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Well, I went shopping and went a little crazy. I bought new comics, in order to keep up to date, and ended up spending a ton of money of a new bag and some beauty products that were well needed. Enjoy the pics:
This tone is simple, and great for everyday use. It has a tiny amount of glimmer and sparkle, so even if your doing a menial task you’ll have that little it of glamour. The ingredients are natural too, so it’s great for your skin.
This has kept my lips moist and it smells lovely too! Like berries!
My new bag!
The keychain is from Accessorize too.
Oh god I love to sign my life away on a good petition, IF and only IF it’s for a good cause. If not, keep walking dude. On the 2nd May 2011 I signed a petition to help end the destruction of young lives due to sex trafficking. Read the picture, need I say much?
A few days later… I signed again! Haha! In a another branch somewhere deep in the country. I wish i could just run into corrupt places all over the world and just save as many disadvantaged people and animals that I could, but that isn’t to say, one day I sure hope I will.
Click the link below to read the details, and hopefully in turn you’ll feel better just a signature is being used (so far) to help these children. Do something today. =]
Une – Hands
I use the Vitamin E hand and nail cream and the Hemp Hand Protector from The Body Shop and I swear by them! I work in health care and I’m always washing and drying my hands, and we aren’t allowed to wear nail varnish. Our make-up kits consist of latex gloves and alcohol gel – can you see the sexyness in that? I love my hands! They do everything for me! Shopping…. talking with me…. selecting bags…. packing bags…. hehe!
Deux – Be Leggy!
Peppermint! I swear by this magical herb! I do a super easy foot soak with peppermint and lavender, by adding ½ cup to a bowl of hot water. I leave it to steep for a while, until it’s warm enough to put my feet in. After a good soak, I moisturise with Lush Cosmetic’s Fair Trade Foot Lotion, which also has peppermint in it. I swear by shaving. I’ve done shave cream and it’s great, but I love Gillette Venus Spa Breeze as it’s quick to use, and you don’t need the shave gel. After a shave, I use the Veet Hair Minimising Cream, to keep hair at bay. I’ve only been using the Veet cream for a little while, and to be honest I was sceptic at first, but it really does what it says on the bottle. I usually de-hair my legs every 2-3 days as I can’t stand hair that’s more than ½ a millimetre long, but after using the Veet cream, I can shave 1 day less. Fab! I’ve made a promise to myself to wear dresses and skirts more as I’m just beginning to see my beauty for the first time.
Trois – Face
I’ve just adopted the day and night cream plan. The creams I use are from The Body Shop, in the Vitamin E range. If you go into your local store and ask for skin advice from one of the assistants, you’ll know what products to get. Another tip with looking at The Body Shop products, get on their website, and follow the quiz on the ‘lounge’ page to get an idea of the products you should get.
As for splashing money on my face, I live by Estee Lauder, Mac, Revlon and L’Oreal make-up. I like to keep things neutral looking with mascara, colour around the eyes and some lip tint every so often. I have my eyebrows threaded at least once every 1-3 months, and I may be getting them tinted as I’m dying my hair soon.
Quatre – Fruity Booty
Probably the best part of my regime. I love making my own body scrubs, like the ones found in the Neal’s Yard Remedy Book and the recipes found in James Wong’s Grow Your Own Drugs books. All I need is a stock of Epsom salts, sea salts, essential oils and herbs to make my skin shiny and even toned. I have quite a stock of body scrubs, soaps, shower gels and bath bombs from Lush Cosmetics and The Body Shop, but they are all and stored in a box near my windowsill; my Fruity Booty!
Cinq – Colour Loves
I love to paint my nails! I look after my nails, but at work I can only wear nail varnish on my toes. But I have a little secret… Collection 2000 Nail Hardener with Calcium and Ridge filler works magick for my hands. I like neat nails too, so in conjunction with the nail varnish I have a nail kit to cut, trim and shape my nails in my bag at all times. I can’t live without it! The tiniest nick and I feel doomed!
As for clothing, I love colour. I have a ton of colourful accessories, like my bags and necklaces, but I like to wear clothing of colours that suit my skin tone. I wear blues, like baby blue, cobalt and cerulean, and red’s like ruby, blood red and burgundy. I can’t wear yellow, though I do look okay in it, but I like canary yellow and no other. The last time I wore a bright yellow in the summer, I ended up with tiny black dots all over it… bloody flies! Green is a tough colour for me, unless it’s that summer leafy green, otherwise I end up looking 50…. I’ll go into colour and the right colours for you some other time.
Six – Yoga Rules!
Yoga, as most folks don’t know, it part of an ancient system. The stretched you do at your local gym or in front of the TV are merely the warm up stretched Guru’s did before conducting meditation’s that took hours and even all day. Apart from that, it was used to keep your body healthy on its many etheric levels. If your foot was hurting, or if a chakra was blocked, that indicated something is wrong physically or emotionally.
I love yoga, and have been doing it on an intermediate level for the past 3 or 4 years and I highly recommend it. It’s great for toning, weight loss, strength and core work, as well as for the spiritual aspect which I adore. I love Face Yoga too!
Sept – Sexy Vegetarian
I love vegetarian food! It’s the same as everyone else’s, except without meat and far sexier if you know how to cook it properly, or know the finest cafes to dine in. My favourite Veggie cafes’ are Red Veg in Brighton and InSpiralled in Camden, you can’t get anymore Green and Sexy than those places! On top of that, I love herbs. Herbal medicine, James Wong, herbal magick, you name it, it’s its herbs but not drugs, I’m A-O-K! I’m all about being grounded. I may not look like your average eco warrior or eco princess, but I do my bit.
I have natural hair, though I curly perm it every 3-4 months. I use Sof n’ Free hair moisturiser, and use hair oil for my scalp. I love to soak my hair in olive oil, vitamin E oil and hair conditioners. I mix up all three in a medium sized tub and just paste it into my hair. Cover it up with a plastic hair cover for 45-60 minutes, or 30 min under a hairdryer, then rinse off. My hair comes out looking and feeling sexy. I apply hair moisturiser as soon as it dries, to stop it from going wrong! I hope to dye my hair within the next few weeks, to a super dark burgundy or cherry mahogany, wish me luck!
Neuf – Bread is My Limit
I have a thing about bread. I love bread and bananas. The thing I have comes down to my thighs and the annoying ‘bad-time-to-be-here’ bulge that appears after I’ve eaten too many bananas and way too much bread. With my exercise regime, I have noticed that I love to keep my legs toned, and eating bread just attacks them. I am quite strict with my intake, not so much in quantity but rather in what wheat foods I’ll eat in a day and stick to them. For example, Monday I’ll have bread, but I won’t have pastries etc. I love bread… I can’t help it.
Dix – Clear Mind
I’m a big fan of Buddhist philosophy so keeping a clear mind helps me keep positive but honest to myself. I am a typical person who looks in the mirror sometimes and hates parts of my body, but I get over these complaints by admitting that I’m complaining about silly things. I have learnt, through compassion and meditation that my body is not only beautiful, but it’s unique and I’m the only one with legs like mine, skin like mine and best of all, eyes like mine. So I do what I can to live outside the box of conformity and live within my own world of The Comfy.
I’ve been practising yoga for a few years now, and my gosh I love it! I depend on the strectching for my physical endurment and strength, as well as using yoga for it original purpose of stretching before a long meditation session. And yes… I can just about do that strectch <– But I haven’t practised it for a while, keep an eye out for my photos!
The basic wear for a yoga class would be a vest or shorts, with suitable foot wear (I love Reebok, ballet pumps or Vibram Five Fingers). You want to keep it simple to begin with, so stretchy clothing is best, but if you don’t have a deep pocket then buy from Addidas or any other sports outlet who know the body and mould their clothing range to suit it. Always try and buy your size, especially if you intend on doing yoga or pilates in a vest or T-shirt, as loose clothing will get in the way and cause more trouble than a fly dosed up on Zen.
Tomorrow I’m updating my yoga wardrobe with somethign more sporty than yogic as I want to get a few items that I can use for normal training too – I’m obsessed with fitness! I’m no expert (yet) but what I do know? The basics… lmao…
Here are a few items I want, so take it as a visual Wish List =]
There is something quite cute about these trainers. Some of the ladies in my yoga class, and 2 gents have them and they look sweet! However… I’ve seen them in the gym on treadmills in black and yellow and they don’t look right… For yoga and pilates, une point! For gym wear… good but not fashionable! I wanna look good at the gym if I pass out… Love em!
Good standard clothing idea here… keep it simple. Over time you’ll see yoga clothing brands and see different yoga clothes as well as accessories.
Namaste for now, x
From PETA in an email, instead of emailing folks, I’d thought I’d post it here knowing some of you folks would be kind enough to sign (plus PETA only gave me 10 spaces… I have potentially 1500 people who could sign.)
Did you know that The Queen’s Guards’ ceremonial caps are made from real bearskin? Bears who are killed for their hides suffer tremendously. They are either shot during hunts or ensnared, sometimes for days, in painful traps. During hunts, as many as one bear in seven does not die immediately after being shot, and some escape wounded – only to die later from blood loss or starvation. In some Canadian provinces, there are no restrictions on the shooting of mother bears who have nursing cubs, which leads to the slaughter of entire families during hunts.
Please add your name to the growing list of people who support ending this cruel trade:
I get that using bear fur is a tradition in the UK, but with the improvements on the Green and Eco movements world wide, it would make sense to make a few changes in uniform and fashion. Please show some support!
Now for my obsessive look into eco-friendly and cruelty free gifts and food/drink web shops. This directory can link you to the best websites that will help you become more aware with the world: http://www.search-for-me.co.uk/index.html So save it in your book marks.
Gifts, Food and Drink
http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ - The best site ever!!! Well, that’s just my opinion. You can get anything from kitchen towels to journals, slippers and candles. You can do your xmas and birthday shopping early!! I know I will.
http://www.sharedearth.co.uk/ - I came across this site through the previous site, and a yoga magazine. Equally beautiful pieces.
http://www.ayurvedapura.com/ - The little or large tubs of tea are so delicious it’ll make you zen! Believe me! The teas and other goodies are made from natural resources that not only make you feel fresh, but they medicate at the same time.
http://peopletree.co.uk/ - Sexy. Suave. Beautiful! They have a few designer’s working with them at the moment, so be sure to drool over their art!
http://komodo.co.uk/ - If your looking for vintage inspired pieces from the upvintage range look here!
http://www.izzylane.com/ - at the moment there’s the ‘up to 70% off sale’. I’ve ordered a few things already =]
http://maxjenny.com/ - A new site I came across, I’ll be checking the clothes on here, but so far the capes and jackets tickle my fancy =]
http://nancydee.co.uk/ - Very UpVintage and chic. If you’re a true fashionista then this site is for you, plus she has a great blog.
http://thievesboutique.com/ - Quite pricey, but if you are inspired by Lagerfeld or D&G then these designers’ will turn you on. He took either Paris or London fashion week by storm!
So there you go, a personal shopping list for an Eco Friendly Witchcraft/Buddhist practitioner… lol! I just had to write that… =]
For the fashion savvy lady in you, look to these websites for inspiration. Whether it’s an expensive gift for a friend or a treat for yourself you’ll yourself watering at the mouth. I am lucky enough to have a few little gifts from these WebPages and stores and I thought I’d share my Natural and Eco Friendly jewellery and skin care wear =]
http://satyajewelry.co.uk/ - lush pieces inspired by yoga and balance. Kristen Bell also fashions some of their pieces.
http://www.made.uk.com/ - This company/charity is amazing. I’ve been following their progress on their blog and features in top fashion and women’s magazines. They give jobs to 3rd world communities and make sure they are paid for their work. They don’t give a tiny 5% they give a whole lot more. Check them out.
http://www.naturalelements.co.uk/ - All I can say is wow! My aunt loves them. I bought a few of the anti-ageing moisturisers and she can’t stop using them.
http://www.renskincare.com/ - The Body Washes folks! The body washes!! They are so soothing and sensual. I bought the Bergamot wash and I felt I was in a Parisian hotel room having a hot bath with a half naked man waiting in the bedroom (o.O) – If it made me imagine this, it must be good right? Each bottle can be a little pricey, but like I said, it’s a treat! Indulge yourself =]
http://www.sukiskincare.com/v6/ - This is the American site. There are two great things about this site, you can get exclusive discounts and offers when you ‘like’ their facebook page and you can get a skincare prescription by completing a simple quiz. Below is a website that has everything UK wise!
http://www.beautyok.co.uk/ - Haha! You can get other brands too!!!
http://www.lush.co.uk/ - What can I say? Lush is Lush!
http://www.balmbalm.com/ - If I haven’t got a Lush balm or made my own, I always have the lippy from this site. They are fruity and cute! 100% organic and cruelty free. =]
Have fun for now!! Tomorrow will be a list on Eco Fashion and personal things you guys may like.
Mmm… Ayurvedic Pura Tea…