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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

how hippie will you go

  Were you aware that manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required to disclose the ingredients used in their products ? Imagine these Known TAMPON INGREDIENTS: Synthetic Fibres Bleach Perfumes Polyvinyl Alcohol Hydrocarbon Dioxin Polyester Polyurethane Parabens being INSERTED WILLINGLY BY US: into our body, month after month, year after year…purely because of…

d.i.y body scrub

A cheap, easy and decadent Body Scrub – click on the Logo to check it out 🙂

dermamelan: treatment for hyper-pigmentation

Melasma sometimes called chloasma appears as a “symmetrical blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes. It can lead to considerable embarrassment and distress” – Dermatology Network New Zealand. It is commonly seen in pregnant women, with brown patches becoming apparent on the top lip, across the…

turn your face to the sun …

 turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe – Maori proverb

juju organics, eco-chic beauty

The last few years of my career have been within the medical spa industry using a number of different lasers and medical grade products to correct a variety of skin conditions. While I still believe there is a time and place for these treatments, a recent stint with ill-health managed to reignite my passion with…

mii maa mineral cosmetics

I think most everyone is aware of the intense rivalry between New Zealanders and Australians. The slagging, witty put downs and cheeky banter runs thick through our veins. So it is with a heavy heart that I say so publicly, that I am a big fan of Australian Organic Skincare and Mineral Make-up. In my opinion they are at the forefront in setting standards of quality and…

Spa and Beauty

Hot Wax: A strip-less hot wax applied with a spatula, that shrink-wraps around the hair follicle to enable it to remove hair as short as 1mm! I use it when waxing most area a part from the legs and arms. Perfect for short, stubborn hair on any part of the face and those xxx places. It is very…

a guide to medical spa treatments

If you’re contemplating slightly more invasive and stronger treatments than you would normally have in the spa setting then you may be contemplating a trip to a medical spa. It may seem intimidating initially, not knowing if you’re willing to commit to some procedures or perhaps not fully understanding the treatment process, just be sure…

ask Strala ~ I need to lose weight !

It’s hard to be healthy when we keep practicing struggle and strain in our lives. We need ease. We need to feel, breathe deep, and get calm.

my love affair with coconut oil continues

Great books offering all you need to know about the benefits of coconut oil and your health: The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Bruce Fife