Beauty and Wellbeing Crushes: Timezone Basketball, A Local Moroccan Oil Alternative and Some Healthy Drinks!

Brr brr brrr! The past week has been the chilliest in FOREVS. Cold mornings and nights, mixed with an assortment of sky drops lets us know that winter is well and truly ready to swallow us up, forcing a frantic search for stockings, coats and lots of layers.

The week has been equal parts stressful and opportunity filled for yours truly. I’ll soon be gracing the pages of a quarterly mag, my first foray into non-online writing (nervous indeed!) – more details to come when it’s out!

I hope you are rugged up as you’re reading this, maybe sipping on a hot tea? Bliss! Okay, so here are my beauty and wellbeing crushes at the mo:

1. Timezone Two Player Basketball.

Preferably played with a date or significant other, so you can tease them when you, a small lass with no interest in balls that fly into baskets, win by a generous amount. Oops, that’s me! But really, this is a fun way to get your heart-rate up, engage in some competitive bonding and have a laugh. Loser buys the winner a fruit smoothie!

Aussie Moroccan Oil Alternative!

2. Seven Wonders Moroccan Oil Haircare

It’s difficult to find a beauty lover who hasn’t heard of Moroccan Oil before. Offering shine, softness, easy breezy hair management AND a reduction in drying time, Moroccan Oil has had the world at it’s feet for some time now.

BUT, wouldn’t it be great if there was an Australian made, Perth owned version of this? Yes, it would. And there is!

I got to try the Seven Wonders Moroccan Treatment Shampoo, Conditioner and Oil – it has a sweet, nutty smell which I loved and it’s completely free of sulphates (woohoo!) and parabens (yippeee!). Plus it contains certified organic argan oil, the magic ingredient.

Being free of sulphates means that they don’t lather up as much as conventional hair prods, but it’s BETTER FOR YOU! And that’s the most important thing. If you’re a lover of Moroccan Oil, I suggest you test out this brand next time. Support local business and give your hair a rest from a couple of the haircare bad guys.

3. Hot Lemon Water

Cold weather means hot drinks are even more excellent than usual. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but even if you are, maybe you could try this alternative next time you’re choosing some hot liquid to warm you up? Alkalising, detoxing, yummy and cleansing, it ticks all the boxes! I had me some hot lemon water this morning and felt so great afterwards. This tradition will continue. Join me?! xo

4. Coconut Water

Another drink I’ve been loving is coconut water, specifically the Beyond Coconut Water because it’s packaged in a glass bottle, which is better for you than plastic bottles and cardboard containers. I’ve taken a fancy to eating baked beans on toast with a bottle of coconut water post-personal training sessions and I feel like it helps me rehydrate, feel great, and the bbontoast are just a delicious source of protein to help my lil muscles recover quicker.

Ultra Tiny Link Love:

http://www.just-a-minute.org/ – such a radical little way to bring yourself some peace in 60 seconds during the work day. I tried it and felt much calmer. Love!

Cashew, Coconut Pudding Brekky Recipe – de.lic.ious.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks!

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

8 comments

  1. Thanks for the Seven Wonders heads up. Oh man, heads up? That pun in unintentional but I’ll leave it there for you to roll your eyes at.

    My sister gave me a little sample of some Moroccan Oil and I was really liking the smoothness it gave my hair, so it’s great to have this alternative. You have to wonder though… where is all this Argan Oil coming from? It is a very limited resource and VERY labour intensive to produce and I suspect that oils ain’t oils with some products, if you know what I mean.

  2. Hannah says:

    I love starting my day with warm water with lemon juice!! It’s a nice routine to start the day 🙂 I like adding manuka honey and crushed garlic too! I do enjoy soy lattes at uni though, not sure I could give them up, hehe.

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    No worries Conor! I didn’t realise it was so Labour intensive, why is that?

    Hannah I’m not sure how I’d go with a garlicky drink! You are so healthy most of the time anyway that I’m sure you can get as many soy lattes into you as you like and still be fine! 😀

  4. I hadn’t heard of Seven Wonders, I’m going to look them up! There’s lot of silicone in Moroccan Oil so I’m always looking for a more natural product.

    I’m with you on the hot lemon drinks. My Grandma used to have one every morning and I’d lost the habit but just bought some lemons today to keep at work.

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Christina,

    Thank you for stopping by! I love your website and had checked it out a while ago, you have such inspirational hair, I don’t think my hair will ever be able to do half those things. Still, if you would like to be my personal hairdresser I wont say no 😉

    Good idea with having them at work, my boss has a lime tree so brings in lots, warm limey water is good too! xo

  6. Kelly says:

    I bought that lemon juice in a sachet which is made from real lemons! No fuss, no mess, no mould-y lemons, just squeeze a lil in hot or cold water depending on my mood it works a treat and stores in the fridge for ages!

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    That’s the one I have too! It’s good innit? 😀 x


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