Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DIY: Strengthening nail soak

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share with you an all-natural DIY nail soak for strong, healthy fingernails.  This is perfect for those of you who want to grow long fingernails.  All you need are two simple ingredients!  Here's the recipe... 

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon plain gelatin
  • Boil the water.
  • Put the gelatin in a glass and pour the boiling water over it.
  • Mix thoroughly until well combined.
How to use:
  • Let the mixture cool until warm.
  • Soak your nail for about 5 minutes.
  • Take fingers out and massage the mixture on your nails and cuticles.
  • Rinse well.
  • Use several times a week and you should see results in just 2 weeks!

Pour any unused mixture into a resealable container and keep refrigerated.  Of course, gelatin will firm up quickly in the fridge.  Next time you want to pamper your nails, just scoop out the desired amount and warm it in a microwave for a few seconds.  It will melt quickly and be ready to use!

Gelatin is an easy and convenient way to build strong, beautiful nails!

I hope you found this helpful.  If you use this DIY share your results in the comment section below.  Oh, and if you know of a vegan substitute that will work for this DIY, please let me know.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tell L’Oreal: We demand cosmetics without cancer!

Hello everyone!

A few months ago I blogged about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and their online petition asking P&G to remove cancer-causing chemicals from cosmetics.

This time the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ investigation of L’Oreal products exposed a shocking use of carcinogens in its eye make-up.  They also found cancer-causing chemicals in nail polish and hair products made by L’Oreal’s brands Maybelline and Garnier as well as potential contamination with cancer-causing chemicals in anti-ageing creams.

Learn more about what they discovered in L’Oreal make-up and personal care products.

Do you usually read the ingredient list before buying a new beauty products?  I do.  It might sound like a lot of work to study every ingredient before buying a product, but keep in mind that what you’re doing is protecting your body and your health.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday gift guide - 25 gifts for the cold weather

Hello everyone!

The cold weather is finally here.  The current temperature in Malta is 13°C (55°F) which might not be cold for some of you, but it's pretty cold for Malta!  So in today's post I will show you 25 gifts that are perfect for the cold winter weather.  Take a look at my pick:   

1pc Cute Cotton Panda Eye Shade Sleeping Mask Cover Light Blindfold (Random Pattern)
Brand New Lemon Tea Bags Tea Strainers Silicone Teaspoon Filter Infuser (Random Color)

Plush Cushion Comfy Hand Warmer Stuffed Animal Print Pillow
USB Warmer Heater Pad For Water USB Tea Coffee Cup Mug Warmer Heater Pad
Cute Bear Warm Pillow Back Cushion Cosy Blanket Folded Thin Quilt
Snowflake Cute Bear Pattern Warm Trapper Hat Faux Fur Outdoor Hat Cap Winter Earflap Hat
Warm Hand-knitted Hat Adding Wool Knitting Yarn with Two Dangling Poms
Pretty Deer Snowflake Bear Pattern Trapper Hat Faux Fur Outdoor Hat Cap Winter Earflap Hat
1Pc Popular Lady's Hat Lovely Cat's Ear And Pompoms Design Knitted Headwear
Popular Winter Thick Warm Scarf Shawl Cute Animal Pattern Long Wrap Scarf
Soft Big Grids Print Thickened Warm Scarf Shawl Wraps Fashion Women Long Oversized Wraps
Winter Thick Warm Scarf Shawl Solid Color Long Wrap Scarf
1Pair Chic Couple Knitted Touch Screen Gloves Heart Patterned Gloves For Tablet Phone iPhone iPad
1Pair Girls Mitten Knitting Wrist Gloves Winter Warm Christmas Gift
1 pair Cute  snowflake Wool Knitted Thick Gloves Hot Selling
1Pair Cozy Knitted Touch Screen Gloves Candy Colored Design For Tablet Phone iPhone iPad
1Pair Hot-sell Knitted Touch Screen Gloves Plaid Patterned Design For Tablet Phone iPhone iPad
Cute Bear Earmuffs Fluffy Earmuffs Thick Earmuffs
Practical Headband Women's Winter Earmuffs Earwarmers Earlap (Random Colors)
Multi Color Striped Earmuffs Fluffy Earmuffs Knitted Earmuffs (Random Colors)
1Pair Cute Duck Monkey Panda Warm Slipper Women Cotton Soft Plush Indoor Slippers
1Pair Sweet Color Winter Warm Slipper Women Cotton Soft Plush Indoor Slippers
1Pair New Letter Print Women Men Anti-skid Slippers Warm Soft Plush Indoor Slippers
Unisex Cute Animal Print Warm Slipper Cotton Soft Shoes
Unisex Yellow Duck Warm Slipper Cotton-padded Shoes

Do you like my picks?  Which item is your favourite?  My favourite is #10, the holiday winter scarf!  You can find all of these items at Born Pretty Store (10% off discount code SETT10).

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Holiday gift guide - Jewellery under $10

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Holiday gift guide - Jewellery under $10

Hello everyone!

I spent the last couple of days decorating my house!  Getting everything ready for the holiday season is exhausting, but definitely worth it.  However, today I'm back with another holiday gift guide.  For this post I picked women's jewellery under $10!  So, if you are looking for a beautiful budget-friendly gift, take a look at my picks:

Multi Shell Starfish Decor Bracelet Pearl Clustered Bracelet
Multi Shell Starfish Decor Bracelet Pearl Clustered Bracelet

Vintage Black Beaded Choker Collar Bib Necklace Regal Collar Neckace

Elegant Mint Green Flower Multilayer Design Pretty Blue Rhinestone Necklace

Delicate Gold Flower Rhinestone Necklace Posh Pendant Necklace
Boho Multi-layer Pearl Decor Bracelet Posh Steel Ball Bracelet
Earring Fashion Shinning Crystal Drill Sterling Silver Auricular Needle Anti Allergy Design
1Pc Elegant Bracelet Glittered Tiny Colorful Rhinestones Design Bracelet

Popular Multi-layer Pearl Decor Bracelet Posh Steel Ball Bracelet

Pretty Rhinestone Pearl Design Open Ring Posh Midi Ring

1 Pair Earrings Fancy Fashion Retro Topaz Jewelry Round Earrings

Vogue Faceted Stone Chain Link Ring Boho Bracelet

I really love the 11 items I picked for this gift guide and hope you do too.  I found all these jewellery pieces at Born Pretty Store.  The site offers free shipping worldwide!  Enjoy shopping and don't forget to use the discount code SETT10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase.  Which item is your favourite?  Leave a comment and let me know! 

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday gift guide for the make-up junkie

Hello everyone!

December is here and that means the Holidays have arrived.  This year I'm going to post various holiday gift guides.   This first gift guide is all about that special make-up junkie in your life, be it your sister, mother, girlfriend or wife.  So, if you are looking for the perfect present, take a look at my picks:

Holiday Gift Guide For The Make-up Junkie

Stila Radiant Beauty Set

This set includes a One Step Illuminate, Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in peony, All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in rose gold and Lip Glaze in guava.  And a  gold bangle by BaubleBar, plus a $10 gift card to  

Stila Best of Black Set

This set includes a Jewel Eye Shadow in black diamond, Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in stingray, Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in intense black and Major Major Lash Mascara in black.  And a bracelet by BaubleBar, plus a $10 gift card to  

Stila Sparkling Rose Set

This set includes a Jewel Eye Shadow in golden topaz, Deluxe Lip Glaze in kaleidoscope and Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in lillium.  And a rose gold bracelet by BaubleBar, plus a $10 gift card to 

Sue Devitt Limited Edition Lip & Cheek Palette

This portable palette features expertly selected, universally flattering neutral shades that brighten the eyes, add contour to the cheeks and offer gloss to the lips.

LORAC The Royal PRO Eye Collection - 3

The Royal Pocket PRO includes: PRO Liquid Eyeliner, and PRO Mascara that are fit for a Queen, Gold from the original PRO Palette, Cocoa from the PRO Palette 2, and an exclusive PRO shade in Ivory, all in our velvety smooth, long lasting formula.

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette

The Glamour Eye and Lip Palette holds 30 colorful shades and comes in an elegant rose gold case with a matching lip brush.  It's a dazzling choice for any makeup lover. PureGloss Lip Gloss, in five shades: Shimmering: Snow Berry, Beach Plum, Pink Candy. Sheer: Bellini, Crabapple. PureMoist Lipstick, in 10 shades: Neutrals: Sarah, Abigail. Pinks and Corals: Liz, Lucy, Madison, Abigail, Rikki.

Diego Dalla Palma La Palette

The ultimate in smokey eye palettes. A medley of 8 very wearable eye-shadows that range right through from violet to darkest matte black to emerald turquoise making it effortless to create on trend smokey eyes on any skin tone.

Jane Iredale Perfectly Nude Shadow Kit

Make-up eye-shadow kit to create natural nude look.  Perfectly Nude Eye Shadow Kit includes the following colors: Cream, Foxy, Cappuccino, Antique Gold and Copper. 

Colorescience Pro Corrector Kit

This handy palette contains a selection of foundations, concealors and bronzers that can be used separately or blended together to hide imperfections including dark under eye circles, acne blemishes, skin redness, scars and more.

Stila 'In the Light' Natural Eye Shadow Palette

A beautiful, natural palette with 10 shades of Stila's award winning eye-shadow formula including Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone, Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky and Ebony black.  Palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick shade in Damsel, a matte chocolate brown.

Butter London Holiday 2014 Lippy Set - The Posh Pout - 4

This unique 2 in 1 formula is a highly pigmented, long lasting lipstick with the shine of a gloss.   Kit Includes 4 shades of LIPPY Liquid Lipstick: Toff,  Come to Bed Red, Trout Pout and Yummy Mummy.

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