Lashhed by Sarah

Like almost every woman on the planet (unless already blessed with them) I have always wanted long luscious lashes. I’ve tried many mascaras, carried curlers in my clutch, and envied those that are graced with the good genes. I hated the heavy feeling of wearing a set of fake’s out and feared for dear life that they would start sliding down my face mid boogie. I knew getting eyelash extensions was an option, but it just didn’t seem for me. I had seen results that were a tad less then pretty and heard horror stories of going lash bald afterwards. This was until a good friend of mine decided to make it a hobby. She studied a course, practiced on her mum and soon enough was giving lengthy lashes to those in need. I decided to give it a go, and boy I am not looking back! They are amazing. It’s like everything I ever dreamed of and more. I can wake up in the morning, no face on, hair a disarray, and feel like I don’t look as half deceased anymore. Sarah has a real talent for making them still look and feel au naturel. She works her magic from the comfort of home, based in Adelaide, Australia, and I can say it’s worth the long lie down. It’s actually so relaxing I nodded off a couple of times. Ladies, I need not persuade you any longer, just check out her social media pages and you will understand what I am banging on about!

For the whole month of July she is offering a full set of extensions for only $35! Yes, you read that right. It’s ridiculous so make sure you jump on board before you miss her introductory offer.

Contact her via:

Facebook – Lashhed By Sarah

Instagram – @lashhedbysarah

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Homemade Coffee Scrub

Everyone wants to have naturally healthy and youthful looking skin, and we go through so many products, home remedies and routines trying to find how to achieve that. Finding what works for you can amount to spending thousands of dollars on different products, as advertising so easily sucks us in to buying the ‘next best thing’ for our health and skin. What many people don’t realise is that it’s quite easy to create your own home-made versions of these skin treatments right out of your own kitchen, and for half the price. The ‘Coffee Scrub’ has recently become one of the more popular methods to cleansing and purifying the skin. I know of many online companies selling their own coffee scrubs using social media as their main form of advertisement, which is very smart given todays generation thrives off social media and online entertainment. These companies tend sell a bag of their coffee scrub for around $20 to $30 for 200g, which isn’t much. I’m here to tell you that you can very easily make your coffee scrub for less then $20 and it will last a whole lot longer!

The key ingredients in the scrub is coffee grind, coconut oil, salt and sugar. Caffeine is amazing for your skin in many ways. The coarse grind is great for exfoliation and improves circulation. It can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks giving your skin a youthful, radiant and firm appearance. Caffeine also has anti inflammatory properties and when applied to the face it can reduce puffiness around the eyes. Coconut oil is great for retaining moister in the skin. It contains fatty acids, which are a strong disinfectant, vitamin E, for healthy glowing skin and antioxidant properties, which help to maintain an even skin tone. Along with salt and sugar, the scrub has therapeutic benefits, is a natural purifier and prevents skin against harmful toxins.

Below you will find the recipe I created and use to achieve all those positive benefits for my skin. So ladies, don’t fall for all the online advertisements claiming their coffee scrub is the best going around. Save yourself a bit of cash and experiment making your own coffee scrub. This will also ensure you skip any nasty’s that could be involved in a big chain company’s product, like artificial fragrances or chemicals. Just a warning for those wanting to try this out… Your bathroom will definitely reek of coffee once your done, make sure you leave the fan on or a window open!

Ingredients

  • 1 x pack of ground espresso coffee beans
  • 1 x jar of coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar

Method

  1. Heat roughly two tablespoons of coconut oil over the stove until liquefied, then take off heat.
  2. Mix to that two heaped tablespoons of the coffee grind, salt and sugar.
  3. Rinse your body under warm water to open the pores.
  4. Rub the scrub onto your body and face in circular motions, leave for a couple minutes, then rinse off.
  5. Repeat once or twice a week to achieve that glowing youthful skin!

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Winter Necessities

I am definitely not winters greatest fan. I really dislike the cold and always find it difficult to master what to wear to both look good and manage to keep myself warm. People always seem to suggest rocking lots of layers, but honestly who can be bothered dressing yourself in four different tops and two pairs of pants? Not me. Luckily for us, this season we have been blessed with some styling that is going to set the fashion standards and keep us warm all at the same time! Already having been rocked by some of the greats, like Miranda Kerr and Gigi Hadid, ‘over the knee’ boots have come way back in. I for sure am very pleased about this, although a good pair will probably set you back quite a bit, and I am still yet to purchase mine. This style is great as you can still keep your legs so warm while wearing a leather skirt or even a dress! Another statement piece that’s already being raved about this season is the trench coat. Big coats have always been in, but never really this big. Definitely grab yourself a thick and long trench this winter to keep yourself super warm. Paired with your boots, this style ain’t going out any time soon. This look will probably be expensive, so no shame in outfit repeating either! Simply mix up you’re under layer to keep it looking fresh each time, or pair with a scarf to change it up. I’ll be praying we all stay warm and fashionable this winter!

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Neutral Boho

I am in love with bohemian styling, and what first comes to mind is bright colours, patterns and stacks of jewels. But what I love even more then this look is a simple neutral boho. It’s possible, and it wears so nicely and will quite possibly never go out. You are always safe when you stay within the neutral earthy tones, the blacks, whites, creams, browns and beiges. And if your wondering how this makes a bohemian look, still add the jewels, go for layers and flowing pieces like maxi skirts or kimonos. You can still rock patterns and anything looks great paired with a set of nice boots or strapped sandals. My favourite go-to online store to find the best neutral boho pieces is Sabo Skirt. Prices for pieces range anywhere between $20 to $150, but if anything seems a little too pricey I can assure you are paying for really good quality. If you love the bright colours and patterns too much, I can also recommend Arnhem Clothing based in Byron Bay, Australia. Their pieces are just as amazing, a touch more expensive, but totally worth it. They have amazing swim wear too! Basically, if you love boho styling like myself, you probably rock it already in whichever way you feel your most comfortable, and that’s definitely the most important thing.

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Active Wear

I’m not going to lie to ya… I am a frequent abuser of active wear. There are a whole lot of people out there that treat active wear like it should be banned, unless you are literally being active, like it’s such a terrible thing to wear to the grocery store or out to brunch. I know we aren’t fooling anyone, just because I wear my Nike’s everywhere and live in sports bras doesn’t make me some kind of marathon runner or Olympic athlete. Those people clearly just don’t get it. I don’t think active wear abusers like myself wear it to ‘impress’ anyone or ‘fool’ anyone, I wear it simply because it’s some of my comfiest clothes, and I very much enjoy feeling comfortable. I consider myself to be a pretty active person, I try to get out and do something almost every day, whether it be walking, running, cycling or going to the gym. My active wear almost inspires me. I window shop for that shit and think to myself after blowing my pay, ‘Okay, I have to make that worth it.’ It’s a win-win situation, I get to stride around in my well deserved and comfy as active wear and know that I’m doing something good for myself at the same time. I would hate for anyone to refer to it as a type of ‘fashion’ because that’s definitely missing the point. The point is that people should be able to wear whatever type of clothing they like, in reason of course, without being judged. Don’t look at me in my active wear and assume I would have no idea what a treadmill is, because I do… and I work hard on that god damn thing.

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Dainty Ears

I am in love at the moment with dainty jewellery. Nothing too overpowering yet something unique and simply nice. Thin bracelets and necklaces are always winners, but I think the true standout, and a lot of the time forgotten about, are earrings. Having nicely decorated ears can be a real stand out, especially if you are going for a slick-back hair look. I have multiple ear piercings myself, and was happy to go through the pain because I knew I would be happy with them. There are such a variety of ear piercings nowadays and such a variety of jewellery to go with them, but I still think subtle is key. My favourite look is multiple piercings with dainty jewellery, pictured below. And remember, the piercings don’t always have to be real… If you don’t want to go through that pain that’s totally fair enough! There is a fake jewellery piece for just about every piercing aswell.

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