Sunscreen Chemicals to Avoid

by Aly Hazlewood on July 27, 2016

Concerns about sunscreen chemicals

 

Infographic courtesy of Odylique.co.uk. Odylique Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 is organic and fair-trade, and I will be testing this soon for review, so keep your eyes peeled.

 

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Amnesty International – Look Beyond Borders

May 24, 2016

Today I saw this very beautiful little piece of celluloid from Amnesty International and felt to repost it here on my blog for a couple of reasons; 1. It reminded me of the after-school club I used to attend in the 80′s. Once a week, a small group of students and teachers would stay behind [...]

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Volunteering in Thailand – Samma Karuna Healing, Awakening and Yoga School

May 12, 2016

For the past couple of months I’ve had the great pleasure of volunteering at Samma Karuna School of Healing, Awakening, Detox and Yoga, located on Had Cha Pao beach, Koh Phangan. With the energy exchange of 3-4 hours work a day, 6 days a week, I am able to participate in the school’s full Healing [...]

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Cacay Naturals 100% Oil – Natural, Organic Skincare That Packs a Punch

May 12, 2016
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  Cacay Oil is the latest ‘wonder oil’ to hit the hugely overcrowded skin care market and comes from wild harvest Cacay trees in the Colombian Amazon. High-end facial skincare sales have largely been flat over the past year, but face-oil sales surged 24 percent to $42 million, data from NPD Group show. They’ve more than doubled [...]

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Paired back skincare – Origins A Perfect World SPF 15 BB Cream

May 11, 2016
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  So I haven’t written a post about make up in quite some time, in fact I haven’t published very many posts at all in recent months because, well, I’ve just been too busy living life! Many of you will know that I embarked on passion project last year, and have been living and volunteering [...]

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14 Things I learned living in ‘conscious community’

March 1, 2016
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1. I’ve learned that wherever you go, there you are. No truer words have been spoken, there’s simply no escaping yourself. I naively thought that community living could be the answer to my problems, might soothe the lifelong solitude in my soul, but was rapidly disavowed of this notion. 2. In a similar vein, I’ve [...]

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Off the beaten track – Ko Jum, Thailand

February 3, 2016
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Ko Jum Island, 25 miles south of Krabi, is just a short ferry ride away (350 baht, departing Krabi port at 11.30am daily) and is still something of an off-the-beaten-track paradise. Mercifully free of late night bars pumping out cheesy house music along the shoreline, it still has a sleepy, laid back vibe, punctuated by [...]

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What is EMDR Therapy? A Personal Experience.

January 24, 2016
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One of the many great things about New Life is the number of different therapeutic modalities on offer, ranging from refuge recovery for addiction, the Hakomi method, TRE, Dance Mandala, EFT, Art therapy, core process psychotherapy and more. We are currently very fortunate to have Ani Konchog on the Life Coach team again this year. [...]

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Photo blog of Vientiane, Laos

January 23, 2016
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Last month I made a short trip to Vientiane, Laos to renew my Thai visa so that I could return to the New Life Foundation to resume volunteering. I’d heard that there isn’t a huge amount to do in Vientiane and this proved fairly accurate, but it does have its own charm. Once a French [...]

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The Wilderness Reserve, a Luxury Bolt-Hole from London

January 15, 2016
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 My abridged review of the Wilderness Reserve for the February issue of Absolutely Magazine   Sibton Park  The Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk, once a great Palladian estate dating back to the 18th century, now consists of 4,500 acres of land purchased over a number of years by a private investor. This privatisation of national assets that the [...]

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An Upmarket Stag Weekend in Morocco

January 9, 2016
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With the rise in budget airlines there has been a huge increase in pre-wedding tourism (stag and hen holidays to you and me). In fact, as many of my 30-something friends began tying the knot, I received such a slew of hen holiday invitations, that navigating the unenviable minefield of which to accept and which [...]

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How this committed rule breaker learned to find comfort in structure

January 6, 2016
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  It’s safe to say that I am somewhat of an anti-authoritarian. Perhaps one of the reasons I am so attracted to Buddhism is that it invites you to “see for yourself”, to test out this set of guidelines for living to see if they work for you, rather than buying into some ancient dogma. I [...]

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Part Two – Listen to your heart

October 28, 2015
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“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.” – Paul Coelho, The Alchemist. The 40′s can often be a time of great transition for women, especially those childless as I am. I’ve found myself questioning many of my career and life [...]

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Part One – Ditching the beauty products

October 28, 2015
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So dear readers, this little blog of mine is about to undergo a bit of a sea change. Permit me to elaborate. Many of you will know that I’ve been a make up artist for the last 13 years, and in that time I’ve seen epic changes in the fashion and beauty industry, most of [...]

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Organii Everyday Organics Peach Shower Gel

July 9, 2015
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ORGANii is a new brand of everyday certified organic products, which includes shower gels, liquid soaps and cream soap bars that contain only pure, 100% natural ingredients, sourced from organic certified suppliers where possible. As all products in the ORGANii range are vegan and carry the ECOCERT logo, they are perfect for those who want [...]

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The Moorings, Islamorada, Florida Keys

May 6, 2015
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Image Copyright – Aly Hazlewood Review of The Moorings Village & Spa, Islamorada Discovered by Spanish explorers, Islamorada (purple island in Spanish) is thought to have been named such thanks to the astonishing purple hued sunsets that grace the skies. One of the most enjoyable location shoots I’ve had the good fortune to experience was [...]

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Outdoor recycled plastic rugs to beautify your garden

May 1, 2015
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We love a bit of recycled material at The Truth About Beauty, especially when it’s fair trade. Following the success of the range of outdoor rugs by American brand ‘Fab Habitat’ last year (not to be confused with ‘Habitat’!), here are the gorgeous new designs and matching pouffes for 2015.

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