Why you (still) should start peeling or dry brushing

Why you (still) should start peeling or dry brushing

Hello guys

 

I just want to pop in today to remind you of an earlier post that I think is super important.

 

It’s all about peeling and dry brushing today, so for all you interested here is the link to the post from may where all the do’s and dont’s are 🙂

 

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

 

Xoxo

Luna

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Cat nails

Cat nails

 

For today we will be cute. For today we will make cat nail art!

 

You’ll need:

  • A dotting tool- to make paws
  • A base color (mine is kind of nude- Loreal number 855 called oyster bay)
  • A black nail polish (mine is with a small brush to draw the lines- if you don’t have one, you’ll have to use something like a small brush to draw with)

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Start painting your nails in your base color- I know my fingers are blue, that’s from another nail art idea 😉

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Use your brush to draw cats with the black polish- I made one fat and one with pointy ears just to make them different. I used the dotting tool for the nose and eyes.

 

Use your dotting tool to make paw like prints on the rest of the fingers

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Voila!

You are now pawlicious

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

 

Xoxo

Luna

 

 

 

 

Deadpool nail art

Deadpool nail art

 

Who doesn’t love a superhero? Today we will make another pair of nerdy nails with one uhm… pretty special superhero. Deadpool, that is.

 

I’ve seen both the movies and they are so unique I could not miss to make Deadpool nail art

 

You’ll need:

  • Black nail polish
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Dotting tool

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Start painting the town red- well at least your nails

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Now make some fancy Deadpool stripes on all fingers beside one- that one will be the mask- then take the chosen finger and paint on two diamond shapes for his mask with the dotting tool or the pen from the black polish

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Please give him some eyes too – just two dots would be fine

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And that’s all! Now you are ready to take over the world AND look good while doing it!

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PS: I know I missed my thumb, but it’s just like the three other fingers with stripes 🙂

 

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

 

Xoxo

Luna

Pokemon nails

Pokemon nails

 

I absolutely adore pokemon and right now especially Pokemon GO (yes yes that might be a little geeky, but that’s just how I am)

 

So today, we’ll get a little nerdy with some quirky nails!

 

You’ll need

 

  • Red nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Top coat
  • Dotting tool

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First paint your nail red, make sure the nail polish is dry before applying more nail polish.

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Afterwards paint about half the nail white- don’t worry about being messy, you can just clean it up afterwards with a cotton swab

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Paint a black stripe in the middle of the nail

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Use the dotting tool to make a black dot in the middle of the black stripe

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Now use the dotting tool to make a smaller dot in white, inside the black dot

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Finish with a top coat

 

That’s easy, huh? 😉

 

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

 

Xoxo

Luna

 

Homemade lip scrub

Homemade lip scrub

 

Ever feel like your lips need a little love and tenderness? Well you can give them some, and it’s cheap and incredible easy 😊

 

I gathered 5 different homemade recipes for lip scrubs, and they are all ready for you to choose from.
All five recipes are great for exfoliating and creating blood flow in your lips. Just take a little from the jar and rub it on your lips, then wash it off with warm water.
Which one you want to make is entirely up to you.
They can last up to 3 weeks stored in a cool and dry place, out of direct sunlight 😊
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Chocolate lip scrub
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  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla aroma
  • ½ teaspoon of honey

Just mix it all together in a small bowl and put it in a small container.
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Lip scrub with cinnamon
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  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar ( I know I also put cane sugar on the picture- that’s my bad)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon powder

Combine all in a small bowl and put in a small container.
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Honey lip scrub
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  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

Mix everything and put it in a small container
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Mint flavored lip scrub
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  • 1 tablespoon of petroleum jelly
  • 3 tablespoons of cane sugar
  • 1-2 centimeters of a scented and flavored lip balm (mine was mint, but you can use any kind you want)

Just put everything in a small bowl and mix them, then put it in a small container
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Lip scrub with licorice
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  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon of licorice essence

Mix all together in a small bowl, and put it in a small container
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For all of these recipes. If you don’t feel like using brown sugar but instead regular white sugar, just do it. Both the sugar and the oil can be replaced with another kind of sugar or oil.
Beside this, if you want the honey to be easier to work with (if you have a firm honey) just heat it for a few seconds in your microwave 🙂

 

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

 

Xoxo

Luna

Why you should start peeling or dry brushing

Why you should start peeling or dry brushing

 

Peeling is a very popular spa treatment that has a lot of benefits for the body.
I myself love peeling, and I do it around once a week with a sugar scrub from Green People (it’s the one in the picture, taking directly from their website) and it feels amazing while also hydrating and softening my skin.

 

First of all, a normal peeling is a little wet since it is often mixed with either water or oil. It’s done with sand, sugar, salt or the alike, to get the dead skin cells of the skin. After peeling with this kind of peeling, you need to wash the rest of the products off, so it might get a little messy. I recommend doing it in the shower.

 

Second, a dry brushing is done with a glove or brush with a rough surface to brush the dead skin cells of the skin. To get the best outcome, you should always brush your body towards your heart. This might be better for you if it is your first time or if you don’t want to do so much work, since this type isn’t sticky. It is easy and fast, doesn’t need water and is good if you have allergies for products.

 

Before I tell you the benefits of these, there are some precautions to take.
Even though it is not deadly (I’m sorry it sounds so dramatic, but it CAN be dangerous), I would strongly recommend you do not peel or dry brush without taking precautions when you:

  • Have allergies for the products used
  • Have skin cancer
  • Have extreme psoriasis or eczema
  • Have Phlebitis
  • Are sunburned
  • Waxed within 24 hours
  • Are pregnant in your first three months

 

Now to the fun part! Why YOU should start either peeling or dry brushing:

  • It removes dead skin cells
  • It strengthens the cell renewal by stimulating the lymph and your body circuits
  • It softens the skin
  • It Improves the skins complexion
  • It can seem calming
  • It relaxes the muscles
  • It calms the nerve endings
  • It detoxifies the body

 

All in all, I feel more alive after peeling, and it helps me feel calm and refreshed.

 

The link to the sugar scrub from Green People that I use, can be found here

 

 

Now. Have you ever tried peeling and dry brushing and why do you do it?? 😊

 

 

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

 

Xoxo

Luna

How to love yourself  

How to love yourself  

Well hello again friends! 😊

 

Today we will look a little at something that is both health and beauty related. That is: how to love yourself. When you love yourself, you find yourself feeling better, but also looking better.

So today I will talk a little about what I do, to remind myself and my body, that I love it. Because I-and you guys too- deserved to feel loved ❤


To love oneself is a hard but rewardable task.

A few great reasons to love yourself are: self-love attracts love, it reduces stress, helps you make healthier decisions, makes you feel and look younger, motivates you and make you seem more attractive.

Some of the ways you can achieve this:
Stop comparing yourself to others. Instead of saying they are prettier or more clever, realize that you are both awesome.

Take care of your body. It is the place you will live all your life, so make it feel great by pampering it once in a while and staying healthy.

Do something you love every day. This is a reward to yourself and a reminder that you are worth it.

Speak kindly to yourself and DO NOT call yourself names. It never helps on anything to call yourself ugly or stupid. You are listening so it will only make you feel down, and at some point, you will start believing it. Instead try turning it around so that when you want to call yourself stupid, tell yourself that everyone makes mistakes and it happens.

Know that you are not perfect, and no one is. Humans were never born to be perfect, they were born to be individually awesome. Instead embrace who you are and try playing by your strengths and strengthening your weaknesses.

Compliment yourself on a daily basis. If you compliment yourself daily, you will start believing what you say, so remember to tell yourself something great every day.

Learn to say no (or yes). Remember to say no to things that you sincerely do not want to, or things that just stress you out. But still remember to say yes to some things, like new experiences or stuff you deep down want to go to. You are worth it to be true to yourself.

Laugh every day. Laughing reduces stress and increases the happiness hormone in the body.
 

These was some of the things I do, to let myself feel loved, and I hope you will do some of these to. Some of these things might be hard to do when you start, but as you go on, everything gets easier. So do your best every day, because you deserve it, and you are worth it.

I love, love, love you guys, and I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time. ❤ 😊

 

Xoxo

Luna