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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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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 […]


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!

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Dr Organic Deodorant Tried & Tested

Now that the weather’s heating up it’s super important to be investing in good quality, reliable deodorant. I’ve been rotating with a few old favourites and trialing some newbies – including Dr. Organic Deodorant.  The run down: 50ml cream formula Organic Ingredients Free of Aluminium, SLS, Parabens and Alcohol, as well as artificial colours, fragrances and preservative GMO Free Roll-on deodorant Comes in a glass bottle, so when you’re done pull off the top and recycle Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans The Formula: This antibacterial deodorant is a liquid cream roll-on, ideally suited for all skin types including sensitive. It’s super […]

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DIY Skin Brightening Toner

Looking for a skin brightening toner? With just two ingredients (you probably already have) you can make a nourishing, yet hard working toner that’ll liven up your complexion. What I love about this DIY Skin Brightening Toner is that a) it works, and b) it’s dirt cheap to make. Toner’s one of those beauty items I’m a little unsure on. Is it necessary? I don’t want to fork out a lot for a product that leaves me wondering if I’m being ripped off. I know a toner is supposed to give your skin an extra clean, picking up any residue left […]