Showing posts from February, 2023

Weekly recap 12 - 19 February

Hello everyone, happy Sunday! How is your weekend going so far? I had some problems with my previous blog template, so I changed it. What do you think of this new look? I like it; It's simple but not too plain. If you have been too occupied this week, now is the time to catch up! Let me summarise this past week's post on Cosette's Beauty Pantry... Since this was  Valentine's Day week , I posted two V-Day-related blog posts! Last Sunday, I shared a few  self-care ideas to help you be  your   own  Valentine . Then, on Tuesday, I wrote about the uncertain  history of Valentine's Day . And finally, on Friday, I published a  DIY recipe for a nail soak  for stronger nails!  Links below: DIY: Nail soak for stronger nails The history of Valentine's Day ❤️ Single? Be your own Valentine this year 💝 If you have suggestions for future posts, let me know in the comment section below. Talk soon,

DIY: Nail soak for stronger nails

Hello everyone! Do you have dry cuticles? Are your nails breaking and splitting?  Try this  DIY nail soak recipe  to  strengthen nails and prevent splitting . This nail soak will also  soften and hydrate cuticles . Unfortunately, this winter has been rather harsh on my nails (and skin)! Many use moisturising hand creams throughout the day, especially after washing and before bed. But sometimes, you can still have dry nails and cuticles. The cuticle protects your nails by acting as a barrier against bacteria. It can get dry and crack easily, especially during the colder months. Dry cuticles will flake, crack, or peel and this may allow bacteria to enter your nails and cause an infection. Without adequate moisture, our nails can become brittle, break and peel easily. If you are dealing with dry nails and cuticles, this  DIY nail soak recipe  is just what you need.   Ingredients: 1 cup of hot water 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (moisturising and strengthening) 1 teaspoon lemon juice (

The history of Valentine's Day ❤️

Hello everyone! Valentine's Day , also called  Saint Valentine's Day  or the  Feast of Saint Valentine , is celebrated annually on the 14th of February. Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance, flowers and gifts. Whether you see it as the commercialisation of romance at its best or a celebration of love, there’s no avoiding Valentine’s Day. While the origins of Valentine's Day are uncertain, it has gone on to be associated with love and romance. Lovers all around the world often celebrate Valentine’s Day without knowing about its origin. So keep reading to find out more about the day's origins. In modern times, Valentine’s Day is observed as a celebration of love; typically for one’s partner, but can also be for family and friends. This love may be expressed through cards, gifts, flowers, chocolate, romantic dates, or other forms of affection. What are the origins of Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the Pagan celebration of  Lupercalia , a ritua

Single? Be your own Valentine this year 💝

Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is upon us again! Whether you're single or getting over a recent breakup, there's nothing weird about not having a romantic partner on Valentine's Day (or any other day). If you are among those who are thinking about being your own Valentine, keep reading this post!  Valentine's Day is just a made-up holiday, but for many people, it is a reminder of their singleness. It doesn't have to though, this year you could be your own Valentine. The 14th of February is a day for celebrating love, not just romantic love. No partner? No problem. In fact, what better holiday than Valentine’s Day to focus on showing a little extra love to yourself? The stores are filled with chocolate and heart-shaped jewellery, but there are ways to treat yourself and give yourself some much-needed self-care. Here are some ideas: Buy your own chocolate and flowers. Who says you have to wait for someone else to do it for you? Pick up some fresh flowers and buy your