{The mama life} Here’s a Guide to Better Skincare

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Giving and caring so much for others makes mamas forget that they have to first take care of themselves. When was the last time you pampered yourself with some spa time or a night out with the girlfriends? Chipped fingernails, frizzy lifeless hair and dried out skin shouldn’t be your daily pesky Good Morning! Even with little time and no budget you should be able to afford the beauty care which you deserve. Here are some no-fooling tips to look flawless and with the slightest effort.

No more bad hair days

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It is astonishing how mamas manage to hocus-pocus tasty snacks with basically nothing left in the fridge. They tend to forget though that some very basic beauty care ingredients are right in front of their noses. If your hair is too oily, apply on dry hair a mixture of ¼ cup vinegar and grated peel of one lemon. Allow it to set for some 15 minutes and rinse with plenty of water. This hair mask will remove any buildup from hair products and excess oil from your scalp, balance hair´s natural pH levels and even cure dandruff.

In case your hair is frizzy and ruptured go for this moisturising mask. Mix together 1 whole ripe avocado (or banana), 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Apply it on dry hair starting from the hair ends. Let it set for about half an hour and then rinse in the shower.

For extremely damaged hair, try this creamy leave-in conditioner. 2 tsp slightly melted coconut oil, 4 tsp aloe vera gel, and 1 tsp avocado oil mix well together and apply on hair.

To achieve a popular sun-kissed wavy effect, you can also opt for clip in hair extensions.

The second baby face

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Mamas are always there to remind us to put on sunscreen, wash our face and leave that pimples be. But when it comes to looking after their own skin, they are a lot more neglectful. This is especially true of new moms who barely get a shuteye. Still, try to follow a basic skincare routine. Always remove your makeup and clean your face the moment you’re behind the house door. To avoid dark pigmentation spots, wear a sunscreen or stick to an SPF moisturiser. And we can’t stress enough the importance of being moderate. Before going to bed apply a retinol serum on the problematic areas only and leave the rest of your skin to breathe and rejuvenate during sleep. Our skin can endure only so many products. It is best if these are light concoctions made of organic ingredients. For this reason, and to effectively beat tiredness and waning youth, go for natural and nutritious products. You’ll never go back to your old skin care routine.

Warrior pose

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Just like with using only selected quality products which will repair rather than leave more damage, you should also care more for your whole body and well being. So, no smoking, moderate drinking, and if possible, avoid eating fast food on the go. Most of these are coping mechanisms for the times we are fighting stress and anxiety. Include daily workouts in your routine and remember to stay hydrated. There are many apps to help you stay on track with this. Register for a yoga and meditation class. This way you’ll relax, tone your body and meet new friends.

Where is your lunch box?

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Your body cannot function properly without a healthy and balanced diet. This is what kids hear on a daily basis, but parents forget to take proper care of their own well being. How often did you hear yourself say, I’ll eat later or what’s left, Don’t worry about me, I’ll get something outside. Even if your family is devoted wholeheartedly to a healthy lifestyle, sometimes you just don’t have the time.

One excellent cheat sheet is to cook a couple of days ahead. Make some yummy quinoa salad with vegetables or dried fruits and nuts. It’s packed with protein, fibres and vitamins. Check store-bought food for too much added sugar. Keep your plate jazzy and colourful.

Day in day out, try to kick out one bad habit and embrace positive change.

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza} This gift is Beyond Beautiful

A change has happened in little old B-town and my word, is it a good one!

The gorgeous Mallory Luxford is the new owner of Beauty Beyond Bathurst. With over 15 years experience as a beauty therapist she will quickly become your trusted beautician. 

Beauty Beyond is an oasis for the soul, body and mind in the centre of town.

What is really exciting is that they are the only beauty therapists in the area to offer Alkaline Wash services. Basically, this is a brilliant technique that helps removes hair by dissolving it at the root as well as assisting repair any skin imperfections that you have. It can also massively reduce adult acne. Make sure you book in for this brilliant treatment today.

Beauty Beyond also offers nail treatments including manicures and pedicures as well as anti ageing skincare procedures, hair removal and hair colour and cutting.beauty

If you really want to update your look and slowdown that irritating aging process why not look into possible botox treatments? The lovely staff can meet with you and talk through any treatments that may be of benefit to you.

The best thing about visiting Beauty Beyond is the welcoming and friendly faces that meet you on arrival, the freshly made coffee also helps!

So make an appointment to meet Mallory and her team today, I guarantee you will not regret it. nail polish

Plus as an exclusive stockist of DMK Skincare and a wide range of other beauty products they will help fill your Christmas stockings faster than Santa this year!

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Mallory and her team are feeling very festive and are giving away to one very lucky nester a Relaxtion Facial valued at $88. Imagine how lovely it would be taking some time for yourself and to enjoy a good pampering.

To be in the draw all you have to do is be a liker of Beauty Beyond Bathurst and The Central Nest on Facebook and like the competition post on our page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend for an additional entry.

Prize will be drawn Sunday 20 December 2015!

Good luck Nesters x

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Relax this Christmas with Macquarie Medi Spa

If you are looking for a PERFECT oasis right in the middle of town look no further than Macquarie Medi Spa! Recently refurbished, Macquarie Medi Spa is the only medi spa west of the Blue Mountains.

Owned and operated by the glamorous Karla McDiarmid for the past 13 years with the help of two spa concierges and nine qualified skin care therapists they are your one stop relaxation spot.macquarie

Macquarie Medi Spa specialises in intensive skin care treatments including microdermabrasion which unclogs and removes all yucky dead skin cells and reveals fresh, smooth and hydrated skin.

They also offer LED light therapy, dermal needling for fine lines or acne scarring and intensive peels.

My favourite however is the hot stone therapy, warm bamboo and Swedish relaxation massages.. Ahhhh so damn good!macq

Macquarie are also the go-to girls for all your hair removal and beauty requirements. They even offer fraxcel laser services and have a specially trained doctor and nurse who visit from Sydney every 4-5 weeks to perform anti-ageing injections.

Plus, they offer all the necessities like waxing, tinting, spray tanning, last extensions and nail treatments.

Macquarie Medi Spa isn’t afraid to lead by example. All their employees receive intensive staff training and incentives to keep them ahead of the pack. They offer customers one on one personal advice and the very best service possible.

They are very selective about the products they use and will only use professional products that are the best quality.spa

Macquarie Medi Spa will treat you like family. They regularly offer promotional eveneings, educational seminars and personalised attention. It is an experience of ultimate relaxation each and every time you visit Macquarie Medi Spa. From the moment you walk in you are taken through to the private relaxation suite where you can enjoy T2 herbal and the benefit of state of art equipment.

Trust me when I say you will not regret your visit to Macquarie Medi Spa!

Contact:

|Address: Shop 2/169 Howick Street, Bathurst |

|Phone:  02 6332 2062 |

|Email: relax@macquariemedispa |

|Website: www.macquariemedispa.com |

|Facebook: www.facebook.com/macquariemedspa |

|Twitter: Macquarie Medi Spa |

|Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/macquariemedspa |

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The gorgeous team at Macquarie has decided to make one Nester’s Christmas just a little bit sweeter with a fantastic Pure Fiji Spa Pack! Talk about being on Santa’s good list!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Macquarie Medi Spa and The Central Nest on Facebook and like the competition post on our Facebook page!

Remember for an additional entry you can ‘tag’ a friend!

Winner will be announced 21 December 2014.

Good luck beautiful Nesters!