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Lamazuna: des produits Bio et Vegan pour une Beauté au naturel

Cela fait super longtemps que je n’ai pas parlé beauté au naturel mais aussi et surtout que je n’ai pas écrit en français! Du coup, tu vois, cela me fait tout drole. Lamazuna, c’est mon coup de coeur. J’aime la personnalité de la marque et son engagement, j’aime les couleurs exotiques, le logo et tout le dynamisme qui s’en dégage. Ok, tu vas me dire c’est bien d’aimer le branding mais ce n’est pas ce qui fait le produit. Attends, j’y arrive. Lamazuna c’est une marque française qui propose des produits écologiques et naturels de soins de beauté. Je ne sais pas si tu te souviens de mes poudres ayurvédiques de chez aromazone et de mes essais de savons. Moi, je m’en souviens et avec l’arrivée de Bébé numéro 3, j’ai du mettre de côté mes tubes à essais et faire confiance à une marque écolonomique. Il était hors de question pour moi de retourner au shampoing industriel et autres donc j’ai fait quelques recherches et j’ai trouvé Lamazuna! Et quand j’ai découvert leur superbe gamme …

5 Good reasons to delay Newborn’s First Bath

Baby’s first bath is one of this thing that can be really worrying for first time parents. When I was a Nurse/Midwife student, I remember we were bathing newborn babies on Day 1 in postnatal ward with their mom. The main goal was to simply show how to do and to tone down it. It can be quite impressive to handle such a little human being for first time parents. When I gave birth to Baba1 in York back in 2011, I asked if I could give a bath to my baby in the postnatal ward. Why? Simply because for me, it was like this. We bath baby after delivery. This was what I learnt and what I saw all my little life. The answer shocked me. I could not give a bath to my baby and I begged someone to show me and be with me for the first bath. I know it is quite funny as I have bathed so many newborns but was so anxious for mine! As I explained in one of …

Green Beauty: Bye bye shower gels, Friendly Soap now takes care of all my tribe!

It is a long time I have not shared with you a bit of green beauty tips. Did I stop? Absolutely not. I have been just very busy testing a lot of fabulous products for my family and I. As a good tester, I take my time to gather a maximum of informations and share with you an in-depth experience. Because beauty is a bit complicated and beauty products have a tendency to be very good when you start with them and after few weeks of use, you can get very confused and change your mind. Are you a shower gel addict/user? This simple question can elevate a lot of opinions. Most of people love them and swear just by them. Did you know that: “Gels first appeared in British bathrooms in the Seventies. Today (2011) some 200 million bottles are sold in Britain every year”* There was a time, I loved them and used them a lot. My favorite ones were those of well know french fragrance designers. I enjoyed the fact that they always leave …

Toddler Tooth brushing Resistance or how to get a toddler to brush? {Featuring Jack n’Jill Gift Kit}

Last week was all about parenting and I hope you were happy for me to share with you our experience. To close the “subject”, there is still something I’d love to share. Something that we had to face recently. From birth to toddler, things go so fast. Your little one first teeth will make her appearance before you even realise that your baby is not a newborn anymore. With the first teeth starts a new journey: learn your bubba how to take care of his lovely little body and one of this first ever step is to brush their teeth. The first time we introduced a toothbrush in our daughters lives, they always loved chewing on but that was when they were smaller. We hit a roadblock at some point when I started actively brushing their teeth, same things for both. They would get so mad. But even if it is a trial, always some solutions around, just try to keep calm! I tried different approaches hopping that it would work for us. What I have done with Baba1 and Baba2: 1. Distraction: …

Third Trimester Pregnancy Essentials {Mia and Dom Review}

This week, I am sharing a lot about pregnancy. Why? As it begins to take most of my mind and time. And Friday is our Pampering day as usual! One of the recurrent third trimester symptom if we can call it this way as for me it is not a symptom but an unavoidable consequence: STRETCH MARKS and itchy bump. I did not mention it in my third trimester symptoms blogpost, simply because it is just something that is going to happen anyway. Is It the truth? Not at all. It depends on your skin really and you can put as many creams as you want, from the most expensive to the cheapest, it is written in your body: if you have to stretch , you will stretch. No Myths, no Miracle products, just the truth as always. About 90% of women get pregnancy stretch marks, even if they’ve never had stretch marks before. So to say that they are common is an understatement. But what you can do is help your skin and ease the itchiness …

My Baby SPA routine at home {Review of StorkSak Organics Baby Spa Gift Set}

Family time are part of these enjoyable moments in life. We try, the best we can, to have some magic moment with each of our daughter. I love building memories with them by adding to their repertories some new tastes, scents, sounds, anything really as I realise every day how simple things in my childhood always come to my mind in a flash back : the smell of mint tea always reminds me our holidays… fresh bread recalls me to the Sunday’s morning awakening when my mother used to prepare us Moroccan bread. Bath time, being one of this rare instant between my babies and I for relaxing and bonding in a more intense one-to-one relation, I have established once a week a really Baby Spa at home. We try not to waste water and to use it moderately so usually our daughters have showers like Bath during the week but the week-end {day depending in my mood and strength}, they have a lovely long bath followed by a message session with a very special and dedicated guest : ME! Regarding Baba1 allergies and skin …

My natural homemade Coconut Shampoo Bar for Dry and Curly Hair

Today, let’s talk Natural cosmetics and shampoo bars. Do you remember my shampoo bar on Instagram? You know the rose one…sure you know. I was really tempted to try and make my own shampoo bar. Why Did I decide to stop traditional shampoos for no poo or shampoo bar? I was just tired of loosing my hair and spending a huge amount of money in nocive and clearly useless products. All this waste of packaging was also one of my motivation factor and wanted to stop using any product containing SLS {Sodium Laurel Sulfate}. Surely, I was scared of switching to a shampoo bar and have a fear that it will mess up my hair. Switching your beauty routine is frightening! It took me months to build up the courage! If you’re on the fence or just want to know a little more about how they work– then let me explain! Shampoo bars are actually solid bars of soap that are made specifically for hair. In fact, they were commonly used before our traditional shampoo and conditions were invented. …

Benefits of Broccoli Seed Oil on Curly and frizzy Hair

  First time I heard about Broccoli oil on hair, I was very surprised! Thinking , how to get oil from Broccoli? Then, few searches later, I found out that in fact the oil is made from the seeds. This oil is known to be really good on frizzy hair so, I let you guess the sudden interest growing in me 🙂 Having frizzy/curly or afro hair demands a lot of care. Hair have a tendency to be more fragile and thin. This vegetable which is a relative to other leafy greens such as cabbage, spinach and Brussels sprouts actually has some incredible benefits for our hair! BENEFITS Healthy hair requires certain vital nutrients to be delivered to the follicles. This includes Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, iron, niacin, zinc, sulphur, silica and germanium to be delivered to the hair follicles. Dark green leafy vegetables like broccoli are super food for hair and their consumption strengthens the hair at the roots. This is how broccoli can benefit the hair, from stylecraze.com. …

No poo Mask Recipe for dry and curly Hair using ayurvedic powders

Hi! Good morning! How are you with the sun coming back? Time to take care of our hair and our curls. You know that I am an adept of natural cosmetics and ayurvedic powders. I shared with you on Instagram my weekly routine and thought It might be interesting to make a blog post and a video about it to explain you the benefits of each product I am using in case you would like to try. The first recipe I am sharing with you is a No Poo mask for dry Curly hair. The results are really good and you obtain beautiful curls. Homemade shikakai shampoo can be done very easily, if you have the ingredients at home. The shampoo is made with natural ingredients and it doesn’t have any harsh chemicals in it. This shikakai shampoo leaves the hair soft and silky. All the ingredients for this shampoo are already dried, so you can buy them in bulk, store and use it year round. The ingredients for this homemade shampoo are shikakai, amla …

Anti-redness Skincare Routine of the moment: very dry and sensitive Skin

  Hi Lovely’s! Hope you are all fine this morning.  Next week I will be chatting a lot about Real nappies simply because I use and love them and It will be Real Nappy Week 2016. So, I thought that I will post today my skincare routine and some other natural beauty remedies to punctuate the week. Because yes I am a FULL-TIME mum but I am also a WOMAN. And life is all about balance, and taking care of yourself is as important to take care of others. Pregnancy is a really enjoyable period of life but sometimes brings some skin issues like brown patches and other skin condition. As far as I am concerned I always suffered with very dry, extremely sensitive skin subject to redness. And as far as I remember it started in my early twenties {Hmmmm, I am not 20 anymore…} I tried a lot of branded skincare creams to try to ease this itchiness and redness, one of which is Avene® anti-Redness/Redness Relief Range. It is the one I …