♥ First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am the founder of Live Healthy Simply – A source of inspiration for everything related to food, cooking & healthy living. I started the blog on a bit of a whim last November and I'm very humbled that people aside from my Mum are actually reading it! I'm also in the processes of opening up an online health food store www.shophealthy.com.au & will start studying nutrition next year.
♥ Tell us about your daily beauty routine.
In the morning I cleanse my face using Akin facial cleanser and apply Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream
In the evening I cleanse my face then apply Antipodes Rosehip Oil to my face and neck and apply Akin Rejuvenating Eye Cream under my eyes. I use Antipodes hand cream on my hands. For a body scrub I love Scented Holistic Skincare's Coconut Sea Salt Scrub – it smells so yummy! I try to remember to exfoliate once a week on my face and body and use my Antipodes Clay Mask. My mum makes her own cosmetics and I use her body butter and exfoliant.
♥ What's the one beauty treatment you can't live without? And your favourite place to have it done?
I love massages! I couldn’t live without them! I love Thai & Chinese massage the best – I find regular massages in beauty salons are too gentle, I prefer my massages to be firm.
♥ Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?
I've never been to Perth (I would love to go!) and I'm on the look out for a good hairdresser in Sydney…Any suggestions would be very welcomed!
♥ Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?
It would have to be my DIY hair treatment – I use coconut oil to keep the ends of my hair moisturised. It works really well and is much cheaper than buying expensive treatments.
♥ Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?
– butter LONDON nail polish in red
– Adorn Mineral Cosmetics mascara
– Arbonne Foundation Powder
♥ Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?
Eat & drink lots of veggies! I have recently started juicing and the difference it has made to my skin is unbelievable! It's so much more glowy and healthy looking. I also make sure I drink 2 litres of purified water per day.
♥ What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven't yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)
I would love to try a fish pedicure! I'm really ticklish so I'm sure how much I would enjoy it but it certainty would be an experience!
♥ Cacao Powder
♥ Describe a typical day of eating for you.
For breakfast I have a smoothie with pea protein, oat milk, raw cacao powder, carob, chia seeds and acai berry powder.
Lunch is usually a salad of greens, tomato, nuts, chickpeas, kale chips and roasted veggies. Dinner is some kind of stir-fry, curry, pasta, veggie pattie, soup or salad.
I snack on nuts, fresh juices and raw vegan treats that involve lots of raw cacao powder – I LOVE chocolate!
♥ Describe your fitness routine.
I'm getting married in September so like all brides I've significantly stepped it up in the exercise department! At the moment I'm exercising five times per week when before I use to exercise three to four times per week. I do a mixture of yoga, core work, weights and cardio.
♥ Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.
I take spirulina, B vitamins, chlorophyll and zinc. I try to remember to take them everyday day, but it doesn’t always happen!
♥ How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?
I love soaking in a bath with Epsom salts and reading a good book, pure bliss!
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