I’m a beauty junkie as I really think the right products, applied in a conscious way, with a healthy lifestyle, truly make a difference. There’s not a pharmacy in Outer Mongolia I wouldn’t visit to get the lowdown on the local beauty habits. Here are some of mine…

Jade rolling + The Life Juice
My beauty accessory ready to roll.

The Jade Roller, have you tried it?

I’ve got one, ( bought it in Vietnam this summer), and I love it! At night, after putting on my serums, I gently roll it over my face, whilst already in bed, and then put on my face cream. It eases tension, promotes circulation and generally awakens your skin. I used to put in the fridge, but then forgot about it completely at night. If you wake up puffy, with fluid retention , I would suggest that you pop it in the fridge at night and use it on face face to de-puff in the morning. Get it here, on Amazon.

How to use a jade roller correctly here from The Coveteur   or check out this video that explains the perfect way to massage your face.

Beauty Shopping Online

Just found this great site with tons of brands, www.fantastic.pt is a beauty specialist site, that ships to Portugal and charges no shipping fee if your haul is more than 20 euros. With brands like OUAI, the hair care gurus, or COLBERT M.D. , EYEKO for your eyelashes, amongst tons of others, if you’re into beauty stuff, check it out.

Beauty briefs at The Life Juice


 Best Beauty Blog

At  INTO THE GLOSS,  you’ll find the best beauty advice, from actors, celebrities and just common folk too. Take time to read the reader’s comments as they are very insightful and real. If you have any doubts about hair, skin, treatments and make-up, you’ll want to read it on a regular basis. They now have their own brand, Glossier, which I haven’t tried yet but it seems pretty popular.

And because beauty comes from within…

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Check out the healthiest ideas from Naturally Ella, especially the vegetables, creative recipes for a nourishing feast. Vegetables are easy to cook but need a little cleverness to become the star of the meal.

My recipe for a quick Banana Loaf, so easy it takes 10 minutes to make. And it’s contains no flour or fats.
Banana loaf + The Life Juice
Perfect for breakfast


Combine in a food processor :

  • 3 ripe bananas, 2 cups of oats, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave and 2 eggs.
  • If you have on hand the following, then add it all as it elevates the simple banana loaf into something special.
  • A handful of raisins, orange zest, gated coconut, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few drops of vanilla essence, and voilá, a little extra boost.
  • Blend together and place in a greased loaf tin , bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 c until cooked through.
  • Cool and EAT!

Have a fabulous week,











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