Our Spring Beauty List

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Spring is here, we are happy and indulging in everything that this hopeful season is bringing at us: a bit of sun, a bit of rain, loads of good coffee, yoga and cake in all forms and flavours..We are also, of course treating our faces and bodies to some love, and wanted to share our spring favourites with you:

We want to permanently smell of lily during these three months and this body lotion smells amazing.

We use our favourite organic version of the Eight Hours Cream made from Sweden with love.

We make sure everything we own smells of lavender by making this spray in our kitchen…

….we also make our own scrub from everything our cupboard has to offer.

We go natural and stay away from all the bad mascaras out there.

We fake a tan relentlessly (and forget we wanted to “look natural”).

And of course we can‘t help but splurging on some French beauty must-haves.

Happy spring dear readers:)

MY FAVOURITE (AND LESS FAVOURITE) BEAUTY PRODUCTS THIS WINTER

So this has been a pretty shitty cold winter, and we only have one month to go (please winter gods please please). Therefore I thought I‘d share the products which saved my skin this winter..and also what compromised it.

My big DOs:

This oil deserves a beauty Oscar.

This was the best DIY for dry and cracked lips that did what no products could do.

(Budget) Lavender was the best remedy after a cold day.

The best peeling ever only has one cheap ingredient.

I (almost) stopped using hair oil thanks to these two..

..But when I did use oil this one was my saviour.

This splurge was well worth it.

My big NOOOOs: 

I do not get the hype around this mask.

This hair mask left me wishing for more.

This elixir should have contained more magic.

This mascara made my lashes go uuuuuh.

This Kiehls product was a waste of my money.

So this was my winter in a nutshell. Share yours in the commentary field!

 

Le Petit Marseilles Miel de Lavande Shower Cream Review

Pros:

Cheap and smells great.

Cons:

Can rarely be found outside of France.

More:

I adore this soap. It costs about 2 euro, when bought in France. This particular one smells of lavender and honey, leaves you and your bathroom smelling of sweetness, and does not kill your wallet. I know that some upscale stores sell this brand pricy outside of France, but please dont be tricked, and order it from a friend who is going to Paris rather then killing your wallet.

The soap does not dry out your skin, lathers well and you dont need much.

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarstar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

Tried this product yourself? Rate it below (“Rate this”). If you have any comments, feel free to add them as well (“Leave a reply”).

Budget Tip: Self-made freshening linnen spray

This linnen spray is cheap and quick to make, and it will make your IKEA sheets smell like a million bucks. Spritz on your pillows and covers before bed to calm your mind and send you into a lavender induced sleep. The combination of lavenders antiseptic and aromatherapy properties, a nice drink of water and all that sleep will transform your tired face into the porcelain perfection of sleeping beauty. Also perfect for the funky insides of your gym bag (because you know it smells).

Recipe:

3 oz of isopropyl alcohol (bought in pharmacy)

12 oz distilled water (if use tap water boil first)

30 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add lavender oil to alcohol. Mix well and then pour into distilled water. Transfer the complete mix to the spray bottle of your choice and spritz away.

Bonus Tip:

Try other essential oil scents to make your individual spray.