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.
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Lets talk about Yoga

Hi everyone it’s me again doing another not review post but whatever, I kind of like doing something different for a change. 

Something I have really been into lately is Yoga. There are so many benefits to it and I never realised.

I first started Yoga at the start of the year. I was wanting to try something I have never done before and the gym I go to offers Yoga. I was a little scared that I wouldn’t be able to do any of it or look like a fool and be judged by everyone but I was wrong. Whilst it was pretty hard to do  (It did take me a couple of classes to get used to it)  all the people there were not even taking any notice of me which was great!

I also found that in the class I go to there were a lot of elder people so it made me feel super flexible and amazing at yoga… which I am not.  

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One thing that I did learn is you do need a good quality mat. I got a cheap mat from Kmart that was like $8 which was very slippery and stretchy and often moved when I was moving in and out of different poses which made it quite difficult.

I did get a new mat which was pretty expensive but so worth it. It is sweat proof and slip-proof which makes it so much easier to practise yoga on. I do however have to break the mat in since it still is a little slippery which was something I did not know I had to do. To break in your matt just spray warm water and salt onto your mat and rub it in. It will break down the top layer and make it less slippery. 

I really like how I find that I sleep better after yoga and my body feels so good for a few days like I have gotten an amazing whole body massage. I have also learnt that I am holding a lot of tension in places such as my hips that I didn’t really think needed a stretch! 

There are many types of yoga that I would love to try but right now I am doing Hatha yoga which is a slow-moving yoga which makes you stay in a pose and breath for a few seconds. I have also tried Vinyasa Yoga which is a flowing yoga sequence where you don’t stay in each pose for a long time and is fast-paced. It’s a real work out. 

Have you guys tried yoga? If so what is your favourite type?

That’s all from me. A short and sweet post.
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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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KOREAN JELLY MASK. SO WEIRD.

This Korean Face mask is….

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Shopping in Melbourne I stumbled upon this shop called M Plaza which sells Korean cosmetics, cool I thought so I walked in and that is when I saw it. JELLYCHU.

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Jellychu is a jelly modelling mask that you mix yourself. They have three types, soothing, hydration and toning. I wasn’t actually able to find this anywhere online, no reviews, no place to buy it which excited me. I had to have it. Now knowing nothing about it other then I am going to mix it up and put it on my face it was a fun experience. I think the brand is #BEAUSTA but again after a quick search, I couldn’t find anything about it. Interesting.

So I got the moisture bomb one which is the blue one since not only is everything written in Korean, I have no damn idea what this will be like so it seemed the safest option. 

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Packaging
In the packaging, you get this blue pill like thing which has the face mask powder and jelly. They are labelled 1 and 2 so you know which order to put them in. You also get a little spatula to mix it in the blue pill thing. This mask has two bags of each item meaning two applications but I think could maybe get four, but I will explain more about that in a second. 

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Application
BEWARE THIS PART IS MESSY. Now the fun part. The application. So you pour the content of sachet 1 into the blue pill which is the jelly stuff and then you pour the sachet labelled 2 with the blue powder into the jelly and mix really fast. The lady at the shop told me to work fast once opened and I  can see why. They powder activates the jelly and it sets.

I started off using the spatula but found that it was too small so I ended up using my hand. THERE WAS SO MUCH JELLY. My face was fully coated and I still had more than enough to make another damn mask but I just kept applying, and applying, and applying until I had none left. It felt really strange. The jelly was cold and kept moving but it’s quite sticky so it doesn’t move that much.

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Once it is all on you just need to sit back for 30 minutes and relax. I recommend laying down because the sensation that the jelly is moving is way too freaky for my liking. 

Smell
The jelly had no smell but the blue powder had a minty smell, it was very subtle but very very relaxing.

Price
So this cool little kit costs $20 which isn’t too bad at all. I haven’t actually found a jelly mask before so I was pretty happy with this price. I would link you where to get it but like I said I can’t find it anywhere.

Overall
Now for what you really want to know. Did it turn into a jelly peel off face mask? Yes, yes it did. After about 20 minutes it started to feel really weird on my face, that was because it had turned into a jelly face mask that y9ou can peel off, which let me tell you it was very satisfying. 

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Afterwards, my face had a weird residue on it so I rinsed it off. I found that the next day my skin felt really soft but it did make me break out.

I would, however, like to try the other two to see how they go! It was really fun and refreshing. I actually did it with my best friend and it made a great sleep overactivity, it was pretty hilarious. 

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Do you guys have any recommendations for jelly face masks? 

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx

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Innisfree Hall

The best damn hall you have ever seen….Innisfree is..

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This post is going to be a little different. I plan on reviewing each thing separately so stay tuned for that.

Recently an Innisfree store opened in Melbourne. Now I am in love with Innisfree but shipping is hella expensive so I always tried to limit what I got from there web store. But let me tell you I lashed out. And I mean a $200 worth of lashing out at Innisfree.

Innisfree is a South Korean beauty and skincare brand that focuses on creating natural ingredients to not only make their makeup and skincare but to create there bottles and items which I think is super cool! They are actually the first Natural Korean Brand! 

So not only do they have awesome products which I will go into soon, there rewards program is pretty cool as well. I am a sucker for a rewards program! So they have 3 levels, a welcome membership, a green and a green VIP. In a welcome membership all you need to do is buy something and sign up and you will get a FREE facemask, face cream, eye cream and a face serum! To become a Green member you need to spend $150 within a year and you also get a birthday kit (which I will let you know what that is when it is my birthday). To become a green VIP you need to spend $300 within 1 year and you will get the birthday kit and a VIP kit which I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS. What makes it even more exciting is that for every 60/90/120 dollars you spend you get a free deluxe sample to try! 

They also have recycling incentives. For every 1 bottle, you return you get 50 points which I think is a really good idea since it promotes being green. Anywho enough of that. Onto the hall!

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So as you can see I got quite a bit, I think overall for what I spend I did pretty well.

I got a lot of these little tubs of masks. These are the 4 different types of sleeping masks they have. They also have normal types. I really like these sleeping masks because for such a small pot you can get about 6-7 applications and their so affordable! Lately, I just don’t have time to do a facemask so I find these sleep masks a little miracle. (The ones with a green line are the pots that I have opened)

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Next, I got these two face masks and one serum. So these are the deluxe samples for spending $60/90/120. So for $60 you get 1, for $90 you get 2 and for $120 you get there. I was super happy with these. You can also buy them if you want. There pretty affordable as well. I haven’t tried the face masks yet but I have used the serum and you can get about 3-4 decent applications from it!

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Something I have always wanted to try is their foundation! So I did. I think its really cool because not only do they have a big range of colours, you can choose your coverage level and the finish. So anything ending in a 1 is light coverage, anything ending in a 3 is medium coverage and anything ending in a 5 is full coverage. Now the number at the front is the Finnish. 1 is matte, 2 is satan and 3 is dewy. I got full coverage satan in the shade N27. I like how I can have the option to change the finish by buying different types of foundation in the exact same shade! 

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Now, something I have been in dire need of is new makeup brushes. My old ones were about 6 years old..oops. These brushes are not only recyclable but they are amazing! So they are a little pricey but if you buy them one by one it’s not to bad. They sadly don’t have a set which is why I only got 4. Another I love which you can see I have already used is there foundation stamp. That’s right A STAMP! It’s a makeup sponge but you stamp on the foundation. I find that this actually works better than my beauty blender and is waaaay cheaper! I am really excited to review this one! 

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Another thing I have been meaning to buy is eye cream. I have one that I have been using for a while and it’s okay it does its job but I was wanting to branch out. That’s when I got the green tea eye and face ball. So you can use this as a whole face serum if you want but I prefer to use it just under my eyes. 

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It’s no Korean hall without a face mask! I had to get one. I got their lime face mask which I am happy to report has already been used and smells AMAZING! 

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The final thing I got was my membership rewards pack which comes with a green tea face mask, Green tea seed cream, green tea eye cream and green tea seed serum. 

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I am so excited to review all of this stuff over the next few months!

That’s all from me. 
Until next time xxx
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How To Start A Blog- Part 1 Thinking About Starting A Blog.

There is a lot that goes into blogging and it isn’t something that you should think about lightly. blogging….

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Recently in the comments of my last Sunday life post on what to post when you don’t know what to post (which you can read here) A reader, Kathy, said that she has always wanted to start a blog but doesn’t really know how to which inspired me to write this post.  So shout out to Kathy for being such a great supporter of mine and inspiring this post! Everyone one of my reader’s support is very important and encouraging to me! 

So there is a lot to starting a blog which is why I shall make a few parts to this. Part 1 is getting started.

STEP 1- Have Something You Like To Write About.
To start a blog you have to have something that you want to write about. I like makeup and skincare, and so do a lot of other people which is why I thought instead of being your everyday beauty blogger I would write helpful detailed reviews on products and I find that really fun. You need to find something that you enjoy, that you think other people would like and that, most importantly is easy for you to write about. Your blog doesn’t have to have just one theme you can blog about anything!

There’s no point writing a blog that you are not passionate about. It is not as easy as you think. You have to put a lot of time and planning into blogging, there is a lot of behind the scenes things that you need to do to run your blog. What’s the point of using all that time if it is on something you don’t really care about?

STEP 2- Decide If You Want To Go Self-Hosted Or Hosted.
So this is a really complicated topic which I recommend you google! But in short you can go self-hosted or you can use a platform like wordpress.com. I use wordpress.com because all the basic tools are already there for you and if anything goes wrong you have support. 

By going with a platform such as wordpress.com you can start a free site but you will have the domains name on the website for example as a free user I would be prettypeachreviews.wordpress.com. I would also have limited access to themes and tools used to enhance your blog. There are a number of plans in wordpress.com and depending on what you want to do with your blog is to what plan you get. Can you be successful with a free site? Yes, but it is much easier with a plan. However, with a plan, there are limitations as to what you can and cannot do with your site. To get more freedom you need to pay more its simple. I will talk more about the cost in a moment. Let’s chat about being self-hosted. 

Self-hosted is where A developer or yourself build a self-hosted website using software such as wordpress.org and then hires a hosting company to store that website. This costs money and since you need to pay for the developer and the host as well as the web domain. 

Whilst self-hosted websites provide the ultimate in flexibility and customization and to your site and you can easily move from host to host, there are a lot of risks with it. You need to perform your own bug and risk assessment on your site or get a program that does that, You need to make sure that your codes are okay and if your site stops working YOU need to figure out why. You need to pay for security so you don’t get hacked and the list can go on and on. There is software that does this for you and some people find the freedom great but I personally find paying a host to do it for me much easier. Again it is a personal choice and you need to decide for yourself. 

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STEP 3- Costs
Are you going hosted or self-hosted? What are the goals for your blog? Is it something that you want to expand into a potential career or is it something that you want to do just for fun. Do you care how many readers you get? Do you want to be monetized? In order to make money, you need to invest in your blog and this can take time and a bit of money as well as passion and luck. 

You also need to consider other programs that you may need to run your blogs like photo editing software and even a camera! You can’t just take any old picture off the internet even if you reference it. That can land you and your blog in a lot of trouble that can sometimes result in real life legal disputes. There are some free sites where you can use some pictures but they don’t always have what you are looking for. If you’re not willing to spend a little bit of money then you need to think if having a blog is worth it or not. 

STEP 4- Time
Blogging is not as simple as writing a post and posting it. God no! You need to create your own design and layout of your blog which I will talk about next time but there is much more to blogging.

You need to plan what you want to write, write it, edit it, take photos, edit photos, add photos, publish it, share it on other social media platforms! You don’t just get reads unless your lucky. You need to engage with other bloggers, other internet users across a lot of platforms, you need to comment on other peoples work, on other peoples photos comment on other blogs! You need to put yourself out there in order to get reads. I find that during exam periods when I don’t have time to engage with others on Instagram, WordPress, twitter etc that my reader rate drops by HALF! 

If you are like me and like to stick to a schedule you need to plan your blogging schedule, work out what you want to write and when. Work out when you want to post and when is the best time to post and the list of things goes on and on and on! 

Blogging is a lot of work and if you’re not passionate about starting one then I wouldn’t recommend it. This is all the things you need to think about before starting a blog! 

I hope this was helpful. Next time we will talk about setting up a blog on wordpress.com!

That’s all from me.
Until next time xxx
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