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A health and happiness blog, packed full of natural pick me ups


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Beauty Crush: REN Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil

Feel the glow this summer with REN’s new addition to the award-winning Moroccan Rose Range. Released just in time for the first sunny days, this lightweight oil is intensely nourishing and leaves skin with a radiant, alluring glow.

Nothing feels prettier than dewy, healthy skin. Made from Moroccan Argan Oil, Rosa Damascena Oil and Cranberry Seed Oil this summer skin must have leaves behind a subtle sheen and the delicate scent of rose. Free your limbs from hibernation! Apply onto damp skin to lock in moisture or spray over dry arms and legs for an instant glow-boost.
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Spring Cleaning: Homemade DIY Skin Treats

The sun is shining and spring is upon us! Out with the old and in with the new. The idea of deep-cleaning the house during spring time dates back to traditional Persian and Jewish customs. The Iranian practice of ‘khooneh tekouni’ or ‘shaking the house’ is carried out before the Persian New Year on the first day of spring and Jews deep-clean their homes in preparation for the spring time festival of Passover.

Spring is the ideal time to de-clutter and add more Zen to your living space, but it is not only our homes which can benefit from a thorough clean out – our bodies can reap the benefits too. Spring-clean and detoxify your skin with these natural homemade skin transformers to step into spring all shiny and new.

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A book review! Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for My Generation by Miranda Kerr 

It would be too easy to give this book a bad review for being another book by another supermodel. Yes – the cover is pink and features a pouty Miranda – and the title is a bit naff. But the truth is I like this book. I read TREASURE YOURSELF:  Power Thoughts for My Generation  by Miranda Kerr as a prequel to the more recently published EMPOWER YOURSELF which came out in 2014. Review to follow…

Miranda Kerr clearly wasn’t aiming her book at the academia so to slag it off for being too girly or having slightly larger-than-average print would be unjust. Reading this book was a bit like having a girls night in – minus the wine, ranting about men and girly drama. So really a much more relaxing and soul-nourishing experience.
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Jade facial rollers, the skincare trend straight from ancient China

Jade facial rolling is the new Botox. Apparently every beauty-savvy woman now owns one of these little green gadgets. The idea of incorporating the healing properties of crystals into a daily skincare routine is immediately intriguing.

In ancient China jade was the ultimate symbol of beauty, grace and immortality. Synonymous with wealth and opulence, this beautiful green stone has numerous healing properties. Commonly worn for protection and good luck, jade is also known to balance the emotions, calm the mind and release negativity. Jade can refer to two different types of crystal – Jadeite and Nephrite. The former is a lighter translucent stone, with the latter generally being darker in colour and easier to find. Both stones have similar healing properties. Continue reading


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Summer Lifesaver: 10 Natural Sunburn Remedies

Summer is here! Time to fire up the barbie and crack open a few bevvies as our friends down under would say.

While the benefits of sunscreen are well known, it would be socially irresponsible not to mention the dangers of sun exposure at all. To sum it up; make sure to always wear sunscreen of a respectable factor, reapply regularly as per the instructions on the bottle and seek shade during peak hours.

That said, sometimes in life s*** happens and you get burnt. Store bought after-sun creams can be expensive and are often packed with chemicals and parabens. Look after your skin and your purse with these 10 all-natural skin soothing sunburn remedies.

Summer Lifesaver: 10 Natural Sunburn Remedies

 

 

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A quick word about parabens

Lately I have been hearing the words parabens and paraben-free a lot.

Until this morning I wasn’t exactly sure what a paraben was. Assuming this was just another new form of marketing fueled beauty hysteria, I hadn’t been paying much attention. Having said that, after reading this very interesting article from Best Health Magazine I will definitely be phasing out products containing parabens from my beauty routine. Continue reading