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Beauty and holistic therapies in East Bristol. Using only clean, green, cruelty free and vegan products.

Green, vegan and cruelty free beauty blog

Balanced Beauty Bristol’s green, vegan and cruelty free beauty blog.

Anti Pollution Skincare - S5 Review

Sasha Seaward

Living in Bristol has it’s ups and it’s downs. We have festivals, parties and events coming out of our ears. The harbourside with it’s cranes, the museums, the music, the art and the incredibly laid back lifestyle. But also…. the pollution. Bristol’s air pollution is a problem. Frankly, quite a serious problem. The city’s air currently holds around 10 micrograms per cubic metre of fine particle emissions… which is the World Health Organisation’s limit. 

This level of pollution causes many, many problems. And let’s be clear I’m not going to delve into all of the many serious health issues that air pollution at this level can cause. But I am going to talk about skincare, as pollution can play absolute havoc with your skin. 

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Review: Lost in Scent vegan candles

Sasha Seaward

Scent is incredible important to me. Well, I think it is to most people! But I do get quickly whisked away, far off into some corner of my imagination, with even a slight hint of fragrance.  Mint choc chip ice-cream reminds me of walks by the canal with my mum and sister when we were teeny tots. Patchouli reminds me of my father house in Birmingham, which was a treasure trove of art and beautiful objects. That musty smell of old books fills me with comfort, and brings back snippets of the stories I would devour as a child. Scent is special…

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Vally Fest 2018 with Weleda – Part 1

Sasha Seaward

This Summer I was lucky enough to go to Valley Fest with Weleda. When the lovely folk at Weleda invited me to come along with my family, it was like a little gift from the universe. This time last year I was in hospital with severe postnatal depression. I came home in the Winter time and really felt like I had just missed out on the whole of Summer. So the idea of going to a festival – something I had been doing every summer since I was quite little – well, this was something that I was in no way going to pass up on this year!!

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Valleyfest 2018 with Weleda – Part 2

Sasha Seaward

Good music, great food, hilarious farmers handing out free shots of tequila (yes really!), amazing tents full of crafts for kids, tents full of booze for adults. Hobby horse derby, ball pool karaoke, bubbles, boats, empty baths to play in on the hilltops. Circus skills, fairground rides, tasty vegan food, hand massages, ice creams, NICE CREAMS (more on that later), playing chase, dancing with a baby on the hip and my toddler holding my hand, sunsets over the stage, bonfires crackling.

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Fairtrade & Organic Argan Oil from Terre Verdi

Sasha Seaward

The native Moroccan argan oil has had a lot of good press in the last ten or so years… it’s been hailed as “liquid gold” and celebrities, bloggers and even chefs are all going mad for the stuff! It’s packed full of anti-ageing properties; antioxidant vitamin E and super nourishing omega fatty acids, meaning that it’s the perfect oil for healing , softening and protecting.

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Review: Khus + Khus Sen Face Serum + Bleu Body Serum

Sasha Seaward

I’ll be honest, me and green beauty have had a little falling out recently. I’ve been getting sick of people scaremongering, naming lists of ingredients that’ll “kill you” and basically assuming that natural = good, synthetic = bad. I’ve been reading more, and more about skin. I’ve been learning about different ingredients. I’ve been thinking, talking, listening to it all. I decided to open up, and try some slightly different ingredients, products and ranges. I tried my first products from The Ordinary. And honestly… my skin has just been getting better and better!

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