The Beauty Guide book by Dr Libby

I pre-ordered a copy of Dr Libby's new book called the Beauty Guide a couple of weeks ago, and a parcel with the book just came in the post. As noted in the book, Dr Libby is an internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker who holds a Bachelor of Health Science (nutrition and dietetics) with Honours and a PhD in Biochemistry, and has twenty years of clinical experience. I bought a copy of another book by Dr Libby calledย Beauty from the Inside Out, which wasย published a couple of years ago, and enjoyed reading the book a lot. Dr Libby's new bookย the Beauty Guide is also so beautiful and so lovely to read and shares a lot of generous and lovingly written information, beauty care tips and solutions about how to look after yourself and to uplift the way you see and feel about yourself as best you canย ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

A natural conditioner by Earthwise

I have been using a natural hair conditioner by Earthwise, a natural and eco friendly brand who are based in New Zealand, and who make gentle and natural body care and cleaning products. The conditioner is called the Nourish Revitalise natural Conditioner and comes in a white package, and I enjoy using the conditioner a lot. I have also tried a couple more of the shampoos, conditioners and soaps by Earthwise too, and we often buy Earthwise cleaning products to use at home as they are gentle, natural and safe, and help to care for the environment ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

A couple of samples from L’Occitane

I bought a Cherry Blossom fragrance from L'Occitane en Provence in 2017, and was kindly gifted a couple of natural skin care samples from L'Occitane to try. The natural skin care products are included in the samples include the Amande concentre de lait (milk concentrate) and the Creme ultra riche (ultra rich cream) and the samples are generous and in a beautiful packet with illustrations. I had not tried the natural skin care products before, and enjoy and appreciate using the samples a lot ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย L'Occitane is a lovely natural beauty, skin care and body care brand with products made in France, and I am hoping to try a couple more products from L'Occitane soon to include in a couple more blog postsย ๐ŸŒธ

A couple of samples from Trilogy

I just bought a Very Gentle Restoring Oil from Trilogy Products, a lovely natural, organic and eco friendly skin care brand who are based in New Zealand, and a couple of trilogy samples were included in the parcel (thank you Trilogy Products) ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ the skin care products included in the samples include the Balancing Face Lotion and the Rosapene Night Cream, and both of the products are noted to be made with rosapene. I had not tried the skin care products before, and really enjoyed trying the face lotion and cream.ย 

Choc chip cookies by Annabel Langbein

Here is a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, from a lovely cook, food writer and publisher from New Zealand, called Annabel Langbein. Annabel Langbein has a lot of baking and cooking books published with lots of beautiful photos, and her recipes are always so lovely and reliable and are often made with fresh ingredients. I opened a tin of condensed milk a couple of days ago and was a bit worried about how we could use the condensed milk, though I thought of baking chocolate chip cookies, as we also have some dark chocolate at home. I am hoping to bake the chocolate chip cookies today and the cookies would be so lovely to have for morning or afternoon tea or with a cup of coffee or tea in case you feel like something sweet ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿช

Very gentle restoring oil by Trilogy

I bought a very gentle restoring oil from Trilogy Products, a lovely natural and eco friendly skin care brand who are based in New Zealand (where I am from), a couple of days ago. The parcel with the face oil just came today, and also included a couple of beautiful skin care samples from Trilogy Products (a blog post coming soon) and a soft red lipstick from Karen Murrell lipsticks, as a gift with the order. Karen Murrell are a lovely natural lipstick brand with a lot of colourful pink, red and coral lipstick shades, who are also based in New Zealand (thank you Karen Murrell) ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธ

July favourites

Here are a couple of favourites from the month of July ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย the favourites I chose include a cream jumper from Country Road, a raspberry and blueberry smoothie recipe with almond milk and chia seeds, an oats with almond milk and raspberries recipe, the treasure yourself affirmations cards by Miranda Kerr and a couple of face masks from KORA Organics, including the clay purifying face mask and the turmeric brightening & exfoliating face mask. Are there any favourite things you enjoyed a lot for the month of July?

A couple of sleep care tips

Here are a couple of care tips for a comfortable and peaceful sleep ๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒธย I used to wake up in the night a lot, or take a while before falling asleep and hope the sleep care tips could be helpful in case you are hoping to have a peaceful sleep. A couple of the tips include taking a warm bath or shower in the evening if you can, reading a book, watching a nice movie or listening to music you enjoy, making a gentle cup of tea, herbal tea or hot chocolate, using lavender oil or essential oils and remembering a kind affirmation or a couple of things which you feel grateful for.

Almond and banana smoothie

Here is a recipe for an almond and banana smoothie ๐ŸŒธย the recipe is from the 100 Best Health Foods book, and has just a couple of ingredients, including almonds, plant based milk, bananas, natural vanilla and cinnamon, which you could hopefully find at your local shop. The smoothie is quite quick to make and has a light, creamy and nourishing flavour with the almonds, plant based milk and bananas. The almonds in the recipe from the almonds and plant based milk (in case you use almond milk) are very high in vitamin E, and the smoothie is also quite filling with the almonds and banana.

KORA Organics clay purifying mask

I bought a clay purifying face mask from KORA Organics a couple of weeks ago, as I had not tried a face mask from KORA Organics before and was hoping to try a natural and organic one. The clay purifying mask is so lovely and feels so beautiful to use and I have been using the face mask about once a week ๐Ÿ•Šย the clay purifying mask has a light, natural clay colour, is smooth and has a light, fresh and lovely scent. I enjoy using the purifying face mask a lot, and my skin always feels soft and glowing and looked after just after I rinse the face mask off ๐ŸŒธ