Eco Tan

One healthy alternative.


For those, who like me absolutely love the sun, the ocean and the outdoors please keep on reading.

Having glowing skin has always been somewhat important to me, for my skin to be healthy and have a nice tan also, however we all know how dangerous the sunrays can be … so it is definitely without question that we wear sunscreen (my favorite is Nivea Sunscreen Lotion 50+)

Having said that I love a nice tan, spray tans are easy but can be quite pricey, make you look orange but after some research i found that spray tan mist can actually damage DNA through breathing it in. Now, if you can hold your breath for a good 15 minutes go ahead. If you think you can head to a sun lounge / sun beds you are crazy! More so if you throw yourself into the sun without any sun protection to achieve a tan.

For those who now still care enough to keep reading, thank you – much appreciated. I have found an alternative and am a regular buyer of this product as well as the range overall.

The range is called Ecotan by Founder Sonya Driver.She is such a strong hearted, inspirational + gorgeous woman.

The item in question is Ecotan Winterskin Gradual Tanning Lotion, I know we have almost summer but this product works best with my skin, so Ssshhh.

In 2010 Eco Tan made Australian history in being the FIRST tan to use organic ingredients, certified by the organic food chain.

How is that for an effort?

Think twice when it comes to achieving a great tan.

Happy Weekend!

A. xx


Halls Gap and the Grampians

Halls Gap and the Grampians

After being in desperate need of ‘ time out ‘ from work, the decision to head away with two of my girl friends could not have come quick enough. After meeting up over coffee a few weeks prior, the organizing and planning stages were done and dusted!

Come Friday morning and off we went … car packed … GPS on … chatter + gossip all the way there, but I ain’t tellin’! Location of our mini vacation was Halls Gap right in the heart of The Grampians. Most appealing the vast variety of natural bush land, wildlife and the pure peace and quiet once we were there. My body + soul were so relaxed that my brain was just in cruise mode, when normally it is in overthinking, stressing out, let’s make sure there is no sleep tonight mode, so it was such a relaxing feeling.


While we arrived at our accommodation at around 2pm in the afternoon, allowing Us to ‘settle in’ unpack, rewind, check out where we actually are and what this well known town is all about. Yes, it was school holidays at the time so it is my advice to you to book your stay EARLY.

Halls Gap itself is surrounded by bush land, lots and lots and lots of it so it was part of our stay to stay fit and healthy, working out and eating healthy was a priority for myself as it is easy to fall into this mode off

” I am on holidays, I can eat whatever I feel like now.”


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So while still eating healthy, we did splurge on some wines with cheese and crackers. #Sshhh

 I was certain not to let myself fall into this trap a second time around! The decision was made to go hiking … of course when you do … you pick the hardest track first, don’t you? #commonsense

The Pinnacle Track

  • it is tough but worth it!
  • wear the right shoes
  • wear a hat + sunscreen (so important!)
  • carry a backpack with food + water

This track was the most incredible hike I have ever been on, the lookout places along the way is what keeps you going, and trust me when I say that once you have started this track you finish it, despite sweat, tears, wanting to quit because your legs can’t keep up.

Once you have reached The Pinnacle (the very top of the mountain) all that hiking up has paid off. You feel like you’re on top of the world (literally!), while the walk downhill back into town is another story.

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 #grampians     #getaway     #body+soul      #relax