As I mentioned briefly before, my love for the botanicals is actually becoming out of control… I don’t know if I’ll wake up tomorrow and find branches where my bones used to be, but for now – know that I smell like tea tree, a bit a lot.

Right, back to Australin BodyCare, not that we were on the subject to start with but, hey, ho! Hi, ho! On with this blog post I go *whistles to the Seven Dwarves*. 🎶

Legit, currently and before currently, I always (never) asked myself if there was some sort of malfunction at my birth… When I consider and ponder this, you’ll all be the firsts to know.

I smell like tea tree. That’s all I really wanted to say… Tea Tree smells somewhat potent. Therefore, I don’t exactly know why I’m writing a whole blog post about it… I mean, it’s nothing to write home (or shout from the rooftops about). In essence, I smell like PG Tips before they became loose leaf tea bags… That’s it.

I bought the body lotion, shower gel and scrub. I’m going to be real with you, it doesn’t help when you smell like other people’s sweat. I don’t know what you heard, but it’s almost impossible to travel on TfL without leaving the tube with every single person who shared that carriage with’s sweat and germs…

It’s like a little disgusting gift that TfL give you for topping up your Oyster and using their sometimes always delayed and/or on-strike service. (Especially if you lead the life I do and have people coughing and/or sneezing in your face at every opportunity they get.)

Join me here tomorrow- same time, same place, where I’ll divulge into the contents of the times I caught TfL flu aplenty.

Again, let’s cast our minds back to what we were discussing before I went on the germ-infested tangent that is TfL… You might need to use more than one body wash, because if you use it on its own, you’ll smell like a BO’d tree. No matter how much I love trees, that – right there is the point where I declare myself “out” – like they do on Dragon’s Den.

Australian BodyCare’s packaging is pretty bog standard. Pretty and bog standard. I love the colour blue, so there you go… It’s blue. It looks like something you’d find in a bathroom… What next?!

Did I like using Australian BodyCare? It’s not the most incredible product I’ve ever applied on my skin but it’s okay… It does the job. I’m just here for smelling like a hot liquified Kew Gardens.

Thanks you, SPICEBEAN! You’re also every damn thing!

Xxx

P.S. I bought seeds to be planted in my garden because I love botanicals so much… Check back here in Spring (or before) to read all about it.

Charcoal powders are everywhere on Instagram… People are endorsing them like I’m drinking water (I drink lots of water). So, I thought it’s high time that I invest (in charcoal tooth powders) and see what all the fuss is about…

Firstly, I’d like to mention that I had a dentist appointment a few weeks ago and that the reason I wasn’t asked to come back (along with my incredibly good hygiene) was because of this (I’m assuming)…

Having said that, you know what happened to the first person to “assume”, right..? They made an ass out of the third party and themselves! Hahahaha. That one gets me every time. I love it. It’s legit my favourite saying… (I also need to get out more, once a day isn’t enough – clearly).

Anyway, back to the powder… I bought it on Amazon. However, it’s since been made unavailable but there are plenty more that you can check out…

  • FOOD GRADE INGREDIENTS: No Harmful Chemicals, No Bleach, No Fluoride, No Artificial Colors, No Preservatives. Excellent for promoting gum health, freshen breath, tartar control, teeth cleaning and whitening.
  • ORGANIC ACTIVATED COCONUT CHARCOAL: Coconut husks-based activated charcoal has the highest adsorption power and the highest effectiveness in removing impurities.
  • SAFE ON SENSITIVE TEETH: Our food grade ingredients are specially formulated to ensure the most sensitive teeth won’t suffer.
  • FRESHENS BREATH: With natural spearmint flavor, to ensure you have the fresh breath the whole day.

I’m going to be honest… I ordered a product that’s picture and brand was different to what I received. I was, in a sense, Mousefished  – a term that I’ve just made up, feel free to use it…

Mousefish – noun – a term to describe the act of ordering something on the internet, but receiving something completely different.

What I thought I’d ordered, what was advertised… Also, not what I received.

Yes, it was not what I ordered… Again, yes – I could’ve returned it but – do you know how long the process is?! I’d have to fill out the form, send it to the post office, pay for delivery – I ain’t got time. Plus, and most importantly, I researched the product to make sure I wasn’t sent something completely unusable and/or damaging to my teeth.

So, like I said, I used Vena Beauty’s mis-represented product (and have been since I bought it). I’ve got to say though that: I love it. Look, I don’t look sexy with a pitch black toothpaste-y mouth and teeth, then again I hardly look sexy without it so…

What I mean is the result (minus some granules getting stuck in between your teeth), is very nice. My teeth looked squeaky clean, my breath and entire mouth felt so fresh, oh – and it gets rid of stains whilst whitening too.

My dentist said my teeth are in great shape and I believe it’s because of this powder mainly…

Cons? The charcoal can stick to the gaps between teeth and stains the tongue a bit. If I was ever asked – which I haven’t been and won’t be – I’ll just say that I’ve been munching on that sweet liquorice bamboo, like the true panda that I am. Again, not that anyone would (ask)…

Notice: I would never and have never left my house with a weird looking tongue/mouth. I might not brush my hair and almost never wear make-up, but I keep my smile clean at all times. Thanks. It’s nice to know where I draw the line…

This post may or may not have added value to your life. I hope it has, but no worries if it hasn’t. Carry on being an absolute LEGEND.

Love,

Miamii

xxx

Justin Jersey blogs for Beauty Bae.

There are many oral health habits that can result in a wide range of benefits. Including self-confidence, oral care ensures that the confidence of the individual is sky high. Some of the other tips from dentists to improve the smile are-

Moisturize
The lips and skin’s texture will influence the smile of an individual. Using a natural moisturizer will help the skin look healthy and luminous. One more alternate for this is using a natural lip balm, which will moisten the lips and at the same time make the smile of the person look beautiful.

When the user visits the drugstore to purchase moisturizer, he/she should read all the ingredients that are used to make the moisturizer. If the names of the ingredients cannot be ready clearly by the user, then the user can safely assume that the moisturizer is made of chemicals.

Drinking Water

Some of the expert dentists encourage people to drink a lot of water to improve their smile. This simple method helps a great deal in improving the overall health of the skin, body, and the mouth, which in turn improves the quality of the smile. A dry mouth gives out a terrible smell. This makes the individual less inclined to smile. Also, drinking water facilitates the production of saliva, which is enough to wash away food particles, plaque, and other pain inducing bacteria. So, a dentist will always recommend his patient to drink more water rather than sip a cool soda.

Daily Flossing


Regular flossing helps in the removal of plaque from the teeth. Flossing daily will help individuals in avoiding gingivitis and tooth decay. If flossing is not done, plaque and tartar build up close to the gums and this can also cause periodontal disease. To floss efficiently, one has to wrap the floss around the finger and slowly insert it in the space between the teeth. After this, the floss should be moved up and down. If bleeding occurs, it is most likely due to bleeding gums.

Quitting Smoking

It is common knowledge that smoking causes the teeth to stain. Once the stain due to the smoke occurs, then the surface can only be cleaned with the help of a polish. However, this stain can soak very deep into the enamel structure of the teeth. Smoking also has adverse effects on the gums and causes them to develop harmful pockets close to the teeth. Also, smoking makes the teeth look longer and creates dark areas between the teeth. So, based on this, it won’t be a surprise if a dentist recommends his patients to stop smoking.

Limiting the Intake of Coffee, Red Wine, and Tea
Drinking coffee, tea, and red wine are known to stain the teeth. Like smoking, the stain caused by these drinks can negatively impact the enamel layer of the teeth. Drinking with the help of a straw reduces the concentration of the stain. One more tip given by dentists here is that regularly rinsing the mouth will prove to be a great deal in reducing the stain. This ensures that the brightly colored liquid does not settle on the teeth.

The Toothbrush

Research has shown that electrical motorized toothbrushes help a great deal in achieving healthy gums and pays a key role in maintaining healthy gums. If a person is not willing to spend a lot on electric toothbrushes, he or she should go for a brush with soft bristles. Stiffer bristles and rapid brushing can result in the bleeding of gums.

Overall, it is a good option for an individual to visit the dentist at least once in 6 months. This ensures that adequate caution is exercised when the teeth and mouth is being maintained.

Peter Minkoff is back and blogging for Beauty Bae…

Our wedding should be the happiest day of our lives or at least one of the happiest. That is what we all expect, but the reality is not so fairy-tale-like. Our wedding is the culmination of many months of planning and wedding planning can be, and usually is, very stressful. So, after months of planning and worrying the day is finally here, but the worries are not gone. They will be there until it’s over. Finally, after that, we can relax! That is why the honeymoon is the real star of the show, the time we spend with our loved one after the wedding and away from everyone else, just the two of us. So, take a look at a few unconventional suggestions and pick one. After all, this is a big decision so don’t rush into it.

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Botswana is a beautiful African country, known for its many natural riches. Although it is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about your honeymoon, it is a great choice. Here you will feel closer than ever to true wilderness. This is the place you should visit if you are an adventure seeker. Don’t miss an opportunity to go on a safari when in Botswana. Chobe National Park is one the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa. It is a home to the world’s largest herds of elephants and other wild animals. Start your married life with an adventure and keep the excitement burning through your marriage. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the African wildlife and have the time of your life, as you start a new chapter.

Sydney, Australia

Newlyweds who are more interested in a city getaway ought to consider visiting Sydney. Sydney is a big city with a down-to-earth atmosphere. While the city is famous for its beautiful architecture, it is also a favorite of tourist because of its friendly people. Sydney is a great city to explore on foot. You can take a romantic stroll down its street and soak in the view. Sydney Opera House is one of its most famous landmarks. Its beauty is captivating, so you should definitely go see it. Sydney Harbor is another sight you shouldn’t miss. Deemed one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, it is also the place where you will find the second most visited and beautiful landmark in Sydney. Sydney Harbor Bridge is the world’s biggest steel arch bridge and climbing it will offer the most beautiful overview of the city. As for the atmosphere of the city, the best way to experience it is by mingling with locals. Also, you can always take a break from all the sightseeing and find a nice bar like Della Hyde in Darlinghurst. They have the best cocktails and you can enjoy your meal in a famous Aussie atmosphere.

Grjotagja, Iceland

Iceland is famous for its many hot springs, and Grjotagja is definitely among the prettiest ones. It is located near the lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. This small lava cave has a geothermal spring inside that is an amazing bathing destination. The best part of visiting Grjotagja is that it is relatively hidden. Not many people visit this hot spring, so you are more likely to enjoy the beauty and therapeutic effects of it in private. If the wedding planning was especially stressful, make this destination you honeymoon choice. Grjotagja is a nature’s spa, with more beautiful scenery than any spa could ever offer. Although not exactly famous, Grjotagja did have its moment in the spotlight when a scene of Game of Thrones was filmed there.

Aqua waka, hey, hey! Tsamina mina mina eh eh… 🎶 If I was a composer of musical pieces, I’d be BACH. What’s GOOD?!

I mean, let’s face it – you’re not here for a review, are you? No, because no one is here. This post’ll probably get a whopping 0 views. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll just talk to myself ’cause I don’t get that sweet talkback… If you know what I mean (socket to ’em)!

Let’s begin the review of Lush Aqua Marina. I’ve probably already reviewed this, there’s no shortage of Lush product posts on here, so…

Aqua Marina is what would happen if your facial/bodily skin smoked seaweed phantomly “because it got high, ’cause it got high, ’cause it got HIIIIIIIGH! 🎶” – the added bonus is that pink clay/Play Doh consistency formula. Yes, it looks like pâtĂ© – but it actually isn’t pâtĂ©… It’s terrine. Don’t try it.

I washed my face with Aqua Marina and my face legit looked like I came out of an in actual fact radiant skin inducing whirlpool.

A mineral rich-seaweed and calamine face and body cleanser to absorb excess oils and leave you with a clear complexion. We use kaolin and calamine to absorb oil and cleanse the skin, and aloe vera to restore moisture. Irish Moss gel (a type of seaweed) is full of restorative minerals and vitamins, and we’ve even included a sprinkling of sea salt for very gentle exfoliation.

My rating: it’s guten – not gluten. It’s the Beard of Life.