Month: November 2015

Rejuvenate your skin at the speed of light!

Never one to shy away from an innovative beauty treatment that doesn’t involve needles or scalpels, last week I checked out The Light Salon at Harvey Nichols in London, which left me literally beaming 🙂 OK, so that isn’t me in the chair, but you get the idea – there’s no stripping off and no medical environment, just a comfy chair and a mobile lamp that’s positioned over your face whilst you sit back and relax… The Light Salon claims that this 11 minute (yes, just 11 minutes out of your busy day!) non-invasive, pain-free and relaxing treatment evokes the familiar feeling...

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Affordable skincare with a wow factor…

Fancy treating your skin to some Black Diamond Truffle and Platinum for under £15! Well you can do just that with the recently launched Optimum PhytoDeluxe range from Superdrug, and yes, it’s under £15! Aimed at the 40+ market (sadly I fit into this bracket 🙁 ), this skincare regime claims to have similar ingredients to the Estee Lauder ReNutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Creme (try saying that when you’ve had one too many sherries) which retails at £225! :-0 To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of High Street branded skincare products, namely because they are very often heavily perfumed, contain...

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Buddha says true happiness is eating raw chocolate with Smooth Mama…

Well he didn’t really but Smooth Mama takes a break from juicing and smoothies this week with a MYO raw chocolate recipe 🙂 Music to my ears and eating chocolate Buddhas means they must be doubly good for you, right? Super! How to make these little chubby cheeked gems? 1/2 cup each *cacao butter *cacao powder *coconut oil or butter *coconut blossom nectar, 2-3 teaspoon each of *lucuma and *maca *pinch of sea salt and *vanilla seeds to taste. You could also add a *pinch of chilli or a *goji berry before you pour your heated mixture into the moulds, which you can purchase from Denny...

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Adrenalin Flunkie

Anyone heard of adrenal fatigue? Nope, me neither until I was introduced to the concept of ‘living in a permanent state of hyper-vigilance’ by a therapist I used to visit in Melbourne. I know, what does that even mean? Well, this concept can be more easily explained as an underlying but permanent level of anxiety due to chronic stress and, whilst you don’t necessarily have to display outward signs of anxiety, if you have an emotional, physical or psychological stress; if it’s a single, intense stress; repeated or chronic stress, the effect on your adrenal glands will likely be the...

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Pinkspiration from Smooth Mama

It might be grey and rainy outside but this perfect pink potion will have you smiling on the inside in no time 🙂 and what’s more, it’ll support your adrenal glands in all its fuschia glory too! So what’s in this? *1 x can coconut milk *1 x cup raspberries *1 x tsp maca *1 x tsp lucuma *1/2 x cup blueberries *1 x small banana *ashwagandha (ashwa – what?!?) to taste *chia seed sprinkle to garnish. *Omniblend to pink perfection Now, ashwagandha – what the blazes is that?  Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs used in Ayurvedic healing. Ayurvedic medicine...

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