Lifestyle

The List #1

I’ve decided to join a new weekly Linky – this one allows me to record some of the most interesting ‘stuff’ that I keep coming across during the week, and keep them all in one place. And after all, who doesn’t like a good list? Read more…

My fave overnight Bircher muesli brekkie – a recipe

I love breakfast and I really can’t start my day if I don’t have one. But trying to have a nutritious brekkie whilst sorting out a toddler and a 4-month old baby early in the morning before the school run means there’s little time & lots of temptation to reach for something not particularly nutritious […] Read more…

Energy balls with coconut and almond butter

Everyone seems to be making these so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon too. And ever since I made them, I simply cannot stop – I make them pretty much every other day and do you know what? They have stopped me from reaching for those naughty biscuits (which I really shouldn’t have in the […] Read more…

Guilt-free chocolate cake (by Annie Bell)

I’ve been making this cake a lot for the past year, and I swear I don’t think I can ever get tired of it! It is so tasty, light and fluffy, and so easy to make! There’s also no flour or butter so it is gluten-free and certainly earns its ‘guilt-free’ name. Oh, and did I mention it […] Read more…

Energizing smoothie – A recipe

This smoothie recipe is super easy to make and it can be drunk either in the morning as part of a healthy breakfast option or as a lunchtime/ afternoon pick-me-up snack. One of the key ingredients is brewer’s yeast which contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, all of which contribute to the reduction of tiredness […] Read more…

Nuts about Ecozone Soap Nuts? A review

I know what you’re thinking – soap what? – but stay with me on this one. I have stumbled upon the Ecozone soap nuts whilst browsing the web looking for more natural alternatives to conventional laundry detergents and I must admit I thought the idea of using nuts to wash your clothes was, quite frankly, nuts too. I had never […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… baby bath products

I know just how hard reading ingredient lists on skin care products can be, especially for busy Mums (and Dads too!) when a) you stand in a drugstore or a supermarket, look at the small print and the long foreign-sounding names and they all merge into one long tongue-twister and b) you simply don’t have the time to […] Read more…

6 golden rules for deciphering skincare labels

My six golden rules for deciphering skin care labels & ingredient lists

The regulations behind cosmetics safety are more than a complex issue so this post, along with others that will follow, can only attempt to scratch the surface of the topic but I hope it/ they will offer a useful starting point for those of you who want to pay a bit more attention and want […] Read more…

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