Heathy detox & Acrylic nail paint – Lifestyle edition

Hello my Beauties,

hope your weekend is going great, as well as the beginning of 2014. Oh that number – still so new, still so strange. 
What am i going to talk about today? Well, as my health has been better before, i’ve decided to think about detoxing & stress less this january, to bring my state of health back on track. I’m sure with all the excessive eating during december, we all kind of need that little detox. 
And i’m not talking about the medical side of the process, much rather the smart and self-aware type of eating.
I have never been someone to consume a lot of greasy fast food, chips or tons of candy, but during the holidays and all the dinner invitations, raclette and chocolate fountains, i might have gained sound unwanted body volume, that i’d like to loose the healthy way again. 

Here is my kind of breakfast that i’m going to variate throughout the month.
Let’s have a nice healthy start of the day:healthy breakfastI like to start my morning with a big cup of coffee and if not a fruit bowl, then a delicious oatmeal.
Instead of milk, to reduce calories and simply because i prefer it that way, i cook the oats with water and add the flavor i want that particular day to it.
If i’m not in the mood for sweet type of oats, i add some of the hard cheese & a tea-spoon cream cheese to the bowl.
Heathy breakfast 2As i always use fast cooking oats, it only takes about 4 minutes to be ready to serve.
This time i added raisins, cranberries and goji berries which are incredibly rich in antioxidants and have the same kind of chewy texture as raisins.

Healthy breakfast 3You can go ahead and experiment with the amount of liquids you add. It simply depends on what kind of oat texture you like best.
And there you go – you healthy breakfast is ready and your energy lasts for hours.

I have to admit, i haven’t had oats in about 10 years, before i randomly starting eating it last year again.
What about you, my Beauties – how do you prefer your oats or what’s your most favorite healthy breakfast of all times?

Another subject that i would love to talk about today, is my new acrylic paint that i got from Santa this Christmas. I have been admiring some of the most gorgeous designs, that my fellow bloggers have come up with and decided that it was time to get active myself. So – here is my new ProArt 12 piece set of acrylic colors to play with. Just basic fast drying colors made in Germany.
Acrylic paint paletteAs you can see, i have been experimenting a bit already. But from what i noticed, i’m going to need much better brushes, than the ones the set came with. (No worries, i have already purchased some nail art brushes for acrylic paint, they just need to arrive.)
acrylic paint colorThe base color for this design is the Maybelline nail polish in 09 Volcanic Red and the acrylic paint i use was in: Titanweiss (white), Zitronengelb (yellow) and Saftgruen (green).
I have to say i had a lot of fun trying to work with these colors. Of course i’m going to need quite a lot of practise to create better designs. So i’m open for your tips & suggestions.
Acrylic nailsWhat kind of brushes & techniques do you use to create your nail art? Do i need more that a one-stroke and a thin short brush to get a nice design on my nails? Share your secrets with me please!

That’s all for today. Come back soon for more lifestyle and beauty updates.

Ps: I really recommend to have a look at my previous blog posts, such as the {Different Shades of Red}, where you can actually win somethins exciting and also Brijits Digits big nail polish sale.

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17 comments for “Heathy detox & Acrylic nail paint – Lifestyle edition

  1. January 7, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    wow acrylic paint on nails – so artsy! Love your design 🙂 And yes healthy eating is on the menu for me in 2014 🙂
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    • Luchessa
      January 8, 2014 at 7:26 am

      You know, it’s actually more than just an idea of loosing a few extra kg that i don’t seem to need. It’s the want to get all the extra toxins out of my body. And i thought, hey if i start now i don’t need to hurry to get my bikini figure – there’s plenty of time left. 🙂

      Oh the nails, i need to paint them a few more time until i can say, i knwo how to work with acrylic paint 😀

  2. January 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Great post hon! Your first nail art experience with acrylic paint looks great! Love to read that you’ve already found some good brushes. If you have good brushes you’re halfway there 😀
    Your breakfast looks like mine 😀 I’m not a huge fan of oats but my sister came with the suggestion of using Banana Soja milk (that I also use for fruit smoothies) instead of water or regular milk. That is so yummie! And I also tried goji berries but really doesn’t like the taste of them. So I mix Chia seeds and linseed instead with soja milk and fresh fruit. Yumm yummm and so healthy 😀
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    • Luchessa
      January 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Hey Sabrina. I think it doesn’t really matter what kind of fruits or berries you add to your breakfast (or during the day), as long as you add something. As i’m a big fan of all kind of berries i try to buy as much and as diverse possible. So if you’ve found something that tastes good, just go for it. Good tip with the Chia seeds – right into my to buy list!

      Still waiting for brushes. Excited to play more with the paint. 🙂

  3. January 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Awesome post and tips – as always Luchessa!

    • Luchessa
      January 9, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you Mariam, i’m trying. 🙂 Have you found a good breakfast detox tecipe that works for you after the holidays, that you might want to share?

  4. January 9, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Ok, this nail design is overly cute ahaha 😀 I love it! Enjoy your new acrylic paint love, and may more of these heavenly nail designs to come ^_^

    • Luchessa
      January 10, 2014 at 12:03 am

      Fingers crossed. I’ll try my best! 😀 Thanks

  5. January 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I’m throwing some awesome confettis your way girl friend. You’ve done such a great job and although I’m not the biggest fan of oats, now I just want to eat some haha. You’re one great influence 😉 x
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    • Luchessa
      January 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Lmao you made me smile Donah. 🙂 I’m telling you, after 10 years of not eating it at all, i can’t stop making oatmeal many different way almost every morning now. 🙂

  6. Fiona Naughton
    January 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Luchessa! I absolutely LOVE your nail art, it looks so pretty! I usually just use the brush which came with my nail polish to try and do some nail art but that of course is really hard because of the size of the brush. I think I’ll invest in some nail art pens this year. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog hop 🙂

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    • Luchessa
      January 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Fiona. I have to say, it makes things a lot easier, when you have a really good brush. Let me know if you try some this year. 😀

  7. Alexei Petrov
    January 21, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Nail with acryl is great. I love it!

  8. January 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I love oatmeal – I eat it almost every morning. I’ve been meaning to try making my own instead of using the prepackaged stuff. I’ll have to try your recipe, the fruit combination sounds good!
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    • Luchessa
      January 27, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Oh i’m loving these fruits in my oatmeal. And if i feel fancy, i add a bit of plain cream cheese. So yammy!

  9. February 4, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I’m exactly the same when it comes to porridge, I never had it for like half of my life, and now I love it! My favourite way to have oats recently is overnight soaking them in a bowl of goats yoghurt (which I’m a HUGE fan if if you can’t tell by my latest kiwi post : P) – it’s DELICIOUS.

    • Luchessa
      February 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Oh yam. That really sounds great. I prefer mine warm, but i can see why you like it with goats yoghurt 🙂

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