Hey there lovely ladies,
So, to start off: my computer is dying, litterally, like: I am pretty sure this is my last time using it ever. Thing is: my new one doesn't have a webcam, so I will have to figure out how to blog in the future. I did a backup of course, but I still don't have my pics and stuff into the new pc so..we'll see. If I'm not replying to your messages, mails, comments, posts ect lately, you know the reason. I want to get back to you and I'll do my best to do it asap.
As for tonight, I'll try to quickly post this before it freezes for like the fifth time in a day and go read the ending of my Agatha Christie under covers.
So, the other day I had a long work day, starting with my italian lesson to the refugees in the morning and going on with a meeting with the teachers I'm going to hold workshops for in their classes. This would have taken place at lunch time at my favourite coffee bar, where I know everyone. As an addition, my mother involved me in her volunteering association meeting (women who have been through breast cancer) and that was even more tiring and stressfull then work itself.
I wanted to look put together and polished and cute, but not overdone or too edgy or attractive, so I went for an everyday but not too neutral (cause I wanted to feel pretty and myself) look with my Catrice chocolate nudes palette (second shade on the lid, first one on the crease, fourth as a transition colour, and last to the browbone, looking at the pic's position of shades).
After watching a bunch of tutorials that have an everyday look that's too soft for my tastes, here is one I like:
There are very few tutorials with this palette, mostly in german. I wash more italian or english speaking youtubers used it. This is probably my favourite:
On my nails I decided to go with a fun and childish look, since I was so "blank" on my face and to show the teachers I can be fun and creative and understand children. As you know I'm not in the mood for long complicated nail art works anymore, so I'ved decided to make it quick and easy but still looking like I put and effort with a matte sky blue as a base and a salmon pink crackle on top, and I was pretty pleased with the result. It almost looks as if I did a distressed nail art.
So, coming home much later then prevented I had this huuuge headacke and all I wanted was to relax in silence. Also, I suffer from chronical tinnitus so when it happens, like in these days, I really need not to hear too much noise or even my own voice speaking. So, I decided to give myself a little improvised pamper sesh.To start with, I took my makeup off. The feeling of micellar water on my face took me to heavens, same for the rose water I put right after. I was shocked to see how much stuff my makeup remover took off, even though I was wearing just a neutral soft look, much less then usual. These are the two sides of my cotton pad (forgive me if you find it gross, but I see these kind of things go strong on youtube too lately).
My lips are always so dry and cracked, no metter how much lip balm I put on (also, if I use it at night, before going to bed, I always wake up with a weird, unpleasent feeling on my lips, so I never do). I am not good with doing my full routine regularly, so I had not done a lip scrub in ages. I don't have any at hand, so I decided to make one myself: I've mixed a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of sugar (salt tastes bleah!) and voilà, my diy lip scrub was on my lips!
Then, after changing to a more comfy sheeps pajamas (showing it off proudly here) I have used my green clay, hamamelis oil and propolis face mask from Antos cosmesi. It's so fresh on the face when I put it on and it smells like a spa, it really helps me relaxing, then after a few minutes it dries up, becomes hard and turns a lighter green and I take it off (which results in being quite of a pissing off operation to accomplish).
Sometimes lack of sleep or tireness cause my eyes, which are very dry, to turn an horrific halloween red, so I've started using my lubricant drops and it feels good.
So, I'm mixing things up here, but since I had an unuseful day and I still have tinnitus going on and now cystitis too, I'm having a little pamper sesh part two tonight (just took my polish off and letting my nails breathe with a bit of handcream for my cuticles and filing my nails in bed) and since my hair is super dry and I'm planning on washing them tomorrow morning, I'm trying this. I strewed them with not one, not two but three different oils:
I Provenzali (vegan italian brand i loooove) linen seeds oil
My maroccan wild roses hair oil
Again maroccan argan oil
We'll see if it helps. Hoping not to grease all my pillow tonight but I think I'm going to use this method when I want my hair to smell good, look curly and "organized" and they are dirty but I don't have time to wash them right away.
And this is me after pampering! :)
Oh, and just to copycat my friend Nikki, here's a little treat I spoiled myself with today: quick microwave chocolate brownie. Read till the end for the recipe. I had downloaded it a while back from a website/blog I forgot about, sorry. (What if I add some cooking to the blog?)
2 tbsp of melted butter
1-2 tbsp of water
2-4 tbsp of sugar (depends on how sweet you want it)
3-4 tbsp of cocoa powder
3-4 tbsp of flour
First, you want to melt your butter. I just put it in a mug and melt it in a microwave. Then you add water and all the dry ingredients and mix it well.
After that you can add some Nutella, peanut butter, cinnamon, almond flakes, nuts,...
(this time I've added banana bits and whole kellog cornflakes)
Put it in a microwave for 1-2 minutes depends on your microwave settings.
And voila the brownie is ready!
You can add some cream on top, but I like to put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on right away so it melts.
Hopefully talk to you soon...