Face Masks

Hey kids!

We are just back from Berlin and it was amaze balls but we will leave that for another time – maybe next week as for now we are sticking to face masks! For the past month we have been experimenting with several different face masks and we are obsessed with them, literally!

We discover them only about a year ago through Lu Ferreira – Chata de Galocha (a cool Brazilian lifestyle blogger) and now are an essential part of our beauty routine and skincare –  we do them 2/3 timer per week and decided to share with you some of our favourites!

There are two types – sheet face mask and wash off face mask. Here we prefer the wash off ones and then we have 2 types – the ones that come in a pot (to use several times) and the ones that come in a sachet (to use one time only). Both are great and can be useful in different situations, such as travelling.

Face Masks – Our Favourites

Face MasksAnatomicals Face Masks

They have some of my favourite face masks. Their effect is pretty good, easy to distinguish between the masks and one for each situation. Our two favourites are the Apricot Face Scrub – it really leaves our skin feeling like brand new, and The Toning Cucumber Face Mask – which is ideal for oily skin (like ours) and smells great!! You can buy them at Urban Outfitters and Boots.

Face MasksFace MasksLe Labo

Before we shared our experience here at My White Mornings we decided to try Le Labo Charcoal Face Mask for a month to see if the results were good. Let’s face it, it’s far more of an investment than the other ones that will cost between £1.50 and and £3. They promise a deeply cleansing and detoxifying face mask that will leave the skin smooth and even. Well the results are great, it’s cruelty free and fragrance free (a big plus for us) – and it’s probably our favourite by now!

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H&M has loads and loads of face masks we might have tried all of them by now which is pretty good since they cater for everyone or pretty bad if you can’t decided for one, like us! Same of them are pretty good and others are just alright but our favourites are – Pomegranate and Mango Face Mask – pore-cleansing face face mask and Dead Sea Minerals Face Mask – reviving face mask. Both are for tired skin and pretty much what we look for in a face mask – an extra care for our skin.

There are other face masks that we have tried in the past but for the moment these are our favourites 🙂 We will also be sharing a testing soon on the Le Labo Face Mask so you guys know what would be the overall rate 🙂

Have a nice week,

Ta-ta!

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Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

Hey Winter Spring!

We love a good breakfast – I love cooking and Tiago hates it, so that’s the formula for a good breakfast! On the bright side, he always wakes up in a good mood but better not count with him to actually eat anything for breakfast rather than chocapic with milk.

He is soooooo lazy (and so bad at it – not even good at toasting bread but that’s another story!) when it comes to cook, that he rather not eat so he doesn’t have to cook it – that’s how bad the situation is. Thankfully (for him) I like to prepare a good breakfast (I get pretty darn happy!!) so he can just lay in bed until I serve it IN BED (then he will say that he doesn’t like it because is such a mess)!!

So, since it’s spring (??) – one wonders if would be better off buying a boat to navigate on the streets – I have been spoiling making him one of my favourite breakfast recipes – Beetroot Smoothie Bowl. It’s full of flavour with a touch of spring.

 

Beetroot Smoothie Bowl Recipe

serves 2

ingredients (for the smoothie bowl):

2 frozen bananas
300 g fresh strawberries
100 ml milk
1 natural greek yoghurt (125 g)
3 tsp. beetroot powder
1 tsp. honey (optional)

ingredients (for the topping):

1 tbsp. coconut chips
1 tsp. pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. sunflower seeds
fresh strawberries
fresh mint leaves

In a blender, place all the ingredients for the smoothie (only!!) and blend it for around 1 minute or until smooth. Add some toppings and serve.

Enjoy it and see you next week from Berlin, YAY!

Ta-ta!

5 Cool Places in Shoreditch

Shoreditch is so cool, trendy and has that artsy vibe that contrasts with the rest of central London but that’s not what we are going to talk about. This time we are here to share 5 cool places in Shoreditch – the ones we always pop-up a visit when in the area. There are plenty more but we will start with these 5!

5 Cool Places in Shoreditch

Ace Hotel

The first one is Ace Hotel – if you know us, you know we looooove coffee (we need it to survive in the mornings) so this came as no surprise. The coffee shop and hotel lobby are so pretty that we just want to stay there all day. Can be hard to find a place to seat but if you do – it’s a must try!

Papersmiths

Do you love magazines, books and all things stationery? Do you also love pink? Then Papersmiths is a cool place to check in Shoreditch. It’s pretty small (like all shops in Box Park) with only a few products in display but since we have a thing for stationery then it will be on our list of 5 cool places in Shoreditch.
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Le Labo Fragrances

Le Labo Fragrances is one stop for all things beauty! The reason that we decided to check it out (apart from the fact that one of us – Nuno – doesn’t like to buy things online) was the skincare and men’s grooming sections. We love all things related with skincare so we went in and bought one thing that we had our eyes on.. will share later our thoughts on it 🙂
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Labour and Wait

At Labour and Wait one can find home and cooking related stuff so taking into consideration our love affair with food and after having checked their corner at Dover Street Market was about time to check their store in Shoreditch. We love it and they even sell pasta dentífrica Couto – wish is a staple in a Portuguese home!
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The Ordinary

Last but not least – The Ordinary. This is probably one of our favourite places in the area. Has all the skincare products that we love, at affordable prices (we will be testing them here soon!) and a clean decor. A few units before is the main store that sells all the other brands – THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY | DECIEM (we looove the name!).
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We will keep exploring new places – next time Brighton or Berlin and sharing it over here!

Ta-ta!