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This Deodorant Will Stop You From Sweating Completely

This Deodorant Will Stop You From Sweating Completely

This Deodorant Will Stop You From Sweating Completely



Although sweating is a totally natural thing, nothing is more annoying than having those unattractive sweat stains on your t-shirt when you're a little overheated. Or even worse: actually smelling because of the sweat that's built up under your armpits and in your clothes! Yikes. Truth is, we all sweat in order to regulate our body temperature, but nobody wants to smell bad and have stains in their clothes.  Familar problem? Keep on reading, because the following product, that's available in many drugstores, will stop you from sweating completely!

The Odorex Extra Dry Spray will stop you from sweating from your armpits. Completely! This mild spray suppresses excessive perspiration and prevents unpleasant smells. Of course when you're overheated and your body makes you sweat, you will still sweat in other places, just not the armpits. So byebye sweaty underarms and nasty odors! Using 2 sprays under your arms before you go to sleep should keep you sweat and smell free for up to 2 days - no regular deodorant needed anymore. I personally thought this was too good to be true, so before actually trying it myself, I read tons of reviews from other bloggers. That's what convinced me to try this myself and all I can say is: YES, this works!

Usually when I'm in a hurry to catch my train or when I wear a leather jacket, I notice sweat stains on my shirt under my arms, so it's really the stains that were a problem for me when wearing certain clothes or when it was hot outside. I always carry deodorant with me so I tried my best to not smell. Because this spray keeps your underarms dry at all times, there's no chance of sweat stains or a sweaty smell anymore.

Beause this spray does not contain any perfumes, I do like to apply some regular deodorant in the morning because I like to smell fresh (I tested it without using any other deodorants first) so this combination is perfect to me! It's about 5 euro's, which I think would be expensive for a random deodorant, but for this one , it's so worth it!

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Luxury For Princess Darkest Brown 320 gram set Review

Luxury For Princess Darkest Brown 320 gram set Review

Luxury For Princess Darkest Brown 320 gram set Review



I love switching up my hair style every now and then, and it's no secret that I love to use hair extensions to do so. I've been wearing Luxury For Princess hair extensions for almost 4 years now, and it's the one and only brand I will ever use. I've had SO many different sets (in a good way haha) and I still have most of my older ones. They just stay in great condition when you take good care of them. I now have a new set in a darker brown color, so whenever I go lighter or darker again, I'll have a matching set of hair extensions. 

The newest set I got is the 320 gram set in 22 inches in the color Darkest Brown. It was the most perfect match with my own hair color! It's the darkest color I've ever had, but it still has tons of different shades, like lighter brown and even dark blonde. Because of these different shades, the extensions match your own hair very well! This set is very thick, unlike my natural hair, so I often don't even use all of it at once. But if you want to go all glammed up, you surely can!

I've got a discount code for all my lovely readers who fancy some luxurious, human hair extensions for themselves: MALU5 will give you a nice discount on your own clip in hair extensions. If you'd rather go for one of the styling tools, make sure to use code MALU15 for some cash on your order too😗






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3 Tips To Find The Perfect Bracelet For Men

3 Tips To Find The Perfect Bracelet For Men

3 Tips To Find The Perfect Bracelet For Men



Shopping for ourselves is a piece of cake, right ladies? Women know what they want and where to get it. But what if you're looking for a piece of jewelry for your husband, boyfried, brother or father? What are things to keep in mind? Today I'll be sharing my tips with you, so you'll easily find the perfect (birthday) gift!

Discover his style!
Someone's overall style will say a lot about what they like in jewerly. If you're looking for a men's bracelet, the options are endless. Beaded bracelets, leather bracelets or a silver bracelet for example, are very taste sensitive.  Men with a preppy style may be more into chic, leather bracelets, whereas men with a tougher style may like beaded bracelets more. In the end, keep in mind what type of bracelet would look good with the man's clothes to prevent a mismatch.

Buy jewelry in the right proportions
This goes for men just as much as for women. A wide, heavy bracelet won't look best on a super small wrist. I once bought a watch for my dad and he doesn't have small wrists, but the clock itself on the watch was really small.. It would have looked odd, so I looked further for a bigger watch that would look good on his wrist. The same goes for bracelets. A super thin bracelet on a bigger wrist will look a little off. Go for a chunky shackled bracelet instead, or a wide leather woven bracelet for example.

Be careful with materials
A lot of people have an allergic reaction to non silver metals, which people often forget to take into account when shopping for jewelry for someone else. Rings, bracelets and watches that are not made out of sterling silver can irritate the skin a lot. These are often the cheaper pieces of jewelry, but just looking at the product description will tell you if the product contains metal parts or silver / silver plated parts.

I wrote this article in collaboration with Trend Him, where I got the silver bracelet and beaded bracelets, too! Let me know in the  comment section if you found these tips helpfull, and  if you've got tips yourself to make jewelry shopping for men easier, share them in the comments 😊

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Dit artikel heb ik geschreven in samenwerking met Trend Him. Dit is een super leuke webshop waar je álles van sieraden tot accessoires voor mannen kunt vinden. Dat maakt de zoektocht naar dat speciale item al een stuk makkelijker! Op Trend Him vind je ook inspiratie en kun je ideeën opdoen voor wat leuk bij elkaar past qua sieraden. Zo ben ik ook deze leuke heren armband tegengekomen. Daarnaast vind je bij Trend Him ook horloges, ringen, manchetknopen en toilettassen voor mannen. Neem eens een kijkje voor inspiratie!

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On The Pill? Watch Out For These Foods!

On The Pill? Watch Out For These Foods!

On The Pill? Watch Out For These Foods!



The pil is often considered the easiest and safest way of birth control. Many women take that tiny little pill every day to prevent unwanted pregnancies, plan their monthly cycle or to help skin problems. The pill has been in the news lately because of the so called 'pill fatique', and the many side effects women can expierence when on the pill. But did you know there are foods that interact with the pill? I've learned a lot about the pill over the years, but I had no idea certain foods can make the pill less reliable. Neither did I know that you should be eating certain foods in order to still get important vitamins that the pill makes you lack. 

When eaten in normal amounts, foods are very unlikely to interact with prescription birth control pills. However, what is normal to people? It's been proven that several common foods, like dairy products, can actually impair the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. So if you're on the pill and you like to eat a lot of dairy products for example, you might want to check with your doctor if there's a chance it can influence the effects of the pill you're taking.

Licorice
Natural licorice is potently medicinal; it can have unanticipated effects on reproductive hormones. In theory, eating a lot of licorice could result in the pill not working properly and that can lead to unplanned pregnancies. The chance it'll actually happen is probably small, but still, it could!

Soy
Soy is often used as a holistic treatment for hormone imbalances caused by menopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Soybeans contain natural hormone-like compounds that imitate the role of estrogen in the body. That is why The National Institutes of Health warns women that these hormonal effects could interact with birth control pills.

Grapefruit
There are certain chemicals in grapefruit that interfere with an enzyme in the intestines, which affects how your body breaks down and absorbs certain medicines, like the pill. When you eat a lot of grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice every day, you can either absorb too much or not enough of these medicines. That means you could get side effects from the pill even more or the pill might not work 100%. Worth to check this with your doctor if you're a grapefruit lover.

Do eat: bananas!
So when you're on birth control there are foods you should be careful with, but there are also a super food that will help you get the vitamins that the pill makes you miss out on. Bananas! They are super rich of vitamin B6, which is a hormone-regulating vitamin that helps the body make serotonin, which in turn helps regulate mood and can heplp keep you from overeating. Studies have shown that women on the pill metabolize B6 differently, which can interfere with serotonin production. That's where bananas come in handy. Just one contains 40% of your daily value of this crucial vitamin. Luckily there are many ways to eat a banana every day without it getting boring. Slice 'em up with peanut butter, put a banana in your smoothie or make banana bread.

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How My Non Surgical Nose Job Changed My Life

How My Non Surgical Nose Job Changed My Life

How My Non Surgical Nose Job Changed My Life


Yes, you read it right😏 I had a non surgical nose job (fillers) a few months ago, and I am so happy and confident about it, I wanted to share it with my readers after all. Why now? Because at first I thought: I did this for me, not to promote the procedure or to promote the clinic that did it,  and I didn't want people to be maybe negative about it while I was in such a happy bubble about my new nose. But lately I've been thinking and here's why I decided I actually SHOULD share my story:

1: It changed my life and made me 100% confident, so perhaps me sharing my story can help others with this insecurity, too!
2: I hear a lot of people about surgical nose jobs. Perhaps because, like me, they think a drastic and permanent operation is their only option.
3: Plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures should not be a taboo or awkward subject in my opinion, so let's talk about it more!
4: I am proud of myself for actually doing what I've been wanting to do for years. So that is why I decided I difinitely should share it . It's gonna be a long story, because I want to explain how and why this has had such a big, positive impact on me. Keep on reading if you're interested😀

"In just 10 minutes time, everything that bothered me for 10 years, changed."


Why I chose to have a non surgical nose job: a broken nose
When I was 13, I was on holiday in France with my sister and my parents. I was playing outside with other kids chasing each other, when I tripped and fell, hitting my nose on a wooden bench. OUCH. All I remember was blood pouring out of my nose and me being in the worst pain I'd ever felt. At the end of the day I could breathe through my nose again so we initially thought it was just badly bruised and the swelling and bruising would go away. Over the next weeks, I noticed a bump appearing on my nose, so I started to suspect I broke it back then. I thought: well if that's the case, what can be done about it now? Probably nothing, so I literally just went on with my life. It did start to bother me, but I thought I would grow past that one day.

Bullied
In highschool, I got bullied for the first time because of the bump on my nose. A few kids in class would call me 'the nose' or stare at me for ever and when I'd ask them what they were looking at, they would say 'that bump'. Especially at that age, it's the worst feeling. Also, people would ask me what my ethnicity was (which I essentially didn't mind). When I said 'I'm Dutch' they would often say: oh you don't look western at all, but I guess it's because of your nose'. So people actually noticing the bump on my nose and other kids making comments about it made me even more insecure than I already was. Over the years I told my parents I wanted to get the bump surgically removed and from the first time I mentioned it, they were 100% okay with it, because they knew how much it bothered me.

Because I was so inscure about my nose, I would want to emphasize other features of my face to make the nose stand out less. Heavy makeup, major fake eyelashes,  I even got lip injections because I thought having big, pouty lips would draw the attention away from my nose.

Fillers instead of surgery
When I got my lips done 2 years ago, I asked the doctor if there was a way to make the bump in my nose less visible with fillers. He said that it was a very new procedure and that it wasn't suitable for my nose because the bump was too severe. So again I thought: I'll just have to save up for surgery. But in March this year, I was watching a tv programme with my mom where they perform cosmetic procedures to help people with their insecurities. In that episode, they helped a girl straighten her nose with fillers, and her nose looked just like mine! That's when my mom said: if that is still what you want, pick up the phone first thing in the morning and let's make an apppointment. What if it is possible at this clinic? So I called the next morning and scheduled an intake.

The intake
During the intake I asked if they could see if my nose was indeed broken years before, as we assumed. The doctor said there were actually TWO fractures that caused my nose to grow so crooked,both the side and from the front, which is what often happens when a broken nose heals on it's own without it being fixed properly straight away. It felt like a relief to hear that it was actually broken, because it reassured me even more that I did good to get this done so that my nose could look like it should have looked. After that I showed the doctor my photoshopped before and after of how I wanted it to look, and the doctor said: 'this procedure with fillers is very well suitable for your nose and the results you're aiming for are realistic.' So I could litterally cry from joy! After discussing more details we scheduled my appointment for the next week.

The procedure & product they used
Before the procedure they explained one last time what they were going to use and how much product they were going to inject. We agreed on using 0,55 cc of Juvederm Volbella, as the nose is such a fragile area because of many vains, we couldn't use more at once.  Safety first! They first gave me an injection in the tip of my nose to make it numb. That was the worst of the entire procedure, it made my eyes tear up like crazy, but it only lasted 10 seconds and the numbing effects showed up immediately. Then they started injecting the filler from the tip of my nose, over the bump (which felt strange and annoying, not very painful) and they injected the filler above the bump and below the bump to create a straight line. As the bump on my nose was considered pretty severe, it took two sessions (a few weeks apart) to use a total of 1,1 cc in my nose. To give you an idea of how much that is: those tiny little tester perfumes you get are 1,5 ml/cc.🙈

How long will it last?
Unlike fillers in your lips, that usually dissolve within 8 months, fillers like Juvederm Volbella will last for 1,5 to 2 years in the nose. They say this type of filler is a lot more firm and it actually makes the skin and tissue in the nose adjust to it's new shape. So even after 2 years, it should still be visible. They adviced me to go for my first touch up after a year, but after that, you need less and less touch ups because the results last that long and the nose starts to take it's new shape.

How much does it cost? 
I googled multiple clinics and they all have different prices for different amounts of fillers, but one syringe is usually somewhere between 200 and 400 euros.

Why choose a non surgical nosejob with fillers over surgical rhinoplasty?
  • Most importantly: a surgical nosejob requires the nose to be broken and / or shaved down, so either way the bone gets damaged. It's unpredictable how damaged bones will heal.  The doctor who performed my procedure had her own nose surgically straightened and she said if she could turn it back and do it like me, she would. Her nose healed super straight, but much wider than what they were going for. And those results are permanent.
  • A hyaluronic based filler is not permanent. You can change the shape of your nose if you want and if you don't like the results at all, it will dissolve over time.
  • It doesn't require time to recover, you can get back to work the same day if you want. I persoally felt like my nose was bruised and swollen but there was no visible sign that I just had my nose done.
  • It takes a numbing product and a few minutes of work, whereas a surgery takes anasthesia (which has a big impact on your body) and weeks to recover. 
  • Costs: for me personally, I would rather spend around €300 euros every two years for as long as it's necessary to keep the new shape, than spend €4500 euros at once and not even have a guarantee that I'll like the final result.

Why this procedure is life changing for me
For over 10 years, I let that bump on my nose affect the way I felt when I looked in the mirror. I felt like I had a nose that wasn't supposed to be mine and that didn't fit my face. I let comments from others confirm my own thoughts about how ugly my nose was. Every day while doing my make up I'd look in the mirror and wish I never fell during that holiday or wish it would just simply go away. I would be super aware of the fact that people might stare at the bump on my nose while presenting in class, while working as a cashier with a long line of customers in front of me, or at social events when people would take pictures. In just 10 minutes time, everything I was embarrassed of for 10 years, changed. When I looked at my 'new' nose, I felt like I could leave my insecurities behind because no one would ever call me names anymore and when people see me, they would see ME first instead of my nose. Now I like to wear my hair up in a bun instead of covering my face with my hair. I like to wear little makeup or no makeup at all because I don't want to draw the attention away from my nose anymore. In my head it was probably bigger than it was to others, but for me, having that bump 'gone', makes a world of a difference. And that's exactly why I did it.

So here's my story, my personal pro's and cons and my before and after photos😊 If you read this till the end, I hope you found this interesting or helpful.😗







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This Wonder Oil Will Help Your Acne

This Wonder Oil Will Help Your Acne

This Wonder Oil Will Help Your Acne



Acne is a problem for so many women and men. Luckily for me, I don't suffer from acne personally (just occasional hormonal outbursts), but BLES Magazine is all about life and beauty, so I didn't want that to stop me from sharing it with you on here. If you suffer from acne or if you know someone who does, make sure to keep on reading, because when I dug into this remedy, I learned that it can literally do wonders for those who do have acne!


When someone suffers from acne, they've got an inflammatory skin problem resulting from clogged pores caused by overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands release an oily substance called sebum, which is meant to lubricate your skin and hair. But, when you have acne, too much of that oil is produced. It will clump together with dead skin cells and it will block the hair follicles. This results in the growth of skin bacteria, which causes acne - pimples, blackheads and/or whiteheads on the skin.

There are many products and even hormones that people can use when they have acne. But as for most skin problems, sometimes it is worth trying an all natural remedy, as that won't contain any hormones or chemicals to make things worse or to leave you with side effects. One of those home remedies is an oil made of a very well known herb. Oregano.

The reason why oregano oil helps acne is that it will tackle the inflammation, caused by bacteria. Oregano oil also contains many vitamins that will help keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Some cases of acne are actually not caused by bacteria, so if you want to try this home remedy, make sure to understand what kind of acne you have. In severe cases, also talk to your doctor about trying home remedies. Of course just using a special product is not going to help. Keeping your skin clean, and especially taking off any makeup at night is super important! But hey, that goes for all skin types of course, not just people with acne 😏

If you have experience with oregano oil as a home remedy to cure acne, do share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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