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THESE DAYS I RARELY WEAR MAKE-UP AND WHEN I DO I JUST USE A LIGHT CONCEALER

The Bourjois Radiance Reveal is the best I have ever used and I love No1 for my very light skin

My glowing youthful skin (if I do say so myself!!) is mostly thanks to making the switch from harsh cleansers to oil based cleansing with JOJOBA OIL and using my own natural skin care elixir along with vitamin C serum - find out the truth about Vitamin C seru...

NATURAL LEMON EUCALYPTUS INSECT REPELLENTS - ARE YOU BEING CONNED?

HAVE YOU RECENTLY BOUGHT A "NATURAL" INSECT REPELLENT CLAIMING TO BE RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC?

If the answer is yes then you need to read on.....

  • The CDC (Centres for disease control) recommends “Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus” (OLE) as an insect repellent

  • This recommendation refers to EPA-registered repellent products containing the active ingredient OLE

OLE is...

1. There is no such official term as “therapeutic grade” essential oils.

There are no grades of oils in aromatherapy.

All essential oils or absolutes are distilled/extracted in the exactly the same way and are naturally therapeutic.

Who sells “therapeutic grade” oils?

Charlatans or the misled, that's who, someone with very little knowledge of essential oils and/or companies using a marketing term to falsely state that their oils a...

MELANIE JANE'S SIXTY SECOND TIP

PEG's... NO not those pegs but Polyethylene Glycols are deemed safe in cosmetics mostly because the molecules cannot penetrate the skin BUT and this is a BIG BUT...

If like me you use a face moisturiser in combination with a facial oil that contains essential oils there is a chance the PEG's will PIGGY BACK onto the essential oil molecules and enter your bloodstream, and that's not good.

Always loo...

LEMON AND SODA SCRUB!

Don't waste your money on expensive face scrubs when you have all you need in your kitchen for less than a penny!

I love this simple recipe so I will share it

It's great for any skin type (except extra sensitive) especially oily or congested skin and your face will feel revitalised afterwards.

•1 tbsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
•1 tsp lemon juice (from a fresh lemon only)

Mix together until it sto...

The truth about Vitamin C in your skin care routine

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the skin and connective tissue, it provides a protective barrier for cells and gives your skin a plump appearance.

It has been a beauty buzz word for the last few years, claiming to improve elasticity and achieve a plethora of anti-aging beauty miracles.

It is enthusiastically used in natural non GMO skincare products – which is a contradiction in terms because the Hyaluronic...

A few years ago I was dancing when I fell and tore the ligament in my ankle, it was excruciating and the next day I saw a doctor who wanted to put a cast up to my knee, I wanted a second opinion!

I then met the wonderful doctor Moosa Kazim, who specialises in sports related injuries, Orthosports in Dubai, who gave me a lace up bootie for support and recommended, to speed up the healing process, to take a tablet of Turmeric an...

A hormone called oxytocin, widely dubbed the love hormone, is naturally released after a 20 second hug from a partner.

The hormone triggers the brain's relaxation and trust circuits.

Researchers call oxytocin the great facilitator of life, saying it serves the continued propagation of a species

Apparently, it plays a central role in the complicated aspects of reproductive behaviour

A side note - Men need to be touched tw...

Want to get smarter for those questions in the pub quiz? Watch what you eat

Want to increase your brainpower? Some foods may actually help your brain work better. No guarantees, but try some of these mental boosters:

Walnuts. A Spanish study found that people who eat a small handful of walnuts a day saw their memory improve by 19 percent....


Coffee. It helps you wake up, and a British study suggests that just 20-30 milligr...

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