Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Makeup for Porcelain Skins, Kale Chips, Noni Juice & More!!

The start of the REAL autumn-y weather has put a spring in my step. I don’t know what it is, but my whole outlook changes when the cooler weather starts setting in. I feel happier, more content and like there are endless possibilities to be explored. It’s a fun time. Plus, there’s lots of tea to be consumed! I am planning on hitting up T2 very soon to pick up a whole bunch of new brews to keep me toasty over the winter.

I’ve been crushing on so many things lately, but these 5 are the cream of the crop! Hope you enjoy 🙂 x

Chantecaille Future Skin

Being of porcelain complexion is hard. HARD I TELLS YA! Finding a foundation shade that suits my skin tone perfectly often takes many trips to the shops and frequently ends in frustration.

I was once told by a makeup artist working at a Clarins counter that fewer lighter shades are sent to Australia because we’re generally more tanned than those in Europe or Asia. Interesting! But no good for ghosties like me.

Luckily I’ve found my new favourite in the form of Chantecaille Future Skin!! They have a a bit of a range of paler shades (5!) and the Porcelain one suits me perrrrrrfectly. Sometimes I like to pop in a little Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser if I need a bit more of a glow, but usually priming with rosehip oil after cleansing does the trick. Chantecaille Future Skin is $105 for 30g, so it’s a pricey peach, but worth it if you’re like me and find it tough to get a foundation match 🙂

Kale Chips

What can I say but – AH-MAZE-ING. After hearing so much about this healthy crunchy, snacky alternative to potato chips, I decided to finally make some of my own. I’m so glad I did. There are so many benefits to eating kale (here are the top ten!) and it is soooo yummy steamed as well.

How to make kale chips:

♥ Tear kale off of stalk into small bite sized pieces and place into bowl
♥ Drizzle olive oil over the kale and massage into all the leaves so that they are all very lightly coated – you don’t want them dripping
♥ Arrange on baking tray, sprinkle with Caesar Salt
♥ Put into oven heated to 180 degrees celcius and cook for 12-15 minutes

ENJOY!!! A seriously yummy snack, and healthier than potato chips. I made a gigantic batch tonight and it’s official, I’m in love.

Fab Iron

I’ve recently started taking these iron tablets as I’ve been feeling pretty tired. I know that my iron is low from the last time I had my blood levels checked, so hopefully this will keep me all iron-ed up along with the Floradix that I sometimes take too. Super easy to swallow and I like that it’s in vegecaps and 100% vegetarian and vegan suitable 🙂


Noni Juice

I’d always been curious about this juice, since Miranda Kerr touts it as one of the reasons she is so healthy / ridiculously good looking, unfortunately I found the price quite expensive so never got around to trying it. Fast forward to last Thursday when I attended the Perth KORA Organics event (more on that to come soon) and we were lucky enough to receive a bottle of the purple grape flavoured noni juice!

Apparently this stuff is packed full of minerals and antioxidants and will neutralize free radicals like it aint no thang. I’ve been taking it for about a week now, so can’t really comment on the benefits yet, but it tastes pretty good so long as it’s mixed with water, and I don’t think it’s doing me any harm so I’m going to continue with it!

Be Asleep Pillow Spray

This relaxing sleep mist is different to most in that the prominent scent ISN’T lavender. Containing bergamot, cederwood atlas, lavender, roman chamomile, lemon and mandarin, it really does smell a little more citrusy but is incredibly relaxing at the same time. I’ve been spraying this all over my pillows every night and instantly feel calmer once I catch the first whiff. For extra relaxation you can spray some on your feet too!

Recommended for anyone who needs a little extra help falling asleep at night due to a stressful or busy lifestyle.

Extra: Naturlea, the company who produces the sleep spray, also hold product parties (all the prods are sublime) and for the month of April & June, if you book a party you get a FREE rosehip oil! Get in touch with Nyssa if you may be keen: nyssabowker@naturlea.com

I hope you guys have enjoyed my beauty and wellbeing crushes this week! I’d love to hear yours 🙂

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

9 comments

  1. Oh thanks for the kale recipe – I tried the loving earth ones but they werent amazing, am on a mission to get greener again . I left my juicer in Sydney but have it with me now and what to take back up where I left off after Echolifes 30days of green smoothies challenge where I felt great.

    Gonna hit up the farmers markets this weekend and be armed with greens for next week so will try these out

    I had a really bad experience with Noni – some peeps may be quite sensitive , i blogged about it here http://memybestandi.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/noni-nonos.html

    Still gives me nightmares!

  2. Haley says:

    I’m addicted to pillow sprays! and room sprays! People always comment how nice my house smells and honestly it makes such a difference when coming home at the end of the day-it’s instant relaxtion-it helps to define your own ‘personal space and HOME’. I take it with me travelling too. My fave I take everywhere is the Vanessa Megan Essential Blend-it’s the most long lasting, lingering one I’ve found. http://www.peachyclean.com.au/collections/room-sprays/products/vanessa-megan-essential-blend-for-mind-body
    MUST try the Kale chips!!
    Oh and my dad lives on Noni Juice! He has some everyday and before big events-he’s taken it for a good 10 years now and swears by it! xxx
    Peachy

  3. Hannah says:

    Hey all,

    Where did you get the sleep mist from please?

    Love Hannah

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Julie, I’ve seen the loving earth ones too and I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $12 for a small bag of kale chips, no matter how good they’re meant to be for you! So it’s interesting to hear you say they weren’t that good.

    You should definitely get onto this recipe – I’m lamenting at the moment because there’s been no good kale at the shops for a few weeks now!

    RE: Noni Juice oh dear!!!! The one I have is the mildest version, grape flavour with 15mg of ‘iridiods’ or something like that, apparently you can get up to 50-100mg iridiods per serving. I’m sorry to hear about your terrible experience, that’s awful!

    Hannah, you can buy some here: http://www.naturlea.com/products-page/beasleep/beasleep-pillow-spray-100ml/ 🙂 Or host a product party with your pals. xx

  5. Naturlea WA says:

    Hi Hannah,

    I am the one and only WA rep for Naturlea. You can contact me via email: nyssabowker@naturlea.com or mobile 0401 098 987.

    A fun way to purchase products is to have a party at home, we are currently giving away a 50ml BeGorgeous Rose Hip Oil (RRP $32) to everyone who host a party in April and May. As well as loads more discounts and give – aways.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Nyssa

  6. Gemma says:

    Annette, how are you keeping your kale chips crispy???!!! I’ve got some in an airtight container slowly getting a bit chewy after a few hours 🙁 Let me know!

    I’ve done silverbeet chips using same principle as kale chips – just as yummy though need slightly less cooking time because the leaves aren’t so rough. Was in same predicament as you when there was no kale in the shops, but loooaaaads of silverbeet. I like to sprinkle a bit of cayenne pepper and ground cumin along with sea salt on mine before I bake them….yummy.

    Gem xx

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Gemma!

    Unfortunately I haven’t had any luck keeping mine crispy either, I still find them enjoyable when they are a bit soggy though 🙂

    I think it’s due to the oil coating…maybe spraying them lightly from a pump bottle would work.

    Great tip on the silverbeet, will definitely try it. Have been considering baby spinach but the leaves are so tender that they’d probably be done in a few mins! xx

  8. Sabine says:

    I love your Wellbeing crushes posts 🙂

    For ghost skin, I’ve found Couleur Caramel foundation (the lightest shade) works well for me – it’s hard to get but it’s Ecocert certified and the packaging is minimal and recyclable.

    I’ve been wanting to try kale chips but I also couldn’t bring myself to pay $12 for the Loving Earth ones (ha!) – I’ve got more silver beet than I know what to do with so that’ll be perfect.

    A recent discovery for when I don’t have time to juice at home is Morning Joe’s Carrot/Orange/Lemon – It’s around $3 a bottle at the moment from Safeway. No preservatives or concentrates, tastes pretty good!

    I’m crushing on dates at the moment as well – 1 or 2 mid-afternoon in the chocolate danger zone really hits the spot.

    xxx


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