Beauty Boosts

I’m a beauty junkie, but I’m worried about the affects of chemicals on the environment, and my own and my family’s health. I’m replacing my conventional beauty products with natural, organic and chemical-free versions. Find out which beauty boosts I recommend, which which I would avoid.

PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Blusher Review

As part of my quest to live a more sustainable life,  I’m trying to replace my regular beauty products with more natural versions. Some are easier than…

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Kind Natured Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I have been looking for natural, or at least less chemical-filled beauty products for years now, with very mixed results. Generally, they are several times more…

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My Favourite Five for April: Desert Essence, Dining Chairs & Blooms

April has flown by, hasn’t it? We have been really busy with the Easter holidays and work, but we have been able to enjoy the garden in…

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REVIEW: Hippy Paste 100% Natural Deodorant by Earth Conscious

I have been trying to cut chemicals out of my beauty products for six years now, since I was pregnant with Ava. I began to…

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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and…

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Five things I love right now: August

1. Beautiful Birds book. It’s no secret that I am obsessed with birds, flamingos in particular (keep reading for my latest flamingo finds!) and this beautifully…

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Five things I love right now: July

1. All yellow, orange and red peppers. Finally, you can now buy a packet of peppers that doesn’t have a lousy green one in it. Thank…

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Five things I love right now: June

1. Tropical prints. This juicy watermelon print  is on my new glass worktop protector. I have read using a smooth glass surface for paper cutting is better than…

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Beauty on a Budget: 4

My next quest is to find a cheaper replacement for my Evolve Cleansing Balm, which somehow melts away make-up, yet doesn’t leave a horrid film…

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Beauty on a Budget: 3

So after my efforts to use Epsom Salt to buff my skin failed so miserably, I moved on to Bicarbonate of Soda. Lucky I did…

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Our Battle With Eczema: Tips To Try

Ava had terrible eczema when she was little, and spent much of her first six months covered in cream, with her hands in little mittens. We…

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Beauty on a Budget: 2

I used the last of my bareMinerals exfoliator yesterday, but luckily this also arrived, ready for my home-made scrub experiment. I know it’s childish, but it…

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Beauty on a Budget: 1

Why is it that all your beauty products run out at once? This week I have been spectacularly unlucky: over the past few days my…

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