Happy Birthday – One + Only Beauty

Interview with Beauty goddess – Jamie-Lee owner of  One + Only Beauty 

I have had the pleasure of seeing Jamie-Lee from @oneandonly.beauty for a little over 8 months now. Jamie-Lee is not just an owner of a beauty boutique, she is a walking wisdom skin goddess. She has taught me so much about hydrating and nourishing my body with good foods and exercise. Teaming it with good quality organic skin care and regular dates with her for facials and massage to help me achieve my goals with my skin – to have youthful, glowing and hydrated looking skin. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jamie-Lee. I hope you enjoy the interview and getting to know this goddess a little more.

Firstly, a huge congratulations on becoming a #bossmumma and taking the leap to run your own business, One and Only Beauty. How has the past 6 months been? 

Thank you so much. The past 6 months have been amazing. I won’t lie it has been overwhelming at times, but the highs far outweigh the lows.  I enjoy having the flexibility, especially with my two little ones. Being able to work around their kindy, school and activity schedules is such a blessing.  It was hard at first getting things off the ground, especially working from home, I don’t have that commercial exposure like most, so I solely rely on social media and word of mouth.  My clientele grew quicker than I imagined it would, and now 6 months later I see all of these same clients fortnightly or monthly for their treatments.  It feels fantastic to know they are coming back because I do a good job, and in turn they feel amazing when they leave which is all I could ask for. I have built some really special relationships with my clients, and everyday just feels like I am catching up with friends, I couldn’t feel more blessed.


You have transitioned to using just organic and natural products in your salon and practice. What was the reasoning behind this?

Yes this is something that I am really passionate about in my day to day life, so I didn’t question myself when I was looking for a range to use in my space.  After having my daughter 6 years ago I became really interested in more natural ways of treating her skin for rashes and her colds and flus as I was aware of the long term effects these nasty ingredients can have.  From there I haven’t looked back and I began to implement it into every aspect of our lives, from products to food to skincare.  For me it’s peace of mind knowing i am cancelling out as much of the “bad stuff” as I can for my entire families long term health.   When I was looking for a range for my space, it had to not only be organic and free of all the nasties, but it had to be active enough to actually treat the skin effectively.  I absolutely hit the jackpot when I found Eminence Organics.

How important is it to use good quality skin care products in between having facials and treatments?

When my clients come to see me for regular facial treatments, it’s generally because they have a skin concern or condition they would like to improve or fix.  The results of a facial are fantastic and your skin will reap the benefits for days or a week to follow.  But if we think of it like going to the gym, you won’t see results if you only workout once a month. Consistency is so important with anything, so your skin is no different.  If my client wants to see results, I always strongly suggest they practice a good skin care routine at home, to continue the benefits of the facial which will give them much  quicker results.

You talk often about nourishing our bodies with good quality skin food? Can you tell us more about this term? 

This is my favourite topic of all, because when a client comes to see me, they talk solely about improving their skin with just products.  Yes sure, products are a big part of healthy, glowing skin, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that our skin is simply a messenger for what’s going on inside of our bodies.  I could write a novel on this, but I will keep it short and sweet. When you are not fuelling your body with the right nourishing foods, your skin will let you know in some way.  All of the goodness in food is essential for our entire body, including our skin,  which is actually the largest organ in the body, to function so that we feel and look our best.

What is your favourite go to skin product you can’t get enough of? 

My favourite skin care product would have to be my daily moisturiser with SPF.  One of the biggest cause of ageing skin is exposure to the sun.  Knowing that I have the protection I need on a daily basis is important to me. Even when I am running errands or sitting near a window even, my skin is still effected.

What are you top 5 foods to eat to nourish your skin? 

My top 5 skin foods without a doubt would have to be avocado, beetroot, cinnamon, fish and sweet potato.  Oh and always, always the green leafy vegetables.

Your mission is make your client feel like a goddess? What is something special you offer to your clients?

I have worked in the industry for 13 years, and during this time one thing that always bothered me, was having to have a client in and out of the room by a certain time.  If a client was scheduled for a 60min facial treatment, that 60mins had to include the filling out of the consult form, them getting dressed, the treatment itself, and checkout time.  I could never seem to get this right and my bosses hounded me for it.  I always felt like I was hurrying my clients in and out, when all they wanted was to relax.  I feel like one of my points of difference is this, to be able to take the time to treat my client for the entire hour without constantly looking at the clock.  Because of this I can really take the time to talk to my clients not only about their skin, but their lifestyle as well.  Lifestyle habits play a huge part in the quality of a persons skin, so to be able to properly treat my clients, we need to go through absolutely everything and focus on what needs changing and improving.  This allows me to give a really personalised service to each and every one of my clients, and it shows in their results.  Without a doubt a point of difference is my skincare range. I searched high and low for a brand that ticked all the boxes and Eminence Organics did that for me. With over 170 products in the range I am never restricted with ways I can treat my clients skin.  Not only are the products organic and bio-dynamic, they are results driven, so the effects it is having on my clients skin is incredible.  Their theory in the way the skin should be treated through their products is unquestionable, and my passion for this brand grows more and more everyday.  One and Only is just me, so my clients know when they arrive, they receive the same consistency in the quality of their treatments each visit. I strongly believe I go the extra mile to meet all of my clients needs and am so excited to continue to do so.

Want to hear more from Jamie-Lee…

Website – oneandonlybeauty.com.au

One + Only Beauty Space- Pure Luxe Facial.

One + Only Beauty Space- Pure Luxe Facial.

A Review written by A. A. Bingham.

I recently had a luxe facial with the gorgeous Jamie from One and Only Beauty. I had such a wonderful, relaxing experience I decided to blog about it.

One and Only Beauty salon is owned by the gorgeous Jamie. Jamie is an experienced & knowledgeable therapist that has been a beautician for over 10 years. Jamie decided to recently create her own beautiful space and to use her experience and technique to create something magical. She is a mumma to two gorgeous babes and knows how important it is to have that me time as a mumma. She made me feel like an absolute queen.

Continue reading “One + Only Beauty Space- Pure Luxe Facial.”

Ava Lola Organics – The Pregnancy Box. 

I recently received a wonderful gift box from Ava Lola Orgnaics. To my surprise it wasn’t filled with gifts for the new baby, but gifts for me? I felt oh so special and I thought to myself it is just what a tired pregnant mumma needs – some mumma metime and pampering. 

A box filled with pampering goodies for a pregnant mumma.

Inside this box of goodies was some great organic skin care products that were safe to use during pregnancy.

 It is filled some brands and products I had heard of, however some new ones that I have now became a huge fan of. It’s was great to trial all the new brands, but I loved that you received the actual size samples of the products #winning. 


I think it is such a great gift idea for any expecting mumma for her baby shower or a congratulations president, as the bubba seems to be the one that gets spoilt. You could simply just #treatyourself too haha. You totally deserve the luxe relaxing time fir yourself, especially because you are the one growing the bubba and that can take its toll on your mind and body. 

Inside The Pregnancy Box is 

Mama Body Tea Pregnancy OR Morning Wellness Tea 28 serves 

Harvest Bliss Mama & Baby Milk Bath 100g

Tiny Tonics Stretch Mark Oil 125ml

Harvest Bliss Peppermint Foot Soak 30g


Harvest Bliss Milk Bath for Mumma and Baby and Peppermint Foot Soak
Mama Body Tea Pregnancy Tea and Tiny Tonics Stretch Mark Oil

Below are some images of me using the products as I genuinely love trailing everything I am sent. I did use some of the products with Cruzie included in the relax/metime as sometimes it’s just how it is. While he played with his toys in the bath I would be relaxing my sore legs and bump. I loved  sitting back relaxing and just enjoyed watching him learn new things. Multitasking right? 

Enjoying a Milk Bath with Cruzie Poozie.

Massaging the bump 🤰

Enjoying the foot soak. It’s pure bliss 🙏🏼💕
Sipping on pregnancy tea and having a read.
 

I highly recommend The Pregnancy Box to other expecting mummas, as I used every single one of the products provided in the box, I made sure of it. Haha. Can I get another? 🙋🏼

Thank you again for taking the time to read my review on such a gorgeous  gift box. I look forward to purchasing these for my expecting mumma friends, as they all deserve a bit of pampering.


You can purchase the The Pregnancy Box or other beautiful gift boxes, for either yourself or an expecting mumma online at www.avalolaorganics.com.au.

Ava Lola Organics Instagram – Click Here

Packing my hospital & baby bag for the labour & birth of my second child. 

Photoshoot photographed and styled by Tahlia @wyldefolkstudio_

Sponsored by Baby Luno & Storksak 

Storksak Noa Baby Bag. Available from Baby Luno.


Packing my hospital bag for my first pregnancy was very exciting. I Pinterested all these hospital bag lists and I was so excited with what I packed into my suitcase, ready for my babies arrival. When the time came, my husband grabbed the bags and brought them to hospital with us. I thought I was so organised, but boy was I wrong. I had really over packed! I had so much stuff that I actually couldn’t find what I needed, when I needed it. I had to much of the stuff I didn’t need and not enough of what I actually really needed. I was so overwhelmed. So I made a promise to myself that next time I would pack a little lighter and bring more of the essentials rather than all the extras.

I have put together a list of what I need and wished I had put in the first time, for both my hospital bag and my babies nappy bag.

Continue reading “Packing my hospital & baby bag for the labour & birth of my second child. “

#aliceloves Eco Tan feat. Bloembee Blooms

Thank you to everyone that read, commented and loved, last weeks #aliceloves mini Instagram & blog segment featuring Krew Active Cleo Express Feeder and a Posy of Bloembee Blooms. Your support means the world to me.

This week I am excited to be reviewing the Eco Tan’s Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub and Winter Skin Self Tanning Lotion

Firstly a little about Eco Tan...

Eco Tan was created in 2011 by the founder Sonya Driver. Sonya’s sister was diagnosed with skin cancer caused by the harmful Australian suns UV rays. They both wanted to still get a tan, but without the harm of the dangerous UV rays. They decided to get spray tans together instead of tanning in the sun, soon realising that the ingredients in most of the tans on the market were just as harmful to the skin and the body, as the skin is the bodies largest organ. So Sonya started  experimenting with natural and organic ingredients in her home on the Gold Coast. In 2011, Eco Tan made Australian history by becoming the first and only tanning manufacturer to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain under the Australian government. How amazing is that?

 

Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

As a pregnant mumma, I am super cautious about what products I put on my skin. I like to stick to all natural and organic ingredients where possible, causing as less harm to my baby as possible. Plus I want to look after myself too. I found out about this Pink Himalayan salt scrub about 3 months ago and have been using it ever since. I have shared my love for this product on my Instagram and social media platforms. I love it.

You apply a small amount of the scrub in your hands and work your way around your dry body rubbing it in a clockwise motion. Its smells of coconut, peppermint and lemongrass, argh its actually divine. I even use it as an exfoliator on my face. I like to spend a little more time on my bottom, thighs, elbows and knees. I leave it on for 5 minutes so my skin soaks up the moisture from the coconut oil. Then i just jump in the shower like normal and rinse it off. It leaves a light oil coat behind on your skin, leaving it feeling amazing! If I am going to tan with the Winter Skin I normally do this process the day before tanning.

Using the scrub on my bump!
Winter Skin Self Tanning Lotion

While I am pregnant I still have special events that I have to attend. I want to glow and feel my absolute best. So I have been using the Winter Skin gradual tan lotion, the night before an event. If I want to be darker I will just do two coats, one two nights before and the other the night before. I find one is enough for me as I don’t like it to dark. I highly recommend this beauty product, it truly moisturises your skin and leaves such a beautiful colour behind. I am obsessed, I know you will be to.

Wearing Eco Tan Winter Skin, one application.

I sometimes use this lotion when I am feeling a little drained, nothing like a bit of tan to make you feel good about yourself. I am so so please I have found an amazing product and can still hug my babes, knowing its not harmful to their skin either.

 

Both of these products I have reviewed, will now be staples in my beauty routine from now on. I love them both so much. I look forward to purchasing some more of Sonya’s Eco skincare products in the near future.

A special thank you to @bloembee for collaborating with me on this little #aliceloves project of mine. In this weeks Posy of blooms we had lisianhus, fresia, snapdragon and greenery,

Bloembee provides a posy of blooms, delivered to the Brisbane area from just $30.

If you would love to be featured in this segment in the near future please email me at aliceinhealthyland@hotmail.com

Want more from Eco Tan or Bloembee?

Bloembee  Website – Click here

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Eco Tan Instagram – Click here

Thanks for reading,

Big Love,

Alice xoxo

Alice In Pregnancyland #week24-28

Pregnancy Emotions. Pregnancy Exercise. Pregnancy Eating. Pregnancy Style. 

Pregnancy Emotions.

My emotions in the past 4 weeks have recently been pretty stable. David and I have been really good and although I am feeling really tired, my body is just getting on with it and handling it. There is one thing that is pulling on my heart strings a little though, is that I am going to have to share my time between Cruzie and this new Bub. I hope I don’t hurt his feelings to much, when I have a screaming baby and I can’t put him to bed like I normally do. I am truly treasuring those cuddles to sleep in his room every night at the moment. Sometimes laying there a little longer to just enjoy my one on one time with him. I also get emotional thinking about having to leave Cruz at home while I go and stay in hospital to have the Bub as well. My heart does feel completely full thinking about the first time Cruz gets to meet his baby brother or sister though. He is so sweet with his baby cousin Arliah, always blowing her kisses and patting her gently and smiling. Makes me smile so much. 

Pregnancy Exercise.

So the last 4 weeks I have just been walking for 30-45minutes everyday. I feel it’s getting harder and harder to push the pram up and down the hills with a growing bump.

I have been doing yoga a little but not as much. Maybe once or twice a week. I do love the feeling after yoga, it’s just the motivation to get the mat out and do it at home while Cruzie sleeps. 

I have also been doing some lite weights from the @grace_powerfit POWERFIT E BOOK. I am currently using the MY POWERFUL PREGNANCY PROGRAM ebook to help guide me, depending on my strength and energy everyday I tailor it to suit me. My veins in my leg and pelvis can feel more heavier on some days than others, so I just take each day as it comes with my workouts. 

I love doing squats, so I make sure I do 20-25 a day in the shower and I do 20 push ups on the kitchen bench too. 

XO THREE ACTIVE WEAR

@xothreeactive for more details on the maternity and breastfeeding active wear pictured above. 
My little arm candy I use as daily motivation, to move my body in some way each day. Bracelet by Fit & Style

@fitandstyle_ for the motivational #fitnessbracelets
Pregnancy Eating.

Okay, so eating. Well I think I am doing okay! I haven’t been eating as much as I usually do as I get that full feeling super fast with my bump growing. I have been having my Bulletproof coffee smoothie (filled with lots of good fats and frozen banana) every morning with my @ponoprobiotics in them. The recipe is on my Instagram if you would like it. 

PONO PROBIOTICS – Coconut and Manuka Honey

For snacks I usually just eat rice cakes and peanut butter or just a apple or a quest protein bar (maybe once a week), or rumbles paleo bars are good too. 

Lunch is either a organic salad + tuna quinoa wrap OR tuna + sweet potato + broccoli OR EGGS + sauerkraut + sourdough + spinach.

Dinner has either been salmon or white fish with steam veggies or homemade sweet potato chips. I have also been digging homemade spaghetti bowl. 



We just finished Easter so I totally smashed an Easter bunny over Easter too. I normally eat my raw chocolate most nights, but on Easter Saturday and Sunday I totally ate Easter choccie. #noregrets

My healthy chocolate bunny 🐰🍫😋

I had all of my glucose tolerance tests finally competed and all came back negative so I am completely over the moon with that too. 

Pregnancy Style. 

So my style during these four weeks is all about maternity clothing and Kmart stretching skirts with a t shirt knotted on top. The pre pregnancy wardrobe is getting used less and less. I have been loving the simplicity of my wardrobe as I have to think less about it as I wear the same clothes often now. Unless I have an event or something on. 

With my work uniform I have been using the mini bump belt to add a bit of stretch to my work pants. It’s by Fertile Mind. It is amazing, stops the restrictiveness across your belly. I love it. They have different sizes for different stages of your pregnancy! #lifesaver

Belly Belt by @fertilemind
Without the belly belt! Ouch!
I had my gorgeous friends hens during this thing so I brought a nice boho flowing dress from The Self Styler for that occasion which I felt great in.

@theselfstyler Fawn wrap dress, available in other prints online. Hair by Emma @c_ba_hair

For this #bumpstyle photoshoot with the talented Tahlia @wyldefolkstudio we thought we would do something a little different. All I was wearing was white lace. 

We collaborated with @littlebairn a business that provides organic and all natural skin products for mother & baby, to bring you a milk bath maternity photoshoot. Boy did I love doing this. One and a half hours of pampering bliss. Although for Tahlia is was more challenging, watching our little babes and climbing the bath all the while shooting me in the bath. 

A special thank you to Amy from Daisy & Co Flowers for providing the stunning flower crown. 

Thank you again for tuning in to this weeks blog. I truly appreciate you reading and commenting on all the pieces. Plus you have all been so supportive and provided great advice during this pregnancy and my journey through motherhood. 

Big Love Alice xoxo

Photoshoot by @wyldefolkstudio_
Flower Crown by @daisyandcoflowers
Bath and Skin Products By @littlebairn

Lace, milk and blooms – maternity milk bath photography 🌿

Loving my Cruzie snuggles 🙏🏼👶🏼