SUPERFOOD: Almonds

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Nuts, you can see it as a good snack or as candy… you have them in all tastes and sizes. But I personally never liked them, not necessarily the taste but how you chew it. But my colleague told me a while ago that almonds are very good as a afternoon snack and that you can call them superfood. But I didn’t do much with that information because I just didn’t like nuts and there are many superfoods I eat daily. But than I read on the instagram from a girl with amazingly long, big, shiny hair that she eat many almonds for her hair, and that changes things. Superfood + superhair! So I did my research  and run to the ‘nuts store’ to try the almonds.

They taste soooo different than normal nuts! Taste like vanilla or something?! And they are full of vitamins & minerals and good for the heart, brains and your digestion. If you make a routine from a daily handful of almonds (about 24 pieces) it can help to lower your “bad” cholesterol, reduce, the risk of heart disease and diabetes. There are many more reasons why they are healthy for you, but these must be enough to add almonds to your daily routine.

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* You can eat them as a afternoon snack like I do, or you can mix them in a smoothie, biscuits or even cupcakes, you can make almond butter or almond milk. There are many things you can make with the delicious almonds. Let’s be creative!

Click here for how you can make the almond milk
Click here for how you can make the almond butter
Click here for how you can make the almond biscuits
Click here for how you can make the almond smoothie

 

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It’s a miracle!

Hemp Oil.

Yessss, you probably think, “Ooooofcourse a girl from Holland, Amsterdam, drugs, illegal stuff” haha! But no, this stuff is 100% legal and a miracle for your body. My grandpa always felt cold, he couldn’t get warm and it was so annoying for him. So he heard about the Hemp Oil and how good it is for million things in your body. And it is always worth to try right? So the whole family start to join him with the Hemp Oil, and it did make a difference. First of all my grandpa isn’t cold anymore… he feels normal like he used to feel.

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And I noticed that my skin was a bit oily the first week, I really needed to wash it twice during the day (thank god for the blotting paper) but now it is clear and matte. A bit the same reaction as the tiny-tea teatox did to my skin. But the strangest thing was that I haven’t felt sick after a party… Normal when I drink a few wines I am so sick the next day, bad hangover not like normal but really really bad. And I found out that when I woke-up after a few “accident drinks” I felt normal!! Not sick, not a headache, not tired, just normal like nothing happened! PERFECT! So I tried it again and again and again hahah! And It is gone? How crazy is that?! *I am not saying that this works for everybody, because I don’t know I just found it out.

Also, once a month I am dying from the pain in my belly. When I feel it coming, I need to go home asap before it is to late otherwise I crawl on the floor from the pain and need to throw up. But since I use the Oil it is gone. I am so so so so happy for that! It is a panacea. AMAZING! I am sure it did more to my body but I haven’t notice it yet. I am using it for two weeks now and I am happy with the results. If you going to try it, or already use(d) it let me know how you have experienced, I am very curious.

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What are the beneficial properties of Hemp Seed Oil?

Because Hemp Seed Oil is such a rich source of both LA (Omega 6) and LNA (Omega 3) in balanced proportions, conditions caused by deficiencies in both can be treated with one oil.

The functions of LNA include: Production of smooth skin increased stamina, speeds healing, increases vitality, brings a feeling of calmness, reduces inflammation, water retention, platelet stickiness and blood pressure, enhances immune functions, reduces the pain and swelling of arthritis, can reverse pre-menstrual syndrome, can treat bacterial infections, brain development in children.

-Here are a few links that I found about the Hemp Oil. If you are going to try it too I recommend to search on the internet or ask a doctor first before you take it, just in case because everybody is different, and when you try out new things you never know how your body is going to react. 

http://www.regenerativenutrition.com/content.asp?id=64
http://nimbinwave.com/facts/guide-to-hemp-seed-oil
http://hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-seed-nutrition

Good luck gorgeous souls!

Love,

Feeling hot in the cold

If you think about the winter you imagine the snow, hot chocolate, warm jackets, beanies, boots, Santa, fur, dinners. It is all so cozy and magical. But how does your body think about that? For example if you take a walk: If your hair get’s wet you have to be careful that it doesn’t freeze and break, your skin feels like it is going to split and it is a miracle if your fingers didn’t fall off. And thats why I have a few tips for you that I always use during the winter time.

 

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How can you be winter-proof?

Cream/body lotion. It is very annoying if your skin dries out, it is ugly, it is getting itchy and if it is dry for to long it is gonna hurt. The best thing is that you put it on before you go to bed, than it has time enough to do his work.

– Hair mask. This is always good, in the winter and summer. But specially now, you hair need this little extra care. I always do two times a week a mask in my hair. And sometimes when my hair really needs a extra boost, I sleep with it so it can do his work the whole night. 

– Don’t shave your legs much. Maybe this sound a bit weird for some people haha, but I try to shave my legs as little as possible. My legs get’s dryer and it is unnecessary. 

– Face mask. Again the mask, there are a lot of vitamin in a good face mask that you skin needs. Your face has a hard time with the cold because it isn’t covered. I always try to do this once a week. 

– Sugar scrub. It is nice to have a scrub it makes your skin feel nice and soft. But your skin is extra dry now so if you want to scrub you can better use a sugar scrub. It has the same effect as a other scrub but it has these oils in it so your body is oiled instead of dried out. 

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– Hand cream. This is so nice, i don’t leave the house without my hand cream. It keep your hands feel soft and it doesn’t hurt when it is too cold.

– Cover your body. Keep your body warm. A beanie, gloves, scarf, double socks, layers, it is fashionable too!

– Drink enough water. Keep your body hydrated always! I can imagine that cold water isn’t what you really want now, so you can also drink tea (green tea, tinytea, hertea). You can also just cook the water and drink it like tea without tea. I don’t know if a lot people like that but I do, maybe with a piece of lemon. 

– Vitamin. Make sure that you get enough vitamins daily.

– Eat enough. If you don’t know what to do with some things just look at the nature. What do animals now? They eat a lot so they can survive the winter. Don’t start eating until you get sick, don’t eat more than you need. But absolutely not less. Eat healthy & enough food.

These were the things that I use for surviving the winter. Most of them is for the dry skin but that is very important in the winter and also very annoying. be careful with your body, you need it for the rest of your life! I hope these little tips help you too. If you have more tips let me know! I am very curious.

Have a nice day!

 

Love,

Soins de la peau

Don’t you get the “I am in french” feeling when you wearing this deep red color make-up? Well I do, especially in the winter I love to wear this dark lipstick and red or black nail polish. Yesterday we had this super discount evening in the city, 50% off for all the make-up and skin care products. I caught myself that I was searching unconsciously to everything that was red. But me and my sister went there and buy products for the whole year! haha  Here you see a few of my favorites:

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MaXfactor – 685 Mulberry

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Olaz (Olay) – double action night cream
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Rimmel London – Space Dust 003 Aurora / L’Oreal Paris – Color Riche 916 Confettis
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L’Oreal Paris – Skin Perfection day cream
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MaXfactor – False Lash Effect mascara

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Catrice – Liquid Metal eyeshadow

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MaXfaxtor – Glossfinity 155 burgundy crush