The best homemade scrub

Hi guys, today I experimented with some homemade scrubs. You might have already come across everything with sugar but I wanted some "nourishing" aka moisturizing scrub. If you want to know the best combination for homemade scrub keep on reading.

Scrub each week

I always scrub twice a week. My skin and my body. This scrub is made for your body. I have not yet tested this on my face. I suffer from some pigmentation and I do not want to screw up my face more. You need to scrub once or twice a week to keep your body in the best condition.
Your skin will be smoother, you will have a more natural glow and it will just look more healthy. Get rid of the dead cells on your body and discover a nice, smooth skin!

The ingredients

I used oatmeal and coconut oil. Yes cheap as fuck and very efficient.
One cup of rolled oats and a few spoons of coconutoil. Actually I did not know the exact amount of oil I used but i just added coconutoil until I had a smooth mixture!
Put the oats in the blender add the oil and just blend. Pour it in a jar, store in the fridge and it will become hard. After you can store it in the bathroom.

How to use

You can just take a spoon to get the amount of mixture you need. Let it soak in a bit of hot water and start rubbing on your body. You will notice the coconutoil to become liquid again. You can also use this mixture just by dropping a few spoons in hot water. The coconutoil is an amazing moisturizer.

The verdict

This scrub is easy to make. It does not cost a lot. It is easy to store. When you are on a budget or just love to diy, this is your thing! Big plus it is vegan! Ofcourse this scrub is not as amazing as the rub rub rub from Lush but it is just great to use in between. I absolutely just love to try funny things like this sometimes.

Rosy Cheeks face mask by Lush

Hi Guys, another day another Lush review. Want to know what I did the other day, read it here. Today I felt like informing you about this lovely pink face mask that smells like roses. The Rosy Cheeks fresh face mask is one of those that any skin type can use without being scared. Want to discover why this might be the mask for you? Keep on reading. If you ever tried this mask, feel free to share your opinion below.

Rosy Cheeks makes you clean and it’s fresh

These fresh face masks are made of essential oils, fruits, veggies and active ingredients like lemon juice. This is the reasons why the masks can only be kept in the fridge for 3 to 4 weeks. After the masks will still be good but the active ingredients will lose power.
Rosy cheeks is ideal for a sensitive skin. It will give you a deep clean and leaves you with a matte finished, beautiful skin.
the package of the fresh face mask Rosy Cheeks by Lush

Calming rosy roses

A blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil calms the face and restores balance. I love the smell and the texture. It’s an easy to use mask, no little pieces to clean, not strong smell. I guess next to to “Don’t Look At Me” this has to be my favorite face mask. Yes I tried them all. The only thing you have to do before buying is smell the sample. If you do not like the smell it’s not your face mask. I once bought a mask containing tea tree and I could not stand it. My favorite routine is to apply this mask in the tub, relax for 15 minutes and rinse my face. I love the matte finish.

ingredients from Rosy Cheeks by Lush

The best way to take care of your skin

I apply two types of face masks each week. Once a week I apply a green mud mask (Mask of Magnaminty) and the second time I go for this Rosy Cheeks mask. I am one of the lucky few who have no acne at all. I do have a very dry, sensitive skin but this combination seems to work best for me. Before applying a mask I always do a quick scrub. When I have loads of time I go for a Dream Steam toner tab. I will explain this one later this month. Want to learn more about the Lush face masks, just click here!
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The verdict

For my sensitive skin this mask is a real great option. It cleans deep and you will have a soft, matte finish. That I really, really love. I also find this one the one with the best smell. This product is rather expensive, but you can do a few times with one jar. Above you can see a jar that has been used already 3 times. When you collect 5 empty jars you can trade them in the Lush store for a free mask. Just like all Lush products this one is not tested on animals and suitable for vegans!

Did you already tried Rosy Cheeks? How did you like it?

 

Lush Shampoo bar Montalbano

What’s in a name “Montalbano”, when other Lush products have a catchy name this one is rather hard to remember. Ok, I admit it I tried it because it smells amazing. I needed a new shampoo bar and I just took the one that smells the best. Montalbano was actually a pleasant discovery and probably became my favorite shampoo bar. Want to know why this heavenly bar is worth it’s price… keep on reading!

Montalbano, a divine smell

I still try to discover what on earth the name has to do with the product. When I google Montalbano I find out that it’s an Italian inspector with no hair and a region in Italy. Ok, let’s just skip the name. This little bar contains lemonjuice, green olives and rosemary. I guess it is the lemon smell that stole my heart. I am always going for this smell when I buy Lush. I absolutely can suggest you to just go to the store and smell the bar! You will just disvoer exactly what I mean with “divine”.
a picture of the Montalbano bar from Lush

Montalbano shampoo bar the facts

Rosemary cleans your scalp, olives will provide your hair to be more elastic en lemon provides the amazing smell. The lemon will also take off some color of your hair. For the blonds, this is a natural lightning product, if you are a brunette like me you will see some difference. If you just use it once a week you do not have to worry about this. The effect is the same as the sun, I might even say I think it was less effective. Another reason why I love this Montalbano bar is the cleansing effect. I love shampoos that clean my scalp and hair, downside you will have to use a conditioner. My hair felt more dry, but I have this with almost all shampoos. Conditioning is just part of my life. If you have greasy hair you will notice that this bar will take care of your hair.

The verdict

Montalbano is a great shampoo bar, the smell is amazing and it really gives your hair more shine. This product is vegan, not tested on animals and ecofriendly (no packaging).
A shampoo bar is just as easy to use as a regular liquid shampoo. How do you use it:
Rinse your hair and rub it on your scalp, it will create foam and you can wash your hair.
Let the bar dry after use and you will notice that it will last for a rather long time.

Normally you should be able to use a bar for 80 times. Honestly I never counted it, but I have the idea that the are long lasting. Making them great value for money (8€ a bar).
This bar is ideal to pack when you go on holidays because it is solid. Want to know more about the different shampoo bars, go to the page of lush overhere.

 

Boho Green Cosmetics mascara

Hi Guys, today I wanted to introduce to you this lovely make up brand that I discovered at My Dear beautysalon. If you want to discover more about My Dear, you should click here! Boho Green Cosmetics is a French make up brand that is ecofriendly, does not test on animals, it does not hurt your wallet and it has such a high quality.
This brand is rather unknown and that is why I wanted to share this with you!

Boho Green Cosmetics

Boho is a French brand that wanted to make a difference in the ecofriendly market. Most bio/all natural brands are rather expensive. You can pay a high price for make up if you want it to be as good as possible. Boho Green Cosmetics wanted to avoid this, it had to be budgetfriendly and still of high quality. Actually they have succeeded in their goal. The mascara I tested was only €13. Let’s be honest, a rather low price for a great mascara. Boho has over 190 products all in recyclable packages.

This picture is taken at the My Dear Beautysalon, here  is the link from the webpage.

boho green cosmetics at My Dear

Volume and green mascara

Whenever I discover new things I always feel the urge to test them, so I took the “volume and green ” mascara from Boho Green Cosmetics home to give it a try. I always wear mascara from Hema (around €5). The price is amazing, it opens my eyes, but the effect is not that amazing. Especially for a party I love to have a bit more expression.

The packaging from Boho Green Cosmetics

Recyclable, ecofriendly, yet it does look cute and stylish. I also like the fact that only the essential packaging is kept. Boxes? Nope, just the mascara and that’s it! What more do you actually need. Exactly, nothing. If you think that you get less product, you are wrong it’s just because only the necessary part is kept.

The result from Volume and Green Mascara

I took a picture of myself wearing the mascara on one eye and left the other one clean. This picture is not edited, no filter is used this is just the result. So you can actually see that this mascara from Boho Green Cosmetics gives volume and length. I am really happy with the result. Great quality for only €13. I bet you pay more when you visit a MAC store, plus think about the bunnies people!

The verdict

Green? Check.
Volume?Check.
Length? Check.

Let’s say that I was really happy with the result. If you want to have green mascara that provides a high quality for a low price you have to check out this mascara. If you are from around Geel (Belgium, near Antwerp) I can inform you that your lucky. The Boho Green Cosmetics are only available at My Dear beautysalon. So follow her on instagram.

The days when green cosmetics were just for us hippies is long over. This brand is ideal for make up lovers with a heart for animals. Plus all these products are so much better for your own skin. It’s really a win win situation. This is a non-sponsored post, so you know this comes from the heart.

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Make up free days.

Although I love love love love to take of my skin including millions of products I do also love love love love make up free days. I do however feel a bit scared to show my bare face in some situations I do love to wear nothing.

Make up free, it feels so rewarding. Like ” look at me, I am a daredevil”. On the other side I do however feel naked, insecure and less pretty. In Austria I seldom wear make up. Each day is make up free. At work I don’t wear make up, I lost the power.

Somedays I only wear mascara and blush, those days I feel less naked but very confident. As my skin has pigmentation on some parts since a few months I do lost that confidence. I still don’t want to wear make up because I have to.

Your a lady.
Ladies like to be pretty and wear make up. I am a lady who loves to take care of her skin. But I love being natural. No big fuzz, no fake lashes, no fake brows, just a clean face with a natural glow. I do love to have a little tan, just because it hides imperfections. I always wear a high level protection due to my pigmentation, but you do get a color with spf 50!

Strange fact I did go out once without make up and I felt really happy when I saw another woman walking in without make up. It was like ” we are soooooo connected”. 🤔 I asked my boyfriend if he did find it less pleasant but he does not care at all. So the only thing I have to loose is the pressure. The pressure to be like the others.

What I do is rinse and clean my skin twice a day. I use Lush ultrabland, angels on bare skin, pere de noël face jelly, 9 to 5, eau de roma, dark angels and skindrink. I do not use all products at once. Most times I use dark angels or the jelly in the morning. The other products are for the evening. After rinsing I use skindrink in the morning and dr Organic night creme in the evening.Each week I try to scrub each 2 days and at least once a week I use a face mask.

Do you love to wear no make up or are you a real make up junkie?!

My Dear, het diervriendelijke beautysalon

Hoi allemaal,deze week had ik de geweldige kans om het diervriendelijke beautysalon van Geel te ontdekken. My Dear is volledig dierproefvrij en ecologisch. Klink als iets voor “geitenwollensokken”? Totaal niet, als je blijft lezen ga je ongetwijfeld hierover jouw mening aanpassen! Het beautysalon dat je moet bezoeken, dat is My Dear!

Dierproefvrij en hoge kwaliteit

Al lang ben ik enorm bewust bezig met de producten die ik koop, dierproefvrij is in mijn ogen een must. Daarnaast is het natuurlijk altijd fijn als de producten budgetvriendelijk zijn en een hoge kwaliteit bieden. En dat is nu waar My Dear zich op focust. Lieze heeft bewust gekozen voor het beste op de markt! De producten zijn allemaal van zeer hoge kwaliteit en vriendelijk voor jouw portemonnee. De verzorgingsproducten zijn van het merk Naobay en de make up van Boho!

My dear, dat is ontspannen en relaxt naar huis

Gelaatsverzorging bij My Dear dat is heerlijk ontspannen. De producten van Naobay zijn heel lief voor de dieren, het milieu en jouw huid. Je voelt je letterlijk als herboren en mijn huid straalt. Zo hard zelf dat ik onmiddellijk een tweede afspraak maak. Stomen, reinigen, peiling, masker en massage, pure relaxatie! Dit kan ik echt wel meer gebruiken. Ook de dagen nadien heb ik het gevoel dat mijn huid genoten heeft van deze behandeling. Ik ben fan!

 

Boho make up in België

Diervriendelijke make up hoeft niet altijd duur te zijn. De producten van Boho zijn echt budgetvriendelijk en toch top van kwaliteit. Lieze heeft als enige in België deze lijn te koop! De mascara heb ik alvast meegenomen en ongetwijfeld volgt er nog meer. Er is genoeg keuze aan kleurtjes en beter voor het milieu. Lipstick, mascara, oogschaduw, blush, foundation je kan het allemaal bij My Dear kopen.

Valt het op dat ik nogal gek ben van dit concept? Nu je kan ook moeilijk anders, dierproefvrij, hoge kwaliteit en budgetvriendelijk! Daarnaast ben ik echt heerlijk ontspannen buiten gekomen.

Voor wie meer wil weten kan je terecht op de website van My Dear! Ben je van Geel en omstreken? Aarzel niet om dit nieuwe salon te ontdekken!

DIY Lush Bathmelt

Hi guys, another DIY today. I have tried my first Lush diy and I was surprised how easy you can make this bathmelt! Honestly I even want to start doing more Lush diy-things. Want to discover how to save money… keep on reading.

A bathmelt
Bathmelts are actually a moisturizing treat in your bath. Lush sells them for €3,96 and my favorite is you’ve been mangoed! I absolutely love the smell. Actually I believe that my diy can not replace the lush-version. But it’s so budgetfriendly!

Diy-time
All you need is :
A silicon mold
Essential oils- 15-20 drops
Coconut oil, shea butter or cocoa butter
1/2 cup of Baking Soda
Decorations as dried herbs, rose petals…

Mix baking soda with liquid coconut oil in a bowl. I added the amount of coconut oil needed until I had a smooth mass. You can also combine melted cocoa butter and shea butter. Next you can add 15 until 20 drops of essential oils.

My favorite smell is lavender so I bought lavender essential oils and I have added dried lavender as a decoration.

Pour the moisture in the mold and let it become hard again. When it’s too hot place the mold in the fridge. When they are hard you can start using them.

If you want to create a fizzing effect you have to add citric acid. I did not do this because Citric acid makes it more expensive and I did not have it at home.

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As you can see the result is really cute. This is actually a thing I will do again. I am not the most handy person so as you can see this is really easy. No need to be a great diy-person!
I suggest if they are small you can easily use 2 for a large tub. You will smell the essential oils immediately!

Did you ever try this? Please share your diy bathmelt experiences.
Oh do you love lavender as much as me?