The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash

I don’t particularly like to apply too many products to my face, as I believe that it’s best to let your skin breathe. I’m also very aware of the high amount of chemicals in most of these products, so feel it’s best to minimise this as much as possible- after all, anything that you apply to your skin and don’t wash off is absorbed.

Anyway, there’s only a few skincare items that I actually allow near my face and this is one of them… Tea Tree Facial Wash by The Body Shop. A refreshing organic tea tree based wash to open up your pores and remove impurities, leaving you with clearer skin. The item that I reach for first if I feel a blemish on it’s way. I also use this as part of my everyday routine, as it’s gentle enough to use daily.

It is recommended for blemished skin however I’m actually lucky enough not to suffer too much with outbreaks. I still find the wash perfect to awaken and freshen my face and if a spot does attempt to break loose, my Tea Tree Facial Wash usually does a very good job of keeping it away. An amazing one for anybody suffering with acne, but I also recommend it all round!

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See what The Body Shop have to say below…

Our Community Trade organic tea tree oil comes from The Kenya Organic Oil Farmers’ Association (KOOFA), a co-operative of over 550 small-scale organic farmers around Mount Kenya National Park. Our products contain only pure leaf essential oil, made with hand-harvested leaves and gently steam-distilled for an exceptional-quality purifying essential oil. The leaves are steam distilled within 12 hours of harvest, using a gentle heat to ensure a high quality tea tree oil. Our trade helps provide the smallholder farmers of KOOFA with a steady income, which means that they can develop sustainable farming systems and fund community projects in their local area (The Body Shop, 2016).

There’s no scrimping on quality, rated 5 stars online by users and priced at £5.50 for a 250ml bottle, it’s actually a bit of a bargain. x

Tea Tree Oil

My top tip for blemish-free skin is Tea Tree Oil. Whenever I feel like an unwanted spot is about to emerge I head straight to my magic bottle of Tea Tree. Soothing skin and banishing blemishes, it’s the perfect way to zap spots quickly. Not only does it work amazingly, it also smells super fresh making my sinuses reap the benefits as well!


I’d recommend this little Tea Tree Oil gem from The Body Shop. It can be applied directly to the skin, where most Tea Tree oils cannot, and instantly soothes spots and encourages them to disappear! At £7 it’s definitely worth the purchase. xx

Top Tips for Glowing Skin!

“Everybody looks better with a tan,” is something that I’ve heard a million times, however it’s definitely not something that I agree with. Fake tan definitely beats sunbeds, but dodgey orange fake tan- that seems to be pretty goddamn popular these days- quite frankly doesn’t beat anything. Over tanning makes you wrinkly (watch ITV’s Benidorm and you’ll see what I mean) and in absolute honesty, some of the world’s most naturally beautiful people are super pale.

The point that I’m trying to make is that ‘everybody looks better with a tan’ isn’t true. Want to know what the truth is? The truth is that everybody looks better with great skin, which is something that vitamins from the sun will provide. That holiday glow isn’t all about the tan, it’s the fact that your skin looks great! And it isn’t just the sun that helps. Relaxation. Catching up on sleep. Drinking plenty of water. These are all characteristics of the summer and beach holiday season that work wonders for your skin!

So now that winter has officially crept up on us and everybody’s feeling depressed that their summer glows are fading and that gaunt skin will be their latest accessory, I thought it would be nice to post about how you can keep your healthy summer skin throughout the cold few months that lie ahead.

Here are my simple tips on how to make your skin glow all year round!

Number One: Drink Water. This may seem a little obvious but the power of water is completely underestimated. It’s one of the best ways to naturally rehydrate your skin, keeping it feeling super fresh! Keep a bottle of water with you at all times to remind you to sip up and aim for six to eight glasses a day, or one and a half litres.

Number Two: Moisturise. Again, this one’s all about hydration. I recommend moisturising your full body twice a day and even more for your hands! Choose a light specialised cream for your face and always carry a hand cream. My ultimate fave is Nivea Hands, Face and Body Moistuiser. It’s so so light, doesn’t clog your pores and can be used all over your body! My dream cream!

Number Three: Eat Right. This one goes without saying. Get that 5 portions per day in your belly!!! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that’s needed for radiant skin and helps to heal blemishes. Eat blueberries, blackcurrants, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries and sweet potatoes to get your Vit C hit! Vitamin E is also great for supporting healthy skin growth. Avocado, hazelnuts and  almonds will do the trick.

Number Four: Wash your face! You might laugh at this one but a major cause of blemished skin can be blocked pores. Buy a special face cleanser rather than soap so that you don’t dry out your skin.

Number Five: Get your Zzz’s! Aim for 8 hours sleep per night. It will eliminate eye bags and make you and your skin feel one hell of a lot more alive.

Number Six: Don’t Crash Diet. Short in vitamins and constantly straining your skin. A massive no, no!

Okay, so those are my six tips for glowing skin. They’re all fairly easy to follow and really cost effective! But sometimes our skin just needs that one tiny extra helping hand- and sometimes our lives are just too busy to get that 8 hours kip!

I’ve recently been taking some magic little health capsules to make my skin look and feel flawless everyday. I can’t actually believe that I’m writing this because usually I’m so against vitamin and mineral capsules. However, my miracle sweets, as I like to call them, are made of nothing but fruit, vegetables and berries at their ripest, finest form! You won’t even find this goodness in your fresh market fruit and vegetables.

Not only does my skin look and feel great but I’m full of energy and even my hair and nails are reaping the benefits. I won’t sell them to you anymore than I already have, or I’ll become one of those annoying people that you wish had a pause button, but if you would like a little more information just drop me an email to

Ditch that fake winter tan and get naturally beautiful skin all year long! xxx

A little note to say…

I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I’ve recently become involved in a health business (post right here). I’m obsessed with fitness and nutrition so it seemed only right for me to help other people to improve their health and to meet their body/fitness goals, be that weight loss or gain, toning, muscle building or just general health (increased energy, healthier skin, hair and nails).

Well, one of my clients is my very own mum and I wanted to update you all with her weight loss progress because I am super proud of her! Join me in giving her a huge congratulations, as she managed to loose 11lbs in the FIRST WEEK of her new nutrition plan! Absolutely amazing!!

It might not be for you, but if you are interested in making any health changes or have any questions about my clients and their achievements then I’d love to hear from you! Contact me at xx

Improve Your Health Today- I Am!

A few weeks ago, I was invited by a good friend of mine to an event with the only information being ‘it’s about some nutrition business- you’ll be interested.’ I wasn’t doing anything so thought I might as well go along and see what it was all about. Cutting what could be a very long story short, I’m now involved in something that’s super exciting (and healthy too, yayyy!).

So, what is it?

The company basically comprises of two products that can be used for weight loss, weight gain, muscle building and overall health (think glowing hair, skin and stronger nails).

The first are the shakes, which replace either one or two meals a day dependent on your body goals, and follow a healthy eating plan including snacks and meals. They’re really effective in particular for weight loss and are pretty easy to work into your day-to-day routine. Meaning that you can have them at work no problem!
The second product is the capsules- there are 3 different types, flooding your body with the nutrients of up to 26 different fruit and veg a day in one go! They act as a catalyst for weight loss as well as improved overall health; boosted immune system; improved skin, hair, nails… but most importantly they change the way your body perceives sugar and food and help you crave a healthier lifestyle.
The other products, including the bars and soft chewables are great snacks to help aid achievements of your goals even further. The whole point is to get you away from fad dietary changes, understanding what good food is and how to incorporate this into your lifestyle!
I really don’t want to bore you with all of the ins and outs and I definitely don’t want you to think that I’m trying to sell this to you. I just think that more people should know about it because it’s actually helped people that I know to see a difference in their body and health.

It sounds cheesy but these little products really can help you to achieve your goals. Whether they be weight gain, weight loss, toning, muscle building or simply just improving your general health and energy, this may be just what you need to enable you to finally see results. I’ve seen very real people (including ASOS work colleagues and now even my mum’s giving it a go) reap the benefits and have decided to give it a go myself! I will be trying the capsules to give me that extra energy and motivation that I need to further tone up and generally feel more healthy!

It might not be for you, but if you are interested in learning more or think that you might like to give one of the plans a go then please feel free to contact me at and I can send you over some information or even give you a quick call. xx