Hair Color While Pregnant - Wouldja, Couldja, Didja?

I wanna get my hur did. I haven't had my hair cut, styled, and/or colored since BEFORE I got pregnant with Athena. We're talking over 3 years ago. I haven't been able to put my finger on what has been bothering me about my looks latetly, and I think this is it. My.Hair.Is.GROSS. I want a complete overhaul. I can't do anything medically about my now thin hair until after Zofia comes out, so I thought a good cut and color may help for the time being. So what's the view on coloring your hair when pregnant? Wouldja? Couldja? ...more

Grand Opening February 8th!

Ten years of research….three years of planning……and months of details we never anticipated!  BUT WE DID IT! Please celebrate with us by visiting our website at All bloggers receive 20% off the retail purchase of any shampoo and conditioner pair through 3/31!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter while you’re there!  We look forward to hearing from you!...more

What A Beautiful Day!

On Grace In Small Things, I've recorded my daily blessings - or graces, as they're called on the site - for 45 days now. Or is it 46?...more

churchbells revisited

I’m reading Brideshead Revisited, a book from my own bookshelf, bought years ago after studying and enjoying Evelyn Waugh in a literature class.  I’m charmed by the author’s language and humour.  I get to a passage in which Charles is walking out on a Sunday morning, heading f...more

High-Tech Skincare Help

Back in November The New York Times reported that the Dutch company Philips, who are known for their electronics, appliances, lighting, and healthcare products, introduced a machine that could analyze a person’s skin almost instantly.  Called Crystalize the machine uses high-tech video cameras to take extreme c...more

Young (White & Thin) Hollywood

I feel like I should first begin with telling you all that I love Vanity Fair, and I love Annie Leibovitz's photos, in general. I find the articles interesting and pictures beautiful. Alright, that's enough of a disclaimer. I'm pretty unhappy with Vanity Fair, and the "choice" of ladies they've put on their cover this month. I'm sure the moment you see it, you'll see what's irking me. ...more don't expect the rampantly caucasian editors of Vanity Fair to ...more

Going Greige

 I love having painted nails, it's an instant mood brightener when I catch site of them and makes me feel like the girly girl is still in there. In amongst the mummy stuff, the washing, ironing, cleaning and food shopping, she's still alive and kicking. With manicured toes. Besides, time spent of an evening painting my nails is less time spent sat on my arse drinking wine or eating chocolate... or both. ...more

Makeup Option - Take it off!

Even the most beautiful of celebrities take a day off from the make-up grind. The best news is that most of them look just like us -beautiful! Take the pressure off, Busy Chick! Please excuse the lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ong gap. Remember, it's a new baby. Scoll down to see what I'm talkin' about....more

Obesity: Causes & Treatments

Obesity: Causes and Treatments Courtesy of  ...more