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Natural Cosmetics in Asia

I am just back from London where I attended the first Indie Beauty Expo outside of the US. In the natural beauty industry there was palpable excitement. Indie Beauty Expo has been going since 2015 in the US and the organisers Jillian Wright & Nader Naeymi-Rad…

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Best organic skincare for anti aging

I don’t know about you, but I used to buy my skincare pretty blindly. I would listen to a friend’s recommendation or talk to the counter staff at my favourite brand, but I didn’t ever look into which ingredients were actually in my skincare let alone…

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My Favourite Books to help with anxiety

Anxiety is a big word, rightly or wrongly it makes me think of panic attacks and clinical depression, but in fact most of us suffer some sort of anxiety in our lives pretty regularly. We might try to control it or push it to the back…

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Best Natural Face Mask – My top picks

Do you associate face masks with relaxation and retreat – like this idyllic picture above? But most of you like me can only dream about a bath without interruption, somewhere with a fabulously relaxing view and a glass of something soothing. Even if you don’t have…

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How I discover new clean beauty hero products

This week has been hectic. I just got back from spending 4 days in Shanghai. It was my first time away from the little one and the anticipation of going was definitely worse than the reality. She was absolutely fine – didn’t really even want to…

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My favourite quick healthy meals families will love

This week I am going a bit off-piste….. I wanted to write about food. Partly as a reference for myself but also because people often ask me about it. Through an amazing network of healthy cooks and my mums’ group we now have some quick healthy…

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Practical ideas on how to live consciously

I wanted to write a post on living more consciously, absolutely not because I have it all figured out…but because one step at a time I am trying to be more conscious about what I eat, where I shop, what I buy and of course what…

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Best Non toxic cosmetics on a budget

Beauty can be an expensive business when creams can sell for hundreds of dollars. The natural beauty market is no different. There is a huge range of price points across the industry. And while you might want to splurge from time to time, you might want…

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My breastfeeding Journey – the ups and downs

Why am I writing about breastfeeding….I am definitely not an expert and I don’t have a strong stance for or against it. But I do strongly think people should do what feels right and what works for them and their baby. We all deal with elements…