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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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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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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Clinique Airbrush Concealer Review

My Rating: ★★★★★

Clinique Airbrush Concealer

I have been using it for way to long so thought I’d share a review.
When I first discovered that I have to take extra care for my under-eye dark circles, I had never used any make up apart from lipstick, and had no idea what product to buy to help me hide my under-eye fatigue. Having very poor knowledge in what’s what in the make up world, I bought a foundation. At first I thought it does well, but after a few weeks I realised it looks very unnatural, makes my under-eye area look pale and my eyes felt tired and watery. Then a friend told me I had bought the wrong product, a product I should never use for eye circles!
After that I tried a couple of corrector sticks which were cheap beauty products and as rule has it you get what you pay for. They also look unnatural, wipe off very easily and feel sticky. That was when I walked into a big Boots store, stopped on the first stand (which happened to be Clinique) and spent £11 on a tiny eye concealer stick.
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Link Love

Umbrellas hanging from a ceiling

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.
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