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ECOLOGY, LOW WASTE, TIPS, TRAVELLING

Let’s reduce the use of plastic: What’s in my ECO bag

This article is my version of a "what's in my bag" video/article that most bloggers do, but make it ECO! Alternative title : What's in my ECO bag. Really, what do you need to carry in your bag for a sustainable lifestyle away from home or on a trip? Ecology and caring for the environment, require organization and dedication. If you're organized enough, you can take care of the environment and your health at the same time. In my constant efforts to live sustainably, I noticed that my bag always carries some staple items. I also noticed that, many of my friends...

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CRAFTS, ECOLOGY, NATURAL DYES, REVAMP

How to dye a cotton rope using avocado seeds

The heavenly pink dye that avocado seeds and peels bear, can dye anything cotton, wood or silk. This time, I attempted to paint a cotton rope I wanted to use in one of my constructions. I had tried to paint a white string a few months ago, but it didn't very well. It seems that the rope I had wasn't 100% cotton. This time, I searched and found a Greek craftsmanship that produces 100% cotton and linen ropes and yarns. The difference was noticeable, since the rope absorbed the avocado pink dye in no time. If you're new on A Shiny...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Matcha and avocado Smoothie Bowl

As soon as spring comes along, my eating habits change. My spring and summer breakfast turn into smoothie bowls! I love trying different variations and this time I'm going to be sharing my favorite one with you : Matcha tea and avocado (of course!). There are so many reasons why I love this matcha and avocado smoothie bowl : It's super tasty It's extremely nutritious. It keeps me full for 6 hours, which is crazy! (Note: I'm usually hungry every 1 hour) It's very healthy. It contains no milk, sugar or flour. It's refreshing. No surprise with this amount...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Lotus and orange juice

Spring is all about juices and refreshing smoothies and this time, I tried making a juice with lotus and orange. The experiment was successful once again, and the juice was delicious! In this article, you won't ready anything crazy complicated, I just really wanted to share this idea with you. Have you ever eaten a fresh lotus? It's delicious. In juices, lotus gives a taste similar to peach. Ingredients : (for one person) 2 oranges A ripe lotus A pinch of cinnamon A pinch of ginger The beneficial properties of this juice : It's perfect for detoxing. All four ingredients of the juice have strong...

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CRAFTS, STYLE

DIY fabric floral headband

Headbands and retro hair clips are making a comebank and I'm so happy! You may have noticed that, I'm a huge fan of retro and somewhat childish details in accessories and clothing. After hair clips, it's now time for headbands. Today I will be sharing with you this -very easy- way to decorate an old boring headband with just some inches of gorgeous floral fabric. In the process of DYIng headbands I experimented a bunch with different textures, fabrics and styles. Let's start with this, since it's the easiest! Once we perfect this technique, we will go to the next level....

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CRAFTS, DECOR, REVAMP

Painting a glass vase using eco-friendly paint

An old and somewhat boring glass vase can turn it into a beautiful and modern vase for our flowers, just by using the right materials. The backstory : Recently, I had to use some glass jars as props in a photo shoot. The photo shoot wrapped, the vases remained. Plain, boring glass vases. So I decided to transform one of them! The result was very pleasing, that's why I'm sharing it with you! With that being said, if you have a boring glass vase at home that you don't really and can't wait to get rid of, think again! There is a...

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CRAFTS, SEWING, STYLE

DIY fabric hair ties (scrunchies)

The fabric hair ties, you may also know as scrunchies, are a stylish way to get your hair out of your face. In recent years, they have become super popular (again) and can be found in various colors and sizes in the market. Apart from the fact that scrunchies are super snazzy, they are gentle with hair. And what's even better? We can make them ourselves! We can use old fabrics, leftover pieces from clothing pieces we have cropped, or clothes that no longer fit. Anyhow, DIYing scrunchies is super easy and cheap! It can take us from 15 to...

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BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE

Coffee and coconut oil body scrub

This body srub is my specialty! It's solely made from edible materials and is the purest way to exfoliate our body. The backstory : A few days ago I hosted a workshop, in which I showed 50 women how to make this body scrub on their own. It's safe to say that the scrub was a success, and some of you asked me to share the recipe et voilà! Why scrub? Especially during summer, it's important to exfoliate our skin regularly to remove dead cells. The ingredients for this scrub are detoxifying and invigorating for the skin. I have been using it every...

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CRAFTS, SEWING

How to embroider on a picture

When I found out I could print my own pictures on fabric, I was thrilled! I started experimenting and tried a bunch of creations. The creation I enjoyed the most was embroidering on a picture. So in this article, I will be sharing just that : how to embroider on a picture. With this idea, you can create unique decorations for your house or a thoughtful gift for a loved one. If you are wondering how you can print your own image on fabric, this article is for you. You can print anything you can imagine : Your favorite artist, a landscape...

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LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

Refreshing water with fresh ginger, cucumber and spearmint

How cool am I that I drunk fruit infused water at my birthday party? I don't know if you're familiar with the concept of infused water, but I surely love it. In this article, my version is infused with lemon, cucumber, spearmint and fresh ginger but there are countless ways to make your water more delicious! The concept : In a jug, pour water and add various fruits, herbs or spices. Store the jug in the fridge so you can drink flavored water. You can serve this water instead of regular water, and you can take it with you to your office,...

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