Thursday, 25 June 2015

New Lush Massage Bars

Let Them Glide...



Hi Everyone, today I have the opportunity to introduce to you two of the seven new massage bars to grace Lushs' shelves. This new collection has some exciting scents to try such as the Percup Massage Bar, which is covered in stimulating coffee beans and also From Dusk till Dawn leaves your skin shimmering and smelling of Lemon and Orange oil. I was sent the Dirty Massage Bar* and Yes Yes Yes Massage Bar*.


For an everyday massage bar I turn to Dirty. A chocolate brown button in the middle makes this bar look good enough to eat! I am a huge fan of the combination of spearmint and dark chocolate which is so apparent in this scent. This bar is not a pretty or fluffy scent so it would suit men and women. The spearmint even though subtle is a refreshing addition and I love the way it perks me up in the morning!


If your after and exotic and sensual experience then Yes Yes Yes is the bar to turn to. This simple looking bar really stands out with its beautiful floral fragrance of Jasmine. When rubbed all over the body the scent of Jasmine will last for hours on your skin. This bar contains Shea butter so it glides over the skin so easily and leaves a layer or moisturising oil to gently rub in. I reach for this massage bar when I want to feel feminine and pretty.

The Lush Massage Bars are available on-line or In-store. Try them, I know you will find one you love!

Have Fun!

Renee x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Autumn Favorites 2015

It's Favourites Time!




Eek! I cant believe its favourites time again. I know a lot of bloggers do a monthly favourites, but I simply couldn't keep up with that. I also don't rotate products that quickly, having said that though there are a few new products that I cant wait to share with you.


The Toby and Rosie Mango Hair Conditioner: I have been going through a phase where 90% of my skincare and haircare come in bar form, including my conditioner. I love how bars don't take up as much shelf space and there is no packaging, they also seem to last longer that creams and lotions. This conditioner is kind of basic but it does the job. My hair is moisturised and I don't have to wash it the next day because of the lack of synthetics I am slathering on my hair. Toby and Rosie conditioners are all hand made and they don't use any nasty chemicals, which is one of the reasons why I love their products so very much.

Tinderbox Orange Flower Toner: I am a huge fan of Tinderbox Products, they have a little shop in Balinyup that I visited last year and I felt like I was in skincare heaven. Tinderbox's trademark blue bottles look gorgeous on any bathroom counter and they are practical as blue glass is great for keeping longevity in products.  Each product has a gorgeous illustration on the label as well which make them unique in their own way. This toner has really brightened the appearance of my skin and has given it a fresh new look.

NS-8 Foot and Leg Moisturiser: This moisturiser is one of my favourites because it works. My legs and arms are hydrated just enough to stop that dry skin itch after a steamy hot shower, (not good for skin but I love them). This lotion has quiet a thin consistency but it glides over the skin effortlessly and it requires a little time to rub into damp skin but the results are unmistakably hydrated and velvety soft pins.

Red Earth Eye liner: This eye-liner duo has the perfect Autumn shades. On one end is a shimmery gold and the other end is a metallic military green. These colours compliment my dark hazel eyes perfectly and I tend to wear these with the gold in the inner corner of my eyes and I line the rest with green. I love how these colours last all day especially the green. I received this pencil a few years ago for my birthday and unfortunately its not on the Red Earth website any more but they have some other great colours. Personally I think you should join with me in a petition to bring back the green and gold!


Red Earth Eyeliner Swatch


What have you been loving this Autumn? Should we ask Red Earth to bring back the eye-liner duos?

Have Fun!

Renee x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

9 Days of Healthy Recipies *Day 9*

Day 9 *Vegetable Patties with Home-made Guacamole*



Dinner:

Can of canellini beans
400g of red lentils soaked in water to make them soft
1 Zucchini grated - wring out the liquid
2 cloves of garlic
½ red onion
2 free range eggs
1 Cup of rice flour

Mix all ingredients together in  food processor. Make mixture into patties. I cooked these in the oven at 200 Degrees Celsius for about 30 Minutes.

Guacamole:

½ red onion
1 clove of garlic
1 Tomato
1 juice of a small lime
2 Avocados
Salt and pepper to taste

Dessert:

2 Tablespoons of vanilla yoghurt with 1 Tablespoon of mixed berries

These Vegetable Patties were our favourite meal this week. They were filling and delicious!

Have Fun !

Renee x


Friday, 19 June 2015

9 Days of Healthy Recipies * Day 8*

Day 8 * Carrot and Ginger Smoothie*



Snack:

Small Carrot- This one is left over from last nights salad
Thumb sized piece of ginger
Handful of Spinach
1 Green  Apple
2 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds
1 Cup of Coconut Water

This smoothie has a real kick to it because of the ginger, but its really good for the immune system.

Have Fun!

Renee x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

9 Days of Healthy Recipies * Day 7*

Day 7 * Pumpkin Soup*



Dinner:

5 Cups of Vegetable stock
1/2 Butternut Pumpkin
1/4 Kent pumpkin
1 Onion
1 Clove of Garlic
1 Potato

Bring the pot of vegetables to the boil,  cover, then reduce to a simmer for 20 Minutes. Once it is cooked and the vegetables are soft blend up small batches until smooth.

This is such an easy soup to make and the whole family really enjoy it.

Have Fun!

Renee x

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

9 Days of Healthy Recipies *Day 6*

Day 6 * Cacao & quinoa pudding and raw salmon salad*




Breakfast:

Quinoa and cacao pudding

 Two tablespoons of quinoa soaked in about ¼ cup of water overnight
1 banana
1 teaspoon of raw cacao powder
1/2 cup of soy milk

Blend milk, banana and cacao powder together and gently heat on stove top. Mix into the quinoa for a yummy breakfast.


Dinner:

Raw salmon
Spinach
Broccoli
Green capsicum
Red capsicum
Cucumber
Chop it all up and mix it all together. Raw salmon is one of my favorite foods so this was a real treat!

Have fun!

Renee x

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

9 Days of Healthy Recipes *Day 5*

Day 5 *Green Smoothie*




Green Smoothie

1 Banana
1 Kiwi Fruit
1 Green Apple
½ Lemon Juiced
A handful of spinach
1 Teaspoon of Spiralina Powder
2 Teaspoons of Chi seeds
1 Cup of coconut water

I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed this shake. The stand out flavour was the kiwifruit, its a very fresh and tasty drink. Miss E. who had eaten nothing that day actually drank most of this. Winners are grinners.


My snack tonight is a Decafe Green Tea. ½ an apple, some cheese slices and two squares of dark chocolate.

Have Fun!

Renee x