Homemade cleaning products that will save you money and toxins

Pierre Van Zylcleaning, eco friendly, Green Living, Home, homemade, inspiration, non toxic cleaning, non-toxic, short cuts, simple, sustainability, wellness

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Say it with me, ready?   2-Butoxyethanol.   Honestly, I’m not sure if I pronounced that right, but hey props to you if you did. And if you did do you know what it is used for? I think the title of this blog post gives it away but it’s cleaning products. It’s what gives…

The Coolest Juice Bars from Around the Globe

Pierre Van Zylcafe, Escape, getaway, Health + Nutrition, inspiration, Juice, juice bars, review, shopping, Travel, vacation, wanderlust, weekend, wellness

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From Hollywood to New York, Amsterdam to London, join the juice craze and sip on the best smoothies and juices that the world has to offer. Plus these juice bars are also totally gorgeous!                                   Raw Chemist, Toronto This…

7 easy ways to reduce your weekly grocery budget

Pierre Van ZylGreen Living, inspiration, money, wellness

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If you are anything like me, most of your weekly send goes on purchasing food. And whilst investing in your health with good quality food is worth every cent, it can be easy to rack up some big $$ in doing so. Having a budget is all well in good in theory, but in practice,…

These Weekend Getaways are less than 2 hours from Sydney

Pierre Van Zylaround town, Escape, getaway, healthy, inspiration, nature, retreats, review, sustainability, Travel, vacation, wanderlust, weekend, weekend getaway, wellness, yogi

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I think we can all agree that lounging around on a weekend is the perfect way to recharge after a busy week. And whilst home is usually pretty cosy, the fact that you are still in cell phone coverage means that sometimes the emails and work keeps going. Since few of us have the time…

Mindfulness not your thing? Why not try mindLESSness

Pierre Van Zylhealthy, inspiration, Mind + Productivity, Mindfulness, self discovery, weekend, wellness

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I’m sure that by now you would’ve heard of mindfulness. But if not, basically it is a technique that draws on Buddhist practices that teaches you how to be in the moment. Since most of us these days are stress heads this technique provided a useful way to escape and de-stress. Mostly it involves a…

How to get your fave designer looks for cheap

Pierre Van Zylbudget, budget friendly, Home + Office, home decor, homewares, inspiration, interior design, interiors, shopping, weekend

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They say that home is where the heart is. But it is also where each of us gets to unleash our inner interior designer and feel like we are walking around in our black pantsuits with clipboards analysing the feng shui and our colour palette. All up sometimes we can get a bit carried away…

How to get your fave designer looks for cheap

Pierre Van Zylbudget, budget friendly, Home + Office, home decor, homewares, inspiration, interior design, interiors, shopping, weekend

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They say that home is where the heart is. But it is also where each of us gets to unleash our inner interior designer and feel like we are walking around in our black pantsuits with clipboards analysing the feng shui and our colour palette. All up sometimes we can get a bit carried away…

Our Top 10 Travel Influencers to follow on Instagram

Pierre Van Zylbloggers, Escape, getaway, influencers, inspiration, instagram, Travel, vacation, wanderlust, weekend

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Hands up who loves travelling?? I personally am a serious gypsy at heart and when I am not city hopping I love checking out my fave travel influencers to get my daily shot of wanderlusting. Plus who doesn’t love some pretty imagery? So whether your heart is set on Europe, America or Asia these are…

10 signs you are terrible at relaxing

Pierre Van Zylchilling, funny, inspiration, Mind + Productivity, mindful, Mindfulness, relaxing, wellness, Yoga, yogi

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For a lot of us Type-A personalities out there we struggle to find our off-switch. Personally, some days I feel like my off-switch has bee totally fried. And whilst we can all appreciate the importance of chilling out, sometimes it’s a little harder to achieve than you would think. Relaxing to us is pretty much…

Clean beauty swaps that won’t break the bank

Pierre Van Zylbeauty, Beauty + Skincare, beauty routine, inspiration, natural, natural beauty, natural makeup, review, shopping, short cuts, simple, wellness

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Us avid health foodies can spend a lot of time thinking about the food that we put in our bodies. But let me ask you this, have you ever thought that hard about what you are putting on your body? I guessing the answer to that question is probably no. Don’t worry though, keep reading…

6 Indoor plants for your creative space

Pierre Van Zylclean air, design, health, Home + Office, homewares, indoor plants, inspiration, interiors, nature, nature time, plants, wellness

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When full-time hustling is your jam and big cities are your playground, nature and plant time can be hard to come by. And whilst your concrete jungle ways may be good for your business and your bank account, spending most of your life indoors can have some pretty serious impacts on your health and cognitive…

Meet the Woman Turning Boutique Brands into Household Names

Pierre Van Zylbusiness, Career + Money, entrepreneur, girl boss, inspiration, Interview, productivity

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We use household names without thinking about it. So many times I’ve said I’ll ‘Hoover’ the apartment (vaccuum) and my Aussie boyfriend has no clue what I’m talking about. Hoover is a big name in vacuums from the UK, and their brand name became synonymous with the actual action. Just like when we ‘google’ something.…

My 3 favourite foods to help boost immunity

Pierre Van Zylcold and flu, disease, Health + Nutrition, healthy, immune, immunity, inspiration, plants, wellness

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Every time cold and flu season comes around do you seriously envy that person in your office with rock-solid immunity? Do you wonder what their secret is to being this bacteria-fighting machine? I do sometimes, and hey maybe it’s genetics or maybe it’s diet related but once you know the tips of the trade, getting…

Making the Jump to Freelance Freedom

Pierre Van Zylactivewear, business, career, Career + Money, freelancer, girl boss, inspiration, interviews, money, self discovery, social media

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Are you currently sitting in your corporate job wandering what it would be like to break free of the 9-5 and start running your own show? I know it can be so hard to take the leap and walk away. Lindy Sorenson did just that, and took steps to launch her own luxury fitness box…

My Best Race Ever {Just Run}

Angelabest race ever, inspiration, Mount Washington Auto Road Race, race day planning, Races, Running

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Welcome to another edition of Just Run! In case you missed the previous editions, here you go: Tips for the New Runner Instagram Tips and Tricks My Worst Race Ever After last month’s depressing tales of our worst race ever, we decided to raise everyone up with stories of our best race ever. My best […]

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My 7 Favourite Podcasts to Teach, Inspire + Motivate

Pierre Van Zylboss life, business, Career + Money, girl boss, inspiration, marketing, money, podcasts, smart business, social media, weekend

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I never used to be into podcasts. Seriously – like, I have enough people talking at me on the daily. BUT I was wholly converted after listening to #3 on this list – unashamedly hooked after two short episodes!! Now I’m a Podcast Junkie. There’s such a great resource to pick up tips on EVERYTHING from…

How to achieve your fave makeup looks this festival season

Pierre Van Zylbeauty, Beauty + Skincare, beauty hacks, Body, coachella, festivals, inspiration, makeup, napoleon perdis, shopping, vacation, weekend

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Coachella season is on the horizon and for those lucky ducks that are actually heading to the festival, you can expect to enjoy some serious partying, celeb spotting and good tunes. And whilst us Aussies are heading into the depths of winter (which to be honest isn’t that cold compared to other places) our Northern…

Brownie Batter Oats that will Kick your Chocolate Cravings

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, inspiration, recipe, refined sugar free, simple, wellness

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If you were to look up the definition of decadence, I am sure that somewhere along the lines a brownie would be mentioned. I mean how much more decadent can you get than the rich chocolately goodness that is a brownie. Plus brownie batter is sometimes even better than brownies. I mean isn’t that the best…

Meet these 3 incredible women who turned Instagram into their careers

Pierre Van ZylBlogging + Social Media, girl boss, healthy, inspiration, instagram, interviews, social media, wellness, women

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Hands up if you want to turn your Instagram into a full-time career? There’s quite a few of us am I right? There’s something seriously enticing about living a freelance and creative life. I mean everyone wants to be their own boss right? And whilst we get to see a lot of our fave influencers…

Guilt-free chocolate recipes for you to enjoy this Easter

Pierre Van Zylchocolate, Easter, guilt free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, holiday, inspiration, raw chocolate, Recipes, wellness

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Who here is a chocolate lover? Me I’m not hugely fussed but I do have a soft spot for some raw chocolate coated almonds (ok maybe it’s a slight addiction). With all that said, I will definitely be indulging in some chocolate this Easter! Now, for many of us Easter can be a great time…