How to choose the right foundation can be difficult at the best of times, but the more you know about your skin tone and type, the easier it will be. In follow up to my earlier post about the best mineral foundations, here’s some advice to help choose the right foundation for you.
Mainstream foundations can carry a range of nasty ingredients, like parabens, petroleum by-products, fragrance, PEG’s, phthalates and even heavy metals. Yuck! Rather than ask you to give them up (I’m not that sadistic) I would invite you all to give mineral foundations a try. Mineral foundations are natures alternative to your standard toxic foundations. But how do you choose what sort of foundation is best for you? Especially when shopping online it feels like you’re entering a mine field of choice! I consider myself quite the make-up expert. Given my long love affair with the stuff, beginning in my early teens when […]
Nut milks are a fantastic alternative to cows milk. Cashew milk is mild and creamy so works as an effective replacement for cows milk. The flavour of the milk won’t compete with other ingredients, like your breakfast cereal, so you can enjoy it just about anywhere you would use traditional milk. This recipe is so quick and easy, you’ll never need the store-bought stuff again. I love cashew milk because a) it’s the easiest and fastest to make and b) it’s gentler on my digestion than almond. Unlike other nut milks, you don’t need to strain the cashew milk. Because they’re […]
Happy Australia Day! Every year when Aus Day rolls around we’re reminded of all the things that makes this place so awesome. We are indeed “the lucky country”. We have a fantastic climate, relatively low levels of unemployment, an enviable lifestyle, a comprehensive education system and a health system that is considered by many to be world class. But out why wait till the 26 January to stop and think? Gratitude is a daily practise that makes you appreciate life just that little bit more. Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by […]
I’ve been experimenting with Paleo lasagna for a while now, with varying success. Once upon a time lasagna was my favourite meal; with it delicious meaty sauce, tender pasta and creamy white sauce. Eggplant makes a delicious substitute for the pasta layers. Texture and flavour wise, they’re completely different. Just as tasty, but different. The eggplant becomes silky smooth when sandwiched between layers of meat sauce, giving the dish an extra dimension of creaminess.
The cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and lotion to shampoo and shaving cream. I’ve previously written about toxic chemicals hiding in your beauty products. What are these chemicals hiding in your beauty products? Chemicals in beauty products to avoid Many of these substances are also used in industrial manufacturing processes to clean industrial equipment, stabilise pesticides and grease gears. I think common sense can tell us a product that de-greases floors shouldnt be used on our faces! Here’s some of the worst 10 common chemicals you’ll find in your beauty cabinet […]
Fajita generally refers to any grilled meat usually served as a taco or tortilla. So before all you Tex-Mex aficionados start hating on me, no I haven’t grilled the chicken and no, it isn’t being served with tortillas either. But what else do you call delicious meat, marinaded to perfection, served with capsicums and onion? Fajita will have to do for now! Or course if you have a BBQ or grill handy, please do use it. It will be far tastier. But if you’re like me and don’t have access to one, the smoky paprika in the marinade will be […]
Well, what a trip! I love going to new countries that are completely foreign to your own and immersing yourself in everything the place has to offer. I still feel I’ve only seen a tiny speck of what Sri Lanka has to offer but unfortunately I only had two weeks to explore.
This was the hard lesson I had to learn at the start of my trip. Taking the time to properly listen to your own body is one of the most important natural health self-help tools available. Yet, many of us do not take the time to listen to what our own bodies are trying to tell us.
You may have noticed one of my posts is missing: Banishing acne in 5 steps. When I write a post up I apply a certain criteria: can I stand by everything I’ve said? Yes, it can go up; no, it doesn’t go up. At the time I posted that article the answer was yes.