Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Dove Hair Rescue

Now that it is getting colder outside my hair is in desperate need of a little pamper session. The freezing weather is not doing anything good for my long locks. Since my hair is very long at the moment, I need to take care of it anyway. Let’s begin with making my hair super soft, silky and smooth.
I am trying out these products from Dove for a while now. I am using the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil and the Dove Oxygen Hydration Soufflé Mask. Will this be the perfect combo to tame my hair?

‘‘Dove Pure Care Dry Oil is perfect for all hair types. It is a lightweight, non-greasy formula with African macadamia oil. It instantly helps replenish lipids, it softens and adds shine. You can use it before you wash your hair as a nourishing treatment or before styling to protect your hair and control frizz.’’
I normally have a love/hate relationship with hair oils, but this one definitely fits in the love category. It has the perfect, oily consistency and my hair soaks it up like it is in desperate need of a hair treatment. The scent is also quit nice and leaves my hair smelling very delicious. My long locks are super soft, silky and there is no frizz to be seen. This is definitely a new, discovered favourite!

‘‘Dove Oxygen Hydration Soufflé Mask is a lightweight, luxurious mask and adds a lot of moisture to the hair. You can use it weekly to add light-weight nourishment and moisture to get a beautifully, volumized finish.’’
The mask is a whipped, airy cream that melts into my locks. I just put a lot of product in my dry hair, twirl the hair into a bun and let it soak in for a pretty long time. After I have washed my hair it feels so soft and smooth. Just unbelievable how it makes my hair feel. Even though, it says you get a volumized finish, it weighs my hair down a bit. Not that I have a lot of volume normally, but it just does nothing to give me a nice, volumized hair-do. Nonetheless it makes my hair super soft and keeps the frizz away.

This is the perfect remedy to save my locks from the winter that is upon us!

Have you tried these products already?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Fall Mug Cake

The internet is an amazing thing. We share our experiences, our opinions and we get inspired by many new things. See here a phenomenon that I had never heard off, until Cassie from Blogilates uploaded a video with her version of a delicious mug cake.
I am a sweet tooth, so the fact that I can eat cake in less than ten minutes excites me a lot. I have fallen in love with mug cakes and I am trying a lot of different recipes to find the BEST one out there. Today I decided to share my own version, since I love experimenting and this time it turned out to be quite delicious.
A perfect fall treat that is very healthy as well. The flax seeds and chia seeds contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which are very good for your heart and give your skin a beautiful glow. I have been eating these little seeds for a very long time and I can definitely see a difference. This basically means I put them in everything I make. The ginger powder and cayenne pepper will give your metabolism a huge boost, which is nice for the people who want to drop some extra pounds before the festive season.

What do you need?
1 banana
1 egg
3 tablespoons of oats
1 tablespoon of buckwheat flour (or any other kind)
1 tablespoon of flax seeds
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
A handful of raisins
A handful of walnuts
Pinch of ginger powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper             
Lots of cinnamon
Coconut oil
Any kind of syrup

Any type of fruit; I used raspberries, but apple sprinkled with a bit cinnamon is also amazing!

Step 1: Mash the banana in a bowl and add the egg. Whisk it all together until you get one consistency.
Step 2: Add the oats, buckwheat flour, flax seeds, chia seeds, ginger powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon and mix it all until it is smooth.
Step 3: Add the walnuts and raisins to your mixture and mix it again.
Step 4: Melt a teaspoon of coconut oil in a mug by putting the mug in the microwave. After the oil is melted, make sure that the inside of the mug is covered in a thin layer of coconut oil.
Step 5: Scoop the banana mixture in the mug and put it in the microwave at 600 for 2-2 ½ minutes. You might need to check if it needs a bit more or less time in the microwave, but 2-2 ½ minutes works fine for me.
Step 6: Make sure the mug cake falls out when you put the mug upside down. If this does not happen you can take a knife around the edges of the cake and it will fall out. Add a bit of syrup on the mug cake and serve it with some fresh fruit. Super yummy and the perfect breakfast!

What is your favourite mug cake recipe?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Zoella Beauty

A pamper day is something I really need at the moment. I finished all my exams and the cold that I am having is almost gone. So a nice, relaxing day is just what I need.
A while ago I ordered some products from the Zoella Beauty range. A bit of a risk since I could have hated the scent of the products, but I trust Zoe enough to know that her products would smell amazing.
My purchase consists of the Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar and the Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful. These two products seemed most appealing to me when I looked at the Zoella Beauty range on Feel Unique. I adore the packaging of the entire line. It is sweet, girly and very Zoella.

The Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful has an amazing scent. Scents are definitely a tricky thing, since not everyone likes the same scents. It is very light, fruity and floral. It smells quite fresh and a splash of this body mist is the perfect start to my day. Since it is a body mist the scent is not very noticeable at the end of the day, but I just take my cute bottle with me and spritz this beauty multiple times throughout the day. Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist, 45ml, €12,35

If you know me, you know that I adore baths. I have loved them since I was a kid and since my discovery of the Lush Bath Bombs my love for baths has grown more and more. So obviously the Fizz Bar is right up my street. I love that it looks like a chocolate bar and you can break pieces off. This way you can have multiple baths with one bar. It has the same scent as Blissful Mistful, which I love, but the scent does not last very long. I only used two pieces, so maybe it would be different if I used the entire bar, but I thought that was a bit too much. It does not give you a coloured, bubbly bath; not that I was expecting that, but a hint of colour or a sprinkle of glitter would be a nice addition. Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar Fragranced Bath Fizzer, 200g, €6,50

Overall a cute and exciting range that looks great, smells amazing and is very affordable.  A trip to Superdrug is definitely on the agenda when I go to London in less than two months! *exciting face*

Have you tried anything from Zoella Beauty?
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