Tatcha gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

This is quite possibly the very best enzyme product ever. Tatcha’s Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

I hadn’t used this one in a while but a full sized jar was in my Spring 2017 Zoe Report Box Of Style, so I got to fall in love with it all over again!

I am really not a fan of facial scrub style exfoliators. The way I see it although scrubs scour away the top layer of skin (like a brillo pad), they also rough up the baby skin underneath, so you can wind up in an endless cycle of rough skin.

Tatcha gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Enzyme exfoliators like the Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder from Tatcha act like pac-man on the surface of the skin, eating away the dead cells on the surface and leaving the baby skin underneath soft and supple and glowing.

This one is so easy to use too. You simply wet your face and hands, pour about a teaspoon full (from the little spout in the jar) into your hands and gently work it into your skin. It’s not rough or gritty, and when it activates with water it has a slightly fizzy, foamy feel to it.

It’s the perfect spring-cleaning product for your skin, ridding your complexion of winter’s detritus and leaving you fresh faced and gorgeous!

Tatcha gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha packaging is beautiful and tells the stories of ancient geisha beauty routines

Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder is ideal for normal to dry skins.


I’m also excited because Tatcha is releasing a water cream soon! Water creams are fabulous lightweight, oil free moisturizers that super-boost your skin’s hydration. Tatcha Water Cream is nutrient rich, and full of anti aging Japanese super-foods. I can’t wait for it to come out.





You deserve an extraordinary life. It’s time to wake up to your full potential.

Okay, you got my attention right there!

I read this article on Career Girl Daily a while back and loved it. It is taken from The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod. This book shows you how to completely change your life, as well as achieve all of your goals by following Elrod’s 6 Simple Steps, steps that happen before 8am. If you are like me and crave extra sleep in the morning, don’t worry – it only takes  a few minutes!

Six Things You Should Do Before 6 A.M

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In the book The Miracle Morning the author Hal Elrod advocates that everyone should wake up at 5am or a few hours before they normally do to achieve a sense of calm before the storm (which is the work day ahead).

He mentions a six minute morning routine for busy people, that you can do daily to help you start your day positively and therefore making you a more productive and positive person. These six practices were called Life S.A.V.E.R.S. They are:







These are the tips that he shares with the readers which will help them fulfill their potential and is the magic formula for success in not only work but also in your personal life too. Waking up for some people is an easy task, but then there are people like myself who are night owls.

After looking into Elrod’s book the one thing that we can all get from waking up early is less stress! You only have to look at the reviews to see how well this book has done. Here are a couple of the tips you should try to do before 8am, see how it makes you feel!

1. Silence

In the book Elrod says, “If you want to immediately reduce your stress levels, to begin each day with the kind of calm, clarity, and peace of mind that will allow you to stay focused on what’s most important in your life”

We are always looking at a screen which is a constant stimulation of our brains and these days we find it difficult to just be silent. In the book, the key to a perfect morning is to take some time to be in silence, whether that be to meditate or just to sit down and sip on a cup of tea, enjoy your own company and think about the day ahead of you.

2. Affirmations

People tend to think affirmations don’t work, and Hal believes that’s because too many people believe affirmations that they’re a money magnet will give them cash, or similar. He shatters the belief that by asking for the things you want, you’ll get them. Instead he says: “Science has proven that affirmations, when done correctly, are an effective tool for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life. Nonetheless, affirmations also have a bad rap. Many have tried them only to be disappointed, with little or no results.”

“The more specific your actions are, the better. Be sure to include frequency (how often), quantity (how many), and precise times frames (what times you’ll begin and end your activities)”

He also says you should repeat them morning and evening with emotion!

3. Visualizations 

“You close your eyes, or you look at your vision board, and you visualize. Your Visualization could include your goals, what it will look and feel like when you reach them. You visualize the day going perfectly, see yourself enjoying your work, smiling and laughing with your family, or your significant other, and easily accomplishing all that you intend to accomplish for that day. You see what it will look like, you feel what it will feel like, and you experience the joy of what you will create…”

4. Exercise

One thing to take away from this book is the importance of exercise in the morning. Elrod says, “Morning exercise should be a staple in your daily rituals. When you exercise for even a few minutes every morning it significantly boosts your energy, enhances your health, improves self-confidence and emotional well-being, and enables you to think better and concentrate longer.”

5. Reading

As we are all getting busier and nothing seems to be slowing down, we don’t seem to have dedicated time to enjoy a book, we are always reading on the tube or listening to an audio book whilst driving around. If you wake up early you can enjoy your book with a cup tea or coffee without being in a rush and dashing about everywhere trying to squeeze it in.

6. Scribing

Keeping a journal of your thoughts or dreams could help you see some patterns. There are some pretty journals out there which you could use to help document your life in any format you wish to. You could keep a 5-year journal, that way you can see all your thoughts over 5 years, which makes for an interesting read once you have completed it. It is a good way to channel your thoughts before you deal with the day ahead.

 the miracle morning by Hal Elrod

This original article was written for career Girl Daily by Chiara Perera. You can pick up a copy of The Miracle Morning here. The Miracle Morning is also available on any e-reader device with Amazon Kindle. Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

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Photo by Isaac bailey, makeup by Corinna Cooke

Every girl who wears makeup wants tips on how to make it last longer or look better. Here are 12 Essential Makeup Tips that every girl and woman should know:



  1. Allow a minute or two between applying your moisturizer and your sunscreen to let your moisturizer soak in, and then another couple of minutes between your sunscreen and your primer. This will help your makeup to glide on more seamlessly and last all day.


2. Foundation is supposed to make your skin look flawless and perfect, but still actually look like skin. A thick layer of opaque, full cover foundation doesn’t look like skin, and generally looks awful. Choose the sheerest formula of foundation you can, and apply it sparingly.


3. Your foundation color choice should be based on your skin’s undertone. Warm toned girls need warm based foundations, cool toned girls need cool based foundations. Nothing will look right if you don’t get this most basic principal right!

Read more about choosing the right foundation here.


4. Powder sets foundation. If you want your foundation to stay on all day you need to set it.


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Photo by Isaac Bailey, makeup by Corinna Cooke

5. Nothing changes your face more than your eyebrows! If you have a small space between your brow and your lash-line, accent the upper edge of your brow to open the eye space. If you have a large gap between lash-line and brow you can soften it by accenting the lower edge of your brow. Too much color in the inner third of the brow can make you look angry and make your eyes look too close set.

Lifting through the arch and creating a slight extra tail to the brow can make the eyes look more alert and further spaced apart.

*Heavy eyebrow makeup can collapse a face.

**There is no place in the world for Instagram eyebrows.

Learn how to get the perfect eyebrow shape for your face here

6. Contour on the cheeks should be subtle. It should create a slight shadow under the cheekbone, making the bone look a little more pronounced and lifted. If the person standing next to you can see a brown contour line it is an epic makeup fail!

7. Bronzer is to make you look like you have been outside in the sunshine. It is not a contour product, and it is not to correct a foundation that is too pale. Bronzer is one of the greatest makeup products ever created, and also the most abused. Keep your bronzer subtle, apply it to the high planes of the face – forehead, cheekbones, chin, and also apply to your collarbones if they will be exposed.

Liquid and gel bronzers help you look glowy instead of shimmery.

8. Eye shadow primer will make your eye shadow last longer (hopefully all day) and will boost the color.


9. Waterproof mascara should only be worn when you are planning on swimming or crying! Daily use of waterproof can lead to lash breakage and thinning. (not based on science, but based on years of doing makeup and seeing broken lashes on girls who wear waterproof all the time!)

10. Waterproof mascara should be removed with an eye-makeup remover that is designed to dissolve waterproof makeup. This helps to minimize breakage.

11. Dark lipstick is incredibly aging. It also makes lips look thinner, more compressed, and angry. If you are older or have thin lips, dark lipstick is your enemy.  Matte lipstick is not a great choice for an older woman. It makes the lip look deflated and dry.

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Photo by Isaac Bailey, makeup by Corinna Cooke


12. Red lips can be daunting, but there is a red for everyone! You just need the right undertone and the right texture.

Read more about choosing the right red lipstick here.



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