Thursday, 30 January 2014

Start to run update #4

Time is flying by so fast! It's already time for a new start to run update!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Green clay mask: attempt number one.

Once upon a day, I was browsing through a drugstore and I stumbled upon a green clay mask. But right next to it, there was a little tub of pure green clay. I've been enjoying mixing up my own products lately, and the tub of powder was cheaper than the the clay-mask-in-a-tube, so I got this instead. 
I was eager to give it a try , so that's what I did the next day and here's how it went:

Monday, 27 January 2014

Kruidvat nail polish remover.

When I paint my nails, the nail polish starts to chip after a few days or so and thus my nails start to look very unpolished! So when you paint your nails, you kind of have to have a nail polish remover too. 
The one I use is the Kruidvat Nail Polish Remover.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Eco by Tupperware.

I usually carry a bottle of water with me. For that purpose I use PET bottles that I buy and refill with tap water for a few days. But yesterday my mum gave me this eco by Tupperware bottle.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Easy Peasy Recipe: spinach lasagne.

I am most definitely no chef but I have learnt to cook for myself in the past three years or so. This is a recipe of a dish I had at a friend's house 2 years ago. I found the recipe again, but it didn't work out quite well. After a few more goes at the dish, I've managed to adjust it ever so slightly to fit my and my families taste.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Nail art for dummies #1.

Here's how I did my nails two days ago. I'm not sure if it's even worthy of the name nail art, but it is definitely a bit more interesting than a single colour. If I can do this so can you!
Here's how I did it step by step:

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Start to run update #3

Third update already!
In short: I went for three runs and had a well deserved weekend break.
For the longer version keep on reading.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Do anti-age creams make your skin age faster?

Anti-ageing cream may be an odd topic for me to discuss as I'm only 23. But there's something about it that has been bugging me for a couple of years. Some anti-ageing creams are advertised to speed up cell renewal. Now I assume this may make your skin look younger for a while, but I suspect that it will worsen things in the long run. Here's why:

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Essence stay matt lip cream.

Here it is then, the essence stay matt lip cream!

Monday, 20 January 2014

DIY deodorant.

After finding out about aluminium in crystal deodorants, I made my own deodorant. Recipes can be found easily on the internet! 
Here's how I made mine:

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Dr Organic Rose Otto Conditioner.

A little while ago, I told you that I'd bought a back-up of the Dr. Organic Rose Otto shampoo. When I got to the till to pay for that, the shop assistant pointed out that they had a deal on the brand: buy one get one free. And that's why I got the conditioner too.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Currently Reading: The food hourglass.

On Wednesday I went into town and I had some spare time before my bus home would come. So I went into the bookshop without the intention of buying anything. But I wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't bought a book right. I got myself a copy of the popular book 'The food hourglass'.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Start to run update #2

So it's one week later again, and I'm still running!
Last time around I wrote about my speculations on how my caffeine intake may affect how well the jogging goes. So I chose to limiting my caffeine intake for the week.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Game of Thrones tag.

I too am a fan of the popular A Song of Ice and Fire books and Game Of Thrones tv-series. I'm currently reading A Feast for Crows. So here are the answers to the tag questions:

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

An attempt at nail art.

Good morning!
As I didn't have much time to write I thought I'd just briefly show you my attempt at nail art. 

Monday, 13 January 2014

m&m's intense.

On the same shopping trip last Friday, my sister and I went to a supermarket too. Apart from ingredients for dinner, we also wanted a snack. That's how I came across m&m's intense.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Essence mini-haul.

On Friday I went on a little shopping trip with my sister. I got myself a couple of things from essence cosmetics. 

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Crystal deodorant: safe to use?

A few years back I wanted to try a natural deodorant, since it is something I use every single day. So I got myself one of those crystal deodorants that you wet and then apply. I used it every now and then, but it was only two days ago that I started doubting its safety.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Topshop highlighter in crescent moon.

I think highlighter a beautiful product, but since I don't need much of it at all, I only have one. That is Topshop's crescent moon.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Start to run update #1

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the start to run programme I've been following to enhance my stamina. Here's an update:

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Thunder in January.

I know it's a bit unimaginative to talk about the weather. But last Friday I knew I needed to. My sister and I went for a run at about 5 PM, that evening an it was really warm (well really warm for January anyway). Right after we were done it started raining, and a minute later it started pouring. But the most striking thing of all was that there was a thunderstorm.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Toothpaste alternative: PerBlan tooth powder.

Last Saturday I went to a bio shop to get some lavender essential oil. Whilst browsing though the rest of the store I stumbled upon PerBlan tooth powder. It's a powder that serves as an alternative to toothpaste that made of natural ingredients and is eco-friendly.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Dr. Organic Rose Otto Shampoo.

Somewhere in the first half of November I purchased the Dr. Organic Rose Otto shampoo.

A few weeks ago I got myself a back-up. Here's why:

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Skater dress.

The skater dress. I've been wanting to try one for a while, so I picked up this black one at Primark for only €7. It is a plain black one with 3/4 length sleeves and I wear it with purple tights and black high heeled ankle boots.

Friday, 3 January 2014

New Year's resolutions.

Every year, loads of people make their resolutions around new year. I am not one of those people. I usually don't make myself promises like eating healthier, creating less clutter or procrastinating less at New Year's Eve - I just do so at random moments throughout the year. This year though I came up with two New Year's resolutions.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

DIY body butter.

In our family, we have the tradition of exchanging small gifts between godchildren and godparents on New Year's day. This year I crafted the gift for my godmother myself. I gave her a set of two homemade body care products. The first one is the same foot scrub I gave my mum for Christmas. The other one is a DIY body butter.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

MUA Power pout

Last spring, when a lot of drugstore make up brands came out with Clinique chubby stick-like products, I picked up MUA Power Pout in Justify.

Happy New Year!

Hello Internet,

Happy New Year!

For 2014 I wish everyone good health, both physically and mentally, lots of good times and laughter with friends and family.