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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,

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

Weekly recap 1 - 8 January

Hello everyone, happy Sunday! The holiday season is officially over. I hope you had splendid end-of-year holidays, whatever holidays you celebrate.  It's time for the first weekly recap of 2023!  A week ago, my  Maltipoo Rascal  turned four. Obviously, I had to post about his  birthday ! On Monday, I posted about my  curly hair journey  and how my curl pattern is changing and becoming looser. Then, on Wednesday, I published a post explaining why you should  stop using terrycloth towels  to dry your hair and what you should use instead. And last but certainly not least, on Friday, I wrote an article about the  feast of the Epiphany  and  the legend of  La Befana   (aka The Christmas Witch). (LINKS BELOW) Read... It's my dog's fourth (4th) birthday! 🎂 My curl pattern is changing... Why you should stop using regular hair towels Epiphany and the legend of "La Befana" Are you subscribed to my  YouTube  channels?

Epiphany and the legend of "La Befana"

Hello everyone! Today, the 6th of January is the 12th day of Christmas:  the feast of the Epiphany . This holiday officially concludes the Catholic Christmas season and commemorates the arrival of the Three Wise Men. We also take down our Christmas decorations after this day. During the holidays, I took a break from working on true crime cases, but since this is the last day of the festive season, you can expect a new post, and video, very soon! In Italy, the Epiphany ( L'Epifania ) is also known as  La festa della Befana  (The feast of La Befana). In fact, the name Befana is a derivate of the Greek word  Epiphaneia . But who is she, and why is she associated with the feast of the Epiphany? In Italian folklore,  La Befana  is a wise woman gifted with magical powers. She crosses the skies on her flying broom,  bringing presents to the good children  like figs, nuts and sweets on the night of the eve of the Epiphany (the 5th).  To those who are spoiled, she leaves a piece of coal .