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Beauty Muse – Merle Dandridge

If you are a Netflix lover like me, this face may be familiar to you. Merle Dandridge plays the role of Grace Greenleaf on the hit Netflix series – Greenleaf, and she is a Beauty Muse. I love everything about this woman, she is definitely a stunner and my beauty goals. Her skin is so smooth and spotless.She is blessed with a natural beauty with or without makeup. I also like the fact that she wears minimal makeup on the series. The kind of makeup that is hardly ever there, and she looks fab every time. Do you watch Greenleaf? The new season starts in November and I can’t wait to watch my favourite cast again.

 

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When it comes to beauty muses, I like to go for women with lovely facial features. The more natural beauty, the better. I also like featuring confident women, women doing big things with their lives and careers. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and for me beauty is a lot more than how you look on the outside. Having a pretty face helps, but I look at the complete package. I love seeing beautiful independent women with great careers, especially when they are mothers as well. They inspire me to aim for the starts and pursue all my goals. This Beauty Muse right here is one of those women.

 

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Merle Dandridge was born in Okinawa, Japan, some 44 years ago, to a Korean mother and an African American father. She has lived in many cities/countries throughout her life, and started her acting career in Chicago theatre productions, before appearing in Criminal Minds, The Newsroom, 24, Drop Dead Diva, and more. Dandridge is a beautiful breath of fresh air and she is definitely a beauty muse.

What do you think of Dandridge? Will you call her your beauty muse? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good one.

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Fashion World – The Death of the High Street

Incase you have not noticed we are currently witnessing the death of the high street in the fashion world. Many high street shops are closing down all over the UK. The big fashion/retail giants are not left out of this, many of them have closed down a lot of their stores, and some have closed all of them, moving their business full online. The death of the high street is happening and it is quite sad to see many of my favourite shops leave. It is also horrible to know many people have lost their jobs as a result of this crisis. It makes you wonder what the high street would look like 10 years from now.

 

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The number of high street shops have been decreasing in the UK for many years now. Research has shown that shops in the UK have been decreasing for at least a century. Internet giants like Amazon and eBay have contributed to this decline. Many people like me rather shop online and have it delivered. Life is too busy to go into the shops to spend hours looking for what you want. It is a lot easier using the search bar on the brand’s website.

Nowadays, many people rather shop online which means business is slow in the brick and mortar section. Also, running a business online is a lot cheaper than having shops around. The online costs running a business  are between 10 per cent and 20 per cent less than running high street shops.This new way of life revolving around the big wide web has contributed massively to the death of the high street.

 

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Some writers argue that the online shopping trend will stop in a few years and people will go back to shopping in stores. I don’t agree with that at all. That is like saying people will go back to renting DVDs over streaming on Netflix. I think shopping online trend is here to stay especially in the fashion world. It is just too convenient for consumers and cheap for businesses to run. Which is why I don’t see it going away. What I do see is the gradual death of the high street in the fashion world. More and more shops will close for good on the high street, and focus their energy and attention on running their businesses online. The future is online and the faster we embrace it, the better the shock will be for all of us.

What do you think? Please share your views in the comments section below.

What Marie Kondo Taught Me

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I finally decided to binge watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix the other day and I am glad I did. At first, I didn’t want to watch the Netflix original series because I thought it wasn’t for me. But I am always interested in home decor and renovation series, so I decided to give it a go. I picked a lot of tips from Marie Kondo’s series. I think she is a very smart interior decorator. She definitely knows what she is talking about and some of her tips have been tried and tested by me.

 

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Clutter has no space in our hone. It is something I have always been on top of because I don’t do well with clutter or mess. Which is why our house is always neat and organised. I found some of the couples very interesting. The amount of items they had and their lifestyle was interesting to watch because I couldn’t relate or understand many of them. But I took some organising tips away from the series and I have implemented them into my life and they work great. Here they are –

 

Make use of boxes

I never knew how useful boxes could be in a drawer/wardrobe. Boxes change the whole look of a space and helps in maximising the space as much as possible. I am looking forward to getting some boxes for the bathroom storage when we get an additional one. We need some extra storage in our bathroom, thanks to the many hair and skincare products I have. If I had my way I would get rid of the entire bathroom and change the decor. The carpets we have in there would be out of the window if I had my way. I would replace them with karndean vinyl flooring for an authentic and. durable wood look.

 

Keep bags inside each other

I have tested this tip and it works! I now put my bags inside each other, 1 in each bag, with the handles out so I can view (and remember ) them easily. It helps maximise space, and the technique keeps your bags organised. You should try it.

 

Thank things you no longer need

Many of us take what we have for granted, forgetting that many people go without everyday. Which is why I love the whole idea of thanking things that no longer serve us, and I will be doing more of that going forward. I also like the fact that she greets the house before she starts the decluttering process with the family. That makes a whole lot of sense to me for a weird reason.

 

I have seen all the 8 episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and I am looking forward to the second season. I hope Netflix brings that  this second season back soon. The fact that Marie Kondo spoke Japanese all through was also a good idea. I wasn’t expecting that but it felt more real with her having a translator there.

Have you seen this Marie Kondo series? What are your thoughts?

 

 

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