Makeup Explained – Lip Liner

Makeup Explained – Lip Liner

So! On the topic is Makeup, we will be looking at Lip Liner today.

Because makeup can be a jungle to wrap your head around, we are doing this series, and we are looking closely at different types of makeup products; what it is & does, what types exist, and if you need it & when you should use it.

Today our focus is all on Lip Liner

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Homemade drinks – Gin Hass

Homemade drinks – Gin Hass

Today will be another drink, and this one in particular I had a hard time trying out.

As I have said before, I am really not that much into the pure alcohol taste, so my boyfriend and I have had a bottle of gin for I don’t know how many years, without ever getting to use it.
That is until we sat one summer evening together with my mother and we casually said we had never used it, and she told us: haven’t you just made a Gin Hass – it was clear to see that no. We had not.

Somehow I had told myself that the only drink you can make with gin, is a gin & tonic, and boy am I embarrassed to say that out loud right now.

So we ventured into the unknown, with gin in hand, and found a good syrup and some soda; and then we went crazy:

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Makeup Explained – Lipstick

Makeup Explained – Lipstick

The series is going well, and if you don’t know what it is about, then the topic is Makeup, and I will explain, exactly what different types of makeup are and what to use them to.

I have been looking forward to today, because today our focus is all on Lipstick; one of my favourite (if not my absolute favourite) makeup.

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The big cleaning list: and things you should ALWAYS keep clean – Covid-19 friendly

The big cleaning list: and things you should ALWAYS keep clean – Covid-19 friendly

It is always important to have a clean home – Especially with Covid knocking on the door (and windows), and as it goes away and comes back again.

A clean home ensures a great living environment, makes sure you got the optimal conditions for not getting sick and generally makes the space more livable.

These things are some that you should aspire to keep clean at all times, or at least most of the time. In your own home, you don’t have to be AS religious with this, but overall a clean home = a clean head (and good health)

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Alternatives to sugar – good alternatives when having cravings

Alternatives to sugar – good alternatives when having cravings

A thing I struggle with frequently is sugar. Specifically trying not to eat too much of it.

I easily crave something sugary, and though I do usually get satisfied with just a few pieces of candy or a small soda, I wish for a day where I do not feel like I need that sugar almost daily.

I am well aware that sugar can be quite addicting and taking a cold turkey might be the easiest way to get rid that craving. On one hand I want to have a great and healthy life. On the other hand, I want to enjoy life and eat things I think taste good.

So, what is the compromise we can make?

Well for starters; finding alternatives to the sugary things we are craving may be a great idea. If the taste of these treats stop my sugar craving – well then I found a great middle ground.

And if you have the same problem as me, wanting sugar, craving sugar; here you go – these alternatives are for us 😊

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Makeup Explained – Eyeliner

Makeup Explained – Eyeliner

Another post in Makeup Explained – this time it is Eyeliner.

In this series I am explaining different makeup so that you (and I) know exactly what it is and what to use it for)

We will be looking at:

What it is & what it does.

What types exist.

Do you need it & when should you use it.

You may also watch this on my YouTube Channel 😊

WHAT IS IT & WHAT DOES IT DO?

An eyeliner is a makeup product that is used to line your eyes (as in draw lines around them) to give different effects (like bigger/smaller eyes).

An eyeliner can compliment almost any eye look because it is so versatile – you may do almost anything you like with it. For example you could make the liner graphic, subtle, winged, dramatic, or coloured.

WHAT TYPES EXIST?

There are a few different types of eyeliner that works mostly the same.

Which one is the best, is up to individual preference, so you do have to try them out to figure out what you like to use the most.

They do also come in almost any colour.

  1. Pencil eyeliner
    Is perhaps the most commonly used because it is easy to use and control.
    It has to be sharpened once in a while just like a pencil, and it has to be sharp enough for you to actually draw accurately with it (be careful not to make it so sharp you prick yourself on it).


  2. Liquid eyeliner
    Can be difficult to apply as it is “slippery”, and you need a steady hand to put it on.
    It is usually very pigmented and is great at making thin, precise lines.
    You do need to give it some time to dry.

  3. Gel/cream eyeliner
    This type comes in a pot that you dip a brush in, and then draw with. These can allow more control over how thick the lines get as you are the one to choose how much product goes on the brush.
    You do need a fairly steady hand for putting this on, as it glides on pretty easy, and it does also need some time to dry.
    This type on eyeliner is especially good for a smokey look as the texture makes it easy to smudge.

  4. Eyeshadow as liner
    Another option is to use eyeshadow as liner.
    It works as a gel or cream eyeliner where you simply dip a stiff brush in the shadow and draw on whatever you want.
    It gives a subtle look; but because of this is also does not last as long as other eyeliners.
    You should not use this one on the waterline, as it will irritate the eyes, and does not stick anyways.

DO I NEED IT & WHEN SHOULD I USE IT?

As I say, well, always; you do not need makeup at all.

If you do enjoy using makeup, I would recommend trying out using an eyeliner, since it is so versatile, and you may do almost anything with it.

You may use it whenever you like as it can be used alone or accompanied by other makeup.

So that was all for eyeliners! If there is some type of makeup you would like explained, tell me in the comments and we will get to it.

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

Beauty Explained – Light therapy

Beauty Explained – Light therapy

Once again the topic is Beauty, and I will explain all about Supplements, Procedures and products.

Beauty can be such a jungle to find your way around in, so in this series we are looking closely at Beauty, and trying to find out what it is.

We are as always looking at some different things:

What is it and what does it do

What types exist

Do you need it and when should you use it

Today we will focus on light therapy – or as it is also called – Chromotherapy or Beauty Angel Light.

You can also watch this on my YouTube channel 😊

What is it & what does it do?

An alternative form for beauty treatment, light therapy comes in the form of a big and mobile lamp, a solarium looking device, or a “chair” with lights on the side.

Light therapy is all about using light to help heal the body either physically, mentally, or spiritually. It uses different lights with different wavelengths and frequencies that the body responds to. Just like how our body feels lighter and our mind happier in the warm summer than in the cold winter.

Depending on which colour is used, the brain will respond accordingly – quite like how blue signals something relaxing and green something down to earth.

The reason the Beauty Angel Light is so popular is because the light vibrations activate our fibroblasts which are the cells that produce new connective tissue. This means the production of Collagen rises together with hyaluronan and elastin, that determines the skins elasticity, resilience, and moisture balance.
That is why the skin will benefit, become more even, beautiful, and have less wrinkles with more of a glow.

What types exist?

Here in Denmark, you can get a lamp to help with winter depression, but the beauty light I have only seen as Beauty Angel light.

There are a lot of different benefits though, and these could be:

  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Make the skin mor resilient and elastic.
  • Reduce redness and inflammation.
  • Help with dry and dehydrated skin.
  • Fight acne and impure skin.
  • Reduce dark circles and puffy eyes.
  • Give a beautiful glow to the skin.
  • Give energy and release endorphins.
  • Reduce stretch marks.
  • De-stress and increase well-being.

Do you need it & when should you use it?

Because light therapy is an alternative form of beauty treatment, it is hard to say everyone needs it.

I would recommend seeking out a clinic that knows how to use the light therapy if you have any of the beforementioned concerns, like for example acne, stubborn dark circles, or fine lines and wrinkles, and you have tried other methods already that did not help.
I would not say healing light is the first choice, as it can be really expensive, as you have to pay for cleansing, creme, and go there multiple times (around 6 times) before it becomes effective.

One normal treatment takes about 30 minutes and costs 450 DKK – 60 EURO – 71 USD.
It is also possible where I live to get a treatment program where you get either 6 or 12 treatments (30 minutes per treatment) for 1500/2500 DKK which is 201/336 EURO or 238/396 USD.

You should, as said before, use it if you have tried other stuff first (or is simply curious to see if it works and don’t mind splurging). I would recommend doing it more than once or twice as the best results comes after quite a few treatments – but you can figure that out as you go together with the one doing the treatment.

That is all I had about healing light! I hope you learned something today, and I am curious to know if you have ever tried it before – you can just tell me in the comments down below.

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