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Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Body hair removal

June 24, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Methods of hair removal have been practised in virtually all human cultures since at least the Neolithic era.  These hair removal methods have varied in different times and areas, but shaving was and still is the most common method.  

women's legs

Body hair has long shaped gender dynamics, served as an indicator of social class and defined notions of femininity and the “ideal body”.  Today, most women feel like they have to remove body hair as if they have no other option.  There's something unsettling about that, however, perceptions are slowly shifting.  Removing body hair or growing it out is a personal choice!

If you choose to remove it there are two types of hair removal: depilation (surface removal by shaving, dissolving), or epilation (removal of the entire hair, such as waxing or plucking). 

I’ve written various posts about this topic in the past, today’s post is a roundup of my hair removal related blog posts.  This way you can find them all in one handy post.

  • For shaving tips and tricks, check out this post: Shaving tips
  • For more information about epilation, check out:  Using an epilator
  • Sugaring vs waxing: Sugaring is a vegan option; some waxes are not vegan you have to check before you buy.

One of the main problems associated with hair removal is ingrown hair!  Shaving is not the only way ingrown hairs can happen.  Depilatory creams can run a similar risk to shaving as it is also a form of depilation.  Because the hairs are being dissolved, rather than cut, the risk of having ingrown hairs can be far less than that of shaving.  Waxing and plucking hairs out can also cause ingrown hairs. 

I hope you found this post helpful, just remember that you do not have to remove your body hair, it’s completely your choice.  

Feel free to share your thoughts on hair removal in the comment section below!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Effective ways to treat cellulite | Tips & DIYs

June 14, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Lots of people all over the world are concerned with cellulite.  Anti-cellulite creams can be costly and/or full of chemicals.  Fortunately, there are safer and cheaper DIY recipes, which can be just as effective!  In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to make my favourite, effective homemade anti-cellulite cream.  Before you spend your money on expensive products, you should try this DIY recipe first.

woman's thigh with cellulite

Grapefruit anti-cellulite cream recipe

  • 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 cup of coconut oil

  1. Mix grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil together
  2. Store in a glass container - Citrus essential oils are highly concentrated and are full of healthy acidic properties.  Because of this, you should always use glass containers when storing them.
  3. Rub into affected areas for 5 minutes daily

Coconut oil will help hydrate the skin while grapefruit essential oil contains large amounts of the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain, which helps break down cellulite.  

Note: Coconut oil melts in warm temperatures.  The melting point of coconut oil is generally quoted as being 24 °C (76 °F).  If the temperature is above 24 degrees, the oil will be liquid.  If the temperature is below 24 °C, it will become solid.

If you want a creamier consistency, you can add grapefruit oil to an unscented body lotion.  However, I recommend mixing the essential oil and the lotion directly in the palm of your hand.  Just add a few drops to your lotion before you apply it to the affected areas.  Do not add the grapefruit oil straight into the body lotion bottle!

This is not my first blog post on this topic; I shared a recipe for an anti-cellulite coffee scrub, a few years back.  Here’s the link: DIY: Anti-cellulite scrub.  I prefer the grapefruit anti-cellulite cream recipe over this one, simply because I’m not particularly fond of the smell of coffee.  But other than that, the scrub is also a very effective anti-cellulite!

In another post, I also shared a list of tips that you can use to improve the appearance of cellulite.  You can find all the tips here: Fighting cellulite!

If you have any additional tips to treat cellulite, feel free to leave a comment below.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Spring 2018 wishlist ☀️👗👚👙💅

April 03, 2018 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Here in Malta, the weather is finally warming up.  I don't know about you but I am so ready to change up my wardrobe and go to the beach!  This season, I’m loving bright colours, pastels, and florals.  

Below you can find my current wishlist.  Rompers are one of my favourite spring staples.  I might even be a little obsessed!  

spring wishlist

You can click on the images below to be redirected to the website from where the items can be purchased if you're interested.

What's on your spring wishlist?  Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ways to bring spring into your home 🌷🌼🌱🍃

March 20, 2018 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Spring is finally here, and that means it's time for spring cleaning.  But this year, more than previous years, I didn't just stop at spring cleaning, I'm also obsessed with spring decorating.  During this charming season, I'm embracing floral patterns, pastels, bright colours, indoor plants, fresh scents, and everything "spring".

Ways to bring spring into your home

Today I came across an infographic about simple ways to add a pop of spring to your home and kiss those winter blues goodbye.  Seeing as this is precisely what I'm doing at the moment I want to share this info with all of you.

Ways to bring spring into your home

Did you know that your skincare routine needs some spring cleaning tooRead more about it hereAnd if you are looking for spring beauty tips, check out more related posts here.

Are you ready for spring? 

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Welcome April | 10 things I love about springtime

April 02, 2016 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

My favourite month of the year is December, because I'm obsessed with Christmas.  However, as soon as the Christmas season is over, I can't wait for spring.  I'm not a fan of the cold winter weather and that's why I love April and May.  March can still be a bit too chilly for me! ;)

Did you pull any pranks this April Fools' Day?

These are ten things I love about springtime:
  1. Open windows
  2. Hooping outside
  3. Blooming flowers
  4. Warmer temperatures
  5. Longer days
  6. Sundresses and sandals
  7. Pastels and bright colours
  8. The beach; before it gets too crowded
  9. Picnics
  10. Evening walks

Enjoy the good weather! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Easter wishlist

March 22, 2016 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

With Easter right around the corner, I thought I would share with you some of the products that I would love to purchase, or receive as gifts, this Easter!  Here's my Easter wishlist:

Yankee Candle Gift set Easter
Yankee Candle Yankee Candle Large Classic Jar – Bunny Cake •
Bourjois Healthy Mix Radiance & Anti-Fatigue Concealer
Bourjois Air Mat 24h Foundation - Cream
Happy Socks Easter 3 pack gift box socks
Nails inc Spring Summer Mini Gel Effect Collection - Coconut Brights

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring cleaning

March 20, 2016 3 Comments
Hello everyone!
Today is the first day of SPRING and it's officially spring cleaning season!
Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime.  However, you don’t have to stop with cleaning your house; your skin care regimen needs some spring cleaning too.

1.  Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to clean out old beauty products.  Old products can harbour bacteria and lose their effectiveness.
Check the dates on your products and toss the following:
  • Anything past the expiration date
  • Products that have changed consistency, colour, or smell
  • Mascara tubes older than three months
  • Dry products
  • Old make-up brushes and sponges
  • Anything with an SPF older than one year 
2.  Spring is a good time for deep exfoliation.  Here are three DIY exfoliation recipes that will leave your skin ready for dresses and sandals:
3.  Adjust your skin care routine to reflect the season.
  • Higher temperatures result in oilier skin.  It’s important to use a lighter moisturiser during spring and summer.
  • Use a lighter foundation and lighter, brighter make-up colours.
  • Sunscreen is important all year, but it is essential in the spring and summer. 
I hope you find this helpful.  If you have more beauty tips for transitioning from winter to spring, leave them in the comment section.  

Happy first day of spring!

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