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Why I’m dipping into Atlantis Skincare

Atlantis Skincare Review

I love discovering new, natural beauty brands and my latest find is Atlantis Skincare. Founded by cosmetologist Zane Piese, all the products are hand-blended and created using plant-derived waxes, rare oils, exotic butters, herbal extracts and essential oils.  Zane’s passion for all-things-natural came from her mum, a doctor of traditional medicine in Latvia, where she […]


Egyptian Magic: One product that literally does it all!

Egyptian Magic

As most of you know by now, I’m on a zero waste journey, so when I find a multi-use product  I get really excited, especially when it’s really affordable too.  Meet Egyptian Magic.  A well-kept beauty secret that has been endorsed by celebrities, make-up artists and beauty bloggers at home and abroad, the secret of its […]


Turn Back Time with Facial Massage

facial massage

As you may know already, I’m a big fan of the Gua Sha facial and of Face Yoga.  Both incorporate the benefits of exercising and stimulating your facial muscles – a bit like taking your face to the gym and with 43 main muscles present in the face,  a regular workout can be incredibly beneficial.  […]


Why I’m following the Mad Hippie trail

why I'm following the mad hippie trail

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to share my own search for natural products that were an effective alternative to mainstream ranges. My hunt for skin, make-up and hair products that are plant-based, paraben-free and non-synthetic for starters has taken me on quite a journey. And when I find something […]


How Carrot Oil Rescued My Winter Skin

Sinivalia Carrot Oil £15.99 My skin has been feeling a bit dry and dull this January, I think it’s a cross between the cold winter air, the central heating, and getting in and out of a car with the heater on full bore. Sometimes I find walking the dog in this type of cold winter […]


About Me

About Me

Welcome to Does It Work, my blog dedicated to sharing my quest to live a healthier, less toxic and more natural way of life. If you want to look good and feel great, are eager to avoid chemical-overload in your life - and find effective alternatives to every day products, you've come to the right place! I'm passionate about finding organic and natural alternatives to mainstream products. Why? Because I really believe they are better for us - and for our environment. We use so many chemical-laden products in our homes, and on our skin and hair, that it's vital to be mindful of what we’re using, not just for our own health, but for our children, pets and the planet. My passion for natural, safer alternatives has also been fuelled by the fact that my mum died of cancer when she was very young, something that could well be attributed to the prevalence of potentially harmful ingredients commonly used in hair products and skincare, food additives and chemicals found in the environment. I've always shared my recommendations and experiences of products, treatments and therapies that I've tried and tested with my clients (I'm a professional hairdresser), and through my blog, I can reach a new and wider audience. As well as my expertise in hair, I have considerable knowledge and experience of alternative therapies and techniques, including Reiki, meditation, Feng Shui, EFT, NLP and martial arts. I’ve been actively researching, and testing as many products that I can over the last 10 years. From skincare and make-up, to food and even homeware, I’ve been incorporating the best of what I find into my daily life - and I’ve never felt better. And now I'm sharing it with you, so you can read about things that I've road-tested – and take your pick of the products that I've tried. I'm glad to have you on board and look forward to hearing about your experiences too. Enjoy! Natalie X

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