Innovations in hand cream

Every now and then you discover something that is genius. This month I discovered Enbacci brightening hand and nail cream with SPF 15. I know, adding sunscreen into a hand cream is mind-blowing in itself, but Enbacci hasn’t just added sunscreen to hand cream, they have also made it non-greasy. You heard me, non-greasy. It dries almost immediately! I tend to avoid or forget to put sunscreen on my hands due to the grease factor. No more with Enbacci’s Brightening hand and nail cream.

Along with the eyes and neck, hands are one of the first areas to start displaying signs of ageing. In addition to age spots and wrinkles, collagen levels naturally deplete over time which can leave hands looking sallow and dehydrated. To combat this, dermatologists often recommend an integrated approach to hand care in the form of a nourishing hand cleanser, day time SPF protection, and hydrating night time moisture routine. By protecting and restoring the hands, a UV-induced enzyme referred to as Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) is inhibited, which in turn extends the life of collagen and moisture levels in the skin. Decreasing the risk of your skin cracking from the harsh cold of the dry Alice Springs winters.

“While freckles are not always a cause for concern, they can be a precursor to certain skin conditions and cancers. “Taking the right skincare precautions and having regular check-up’s with your GP or dermatologist will ensure your hands stay youthful and healthy for as long as possible,” said Enbacci founder Yong-Li Zhou.  

The hand care range, which follows years of laboratory research and biotechnology formulations, is designed for all skin types, ethnicities, genders and ages; and is available nationwide at 

Enbacci is an Australian company based in Melbourne. If you happen to be in Melbourne you can pop into their store in Pahran. They don’t test on animals and all materials are fully recyclable. So you feel smug while protecting your skin!

*I was gifted the hand cream but all opinions are my own. This will be a handbag staple from now on!

On Moving

Our little house was busing at the seams. The surprise addition of little miss Jemima added a whole new person to our 3 small bedroom, one bathroom house. We needed more storage for the girls clothes, toys etc. The big girls were sharing a room but there would not have been room to add Jemima into that room. She’d then need to be in the playroom/office. Nick’s working from home so all that paperwork was spread around the house. We needed something slightly bigger.

So we moved.

On Moving

On Cooking or not

I recently read this article by Mindy Berry about her Mom who never cooked. Instead of cooking her mum played tennis every afternoon when she finished work and bought home take away. Big box takeaways hadn’t made it to their town yet, but they had a rotation of takeaways like chinese food or restaurant takeaway. And her mom never felt guilty about it, never!

She didn’t like to cook. She didn’t find it relaxing or rewarding to “have something in the oven.” Her own mother didn’t get satisfaction from making meals, and she didn’t encourage my mom, or any of us, to take it up.
— Mindy Berry

This is a revelation - not cooking each night & no guilt. Each Thursday night we have a rotation of hot dogs or dino nuggets and tater tots. Sometimes I’ll add peas to their plate of dino nuggets but sometimes we don’t have any peas, so no greens that night. There’s always a small amount of guilt that they aren’t having healthy foods. That I could be cooking something much better for them. Why don’t I just put on pasta with spinach? Well, that would lead to two pots and a strainer to clean up. Those dino nuggets only leave one tray to wipe and often it can fit in the dishwasher - win win.

In these days of instagram / pinterest / wellness / healthy living it appears that everyone is making healthy food and that you are the only one that isn’t. Maybe they are cooking healthy every night and maybe they aren’t. But just maybe you don’t have to feel guilty about what you are serving your little ones. Mindy and her siblings survived and became adults who cook. So just maybe your kids will survive too.

On cooking or not