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Garnier Olia Winter Fashion Giveaway Winner Announced!

Hey All! Thank you for all your fashionable and creative entries into this competition! Readers were asked, to choose a colour they would use from the Garnier Olia colour wheel for their hair, and to explain what Winter fashion pieces they would put together to compliment it. I am pleased, to announce, that Winona Ngaro is the winner of the $50 Westfield voucher. … Continue reading

garnier olia colour wheel

Garnier Olia Winter Fashion Giveaway

Soup has given me a $50 Westfield voucher to giveaway to one lucky reader! It is known, that sometimes our hair style and colour can determine what style and colour clothes we wear. For instance, Gwyneth Paltrow said, the way she dressed as a blonde was completely different from how she dressed as a brunette. Another, example … Continue reading

Garnier Olia before and after

Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour: The Verdict

I finally got to try the Garnia Olia hair dye in deep black. And, am happy to report that it does all that it promises. It is super easy and straight forward to use. I loved how gentle it was as it didn’t irritate my scalp. My hair is definitely softer and most importantly it gave … Continue reading

Garnier Olia

Official Soup Blogger for Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Colour Project

As some of you may know, I’m a mum and is always on a strict budget, so I really don’t have the finances to get my hair dyed at a salon, which can cost well into the hundreds. So, I am always on the look out for great and economical fashion and beauty finds. And, only in … Continue reading

Mercedes Lowe - Pins n Bottles Necklaces

inLove w/ – Bottle Necklaces by Mercedes Lowe, Neutrogena Naturals, Dark Girls, Apple Pie, and Baby Marley

Bottle Necklaces by Mercedes Lowe Have you heard of the Artist Mercedes Lowe? Well if you don’t know, now you know Amigos! She is a young, hot, Artist hailing from Morrinsville, that turns out some of the dopest pieces of jewellery I have seen as of late. Her bottle necklaces are carefully crafted and are the result … Continue reading

Anthony Dapper Dad

{His Style} The Dapper Dad Edition

This is my first {His Style} post! I get quite excited about guys fashion, it stems from growing up being a bit of a tomboy and coming from a family where the guys have always taken a certain interest and pride in their own personal style and fashion. So, when I met my now and forever husband Anthony … Continue reading


Pharrell & AJ: Make like Kriss Kross and JUMP! JUMP! Edition

I love taking action shots of Pharrell and AJ jumping. They, are always jumping off or on something eeek! So, bar the wearing their clothes backwards, here are some snaps of Pharrell and AJ getting their J.U.M.P! on. Find some good tips for taking jumping shots HERE.

Hook your Mama up

inLove w/ – Hook Your Mama Up Gift Guide Edition

I promise I have had a Mother’s Day gift guide and Mother’s Day Edition in my drafts, however, due to various reasons they haven’t been published yet. I didn’t even have my usual Mother’s Day experience because my husband I were slaving away until 4 in the morn to get our Mother’s Day orders ready. So, … Continue reading


Happy 3rd Birthday to our Baby Boy AJ!

Happy 3rd Birthday! to our 2nd child blessing, Anthony-James Taniela Hughes, born April 26th, 2010. You light up our world baby boy; with your cheeky laughter, wild dance moves, quick wit, juicy smooches, gentle nature, and giving heart. Such a great age; where you can still climb on your mummy’s shoulders like a little monkey, creep like a ninja into your parent’s bed … Continue reading

Little captain logo ideas

Introducing Little Captain Cakes

New Zealand’s dopest home baker Anthony Hughes has done a whole branding overhaul from nearly establishing himself as the Kupcake King, to deciding to go another route and proceed with the brand new entity Little Captain Cakes, “After a lot of thought I feel this fits in more with who I am and what I’m trying to achieve.” Hughes says, after a … Continue reading


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