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A Cleaner Lifestyle Part 1: Skincare + review

Throughout my wedding journey I have taken this opportunity to become a happier, healthier me. I am really getting back to basics with my health, lifestyle and diet. I thought I owed it to myself to become more conscious of what I was putting in and on my body and this is where my journey began. This post is Part 1 ! I have followed Nourished Life on Instagram for a while now and I decided it was time to take the plunge and order some of the natural and vegan products they had to offer. I want to look the best and feel my best on my wedding day and I started my lifestyle changes with what I was putting on my skin on a daily basis. I decided to order The Black Chicken Remedies Axilla deoderant paste which had great reviews. I wanted to have something with no aluminium, no alcohol and no paragons or chemicals and also something that could last me all day without reapplying. This was the BEST. DECISION. EVER. I love the deodorant because it makes you smell …

Taking a Leap

I have been extremely quiet on the blog as of late, this has been a combination of a lack of creativity and trying to focus my energy on finding opportunities in my work life. So a holiday in Melbourne with my fiancé to attend some family events turned into me missing my flight to New Zealand and starting a job.

Valentines Day

Valentines Day 2015 Gifts for Him & Her

Valentines Day, the one day people hate, loath or enjoy ! For me it is a bit of both and being generally crap at gift giving my other half is either surprised completely (fluke) or  possibly underwhelmed. V Day the day where both halves of a new relationship are trying to get a non- awkward gift for each other that isn’t to creepy and for seasoned couples who aren’t sure if they should bother or not. Then theres the other side of Valentines Day where singles either cry into their wine and eat chocolate while cuddling up on the couch with their cat, or really simply don’t care. But no matter what everyone needs adorable love themed gifts and no matter if you have left it to the last minute I have complied some sure fire gift ideas for HIM and HER.

Plantae Certified Organic Skincare

Plantae Certified Organic Skincare Roundup

Plantae organic skincare range has slowly become my holy grail skincare brand over the summer period. I have been fortunate enough to have been sent some great products from the team at Bare PR and Plantae. I have already written a previous review of Plantae’s Hydrating Essential Rose Water a must have summer essential and since then I have been taking my time to try the eye cream, cleanser and day cream of the same range. I decided to take at least few weeks to try the products so I could accurately note how they affected my skin positively or negatively. A common mistake with people trying skincare is they don’t give themselves long enough to gauge the benefits and changes that different products can have. Ever since my battle with skin problems I never thought I would find something as calming nourishing and hydrating as the Plantae skincare range. Going natural in 2014 was my last ditched attempt at getting great skin and after trying a vast majority of skincare both prescription and pharmacy strength I …

My Skincare Routine: Au Naturel

A few posts ago I told you that I was going to share with you my skin care routine and what I put on my face this is that post! I What I use primarily on my face is the beautiful and natural Trilogy Advanced Skincare Range.I have a history of bad skin so for me it is to really important to look after my skin in a holistic way. The Trilogy Advanced Skincare Range is perfect for this as it treats my skin with natural ingredients, slowly fades my scars with rosehip oil and isn’t harmful to me as it has simple natural ingredients and not tons of chemicals.

My thoughts on Schwarzkopf Live Colour

The new Schwarzkopf Live Colour – New Ultra Bright’s latest colour additions; in Raspberry Rebel and Pillar Box Red have always caught my eye in the supermarket and my curiosity had been getting the better of me so when the lovely team at The Generalist PR sent me this tiny box of magical goodness I couldn’t believe it! it took me a few weeks to pluck up the courage to go through with dying my hair with this ever so bright Pillar Box Red, it was love at first sight ❤ 

Karen Murrell Lipstick Review

Springs here and summers coming! So what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful bright lipstick from Karen Murell!  <br></br> These lipsticks come in a great range of colours I tried Coral Dawn perfect for my olive skin, but still wonderfully pigmented for a pop of colour. It’s Suited to a variety of skin tones, porcelain, olive or chocolate brown and one application of Coral Dawn transforms lips to welcome the warmer months with sunshine-like brightness and head-turning happiness.  I have never used this brand before, but the designer in me is so in love with the beautiful packaging it’s very floral and feminine.  <br></br> The lipstick finish I would describe as a Demi matte finish and the orange tones and the  demi matte- matte finish are currently a very in thing on the catwalks with the likes of Nanette Lepore, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, and DKNY using it in their recent 2014 shows. This will be an on trend colour its perfect for the warmer months as Karen Murrell creative director …

Top 5 Pure Fiji Products Perfect for all seasons!

Pure Fiji Winter months have gone but I still dream Of Fiji. Lets rewind a fair few months back when a winter tropical getaway took me to Fiji. I am no stranger to the countries amazing little secret Pure Fiji. Pure Fiji is a range of products made from fresh and natural ingredients such as coconut. The range is really comprehensive and is doing Fiji proud. I am going to take you through my top 5 favourites in the range! So read on to discover more.

The Amazing Trilogy Everything Balm Reformulated!

I was pleasantly surprised about receiving the reformulated Trilogy Everything Balm. The packaging is really cute using an orange, red and pink scheme with insects, perfectly summer themed. What’s even more important is that it’s packed full of new ingredients. Pawpaw fruit extract is new to the formulation; rich in phytochemicals, which provide antibacterial and skin healing benefits.

Pastel Summers

Summer is on its way and I wanted to celebrate with a little bit of a cute dusky pink mood board! I think its safe so say that anyone can rock the slouchy T-shirt and jeans look. I am vibing the peachy toned, pastel and light colours this season. Awesome colours to make those summer tans pop.

Beauty Bundle

Back To Uni : Whats In My Bag?

Today is the second week of Uni for me and I finally have my life and schedule sorted ! I Love being organised it makes life  way easier ! So each year I put together a few things I always have in my bag that will save me one day. No I am not talking about a life raft, first aid kit or Hermione Granger’s beaded bag with the invisibility cloak inside of it ! I am talking about my beauty bundle, a few essentials which are always at hand.

Wishlist Wednesday

Everyone has a list. I have a list of all of the nail polishes and fragrances I want, all of my goals, the places I would like to go in the world… I am adding one more to my collection of lists. My Wishlist Wednesday will be a curated list of all the things I need, want and wish for in my life. No not flashy cars and a holiday house somewhere in Italy, this is a list of more attainable wants beauty, design, food and fitness related. So here is the first instalment of Wishlist Wednesday.