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Five Favourite Things this month- April 2018

Despite the dark grey day today (terrible lighting!), I’m getting another video out on my five favourite things this month. Β Links to everything are at the bottom. Β I hope you enjoy it; it is certainly random and honest, which is what I aim for πŸ™‚

Links to products mentioned in the video:

Pixi Glow Tonic glycolic acid toner

Zirben Wurfel and Pinus Cembra oil (Stone Pine essential oil, US link)

Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel (US Sephora link)

Puff Me (at Sally’s Beauty in US and UK)

River Cottage Veg Every Day

Asparagus pot (US link) Β Asparagus pot (UK link)

 

 

 

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  • Reply
    MichelleTyler
    May 1, 2018 at 2:20 PM

    Terrible lighting? As if that could ever detract from your beauty my love! πŸ˜‰
    Another FAB FIVE!
    My favourite is the Zirben, I so need a good nights sleep right now xx

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      Lisa
      May 2, 2018 at 9:33 AM

      Haha, thank you friend. The Zirben is what I have received the most emails and questions about… I should be selling that instead of jewellery on my website! xx

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    1010parkplace
    May 1, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    I love your favorite things! This list is quite diverse! As always, you’re beautiful and poised. A natural for a talk show! xoxo, Brenda

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      Lisa
      May 2, 2018 at 9:31 AM

      Thank you so much, Brenda! I try to keep the list diverse… I’ve toyed with the idea of calling it my Random AF list, but not everyone would get that πŸ™‚ xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    May 1, 2018 at 7:31 PM

    My favourite is the Puff Me, closely followed by Zirben Wurfel Which has a lot to do with my disinterest for skin care/make-up products (I know, it is weird).
    The asparagus pot sounds good as well, but as I have a small house with little storage and we don’t cook asparagus that much… hmm no, better not. You probably mumbling now, saying: you should eat more asparagus. Yes mam, I should.
    The Puff Me, could be my answer to giving my hair more volume (straight, thin hair and not a lot of it).
    I used to have crude clay by Trucco. That was terrific and of course they discontinued it.
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      May 2, 2018 at 9:29 AM

      The Puff Me is a cool product; I like the way it makes my hair look, but it feels weird. I just have to get used to it. I hate dry shampoo too, so I’m just fussy about hair products.

      I’m always stunned that you aren’t more into skin and makeup stuff. I mean, I am totally obsessed! And have been since forever and ever.

      Go eat some asparagus, woman! xx

      A

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        No Fear of Fashion
        May 3, 2018 at 9:14 PM

        Just ate the best asparagus. With tuna saus. It was lovely.

        • Reply
          Lisa
          May 4, 2018 at 4:02 PM

          Good girl! They’re in season and SO DELICIOUS!!! xx

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    Mithra Ballesteros
    May 1, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    I love listening to you talk. You do realize you are sounding more and more English. Anyway, thank you! Two good skin products for me to try.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      May 2, 2018 at 9:27 AM

      Thank you, Mithra! Do I sound more English? I probably slide back into speaking more American when I am talking to one, like a long dinner with you! xx

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    Northwest Mountain Living & Style
    May 3, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Oh I love this video. I have to find an asparagus pot! I didn’t know there was such a thing and I cook all the time. I am growing asparagus this year so I could use this pot! Thanks for the lovely video and reviews!
    Cheryl

    • Reply
      Lisa
      May 4, 2018 at 4:03 PM

      I’m so pleased, Cheryl! I get so much use out of mine it seemed an easy choice to put on my list for this month. xx

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    Anna
    May 4, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    Thank you so much for mentioning the stone pine essential oil. I couldn’t resist ordering some and it’s already arrived. Put some in on a tissue in a votive holder by my bed last night, and loved it so much I went out and bought a cheapo diffuser just today. LOVE IT! The ZirbenwΓΌrfel sounds better, though, I’m not sure I like the potential maintenance issues with a diffuser.

    Don’t I remember you talking about other aromatherapy/essential oils? I’d love it if you could refresh my memory.

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      Lisa
      May 7, 2018 at 9:51 PM

      I’m so pleased you like the Stone Pine oil as much as I do, Anna! Next time I come to the States, remind me and I’ll bring you a Zirbenwurfel. I think any little box with a cavity to put wood shavings that you can soak with the oil should do the trick if you don’t feel like the hassle of a diffuser. I also can’t be bothered with one, especially if it has an electrical cord or tea lights to mess around with.

      I’ve not written anything before about aromatherapy. Maybe I should. I really am so sensitive to scents and I adore aromatherapy (and perfumes and candles), but I find most people I speak to are fairly indifferent to it. For sleep purposes though, I think it is SUPER important. Having a peaceful and relaxing scent in my ‘nest’ makes all the difference in the world. xxx

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        Anna
        May 7, 2018 at 10:40 PM

        Oh, maybe it was candles? Does that sound more the thing? I think I probably owe some of mine to your influence some years back. The wax still smells so good. Still loving the Stone Pine oil, so much! I like the complexity of it. Somehow the scent doesn’t wear me out.

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          Lisa
          May 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM

          Yeah, maybe candles, or even perfume? I did a thing on Chanel no 19 on the blog, but I used to bang on A LOT about perfumes on the messageboards over the years πŸ™‚ I’m thrilled you love the Stone Pine oil as much as I do. Thank you also for the diffuser rec; I’ll put that in my upcoming post about sleep since it is easier to source than the Wurfel. xx

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    melissa williams
    May 19, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    I love your videos so much. You seriously look amazing. If you don’t mind me asking, what eye makeup are you wearing? BEEEEEEUUUTIFUL! I need to check out the cookbook for sure. Brussel sprouts and asparagus?(I also love them oven roasted!) 1000 times yes. Moving back to civilization and dependable wifi again soon- so I’m looking forward to watching/ reading and writing more! Keep being fabulous!
    ~Melissa xx

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      Lisa
      May 22, 2018 at 9:24 AM

      Gosh, thank you Melissa! Eye makeup wise I’m wearing the Urban Decay Naked palette (my usual) and the mascara is Too Faced’s Better than Sex on the top lashes and Blinc’s Kiss Me (the Japanese tubing mascara) on the bottom lashes. Not sure why mascara needs such racy names all of a sudden, but that’s what I wear on the daily. Can’t wait for you to be up and blogging again, lady! xx

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    Emerald
    June 2, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    Lovely products! I’m especially interested in the asparagus pot. I’m a vegetarian so do need to pay more attention to what I eat. I’ll let you know how I get on. Plus fellow member of the fine hair club; I have a false pony tail I sometimes wear as my own is a pitiful straggle!

    Fab necklace!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      June 4, 2018 at 8:22 PM

      Thank you, Emerald! I adore the necklace too (and sell it in my online shop, I love it so much!). The Asparagus pot is also great for pasta, since the strainer is built right it (at least the shapes of pasta that don’t fall through the small mesh). Keep me posted! xx

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    June 2, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    I would really love the asparagus pot – only I’d have to clear out some old pots and pans to make room first haha! Love watching your videos and getting your fab recommendations xx

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      Lisa
      June 12, 2018 at 11:19 PM

      I’m so pleased you enjoy the videos! You can store the asparagus pot in your attic most of the year; mine only gets used heavily for a few months in spring when it is in season. xx

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