Monday, 26 October 2015


As a health/wellbeing/fitness enthusiast, I am constantly sharing new finds with my friends and reading the latest advice from all over the web and in print. Perhaps the hardest element of maintaining my wellbeing however, is staying on top of the multitude of conflicting advice that seems to circulate about. Paeleo, sugar free, vegan... it's enough to confuse any girl! Which is why my general wellbeing mantra is b a l a n c e. As a result, I gravitate towards consuming health info from others who also believe in the power of healthy moderation. One of my favourite health bloggers is Jacqueline Alwill (aka @brownpapernutrition). As a nutritionist and health & wellness writer, Jacqueline has such a wealth of information and delicious recipes that I find majorly inspiring (There are heaps on her website here).

Thanks to her new partnership as a wellness warrior for one of my favourite natural skincare brands Jurlique, I was lucky enough to ask Jacqueline some questions about maintaining her super easy and healthy lifestyle.

* What is your go-to wholesome snack when you are feeling peckish?
Carrot sticks and hummus
Hot almond milk with cacao cinnamon and ginger

* What are your three top pantry must haves?
Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Vanilla beans

* Favourite sweet creation?
Raw choc avocado tart (recipe on the Jurlique blog)

* What are your thoughts on eating before early morning exercise?
It’s individual dependent as with anything diet related. What works for some may not work for others and we need to be in tune with our body.

Some can eat and not feel uncomfortable whilst exercising and others experience severe digestive discomfort.

The key thing is to ensure you are well hydrated before and during exercise then nourish with a good balance of protein, carbs and fats post exercise.

* Favourite refined sugar substitutes?
Rice malt syrup

Thank you to Jurlique for getting me in touch with Jacqueline for this interview. Check out the Jurlique blog (here) for plenty more advice for clean eating, plus the recipe for the orange and almond cake in the image above - it was absolutely delicious! 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Long Weekend Refresh

Long weekends are such perfect ways to refresh and relax. Thankfully us Sydney-siders had perfect summer-like weather, which means much of my days off were spent beachside.

I also used my days off to introduce two Dr Hauschka products from FacialCo to my skin care routine- the cleansing cream (buy here) and the day cream (buy here).
I'm pretty excited by these products as they are made with all natural ingredients - something that is so important to consider for skincare that sits on our face each day!

You can purchase the full range of products (plus heaps of other brands) at FacialCo.