Hello my loves!
A really nifty thing happened this weekend… Ziba is now on Pinterest!
I swore I would keep my social media channels down to the bare minimum (Twitter and Facebook).
And while I already had a Pinterest account, I only made it for my own personal amusement. It had nothing to do with Ziba and I wasn’t using it very much.
For the longest time, I had only one board on it called Homework. Basically, it was just me FANTASIZING to myself about how my move out west is going to change everything and how my new house is going to be insanely spacious and feng shui.
This was what Pinterest was to me: an online space for sublimating domestic fantasies. Like little girls playing tea party.
But… after much encouragement from my readers, I decided to make better use of my Pinterest account and transform it into a Lifestyle Visual Outlet for Ziba.
So! Do check out Ziba’s Pinterest Page
And begin a visual exploration on themes of Beauty, Elegance, Soul, Wit and so much more!
And now for your reading pleasure…
So today, I’m actually starting a new weekly feature called Sunday Love, Link and Magic.
It will be a time for me to share with you some of the most interesting bits of the week.
And for the very first feature, I’ve decided to share some of the most interesting posts that I’ve read this week! They’re written by other bloggers who I either follow regularly or have just recently discovered.
And I would love for you to discover them too!
Fantastic blog posts that I’ve read this week:
1) Top 20 Hydrating Foods & How To Incorporate Them In Your Daily Life – by Storybook Apothecary
Staying hydrated is important for keeping our skin healthy and glowing. And while many people try to get all their hydration through drinking water, it’s a lot easier AND tastier to get your hydration through the foods that you eat. This post highlights the great variety of skin nourishing and water-rich foods out there!
2) My current 3 Favorite Sunscreens - by ROKderm
ROKderm, who is a dermatologist to-be and a bona fide skincare guru, does not play around when it comes to the sun! She takes sun protection very seriously. As should you! Here are three sunscreens that she uses and recommends, all of them with at least SPF50. Read this review and see if there’s a sunscreen here that might work for you.
3) Old souvenirs – My First Start As A Makeup Artist – by Kris Discoveries
Kris is a beauty blogger who I consider to be a kindred spirit! She lived in Paris for many years, she is constantly traveling and she has serious entrepreneurial aspirations! In fact, she just recently launched her own beauty shop online. In this post, Kris reminisces about her first experiences as a makeup artist and gushes about how terrible her hair looked! But actually, I think she looked rather adorable.
4) Why I Love Rose Flower Water - by MademoiselleNature
I was very happy to discover MademoiselleNature, another blogger who writes about simple and sensible beauty tips, natural products, shopping for french cosmetics and analyzing things from a scientific approach! In this post, she lists all the beautifying properties of rose floral water. I too love rose floral water. If you’ve never tried rose floral water before, then I beg of you… try it! It will make you see life en rose.
5) Fashion Blogging: It’s Not Just About Pretty Pictures - by Beautifully Invisible
If you’re a blogger and you have moments of doubt about what you’re doing, read this! I was inspired by the thoughtfulness of this post. It celebrates the invisible fashion blogger (I just substituted “fashion” with “beauty”) who doesn’t fall into any categories but just blogs for the love of it.
6) Spring Workout – by Healthy Frenchie
A French girl living in Canada and passionate about healthy living. I’m inspired by her level of dedication when it comes to fitness. And I also envy the natural outdoors in which she gets to play and do her workouts. I’m looking forward to reading more about her quest for a healthier way of living.
7) OST Pure Vitamin C20 Serum - By SweetJellyBean
Before I found Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C serum, I was always on the lookout of good vitamin C serums. This is a very thorough and positive review, and you should check it out if you’re shopping around for Vitamin C serums (though personally, I would probably stick with Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C serum because it’s free of suspicious sounding ingredients).
8) Highstreet vs. High End Eye Cream: Is The Price Really Justified - by Beautiful Solutions
If you’ve wondered whether it’s worth it to invest in pricey eye creams, you should read this article. Beautiful Solutions did her research quite well and her findings may help to clear up some questions you’ve had about eye creams. For example, why can’t you just use a regular moisturizer on your eyes?
9) Finding a suitable natural facial SPF – by Sugarpuffish
Sugarpuffish has been on the lookout for natural facial sunscreen. And as someone who refers to herself as “Queen of the Allergies,” I imagine she’s got some meticulously high standards. In this post, she recommends a few natural sunscreens. And one of them, John Masters Organics SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen, has been on my radar for quite some time now.
And last but not least…
10) Sunday Reads - by Luchessa
Luchessa has regularly been doing the Sunday Reads feature on her blog. And in fact, she was the one who encouraged me to write this post today. So be sure to visit her post as well and have a look around on her blog for more interesting reads and digs!
By the way!
If you look under the Follow Along section on the sidebar to your right…
You’ll also notice that I’ve brought back the Bloglovin icon and the Hellocoton icon (french version) back.
I know some of my readers use these platforms, so I wanted to make it easy for them to follow Ziba through these channels.
Ok! This ends today’s Sunday Love, Link and Magic feature!
I hope you’ll tune in next Sunday for another showcase of interesting beauty bits and bobs from the week.