Why Did You Start Good Living Only?
I started Good Living Only because I want to empower you on your wellness journey and I want you to know the power of calming your mind to calm your skin.
I believe by reconnecting with your body, focusing on being present and finding peace and harmony in your life you’ll see exponential results in your skin.
Regaining your true essence for a naturally glowing complexion.
Think of your skin as a mirror to how we treat our bodies. How we eat, sleep and play all have an effect on what comes out on our skin as an end result.
Feeling stressed? You bet your skin is going to look and feel the same way.
Why do we always come back from holiday with a noticeable glow?
Firstly we usually wear way less makeup whilst away (being free to be in our own skin) but secondly and most importantly; it's hard to be stressed on holiday.
We give ourselves permission to unwind, we relax and we even have fun! Day by day having fun in the sun our cortisol levels subside (also known as the stress hormone) that we have pent up from living a fast-paced life and our skin takes notice.
I want you to experience the total freedom, elation and new levels of untapped confidence that come with feeling good about yourself without makeup on.
Starting with using products that don't cause harm to you or the environment and continually calming your mind with meditation techniques to achieve radiant glowing skin.
I've found by shifting my lifestyle and focusing on harnessing the power of meditation my life and skin have completely transformed for the better.
I'm here to share what has worked for me to maintain good skin and help other people on their own wellness journeys.
Bondi Born, Australian Made & Owned.
How Did Your Journey With Beauty & Wellness Start?
I was caught up in a vicious cycle of bad skin.
Going to work I would wear a full face of makeup, reapply to go out after not taking it off to go to sleep and then wash it off in the shower the next morning.
Inevitably I would get bad skin from breakouts to blackheads my skin was a mess. I’d then put more makeup on to cover the breakouts and pimples for matters to only get worse.
I’d grit through the week with pounds of makeup on so I could get to the weekend where I could be makeup free.
I knew I should let my skin breathe and not cover it with makeup but I couldn’t bear the thought of being seen without my ‘face on’.
It was ingrained in me, it was my confidence and without it, I felt undone.
I got to a point where I wanted to start investing in myself and see where I could do better. I went to a skin clinic where I was told makeup is junk food for the skin - to see real results I needed to go cold turkey with ‘no makeup’ so my skin could purge all the bad stuff to start with a good base.
So I listened, if I was serious about making this change I had to go into the deep end. I went to work with no makeup on and I couldn’t even look people in the eye!
I kept my head down at my computer all day, went out at lunchtime and ran when it hit 5pm. Finally, it was home time and I sighed with relief.
All day I was so in my head about people judging me that I basked in the freedom to be at home in my naked skin in peace.
Even though I felt nervous and awkward I was committed to the long-term benefits so I went back for more, day by day it got easier and feeling more comfortable I even went out for dinner bare.
I loved this liberation so much that I posted about it on Instagram sharing how I was so awkward in my own skin, how much I thought others would judge me and how much power I gave to makeup to make me feel confident.
Colleagues said they didn’t even notice (funny how our internal environment can be so different to the external) in fact friends commented that they actually thought my skin was glowing at dinner!
I felt I was onto a good thing.
Only by going makeup-free did I start to break the cycle and changing my lifestyle to maintain.
Being a complete beauty junkie (I had 60+ brands in my beauty cabinet and every product you name it, I had it!) with my newfound awareness around makeup, I did an overhaul of all my products that contained harmful ingredients as I shifted from unconsciously putting anything on my face to being more conscious about what products were good for me and what ingredients they had in them.
As I started to take more care around what I put on my skin and into my body, I also started taking more moments for myself to meditate and be present within my body.
Once I’d quit makeup the beauty junkie spirit didn’t die overnight, especially as I was still working at the #1 Beauty Company in the World.
I channelled my love for makeup into skincare and that's when I found sheet masks which completely changed my skincare game.
I first started using sheet masks to calm me when anxious, I soon got addicted to the post sheet mask glow and Zen feeling.
I would sheet mask in the bath, while reading, after being in the sun then started to meditate with them on. I quickly found the masks made my skin glow as it doubled as a reminder to meditate - the two combined improved my skin enormously!
Welcome to Good Living Only.
I’m here to empower you to feel confident in your own skin so that you forget all about makeup.
So, come with us! Take 10 to be Zen by using our masks as your moment to improve your skin and mind for a well-balanced life.
One sheet mask at a time.