Month: August 2015

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Inspirational Woman: Carly Schroeder

Actress Carly Schroeder (25) has been in the spotlight since the age of 3, starring in advertising roles as well as in TV shows, such as Port Charles and General Hospital, Dawson’s Creek and Lizzie McGuire and several films.  She’s a vegan, animal activist and extreme sports advocate, who spends much of her time climbing mountains as a free solo climber, when she’s not running marathons or in the water surfing or paddle boarding.  Here she shares her health and beauty secrets. What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? I’m an actress/model and I’m a free solo climber (no ropes) so, I’ve learned that “actress/model pretty” is never natural!  Natural is when I’m rock climbing. You can’t have a ton of makeup on with all the sweat and dirt and rocks falling at you. Natural beauty is the color of your eyes, the sun-kissed glow of your skin, the flushed lip color with a big smile. A little cover up, Chapstick and waterproof mascara never hurt though haha 😉 What is/are your healthy diet secrets? I’m …

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Anti-ageing Mask with Argan Oil and Avocado

While we can’t go back in time, there are still things we can do to help reduce and prevent fine lines and damaged skin! The active ingredients in this mask may help do the trick. Argan oil gives the skin a youthful glow, reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles and restores elasticity. Avocado contains high amounts of protein for anti-aging and also contains sterolin, which softens skin and reduces age spots. It’s also high in antioxidants for healing sun-damaged skin. Pamper yourself with this nurturing, easy-to-make anti-ageing mask. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of ripe avocado 1 tablespoon of oat flour 1 tablespoon of rice syrup 1 tablespoon of argan oil Method: Blend all 4 ingredients into a clay texture. Apply to the face all the way to the neck, leave on 20 -30min – sit down and relax for some quality ‘me time’! Remove with cold water and dry. Tip: For best results, apply this mask once a week. ****************** Version español  Mascarilla Anti Edad con Aceite de Argano y Aguacate Por más que queremos …

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Get the look: Natural Beach Glamour with Mimi Elashiry

Step 1. THE BASE Massage a very small drop (pea size) of Jojoba oil onto the skin to moisturise and prep for makeup. Allow oil to sink in for 5-10 minutes. Apply Ere Perez Natural Oatmilk foundation over the entire face, buff in circular motions using Ere Perez foundation brush for flawless application. Hot Tip – focus on putting foundation on central areas of the face and blend out towards the sides of face where less coverage is needed. Step 2. THE CHEEKS Apply Ere Perez Pure Rice Powder Bronzer, using the darker shade to contour underneath the cheekbone. Hot Tip – Apply contour shading finger width size for the most natural effect. Use fingers to apply and blend Versatile Vanilla Sun Halo Highlighter on upper cheekbones, down the centre of nose, cupid’s bow and brow bone for that extra dewy glow. Step 3. THE EYES Apply a light layer of Sun Halo to entire eyelid. This step helps prime the lid and also creates a beautiful golden glow underneath eye shadow. Blend Ere’s “Very …

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Inspirational Woman: Bessie Bardot – living life in the flow

Bessie Bardot is a well known Australian business woman, media personality, author and mum who, with her former Gladiator/best-selling author husband, Geoff Barker, decided to give up their high flying, high profile life in Sydney, give away their worldly goods and (with their young daughter BlueBelle) head for the open road and a simpler life. Following their time travelling around Australia, they continued their journey further afield. They are currently in Los Angeles, but shortly head for Alaska for another part of their adventure. Their new life is all about Living in the Flow, and here Bessie explains what that is all about. What made you decide to give up your high flying life and go on the road? It was actually my husband’s idea. He wanted to make a big change for years and had suggested a few drastic idea’s which I always turned down. Then 2 months after my daughter was born I realised he was right, something was amiss. We had great friends, enviable lifestyle, glamorous opportunities, an awesome family. But we …