Brit McDowell

Lifestyle Specialist & Subject Matter Expert

Brit McDowell is a Subject Matter Expert at Localsearch with a background in marketing, business and tourism management. Aside from her specialisation in technical processes, Brit is known for her green thumb and growing succulent collection, love of dogs (especially Dalmatians), eye for home interior and fervour for travel. Brit is also a Lifestyle Specialist on the Localsearch Blog and enjoys sharing her research and knowledge in home and gardening services, food, beauty and general lifestyle tips and tricks.

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Buying a used car? Learn how used car warranty works here!

Brit McDowell November 28, 2019 - 4 min read
blakc wolkswagen hatchback small car parked pon beach

When it comes to buying a second hand car, it is important to always make sure you choose one in good condition. luckily, it will come with a used car warranty. Here is our handy guide covering everything about warranties, and what to look for when buying a used car.

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5 Best Mexican Foods to Try, Other Than Tacos

Brit McDowell November 26, 2019 - 6 min read
Row of flour tortilla soft tacos filled with avocado and tomato with slices of lime

Next time you are in the mood for some Mexican food, why not visit a local Mexican restaurant for some authentic flavour? Here are the best side dishes, mains and desserts you need to try, plus find out about the different regional cuisines which make up Mexican cooking.

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Thank you Marie Kondo for great op shop finds!

Brit McDowell November 12, 2019 - 4 min read
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If you do not already shop second-hand clothing, you could be missing out on some amazing gems. With everything from clothing, accessories and electronics being donated, we look into why you should check out your local op shop and how you can shop sustainably.

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What to Plant Now it’s Spring

Brit McDowell November 5, 2019 - 3 min read
yellow daffodil flowers in green tall grass

If you are thinking about growing your own herbs. fruits and vegetables, or just want to add some gorgeous flowers to your garden, then now is the time! Find out what you should plant in the spring that will benefit from the warmer days ahead.

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BEST Adult Halloween Costume Ideas 2019

Brit McDowell October 22, 2019 - 6 min read
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Whether you prefer to go all out or want a simple costume idea, here are the best Halloween costumes for adults for the year. We list everything you need to recreate this look, how to turn it into a couple or group costume, and where to find the best costume hire places near you.

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What are the scariest types of plants?

Brit McDowell October 20, 2019 - 5 min read
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From plants that are carnivorous to some downright spooky looking flowers, we’ve found the 7 scariest looking plants that the Halloween lover can grow around the house or garden.

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What is car detailing?

Brit McDowell October 15, 2019 - 3 min read
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You don’t need to be an auto buff to know its important to maintain the condition of your car. Find out how a professional car detailing service can benefit your vehicle.

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