Salt Rooms- What are they?

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Hey guys, sorry for the late post. I’ve had some issues. my leg to be exact it’s a little………..broken. But hey that means I have heaps of time to write reviews now!

So today I will be talking about one of my favourite things in the world- SALT ROOMS.

What is a salt room you ask? Well, its a room filled with salt. But not just any salt its special medical grade dry salt, usually from caves which have a range of health benefits. Its ideal for breathing issues or when you have a cold since it breaks up all the gunk in your chest/nose/lungs. Not only that but it is great for your skin! If you have acne you’d know that swimming in the ocean helps to remove acne. Why? It’s THE SALT.

So being winter/spring here it is prime time for colds and flu. Salt therapy is a life savour for this as it doesn’t completely get rid of it but it helps clear your nose and its damn relaxing. I love to go there after work to unwind.

What it is, is a big room with salt lamps and salt and there is a machine that blows salt through the air. You breathe it in deep to get the most benefits. The place that I go dulls the lights so you get the soothing glow of the salt lamps and they also play calming music. The best part of it all is the massage chairs. It makes the whole experience super relaxing. 

Salt rooms are becoming more and more popular throughout the world but they originated in Europe. They are often called Halotherapy which is derived from the Greek Word salt. Why are so many words derived from Greece? 

Anywho salt therapy can be a little costly. Where I go its $45 for a one-hour session, however, you can buy a membership which is a little cheaper- which is what I have done and I get unlimited sessions. If you are someone with breathing problems or prone to colds then salt therapy is so damn worth it!

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx.

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The Announcment!!!

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Hi guys,
So today isn’t so much a review but more an announcement. But first, we will start with the bad news. The bad news is that I will be dropping my posts to once a week. Why? University, Work, Life and my new business is taking up a lot of time so I can’t write as much as I would like to. This hopefully will change when things settle down and I will be able to write 2-3 times a week again!

NOW ONTO THE NEWS! 
I did kind of mention it just then- My new business. That’s right I have a business. I am making soap. I did a post about soap making a few weeks ago in my monthly must-haves and well it’s just kind of taken off!

The business is called Peachy Soaps Co. Inspired by the name Pretty Peach Reviews. I make custom soap and random soaps of my own designs. As of right now, I AM SOLD OUT of my pre-made soap designs so if you were wanting to order there is a little wait. I am really excited to venture into this new part of my life since soap making is so fun and running a business is a challenge I have always wanted to do! I hope you will all support me through this journey.

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You can buy my soap on facebook by going to facebook.com.au/peachysoapsco or you can email me at peachysoapsco@hotmail.com

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Just because I am not blogging as much doesn’t mean I will stop completely so never fear, I am still here!

That’s all from me and I will see you next week!
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Just an update

So recently I have been getting messages on Instagram and Twitter asking where I am. I am still here. However with studying full time and Working full-time hours blogging is damn hard, so I have decided to cut down to reviews once a week on a Thursday!

I can’t wait to see you all on Thursdays. I have an exciting announcement!

xoxoxo Pretty Peach

How To Grow Your Nails!

The secret to long nails

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This week seems to be all about growing things. Growing your hair, growing your nails! One thing that I have been obsessed with lately is my nails. I personally always get SNS on my nails since it not only makes my nails stronger and look good, it has made them grow really fast but it made me wonder, how else can you grow strong thick nails. My nails without SNS are pretty weak so I thought Id give it a go. 

Simply Nailogical does a great video on how to grow your nails so I recommend you check that out. It’s what I somewhat followed to grow my own. 

Cristine recommended using jojoba oil which is really good for your nails, however I couldn’t find any and the ones that I ordered off eBay looked kind of funky so what I did was use Bio Oil. That’s right the stuff for your stretch marks. I found that keeping the nail and the nail bed moisturised with Bio Oil really helped improve the strength and length of my nail. I also really like the smell of Bio Oil which is a bonus.

Another tip that Cristine recommended is using hand moisturiser then putting gloves over your hands why you sleep. I tried it and it was super weird so I just used my super fast absorbing moisturiser before bed. It did the trick.  

I think that the trick is to just keep your hands and nails moisturised. I did hear that if you get your hands wet it can weaken your nail so try to wear gloves whenever you know your hands will get wet like when you do the dishes.

I have done this for about 1 week and I have not noticed nay significant change yet. I will have to post a follow up about this method later on.

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx  

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Massage and Hair Growth. The benefits of massage for hair growth!

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I love a good massage, In fact I get a massage every week! But did you know that massage actually has beauty benefits? Not only does it help reduce stress and feels amazing it also stimulates hair growth! That’s right hair growth!!

By getting a head massage the blood circulation in your scalp increases which helps stimulate new hair growth. Now you don’t have to pay someone to get a massage you can simply do it yourself!

One way which is what I like to do after I have had my hair in a pony tail for a long time, involves using all your fingers and putting them into your hair and gently pulling on it. You should feel the tension but you should not pull until it hurts. Remember, massages should be a pleasant experience.

Another great way to stimulate hair growth is the tapping massage. I like to dip my fingers into some coconut oil and then touch my scalp with my fingertips and start tapping gently but in a relatively fast rhythm. I find that the coconut oil is helpful for moisture and hair growth. 

I often like to get a massage from my local Chinese massage place. I find they use a combo of both methods and I find it so relaxing. It is also pretty cheap as well. 

Not only is massage food for hair growth but I love how relaxing it is. I find it to be a little treat at the end of a long week of work. 

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx

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How to Start a Blog Part 2- Starting a Blog on WordPress

Running a successful blog can be tough but with these…

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Where did I leave off last time? Oh right, how to set up a blog on WordPress. It’s pretty easy, and no this is not sponsored at all. This is going to be a short yet sweet post.

I am not going to lie I chose WordPress because it was the first thing that popped up in google when I started my website but I am glad that I chose it. It’s really easy to use.

So once you have decided what you want to blog about you just sign up with WordPress and then it will ask you what the name of your site is, what it will be about and what the goal of your site. It will then ask you what you would like the domain to be. Now if you are using WordPress for free your domain will have wordpress.com in it. For example, if I used WordPress for free my blog would be prettypeachreviews.wordpress.com.

You also have the option to buy a domain name from a domain hosting site but man that’s too confusing for me. You don’t have to buy a domain but it does look better to be something.com rather then something.wordpress.com. Personal preference I guess. Then you pick one of the 4 WordPress plans. The personal one is free however the other 3 plans cost money and that is how you get a domain through WordPress. Each plan has different features which you can read about if you just google wordpress.com plans.

Now that you have set up your website its time to pick a theme. Themes in WordPress are either free or paid for. I feel like a commercial right now haha. So I believe that if you upgrade to the 2nd highest plan all the paid themes are free. You can customise every theme there is and the free ones are pretty cute so it just depends on personal taste. That’s it really it’s pretty easy to set up a blog!

So next time ill chat about styling your blog and what I use for photo editing, logo creation and my header image. 

I hope you enjoy this short and sweet post! I hope it has been helpful to someone in some way!

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx
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Float Pods! What even are they?

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This is a review still! I swear. Okay so over the next few weeks I am pretty busy with work and uni so you’re just going to have to deal with these type of posts for a while. I get home too late to take photos so no product reviews for a while. Sorry! But the show must go on so let’s talk about one of my favourite pass times….floating!

What is floating?
These little pods have been popping up everywhere over the last few years but everyone I talk to them about seems to be really confused and intrigued about them. So a flotation pod/tank/isolation tank, whatever you want to call it is a tank filled with a heap of Epson salt and water. The place that I go to has tanks that have 200 gallons of Epson salt dissolved into the water which confuses me but sure. They come in many different shapes and are all quite big yet shallow.

The aim of the float pod is to well float and relax. The salt water is heated to body temperature so it’s not hot or cold. Because there is so much salt the water pushes you up so you don’t need to worry about drowning or trying to float. 

Once you are in the pod it is completely black and completely silent making it the perfect place to relax! A normal session is about 1 hour and at that time it is normal to fall asleep. I often fall asleep during my sessions. 

Whats the point of floating?
So whats the point of floating? It has many benefits actually! First of all, it helps with stress, anxiety and helps you sleep. Being alone in a black room with no sound that feels like nothing is very very comforting. If you do a float at night like I do I find I always sleep like a baby since I am so relaxed.

Floating is also very good for pain relief since the water helps relax the muscles and the Epson salt contains magnesium which further aids in muscle repairing. The Epson salt can also help with headaches and migraines.

The best thing it does is for your skin. The water solution helps get rid of pimples and leaves your skin feeling very soft. BE CAREFUL THO THIS SHIT BURNS YOUR EYES AND CUTS LIKE HELLLLL. Every time I go into the pod I like to rub some water on my face and I always get it in my eyes and it is PURE PAIN. So like maybe not the best idea but if you have back acne then it would probably help.

Is it clean?
Yes, it is, each pod is designed to be filtered 3-5 times after use. You also shower before and after you enter the pod. But since there are such a high salt concentration and the heat is only at body temperature there is NO POSSIBLE WAY bacteria can survive so it’s pretty clean. 

Do I recommend it?
I sure do. I love to float. I wish I could float every week but it is pretty expensive but I find it so relaxing! It is definitely a strange yet relaxing experience that I recommend everyone gives a shot at least once in their life.

Have you tried this before? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx
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