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So it is cold season in Ireland at the moment and I’m sure it is elsewhere too!!! So I decides to share my favourite recipe to help cure colds!!!

Ingredients:

1. A whole pile of citrus fruits of your choice!

2. Sparkling water

3. Sugar/sweetner (optional)

As you can probably guess, the method to creating this is very simple. You juice the fruit. Then add sparkling water (add half the volume of the juice made ie. if you make 500mls juice add 250mls water.) Then if you wish you can add sugar and stir to disolve. Best served chilled!!!

The fruits I use are usually:

2 grapefruits

2 oranges

2 lemons

2 limes

I really like my juice sour so I don’t add and sugar!!

Enjoy!!

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Ok so I really love LUSH products but I hadn’t been using them lately! Then I started using some of the things I got around Christmas last year and I’m really loving them!!

First is Glogg which is a really nice shower gel! It smells like mulled wine and is really nice to use on cold wet days (which we’ve been having a lot of!!).

Next is Once a Year massage bar!! This is one of my favourite massage bars (which is why I bought a few of them!!) It has 2 parts to it :

1. The pink part. This part is really sweet smelling with a little bit of spicyness!!

2. The cream part. This part is a bit like vanilla and is full of sparkles for a little bit of festive cheer!!

I’m really loving this early intro to Christmas and now I’m really excited to see this years LUSH christmas stock!!

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I posted my first video in a long time on youtube! It’s a clothing haul with a few other bits thrown in!!

Hoping to put up another by the end of the day along with cleaning my room and doing so TaeKwonDo practice!!

Listening to Daft Punk right now. I had my itunes on shuffle and a Daft Punk song came on and I thought “this is fun. I’ll listen to it for a while!!” This album really reminds me of an animated film that Daft Punk made to this music. It was really good!! My brother has it on DVD but I’ll never find it in his room so I’ll have to see if I can find it online!!


So ya!!! As the title suggests, I went on a mad cleaning spree today!!! I never clean so it’s a bit weird. My parents just went on holidays to spain so I’m staying at home with my brother. I went to use the sink this morning and it really was disgusting!!!! So I cleaned it. Then I just kept on cleaning….

Clearly, something is wrong with me!!

Aside from that, I went out to my local charity shop and picked up a couple of great tops!! I also picked up something for my halloween costume which I needed to dye pale blue but I put in too much dye!!! It’s now midnight blue!!!

Anyone know how to get dye back out again????!!

Night Everyone!!

Nel


Just found this great new song (like 20secs ago!!!) and I seriously love it!! It’s called Satellite by Bryce Vine (who was on The Glee Project this year in case you don’t know!!). Go check it out on his youtube page!!


Hey guys!!!

So, I woke up this morning and went into the bathroom as per normal. However!!!! When I looked in the mirror my entire  face was red and I had a pile of pimples all over my face!!! I looked completely horrific!!!

So the first thing I did was rinse my face to try to get some of whatever it was that caused it off of my face. Then I took a leaf out of Bubzbeauty’s book and got myself a handful of dry oats to cleanse with. She said she did that when she had an allergic reaction so I decided there was no harm in it!! See her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e5_RVBwNjE

My skin felt really good afterwards. It was really soft and  the oatmeal really relieved the itchiness!!!! Then I applied some Eu Roma Water from LUSH and some cucumber water from Kuan Yuan Lian (an Asian company). This really helped to sooth my skin and reduced the redness!!

The cucumber water is very good for burned skin and that’s what my skin looked like so I gave it a go and it worked really well. I applied it regularly!! I haven’t done this yet since I’ve only been up for about an hour  but I’m going to make some oat milk to use on my skin aswell and I’ll keep it in the fridge so that it’s nice an refreshing!! It’s really easy to make. All you need is a handful of oats soaked in water for about half an hour and then strain out the oats!! (Oats can be saved for a body exfoliator later). I also need to moisturise so I need to look around the house for something gentle and preferably unscented!!

Unfortunately all of this means that, once again, I can’t make a video for my youtube channel. Hopefully my skin will be better later in the day and I might be able to make a small one!!!

Bye for now!!

Nel!

Ps. I think it was the clenser I tried out yesterday that caused the reaction. It was the Neutrogena grapefruit cleanser.


Hey guys!!!!

So I got my braces tightened today (hence the heading!!!) and it really hurts!! They gave me elastic bands to wear 24/7 which is the most awkward (I know it’s silly but I only learned how to spell this yesterday. I could never remember that there were two w’s!!) thing ever. It makes it really hard to eat because of them being there, because of the pain and simply because I can’t open my mouth wide enough to eat so it takes me forever to finish a meal!!!

Mine aren't colouredy like these ones but they did come in a cute bag with a picture of a bear on it!!!

Ok! Annoying rant over and done with!! Hopefully I’ll be able to put up a video tomorrow!!!

On a side note – weather in Ireland is being really stupid. The weather people said last week that we would have a big heatwave over the weekend and the start of this week. Unfortunately, said heatwave seems to have bypassed my town completely because the rest of the country is out having barbecues while in my town it’s raining and foggy and windy and just miserable!!! And while we had all this horrible weather (which I secretly kinda like!!) Dublin city hit the hottest temps of the year at the weekend!!! Congratulations Dublin!!! Soon the snow will come along and put you out of business while my home will function as per ususal due to being right next to the coast!!!

And with that, I will say goodnight!!!!

Nel