The best natural deodorants

With the summer months heating up, staying stink-free is high up on the priority list. Unfortunately one great deodorant definitely does not suit all. So, with this in mind, I’ve put together a list of all the best, most effective natural deodorants so you can find your perfect fit. There’s no ‘out of 5′ scores here, as these are all 5 star deodorants that I’ve used and found to be effective. No, ‘but it smells pretty’ half-arsed attempts at deodorant here. These are all the real deal. Best Non-Scented: Woohoo! Deodorant Paste Perfect for those who prefer their perfume to […]

woohoo_deodorant_paste

100% Pure 10-Free Nail Polish - Tigger Melon

My Spring Essentials

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to bust out the fake tan and razors again! These are some of my favourite products, just perfect for the Spring lifestyle: Spring Essentials 1. A Great Fake Tan Eco Tan Invisible Tan I’ve reviewed this one before, and I’m still loving it. It’s super easy to apply and hard to stuff up. It’ll only leave behind a gorgeous bronze tan with no nasty chemicals or orange colour in sight. The colour in the tan is derived from cacao (chocolate) so it does not contain green or orange tones. I love […]


Tried & Tested: Modibodi Period Proof Underwear

I’m going to deviate from face & body beauty care today, to something less spoken of but just as important – looking after your lady parts. I know a lot of you are going to squirm over this post, and yes even I’m slightly uncomfortable sharing, but I can’t not share this amazing product. Whilst I haven’t had a period in 8 months, I have experienced another down-there issue that’s so common with pregnancy. Thanks to all those amazing hormones and changes, protecting and growing your little one, pregnant women experience a range of changes from increased discharge to bladder […]

maternity-underwear-yummy-mummy-lingerie-modibodi-Sensual-Boyleg-Leak-Proof-Black-back-2

Tried & Tested: W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara

Years ago I was majorly hung up on a Maybelline lash defining mascara. During my love affair, it was discontinued and I would have to track it down on eBay until it finally ran out. The key element of this product was it’s crafty little plastic brush. You see, it wasn’t a big, full barrel brush like all the others. It was a tiny little comb with firm bristles. What made this brush so good was that it got right up into all those little tiny lashes, coating each individual one is colour while separating and defining.For the first time […]


Tried & Tested: 100% Pure BB Cream

My skin has finally settled down following that onslaught of hormones so I can properly trial BB Creams again. I feel like they get a bit of a rough task when you road test them on acne. No product is ever going to do well when up against acne! Fearing my La Mav BB cream was almost empty, in true Abi style, I bought a replacement lest I be caught out with nothing – the newest product from the 100% Pure range, BB Cream. Nope, still haven’t finished the other one – now I’ve just got two BB creams on rotation. Ok, […]

100% Pure BB Cream Review

A few weeks ago; I'm a little bigger now!

In defence of the pregnant body

I’m going to deviate a little from my normal blog theme here, so apologies if you find this terribly boring, but I do want to draw attention to an issue especially close to my heart at the moment – the full, rounded, and full-of-life pregnancy body. As I’m now in my 25th week of this amazing, life changing event and I’ve been watching my body change on an almost daily basis. In weeks 2/3 I suspected I was pregnant as by breasts were tingly and my tummy felt a little funny. From there, I watched as my breast swelled and […]


Tried & Tested: La Mav Organic BB Cream

What on earth did I wear before BB creams? Probably the second greatest invention, after mascara, of the century. Back when I was at school I tried the minimal makeup thing and used a tinted moisturiser (spoiler alert, they’re rubbish). Obviously, a little tint in a moisturiser was not going to cover my teenage acne so I ended up doubling up my coverage with concealer, foundation, powders, camouflage cream… you get the idea! When BB creams first hit the market I assumed they were just tinted moisturisers, re-branded, and was pretty hesitant to give them a try. But, as you […]

la mav bb cream review

The Beauty Chef BODY Powder

Tried & Tested: The Beauty Chef BODY Powder

I love a good protein shake. I bought this one in my 1st trimester of pregnancy, a time when I could not stop eating. Baby needs food! I bought it with the hope that instead of reaching for an afternoon snack, second breakfast, or post dinner snack I could just quickly whip-up a protein shake that I knew would hit the spot and support me & the growing life inside of me. Most protein shakes are full of gross stuff, like artificial flavours and sweeteners, and can be pretty hard to digest. The BODY is designed to be different. About The […]


Tried & Tested: Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

My allergies have been flaring up at the moment and seems to affect me really badly each morning. If you’ve ever tried applying mascara mid sneezes, while also trying to combat watery eyes, you’ll appreciate a good waterproof mascara. Lucky for me, I had recently purchased the Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara. Introducing the only natural waterproof mascara on the market! A one-of a kind product formulated with organic avocado and mamey oils, that nourish and fortify lashes. About Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara Volumising, full black coverage and amazing 24-hour wear. Essential for the beach, yoga, the gym, exercise, social occasions and a busy […]

Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

Spotlight on: Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it makes up a large part of our skin, hair and nails. It’s found in skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bone tissue, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, gastrointestinal tract, and even in the cornea of the eye. What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It gives our skin strength and elasticity, and helps replace dead skin cells. Collagen & gelatin often get used interchangeably, but they are […]