Radiance Project NZ – he aha

I’m a seeker, a bit of a wanderer …  I study people, I try to understand them at their core and the experiences that have shaped them into who they are. For the past 15 years of my journey I have been laser and skin specialist, make up artist, teacher, dumping ground, friend and confidant working all the…

yoga poses for poor digestion and i.b.s

These yoga poses offer immediate relief for soothing and relieving symptoms of irritable bowel and poor digestive system. Standing Forward Bend ~ Uttanasana Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints lengthening the torso and engaging the knees and thigh muscles. Breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alternative: keep knees bent…

herbs for radiant skin and healthy hair

If your hair and skin has lost its usual lustre and shine, chances are you’re body is not obtaining the required nutrients from your diet. Skin, being the largest body organ is always the first to show any outward signs of inner disharmony. Supplements are not a replacement for a well balanced diet, food can…

5 reasons to add Watercress to your diet

I grew up eating Watercress but not in the traditional soups or salads. I am part Maori and traditionally, watercress is a staple in the diet, so every 2 weeks we would have what was coined The Boil Up. Fresh Wild Watercress was washed, removing the stalking bitter ends and then placed into a 7L…

organic microdermabrasion

Organic Microdermabrasiion has to be one of my all time favourite treatments. Organic skincare and treatment menus have grown considerably throughout spas and salons the world over proving extremely popular amongst actors, models and ‘it’ girls. The majority of spas and salons retail and offer at least one range of organic skincare to clients opting for a healthier and more responsible…

kicking adrenal fatigues arse … very slowly and gently

Featured on Prayers and Apples It has been 8 months since my world pretty much came crashing down around me in more ways than one. For the past 10 years I have been living in a Chaotic mess. I seemed to draw Chaos to me. I had no idea of the toll that living a life, suspended in such a…

safe cosmetics

I have been wanting to write this post for awhile as I think the information is so important. The long and often intimidating list of ingredients found on the back of our cosmetics (cleansers, moisturisers, foundations) and toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorants, after shave, perfume) can be overwhelming. So I thought we’d start with 5 ingredients. In…

Mr Men … there is strength in weakness

I was in awe when legendary All Black, Sir John Kirwan came forward many years ago and spoke publicly of his panic attacks and battle with depression at the height of his career … a battle he succinctly called ‘freaking out’. Rugby in New Zealand is essentially one of the nations major identities which unfortunately transforms these remarkably talented rugby players into faultless ‘gods’. As in most sports…

combat dark pigmentation with red lipstick?

Deepica Mutyala‘s YouTube Vlog has been making waves in beauty industry circles. All make up artists carry a small arsenal of concealer or camouflage colours in their kit and red based concealers are fantastic to cover and brighten deep dark pigmentation. To be completely honest using a red lipstick had never crossed my mind. My advice: Save your…

skiing, beach bumming & organic sunscreen

Its that time of year again to hit the slopes here in the Southern Hemisphere. Organic and Natural sunscreens vary in organic percentages from 30 -70%. Make sure the brand you buy protects from both UVA / UVB rays and should be free from: Retinyl Palmitate Oxybenzone Benzophenone-3 PABA New Zealand and Australia have the highest levels…

stress head !

Stress, it nudges its way into our lives and then decides to put its roots down. Thankfully there are tools to combat it but it takes action and persistence.   Kathleen DesMaison remarked that “your body speaks to you in the language of symptoms “ Do you recognise that many of the symptoms of stress are interconnected – that one…

i get to try: Sorbet!

What is it: Damage Control Shampoo Bar What is it formulated to do: Soothe and smooth damaged hair without weighing it down. Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Coco Glucoside, Glyceral Oleate, Coco Caprylate, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dried Peppermint, Coconut Milk Powder, Peppermint Oil, Mica, Lactic Acid. Usage: Due to…

out-n-about fashion favourites

I’m a big fan of the ‘Out-n-About’ kind of fitness. The thought of being stuck inside a smelly gym staring at the walls just doesn’t do it for me. I’m an even bigger fan of people who just slap on whatever clothes are clean and available at the time to go and play in. I’ve…

q&a with eternel medispa, dubai

While there are a lot of entrepreneurial ideas floating around Dubai, there are few that remain guaranteed success. According to the Khaleej Times last week, Dubai’s external cosmetics trade posts all-time high, “The rapidly substantial expansion in the development of the cosmetics market has created an increased stature in Dubai’s external trading in perfumery and…

awkward: your chemical imbalance is showing

I had to share this fantastic article from my girl Jess @ Prayers and Apples, outlining the need for regulatory changes in how antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs are prescribed and marketed to the masses. She’s such a hive of information … thank you Jessica x Awkward: Your Chemical Imbalance is Showing