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How ‘safe’ is your beauty regime?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs 60-80% of all chemicals applied to it. That’s not a made up figure, it’s backed up by science. How do you think nicotine or birth control patches work? Cosmetics are tested (to an extent) before they can be released for sale. So technically, all products are ‘safe’ by government standards. But it’s how they’re testing that’s the problem and the standards they’re required to meet. When determining the safety of a chemical in skin absorption it’s all about risk assessment. What determines the toxicity of […]

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Natural-Looking Evening Makeup Tutorial

  As much as I love Kim Kardashian’s heavily applied and contoured makeup, sometimes you’ve just got to tone it down a little – like when you’re heading out for dinner with your in-laws. I’m never going to advocate going sans-makeup (if I do, call the doctor as I’ve gone crazy), but I do support the occasional subtle evening makeup. This look also works for work functions where you want a little more ompf without looking like you’re there to sleep with your boss. All makeup I use is natural, organic (where possible) and definitely never tested on animals. I’ve included […]


Road Testing LAVANILA Natural Deodorant

Review of LAVANILA Natural Deodorant Finding a natural, aluminium-free deodorant that works can be a pretty hard task. With all the right intentions you give up your trusty Rexona and embark on the trial and error process of finding an effective, safe deodorant. Sometimes you hit the jackpot, other times you’re paranoid about putting your arms up. I won’t lie, some of them are pretty crappy. So far, from my experience, I’ve found products containing bicarb soda works pretty well. However for those with sensitive skin, it can be pretty harsh. Bicarb soda is very alkaline so can irritate (especially […]

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Try IME Natural Perfumes

Everybody loves to smell good but so many perfumes on the market today are packed full of chemical nasties, enhancers and preservatives that we really don’t want to apply to our skin. Is there a clean, natural and safe alternative to traditional perfumes? IME Natural Perfumes are hoping to convince us of this. Back when I was at University I worked in a perfume shop and would spend every spare moment testing and sampling. I love perfume and matching a fragrance to a mood or outfit. But now, I’m just not comfortable with the idea of spraying a chemical concoction […]


All Natural, Organic Eyeliner to suit Blue Eyes

Following up from my earlier post about coordinating eyeliners to your eye colour, I’ve compiled a guide of some of the best all natural, organic eyeliners to suit blue eyes. Since orange is the opposite color of blue, anything with orange in it will make blue eyes stand out more. Short of applying orange eyeliner, colours with orange tones is perfect for blue eyes. These are my favourite eyeliners for blue eyes. They all come from really reputable natural brands so you can trust their quality and know their ingredients are 100% safe. Copper, bronze and browns for blue eyes Using […]

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Make Your Own Coconut Deodorant

Learn how to make your own, all natural coconut deodorant. Natural deodorants are the best! They’re aluminium free, non toxic and completely safe. Because they are so natural, you may find yourself recognizing the ingredients of your deodorant in your pantry. This is brilliant, because it means it’s super easy (and cheap) to make your own. This is my favourite recipe which utilises the power of coconut oil and baking soda. This creates a deodorant paste. Just wipe a pea-sized amount under each arm pit. Because it’s oil-based it will just melt in to your skin, and it easily washes […]


How to make Coconut Yoghurt

This is my simple “how to” guide to have you making your very own coconut yoghurt. I’ve got stove top and Thermomix instructions to make things even easier. This recipe’s paleo, which means dairy and grain free. Plus, it’s also vegan. Everyone wins! We know yoghurt is good for us. It’s packed full of live bacteria, the kind that heals our gut and strengthens our immune system. But you want to take dairy out of your diet, then you see the price of coconut yoghurt. Surely I’m not the only one who balks at paying more than $20 for 700g […]

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Tried & Tested: Ere Perez Sunflower Oil Mascara

I traditionally use black mascara’s, but have often read about why brown is a great choice on those with fairer skin or blonde hair.  Black mascara doesn’t suit everyone, so this is the answer. The Ere Perez Sunflower Oil Mascara comes in a gorgeous, velvety dark brown colour that accentuates length naturally and compliments fair skins and hair colour. Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is one of my favourite cosmetics brands. Not only do they make great stuff, they’re also a great Australian company who pump their products full of natural oils, plant extracts and minerals so not only do they work […]


Separating Fact from Fiction with Organic Makeup Myths

I get asked a million questions when I tell other women I only use all natural make-up products. Generally it’s met with confusion, or “is that a thing?”. For the women who know me and know how much I love makeup, the confusion only grows. I think when natural, organic makeup first came onto the market it was pretty crappy (somewhat like early fake tans and their orange hues), but as demand has grown so has the R&D that goes into these products. Now there is no excuse for poor performing natural products and you can expect much the same […]

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Super Soft, Fudge Brownies (Raw & Paleo)

I am a massive fan of a little sweet treat after dinner and where my boyfriend doesn’t oblige (TMI?), I reach for a piece of chocolate or a raw dessert. It’s a bad habit, but one I’m in no hurry to break.  This soft, fudgy brownie is the perfect ‘little something extra’. It’s nutty, it’s chocolatey, it’s soft and decadent, all while being 100% healthy and super good for you.