Sunscreen Essentials – in honour of National Sunscreen Day! ☀️
If you know me well, you probably know how devoted I am to sun protection. I’ve worn sunscreen daily for at least twenty years (and back then it wasn’t as easy to do, with sunscreens not yet being as beautifully formulated as they are now!). I wear sunscreen every day for the purely vain reason…
loving the way you look
In a survey done by Dove in 2015, only 4% of women said they would use the word beautiful to describe themselves. That means that 96% of women would NOT describe themselves using the word beautiful! I must have missed this survey when it first came out but imagine it made a splash. It makes…
the benefits of face routines
My husband often describes me as what marketers might call “a whale” – when I find something I love, such as a beauty product, I go in full force and probably boost the revenue like crazy (sorry Bram!). The trouble is that I’m always finding new products to love…so, technically, I don’t think it fits…
dreamy floral recipes…
If you know me well, you already know how much I love floral scents and tastes. Floral tasting recipes aren’t for everyone, but they can add a lovely twist to baking and other recipes. Here are a few of my favourite flower-infused recipes plus one skin care recipe using floral essential oils!
Face oil mixology!
I am borrowing a word from the world of cocktails to capture just how much fun it can be to experiment with essential oils and carrier oils to create beautiful treatments for your skin! If you have never created your own skincare products, you might want to experiment with designing a face oil based on…
5 tips for pretty, glowy skin (the best part? they each cost very little!)
Advertisers might have us believing we need to invest a lot of money and time into beauty treatments in order to have nice skin. In my experience, however, most dermatologists recommend just a handful of products (which always include sunscreen and retinol) and we forget about the little health habits that can have a beautiful…
Collagen supplements – are they worth it? (examining the research)
Even my husband, who is as removed as possible from wellness trends, has asked me about collagen. Collagen has become the go-to elixir for everything from skin to joints with endorsements from celebrities like Jennifer Aniston (who favours Vital Proteins) and Christie Brinkley (who swears by Biosil, a supplement that boosts collagen production). It’s not…
Face Massage – the self-care ritual that encourages self-love 💗
My favourite part of the Face Yoga training was learning the practice of facial massage. This beautiful ritual has become an essential part of my evening skin care routine. Since adding a short (5-10 minute) facial massage each evening my skin has been rosier, plumper and I’ve had more love and appreciation for my skin.…
Teas for happier skin
If you know me well, you will know how much I love tea. Earl grey is my favourite, but any kind of tea from jasmine green tea to chamomile are near to my heart. There is something about the ritual of making tea that is calming and research has also shown that many different kinds…
Face Yoga – beauty, inside and out!
Have you ever wondered about face yoga? In this post, I break down the benefits and some easy ways to add a few elements into your routine!