Tag Archives: beauty

Thank you Sarah and Lululemon


I simply LOVE the brands we stock on www.benaturallyou.com and so does the gorgeous Sarah from Sporteluxe. Continue reading

Top-to-Toe winter home-spa sessions


Sitting here on my balcony, soaking up the sunshine I’m feeling a wee bit nervous about jumping on a plane for Australia tomorrow. Just kidding. I’m literally jumping out of my skin at the excitement of heading back home to our little slice of paradise where the countryside meets the sea.

What I am not so keen about, however, is the freakish chill factor that I hear everyone talking about.

I have had thoughts of battening down the hatches to hibernate indoors with a stack of DVDs and warm blanket for the month of August. Continue reading

September Ritual: Begin Each Morning with Dry Skin Brushing and Full Body Moisturising to Promote Beautiful Smooth Skin and Awakening for the Body and Mind

One of the first things I do every morning is dry skin brushing. It’s a wonderful body treatment for exfoliating and promoting beautiful soft skin, and is really worth the extra couple of minutes it takes each morning. If you don’t already practice this daily ritual, give it a go for the next 30 days and judge for yourself just how much softer your skin feels. Continue reading

Heal Your Sunkissed Skin With Aloe Vera

With the summer sun out in full force and many of us opting to take advantage of the holiday season, beautiful beaches and long lazy days soaking up the sunshine I feel compelled to talk about aloe vera.

Reason being is that it is remarkably effective for treating burns, wounds, sunburn, dermatitis, psoriasis, to name just a few. Continue reading

One of the World’s Best-Kept Beauty Secrets

A recent trip through Asia has inspired me to share one of the best-kept secrets in the world to pamper your body and hair: camellia seed oil.

A few drops a day of this antioxidant-rich oil will help revitalise and rejuvenate your complexion, while protecting your skin from UV rays and helping prevent freckles, age spots and wrinkles. A few drops to your hair will help create silky tresses without leaving a greasy feel. Continue reading

Books I Love

A little while ago I uploaded a survey asking what you’d like to read more about on the Be Genki blog, and a number of you asked for a list of books that I recommend, so here goes…

(if you’d like to purchase any of the books, I’ve added links to Amazon when you click on the book cover image)

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
This little book is a practical guide to personal freedom . It’s one to keep forever and read once a year to remind yourself of the four agreements so that they become second nature to your every moment. With gems like…
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When Was The Last Time You Treated Yourself to a Facial?

I love a good facial, but to be honest, it’s painfully hard finding a good one. In the beauty world most products contain a frightening concoction of ingredients that are not only damaging to the natural physiology of your skin but also can leave you looking worse than before entering the day spa. Continue reading

Incorporate Healthy Skin Care Rituals to Your Daily Life and Enjoy a Clean, Clear and Glowing Face and Body

Clean, clear, beautiful skin is something that most of us desire and strive to attain. Whether you’re trying to prevent spots or a more serious condition or prolong the aging process there are a number of key factors that influence the health and beauty of your skin regardless of your age or concern. Continue reading

The Secret to Beautiful Skin

I’ve been going to the same beautician for over 12 years now, for she’s not only excellent at what she does, but she’s also a joy to talk to. One thing that I have always noticed and admired is the amazing skin tone, elasticity and softness of her face and body. She’s well in to her 60s and is clearly someone that is ageing beautifully, naturally and gracefully. My last visit I couldn’t help but ask what her secret was. Continue reading

Heal Your Body and Mind with Lavender

There’s one essential oil that I believe should be in every household: lavandula angustifolia more commonly known as lavender. This beautiful “mother of all essential oils” has a multitude of practical uses. I have certainly put the so-called beneficial properties to the test time and time again and have never been let down.

My first encounter with lavender oil was when I was studying aromatherapy. I was making pasta for dinner and as I was transferring the pot of freshly boiled water to the sink my oven mitt got caught on a protruding part of the stove, causing the pot to tip and splash boiling water all over my forearm. Continue reading

New Book Just Released: Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Genki.

For a number of years I’ve been writing Be Genki Rituals and contributing to several blogs, with the aspiration to help educate and inspire holistic health and happiness. From doing this I have received countless queries from readers asking for tips on how to improve an area of their life. So I thought it seemed like a natural progression to put together a self-care guide, drawing down on the diverse principles and practices that I have studied and applied over the years. Continue reading

Inika Lip Whips Save The Day

Lipsticks and lip colours are renowned for being highly toxic. A few years ago we all became privy to the alarming fact that a considerable number of cosmetic manufacturers add trace amounts of lead to lipstick. A frightening fact considering lead builds up in the body, so a small amount applied to the lips several times each day, 7 days a week, could add up to a significant amount a few years down the track. Continue reading