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8 Tips to Beat the Stress & Keep Calm this Christmas

How to de-stress & pamper your way to a peaceful festive season  Are You Feeling Festive? Christmas is such magical time isn’t it? Whether you celebrate it or not, it is a wonderful opportunity to show how much we care about our friends and family, a time for glitter and twinkle, sparkly lights, festive joy, indulgent food, generous gifting and jovial get-togethers. However, with all this, it can become a busy, overwhelming period leaving many of us exhausted and stressed. Chatting about it here at HBB, we all admitted that this time of year presents us with extra challenges and pressures that can leave us struggling with the mix of excitement and expectations lingering in the air. Concerns ensue about family...

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Honey vs. Sugar - Which is Healthier?

Are you trying to reduce or avoid refined sugar but need a sweet fix?  Honey may 'bee' the answer!      We love our cakes, chocolates and biscuits – there really is nothing quite like enjoying or sharing a sugary treat is there?  Whether it’s to provide that hit of energy, mental stimulation, comfort or enhance our homemade culinary delights, often only something sweet will do! Devouring a sweet snack tantalises our taste buds, lifts our spirits by releasing a heady dose of the ‘feel-good’ chemical dopamine into our bodies – I don’t know about you but I’m craving something sugary just writing this!What’s Up Sugar?However, it has been well documented that too much sugar in our diets can have...

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How to Make Sustainable Gift Choices - Our Seasonal Guide!

It’s that time of year again isn’t it when we start to think about our Christmas shopping - depending on how organised we may be! I always find it such a joy to treat our loved ones to gorgeous, unique gifts that they’ll treasure, but it can be minefield can’t it finding that special something, especially whilst being thoughtful of our planet and nature. Also, some people (men for us here at HBB!) are just more challenging to buy for aren’t they. With this in mind, we thought we would offer you a helping hand by sharing our top tips as to what to look for when choosing a brand along wth a guide to our favourite, eco -friendly, cruelty...

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The Shocking Truth: What is in Your Make-Up

With our hectic lives we can easily find ourselves popping on our make up without fully knowing what is ACTUALLY in the products that we put on our skin everyday.  Did you know? Many synthetic chemicals (read on for more info on these) are often utilised in products to increase their wearability, durability and spreadability. But, what are they doing to us and to the environment? How are we to know what’s hidden in our make-up? Frustratingly, the beauty industry does not make it easy for us to make cruelty free, health and eco conscious decisions when choosing our cosmetics.   Many ingredient labels, if you can even find them, use complicated wording for us to wade through making it...

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How to Find Out Your Skin Type in Less Than a Minute - Take Our Quick Quiz

  Feeling confused when confronted with a multitude of skincare options?Unsure of what products will suit your skin and feel frustrated wasting money on a range that just doesn’t deliver results for YOUR skin?  Read on for simple fuss free ways to determine your skin type and see how nature can help nurture.Did you know that a recent UK survey carried out by Boots found that 9 in 10 women were baffled by what skincare products to choose for their skin type?  Not surprising really when there is so much information and choice out there – it’s confusing and time consuming trying to work out what’s suitable for your specific type of skin and which products will work.Here at HBB we always want to do our best to help you find natural products tailored specifically to perform for your...

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