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Our Best clean beauty finds for 2019!

Nov 6, 2019
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We’ve been on the road to living a healthier, more mindful life for a while now and sharing the best clean beauty finds we come across has become a little passion of mine. It’s incredible when you realise the amount of unnecessary toxins “big-name” beauty brands use to “fill” their skincare products making us believe low-level exposure doesn’t matter, hoping we won’t take prolonged use into account. Apps like EWG (Environmental Working Group) and blogs like goop inform us about…

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Getting Summer ready: Laser Hair Removal with Laser Beautique

Aug 26, 2019
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About 11years ago I was a blushing bride-to-be, eagerly getting pruned and pampered for our big day. I remember reading about laser hair removal, instantly intrigued. Shaving my underarm is the pits! And not just literally… I always itch, I always have little bumps and it kind of burns after I shave. Waxing doesn’t work well either… So I had a go at laser and got burnt badly! I had no plans of ever even doing any kind of hair…

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Nurture Skin: Natural Skincare For kids

Aug 21, 2019
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Girls will be girls and one thing our girls enjoy is a little pampering! A bit of lip gloss, painting each other’s nails and lathering on some lotion. It’s all such fun but also a great opportunity to foster lifelong self care habits. And now, thanks to Nurture Skin, these habits can be practiced and established with the help of their natural skincare for kids! Nurture Skin wants to ensure that what we put on our children’s skin both protects…

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Lula Fox: Organic make-up in South Africa

Apr 30, 2019
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Finding organic make-up in South Africa has been a challenge. As a mom to 3 girls, using “clean” skincare and make-up is a top priority. I don’t want to expose our girls, or myself to unnecessary chemicals and toxins. Lula Fox Ecolux Make-up makes it easy to enjoy all the fun and benefits of make-up but without worrying about the usually nasties. The first natural, professional make-up range in South Africa. Founded by Sinéad Brook and Fiona Buchner. “Frustrated that they…

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Vacation skincare | The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kit

Nov 28, 2018
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Taking care of our skin has been a top priorities this year and with the help of the Oolala Collection we are learning how. I’ll be the first to confess that sticking to a good skincare routine, especially while on vacation can be hard. The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kits are aimed at making things easier for him and her. We got to try both these kits during our recent trip to Greece and this is what we think… Basics about the…

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5 beauty essentials for summer!

Nov 13, 2018
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Summer in South Africa means time in the sun, scorching warm days and loads of outdoor fun. Things get hot but with these 5 beauty essentials for summer, your days are bound to be cooler, fresh and chemical free. Our #1 priority and beauty essential has to be SUNSCREEN! Our weekends are filling up with braai dates, pool parties and loads of time outdoors. It definitely is the season to be out and about having fun and making memories but…

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Establishing a Good Skincare Routine with Oolala Collection

Sep 26, 2018
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Over the past 33 years I haven’t been kind to my skin. Sure, I apply sunblock when needed and I wash and moisturise my face every evening. I even enjoy the occasional mask and serum but I take my good skin for granted, only giving it some much needed attention while pregnant. Mr.Perfect and the girls however, must use every lotion, cream and soap I buy ensuring they are taken care of. I know it’s a “mom thing” – nurturing…

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#Mombodsunited: Mommy and Baby Workout

Feb 7, 2018
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Okay mama, so you had your baby and love your cute, little bundle of joy. You’ve made it through the 1st couple of weeks and you’re getting use to your “new life”. Now it’s time to start taking care of yourself again too… More specifically, it’s time to get back into shape! For a fortunate few (usually those young mamas in their 20’s), this just happens but if you’re like me, you’ll need to put in some effort to feel…

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#mombodsunited

Jan 10, 2018
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After posting this  #mombodsunited picture to Instagram last week I couldn’t believe the incredible response I got from so many like-minded mamas. Mama tired of the negativity, criticism and constant shaming associated with our postpartum bodies. Bodies that should be celebrated for the amazing job of childbearing and now also child-caring. Instead however we stay behind the camera, feeling bad and ashamed of the way we look, hiding ourselves (and our feelings) from the world and at times really beating…

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Just a Mamma’s Summer Must-haves!

Dec 13, 2017
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December in sunny South Africa means hot summer days, coastal vacationing and poolside fun! By now school is out and most parents are finishing their last week of work. Everyone is ready for some much needed R&R. December is staycation time in our home and you’ll find us lazing about in the pool. Just us and a few summer must-haves is all that’s needed to get the summer vibes sizzling. I’m sharing our TOP 5’s to get the pool party started!…

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