Weekend Friday Favourites. 01.07.22

Happy July! 

June flew by leaving me scratching my head if I actually did anything. The days were somewhat Groundhog yet raced by. This week I’ve been experimenting switching things around to find a better routine. TBH, if I got up earlier things would be done earlier. Anyway, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye. 

Hazy summer light is the best!

Cherries 

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Beauty Finds: Honest Purely Sensitive Shampoo and Body + Wash and Honest Purely Sensitive Conditioner Review

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Honest Purely Sensitive Shampoo + Body Wash and Honest Purely Sensitive Conditioner.  

First up, if in Spain don’t purchase either this shampoo or conditioner from Douglas España. Purchase from Niche Beauty and you save €11.90. For some reason Douglas España charges almost triple what other Douglas in Europe charge and even to the price in the USA. 

Secondly the labels are in German as Douglas Germany is the mother Douglas for all Douglases within Europe. 

Jessica Alba always has beautiful hair and I’m sure uses her own products. While I have a great shampoo, finding a conditioner that works is hard. My hair’s fine, oily at the roots and dry at the ends. It’s way better condition now I use amla oil and powder, wash it every other day however I can just can’t find a good conditioner that hydrates. My skin can be sensitive so I decided to try the fragrance free shampoo and conditioner. I paid Douglas prices so I was expecting lots. Both products are clean ingredient, cruelty free and vegan.

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Under The Mediterranean Sea. June 2022 Part 2. JellyFish ID and Sightings App

If there’s one thing I’m learning this year is that the sea changes more than nature on land.

Saddled sea bream

I mentioned in my last Under The Mediterranean Sea winter storms had changed the sea floor where I snorkel. The previous 2 years the floor didn’t change much. There hasn’t been any bad storms in the past 2 weeks however already the sea floor has changed. The sand in parts is being replaced by pebbles where it was once sandy. Those pebbles have increased a little. A few more old industrial bricks have been uncovered or maybe pushed around albeit smaller. Usually around Easter the sea retreats exposing more beach while about 50 meters up the beach, it eats the beach only to settle back a few weeks later. Some years the council dregs sand to widen the beaches but I haven’t see that this year and I haven’t cycled along the other beaches to know if they have this year (little research later, they did to widen boat access to Port Olympic) The retreat and eat of the beach is happening now the end of June so I’m curious for the next few weeks. Barcelona Council along with Port Olympic, Zoo Barcelona and the Barcelona Aquarium are involved in an artificial reef project to support the boost the existing dykes at Port Olympic from storms, however I don’t go to the those beaches as they’re too crowded. 

Striped sea breams and mullets
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Weekend Friday Favourites. 24.6.22

Happy Summer!

How’s your weekend going?!The weekend started early here as today’s festivo, St Juan! The night before until sunrise Spain goes loco with fireworks, crackers and special coco cake on the beach. I don’t go anymore. If you’re not drinking it’s not much fun. I watch some fireworks and somehow manage to sleep through it all. 

Anyway, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye recently. It’s a long one as I’ve missed a few weeks. 

Snorkelling

I’m back as much as possible as time and the sea allows in my summer world! The sea bed changed this year in the storms. It’s switched from rocky to sandy. I explained more in a recently post Under The Mediterranean Sea June 2022 Changes. There aren’t as many fish and I could change beaches but I’m just happy to be in the water. 

Nectarines

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Beauty Finds: Tarte Maneater Mascara Review

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Tarte Maneater Mascara.

Every now and then I get fed up of my go to mascara Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer and see what’s out there, if there’s a better natural clean ingredient mascara new on the market. It is hard to find a mascara that isn’t full of crap. I’ve learnt Sephora is the best place to look for good cruelty free mascaras. I’ve tried drugstore mascaras but they just don’t seem to have the same effect slightly more expensive mascaras. I also know that Tarte does not use petroleum or mineral oil in any of their mascaras. It’s surprising how many mascaras use paraffin wax. From my Beauty Finds requirements below, petroleum from which paraffin wax is derived from is a big no for me. Many mascaras also contain parabens and pvc or vinyl. Pvc is also petroleum derived in plastic form. Skip a paragraph or read on for my Beauty Finds requirements. 

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