How often do you clean your brushes? I have asked family and friends this question and to my surprise most of them answered that they have never done it! The ideal answered would have been … once a week. I know we are always moving and think we don’t have time to be cleaning our brushes, but it is so important for so many reasons! Most of all is the bad bacteria building in the brushes – yuk, the performance of them, and the bonus that taking care of things will always make them last longer – so you don’t need to be buying more, think of the environment and your wallet.
Fran is a very talented florist from Bondi Australia. She loves our Natural Almond Oil Mascara and she tells us why… “As a florist, my number one rule is quality. How fresh are these flowers? Are these the best quality flowers I can find? Have they been ethically sourced? Procuring the best quality flowers for my customers enables me to create and produce my best work. Every bouquet or arrangement is made with confidence.
There’s a new word on the block: ‘V’ for vegan. Suddenly every restaurant and cafe worth checking out is offering new and exciting food/beverage options we’ve never had before. Motivated by health, environment protection and animal rights, this movement towards more ethical and healthy food is sweeping the globe. It’s more than a trend, we can safely say that veganism is here to stay. Reducing the amount of meat and dairy you eat has proven health benefits and the rise in plant-based food options is great for anyone looking to get healthier in 2017, whether they are a strictly ‘vegan’ or not.
2016 is gone and with it warm & joyful memories. Now 2017 is here and we need to get ready for it! New year is the best time for new beginnings. This brings fresh starts and goals for a brighter year ahead. I have written a list of easy things for you to do to achieve a fresh start and make the most of 2017.
If you want to build a snow man… Make your own snowman out of recycled material from home. I am not sure why but we’re always missing 1 sock from the pair… where they go is still a mystery. But not to worry, I have the perfect use for those lonely socks. Build them into a lovely snowman! 1. What you’ll need:
Fitness and food coach Diana of Bodybewell reminds us of the importance of stretching. Check out her tips here: How many times have you heard a trainer, fitness guru or your coach say, “You must stretch, you need to stretch, remember your stretches.” Sound familiar? Wether you are a walker, runner or a weight lifter, your muscles may be tightening due to the load placed on it during the activity you are performing. Muscle tightness can limit your range of motion and this may also cause a muscle imbalance. So think about a time you may have gone for a run and felt sore and stiff the next day. This is muscle tightness.
I am sure everybody would love to be at the beach every day, enjoying the weather and getting those amazing beach hair waves. But let’s be honest, it’s not always possible. So instead we bring you this nourishing, easy to do tutorial on how to achieves the same look at home.
There is nothing worse that lugging a big suitcase around on holiday. We’ve all done it – stuffed that huge black bag to bursting and regretted it. Those who travel well, travel light. They are minimalist in their approach to packing and excessive in the rewards they reap. No dragging the heavy case up flights of steps, missing the train, battling on escalators and getting in and out of cabs. Hotel on the top of a hill? Not a problem at all! Mostly, we over-pack because we’re trying to control the uncontrollable. We want to account for every eventuation. An outfit for every occasion, every season, every moment – we don’t want to be caught short or not looking our best.
We all know that special feeling, butterflies in the tummy, throat a little tight, a mix of anticipation and expectation as the plane takes off. It’s the feeling of leaving the daily grind behind, of soaring to new heights and reaching new shores. Travel may seem like a luxury, an added bonus if we get everything else right, but expanding your horizons is much more than that. A holiday, be it for two days or two months does more than relax us. It makes us better people.
There is no greater power than the power of the heART… “The healing and creative power of music, dance, yoga and meditation has an unspeakable power to transform the lives of vulnerable communities.” Sandra Morales, Heartdancers’s Funder and CEO. Heartdancers Charity was founded as a result of a project at Villawood detention centre, where music, dance, yoga and meditation were used as an effective bridge for Asylum Seekers to connect with their creativity, spirituality and life purpose.