The Ritual of Karma – Limited Edition Goodiebox review

The Ritual of Karma – Limited Edition Goodiebox review

 

FIRST: an introduction:

I bought this box after trying some of Ritual’s products (ritual of happy buddha shower foam and the ritual of karma foot lotion) and I fell in love with the company and the way they sell and manufacture their products and brand.

Therefore; when I saw Goodiebox made a collaboration box with Rituals, I knew I had to have it!

 

The Ritual of Karma in introduced on their homepage with the words;

According to ancient Hindu belief, living with good intent attracts good karma.
Do good and good will come your way.

 

This mantra is something I wouldn’t mind living by, and I definitely believe that good people, often get good vibes back (smiles attracts smiles)

 

The collection contains Holy lotus and Organic white tea.

Holy Lotus is a symbol for purity, beauty and wisdom, and is known for it’s calming and nourishing properties.

Organic white tea adds a fresh, clean and green scent with a hint of flowers. White tea is said to sharpen the senses.

 

Now for the most important thing; The design

Holy smokes for this packaging! It is the most adorable, beautiful and stunning box design I have ever seen (well at least gotten in a Goodiebox) and I really really love it!

The products itself are also super pretty. The blue colour is stunning, and actually reminds me of summer AND good vibes. All the products have the words; do good and good will come your way, written on them

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When I opened the box, the White tea was the first thing I noticed. It’s scent is very clean and fresh, almost soapy, and it was a very pleasant scent, that stayed all the way through the products.

 

 

 

Feel compassion foot scrub

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Feel Compassion Foot Scrub

Their words:

This scrub combines the refreshing effect of Chinese mint with the nourishing organic white tea, polish your skin and makes it silk smooth.

 

My Thoughts:

This product smells a little stronger than the other products, which I think is due to the mint/white tea combination. It does not smell bad at all, just cleaner.

The scrub itself reminded me more of a gel like consistency, and I did not think the actual product would be blue. The colour made me smile, and it was a very gently but feelable scrub. The scent kind of spread when I used it, and that just made me happier.

I definitely felt compassion for my foots at that point.

 

 

 

Showerfoam full of kindness

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The “magician” of the day – Showerfoam full of kindness

Their words:

The rich, delicious foam with the unique technology where gel becomes foam, is enriched with holy lotus and organic white tea. It makes your skin silk smooth and makes it smell wonderful, so that you can have a nice summer atmosphere all day.

 

My thoughts:

My absolute favorite product that I have ever tried from Rituals, is their “The ritual of happy buddha shower foam” – that is the most satisfying, nice scented and most efficient shower/gel/foam product for showering that I have ever tried!

Because of this I had a lot of high hopes for this showerfoam, and I was definitely not let down! This foam is just as satisfying as the other one (the gel to foam makes me feel like a magician in the shower, and always make me smile).

The scent was once again subtle and I was enshrouded in the calming feeling it gave.

A fun thing I noticed while using this foam (and the other one from Rituals, that is) is that I feel like I want to be cleaner. Normally when I am in a hurry and shower, I will just wash the important parts and get on with it (you are welcome to shame me, but I am just being real here) but with these, I feel like I really want to take the time to wash everything so that I can be 100% enveloped in the calming feeling it gives me. (and yes, I did get silk smooth skin, so washing all your body with this wonder equals baby butt skin all over 😉 )

I will have to buy more of these when I am out of the ones I have now because I simply get insanely happy whenever I use them.

The only thing I am sad about, is the same issue I had with the first one I tried. The gel left in the top of the pump turns into foam, and makes a mess into the lid. It is not a “real” problem, just a little annoying, since I have to clean if after it is done foaming if I want to keep the product instaworthy.

 

 

 

24h anti-perspirant spray

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24h Anti-Perspirant spray

Their words:

This mind and nourishing spray, gives 24 hours protection against sweat and unwanted body odor, and it enriched with skincare ingredients like holy lotus and organic white tea.

 

My thoughts:

The spray is very even and sprays without trouble.

It smells just as clean as the other products and that makes me especially happy because it is a “deodorant” with a less fancy word 😉 (translation: I think almost all products with spray function like this, kind of end up smelling the same- that is; a little chemical)

Not much to say here, but I used it before nighttime, and when I woke up, I still felt fresh even after a warm night.

I will keep on using this, but am not sure if I will buy another one (shame on me, but I suck at using deodorant and the like)

 

 

 

Sun Protecting face cream

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Sun protecting face cream SPF 30

Their words:

A rich, moisturizing creme that quickly absorbs by the skin and with an advanced protection system with a powerful mix of antioxidants based on organic white tea, natural vitamin E and ginkgo biloba. When you use it, you get protected against early aging as a consequence of UVA and UVB-rays. The creme is also waterproof, so it is perfect at the pool or the beach.

 

My thoughts:

I had quite the roller coaster with this product when I put it on. At first the cream felt cold to the touch, when smearing it into my skin, it felt warm, and afterwards it just felt comfortable.

It didn’t sink into the skin right away, but it didn’t feel really sticky either. This did not surprise me though, because cremes with SPF usually feels sticky to me, so I am quite impressed with little stickiness was left.

Afterwards several minutes, it felt like the creme sank into the skin, and it felt more comfortable.

The creme hydrated my skin nicely, and I felt ready to go out and have fun in the sun.

In regards to the waterproof part, I tried putting some on my hand, and afterwards ran it under the faucet

 

 

 

Self-tanning face cream

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Self tanning face cream

Their words:

The product is easy to apply, is absorbed quickly by the skin, does not stick and gives a nice, even colour. It is enriched with vitamin E, which hydrated your skin and helps maintain the moisture balance. Aloe Vera and ginkgo biloba functions as powerful antioxidants, which boosts your wellbeing. The creme refresh the senses with the summery scent of holy lotus and organic white tea.

 

My thoughts:

The packaging on this product is different than the others since it is gold. It fits the theme of being a self-tanning cream, but still a bit off considering the blue theme we have going.

It does not smell as strong, and the white tea scent was a little laid back here.

The product was indeed easy to apply, you just have to remember to wash your hands afterwards and get the product out to the edge of your hair (to get an even skin tone) I got an almost instant shinier (and maybe a little more tanned) skin, so I definitely felt more sunkissed after than I did before.

I won’t really be using this later though, because I don’t feel like I need a self-tanning face cream.

 

 

 

Gratitude hand lotion SPF 15

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Gratitude hand lotion SPF 15

Their words:

This delicious lotion is made specially to nourish, soften and protect your hands against early aging and sun. It is enriched with the wonderful scent of holy lotus and organic white tea, and it gets absorbed quickly by the skin, so that you can get out in the sun as quick as possible.

 

My thoughts:

The fact that this is a hand lotion with SPF just gives the product a lot more street cred in my opinion.

It has a very nice consistency, but I- as always – used way too much! Therefore, I used it on my arm also, and it soaked in really quickly leaving no greasiness behind. I didn’t even feel like washing my hands afterwards, so for the first time ever; I didn’t.

My skin felt very refreshed afterwards, and overall, I am really happy about this lotion.

 

 

 

Overall, I really loved these products, and truth be told, I have already bought more of their products (guilty as charged!)

If you are interested too, you can buy their products – or just read more about them- on their webiste

 

 

Have you ever tried any of Rituals products, and which one is your favorite??

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

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Aloe Vera in beauty products

Aloe Vera in beauty products

 

As time goes by, more and more beauty products use Aloe Vera as an ingredient.

I have been using Aloe Vera for a long time, and I remember from my childhood having Aloe Vera plants all over in the windowsills. As in; having them in ALL the windowsills.

We did not use it often, but sometimes a small “accident” would happen, and we would use this cheap and easy-to-use plant.

We would use it if we got a burn, both sunburns or a cooking burn would suffice, or we would whip it out (sorry-not-sorry) when we got a bug bite.

In the essence, Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory, soothing, and anti-itch. It is usually used for burns, would healing or frostbite. It can also be used as an antiseptic or a moisturizer.

Because it is a plant, it is a cheap way to have a painkiller at hand, and it can be used by both kids and adults.

 

 

NOW: why is Aloe Vera used in beauty products?

The May Clinic has described cases where Aloe Vera assisted in healing of a variety of conditions;

  • Acne
  • Burns and Wounds- helps with healing both burns and wounds
  • Herpes simplex virus – it helps in healing lesions
  • Constipation
  • Oral lichen planus – inflammatory condition that affects the inside of the mouth.
  • Psoriasis- may reduce scaling, redness, inflammation and itching.

If you want to read the whole article, you can read it here:

 

These reasons already make great sense for use in beauty, because of its cooling and healing abilities.

I have been in love with Aloe Vera for a while (the obsession probably started while admiring these magnificent plants in the windowsill), and I especially love it in products like After Sun, where you naturally are going to need the cooling and healing effects to soothe your skin.

 

 

You can use Aloe Vera yourself!

 

There is a lot of ways you can use Aloe Vera yourself. I usually just have the plant lounging around for when I need a little pick-me-up. Then I just break an arm of the miracle plant (don’t worry, they grow out again surprisingly fast), and squeeze/ smear the insides of it out where I need it.

 

You could also choose to:

  • Do as me, and apply it directly on burnt skin
  • Dab Aloe Vera Gel on places you need to heal quickly
  • Use Pure Aloe Vera Gel instead of other chemical-filled creams if you have sensitive skin
  • Moisturize your skin by swiping the gel on your skin- it improves hydration and does not leave pores clogged or skin feeling greasy
  • Mix the gel with a hair oil, massage it into your scalp and rinse a few hours later to make a anti-dandruff potion.
  • Massage the gel directly into your scalp and rinse after an hour. This increases blood circulation and will boost hair growth. It is recommended not shampooing for a day after this- to let it work it’s magic in peace.
  • Use Aloe Vera Gel regularly on stretch marks to boost the skin’s collagen production, and therefore increases the skin’s elasticity helping “heal” them
  • Massage the gel onto your scalp or temples to ease a headache. Just like tiger balm or other anti-inflammatory products can.

 

 

There are lot of useful ways to use Aloe Vera, and I hope some of these will become useful to you too!

My absolute favorite right now is the Wes Sub Aloe After Sun that I reviewed in the “Beauty Around The World-Goodiebox Review”

 

What is your favorite Aloe Vera product??

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time 😊

Sunny Side Up – Goodiebox Review  

Sunny Side Up – Goodiebox Review  

 

June’s box was called Sunny Side Up, and unfortunately the box was delayed a week, and therefore came when I was on vacation. This means I haven’t had time to review the box before now.

Sunny Side Up is not just the classic Eggs, but also an opportunity to look at the world from a positive perspective. That’s why this box is about giving your body and face a little extra love and care; because it is easier to build happiness when our “base” is happy (that meaning our bodies).

 

 

Seacret – Makeup Remover Wipes

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Their words:

For all skin types.
Effectively cleans waterproof makeup ideal for both home use and on the go!

Original Dead Sea Ingredients. Not tested on animals. Paraben Free. Hypoallergenic tested.

 

My Thoughts:

These are very soft wipes, they smell very clean, and feel very gentle.

Removes makeup fairly easy, eyes took about 4-5 times going over them though (which Is pretty normal for me, the mascara went off easily, there was just a lot of it)

Could definitely feel the product on them; when I was done using it, my hands felt slippery because of the product

Packaging is nice- I love black –  and the “open/close” space gets easily sealed again after use, so there gets no air into the package

One wipe was enough for my daily makeup face (but so be honest, after a long day of work and sweat, there is not much makeup left anyways)

My face felt very good afterwards, it didn’t feel dried up nor sticky, which probably is because of the vitamin E, aloe Vera and minerals from the dead sea.

All in all very good and “stable” makeup remover wipes

 

The price is 190DKK (25Euro) so honestly they are were expensive, and therefore I would not buy them again. Found on their website

 

 

Polaar – Ice Source Moisturizing gel

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Their words:

IceSource Glacier Water Jelly is specially formulated to moisturize combination to oily skin. A gifted treatment with a unique objective: to intensely and durably moisturize the skin. A wave of freshness immediately envelops you in contact with this melting gel. The skin is soft, fresh, comfortable and regains its ideal moisture level.

 

My Thoughts:

Actually, put some in my nose because I tried to smell it, and I couldn’t smell anything. Thought: well at least it is good that it does not smell strong or bad

After applying, didn’t feel like I really needed to wash my fingers which I usually never feel (my fingers are usually a little sticky, but not really this time) I did wash my fingers though, because it is never nice to have stuff on your hands if you need to use them right away.

I felt my skin afterwards, and when I gently touched my face, it felt really smooth and baby-like, but if I touch fiercely (does that make sense?) then it gets a little warmer and also a bit sticky

It is cool that it is made with Glacier Water, and the packaging fits the theme perfectly

Overall my skin felt comfortable, and smooth afterwards, but not AS moisturized as I want (I was on the verge of wanting to put more on, because I felt like I maybe used a little too little before) but it could also just be because my skin is more combination/dry than combination/oily.

It costs 270DKK (36.2Euro) and you can get it here

 

 

Rituals – The Ritual Of Karma Foot Balm

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Their words:

Take care of your feet, then they will take care of you! The Ritual of Karma foot creme made to nourish and cool tired feet, make them soft, supple and give the ultimate nourishment. The Crème contains Chinese mint and doesn’t just nourish the feet – the whole body benefit from the fact, that they are carefully nourished.

This is translated as well as possible 😊

 

My thoughts:

Another product that I (almost) put into my nose when trying to smell it…

The only time that I really felt like I got the smell, was when I smeared it onto my feet. It started to smell faintly of something, but not so strong that I could really define it.

I always really like rituals-even though I have never really bought anything from their brand. I have always got their items in Goodieboxes or as other “gifts”. I think their products are cool, their packaging is simple and pretty, and they always have such great thoughts. Their saying goes: We are not here to sell beauty, we are here to give you a good feeling.
They deliver indeed, with their many different “brands”, rituals of karma, and rituals of happy Buddha are examples of some of those I have tried before.
Rituals are even cruelty free, and are trying to limit waste when designing their packaging.

I used a small amount on my feet, and they instantly felt moisturized and calmed. I put on some socks and let my feet relax, and it felt as great as ever.

Actually I bought the limited edition The Ritual of Karme Goodiebox as soon as I tried this one. I just really love Rituals.

You can get it for 90DKK (12.05Euro) on their website

 

 

Masque Me Up – Aftersun Sheet Mask

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Their words:

In short:

Masque Me Up Aftersun Sheet Mask is a perfect mask to use after sunbathing. The mask is cooling, moisturizing and therefore protects the skin from dehydration. It is enriched with watermelon-extract which relieves irritation and works calming and cooling. It also contains coconut juice that gives the skin extra moisture and has an anti-age effect.

 

My thoughts:

First things first; I am not that fond of sheet masks. They are indeed easy to put on, but I feel like they are always a little too slippery to actually stay on the skin.
Nonetheless I was excited to try this Sheet Mask on, just because I loved Masque Me Up’s foot mask socks from a previous Goodiebox.

Now to the actually trying on.

When I opened the package it actually squirted out with liquid, and the actually mask was soaked with product. It just felt a little too excessive.

The mask was so wet that I felt like it wouldn’t stay on (but that’s the way I normally feel about sheet masks), and after having it on for five minutes, the liquid that the mask was soaked in slowly moved down my throat almost making my shirt wet.

The mask was nice and cold to the skin, and definitely cooled my face, but I couldn’t get over the fact that is was SO wet.

I took it off after about 12 minutes, and I instantly noticed……….

…..

How wet my face was. My face was dripping wet, and even my shirt had been dripped on.
I couldn’t smear the excess product into my skin because there were too much.
I ended up patting it off with a towel, but the product that was left, wasn’t able to be smeared out on my face, because it just stuck.

Overall, I am pretty sad about this one, because I REALLY loved their foot mask socks ☹

 

If you are interested though, you can get it for 50DKK (6.57 Euro) I found it here

 

 

 

Garnier Ambre Solaire – Sensitive Advanced Face Mist SPF 50

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Their words:

Garnier Ambre Solaire ultra-light face protection mist helps protect against long term damage from the sun and premature skin ageing whilst hydrating skin at the same time. The fresh ultra-light mist is instantly transparent on skin, non-greasy and can be applied over make-up.

 

My thoughts:

To be honest with you, I have never tried a face mist before, and I am honestly not sure if this one “really” counts as one, since the descriptions sounds like it is just a “spray on” sun screen.

The mist that came out was very even and gentle. It felt a little cold to the skin, but was overall nice.
There were no discomfort and it felt like it quickly went into the skin.

I have to try this one again sometime I actually have to go into the sun for a long time (I am so busy with work the next few weeks that I will not have time to actually go into the sun)

It is really cool that it can be applied over makeup, and I didn’t see any change to my makeup after using this spray.

The product itself only contains 75ml (2.5oz), which is not much, but that is because they have made it to be travel friendly- which is also kind of cool.

Overall I am pleased with it, but I will use it somewhere in the future to really put it to the test.

One bottle costs 90DKK (12Euro) and if you are interested, you can but it on their website

 

 

June’s month review was overall pretty diverse, and there were both a lot of hits, but also a few misses.

 

 

Have you ever tried any of these, and what do you think?

 

And maybe the most important question; what is your favorite face mist?
(help, I need some ideas 😉 )

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

 

Beauty Around The world – Goodiebox review    

Beauty Around The world – Goodiebox review    

 

This box has actually been one of my favorites so far (at least one of the ones where I actually still use most of it- mind this one is a old box, I am on vacation so I have not seen the june box yet)

The box brought home some of the world’s best beauty secrets.

We got introduced to some new and exciting products from all over the world, and they are all chosen because of their long, proud traditions and impressive results.

We discover, explore, love and share.

 

This box also contained 5 full size products which was really cool!

 

 

Dr. Botanicals – Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

The first thing I noticed was the delicious floral smell of roses. The smell makes me all happy and is not too strong, which I think is amazingly done since floral smells easily gets too overwhelming.

When the oil had really sinked into the skin, my skin felt calmed and amazingly not greasy after the oil.

It was a little difficult applying because oil is so runny, so it can be a little hard to not apply too much. 3 drops should be enough.

You can get 30ml (1oz) for 338DKK (45,3Euro)

Dr. Botanicals- Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

Beauty secret one – Morocco.

Moroccan women daily use a few drops of  olive oil to keep their skin healthy and young. This is because olive oil helps with the skin’s elasticity, protects against sun damage and aging.

 

 

Piz Buin – ultra light hydrating sun spray

This sun spray is easy to use and smear. It did not feel sticky at all after applying, and is easy dispensing. You just have to twist the top, and spray.

It has a SPF of 15 and in the hours, I was out, I felt no irritation or sunburns.

All in all a great sunscreen that is super easy to apply, and I have kept on using it since I got it.

One bottle costs 150DKK (20 Euro)

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My current favorite sun spray

Beauty secret two – Korea

Korean women are great at beauty, and therefore has their own term: K-Beauty. This is different and innovative products like sheet masks, snail slime or konjac sponges.

 

 

Nails inc. – INC. redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher

This lip product comes from Japan and is a moisture giving lip conditioner, that moisturizes (duh) and repair your lips. It is made with rice bran oil, and gives your lips a light rose glow.

I absolutely love the packaging of this lip product! It is simple and beautiful, and the flower and glitter inside makes it feel even more luxurious. I got the colour ex-revenge.

The product is smooth and light on the lips and do not feel sticky at all. The colour is subtle and I honestly love absolutely everything about this product. My lips feel moisturized and comfortable all whenever I wear this.

It only costs about 66 DKK (8.8 Euro) which is very affordable.

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I a just in LOVE with the flower inside of this product

Beauty Secret three – Japan

Rice bran oil is considered one of the healthiest oils.
It has been extracted from the outer layer on brown rice, which is actually the most vitamin-rich part.

 

 

Wes sub company – soothing aloe after sun

I had been out for a short while in the sun, and my legs started feeling a little itchy, so I whipped out this after sun gel in the hope that it would give my legs some aid.

It is made with Aloe Vera, which is one of my absolutely favorite plant since is can be used for so many things!

I was very impressed about how fast it soothed my legs, they felt instantly non-itchy and cooled. I will definitely be using this again after being in the sun.

It only costs 40DKK (5.4Euro) and it definitely works wonders!

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Aloe Vera ❤

Beauty Secret four – Africa

If you run out of Aloe Vera, you can go explore your fridge.
Cold milk products like yoghurt or regular milk, has a calming effect on the skin.

 

 

Zenz – Paddle Brush Combi

At first I felt like the smell of this brush was really strong, but after it had got some air, the strong bamboo smell slowly disappeared.

I really love this brush actually, and it is the brush I normally reach for when needing to brush my hair.

The shaft is made of environmentally friendly bamboo, which is stronger, lighter and more durable than normal tree. And of course it is also MUCH better than using cheap plastic brushes; that is when thinking about quality over quantity.

The brush head itself is a mix of nylon and boar hair, and I feel like it gives a good but not too rough brushing without tugging too much in the hair.

It costs 200DKK (26.75Euro) and will stay with you for a very long time.

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The brush that saved my life – or at least my hair!

Beauty Secret five – Asia

Your scalps natural oils are the best care for your hair, and therefore it is a good idea to brush your hair from root to tip, to make sure your hair gets nourished all the way through.

 

 

These are the products, and did you knows from this box, but now I am excited to know:

Where in the world does your favorite product come from?

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

 

 

48 Things to do instead of eating…

48 Things to do instead of eating…

 

I have always had a really bad habit; eating when I am bored… or happy…or sad… Actually, I would just grab something to eat anytime I could.
It was never like a big meal or anything, just constant snacks. When I watched television, I would eat something, while doing homework I would eat too, and who doesn’t need a snack when you are with your friends too. Basically, anytime it is possible, I felt like eating something.
I have been combatting this for quite some years now, especially since I get sick if I do not eat often enough.
That is why it has just been easier to never stop eating… of course that didn’t work out well, and I ended up putting on a bit of weight and overall just feeling more tired (obviously it is NOT healthy to eat whenever possible, so I have tried a lot of things, to stop this from happening)

After realizing that I did not have too eat all the time to keep my blood sugar in check, I still kept on eating simply because I was used to doing just that. The snacks could go from an apple, but sometimes I might just eat a bar of chocolate instead- what I great idea, huh? (Can you feel the sarcasm?)

Some days I would even go look at what is in the fridge about 20 times a day. Not necessarily to eat something, but I just had to check out if the fridge had all the answers to my questions- spoiler: it didn’t.
To this day whenever I visit my parents, I take a look in their fridge as one of the first things. Not so much to eat anything, but just to see what’s up.

 

If you are like me, and eat based on emotion, or just eat because you have a hand free: this post might be just for you

 

One of the first things I talked about on this blog, was actually the post 35 things to do beside eating out of boredom, so if you want to see how far we have come since then, you can go read that- just a disclaimer though, this post includes pretty much the same, but more.

 

Now first things first. If you are eating because of a psychological problem, these tips are NOT the ones to seek out first. Before going into these, try reaching out to someone first, find out exactly where your trouble resides, and try solving that problem weighing you down.
Talk to someone, preferable a professional, but second best; a friend or someone you trust.
No matter what troubles you have or how deep inside you they reside, I hope everything will go well for you, and I will forever cheer you on! (cheering intensifies)

 

Now to the actual things you can do instead of eating:

  1. Drink a glass of water
  2. Make a cup of your favorite tea/coffee

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    I especially love making tea in my cafetiere
  3. Take a long walk
  4. Go for a run or jog
  5. Dance
  6. Read your favorite book, or start reading a new one

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    “There is no friend as loyal as a book” – Ernest Hemingway
  7. Walk your dog- or cat -or hamster (If that is possible)

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    Or just stay with them outside
  8. Look at old pictures

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    Me being cheeky when I was very small
  9. Watch a movie

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    The Princess Bride- 1987
  10. Just take 10 deep breaths, then 10 more, then 10 more…
  11. Finish a project you have stalled forever
  12. Go work in your garden

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    I have a small “garden”, but it makes me happy when something I have raised on my own looks this good
  13. Pamper yourself

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    “A mask nourishes your face, like water nourishes a flower” – Me right now 😛
  14. Play some kind of game – computer, playstation, board game, doesn’t matter

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    League Of Legends
  15. Go for at bike ride
  16. Clean something, maybe one whole room in your house
  17. Get a furry friend- I’m not saying you have to get a pet, but you could borrow a friends pet for a day- for me, animals always make me smile
  18. Write a list of stuff that makes you happy
  19. Take a loooong bath
  20. Do your chores – might as well get them out of the way

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    Dishes…
  21. Run an errand
  22. Check and de-clutter all you mail – both email and mailbox
  23. Write about something great that has happened to you
  24. Stretch or do some yoga
  25. Doodle or draw
  26. Go to a local event

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    “Old Car event” at Orleans when I lived there
  27. Get a beauty treatment/change your hairstyle (I once had red hair that faded into orange)

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    Blurry photo because it is ooooold
  28. Clean out your closet and donate what you don’t use
  29. Brush your teeth
  30. Do something that makes you laugh- funny videos , a great movie or maybe just a great imagination could do the trick

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    My lamp being projected in my boyfriends glasses
  31. Paint your nails
  32. Learn something new

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    Once made this because why not- maybe not the best idea for what to do when you want to eat, but at least you cannot eat more than one piece 😉
  33. Play with makeup

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    A favorite hobby of mine is to play with colours and makeup- this was for carneval a year ago where we went all rainbow
  34. Try something completely new, like going fishing, or bowling, or whatever 😉

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    My first fish
  35. Write a to do list I looooooooove lists
  36. Do something creative

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    A bracelet I made long ago
  37. Do something you have wanted to for a long time (I tried winter bathing once-that is SO cold)

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    This was in the middle of the winter and SUPER cold
  38. Go to the zoo

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    Best thing with zoo’s? PANDAS!
  39. Hug someone- preferable someone you know 😛
  40. Go take some pictures – I love playing with my camera and you can get some really pretty shots sometimes

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    From a vacation in Austria
  41. Go shopping – or fake it. You can put stuff in your shopping cart (online that is) and just don’t buy it when you are done craving food
  42. Go to an animal park

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    I just really love animals 😉
  43. Visit family
  44. Go watch the beautiful nature
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  45. Set up some kind of performance

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    From when I went to “Efterskole” which is a kind of boarding school I guess
  46. Go sightseeing in your hometown

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    From when I lived in Orleans
  47. Spend time on your favorite platform – YouTube, Instagram, Facebook – you name it
  48. Exercise

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    Golf counts as exercise too!

 

 

What do you guys usually do when you are bored?

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

Work- how to be healthy and happy

Work- how to be healthy and happy

Hello folks.

Sorry the post has been dragged out a couple of days- you see, I have been working and haven’t squished in time to actually get the post out.

 

That’s why, today, I will remind you of an old post. That is; 22 Ideas to stay healthy and happy at work

 

Work is important, but it is equally as important to have a life beside work

I hope you enjoy the post even though it is a little old. Mind though- the images used there is found on the internet, they are not made or taken by me.

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

Keep It Fresh – Goodiebox Review  

Keep It Fresh – Goodiebox Review  

 

Today we are looking at the “Keep It Fresh” goodiebox.

It was made after the new year with the thought that it was dark and the winter would never end. That does not mean we will succumb to the darkness (and cold), instead this box was a “Light in the dark” with products to light up your face and refresh your mind.

 

Ivy Aia – Cleansing Mousse with Vitamin B3

This cleansing mousse is just like magic. When in the flask, it is only a transparent fluid and very watery, but as soon as you pump if out it becomes a mousse.

It is made fantastically without perfume or any other weird ingredients, and smells of absolutely nothing. It is amazing to know that it has been made as carefully as it has.

It cleans my face just fine without drying out my skin, and is overall a good and mild cleansing mousse.

150ml (5oz) costs about 50DKK (6.7Euro) which is actually pretty cheap.

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Rodial – Vit C Brightening Mask

This mask is said to be exfoliating, even skin tone and resurface the complexion.

I have had good experience before with their “dragons blood cleansing water” and use it daily, so I was excited to see and feel their other products.

The mask itself smells a little citrusy, and contains a lot of acids (which means it is a strong mask), so be careful if you have irritated skin or injuries.

It has a very thin formula, and is almost a little gel like, but feels like it “dries” into the skin and therefore feels tight.

My skin also felt a little tighter afterwards and my skin looked brighter.

50ml (1.7oz) costs 645DKK (86Euro) but it will go a long way since only a small amount is needed.

You can get it here

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Youth Lab. – CC Complete Cream SPF 30

The first thing I noticed was the faint smell of paint. It does not smell bad or strong, but I thought it was a little funny, and it made me wonder what it was made of.

It has been dermatologically tested, and should be paraben & gluten free (but I still wonder where the smell comes from)

It gives a little bit on colour to the skin, but not as much as I thought it would. It does look very pigmented when out of the tube.

It doesn’t really “sink” into the skin in any way and I do not think it is a product I would use again (yes, the smell is a huge turn-off); beside this, the colour is way to orange on my skin.

If you are interested though, is costs about 240DKK (32Euro) and can be bought here

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Laritzy cosmetics – fine dew pot illuminateur in bot

This is the second creamy highlighter I have tried, and the first one I tried turned out disappointing me really bad, so I am excited to see if this one is just as bad (I really do not hope so)

It smells exactly like a stress ball, which is kind of weird and unexpected.

It has an absolutely stunning rose colour, and is easy distributed on the skin. I think this product might work better as a shimmery blush or maybe a subtle highlighter since it is very pigmented. I am very interested in trying out other colours from them because this one it so beautiful, shimmery and pigmented.

It is really easy taking off, do not stick anywhere and leaves no traces. I am impressed!

It costs 130dkk (17,4 Euro) and can be bought on their website

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Goodiebox – Beauty Blender

Compared to some of the other products from goodiebox, I am really impressed with this one!

The sponge itself is very nice and squishy – it is cute and pink.

I use this beauty blender every day, and it blends very well. It does not streak or clump, but helps my makeup distribute prettily.

Unfortunately, I made the mistake the first time to not dampen it – I know, I know, I am ashamed – simply because I am lazy, so it has taken a lot of colour from my products. Afterwards though I remember to dampen it (almost every time) so now my makeup goes a long way.

It costs 120 DKK (16 Euro) and is found on their own website

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What do you guys think, and what is your favorite beauty blender??

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!