Swap don’t Stop: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Fitness

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The amazing SWAP IT DON’T STOP IT campaign that ran through all media avenues a few years ago really sent out a great message, and it was one that stuck with me to use, years later! I don’t want to give up chocolate, that is my happy food, and who am I to deny my body of these…cravings?! I kept telling myself, if I crave it, my body needs it. Sort of true yes, but can I find an alternative instead? To be honest, the extra fat around my butt, shortness of breath and unhealthiness which caused so many problems and unnecessary doctor appointments and tests was a big enough reason to kick my ass a little. (I repeat, a little!) Continue Reading

Superfoods and seeds: The Lazy Girls Guide to Fitness

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Hmm…superfoods, how did we only start hearing about them in the last couple of years? I, of course thought it was a load of crap until I started actually eating certain superfoods more and more. Seeds especially because, well, I love seeds! (Maybe I was a Macaw in a previous life – I know people would say I am as loud as one!!) Continue Reading

The Lazy Girls Guide to Fitness!

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Hands up who LOVES exercise!!!!! I say that with the least amount of enthusiasm in my voice because, I am NOT that girl who loves to just smash out 200 burpees at the gym, then lift some god awful weights. No, absolutely not! Put your damn flexy muscles away please!!! I am more of a couch potato, and with that comes chocolate, popcorn and cups of tea. Wallowing in my pity though throughout all of 2013 didn’t do me any favours  as I was stuck in that “can’t be bothered” routine and turned down plenty of invitations out because well…the weather was bad. Continue Reading

Naturally Curly; perfecting your curls the natural way

My curly tendrils up top had me so self conscious that if I let my hair dry naturally it was always amongst copious amounts of product to make it look like I had “big girl curls”. I never let my hair dry naturally WITHOUT product in my hair, but after recent realisation that 90% of the products I was using was full of not only chemicals but they were all tested on animals, I grabbed all of my products and I threw them out. Continue Reading

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes!

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So many 3d fibre lashes are around at the moment, and being a cruelty free shopper I felt like I was missing out, I was yet to find a fibre lash that was going to grant me the “Not tested on animals” guarantee. Until my friend Beth introduced me to Younique! Continue Reading

Peaches and Clean

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I have been involved in the MANY 6160 retail area for a few weeks now and have been discovering so many amazing shops because of it. One in particular Peaches n Clean, a 100% natural product for your body. Katrina (maker/owner) started the brand because she couldn’t find anything that would work for her, having eczema – every product she tried, flared it up! Continue Reading

Hello Hair!

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It’s winter…we all feel a bit blah, it’s time for some pampering…so I have decided to show you all the great products I have been buying lately in an effort for my own wellness week. It’s all about you…and the environment…

Kicking off my wellness week is a brand that I only just found a few weeks ago on Instagram. All of the blow drying and straightening I do, not to mention this naturally curly mop, I do try my hardest to keep my hair nourished and moisturised. I was hooked on a brand that I recently found out was testing on animals still so I was at a loss because I really loved how my hair felt after using it. Continue Reading

MANY 6160; Discover Creatives

IMG_3466Fremantle, it’s been my nemesis for many years. And I know that could come to a shock to some, because I love incense for a start, and candles, crystals, all things hippy, I am laid back and casual – Freo is all me. I love old buildings, I mean it’s a photographer’s dream! It’s full of cute little boutiques AND markets…but it was always so far away for me and guaranteed every trip had me lost on the road and the streets, EVERY trip! Being lost frustrated me and so…I decided I didn’t like Fremantle.

Lately I’ve really been giving it a go though, being a lot closer, and of course, I have been delighted – of course I have!! All of a sudden I am in love like a love sick teen. So my invite to the MANY 6160 building to be shown around was something I was not going to pass up – as now being lost in Fremantle is a positive…especially while I have google maps on my phone.

If you have set foot in the MANY 6160 building then I am sure you have already been delighted by the senses, tastes and visuals…but what struck me as different was the makers upstairs. Yes, that’s right, a place for creatives to hire out and get all their work done (rather than doing it all in their tin sheds out the back) a place to also converse with other creatives rather than being by yourself all day. Basically…if I want something like a stool or a table made from recycled wood and you don’t have the handy skills to do so (I don’t have the handy skills to do so lol) – these guys upstairs can do it for you!

A few of my faves from the day…(Click each to check out their websites)

  • Peaches & Clean – a no chemical, great for your skin, vegan business – candles, coffee scrubs, soaps – yes, all the lush stuff!
  • A good looking man – (and he is – he looks like my Dad when he was 30!) one of the makers from upstairs, constructing some amazing pieces with recycled (coloured) wood! Really really funky stuff!
  • Respoke – Another maker, designing light fittings and large constructed pieces out of bike parks, you have to see it to believe it!
  • Kate & Abel – Hats, hats and more hats (plus a lot of quirky things that I wanted…Mexican rugs…MiGoals stationery…etc.) Oh and Washi tape – loads of it!
  • Owned accessories – 3d printer, need I say more?
  • Antipodium – a collection of beautiful pieces AND offering a 10% discount if you mention Where the styled things are!!

Click through the gallery below for more…

That’s not to say that I didn’t love every single retailer and maker…they all served a really great spot in my heart and I can see so much potential for me to use either their services or purchase from them. Have a look through the gallery above for what is in store and DON’T MISS OUT on the Blogger Emporium (markets) happening at Many 6160 on July 5th 10am – 4pm! (More on this in a few days).

Head over to MANY 6160 and have a squizz – you won’t be dissapointed! They ALSO do workshops with studio bomba – make a terrarium, a flower crown, learn how to handwrite!!!! I need to leave before I make this blog post too long….just go there! 🙂

Oh, the places you’ll go!

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Congratulations, today is your day! You’re off to great places, you’re off and away!

Dr Seuss is a genius! He makes you think like a 5 year old, and sometimes that is just the thing we need to continue down the path of success. I was given the book “Oh, the places you’ll go” a little over 6 months ago – and have been hooked ever since. Continue Reading

Winter face – Kosmea + LaMav

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Oh winter! I hate you already! No but seriously…not only is it causing 1970’s foxy brown afro hair, but it’s also drying out my skin as the chill of the cold air blasts through my face while crossing the highway going to work every single day! Winter and I have a love/hate relationship, I love it when I am sick and snuggled up on the couch with soups and tea, or just in general having a lazy DVD day. But…let’s face it, those things are few and far between – EVERY other day is spent running around in the rain getting soaked through and freezing my face AND butt cheeks off! Continue Reading

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