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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 […]

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ACURE organic shampoo conditioner

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 […]


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 […]

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Toxin-Free Tampons

The average female uses more than 12,000 tampons in her life. No doubt, if you’re reading this, you’re already a fan of natural and organic living. You look to avoid excessive consumption of pesticides and chemicals, and take a similar approach to your beauty regime. But there’s a little something in the back of your bathroom draw that you may be overlooking – your sanitary products. Organic cotton tampons, for instance, might seem a step too far. We often forget about our pads and tampons when making the shift to natural living. After all, they are essentials and we don’t […]


Superfood or super fad?

I don’t normally like to wrag on something that’s aim is to get people to eat better or live more healthily, but I can’t hold back anymore. WTF is up with labelling everything a “superfood”? I’m calling the health food industry out on this one. Generally they come from far away with some weird name you’ve never heard of, and you’re told that without this super food you will waste away starved of the nutrients your body needs. They come with a hefty price tag and promises of a new life. Ahem kale. Some foods are created more equal than […]

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Maracuja Mascara

Beauty Review: 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Mascara

So Nourished Life was all sold out of my favourite 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara, so rather than cry about it (I had no mascara to waste on tears) I bought 100% Pure’s newest mascara, Maracuja Oil Mascara, and hoped for the best. Like most 100% Pure products, I was not disappointed! 100% Pure Maracuja Black Tea Mascara What I love about all 100% Pure products is that they combine really gorgeous ingredients that nourish your body/skin/hair at the same time as being highly effective. Check this out: Natural colours from black tea + powdered coffee beans and cacao! Nourishing […]


What’s so good about Rosehip Oil?

If you are looking for a brighter complexion, reduce the impact of scarring or acne or you want a natural product for shinier and healthier hair, then it is worthwhile investigating some of the benefits of rosehip oil. FYI – Princess Kate, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham all use it! Where does it come from?  Rosehip oil is normally extracted from the wild rose, “Rosa Mosqueta”, which is found in the southern part of Chile. The “hip” is the fruit of the rose plant and continues a multitude of fatty acids and other components that are responsible for the wonderful properties […]

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Lavera Organic Fake Tan

Product Review: Lavera Organic Fake Tan Lotion

I’ve been using the Lavera organic fake tan lotion for a couple of months now and just realised I’ve never shared my results with you guys! The Lavera Self Tan has won many awards internationally so I had to try it for myself to find out why. I’ve mentioned the Lavera brand quite a few times already so you know it’s a brand I use and respect. The Lavera range is Certified Natural by the BDIH, which also means it must not contain toxins. So the DHA (the stuff that makes you tan) in this product must come from a natural source. About Lavera Self Tanning Lotion […]


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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