Showing posts from July, 2012

Healing cracked heels at home

Hello everyone!  This past week I was on vacation and  didn't  have time to blog but now I’m back with more home remedies. Most of us love wearing sandals, but we cringe at the idea of exposing dry heels.  Read on to learn a few simple  home remedies   to cure dry and cracked heels… Before going to bed rub olive oil or sesame oil into your dry, cracked heels .  After applying the oil wear a pair of socks.   Leave the socks on overnight, as it helps the heels absorb all the moisture.   This is one of the best remedy for cracked heels. Massage your feet with coconut oil every night.  Rinse off in the morning. Make a mixture of lemon juice and papaya ; apply it on the cracked heels.  Wash off after 20 minutes. Do not throw away the ripe banana !   Simply mash one ripe banana and apply it thoroughly on the dry and cracked heels.  Leave the mash on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off.   Daily cleansing and moisturising is

Baking soda beauty tips!

Hello everyone! Today’s post is about my favourite multi-purpose product: baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate )!  Here are some of my favourite baking soda beauty tips … Skin care tips: In the palm of your hand, mix some baking soda with your facial cleanser to make a gentle exfoliant (and make-up remover).   Read this post for more information: Scrub you face with sodium bicarbonate! This can also be used for rough skin on elbows and feet.   Make a thick paste with baking soda and water (about 3:1) and scrub away. Baking soda in a warm bath not only softens the skin, it may also help with body acne and eczema . Hair tips: Mix some baking soda to your shampoo to remove product buildup . Remove product and oil buildup by soaking your combs and brushes in a bowl of warm water with about 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Nail care: Scrubbing your nails with a nailbrush dipped in baking soda will soften cuticles . Oral hygiene: Brush your teeth

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Current favourite combo

Hello everyone!   This is just a quick post to show you my NOTD.  J So, this is what I’m wearing on my nails today.  I am currently obsessed with this nail polish combo! Tangerine and orange glitter nail polish... Tell me, what are your  thoughts  about this combo?   Have an awesome weekend!! XOXO Euphrasie85 Want to see some more?  Click here to see what other stuff I post online: ❤ FACEBOOK PROFILE ❤ FACEBOOK PAGE ❤ TWITTER PROFILE ❤

Summer hair care

Hello everyone!  We all know that the summer sun is very dangerous and that we need to protect our skin.  But some tend to forget that the sun can also damage our hair .   Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your hair does not get damaged this season: Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from the sun. If you are going to be in the sun and you don't want to wear anything on your head, always use a hair sunscreen . Limit your use of hot tools on your hair (i.e. blow dryers, curling and straightening irons).   Always use a heat protectant! Staying hydrated is important for your overall healthy and for your hair as well so make sure that you are drinking enough water . Avoid hair products with alcohol in them which dry out hair.   Try to use natural products that are gentler on your hair. Before going into the pool/sea wet your hair; this will decrease the absorption of chlorinated/salt water into your hair. Use a clarifying shampoo

More fireworks!! (NOTD)

Photo by (my brother) Bertrand Zammit Hello everyone! On my latest NOTD post  I forgot to post a photo of the “finished look” (with top coat on), so here it is:  And this is another (simpler) fireworks inspired NOTD: I love the red and silver glitter on the black nail polish. Which one is your favourite?  Leave a comment and let me know! XOXO Euphrasie85 Related post: Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Fireworks!!

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Fireworks!!

Hello everyone!  Today is the 4 th of July and on this day displays of fireworks take place across the U.S.  I am Maltese and my country is renowned for its fireworks.  We have fireworks displays all summer during our village “festa” , and this is what inspired this NOTD post! The above pictures were taken before  I applied a  top coat . Click here to see the "finished look" (with top coat on) I just love fireworks, don’t you?  Happy 4 th of July, U.S.!  J   Hope you enjoyed this post.  XOXO  Euphrasie85 Similar posts: Check out  previous   NOTD posts