Wednesday, 30 May 2012

DIY Hair Detangler / Leave in Conditioner

You will need:
50ml spray bottle*
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of moisturiser
warm water

 *If you opt for a larger spray bottle adjust the moisturiser and water quantities to suit.

Step one:
Fill your spray bottle up with warm water, leaving room to add the moisturiser.  Using cold water will make the cream harder to mix in with the water.  Using hot water will build up pressure when you shake and can cause the contents to explode.


Step two:
Add the cream to the bottle.  You can see in the below pic I've added around 1 teaspoon of cream to 50ml warm water.  I find Rich Cream works well though if you have other moisturisers from the JOLI range you can use them.


Step three:
Apply the lid and give a stir with the straw part of the spray bottle.


Step Four:
Shake well until the contents are well mixed.  You might have some small lumps of cream here and there.  These lumps will eventually amalgamate into the water.  Shake well before each use. 


Spray onto freshly washed wet hair before combing through to help detangle knots.

Note: you can add around 4 drops of tea tree oil if you want to use the conditioner and comb through hair with a head-lice comb.  Or you can add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil for a nice scent.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Natural Beauty Comp ~ entry #6


Budding Bodhisattva - this is natural beauty in it's purest form, a child playing, doing yoga in nature! There is nothing more beautiful on this plane than a happy child!

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Monday, 28 May 2012

MAY Gift Box Giveaway!

We're nearly at the end of our Natural Beauty Photo Competition - which ends 1st June.  So now I think it's time to launch another fun and easy competition for you to enter!!
[You can never have too many chances to win AWESOME prizes!!].

Win a GIFT BOX competition.

One of the things I enjoy about being an online business is all the wonderful and talented business people I get to meet, many of whom I also enjoy shopping with, I love their excellent customer service, their passion for making a difference and the gorgeous products they have to offer.  It's not often that I get to share those wonderful businesses with you so it's really great that some of my favourite businesses are taking part in this gift box competition and I can share their gorgeous products with you.

In this Gift Box you get: a fabulous gold coloured hair hat perfect for keeping your head and ears warm during winter, a gorgeous purple scented candle stick, a pack of 3 beautiful cloth wipes - great for nappy changes, as handkerchiefs and wash cloths to clean up spills etc., 2 really adorable finger puppets - a cheeky monkey and an alligator, plus a bar of natural 'Choc Mint Swirl' Castile soap and decadent Rose Milk Bath Soak.
All items in this Gift Box are hand made by wonderfully talented people.

So now you're wanting to know "how do I enter?"

Entering this competition is easy.  All you need to do is like ALL of the pages of the businesses taking part in this Gift Box [click on the links below to be transported to each of these wonderful pages], and write a note on each page walls letting them know you are liking their pages as part of the May/June Gift Box competition [feel free to browse their gorgeous goodies while you're there!!].  If you're already a liker of any of these pages leave a comment saying you're a fan wanting to be part of the May/June Gift Box Comp.
[Open to Australian residents only.]

Names of those entering the competition will be collected by the businesses and submitted by the 31st May.  A random name will be drawn and announced at 6pm 31st May - here on the JOLI facebook page as well as Your Cheeky Monkey and Bubbalooba pages.

GOOD LUCK !!

 p.s. if you're a business wanting to contribute to our future Gift Box comps please 
contact JOLI Natural Skin Care for more information.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Natural Beauty Comp ~ entry #5


This is my favourite rose. If only we could look at each other in the same way we see these roses. Everyone is truly beautiful...everyone is different to the one next to it....we don't compare one rose to another........and in a bunch...what a sight!!

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Aesthetics

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
* Wikipedia

If you have a teenager or young adult who is obsessed with their looks chances are they have used this word to describe their end goal.  Aesthetics is a common word among young adults these days with many striving to be aesthetically appealing in a world where beauty and sexiness are deemed to be "the be all and end all of existence".

And it doesn't just affect girls.  Guys are getting really big on the aesthetics movement, feeling that their slim non-muscular physiques are just NOT good enough (see pic). Feeling the need to be ripped to get the hot girls, they have sayings like "No pecs no sex."

aesthetics

Have you heard of Naso and his Facebook page for example?  His page is called Nasthetics.  Chances are your teen or young adult has heard of him.

Or perhaps you've heard of Zyzz?  He's a young man who was all about aesthetics and sadly he passed away at a young age.  Nonetheless he is still a hero for many young men wanting to achieve a ripped body like his.
 
Is there a teen or young adult in your life striving to achieve aesthetics.  How do you feel about this growing trend?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Natural Beauty Comp - entry #4


As far as natural beauty goes, my opinion is you can't get more natural than a newborn baby's skin!
Before any products or even too much air & water get used.... how natural is that!

This photo is of my son, Joshua, at 4 weeks old.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Fluoride: what you need to know


Fluoride - there is a lot of talk about the dangers and toxicity of fluoride in our water and in our toothpaste.  After speaking with a scientist, here’s what Joli found out: There are different types of fluoride, 1. soluble fluoride (sodium, potassium & ammonium fluoride) and 2. non-soluble fluoride  (calcium fluoride).  Soluble fluoride was used during the war as chemical warfare to poison water.  This fluoride poison works by drawing all of the calcium out of the body to itself.  By adding calcium to fluoride this stops the need for fluoride to draw calcium to itself because calcium is already present in its chemical composition.  Calcium fluoride is the one added to our drinking water in small parts per billon.  Queensland water does not contain fluoride and experts claim that as a result of this Queenslanders have a higher rate of tooth decay - though critics disagree with these 'supposed' findings, claiming that the opposite is, in fact, true. 
Of course, there are also cases of people having too much fluoride causing fluorosis  (see picture below) of the teeth and bones.  For this reason it is recommended that children under the age of 6 not be introduced to fluoride toothpastes.  Sodium fluoride is the fluoride in toothpaste and according to experts is in such low doses so as not to be dangerous.  This fluoride is not one of the good guys, which is why they recommend not swallowing the toothpaste and keeping out of reach of children (who like to eat toothpaste) because if swallowed it can lead to kidney damage.
Other experts say it is unreasonable to have fluoride in our water AND in our toothpaste and we should NOT be getting this double dose of fluoride.  They say if you use a fluoride toothpaste use a water filter on your tap to decease the amount of fluoride you come into contact in a day.

fluorosis

Ultimately the battle of ‘to fluoride or not to fluoride’ rages on with experts on both sides backing their theories and findings.

Which side of the fence are you on? 

You might also like our DIY Toothpaste recipe.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Ads, Lies and Video Tapes = False Advertising



false advertising anti ageing - you too could look this young if you're 20 or with photoshop

There are no rules or strict guidelines regarding what advertisers can show and how they represent a product.

False advertising is everywhere you look.  From weight loss to fast food, from healthy hair to mascara.

E.G. ~ Computer generated images of before and after hair shots where the hair and the person have not moved an inch yet the hair is magically better.  No actual – true and real – before and after shots.
 
E.G. ~ Ab Circle Pro ads where a large man or a woman is on the machine and suddenly they become lean and buff before your eyes thanks to computer graphics and two totally different people.

[funny how Sarah and Jess are the same person]
E.G. ~ Light and Easy tell us that a family of 4 (mum, dad, 2 children) use their meal plan “for the same price as what we’d pay in a supermarket” and they’re allowed to tell that little white lie (or that a big fat lie) regardless of the fact that Light and Easy costs around $120 per person [I know this because I have a friend who uses Light and Easy].  Assuming it is cheaper for children that is still a cost of around $360 per week.  I know very few families of 4 who spend that kind of money on groceries each week.  If they do it also includes cleaning goods, nappies, dog food and all manner of other items not supplied by Light and Easy.

E.G. ~ Fast food always looks bigger and better and less greasy in ads.  In reality the food looks far less appetizing.

E.G. ~ Pro Active using celebrity endorsements such as Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Delta Goodrem and Vanessa Amorosi who all have gorgeous skin telling us that it worked for their ‘bad’ skin and will work for our bad skin.  It may well do wonders for acne skin however using celebrities who may have mild break outs on occasion doesn’t compare to  the severity and reality of acne.

wonder jocks

E.G. ~ Mascara commercials where the woman is wearing false eye lashes and they're allowed to claim that the mascara is what is giving her lashes such volume.

E.G. ~ Weight loss photos where they have squashed or stretched a photo to make a person look fatter or skinnier.

false advertising weight loss

E.G. ~ Not to forget of course all the retouching that goes on in the photographs we see.

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People who work in advertising reason that the consumer (us) know its all fake therefore it’s not wrong to use false advertising. 

We may know it to be false however people still believe the end result is a FAIR representation of what the finished result or product will be.  Certainly the end result SHOULD be a fair representation of what the end result WILL be.

We WANT the same miraculous results.
What are you views of today's method of advertising?  Does it sucker you right in?  Do you think the method is fair to consumers or is it damaging?  Love to hear your views so please leave a comment :)

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