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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Benefits of Lavender


I always say that lavender is calming the soul. I adore this plant and I wish a had enough space for them.  I really  like smell of lavender on my clothes. This plant have been used in wardrobes for centuries, keeping clothes smelling delightfully fresh and clean.


My favorite ways to use lavander: 
  • Sometimes I add sprigs of lavender flowers in my  relaxing evening bath.
  • I believe that lavender soothes and helps to relax. It also relives stress and helps to finds emotional balance.
  • Lavender oil and lavender flowers can be mixed with salt or sugar to prepare natural lavender body scrub.
  • Dried Lavender is used in wardrobes because moths, unlike us, loathe the smell of Lavender.
  •  Bags of dry lavender can be put under the pillow for a good nights sleep.



Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Banana Ice cream! Guilt-free!

I still feel like this summer haven`t started yet... Weather is clearly not trying hard enough  to make all of us happy. I really hope it is going to change very soon.
Even tho it is not very hot outside I still have been enjoying home made ice cream everyday! I want to share  my super delicious and healthy ice cream recipe with my readers.
I only recently found out that blended frozen bananas are the perfect vegan alternative to ice cream. It really looks like dairy-based ice cream! I always freeze bananas with at least few little brown spots on the peel because this makes them more ripe. I just put them in the freezer and leave them overnight until they are frozen solid. Usually in the morning I make myself an ice cream, so I just break the pieces apart with my hands  and put them in a blender. It takes me about 2 minutes until bananas are totally creamy.
 I love blending banas with mango. I put fresh or frozen pieces of mango in my blender and it tastes so good. Sometimes I use fresh or frozen berries or pieces of fresh pineapple as well.
If I want a healthy and low fat milkshake I just put in a  blender frozen bananas, frozen bereies and my favorite Coconut Dairy Free Milk. I love the taste of it, it’s really fresh tasting milk, with a coconut twist. It is low fat and It contains the same amount of calcium as cow’s milk. So I feel like I can make as many milk shakes as I wish. Yay! I love easy, quick, and of coursed  guilt-free recipes.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

DIY: Choker Necklace

 Choker’ is a classic necklace that fits around the neck and was developed by the fashion of wearing ribbons around the neck.


I have never realized until recently, how much I have missed my choker necklace I used to have as a child.  It was in the early '90 and every girl seemed to have one around her neck.
If you like them as much as I do you can buy it online or make your own, just like I did.
This is one of the easiest DIY ever and  I didn't need to shop for anything to make a choker. Everything is simple, all you basically need is lace ribbon plus I have used small love heart from my bracelet and clasp from a broken necklace.
So I cut desired Lace length sewed little heart right in the middle and secured clasps.
I think this little thing brings dramatic styling to your outfit and looks really beautiful.






I think this Necklace looks very nice on me. I've already picked up a huge amount of outfits that will look good with my Choker.
I also love how Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence looks with Choker necklaces.
What about you? Is it something you could wear? Or it is not your style?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Clinique 3-Step kit review

I have been using this product for about four or five weeks now, so it is perfect time for a review. I bought this Clinique 3-Step introduction kit to save my skin from spots and just not very nice condition. I don't know why my skin got into very unhappy stage, but I can blame various brand I have used at the same time. Maybe it was not very healthy diet as well.
So I got this set at Debenhams at the Clinique counter and the sales assistant asked me about my skin and at the end suggested this product.
I told myself that I will stick to the routine 100% and do it morning and nigh. For a first week I haven't noticed big changes but on week two dullness was gone, skin got more even and  pores looked smaller. My skin feels fresh and younger and when I put on makeup it seems to stay on longer.

My favorite product out of this trio is Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This is cream I been looking for a really long time. When my small tube is finished I will get a big bottle for sure.  I can say about this cream - A little bit goes a long way. It is oil and fragrance free so there is no skin irritation and it absorbs very very quickly. What more can you ask for?
 So if you are looking to a light weight alternative from your cream I suggest to try this cream.
And I found a really good article from Vogue about it.

LAUNCHED back in 1968 as one of Clinique's very first products, the primrose-hued Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is one of the most instantly recognisable beauty products in the world. This month, the brand is launching a new, updated, reformulated version - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (DDML+).
"DDML stands alone - it's over 40 years old and in that time the formula has never changed. It's a cornerstone of the brand and for that reason we wanted to ensure it had the optimum efficacy we could provide," Dr. David Orentreich, Clinique's guiding dermatologist, told us. "It was designed for the 1968 environment, but patients I see now have different skin complaints due to changes in the environment. We wanted to respond to that."
Named YML (Yellow Moisturizing Lotion) until customers repeatedly spoke of its "dramatically different" texture, DDML is renowned for its quick absorption, lightweight texture and of course its pale yellow hue. One bottle sells every 4.87 seconds around the world.
"The first thing Leonard Lauder [chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc, which operates Clinique] said to us was: 'Whatever you do, don't change the texture,'" said Dr. Tom Mammone, executive director of Clinique research & development. "There's more pollution than there was in 1968, so we wanted to use ingredients which improve skin's barrier strength."
Accordingly Clinique has reformulated DDML with a new barrier-strengthening complex as well as moisturising hyaluronic acid, glycerine and urea. The new product was tested on 600 women in five countries over six years, and - due to Clinique's insistence on fragrance-free and allergy-free formulas - if any one of those women experienced any kind of reaction it was "back to the drawing board", according to Mammone.
"The ingredients we've added are all found naturally in the skin and are there to improve efficacy. It's a great product anyway so we didn't want to do anything too dramatic, or to alienate existing customers," Mammone concluded.
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ launches on July 12, replacing the original formula. Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel will still be available.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Nail Caviar Review

Caviar Is Not Just For Eating

 I was probably the last person or earth to try nail caviar trend. I love amazing Instagram pictures of a beautiful nails with perfect caviar and nail varnishes. I know that I should have bought  Ciaté Ciaté Caviar Manicure™  but I went for a cheap version for under £5. And this is my small review and a little DIY after.
I oredered on Ebay a pack of 5 containers with a different colors. When I recived them I thought that size of a container was very small. The is no way I cloud do all ten fingers in one color. And the color bleed so I wasn't happy :( When I applied a top coat, some rubbed off. I  ended up with grey/silver caviar no matter what color originally it was.
Removing a caviar manicure can be hard. Every time I ended up scraping the beads off. Pure acetone did not work well for me, but once most of the beads are gone, removal is very easy.
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So this was my not very cool experience but I will find a good use for whats left in my containers.
I already used some for decorating my plant pot. As a base I used glue for applying fake nails  and it holds brilliant. So maybe it wasn't such a bad purchase...

Friday, 27 June 2014

DIY: How To Make Flower Shoes

Plain and cheap kids shoes can  simply be turned into something beautiful and fun! This is not my first kids shoes DIY but now it is my favorite. Little girls love flowers so you can`t go wrong with this.
So I went to the good old Primark and got plain black girls shoes.
To make them more suitable for this summer (very very cold summer tho) I got very popular Primark Festival Hair Head Band with flowers for £ 2.50
I cutout all the beautiful flowers and sew them on. Some people may prefer using glue, which is a lot faster, but I`m OK with sewing. This is something you can do with all types of shoes. I think this is a very good idea if you are going to the wedding and don't want to spend money on a new pair. I have found a beautiful tutorial here.


So lovely readers, what do you think?
Please leave a comment and let me know.
Julia from Baby Emily Closet!
jlvjulia@gmail.com






Thursday, 19 June 2014

DIY iPhone Fabrick Case

Finally I`m back to blogging! This is a new small DIY from me.
If you shop in Primark you must have seen cheap sunglasses with a fabric cases. I think cases are a little bit useless, to be honest, so I came up with a different and more useful way to use it. I love my new phone and I really don't want to put it in a  case, but without any protection its going to scratch in my handbag. So I made a cute phone bag from this sunglasses case.

 I used small piece of fringe I had left from my previous DIY project you can find here.
This is case, which is also really good for cleaning your phone screen. It is made from very soft microfiber cloth perfect  for cleaning shiny surfaces.

I just folder a fringe a few times for a thicker look and sewed it on. I love this bright color and it matches my phone perfect.
 I thought just a fringe was not enough, so I took two coins from my necklace and added them to the case.
And this is what I got as a result.

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