Bara vara mig själv

Jag har varit ganska dålig på att uppdatera min blogg på sistonde. Jag har kännt mig lite osäker på hur jag vill att min blogg ska vara. Ibland älskar jag att skriva blogginlägg och dela med mig av mina tankar och känslor, eller bara sätta ihop inspirerande inlägg och tipsa om mina favoritprodukter. Men ibland känner jag mig stressad över bloggen och totalt oinspirerad att skriva någonting. Jag har faktiskt en hel del nya ideer och planer för framtiden som jag redan börjat jobba på. Jag kommer dela med mig mer av det längre fram men det jag kan säga är att jag kommer absolut behålla denna bloggen och min instagram och fortsätta vara aktiv. Däremot så tänker jag släppa pressen av att vara “nischad”. Jag har kännt att “jag borde” fokusera på ett visst ämne och inte vara för spretig. Men så fort jag gör det så känner jag mig begränsad. Jag brinner för naturlig hudvård, hälsa och välmående men jag är SÅ MYCKET MER än det. Jag kommer från och med nu låta mitt personliga varumärke, vara just det: Personligt. Jag tänker fortsätta posta om alla mina intressen och tankar. Dela med mig om viktiga ämnen och djupa tankar när jag känner för det, lägga upp bilder på dagens outfit och skriva om hur min dag har varit när jag känner för det. Göra ett inspirationskollage med inredning när jag känner för det och skriva långa inlägg om smink och hudvård när jag känner för det. You get the point. Jag tänker sluta begränsa mig och bara vara mig själv och skriva om precis det jag känner för i stunden.

Jag kommer förmodligen varva med att skriva på Svenska och Engelska, lite beroende vilket inlägg det är. Jag har oftast lättare för att uttrycka mina känslor i text på engelska men om jag till exempel gör ett inlägg om mode och länkar till produkter på Svenska hemsidor så känns det helt ologiskt att skriva på engelska eftersom det riktar sig främst till mina nordiska läsare.

Varken min blogg eller Instagram kommer förändras av detta, den ända skillnaden är att jag själv känner mig så otroligt fri, motiverad och obegränsad. Jag vill ändå skriva detta inlägg och dela med mig av mina tankar till er så att ni inte undrar om jag har någon sorts identitetskris.

En massa kärlek till er och TACK för att ni läser min blogg!

xx,

Lisa Belinda

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How to get long eyelashes

Hi fam!

I asked on Instagram a while back if you would like to know how I have made my eyelashes grow like crazy and almost all of you answered “yes”, (except some douchebags that loves hating on me yet keeps following me…) Guess they will have to close their eyes for this post cuz I’m revelling my beauty secrets whether they like it or not. SUE ME.

First of all. I don’t mean to sound like a smug ass diva but my lashes are currently LONG AS F***. I want to stretch that I was not blessed with amazing long lash-genes, I have never used fake eyelashes because it seems too uncomfortable and I have never done eyelash extensions at the salon because the thought of having to lay down for an hour while someone is poking around my eyes is enough to give me a panic attack. The only secret to my long lashes is spelled EYELASH SERUM. I have tried many lash serums over the years, from the cheapest to the priciest but there is only ONE serum that has given me this amazing result. Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce XLash eyelash serum. I actually saw results already after one week of use and they kept getting longer and longer. Now I have used it for about 4 months and I think my lashes have reached their peak. They’re longer, fuller, thicker and darker. I usually apply it every night but now that I’ve reached a good length it would probably be enough to apply every other or every third day.

I’m also using the brow serum from the same brand. I have used it for about 3 months. It took longer to see results with the brow serum and at first, I thought it wasn’t working but stubborn as I am, I kept using it and after about 2 months I could see a huge difference in my brows. They’re fuller and darker and most importantly I have gotten more strands where they they used to be very thin. I think in general it takes a bit linger to see results in the brows but its wort the wait because it really works.

In these pictures, I’m wearing mascara (obviously). But it’s a basic mascara from Bare Minerals, without fibres or any lengthening effect. I have filled in my brows with the brow wiz and clear brow gel from Anastasia Beverly Hills (I’ve written about those HERE)
In these two pictures I’m wearing no makeup whatsoever.

As I have mentioned I am very cautious when it comes to the ingredients used in cosmetics. A few years ago when eyelash serums had just hit the market it got revealed that many of them contained harmful ingredients and people had very bad reactions to them. Those ingredients have been banned (in the EU at least) and nowadays the eyelash serums don’t contain those ingredients anymore but there are still many suspicious ingredients used in many lash serums on the market. The most common toxic ingredient, still used in many lash serums is “methacrylamide” which is proven to be cancerous and can have a negative effect on the reproductive system. Hypochondriac as I am, I did my research on Xlash and from what I could find out, their serums are more natural than most others on the market and they use more natural ingredients. I wanted to be sure and I wanted the full ingredient list so I emailed X-Lash to get my answers.

This is what I wrote:

” Hello!

I would love to see the full ingredients list for the lahs and brow serum. If that’s not possible, I would at least like to know if any of your products contain methacrylamide?”

This is what they answered:

“Hi Belinda,
Thank you for your email. The Xlash formula is made of several natural plant extracts and other safe ingredients:

AQUA, GLYCERIN, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ALCOHOL DENAT, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PANTHENOL, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, INOSITOL, PANTHENYL ETHYL ETHER, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, LACTOSE, LACTIS PROTEINUM, ACETYL METHIONINE, ACETYL CYSTEINE, SODIUM CITRATE, BIOTIN, BENZOIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE,MYRISTOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-5, MYRISTOYLPENTAPEPTIDE-17, POLYSORBATE 20, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT

Our product does not contain methacrylamide.”

I have analyzed the ingredients myself as well and there are no parabens, sulfates, silicones, EU-Allergens or any other harmful ingredients. I’m so happy to find out it’s safe because I never want to stop using this magic product. This post is not a collaboration although I do have adlinks to the products (cus a girl’s gotta eat). I will only ever recomend priducts that I truly use and love.

It can be a bit confusing but the Lash Serum PRO and the “normal” is exacly the same product just different size. I always buy the PRO because you get more product for the money.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Are you already using an eyelash serum? Have you ever tried the XLash serum? How did it work for you? Let me know in the comments and share your best tips for growing longer, fuller lashes.

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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Consious beauty

Hello fam!

I have decided to incorporate more beauty on my social media channels. If you’ve been reading my blog from the start, you know that it used to evolve mainly around natural, toxic-free beauty. Although my blog has grown to become more of a lifestyle blog, my interest in beauty has never faded.

I’m extremely critical in regards to the ingredients used in beauty products. Our skin is our largest organ and in many cases it actually absorbs what we put on it, meaning those ingredients gets into our bloodstream and can affect us negatively if they are toxic. I guess you could say my interest in natural beauty started from a hypochondriac perspective. The thought of toxic chemicals being absorbed by my skin and getting into my bloodstream was enough to make me pick up some books and get educated.

As we entered a new year I started feeling a longing to get back to basics. To talk about things that matter, things that make a difference. A longing to be less shallow and more kind. And this is where natural, toxic free beauty came back into the picture. The happier and more at peace I feel, the more conscious decisions I make. By conscious decisions, I mean eating healthier, more nutrient-dense foods, rather than junk food and sugar. Thinking twice before buying something and not just buy stuff because I’m bored or to silence my anxiety for a while but to actually only buy things that I truly need or that will add value to my life. And most of all, conscious decisions means using beauty-products that are toxic-free, cruelty-free and more natural, and to research the benefits of the ingredients instead of blindly accepting the brands promising marketing campaigns.

Although I like to keep my beauty products as natural as possible I want to add that I’m not obsessive about it. In some cases, I think the combination of science with nature is absolutely golden. There are some really amazing products that are not all natural but that really makes wonders for the skin without being harmful. So I just want to stretch that I am very ingredient- conscious but not obsessive. I gladly put chemicals on my skin as long as they are not harmful. I really prefer to keep a balance, where beauty and science are in symbiosis without harming us, the animals or the environment.

My blog will keep looking the same as before and I will keep posting about my life, my personal stories and fashion etc. But I will write a lot more about beauty than I have before. I will share my favourite products with you guys and I will write about the benefits of certain ingredients and about which ingredients to avoid and why. I hope you will all enjoy this. I am beyond excited to dive into this jungle with you guys and get REAL NERDY.

To start off I have listed my current favourite beauty products. It was hard to pick just a few because I have so many. Here are some products I’m currently using and absolutely LOVING:

Elemis, Papaya Enzyme Peel

I have one word for you. OUTSTANDING. I came across this exfoliator quite randomly after I got a tester when I bought some other products and ever since I first tried it I’ve been hooked. It has a fresh mild scent of papaya and it’s super gentle yet very effective. It has no grains or anything that peels mechanically, It’s just a super smooth cream that exfoliates with enzymes from papaya. I leave it on for about 15 minutes and sometimes I feel a slight burn just when I’ve applied it but it’s just proof it’s doing its magic and the feeling passes almost instantly. After washing it off the skin feels soft like a baby’s butt and has a very fresh glow. I like to use this before using a hydrating mask or serum because this gets rid of dead skin cells and allows the hydration from the following products to really sink in. You can have the most expensive, effective serum but if you haven’t removed the dead skin cells before applying it, It’s not gonna do much difference for you no matter how effective it is. I have tried other similar exfoliators but so far nothing has even come close to this one. RECOMMEND.

Buy it HERE

Paula’s Choice, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Toner

Ladies and gentlemen. Let me introduce, MY. HOLY. GRAIL. I first heard about this product a few years ago from Kakan Hermansson. She talked about it in almost every episode of her podcast with such passion that I couldn’t not order it. Naturally, I had high expectations but this little piece of miracle managed to even exceed those expectations. It’s a gentle exfoliating toner that exfoliates the skin with Salicylic acid which is a form of hydroxic acid also known as BHA (Beta Hydroxic Acid). This acid is very effective for acne because it’s oil-soluble so it’s able to get deeper into the pores than most ingredients to really clean out the gunk. It also acts as an effective resurfacing treatment for the upper layer of the skin and it’s able to help fade acne scars and pigmentation leaving a very fresh and glowy complexion. This makes it a great product for those wanting some anti ageing benefits as well as for those who need to keep acne at bay but I would highly recommend it for literally everyone because of the amazing glow it gives. I use this morning and night after cleansing my face. I put a generous amount it on a cotton pad, swipe over my face and let it dry a few seconds before continuing with serum and cream. It removes the dead skin cells and just paves the road for the following products so they can sink in without the dead skin cells blocking their way.

Buy it HERE

Kora Organics, Balancing Rose Mist

We all love a good face mist and this is one of my favourites so far. I like to use it throughout the day to refresh my mind and hydrate my face. It’s natural and organic so you can calmly breathe in the natural scent of fresh roses without choking on chemicals. Apart from rose flower water, it also contains geranium oil, hibiscus and noni fruit extracts that boost your skin with vitamins and minerals and gives you a fresh radiance. I also like to use this to set my makeup if I’ve been using a powder to get a more dewy, hydrated look. It also comes in lavender and citrus and I’m very curious to try those as well.

Buy it HERE

Burts Bee’s, Tinted Lib Balm Rose

First of all, I’m a lip balm addict. I almost never wear lipstick or lipgloss because I don’t like the feeling that I’m wearing something on my lips. I just want to feel moisturized while adding some natural colour to my lips. This tinted lip balm is my everyday hero. It’s made with natural ingredients and is actually moisturizing, unlike many conventional lip balms that make your lips dryer with every use. Its main ingredient is coconut oil which has amazing moisturizing properties. Coconut oil is something I gladly use on my lips and in my hair but not on my face or my body since its highly comedogenic but in a lip balm it’s great. This lip balm comes in a variety of colours and they’re not shiny nor sparkly, which I appreciate because I usually aim for a “my lips but better” look. I have it in the colour “Rose”.

Buy it HERE

Kjaer Weis, Eyeshadow Wisdom

I have written about this eyeshadow before but its worth to mention again. It’s honestly the best eyeshadow I have ever tried. Its made with natural and organic ingredients so it’s very gentle for the eyes and at the same time it’s so good. What I love the most about it is that it NEVER EVER falls down under the eyes when I apply it. I have it in the colour “Wisdom” which is the perfect earthy brown that enhances the colour of my blue eyes. It can seem quite pricey for such a small container but it lasts FOREVER. I bought mine a year ago and I’ve barely scratched the surface even though I’ve used it almost every day. It makes no sense that it can last for so long but it does. MAGIC.

Buy it HERE

Anstasia Beverly Hills, Brow Wiz Taupe

This is a new found love for me. I have heard so many praising reviews about the Anastasia Beverly Hills products but I have been reluctant to try them because I thought they were more intended for those who want to create those very “painted” doll-looking eyebrows we see all over Instagram. No offence to anyone who likes that look, everyone should do whatever the fuck they want with their face. It’s just not my cup of tea. I don’t think that super “made” look fits me and I feel like I’m playing dress-up if my brows are too painted. This may also be because I don’t have the patience (or, let’s be real, talent) to paint my brows like a freakin’ artist. I prefer my brows to look naturally full. This Brow pencil has really impressed me. It’s thin and so easy to use and I was actually surprised to see how easy it was to get a natural result. I fill in my brows by drawing strands where I’m lacking to make them look fuller and the result is by far better than anything I’ve gotten from any other brow product so far. I use the colour “Taupe” and it’s perfect for me because I look like an absolute idiot if my brows get even a hint of a red tone, which many brown brow products tend to do. But not this one, it’s the perfect neutral, light, cool brown.

Buy it HERE

Anstasia Beverly Hills, Clear Brow Gel

After I have filled my brows in with the brow wiz, I apply this clear brow gel. This is the first brow gel I’ve tried that truly does what it promises. It creates a natural definition to the brows and it keeps them in place ALL DAY. I could take off my sweater and put it back on 400 times, and my brows wouldn’t move whatsoever. On days when I want a very natural look or when I’m not wearing any makeup, I like to use this brow gel alone just to put my brows in place. It really makes a huge difference to the appearance.

Buy it HERE

I hope this post was able to help you find some new favorites! Keep in mind we all have different skin and what works wonders for me, may not work for you and vice versa.

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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My weekend

Hello fam!

I’ve had such a chill weekend. Yesterday I went into the city with Bogdan to have some coffee and just walk around and today I’ve spent almost all day in bed, working a bit from my laptop and drinking coffee. It was just the kind of relaxing weekend I needed. The past week I have felt really tired and like I´ve been constantly stressing and trying to catch up with life. I just felt like my mind was all over the place and I was constantly rushing and never getting everything done. But I’m accepting that some weeks are just like that and the best I can do is to give myself rest this weekend so that I can face next week with a clear and positive mind.

Bogdan and I have decided to adopt a cat. Yesterday we sat down to look at shelters for homeless cats and we sent out a request and I´m so happy we are finally doing this. I have always wanted to get a pure breed ragdoll cat because they’re my favourite but now I see no point in buying a breed cat when you can save one that really needs a home. I´m almost crying as I´m looking through the pictures of all the cats and reading about them. If I didn’t have a boyfriend keeping me in check I would adopt them all and turn into legit crazy cat woman.

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday. I’m gonna keep chillin’ and eat leftovers and play Fortnite with my hubby the rest of the day.

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

Outfit details:

1. Coat, Zara // 2. Leopard slipdress, H&M // 3. Boots, Deichman // 4. Bag, Gina Tricot // 5. Hair-scrunchie with bow, Gina Tricot

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Manifesting the life I want

 

Me and my mom out for a walk in the sun. Charging our batteries and talking about the new year.

The start of the new year has been very emotionally challenging for me. I’ve been feeling very uprooted and fragile. I’ve had memories that I’ve been suppressing, boiling up to the surface and I’ve had many days when I’ve been very sad and emotional. I’ve been feeling lost and like I don’t know where my life is going. I know what I want but I’m not sure how to get there. The start of the new year has really made me question myself. Am I working hard enough to reach my goals? Am I focusing on the right things in order to reach my goals? I made a promise to myself that this is the year when I make things happen. The year when I put the snowball to roll (can you even say that in English? Anyway, you know what I mean). I have exciting and big plans for myself and I am very ambitious. BUT procrastination and fear are my two biggest enemies. It’s easy to tell yourself “oh, this year m gonna work harder, this year I’m gonna reach my goals”. But those “resolutions” are too vague and that makes it really hard to achieve.  What I will tell myself instead is “This year I will stop procrastinating, I will adopt a “get shit done” attitude and just fucking do whatever needs to be done right now not in ten minutes, not tomorrow, but right now”. I will also ignore my fear of failure.  I can’t remove it, it’s there and it will keep being there but I will give zero fucks to what it has to tell me. If I faile, well then I’m one experience richer. If someone thinks what I do is dumb or that I’m not doing a good job, then that their issue, not mine.

Those are my new year’s resolutions in regards to my career. I have a lot more regarding my mental health, relationships etc. but I was thinking of doing a Youtube video where I talk more about that. Speaking of YouTube, that’s one of the things I kept procrastinating in 2018. Luckily 2019 doesn’t allow me to postpone my dreams so you can expect my first YouTube video soon.

I hope you have had a good start to the new year and If you’ve been feeling fragile and confused like me, try to see it as something positive. Like a purge of old habits, memories and behaviours that are being released to you can let them go and become yourself 2.0 without any of that old junk weighing you down.

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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Chill weekend

This weekend I spent in Malmö with my family. The only time left the house was to go to the grocery store. The rest of the time I was relaxing on the couch, blasting Michael Bubles Christmas album and reading magazines. I did dress up, but only to step 5 meters out the front door and force my patient brother to take pictures on me for the blog and gram. The cold I had catched got a million times worse after freezing my ass off in front of the garage. So now I’m doomed sounding like an alcoholic crazy cat lady until I get my voice back. Scroll down for outfit details.


Outfit details (adlinks):

Knitted sweater, Gina Tricot HERE || Flared pants, Gina Tricot HERE || Quilted bag, Similar HERE  || Glitter heels, Similar HERE

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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My weekend


This weekend I spent in Sweden with my love. Poor guy barely got to set foot on Swedish grounds before I dragged him to a nice setting and made him take a million pictures of me for Instagram. How did I get so lucky? He is so sweet and patient and also a great photographer (except when he zooms into my face and takes pictures in the worst of angles just to mess with me)…

We had a really chill weekend. We went for coffee in the city, drove to the mall and cooked the yummiest falafel for dinner. Saturday evening we spent in bed playing Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch. I love having a tech nerdy boyfriend who buys the coolest shit that I get to use without having to admit I also get excited about it.

As if the weekend wasn’t cozy enough, my love spoiled me with a beautiful bracelet from Edblad I innocently drooled over at Royal Design. This was truly a blessed weekend but before you barf in your mouths over my Instahappy life, let me remind you I’ve lived with crippling anxiety for the past years (a lot less now though, thanks to CBD-Oil). My life has been and is still chaotic beyond words. Most weekends I’m too drained from my job to even leave the house (yeah, I hustle like the most basic of bitches, this blog doesn’t pay enough to sustain me yet).  I deserve an Instaperfect weekend every now and thnt. I’m not gonna shit coat it to not sound like an obnoxious blogger who rubs her happy life in the faces of others.

Hope you had a cozy weekend as well, whether you spent it being the cheesiest couple in town or alone in bed eating your weight in Oreos. We don’t judge here.

Silk dress, HM  // Over-knee boots, Aldo // Cross-body bag, Zara // Oversized sweater Vintage (aka. found it when I went treasure hunting in my grandmas closet).

I love my sparkly new bracelet! It goes so well with my favorite watch. My boyfriend calls me a crow… Not sure what he means by that…

Bracelet, Edblad // Watch, Skagen

 

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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CBD-Oil for anxiety: Update

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about CBD-Oil. I had heard so many people talk about the benefits of it and particularly how it could help those who are struggling with anxiety. You can read my post HERE. I ordered a few products from Hemply Balance and I have been trying out their 7,5% water-soluble CBD-Oil for a month now (Get it HERE). I’ve been itching to write this post but I wanted to really try it out for a few weeks before giving you my opinion. To start with, my expectations weren’t super high because I have tried many natural methods that supposed to help with anxiety, before and nothing have really made any significant difference. I saw this as an interesting experiment and I dove into it with an open mind and inevitably a lot of hope.

I followed the instructions on the bottle and started with 1 single drop morning and evening for a whole week. That might seem like nothing but I had heard about people starting taking CBD-Oil and gotten increased anxiety and after doing my research I found out that is most likely to happen if you are taking too much CBD-Oil or if you’re starting off with a too high dose or increasing it too fast. So I was determined to follow the instructions and start with a very small dose and slowly increase it after one week. Truth is, I actually felt a difference already the first days. I didn’t feel strange in any way but I felt calm and peaceful which to me has been a very rare feeling. I felt more confident in myself and more capable of taking care of myself. I don’t know if this was a placebo effect, if it was due to other factors or if it was because of the CBD- Oil but I truly felt better quite immediately.

After one week I’ve increased the dose with one drop every 4th day or so. I’m sure you could increase the dose faster than I have but I’d rather be safe than sorry and since I felt better already after one drop, I didn’t feel the need to rush it. Now I’m taking 6 drops morning and evening and according to the instructions I can take up to 13 drops morning and evening but I don’t feel the need to increase that much at the moment.
During this whole time, I have felt overall better. My thoughts are clearer and I can think more rational than before. I still feel anxiety for time to time and I have had some days when I’ve actually been feeling really fragile and anxious, not as many as before but there have been some. The difference is I’ve been able to think much more clearly and not let the anxiety completely take over and that is truly an improvement.

Since I’ve been taking it for a month I have also been able to see which effect it has on PMS. For me, PMS has not only meant irritable and moody. It’s also meant significantly increased anxiety. In fact, I think 80% of my worse anxiety is caused by these demon hormones. Normally I start feeling the anxiousness come creeping two weeks before my period and slowly but surely increase day by day until it absolutely peeks the days before period and it feels like I will have to stay in bed and shake with anxiety for the rest of my life because I don’t know how to function as a human being.

With the CBD-Oil though, I handled PMS pretty damn well. I could clearly tell I was PMS: ing because I started getting moody and irritable, however, it started about one week before period instead of two weeks before like it normally does. But most importantly, I didn’t feel any increased anxiety at this point. Not until two or three days before period I started feeling more fragile and I had one day when I felt really anxious but one day is a whole fucking lot better than two weeks. Although I was still experiencing PMS it was much more bearable because I still felt like a functioning human being and could think clearly. I could stand in line at the grocery store and be annoyed out of my fucking mind at seniors who decided they should go grocery shopping on a Friday afternoon with the rest of the country when they could have gone any other day or time when the rest of us are at work. But I could laugh at the irony instead of letting the frustration take over my sanity. And most importantly I didn’t feel so anxious that I had to just leave my stuff and get out of there.

If you’re a highly sensitive person like me, chances are you will most likely always be more prone to anxiety but that doesn’t mean anyone should have to deal with anxiety on a daily basis and definitely not to the degree that it becomes debilitating. I would definitely recommend CBD-Oil for those struggling with anxiety. It’s quite pricey but it’s worth it. I also want to stretch that there is no, and will never be any “one cure fix all” when it comes to mental health issues. It’s a combination of things that you incorporate into your lifestyle. During this time when I have taken the CBD-Oil, I have also gone to therapy once a week, I have eaten healthy, I have exercised and I have tried to meditate every day (I obviously failed to do it every day but I have done it a lot more than before).
However, I know how impossible all those things feel when you are in a bad place mentally and I truly feel that the CBD Oil has helped a lot to make me feel good enough so I could get the strength to do all those things that will make me feel even better. Truth is before I started using the CBD-Oil, I had such a hard time meditating or doing yoga because it made me feel even more anxious. Trying to breathe deeply and feeling the sensations in the body was too scary and overwhelming and could even result in a panic attack. Since using the CBD-Oil my nervous system have felt much more balanced and I’ve been able to meditate and do yoga and actually benefit from it instead of feeling worse from it. It’s like a domino effect. If you’re stuck down there in that dark mental hole, the CBD- Oil is like the rope that can help you climb out of there. Once you get up you can’t rely on CBD-Oil to fix all your problems but it can be one of the contributing factors to your mental wellbeing and it can help you feel strong enough to actually get out and exercise, peaceful enough to sit down and meditate, motivated enough to eat foods that will nurture you instead of the opposite and most importantly help your thoughts stay clear enough so that when anxiety does strike, you can handle it instead of getting overwhelmed.

This is my personal experience and opinions with the CBD-Oil and I can’t say it will work for everyone but if you’re struggling with anxiety I highly advise you to give it a try. Be sure to get a CBD-Oil that is guaranteed 100% free from THC and start with a small dose and slowly increase after a week. You can order safe, high-quality CBD-Products from Hemply Balance (HERE). I recommend the 7,5 % water-soluble oil (HERE) because you can mix it with some juice so it doesn’t taste bad. If you mix it with water it tastes like I’d imagine pine-tree would taste so it’s not horrible but juice conceals the bitter taste completely.

Are you using CBD-Oil? Or are you curious to try it? Tell me about your experience in the comments!

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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The secret to long lashes

I’ve gotten a lot of compliments and questions regarding my lashes lately. I don’t have fake lashes but I’d be lying if I said they’re all natural. I mean, they are natural but the only reason they have grown so long and thick is that I’ve been using an eyelash serum. I have tried a couple of different eyelash serums through the years and many of them have been overpriced and not very effective.  Then I came across XLash and OH. MY. LORD.  It’s so damn effective. I saw results already after a week or so and the lashes just keep getting longer and thicker.

Most of you know I’m a huge advocate for natural alternatives to conventional beauty products. What I absolutely love about XLash is that it contains effective and natural ingredients that helps nourish and grow the lashes longer and thicker. It doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals and won’t irritate the sensitive skin around the eyes. It’s definitely not cheap but its also not as expensive as many other eyelash serums on the market.  If you’re like me who get panic from the thought of laying down still for an hour while someone puts eyelash extensions on your lashes, then this serum is definitely worth it. I just recently started using the brow serum from the same brand but I haven’t used it enough to see any significant results, but I’m definitely curious to see if it’s as effective as the eyelash serum.

As a little cherry on top, the website where I buy these from currently has 20 % off these products!

Click HERE to buy the eyelash serum and HERE to buy the brow serum (adlinks).

This picture was taken a few weeks ago and my lashes have grown even more since then.

Lots of love,

Lisa Belinda

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