The contents of my holiday makeup bag

The contents of my holiday makeup bag

I used to be a terrible packer! Even for a weekend away, I’ll always bring a small cabin carry on in addition to a minimum of a 23kg suitcase. Just for reference, I’m not the type of person who changes outfits three times a day nor did I ever planned my outfits, although I should have. Overpacking was mainly because of the uncontrollable urge to bring as many things as I could just in case of some unexpected clothing, weather, transport or general life malfunction. Happy to say that things are different now. Why? Because now I have a child and husband(second child) and airline baggage allowances seem much strict than before. For a week-long trip to anywhere in the world, I can just about survive with a single carry on luggage and a large handbag. My secret – its called belief in yourself that as an adult you can handle sticky situations. That combined with some moderate planning and possibly easily accessible emergency funds is a recipe for ultimate success. Just in case you need more explicit explanations here is my breakdown. View Post

Different essential oils for nail growth, does it work?

Different essential oils for nail growth, does it work?

There is something about reading the words “grow”, “smooth” and “instant” on a product packaging that makes me lose faith in the quality and results of THAT particular product. Same goes for magazine articles, bloggers and vloggers that claim a product is revolutionary and at all cost, you need THIS in your life. In general, I feel particularly cheated with slogans on products targeting hair or nail regrow always promising extraordinary results in just a few weeks. Unfortunately, science shows that when it comes to re-growing nails, hair or even eyelashes there are not many shortcuts that one can take. At the minute nail helth and grow is a pressing consern for me so i decided to dig deap and find solutions. When it comes to nails using a DIY blend of essential oils for nail growth can only be effective when applied religiously for at least three weeks. Inpatient and in need of a quick fix I decided to try a few products on the market that claim to do the trick with half the hassle. Here is what I found.  View Post

Best picks form Show Beauty Lux Volume Range

Best picks form Show Beauty Lux Volume Range

Adding volume and adding body to my fine hair and two of my main hair concerns.Moving away from the typical hair styling products promoting instant root lift and full body I decided to try for the first time a volume shampoo and conditioner. As self-pronounced hair snob, I picked up few products from Show Lux Volume Range plus their repair treatment hair mask that I had my eyes on for ages. After a few weeks of regular use, there are definitely a good few tips worth mentioning when it comes to volume shampoo and conditioner.  View Post

Product empties spring clean eddition part 1

Product empties spring clean eddition part 1

Every so often we all need a bit of decluttering. It could be a life-changing experience with instant gratification and lasting feelings of lightness, sense of an achievement and possibly a new beginning. Other benefits include a permission to splash on a new wardrobe, after getting rid of four bin bags of clothes that were barely worn. Another benefit will be something to brag about at work or among peers, cleaning old cupboards or closets tends to be a task that is purposely avoided until final notice.Or maybe you like me have alarm bells in your head and every 3 months or so there is an uncontrollable itch to get rid of stuff. This time around iI aimed at clearing out my beauty cupboards. There were too many “suspects” that I needed to get rid off and once I started there was no stopping me, hanse this is only part one of my product empties spring clean edition. View Post

Benefits of using marula oil for dry skin

Benefits of using marula oil for dry skin

When it comes to natural oils, investing time in research can reveal your next best beauty secret. Pure natural oils are also praised low to mid-range which makes them far more attractive alternatives to high-end serums and creams. Searching for my next best beauty obsession I came across one very understated and yet incredibly effective natural oil. The use of Marula oil for dry skin is supposed to be quite nourishing and effective bringing back the natural balance of the skin. Weeks after a regular use of Marula oil based products  I can finally admit that it has become my next big beauty obsession and here few reason why you should try it too.  View Post