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
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!
Essential oils are everywhere! You find them in skincare more and more and almost everybody has tried them for aromatherapy or massage. Many people have a little bottle of lavender oil to help them sleep or eucalyptus for a stuffy nose. I use enough tea tree oil to disinfect half the planet! There are hundreds … Continue reading How to select, store and use essential oils
Supermarkets usually carry a basic range of fresh herbs in the vegetable aisle. The common ones are parsley, coriander, sage, thyme, rosemary, basil and mint. Most of the time you won't need the whole packet for your recipe and inevitably the leftovers will go slimy in the bottom of the fridge somewhere. All those bright green … Continue reading Beauty uses for your leftover herbs from the supermarket
Yes I know, it's so old fashioned! Stand up straight, shoulders back, sit up straight, DON'T SLOUCH! My mum said all that about four million times a day and I tried to ignore it as much as possible. Here's the thing, have you ever had inexplicable headaches or back pain or a stiff neck? It … Continue reading Why it’s important to have good posture!
Being a healthy weight isn't about starving or restricting. It's about finding a balance and being happy in your skin. These tips are for women like me who hate fad diets and stupid restrictions that make you miserable and don't last anyway. I have a little extra to get rid of and I don't want … Continue reading 55 Easy Tips for maintaining a healthy weight if you are a lazy girl like me!
Have you been fitted for a bra in the last 2 years? Do yours fit properly or are you limping along with what you've got? Are you afraid to run for the train in case the girls pop out of the cups or do you sigh with relief every time you take your bra off because the stupid … Continue reading How to check whether your bra is the right size for you!