Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Do You VASELINE? 10 Real Reasons You Need this Stuff in Your Life

Vaseline?! you ask … VASELINE I reply, nodding my head oh so very sagely. And now I'm going to tell you WHY it is one of the best, most versatile products with exceptional properties, out there.

Very succinctly, it

  • Locks moisture into dry and damaged skin, and speeds up skin’s natural recovery process, helping it to heal from within;
  • Reduces the appearance of fine, dry lines, and protect your skin and lips against dryness and chapping;
  • Is triple purified, non-irritating and hypo-allergenic, making it entirely safe for the whole family to use; and
  • Tests conducted by experts from the Journal of Cosmetic Science verify that Vaseline is non-comedogenic which means that it does not clog pores, irritate skin, or cause acne.

That was a snapshot of some of Vaseline’s life-enhancing properties. Keep reading for some truly genius reasons you need it in your everyday life.

Eye Makeup Remover 
Vaseline gently removes eyeliner, mascara, shadow and even any eyelash glue that your falsies leave behind. 

2. Smooth Cracked Heels 
Smooth Vaseline into dry cracked heels or elbows, slip on a pair of socks, go to sleep and wake up to healthy, hydrated skin.

3. Highlighter
Swap your highlighter for Vaseline. Dab a small amount on the high points of your face for a dewy, naturally luminous glow and you’re good to go.

4. No-Mess Manicure
Apply Vaseline to your cuticles before polishing your nails to keep colour off of the skin around your nails. You’ll get a perfect manicure—minus the clean-up.

5. Face Cream
Run out of moisturiser? Smooth a tiny amount of Vaseline onto your fingertips and use to moisturise your face. Vaseline is non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores or cause a breakout.

6. Smooth Hair
Use Vaseline to tame frizz and seal dry split ends and even to keep unruly eyebrows in place.

7. DIY Scrub
Dry lips? Add a bit of sugar to your Vaseline to make your own lip scrub. Or mix it with sea salt, and use the mixture in the shower as a body scrub with moisturising benefits.

8. From Powder to Cream
Transform your loose eye shadows/ blushers and bronzers into cream formulas by mixing them with Vaseline. You can also make a tinted lip balm this way.

9. Cuticle Cream
Use a bead of Vaseline and massage into your scraggly cuticles to soften and soothe them.

10. Prevent Hair dye Stain
Dab Vaseline along your hairline, onto your ears and the back of your neck to prevent hair dye from staining your skin.

Just for the record, I've not been sponsored by Vaseline ... I just really like the stuff :)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

What is Your Life's Purpose?


A friend of mine recently identified his life's purpose.

Within hours I saw him transform from someone dabbling at something he loved, to a man on a mission. Fascinated, I watched as over a really short period of time, I'm talking days, his vision began to take shape. The whole universe, it seemed, was conspiring to help him.
 How exactly I don't know, but the results themselves were indisputable. Help and opportunities seemed to come from the most unexpected places, often without him even looking for it. The Law of Attraction was hard at work, and my friend I'm humbled to say, is just a hair's breath away from living to his full purpose... It takes my breath away.

This got me thinking about My Life's Purpose. At almost 40, I have yet to identify what it is. This is not a judgement - we arrive at our answers precisely when we're meant to, so if now is my time, then ... now is my time.

Research on how to Discover Your Life's Purpose lead me to countless approaches, some more involved than others. Simple works for me so this is the approach I chose. I thought we could do it together!

Here Is How to Discover your Life Purpose in 4 Steps

  1. Use a blank page or a word processor. 
  2. Write or type “What is my true purpose in life?”.
  3. Jot down any answer that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
  4. Repeat Step 3 until you arrive at the answer that makes you cry. 
It is as simple as that. Keep at it until the answer finally arrives. You may find it is a combination of answers. It could take 15 minutes or hours, but you will recognize it when it arrives by the way the words vibrate and resonate with you.

THIS is your purpose in life.

I'll be sharing my Life's Purpose with you in my next post, and I would love it if you shared yours with me.


... The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away ...