Home-made Face Mask With Avocado

Face Mask with Avocado

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.
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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturising Shampoo

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturising Shampoo

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.
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Nautical Summer

Inspired by the summer and my love for the sea, I’ve been daydreaming about nautical inspired fashion. Don’t you just love anchors and boats all over your dress? Or navy stripes? Or what about these beautiful sailor collars! (sorry Peter Pan).

A favourite place to look for a nautical inspired fashion with a retro twist is the lovely online shop ModCloth. If you haven’t checked them out, go and do it now! You’d love every piece they sell. Like this pretty anchor pendant.

Bow To Stern Scarf
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Sweet Taste of Chocolate

Body Shop Chocolate Body Scrub

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.
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90’s Fashion…it’s Here For The Summer

This is a guest post by the lovely Kath Bond from Kats Whispers who has kindly agreed to blog for me while I am discovering the joys of parenthood with a newborn baby!

My So Called Life

I was a teenager during the 90’s and my fashion style swinged from floaty floral dresses worn with DM’s, tight shiny maxi skirts with cropped tops to full on grunge, a 70’s suede coat and plaid shirt. I had massive platform shoes for dancing and trainers to match. Bootleg trousers in lycra, maxi skirts in lycra, crop tops in lycra and all black in colour.
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The Story of The Red Dress 038 Red Shoes

Maternity Dress

This is not a maternity dress. You would be hard pressed to find a decent maternity clothing. Not to mention as pretty as this favourite dress of mine. It has a high waist line and is prefect to accommodate a pregnant tummy. I have been lucky enough to be able to wear it throughout my pregnancy. Since it has been a while since I last posted any outfits, you can imagine there is nothing exciting about maternity wear worth sharing, I thought it is high time I give this dress the praise it deserves! And the shoes! But I’ll come to those later.

I have a great obsession with dresses. I love them! There is something very feminine in wearing a dress!

A few years ago I was working in Richmond. Just by the station there is a Joy store. I doubt, but if you are no familiar with Joy I strongly recommend you go and check them out. The best dresses in town! Retro style, print, peter pan collar, whatever you fancy is in there. So one morning as I was headed to work I noticed this dress on the window.
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Hair Hydrate

L’Oreal Professional Thermo Repairing Mask Review

My Rating: ★★★★★

Hair Hydration

Now, I know L’Oreal Products have been reviewed hundreds of times and I am certainly late to the subject. But I would like to share some advice for mums-to-be who noticed dehydrated hair after getting pregnant. Some women are lucky and during pregnancy their hair goes a thick and shiny while others can suffer dehydration and damaged hair. Although I have always had oily hair and have used products accordingly, when I got pregnant I my hair went limp and thin and looked lifeless. It was so dehydrated that it was difficult to comb or run my fingers through my hair. And as I use hair dryer and a brush to achieve a nice shape, this routine made my hair even drier and more lifeless.

Many mummy related forums and websites advise that hair can get dehydrated and should be treated with good dry hair products in order to restore its shine and moisture. As I have been into luxury hair products for a while I knew what to look for so I turned to an old time favourite, the L’Oreal Professional Absolute Repair hair mask. I doubt there is a better product at such an acceptable price, £12, that would help in dealing with dehydration.

This time though I needed something else, too. My hair needed more aggressive treatment to be brought back to life and this time I decided to try a leave in hair treatment from the same L’Oreal Professional range.
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Make up Lessons

Make Up Essentials

I am a sucker for make up but total rubbish at it! Yes, I did make it to 30+ and I still don’t know how to properly apply eye shadow or an eye liner. My lovely friend Emily was nice enough to show me some tricks when she visited us this Christmas. She did a prolonged tutorial, applying a really nice style make up, but frankly I am not sure I can recreate her instructions.
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Nail it

Revlon Nail Polish

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.
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