Vitamins

I try to eat healthy. I do but I take vitamins everyday. I think you can eat healthy but still not get enough nutrients. Like it often says on the vitamin “can” you shouldn’t replace a healthy diet with vitamins. I don’t know why they put that on it. We know we have to eat! Anyway it’s hard to get every vitamin with food.

There are vitamins and vitamins. Always make sure you know the content of the vitamins you buy. One type of vitamin that’s hard to know which one to buy are the hair and skin ones. I have struggled with hair loss and acne a lot and I’ve tried more vitamins for that than I want to think about. My acne eventually healed with prescription medicine but my hair loss is harder to battle. Vitamins are almost the only option and it’s hard to find the right ones. I’ve tried almost every vitamin available but I have never felt like they’ve helped. That’s until I began taking silicon tablettes. I take two hair and skin supplements but the silicon tablettes made me loose less hair. There are not many multi vitamins that contain silicon and I have to buy them separate. All of you suffering from hair loss try that vitamin. I know they might not suit everone but it’s worth trying.

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“Kisel” silicon in swedish.

I know the picture makes you sea sick with the can laying on the side.

Bio oil

I think you often forget to take care of your body when it comes to skincare. You put body lotion on your legs and arms and that’s about that. I never cared more than that about the skin on my body when I was younger. I never used a good quality body lotion.

Many years ago I was on an anti depressant that made me put on one more me. I have never been over weight before but then I put on a massive amount of weight. I ate normal portions but the weight kept adding on. I decided to not take the medicine anymore. The weight vanished immediately. With that the skin on my body became saggy. I didn’t have hanging skin but it wasn’t firm. When I was bigger my skin was smooth and when I got to my normal size my skin aged. I knew I had to do more than use an average body lotion.

I began applying Bio oil before my body lotion. I put it all over my body. It’s not that greasy and the skin absorbs it quickly. I can’t tell you it has made the skin perfect but it looks better. I feel my upper body is firmer. You got to use the oil for a while to get the anti ageing benefits. I used it on my face years ago but I thought it was a bit oily. To me it fits my body better. I don’t give it top mark however it helps the skin.

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Hair oil

Before anything the picture is a “bit” unfocused. I don’t know about you but I often don’t find the haircare I want. I love essential oils in haircare cause they can make any hair type better. I never find any hair care with the essential oils I want. When I find products with oils it doesn’t feel good. For example I used nettle haircare but that made my hair into a big tangle.

A while ago I began mixing hair products with essential oils myself. I couldn’t have made a better choice. There are oils for everything. I have oily hair and tea tree oil normalizes that. I use it in the shampoo but not conditioner. It’s oil and it can make the hair greasy if you use it in everything. I find lemon oil the best in skincare.

I don’t mix oil with shampoo in the shampoo bottle. Then you don’t know how much oil to put in. I mix shampoo and oil in a coffee cup instead. I do it with every use. I don’t use that much oil. It can harm your hair if you put lots of oil on it.

I buy essential oils from Organic makers.

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Invisible hair

I told you about my face wax. The wax that made my skin burn. Happy memories. This time it’s body hair bleach.

This was long ago. It was my first time as an au pair in London. I thought bleaching my leg hair would make it invisible. It was long ago and then hair removal products were almost harmful. I decided to do it when the kid I was watching had an afternoon rest. I often had him sleep longer then than the mom had said he would. I was a young girl and had to have that time to myself. The parents were not home and cause of that I thought the living room was the right place to do it. I mixed the bleaching powder with everything in the box it came with. There was powder everywhere. I put it on my legs and had time to myself.

I sat with the bleach without trousers on……..and the front door slowly opened. It was the father. He came home early. There I was without trousers. Bleach on my legs. Bleaching powder everywhere. And the kid was sleeping when he shouldn’t be sleeping. I put my trousers on before the father saw me. The bleach was burning. I don’t know how but I also got the powder off the furniture. I said we had to buy groceries and he went to the store.

The bleach had to be rinsed off. I had to it fast and I did. My leg hair wasn’t bleached and all I got was rashes. I got countless spots. Don’t do body hair removal without time to do it.

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Wax strips. I had no bleaching powder.

Waxing

Never wax anywhere near the face when people are about to visit. I made that mistake a while ago. I have waxed my face before. And I’ve used the same brand all the times I’ve waxed.

We were about to get a visit from a big group of friends. I thought my upper lip was more than hairy at the time. Waxing is the most effective method when it comes to eliminate hair. It takes the hair away and leaves you without it longer than most hair removal methods. I find that wax strips are better to use on the face cause they’re not as hard on the skin as warm wax is. Rather I used to find strips better until this hair removal.

I decided to wax just days before the visit. I’ve used wax strips before and didn’t get any bad skin reaction. I haven’t got a clue why I decided to do it then. I could have done it long before this but didn’t. I waxed like I always do but the hair didn’t come off.

I used strip after strip and nothing happened. My skin felt damaged but I kept waxing. After a while my skin felt like it was on fire. I had to leave it. No hair was removed and my skin was hurting.

The friends came and it wasn’t my best visit. I had tried to remove the face hair but there I was hairy and with burn marks. My skin was completely damaged. Hair removal isn’t anything you want to discuss at a dinner but I had to. I couldn’t pretend nothing was wrong when my skin was on fire.

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Happy

I sometimes feel almost happy. Skincare makes me feel good. It’s not a cure to illnesses however it makes everything better. I’ve always loved to take care of myself and have spent more than I should on it. My mom is into skincare and I must have gotten it from her. I love to buy skin products. I spend a lot on it but I don’t care. It’s my money!

My favorite skincare products are face creams. I usually don’t buy the most expensive creams although I have from time to time. The more expensive face products are often not better than the normal priced creams.

There’s something I can’t help doing with skincare. I expect it to work at once. I don’t know how many creams I’ve decided didn’t do it for me after one use. Wrinkles take time to erase and only one time with a moisturiser doesn’t help. There’s no moisturiser that remove all wrinkles but it can smooth them out.

Many creams take a long time to do their job. I know that however I want them to work the second I put them on.

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Hair removal

Before I begin writing I must say it’s not easy to talk about this but I’ll do it anyway.

I know many women are obsessed when it comes to remove unwanted hair. We want thick hair on our head and no hair anywhere else. We wax and tweeze and we can never remove enough hair. I think it’s crazy but that’s the way things work.

I don’t know about you but the hair on my upper lip is hard to remove. It’s soft and short and a tweezer doesn’t help. It sounds good to have short hair but when there are thousands hair strands you want to remove them. All that hair takes a long time when you use a tweezer. I’ve found the perfect method for it. Threading.

I went and did it a while ago. I did it at a hair salong. It was a hair dresser that did the threading. It was painful but no more than when you use tweezers or wax. The hair dresser used a piece of thread and removed the hair. Like I said it was painful but not unpleasant. The hair dresser was good at it and did it fast. The skin on my upper lip was a bit red after but that went away fast.

Now I have no upper lip hair. I will never use tweezers again because this was the best.

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Moisturizer

I spend a lot on skincare. I feel bad when I spend money on other things. I could happily pay big money for a moisturizer but never on anything else. I love everything that has to do with skincare.

Kajsa doesn’t have skin products.

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The thing with skincare though is that the most expensive products sometimes aren’t the best. I don’t feel bad paying lots for a product but I feel bad when it doesn’t work. I don’t think skincare products can solve every skin condition and I don’t have unrealistic expectations when I buy them. But when you spend lots of money on something and it doesn’t do anything it’s false marketing. I’ve bought things that has given me more wrinkles and acne instead of preventing them!

My favorite skincare line is Vichy. It’s not that expensive. And it’s not promising you impossible things. Their anti-wrinkle products makes your skin smooth but not completely without wrinkles. They don’t claim that either.

These day and night moisturizers are my favorites. Liftactiv supreme. You don’t have to use them both to get good skin. I often have one of them and one other skincare line moisturizer. They have a wonderful scent. I often also use other brands but I keep getting back to these.

I give them 4/5 cause they don’t last long.

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Peel

I have to peel my face. I feel like my skin is dirty if I don’t. I do a deep clean often cause if I don’t the pores get clogged. I use face masks sometimes but I think it takes a bit long because you have to leave it on your face for some time.

My skin is on the oily side. That can often make the skin “dull”. Peeling now and then is good but peeling in a daily skincare is better. The best daily peeling I’ve found is Vichy Idealia peeling. You put it on like a tonic at night (when you clean your face) and leave it on.

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Often daily peels are too strong. Vichy’s peeling isn’t. It makes your skin tone even and your face feels deep cleaned.

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I give it 5 of 5 because it’s perfect.

 

Caring

I think hair is big business. When you don`t feel fine about your hair you`re miserable. It doesn`t mean you think about your hair all the time but if it`s not what you like it`s hard.

I`ve cut my hair myself for a long time. I do it because it`s expensive to go to a hairdresser. I only trim my ends and to pay 100 dollars to do that is a lot. I do it too because of the way hairdressers treat my hair. They always want cut layers in my hair. That can be wonderful if your hair looks good in it. My hair looks like I`ve got two different hairstyles with layers. Hair dressers say “I cut layers in your hair” but they could say “you get two hairstyles in one cut”. My hair is more than straight and that`s why layers looks like that, layers.

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The thing I don`t want in a hair salon is a blow out. It feels like they pull out every hair. I say that I don`t want that round brush tearing apart my hair in the blow dryer but they can`t help them selves. They say they will dry a little but then they get their brush and dryer and make my scalp burn. I get many demand a blow out however I can`t stand it.

I use oil on my hair because I have tangles. When I don`t put oil on I can`t brush my hair because of the tangles. My favorite hair products come from Marc Anthony. This oil Repairing Macadamia Oil Treatment makes my hair soft and without tangles. It lasts a long time.

 

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Not the best focused picture.