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DIY : Face mist + Scrubs + cleansers 

Heyyy girls…..

It’s been such a long long time I’ve shared my DIY stuff here. And I’m a crazy DIY person.

I love experimenting so much, it will make you wanto scream, “Leandra , that’s enough, and when you see a good result you’ll be like ‘ you did it’.”

ok enough of me blabbering. Since it is the horrifying summers here. I simply cannot bear this 30°C or more temperature. It makes me so sweaty, grimy, greasy and annoyed. 

So, good news,  I kinda have a few face mists you could try and make for yourself . And I assure you , you’ll love them. All of them are very easy to make and the key ingredient will be peppermint essential oil. Why, of course, it is summer , so we need that cooling mintyness .

1. Rosey-Minty mist.

All you need is like half a cup of rose water, 5-8 drops of peppermint essential oil . Caution not more, less would be better, first try 5 drops and see if your skin can tolerate it.

It does make your skin feel all sorts of nice tingly, though if you have sensitive skin, try it on your hand first and check if you can take it .

Just two ingredients here, mix it when in a spray dispenser bottle , and you’re good to go.

It feels refreshing , trust me, this is my summer fav. 

2. Green minty tea.

 Here we need a cup of green tea cooled down , 5-8 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix it well, shake it up, store and use in a spray dispenser bottle.

Green tea works as an amazing anti-oxidant and is proved to help acne prone skin . It helps making your skin appear brighter and glowy and  kinda acne free ( when your not hit by your period storms ).

So this will work as an acne cure as well make you feel fresh for summers.

3. Mint-aloe misty-fun

here we need , half cup water or rose water, 5-8 drops of peppermint and 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel.

Aloe vera is like the most miraculous skin healer. It can help with reducing acne, the marks, blemishes, discoloration or even hydrating and moisturizing. Hell! it even helps cure burns. It sure takes time , but does give promising results.

Okay now where were we, yaaasss, let’s make the mintaloe mix and store it well in a spray dispenser.

More tips :

Just  shake it to make it. Store in refrigerator if you want it nice and cold or room temperature would do.

Shelf life : 1-2 months. Depends and how well you store. Don’t keep it in direct sunlight, we don’t want to cook it up into something else. Make it in lil quantity and  finish it off early.

DIY face ( makeup )cleansers :

1. cotton ball dipped in milk and honey mix .

2. cotton ball soaked with the goodness of pure coconut oil/ olive oil.

3. cotton ball soaked in equal parts of Apple cider vinegar and water ( dont use it near or on your eye area, simply because its acidic, and that skin is highly sensitive.)

4. Cotton ball dipped in aloe and milk mix.
Face scrub/pack :

1. oats soaked partially in milk , enough to make a soothing scrub.

2. green tea powder after brewing the tea. You can use what you thought was waste to oxidize your skin and add a glow instantly. Either as a scrub if it’s in powder form or make a paste if its organic  meaning there are tea leaves and use it as a face pack.

Taaaddaaaaahhh dearies   and I’m done… 

Hopefully that was helpful.

Thank you. Do share your DIY face tips with me. 

Agitated writer’s grumbling.

This happens far too often.

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How us writers end up bugging some friends so much that they kinda stop bother checking out your blogs, and in time, you just end up not sending them the links, because well you just realize it’s pointless.

Well, I am so not sorry to have bombarded my blog or IG a/c with numerous posts and updates , because me ?…I often get hit by a WRITERS BLOCK. And that time sometimes stretches for months and weeks and days. And it’s bad.

So each time there’s this flow of words and blissful flood of inspiration, it’s like an energy we got to tap, right there, right then, to produce something raw and remarkable, and forgive me if I do just that.

That’s usually how creative minds work. Don’t they ?

If there’s like this one day we get that whole halo of magical drive to write and sketch or paint or doodle or anything, then why the hell not do we not work on it.

Your irritation isn’t reason enough I stop my chance to enjoy moments of happiness.

Well , I did have some of you point it out and mock on my face, and that coming from people I count on, kinda made me realize maybe I put my faith in the wrong ones all this time.

It’s good to realize certain things and make changes , no one wants to invest too much where its so clearly unnecessary.

Damn right , I’m emotional and sensitive. But then again if I have been involved in your life, I am truthfully giving you my best self .

But sometimes I figure that’s not what some need. They need to see the different aspects you can be.

And in times when I choose my calm, and treasure my silence, in this solitude,

I’m finally fine without the many mocking voices to have called once my own people.

Bless you,

L E A N D R A.

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The many phases of my heart.

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Maybe if I’d have listened to my mom all those years back, I could have been a professional Artist or illustrator by now….

But then my stubborn mind chose a different path….

And I’m still defining what I am…with the glorious pixie dust heart.
Seems like I did use some to charm my dear life, and see ! it’s not too late to claim to be what I am inside.

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Our heart goes through a hell lot as we grow up, sometimes the circumstances be unbearable and over whelming. And sometimes in this roller coaster ride called life you have some thrilling happy sappy moments.

The journey from teens to youth to adulthood is quite a gypsy ride. Lot of things get tossed aside, denials, temptations, lifestyle changes, socio-psycho environment changes and so on.

All you want at this phase of growing up is attention -in a positive way , to be tagged as hot or coolest or smartest or to be the favorite with the most sassiness or to be the slayer.

Your heart soars with the number of likes and comments increasing on your social media accounts, and there ….. just there.. another door to self glorification also in other words known as evil pride and ego is opened and unknowingly worshiped.

Fitting in – often makes us lose our most authentic self.

We tend to forget what we are, who we are in our most raw form and start believing in the fake facades we put up to fit in perfectly with the weird world.

And the downside of all this is that, when we face a setback or a failure , we are so disoriented as to what is real and what is not, because even the false is made to appear real. We do this to us. and then , the time we take to realize and get ourselves together , accept the true value of our bare true self without the many masks we had donned,

that process of acceptance is painful, and torturous but also freeing.

Even broken with a million pieces, we are still together, and each piece has our soul in it.

I have come to a realisation that, it is no point trying to fix a broken heart that tears apart on every disappoinment and betrayal. What actually matters is the maturity one gains in the process, where you know that you are at peace with youself even with the broken pieces- I’d love to refer as pixie dust.

{Pixie dust means A substance or influence with an apparently magical effect that brings great success or luck.)

We have magic within. This magic is Hope. All we need is to hold on to our Hope and have a leap of faith and trust the timing of your life. Because God will never let you down.

Good things are happening. All around you. for you. See the positive in the negative.

Change your perspective.

And start believing unless you want me to prove to you by sprinkling my pixie dust on you and having you under my spell.

And hey before I take my leave, “Don’t you forget to sprinkle some love on yourself, each day. Self love is how you can harbor kindness and let it grow within. Told ya! pixie dust comes handy . See ? from love to kindness to goodness and what not. Smile now.”

Much Love and Blessings,

L E A N D R A.

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Painting is therapy #3

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When frustration and anger turns into something productive… It’s been long since we had a date… DEAR COLOURS , even though it was alil rusty, we made it .

I guess we need more time together….

Don’t you think ?
Oh right, next time I won’t come to you all grumpy.
Well even if I do……. I’m sure you’ll help me forget. You always do.
Since it was never a break up, just a break…. we do have a forever thing going right?
Atleast some relationships dont create rough patches in time.
Your’s always,

_ L E A N D R A _

(From Lizart diaries)
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Painting is therapy #2

At first I looked at her and thought damn the imperfections…

And then I looked at me and wondered “what is so perfect ?”

And it came back

Not a blow

But reality.

If I’m perfectly fine with my imperfect self,

Why couldn’t I let her be too ?

My very thought of seeing her with my lowest vision snatched away her lil chance at smiling.

Darling I’m sorry for being harsh,

Can you smile for me the next time we meet ?
_ L E A N D R A _

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And #art is peace.

Painting is therapy #1

Something about textures,

Something about paints,

Something about creating something totally insane,

Something that the soul lusts for,

Something so soothing.

Something that let’s you embark on a thrilling journey, full of wonder.

It just feels good to forget 

And let my palette be my undoing.

(Yea…. That’s by me … )

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