HERE ARE MY TOP 5 BEST LIP BALMS FOR WINTER -BELIEVE ME, I’VE TRIED ALMOST EVERYTHING-

ph via Glossier

I gotta be honest, I used to be one of those girls that would swear by Vaseline as a “must have” lip product, but it’s only recently that I realised that in fact, Vaseline was doing the opposite of what I wanted (specially during the Winter). Vaseline is great to create an impenetrable layer, but it doesn’t moisturise. My point being, I love using Vaseline on my lips in the Summer, but during Winter, adding Vaseline to your -probably already dry lips- can result in them getting even drier and that’s because Vaseline creates a layer over your lips and gives them that glossy look, but underneath it all, your lips are still dry. Regardless, I still like using it during the Summer, but for the cold Winter months, I have put a lot of lip moisturisers to the test and I’m finally able to bring you MY TOP 5 “You cannot leave without”. Curious? Keep on reading then… seemore

I TRIED MICRONEEDLING, BUT DOES IT WORK?

First and foremost, let me confess that I am one of those people who are absolutely TERRIFIED of needles since I was little. I developed such phobia for needles, that I spend my entire childhood and teenage years fainting every time I had to get a blood test. I once had a mole removed on my inner thigh -they had to inject it with something to freeze it first(?)- and I didn’t faint once, or twice, but three times… I laugh now but it was incredibly embarrassing, I still remember my poor mom trying to pick me up from the floor constantly (and I am 180cm, so that wasn’t an wast task hahaha). Fast-forward a few years and I am still not a fan of needles, but I have learnt to deal with them.

The reason why I shared this story is because I know what you are thinking; “Why on earth would I put needles in my face?!” and I get that, the term itself sounds cary AF but believe me, it if was as scary as it sounds, I probably would have 1) not done it or 2) passed out. seemore

THE MAGIC OF GOLDEN MILK AND HOW IT’S HELPING MY STOMACH


I shared on my stories last week that I have been dealing with some stomach issues recently. In fact, I have been dealing with stomach issues as far as I can remember but somehow, I have managed to keep them controlled throughout the years.

First and foremost, I am one of those poor souls that have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance, which seems like the end of the world if you love chocolate like I do. I somehow have learnt to accept it and mostly got on with my life as usual (despite the usual cravings every now and then, specially during my period). I am not allergic to lactose, but if it slips in one of my meals, I feel absolutely awful for the next hours to come so I try to avoid it all together if possible.
Along with lactose intolerance, I was also -recently- diagnosed with onion and garlic intolerance which I’ve heard is actually quite common, so despite my love for both I also have to avoid them. Long story short, I have a sensitive stomach so I tend to be quite careful with what I put in my mouth.

Its not unusual for me to get an indigestion but two weeks ago, I felt awful for longer than usual and I just couldn’t understand what was going on.  I waited a few days and tried to eat healthier but I was feeling sick every day, my stomach was super bloated, discomfort in my solar plexus area and I felt like I was having a perpetual indigestion. Almost 9 days later, my boyfriend told me it was time to go to the doctor and off I went… seemore