Natural & Organic make up round up

The natural & organic make up products that I use & love.

I use these brands as I choose to use cruelty free, natural, organic, chemical free skincare & cosmetics.

My Products

🍄 Living Nature Black eyeliner – I got mine from Health 2000

🍄 Inika certified organic brunette brow pencil

🍄 Miessence porcelain translucent liquid foundation – light coverage can be used like a B.B. cream too. I find it builds up well with the concealer – for dark under eye etc & then powder to set.

🍄 Miessence concealer in two shades – one darker shade for contouring and one the same colour as my foundation. I use the lighter one under my eyes, brow bone & along the bridge of my nose and up between brows to forehead

🍄 Miessence blush in ginger blossom – I don’t use this a lot. When I do I only need a touch.

🍄 Miessence mascara – not waterproof but I find it really good unless you cry. And it’s organic of course. ( they’ve taken the mascara offline at the moment 😢)

🍄 Miessence translucent powder – to set my foundation

🍄 World organics – the organic skin co eyeshadows. I have two pallets – Espresso Love (left) & Twilight Star (right). The packaging is bamboo with the metal insets with the powder inside. I wasn’t 100 on the ingredients but I had looked for an eyeshadow for so long that it was the best I’d come across in the natural realm.

🍄Miessence bronzer – I use this sometimes like a contour round the ‘3’ and under my jawline.

🍄 Karen Murrell Red lipstick – number 12 Rymba Rhythm. I got mine at Health 2000.

If you are after the Miessence products you might benefit from becoming a member so you can get the goods for less $. Message me or leave a comment below if you need help with that.

I’ve been using Miessence for 10 years now, I love the products & ethical heart of the brand. Love that it was started by a mama concerned about chemicals.

What’s your favourite natural makeup product & brand? Always looking for options.

Much love

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You are worth the gold standard

You are worth the gold standard
I used to buy literally the gold standard for my husband  – this facial serum which has a good lid and bottle.

And is divine AF to use & makes your skin feel like a dream.

Anyway here I was just using a standard daily moisturiser.

Then I was like hang on I deserve the best stuff too. The gold stuff. The slightly pricier ( a word ?!)

So now I use it everyday now & its divine.
This gold standard that I’m talking about = 

Facial serum line up
Rejuvenessence facial serum its a luxurious facial oil – you will feel like you are getting a spa facial every morning when you apply it.

It’s applied at the moisturiser ‘stage’ of your skincare routine. It’s super concentrated too so a little goes along way.

If you have especially dry skin this is perfect for you & it’s not heavy so still absorbs nicely into your skin. That’s why it’s also ok for all skin types. My husband & I have different skin types & we both use it.

Suzanne loves it too

Testimonial rejuvenesse facial serum
You’ll find all the

💚testimonials

💚organic ingredient list

💚 how to use the serum right here darl.


Mum life

This might sound familiar  Mama

💟 settling for second best

💟 making do for you

💟 letting everyone else go first

💟 not getting a fuss made about you

You have probably been guilty of buying an outfit from a kids boutique for your child while you can’t possibly spend 💰 on that new dress for yourself. ( and while I think about that. It’s so much more economical to buy the dress for yourself anyway as kids grow so damn fast!)

Just know you are worthy of it all. Choose the gold standard for yourself when you can.

That doesn’t just mean spending money but taking time for yourself, celebrating you & accepting when others want to celebrate you and all aspects of self care.


Prioritising family life

I’ve heard some say that your priorities should be you, your marriage/ relationship then your kids. Conflicting & it can make you feel like abit of a heartless b but when you think about that.

💖 When you are doing you & taking care of yourself, you have a lot more patience & understanding in your parenting.

💖 When your relationship game is tight you are creating a positive environment for your children & role modelling a healthy relationship.

So really it’s with your children’s wellbeing in mind you take care of yourself & your relationship so you can show up for your kids. {click to tweet}.

Whew some days it just flows here I was starting off about some gold standard facial serum & now we are back to the subjects I love self love, parenting & mindset.

Go well Mama 😘

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Have you heard of Fulvic acids? 

What are Fulvic Acids?


Fulvic acid is one of the most powerful natural electrolytes known to man. Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses across themselves and to other cells.
Cellular electrical energy could be called the life force of the body.
Fulvic acids are supercharged biochemical and phytochemical batteries.
They store massive amounts of the suns energy.

How was Fulvic Acids created?

 

The energy was captured by the plant during photosynthesis, and then through many generations of microbial decomposition and digestion (as that plant broke down after it died), it is transformed into the most refined and complex natural substance on Earth.

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Meet Narelle – Green Goddess

 

Let me introduce you to Narelle Chenery.

Narelle Photo testimonial

Narelle was a young mother when she started concocting natural skincare in her kitchen.

It all started when she learned that a company whose products she had been promoting as natural, weren’t natural at all but in fact full of chemicals. She had been using the products herself & on her children and wasn’t happy to discover what some of the ingredients truly were.

As a young mother, Narelle started looking for a genuine organic alternative.  She was concerned with what these chemical ingredients were & the dangers they posed to herself & her children. Who wants to be slathering chemicals all over their children’s beautiful little bodies.

Finding genuine organic products proved difficult in the early 90s so she decided to create what she needed for herself.

Journey in creating the Miessence range

A family member gave her some books on aromatherapy, herbal remedies, and recipes for natural skin care products. Surprisingly, even these books recommended toxic preservatives, so Narelle started experimenting with her own methods and created her first skin creams (which she gave away as gifts).

As her research deepened, she was captivated by the many wonderful offerings of Mother Nature, and grew more concerned about the poisonous ingredients that most cosmetics contained.

“Once consumers realise that health and beauty are inextricably linked, they will have to seriously question those unpronounceable ingredients in their ‘beauty’ products. We, as consumers, are incredibly powerful. Most of the time we just don’t realise it!” she says.

Narelle was inspired to share her findings with others and had articles published in several well-respected natural health magazines.

The response was so positive that Narelle soon realised that there were others just like her. Women & mothers who wanted the most natural products for themselves and their precious children. This fuelled her passion even more!

When she was pregnant with her third child, Narelle’s kitchen hobby soon grew into a vibrant home-based business.

As her children grew, so did the demand for her products. Narelle juggled nappies, school lunches, making products and product orders.

A year and a half later while showing her creations at a natural products expo, Narelle was approached by entrepreneur Alf Orpen. Impressed with her knowledge and dedication, Alf challenged her to create a fully certified organic skin-care range.

Narelle had been eating organic food since her first pregnancy in 1994, and believed wholeheartedly in the organic philosophy. She was up for the challenge!

Industry colleagues and critics said it couldn’t be done…that especially organic ingredients would spoil if not preserved with chemicals. Narelle trusted her intuition and persevered.

She made it happen

After eighteen months of intense research and development, and a generous development grant from the government-

🌱Miessence became the world’s first certified organic skin-care and cosmetic range.

🌱 Startling the multi-billion dollar natural cosmetics industry, her product range was third-party tested under flawless scrutiny, and awarded organic certification in January 2001.

Her intention was to create not only an entire range of certified organic lifestyle products

💖 skin-care

💖cosmetics

💖health supplements

💖household products

💖 Body care

💖 Hair care

but also to empower consumers with information and awareness of what is available, and what is best for health and wellbeing.

In short, Narelle envisioned offering products that would revolutionise the health and beauty industry!

So good you could eat it

The crazy amazing the about Miessence products is that they are certified to food standard – like you could eat them, they wouldn’t taste good but they are edible. They probably have more nutrition & beneficial ingredients than some ‘food like’ products on your local supermarket shelf.

Power to the people 🙌🏼

The traditional cosmetics industry turnover supports the production and use of toxic chemicals, which affects not only our personal health, but the health of our planet!

“If we withdraw our support of the toxic beauty industry, they will have no choice but to make radical changes to maintain market-share. That’s how powerful we are!”

Think about this and vote with your dollar

Miessence is an authentically natural alternative range of skin care, hair care, nutritional, home and body products, using certified organic ingredients. All made by hand on the Gold Coast of Australia.

 

Narelle decided that

👩🏽 She really wanted to empower women to decipher misleading ingredients lists and help them see through the green-washing rife in the cosmetic industry.

💄Create a range of products that were absolutely pure and had absolutely no chemicals in them.

That was the beginning of her business!

Fast forward to today

Miessence now sell in 65 countries, have about 100 products and 30 staff.

Bonus nugget

Narelles tips for wellbeing

Nothing new – Eat clean, drink pure water and exercise. Eliminate toxic chemicals from your life, your body and your environment. Be happy 🙂

Miessence is our product partner. I love the products use them & my family uses them. I truly trust the brand. I’m thankful that Narelle followed her passion in creating truly natural products & continues to create them. She is an inspiration, down to earth & I love her. She was the change she wished to see 🙌🏼

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My wish for the planet 🌎

My wish for the world

I wrote this 3 years ago.

I had written ‘birth wishes’ for both of my children & had wonderful births which lived up to my wishes.

So I wrote this as I was reflecting on climate summits etc & always feel like there is not a lot happening.

I’ve always had an interest in environmental issues but have felt helpless.

I could have mentioned more in my wish but this is my basic planet wish.

Start where you are quote

Start where you are

I had already started by the point I had written my wish –

💜 I try to live sustainably

💜 Eat local

💜 Minimize household cleaning products & chemicals in general

💜 Trying to move toward zero waste

💜 Support those that are standing up & making their voices heard on the issue

💜 Being mindful about the impact what I’m doing, has on the planet.

💜 Organic skincare & cosmetics

💜 Support sustainable ethical companies.

These last two are what drew me to Miessence and why I continue to choose their products & remain a product partner. They are organic, natural & carbon negative ( one step better than carbon neutral).

So I feel confident supporting such a sustainable ethical company & sharing it with others.

I could go all out on this issue but I’m keeping this post positive, as my wish is, and that’s where I started it.

What is your wish for the planet? Environmental or otherwise. Let me know in the comments below.

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Do you know what’s really in synthetic vitamins?

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This will change the way you think about vitamin supplements.

Do you know what’s really in synthetic vitamins?

Dirt, ground up rocks, metals – even nasties like coal, cyanide and acetone!

What! I hear you say and that was my reaction too. You really must listen to this ‘Fridays with Narelle’ webinar recording. Narelle goes over what’s really in specific vitamins and why isolated synthetic vitamins may be doing you more harm than good!

It’s really quite eye opening and rather worrying that companies don’t have our best interests at heart.

Since listening I haven’t been able to look at my vitamin c sodium ascorbate the same and needless to say I haven’t used it. So it’s about real food people real food! Luckily that’s all the Miessence Superfoods are real food that’s truly pure and potent.

Have a listen here and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Have a lovely day

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