Easy-Peasy Sugar Scrub

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fancy a little treat?

In a bowl, mix together one cup of brown sugar, quarter cup of granulated sugar, ¼ cup of olive oil, a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of vanilla extract for the most indulging scrub ever! This simple little mix will quickly become your go-to evening ritual that is super easy on even the most sensitive skin + it smells heavenly…

Ah, the little things in life!

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Speaking of treats, have you entered our jewelry GIVEAWAY yet?

(Photo via and recipe adapted from Maker Crate)

Halloween Costume: Frida

If  Halloween is not totally your thing, but your office has a tradition to throw a costume party to celebrate, go with this beautifully understated Frida Kahlo look. Last week my friend Sofia tested it during an early work Halloween shebang and she said it was a huge hit with very little effort. Here is an excellent how-to video if you're feeling it...

P.S: Also, Seinfeld Halloween and this spooky little parade:)
P.P.S: Have you entered our GIVEAWAY this week? Don't miss it!

(Photos via The House That Lars Built)

Triple Trouble

How sweet are those photos?

Meet Dominique Davis and her two totally adorable daughters: 10-year-old Amelia and Penny, who is just 3. Those sweet ladies have a weekly tradition of dressing up in a similar outfit or braiding their hair in identical braids, just so they can snap a photo to document their little bond. The photos perfectly demonstrate that despite the common theme and similar style, their unique personalities still shine through.

I love this idea, don't you?

P.S: A boy with a camera...
P.P.S: And this sweet little story.

(via Feature Shoot)

Necklace Giveaway

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Today’s giveaway is from the swoonworthy Colorado based boutique, SimaG Jewelry. The shop is full of personalized and hand-stamped jewelry pieces that are as unique as the people who wear them.

Today, Sima is offering one lucky reader a chance to win this beautiful and feminine silver hammered disk necklace that will be personalized with your favourite word (or name) - up to 10 letters. I'd put the word simplicity on it as a daily reminder. How about you?

For a chance to win, please follow Sima on Instagram or like the SimaG Jewelry Facebook page, visit the SimaG shop and tell us what word would you choose for your necklace. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday. Good luck! xo

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Mothers of the Sea

Holy Moly, meet the Haenyo - South Korea’s last generation of fearless 'sea women' divers. Every single one of those 70+ year-old ladies swim to depths of 65ft to the ocean floor where they collect sea abalones, urchins, sea cucumbers and squid. Furthermore, none of them use oxygen tanks as they are known to hold their breath for over two minutes at a time, while diving in the freezing cold waters of the Korea Strait. Impressive, isn't it?

Mijoo Kim thought so too, so earlier this year, she flew in to visit them and documented a day of their work. I can't imagine a better way to show how those strong women carry on a Korean legacy, as the last followers of this time-old tradition.

P.S: Flower man and this.
P.P.S: We're lucky!

(via Bored Panda)

Found: The 'it' Anti-Aging Mask

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Do  you use anti-aging cosmetics? How about some of those very popular Korean beauty products?

Although I’m 34 years old, I rarely reach for anti-aging remedies. It’s not because my skin looks so youthful, it’s purely because I’m too lazy to really sink my teeth into the world of all those different creams targeting specific areas of your face.

Nevertheless, I've been curious about this whole new world of beauty. So, the other week I stumbled upon Christelle’s nifty post about Korean anti-aging solutions and feeling totally up for the challenge, I tried the egg cream mask she recommended.

Once I saw that the mask contains egg white and egg yolk extract, I knew it was going to be something special, but I got totally gobsmacked by how nourished and revitalized my skin felt just after 20 minutes! Now I’m completely addicted to my newly found beauty booster.

Have you tried this mask yet? What did you think? Any other goodies you'd like to recommend?

P.S: Another great egg based mask you might want to try.
P.P.S: Plus, the anti-ageing eyebrow...

(Photos by The Chriselle Factor)

Parisian Bookshop (You Can Sleep In)

'Books mean all possibilities. They mean moving out of yourself, losing yourself, dying of thirst and living to your full. They mean everything.' - Ali Smith

If Paris and books are your thing, you should check out the Shakespeare and Company bookstore located just under the shadows of the Notre Dame at 37 rue de la Bûcherie. It’s one of the most prestigious and unique spots on earth.

For more than six decades now, this place has hosted aspiring writers and book lovers, sometimes for months at a time - totally for free. Those people are called Tumbleweeds and they can stay for as long as they want but in exchange they must work in the shop for a couple of hours and read a book a day. Supposedly, on average people stay for a week or two, but there once was a person that lived there for a whopping 7 years! Incredible, isn't it?

Ah, after everything I read about it, this little spot is the it Parisian literary hub that will inspire to the core without asking for a penny in return....Incredible!

Have you been there? Would you like to visit it?

P.S: Shh...reading, and this little gem.
P.P.S: Plus, GAL and reading women...

(via Daily Mail. Photos by John Rogers, Shakespeare and Company, Molly DektarDavid GroveJonathan Becker via Vanity Fair)
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