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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

First day of autumn | Post-summer DIY recipes

September 22, 2021 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Since today marks the official first day of autumn (fall), I have a special treat for all you DIY beauty lovers. I want to share two new DIY beauty recipes; one for your skin and another for your hair. 

All the time spent soaking up rays has undoubtedly affected your skin and hair.  With the help of a few ingredients already in your kitchen, these DIY masks will give you a much-needed boost. Keep scrolling for two (2) DIYs, guaranteed to nurture skin and hair. 

hello fall

Nourishing hair mask


I have already posted a DIY banana hair mask and a DIY avocado hair mask on this blog. I also published a vegan alternative! Since post-summer, and post-sun exposure, hair can be especially dry, combining the two for extra nourishment is ideal!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana (1/2 for short hair)
  • 2 tablespoons pure coconut/almond/olive oil (whichever you prefer)


Method:

  1. Peel the avocado and the banana.     
  2. Blend or mix together until it turns creamy.
  3. Add the coconut/almond/olive oil to the mixture and mix well.
  4. Apply the mixture from hair roots to tips.  
  5. Let the hair mask sit in your hair for 30 minutes.  
  6. Rinse the mixture out with warm water.



Hydrating face mask


This is a recipe for and another avocado mask, this time for your face!


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon plain dairy-free coconut yoghurt 
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil (or jojoba/pumpkin seed/rosehip oil)


Method:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Apply to clean dry skin. 
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse off using a washcloth.


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I love autumn and am looking forward to the weather changes and the drop in temperature the season brings with it. What is your favourite thing about autumn (fall)?



Friday, July 24, 2020

Femme Luxe | Tie-dye and loungewear outfit inspiration

July 24, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today’s post is another summer outfit aspiration post; a fashion haul from one of my favourite online stores: Femme Luxe.  I love shopping at Femme Luxe because they have the latest trends at the best prices and the clothing quality is very good; what you see in the pictures on the website is what you get! 

And now without further ado, let me show you the items I got…





The first item I got is a pair of grey joggers.  You can never have too many joggers and comfy pants in your wardrobe, am I right?  These joggers or sweatpants feature a cuffed leg with pocket detail and a slim fit.  They are very comfy and I love the slim fit! 







As I mentioned in my previous outfit inspiration post, you can find plenty of tie-dye outfits on the Femme Luxe website, so I had to get a couple of items more!  I love my pink oversized t-shirt so much that I got another one in a different colour.   I’m obsessed with Femme Luxe t-shirts; I wear them all the time. 

The second item in this haul is a t-shirt featuring an oversized fit with a crew neck and a luxe tie-dye print; I really like the lilac colour!  As you can see from the photos, I paired it with the grey joggers I just told you about.  If I need to go out, I just put on a pair of white trainers to complete the look and I’m ready to go.







Next is the second t-shirt I got and the third item in this haul.  This t-shirt is just fabulous; it features a colourful tie-dye print in a sleeveless fit and padded shoulder detailing.  Yep, padded shoulders - how cool is that?!  I ordered the most vibrant colour available but if you want a more subtle tie-dye look, there are two other, equally gorgeous, colours you can choose from!  In these photos, I wore this top with the same grey joggers mentioned above, but this t-shirt looks super cute with a pair of jean shorts!






This two-piece has to be my favourite item from this haul!  As you might have noticed from my previous fashion hauls, I love loungewear sets so much; I could just wear loungewear sets 24/7!  They are very versatile; comfortable enough to wear them all day if you’re staying in and they can be stylish enough for a night out.  Femme Luxe loungewear sets are the best; there are a large number of sets to choose from all of them are very reasonably priced!  The set featured in this post is a rib two-piece loungewear set featuring a high neck short-sleeved t-shirt with matching leggings, it’s cute, comfy and it makes a statement.   I chose mine in the colour rust and I love it!  You can pair this matching set with high heels or with trainers, either way, it is stunning!



That’s all for today’s fashion haul and outfit inspiration post!  I hope you enjoyed the post and feel free to leave a comment and tell me which item is your
favourite!  There are also some incredible deals and discounts going on right now, so go browse Femme Luxe and enjoy your shopping!


Have a great day, until next time...




Thursday, July 09, 2020

Femme Luxe | ☀️ Summer outfit inspiration 🍹

July 09, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

I want to start this post with a quick life update - On Thursday the 2nd of July, my brother and sister-in-law welcomed their second born into the world; a handsome baby boy named Gianluca (pronounced: jaan–LEW–kuh)!  I’m an aunt… again!  It's hard to believe his sister Michela is turning five (5) next month.  I remember writing about her arrival, here, on this blog. 

But today’s post is not just about my beautiful niece and nephew.  As you can see from the title, this is a summer outfit inspiration post.  In the past, I used to love to write outfit inspiration posts, so I decided I should bring them back!  You can shop for all the outfits featured in this blog post at Femme Luxe.  If you are a regular reader, you already know how much I love this brand, the quality of their clothes and the unbeatable prices.  You can click on the links below or you could just click on my photos (the larger ones, not the collage)! 

Before we get started, in case you’re wondering why I’m wearing “Wednesday Addams braids”, it’s not exactly a fashion choice; it’s more of an “I can’t stand the heat” choice.  I’m basically experimenting with various braid styles.  So far I tried the basic braid, 2 French braids, 2 braids with a side part, a side braid (both to the left and to the right) and 2 basic braids with a middle part, as you can see in the pictures below.  Braids are the perfect hairstyle for this time of the year.  Plus, all I have to do is put on a trucker hat, and I’m ready to take my pup for a walk or run! 

Enough blabbing, let’s talk fashion!

Today’s featured clothing items are three (3) t-shirts and a fabulous loungewear set!






I love this lime colour so much; I think it suits me!  Do you agree?  It looks better in person than in the pictures.  The colour is very vibrant.  This t-shirt features a 'Champion 96' slogan print, short sleeves and a crew neck.  I pair it with jean shorts for a laid back look.







As I’m sure most of you already know, tie-dye has been around forever, but it's recently made a comeback as one of the biggest fashion trends of 2020.  If you want to keep up with the trends you must have at least one piece of tie-dye in your wardrobe. The easiest way you can incorporate this trend to your wardrobe is with a simple t-shirt, and with Femme Luxe’s affordable prices you can’t go wrong. You can find plenty of tie-dye outfits on the Femme Luxe website; from t-shirts to pants, dresses, co-ord sets, shorts, etc.






This not-so-basic black t-shirt has a short sleeve design with a scoop v neck.  It is a wardrobe must-have this season.  I pair it with patterned maxi skirts, pants and miniskirts such as the one I’m wearing in these photos.  







This co-ord set features a ribbed design, with a long sleeve crop top and a fake pocket detail on the matching leggings.  I love the light material and I also feel like a ninja or a robber or something wearing it.   I adore this formfitting matching set; you certainly won’t go unnoticed in this outfit!



P.S. – All the scratches and bruises you see on my arms and legs are the result of me playing with my pup.  I bruise easily; if any of my loved ones are reading this, don’t worry, I’m fine!


I hope you enjoyed this post.  Which item is your favourite?  Leave a comment and let me know.


Talk to you soon!