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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 […]


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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 […]


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, […]

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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 […]


Beauty Essentials: Makeup in under 10 Minutes

  If you’re anything like me you hit the snooze button more often than not. A few extra precious zzz’s easily becomes prioritized over getting ready for work. Or maybe you are just generally time-poor thanks to one too many commitments or even motherhood. Whatever the reason, your beautyifying regime shouldn’t suffer the consequences. I’ve downsized my daily beauty regime to the essentials, to get me out the door in 10 minutes or less. These are my secrets & top products: Step 1: Create a Perfect Base Totally optional, but recommended. Starting from a tanned base will instantly make your […]

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Tried & Tested: ACURE Organic Shampoo & Conditioner

Introducing ACURE Organics. ACURE Organics is a beautiful range of skin, hair and body care products based on ‘Green Science’ technology. This range is infused with Argan oil, CoQ10, Sea Buckthorn, Omega 7 combined with plant stem cell technology. You might have noticed I’ve been pretty quiet on the hair care department, with most of my focus on organic makeup & skin care reviews. This is not due to my lack of trialling, but rather my general disapointment. A lot of products I’ve tried are drying, or don’t detangle properly or on the opposite end, leave my hair feeling greasy. Finally I’ve […]


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 […]


Gut love with The Beauty Chef, by Carla Oates

We’ve all heard the saying, beauty comes from within. But did you know that this is actually true (I’m not just talking ‘inner beauty’ either). Beautiful, glowing skin begins in your gut. So before you think about buying the latest miracle cream or speed dialing your facialist, why not invest your time and money into improving your digestive health? This will help you achieve a smooth and balanced complexion, reducing the amount of skin products you need to get your skin looking flawless and glowing! The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where […]

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Please Everyone

I’ve been smashing through my Christmas shopping this year and feeling quite proud of myself. As a bonus, all this online shopping has led me to discover some pretty awesome gift ideas that I hope you will find helpful. I’ve put together my list based on things I would like to receive, i.e. non toxic, beautiful and practical. The product life and overall sustainability is also high on my priorities. 1. Give a gift that keeps on giving Oil Burner Everyone loves an oil burner – they infuse your home with your choice of natural scents (I’m loving jasmine and […]