2-Minute Updated Messy Bun

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Ages ago, I did a blog post entitled “How To:  Messy Bun”. It was one of my first ever posts, and let’s be honest, it wasn’t that great, so today I am bringing you an update to the disaster, to the best of my ability. By the way, hair blog posts are SOOO much more difficult to do than regular posts, it’s so hard to explain everything and also show, but I tried my best to make this somewhat clear for y’all, my community, ma’ peeps.

 

You’ll need…

  • 2 hair ties
  • optional, several bobby pins

 

Directions:

  • put your hair up in a ponytail, like so

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(ay yo all my bare-faced fellas wussuuuup)

  • twist your hair, once again, like so:

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…and form it in kind of a rose’s shape (v hard to explain, there you go, take the photo)

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My hair is actually quite uneven, so you can see bits of hair peaking out, but I think I quite like the effect they’re giving, it makes it all look messily-put-together, if that makes sense. x

  • now secure it all down w your other hair tie. To make it messy, LITERALLY pull bits of hair out of the ‘rose’ and from the base, so that the baby-hair disastrous situation from above seems…somewhat unnoticeable.

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Love ya. Cheers, bye x

i,l,

Simple Steps to Detox | The Ultimate Guide

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Today we are discussing everything detox. Before we dive into it, let’s first see what ‘detox’ means:

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a period when you stop taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, or drugs into your body for a period of time, in order to improve your health:

So there’s that.  And what this definition claims is correct, meaning that you need to let go of ‘harmful foods’ and everything in order to be healthy, but that’s not really what a detox fully is.

So when you research your shizz on a ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’, you usually find very techincal-complicated-medical-sounding stuff, that you are not really there for. The purpose of a ‘cleanse’ is to remove ‘unwanted’ things from your body, supposedly purify a certain organ, like your liver, or colon, and you’re just not into it for that. Maybe you don’t actually need to purify an organ, you just want to realx a bit and feel better about yourself. And cleanses usually are pretty strict, and after the few blogs I’ve read, the things they tell you to get are FULL of chemicals, which is the EXACT OPPOSITE of why you’re ‘cleansing’ yourself. Of course, not all of them are like that. In my opinion, which might be wrong, a detox is NOT a diet. Again, I am FAR off a professional on this topic, but still. If you just want to feel cleaner and more relaxed in a short period of time, without necessarily dragging yourself into a big responsibility like that, this might be the post for you. This is what I like to call, a “Multi-Detox”, because not only will it make your skin and body feel and look better, it’ll also make you FEEL better.

 

 

Step One – Drink Loads Of Water


 

Hydrating yourself is KEY to a healthier lifestyle, better skin and better body. Try drinking 8-12 glasses a day, and when you do, don’t just chug it in all at the same time, to get it done. You need to do tiny sips every 5 minutes, so that you don’t just wee all the water out, because that ain’t hydrating. If, for some reason, you don’t like the taste of water, I also like adding a few lemon wedges in it, it just gives it such a nice and refreshing flavour!

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Step Two – Replace Sugars


 

Sugar is ‘sweet cocaine’, or ‘white death’, and it seems that today it is put in absolutely EVERY food item there is. Even in YOGHURT. I actually went to my local supermarket a few days ago and looked for a yoghurt with absolutely no sugar in it, and even the ones that say “100% BIO” had around 3 or 4 grams of sugar, which is CRAZY! The ONLY yoghurt in the store that I found that truly was sugar-free, was a soy one, that I had experienced before and tasted HORRIBLE. And all this rave about sugar being put in aliments started from a TV show segment I saw a couple days earlier, and it FREAKED me out! We apparently consume about 2 TONS of sugar each year! CRAZY. I thought it was straight-up BS, but I researched it, and apparently it is true. On aliments, sugar has hundreds of ‘nicknames’, whether it’s ‘Carbohydrates of which sugars’, ‘carrot extract’, ‘sugar cane extract’, it’s everywhere. A great replacement for sugar is stevia, and if you want to completely detox yourself, you might as well eat homemade foods with stevia instead of sugar.

 

 

Step Three – Exfoliate


 

Not only will exfoliators brush away the dead skin and will leave your skin baby-soft, they will actually also brush away toxins from your face, and you’ll just feel better in general. They’re also really fun to do  😉

This is my favourite exfoliator/scrub recipe, it always increases my mood and makes my skin feel very nice:

Organic Chocolate Scrub:

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • half a teaspoon of powdered carob

You just mix them all together and slightly brush your face with it, then wash it off with some water. It’s amazing!

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Step Four – Have a 30-minute Walk Every Evening


 

We’ve talked about this before, so you know what a walk can do, for me at least. It just helps making my mind up and sorting my thoughts out. It also is great to get out the house more often, and I recommend you go out in the evenings, especially now since it is summer, because you won’t get too hot, it will be the right amount of warm and you’re also moving your body, which is super important.

I’ve also told you that music helps a lot. Here is a tiny playlist with relaxing music that I think might also help you.

Beyonce – All Night

Troye Sivan – EASE

Lady Gaga – Artpop

The Chainsmokers – All We Know

Zed, Alessia Cara – Stay

 

 

Step Five – Sleep More!


 

I see you, all-nighters, taking Buzzfeed quizzes at 3 am to find out what kind of fruit you are, or what % chances you have of being an alien, or which one of Beyonce’s twins you are, I SEE YOU. Seriously though, try to go to bed before midnight, I’m still personally working on that, but my goal is to be able to fall asleep the moment I put my head on my pillow. A great hack for that is not sleeping with your electronic devices in the room, because A) They radiate you, and B) They might disturb your slumber, so yeah. Also, sleeping more is just going to obviously make you feel more hyped and stuff like that, and who doesn’t like sleeping?? I could stay in all day and sleep. It’s my favourite thing ever, after eating. Oh my god, I’m slowly turning into Garfield. You know, that ginger cat that did NOTHING but sleep and eat lasagna? ME AF. Anyway, if you are having trouble falling asleep, drink a glass of vanilla soy milk with a bit of honey in it. You’ll be set to bed in no time, it’s amazing!

 

 

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

i,l,

My Go-to Everyday Hairstyle this Summer

Hey, y’all

I don’t know about you, but sometimes, especially in summertime, I just don’t know what to do with my hair, and whenever I try one of those very fancy looking hairstyles on Tumblr, I end up looking like the horse from this meme:

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It would just look a mess, so when I saw this hairstyle, that is SUPPOSED to look messy, I thought to myself: JACKPOT. So hair‘s how you get the look. (welcome to pun city.)

You will need:

  • 2 hair ties (that’s literally all you need)

 

Directions:

Start off by putting a bit of your hair up like so:

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Then, twist the ponytail that you obtained and roll it around the hair tie, to make it kind of look like a rose. After that, secure it with your other hair elastic. If it looks bad, trust me, it’s just fine.

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Now, make it messier by pulling bits of hair from the bun, just until it looks the way you want it to.

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And that’s it!

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I really do hope that you give this a try yourself, because it really is super easy and looks cute. xx

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

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Greetings, Hot Weather|Summer Essentials

Hey, y’all

Holy cow, this school year has gone by faster than twitter drama. Not funny.

And, since we have reached this glorious time of the year, where we either have to hide from the death ball in the sky and stay as secure as possible in this *hot* mess of a weather (get it), or just go outside and enjoy the su-…is that what normal people do?

So today we are talking about essentials, which I’m going to show through these a e s t h e t i c a l l y  p l e a s i n g  photos. Here you go! Enjoy  😀

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The Actual List:

  • Sunnies

Sunglasses are so very important, not only because they protect your eyeballs, but they also make things much easier and comfortable to look at and spice up your outfit, which is what makes them absolute essentials.

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  • Sun Lotion + SPF Chapstick

This one is pretty staple, like “yeah, we get it, sun lotion, whatever.” WELL, since it’s so basic you MUST wear it, it will save yer butt later on. Also, buy SPF chapstick, since your lips are just as important as your skin. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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  •  Tilted Lip Balm + Moisturising Balm

You may not believe this, but my lips actually get twice as dry and chapped in summertime as they do in wintertime. Maybe it’s because of those REALLY hot summers, where the air is always so dry, they just affect my lips. So that is also very important.

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  • Bomb-ass Shower Gels

Since the weather is obviously a lot hotter, you’re probably gonna take a few more showers than usual, which means you’re gonna go through a lot of shower gels, which also means that you’re gonna smell like them for some time, so you might as well just get the best scents EVER. My personal favourites are Peony and Juniper Breeze by Bath and Body Works. Peony is just a bit more floral and sweeter and gives me the idea of roses, and then we have Juniper Breeze, which reminds me of a hot summer day underneath an apple tree. Very refreshing! Here are the key notes:

Peony: Peony Petals, Garden Rose, Sandalwood

Juniper Breeze: Juniper Leaves, Green Apple, Blue Jasmine, Fresh Woods, Dewy Musk

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  • Fragrance

You obviously need a fragrance, and my personal fave is Black Opium, smells lovely!

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  • Waterproof Mascara

Pool parties, eh? Naaaaah. But if that is your thing, waterproof mascara is always a priority, or just every day, when the air is especially humid.

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  • A Good Blush and A Pinky Lipstick

If you want a look to look more natural, the ideal way is with bronzer, or blush in my case, since I get reaaally tan in the summer. Like literally. My skin tone gets like 847 shades darker. Not kidding.

I personally find that summertime makes lipsticks look 3 times better, but I think pinky lipsticks look the best out of all, but we all have different personal opinions.

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  • Sunhats

Do we even have to say anything about this? Do you want to get insolation? No? Good, then wear a damn sunhat. Plus, they look real cute.

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  • Cute and Comfortable Sandals

Our feet need a break. They need to breathe. And how do you get that to happen? Sandals. But who wants to spend a whole 7 and a half minutes putting them on? That’s why they have to be comfy and easy to slip into. Those are the ideal shoes ❤

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And that’s it!

I hope that I’ve helped you with this little list, I’ve really enjoyed writing it xxx.

Love ya. Cheers, bye

ss

Here are the links:

Sunglasses: Stradivarius (pink)

SPF Lip Balm: Piz Buin

Peony Shower Gel: B&BW

Juniper Breeze Shower Gel: B&BW

Blush: Bourjois in Rose Coupe de Foudre

Miss Pupa Lipstick in Nude Rose: PUPA

Waterproof Mascara: Lancome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favourite L’Oreal Products

Hey, y’all

I am sure that you’ve heard of L’Oreal products. They are absolutely amazing, they’re one of my personal faves. This is #notspons btw, these are all my personal opinions. Let me know if I should do this with other brands, I would love to.

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1. Perfect/ True Match Foundation

I know I’ve mentioned this loads before, and no, I do not wear make-up whatsoever, but every now and then, a special occasion pops up, like prom or whatever, and you just find it appropriate to give yourself a glow-up. And since my skin is great, I don’t really have acne or anything like that, I find that full-coverage foundations make me look cakey for some reason. So this is perfect for me! It blends nicely, it covers anything decently, but again, not full-coverage. GREAT

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2. Brow Artist- Plumper

“You have great eyebrows. Omg shook.” A lot of people have told me that (including the ‘shook’ part) It is true, me brows are full naturally, so a lot of product on them looks odd, but sometimes they look patchy, again, I don’t know why? But why this product? Well. Its brush really attracted me, since I didn’t really like using pencils. And it has great tint distribution, if you will. I feel like, whenever I put it on, it spices up the areas that need to and only that, you get me?

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3. Collection Exclusive Nude Lipcolor (J. Lo)

I love this lipstick loads, because it’s pretty close to my actual lip colour, which is great, because not many shades of lipstick look good on me. I find that coral, peachy colours look best on me, or just something that resembles my actual lips.

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4.  Super Liner- Duo Precision

This is just a good ol’ eyeliner, but I like the applicator, because it’s a slight tad thicker than the others, which makes it easier for me, i dunno. I’m weird like that.

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5. Skin Perfection Purifying Gel Wash

I have already mentioned this in a previous post  , so. Basically, whenever I break out a tad, I wash my face with it and everything is fine again, plus it removes make-up perfectly, which is always a plus  🙂

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Here are a few of my fave L’Oreal products!

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

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Here are the links:

  1. Perfect/ True Match Foundation
  2. Brow Artist
  3. Lipstick
  4. Liner
  5. Gel Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Top Pinky Lipsticks

Hey, y’all

So, I don’t really wear make-up, for the sole reason that I don’t think my face really needs it, like most girls I know. I pretty much am blessed. Also, the concept of foundation scares me. Like ya, special events, maybe. But every single day? HELL NAW. Sorry, I just don’t like putting cement on my skin  :/ ( I’m not sayin all foundations are crappy, there surely are some that get the job done nicely+ hydrate and nourish) But what’s with all this foundation rambling, when you’re here for lipstick?

I personally LOVE lipsticks. They complete any look, and I just find that sometimes it’s nice giving yourself a bit of a tint, plus they make GREAT selfie material  😉

So, without further ado, here are my top pinky lipsticks.

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And, here you have my sad, sad, saaad attempt of me swatching them. Don’t you dare judge me. ( btw, I pretty much chose them for different looks, like the Pupa ones are a bit more sheer, more a softer, more natural look, and the other 2 were a bit more pigmented and more matte.)

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Love ya. Cheers, bye x

ss

Here are the links:

MAC Lipstick in B9

L’Oreal Paris Lipstick in 131

Clarins Lipstick in 04 Tropical Pink

Miss Pupa Lipstick in 101

Miss Pupa Lipstick in 402

 

 

 

Skincare Bits I’m Currently Obsessed With

Hey, y’all

So, for me, my skin is A GIFT FROM THE GAWDS. Lol, but seriously, I try to treat it the way it’s supposed to be treated. So here are 5 bits that I consider are absolute essentials

1.Dead Sea Hand Cream

You know. I’m quite picky with hand cremes, since I absolutely HATE the greasy sensation it leaves afterwards. It’s as if someone would stroke a balloon or something cringey like that. Like, BLOODY HELL.

Anyway, so I actually recently got this from a friend that went to Israel ( so I have no idea where to get it from :/ sorry m8 ) and instantly fell in love with it. It feels just a bit scrubby, which is SOO satisfying, and it hydrates my skin like NO OTHER. My skin feels in te end hydrated, not greasy. Win win win!

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2. L’Oreal Skin Perfection

I personally love this one and I use it before face masks, since it helps unclog pores AND get rid of potential spots that might appear.

But, when I’m feeling like a good girl, I rub it on my face to go to bed feeling all fresh and set too sleep. Also, when I go to parties and I might have played a bit with make-up *cheeekyy* it takes it off so easily. This is like a 3-in-one combo! Bloody perfection ( get it, cause like its name already has ‘perfection’ in it, like.. alright I’ll go home )

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3.Dove Rich Nourishment Cream

Similar to the first one, but I like to use it on less ‘serious’ cases. Still great, though. Again, chose it because it doesn’t leave my skin greasy at all. Love it!

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4.Bio-oil

Bio-oil is an item that pretty much changed my life. I used it on old scars and worked amazing! It’s also hydrating and nourishing, which is always good, so yah.

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5. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is great for your nails. It actually is the main ingredient of many high-quality cuticle oils, so yeah, now you know. I also use it on my face sometimes, when I just feel like it. Long story short, jojoba oil is great.

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So here you have them all:

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Hope you enjoyed this and that I hopefully gave you some ideas for your personal stash hehe  🙂

Love ya. Cheers, bye ❤

ss

Here are the links:

Dead Sea Hand Cream (similar)

L’Oreal Skin Perfection Purifying Skin Wash

Dove Rich Nourishment Cream

Bio-oil

Jojoba Oil

 

Glitter Freckles: How & Why

Hey, y’all

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So, my whole life, I’ve wanted blue eyes, dimples and freckles. YEP, ALL THREE. I mean, there are contacts and pierces, but HOW do you get freckles?!?!?!!!111??1?111

Answer: make-up, specifically, GLITTER. And it’s SO easy! You just dump it on your face. I MEAN, how hard could THAT be?

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I personally love it. It makes great selfie content, but I wouldn’t reaally wear it in public, since I don’t want people to think that I’m missing some neurons 😀

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

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Tiramisu Truffles

 

Hey y’all

My favourite dessert is Tiramisu. I BLOODY LOVE IT. And I really wanted some, but waiting 24 hours for it to chill?! HELL NAH. So that’s why I’m currently typing this on my laptop for you. There you go, it’s so easy:

Ingredients:

  • 140ml warm coffee;
  • 250gr mascarpone;
  • 24 finger biscuits;
  • 1 tbs sugar;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar.

Preparation Mode:

  1. Break the finger biscuits in half and grind them in one of those kitchen robots or whatever it’s called until you get a fine powder and put it in a bowl.

 

2. Make some coffee and pour it over the powder and let sit for 10 mins.

 

3. Mix the mascarpone, sugar’s and vanilla extract together, till you ge

4. Put the cream over the coffee and  mascarpone mixture and mix it up.

 

5. Shape them into little balls and roll them around in some cocoa powder and then, refrigerate them for 25 minutes.

 

And, here is the final result:

 

You have NO IDEA how good they taste!! They are AMAZING OH MY GOD

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Hope you enjoyed it too ❤

Love ya. Cheers, bye ❤

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How To: Messy Bun

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Hey, so today I’m going to show you how to achieve a Messy Bun. I have to say, that I don’t do this every single day, I only do when my hair is incredibly greasy, which happens, since I only wash my hair once a week (I know, it seems gross, but the more often you wash your hair, the more you damage it), and this hairstyle hides it perfectly  😀

So, here is the ‘tutorial’:

You will need…:

  • Hair donut;
  • 2 hair ties;
  • bobby pins are optional;

 

 

Steps:

  1. Brush your hair and separate your fringe (if you have one) from the rest of it.

2. Put your hair in a high ponytail, the higher, the better

 

3. Put on your hair donut, (but if you don’t have one, you can just wrap your hair around the hair tie like a rose, and secure it down with another elastic) and put your hair over it, as usual, and secure it with a band.

 

 

4. Wrap the excess hair around and under the elastic, kind of stuffing it in there.

 

5. Make it messy! Pull hair from here and there, also in the actual bun, till you get as much volume you want  🙂

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And here is the finished result:

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This hairstyle is stupid easy, looks cute and is very practical. I really hope you’ll give it a try. Love ya. Cheers, bye ❤

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