Book Review: Look Great Naturally… Without Ditching The Lipstick

Hello Everyone, welcome to my 3rd book review.

Another book down, one that I read quite a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading again. This is a fantastic book for anyone who is keen to change there lifestyle to a more holistic way of living. There are so many chapters that contain a wealth of information for how you can achieve a more sustainable and eco-friendly life, not only that but also saving money in the process. It’s all about clothing, make up, hair products, skincare, therapies and so much more. There is a lot to learn from this and it is written so well with many further resources if you want to find out more about a particular topic.

I read this book many years ago and I found it so interesting at the time, I literally threw away all of my make up and beauty products that I owned and purchased things that were either natural or organic, looking back, I was quite dramatic but also really passionate about what I was putting on my body. It was a little difficult buying makeup at the time because there wasn’t as many options particularly for darker skin tones but I imagine there are so many more options now! In recent days I have gone back to purchasing normal products but its always in the back of my mind to be aware of what I’m putting onto my skin. I also used to sell a lot of my unwanted clothes on Vinted which was great but after I while I couldn’t be bothered to send things away at the post office, so I’d put them in the charity bags instead, hoping they go to good use.

Looking back I feel like I appreciate this book so much more now and it’s great to see how far sustainability has come and the positive popularity it has gained from many bigger, well known brands. It is always a goal of mine to live a more sustainable life and lead a lifestyle that doesn’t just add to the fast fashion climate we are all living in.
I think my favourite chapters are the first 2 about skincare and hair, because they both include so many tips for homemade alternatives to try and make from home, many other them include ingredients we’ll all have in the cupboards and it’s super easy to follow.

So I think I’ll keep this review short as you really have to read the book to see what changes you might want to make in your life, but just know that there is something for everyone no matter how small it may be.

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Turmeric Face Mask

Hello again ☺ I’m not 100% sure if I’ve posted a turmeric face mask recipe before I just thought it is so relevant now that the weather is getting warmer. Nobody wants dull, lifeless looking skin and this face mask will give you the opposite: bright, glowing skin!! I know it is traditional for many cultures and it’s one of my favourites because it is homemade and the ingredients are so easy to purchase.

Ingredients 
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tsp plain flour
1/3 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 tbsp lemon juice or water

So you literally mix all the ingredients together into a bowl. Should be a nice, smooth, runny consistency. Use a small brush to apply it to your face and leave to dry. After about 15-20 minutes wash off with warm water, pat dry and then rub oil over your face.

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3 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body 

Hi everyone, these following tips will help to strengthen your digestive system and boost your immune system which is definitely ideal for this super cold wintery season.

1. Drink warm lemon water in the morning and throughout the day because it will help to flush out the toxins. Add cinnamon or cayenne pepper for added flavour.

2. Try dry skin brushing to support your lymphatic system (the bodies sewage system)

– use a dry brush before you have a wash
– always brush towards the heart
– begin at the feet and work your way upwards brushing in circular motions
– using circular motions over the stomach respects the direction of digestion and encourages detoxification
– afterwards have a bath or shower

3. Drinking herbal tea 🍵 (without sugar) be sure to let the tea steep for at least 5 minutes then consume hot or cold

Some teas to try:
– nettle or chamomile for inflammation
– senna, flaxseed or aloe Vera for constipation
– burdock or red clover to cleanse the blood
– milk thistle or dandelion for liver support

It’s so great to have a detox schedule that is natural and beneficial to the body, do it 4 times per year for each season to help boost the immune system 😀👍

Homemade Oat Facials

I have two recipes to use depending on your skin type, I’ve always been interested in natural homemade alternatives and these are both great.

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1) Best for oily skin
2 tbsp crushed oats
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
Enough water to make a paste.
Mix together, apply to the face then wash off after 6 mins using warm water and pat dry.

2) Best for dry skin
2 tbsp crushed oats
1 tsp organic honey
Enough milk to make it runny.
Mix together, apply to the face, leave on for 10 mins then wash off using warm water and pat dry.

I would recommend to use at least twice a week for best results. After using these facials your face will feel free and refreshed because your skin has absorbed in all that goodness. Once you’ve washed off your face use a light oil such as almond oil to keep your skin soft and moisturized.

*You know it’s good for your skin if you can eat it too 🙂

Review: Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skin Lotion

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This week my review is on my favourite skin lotion, from Holland and Barratts at £7.49

I definitely think the price is reasonable because you get 200ml in the tube which will last for ages. A little goes a long way, it’s really absorbed into the skin and doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky or a weird layer over your skin like other lotions do. It’s best in my opinion to use this lotion after a bath or shower because it is really moisturising and always leaves my skin super soft.

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The lotion comes out of the tube with a smooth consistency and white colour. The aroma is sweet, light and lasts a while so you may get compliments throughout the day 🙂

Also I really love the shape of the bottle because it doesn’t take up a lot of space and the lid is very secure so you can carry it around without the worry of it leaking.

What’s your favourite lotion?