OMG a woman dared to allow herself to age?! 

Just wanted to share this article because it made me so happy I felt like singing. This lady should be some sort of spokeswoman, she has completely hit the nail on the head regarding the marketing practices of beauty companies. 

The insults disguised as concern are disgusting. These companies try to terrify us into buying products that we don’t need, and worse than that – their methods can (and do) make women feel like shit about something that is completely natural and beautiful. All in the interest of making more money (what a shocker). 

I recently saw an advert for some neck cream. Did you ladies know that even though you “spend all that time on your face, your neck can still betray you by revealing your real age?!” Ohhhh the horror! I had no fucking idea that I should be worried about the skin on my neck! Thank you so much for informing me that my sneaky neck is giving away the fact that as the years pass I’m getting older! 

I’m 34, I look 34, I don’t use any products on my face (or that bastard sneaky neck of mine) and I never will. I’m going to continue spending my time thinking about my family, our health, being a good person, and about a million more things that are more important than the possibility that I have slight lines on my face 🙂 

Check out the conversation right here then let me know what you think. Have you ever had an experience like this? Have you seen any ridiculous adverts for beauty stuff? 

New year, new goals? 5 ways to increase your success!

For the last few days I’ve been thinking about how people think and behave around new year. More specifically, the whole “new year, new me” and “goodbye last year, this year is going to be amazing!”. I wonder why people focus on the change in date and think that all the things that they haven’t achieved in the last year will suddenly become so much easier and life will be perfect.

Obviously there’s nothing wrong with being positive, the world would be a grim place without a bit of positivity. However, I’m a firm believer that if you only focus on the positive then you are setting yourself up for failure. Continue reading

Do no harm and take no shit. 

Just been thinking about some stuff I’ve seen online recently and thought I’d share.

I think it’s important to remind ourselves of the basics regularly. Some times people can mistake the mantra of “do no harm” to mean that they should be a push over. At the same time I’ve noticed a lot of memes and quotes online about not taking shit from people, or about “deserving” this that or the other. Continue reading

Ditch the stupid diets!

I’ve seen loads of pages/companies/adverts recently for magical miracle “cures” for happiness and health.

It’s got me thinking about how much money people waste on things that are supposed to cure everything – they’ll make you thin/rich/attractive/happy etc etc. Unfortunately none of this is new, these products have been around for decades so why is it that most people don’t see that they’re buying into a fad? These companies pay millions to find new ways to convince women that their product is The One, the one that will give you the figure the media says you should have, the one that will make you soooo irresistible, the one that will bring you eternal happiness and cure all your ails.  Continue reading

Vegan Super-fruit Protein Happy Loaf! (and why bananas are generally awesome)

I love bananas, most foods can be made better by putting bananas in it (that’s probably not true but it illustrates my love for them).

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They’re not only tasty but they’re good for you (win,win!). They’re good for your heart because of the potassium in them; potassium is a mineral electrolyte which helps keep electricity flowing throughout your body and is required to keep your heart beating (quite an important job when you want to stay alive!). Continue reading

10 awesome uses for lemon for home cleaning!

We all like to keep a clean home but a lot of the products we buy to assist us with cleaning have got some pretty scary chemicals in them. There are alternatives out there and a lot of the time the natural solutions are much cheaper, in addition to smelling nicer and being better for the environment and our families. Continue reading

My favourite meal – ever!

I thought a good place to start this blog would be to share my favourite healthy meal with you. It’s literally just a few bits I threw together one night after work, I had intended to serve it with sweet chilli sauce but it was just so delicious I couldn’t improve it at all! Continue reading

Getting started!

Hi there 🙂

This blog will be a place for me to share my knowledge of green health, beauty and home tips. I have a passion for all things green and hope that you will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it!

I believe that the best way to look and feel your best is by using natural, fresh solutions. I genuinely don’t understand how so many people think that lathering themselves and their homes with a ton of chemicals is going to do them or the environment any good. In addition to posting my own recipes and tips I will also share other articles which may be of interest (of course these will be clearly referenced).

So that’s what my aims are, if you have any suggestions/comments/questions then don’t hesitate to get in contact 🙂

 

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