Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Homemade lip scrub

During these cold months we have to nurture our skin, hair and nails much more than usually. My lips are a special problem to me. They are always chapped, whether it's hot or cold weather. Lip balms help me in a very short time and then everything starts over again. I think this happens because I do not drink enough water. But I really don't like to drink a lot of water. Although, I think I will try it in the future.
I decided to make homemade lip scrub, so I can always use it when my lips are really chapped like these days. And of course, it is always better to use homemade products than those that are full of chemicals.
The ingredients I used:
  1. honey;
  2. extra virgin olive oil;
  3. granulated sugar;
  4. vanilla sugar ;
  5. small teaspoon;
  6. small container.

The container I've been using is a Manhattan creamy blush container. I just washed it very well. It's very small, there are only seven grams in it.

First, add a small amount of granulated sugar and then a little larger amount of vanilla sugar. the reason I love to use vanilla sugar is the way it exfoliates.Then add one teaspoon of the extra virgin olive oil. Mix it all together. It's very important not to add more oil, because it may be too oily and smooth. You can also use coconut oil, which will give a wonderful scent to it. 

Then add honey and stir well again. I love it when a lip scrub is a little thicker, so I added more vanilla sugar. It smells divine!

This scrub leaves the lips so soft and nourished. After that, just coat them with good lip balm and enjoy.
Sugar helps to remove dead skin, and extra virgin olive oil, besides being an excellent skin moisturizer, helps to stimulate cell repair for firmer and smoother skin.
And there are many beauty benefits of honey. It is antibacterial, full of antioxidants and extremely moisturizing and soothing,
You can make the body scrub this way, too.

And, this is my final product. It's so small and cute, I can just put it in my bag and carry with me whenever I need it. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

What's in my bag?

What's in my bag posts are one of my favorites posts to read and favorites YouTube videos to watch. Actually, I really like to see other peoples photos of their bag stuff. So, I decided to make post like that and I hope you'll like it. :)

I've just pumped out everything I have in my bag at this moment. The candle is here just for decoration. :) But, this Glade candle is amazing! Omg, it smells wonderful! It is limited edition in Warm Spice scent. Just amazing! My whole room is smelling so warm and nice right now.
My current most used bag is the Mona leather bag. I've shown this bag in one of my previous post already. I don't think there is any particular name for this bag. It's just very quality and big bag by one of the most popular Serbian brand Mona. I don't think I carry a lot of stuff with me, but my bag is always so heavy. I don't know why. :) And, what is in my bag right now:

  • My Linea wallet in blue colour. I really love this wallet, my mum bought it for me last year. It's so big, I can put all my cards, cash and resets in there.
  • I carry with me two notebooks, I don't know why.
  • Small vintage double mirror. I'm obsessed  with this mirror, it's so nice.
  • My lucky pen. I passed the last few exams using this pen.
  • The keys for my house and my car keys.
  • Davidoff Cool Water perfume.
  • Tic-tac for fresh breath.
  • Balea hand sanitizer.
  • Yves Rocher Redberries hand cream and the small package of Nivea cream.
  • Two lipsticks, the Rimmel Apocalips in 101 celestial and the Manhattan Soft Matt lipcream in 53M.
  • Two chapsticks, the Labello Fruity Shine in Peach and the Yves Rocher Redberries lip balm
  • The case for my car documents, which I carry in my bag always.
  • And, of course, my phone, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you who are reading this post! I wish you health, happiness and fulfillment secret desires. I think the best way to start 2015. here on my blog is by sharing with you my New Year's Resolutions and things that made me happy at the end of 2014. So let's start! :)))
  1. My first New Year's resolution is to eat healthier, much more vegetables and fruits and less meat.
  2. Start exercise regularly.
  3. Be more positive and stop worrying about every little thing.
  4. Find a job.
  5. Be more generous and show more often people I care about how much I love them.
  6. Be more creative.
  7. Enjoy life to the fullest.
  8. Make every single day special and productive in some way. 
  9. Laugh more.
  10. Surround myself with positive people who make me happy and avoid the opposites of them as much as possible.
These are not that big resolutions in life, but they are special to me and enough to make my life much more happier and complete. And who else but me every single year decide to exercise more? :)

Now, things that made me happy at the end of 2014. :)
  • Holiday spirit and decorations make this time the best time of the year! I'm like a big child, all Christmasy and sparkly stuff make me so so happy! I am the first in my family who put the decorations and Christmas tree on and I don't care. I enjoy it! :)))

  • Next is my trip to Graz. I went with my boyfriend there and it was beautiful. All Christmas decorations and fairy lights made the whole experience surreal. I'm so happy I was able to go there, especially in this time of the year. 

  • And here are some bits and bobs that made me happy lately.

I have a very thin fingers and I find it very difficult to find a ring that suits me. When I found this golden rings and knuckle rings I was happy to the Moon and back! I'm so happy I finally found them! I have a little bow, heart, scull and some other undefined forms of them. And this gold necklace makes my simple outfits more interesting and sophisticated.

These Yves Rocher products are amazing! Some of them I bought in Graz, and some I received as a gift. I've been using raspberry hand cream and lip balm for some time now and I love them! The best hand cream and lip balm that I've ever used. And smell! Everything smells so good! This shower gel with the scent of coffee is amazing. It smells like a freshly made coffee. 
While I was there I've tried several Zara perfumes and really liked the White perfume. It was on sale and very inexpensive, so I bought my mom and myself one. The smell is very nice, gentle, floral, clean, perfect for spring and summer, and the packaging is pretty elegant.

And this beauty was with me on New Year's Eve. I had only a few drops of it, so I thought it was appropriate to wear it that special night. I love this fragrance, it's so sparkly, fresh, but yet so floral, feminine and sophisticated. 

This is a little update about things that made me happy lately and New Year's Resolutions. 
What are your New Year's Resolutions? Do you have any?