Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Clean Teens!

A post I received on my Facebook page yesterday from a gorgeous young lady has prompted me to write about how important introducing the "Jacqueline Evans" skincare range to your teen could be! Not only is it a perfect, simple routine that will play a beneficial role in the long term care of their skin but  will also give you the peace of mind that your babies aren't absorbing the abundance of dangerous chemicals that are discretely hidden in so many products these days! Did you know that recent research has found that young women may be absorbing up to as many as 500 chemicals a day through their beauty routines!! What long term effects are these going to have?? It really does frighten me!!
I know I will sound JUST like my mother! lol.., but oh, if only I knew then what I do today! :)  Even though I was fortunate to have started working in a career of beauty therapy at 15, I haven't  always been diligent! In fact there was a time {around having babies, when ALL "you" time goes on the back burner :)}when I practically used nothing at all!! One major tip I tell all young ones however, as well as your face,  put sunscreen on the back of your hands!! As I sit here typing looking at the age spots and sun damage that have begun to appear, how I wish I had adopted this practice  at an earlier age!
So back to the teens... Teach them the basic routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Applying sunscreen {Hunting for a more natural one as we speak!}to the face and hands and drumming it in that if you do the work now {and just as importantly, feed their bodies well on the inside}, you will hopefully benefit later!  Not always easy an easy task as you tell this to  the beautiful young lady with flawless skin or the young man that declares that the junk food he eats makes no difference, however  a wonderful legacy nonetheless  that   you can share with your children... In later life I'm sure they will thank you :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beth Quinn Designs...

Beautiful Beth Quinn Designs are back in store today. That perfect keepsake gift ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Coconut Oil...It's Amazing!!!!

Whilst I've been travelling on my path to a healthier lifestyle, I have found my new best friend....Coconut Oil!!! And what an amazing substance I'm discovering this oil to be!

In actual fact, a gorgeous and much wiser friend than I, told me about coconut oil during one of our lengthy conversations a few years ago. All I remember hearing was the fact that coconut oil was the only oil that retains its properties once heated. Oh how I wish that I had taken more interest in this subject as I really have been missing out all these years!!

Coconut oil is said to be the healthiest of all oils and can play a huge part in attaining a chemical free skincare routine. Here are just a few of the reasons coconut oil needs to become part of your life...

* coconut oil is the only oil that once introduced to heat does not turn rancid and oxidize. {Yes! Even olive oil does!}This means that is suitable for cooking at high temperatures.`

*It can help to maintain your weight! Coconut oil is rich with medium-chain fatty acids that are effective in shedding weight. Furthermore it aids in speeding up your metabolism so that you are able to burn more fat and calories

*It boosts your immune system as well as enhancing the healing process. Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and can aid in the likes of candida, urinary tract infections and the flu to name just a few!
* It can be used as a skin cleanser, a body moisturiser, a hair conditioner etc.......It really is  AMAZING!!
If you wish to find more uses for Coconut oil there is a wealth of info on the Internet. If I was to tell you all the benefits, this post would be become a book!
As part of my "Skin-food" dispensary that I am collating within Nest, Coconut Oil HAD to be on the shelf!!  If there is one product I desperately wanted to share with you, then this is it !! Come in  today and let me introduce you...:)


Friday, July 12, 2013

Jacqueline Evans Naturopathic Skin Care...

I am incredibly excited to introduce you to Jacqueline Evans naturopathic skin care!  After years of being an ostrich, preferring to hide my head in the sand and ignore the warnings of the many dangers of conventional products and the chemicals they contain, I am ready to face the music and take responsibility to make wiser choices for the sake of my own health and my family's.  I'm hoping to  be able to share my insights over time with you as well...
It really is quite frightening to read some of the information I've been uncovering! For example, were you aware that some chemicals found in body products, once absorbed can mimic oestrogen in the body which may contribute to hormone imbalance?? This can lead to weight gain, acne, menstrual irregularities and even mood disorders???? Pretty scary!!
A good rule of thumb is if you can't eat it, why put it on the largest, most absorbent organ of the body?
Jacqueline Evans is a high quality, certified organic, natural skincare range for the use of both women and men. Yes fellas! No excuses these days not to be looking after your skin! It contains no harsh or detrimental chemicals and is rich in antioxidants {those wonderful ingredients that help to fight off the nasties!}
I have been using this range for a little while myself and I adore it! In all honesty, I think I'm in love with the   peace of mind  I also  feel whilst using it. It puts a whole new meaning to that "Clean" skin feeling!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Snail Mail ...

Lots of little bits and pieces that can be put together to create the most awesome gift of stationery.
I have had a life long love of papery things and as I've always been an's to bringing back handwritten notes and letters before our children don't know how to! I had a teenage son the other day ask me where he should put an address on an envelope! EEEEK!! What a terrible mother I am! But I guess there is no teaching of that at school anymore either now that we are in the computer age?? How sad to deny our kids the joy of receiving a handwritten letter in the mail {other than a bill!} or a beautiful penned note under your pillow when your husband is going on a business trip...So much more lovely than a text....But I guess that is a sign of the times.
I however have an aspiration, and I will continue to claw  myself back to a much simpler life...even if it is by just one piece of handwritten paper at a time...