Who’s ready for another post? I was born (to write) it! Here is my new go-to fragrance… This is literally the be all and end all of my perfume life, right now. In my opinion, I have never smelt so good…

Sultry, exotic and intoxicating, Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Perfume is a vintage-inspired blend of Jasmine, Orange flowers, Tea leaves and Ylang Ylang. Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Roll On perfume is one of Pacifica’s best selling floral scent.

Pacifica perfumes are made with natural pure grain alcohol and Pacifica’s signature perfume blends combining natural and essential oils.
To get the best out of your perfume, always apply it to your pulse points, i.e. wrists, neck, throat and behind your knees.

– Portable, affordable and adorable.
– Not tested on animals, 100% vegan.

Holland & Barrett… What can I say..? I love you. Like, I am literally in love with you… Thanks!

Back to my new Pacifica roll-on, this one is sentimental to me… My mum’s favourite flower is the gardenia, and smelling like this reminds me of my mum (who’s still alive & well, thank God). I just love it. It smells exotic, and like I’ve literally been to an authentic florist.

I do believe, in all honesty, that if reincarnation is a thing, I’m definitely coming back as Alan Titchmarsh. I love flowers, gardens and anything Mother Nature-y. I also love going on holiday… So, if you want to combine the two, invest in a beautiful, fragrant Pacifica roll on perfume (other scents are available) for £12 or less (depending on which one you choose).

Also, if roll-on perfumes aren’t your thing, they do scented candles too (also at Holland & Barrett). I, of course, have an advantage card – which – I’m not sure exactly how advantageous it actually is when you think of exactly how much I spend in store. 🙈

Other things I love about this Pacifica roll on perfume: it’s compact, obvs. I need to be able to carry it around, and not have my bag feeling heavy, Perfume (depending on size) can be really heavy, and if you carry some in a handbag – your handbag becomes luggage. Again, the packaging, it’s very simplistic but elegant. The colour schemes are beaut. It’s all beaut. I love it.

Only thing I don’t like: the amount of product… There could be more of it. Let’s not be stingy about it, Pacifica… I get that you know you’re on to a winner, but… Give us more of it, if you’re going to charge us £12!

Yeah, so that’s it. I love H&B. I also love fragrance and plants/flowers…

Welcome to Tahiti.

Today, I feel ready to review the HairBurst shampoo & conditioner which I picked up a month ago at Holland & Barrett… Look, I’m not even going to apologise for my blog posts being specific to Holland & Barrett, Lush or healthy eating/drinking of late… Legit, I don’t care. I write for me, and no one else. That’s how I’ve always done it, and that’s how it’ll always be. Organic products are the way forward, and that’s how I do it.

I have used this shampoo & conditioner a couple of times, alongside my red hair enhancing one (which I’ve yet to review), I honestly cannot think of anything negative to mention apart from the price and the size.

I picked up the bundle for £24.99, which is pretty extortionate for such a small amount… Luckily, it was in the penny sale so I picked up another for 1p. BARGAIN… that I didn’t have to go hunting for!

Now for the positives… It’s natural and pareben-free. I noticed that my hair was softer and easier to manage after one wash. If you’ve followed my blog, you’d know that I have potentially the worst and hardest to maintain hair, ever. I cannot brush it because it’s very painful! But, NEWSFLASH: I have been able to since using these.

In just two washes, my hair has also been left feeling more nourished, shinier, healthier and stronger too. In terms of length, I’ve only used it twice so I’ve hardly become the modern day Rapunzel,..

All in all, it’s a good buy, especially in the penny sale. It’s worth getting two for £25.00 because you’re getting two shampoos and two conditioners… #WINNING

Disclaimer: I hope you like avocado, because it is very potent and the shampoo/conditioner almost feels like I’m smothering my hair in guacamole, which isn’t bad if you’re into that sort of thing… It’s also got Coconut oil in it, so… You’ve got to be nuts about the coco as well.

Wow! Thrice in one day… Aren’t you lucky?! I promise to make this my last post, because I’m on my way to a spa weekend – so I’ll have very little, if any at all access to my blog.

I wanted to share my favourite supplements (some of which I’m sure you’re familiar) and how they’ve helped me…

If you know me, you know that apart from the money I put aside for my future, I spend the rest in Holland & Barretts and/or Lush. Literally, those two are the only stores that I shop at.

Anyway, I’ve always been really into supplements, but taking it all more seriously of late because they’re honestly a life changer… I used to be lethargic, lacking in energy… My skin went through breakouts regularly and my hair was hard to maintain… I was a mess… I’m probably still a mess, let’s not beat around any (armpit) bushes… But, I’m less of a mess than I once was, admittedly. What’s changed? My life and more so, my lifestyle…

Obviously my most recent skincare routine and diet has been helping… But, outside of that, I’ve been taking care of the problems within. I’ve started by taking Pilfood (great for hair thinning, dry scalp and hair loss/damage), Juice Plus Berry (for great overall health), Cayanne Pepper along with Apple Cider Vinegar tablets (for extra help to burn fat/calories, eliminating cravings for unhealthy snacks). I’ve also started walking a lot more… Look, I’ve not seen miraculous changes, but I’ve seen changes nonetheless. Literally, just a mere hour after taking Juice Plus Berry, I am bursting with energy and don’t feel lazy. It’s actually strange. It’s weird that three little tablets can give you such a boost.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayanne Pepper are the ones less likely to show you a difference straightaway. However, I did start noticing changes a couple of weeks after taking them. For instance, I was less bloated and my body looked less water retention stricken.

Pilfood? It’s been something my mum’s talked about for years… My mum really benefitted from using them, and I’ve started to. This is a new tablet for me, so I can’t say, I, myself have have been taking it long enough to give it a fair assessment. However, I’ll circle back and let you know soon. The biggest change on the hair front though is that I’ve started – dare I say it – putting a brush to thy hair, twice a day. I have also been plaiting it in two. Plaiting hair helps keep it clean, healthy, stronger (and apparently it helps it grow over time)? I’m not sure about the latter, but it’s something I heard once.

Finally (but not entirely so), and lastly, this is less of a supplement… But, the secret to banishing premature greying of the hair is drinking powdered yeast with milk. Look, there is no way of sugar coating this… It is hand on heart the vilest thing I’ve ever tried, but it apparently helps. So, I’ve been taking it with almond milk and honey. Gross but helpful.

Also, a great shampoo & conditioner combo that I’ve tried whilst taking Pilfood is the HairBurst one… Yep, you’ve guessed it… That too can be found at Holland & Barretts. Oh, and I think the Penny Sale is still happening in store… So, if you’d like to buy one and get the other for 1p, choose H&B!

Disclaimer: although all are organic and only use the most natural of ingredients, I am not sure if they’re entirely suitable for vegetarians. It’s best to check before purchasing. Also, supplements only work when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle. You cannot take them as a replacement of food. Similarly, you cannot take them on their own, without putting real work in place, and notice a healthier change. The changes start from within.

Ciao for niao,

Miamii

Okay, so.. I’ve been trying to hold back the urge to write this post for all of 30 minutes, but I’ve caved. It’s honestly too good to not share. Before you ask, no… I didn’t take a photo of ‘My Brunch’, because in all honesty…. I didn’t think I was going to stumble on the Holy Grail of simple brunches… That’s my excuse, should you choose to accept it.

Anyway, it all started when I got up, did my whole Winter Skin Miracles morning routine, brushed my teeth, showered etc. etc. that I discovered that I was in fact hungry and had yet to consume food items via the mouth region. So, I felt like some boiled eggs… So, I made two free range organic boiled eggs. Now, the secret to the best boiled egg is to boil the water with a dash of salt, and then add them in for a few minutes, turning off the heat completely (leaving to simmer) before transferring them into a cold bowl of water. This allows them to peel easier without damage.

So, I then got my Ryvita crackerbread out, which, let me tell you… That shizz is the most underrated of crackerbreads. I have no idea why people think it tastes like cardboard… If it truly does “taste like cardboard”, I’m about to start slathering Flora on my boxes, because: TASTE SENSATION!

Anyway, I coated/marinated each crackerbread with Flora butter, and sliced up the boiled eggs on top, seasoning with a dash of salt and ground black pepper… I know what you’re thinking: “simple.” But, effective. Very, very effective.

No, wait… That’s not all. I went food shopping yesterday and bought absolutely every form of fruit that came within a two inch radius of my person, because my Nutri Bulletins are coming Bach, baby! *gets an instrument or two out*

Anyway, I put a packet of strawberries, a packet of blackberries and two red apples inside of a juicer, and juiced them (without the seeds) and then another TASTE SENSATION was born.

There you go… That: is my brunch… That: is the best brunch (until I find something as simple yet effective that tops it). Watch this space.

Morning!

I’ve been absent from blogging because I’ve been very busy with work, but I’ve found some time to blog – so here goes nothing… 😊

Oh, and before I go any further… Happy New Year! My new year’s resolution this year to stay grounded in the now. It’s so hard to get stop ourselves from getting caught up in what may or may not come, that we lose sight of what’s already here. I’m not doing that anymore.

Final bit of news before I get into the real reason behind my post… I’ll be reinventing Beauty Bae in February in February. I’m keeping the theme (layout) and logo, because I love them, I’m just going to be honing in on the lifestyle topic, and being less all over the place with my writing, what I cover etc… I’m undecided whether I’m going to be working on a blank canvas or keeping the previous posts. I want to start improving my image game too… Might start using stock photos of things, because I don’t think I can justify taking 700 photos of a cream just to get the right angle right. One thing you’ll definitely be getting from me – consistency. Consistency is the key, and I’m about to be start being consistent. This’ll mean new posts on a more regular basis. I’m excited.

Now for the moment of truth… Hearing about my new (albeit using old products) winter skin miracle regimen. I’d like to re-introduce/remind you of a few few products that you may have forgotten about… Let The Good Times Roll (cleanser), Eau Roma Water (toner) and Gorgeous (moisturiser). All of these can be found at Lush stores nation/internation-wide and they’re bloomin’ brilliant!

I cannot tell you how dry my skin was feeling prior to sticking to this regimen… I was using Ocean Salt, Tea Tree water and Enzymion (all excellent products too) previously but I think those worked better on my skin in summer months. Alternatively, it could just be that they stopped working. According to dermatology science, it’s good to switch up your routine every now and again, because our skin is like anything… For example, if you eat the same foods day in day out, there’ll come a time when they stop serving your body… All the nutrients from them will become redundant.

So, anyway… I recommend that you give Let The Good Times Roll, Eau Roma Water and Gorgeous a go… You won’t regret it. Yes, the price of Gorgeous is pretty hefty, but I don’t believe you can put a price on good skin. Also, it lasts a very long time, as a pea sized amount of this moisturiser goes a long way. It smells Gorgeous, feels Gorgeous and looks Gorgeous too. If you like pineapples, this one’s definitely for you.

Oh, and the best mask – you ask? Prince of Darkness.