Don’t wait ’til summer to flaunt that beach bod – start working on it now!
Because you deserve to spoil yourself silly!
A true fashionista can never have too many handbags.
Because diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Because you really, really deserve a vacay right about now.
It’s time to chuck out last season’s cosmetics and make room for a whole new makeup wardrobe!
SHE SAID is giving away every beauty addict’s (i.e. all of us) dream gift……….. a $5,000 Sephora Voucher! (queue gasp).
With its seemingly endless aisles full of makeup products, Sephora’s responsible for some massive holes burned in our credit cards on a regular basis. A store that knows exactly what makes women’s hearts beat faster – can we just move in?
See you in line!
Luke McDonnell got more than he bargained for when he tried to sell his car.
Because we wouldn’t have made it here without you.
If your tummy isn’t as flat as you would like for it to be, you may have considered having abdominoplasty, or as it’s commonly called, a tummy tuck. While having this surgery can definitely improve the way you look in tight jeans or a swimsuit, don’t expect miracles. Here’s a realistic guide to abdominoplasty.
What a tummy tuck can do
Abdominoplasty can remove excess skin and fat as well as repairing stretched-out muscles resulting from pregnancy, ageing, weight fluctuations or heredity fat deposits. A tummy tuck can give you a smoother, flatter abdomen.
What a tummy tuck can’t do
While tummy tuck surgery can remove some stretch marks, it can’t get rid of all of them.
Abdominoplasty is not the lazy woman’s shortcut to weight loss. For the best results, the patient should already be at a healthy and stable weight before undergoing the surgery. If you’re planning to get pregnant in the future, this surgery should be postponed until afterwards.
Have realistic expectations
If you look at all those flattering photos in ads for plastic surgeons, you’d think that you could emerge from your abdominoplasty with the toned, flawless tummy of a swimsuit model. You need to have realistic expectations and your cosmetic surgeon should talk you through them.
The abdominoplasty procedure
There will be one incision made between the pubic line and the navel that will leave a scar at the bikini line. If you have a large amount of excess skin and fat, another incision will be necessary around the navel in order to reposition it higher on your abdomen. This is also likely to leave a scar.
In Australia, a tummy tuck can cost from $6,000-$10,000. None of that will be covered by insurance unless your doctor considers it medically necessary to repair a condition like an abdominal hernia.
Down time after abdominoplasty
The average down time following a tummy tuck (or before you can drive and go back to work or other moderate activity) is 10 to 14 days. Full physical activity like exercise is permitted after six weeks.
Liposuction and other surgery
In some cases, abdominal liposuction can be more successful than a tummy tuck, so speak to your cosmetic surgeon about both options and which, if any, are best for you.
If you are considering getting other cosmetic surgeries like a breast reduction, these can sometimes be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck. Discuss your plan with a plastic surgeon.
Would you consider getting a tummy tuck?
We didn’t think we could love Dame Helen Mirren more than we do, but now she has given some brilliantly candid advice to her hypothetical daughter – and we want to give her a high five.
In an interview with the UK’s Daily Mail, Mirren, 67, spoke out about female empowerment and the need for women to speak up for themselves.
“If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been ‘f*** off’ because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we?
“And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, ‘No, f*** off, leave me alone, thank you very much.’ You see, I couldn’t help saying ‘Thank you very much,’ I just couldn’t help myself.”
Bravo! It might be blunt, but Mirren’s words are something we should hear more of.
The actress also spoke about being a female in the film industry, describing what it was like when she started out.
“The 60s were not great, the 70s were really crap; the 60s and 70s were pretty ghastly, I think.
“And into the 80s, as an actress, you would be the only female on set, apart from the continuity person, who was always a woman, and maybe your own personal wardrobe person. Otherwise it was completely male, and a particular kind of testosteroney male that was quite hard to deal with.
“You had to have a sense of humour, put your head down, you were never going to be one of the boys, if you know what I mean.”
What do you think of Helen Mirren’s advice for women?
Legend benchtop blender
We have two prize packs each containing a Sunbeam Legend benchtop blender, Stainless Professional Wok, Stainless Deep Fryer and Sunbeam Cafe Grill, plus a copy of The Kraft Heavenly Moments cookbook (total value approximately $650.00 each).
The Sunbeam Legend benchtop blender
Sunbeam has blended classic and contemporary design to create a timeless kitchen essential – the Sunbeam Legend
Stainless Professional Wok
The Sunbeam Stainless Professional Wok
Surely Australia’s hottest wok, this baby is sure to fire-up stir-fry lovers looking for the ultimate in kitchen equipment. The Stainless Professional Wok includes a 25-year guarantee on its stainless cooking surface and is extremely versatile,
Stainless Deep Fryer
RRP: around $199.95
The Sunbeam Stainless Deep Fryer
Create your own fish and chips, tempura or wontons with the new commercial-style Stainless Deep Fryer. Its well-designed stainless steel body and cooking vessel ensures longevity, and blends in easily with the modern kitchen. A two-level safety lowering basket and easy to clean parts make the Sunbeam Stainless Deep
Sunbeam Cafe Grill
Sunbeam Cafe Grill
Create your own gourmet-toasted snacks at home with authentic grill marks. The cafe-design floating hinge will accommodate any kind of toasted snack, from a gourmet grilled vegetarian focaccia to chicken wraps or the old
Kraft Heavenly Moments
Featuring over 75 recipes from some of Australia’s cutting-edge chefs and the team at Kraft Kitchens, Heavenly Moments is a tribute to the versatility of Philly cheese. From brunch to dessert and everything in between, and featuring gorgeous colour photographs, Heavenly Moments is a must for your culinary bookshelf.
Create the best excuse you can using this too-cool-for-school tool and email it to us. If we like it we just might give you a designer SheSaid Golf Umbrella. Not exactly the day off you were after but you’ll be the picture of style sporting this must have brolly. Oh, it’ll keep the rain off you too!
Give us your best excuse…
Click here to use the Nurofen Excuse Generator…
Reality TV is plastic cheese slices. Over-packaged, numerous additives to make it healthy, but still slimy and not at all real.
It’s full of fat, avoid it, eventually it will make you look like a big, fat, couch potato (with heaps of cheese & sour cream!!!)
Reality TV is low-fat and fun because it allows you to be “Tempted” without “Big Brother” watching and you still Survive!!
stodgy and to avoid! I have enough problems of my own, with out watching other people lose their dignity by broadcasting theirs on national TV!
Reality TV is absolutely awesome. You get to see all the live crusty drama. Fantastic for all us in the closet voyeurs.
“Sea slugs at a Chinese wedding!”
“I once ate whiskettes (cat biscuits)that my sweet
brother had stuffed in the bottom of an icecream cone he made me. Alarm
bells should have sounded when he offered to do something nice…”
“i reckon that liquid plastic cheese they use in the US is
pretty scary stuff.”
“When I was in Indonesia, I ate bull’s balls without even
knowing it! They were all veiny and gross!!!”
“Fresh duck’s blood pudding with chillies, fried peanuts, hot
basil and lemon juice.”
World Food Greece winners
Question –Tell us about the most fattening dish you have ever eaten…
“Deep Fried Castello Cheese – yyyyyyuuuuuummmmmm but I could
feel the arteries hardening!!!!”
“It would havt to be a dish made by my boyfriends
grandmother, called German Fried Potatos. All it consists of is a kilo of
potatos, bacon and a kilo of butter.”
“I cooked a romantic candle light dinner for my
husband -seafood in a cream sauce – I put on 3 stone- I think it was the
dessert that did it(I ended up pregnant!)”
“My Hungarian Mum used to make “rokot palacinta”, which is
stacked,filled pancakes.They are sliced like a gateau.Between every single,
flat pancake [and Mum stacked at least 25 of them] she would spread
chocolate cream, walnuts, jam, whipped cream, nutella etc.It was delicious,
tasted fattening and was indeed a billion calories.”
“I ate a bread called Langos in a town called Szentendre in
Hungary, which was basically a lump of dough thrown in a voiling tub of oil
and allowed to cook and absorb it until it expanded to about twice its size.
To make it perfectly calorie laden it was topped with cheese, I couldn’t get
the taste of oil out of my mouth for 2 days.”
Does your Mum go weak at the knees for Jamie Oliver?s lovable-geezer-in-the-kitchen type antics? Or maybe she?s more of a double-dipping, taste as we go cook like Nigella Lawson
For your chance to win Mum a copy of “The Naked Chef in New York” tell us your favourite article from the Eat and Drink section on the SheSaid web site.
Good n Saucy
For your chance to win Mum a copy of “Nigella Bites 2” tell us your favourite article from the SheSaid Eat and Drink section on the SheSaid web site.
For the Mum that needs pampering
Is your Mum the kind of Mum who?s always looking after others but never seems to have time for herself? Could she do with a good pampering session but never
For the Mum who needs to escape
If you?re Mum is the kind who loves a good read, SheSaid has got just the thing to put a sparkle in her eye this Mother?s Day.
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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
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Love and Romance
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RELEASING: 02 MAY 2002 HIGH CRIMESA happily married, successful lawyer Claire Kubrick (Ashley Judd) is shocked to learn that her husband (Jim Caviezel) has a hidden past as a classified military operative and is accused of committing a heinous war crime.
Claire must wrestle with her own doubts about her husband’s guilt as she defends him in a top-secret military court where none of the rules she knows apply.
Claire realizes she needs help from someone who knows the rules – and is willing to break them. She enlists the aid of a “wild card”: Charlie Grimes(Morgan Freeman), a former military attorney who relishes the opportunity to take on the very hierarchy that disgraced him years earlier.
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