Summer Fridays all Year long

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Recently a friend asked me what face cream I use and complimented my skin that morning. That is such a rare question for me, you have no idea! I am the worst at keeping up a daily beauty routine. Seriously, I wish I was one of those that religiously practices their beauty routines everyday: wake up, clean face, add a million creams, add makeup, wash off in the evening, add another million creams, oils, etc. I do actually spend the money on new products once in a while and test them out for a bit. I’ve recently become a fan of hand creams, but that is for another story for another day/post.

The one product that I do use every single morning since about a year or so is the Jet lag Mask from Summer Fridays. I have been following Marianna Hewitts blog Life With Me for a while and instantly loved the product when I read about it: It’s paraben free, cruelty free, sulfate free, uses not synthetic dyes or fragrances and, is vegan! This face mask is perfect for giving your face an instant glow and a refreshing moisturising look – which I guess was developed just for that. I read that some people add a thick layer on their faces and leave it in for a while (which I just noticed it also says on the website! haha), though I for myself recommend creaming the whole face with it every morning.

Especially in the summer I do not wear make-up and thus having a nice naturally glowing skin is super important. And likewise in winter: I want my skin moisturised before adding the make-up so that I don’t look like I clustered several layers on my face due to dry skin :)

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil

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There is nothing more I love than good hygiene. Be it for the man or woman, hygiene is super important to me. Especially when it comes to women though, I believe there is a whole lot of things one can do to optimize the overall beauty. That is not to say one needs to have botox, wear make-up, do your nails or anything else that would look or is fake. No, I mean one should look to always look their best. That means making sure the nails are all the same length and clean – whether one wants to have them long or short, colored or natural; is fully up to the individual.

The sexiest thing a woman (and man, while we’re at it) can have, is confidence. Being confident in itself¬†is the non-plus ultra. It is what turns a girl into a woman – in my opinion. Personally, I love to get ready and make myself pretty. By no means does that mean I take hours in the bathroom. No, I myself am a huge fan of going for a quickie – so to speak – when it comes to getting ready. I usually take around 15-20 minutes (though of course can take up to an hour if I start the music and dance around in between getting dressed).

Another indicator of perfected hygiene, for me, is the hair. All my friends, family and those closest to me know that I could never the leave the house with somewhat greasy hair. Who does that you think? Well, all too many people. And never would I judge (kind of) regarding what others do, but surely it is something I can by no means do. I like my hair looking freshly washed, shiny and healthy. Due to me doing sports quite a few times a week though, I usually wash my hair almost daily. I never understood how some people only wash it once or twice a week. Sometimes I wish I could – it would save me quite a bit of time. Yet, I can’t go longer than 1-2 days and I need to wash it. Not just for it to look its best again, but also because I seem to feel more comfortable and cleaner once I washed it.

One blogger I have always looked up to when it comes to hair, is Negin Mirsalehi. Seriously, how can one have SUCH perfect hair? I am beyond jealous every time I see her hair. Certainly, I am not the only one that has noticed her hair and smart as she is, she marketed the product her mother initially founded. The Gisou honey infused hair oil comes in the most beautiful packaging – you know; those ones that you just can’t throw away because they are so pretty. Once you open the book-looking box, a small delicate book is the first thing that flashes your eyes. In it, Negin opens up about her childhood, about what bee-keeping means to her father and herself, and how her mother is the only one that is allowed to touch her hair. The whole package really shows how much love Negin has for this product (and the other ones she has) – and my deepest hope, right now, is that once I have used this for a while I will have the same (or semi-same) hair as her. Crossing all fingers! And of course, I will let you guys know how and if it worked the wonders I am hoping for. Does anyone else have experience with it, yet? xo