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How I cured my adult acne

How i cured my adult acne

Have you experienced a sudden onset of adult acne? Perhaps you had a change in hormones, you went off the pill or changed your diet? For someone who always had great skin, experiencing acne was a total shock. Here’s how I got it under control. DIET While factors that lead to hormonal acne can be quiet complex, altering your diet can help alleviate horrible breakouts. Avoiding sugar and keeping your blood sugar levels under control is an important first step!...

5 Simple Tips For Creating A Plastic Free Kitchen

5 Simple Tips For Creating A Plastic Free Kitchen

Are you on a quest to live a more sustainable, healthy and ethical lifestyle? A good way to challenge yourself is to start by going plastic free, particularly in your kitchen. WHY ELIMINATE PLASTICS? Plastic is not only dangerous to the environment but it is harmful to human health. Toxic chemicals exude out of plastics and are commonly found in blood and tissue in nearly all of us. This can lead to a whole range of health problems. Additionally, plastic...

Clean beauty: Should you make the switch?

BIOME LIP GLOSS – NUDE WITH ATTITUDE

Did you know that on average, women use around 12 personal care products a day? What’s scarier is that studies reveal this accounts for over 168 chemicals. Every. Day. It is no wonder that the organic, natural and chemical-free beauty industry is booming. So, how is ‘clean beauty’ made and will it deliver the same results? NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITHOUT THE AD-ONS True ‘clean beauty’ products are made from natural ingredients with healing and non-toxic nutrients and minerals. They do not...

Tonkotsu Ramen Recipe

Tonkotsu ramen recipe

Nothing says comfort like a bowl of delicious noodle soup and one of my favourites is Japanese ramen. This Tonkotsu ramen recipe is easy for beginners and uses ingredients easily available at your local supermarket. I used my Phillips Multi Cooker to speed things up but if you’ve got the time, I recommend slow cooking the broth for 12 hours. Additionally, if you don’t own a pressure cooker it can easily be tailored to stove top cooking. Top the bowl...

Style guide: Isolation but make it fashion

style guide: isolation but make it fashion

What have you been doing to keep yourself sane during isolation? Cooking, home improvements, photography and blogging have certainly been my go-to activities. My goal is to keep things as normal as possible, this means getting out of my robe and looking ready to tackle the day. Not to mention it’s also a perfect time to spring clean (or autumn clean) your wardrobe. You never know all the forgotten gems you might find that can be a perfect addition to...

Best Mascara Showdown: Testing Out The Best Of 2020

Best mascaras of 2020

What's the best mascara out there? I often get asked this question and the truth is, it's so personal to the type of look you want to achieve. Long lashes, wispy lashes, curled or dramatic, mascaras of all brush sizes and formulas achieve different results. So, to help you out I tried out the top 5 mascaras plus two base coat mascaras to see the difference. The results might surprise you! 

7 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

Sustainable home

Climate change. Whether you believe it or not, I’m sure you can agree we can all be a little nicer to our planet. Pollution in our air and waterways, extensive use of natural resources and destruction of natural habitats can all be attributed to humans, at least in some way. While you may feel a little helpless and it can seem impossible to make a difference on your own, there’s certainly big ways we can all contribute. Here, I want...

Best Beauty Trends From The Decade

best beauty products of the decade

2019, what a whirlwind. I can barely come to terms that the year is gone, let alone that we are now in a new decade. This got me thinking about the evolution of beauty and skincare. We’ve had some major changes from the rise of contouring to beauty inclusivity. Here are all my top picks of the best beauty trends from the decade. Brows One of the best beauty trends from the decade has been the rise of more permanent...

DIY home renovations: Our experience, before and after!

IKEA kitchen home renovations

UPDATE – we now have a YouTube video with a home tour and our renovation journey with before and after photos!  DIY home renovations – I’ll admit they always scared me. I was never very handy and would require assistance (more like supervision) to change a lightbulb. However, once Franky and I started house hunting we quickly realised we wanted to make our first home our own, plus add a bit of extra value to the place. So, this young...