Spring; the season of new beginnings, of sunshine and flowers and of all things lovely, is upon us! Barbeques are being dragged out of sheds and sunglasses are finding their way from the bottoms of bags to the tops. With each new season comes a change of style, a new colour palette, which also means slightly different makeup! Ever since March came calling, I have been trying out a variety of new pieces, as well as keeping true to a few oldies. New or time honoured favourite, these are the bits and pieces in my makeup bag right now.
The chill of winter is finally knocking on our doors, bringing with it icy winds, sparkling frost and soft, soft snow. While certainly beautiful, winter weather can prove very tricky for our skin to cope with. Why is it we tend to run into so many problems come this time of the year? What is it about winter and how can we fight it?
Essential oils are fabulous; they are, without a shadow of a doubt, the closest thing to magic potions we have. They can cure colds, clean up acne, sooth various aches and pains and heal all manner of different ailments.
Naturally, spending hours researching every brand and product you are considering purchasing can appear a daunting and time consuming task which, in turn, puts off a lot of people from doing it. Which is why, I am here to help!
As the natural and green makeup movement becomes increasingly recognised, more and more brands are turning to it. However, while some companies do genuinely try to be as natural as they possibly can, constantly searching for new alternatives to harmful chemicals and opting for simplicity in place of “glamour” in their products, many brands with the reputation of being green are not actually so.
Now that you are aware of what the different forms of natural cosmetics are, it is important to understand why it is so imperative for you to be using them.
Natural, mineral and organic; these terms all carry similar connotations of being green, raw and environmentally friendly and, as a result, are often used interchangeably. However, aside from all being positive concepts, what do they actually mean and how do they differ among themselves?