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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The best earrings for your face shape

September 29, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!


Knowing your face shape can be helpful when choosing your hairstyle, makeup, eyebrow shape, glasses and even earring style. A long time ago, I shared a quiz to help you determine which face shape you have. In previous posts, I talked about the best eyebrows for your face shape and the best sunglasses for your face shape. Today, I want to share some tips on how to choose the best earring that will flatter and define your features.


It is important to choose earrings that complement your natural beauty rather than choosing ones that are 'in style'. A simple trick is to pick the earrings that are opposite to your face shape. Keep reading to see what I mean by this.


woman trying on earrings in a shop


Round face

Drop earrings and long dangles look stunning on you, as long earrings will help to elongate your face. Earrings with a sleek and long build are your best choice.


Square face

Round earrings, such are hoops, are your best choice. Earrings with rounded edges are a great choice because they bring attention to your earrings and help soften your face’s natural angles.


Heart-shaped face

To balance your natural face shape, try earrings that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Earrings with soft curves such as teardrop styles balance out the face and draw attention to the eyes, cheekbones and jawline.


Diamond face

Earrings that balance your natural features are ones that are more wide than long. A combination of curves and straight lines are also flattering, as are earrings with delicate drops.


Narrow face

For you, chunky earrings work well. Short dangles are also flattering to narrow faces. Dangling earrings with elongated curves will highlight the cheekbones and soften your appearance.


Oval face

People with an oval face shape are considered the luckiest. Oval faces have incredible versatility in what they can wear, so have fun experimenting; you can wear any style you like!








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Monday, September 27, 2021

DIY: All-natural study aid

September 27, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


Since this is back to school week for many Maltese students, today I want to share a DIY essential oil blend recipe that helps support focus and concentration. This study aid blend can be used at school, at home, as well as at work.


If you use essential oils, chances are you are familiar with essential oil blends in a roll-on bottle. Roll-on bottles are meant to make the topical application of essential oils easier. Since the oils are already diluted, all you have to do is rub the rollerball along your skin. 


essential oil roll on



This is the recipe for an all-natural study aid -


Ingredients:

  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 15 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • a tablespoon of carrier oil (such as coconut oil, almond oil, or avocado oil)
  • a roll-on bottle


Always make sure to dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before applying them to your skin.


Method:

  1. Add essential oils to the roll-on bottle.
  2. Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil.
  3. Add rollerball and close the cap, then gently roll the bottle to mix the oils.


If you find yourself reaching for coffee, sugar, or energy drinks to beat your fatigue: you should try boosting your energy with essential oils instead. The following oils help support focus and concentration and can be added to this study aid blend as well:

  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Vetiver essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Citrus essential oil
  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
essential oil bottles


Where to apply:


The following four specific areas are the best places to apply your roll-ons for maximum benefits: 

  • Bottom of the feet 
  • Behind the ears
  • On the temples 
  • On the wrists

Do you use any essential oils? Which oils do you like best? Leave a comment and let me know!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Weekly recap 20 - 26 September

September 26, 2021 1 Comments
Hello everyone! 

Another week has gone by so quickly. Summer is over, and the days are getting shorter... I love autumn! Summers here in Malta are way too hot. I'm glad it's finally over. 


Anyway, as I told you last Sunday: here's your weekly recap. Start the week off right by reading this post, in case you missed any during the week. 


weekly recap


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Thanks for reading, and come back tomorrow for a new post! I post an article three (3) times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 



Friday, September 24, 2021

Cruelty-free ingredient swaps for DIY beauty recipes

September 24, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


As a vegan who loves cooking, I've become an expert in recipe conversions and vegan substitutions. When I started this blog, I was not a vegan yet. Some of my earlier DIYs contain non-vegan ingredients: namely milk, yoghurt, egg and honey. In today's post, I will show you vegan alternatives to these ingredients. Keep scrolling...


100 percent vegan

If you are vegan, allergic, or don't want to use those ingredients for whatever reason: these substitutes will serve as a great alternative in any DIY beauty recipe!

Honey 
 Pure maple syrup

Honey is a common ingredient in DIY beauty recipes due to its renowned health benefits. Pure maple syrup contains several vitamins and minerals as well. It is also full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, just like honey.



Cow milk  Soy milk 

Just like cow milk, soy milk is a source of protein, calcium, minerals and nutrients.



Yoghurt  Soy yoghurt

Yoghurt is well-known for its moisturising powers. Soy yoghurt, like dairy yoghurt, contains lactic acid, which is a mild skin exfoliant.
 


Egg  Flaxseed

When mixed with water, ground flaxseed forms a gooey and egg-like consistency which helps tighten large pores and tone the skin. It is an excellent alternative to an egg white face mask or a replacement for eggs in any DIY face mask!



When you come across other non-vegan ingredients, ask yourselves what the purpose of that ingredient is in that specific recipe and find the best alternative. Remember, there is always a cruelty-free option to replace any ingredient!



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

First day of autumn | Post-summer DIY recipes

September 22, 2021 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Since today marks the official first day of autumn (fall), I have a special treat for all you DIY beauty lovers. I want to share two new DIY beauty recipes; one for your skin and another for your hair. 

All the time spent soaking up rays has undoubtedly affected your skin and hair.  With the help of a few ingredients already in your kitchen, these DIY masks will give you a much-needed boost. Keep scrolling for two (2) DIYs, guaranteed to nurture skin and hair. 

hello fall

Nourishing hair mask


I have already posted a DIY banana hair mask and a DIY avocado hair mask on this blog. I also published a vegan alternative! Since post-summer, and post-sun exposure, hair can be especially dry, combining the two for extra nourishment is ideal!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana (1/2 for short hair)
  • 2 tablespoons pure coconut/almond/olive oil (whichever you prefer)


Method:

  1. Peel the avocado and the banana.     
  2. Blend or mix together until it turns creamy.
  3. Add the coconut/almond/olive oil to the mixture and mix well.
  4. Apply the mixture from hair roots to tips.  
  5. Let the hair mask sit in your hair for 30 minutes.  
  6. Rinse the mixture out with warm water.



Hydrating face mask


This is a recipe for and another avocado mask, this time for your face!


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon plain dairy-free coconut yoghurt 
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil (or jojoba/pumpkin seed/rosehip oil)


Method:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Apply to clean dry skin. 
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off using a washcloth.


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I love autumn and am looking forward to the weather changes and the drop in temperature the season brings with it. What is your favourite thing about autumn (fall)?



Monday, September 20, 2021

How to style uneven earlobe piercings

September 20, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


As you can see from the current most popular posts in the sidebar, piercing-related articles are well-liked on this blog.


Today I want to talk to you about an unfortunate situation; that sadly is not that uncommon! Uneven piercings occur when one ear is pierced slightly higher or off to one side from the other. When this happens, the only way to correct the problem is to have one of your lobes re-pierced to match the other. First, the earrings must be removed, and the piercing must close before you can pierce it again. Healing generally takes six to eight weeks.


If a person only has one set of earlobe piercings, the best thing to do is getting one or both ears re-pierced. However, if the unevenness happens with a second or third set of lobe piercings, there can be other options.


If getting them re-pierced isn't an option for you, and you do not want any more piercings, your best option is mixing and matching your earrings. Having different shapes and sizes across your lobes could help offset the placement discrepancy. Furthermore, mismatched earrings are very trendy at the moment.


uneven lobe piercing with mismatched earrings

My lobes are pierced this way intentionally. I prefer an asymmetrical look!


uneven lobe piercing with same earrings


As you can see, when wearing the same jewellery on both ears, the unevenness is much more noticeable.


Alternatively, if you are open to the idea of adding more ear piercings, you could try a constellation piercing. This will make the uneven piercing look intentional. Constellation piercings are multiple piercings that are placed to create unique patterns that are reminiscent of star constellations in the sky. While constellation piercings can come about accidentally or by fixing an ill-placed piercing, they can also be deliberate.


If you are searching for an edgier option, you could also add another piercing to create an orbital! An orbital piercing is a combination of two ear piercings connected by one piece of jewellery, generally a hoop.


Remember, when getting a piercing, always check the marks in a mirror before approving the piercing. 



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