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Friday, July 24, 2020

Femme Luxe | Tie-dye and loungewear outfit inspiration

July 24, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today’s post is another summer outfit aspiration post; a fashion haul from one of my favourite online stores: Femme Luxe.  I love shopping at Femme Luxe because they have the latest trends at the best prices and the clothing quality is very good; what you see in the pictures on the website is what you get! 

And now without further ado, let me show you the items I got…





The first item I got is a pair of grey joggers.  You can never have too many joggers and comfy pants in your wardrobe, am I right?  These joggers or sweatpants feature a cuffed leg with pocket detail and a slim fit.  They are very comfy and I love the slim fit! 







As I mentioned in my previous outfit inspiration post, you can find plenty of tie-dye outfits on the Femme Luxe website, so I had to get a couple of items more!  I love my pink oversized t-shirt so much that I got another one in a different colour.   I’m obsessed with Femme Luxe t-shirts; I wear them all the time. 

The second item in this haul is a t-shirt featuring an oversized fit with a crew neck and a luxe tie-dye print; I really like the lilac colour!  As you can see from the photos, I paired it with the grey joggers I just told you about.  If I need to go out, I just put on a pair of white trainers to complete the look and I’m ready to go.







Next is the second t-shirt I got and the third item in this haul.  This t-shirt is just fabulous; it features a colourful tie-dye print in a sleeveless fit and padded shoulder detailing.  Yep, padded shoulders - how cool is that?!  I ordered the most vibrant colour available but if you want a more subtle tie-dye look, there are two other, equally gorgeous, colours you can choose from!  In these photos, I wore this top with the same grey joggers mentioned above, but this t-shirt looks super cute with a pair of jean shorts!






This two-piece has to be my favourite item from this haul!  As you might have noticed from my previous fashion hauls, I love loungewear sets so much; I could just wear loungewear sets 24/7!  They are very versatile; comfortable enough to wear them all day if you’re staying in and they can be stylish enough for a night out.  Femme Luxe loungewear sets are the best; there are a large number of sets to choose from all of them are very reasonably priced!  The set featured in this post is a rib two-piece loungewear set featuring a high neck short-sleeved t-shirt with matching leggings, it’s cute, comfy and it makes a statement.   I chose mine in the colour rust and I love it!  You can pair this matching set with high heels or with trainers, either way, it is stunning!



That’s all for today’s fashion haul and outfit inspiration post!  I hope you enjoyed the post and feel free to leave a comment and tell me which item is your
favourite!  There are also some incredible deals and discounts going on right now, so go browse Femme Luxe and enjoy your shopping!


Have a great day, until next time...




Saturday, July 18, 2020

Essential oils to add to your shampoo

July 18, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to share another easy way to use essential oils adding essential oils to your shampoo!  Making your hair healthy and stronger couldn’t get any easier.  It doesn’t really matter what shampoo you use, you too can experience the benefits of adding essential oils to your hair routine!

woman with long healthy hair

Essential oils are packed with amazing antioxidants and other compounds that are healing, restorative and stimulating.  Nevertheless; trying to incorporate essential oils into your life, can be overwhelming.  Many of you just don’t have the time, am I right?  Well, with this simple technique, you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils for your hair, without a hassle!

Here are some of the ways essential oils can help your hair:

  • Stimulate growth
  • Strengthen  follicles
  • Eliminate dandruff
  • Prevent premature greying
  • Fight scalp acne
  • Oil control
  • Moisturise dry hair
  • Reduce hair fall
  • Repair damage
  • Kill lice
  • Fight fungal infections 

How to add essential oils to your shampoo:

Adding essential oils to your shampoo is easy.  You can simply open your shampoo bottle and add some drops of your essential oil of choice.  Or, you can also do what I do!  Personally, I like to use a narrow tip applicator bottle.  The narrow tip gives me greater control of the amount and placement of my shampoo.  You should only apply shampoo to the scalp and not the lengths of the hair!  (This goes for any shampoo, not just the one you add essential oils to.)  I also dilute my shampoo with water; doing this makes thicker shampoos easy to spread and lather.

shampoo and essential oils

The two essential oils I add to my shampoo every washday are tea tree and lavender!

How much essential oil should you add:

For every 10 ml of shampoo, add 10 drops of essential oil.
If you have sensitive skin, reduce the amount of essential oil by half. 

Here’s a list of the best essential oils for different hair problems:

  • For hair growth: Peppermint, Cedarwood, Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Tea tree
  • For dandruff: Tea tree, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Chamomile
  • For oil control: Peppermint, Cypress, Lemon
  • For odour removal: Rose Otto, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Lemon
  • For dry hair: Cedarwood, Sweet Orange, Ylang-ylang
  • For reducing hair fall: Rosemary, Lavender, Clary Sage, Frankincense
  • For scalp acne: Tea tree, Lavender, Chamomile, Lemon, Helichrysum
  • To kill lice: Tea tree, Lavender, Citriodora, Lemongrass, Peppermint

Depending on your hair issues and needs, you should select the best essential oil/s for your hair.  

Will you be adding essential oils to your shampoo?  Which ones?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DIY: Essential oil air freshener spray

July 15, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since I last talked about aromatherapy on this blog.  One of the easiest ways of using essential oils is making air freshener sprays.  It’s so nice to spray them in the air and breathe in the fresh, enjoyable and therapeutic scents.  

DIY: Essential oil air freshener spray

Here is a very short list of popular essential oils and the benefits associated with diffusing or inhaling their scent:

  • Peppermint: used to boost energy
  • Lavender: used to relieve stress
  • Sandalwood: used to calm nerves and help with focus
  • Bergamot: used to reduce stress
  • Rose: used to improve mood and reduce anxiety
  • Chamomile: used to improve mood and relaxation
  • Ylang-Ylang: used to treat headaches
  • Jasmine: used to help with depression

Making your own DIY essential oil air freshener spray is so simple!  Just check out the recipe below!

There are hundreds of essential oils to choose from when making an air freshener spray.  Feel free to use any essential oil you want.  You can also combine two or more essential oils to form a nice smelling blend!  

Essential oils are often grouped into categories.  To find out more about these categories and how to blend essential oils together, read this: Blending essential oils for beginners.

Here's the quick and easy DIY recipe for essential oil air freshener spray...

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 30-40 drops essential oil(s)


Method:
  1. Simply add 1 tbsp of rubbing alcohol into a 120 ml/4 oz amber spray bottle.
  2. Pour in ½ cup distilled water.
  3. Add 30-40 drops of essential oil(s).
  4. Close the bottle and shake well to combine.
  5. Your DIY essential oil air freshener spray is ready!
  6. Spray as much as you want around the house: in the kitchen, closets, storage spaces, etc, to freshen up the air!


Share your favourite smelling essential oils in the comment section spray below!  My favourites are lavender, vanilla and orange!



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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Femme Luxe | ☀️ Summer outfit inspiration 🍹

July 09, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

I want to start this post with a quick life update - On Thursday the 2nd of July, my brother and sister-in-law welcomed their second born into the world; a handsome baby boy named Gianluca (pronounced: jaan–LEW–kuh)!  I’m an aunt… again!  It's hard to believe his sister Michela is turning five (5) next month.  I remember writing about her arrival, here, on this blog. 

But today’s post is not just about my beautiful niece and nephew.  As you can see from the title, this is a summer outfit inspiration post.  In the past, I used to love to write outfit inspiration posts, so I decided I should bring them back!  You can shop for all the outfits featured in this blog post at Femme Luxe.  If you are a regular reader, you already know how much I love this brand, the quality of their clothes and the unbeatable prices.  You can click on the links below or you could just click on my photos (the larger ones, not the collage)! 

Before we get started, in case you’re wondering why I’m wearing “Wednesday Addams braids”, it’s not exactly a fashion choice; it’s more of an “I can’t stand the heat” choice.  I’m basically experimenting with various braid styles.  So far I tried the basic braid, 2 French braids, 2 braids with a side part, a side braid (both to the left and to the right) and 2 basic braids with a middle part, as you can see in the pictures below.  Braids are the perfect hairstyle for this time of the year.  Plus, all I have to do is put on a trucker hat, and I’m ready to take my pup for a walk or run! 

Enough blabbing, let’s talk fashion!

Today’s featured clothing items are three (3) t-shirts and a fabulous loungewear set!






I love this lime colour so much; I think it suits me!  Do you agree?  It looks better in person than in the pictures.  The colour is very vibrant.  This t-shirt features a 'Champion 96' slogan print, short sleeves and a crew neck.  I pair it with jean shorts for a laid back look.







As I’m sure most of you already know, tie-dye has been around forever, but it's recently made a comeback as one of the biggest fashion trends of 2020.  If you want to keep up with the trends you must have at least one piece of tie-dye in your wardrobe. The easiest way you can incorporate this trend to your wardrobe is with a simple t-shirt, and with Femme Luxe’s affordable prices you can’t go wrong. You can find plenty of tie-dye outfits on the Femme Luxe website; from t-shirts to pants, dresses, co-ord sets, shorts, etc.






This not-so-basic black t-shirt has a short sleeve design with a scoop v neck.  It is a wardrobe must-have this season.  I pair it with patterned maxi skirts, pants and miniskirts such as the one I’m wearing in these photos.  







This co-ord set features a ribbed design, with a long sleeve crop top and a fake pocket detail on the matching leggings.  I love the light material and I also feel like a ninja or a robber or something wearing it.   I adore this formfitting matching set; you certainly won’t go unnoticed in this outfit!



P.S. – All the scratches and bruises you see on my arms and legs are the result of me playing with my pup.  I bruise easily; if any of my loved ones are reading this, don’t worry, I’m fine!


I hope you enjoyed this post.  Which item is your favourite?  Leave a comment and let me know.


Talk to you soon!