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Why I Stopped With The ‘No-Poo’ Method

Elina Januari, SelfCare Leave a Comment

My hair oh boy… Ever since I’ve cut it into a pixie cut, this was somewhere around 2012. I wanted it to grow out into a very long beautiful mane… And it kind of did. My hair reached somewhere around 22-23 inches. It was a good result for me. At the same time, I was so focused on getting it …

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Challenges, Being Strong and New Pencils

Elina Januari, SelfCare Leave a Comment

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a blog post. I took a ‘sabbatical’ just to be after a very very fast-paced month of December. I was doing so much and keeping up with so much that when Januari came all I wanted was just to be present. The routines slowly started back up and we are back …

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Going Makeup-Free For One Year

Elina Body Image, SelfCare

I know this to be a sore subject for many women. Usually, it’s not ‘whether/or’ question but a ‘how much’ question. I was always in the second team, Team ‘how much’ (it all depended on the event) makeup is appropriate.  I got skin issues and I stopped using makeup altogether for one whole year. Well, it was not that sudden …

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Ultimate Guide to Sleep Better: a Sleeptember Challenge

Elina SelfCare

I was thinking of a challenge I could do in September. Going to sleep on time is the usual struggle for me. There is so much to do once my kid goes to sleep and too little time. I love self-care and the ultimate self-care is going to sleep on time. This summer I rarely went to sleep on time. …


How I Overcame My Crippling Anxiety…

Elina SelfCare, Uncategorized

What Happened? Where did I disappear to? I know I’ve been M.I.A.  baby… Craft Made Simple has taken the last place in my life while I was focusing on myself and my family… Sometimes you need to take time to take a look at what you are doing and decide whether what you are doing is working for you and …