Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Oxygen Facials, Vegan Cinnamon Chocolate & UDO’s Oil!

Gooooood mornin! I hope that your day has gotten off to a wonderful start, and you’re feeling fired up with feelings of positivity, calm and a deep sense of wellness. It’s time for one of my fave segments – beauty and wellbeing crushes! I absolutely love sharing my latest wellness finds and things that are firing me up (in a good way!). There’s a lot this week, so lets get started!!

Oxygen Facial at Cove Spa

“I can’t live without having a weekly Oxygen facial – Intraceuticals facials leave my skin glowing and radiant! When I want to look my best I find a body massage beforehand also works wonders.” – Miranda Kerr.

It was with this pinnacle of testimonials in mind that I headed to Cove Spa in South Perth for a 90 minute oxygen facial, because lets be real, who in their right mind doesn’t want skin like the gorgeous MK? My experience didn’t disappoint. While I can’t afford them every week, after 90 minutes of cleansing, facial massage, serums & having the oxygen applied to my face, my skin was looking a LOT glowier than it was before.

I also have to pay special tribute to my therapist, Melissa, who is one of the top two facialists that I’ve experienced in Perth. It was truly something special! Highly recommended! $195 for 1 hour 45 mins.

Cute Cloud Chopping Boards & Raw Vegan Cinnamon Chocolate

HOW CUTE IS THIS AMAZING NEW BREAD BOARD I JUST PICKED UP FROM MR SPARROW?!?! I am seriously in love, and if I’m being honest will probably not be using it to chop too many things on because it’s just SO cute! But it will be making appearances on the blog, so watch this space! It’s from Germany, and I had to wait 2+ months for it to be re-shipped, but I am in love.

The second excellent thing in this photo is the little block of raw, handmade, vegan, organic (phew) choccy from Pana Chocolate – who have just changed their name from Conscious Chocolate, thus the old wrapper. I was sent the brand new cinnamon flavour to test out and it’s delightful. If you love chocolate and are looking for a healthy alternative then this is your go to!

O&M Haircare

How cute are these milk-bottle-esque shampoo and conditioner containers from Original & Mineral (O&M)? Pretty darling if you ask me! They look very cute lined up in my shower. And also on my balcony, as above.

O&M claim to “reduce the chemical load” on your hair, and their products are free of many of the harsh chemicals found in traditional salon haircare. I tried the cutely named Maintain the Mane shamps n condish and really enjoyed them. They don’t leave my hair quite as silky smooth as your usual suspects, but that’s because there’s no silicon in them, which is what gives that shiny sleek look. I’ve found if I rub a couple of drops of jojoba oil in my hands then smooth over my hair and blowdry afterwards then my hair looks pretty darn good.

I’d definitely recommend O&M products for anyone interested in taking some steps towards more natural haircare!

New Lululemon Pants

I’m in love with my new yoga pants. I feel like a blue tiger cub when I wear them, and they are SO SO comfy. I also picked them up on sale, $69 down from about $99! WIN! 🙂

Sun Warrior Protein + UDO’s Oil

I’ve recently added these two nifty products to my smoothie routine and they are doing wonders!

UDO’s oil is a product that I’ve wanted to try for a loooooong time. It has the optimum blend of omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids that your body needs to be healthy, and my brain is always a little more switched on when I’m including a tablespoon of this stuff in my smoothie. It’s a lot more mellow tasting than just plain flaxseed oil on it’s own, too. Plus it has the added benefit of vitamin e + you can use it in a number of ways, including drizzling it on veggies (YUM!). This is my go-to health oil now.

I bought the Sun Warrior Protein in vanilla flavour, and it’s a great way to add a little sweetness to smoothies with tangy berries (such as raspberry) in them. It’s 100% raw & vegan, which is exciting, and since I’m currently on a bit of a fitness kick I feel like it’s a great way to add a bit of post-workout protein into my diet! It costs $70-75 for a 1kg bag, pricey, but it’s a pure product, so if you’re looking for the healthiest possible protein powder then this may well be it.

What are you crushing on wellness-wise this week?

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

6 comments

  1. Hannah says:

    Hi Annette 🙂 I too have been making fruit/protein smoothies with blueberries, 1 banana, rice milk and whey protein. It makes such a difference- it’s awesome! Great yoga pants too! x

  2. Lisa O says:

    I’ve just shipped Sunwarrior over from Vitacost in the States… did you get yours locally? I’m so excited to try it when it finally arrives, think it was a fair bit cheaper online although shipping costs bumped it up a bit. Yum! Like the crush posts, keep ’em coming Annette! xx

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Hannah, oooh your smoothie sounds GOOD!!! I’m going to have to try them with rice milk soon too as I haven’t done that before. Thanks for the yoga pants compliment too 😉

    Lisa, I bought mine from the Subi markets or you can order it online at http://www.sunwarrior.com.au I’m pretty sure. Which flavour did you get? X

  4. Lisa O says:

    Oh I think I know the girl who owns that stall! Friend of a friend, she said she was getting it in but didn’t have it last time I went in. I ordered vanilla too! Thought it would mix-in with more flavour combinations. If only it would hurry up and arrive… should be any day now.
    Also spied that chocolate you reviewed at the Ingredient Tree in Wembley today, looks very delicious xx

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Always so exciting when you’re waiting for something to arrive in the post isn’t it!

    Do try the chocolate sometime when you feel like treating yourself, it’s well worth it 🙂 My favourite, favourite flavour is coconut & goji berry x


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