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Erin's Opinion: How to Always Look Cool at a Party

Erin Simpson

Erin's Opinion: How to Always Look Cool at a Party

I have always been the girl who was last to know the latest trends or last to see all the cool movies but now the proof is in the pudding: it’s all about faking it! That's all there is to it! Just fake that you actually know what is going on! For example:  Whenever I go to a party and I don’t know anyone I get really nervous about turning up on my own. This is kinda geeky BUT to save myself from humiliation I just turn up and head straight to the kitchen, grab out two cups and pour two drinks! Then I take those...


My Guide to DIY Painting in Your Home

Erin Simpson

My Guide to DIY Painting in Your Home

Painting your home - whether it be the entire house or just a wall in one room - is a fantastic way to update and refresh an outdated look. There are just a few simple steps to follow in order to be successful when it comes to DIY painting. I’ll take you through what you need to remember before donning overalls and picking up the paintbrush!   Step 1: Select Your Colour PaletteYour home is your personal retreat, a sanctuary for you and your loved ones. With that in mind, choosing the right colour to paint it is a very...


Asthma: The Important Facts

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Asthma: The Important Facts

On average 63 Kiwis die per year from Asthma, that’s more than the amount of people killed by tornados.  2017 is the year to improve the awareness and management of asthma, not only around New Zealand but around the world.   The recently released Impact of Respiratory Disease in New Zealand: 2016 Update, commissioned by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, reported that asthma is the cause of 63 deaths on average each year. Don’t you think this is shocking?? I do! I myself have Asthma. I have had it since I was three and from experience the only way to...


Erin's Opinion: How to Stay Cool, Calm & Collected on a Date

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Erin's Opinion: How to Stay Cool, Calm & Collected on a Date

Dating can be nerve-racking at the best of times! Let alone in this day and age when everyone is meeting online and going on blind dates. It can be scary stuff!  In my opinion on these occasions it is best to keep calm.   DO:  When eating out (by the way - find a restaurant that’s not too flashy - you don’t want to set the bar too high on the first date) always try and sound like you know what the different dishes are. Ordering something in the language of the cuisine is always truly impressive and will sky rocket your street cred. ...


Colour Trend: Green is the Most Popular Hue for 2017

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Colour Trend: Green is the Most Popular Hue for 2017

The colour green represents so many things: health, wealth, nature and the great outdoors. It is a symbol of new beginnings and fresh starts. Last year’s colour of the year was Rose Quartz, another colour found in nature albeit quite different from green. Perhaps these colours, with their parallels to nature, are a sign of where our minds are at the moment: focussed on the environment, conservation and the outside world. When it comes to interiors and homewares, green has always been in and out of the limelight. This year however, green looks set to be the top colour trend,...