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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Benefits Of Eating Apples

As some of you might know, I'm a total health freak...but I mean, ridiculously! Anything that isn't organic or natural doens't really do it for me.
One of my favorite fruits are apples, one day without an apple and I feel like I've been neglecting my body hehe. When you think of a fruit in fall...it are apples of course! Apples are a fundamental part of fall. Picking apples, drying apple chips...apples are just essential to this beautiful season. They are incredibly delicious and, yes, they have many benefits as well — of which you may not even be aware! "An apple a day keeps the doctor aways" isn't just a saying :). Today I want to share the health benefits of eating apples.

Here's a list with benefits! Apples may…

Increase endurance. Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which allows oxygen to reach the lungs more easily. Eat an apple before working out and see how it affects your endurance!

Whiten teeth. Apples contain malic acid, which is used in many teeth whitening products, due to its ability to dissolve stains. The next time you eat an apple, make sure to chew it thoroughly for maximum benefits.

Boost immune system. Apples are high in multiple vitamins, including vitamin C – the original immune system booster!

Satisfy cravings. Apples are naturally sweet, so they can help satisfy that afternoon cookie craving. They’re low in calories and totally fat-free, so you can feel good about eating them, too!

Fight cancer. Apples contain compounds called triterpenoids, which may fight against certain cancers like liver, breast, and colon.

Improve memory. Apples are believed to increase the production of acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter – so they may improve memory and lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.

Anything you think I should add to this list? Just let me know!

Love,
Lucia

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Patched Plaids & Tailored Tartan

It's so nice to see trends from the 90s have a comeback. I grew up in the 90s (oh my, I'm getting old) and as a teenager, grunge patched plaids and tartan were THE THING to wear. My wardrobe was all that basically. I'm not such a strict trend follower, but I'm always very happy when 90s styles make a comback! Trying to find a huge bag of my 90s tartan blouses and tops on the attick, so exciting! Getting right back at ya when I do :).

Free People offers the most amazing designs in patched plaids and tailored tartan. Sharing some designs today! What do you think of this trend? And if you grew up in the 90s, do you still have some oldies laying around somewhere?

Love,
Lucia

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Summer into Autumn inspiration

Hello Autumn!! From today the nights will become longer and the days shorter. The cold is starting to kick in, but the first days of Autumn can also be very surprising. Some warm days are still ahead of us, well at least here in the Netherlands. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year, but the temperature changes can get kinda anoying as it relates to clothing. In the morning it can be freakin' cold and in the afternoon temperatures can rise tremendously. It's not always easy to find a middle way when it comes to choosing the right outfit for the day, especially if you have to be outside a lot.

Sharing some Boho style Summer into Autumn inspiration today for the warmer and colder Autumn days. Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!

Love,
Lucia

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kristen Stewart Smokey Eyes

Hey everyone! How are y'all doing?

I've had a super nice and relaxing weekend (never start like this on a Monday huhu). I decided to have another (once a month routine) Twilight marathon. Opinions are devided about these movies, but I just love'em and can't get enough of it! I also love Kristen Stewart a lot, I totally dig her style. I love how Kristen combines elegant with her tomboy style and her down to earth weirdo goofy way of being! Anyway, I've been really into the K-Stew inspired make up lately, expecially her signature smokey eye look. Thought it would be nice to share a tutorial! Hope you like it!

Wishing everyone a lovely week!

Love,
Lucia

Friday, September 6, 2013

Free People September Catalog 2013

Guess what I forgot last month?? Well, forgot, I just didn't have the time to share the new Free People catalog for August (see it here). But oh my, the September catalog is yet again divine. The bright summer colors are slowly fading into beautiful autumn tones. I really love how FP always makes that transition, it's just perfect! Sharing some of my favs for this month!

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!

Love,
Lucia

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hello September - Inspirational Quotes

Can't believe it's September already! Summer is almost at it's end, but it's ok. There's something about Autumn that I love, it's so refreshing, like a new beginning, a new chance to start again. Let's start this beautiful month with some inspiration. To get some more inspiration, you can visit my Wise Words Pinboard for over 1000 beautiful quotes :).

Wishing everyone a lovely September!

Love,
Lucia