Sumptuous Scarves

It’s felt like October in London for about 6 months now. Spring just won’t come.

So it’s lucky I’m a big fan of scarves. I have hundreds of them. Well not hundreds, but let’s just say they take up a fairly significant amount of space in my wardrobe. This is no accident. It’s because scarves are magic – they can make or break an otherwise dull or beautiful outfit.

Here are a few of my favourites.

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Chemical Free Essentials – Nails

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Nail varnishes are filled with very harsh unwanted chemicals, all of which are absorbed into your nails when you’re wearing them.

But the idea of having colour free nails for the rest of my life was too dull for words.

So I did a little digging and found some brands that don’t use harsh chemicals but still produce beautiful nail polishes and other lotions and potions to keep your nails in mint condition.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Recipe

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This is one of my favourite easy afternoon pick me ups.

It’s healthy but also yummy and feels just a teensy bit decadent.

To serve one simply throw a banana, 2 tablespoons of organic smooth peanut butter and about 3/4 of a cup of milk into the blender.

Depending on how runny you like it you may prefer 1/2 a cup or a whole cup of milk so play it by ear a little and see what you like.

I use organic soya milk which even my boyfriend doesn’t mind (as long as it’s in the smoothie).

You can add some honey as well if you like but I find it’s sweet enough with just the banana, particularly if you use quite a ripe one.

Happy blending!

My Favourite Winter Breakfasts

These are a few of my more unusual winter breakfast choices. I am of course a big fan of the basic English fry up (maybe a slightly healthier version), eggs on toast (fried, poached, scrambled), sausage sandwiches and other breakfast classics, but the options below are just a little bit more exciting!

Cinnamon French Toast with Sliced Banana and Maple Syrup

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Chemical Free Essentials – Deodorant

Finding an aluminium free deodorant that actually works is tricky enough, but finding one without other nasty chemicals in it is almost impossible.

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Chemical Free Essentials – Skincare

Right, here’s the lowdown on my favourite chemical free skincare products.

Hand cream, foot cream, face cream, sunscreen, cleanser, sanitizer. You name it, if your skin needs it, it’s here! Continue reading

Chemical Free Essentials – Eye Make Up Remover

Eye Make Up Remover: Coconut Oil

coconut oil 5When you decide not to use chemicals on your skin or hair – ┬áthe idea of slathering a chemical laden solution onto your eyes every evening to remove your eye make up just seems plain silly.

There doesn’t seem to be a chemical free eye make up remover on the market. Or not one that’s at all obvious anyway.

Even my beloved Dr Hauschka doesn’t seem to do a specific eye make up remover.

The Cleansing Milk removes all the make up on my skin but my eyes need a little something extra to do the job.

So I thought of using a pure natural oil. The Grapeseed oil container said not to allow in your eyes so (after a few days of using it!) I thought I would try Coconut oil.

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