"1. contrary to popular belief, waking up early isn’t going to drastically alter your life or effect how you’re feeling. so sleep til noon and relish in the way laying in bed all day makes you feel a little more human.
2. drinking your coffee ‘black’ doesn’t make you cooler or more sophisticated than the rest of us who load in milk and sugar.
3. being unimpressed by everything makes you look like a twat. get excited, be overly passionate about something. enthusiasm is fun.
4. hating yourself isn’t romantic.
5. eat whatever you want. your friend’s a vegan? awesome. listen to her talk about how great she feels because of it while you tuck in to some chocolate cake. tell her you feel just as great." — More Reminders - Charlotte Geier (via evasionne)

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Anonymous: I was wondering what is a good moisturiser brand for dry legs?

A plethora of brands stack the shelves, shops and online markets - all with varying price and quality (where price is not always an indicator of quality!). Assuming you’d favour the more affordable and accessible options, I’d suggest the Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion, or their sensitive version. Your local chemist should stock them, or else you’ll have no trouble at Priceline etc.

Having tried both (although I do prefer the original), I can say that both moisturise sufficiently with not a trace of greasiness, nor sparkle or shine c: 

Sukin’s tagline ‘Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth’ runs true, leaving both your pocket and the earth unscathed. However, a few other recommendations would be:

- Jurlique, Grown, Aesop (generally more expensive, but also quite lovely and luxurious)

- St Ives (extremely affordable, available at Coles, Woolworths and the like)

- The Body Shop’s coconut range specifically targets dry skin (mmMmmM)

And be sure to moisturise straight after bathing/showering, oh, and keeping hydrated is fairly important for your skin’s elasticity, too - as are all the essential fatty acids (e.g. almonds & other nuts, avocados, coconut oil, chia seeds, some fish, etc).

I hope this helped c: 

S x

Anonymous: What is a good skincare brand that has all the products for a cleansing process? And how often should you cleanse?

There are many many brands that have a full range. I’d say it’d be best if you went to a pharmacy or department store skincare section and asked for some help to specifically suit your skin. (Especially as there might be different products where you live, compared to where we live).These are some you can look into though, depending on your budget.
- Kora organics is what steph and I use. It’s quite expensive though and if you have ‘problem skin’ it might not be perfect for you, but you never know. It does feel lovely on though. The toner mist is really nice :-)
- There are some good reviews for Clinique and L’oreal but again these are on the higher expense range.
-A cheaper option would be Neutrogena. Each part of the process (cleanser, toner, moisturiser) should set you back only 10 ish Australian dollars.
- I think Clearasil have a ‘Regime Kit’ that retails affordably.
- Nivea has the full range also.
-Jurlique, Grown and Aesop are
also quite highly regarded skin care ranges. Their products smell and feel really, really nice on. Jurlique and Aesop unfortunately are quite expensive.
- Sukin. I used this for a little while and was happy with the quality of it. I needed something a little stronger for my skin though. This brand is organic and very very affordable. Each item is around ten dollars or if you purchase online you can get it for even cheaper again.
I think majority of basic pharmacy skin products will supply the full range. The more expensive ranges are either due to the label or the organic nature of the product.
As I said I’m currently using an organic range however once that runs out I will likely trial a different brand, perhaps, unfortunately, not organic, just to see if the results differ greatly.
Good luck, if you find products you really like let us know :-)

R x

Anonymous: When I get a pimple whats the best thing I should do?

-Don’t touch it.
-Drink a fair amount of water, but don’t over do it.
-There are some over-the-counter gels and creams you can get in the hopes of reducing the bacteria and hence the blemish. Dermalogica has a cream/gel (I think it’s called Bed Time For Break Outs).
-There are a few home made remedies you can try. I’m not entirely sure how successful they will be but you can try. I remember reading one that involved: warming a tea bag with hot water and placing it onto the spot. When the tea bag goes cold follow up by putting an ice cube on the spot. Tea in itself is good for skin as it contains antioxidants. A couple of web articles and reviews suggest using tea as a facial cleanser once in a while, you could maybe give this ago.

R c: