Beauty & Fashion

My autumnal style 

Autumn leaves come falling down
Red, orange, yellow,
Brown
Down, down down
🍂 🍁 🍂 🍁 🍂 🍁 🍂

I’ve been enjoying autumn this year because it’s been a very mild one. Back in September we had a heatwave when the temperatures reached low 30s (I remember that week clearly because I was so ill with a cold. My husband did a fine job looking after me but what with being an adult, life goes on and things need doing, all I really wanted was being a kid and having my mum or dad nurse me back to normal) and October has been impressively sunny and warm too. Finally, when the nighttime temperatures started hitting below double figures, I realised I could do with more layers on me.  My winter clothes tend to be black but my autumns are brown. So here I am with one of my favourite outfits going for a Sunday walk. 👜 🕶 Continue reading “My autumnal style “

The Reach London Pyjamas
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Luxury pyjamas by The Reach London

Pyjama or not pyjama? Perhaps not during summer but winter is coming… Even if it promises up to 31 degrees in London next week 🙂 but soon it’s time to cosy up in something comfy! When The Reach London contacted me about their Kickstarter campaign asking for support in launching a new luxury pyjama collection, I must say I was very keen to collaborate with them.

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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?! 🙂 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 “

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”