Shine baby

  I really wanted to share a little bit more about my training school, Shine From Within with you and why I started it in the first place.   I hope you enjoy it!   Amanda x  ... read more
RESPECT – you, me, brands

RESPECT – you, me, brands

Today I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw someone I admire and follow sharing something they loved. And a yukky thing happened – my first thought was, ‘I wonder if she really likes this or if she was paid to say she likes it?’ I immediately felt awful and pessimistic, but the truth is, she probably was paid. It got me thinking about how I feel about this. I don’t want to feel hoodwinked. So I felt that it was a good time to get really clear on what I share, promote, recommend and talk about – across all forms of media. Because I don’t ever want you to feel hoodwinked!

Now I know I don’t have the following of a skantily-clad beach babe (does that make me sound elderly?) but I don’t think it matters how many people ‘follow’ you, ‘like’ you or ‘subscribe’ to your content – you still have a responsibility to those people.

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Organic undies

Organic undies

I know what my Dad would say…”Don’t you think you are taking this a bit far Amanda? Organic undies – really?” He thought I was a bit loony when I was trying to explain the plight of silk worms and why I have chosen not to wear silk. ... read more
Blessed by Jess

Blessed by Jess

My beautiful darling friend Jess Ainscough passed away on Thursday.  I’ve never experienced the loss of someone so close to me before and I’ve cried my little heart out (and I’m sure I’m not done yet).  But I know Jess would not want us to be sad;... read more

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Just imagine if you knew…

Imagine if, back when you were in your teens, you knew how to nourish your body.  Really nourish it.  Feed it beautiful, living foods that make your insides dance with joy, give you energy and make your skin glow.  Feeding your body from a place of love, not...

Natural Manhood

Natural ‘beauty’ is not just for the girls. According to the Environmental Working Group, men are slathering themselves with an average of 85 chemicals per day. And let’s face it, men are incorporating more in to their grooming regime than ever before and it’s not going to stop anytime soon! My partner, Davey is no exception. He’s obsessed with his beard, often linking it to the very essence of his manhood.

Video: Fave Natural Deodorants

The most asked question I get when it comes to switching to natural is, “Do natural deodorants really work?”   I have tried & tested A LOT of them over the last few years so I thought Natural Beauty Week was the perfect time to share my very...

DIY Fruit Face Mask

Last week I was asked to comment on a news article about Aspirin facials. I had never heard of them before so I started researching and found the idea quite alarming. So I created a safe, yummy alternative.

Flashback: DIY Candles

One thing I love doing is op shopping. But rather than search for that one-off beautiful dress, I have recently been obsessed with finding the perfect teacup. Not because I love to drink tea (which I most definitely do) but so that I can make soy candles in up-cycled, vintage teacups, glasses and jars. So I thought I’d share with you how I make them.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Yeah Yeah Yeah, we’ve all heard about recycling before. Boring. But did you know that there is sooo much you can do before you make the choice to put your rubbish in the recycle bin? Did you know that it takes a lot of energy to actually turn your rubbish in to something new?

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