Review: Lush Sunny Day Hair Spray

Meagan Kerr uses Lush Sunny Day Hair Spray to keep her long hair tangle free

Where I live it’s really humid and I’m one of those people who is forever trying to fight my frizzy hair and for a while it seemed like my knotty hair and the flyaways would win. I’ve been using the Sunny Day Anti-Static Hair Detangler from Lush for about six months now and I have to say that I’ve never received so many compliments about my hair as I have in that time! Continue reading


New Zealand Plus Size Fashion

Meagan Kerr wears 17 Sundays dress and shoes from boohoo.com

Wearing 17 Sundays dress and shoes from boohoo.com

Yesterday an article on Stuff mentioned that size 18 is the top seller at New Zealand department store Farmers. They also mentioned that many New Zealand retailers only go to a size 14-16 – something that many of you wish wasn’t the case. One of the things so many people say to me about New Zealand plus size fashion is that they would love to have the options available in straight size – there are so many different designs, prints and colours that are difficult to find in bigger sizes – especially if you want to shop in store and be able to try things on! Continue reading


Boohoo Plus Clothing Haul

Meagan Kerr wears Boohoo Plus Tara Crepe Frill Sleeve Top in size 26

After having varied experiences with boohoo.com (some purchases were great and some not so much), I’d given up on them until I recently found out that their plus size range had expanded from 16-24 to 16-28. I believe in second chances, and figured that if they had extended their range then perhaps they might have sorted out their fit issues as well. Continue reading


How it all began

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Starting over: the decision that changed my life and how my blog got started

I get a lot of people asking me how I got started in blogging, and since my blog turns five this year (has it really been that long?) I thought I’d share a little bit of my back story about how This is Meagan Kerr came about.

In 2010 I was working full time as an administrator for a non-profit, and in the weekends and after hours I was working as a photographer. I shot portraits, some really fun creative fashion and beauty editorials, and even the occasional wedding. I’m the kind of person who always wants to know more, to be better at what I do and to push myself further, Continue reading



My skin story

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Meagan Kerr after using Dermalogica skincare

My skin is looking pretty good after a few weeks of my new skincare routine

I was pretty lucky when I was a teenager – I had good skin and didn’t get many pimples. For me, my skin issues came later. In my 20’s my complexion was all over the place – sometimes it was dry, sometimes it was oily, and I had lots of breakouts. There have been times when I haven’t wanted to leave the house because of how my face look; I started wearing makeup to cover up my blemishes, and unsurprisingly that didn’t make it any better! Continue reading


Wardrobe Staples: Save vs Splurge

Wardrobe staples for any budget - save vs splurge

When it comes to wardrobe staples, I think that you can find something great no matter what budget you’re working with. I’ve picked out five of my must have wardrobe items and found an option that’s luxe and one that’s less expensive, so you can decide where you’re going to save and where you’ll splurge. Continue reading


Frugal February

Frugal February Clothing Rack

I’m usually one of those people who makes plans, but the other day I made a spontaneous decision and I feel like I need to tell you about it because if I don’t then no one will know and I’ll just back out of it and it will never happen. After reading a post from Fern at The Fern Life’s decision to cut back on her Kmart spending, I’ve decided that I’m going to join her in taking on the Frugal February challenge. I’ve decided that I’m not going to spend any money this month that doesn’t need to be spent. Continue reading


Be your own Valentine

Be your own Valentine

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that Valentine’s Day is coming up – my inbox has been flooded with emails suggesting chocolates, jewellery, lingerie … you know, the usual. But as I’m sure you’ll remember from previous years, I’m personally not a big fan of Valentine’s Day because I don’t think that you should only celebrate your love for others (whether they’re friends, family or your partner) once a year. I think that you can do that any day. This year, I’ve decided to be my own Valentine. Continue reading


Taupo and Rotorua Travel Vlog

Chilling out at Five Mile Bay, Taupo

Chilling out at Five Mile Bay, Taupo

As we do almost every year, we decided to take our summer holidays in mid January when we knew the weather would be a bit nicer and after many people had gone back to work. Taupo is a really popular summer holiday destination, and we knew it was jam packed with visitors after our trip down for Christmas, so making the decision to wait a few weeks to return was a good one (and meant that our favourite spots weren’t full of people!). Continue reading