I Thinx you should read this…(Period Panties)


A little while ago, the lovely Louise posted about THINX. I’ve been on a crusade to reduce the amount of period products I use, in an effort to reduce pointless waste. As you know, I switched to the MoonCup recently, though I’ve had to stop using that thanks to my wonderful sensitive cervix. So I started looking into other options.

I decided to give THINX a go. You can see all the info on their website, but in a nutshell; they are amazing beautiful ethically made undies, that are absorbent and can be used in place of tampons/pads! If you are interested in Thinx, you and I can BOTH get $10 off a pair THINX if you follow this link: http://fbuy.me/dYiMs

Oh and the style I tried are the hi-waisted for ‘medium days’, pictured above. I’ve only used them once so far, and they were amazing – I didn’t even notice I was wearing them! The instructions say to hand wash then chuck them in a cold machine wash. They are superb quality, look and feel lovely and I can’t recommend them enough! I plan on buying multiple pairs to have enough for my entire period, and definitely bulk buying is more cost effective seeing as how they are shipped from the United States.

Have you tried THINX? What are your non-tampon period solutions? I’d love to hear!

FODMAP visit to Monash University


As many of you know, I have been following the low FODMAP diet for some time now.

One of my besties lives in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. We were going to be in NSW anyway for a family event so we thought it sensible to fit in a bit more of Australia while we were in the country. Monash University happens to be based in Melbourne, so I got in touch with the FODMAP department about meeting some of their scientists/dieticians, just on the off chance they’d let us in for a bit of a tour of the FODMAP testing process. Continue reading “FODMAP visit to Monash University”

Review: The Body Shop – Moisturising Stick


Over the past few years, I’ve pared down my skin care products significantly, in an effort to use less plastic and chemicals. But I’ve still got a few staple items I use, along with my essential oils. This is now one of my go-to items. I came across this delightful product while in Australia in August, and was pleased to see it’s also sold in New Zealand. Seriously, it smells amazing. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop – Moisturising Stick”