Friday, 2 December 2016

Minimalism - The Only 5 Items Needed for a New Baby

When I was pregnant, I spent a lot of time researching what I would need for a new baby. As you can imagine, every blog or article I read had different items listed as a must-have. This post will be what I consider to be essentials and I hope this will help any new moms or moms to be out there.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

New To Mommyhood? 5 Tips to Make You Feel Elevated

Today's post is by Emma, a fellow writer much interested in healthy lifestyle. Enjoy!

Becoming a parent is one of the most beautiful roles you can have. The fact that now you have to take care of your little bundle of joy will give you minimum time for yourself in the first couple of months after you give birth. Nevertheless, just because your primary obligations involve diaper changing, feeding and looking after your newborn, a new mommy should still find some time to dedicate to herself and feel elevated again.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

How to get back into working out - the easy way

I have to admit that I have been really inconsistent with my workouts during my pregnancy. By inconsistent, I mean, I haven't worked out at all.. I have now promised myself that as soon as I am able to, I will have to start my fitness routine again.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Everything You Need To Know About Natural Skin Care


Today's article is a collab with Amy, of Beausmith Blog, about natural skincare. If this topic interests you, you should check out her new blog for my article about the best natural skincare brands I have found so far. 

Friday, 4 March 2016

My 3 Favourite Things

This week’s 3 things are items that have gotten a lot of use over the last week and that have made things a bit easier for me.

Monday, 29 February 2016

February Beauty Wish List

With new beauty products coming out all the time, I'm sure all of you also have a beauty wish list. Unfortunately, as much as we'd love to be able to purchase everything we see, it is not always possible. So I thought I'd start a new monthly series where I'd let you know which 5 products had caught my eye that month, bearing in mind that they might not always be new releases.

Monday, 22 February 2016

The Morning After The Night Before

Image from Pinterest

Everyone loves having a good evening out with friends, enjoying good food and good wine (or whatever your drink of choice might be). But sometimes a really great night turns into a truly awful morning, spent regretting our actions of the hight before and leaving us promising ourselves that we'll never drink again. Since we all know that this isn't going to happen, I've been inspired by Casper to share a few ways of making the morning after a little more bearable when spending the day snuggled on that cosy mattress is out of the question.

Friday, 19 February 2016

L'Occitane - One of the best French Skincare Brands

There are so many brands out there that I thought I'd start a new series. Every other month or so, I thought I'd concentrate on a brand and tell you about my favourites products. To start off this series, I thought I'd start with one of my favourite brands of all time -L'Occitane.Where to start? L'Occitane is well-known for its skincare, and while I have had a few facials at their Subiaco store, I have to admit that I haven't actually purchased anything from their skincare line yet.

I have tried quite a few of their body products though and a lot of them have found their way into my favourites.

Hand Cream
The Shea Butter Hand Cream is renowned the world over! It does what it says on the tin, hydrating your hands like nothing else. I have been using it for the last 6 or so years, wen I first discovered it when I was in Berlin, and although I do stray and try other hand creams, I do always go back to this one. It is extremely thick and moisturising. L'Occitane also has a hand cream in almost all their collections so everyone will find a fragrance they like and if you get bored with one, you can try another which is just as good.

Foot Cream
This one has got to be my all time favourite foot cream - the Shea Butter Foot Cream. I have also been using this one for around 6 years and I have to say that I haven't strayed once. I have been tempted, but then I remember how fantastic this cream is. It has a hint of lavender which works really well as I normally apply it at night after my shower. It leaves my feet feeling so soft and moisturised but it isn't as thick as the hand cream, surprisingly enough. This is also the only foot cream that L'Occitane does, and since it works so well, I don't see why they'd need to make another one.

Shower Oil
The Almond Shower Oil is one of L'Occitane's cult products. Everyone should have heard about it by now, and I have to say, I agree with all the hype. The light almond fragrance is divine and applying this oil in the shower not only feels extremely luxurious, but it also leaves your skin feeling so soft and moisturised after. Using this is one way to elevate your shower experience to another level. You almost do not need to apply any body moisturiser. 

Body Oil
I like to follow the shower oil with this Almond Body Oil. This continues the luxurious feeling that the shower oil started in the shower. A few sprays of this on each limb is all it takes and it sinks in really quickly. The combination of the shower oil and this body oil help that light sweet almond fragrance to remain on your skin that much longer, which is just what you want. It also does what it says on the bottle - it keeps your skin supple, smooth and firm. This is one of the best body moisturisers and body oils out there and I will definitely keep on using this for a long time to come.

Men's Deodorant
L'Occitane also has the seal of approval from men. My husband swears by their Eau des Baux Stick Deodorant.  This deodorant smells amazing, lasts for ages and is actually not a bad deodorant. I have purchased and repurchased this one and my husband would have it no other way.

The soaps, body lotions, shampoos and conditioners are also very good quality. I have liked all the ones I have tried so far and can't wait to try more!

What do you think of L'Occitane as a brand?

My 3 Favourite Things

I had an idea this week to start a new series on the blog - my weekly 3 favourites. This is by no means new on the blogosphere, but I thought I'd try it and give it my own spin. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Pregnancy Capsule Wardrobe

Being currently 31 weeks pregnant, I think it is now a good time to talk about my wardrobe during the pregnancy. Early on I decided that I wouldn’t be buying many clothes – maternity or otherwise - as I found it wasteful. I would only be pregnant for 9 months after all and the first 3 months wouldn’t really require any new clothes. This meant that any clothes I would buy would only be for 6 months. I know that some people say that you might use the clothes from your second trimester for the first few months post partum, but even if I did, it would still only bring me to about 9 months of using maternity clothes.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

The One Blusher/Bronzer you will need for Summer

Perth has been having a bit of a heatwave over the last 4 or 5 days with temperatures soaring into the 40s (celsius) and what else is there to do but go to the beach or hang by the pool and get a tan in such temperatures? This means that I now have quite a nice tan and nothing goes with a tan quite as well as this gorgeous blusher from Becca.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Erin Condren Horizontal Planner Review

Unfortunately I am a bit late getting this post up, with it now being the middle of February, but hopefully this review will still be able to help some of you!  This is now my second Erin Condren Planner. I got my first one last year and it was the original vertical layout. While the vertical layout from last year worked fine, I didn't like how it separated each day into morning, day and night. So when I saw that with the new planners you'd have the option to choose a horizontal layout, I was overjoyed!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Skin Brightening 101

A few weeks ago, I came across Glossier and their beauty products and this gave me the idea for a post about the products I use for glowing skin and I thought it was a good idea as everyone is always looking for glowing skin and ways to minimise the amount of makeup and skincare worn/used everyday. It ties in very nicely with my quest for minimalism this year.

Friday, 22 January 2016

2015 Favourites - Skincare

My last blog post was about my beauty favourites for 2015, and it goes without saying that a skincare favourites was also required. So without further ado, I present you my 2015 skincare favourites!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016

Welcome 2016!!

Photo Credit - theberry

Can anyone believe that 2015 is already over? I know I say the same thing every year, but I swear the years are going by faster and faster.. It must be a by-product of getting older - time never seemed to go this fast when I was at school!