Spring Health & Beauty Tip 21 – What Do You Want?

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Stop thinking about what you don’t want and start thinking about what you do want….

Spring health & Beauty Tip 21 – What Do You Want?

So easy to focus on the bad and never the good.  The problem with that is that you waste all your energy on the wrong thing.  We also sometimes know that we don’t want what we have but we never truly think about what we do want or how we are going to make it happen.

So here are some questions to think about, try and answer them all and make the answers as detailed as humanly possible.  The clearer the vision is in your mind, the more chance you will have of making it happen….

  • What have you always wanted to do but been afraid to try?
  • What prevented you from trying?
  • What would you do if you couldn’t fail?
  • What would you do if money wasn’t a consideration?
  • What does the life you dream of look like?

Now you have identified what you want, think about where you are and where you want to be and map out all the steps between here and there.  Break it down into very small steps so everything is achievable.

I want to hear from you…

Health and Beauty Tips

As the end of May is fast approaching and I am nearly coming to the end of my Spring Health & Beauty Tips season I thought it would be fun to hear from you, my lovely readers.

What is your Top Health & Beauty Tip?

It can be anything from how you clean your make-up brushes to the product you couldn’t live without to a healthy recipe to your fool-proof way to get you out of a bad mood.

Whatever it is, I want to hear it.  You can comment here, on my Facebook page or Twitter.

My favourite ones will be featured on my blog over the next few days – either with your name, website etc… or anonymous, which ever you prefer.

Can’t wait to hear from you xx

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 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 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

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 8 – From Chloe Sims

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Today’s tip actually comes from the gorgeous Chloe Sims one of the stars of The Only Way In Essex who I had the absolute pleasure of meeting today at the launch of her Beauty Bar in Brentwood, Essex – obvs!

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 8 – From Chloe Sims – Use Sticky Tape to Remove Glitter from your Skin

Chloe told me that the night before she had amazing Glitter eyes but make-up remover can’t get glitter off.

Chloe Sims at the launch of her Beauty Bar - CHLOE

Chloe Sims at the launch of her Beauty Bar – CHLOE

So her tip was sticky tape.  Wrap it around your fingers and dab onto the glitter & it will stick to the tape.  Chloe also said, if the tape is to sticky and pulling on your skin, just dab it on the back of your hand a couple of times to take off the residue then begin.

So there you have it… true to life TOWIE advice for a very TOWIE problem.

Happy sticking! x

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 7 – Steam Clean Your Face

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Give your face a spring clean

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 7 – Steam Your Face Clean

Steaming your face can be a non-invasive way of opening the pores, unclogging and deep-cleaning your face.  Brilliantly, it is very easy to do at home.

  • Boil a kettle of water and pour into a large bowel, ideally wider than your face, but leave for a few minutes.
  • Lean over the bowel, but not to close, about 18inches away and put a towel over your head and the bowel so that all the lovely steam stays in the area, working its magic on your face.
  • You can add a few drops of essential oil to help, Rosemary is particularly good for unblocking pores, Lavender is great for the skin and relaxations generally and the two go really well together.  A couple of drops of each in a large bowel will be plenty.
  • After 4 – 10 minutes (no longer), wash your face with clean water as the cold water will help your pores to close again.
  • To finish tone, to remove any dirt that has been dislodged and make sure the pores are closed and moisturise.
  • Finally, admire your gorgeous skin!

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As with all these things, don’t do it to often as it can overstimulate the skin and produce more  of the dreaded oil.  Once a week is fine.

Happy Steaming! x