Green People Neutral Scent Free Hand and Body Lotion

A saviour for sore mum hands

When baba 2 was born, so began the inevitable massive increase in hand washing that comes when caring for a newborn. It was also winter. The combination meant that my hands became increasingly dry and cracked and eventually red and sore. I think it brought on dermatitis. This was despite using gentle hand washes and plenty of natural hand cream. Continue reading “Green People Neutral Scent Free Hand and Body Lotion”

Ditch the dye! Going grey

I’m 36 and recently decided to NOT dye my greying hair.  I started going grey in the my late 20s.  Like most people, this freaked me out.  I don’t think any of us like this first sign that youth is on the way out.  I used to pull the hairs out, even employing my husband in the task! That is until one day he said ‘there’s too many’. Continue reading “Ditch the dye! Going grey”

Spring make-up look for mums

A 5 minute spring make-up look for mums using vegan and natural products

Who has time for make-up?  With small children running around it’s often a crazy pipe dream, as you hurry from the house in your old leggings and sensible mum anorak, unwashed and unmade-up.  For those days a pair of MASSIVE sunglasses are a mums’ best friend, instantly transforming you into a film star-type and concealing the ravaged face and tiny bloodshot eyes that come from advanced sleep deprivation. Continue reading “Spring make-up look for mums”

How to have a green wardrobe

This how I buy my clothes every season – the stage system!

Stage 1 – check what you already have

Every season I have a good sort out. I have a small wardrobe so I only ever have autumn/winter or spring/summer clothes in it at any one time. The other season is packed away in boxes. So every season I swap the clothes around and at the same time decide what I will be keeping and what I will be getting rid of. If I have time, I’ll try everything on just to make sure it looks and fits how I remembered. Anything I don’t want anymore can be sold on eBay to fund new clothes, or swapped with a friend (see below). Continue reading “How to have a green wardrobe”