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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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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 […]


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 […]

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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, […]


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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]