Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Naked Beauty with BIOME

Biome (pronounced Bi-ome, not Bi-o-me like I originally thought)  has been one of my favourite stores for such a long time. Every time I step inside, I just get such a natural and pure feeling and there is a very good reason for that. EVERY thing in any Biome store is ethically sourced, natural and CRUELTY FREE and also from companies who make their products without exploitation to people or animals.

Recently, I was invited to attend the Biome store in Balmoral, Brisbane who had just opened their very own Naked Beauty Bar. A place to purchase natural ingredients to make your own skin care at home.



I couldn't have been more excited about this idea. I've recently transitioned to using cruelty free products only and whilst the range is big, the idea of making my own skin care excited me!

Photo from the Biome website

Photo from the Biome website

Whilst they had so many recipes to choose from, I wanted to be real with myself and I chose the most simple recipes that appealed to me and my skin. Recipes that didn't involve too many ingredients and were easy to make!

Here's what ingredients I chose:
Once they're empty, I can go back and re-fill the jars!

PINK CLAY (Click for more info)

I got pink clay because it really is an allrounder AND I can just mix it with water and it becomes a brilliant face mask. I can also mix it with the avocado oil to make it more of a hydrating mask. Pink clay is perfect for sensitive skin and will gently exfoliate and leave your skin feeling amazingly fresh and clean.

SEAWEED POWDER (Click for more info)

Seaweed powder can be used for skin, hair or even in your bath for a nice detox for your whole body. it feels so cold and fresh on the skin!

YELLOW CLAY (Click for more info)

Yellow clay has so many uses as you will read about in the link above. I found it really hard to use as a mask so I will now use this as a natural exfoliant for all over my body and face!

AVOCADO OIL 

Avocado oil is not on the website because, it could get messy with shipping but avocado oil is incredible. It can calm the skin, hydrate, prevent further skin damage and even has a slight UV protection. This can be added to a number of DIY skin care recipes.

I also picked up some raw sugar and coffee grounds so I can make my own scrubs!

Playing around with all of the masks!

I cannot wait to get creating! Have you ever made your own skin care?!

Lots of jars filled with Naked Beauty goodness!!

You can actually purchase a selection of their Naked Beauty Bar ingredients here! AND for all your DIY Skin Care recipes, Biome have a WHOLE blog dedicated to everything you can make yourself around the home HERE!

Keep smiling!

Tahana

Monday, 4 September 2017

SEPTEMBER TO DO LIST

Holy SH*T.. It is SEPTEMBER... It is SPRING! Here comes my favourite time of the year! I could not be more excited for this month!

Now, I have updated last month's post with how I did so you can click here to read the updates.

So here is my to do list for SEPTEMBER.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Baby Skin care - MUSTELA

Baby skin care - It's another thing we stress over.

Is it natural?
Is it safe?
Will it work?

Baby skin care is such an important part of the first few years. We experience everything from nappy rash, eczema, dry skin, cradle cap just to name a few.

Knowing exactly what products you need to have on hand can be difficult but Mustela have such a wide range of products that have such amazing, natural ingredients, there is something for everyone!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

My NEW morning routine



Okay so realistically, how much longer can I use the "I'm tired" excuse for not getting up early and making the most of my day? Until I became a Mum, I NEVER snoozed, not one day in my whole life! My alarm went off and I was out of bed getting shit done. Now... I'll snooze ten times before I drag my lazy ass out of bed.

Monday, 31 July 2017

August to do list...


As most of you know, July wasn't the best month of my life. So I have decided to grab August by the balls and turn everything that's happened in to a positive.


At this stage, Ben will be having Achilles each Sunday. Whilst this breaks my heart I have to spend a whole day away from Achilles, I have to see it as a positive and I now have one whole day a week to do things for me. A whole day. So.. here is what I plan to do for August to get myself back in to thinking a bit more positively!

Gym

  

Ok first things first. Whilst I kind of have less support, this whole thing has made me realise how little I have actually done for myself over the past 16 months. And whilst it was all for my son, I need to start doing things I love again. I have still been paying for (and not using) my Goodlife gym membership. I have just discovered they have a creche on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until 7pm. PERFECT. I will be there. I will also go Saturday mornings when the creche is open and now I have Sundays to go as well. I also recently purchased some Booty Bands from The Bod so I can do lots of home workouts as well.

Update: As per usual, I didn't go as often as I wanted to, mainly because of work. However, I did do a lot more home workouts and I'm currently setting up a whole space dedicated to working out at home! STAY TUNED!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

How to be a single mum


No.. seriously... how?!

Is there a club I join now? Can someone please induct me because I have no idea what I am doing here and I am literally going in blind.

 
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