Thursday, 30 April 2015

ALL ABOUT KALE

Kale is amazing! It's all over everything at the moment! People are even wearing kale t-shirts! crazy right?? But, even though it is a bit of a 'trend' at the moment (how can a veggie be in fashion?!?!) it is super good for you. Let's see what all the fuss is actually about

According to mindbodygreen.com...


Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” Here are ten great benefits of adding more kale to your diet:

1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.

2. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

3. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

5. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

6. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

7. Kale is high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.

8. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

9. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility

10. Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fibre and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.

I love kale raw and also cooked. It's so good just warmed through in salads and also juiced!
I simply fry it in the pan with a little garlic infused oil until the colour goes really bright green and it's only just warmed through. Cooking any vegetable too much can kill a lot of the nutrients so try not to over cook any of them!

Let's go greeeen!! 

Emmaline x














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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

When is a cleanser not a cleanser...?

So, good question: When is a cleanser not a cleanser...?

So, I know I'm going to sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet a little, but I love my Cleansing Balm. I was thinking though the other day about it and as much as it is AMAZING at removing make-up and cleansing, there are so many other uses for it too!

In case you don't know what it is or how to use it, my cleanser is a pure oil. That's it! No nasty chemicals, not harsh soaps, not weird emulsifiers - just pure oil!
When I designed it, I wanted to create a simple cleanser that didn't dry skins out or strip them of all their natural oils. I heard about oil based cleansers and thought I would give it a go at making one! After a LOT of trial and error, I developed The Cleansing Beauty Balm. It contains mango butter, cocoa butter, shea butter plus much more. I also use a range of essential oils in it including ginger, cedarwood and rosemary which give it a gorgeous 'zingy' scent.







To use, you just apply it onto your dry skin or over make-up (yes, I said over make-up!). Massage it into the skin and then remove with a nice warm flannel. No need to 'milk up' with water and it will not foam at all (anything that foams usually contains SLS which can be so drying on the skin). Once you have removed all traces of the product, pat your face dry and follow with some of The Face Cream.

Anyhoo,,, the best bit about this cleanser is what else it can do!


  • Dry/cracked heels? - Massage into your heels at bedtime, put on some cotton socks and wake up with lovely soft feet!
  • Dry cuticles? - Massage into cuticles as part of a hand treatment or before bedtime
  • Dry split ends? - Warm a small amount in your hands and apply to the ends of your hair before bedtime. The coconut oil and Rosemary essential oil can help to do wonders for your hair
  • Want glossy brows? Yep! Use the balm!
  • Got a burn? The chamomile and lavender essential oil will help soothe it
  • Achy muscles? The ginger and rosemary essential oils are very warming! Use to massage tight shoulders and backs!
So,.. in answer to the question...


When it's The Cleansing Beauty Balm!

Interested in more? Visit www.emmaline-tsui.com to purchase Emmaline Tsui Skincare Products or email me if you have any queries

Thanks so much for reading!

Lots of love

Emmaline x

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Launching T S U I apothecary

EEEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm so excited to launch a new line of products in the clinic!
Please meet.... (drum roll please...)

T S U I apothecary!!!

It's a new range of products including natural carrier oils, pure essential oils and hand poured, soy wax candles with natural essential oils. My candles also have wooden wicks which give a gorgeous 'crackle' noise as they are burning.

All the carrier oils have natural properties which may help to treat skin conditions, soften hair and moisturise the skin. You can use the pure essential oils to use in oil burners, put in the bath, blend your own products plus much more.

Please visit the website www.tsuiapothecary.com and use this discount code :BLOGGER10 to receive 10% discount throughout the store until the 30th of April!

Happy shopping everybody!


Emmaline x





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