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Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Hello December!

December 01, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


It's the 1st of December, already. Whether you're ready for it or not, it's here. The holiday season is underway, and the year 2022 is coming to an end. Time is flying! As we grow older, it can often feel like time goes by faster and faster.


Winter is getting closer, and so is Christmas. There’s so much to do and look forward to this time of year. Winter is my favourite season, although many might not agree due to the colder weather and stress of Christmas shopping. But for me, the rain, wind and colder temperatures are a welcome change from the warm weather we get the rest of the year. I guess that's a downside of island living! All that being said, it is a rather magical time of year.


lights and the word December


My December goals:

  • Get Christmas shopping done early.
  • Make the Holidays as sustainable as possible.
  • Try new vegan holiday baking recipes.
  • Post one true crime video each week on True Crime Tales with Cosette.
  • Play the piano as often as I can.
  • Continue publishing three blog posts a week.
  • Reread A Christmas Carol. This is one of my Christmas traditions.


I wish you all a wonderful month. December is usually filled with lots of parties and celebrations; remember, moderation is key. 


Have a good month, and I'll talk to you soon.




Sunday, November 27, 2022

Weekly recap 21 - 27 November

November 27, 2022 1 Comments

 Hello everyone, happy Sunday!


I hope you had a wonderful week and are having a great weekend. We're having a rainy weekend here in Malta, and the temperature finally dropped below 20°C. Now it feels like autumn! If you have been too busy to read my blog, in this post, I will recap the articles I published this past week, so you can catch up. 


On Monday, I published an article titled Eleven ways to stop a toothache quickly. In this post, I shared a few home remedies that may provide relief from the discomfort of an aching tooth. Then, on Wednesday, I published Ways to stay healthy this flu season, an article in which I shared simple steps you can take, to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the flu. (links below)


weekly recap planner



Read...


Eleven (11) ways to stop a toothache quickly

Ways to stay healthy this flu season


I'm planning to post a couple of YouTube videos this coming week. So, subscribe to my YouTube channels if you haven't already!


 youtube.com/@CosettesBeautyPantry

 youtube.com/@TrueCrimeTaleswithCosette



Talk to you soon!




Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Ways to stay healthy this flu season

November 23, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses typically circulate in the autumn and winter months; during what’s known as the flu season. The exact timing of the flu season varies, but it usually peaks between December and February. 


Here’s what you can do to stay healthy...


woman with flu medication

Image by Freepik


These are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the flu:


  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser.
  • Wear a mask in crowded spaces, such as public transport.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinking glasses and eating utensils.
  • Regularly disinfect your home and belongings, such as doorknobs, light switches, etc.
  • Stay home if you are unwell to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever goes down unless you need medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, sleeve or elbow.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.


In the articles below, you will find tips to help you get rid of flu symptoms rapidly!


Best teas to fight cold and flu symptoms

How to relieve sinus pain and pressure

DIY: All-natural vapour rub

Essential oil blends for cold and flu

Tips for staying hydrated during the colder months


Additional tips:


Suck on hard candy

Cough drops are good for soothing a dry, irritated throat and reducing that constant urge to cough. However, all hard candy will promote saliva production and provide moisture to relieve a dry cough.


Gargle with salt water

A saltwater gargle is usually a sore throat remedy, but it’s worth trying for coughs, too. While salt water may not provide immediate relief, it is still an effective remedy for killing bacteria while loosening mucus and easing pain. Mix ½ teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of warm water, gargle and then spit out the solution.


Take care and talk to you soon!




 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Weekly recap 14 - 20 November

November 21, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I hope you are having a great day. If you have been too busy to read or watch my content, in this post, I will recap the two articles and one video I published this past week, so you can catch up!


On Monday, I shared twelve (12) vegan-friendly Advent calendars, a perfect gift for any vegan in your life. Then, on Wednesday, I shared my current eyebrow routine. This post is an eyebrow-tinting, step-by-step tutorial. And finally, on Tuesday, I published a YouTube video. The video is a view of a rainy day with soothing rain sounds. The sound of rain lowers anxiety levels. It is ideal to have on while studying, relaxing or even meditating. (links below)


weekly recap


Read...


Twelve (12) vegan-friendly Advent calendars to shop right now

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



Watch...


View Of A Rainy Day - Soothing Rain Sounds for Studying and Relaxing - 1 Hour



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youtube.com/@TrueCrimeTaleswithCosette


Have a great week! 


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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