Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Product Review: Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant

Late last year something horrible happened. I ran out of exfoliant!

Ok maybe a little dramatic. But I did run out of my much loved Daily Microfoliant. I was going to buy another one, but a friend had told me that I really should give Aesop’s Tea Tree Left Exfoliant a go.

And I’m very glad she did! It’s amazing!

Firstly what I love about it is that it’s a mix of crushed botanicals so more of a naturally based product. Plus it’s designed to buff the skin as opposed to use any acids etc to removed dead skin layers.

It’s also designed to be used with your cleanser. I really like this fact because it takes your cleanser to the next level, but it also doesn't matter what cleanser you use it with.

When you look at the bottle it looks really tiny, but I've had mine for about 4 months now and I still have about ¾ left. Not badgiven it’s only $39 from Aesop.

Highly recommend!

Nat xoxo

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Lucky Number 13

It’s that time already. I really can’t believe another year has come and gone. I think the older I get the fast time moves along, which is quite scary.

2013. I’m not sure what it will bring yet but I have a good feeling since 13 is my lucky number.

Recently I have been going through quite a few changes and life has been a bit out of control (hence the lack of blogging).

Work has been crazy. My boss left for maternity leave. Work also went through a re-structure and we are currently in the middle of a transition period (which has left me doing the work of 2 people).

I am now a single lady. My boyfriend of 2.5 years and I decided to call it quits late last year. It was a really hard decision that we both made, and long term it’s for the best.

But not all is bad.

I joined an amazing gym called Elixr and started seeing a Nutritionist to really just take my health and fitness to the next level and I’m already seeing some massive changes in myself after a few short months.

I have finally found my passion in life and I’m going back to study this year. I’m study Nutritional Medicine. I’m so excited and really pumped to study and learn more about something that I’m really passionate about. I’m also doing it all online, so I will be working full time! It’s going to be challenging but it’s something that I really want so I’m willing to put in the work.

In terms of what 2013 has in store for me? Well I’m not really sure, and I kind of like that. I haven’t made any big new year’s resolutions. I just want this year to be happier and healthier then the last :)

I do have a few small goals. One is I would like to fully be able to do the splits. I’m close but not close enough. I really want to get back to blogging. I have been really slack in the past few months and I actually really miss it, so I promise more regular posts will be updated. And finally I really want to increase my health and fitness. I’ve already made good process, but I would love to take it one step further.

Lets hope I'm doing this before the end of the year!

I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and 2013 is treating you well!

Nat xoxo

Monday, 3 December 2012

Over exposure

This isn't so much of review or product mention as a little bit of a rant.

I went into the supermarket the other day to buy a new body moisturiser however I wanted to get one with an SPF seeing as we are heading into Summer.

When I got in there and was looking at the body moisturisers I noticed that only 1 of them had an SPF (special shout out to Vaseline for their body moisturiser with an SPF 15). I found this quite shocking.

I know you can buy just a standard sun cream and they now come in many different types and textures so you can find something that suits, but you would think with the anti-sun damage crusade a lot of the major beauty companies are on with their facial products this would extend into the body care area as well.  

Being one of the whitest people in Australia who doesn't tan (and fake tans turn me orange!) I'm a huge fan of covering up in the sun. But it would be nice to know that I can apply just a moisturiser everyday to ensure that I'm protected from the sun, not having to add a sun cream as well.

If you want to know why this is important, let me tell you some fun facts about the sun…

UVA’s cause the most amount of ageing on people out of all external factors. This includes drinking, smoking and unhealthy eating; although these don’t help either. You can get UVA's and UVB's, A's are the aging ones and B's are the burning ones. They don't actually stand for that but that's the easiest way to remember them. And it's important to protect yourself from both!

Another fun fact the second most ageing agent is Sugar (processed sugar not natural sugars).

Pigmentation and uneven skin tones make you look older then lines and wrinkles – I know at first I didn't believe it either, but it’s true. If you removed someone’s discolouration but left all their lines and wrinkles they would still look about 10 years younger.

15 minutes a day is all your skin needs of sun exposure to been healthy. Of course being in sunlight is good, but you don’t need direct sun exposure. Think about how much extra time that is when you are at the beach, in a park or doing any other outdoor activity.   

Fun fact about me – 20 minutes in the sun until I burn…

Yes I actually have a hat like this...

So if anyone knows of any good body moisturisers that have an SPF in it please let me know!

Nat xoxo