Friday, December 18, 2015

Beauty Edit: My Top 4 Recommended Face Masks

This years weather has been more hit & miss than celebrities outfits on the Red Carpet. 

We've had super hot days where we've sweated up a storm and then super freezing days where we've shivered like a cat being electrocuted. 

With these changes we've also all probably seen our skin change in one way or another as it deals with the body changes that each weather switch & swap brings. 

During the hotter days you'll find your skin feels more oily as your body produces more and more sweat & pores begin to block. 

On the colder days you may feel tighter & drier as your skin loses moisture from the harsh cold conditions. 

If you've found your skin struggling to keep up with the weather, then I suggest definitely investing in a face mask dedicated to the issue at hand. 

I've broken down some of the key skin problems that most people face (good pun!) & have provided a face mask I highly recommend for each. 

Having tried every single one of them I can assure you that they are all amazing!

1. Karuna Hydrating + Face Mask 

This little baby is perfect for dry skin. I recommend using it during the cool weather changes to ensure your skin stays plump and full of moisture. 

2. Ren Invisible Pores Detox Mask 

Whether you have problems with blackheads, large pores or breakouts, this bad boy will target those hard to reach nooks & crannies and ensure that no bacteria remains. It's perfect for the hotter days where you sweat a lot & your body produces excess oil.

3. Elemental Herbology Facial Detox 

This mask is perfect for detoxing the skin and removing any impurities that may lead to breakouts. It's that "before" breakout step. It's perfect for the hotter days as well when oil build up leads to blocked pores. 

4. Origins Ginzing Mask 

If you're feeling like your skin is looking a little dull & needs a pick me up then this mask is the ultimate solution. I recommend this one for days where you feel like your skin has really been put through the ringer & you're wanting to kick some life back into it.

All of these mask can be purchased from


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lifestyle Edit: Wanna Control Your Life?

When I was little I always wanted to be an inventor of some type. 

I used to run around the garden collecting flowers off the trees and would carefully peel off each petal before placing them into my school drink bottle. 

Then when I had the right amount I would add water and start the creation of my own perfume. 

Or I would pretend to be a Chef in the sandpit and act as if I was on TV, talking through each step of the cooking process to my imaginary audience as I carefully stirred the sand icing sugar into the muddy chocolate cake batter. 

As a child my imagination would run wild and I knew that I was capable of doing anything I wanted however once I hit about 8 or 9 society began to depict to me what I SHOULD be doing. 

I now finally have found my feet and am comfortable within myself. It took a lot of work and a lot of reading and learning - and don't get me wrong it's still a constant process - but I now feel like a child again and the world is now my sandpit. 

It takes a lot for me to recommend products that I believe will benefit people. I'm very picky and I like to steer clear of gimmicky products offering "instant" success. 

So, if you have a dream, a business goal or a personal goal then this post is for you. 

Below, I've detailed the products I believe will enable you to control your life and to keep you on your path to happiness & success 

The main section of this post focuses on Melissa Ambrosini & her quest to empowering people around the world & to helping each person achieve their spiritual, personal & financial goals.

I've also thrown in 2 little extras that I feel tie in nicely to this topic! 

Each photo is linked to the specific product! So give it a click if it rings your bell

 Little Extras:

I hope you find a product within this list that suits your needs & what you're looking for 

Never doubt yourself. You are the creator of you life's path 


Copyright: I do not own any of these images nor take credit for them.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happiness Edit: How To Check If You're Alive Right Now

Do me a favour. 

Hold your breath for 30 seconds. 

And make sure you do it properly. 

I mean it. The whole 30. 

Now breathe out. 

You're alive. Crazy hey? 

A lot of people don't remember that though. 

Shit happens all the time around the world and in your personal circles and it's important to just breathe and realise how blessed you are to be alive in this present time. 

Yesterday morning I went on the Bondi - Bronte walk. It wasn't the whole walk. 

God knows how far I actually go but I only ever go to this one spot with these gorgeous light grey rocks that jut over the ocean below where the waves get just high enough for you to be lightly kissed by the ocean spray.

I took my puppy Olive with me for some me time. 

I've been reading a lot about the importance of loving yourself and your own company. I mean who else do you have when it comes down to it? 

So, here I am sitting on the rock with this little cattle dog sitting next to me breathing like a freight train. I've got 20 years on her and yet she still can't keep up with me. 

Anyway, we're just sitting there looking out at the ocean and I just feel this sudden burst of peace. 

The ocean is one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world.

It's such a crazy earth force.

The waves know exactly how to roll and the current manages to pull each wave back and forth with such perfection. And then there's the colours. The aquas of the shallow waves, the dark blues of the deeper waves and the silver-white of the foam as the waves crash into each other. 

I've always been a sucker for nature and yesterday it really made me feel alive. You see my life may not be where I want it to be and I may not be in control of everything that happens. But when I stop. And I mean really stop. And take a breath, I know that none of that matters.

 I'm alive. And that is a blessing in itself. 

And to top the day off I even had breakfast by myself at the Bondi Icebergs Terrace. And it was amazing. There were no free tables at one point so I had a young woman next to me sharing my bench and a backpacking couple from England sitting across from me. And every time one of them left, they threw me a smile a "thank you" and a "have a good day". 

The view was amazing, the food was incredible and I had my furry best friend curled up at my feet. 

And in that moment I realised, no matter what goes on around you externally, it's how you feel internally that determines your peace and happiness.

It made me feel good to be human. 

I've included a sound cloud track below of some ocean sounds. Give them a listen after or play them while you read or play them and reread the post again. 

Up to you. 

I know it's not my traditional piece but in a world filled with darkness, one spark can start a fire. 

So remember, just breathe. Take control of yourself & let the world & everyone else around you work their shit out. 

We never signed up to be the Dr Phil to the entire universe & its population,
so you just do you Boo


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