Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bleached hair!

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For a really long time, I doubted if I would colour my hair. Coloured hair definitely looked great on other people. But every time I thought of me colouring my hair, doubt hit me and I postponed the decision.

I’m not going to the hairdresser as much as I should. When you want your hair to be healthy and shiny at all time, you should have a hair cut quarterly. So every three months you need to get rid of your split ends. I’m aware of that, but I cannot help myself but going just twice a year. So that was in fact the main reason for not taking a risk on colouring my hair. Because that meant I needed to go to my hairdresser every single month to not get any outgrowth. 

Last February I decided to ask my hairdresser how she could help me. My natural hair is curly, thick and dark blond and after all this years I had enough of my old boring coiffure. I wanted something more vivid and frisky.

She came up with the perfect solution for me. She bleached my hair with a natural bleaching product. The very first time she just applied a bit at the top layer of my hair, so I could get used to the effect. I loved it immediately. My hair had some different shades of its natural colour in it. It was just like my hair was naturally bleached by the sun all summer long. And most important, there was no outgrowth. Just like hair turns darker in the winter, it did and still looked natural.

The next time she applied the bleaching product all over my hair. Knowing that I have no colouring on my hair but however some kind of ‘special effect’ makes me really happy and confident. Now I have a lighter blond vivid hairstyle.

So I would recommend this to everyone, who wants to bring his or her hair more alive. It’s not only working for blond people, also people with brown hair could perfectly bleach their hair!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Special care with horse milk

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Special care is a cream suitable for an extremely dry, sensitive or just an unpure problem skin in any way. Thanks to the high percentage of pure natural horse’s milk, this cream can have a positive influence on different skin problems, like spots, allergic reactions, rash…. Horse’s milk certainly consists of a lot of vitamins and minerals, so it’s extremely healthy.

This cream can be used for the whole body, but I like to use it for my face most of the time. It is easily absorbed and does not make your skin feel creamy afterwards. Actually it makes your skin really soft and moisturized.

I bought it from a horse dairy farm in Lier, not far from Antwerp. They also have cleansing cream, facial lotion, day care, night care, hand care, pedi care… But I’m very positive you can find these cosmetics with horse milk in other similar places or even stores who are specialized in natural cosmetics. If not, I recommend you to visit or contact this horse dairy farm in Lier!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sweet Antwerp

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As you might know, these two crazies are from Antwerp! We’ll be sharing the must see’s, must do’s and must visit’s! When you find yourself in the most beautiful city of Belgium, you’ll know what to do.
Today, I’ve lined up some great places to visit when you’re craving sugar!

Momade – The best homemade cupcakes
Reynderstraat 37

8Tea5 – Bubble Tea in every flavor you can imagine
Korte Klarenstraat 15

Quetzal – Everything chocolate (well of course, you’re in Belgium!)
Lijnwaadmarkt 11

Moochie – Frozen yoghurt with the best toppings ever
Eiermarkt 9

Now that you’re all hopped up on sugar, you’re ready to go back to exploring the city of Antwerp!


Love, Laetitia

All pictures found at the respective websites.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pita Pizza!

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Pita pizza with salami!

Simple, delicious and fun to make! 

* Ingredients
  • 4 pita breads
  • 225g salami
  • 225g mozzarella
  • Basil
 For the sauce:
  •  1 can basil- tomato sauce or aromatized tomato cubes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • Dry chili flakes
* Directions
  1.        Mix all the ingredients for the sauce.
  2.     Cut the pita breads in half lengthwise.
  3.     Place the pita breads with the crust side down on your work surface.
  4.     Now scoop some sauce on each half pita bread.
  5.     Garnish with salami, mozzarella and basil.
  6.     Toast the pita breads about three minutes and serve at once.

TIP: This pita pizza with salami is just an example. You can add anything you like to your self made mini-pizzas. For example you can go for some more capers, onions, bell peppers, anchovies,... Also you can change the mozzarella to grated cheese.


Fall Nail Polish Colors

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Nail polish is hot, and a very easy way to spice up your outfit. Here are the trends in colors for this fall.

Gold and silver are the hottest fall colors this year. Use the nail polish as an accent or just go full on metallic, your choice.

Dark colors are always great when the weather gets colder and the leaves start falling. Black nail polish is a classic, but dark red or brown are good alternatives.

Nude colors are a keeper. If you want your nails to look manicured but not too prominent, this is the way to go.

Bring the nature’s beautiful colors indoors with shades of red, brown and purple.

Love, Laetitia

Fall 2013 according to Annelies and Laetitia!

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* Oversized shirts and sweaters: 

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You can’t have a fashionable fall unless you have some of these oversized shirts. They can be casual, cosy, daring,…Combine with some of the following trends and success guaranteed!

* studs:

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You can wear them on your scarf, your shoes, your garments, your hair accessories, jewellery,… But be careful, be subtle and don’t overdo it.

TIP! : Take a look how we pimp our own t-shirts with studs!

* Slim fit trousers: 

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Tight fitting trousers are fashionable a long time by now. Necessarily you need a number of them in your closet, even fall 2013!

* Tartan:

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It’s hot in high fashion right now, but you can easily find clothing peaces in tartan in clothing stores like Forever 21, H&M,…The are all coming up with this new trend.

* Classic prints:

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They are so neutral and basic that you can add them to almost every outfit you’re wearing.

* Leopard print:

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Go for this print in another colour like for example blue or red. It will give you outfit something extra-special.

* Fall colours:

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Emerald green, Bordeaux, Caramel are the more gentle colours this fall. But if you like, different shades of blue and green, red, orange and even pink are allowed as well this fall.

* Layers:

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Mix textures with your trousers, skirts, and tops. It will bring your outfit to life.

* Leather:

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Leather can be sporty, exciting, or extremely womanly. It depends on the way you combine and show it off your outfit. 

* Ankle boots:

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With elegant high heels or rather comfortable without. It doesn’t matter this fall.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Photo Magnets

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If you’re looking for a perfect DIY birthday gift, this is it. Use your own photos and make magnets with them! A great way to use those holiday photos and make sure you see them every day.

You’ll need Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, crown corks, magnetic tape, glue and a print out of the photos. The magnetic tape can be a bit expensive, mine was €25 or about $30, but as you can see, it's goes a long way.
The first step to make these magnets is to cut out the photos. Make sure they fit perfectly inside the crown cork and glue them in place. Then you’ll add a layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (this product is so great for crafting!). At first it’ll be a thick layer and not transparent. Don’t worry, that’s normal, it will clear in a few hours.

Once filled, you let the soon-to-be-magnets dry overnight. But in the first hours of the drying process, check on them a couple of times, it is possible that little air bubbles start forming. If so, pop them using a needle. Also, it's wise to cover them up (I used a towel) whilst drying: this way no dust can fall into the still wet layer of Dimensional Magic.

Once they are all dried and hardened, cut a piece of the magnetic tape and stick it on the other side of the bottle caps. And that’s that!

Enjoy your new photo magnets – or make someone happy with them!
Love, Laetitia

PS: Make sure you print out the photos a few days in advance. I didn't at first and the ink reacted with the Mod Podge, causing it to fade. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Coffee Sugar Scrub

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Here’s a second sugar scrub I wanted to share. This one is especially against that god-awful cellulite that 85 to 92 percent of women have. The special ingredient is coffee: the caffeine has the ability to smooth out skin and reduce the cellulite!

Here’s what you need:
  • 2 cups grinded coffee beans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Little glass jar

First you want to mix up the coffee and the sugar.

Once mixed, you add some olive oil until you’ve got a nice mixture. Make sure the scrub doesn’t become runny, don’t overdo the oil (you can always add some later).

Fill the jar, seal it well and you’re done!

Place the jar near the shower and use it every time. Just rub some on the problem areas, massage them with round movements and rinse off. The cellulite will reduce within days! The sugar will act as a scrub to remove dead skin and the oil will hydrate well.

Beautiful legs, here we come!

Love, Laetitia

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pimp your T-shirt

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If you have a boring old T-shirt lying around, pimp it now with studs! This is a very easy way to turn an ordinary shirt into a your new favorite piece of clothing.

What do you need? Not much: a T-shirt (off course), some studs and a screwdriver.

First off all, think about your design. Add a subtle decoration or go all the way, your choice! I went for a simple but classy collar.

Take your T-shirt, lay down all your studs in the design you have envisioned and maybe add some changes.
Once you’re completely satisfied, attach the studs to the fabric. Press the little corners all the way through the fabric and close them with the screwdriver (or any other tool).

And it’s as simple as that! Enjoy your pimped out T-shirt!

Love, Laetitia

Monday, October 7, 2013

Soft fruit squares

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Soft fruit squares

If you want to make yourself a nice pastry or impress others with your talent in cake baking, you must try the soft fruit squares. They are pretty easy to make, take just half an hour of your time and do not ask for expensive ingredients.

* Ingredients
  • 2 bananas
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 150 g raspberries
  • 1 apple
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Olive-oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 coffee spoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  •  Powdered sugar

* Directions
  1.  Peel the bananas, cut into slices and sprinkle them with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  2. Peel the apple and cut it into cubes.
  3.  Rinse the raspberries carefully and dry them.
  4.  Beat the eggs with the honey and the sugar and add the sifted flour, the baking powder, 5 tablespoons oil and the brandy.
  5.  Stir well until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  6. Add to the batter first the apple cubes, then the banana slices and the raspberries.
  7.  Stir carefully.
  8. Pour the batter into a square or rectangular cake pan (around 20 cm by 30 cm), which you have previously covered with baking paper.
  9. Bake the pie in the oven at 200°C / 392°F for about 20 minutes.
  10. Let the pie cool slightly and cut into squares.
  11. Serve it, sprinkled with powdered sugar.



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Apple Cake

9:43 PM
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Who doesn't like a delicious piece of apple cake? Who isn't proud when it’s a delicious self-made apple cake? Well, at least I do! So I think it’s time to share my easy recipe with you. It doesn't take much of your time, is not difficult at all and guarantees success even if you’re usually not talented when it comes to cooking.

* Ingredients required
  • 200 g flour
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 g butter
  • 4 eggs
  •  ½ packet of baking powder
  •  3 apples

* Directions

First of all, you have to melt the butter and add the sugar. Then you have to mix these two ingredients thoroughly. When the first step is done, stir in the flour and the baking powder. After you've done all that, you whip up the 4 eggs and add them to the mixture as well. (Attention: you may not stiffen the egg white!)

What you have to do next is peel the 3 apples and cut them into cubes. Add the cubes afterwards to the mixture you have so far and make sure you mingle it well.

You are completely ready to bake now! Pour the whole mixture into a buttered bake form and put at least 40 - 50 minutes in the oven at a temperature of 180 °C / 356 °F.

Enjoy your homemade apple cake!