My mother had a beautiful and glowing skin and she knew hell of a lot about fashion and beauty. And because she lived in a place and time when skin care was not as advanced as it is here today, she was damn good at preparing home-made face and hair masks. I remember her reading lots of books and magazines studying ingredients and their benefits to skin and hair. She made her own original masks and I am so sad and frustrated that I didn’t manage to keep them.
She gave me a great lesson in beauty though – nature has the answer to anything. Whatever you are trying to do with your skin or hair the best answer could be as simple as mixing milk and honey. When I was trying to combat an oily hair what helped me most was the regular hair wash with an egg yolk. When I was suffering from extremely brittle nails, the best thing I used was pure argan oil. So, yes, I also love reading about what contains what and the benefits it holds for health and beauty.
May hair is in a desperate need for hair cut. Complicated pregnancy, birth, newborn to take care of, have all accounted for avoiding the hairdresser. Basically I think that my hair currently looks lifeless and no treatment can help but the hairdresser scissors. Recently though a friend complimented my hair, she said it looks shiny and very healthy. Wow! John Frieda shampoo deserves a praise I thought to myself. And here it is.
I have been planning to write about Chocomania Body Scrub from The Body Shopfor a while but never managed to sit down and write my recommendations so here they are.
Last November just before my birthday I treated myself to this body scrub. I was six months pregnant at the time, and self pampering was exactly what I needed!. This was also the first time I shopped at the Body Shop, and as my birthday was a few days away I got £5 off my purchase with their loyalty card.
Christmas is just around the corner so I thought it is high time to write my wishlist. Here are some really desired pieces!
I have a nail obsession. I love pretty done nails. Not some extravagant nail art, but stylish and elegant with discrete yet fashionable nail polish.
For a few years I suffered from severely brittle nails. My nails were constantly breaking and splitting, it was impossible to grow them to achieve a decent manicure. And to hide the damage on them I used to put dark nail polish, either red, purple or burgundy. I was trying anything I could think of to cure my nails, I took vitamins, I used some expensive nail repair products, but nothing seemed to help.
Then I decided to change my entire nail care routine. I started using acetone free nail polish remover and instead of nail cream I started massaging my nails with olive oil. I did not notice much change for a month at least.
Then, however, I was lucky to discover the amazing beauty benefits of argan oil.
It’s Saturday and it has been a while I’ve been planning to do a post to share some links, so here they are!
I read a lot about nails. My nails are so brittle that I am always looking for a solution to take better care of them. Most of the time I use a simple top coat as they don’t really look good in colour. If you don’t have this problem and are keen on some pastel nail colour, here is a review of Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Polish by my lovely friend Katherine.