Spring Health & Beauty Tip 20 – Savoury Biscuits

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Little bite size of yummy

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 20 – Savoury Biscuits

This is a slight variation on some savoury biscuits that I found on the internet.  I basically have added ground oats and Linwoods amazing Super Foods mix of Milled Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame Seeds & Goji Berry mix and reduced the sugar to make them a little healthier.  My kids love them so they make a really good alternative to sugar additives loaded packets of biscuits.

  • 1 and a half cups of flour – whole wheat flour if you are being really good.
  • 1 tablespoon of Sugar
  • Half teaspoon of Salt
  • Quarter cup of Water
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of Ground Oats
  • 1 tablespoon of Linwoods Mix
  • 4 tablespoons of Butter

Basically pre-heat the over to 250 and grease a large baking tray

Mix everything together in a large bowl.

Roll the pastry mix.  I always find it super sticky at this stage so you will need lots of flour to stop it sticking.

Cut shapes with a cookie cutter & put on a well-greased tray

Pop in the over for 5-10 minutes or until nicely golden brown

And enjoy!

Spring Health & Beauty 19 – Hayfever Hay Max

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Don’t let pollen get you down.

Spring Health & Beauty 19 – Hayfever Hay Max

Hayfever is one of those things that doesn’t sound anywhere near as bad as it is.  Yes, its not life threatening or anything but it can really ruin a summer and after years of suffering I know it only to well how ridiculously annoying it can be.

I have spoken about this before but after years of suffering with hay fever I find this product fantastically effective and its non-invasive – Hay Max

Its a cream, similar in substance to Vaseline which you wipe around your nostrils and it stops the pollen entering in to your system.  A little trick I have learnt it putting a touch on your eyelashes (never on the eye) to stop pollen entering you eyes.

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It’s a few quid but a tiny pot will last me all season.  You can buy in chemists on online.

Happy summer x

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 18 – Honey Mask

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Yummy Honey

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 18 – Honey Maskimages-1

Honey makes are great mask as it helps reduce and prevent wrinkles & softens the skin.  Plus it couldn’t be easier.

  • Cleanse your face so lovely and clean
  • Rinse with warm water to open your pores
  • Smoother your face in lovely Honey
  • Leave for 10 or 15 mins and wash off.
  • Admire your lovely honey skin!

Happy masking x

 

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 17 – Eyebrows

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Tame the Brow

UnknownSpring Health & Beauty Tip 17 – Eyebrows

Use a tiny touch of vaseline to sculpt your eyebrows into shape.  Particularly useful if you have an eyebrow hair that won’t go the way you want it to!  The more you do it, you maybe able train the hair to grow a certain way.

Personally I often use mascara instead, I find the brush helps me move the eyebrow hairs to exactly where I want them and saves using an eyebrow pencil.

Happy brushing x

 

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 16 – Go Green

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Flood Your Body with Goodness with Green Juice

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 16 – Go Green

The thought of drinking a Green Smoothie can be a little scary, mainly because it doesn’t sound great.  It is an acquired taste, but the fruit is essential as it helps balance out the bitterness.

images-5I have found the most wonderful recipe on an awesome website for you to look at, it even includes a Beginners Juice with a softer taste so if you are interested but not 100% sure where to start, you need to visit 100 Days of Real Food.

Honestly, give it a go, it’s not that bad and the benefit is immense – balance your body’s natural pH, flood your body and cells with goodness quickly and effectively, breaking down the fruit and veg in the blender lessens the load on the body’s digestion,

You can make your juice and put it in a jam jar so you can take it with you when on the move..

Happy juicing x

 

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 13 – Extra Fabulous Curls

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Another fabulous tip from Essex

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 13 – Extra Fabulous Curls

This tip was given to me by Joel, one of the hair stylists at Chloe’s Beauty Bar (as in Chloe from TOWIE).

Firstly – Spray your hair with hairspray just before you curl it, that way the heat from the straighteners will dry and stiffen the hairspray, helping you to keep those lovely curls.

Secondly – Joel recommends using straighteners for the best curls, wrap the hair around and pull through the hair.  The big tip is to pull the straighteners really slowly to get the best curl.  Pull to quickly and it will just pull it out.

Happy curling x

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Spring Health & Beauty Tip 12 – Drink Tea

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Time for Tea

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 12 – Drink Tea

There is now scientific proof that drinking tea is good for you!

According to scientists at University College London a cup of tea reduces levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and according to a study by Kings College London, drinking 4 cups of tea found that drinking tea can be better for you than drinking water because of the antioxidants (which are great for preventing DNA damage and most importantly wrinkles) in tea – especially Green Tea.

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Happy Drinking x

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 11 – Sugar Scrub

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Exfoliate your skin in the sweetest way

Spring health & Beauty Tip 12 – Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

Exfoliating is great for your body as well as your face.  The fantastic news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy products, you can make delicious products at home.  I personally LOVE this recipe.

Mix some Sugar with a little Olive Oil into a stiffish paste.  Add a drop of Geranium essential oil (Lavender will work well too if that’s what you have).  And that’s it, a delicious Sugar Scrub.

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In the shower, scrub, rinse, done!  You are all exfoliated and soft, no trouble!

If you prefer a Salt scrub, swap the sugar for Salt.  I personally find that Himalayan Salt has the best result and makes the skin feel best.  But I am assuming that you already have Sugar in the cupboard so may be best?!

Happy Scrubbing x

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Spring Health & Beauty Tip 10 – Sleep Well

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 10 – Sleep Well

Everyone needs a good night sleep.  Its not just the actual missing of sleep that is tricky, its the knock on effect that loss of sleep has.  Feeling tired, not thinking straight and if you are anything like me, seriously over-emotional when tired.  So today you are actually getting a few tips all about getting a good night sleep.

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  • Make your bedroom as dark as possible and keep it cool – optimum for a good nights sleep.
  • Practice deep breathing or ideally meditate before bed.
  • Keep screens off or out of the room. The little lights can interfere & there is always that temptation to have a look at your phone during the night if you are up.
  • A couple of drops of Lavender oil on your pillow or cotton napkin on your pillow.
  • No coffee in the afternoon.
  • A warm bath before bed, ideally with a couple of drops of Lavender or Ylang Ylang for a good night sleep.

If you have any tips, please let me know in the comment box below xx

Sweet dreams x

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Spring Health & Beauty Tip 9 – 15 minute Rule

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The 15 Minute Rule

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 9 – Only Spend 15 Minutes Doing A Task

So this tip is really focused on your inner health – or Inner Haven!!  I have been hearing more and more about this so tried it and it really does work.

We can all be god at procrastinating or spending to much time thinking and not enough time doing and this skill really helps with that and then the list of things to do can get a bit overwhelming and you are left wondering how you are going to have time to do it all.  Been there?  I know I have!

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Only allow yourself 15 minutes to do something and then blast it.  When the 15 minutes is up you walk away.  No ifs or buts.  If there is still more to do, allow another 15 minutes at another time but it is important you do this as then you are training yourself and your brain to stay focused for short periods of time.

Its like that saying – You can get more housework done in the 15 minutes before someone arrives at your house than you do the rest of the week – its because you know you need a result quickly.

So any funny little jobs, try this today… the new 15 minute rule.

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Happy tasking x