Casual Friday’s – Easter 2019 – Easy, No Bake Easter Egg Slice Recipe

I try to bake something at least once a week.  For the most part I try to do clean eating Monday through Friday and once we hit the end of the week, I’m ready for a little sweet.

As it’s the Easter long weekend, I thought I’d do a bit of themed/festive baking. Well technically refrigerating in this case!

Easter Egg Slice (1)

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That’s it folks! Enjoy this slice all at once or store it up to 1 week in a container in your fridge.

Have a Happy Easter!

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Casual Friday’s – How to make a Mango Smoothie

My all time favourite fruit would have to be mangoes. To think I never liked them as a young child :O

‘Mango Magic’ is my favourite smoothie to order from Boost Juice Bars in Australia. Here’s a similar recipe I found years ago. It’s not exactly the same but pretty close 🙂

Mango Magic Recipe

So simple, so quick. Enjoy!

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Featured photo provided by HOTCHICKSING on Unsplash

Casual Friday’s – 4 Reasons You Should Never be Sorry for Taking a Break from Social Media

The world of social media is an abundant land of curiosity and exploration, ways to catch up with family, friends and even to promote ones business.

Here are 4 reasons you should never be sorry for taking time to compose yourself.

Mental Health

Social media has a way of sucking us in. Before we know it, we’ve spent more time than we should have allowed to like all those Instagram pics or tweets from our favourite celebrities.

It’s also difficult to switch off when we’re always so available. We’re always one phone call, text or email away and while in some situations this is helpful, we’ve all felt the pressure of it.

It’s important to take time to switch off your technology, go for a walk and practice some self-care. More on that in this post here.

Life Happens

We all have commitments and sometimes they take over and this is okay. We can’t always expect to be on top of everything always and some things will fall by the way side while others take priority.

Let things be as they are. Have focus and direction towards you goals by writing down ideas and notes so when you’re ready for it, you can get back to regular programming.

Spark Joy

Ever feel like you don’t have the inspiration to do anything creative? That’s been me more than a few times!

It’s important to exercise your brain and by that I mean push it a little further than usual. However, if you’re finding it difficult to keep up and provide constant content, then take a step back and reevaluate why you’re feeling that way. It should bring you enjoyment. Once it starts dragging you down it’s a good time to re-evaluate some things like who you follow and see if that effects your experience online.

Enjoying the Present

I love catching up on social media as well as sharing some aesthetically pleasing shots of places I go etc. It’s fun! But even though we can contact someone who can be a whole town, state, or country away, we can forget about the moment and those that are right beside us.

Check out the apps Offtime and SPACE: BreakFree both available for download on iOS and android that add time limits to your selected apps helping reduce too much screen time on your device.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, remember to love your health.

 

Casual Friday’s – Anime Me + Makeup Look

For the longest time I’ve dreamt of having pink hair, something that sparks joy for me if you will.

I mean you have to admit, it’s fun to have mermaid coloured hair!

I purchased this wig mid 2018 and began a mission to create the perfect look.

Dying & straightening a synthetic, heat resistant wig

I wasn’t entirely happy with the shade of pink it was dyed or the curls set by the manufacturers but I decided to scour YouTube in an effort to find out if and how I could dye it and straighten it.

Check out this awesome lady, Alexa Poletti and her playlist on wigs including all your essentials.

Queen of everything front lace wigs and former? employee and model of Rockstar Wigs USA.

I followed her, “How to dye a synthetic wig” and “How to straighten your wig” video tutorials.

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Lots of synthetic hair, nice cut/shape with layers and definitely not cheap looking
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I forget how many inches this is but it’s long

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I’m not 100% finished with the wig and the dying process takes patience but it’s a fun on the side hobby I go back to every now and then. It feels like I’m playing hairdresser 😀

I used both Sharpie and Artline texter’s to colour my wig in purple’s and pinks. I also have to fix up the lace hair line with a bit of concealer (which I forgot to do before taking these pictures *oops*) because they went a little pink during the dying process.

Pink Eye Shadow Look

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Pink everywhere!

I really want to make it a goal to purchase bright coloured eye shadow palettes and then play with colours more in 2019.

I don’t have any brightly coloured palettes at the moment so I improvised a little.

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Thank you Tarte’s Color Wheel of Amazonian Clay Blushes!
  • Using the blush colours Deco and Surreal buffed into the crease
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Just look at those pans
  • I then used Urban Decay Naked palette’s shade Sin for the middle for a halo effect
  • I also used a bit of MUFE Palette 9 Artist Shadow purple shade in M-842 to deepen the outer V
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Second from the top, M-842
  • A thin line of liquid liner and some mascara and falsies finished the look

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20190127013453_img_4592That’s it my friends! I hope you enjoyed a few extra snaps of me in my wig and a look into how I created this eye look.

Love your health.

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Casual Friday’s – DAISO Mini Haul

I‘m officially obsessed with DAISO. Where nearly everything is AUD$2.80, how can you not love this shop?

Not to mention the unbelievable variety!

Unfortunately DAISO’s stores in Australia come few and far between Sydney. I had to do a little travelling to get to my ‘local’ shop but it was so worth it though.

Beauty Related Items

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I will post a review on the performance of this makeup brush cleaner

Feeding my Disney Addiction

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Wouldn’t be me if I didn’t come home with more Disney stuff

Thank you DAISO for making so many cute Disney items available. I can’t find stuff like this anywhere else.

 

Annnnnd I went back a second time ^_^

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Makeup pads, water absorbent hair band and the Puff Sponge Detergent (will review this too)

Have you got any DAISO beauty products or any product must haves I should check out? Let me know in a comment below 🙂

I’ll be going back in the new year most probably!

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Casual Friday’s – Celebrating 100 Blog Posts! – A Thank You

Approximately 1 year ago, my blog DMP Health was launched. I would never have thought I would have made it this far and made such lovely friends among the beauty community along the way.

I started this journey back in 2017 at a point in my life where I was probably at my lowest. I’ve always loved makeup and writing, to me they gave me comfort and an escape and this holds true to this day. While I don’t feel like I’m completely healed at this stage, this blog gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Starting a blog seemed like an opportunity to express myself like I’d never given myself the opportunity before out of fear or rejection. This has somewhat created a wonderful distraction where I can focus on makeup and skin while I heal. Along the way, I have had the pleasure of finding the most loveliest and friendly people online who share the same passion and dedication to beauty inside and out.

I’m excited to share things with you online as well as see the unique makeup looks you create, makeup and skincare hauls, visually appealing flat lay pics and most of all, discovering new beauty and skincare products that we can all swoon about together.

And yes, just about anyone can be a #beautyblogger today, but isn’t that just a wonderful thing in itself? That it can bring us together no matter the country or state. Where we discuss our passion for beauty and makeup.

So thank you. Thank you for your continued support and taking the time out of your day today, and any day to look at my content. Here’s to a prosperous new year with plenty more to share. I look forward to it 🙂

As always, remember to love your health.

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“Henry Chip Potocki”

Casual Friday’s – I Won a Giveaway!

Where do I begin? This was such a lovely thing to happen. A little bit of early, Christmas Magic I’d say.

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Now you may be wondering, who did I win this fab giveaway from?

The lovely Irene of icxbeauty a hard working and committed beauty blogger with the determination to bring you reviews in all things beauty and my favourite, skincare!

Let’s Take a Look

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Australia Post delivered this in 1 day

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  • Ultraviolet Nail polishes + nail file (not pictured) – Prettiest colours for Summer.
  • Revlon Ultra HD Gel lip colour in 720 HD Pink Cloud – Exactly a colour I would choose.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Paaarty – Beautiful shade I think will compliment my skin tone.
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  • Carmex Colloidal Oatmeal lip balm in Watermelon Blast – This just sounds like I’m going to be licking it off my lips. Always wanted to try Carmex.
  • Commodity Bergamot perfume – The entire box carried the scent of this delicate fragrance. I love perfume.
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper – Wow I remember using this years ago. Great to have another.
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Skincare products
  • Bioré Cleansing Micellar Water – Love me my micellar waters.
  • Benton Snail Bee Mask – I’ve heard a lot about this product. Very interested in this.
  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Soothing Brightening Powder – My first trial of this well known brand.
  • Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner – I haven’t used a toner in the longest time but this is Aloe!! Can’t wait.
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These 2 sunscreen’s were at the top of my try out list 😀
  • Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA ++++ sunscreen – super expensive to get in Australia but one of the best out there
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Dry Touch Gel Cream sunscreen

I will definitely be going into detail with these amazing beauty goodies! By far I am most excited to try the wonderful Korean and Japanese skincare products.

I am very grateful!

Be sure to come back for more. Have you used any of these products? Let me know below 🙂

Love your health 💗