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Berry-licious Chia Pudding

I seriously love chia seeds. They’re super nutritious and lend well to so many delicious dishes. They make great puddings because those teeny tiny seeds absorb up to 12x their weight in water, swelling out and creating a wonderful gelatinous texture. Chia puddings are comparable to sago puddings in texture (without the starch). You can add pretty much any flavours you like to them and end up with something edible. This recipe is so simple but tastes amazing. It’s perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack. Child-Approved Recipe My 7MO loves chia puddings too and they provide a healthy alternative […]

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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 […]


Tried & Tested: Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

My allergies have been flaring up at the moment and seems to affect me really badly each morning. If you’ve ever tried applying mascara mid sneezes, while also trying to combat watery eyes, you’ll appreciate a good waterproof mascara. Lucky for me, I had recently purchased the Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara. Introducing the only natural waterproof mascara on the market! A one-of a kind product formulated with organic avocado and mamey oils, that nourish and fortify lashes. About Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara Volumising, full black coverage and amazing 24-hour wear. Essential for the beach, yoga, the gym, exercise, social occasions and a busy […]

Ere Perez Volumising Waterproof Mascara

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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 […]


Tried & Tested: Inika Liquid Foundation

The Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation blurs the line between foundation and moisturiser by hydrating and nourishing the skin, whilst at the same time providing a flawless and radiant finish that lasts all day. INIKA specialise in luxury natural cosmetics and are vegan, certified cruelty free and half of their range is certified organic. INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation Certified Organic and packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to provide long-lasting coverage whilst caring for skin health. INIKA‘s new and improved innovative Liquid Mineral Foundation is certified organic and packed full of organic antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s recently […]

Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation

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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 […]


Paleo Sour ‘Cream’

When learning I was lactose intolerant I wasn’t really fussed by having to give up milk, I liked it and all but figured there’s plenty of more nutritious alternatives. However giving up delicious dairy products like cream and ice-cream has been a massive struggle for me. My tastebuds say yes, but my gut says no. Rather than give up on creamy deliciousness, I’ve been researching and experimenting to find acceptable dairy free substitutes. This sour cream recipe has been a godsend for me. It’s really tasty and substitutes amazingly well across a variety of recipes. You can use it raw, […]


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Raw Carrot Cake with Cream ‘Cheese’ Icing

Carrot cake with thick, cream cheese icing was always one of my favourite cakes. Carrot completely changes the texture of a traditional cake and makes it something so much more. What I love about carrot cake is down to three things: carrots providing the awesome texture, warming spices and tangy cream cheese icing. Since having to give up gluten I haven’t been able to enjoy this old favourite. That was, until I tried a raw carrot cake at my local health food cafe. Now I can have my cake and eat it too! I’ve scoured the Internet and experimented to […]


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 […]

Dr. Organic deodorant

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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 if 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 […]