Monthly Archives: April 2016


Pregnancy Survival Kit: 1st Trimester

Sure, you’re body is going through a beautiful, natural transformation as it prepares to create life… but while it does that, let’s be honest, you look and feel like s***t. While you’re desperate to do everything as naturally as possible, you really just want to hang out in the McDonalds drive-through. Pregnancy is seriously hard in the 1st trimester and it’s compounded by not being able to tell anyone and receive the support you need. I’m not here to hand out medical advice or to advise on the miracle that is childbirth, but guide you towards some of the stuff I […]

So this happened, around 7 weeks pregnant. Yes, that is a crepe rolled up around banana, caramel sauce, cream  ice-cream. I know firsthand how bad the carb cravings are!

weleda oat replenishing treatment review

Tried & Tested: Weleda Oat Replenishing Treatment

Whilst I am a natural blonde, my hair is ‘enhanced’. I’m pretty slack at getting touch ups, but however infrequent, peroxide & ammonia is death to your hair. As anyone with enhanced hair colour will attest, you need a good treatment every now and again to help save your hair. It doesn’t help either that I live in an area with pretty hard water. Whenever I leave town I notice my hair instantly gets softer, so I really need good products to counter this harshness. In the interest of good hair, I’ve given Weleda Oat Replenishing Treatment a good trial run and […]


Spotlight on Argan Oil

A few years ago as I was being chastised by my beautician for my dry skin she asked me what I was using as a moisturiser. She was super unimpressed I opted for all natural products and even more unimpressed when I said I only used Rosehip Oil as my moisturiser. Now I do question advice from this beautician in general (she often boasted she only used French products — I thought perhaps this was a brand; nope, they just came from France), but she did have a point. My skin was dry and rosehip oil wasn’t enough. She conceded […]

argan oil

kombucha toner

The Probiotic, Skin-Refining Toner in your Fridge

I’ve been lusting after a very expensive exfoliating toner recently released by one of my favourite brands. One of its claims is that it’s full of Probiotics and Lactic Acid which help refine your skin. I’m trying to cut back a bit on my beauty spending (maybe pregnancy hormones are messing with my head?) so can’t quite justify its hefty price tag. Surely, like most natural products, I could make my own? I’ve read its ingredients list and it’s pretty doubtful I could replicate this particular product – mainly because it involves fermenting grains, and like, wtf? How am I supposed […]


Tried & Tested: Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette

A while back I was eyeing off a friend’s eyes, they were looking particularly rich in colour and prominent but it didn’t look like she was wearing much makeup at all. Her secret? A good, neutral shadow. With this information I set out to find my own secret eye weapon and promptly purchased the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette. How I had not gotten onto the eyeshadow-for-everyday bandwagon earlier, I will never understand. It’s life changing guys. I’ve mentioned this product a lot in the past but haven’t really provided a proper review. So here goes: About Lily Lolo Laid […]

Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette

KORA Luxurious Rosehip Oil review

Tried & Tested: KORA Luxurious Rosehip Oil

If you could use a product/s that could help you look like Miranda Kerr would you try it? My hand is up! So when the divine Miranda Kerr released her own range of skincare products I was first in line to give them a go. When I first bought this product I though the $49.95 price tag was a little steep for a Rosehip Oil. Upon closer investigation I saw that this wasn’t just a rosehip oil. The name is pretty deceptive. We know rosehip oil has so many powerful properties (refresh your memory here), and is great as is. But […]