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A Royal day out

This was my first time ever at horse races and we did it in style at Royal Ascot! View all the photos from the day – Marc Mordant Photography at Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot ladies day fashion blogger
My dress is from Chi Chi London. Shoes are Head over Heels from Dune. Hat and gloves by Agne Kremenskiene (milliner based in Cork, Ireland)

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Bourjois 3 for 2

A pretty pink Bourjous purchase from Boots. I only went in for a new foundation as my skin tone is getting darker (summer is coming!) and there was an offer. And I didn’t even buy a foundation :D. They didn’t have a dark enough shade so I ended up getting a primer instead. There is no logic, I know! Then I decided a new mascara and eye pencil/liner were also due. I’ve already started using them all and here’s my feedback: Continue reading “Bourjois 3 for 2”

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Beauty products in Lanzarote 

During our recent holiday to Lanzarote I was quite interested in local skincare range and was happy to find some lovely lavender products. I just like lavender, ok?! ūüôā After my own experiments with making soaps of goat’s milk soap base, I’m excited to try this one made on the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura: Continue reading “Beauty products in Lanzarote¬†“

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Homemade soaps

Last week¬†I set up a “soap factory” in our kitchen ;). Under the watchful eye of our kitten I mixed some goat’s milk soap base with purple colouring and essential oils. A recipe I had found on Dr. Axe. Very¬†easy to make and the soaps are free of harmful chemicals!

The mix gets poured into the moulds:
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LOccitane Verbena Verveine range
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L’Occitane Verbena Range

Since my husband introduced me to this range (yes, really!), I’ve been a real fan. We’ve been buying the foaming bath for years now and last Christmas he surprised me with a gift box full of Verbena goodies.

Verbena

Among all the aromatic herbs that grow along the paths of Provence, there is one whose lemony freshness revives the body and mind. Its name is Verbena.
When baskets are piled high with freshly harvested green verbena leaves, its distinctive fragrance fills the air around the markets of Provence.

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Homemade lip balm – Handmade by Livia

Back in October I went to Homemade Beauty Products Workshop organised by Midas Touch Crafts¬†and got inspired by it to make some beauty products myself. The workshop covered how to make hairspray, lip balm and scrub, and body scrub. Out of all of those I decided lip balm was the easiest and started to look up recipes online as I didn’t particularly like the contents we used at the workshop.

As¬†the obsession suggests, I like lavender so I definitely wanted a recipe including lavender essential oil. I found one that had very simple ingredients: Continue reading “Homemade lip balm – Handmade by Livia”

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The Library of Fragrance 

When I was doing a little online beauty haul at Boots for my points I discovered this unique fragrance range ¬†– The Library of Fragrance. What caught my attention, were the odd names! How about Gin & Tonic, Gingerbread, Holy Water or Grass? Or more standard like Lavender, Mango and Peony? I knew I wanted to get one but which one?! I went with Grass. It’s the middle of winter and I yearned for the summery sweet scent of freshly mown lawn.¬† Continue reading “The Library of Fragrance¬†“