To the little girl who knows she is beautiful

To the little girl who knows she is beautiful… You are wiser now than all the inspirational people you’ll meet on your great journey through life. Immersing yourself in the world around you, you live in the now and do whatever makes you happy. You have the confidence to wear what you feel comfortable in and know that you are always beautiful both inside and out. When you encounter negativity, you deal with it perfectly. A comment about your messy hair or your Christmas hat in August incites a giggle of hilarity. What a funny joke to suggest that the way you look…

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Top 5 Beauty secrets revealed

Today, yet again, somebody stopped us in the street and asked what my secret was. How can I possibly manage to remain so beautiful with so little effort? Well of course, I have youth on my side, and my gorgeous natural colourings help as well. My shiny brown hair and my big, puppy dog eyes just can’t be copied. But I do have a few beauty tips, so listen up you ugly bunch, here’s how it’s done. Never underestimate the importance of protection Even my beautiful complexion could be at risk if I was to expose it to the stresses and strains…

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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations #2

Palm oil is an equatorial resource that can only be grown ten degrees either side of the equator – right where the most diverse environment on earth is found; the rainforest. Finding palm oil free products is difficult, but there are some amazing companies out there producing high quality, ethical products that are also affordable. These have been my favourite brands this month. Breakfast Cereal Rude Health make a range of ethical foods, including snacks, drinks and this Fruity Date organic porridge that we tried. The ingredients used by Rude Health are all natural and unrefined and of course palm oil…

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Stop. Listen. Look.

Modern life. Stress, pressure, demands, deadlines, schedules. Rushing to get ready, to reach your destination. To perform duties, fulfil commitments, keep people happy. Stop. Listen. Look. Everywhere, there is love. The devoted old dog, always there. Trotting behind, waiting, hanging on your every move. Hoping beyond hope for a pat on the head, a kindly word, a treat or a walk before you leave for the day. He is a part of your life only for a short time, but you are his world. The doting mother, the kindly aunt, the romantic partner, the adoring child. Thinking of you, watching…

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Beauty and the beet

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that I want to create my own makeup from natural ingredients. As with everything, time is my biggest enemy. But today, I managed to find the time to make some pretty amazing things. But the story about what I made doesn’t start here. In fact, it starts some years ago. In 2008, my (now) husband and I headed off to travel around New Zealand. During our trip, we went to visit my cousin who lives over there. We had a brilliant night in the pub with my cousin and her friends, during which…

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