My foray into natural skincare

My first crush on natural skincare came when adult acne hit me after a fairly unscathed stretch as a teenager (oh the irony!) I found the only thing that really helped to clear my skin was 100% natural mud soap, which I’ve used religiously for 7 years now. Then, when I got pregnant last year,Continue reading “My foray into natural skincare”

On the turning of the seasons; or letting go.

I watch the seasons as they dance onto centre-stage like clockwork, when their names are called. As each hears its melody, it performs with its own light and shadows and palette of colours to embolden, bringing to life its charge. Sometimes a season may linger like a lover’s scent, other time it wipes the slate cleanContinue reading “On the turning of the seasons; or letting go.”

These are a few of my favourite things…Eléni Skincare Review

We all have rituals and habits we hold dearly. Especially when things are busy, having routines and familiar patterns can be a life-saver…which is why Eléni Skincare has been a very welcome addition to my life this past week! I’ve been enjoying an introduction to the collection of products created by Piet Meyer. Piet leftContinue reading “These are a few of my favourite things…Eléni Skincare Review”

UNIFYNI FASHION SHOWCASE

Hello from the last day of a GREAT week of #nomoretraffik awareness & action! Can’t believe it’s almost over. The STOP THE TRAFFIK NI community groups have been leaflet dropping, dressing models (more on that later), giving chocolate to their local council members, hosting information sessions all across Northern Ireland! I tweeted from @NoMoreTraffik yesterday, essentially just gushingContinue reading “UNIFYNI FASHION SHOWCASE”

WhoMadeMyClothes?

Today is the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy during which 1,345 people died at a factory in Bangladesh where their safety and well-being was constantly ignored. The factory produced goods bought by many popular high-street retailers, and the pressure for the promotion of fair treatment and workers’ rights has continued since then.Continue reading “WhoMadeMyClothes?”

Sick of ‘being ethical’. Whatever that means.

My cousin called me a rabble-rouser and I’m sick of it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a compliment. But ugh. You see, Wee Frizz, when she called me that, was referring to the fact that she has become involved in the #makefashiontraffikfree campaign after a few chats/links we shared. And I’m so glad. I got teary-eyedContinue reading “Sick of ‘being ethical’. Whatever that means.”

Dying to be thin: Eating Disorder Awareness Week

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week this week. I’ve written about image/identity issues a fair bit on here, but there is nothing more powerful than story, and it’s an honour to be able to share two stories of overcoming eating disorders with you. The first comes from my courageous housemate, Emma, who has been battling anContinue reading “Dying to be thin: Eating Disorder Awareness Week”