Following up from my previous post These are a few of my favourite things!!, here is my second post of current loves to share with you! A few things here were discovered on my recent US trip (including the red dahlias above from the Pike Place Market in Seattle) and some others are old loves that I’ve rediscovered. I hope you enjoy reading and let me know what your current loves are in the comments!Read More »
5 Skin Tips For Flying
I am so excited to go on my first big holiday this year to the West coast of the U.S.!! So much so that I have thoroughly annoyed everyone at work by voicing my excitement on a daily basis for the past month (I know – I’m that person!). The only hurdle is the 14 hour flight to get there from Melbourne. I don’t think there are many people who genuinely enjoy long-haul flights. I don’t mind flying but 14 hours is a long time in one seat, breathing recycled air that slowly sucks moisture out of your skin. However, there are a few things you can do to combat the dehydration and help your skin recover quickly after!
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Chai Body Scrub
Exfoliation can do wonders for your skin and this chai scrub is amazing! It’s also super easy (and quick) to make and is full of ingredients that you will probably already have in the kitchen! Exfoliation helps to maintain clear, soft skin. This is because our skin cells are regenerating all the time with the dead ones falling away. But sometimes the dead cells cling on and this can lead to blocked pores and and pimples as well as a feeling of rough skin.
Sugar is one of the best natural exfoliants as it it much gentler on the skin than salt or other gritty things used in exfoliators. It is also a natural humectant which means it draws moisture in and contains glycolic acid which encourages cell turnover, generating fresh skin. However, while you should exfoliate regularly to maintain soft, clear skin, you shouldn’t exfoliate more than 2 – 3 times a week as this can lead to damaging healthy skin cells.Read More »
Natural beauty products are becoming increasingly popular as people are beginning to question and value what they put on their skin as well as what they put inside of their bodies. However, it can be very difficult to make informed decisions as a consumer about which products are the best when the ingredient lists still contain 20 odd substances which are completely incomprehensible to the average person! However, there are some (mostly smaller) companies who are creating beautiful products that are exceptions, setting a new standard in natural skincare. Khloris Botanical is one such example. It is my newest beauty discovery and is everything I aspire to in a beauty product both quality-wise and ethically.
Khloris Botanical is a small Melbourne-based business founded by Suzanne Walker that creates beautiful facial sprays (or tonics as she calls them). Khloris differs from most commercial beauty products in that it isn’t just natural ingredients, it is made up entirely of fresh hydrosols (also called floral water or herbal water) which are sourced directly from the distillers – nothing else!Read More »
Coast to Coast: New Skincare!!
For the past two years I have been using the Kora skincare range which I love (despite it not being super cheap). However when I found myself coming to the end of my last set of bottles, I decided that it might be time to mix it up and try something new. After a little googling for natural skincare brands I discovered Coast to Coast.
Coast to Coast is a natural Australian skincare brand that sources all ingredients used in their products from within Australia. There are no artificial colours, fragrances or synthetic chemicals used in their products and they do not do animal testing (ticking all the boxes).Read More »