Lime and Rose Dessert Raw and Vegan

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This Lime and Rose dessert is so good!
I love love love to use rose in puddings, well in actually  everything I can get away with.
This is also the perfect way to hide avocados for the kids as they think (well the little one does) that the green colour comes from the limes.

Lime and Rose Dessert:
RAW and VEGAN

Ingredients:

– 3 avocados

– 6 majool dates

– 2 lime zest and juice

– 1 tablespoon rose water

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– pinch of Himalayan crystal salt

– berries for decoration: strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, blueberries

 

♥L

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Health Shot for 2016

See in the New year with this easy to make Health Shot!
Great (if a little sour) start to the day for the whole family.
No need to get any hard-to-pronounce obscure ingredients, you probably already got what you need lurking in your cupboard.
Also check out this video if you want to know more about the health benefits of garlic

♥L

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Monthly Beauty Buys

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These are my latest non-toxic beauty buys:
The cleansing milk and the face oil are both from Swedish brand Estelle & Thild.
I normally go for a cleansing oil but this one is really creamy and thick and I can get the eye make up off as well.
The youth oil smells lovely and It’s not to thick or to light, just perfect!
I needed a new mascara, and after having gone through most non-toxic versions on the market, the Organic Glam mascara in black is my favourite for va-va-voom lashes.
To make my eyes pop a bit, I rely on a thin eyeliner line and this one  by Lavera does the job!
I also got a natural nail polish remover from Benecos.
It works, but you have to use a bit more elbow-grease to get the nails clean and shiny, something I’m completely happy to do, to help us all 🙂

♥L

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Video: Switching to Natural Make Up

 

Making the switch to natural, chemical free Make Up has never been easier with new exciting fashion-led brands.
If you like me want long-lasting make up in beautiful on trend colours, packaged in glamorous environmentally friendly cases your choice have never been greater!
In this video I show you my favourites and below are links of where to get them.

Hope you like it!

Ilia Beauty:
http://iliabeauty.com/
http://www.beingcontent.com/filter/brand/ilia-beauty.html
http://www.net-a-porter.com/Shop/Designers/Ilia/All?level3Filter=&pn=1&npp=60&image_view=product&dScroll=0

Kjaer Wise:
http://kjaerweis.com/shop/
http://www.beingcontent.com/filter/brand/kjaer-weis.html/2
http://www.net-a-porter.com/Shop/Search?keywords=kjaer+wise

Lavera:
http://www.lavera.com/lavera-liquid-eyeliner.html/

Organic Glam:
http://www.theorganicpharmacy.com/organicglam-makeup/eyes/mascara

 

Video: Detox Your Make Up Bag Foundation

Hi, I’m back from Spain where I never were make up just very big sun glasses!
But now I’m super ready for a put together look and especially something that minimize my pores .
I’m always on the look out for non toxic natural make up and in this video I show you my 3 favourite ones.

Living Nature Foundation (pure fawn)

Studio 78 Paris We oxygenize (no1)

Vapour Soft Focus (s100)

XXX Lisa

Natural Shampoo: Giovanni

Giovanni Shampoo

A very Good Monday Morning!

I’m hellbent on finding a of couple shampoos without SLS, phalates and parabens that I can alternate between without having to come back to the Kerastase shampoo that always delivers, but contains chemicals I try to avoid.

So far I’m VERY impressed with california brand Giovanni.

I have used the 50/50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying for normal to dry hair for awhile.

I don’t have dry hair as such, except my ends which are exceedingly dry at the moment, (haircut is way overdue!!) but this one really works for me.

It keeps my hair cleaner for a day longer than most other shampoos (isn’t washing your hair the most tedious thing to do?) and I like the bottle, the eco chic branding and it’s not expensive at £8.00.

XX Lisa

Video: Hand Creams

Good morning!
This video is about my favorite hand creams.
I admit, I’m slightly obsessed..
I have them spread out all over my place, can’t bear to be to far away from some hand nourishment 🙂

Green & Spring Intensive Hand Cream
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
Greenscape Organic Cocoa Butter Hand & Nail cream
Jurlique Hand Creams
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Cream

Video: Anti-Aging Facial Massage


Hi everyone, this video is about the facial massage I do most nights to keep my skin looking really healthy.

The products I use in this video are:
Nude cleansing oil
A home-made anti wrinkle cream (will post the recipe soon)
Facial mist in Rose by Jurlique
Lip balm by Living Nature

Wishing you all a great week!

♥L

Why I Use Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral Sun Cream

When I chose a sunscreen I always go for a Mineral based one.
What I’m looking for is one containing either Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide.
They are safe and effective and block out both UVA and UVB rays.

The mineral particles are big so they won’t penetrate the skin, they sit on the surface blocking the sun rays,and as soon as you put your sun cream on you are protected.
Conventional chemical sunscreen contains very small particles which will penetrate the skin and those chemicals will end up in the bloodstream.
You also have to wait 20-30 minutes before they start working.

I would never, ever use conventional sunscreen on my kids due to the mix of harmful chemicals they contain.
It’s especially Oxybenzone that I look out for, it’s been linked to disruptions to the reproductive system, nerves, thyroid and immune systems.
But oxybenzone is by no means the only chemical that seem to cause problems, conventional sunscreens contains a bunch of other questionable chemicals.
I strongly belive they should not be used on kids.
Everytime you re-apply the cream those chemicals will be absorbed into their little bodies.

Yes, Mineral based sun creams are more expensive, the chemical cocktail mix in conventional sun products are far cheaper to produce, and sun protection is big business.
Mineral sunscreens also leave a white film on the skin, perhaps not the effect you want when lounging at a chi chi resort!

Of course the best sun protection is clothes.
When I’m in London or Stockholm I just cover up after I’ve had my dose of Vitamin D enhancing sun rays, so I don’t really use sun protection.
When I’m on beach holidays and want to chill out in the sun the whole day, I make sure I’m under an umbrella and then I use a mineral based sunscreen with very little whitening effect, (yes, I’m a bit vain). It also contains some chemicals, but the mineral particles will prevent the chemicals from leaking in and it’s not like I’m on holiday for months on end, we’re talking 2 weeks a year, max.
♥L

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