WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

I am literally taking a walk On The Wild Side here with a post about beauty products. As this lock down slowed our lives down, I got out of my comfort zone and standard routines. After cutting my own bangs and coloring my hair pink, I thought it would be safer to try new skin care product from France. And in the category “everybody always asks me about my morning routine” (which I don’t think anyone ever does) I will let you know why I want to write about this.

Beauty products? Hear me out…

First of all, On The Wild Side is a new line of skin care products which are organic and 100% natural. The two main ingredients birch sap (detoxifying and revitalizing) and beech buds (regenerating and draining) come directly from their natural eco-system.

Secondly, I have seen lots of beauty bloggers and fashionista’s on my feed venturing out to interior design. I thought it would be a nice little experiment to go in the opposite direction. I am tapping into this new field of blogging with the confidence of Bambi on the ice.

Also, at Live Loud Girl we are passionate about supporting small businesses. Having worked with so many of them in our work as stylists, we know that the passion and dedication a small business owner pours into his or her products is incomparable then a products rolling of the conveyer belt of a big corporate. You see it, you feel it, you know it!

And last but not least, I am in the over-40 club now. That in combination with living in a harsh sunny climate, I want to take care of my skin in the best way possible. I have learnt that we do not need all those chemicals and synthetic products on our skin. I want naturally hydrating and preferably regenerating products that make my skin glow. And that is exactly what On The Wild Side does.

Re-evaluate

It is always a good idea to re-evaluate your standard routines. Times change, you change, your ideas change. My morning routine is a new one now. And looking in the mirror ensures me it was the right choice.

SUMMER IS HERE

Summer is definitely here. Where normally around this time of year we would spend our afternoons at the pool and the weekends at the beach, we are currently still stuck inside like the rest of the world.
But that is no reason to ignore the season. Because you can take the boy out of the summer but you can’t take the summer out of the boy!
So here we are, enjoying mellow mornings in the bedroom, weekend brunches in our own kitchen and lazy beach days in the lounge.

Our weekend staycations have slowly become the new normal. Where we were all scratching the doors in the first weeks, we have adapted and become more at ease with the situation. Where I have been busted without make up and still in gym gear at the end of the day, the boys dress themselves properly for their online school days during the week, and for chilling in the weekends.

To celebrate the season, we make an order from Smallable with a selection from Hundred Pieces for my ever growing kids. The main reason? They love this brand! The prints are swanky, the make comfortable and it lasts more than one season. They always seem to grab Hundred Pieces clothing from their wardrobe and you don’t hear me complaining. As a matter or fact, I happen to love their woman’s wear too. But most importantly in this strange time we are in: this brand screams summer all year round!

So even though we can’t wait to get out again to have a proper beach day, we will just stay put, chill out, relax indoors and work on our summer spirit and party tricks until we can go out again. But when we finally do so, we will at least be wearing proper summer gear!

SHOP THE LOOK by SMALLABLE: Navy t-shirt | Get up Stand up t-shirt |Hawaii Bermuda shorts | Funky socks | Cap | Red Shorts

CARE MORE – GIVE MORE

Flower pot table lamp from &tradition

The festive season is on our doorstep. It always seems so far away until you wake up one day and realize you are late for both getting the house decorated and doing the Christmas gift shopping.
Buying useless gifts and things made of crap materials, is something that we didn’t really think about in the previous decade. Yet nowadays, we want to be more mindful about what we buy. We also want to think about where we buy it from. And we care about the lifetime of the items we gather around us. Besides that, we personally rather give our money towards a creative who puts passion into every item he or she produces in stead of to a large, un-personal chain. 



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