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Essano Rosehip Hand Cream review

Just because the weather has warmed up doesn’t mean I can afford to stop using hand cream. Keeping my nails healthy and my hands soft is easy if I stick to regular hand cream use but in the warmer months I look for something light that hydrates quickly without any residue left behind. The new Rosehip by Essano hand cream uses their key ingredient, certified organic rosehip, as the miracle cure along with shea butter and jojoba oil. Will it be right a summer essential? My review tells the story.  Continue Reading

Thalgo Reviving Marine Mist Review

Refreshing face mists are an essential for me during Spring-Summer. Other than keeping me feeling cool, they also provide essential hydration and keep my makeup fresh rather than sweaty. However, not all face mists are created equal and this is even more so for “water” sprays that claim magical benefits. My advice with water face mists is always take their claims with a grain of salt but some do work better for your skin than others. Thalgo’s Reviving Marine Mist is one I hadn’t tried previously but the promise of energising benefits made me grab it when I was suffering hayfever-related heat exhaustion. Did it help me and has it shown ongoing benefits to my skin? Read my review to find out.  Continue Reading

The Mineral Spa Hepburn Springs Fireplace

Since moving to Melbourne in May I have done little exploring of my new city or the state of Victoria. I’ve known about Victoria’s “spa country” for a few years but never managed to travel there in past visits to Melbourne or during the couple of years I lived here previously. When I was invited to visit The Mineral Spa I jumped at the opportunity to get away from my desk for a few hours and experience what the fuss was all about.

In my review I detail the unique offerings of The Mineral Spa and which treatment left me too relaxed to drive. Continue Reading

Environmentally friendly candles - Do they exist

Eco-friendly and natural products are growing more and more popular as we all become aware of the devastating impacts humans have on our world. One of the little-known but constant debates amongst ethical consumers is whether burning candles is safe for the environment. Soy wax candles are particularly popular but are they any better for the environment, or are we just buying into a fad?

A scented candle can have such an incredible effect on our mood so it’s little wonder that they are so popular today. I adore a fresh, zesty scent in my bathroom to make it feel clean, and a woody, oriental fragrance in my living room for cosying up on the couch. Scented candles can be what makes a house a home but is it worth it if it’s costing us the planet? I answer all these questions with some help from Vanessa Megan and take a look at what your scented candle options are if you want to keep burning them.  Continue Reading