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Health tips for your period

There is nothing that affects our appearance and wellbeing as much as our hormones do, specifically at a certain time of the month. Periods and the female reproductive system are a topic we tend to avoid unless we are trying to get pregnant, and other than that occasion we probably haven’t even discussed it with anyone since our high school sexual education class. I want that to change today because I know from personal experience how much it can mess with how I feel on the inside and how I look on the outside.

I’m going back to basics with the help of Naturopath, Kinesiologist & Nutritionist, Cassie Mendoza-Jones, to give you five things you need to know before your next cycle, including how to stay healthy, keeping pain at bay and her secret remedies/ products she trusts.  Continue Reading

How to prevent wrinkles

When I think of aging my first thought is of wrinkles. I believe I’ve taken care of my skin the best I can to prevent wrinkles as long as possible but the beauty industry is always changing, new innovations and discoveries are made everyday so perhaps I’m not as on top of it as I could be.

Before I get my first wrinkle, I want to know what I could be doing to prolong my youthful skin. I’m approaching 30 and this is the age majority of women will develop their first fine lines or wrinkles. If you are in the same situation I think these tips from anti-aging expert, Sia Hendry, will help us.  Continue Reading

Pilates Stretching Exercises

I take my body for granted. I know I have a relatively functioning, young, capable body but in the 28 years I’ve been inhabiting it I’ve done very little to look after it, in the grand scheme of things. I take spa days and I get manicures/pedicures but I neglect the things that will ensure it runs smoothly in the future – READ: muscles. That was until recently when I recommenced physiotherapy and pilates. It’s made a world of difference to my wellbeing but it’s been one key realisation that has changed my way of thinking. We need to stretch ourselves.

I am talking about stretching both physically and mentally but for today we will concentrate on the physical. Our muscles are kind of like rubber bands – if we stretch them regularly they stay in shape and continue to work, but if we leave them unused they dry up and will likely break when we do go to use them. Just like with those rubber bands, a little regular stretching can give us an extended period of use.

Now that I have you thinking about all the rubber bands you have that may be starting to dry-up, let’s hear from an expert on the important topic of stretching. Pilates pro, Peta Serras, has a list of 5 things we all need to know.  Continue Reading

5 Things You Need To Know About Tattoo Removal

Did you know that I don’t have a single piercing or tattoo? People are always surprised when I tell them I don’t even have my ears pierced, and my friends never remember so I’ve received earrings as birthday gifts more often than I can count. For me, piercings are off limits purely because of my fear of pain. Tattoos on the other hand, while I definitely fear the pain of getting one I also fear that I wouldn’t like what I get after a few years (or decades). I think Tattoos on young skin look amazing, but what happens as I get older, saggier, wrinklier? I don’t feel comfortable getting a tattoo until I think tattoo removal is a viable option, so I thought I should actually look into it.

I have lots of friends with amazing tattoos, some of them got them as teenagers and despite the 20 years that have passed they still look amazing. However, I feel that knowing my luck I would get something that would age terribly. Would tattoo removal be an option for me? Is the technology advanced enough to really remove every last trace? I asked Dr. Mary Dingley, a leading specialist in cosmetic injectables and laser technology, to tell me what I need to know about tattoo removal.  Continue Reading

Barre Body Exercise Training

Barre. It’s the hottest word in fitness right now. More than a passing trend, this will be an exercise that grows to mass popularity just as we have seen with Yoga and Pilates. But what exactly is Barre? When I try to ask my Barre-loving friends what it is they generally give me the same response, “it’s like ballet exercise”. That doesn’t really tell me much so I decided to ask Australia’s reigning Barre expert and founder of Barre Body studios, Emma Seibold, to give us a bit more insight.

These are the 5 things we all need to know about Barre fitness training.  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser

Face cleansers are seen as quite an underrated product in terms of our overall skincare needs, but they’re actually really important. The correct cleanser for your skin should remove dirt, debris and build-up that otherwise gets in the way of your other skincare products delivering their best results. A vast majority of skin issues can be activated simply by using the wrong cleanser. When it comes to anti-aging, it’s essential to not use a face cleanser that is drying or stripping. Hydration is key, and that’s one of the major claims behind the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser.

As I continue my fight against aging and dry skin I’ve tested the DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Facial Cleanser. Is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

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