Body


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 […]


Tried & Tested: La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser

As I was discarding my empty bottle of La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser, it suddenly hit me – I’ve been using this product for months and haven’t shared it with you all! This often happens with products I love; I get so wrapped up in using them/taking them for granted I forget to share. Well, better late than never so here goes: About La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser A balancing facial cleansing gel for oily to combination skin that effectively removes perspiration, makeup, impurities and pollutants. Formulated with Ginseng, Sugar Cane and Papaya extract to purify and exfoliate the outer […]

La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser review

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Spotlight on: Burt’s Bees

Many years ago, long before I got onto the natural bandwagon, I was in search of a good body moisturiser. I was already pretty clued up on mineral oil and knew to avoid products that contained it (other than being a dirty petrochemical by-product, it actually dehydrates your skin) so scanned the ingredients lists to find quality products. I came across a product by Burt’s Bees and was instantly sold by what I read. I fell in love after trying it. This was by far one of the most effective moisterisers I had used! Since then, I’ve always had a […]


The correct way to apply your skincare

You’ve just forked out for some seriously amazing & potent skincare products; you should want to make sure you get the most out of your spend. Most of us just wing it, based on information gathered in our younger years from Dolly or Cosmopolitan magazines. Even less of us will read the product instructions. Fortunately, correct application is pretty easy and quite fast; but a lot of it simply come down to correct technique and timing. The motto, “less is more” also applies. Cleanser   Most cleansers are designed to be used with a wet face. Squirt on the required amount […]

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Honey & Spice Face Mask

This is my favourite skin-clearing mask.  It’s nothing fancy, but it’s life changing. It helps moisturise, clear blemishes, even skin tone, exfoliate, brighten your complexion, & so much more! The best thing about it is it’s super easy to make and you probably have the ingredients already in your pantry.  Honey, nutmeg & cinnamon all have curative properties that help to prevent infection and reduce swelling, and may actually help new skin growth. Honey is antibacterial, which means it’s great for acne. It’s also a humectant, which is a natural moisturising agent. Use raw honey for best results as it’s full […]


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 […]

weleda oat replenishing treatment review

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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 […]


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 […]

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Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette

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 […]