Inge Sengelmann is a somatic psychotherapist and certified ParaYoga teacher, initiated in the Himalayan Tantric lineage of Sri Vidya. ParaYoga is a living link to the ancient traditions of yoga, meditation, and tantra. “Once we engage on a spiritual path, and connect with the lofty ideal of enlightenment, it is easy to interpret our human emotions as representative of our lower mind and animalistic impulses. While, indeed, they are sourced in our desire to survive, reproduce and thrive, simply ignoring or suppressing our emotional nature can lead us to engage in what psychologist John Welwood termed “spiritual bypassing.” This can lead to disturbing, if not dangerous, rearrangements in our psyche that can lead to self-destructive, impulsive/compulsive behaviours, and even to psychosomatic disease and chronic illness. Advertisements
Cynthia Landa is a mum, she practices meditation and yoga. She shares with us the importance of self-love. “What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you being kind to yourself? Did you know that 9 out of 10 women don’t like looking at themselves in the mirror? Advertising, marketing and fashion trends have created an unrealistic definition of “the perfect woman”. This false standard of beauty puts enormous pressure on us to try and conform. Our efforts to be something we are not affects us physically and emotionally, and can lead to nutritional imbalance, depression and anxiety. We judge ourselves harshly and become our own worst critics. Now let’s put these judgements aside. Take a moment to observe nature: a flower, a tree, a lake… Take time to notice all the details.
We’ve worked hard to create the best cream concealer that covers over dark circles and blemishes – big, small, red or nasty. Did you know what you put over your little spot can actually make it worse? Not this everyday concealer with natural arnica, considered to be antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It covers up while calming the inflamed area. Also, covers pigmentation and inconsistencies in skin tone. Full coverage, even you’ll forget what’s hiding underneath. Available in 6 shades
Andrea Lee is the creator of the Organic Beauty Lover blog. Born in Los Angeles, Andrea is a California native at heart, but has lived and worked in Switzerland for 6 years, India, Paraguay, and France. She’s passionate about green beauty and spreading awareness about the products we use everyday to anyone who will listen – a typical millennial with a message. Check her tips to help you switch to natural beauty. “Similar to the organic food revolution, organic beauty is now sweeping the world. Jessica Alba is slaying with her Honest Beauty company, Gwyneth Paltrow with goop and you can now find organic beauty brands in Target and Sephora. Many of us are now choosing to lead healthier, more conscious lifestyles from what we eat to the clothes we wear to the beauty products we use. It’s shocking when you think about the thousands of chemicals lurking inside our everyday skincare and makeup products, many of which are linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects. We’re learning that it’s important to nourish our beauty through our skincare …
We’re all about eyes this week. Did you know that one of the best ways to get your eyes to pop – is actually lipstick? We’ve found the perfect pairing for darker coloured eyes in looks that bring out the natural beauty of Ximena’s eyes. Different lip colours bring a different mood, but they also impact how our eyes look! We’ve chosen 2 of our faves to highlight truly unique eye colours to their absolute best. GET THE LOOK
Lexie Stewart is the co-founder of Wood Lane Beverages. “I wanted to create a drink that was all about enjoying the sipping experience. Something relaxing, yet non-alcoholic; healthy yet a little but luxe. From this desire Wood Lane was born”. Wood Lane craft their Relaxation Botanicals to seamlessly fit in with your lifestyle and wellness routines. They’ve done all the thinking for you so you can relax, enjoy and set yourself on the path to feeling cool, calm, connected. Check your Instagram this coming weekend for our giveaway with them! And here is an article by them about the wonders of Australian Native Finger Limes. “Finger Limes (Citrus australasica) are a native Australian fruit, which are gaining popularity both in Australia and abroad. And for good reason – they are deliciously beautiful! Otherwise known as citrus caviar, the fruit’s flesh consists of tiny, bead like pearls that look similar to caviar. The flavoursome jewel’s pop-in-your-mouth citrusy notes add a twist to more traditional flavours.
Weightless powder foundation designed to even your skin tone – now you can wear foundation, and no one will know. A light to medium coverage in a breathable formula that is buildable. Wear as many layers as you like. A gentle talc-free formula features natural calendula, a healing and gentle ingredient for sensitive skin. For a natural velvety finish, best applied with our eco vegan kabuki brush. Available in 3 shades:
For special events, happy occasions, parties & celebrations, we’ve got you covered. With our newly launched olive oil lipsticks – you can’t go past FIESTA. Named in celebration of our founder’s Mexican roots. It gives full coverage in smooth raspberry and a brilliant dash of colour. For all skin tones and all festivities! GET THE LOOK oat milk foundation – brew | arnica concealer – caramel | almond brow pencil – perfect | rice powder bronzer – tulum | vanilla highlighter – sun halo | chamomile eye palette – beautiful: gosia, shazi & agathe | olive oil lipstick – fiesta HOW TO
Aine McAteer is an International personal chef, food educator and cookbook author. She has travelled the world in her work as a personal chef for many leading Hollywood actors and music icons. Her clientele includes Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Redford, Marisa Tomei and Ringo Starr and she was a featured food and health writer for Oprah Winfrey’s website. Aine is not a believer in a “one diet fits all” approach and tailors her cooking to the nutritional and health needs of her clients. She has studied food and health extensively with leading teachers around the world. “I started my journey as a chef/food educator in my late 20s. At the time I had been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and told by my doctors that I would be dependent on medication for the rest of my life. In my attempts to find a natural solution, I discovered macrobiotics. It was a very empowering time of my life, as I began to discover the powerful impact my food choices had on my general …
Hyaluronic acid sounds a little intimidating. In fact, if might sound like something you don’t want to put on your face! Especially if you are into natural skincare. But you can be reassured, this ingredient, when included in a natural formula will do wonders for your skin. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body. We are born with large amounts of it in our skin and it decreases as we age. Skin starts to wrinkle and lose its bounce and elasticity as time passes, but applying hyaluronic acid to your skin can help reduce these signs of stressed/aging skin.