Zao Organic Makeup Review

Zao Organic Makeup Review

In my quest to switch to all organic skincare and cosmetics, I was looking through the internet for certified organic makeup companies when I came across ZAO. I contacted Lyndsey Bates, Director and  was overwhelmed to receive a very generous sample package, with shades from their Spring/Summer 2015 Bora Bora Collection to review. Lyndsey guessed my colouring from a Twitter photo and got the colours spot on. Lyndsey has also been a huge help with learning all about why to go organic, which I posted about a few weeks ago

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Organic September: Wellbeing trip to London

Organic September: Wellbeing trip to London

Organic September is here and to celebrate, Helen, Rachel and I took a trip to London to investigate the latest trends in organic food, drink and beauty.

The Wellbeing way of life is becoming big news

It’s really encouraging to see that people want to take care of what they are eating, and are becoming aware of the relationship between food and their bodies.  Consequently, healthy food and organic products are becoming more accessible and interesting. We were surprised to see that even the drinks trolley on the train to London sold coconut water!

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Organic Cosmetics: What’s The Big Deal?

Organic Cosmetics: What’s The Big Deal?

I love makeup. I love everything about it. From buying it, choosing the colours and packaging, to the daily routine of applying it, to taking it off at the end of the day; I enjoy the whole process of it.

My love affair with makeup started as a young girl, with the garish toy makeup sets I was given at Christmas and birthdays, in my teens I was spending all of my pocket money in Boots on budget mascara and face powder. By the time I got to my twenties and I had a full time job, I was spending a good chunk of my wages on expensive products, never realising  how much damage I was doing to my skin and my general health.

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5 Labels to Trust When Buying Organic Cosmetics

5 Labels to Trust When Buying Organic Cosmetics

When shopping for organic cosmetics, it can be easy to be fooled into believing a product is organic or natural, because it contains some organic or natural ingredients. But for a product to be certified as organic, it must have a minimum of 95% organic content. Many companies ‘greenwash’, which means they use conventional chemicals mixed with some organic/natural ingredients, then claim it to be organic. If you want to be 100% certain that you’re buying organic, these are the labels to look out for.

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Juicing; My Morning Ritual

Juicing; My Morning Ritual

I started juicing three years ago and haven’t looked back. Juicing has become part of my morning ritual, alongside the usual early morning chaos that surrounds family life. I have read many a blog about morning rituals of yoga and meditation, none of which suit my morning chaos. Juicing is my morning ritual of choice, the very act of making a live juice, then drinking it is my gift to my body. I enjoy the act of chopping fruit and vegetables, feeding them into the juicer and watching the beautiful color that comes out the other end. Juicing can be done every morning regardless of the demands of lost school shoes and packed lunches. I can honestly say making my morning juice gives me genuine pleasure.

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