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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 […]

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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 […]


Tried & Tested: Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant

I’ve been receiving seasonal beauty boxes from Flora & Fauna thanks to my very thoughtful future sister-in-law which has significantly helped my efforts in reviewing products. And also had the added bonus of getting Mr T off my back about my cosmetics spending. My summer box included a stick of Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant and I was keen to put it to the test. Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant is a pure crystalline substance, composed of natural minerals, which helps control body odour in a simple and natural way by stopping growth of odour causing bacteria on the skin. The low down on crystal […]

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Natural Skincare for Acne Prone Skin

I know a thing or two about acne. Since my early teen years to now I’ve been figuring out a few things about dreaded pimples. I can’t say I’ve solved the pimple problem entirely, but I’ve given it a good crack. These are my tips to assist on your path to healthy skin. 1. Keep it clean This one is a no brainer really, as everyone should be washing their face each day! I love oil cleansing. It’s so good at removing making, regulating oil production and keeping my skin hydrated. I’ve written about it previously, here, if you’re keen […]


The brand that won me back to natural skincare

You may remember me not long ago lamenting the effectiveness of natural skincare. At the time I was feeling pretty down and out about natural skincare. Despite diligently trialing numerous brands and products, I didn’t really find any to be anything special. That was, until I came across this brand: Zk’in (pronounced “skin”). Here’s a little about the brand, directly from their website: zk’in certified organic skincare looks after, repairs and beautifies your skin with zero tolerance to anything less than the best. There are no parabens, no sulphates, no petrochemicals and no unnatural ingredients in any zk’in certified organic […]

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5 Makeup Mistakes You’re Making (and how to fix them)

You might be thinking I’m being a little harsh on why these mistakes are all so horrendous, or even soapboxing. But believe me, I know all these mistakes because I am the number 1 culprit of committing all these for a number of years! Years of trial and error (oh so much error) has led me to figure out what you really can’t get away with. If my advice can help save you from a lifetime of embarrassing makeup then I’ve done my bit for humanity. 1. Mascara transferring to your eyelids Around 3pm you go to the loo and […]


The 5 Make-Up Brushes You Actually Need

Sure, getting your fingers working is quick and easy, but using brushes will help take your makeup application from amateur to professional. It’ll make application and blending so much easier and look way more flawless. But where do you start? 1. A foundation brush to really buff the product in and blend it together seamlessly. Here’s a tip I learned from watching a Kylie Jenner tutorial: don’t use the brush like a paint brush, i.e. brush strokes, instead use it to dab/buff out the foundation. Regardless of what you think of her, the girl knows makeup. I tried this method and […]

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W3ll People Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick

Tried & Tested: W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick 

No doubt you’ve figured out by now how much I love multi-tasking products. Right now, I’m loving my W3LL PEOPLE Color Stick as both a lip tint and a blush. You see, these hard working products offer more than one benefit and take up half the space in your make-up kit. W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick: This all-natural, magic colour stick for eyes, cheeks and lips will take your entire look from drab to fab in seconds. The creamy formula has a satiny smooth, weightless texture – free from all harsh, artificial chemicals and petroleum. So, there is no heavy, […]


Tried & Tested: Inika Liquid Foundation

The Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation blurs the line between foundation and moisturiser by hydrating and nourishing the skin, whilst at the same time providing a flawless and radiant finish that lasts all day. INIKA specialise in luxury natural cosmetics and are vegan, certified cruelty free and half of their range is certified organic. INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation Certified Organic and packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to provide long-lasting coverage whilst caring for skin health. INIKA‘s new and improved innovative Liquid Mineral Foundation is certified organic and packed full of organic antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s recently […]

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Scrub Wars for the Body

There is no more satisfying act, when showering, than to be giving yourself a good scrub. Exfoliation literally scrubs off all your dead skin cells, making your skin look fresher, less dry and more radiant. It’ll improve your circulation too, so many women swear by it as a cellulite treatment. It’s also a non-negotiable before applying fake tan (or ridding yourself of an old patchy-looking one). You should aim to exfoliate once a week. It comes down to your preferred method as to how often you should do it – gentle exfoliates can be used up to 3 times a […]