Why we love the Olsen sisters

I’ve always been inspired by women how follow their own path. Especially when it happens in such young age I can’t help but admire -and be a little jealous- over them. This week I’m sharing with you the reasons why I absolutely adore the Olsen sisters.

1)They are trend setters

Yes,half the trends you’re following religiously began from the Olsen sisters!!

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2) it takes two to tango

Most entrepreneurs begin a lonely road to success. But these girls combined their brains and styles in order to create an empire.

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3) small sized perfumes are the most expensive
petite women are usually considered to be weak. But trust me these girls are fully empowered and determined. They began as actresses in a very young age but that didn’t stop them from breaking all the cliches and change their status from actresses to designers to Girl Bosses.

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4) they don’t rest but keep trying new things and being creative
There never ending hunger for innovation and creativity in admirable! They never settle and always find ways to become innovative.

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Images taken from Pinterest

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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I’ve been so blest when it comes to blogging: although kaysecrets is still a relatively small blog I’ve manage to have regular readers and I met so many talented bloggers along the way!!

Recently I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by the talented Amila of http://www.amilasblog.wordpress.com and I’m so glad participating in this!!

The Rules

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers
  • Create 10 questions for you nominees and notify them of their nomination

So here are my answers to Amila’s questions!!

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Next time you go shopping for a hand bag make sure you know: vegan or real leather?

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Only few days ago I read about Jane Birkin’s demand to Hermes to remove her name from the iconic bag due to the cruel tactics used to slaughter crocodiles for the making of their bags. In the article there was also a reference to vegan leather goods and it got me thinking: what exactly is vegan leather? I mean,I understand that somehow it’s better than regular leather,but in what sense? So I’ve decided to look it up a bit!
The more I looked to it the more I got confused. On the one hand it is definitely better for the animals: vegan leather is basically a substitute- a faux leather in other words- so no animals killed there!
But for the buyers vegan leather goods can be quite harmful in some cases. The “leather” is made by PVC-based substances so in some cases it can potentially cause breathing problems and (the most disturbing fact) these substances are often accused to increase the possibility of cancer related diseases.

I really don’t know what to believe in this case,as it is a brand new market so more tests need to be conducted. All I know is there is room for improvements,which one day will allow us to stop using real leather! Surely hope this day comes soon!!

The Youth Lab is fab

It’s been 8 days since I began using products from the Youth Lab. I found out about this brand about a month ago by chance,as I was browsing Instagram. I was a bit skeptical over trying new products in the middle of summer cause my skin is at its worst then so I’m rarely happy,but I gave it a try anyway. When the package arrived I noticed the minimal yet eye catching boxes and the many samples that came with my order. I think it’s a great marketing opportunity and all my readers know how good I feel over samples!
I got the brush and the gel for combination- oily skin but didn’t hope for much.. And then I was pleasantly surprised! I noticed even from day one than my skin was more deeply cleaned when using the brush. Although it’s not an electric brush and obviously it requires brushing your face for a couple of minutes it’s still a pleasant experience!

The most noticeable result from only a week of use is how much longer my face remains oily free! Before the Youth Lab treatment my face would remain “clean” for about an hour after washing it in the morning. But now,and the more I use it, I find my skin maintaining that freshness for much longer! Just washing it and using the brush morning and evening is all it takes to keep my skin fresh all day long!

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Another thing I absolutely adored is how easily the gel is removed with water from the skin. It doesn’t take much time or effort and no soap remains on the skin to block the pores! And that for a girl with oily skin is a life savior,I’m telling ya!!
What about you guys? Have you ever tried Youth Lab’s products? Let me know!!

New addition to my hair routine : Fructis Grow Strong

It is very important to change your shampoo few times a year. Your hair get used to specific ingredients and if you use the same products constantly for long then you might notice some oiliness. As it was time to do that “time out” from my usual shampoo I stumble upon the new Fructis “Grow Strong” line. I decided to give it a go for few days but I loved it so much that I made it my No1 choice!!

Originally I loved the smell but after the second wash I noticed the difference in my hair! It was much easier to untangle,much smoother texture and a more healthy look in general! The hair mask is incredible and it’s officially my favorite hair mask for 2015!!
So what’s your fav shampoo?

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5 easy steps to a perfect skin

All women worry about their skin at some point. Some are lucky enough not to face any serious issues but girls like me.. Well, we have to be extra careful with that! So here we’ve got my most useful (and simple) tricks towards a better skin!

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1) makeup remover
That’s basic darlings and you know it!! Even if you’re really really tired don’t forget to remove your makeup! Ideally you won’t just be using the tissues that are so popular. It’s ok when you’re in a hurry but don’t get used to it. Try to use a nice cleansing soap or cream . Lotion after that is also essential to make sure your skin is truly clean and makeup free!
2) day and night cream
That’s my biggest problem of all! I’m usually in such a hurry that I forget about it. This is truly important though cause your skin needs hydration!! Apply cream before your makeup in the morning and after cleaning your face at night.

3) exfoliating mask
Once a week don’t forget to exfoliate. Especially if you have combination to oily skin it is important to help your skin clear the pores! I’m telling you,if you find the right exfoliating cream or mask for your skin you’ll have huge results!

4) water
It’s in every other post of mine so you’ve probably taken the hint by now!! Water is a life savior for your skin but also for the entire body! Especially while on vacations add few glasses of water to your routine. If you experience high heat then have one of these vaporizers with you and spray some water directly to your face! (Did that while in Tunisia on a camel cruise around the dessert and it worked like a charm!).
5) 8h sleep
No,this is not an excuse to lie down and take a nap. But a nice and relaxed sleep is very beneficial to your skin (not to mention your performance and your mood the next day!). Although it’s not always possible make sure you have once in a while a nice relaxing evening to yourself to pamper you and then have a good night sleep! You will feel rejuvenated in the morning and your skin will be glowing!!

5 Instagram accounts I can’t get enough this week 

1) sincerely Jules
For me the best street style blogger I’ve seen in a while! I love that she wears denim a lot and her looks are mainly casual so I can easily relate!

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2) Margaret Zang 

I first found out about Margaret when started watching Australia’s fashion bloggers on E!. I really admire her for her photography skills and especially on how she chooses locations!

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