Beauty tips: a quick catch-up with Stacey from Add to Cart

Add to Cart Blog BannerAdd to Cart blogger extraordinaire Stacey has a busy enough life as it is – and yet she recently agreed to guinea-pig non-toxic nail products from Couleur Caramel and is currently hosting a giveaway sponsored by Echolife. She’s lovely like that. But wait, there’s more! We sent her a few questions about her summer routine and what products she’s been looking forward to – read on to find out what’s on Stacey’s radar. You know it will be good!

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Skin tantrums

Woman ScreamingWe’ve all been there – our skin can be an unpredictable beast, and just when everything seemed to be going well, bam! It hits us with: the mother of all pimple(s) / a breakout of epic proportion / redness and its cousin splotchy / uneven texture and feel / an oil production in overdrive / dry skin that feels tighter than a tambourine,…

While you’re scratching your head thinking a) What have I done to deserve this? and b) How did this happen?, it’s always helpful to remember that your skin isn’t an island: if you’ve been eating less than well, not getting enough sleep, feeling stressed out, it’s going to show inside and out – and out means on your face and body.

The more products you use as part of your skin care routine, the harder it will be to pinpoint the culprit when things go bad – and it may in fact not be a single product that your skin disagrees with, but a combination of ingredients from different products. Bah! What to do?

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Health and wellness tips: a quick catch-up with Annette from Wellness WA

Freshly Squeezed Orange JuiceThe multi-tasking, ever energetic Wellness WA editor Annette is the busiest writer on the block. She also happens to be a great source of inspiration for anything health and wellness related. Bath enthusiast, yogini, green smoothie drinker, Annette knows what’s good – and she managed to find time to answer a few questions for us – what a treat! Read on to find out how she keeps healthy in the hot months…

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Beat the heat with a face mist!

Echolife Tea-tree Facial MistThe number one thing we couldn’t be without in summer has to be a bottle of cool face mist. Now that Melbourne is no longer dithering about what season it is and the heat is back in full force, we’re misting our faces throughout the day to keep our skin hydrated and happy. At home for an extra treat said face mist is even kept in the fridge…

No matter your skin type, you should be misting your face – it’s refreshing for one, and very good for your skin. Think of what it has to endure in the hot months… a confusing yo-yo of alternating air conditioning and sweltering heat! A natural face mist contains one or more plant extracts blended to look after your skin by giving it nutrients and keeping it balanced. So beat the summer heat and pick from our favourite mists below!

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Beauty tips: a quick catch-up with Jessica from the Belle Lumière

The Belle Lumière Blog BannerWhen it comes to our daily blog reading list Jessica is right there, up top. Reading The Belle Lumière is like having a conversation with a sassy and knowledgeable friend who steers you towards the right products for your hair or skin, and recommends unforgettable books to read along the way.

As we’re bracing ourselves for the hot season and wondering how we will survive, Jessica kindly agreed to answer a few questions – lucky us!

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New in store: Kosmea natural skincare

Kosmea Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rose Hip OilIn the festive season you can usually find the Echolife worker bees buzzing away to add to our ever expanding catalogue – and so, we’re pleased to announce Kosmea products are now in stock at the Echolife webstore. Happy dance!

Kosmea is natural, simple skincare at its best and that’s why we love it. The range offers products for different skin types and caters to every step of your routine.

From cleansing to moisturising, your skin will be gently nurtured and nourished with antioxidant-rich Australian native botanical extracts, essential oils, and plant waxes and butters. Want to see? Continue reading

Product review: Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Masque

Two almonds in a heart shapeRemember our love for sweet almond oil? How we called it your best friend and tried to match-make it with your sensitive and irritated skin? Well, here we go again.

This time of year sweet almond is especially helpful – seasons are changing and your skin may or may not be too impressed by spring’s arrival. Cue Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Masque – and we are very lucky that Jessica agreed to try it and share her thoughts below.

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Flower and water = great toner for skin

Echolife Rose Facial Mist Rejuvenating 250mLWe are big believers in the above formula and our brand new Echolife line of face mists proves it. Face mists are one clever skin product – you could even say they are multi-tasking super heroes (with special powers). They don’t just refresh skin, they can rejuvenate and tone it, zap breakout-causing bacteria into oblivion, help ease inflammation… with just three or four sprays of a bottle. And all this magic happens when you combine the simplest of ingredients: plants and pure water.

So… ta-da! The Echolife Pure Botanical Infusions aka Facial Mists that will make your skin say ‘What took you so long?’

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