Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Alison Morgan, Director of Relauncher!

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a Perth girl at heart now living in Sydney. Growing up in City Beach and going to St Mary’s, I had and still have a natural love of being outdoors, and keeping fit & healthy.

Just over a year ago, I launched an online store called Relauncher, which is all things health, beauty, lifestyle & wellbeing; with an organic & eco-friendly focus. The business is about helping people be their best, ‘relaunching themselves’ – via items from the store, as well as being inspired & motivated via the blog and social media outlets.

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

I start each day with a warm water drink including, chopped ginger, Coconut Magic coconut oil & freshly squeezed lemon juice. I think of this as part of my beauty routine because it’s a great all-over detox which my skin definitely benefits from.

I also dry body brush everyday with a Bodecare brush – this gets my circulation pumping, along with removing dead skin cells. It’s the same brand that Miranda Kerr uses and talks about on her blog.

What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I’ve just been to Bali and have been luxing out on the massages.

I’m going to make a point of having them more often now I’m back in Sydney. My favourite place for massages is The Beauty Bar in Erskineville, NSW. They are tucked away, and unless someone has referred you to them you probably wouldn’t know about them. It’s one of those places I refer to as a ‘hidden gem’.

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

I live in Sydney, so I haven’t had my hair cut / coloured in Perth for years.

In saying that, I was recently in Perth for my school reunion & had my hair done at The Blowdry Bar in Murray St, Perth.

The Blowdry Bar only recently opened in August, and I can highly recommend them if you’re wanting your hair done before going out, (they also give you a glass of bubbly). For $40, it’s money well spent.

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

Coconut Magic coconut oil, I can’t get enough of it. It’s such a versatile product – everyone should have 2 jars. 1 for the kitchen and 1 for the bathroom.

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

Dry Body Brush – my skin has never felt so good after daily body brushing. Ideal for improving circulation, exfoliating and evening out fatty deposits & cellulite (especially on your thighs & bum!)

Clear Bag Liner – it’s a stylish way to stay organised. I keep all my important bits & pieces in this and transfer the liner between bags. It was also great for travelling while I was recently in Bali!

Yoga Mat Bag – I recently imported these yoga bags from New York. They carry like a yoga bag, store like a gym bag with all the amazing pockets and can also hang like a garment bag. I love slinging it over my shoulders then riding to yoga – so easy and versatile.

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Exercise & Nutrition – I know so many people say this, but it’s the truth. Increasing blood circulation, stretching muscles and clean eating is the way to go.

Sleep – I try to get 7hrs a night. Without it, hmmm – not coping so well…

Family & Friendships – although I like a little alone time, I’m far more a people person. It’s all about the chatting, nattering & giggles.

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

It’s got to be the trapeze. I’m completely scared of heights – it makes me feel sick, dizzy and unbalanced.

There’s a trapeze school not far from where I live and I’m daring myself to give it a go. Now I’ve just put it in writing, I’ve just committed myself. I’ll have to find someone to come along with me now….

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I start each day with a warm water drink (including chopped ginger, Coconut Magic coconut oil & lemon juice).

Breakfast – either an omelette or sugar-free muesli.

Lunch – usually a few Vita-Weats with either tuna / salmon and a HUGE amount of salad – including mint, spinach, coriander, basil, avocado, beetroot, with lemon juice squeezed over the top & activated nuts.

I then always have either some home-made cacao balls / chocolate nut cake / raw pecan pie (something sweet that has been made with cacao powder & coconut oil). Most of the recipes can be found here!

Dinner – includes protein & greens.

Overall, I don’t add sugar to my diet and stick with eating less than 7g/100g of sugar when looking at the nutritional panel. I also exclude gluten where possible, eat a large amount of greens, superfoods & steer clear of processed foods.


Describe your fitness routine.

I rotate my fitness routine every 3 months to keep it interesting.

At the moment it’s yoga, pilates, zumba and lots of walking.

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I love alternative therapies. Recently I tried Shirodhara – an Ayurvedic treatment where 1L of warmed pure sesame oil is poured on your 3rd eye (centre of your forehead). It promotes better sleep, reduced stress & removal of toxins. Bliss ☺ (Ed: If you’re looking for my top tip for an Ayurvedic doctor in Sydney, make sure you check out Yatan Holistic Ayurvedic Centre).

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

I find yoga and pilates relaxing. When I’m stressed and busy, these forms of exercise allows my to centre on the present. A great form of Sadhana (self-enrichment).

Thanks so much to Alison for taking the time to fill out this routine, hopefully you’ve found it inspiring! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below 🙂

Find Alison in various internet places below!

Website – www.relauncher.com.au
Twitter – www.twitter.com/Relauncher
Facebook – www.facebook.com/relauncher

Be well,

xoxo

5 comments

  1. Wow love the hot dog yoga bag- My hubby bought me this awesome Lululemon mat that is really thick so prevents any slipping (was falling out of my Downward Dogs in hot yoga) but it’s so heavy and awkward to lug about. This would be ideal for it – love how you just need one bag too with all your things in it!

  2. Hannah says:

    Awesome interview- thanks for the beauty bar rec.. I was looking somewhere local to get a massage, will check this place out 🙂 x

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi lovely ladies!

    Julie – doesn’t it look awesome!? And such a cool name too, haha! I’m also on the hunt for a new yoga mat, let me know how you go with your thick lulu one.

    Hannah – I hope that you enjoy your massage, good luck! 🙂 XO

  4. Annette – the mat is brilliant- hands don’t slip anywhere in downward dog, Thats a 1st for me. Its very cushioned too just bloody cumbersome! Cant have it all!

  5. Loved reading your interview. Thank you for sharing your ideas and insights on how you live your best (wellbeing full) life…& I must get myself some of that sugar-free muesli!
    Rhiannon Colarossi xo

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