedding of Chris and Leah, you’re in for a treat. While you might expect it to be a bit corny, it’s anything but. And the dude has a pretty decent voice.

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An intrusion by the boss

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Is your boss your Facebook friend? Do you want the person who oversees your work also having an overview of your private life? While chatting with a friend this week,…

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