It’s hard to tell whether it’s a millennial/snowflake inspired trend but it seems that these days, you’re increasingly being told by the media that multiplying new experiences and travels are the right way to live your life. The rise of Instagram has lead to an insidious Wanderlust epidemic – we’ve almost reached the point where people want to travel and do things purely to post … Continue reading Mind: Have You Got a Bucket List Yet??
It only takes traveling to a new place for a few days to realize how much your daily routine can affect your hair. Between the varying quality of the water from one city to the next, to using hotel/Airbnb shampoos and leaving out the conditioner or mask step (not everyone likes to pay for check in luggage or remembers to buy travel size beauty favs… … Continue reading Body: 15 Tips To Healthier Hair
Once you finish your studies and/or enter the working world, it’s easy to let yourself sail through and rely on the skills and knowledge you’ve readily acquired. There’s nothing wrong with that per se and there’s no doubt that you also learn extensively with time and experience. If you have a good relationship with your boss and he/she regularly entrusts you with new responsibilities, all … Continue reading Mind: eLearning & How To Get The Career You Want
Self-proclaimed ‘Duchess of Dildos’ & CEO of online sex toy Spectrum Boutique, Zoe Ligon is also a sex educator, journalist and artist. She is what I would consider to be a new-age role model; I may not have children, but if I ever do, I hope they’ll be able to grow up shame-free and hopefully not give in to all the external voices telling them to be embarrassed about how they feel, change who they are and how they look. Continue reading Someone to Follow: Zoe Ligon, Sex & Self-Acceptance
Acne has been a struggle for me ever since I turned 11 years old. I’m now in my late 20s and still struggling with it. Fun fact, kids: acne doesn’t necessarily leave you after puberty. Who knew ey? I have tried everything, all the options on the menu: Pills, creams, potions, seen x number of dermatologists in 3 different countries, danced in the rain on … Continue reading Body + Mind: Adult Acne
If you’re anything like me, the words gluten-free, organic, yoga, vegan or vegetarian tend to set your ‘stupid fad’ sensors off into a mild frenzy, with San Francisco being the epicenter of all these things. If you live here, there’s only a 0.000001% chance you don’t have at least one friend who spends her whole life in leggings, hiking, drinking soy lattes and explaining to … Continue reading Health & Food: Why Being A Vegetarian Doesn’t Make You a Daft Hippie
There has been quite a lot of controversy over the last few years around female hygienic products and extensive literature urging women to stop using them. Here’s a quick summary of the reasons why all women should consider switching up their menstrual routine: 1. Your Health -Manufacturers aren’t obliged to disclose the ingredients used to make tampons and pads; with all the chemicals involved in … Continue reading Body + Mind: Clean Your Cup
Social media may represent a big part of my job and life (cough cough huge part cough), but I have to say… some days as I scroll through feeds, especially on Instagram, I can’t help but feel irritation and sorrow… I genuinely find it painful to see the mind-boggling effects it has had on youth, society, people, self-worth, body image… etc. Between selfies of people at … Continue reading Selfies & Instanimals: The Accounts You Should Actually Follow
As you may or may not know, my future sis’-in-law’s life was turned upside down when she discovered that she has inherited the mutated form of the BRCA1 gene. ‘I didn’t really make any big lifestyle changes immediately after finding out that I carry a mutated BRCA1 gene (giving me an 87% of developing breast cancer and a 60% chance of developing ovarian cancer at some … Continue reading Beauty, Cosmetics & Health: LilyEtMoi. Et Moi.
It’s the type of thing you don’t really think about unless it affects you or a loved one directly… probably because most of us go through life thinking we’re going to live forever (I know I do). Until we realise we aren’t. Or until it affects Angelina Jolie. You may have guessed that I am in fact referring to the BRCA1 & 2 genes … Continue reading Body + Mind: BRCA Genes & My Sis’ (In Law)