Spotlight on: Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid has only recently entered my sphere of beauty ingredients, after seeing it popping up all over the place as a star ingredient in so many natural skincare products and makeup. It’s hailed as a skin saviour like no other, plumping & hydrating skin, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. So what is Hyaluronic Acid and do you need it? What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid isn’t actually an acid. It’s a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate your joints and keep things full of moisture so they stay in […]

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Berry-licious Chia Pudding

I seriously love chia seeds. They’re super nutritious and lend well to so many delicious dishes. They make great puddings because those teeny tiny seeds absorb up to 12x their weight in water, swelling out and creating a wonderful gelatinous texture. Chia puddings are comparable to sago puddings in texture (without the starch). You can add pretty much any flavours you like to them and end up with something edible. This recipe is so simple but tastes amazing. It’s perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack. Child-Approved Recipe My 7MO loves chia puddings too and they provide a healthy alternative […]


Tried & Tested: Inika’s BB Cream

With 80% organic ingredients (the highest percentage of any BB Cream), Inika Certified Organic BB Cream is a three-in-one formula to simplify your mornings, naturally. This BB Cream combines a silky primer, moisturiser, and foundation all in one convenient pump pack. Inika Certified Organic BB Cream contains natural Prickly Pear, Pomegranate Oil, Avocado and Jojoba Oils to keep the skin hydrated and plump all day. This formula works wonderfully with the warmth of the fingertips, blending into a seamless finish. Prickly Pear Oil moisturises and softens the skin, intensely hydrating the skin. It is deeply penetrating – helping create soft, younger […]

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Grandma was Right – Soap is Alright

What do g-strings, body wash, poker straight hair and brazilian’s (wax, not the people) all have in common? They’re all trends that are sooo last year. Replacing body wash is good ol’ soap. Soap is a beauty and hygiene staple and comes in so many different forms.  From its humble beginnings in the Roman bathhouses of 312 B.C. — when soap was made out of goat’s tallow, wood ashes and salt — we’ve come a long way. Why liquid body wash is out Ok, so it’s not entirely out of vogue, but eco-conscious shoppers are making the switch back to […]


Baby Wipes – the good, the bad & the really bad

You may have noticed I’ve been very poor on the posting lately, entirely due to me being completely distracted by my new family member. For that, I’m not sorry! He’s adorable! But whilst I have been spending these last 4 months with my little guy I haven’t stopped thinking about what we’re putting on our skin though. Obviously it’s not all about fake tan and mascara’s now, we’ve added nappies, baby wipes & creams to the mix as well. I got it in my head whilst pregnant, that baby wipes were a massive gimmick. I had decided to shun toxic, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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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, […]