Essena O’Neill Shook The Social Media World – And I’m Thankful For It

Former Instagram model Essena O’Neill recently posted a video about why she was quitting social media that caused quite a stir in the online community. Even though the original video is now off YouTube, there are plenty of others who continue to spread her message. You can view the video here:

Even though the video isn’t fun to watch, it raises some important topics. In the video, an emotional O’Neill lets the public know that her social media fame led to nothing but insecurities and self-judgement. Prior to the viral video, I had never heard of Essena O’Neill but I’m glad that I did.

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Integrating Yoga Into Your Fitness Routine

Now that we’ve touched on the beneficial whys of incorporating yoga into your workout regime, it’s time to talk about how. Please note that I am not a fitness expert and you should still do your own research (especially if something doesn’t feel right). This is simply a combination of what I find works, and what I’ve researched myself.

Ready? Ok!

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Why You Should Incorporate Yoga Into Your Fitness Routine (Or Vice Versa)

I believe in balance. Without balance, stress takes over and you’re pulled in one direction. If you’re pulled too much, well, you might just snap. Working out is great and I love the benefits that I’ve experienced from exercising, but sometimes the strain is a lot.

The idea with working out is that you’re always pushing yourself towards ‘more’ – more reps, lift heavier – more, more, more. And that’s fine, but finding a way to counteract that and reintroduce harmony and appreciation for where you’re already at is a beautiful thing.

That’s where yoga comes in.

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The Difference Between Efficiency And Effectiveness


We live in a time that praises efficiency. How many life hacks have you seen that teach us how to cut down on time or find short cuts? While this can be great for some things, it shouldn’t necessarily cross over into how you go about everything in your life.

Let’s discuss the meaning behind these words.

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DIY Daily Makeup Brush Spray

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DIY Daily Makeup Brush Spray

You might’ve heard that you should be wash your makeup brushes regularly (click here to find out how). Some say every other day, others say every week. I personally try to aim for once a week but there are times that it doesn’t happen.

That’s why I made my own daily brush spray, that I can use each day on my makeup brushes by simply spritzing it on the brush bristles and letting it air dry. I’ve seen a lot of high-end, ‘professional’ versions out there, so consider using this DIY recipe before spending your hard earned cash.

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Goodbye, Pore Strips. Hello, Baking Soda!

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I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a strange curiosity when it comes to pore strips. You know, that odd satisfaction of pulling the hardened strip off, only to reveal hair and some other funky bits that were on your nose.

But after using them for sometime I decided to look into the ingredients and how it actually works. What I found, just like the strip results, is not so pretty. So I figured it’d be good to find a natural alternative that, while not as instantly satisfying, is a whole lot better for your skin.

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The Bare Necessities (Why Makeup Free Days Are Important)

Sometimes you have to leave the house naked. Yes, you heard me right. Well, okay, maybe not in your birthday suit but by exposing that bare, beautiful face to the world.

I can picture you shaking your head or rolling your eyes and coming up with some excuse as to why you are the exception. Why you are the only person who has something that has to be covered or altered in order to feel comfortable leaving the house without makeup.

And that’s precisely the issue I’m trying to address.

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How To: Wash Your Makeup Brushes


Ladies, I’m sure that many of you have a lovely collection of makeup brushes that you use regularly. You might even know which function each brush performs. However, one thing you might not be aware of is that your brushes need to be cleaned regularly.

If you’re lazy or short on time, don’t worry. You’re in luck! The following DIY brush wash is quick, easy and effective.

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Growing Your Eyelashes With Coconut Oil

I’m a huge lover of coconut oil, in case you haven’t noticed. 

Two months ago, I was told that coconut oil could be used to grow out my rather short eyelashes. I figured I had nothing to lose and was already using coconut oil as my evening moisturiser, so I added it to my routine.

Though the changes aren’t as extreme as eyelash extensions, it’s an inexpensive and healthy option. I’m happy to say that my eyelashes are now longer and thicker than before.

Here’s how you can do the same.

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