YonKa Youth – In this video we look at the importance of teenage skincare. Starting a good skincare routine that is not harsh and doesn’t strip the skin during the teenage years is really important and here’s why… Read more

Do you want to learn how to get started with essential oils? in this video Caroline from Honest about Health takes us through the initial steps and explains in detail about essential oils, what they are and their uses

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BUYING ESSENTIAL OILS CONTACT CAROLINE caroline@honestabouthealth.com

and check out our weekly articles right here on Be Complete every Friday called Essential Health

In this video I’m chatting to Maria Donlon from Life Cleanse about choosing the right juicer. I have used a centrifugal juicer for many years and I have a separate Wheatgrass juicer but more recently I have moved to a masticating juicer that has everything in one.
Maria uses and recommends masticating juicers for the following reasons:
  1. Maximise nutrient and enzyme preservation – the slow rotation of the auger in a masticating juicer cold presses the juice and minimises oxidation which help to preserve the nutrient and enzyme content. Put simply because you are introducing as little heat and oxygen as possible you will destroy as few nutrients and enzymes as possible.
  2. Versatility – I juice lots of greens and a masticating juicer will juice leafy greens and wheatgrass whereas a centrifugal juicer can’t deal with these. In addition to juice most masticating juicers make seed and nut pates and butters, healthy ice creams and baby food
  3. Efficiency – The slow process of cold pressing the juice extracts more liquid from the ingredients thus minimising food waste, and saving money on food shopping over time. This is clearly visible from how dry the pulp is coming out of a masticating juicer versus a centrifugal one. They are also much easier and quicker to clean.
  4. Durable – Most masticating juicers are built to last. All of the masticating juicers that Life Cleanse sells come with a 10 year warranty

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Todays video is all about the most frequently asked question I get which is “Is healthy boring?” and if I’m honest this is what i used to think too. Now I know that living a healthy lifestyle is the gift that keeps on giving. Putting time and effort into your health and wellbeing brings side effects such as:

  • happiness,
  • health,
  • fresher complexion,
  • better sleep,
  • more productivity,
  • vitality and a
  • lust for life like never before

So join me and get on the healthy train today

Ali xxx

VIDEO SPONSORED BY COULEUR CARAMEL IRELAND

 

In todays video we take a look at switching to a more natural make up brand and the benefits this has for your skin. We will also be talking about my lifelong pet peeve which is wearing too much make-up!!

“Less really is More”

As a young model in London, Paris and New York we were taught to embrace our natural beauty and highlight our features. The clients would have just sent you away if you turned up orange and full of make-up. It really is time to embrace our natural beauty and teach our young girls about self esteem and confidence and encourage them to see and embrace their natural beauty. There is incredible personal power in feeling comfortable in your own skin.

We are also chatting about heavy conturing which works great in a studio with strong lights but in our every day life this look is difficult for most people to achieve and it is very simply not normal to put so many layers of make up on our face.

For more information on all products from the Couleur Caramel range check out their website.

What do you think? Is less really more? Do you like heavy contouring? Let me know in the comments box below

Thanks

Ali xxx

In part one we looked at starting your day with some breathing, gratitude and simple stretches and today we are looking at early morning hygiene.

Tongue scraping is an ancient ayurvedic, or yogic practice but it still has great benefits today! Since I started including it in my morning hygiene routine I have noticed a big difference. Our deepest daily cleansing cycle happens at night while we sleep. During this time the body deposits some of the toxins drawn out onto the tongue. Cue that cotton-like feeling we often get after a heavy sleep!! Tongue scraping first thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth or drinking anything, prevents these toxins getting reabsorbed into the body. Buy them here from Life Cleanse for €5

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Then every other day I do coconut oil pulling to help keep my gums healthy. Swish it around your mouth for 10-15 minutes to help draw out toxins. I usually do this when I’m in the shower. Make sure to put it into tissue paper to dispose of it as otherwise it can block the drain.

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LEMON WATER

Then I have some lemon water where I squeeze half a lemon into warm water or room temperature water. I add Apple Cider Vinegar too some days because of the great health benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been known to help with so many health issues from skin irritations to acid reflux, your health health and even diabetes.

Overall these habits can help with your energy and digestion and can help to give you a boost before your day gets started.

Your morning hygiene routine really can help you to start your day the right way every day!!

So how do you start your day? I would love to hear from you. Please comment below

Shine bright

Ali xx

Does starting your day the right way make any difference?

I decided to do a couple of short videos about starting your day the right way. As our brains are primed for survival and not happiness we need to make a conscious effort each day to help put us on the right track! Consistency is key and small happiness habits each day can make a big difference.

SO WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Well even simple things like saying thank you as soon as you wake up (practising gratitude), taking a few deep breaths and even some gentle stretches can get your day off to a great start.

For years I used to roll out of bed and hope my day would go well. What I have realised through the years is that when we consciously start our day on a positive note it gives us a pep in our step and helps get our day off to a great start.

Starting your day the right way also helps you to feel more centered and calm which gives me you the ability to cope with stress better.

So why not try and implement some simple tips! Try simply sitting on the side of your bed as soon as you wake and take a couple of moments for yourself before your day begins. It’s these small changes that start to add up and make a big difference in our lives.

These are some simple ways to get your day off to a great start – but figuring out what works for you is the key. Have fun with it and switch it up.

When you are done with part one check out starting your day the right way part 2 below. Let me know how you start your day. I would love to hear from you. Please comment below

Shine Bright

Ali xx

 

 

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I love my herbal teas as you’ll see in this video and if you struggle to get enough water into you day herbal teas are great for taste and hydration!

These teas can also help with digestion (mint), detoxing (dandelion, milk thistle, licorice) skin purifying/ calming (nettle/ chamomile/ lemon balm) and sleep. So as Mrs Doyle would say go on, go on, go on!

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Ali xxx

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I wanted to make a very simple video to introduce everyone to the idea of meditation and take away some of the preconceived ideas of great difficulty that can sometimes get attached to buzzwords.

I have been meditating for many years now and I have had a great many teachers from all over the world. Some teachers made it easy and some made it incredibly complicated. I practise daily now and its very simply just a part of my day like sleeping and eating. Very few of us even get a chance to stop and breathe each day so maybe just try and take a few minutes for yourself each day and check in.

This quote really sums it up for me:

“One who does not touch the stillness of his life, one who does not touch the stillness of his being, one who does not know or has not tasted the stillness within and without, will invariably get lost in the movement.” Sadhguru

Sometimes the greatest power is in keeping things simple!

Have you tried meditation? Do you like it? I’d love to hear from you

Namaste

Ali xxx

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Cleansing is such an important part of our skincare routine but it is also the area where we most frequently cut corners. Check out our new video where I find out how to cleanse properly

 

For all products and product information contact Virginie from PHYTS IRELAND

Happy cleansing

Ali xxx