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All about skin care, summer and routines

All about skin care, summer and routines

Did you know that UV radiation is responsible for 80% (!!) of skin ageing? Or that Dark spots are the main reason for dermatologists consultations? Skin cancer keeps being one major problem in the world. Surely cancer rates, ageing, sunburning or dark spots can be drastically minimised with the right sun care routine. Here is how you include your sunscreen in your routine.

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Midi

Midi

Been running around to cross all the hundreds thousands of to-dos on my list. I am still struggling with the balance between working for myself  and being a mum, wife, friend, and still, have some privacy or “me” time. Of course I will soon find out of it. Many women live like that and do not even have the chance to share with the father of the kid.

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Shinying in October Pink

Shinying in October Pink

October is a special month in fashion. It is when the industry supports the fight against breast cancer by donating part of the sales to research and development. Lindex launched the special Pink Collection and it is just great that the Finish house is contributing with fighting breast cancer with its own designs this year.

The pieces are a modern, feminine and strong conceptual range of carefully-selected garments and accessories in an exciting palette of colors with 10 % of the price being donated to cancer research.

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Colors, stripes & polka dots: Fashion for all with Lindex

Colors, stripes & polka dots: Fashion for all with Lindex

Lindex is setting examples for the fast fashion brands around the world. They are including larger sizes in their regular lines, offering now the same clothes for sizes XS to XL. It makes so much more sense. We all should be able to have the same choices of clothes. Many brands nowadays approach a concept of fashion democracy, positive self image and diversity, but many of them are not even close to actually apply the speech to their strategy/services.

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The magic bubbles with SodaStream

The magic bubbles with SodaStream

My Soda Stream machine is finally here. I can’t begin to tell you how much I am using it. I love sparkling drinks. From simple fizzy water to colorful drinks. Guilty as charged! Here at home we do drink a lot of sparkling water, like, almost everyday, we make non-alcoholic cocktails for “preggo-me” and kids in the family. Hubby is a good sparkling water freak. It seems the bubbles are the only ones that can make him to drink water at all. Crazy, right?

The SodaStream machine has been a savior around here. It stopped the large consumption of bottled sparkling water and increased the amount of water my husband drinks. Like magic. My package came with the machine itself, a bottle of gas and a plastic bottle to make the bubbles in your water. I also got a pack with an extra bottle, with does help when you have guests and two Soda Mix Flavors: berries and cloudy lemonade – perfect for non alcoholic drinks.

The machine looks good, so we placed it on out bar at the dining room. There we can make our drinks and have guests making the water themselves choosing the amount of gas to taste. I like maximum gas for flavored water and 2 for regular sparkling water.

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Last week we made two new recipes – a virgin lemonade/mojito and a fizzy berries in mint. Here they are:

First of all, I made the drinks using the flavors that came with my SodaStream machine. All you need to do is mix the flavors to taste and add sliced lemon and mint for the virgin mojito or add sliced berries (I used strawberries) and mint. Ice cubes and voilà. It is super fast and yummy. But I also tried a bit more gourmet version of my alcohol free drinks.

To start with, a simple syrup:

2 part sugar (I used demamera sugar – the syrup turns light brown)

1 part water

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
    Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
    Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. (Note: Do not allow the syrup to boil for too long or the syrup will be too thick once it cools.)
    Allow to cool completely and thicken, then bottle.

For the Virgin Lemonade/Mojito, you need (makes one large glass)

Half a lemon, thinly sliced

Juice of half a lemon

1 tea spoon of syrup (or to taste)

Fresh mint leaves

Ice cubes

Freshly made SodaStream sparkling water

  1. Mix lemon juice and simple syrup
  2. Add some mint leaves squeezing them with your fingers to activate flavor
  3. Add lemon slices and ice cubes
  4. Make your fizzy water (I recommend level 3 for maximum bubbles) and add to the glass
  5. Garnish with mint leaves and serve

For the Fizzy Berries in Mint you need (makes one large glass)

Fresh Berries (I used about 6 Strawberries)

1 coffee spoon of simple syrup (or to taste, remember berries are a bit sweet)

Fresh mint leaves

Ice cubes

Freshly made SodaStream sparkling water

  1. Slightly mash the berries with some of the mint leaves
  2. Add syrup and stir well
  3. Add ice cubes
  4. Fill the glass with your water freshly made with SodaStream and garnish with mint.

Enjoy!

 

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The machine has been sponsored by Soda Stream Norge and recipes are mine. :-)

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