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  1. The power of self acceptance

    The power of self acceptance

    The start of a new year is always a strange time, often a mix of excitement and anxiety of what the next twelve months may hold. In 2018, instead of spending those weird days in between Christmas and New Year’s Day dwelling on all my shortcomings, I did the opposite. I listed all of my favourite things I did that year and looked at everything I had achieved.

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  2. 6 sustainable Valentine’s gift ideas to show you care

    6 sustainable Valentine’s gift ideas to show you care

    The increasing consumerism of Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to give in to it. Yes, it’s still possible to celebrate love in a conscious way.

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  3. Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day 2020 – a global day celebrating the achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating gender equality. At ecostore, we’re celebrating New Zealand women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and highlighting how we can all help more women to create, invent and discover a better tomorrow.
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  4. Spring Green Salad with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing

    Spring Green Salad with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing

    This spring green salad is a lovely combination of flavours and textures. It’s perfect paired with a simple piece of grilled or BBQ’d protein for a fast, delicious and nourishing meal.
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  5. 6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine

    6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine

    As the chunky knits and heavy coats go back into storage, springtime is a great time to check and refresh your beauty tools, make up and skincare products.
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  6. 5 ways to freshen up your bath time routine this Spring

    5 ways to freshen up your bath time routine this Spring

    After a (very unscientific) workplace survey, we established that spring is most people’s favourite season. Springtime brings with it the promise of flowers, longer evenings, and pulling summer clothes out of storage. As we emerge from winter hibernation, here are a few ways to embrace the joys of spring in your bathroom by refreshing your personal care routine.
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  7. On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    I’m tired of hearing the stories about people who quit their day job, and now work remotely from a poolside in Bali or found their passion as a fulltime cupcake decorator. Surely that is not the answer for all of us, there has to be a large number of us stuck in the humdrum of fulltime work for society to function as it does.
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  8. Practicing Hygge: The Cosy Antidote To Winter

    Practicing Hygge: The Cosy Antidote To Winter

    My mum immigrated to New Zealand more than a decade before I was born, but even now, I’d say she still hasn’t fully adjusted to the cooler climate. So while I’ve never lived anywhere where it snows during winter, I grew up practicing hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) - the now ridiculously popular Danish concept of cosiness.

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  9. Skincare testing, what does it all mean?

    Skincare testing, what does it all mean?

    Skincare products labelled “dermatologically tested” mean that a dermatologist has looked into how the skin is likely to react to the product and its ingredients. But the method and type of test can vary. So what should you look for, and what should you avoid?
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  10. Quick & Easy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

    Quick & Easy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

    After a decadent chocolatey sweet treat? You won’t be able to look past this super simple avocado chocolate mousse.
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