Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Staying Healthy on a Busy Schedule

Every once in a while I get caught in a busy schedule that barely lets me breathe and I am well aware that I am not the only one. You know that feeling, when the clock seems to have 5 minutes in an hour? Suddenly it is 11PM and you are wondering where the hell did the day go and why on earth half of the things on your daily TO DO list aren't ticked off? Yes? No?

Don't get me wrong; I don't want to complain. I actually like being busy, as it truly makes me happy. However, being a self proclaimed foodie, who constantly craves healthy food (yes, I am that lucky bastard that actually enjoys eating salads, cauliflower and raw cakes) I can get incredibly grumpy, if I don't consume my daily dose of good stuff. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Why I Don't Use Natural Hair Makeup Brushes

The answer is: I am against animal cruelty. Sadly, natural hair makeup brushes support just that; a cruel and anything but beautiful fur industry.

“Makeup brushes are commonly made from squirrel, mink, horse (sometimes called “pony” or “camel”), or goat hair.”

“Every year, millions of animals are trapped, drowned, and beaten to death and strangled, electrocuted, or beaten and skinned alive on fur farms.” 

I don't want to go into too much details as it breaks my heart even writing about it and I can't imagine the pain these poor creatures have to go through in order for us to buy natural hair makeup brushes. 

The good news:
We can all as individuals do something about it:
1. Start using makeup brushes with synthetic bristles instead of the not nice ones mentioned above (Yay!).
2. Write to your favourite makeup companies that still use real animal hair in their brushes asking them to switch to cruelty-free ones.
3. Share the information about the cruel industry with your friends and other people, as many of them aren't aware of it.
4. Think twice when someone recommends to you brushes with animal fur or tries to sell them to you and ask yourself: is this something I am willing to financially support with my own money?

What do you think about this issue? Do you prefer cruelty-free brushes as well? If yes, which are your favourite brands? 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

VIDEO: 4 Things To Appreciate More In 2015

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Monday, 12 January 2015

Vegan & Organic Eyeliner? Yes, please!

A few months ago I attended VegfestUK London, which took place in London Olympia. I was happily surprised by the number of people, who attended the 2 days long event. Thanks to the big crowd, it was quite hard to move around and I had to wait quite a long time to try food and other vegan products offered on different stalls. This didn't bother me at all, however, as I was incredibly happy to see that there are so many people interested in the cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle. I am sure animals were happy as well :)  

Monday, 5 January 2015

Adopt Don't Shop

The only way I could take a photo of her was to show her favourite doggy cookies :) That look though!
This is a story about my best furry friend Ajka (read Ayka), who was abandoned in a tiny box in front of a local school. She was adorable, but incredibly scared. Her big brown eyes melted our hearts and we decided to adopt her (YAY!!!). Once we brought her home, I was happy knowing that she would be taken care of from that day on. However, the thought that there are heartless people, who couldn't care less about these beautiful creatures, made me incredibly sad. It took her a few weeks to forget the sad and scary experience, and to become a happy and playful doggy that she is now. Her personality is AMAZING; she is incredibly loyal, kind and loves to play with children. She is on a professional level when it comes to cuddling and I think she is suspecting I am writing something about her as she has been walking in and out of the room looking at me suspiciously :) 

Friday, 2 January 2015

How I Treat My Skin During Winter

This winter has been quite freezing and I spent a part of my New Year's celebration out in the cold (it was around -14 Celsius). The low temperature did not destroy our celebration, however, and we happily ignored the cold with our hats, scarfs and warm mittens (and a sip or two, or three... or five of champagne). Sadly, I couldn't hide my face from the low temperatures and I could definitely feel the dry skin when I woke up the next morning. Do you get this feeling as well? I get it almost every morning and sometimes even during the day; my dry skin makes my face feel it is about to explode. Luckily, I have my (not so) secret treatment that always saves my dry skin. It is very simple and natural and I am sure you have some in your kitchen: OILs.