Let me be clear, I am not a minimalist. I'm just someone who feels a bit snowed under by stuff. I've opened cupboards and wondered where all this crap came from. I've found makeup and clothes I'd "forgotten about". I worry about spending money on rubbish fast fashion (that sucks for the environment) instead of … Continue reading Things this non-minimalist learned from minimalism – and how it made life a little simpler
So, in my previous hair growth posts we talked about 10 easy tips for growing healthy, strong hair as well as which myths and nonsense "hair growth miracles" you can ignore. This post is about some of the natural ingredients that you can get from the drugstore, health store or good old supermarket that can … Continue reading Natural Ingredients that you can use to keep your hair healthy!
WHO LET THE HAIR UNICORNS OUT?! There are HEAPS of myths surrounding hair growth. Lots of them have been retold so often that they are almost gospel. Many have a small grain of truth somewhere but they have turned into nonsense science somewhere in the middle. Some were just retold to get kids to wash … Continue reading 10 Myths about hair growth that we’ve all heard a million times
BIG FAT HAIRY CONFESSION! I shave my hair off once a month. It's not even 10mm long. So why am I writing about growing healthy hair? Because I did an awful lot of research and reading about helping thin, lifeless hair grow after I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Having an under active thyroid can cause … Continue reading How to grow healthy, gorgeous hair! 10 Common sense tips to keep your hair happy and healthy!
Hyaluronic acid (Hi-a-loo-ron-ick acid) or HA is a naturally occurring sugar molecule produced by our skin cells. It's literally a part of the framework that structures our skin, called the extracellular matrix. It occurs naturally in most of the connective tissues in our bodies. Why do we need to apply it if our skin produces … Continue reading Hyaluronic Acid: What is it and why is it in everything?
You've probably heard YouTubers and beauty influencers mention squalene or squalane when they read the ingredients in their latest skincare find. What is it though? What does it do? Why do people love it so much? Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. What is squalene and where does it come from? There is Squalene in … Continue reading Squalane: What is it and why is it in my skincare products?
How long has this been a thing anyway? Lip scrubs? I remember my mum telling me to use a washcloth on my lips to get rid of raggy bits in winter but how long have there been specialist "scrubs"? I exfoliate my lips once or twice a week. I get little bits of loose skin … Continue reading 15 Lip Scrub Recipes that you can try at home!
Himalayan Pink Salt used to be a health shop thing but these days you will find it in most supermarkets as an alternative to normal table salt. Good old table salt is so processed that it barely has any minerals or nutritional value left whereas Himalayan Pink Salt if FULL of healthy minerals that our … Continue reading Himalayan Pink Salt
I love chocolate...It's a problem...but also not. I used to eat the sugary sweet milk chocolate rubbish (it's not really chocolate, it's not) but I've discovered that raw cacao and dark chocolate containing more cocoa solids can be so good for you! I've been adding raw cacao into smoothies and coffee. I've been smearing it … Continue reading The wonderful beauty benefits of raw cacao!
Most of us will experience some kind of mental or physical discomfort in the days leading up to a period. In ancient times it was believed that the moon influenced the female cycle and that women were therefore at their most influential just before or during their period, which is why they were isolated from … Continue reading How to deal with the 10 most common symptoms of PMS