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Re-posting because this is super important!!
Its almost summer and this is a serious topic ladies and gentlemen, Sunscreen. Scientific evidence supports the benefits of using sunscreen to minimize short-term and long-term damage to the skin from the sun’s rays. Here is a quick list of sunscreen you can buy


Anthelios XL Ultra-light SPF 50+

I use this one, I find it isn’t to oily or greasy. I find that I can easy add it to my beauty routine.  It’s extremely lightweight has fast absorbing formula. It doesn’t leave the white residue some sunscreens do and I can apply it under my makeup.

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Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+

To Save Face applies like moisturiser, I highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin.2293779


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+

I think this is the perfect way to incorporate sunscreen into your daily beauty routine. Having sunscreen in your CC cream you received all the benefits of a CC with the added bonus of sunscreen.zoom_f538ac997a5121b40159115a6b36f40c00c406c0_1462862533_it_cccream_fair_web


Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

Great light weight moisturizer adsorbs really quickly into the skin. Perfect for everyday wear as its not a heavy or oily on the skin however, it is the most expensive out of all my recommendations.dermalogica-age-smart-dynamic-skin-recovery-50ml

 

Shine like the whole universe is yours

Reaching out

I wanted to touch on a topic very dear to my heart. Depression. I want to start bey saying it’s more than just sadness. Any one who knows me knows that I’m bubbly and high energy however being a bubbly person doesn’t mean you don’t experience depression and anxiety. Mental health issues don’t discriminate, even for people who appear happy and cheery get depression.   I hate that this topic is taboo, we need to discuss mental health more. I hate that people say that “X” person died of suicide, no they die of depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle.  When people just tell you to be happy, you can’t, not when you have depression, it doesn’t work like that. If someone you know just died and I told you to be happy, could you? Probably not.

I’ve come along away from the person I used to be, however certain feelings they never leave and really my point here today isn’t to tell you to be happy, but rather to say there are people out there who support you. You are never alone. You may feel alone however there are so many people out there who are here for you. The other point is if you are lucky enough to not experience depression or anxiety please be there for someone else. Some times just the simple gesture of making small talk makes all the difference in someones day.

Everyone is different, there isn’t a basic 10 steps to not be depressed. I wish there was but there isn’t, it’s just something we need to work at.  Something that the first step is the hardest, the step to reach out and say something, to say I need help, but for some depression takes you voice away from you. The only real advice that I can say is seek help sooner rather than later, I feel like every day just guess harder and harder if you don’t.


I leave you with some important details and links

eheadspace

Age: 12-25
To talk to someone and get advice about tough issues
1800 650 890
www.eheadspace.org.au


Lifeline

For support and advice in a personal crisis. Phone counselling 24/7 and online web chat available 8pm-4am AEST.
13 11 14
Online text chat
www.lifeline.org.au


Please visit Get immediate support to contact the beyondblue Support Service and for details of other national crisis and help lines.

The beyondblue Support Service provides advice and support via telephone 24/7 (just call 1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours).


 


 


My happy place

Fitness & Yoga & bad habits

So I’ve been doing yoga for about a month now at the very awesome Move yoga studio in Melbourne. Any Melbournians thinking of doing yoga come join us on the mat.


I’ll have to take a photo of me and my current state when I get home. I’m not trying to brag or anything like FYI. So let’s start from the start.


I would personally  describe myself as slim, I’m not a tinny tiny skinny girl nor am I athletically built, without any professional training or advice I would categorize myself as an ectomorph.

As a child I was very athletic, I used to train for cross country almost every day. I ran the 3km or 1.5km races and I did high-jump, played volleyball and netball because I was tall. 179cm tall to be exact (now). In high school this carried on with school sport but everything changed during Uni.

I was no longer walking everywhere or playing sport, this is when I decided to start playing indoor volleyball with friends we play weekly until we didn’t.

My weight yo-yo here, I was never that unhappy with myself that I would suddenly diet or anything like that but I remember my ex (boyfriend at the time) told me that I had lost a lot of muscle mass and I was not just thin because I was. I was no longer toned.  This never really occurred to me until this point, yes while I was younger I once did have the core/abs of a rock star but I thought I was fine out it. Fine enough that well I didn’t get an hit the gym the next day, but not, so I would walk my dog.

Forward a few months maybe a year I met Nathan and we joined the gym together. We would go but then not go, as soon as his contract ended he cancelled his membership. I on the other hand tried to get at it but let’s be honest here barely got my monies worth of gym.

All I ever did at them gym was cardio and stretching. So after a while I canceled my membership too.

And then 1 month ago I came across the fairly new yoga studio move. I have signed up for there membership and I’ve been to at least 4/5 weekdays and when I first started I was even doing double yoga, sometimes even triple.

What I really learnt about myself and fitness is I have to make it as easy as possible. I go to yoga almost every night because it is convenient I walk out of work and yoga is pretty much a part of my way home.  It’s hard to commit if you have to make the effort to get there.

These are the small things that I have changed in my life and I’m really happy with the relationship I have with my body now.

Things that I do to keep myself going.

1. Make it as convenient as possible to exercise, yes the gym that is further away might be cheaper but you cannot be trusted to go.
2. Carry water every where you go, you’ll end up drinking it.
3.Before you buy a whole new “workout” wardrobe set yourself a mini goal like, if I go to the gym conservatively for a week then I’ll get new pants.
4. Eat right. Carry around healthy snacks and be okay that some days you are just going to eat that whole block of milk chocolate.
5. Follow Fitness bloggers or Instagramers for inspiration.
6. Get a good night sleep.
7. Reward yourself