Travelling Long Haul with Babies Checklist and Tips

organising your itinerary and planning ahead for travel with babies

Hello my lovelies!

We are heading off to New Zealand for four months and we’re sooo excited! All four of us, myself, my man and our two gorgeous girls aged 6 months and nearly 3, are embarking on a very long journey! We live in France so it’s basically the other side of the world. That is a full 24 hours away!!! Some may think we’re crazy, but it is our dream to revisit our favourite place in the world. We met there and I even got pregnant with our first baby girl, Tara, over there so it will be a nostalgic trip and we are over the moon to have the opportunity. We have always missed there and didn’t think we would get a chance to go back but we made it happen! Woohoo 😀 read more

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Apps I’m Loving at the Moment

To be honest I was a bit late in the day getting into the whole smart phone craze and pretty much everyone I knew owned one before I decided to take the plunge and get one. The truth is, I didn’t even know how to use a smartphone (I know, cringe!) until I bought my first iPhone back in 2014. I think that was just something I couldn’t be bothered with because I didn’t realise how much fun it is to play around with the various cool phone apps and have the internet on my phone everywhere I went. Well, they do say you won’t miss what you never had, so I stuck with my trusty old school Nokia. At the time I was working as a manager of a restaurant and bar and I had been given a work phone which was a nice Nokia but not a smartphone, just a bog standard call and texting with reminders and the rest. That was all I figured I needed my phone for. I could go on and on about the other reasons I hadn’t conformed to buying a smartphone, since I could have had a separate private phone, but I honestly felt I didn’t need it. I wrote an article about it a while ago here if you want to laugh about it, called “Phubbing, is this what the World has Come to??” read more

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Activated Charcoal DIY Peeling Mask and Clarifying Scrubs

Activated charcoal DIY Mask

Hi my lovelies,

Check out these brilliant Activated Charcoal DIY Peeling Mask and Clarifying Scrubs!

Just to let you know that this post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you purchase through my link, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products of the highest quality from companies using no synthetic ingredients, using only organic and fairly traded herbs, and conducting their business ethically and with social responsibility. 

Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourselves. Well I am just going to let you know that I am so happy with my new found skincare product and I can say it has completely changed up my skincare routine. I have heard many a rave review about charcoal and the benefits for your skin. I had been on the lookout for a good natural charcoal scrub when I was recommended this fantastic DIY mask to try. So if you know me, I am a huge DIY skincare diva haha. It’s funny to put it in that context because when you think diva, you often think high maintenance, spending a fortune on the expensive products. Well a diva will only accept the best and in my case the best is the kind with natural ingredients, and one way to know that for sure is to make your own at home. So me being the skincare diva that I am, couldn’t wait to try it out. read more

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Let’s Drink to Good Health! Tea and the Health Benefits

A nice teapot and teacup for brewing healthy tea and relaxing

There have been many studies done on the various teas available and their health and skin benefits so I am going to highlight some of the findings here. Some teas have been found to help with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol and weight loss. Flavonoids in teas are good for your heart and may even reduce cancer. Tea has antimicrobial qualities. There are many and varied types of tea available on the market with plenty of variations to choose from. However, the main and purest form of teas are green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea and pu-erh teas. All of those originate from a plant called Camellia sinensis which is native to India and China. Among the flavonoids and antioxidants in this plant is ECGC. It is known to fight against the free radicals that are associated with cancer, clogged arteries and heart disease. read more

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DIY Facial Oils for a Radiant Glow

essential oil glass bottle and herbs

I love a good oil made with beneficial essential oils for the fab results you get and the luxurious and calming feeling of putting it on at night. I am way more likely to spend more time on my skin with the application of an oil rather than a moisturiser or balm. You really feel like massaging the skin and that is a little bit of pampering in itself, especially as a night time ritual when you have time. I have found that massaging the skin is really great for the lymphatic drainage and also the muscle tone of your facial features over time. It has been proven to improve circulation and even prevent wrinkles. Well at least delay the ageing process anyway! That explains when you go for a facial, they always massage your face. Its also a relaxing and nourishing ritual. Just use circular motions and use upward sweeping motions to enjoy the rewards and gain optimum results when using your facial oil. Another great reason to try these is that they are all natural and cheap to make! read more

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