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DIY: Head lice prevention

Hello everyone! It's back to school time again!   Back to school  can be an exciting time for both children and parents. Starting a new school year requires plenty of preparations, such as shopping for stationery, a new bag, shoes and clothes/uniform. One thing most parents do not prepare for when sending their little ones back to school is  head lice . As any reader of this blog will know, I believe in the power of natural ingredients, particularly  essential oils . When you do a simple  Google  search, you quickly find out what  essential oils  are good at  repelling lice , but the question is, what to do with that information? How can you use essential oils to repel head lice? The following essential oils have been shown to effectively repel lice: Lavender oil Tea tree oil Clove oil Rosemary oil Geranium oil Lemongrass oil These are other essential oils that can repel head lice but are not recommended for children under six (6) years: Peppermint oil   Anise seed oil Eucalyptus o

DIY: All-natural study aid

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.  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: Add essential oils to the roll-on bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil. Add roll

Cute and easy back to school hairstyles

Hello everyone! I lived here in Malta all my life.  What many of you might not know is that: students in Malta have to wear a uniform.  They also have a strike dress code, and makeup is not allowed.  There are also regulations regarding hairstyles, schoolbags and the wearing of jewellery.   But since this post is all about  back to school hairstyles , let's focus on hair regulations for a second.  Hairstyles "unbecoming the school uniform" (whatever that means) are strictly forbidden.  Students have to keep their hair tidy and tied back if it is long.   No "extravagant" hair colouring is allowed.  Only simple hair bands matching the school colours may be worn; other hair accessories are not allowed.  Needless to say that fashion-wise, my schooldays were not fun at all! For this reason, in today's post, I will include simple hairstyles that can be worn by most hair types.  And for all the lucky ones who can rock their hair however they like, I will also inclu

No make-up allowed!

Hello everyone! Some schools have a really strict no make-up policy but if you follow  these  tips nobody will be able to tell you're wearing any.  Here are a few tips for your eyebrows, face, eyes and lips! Eyebrows: Grooming you eyebrows will help to open your eyes and frame your face.  Make sure to click here to find out what eyebrow shape will suit your face. Tame unruly eyebrows using an  eyebrow gel  or  clear mascara . Face: Wear a good moisturiser and a face primer .   You don't have to wear any make-up on top of it.  A good primer can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, even out your skin tone and control shine.   You could also use a tinted moisturiser or BB cream . Remember, if you have oily skin, never  leave  the house without  blotting   sheets ! Eyes: Use an eyelash curler.  Apply a couple of coats of clear mascara to your eyelashes. Lips: Apply some lip balm .   Smile!   Your face looks great when you smile.  You do

Gisele B√ľndchen‚Äôs signature sexy waves (no-heat)

Find out how to get the Brazilian supermodel's long sexy beach waves ‚Äď no heat required . Supermodel Gisele Bundchen always wears her blond locks in relaxed waves.¬† ¬† This hairstyle gives her a natural,¬† laid-back ¬†look. I haven‚Äôt used my hairdryer or my straightener in months and instead¬† I've ¬†been using this method to attaining gorgeous hair, with little effort. ¬† It‚Äôs easy, effective and it takes no time at all.¬† ¬† All you need is damp hair, a hair tie and your¬†favourite¬†styling product. Method: Wash and condition your hair as usual. Towel dry your hair. Apply your¬† favourite ¬†product to damp hair. ¬† It‚Äôs important that your hair is damp, not soaking wet. Twist your hair up into a bun at the top of your head/top knot and secure it with a hair tie. When hair is dry, undo the top knot, f inger comb your hair and you‚Äôre done! Tips: You could smooth some serum over your hair once it‚Äôs completely dry to prevent frizz. You can t

Quick & easy back to school hair tutorials (no-heat)

Hello everyone!  Summer is coming to an end and students are preparing to go back to school.   If you are looking for quick and easy (back to school) hairstyle ideas, I found 3  YouTube videos you must watch.  These videos will show you how to make 11 different hairstyles .  Those hairstyles do not require heat , so forget your blow dryer , flat iron and curling iron.   You can look good without damaging your precious locks! Uploaded by   carahamelie03 Uploaded by  bebexo Uploaded by  beautybaby44 I am not a student but I love those quick, no-heat hairstyles!   Which one is your favourite ?  And what is your go-to hairstyle?   Leave  a comment  and let me know! XOXO Euphrasie85