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The Starlight Children’s Foundation – Great Adventure Challenge 2015

So I’m riding 35km across rugged terrain at Phillip Island for Starlight Children’s FoundationGreat Adventure Challenge on the 14th November, 2015.  [Donate]

It’s going to be tough and I’ve been trying to get some rides in beforehand. So I rode to get cat food the other day. #Meow

Alongside my 35km ride, my team is also doing:

  • 15km trail run, 
  • 10km kayaking,
  • and 2km run along the coast. 

We also have a variety of mystery tasks and navigation adventures along the way. It’s a big day.

And once I’m off the bike, who knows where I’ll end up. #SwimRunNavigate.

We desperately need donations. No amount is too big or too small. If I managed to receive $10 from everyone who reads this, I would make my personal target of $1000. I am currently at $370. 

Please help us to do something amazing by helping us to help grant wishes to the Starlight kids.

Donate via this link: click here

A big shout out to Ainslee at Scott Bikes for the generous donation of Mountain Bikes for the challenge. Pics to come. 

Still not convinced. Check out the video of last year – here

Read more here: the course.

 

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My favourite Bliss Balls 

Since I’ve now got my own kitchen and I can finally experiment with my cooking.

I’ve got loads of favourite recipes, but I thought I would share this one with you. Additionally it makes it easy for me to find it again.

My favourite Bliss Balls have been adapted from a few recipes that I have read recently. As I’m trying to reduce added sugar where possible, I’ve cut a few items from my initial recipe.

You will need:

  • 2 cups Almond Meal
  • 2 teaspoons of Cacao
  • Approx. 12-15 pitted Dates, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 splashes of Vanilla Essence 
  • 1 cup or so of shredded or desiccated Coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
  • Water

The next step is to mix it all together in a bowl till combined. Depending on the consistency of the mixture you may require more water or Almond Meal. 

Roll them into teaspoon sized balls, and coat with Coconut for decoration. Refridgerate before serving.

And here is what they look like:


But they taste better than they look…


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I survived an Acupuncture Facial.

When we think about beauty, Acupuncture is not the first thing that comes to mind.

MsMMango - Cosmetic Acupuncture 2If you begin looking into beauty therapies there are loads of choices; from chemical peels to exfoliations and extractions. You can do and put just about anything on your face these days, including the not so popular – snail facial.

As I am getting older, I am noticing and fixating on various things – all age related. I am looking for wrinkles, smile lines, sagging skin, dark circles and assessing my skin like a microbiologist.

Fine lines is not something you are particularly concerned about in your early 20s, as you’re probably more worried about being tanned and having a plethora of outfits for the weekend. Other struggles for me included getting out bed from a long weekend on a Monday and being able  to teach a bunch of smelly year 9 boys.

Just when you think you have it all sorted, you reach your late 20s. Then the reality sets in. #You’reGettingOld. And there is nothing that you can do, but grin and bear it. (But don’t grin too hard or you’ll get smile lines).

MsMMango - Cosmetic Acupuncture 1I once had a Cosmetic Nurse tell me that I seriously should consider injecting Dermal Fillers in my cheeks, because the future is looking ‘grin‘. I politely rejected this idea on the basis that at 25, smile lines weren’t high on my to-do list.

Personally I find it difficult to trust a lot of the beauty therapies these days, especially treatments for my face. I am concerned that too many cleansers, toners, creams, peels and exfoliaters will upset the natural pH level of my skin. I keep coming back to ‘the olden days’ where a variety facial applications were not available and you most likely just washed your face with a bit of soap and water. (I still do).

If I look into the mirror right now, I can see imperfections. But mostly I can see perfectly balanced natural skin. I know that if I use anything oily or chemical based, my skin will break out. It must be genetic, because my mum has the same result.

So here is the conundrum: what happens when you feel like you should look after your face, but you are worried about every single product, that you choose to use nothing instead?

About a year ago, I looked into the mirror and for the first time in my life I was scared shitless by the lines on my face. I knew it was time to do something but I didn’t know what.

Since then I have looked into natural treatments for my skin that won’t upset my pH level and will not cause unnecessary breakouts. It was this time that I stumbled onto a Cosmetic Acupuncture.

MsMMango - Cosmetic Acupuncture 3Having had sat down with Tory from The Acupuncture Company in Brighton, we discussed the benefits of this therapy for your face. Cosmetic Acuptuncture:

  • stimulates collagen production
  • increases skin elasticity
  • improves blood circulation

All of which should really be able to help with my fine lines and dark circles that have appeared over the years. Cosmetic Acupuncture has several other benefits outside of these including; scaring, acne, tone and discolouration, dehydration and skin texture. Of course with anything like this – individual results will vary.

A few days after my first treatment, my skin was absolutely glowing. It most certainly refreshed and revived my skin and my face felt amazing. I could not have been happier with the results. So much so that I am recommending that you go and give it a try.

All in all, I will continue to do Cosmetic Acupuncture for the rest of my life. I can not recommend it more highly for all of those niggly skin problems.  However if you want the right results, you need to choose a great Chinese Medicine Practitioner that will be able to tailor the facial for your individual needs.

If you would love to see Tory – please head to The Acupuncture Company  in Brighton, and they don’t just do Cosmetic Acupuncture.

~MsMMango
“Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but a little help goes a long way.”

 


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I am sharing it with you so you can have a chance as well.

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Quokka Selfie at Rottnest Island – #QuokkaSelfie

Yesterday we managed to get our own Quokka Selfies. #Winning.

Check them out here: