Monday, January 16, 2017

NATURAL DIY LIP SCRUB



 

With the cold weather, I always get dry lips. I wanted to share with you all a really easy and affordable recipe that I use once a week to mosturize my lips.  No need for any fancy lip scrubs that will cost you $$$. You can make your own lip scrub at home with what you already have in your pantry, it's natural, cheap and super easy to make.  
So let's get started! 

Ingredients

Sugar- 2 tbsp
" you can use regular, raw or brown sugar, this time I used brown sugar" 
Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
Honey- 1tsp
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract 
"or if you prefer you can use peppermint extract- 1 or 2 drops"
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

* I always use organic ingredients for better results. 
Combine all the ingredients and mix well until well blended
Add some cute packaging et voilĂ  ! 

Apply a small amount to your lips and scrub gently
Glently wash off the excess with warm luke water and pat dry with a towel.

Hope you enjoyed this simple beauty diy!

Quote of the week: 
"Love what is beautiful in life and let the rest go."

Take care everyone! 
Claudia 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BE KIND TO ANIMALS AND CHOOSE CRUELTY FREE

 No matter how much I love beauty and makeup products I am not willing to sacrifice any animal for the sake of beauty.  It's just cruel and unnecessary, so I simply opt for only cruelty free beauty products.  I believe we can all look beautiful without hurting any innocent animals.  Here is my list of favorite cruelty free beauty products. 

Makeup
Cover FX
Essence
Elf
Wet n Wild
Hard Candy
Physicians Formula
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Tarte
Too Faced
Urban Decay

Body and skin care
Sibu
Avalon Organics
Derma E
Dermalogica
Earth Mama
Kiss my Face
Lush
Pacifica "I also love their candles"

Hair
Jason
Avalon Organics
John Masters Organics
Earth Mama

Nails
Zoya
Essence
Deborah Lippman
Butter London
China Glaze

Which of your favorite brands are certified cruelty free? 
When in doubt, please check for the bunny logo or search peta's cruelty-free database to find out.

Thanks for reading!
Claudia 

Friday, January 06, 2017

GLASSESSHOP.COM


Happy New Year everyone!
One thing I can not live without is my sunglasses.  I normally don't spend too much money on sunglasses since I have 2 little ones that already broke a couple good pairs, so now I tend to just stick with more affordable ones. 

I would like to thank glassesshop.com for sending me these super cute sunnies this Christmas, sorry about the photo, I've been fighting a bad cold these past days, but I really wanted to share these with all of you.  
If you go to Glasseshop.com you can find a big sellection of prescription glasses and sunglasses for man and woman at really affordable prices and they have free shipping on all orders over $49.

https://www.glassesshop.com/

Love 
Claudia 

Friday, December 23, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/539939442797078573/
It's that time of year again, we made it!  Personally, I have had a wonderful year and it has been especially exciting over the past few months with our new home, and though the year isn't quite over yet I feel extremely thankful for everything. 
May your new year be safe, healthy and happy!
I hope you all have a lovely time!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! 
Claudia

Monday, December 12, 2016

WINE TASTING AT DI PROFIO WINES


Welcome to the Zinc Di Profio Wines! 
If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw some of these photos from our first wine tasting.  We found Di Profio wines via groupon.com, they always have amazing deals. We're not wine experts, but we love a good glass of wine and Di Profio winery did not disappointed us, we loved the experience and will definately plan on returning soon.  
Perfect gift for Christmas or any special occasion.  
We also came home with a few bottles for our wine cellar. 
If you love wine and cheese give these guys a try. 
http://www.diprofiowines.ca/

https://www.pinterest.com/abbysmith79/wine-quotes/

Have a great week everyone!
Claudia

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

PICO, AZORES 2016


 
Hope you enjoyed a little of Terceira island from my last post.  
http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/2016/11/terceira-azores-part-2.html 
If you ever visit Portugal, the main land, don't forget to stop by the Azores islands, only a couple of hours from Lisbon.  If you're looking to relax and do absolutely nothing besides enjoying what nature has to offer, the Azores is a wonderful choice. 
My husband is from Pico, Azores so we try to visit often with our kids. Our last trip was my favorite from all the times I've been, we had a really good time. 

I will be back as soon as I can, I have so much to share with you all but it's been a tough couple of weeks, our kiddos were sick and recently I fell down the stairs and ripped a tendon/ ligament, so my right arm is not doing so well for now, but I am recuperating slowly. 

Quote of the week: 

Have a great week everyone! 
Claudia