November favorite hues

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November is officially in and I’m so excited to be layering soft things over me! I love mixing and matching different textures of clothing so this weather is perfection. To be honest, I’m not a very big fan of color on clothes and I’m always drawn towards neutrals and black.

This outfit seems to combine all my favorite details: a loose black sweater with cut-out sleeves and a grey-khaki cotton pair of trousers (both from local stores), a super supple shawl for when it gets chilly (from Tally Weijl) and a pair of black high Oxfords (from Migato). I love to accessorize but I keep it simple, like a ring and a dainty necklace.

Whats your go-to look for this time of year?

xo-02

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DIY Cherry Lip Scrub

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The last months I’ve been loving matte lipsticks a lot! But they tend to look kind of awful, if the lips are chapped… So, why not make my own flavored lip scrub? It’s super easy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Granulated sugar. Not a lot, a couple of spoonfuls are enough.
  2. A lip balm, preferably non colored, or pure vaseline. Both are very hydrating to the lips.
  3. A small container.
  4. Food coloring and flavoring essence (optional).

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Start by smooshing the lip balm or the vaseline in a bowl with a fork or a silicone spatula. The more you do this, the softer it will get and the easier to work with. Then add the sugar in small parts and mix until you’re happy with the consistency. Try not to add too much sugar, or the scrub will be too harsh on your lips. Now you can add the food coloring and the flavoring essence of your liking. And that’s it! I went with pink coloring and cherry fragrance. Cherry-licious!

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Let me know, if you have tried making this yourself!

xo, Venetia

DIY Lavender Pillow Mist and Linen Spray

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Good morning! And also, happy Fall season!

The closer we get to the rainy season, the more cozy I want to make my bedroom. So, what better way to start than with a pillow mist? It combines aromatherapy with calm sleep, so yes!

You will need:

  1. Lavender essential oil (or any fragrance you like)
  2. Distilled water
  3. A spray bottle (any size will do)
  4. Some cute stickers (instant flair!)

How to:

Open your spray bottle and carefully pour in some drops of the lavender essential oil. Don’t overdo it, just 5-6 drops are enough. I prefer lavender, because it’s the most calming fragrance (for my taste), but you can also use chamomile or lemongrass. Then, fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water and add some stickers. Give it a good shake and ready! Piece of cake!

Now you are ready to make your linens and your pillow smell like heaven! Just remember to always shake the bottle before use and that 1-2 spritzes are enough.

Also, don’t try it on your dog. Mine was skeptical even with the photo making process.  *Photobomb*

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Let me know if you’ve tried making a pillow mist! Did you like the result?

xo, Venetia