Menopause and back pain

menopause and back pain

Another little-spoken-about aspect of menopause is back pain. And now that working from home is a Thing, I’m guessing back pain is going to be on the increase. Back pain is horrible. It makes simple things like loading the dishwasher or putting on socks an agony. And it’s a real damper on mood. The good … Read more

Menopause and Hair Loss- Guide 2021

menopause hair loss

If Rapunzel was in perimenopause, she wouldn’t have enough hair to make a climbing rope for the Prince. One of the less talked about aspects of menopause is the shock of hair loss and hair thinning… ugh. I’ve been through it, and tried out ways to reduce the loss, so keep reading if this is … Read more


Hello!  If you like listening to podcasts while you work-out, commute or do chores, then try out my Aspie in Menopause podcast.   It’s not only for Aspies but it is for those concerned about staying well through their midlife. Menopause isnt a topic we know much about – well other than the jokes of … Read more

Bach Flower Remedies List – Guide 2021

bach flower remedies

What are Bach Flower Remedies? They’re gentle natural extracts made from flowers and trees. The original 38 remedies were developed in the 1920’s and 30’s by Dr Edward Bach who noted their power to help with emotions. Bach Flower Essences are energy remedies. They work to disrupt negative energy states or vibrations. They are non-toxic … Read more

The vitamin your skin craves

niacinamide skincare

Some skincare ingredients have exotic names, like Moroccan Argan and Tunisian Orange Blossom. Others are less glitzy, but powerful in an understated way like a classic Little Black Dress. One of these unsung heroes is Vitamin B3.  Yes it’s what your skin craves! It’s also called Niacinamide  and is a key part of skincare for … Read more

Clarins Double Serum


What’s inside Clarins Double Serum? I’m often asked if a certain product is any good, whether it’s natural,  whether it will work alongside one of my products… I spend quite a bit of (unpaid) time doing the reasearch to be able to answer these questions so decided today to turn one reaseach session into a … Read more

Jupiter and Saturn – the ‘Christmas Star’ in 2020

jupiter and saturn

Christmas Star Hooray ..only a few more sleeps till Winter Solstice. To me, this time of year feels dense and syrupy. Inbetween decanting herbal elixirs and watching Star Trek, I’m dreaming about curling up in a hibernation pod (with an endless supply of hot beverage, Valrhona and good fiction), or migrating south for sun and … Read more

Japanese Skin Care- Guide 2021

Why Japanese skin is flawless

Why Japanese skin is flawless? I’m fascinated with how different cultures have their own beauty secrets. Japanese women have a mystery to them, and are known for their beautiful porcelain-looking skin. So how do they keep their skin healthy? How do they keep their skin clear so that they don’t need to cake-on makeup? Japanese … Read more

Why I don’t use Skincare Acids

why i dont use acids

Why would you even want to use an acid on your skin? Isn’t it dangerous? And if you live a clean and healthy lifestyle, do you even need to use acids? Good questions.     Hello, I’m Wendy. I don’t use ‘acids’ on my skin – why? The media will tell you, Of course you … Read more

Clinique Moisture Surge

clinique moisture surge

I’m often asked, what’s inside a well known facial care product or cosmetic. So that’s what today’s post is about…  I’m going to pick a brand you’d have seen at Duty Free (remember those days?!) Clinique moisturiser We all use moisturiser, so it’s a good choice for today. Now look at this photo. See the … Read more

Sunbathing for health

sunbathe heliotherapy

Sunbathing has many health benefits.  So what does sunlight do for the body?’ Sunlight is essential for Vitamin D production (hello strong bones and teeth), sun baths also boost immunity, brain and heart function, mood and eyesight. After a long, wet and grey winter… there’s nothing like sunbathing to feel perky and energetic.  Libido gets … Read more