Herbosophy — My New Favourite Herb Supplier

  I’ve been taking natural herbal supplements for as long as I can remember. However, they can be expensive and it is often time consuming to find organic and unrefined products. I recently discovered an online herb supplier, Herbosophy. A family run business in Perth, Western Australia, Herbosophy offers a range of quality herbs that are encapsulated on order. This means you are receiving the most fresh and pure herbs that are filler and preservative free. Their range is diverse, with herbs I’ve never heard of before on offer. Whilst I recommend consulting a healthcare professional before commencing a new… Continue Reading

Aerial Fitness – A womenCANplay-organised Event

  After attending the launch of womenCANplay in October and being inspired by co-founders Hannah Massingham and Billi McCarthy-Price to join this awesome network of active Canberra women, I was lucky enough to attend one of their recent Give It A Go events. The activity: aerial fitness. The participant: an uncoordinated and inflexible 22 year old female (yours truly). Challenge accepted. womenCANplay organised the Give It A Go session at Aerial Sports Canberra, located in Mitchell, Canberra. On arrival I was welcomed by Hannah and Billi as well as the founder and head instructor of the studio, Cher Albretch. I… Continue Reading

Easy Tips to Stop Biting Your Nails

  I’ve been a chronic nail-biter my entire life. I’ve gone through good phases where I’d hardly bite my nails, and I’ve also gone through bad stages where I’d chew my nails and cuticles until they bled. For someone who is usually a bit of a control and neat freak in other aspects of her life, I’ve never understood why nail biting is the one bad habit that I’ve never been able to fully kick. Whilst I don’t think I’ll ever totally kick the habit (or at least not any time soon), these simple strategies have helped me manage my… Continue Reading

womenCANplay Launch

  On a crisp Canberra morning, I found myself out the door at 7:15am and heading to the launch event-breakfast for womenCANplay, hosted at the YWCA. A not-for-profit organisation that was founded in Canberra, womenCANplay offers an interactive online hub for women who wish to get involved with sport and other activities in the ACT. This NGO was founded by Hannah Massingham and Billi McCarthy-Price after they moved to Canberra and discovered a gap in the market for information on female sporting and recreational opportunities.   ‘We wanted to help ensure that every women, regardless of age, race, religion, ability,… Continue Reading

To the Person Having a Crappy Day, Week or Month

  To the person having a crappy day, week, or month: embrace the suckiness. I know this sounds counterintuitive. People always say you should do anything you can to cheer yourself up when you feel down. Go for a walk, listen to some upbeat music, hang out with your friends. Just do these simple things and you’ll feel better. But sometimes it’s not that simple. Sometimes you just need to embrace the bad days as much as the good ones. This is something I recently learnt. A few months ago, I went through one of those periods of your life… Continue Reading

10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil – Tried and Tested

  If you haven’t been living under a rock, you have most likely heard about the wonder of coconut oil. It claims to be the cure for everything! However, with so many articles and people telling me what to use it for, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding what is actually worth trying and what actually works. So I’ve tried a few of the common uses for coconut oil to find out for myself. My experiences and thoughts are below:   Body moisturiser When at room temperature, coconut oil has a white wax-like texture. However, it will start to… Continue Reading

How to Tame Your Hair Down There

  After waxing, sugaring, and shaving for the past few years, one day I had finally had enough with the high prices, annoying ingrown hairs, and the painful procedures. After considering it for a few months, I finally made the jump into the world of laser hair removal. Laser hair removal works by directing concentrated light into the hair follicle, which inhibits the hair’s future ability to grow. And this is all without disrupting or damaging your skin (yes please!). I found the whole process very interesting and conducted quite a bit of research before booking my first session. There… Continue Reading

Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting – The Lazy Girls Guide to Great Eyes

  I love eyebrows. They are definitely my favourite feature on women. I could stare at Lily Collin’s bold brows all day long. However, with my fair hair, there is no way I could ever achieve such magnificent brows without pots of eyebrow gel and a few dozen brow pencils. Whilst I could spend 15 minutes a day perfecting my brows with expensive products, I am the quintessential lazy makeup-wearer who simply doesn’t have the patience (or skill) to totally nail the bold brow look by myself. After all, it’s a very fine line between having bold eyebrows and just… Continue Reading