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Tried & Tested: La Mav Organic BB Cream

What on earth did I wear before BB creams? Probably the second greatest invention, after mascara, of the century. Back when I was at school I tried the minimal makeup thing and used a tinted moisturiser (spoiler alert, they’re rubbish). Obviously, a little tint in a moisturiser was not going to cover my teenage acne so I ended up doubling up my coverage with concealer, foundation, powders, camouflage cream… you get the idea! When BB creams first hit the market I assumed they were just tinted moisturisers, re-branded, and was pretty hesitant to give them a try. But, as you […]

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Beauty Essentials for all Ages: 30s

In your 30s, you may have started to notice signs of aging caused by circumstances that can take a toll on your skin, like stress or hormonal swings (due to age, pregnancy, or medications). It’s time to step up your regime from the basics. Take a cue from the 34 year old Beyonce, and get your skin care regime Flawless. 1.┬áIrreplaceable sunscreen If you don’t already wear it every day, start. The sun causes 90% of wrinkles, and preventing them is easier than smoothing lines later on. Tip: Sunscreen becomes even more important following exfoliation as your skin is more […]


The Best Natural Sunscreen’s

Sun exposure is a good thing. That’s how our body’s receive Vitamin D which is super important to our overall health (see my earlier post for more info). However, too much of a good thing can be bad and sun exposure is no exception. I generally recommend 15 minutes of sunshine a day, but┬áif you’re going to be outside for longer than this, the old Aussie adage “Slip, Slop, Slap” is a must. My most recent job required me to spend every second day outside on a boat. Because I worked on water, I doubled my sun exposure from the […]

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Could your sunscreen be doing you more harm than good?

As a pale kid growing up in Australia my mum must have spent half the summer slathering me up with sunscreen! Every Aussie kid knows the mantra “Slip, Slop, Slap” and would never dare question its merits. The sun in Australia is intense and we have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. The Slip Slop Slap campaign has been around since 1981 yet skin cancer rates have increased. Over the past decades, the incidence of skin cancer has risen in Australia. From 1982 to 2010 melanoma diagnoses increased by around 60%. Between 95 and 99% of […]