Hustle, Soak, Repeat with Soak Society

So, a little history about how I came across Soak Society. I was at a Wellness event held by Kindred Toxin Free, there was a panel of inspiring #gamechangers and #girlbosses chatting to us that day. Natalie, the founder of Soak Society was on the panel. I loved listening to all those speakers that day, but something that Natalie said about self love and worth really stuck with me that day. I am a huge advocate for self love myself across my platforms so I loved listening to her share her journey. Natalie believes that every person that has a bath, should do their best to take the time to utilise it. At the time I was like…” hmm I am a working mumma, with a blog and a wifey. Do I actually have time to use my bath?…” I know I have a love for soaking and benefits of water alone on my body feels divine, but seriously time for a bath? Then I thought about it, I make time my daily walks, I make time to nourish my body, I make time for my workouts… Why if the feeling of a bath nourishes me, should I not make time or make it a priority, even just once a week for a bath?

A good book, a clean soak, crystals and a candle!

So fast forward 6 months and I AM having that bath weekly. Sometimes its alone with candles, sometimes its with some homemade choccies and flowers, but sometimes its with my two toddlers and their little toys making their way into uncomfortable places on my body. But… I am having that weekly bath and I feel great for it. So thank you Natalie for that gentle kick up my backside.

One of my midday baths – priorities right?

So anyway over that 6 months I tried a couple of soak society soaks, some were gifts from friends, some I purchased. As you know I also make my own soaks to with my essential oils. I to like Natalie, am deeply passionate about avoiding chemicals in skincare products. So I am so happy knowing that the Soak Society products are all about being as natural and as earthy as possible. You feel the difference on your skin and when you inhale the senses of the Soak Society products they don’t give you a headache, because it happened in the past when I was a little ignorant to the beauty industry and used to buy  soaks from the store that I now know are just packed with chemicals and nasty fragrance.

Literally how I Bath sometimes.

I recently got an email from Natalie enquiring if I would be a brand ambassador for Soak Society. I was so excited as 1. It would support and motivate me in my love for having a weekly bath,   2. I was a huge fan of hers, 3. I already used her soaks from time to time and was confident in the ingredients list. So you know I wrote back with a big HELL YES, right? I look forward in the next few months sharing their products and giving you my why over on my platform @aliceinhealthyland. A favourite so far has to be the Bath Dew – it gives you a bubble bath without all the nasties, its free from parabens, SLS or SLES, synthetic colours fragrances or preservatives, EDTA, silicones or mineral oils. It makes your skin few divine and its smells so good you could eat it. Haha! Plus is my toddlers jump in with me now and then I don’t feel bad about it harming their delicate skin.

I know now more than ever I am appreciating these baths. I am carrying our third child, running a business, working as a nurse, being a mumma and a wifey and running a blog. So these downtime’s are everything to me. Thank you Natalie from the bottom of my heart for reminding me to soak!

If you would like to Hustle, Soak, Repeat, too Natalie has created a special 15% off discount for you all. Use ALICE15 at the checkout. 🙏🏼

A little about Soak Society from their “about me” page on their website…

Soak Society was born in 2014 in a small apartment in New Farm, Brisbane. Founder Natalie wanted to share her love of soaking with the world, and begin to make baths cool again. Out with brightly coloured bath salt crystals and bombs, and in with beautiful wellness soaks made from the highest quality natural and organic ingredients.

Natalie – hustling while she relaxed! Argh big love!

Now based on the Sunshine Coast, Soak Society is still all about natural beauty and wellness (because putting chemicals on your body is the WORST), but is also wanting to be the catalyst for modern ‘me-time’.

Down-time to reflect, unwind and relax is SO important for everyone. Soaking is about reconnecting with yourself, and this is often when those ‘lightbulb’ moments appear.

It’s time to reclaim that bathroom, fill the tub, lock the door, grab your favourite read, light a candle and soak. We love to soak, and you will too.

We’re accredited by Choose Cruelty Free – an independent Australian non-profit organisation campaigning for a ban on animal-tested cosmetics.
Want to connect or find out more about Soak Society?

Instagram – www.instagram.com/soaksociety

#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

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Thanks for reading,

Big Love,

Alice xoxo

Making pregnancy that little bit easier with @fertilemind

Being pregnant is an exciting time in your life. You get to welcome a new little bubba into the world. However sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge throughout those 9 months to stay comfortable and still do the things you love while carrying that bundle of joy. 

I have recently teamed up with @fertilemind as an brand ambassador. I was super excited for this collaboration as I got to trial some goodies that made my #bumplife easier. I thought I would share with you all the products I have trialled and grown to love and why?

Firstly a little about Fertile Mind

Christine is the founder of the Australian company, Fertile Mind. This gorgeous lady knows first hand what a growing mumma, new mumma and her baby needs to blossom as she is a mum of four herself. With her business partner Pete, they disign, manufactures and distribute, maternity accessories such as belly belt (Christine’s invention), maternity clothes, maternity tops, maternity jeans, baby carriers and breastfeeding pillows. Christine stocks some big brands you will already know and love as well as distributing her own designs. 

A little under a month ago I received a very helpful maternity bundle from Fertile Mind, filled with amazing products to make my pregnancy that little bit more easier and comfortable. 

I received some maternity knickers, maternity activewear tights, the belly belt (argh-MAZING), nursing every day bra (do I have to take it off) and a cute little comfort toy for Cruzie as a special thank you gift. 


Enji Activewear Maternity Tights and SuperBra Nursing & Maternity Bra

These Enji Fertile Mind Activewear Tights are so supportive, I have worn these maternity tights so much. Literally in the wash and back on my legs and over my bump haha. I wish I knew about buying a good pair of maternity tights like these sooner! They have a good amount of stretch in them but not to much either. They are still supportive enough to stay up during the different stages of your bump growth. I love the high waisted band as it helps to hold the bump up when exercising, perfect for low to high intensity workouts. They are the perfect style to team with your favourite active wear tops and do not scream “daggy maternity” at all. I think they will be great post birth to as they have the supportive high waist band around the stomach 10/10 from me! LOVE!

Fertile Mind SuperBra for Maternity and Nurisng.

This is the Fertile Mind SuperBra, I wish I had one for every day of the week. Feels so nice on the top of my bump and is so comfortable you can sleep in it. I am still a B nearly a C cup and I love it. This is another item of clothing that ends up on me or in the wash. Different sizes available. You can also breastfeed in this bra to, so it will take you through your maternity to postpartum journey. I will probably still be wearing this baby a few years later to haha. Probably should invest in more of them . So so comfy! Highly recommend! I have read so many positive reviews on this little number! Definitely a winner in my books. 

Fertile Mind Belly Belt

Now these little pieces of material are a blessing to all women! They extend the life of your pre pregnancy wardrobe in the pant department. So you don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite jeans just yet (unless your arse grows to big for them like mine hahaha) but I have been able to wear my favourite work pants without slipping on the horrible maternity style ones from my work (thank god). So the Fertile Mind Belly Belt is definitely something I believe would be a great investment to add to your wardrobe. Plus the Belly Belt is such a great price, it is only 24.99, which is so much cheaper than buying lots of expensive maternity pants. 

Without the belt trying to wear my favourite pants hahaha
2 Perfect Fit Maternity Knickers

The 2 Perfect Fit Maternity Knickers are super comfortable, they fit just under the bump. They have soft, broad elastic bands so they don’t leave those nasty lines behind on your tummy. I love how they don’t restrict your tummy and are perfect teamed with a belly band around your tummy for extra support.  

Cruzie with his little comforter doggies from @fertilemind
Loves it so much. Has snuggles it every sleep since he got it

Cruzies favourite of all from the bundle is the little comfort doggie. Perfect to help him settle for his naps. Especially when mumma is busy with the newborn. So thanks for this extra special gift for Cruz, Fertile Mind he adores it. 

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you gained some useful knowledge about these amazing products to help make pregnancy a little bit easier for you all as it did for me. 

Want more from Fertile Mind?

Website – www.fertilemind.com.au

Instagram – @fertilemind

Big Love

Alice xoxo

Fertile Mind has kindly offered my followers  an exclusive discount for any of the products available online @fertilemind online (including sale items) use ALICE10 at the checkout to receive 10% off.