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09/08/17 HEALTH # , , , ,

5 Unexpected Uses Of Aloe Vera

5 Unexpected Uses Of Aloe Vera

We all know that aloe vera – this wonderful plant, that had been used to treat several medical conditions for thousands of years – is good for us. But why is it? And especially why should we use, aloe vera toothpaste or drink aloe vera tea, or ever purchase anything from this list below?

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02/08/17 HEALTH # , , , ,

5 Easy Ways To Freshen Up Your Day*

5 Easy Ways To Freshen Up Your Day*

Heat can be tiring; it can make you disoriented, sleepy, concentrating on something might seem impossible…But let me tell you there is hope to get back your energy! Follow my 5 tips and I guarantee you will feel better immediately; here is the answer to how to have more energy during the day:

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21/05/17 HEALTH # , , , ,

Watch Out For That Sunscreen!

Watch Out For That Sunscreen!

Summer, beach, sunbathing, UV rays and uh-oh … now everybody knows how important is to use a reliable sunscreen during the hot summer months. Some learnt it in the painful way (sunburn) and some knows it since the beginning (maybe using sunscreen even during the winter months) how important is the SPF. But did you know that there are “good” and “bad” sunscreens? Do you think such thing as natural sunscreen exists? The answers are all here, click for more!

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22/03/17 HEALTH # , , , ,

The Dark Side Of The Black Mask Trend

The Dark Side Of The Black Mask Trend

There is this craziness going around on youtube about pore cleansing black masks, that just got everybody completely hooked. Yeah sure, who doesn’t want to see how much dirt can that mask remove from her/his nose etc. The videos are looking incredibly satisfying, but there is an other angle to the trend too. If you take a better look you’ll see a lot of videos showing painful removal, allergic reactions and even burnt skin, so it’s time to dig deeper and get to the end of the question; are black masks dangerous?

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19/01/17 HEALTH # , , , ,

The 5 Best Health Apps For A Successful Lifestyle Change

The 5 Best Health Apps For A Successful Lifestyle Change

It’s still January, so it’s still valid to talk about New Year’s Eve Resolutions. It’s possible that you promised yourself to be healthier/sportier/leaner than last year, or you might consider a whole change in your lifestyle. No matter what, these applications are going to push you to the right direction. With the help of these 5 best health apps, you can reach your goals easier and you can even enjoy the process. Oh and did I mention they are all completely free?

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30/03/16 HEALTH # , , , ,

Healthy Beauty Series III. – Start The Clean Up; Detoxify Your Shower

Healthy Beauty Series III. – Start The Clean Up; Detoxify Your Shower

If you are serious about your healthy beauty transition, and you are following this article series, you’ve reached the point when we are really start the switch. Previously we were talking about the meanings of the well used label phrases such as “organic” “non-toxic” or “cruelty free” and I shared the list of the 12 most dangerous chemical ingredients in beauty products. This time we are gonna clean out your shower so your mornings can start fresh and toxin free!

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03/03/16 HEALTH # , , , ,

5 Healthy Alternatives To Labello

5 Healthy Alternatives To Labello

Winter is very harsh on our skin and lips but the transition to spring can be even harder. The quickly changing weather and environmental changes can leave your lips dry and chapped. So where to turn? Please forget one product for sure: Labello. The well known lip balm brand is one of the biggest lies in the cosmetics industry that not only NOT works but scores 9 (Dirty) in the thinkdirtyapp too.

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25/02/16 HEALTH # , , , ,

Healthy Beauty Series II. – The Dirty Dozen; Watch Out For These On The Ingredients List!

Healthy Beauty Series II. – The Dirty Dozen; Watch Out For These On The Ingredients List!

Here is the next chapter in my “educational” healthy beauty series. Last time we were examining the meanings of the well used label phrases such as “organic” “non-toxic” or “cruelty free”. This time we are gonna dig a bit deeper and expand our knowledge of the most hazardous ingredients, that you should never have in your products. So learning hat on and memorise these, so you can avoid using a potentially “toxic” product!

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03/02/16 HEALTH # , , , ,

How To Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

How To Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, but sure it has it’s own challenges during that amazing 40 weeks; from morning sickness to the changing body and the extra weight gain you have to deal with, but trust me it’s all worth it. But there is one side effect of pregnancy, that scares most women and it’s no else than the appearance of stretch marks. I’m 8 months pregnant at the moment – so far managed without any stretch marks, – so I thought it could be useful to share my tricks and the products I used in order to prevent stretch marks.

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20/01/16 HEALTH # , , , ,

Healthy Beauty Series I. – What’s Behind The Labels; Organic, Natural & Non-Toxic

Healthy Beauty Series I. – What’s Behind The Labels; Organic, Natural & Non-Toxic

As you’ve might recognized, there is more & more about natural & organic beauty on The Sparkling Blueberry. This is because since I’ve got pregnant, my mindset drastically changed, and however I was always conscious on other fields of my life (like food, or household) I got easily carried away by nice packaging and high-end labels when it comes to makeup and skincare.

But since the summer of 2015 this has been changed and as I’m changing and learning a new approach to beauty the same thing happening with my blog too. As part of my transition I’d like to introduce a new series on the blog which is a kind of step-by-step guide to healthy beauty and more. If you’ve ever felt the urge to make healthier and more conscious choices when it comes to beauty, this series can be very helpful to push you to the right direction. Join me!

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