Essential oils and gemstones to lift your mood

Not everyone believes in the power of essential oils and gemstones and that’s fine, to each his own. This list is for those who have or want to see the benefits for themselves.

I use oils as part of aromatherapy which is a complementary therapy. I dont think it provides a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but I can definitely see it supporting conventional treatment of various conditions. I also find gemstones interesting as they are basically used to magnify, balance and redirect specific energies.

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8 budget beauty tips from our last Uth experience event

I come bearing budget beauty tips!!! My first Uitenhage experience event is done and dusted and as we look forward to the next one – which features as seen on TV crafting queen, Charlene Potgieter – I thought I’d share what we learn’t this month.

The first event was a beauty basics class with MUA(amongst other things) Ranique Roberts. She is a wealth of beauty and make-up info, like seriously! Ranique shared quite a bit of info with us and was so popular that we managed to convince her to come to Uitenhage again for a part two. But before that, let me share some of the budget beauty tips I happened to jot down during her talk. She spoke about so much but you know me and budget friendly.

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Lessons from LeAnne Dlamini

I had the pleasure of meeting singer songwriter and business owner LeAnne Dlamini at the #AWIP event recently. I was rather shook to find how warm, welcoming and sweet she was. Sort of like someone forgot to tell her that she was ridiculously attractive, super successful and could totally get away with Diva tendencies.

But as someone who has built a career on building up others I should not have been surprised. The multi award winning muso runs a campaign called End Girl Hate as well as a company called LDH (Life Designed by Her) both of which focus on woman empowerment. She had so many important things to say that I simply had to make notes, and share some with you. (PS the picture is on me, her and the founder of #AWIP Lorelle Campher)

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Some Brainy baby development facts and a chance to win

Why do I care about baby development when my kid is six and with no other prospects on the horizon? Well, I’m the aunt who buys educational toys and only recently realised that Brainy Baby (The company who sells those really awesome black and white cloths as well as a collection of other goodies to help your new born baby develop their visual and cognitive functions) is actually local (Nelson Mandela Bay local)

So we (Me and Brainy Baby company owner,Lara-Anne Derbyshire) decided – despite neither of us having a baby right now – many of my readers do, so why not give you guys some baby development facts, and a chance to win.

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