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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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2015 in review

WordPress emailed me today that some monkeys prepared an annual report on my blog. I quite enjoyed going through these stats and found out that the most popular blog post was “Me” time talking about mindfulness, followed by a review of My Little Box and gallery of Trash the Dress photoshoot. Most visitors came from the United Kingdom, Estonia and Ireland and was viewed over 2,000 times. Continue reading “2015 in review”

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Review – My Little Box

Since March I’ve been a receiver of beauty surprises that My Little Box delivers on a monthly basis. At that time I was new to the monthly beauty box idea and didn’t realise there were so many out there, the main ones that pop to my head are Birchbox and Glossybox but there are so many more out there that it’s getting harder to pick your favourite. I bet there are tons of women out there subscribing to more than just one.

So, for some reason I selected My Little Box. Maybe it was the beautifully designed website featuring illustrations by Japanese artist Kanako Kuno, or maybe it was the elegant Parisian feel to the whole presentation of their product offering that appealed to me. Whoever is behind their marketing, I’m in awe, after all, I’m such a sucker for all things charming and pretty. I wish I could even draw like the aforementioned artist! Continue reading “Review – My Little Box”

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Review – YSL Beaut√©

I’ve got enlarged pores and it’s near impossible to shrink them but apparently this product promises to change the way they look. By applying this transparent gel primer to areas more prone to oiliness and where the pores are more noticeable, it illuminates the planes of your face.

It’s Touche √Čclat blur primer by Yves Saint Laurent in a beautiful luxurious golden packaging: Continue reading “Review – YSL Beaut√©”

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My favourite nail varnishes this summer were…

September’s shadows
Fall faster and faster now
As summer absconds

C. Richard Miles

We switched on heating last night, which means summer is pretty much over. There might be a spike of temperatures next week but I’ve dug out my boots and put away my flip flops.

I was re-ordering my nail varnish box (I use My Little Boxes for storage ūüėČ ) and wanted to highlight my five favourites this summer: Continue reading “My favourite nail varnishes this summer were…”