Month: January 2016

Bridal-Makeup

Bridal makeup: Look your natural best on your big day

Your wedding day is when you should look as naturally beautiful as possible, and makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not hide or mask it with a face that isn’t yours! So don’t overdo it, simple is best.  You want to look good for photos, but most importantly, you should look like you; like the person your partner fell in love with. Always remember to moisturise first with a drop of jojoba oil for best makeup finish. Face: Naturally blushing bride Use a base of Natural Oatmilk Foundation to create a smooth, silky, natural base. Apply Versatile Vanilla Highlighter in falling star to your cheekbones and eye sockets – you can also use as a primer for your eyelids to make eye makeup really pop. Apply Clever Carrot Cheek & Lip Balm in Healthy or Holy; or Beautiful Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint for a natural blush effect. Eyes: Big eyes for the camera, but no tear stains! Use Creative Chamomile Eye Shadow Duo in Without Clothes or It’s A Girl for a no-makeup look, or …

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Inspirational Woman: Taryn Williams

Taryn Williams is a leading figure in Australia’s talent and modelling industry. She founded WINK Models in 2007, which she developed into a national business with an annual turnover over AU$3 million. She’s just launched her new venture,  theright.fit, an online agency that aims to remove bias and empower models and clients alike to make informed decisions about their next job or casting. She lives in Potts Point, Sydney and as a lover of all exercise, Taryn frequents as many different gyms, yoga or pilates studios as possible! What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? It means being radiant, from the inside out. Beauty comes from so many places, including being compassionate, loving, having confidence, laughing, loving your own skin and the way you interact with the world. What inspires you? Seeing other people succeed. It really does motivate you, especially if you’ve had a tough day, nothing inspires me more than seeing other people who have really fought their own battles and created something incredible. Top 3 inspirational women? Sheryl Sandberg – her book ‘Lean In’ was a really pivotal moment …

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Waterproof makeup with no chemicals

We all want to be able to look our best wherever we are and whatever we’re doing. While perfect makeup is easily achieved at home, at the office or at a party, it’s a little trickier when you’re on the beach, on holiday, at the gym, in the pool or doing anything that makes you a bit sweaty or brings you in contact with water!!! This is when Waterproof makeup is the best solution.  However, waterproof makeup can often contain some pretty nasty chemicals and toxic ingredients in order to make it water repellent, and can cause skin reactions, particularly for those with sensitive skin. The key ingredients that assist waterproofing in our makeup products are simply the star ingredients and a combination of oils, such as carrot, rosehip, avocado and mamey oils… nothing else required! Waterproof mascaras are particularly full of chemicals to the point you get a real chemical whiff when you apply them.  This cannot be good! Luckily for you then that we have THE ONLY wholly natural waterproof mascara on the market! Our …

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Awesome Agave – nature’s super sweetener

One of Mexico’s most amazing native plants and used for all sorts of purposes from medicine to making paper, cooking and brewing tea or tequila! Agave has been planted in many other tropical countries around the world. Being a great drought-resistant plant from the same family as the yucca, you’ll also find it in many Australian gardens. One of the most familiar species is Agave Tequilana or Blue Agave, which we use in our Beautiful Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tints. Blue agave is thought to help reduce wrinkles and give strength, resiliency, and elasticity to hair. It’s a very good natural astringent. Agave juice is traditionally fermented into a rather potent and very popular Tequila. But on the medicinal side Agave Leaf tea can be used to treat constipation and excess gas! It is also used as a diuretic and even to treat arthritis. Agave syrup is about 1 ½ times as sweet as honey and is often used by vegans as a honey substitute. It’s great in smoothies with banana and cinnamon, as a topping for cereal and …

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3 Easy Steps to detox body, mind and makeup!

Happy New Year everyone!  We trust you’ve had a lovely time catching up with friends and family and enjoying a bit of down time. The Christmas holidays can be a time of excess, but they’re also a great time to chill out, relax, spend time with loved ones; reflect on the year that’s been and plan the year ahead. The start of the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your lifestyle. It’s time to think about being healthy of body and mind, and undertake a little detox – in all areas.  This may seem daunting, but it’s not. Start small, with easy goals. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.   Health detox 1,2,3  Lemon detox! One really super easy healthy tip to make you feel so much better very quickly, particularly after the festive season, is to simply resolve to drink a large cup or mug of warm or hot water with a slice of lemon every morning before you do anything else. It’s a brilliant liver detoxifier; great for digestion, metabolism and for …

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Household cleaning without chemicals

Yes, people did actually have clean and germ-free homes before the invention of bleach! You can cause so much more damage to yourself and your family by using highly toxic, chemical cleaning products around your home under the guise of creating a germ-free environment. So, time to go back to old school, non-toxic cleaning. Here are 3 of the best. Anti-bacterial – Eucalyptus Oil Eucalyptus oil is a truly versatile product for all home cleaning and anti-bac use… You can get bottles of it from the supermarket and although it’s not cheap, it lasts ages. it can be mixed with water in a spritzer bottle to clean most surfaces, is great on floors, as an air-freshener, toilet cleaner, degreaser, anti-bacterial cleaner and pest deterrent…  I also put a few drops in the laundry (it can kill dust mites) and to soak smelly cloths. Floor Cleaner – 20 drops of eucalyptus oil to a bucket of hot water (you can add white vinegar for extra shine). Wipe neat oil (using cotton wool ball) around areas prone …