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Truth and Love have always won

30 Sep

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it — always.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

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Picture Source: Wallace Kirkland

Truth and Love have always won…But what is love? How do I perceive the love and what does it mean to me?

Love is everywhere.  To experience the real love, you have to love yourself first. If you love yourself the way you are with all the beauty and the mistakes, if you can forgive yourself and praise yourself then you are able to share your love with others. Then you are able to love the others as you love yourself.

Only if you start to love yourself, you start to love others. No matter how they behave, you will respond with love and only love. If every single human will start doing this, the world that we are living in will change and love will win.

Remember that you hold  “the key” to love and fear.

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DIY Art – Turning School Supplies to Art

3 Sep

I found this DIY idea by an accident and it really caught my attention.  A simple way to create art using school supplies, like wax pastels (crayon).

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Pictures: DIY Melted Crayons Wall Art Creation 

 

The steps:

  • Glue the wax pastels (crayon) on a white paper image
  • Use a heater to let the wax pastels melt slowly

 

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The result is amazing and it is really easy to do it!

Remember, your imagination has no limits!

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Monday Art and Music – Mona Lisa

1 Sep

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 Picture: La Kukita

Music: Nat King Cole – Mona Lisa

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Monday Art and Music – Little Planets

25 Aug

 Little Planets in a Big Big World

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Picture: Little Planets by Guillermo Herrero 

 Music: Emilia – Big Big World 

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DIY Beauty – Coconut and Sesame Oil

22 Aug

DIY Beauty – Coconut and Sesame Oil

Before I recommend something to others I like to try it out myself first, especially when it comes to beauty advice.

Therefore, you can be sure that I am not just posting something that I heard or read about, but I tried it myself and have seen positive results. I would like to share my positive experience of two oils, coconut and sesame oil for making you more beautiful than you already are.

The most important thing is that you should use natural coconut and sesame oil. You find the oil in a Health Food Store.

 

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When I lived in Ireland I went to a Health Food Store to look for organic hair masks. I could not find  any and so I went to ask the lovely shop assistant if they have any available in-store. She told me I should try a simple and effective natural hair mask – Coconut Oil. I followed her advice and I can tell you that the effect is amazing and I love the coconut scent it leaves in my hair.

Coconut Oil + Hair

In the evening, wash your hair with shampoo once (I usually wash my hair twice with shampoo, therefore I wash my hair only applying the shampoo once) so all the dirt from the hair can be washed out. Take some coconut oil (if it is not liquid, warm it up in a bowl) and apply to your wet hair. Then close your eyes and do a small head massage. The smell of the coconut oil and the head massage will relax you and give you a good feeling. Once you are done with the head massage, leave the oil in your hair and put a cotton towel over your pillow before you go to sleep. Working with oil can be messy and therefore it is better to cover your pillow, so it stays clean. During an 8 hours sleep the oil has the chance to benefit our hair the most.  The only thing that you have to do is just have a good night’s rest.

In the morning you should wash the coconut oil out of your hair and wash your hair at least twice. Therefore, you can make sure that the oil gets out of your hair and you will not have any oil residue in your hair. Trust me! If you don’t wash it well enough, your hair will look oily and this is not the effect you want to have.

After washing your hair, just dry it normally, by avoiding the use of any chemical products. You will see the effect immediately.

The effects that I experienced were:

  • I could brush my long hair easier
  • My hair looked more shiny and healthier (for the whole summer long I did not use any chemical products to protect my long blonde hair, just coconut oil)
  • Applying the coconut oil once a week I could see that my hair grew faster

 

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Coconut Oil

Picture: blog.dolledup.ie

 

Coconut Oil + Body

The good thing about the coconut oil is that you could use it not only for hair but apply it to your whole body. Before taking a shower apply the coconut oil and then take the shower without using too much shower gel or soap. The reason why you should use it before the shower is, that the oil needs to combine with water and then it has the powerful effect. You could also apply the oil after taking a shower. You just have to make sure, that you apply the oil before drying your body with the towel.

The coconut oil smells good and makes your body look good. Besides that it provides your body with enough moisture.

Coconut Oil + Make-up Remover

This is the perfect make-up remover for me. Take a make–up remover pad and wet it. Put a drop or two of the coconut oil on the pad and apply it on your face to remove make–up. It works perfectly by removing make-up from your eyes and face. Another positive effect is that your eyelashes will grow faster.

 

Sesame Oil

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This oil has been used for hundreds of years. If you are familiar with Ayurveda medicine, the traditional Hindu medicine, you will know that they used sesame oil to heal their bodies.

 

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Apply the oil exactly like the coconut oil. You will get a better effect when applying the oil before you take a shower.

Sesame oil has a neutral smell. Not only does it provide the body with enough moisture, it also helps you avoid infections.

 

Sesame Oil and the Nose – especially in the cold winter time

I got this useful advice from my grandma. Due to the climate conditions in the winter, not only does our skin suffer but also our nose. Our nose can dry out and therefore my grandma told me to use sesame oil as nose spay.  Just put the sesame oil in an empty nose spray bottle and apply it before going to bed.  It works perfectly for me and helps me to avoid getting sick.

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Now you know my little beauty secret. I wish you a lot of enjoyment and enough time to relax!

La Kukita

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Monday Art and Music – Fairy Tale

11 Aug

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Photo: La Kukita

Music:  Sara Bareilles – Fairytale

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Monday Art and Music – Sunset

4 Aug

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I took those pictures when I was in Lithuania. The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen!

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Picture: La Kukita

Music: R.E.M – Loosing my religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-UzXIQ5vw

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VIP BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

1 Aug

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INVITATION TO A VIP BEAUTY PARTY BY MARY KAY

Would you like to be a VIP for one day and attend a private Beauty Party just for you and your friends?

At the VIP Beauty Party by Mary Kay you will get professional advice in beauty by the lovely Mary Kate consultant Rebeca Poza. You will learn how to take care of your type of skin and get the most out of using make – up following the latest beauty trends.

The Beauty Party will take place either at your home or at the beauty salon in Barcelona.

If you would like to set up an appointment just leave me a message or contact the consultant of Mary Kay directly,

Rebeca Pozo via her email Rebecca.mk@live.com.

 

*INVITATION TO A VIP BEAUTY PARTY INCLUDES:

–  Beauty Treatment and Customized Make – Up Session

–  Welcome Glass of Champagne

–  Beauty Giveaway

 

STEPS HOW TO WIN THE PRICE: 

1. Follow the La Kukita blog either via WordPress or Bloglovin 

2. Like La Kukita on Facebook or Twitter

3. Leave a comment with your email address

You can enter the giveaway from the 1th of August until the 31th of  August 2014!

The winner will be informed via email!

Conditions: This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide!

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Mary Kay – VIP Beauty Session

30 Jul

Few weeks ago, my Irish friend Maeve and I went to a VIP Beauty Session organized by a lovely Mary Kay Consultant, Rebeca Poza, in Barcelona.

After a stressful day at work we deserved a relaxing evening, therefore we could not wait to see what the  Mary Kay VIP Beauty Session will offer us. I have heard about the brand Mary Kay once, but I have never tried their beauty products and since I only use natural cosmetic I was a little bit skeptical about whether it would be something for me or not.

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Finally arrived, we were welcomed by Rebeca Poza, who is an Independent Beauty Consultant, one of 3 million Independent Beauty Consultant at Mary Kay. She explained us a little bit about the company and the concept. The founder, Mary Kay Ash, turned her passion for beauty into reality and started her business in a tiny store in Dallas, Texas, with five cosmetic products and one big dream. That dream was to inspire women to transform their lives, and in doing so, help other women achieve success. Today, the brand Mary Kay offers more than 200 premium products in is presented in more than 35 countries worldwide. It offers cosmetic products like innovative skin care, makeup and fragrances.

I have to admit that I really liked the inspiring story of Mary Kay and the best was that through creating a worldwide network of Independent Beauty Consultants she helped many women from Dallas to Kazakhstan, to discover extra income. Besides the story, I liked the fact that she was from Texas. I was studying abroad in Texas and I left a piece of my heart in Texas. So, with all the facts the VIP Beauty Party could finally start.

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We took our places and first Rebeca wanted to know a little bit about our expectations of today’s beauty session. She gave us a paper where we should fill out information about the type of our skin and what kind of beauty routines we are using daily.

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Then, we started with a cleaning treatment. First step was to clean our hands, then our faces and lips. Therefore, we used the products of Mary Kay Collection Timewise: make-up remover, 3 in 1 cleanser, age-fighting moisturizer. Thanks to the peeling effect my skin felt really soft after the cleaning. After that, Rebeca introduced us the Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Set that consisted of two products and two steps: The first product refines the pores, the second product makes the skin soft. I think that those products made the miracle. I could see immediately the positive results. My skin felt nice and refreshed. We finished the cleaning treatment by applying a face day cream with sunscreen protection and a hand cream with a lovely  flavor of peaches.

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Consultant in the process

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At the end of the beauty treatment,  we applied liquid make-up conditioner and brown mascara. I have to say, that I have never used brown mascara, but the effect of the brown color looks amazing. Depending on which type of skin you have and the color of your eyes, the brown mascara makes your lashes look more natural. So I decided to go ahead with the brown color in the future.

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At the end of the VIP beauty session, we were totally satisfied and relaxed and we could see the amazing beauty effects. If you would like to have such a VIP Mary Kay beauty session in Barcelona just email me directly or Rebeca Pozo Rebecca.mk@live.com.

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Samer Santiago from Two S – The man of the pearls

18 Jul

“El hombre de las perlas” – the man of the pearls, this is how I would describe the designer and founder of the jewelry brand Two S, Samer Santiago.

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The man of the pearls – Samer Santiago

A few months ago, I met the designer of Two S at the “ Inderum” showroom event in Barcelona as you can read in my previous post.

Later, I had a chance to visit him in his studio in Barcelona and talk to him a little bit more about his work. In his office he introduced me to the world of pearls and showed me his new designs and projects he is currently working on.

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Office of  Two S in Barcelona

This time we had a little bit more time to talk about his work and I got some interesting facts about the creator behind the brand Two S.

Before Samer started creating and selling his own jewelry designs, he worked for several years in different countries, such as Spain, Switzerland and Australia, offering exclusive pearls to his demanding customers. Having enjoyed enormous success in these kinds of fields, he still did not feel satisfied with his work, so in 2010 he decided to go one step further and start his own business with his exclusive jewelry brand Two S.

The designer gets his inspiration from the architecture of famous buildings and represents it in his creations. Every single piece of his jewelry collection is handmade and therefore unique. Some of the pieces are made by him personally.

In his office he showed me the raw materials that he is using for his new jewelry collection. They are made using only natural materials like tropical wood, pearls and diamonds. For the first time in my life I had more than a handful of real pearls around my neck valued at thousands of Euros. I have to admit that it was a nice feeling having the cold pearls on my skin. He also explained to me the quality differences between the pearls and their value. Depending on the purity of the pearls the prices can vary from 30 – 600 Euros for one single pearl.

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Two S Current Collection

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New Collection in Progress

The designer prefers to keep direct contact with his exclusive clients and therefore you can buy his collection only by contacting him directly. If you are interested in his exclusive pieces, you can contact him via his website.

 Two S  New Collection available in September 2014

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