Beautycounter Fall + Holiday Review (and 20% off first purchase code)

Beautycounter, Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas, holidays

I’ve now opened and played with every set from this collection and overall, I’m really happy but here is a full review of what I’d buy and what I’m confused…

How I’m hitting the next season of working motherhood

I always wanted to work while being a mother. I’ve worked for myself since I was 4 months pregnant with Clayton and I love it. When I was 4 months…

16 Things I Bought on Maternity Leave!

I like to think of myself as minimal, but I feel like I shopped my way through maternity leave way more than I normally do.  Adjusting to a new season…

Catching up after maternity leave + a summer away!

It’s been a minute since I’ve logged onto to any online platform! So as I dust off my laptop and tip toe back into real life, here’s an update on…

My Go To Skincare + Makeup Brands (US/UK/worldwide)

Beautycounter, Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

Why do I care what I put on my skin? It was standing in the shower, with my Clayton bump, squirting a highly medicated shampoo into my hand that I…

What we might NOT need to hear when we’re pregnant.

There are lots of things that aren’t helpful to hear when you’re pregnant, but I want to touch on pregnancy and weight gain from my own experience and learning! People’s…

Creating a Non Toxic Bed: What We Use

Eco + Conscious Living, Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

Why Do I Care What We Sleep On? Everything I bring into my home gets assessed in terms of its impact on people, planet and our personal health! All three…

Whole Spelt Shortbread + Strawberries and Cream Shortbread Stack

Desserts

Shortbread is one of the quickest and easiest biscuits/cookies to make! It has no eggs and really just 3 essential ingredients: here those are honey, spelt flour and butter. We…

What’s in my Hospital Bag?

Baby, Eco + Conscious Living

At the time of writing I’m 37 weeks pregnant and as we prep for a hospital birth I’m putting together our “hospital bag” – our go bag with everything we…

UK Veg Box Review: 4 National Favourites Side by Side

Eco + Conscious Living, Health and Wellbeing

We first got a veg box the year before Clayton was born as I began my journey to reduce plastic food packaging and food miles. It was a local farm…

6 Minimal Living Baby Must Haves

Baby, Eco + Conscious Living

The first time round being pregnant, I walked out of a baby shop in my third trimester empty handed because I was so overwhelmed with all the options and things…

Why and how I’ve paid back hundreds of Band of Beauty Memberships!

Health and Wellbeing

If you’re here cos you followed a link for FREE Charcoal Mask and Overnight Resurfacing Peel you’re in the right place – this is how I get them to you…

How to build a minimal, eco friendly + budget friendly wardrobe for pregnancy

Baby

Diving into the world of pregnancy can bring an overwhelming world of things we “need” to buy, clothes included. The approach that we need a lot of new things in…

TRAVEL: 4 Days in Bath, England

Travel

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAVEL My relationship with travel has changed a lot over the last 10 years. Flying all over the world was the aspiration of our early 20s. In…

Conscious Fathers’ Day Gift Ideas

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

Everyone gifts differently for Fathers day.  For some it’s small gifts, others a simple heartfelt card, and for others it’s a day for bigger gifts. However we gift for any…

Choosing The Beautycounter Products For Your Skin Type

Health and Wellbeing

Don’t get overwhelmed! Firstly, if you want the true concierge easy option, it’s what I’m here for! Just send me an email (kezianeusch@gmail.com) or a DM @whole.beauty or @thewholefooddiary and…

Black owned business we love + shop

Gift Ideas

When I think about our consumer spending and purchasing choices, I only believe more and more that our personal spending is so powerful and I love that we get to…

How to start a backyard chicken coop!

Eco + Conscious Living, Homesteading

Before we get to chickens let’s just start by saying: you probably know I don’t like saying “How To” and prefer to tell you “How WE” and what we learned…

Why we chose an electric car… again. (and what might have stopped us.)

Eco + Conscious Living, Eco + Conscious Living

Electric cars are put forward as the way of the future, but they’re not without their downsides: They’re more pricey, you’re somewhat limited on mileage, electricity still often comes from fossil fuels, and what…

11 Eco friendly, non toxic + low waste cleaners

Eco + Conscious Living

When I discovered how cleaners can affect health, from the artificial fragrances I immediately feel in my head, to other things I might not feel, they became one of the…

How I Research + Choose a Brand

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

When I want to find a new item to bring into my home – how do I go about searching out a the right company for me?  So many of…

6 FREE Switches that Will save money AND waste! Part 1

Eco + Conscious Living, Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

Can lowering waste really be less expensive? When you hear “zero waste” do you first picture people buying less and living a simple life, or a slew of wood and…

21 Female Founded + Women Owned Businesses We LOVE!

Eco + Conscious Living, lifestyle

You all know I love knowing the places I shop. It’s the way I know the impact I’ve having on people, my health, the planet which is what this space…

A (safer, cleaner, more mindful) Bathroom Tour

Eco + Conscious Living, Health and Wellbeing

The bathroom was the first place I started asking questions. Around the same time I went vegetarian, and committed to only eat Fairtrade chocolate – I was just touching on…

The 10 Best Plastic Free + Fairtrade Easter eggs! (US + UK)

Eco + Conscious Living, Gift Ideas

Why should we care what chocolate we buy at Easter? Whenever something is a “luxury” or avoidable purchase I think we can all take extra care on how we source…

Weight Gain Self Talk: through Pregnancy + Always

Health and Wellbeing

The week I wrote this post, I was half way through pregnancy and so many of you responded and it’s one I think it really key so I wanted to…

14 Places We Buy Shoes for Ethical Options

Eco + Conscious Living, Eco + Conscious Living

This is a list of the ethical shoes we own, buy, and wear and I hope it helps you narrow down your search or get some ideas! 

How We Do Kids Quiet Time

Baby, lifestyle

As caregivers, I don’t think we are weaker for needing an hour in a day. Just knowing that there is an hour everyday set aside, can be really powerful for…

Raw Cookie Dough (nut free)

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Vegan

Need a quick and easy no bake sweet bite?! Read on!  I love having a cookie dough bite with great nutritious ingredients to grab when I want a bite of…

Coffee + Tea Brands We Love And Buy

Eco + Conscious Living

There are many questions, concerns, and things people think about when buying coffee and tea in a more conscious way. Like so many of these things there’s not a “right”…