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Monday, January 02, 2023

My curl pattern is changing...

January 02, 2023 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk to you about my curly hair journey. I discovered the Curly Girl Method over a decade ago, and I loved pampering my hair and seeing it curl in a way I did not know it could.

After years of wearing my hair curly, I wanted a change and started straightening it every Saturday. I eventually cut my long hair and wanted to wear my curls again. Luckily, my hair was not damaged and curled as it did before I straightened it. The last time I straightened my hair was in the spring of 2019. Whenever I wear my hair down, it's always in its wavy/curly state. Alternatively, I put it up in a bun. 

December 2021

Christmas Day 2022

However, in the last year or so, I noticed my curl pattern was getting looser. I cut it shorter because, as it grows longer, the weight of the hair can cause curls to stretch. Still, to this day, my hair is a much looser wave pattern. Throughout the years, I learned a lot about specific ingredients and hair care products, and I no longer follow the Curly Girl Method. I also cut my own hair following the pigtails cut YouTube video by Manes by Mell.


This is what my hair looked like in 2020...



My hair is healthy and balanced, so those are not the reasons why my pattern is changing. I decided to start documenting my curly hair journey on Instagram to be able to look back at photos and see which products and techniques work and which don't. I will also keep you updated on this blog. So if you are interested in wavy/curly hair, follow me on Instagram @cosette_z.


This is a photo from a few months ago...



I don't have a more recent photo with my hair down, as I find myself wearing my hair up more times than not. I'll try not to put my hair in a tight bun. I'm aware that this type of hairstyle can loosen the curl or wave pattern. 

What is your hair texture? Do you ever wish it was different? Leave a comment and let me know.

Talk to you soon!

Cosette





Sunday, January 01, 2023

It's my dog's fourth (4th) birthday! 🎂

January 01, 2023 0 Comments

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!


Today my fur baby turned four! He was his usual happy and playful self and had 2 portions of a delicious home-cooked meal. Today Rascal was pampered by all his favourite humans and had a fun-filled day. He loved being the centre of attention!


I loved this little creature from the first moment his round brown eyes met mine; almost four years ago. I brought him home at only seven weeks old. He will forever have a place in my heart, my house, and my bedroom, where he sleeps in his crate (next to my bed). And now, he also has a place in my room decor, with a few portraits.



Humans and dogs have had a special bond for thousands of years. In fact, human–canine bonding can be traced back to at least 15,000 years ago. For centuries, dogs have been considered man's best friend. 


Here are some quotes that highlight this unbreakable bond:


“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Roger A. Caras


“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” – Jerome K. Jerome


“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the centre of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” – Roger A. Caras


“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” – W. Bruce Cameron



“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner


“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman


“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” – Michel Houellebecq


“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”– Orhan Pamuk


“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson


I hope you enjoyed this post.


Talk to you soon!


Cosette





Saturday, December 31, 2022

New Year wishes

December 31, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


It's almost midnight; I'm spending the last minutes of 2022 at home, writing this post with Rascal (my 4-year-old Maltipoo) sleeping by my side. 2023 is almost here! Every year has its ups and downs, and each one shapes who we are today, and who we will be in the future. 


Happy New Year


With the new year on the horizon, I wish to embrace it with an open heart and go forward with faith, hope, and courage. As we look forward to 2023 with renewed optimism, I wish you and your family the best in the coming year. I can’t wait to see how this blog and my YouTube channels will grow in the new year. Thank you all for your support!


youtube.com/@CosettesBeautyPantry

youtube.com/@TrueCrimeTaleswithCosette


Talk to you next year!


Cosette

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

My current eyebrow routine | How I dye my eyebrows at home

November 16, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I love eyebrow products and have a wide variety in my makeup collection; pencils, pomades, powders, tinted gels, pens, etc. Still, a few years ago, I discovered the magic of eyebrow tinting. Tinting makes your brows appear thicker and darker. I adore the results and the fact that I no longer need to use products daily. 


Many use at-home kits to tint their eyebrow themselves instead of having them done by a professional. A dye kit costs much less than one professional appointment, and you can use it for many applications. And if you do not like the results, it fades in about a week and a half.


I have been dyeing my brows, as well as my mum's, for years now. Doing my own eyebrow tinting every few weeks is easy, effective, and budget-friendly. You can purchase an at-home eyebrow dye or use Just for Men Mustache & Beard Brush-In Gel or L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Rescue.


Want to try eyebrow tinting at home? Here is everything you will need... 


  • Your dye of choice
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby wipes or water wipe
  • Foaming face cleanser


Method:

  1. Pick your dye and shade.
  2. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly around your brow to ensure the colour does not run. Do not apply it to your brows.
  3. Follow the instructions on your dye kit and mix the product accordingly. Usually, this means mixing a small amount of base colour with a tiny amount of developer.
  4. Apply the dye with an angle brush. If grey hairs are a concern, apply to the greys first.
  5. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. After five minutes, wipe off the dye with a baby wipe
  7. Then, apply a tiny bit of foaming cleanse or mild shampoo on your brows and add some water. 
  8. Wash it off gently in the direction the hair grows. Do not rub. 

eyebrow tinting collage

To keep that gorgeous brow colour on point, you only need to refresh your eyebrow tint every three (3) or four (4) weeks.



Do you dye your eyebrows too? Leave a comment and let me know.


Talk to you soon.






Sunday, November 13, 2022

Weekly recap 7 - 13 November

November 13, 2022 0 Comments

 Hello everyone, happy Sunday!


How was your week? I hope you are having a great weekend. If you have been too busy to read my blog, in this post, I will recap the three articles I published this past week, so you can catch up! I also posted a true crime video on YouTube, which I have also linked below. 


On Monday, I posted thirty (30) straightforward self-care ideas that take 10 minutes or less. Then, on Wednesday, I shared ten (10) links for some printables you can use in your autumn decor. And finally, on Friday, I told the tale of Salvatore Mangion: the first Maltese serial killer. (links below)


weekly planner


Read...


Self-care ideas that take 10 minutes or less

Free autumn printables for home decor

True Crime Tales with Cosette | The Maltese Serial Killer: Salvatore Mangion


Watch...


The Maltese Serial Killer: Salvatore Mangion



Have a great week!







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