Call me a beauty freak

Call me a beauty freak

Oh hey there, strangers! I’m so sorry *again* for the radio silence here on The Roaring Prettiness! The reason for me going completely M.I.A is that I became a mum in April, and as you can imagine, it is life changing, overwhelming, fantastic! And also, time just flies when you have a baby, which is why I came to realize I cannot go on with my blog the way I was used to. But that doesn’t mean I cannot do anything, does it? So, I started thinking.

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Summer Berry Tart

summer berry tarte

Happy summer, peeps! I’m sure, this time around the year you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. But if you still need a festive dessert, I have the perfect recipe for you. I once found this berry tart in a Betty Bossi magazine (you Swiss know what I mean) and adapted it slightly to make it a bit lighter. Here’s how you take that summer dessert buffet to a whole new, elevated level: (more…)

Smart & Clean

shower gels

Did you know that most shower gels are chock-full of sulfates? Sulfates make lots of foaming bubbles, help you to stay fresh, and leave your skin smelling clean. Nice, right? But did you also know that sulfates are also commonly used as pesticide and herbicide, i.e. to kill plants and insects? And also to wash the grime-encrusted wheels of your car? Sulfates are highly toxic, cause skin irritation and really dry it out. They even promote hormonal disruptions. Ah, the list goes on. Yikes! And shockingly enough, even so-called natural cosmetic brands use sulfates in their shower gels. But don’t you worry. After a bit of research I found out that there are still many sulfate free alternatives out there – and they’re delicious. Here is a selection of shower gels I use regularly: (more…)

Fake the bake

Fake the bake

Hey guys! At the moment, I’m not quite sure if we Swiss are ever going to get a proper summer this year. Raindrops keep falling on my head… Ah well, it doesn’t mean we cannot at least look like we tanned on a tropical beach for two weeks. Here’s how I fake the bake:

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Nibbling away

Cocktails & Nibbles

I’m all about homemade goodies. Be it homemade granola, sweets or sauces. They just taste so much better than anything store-bought. Don’t you agree? Same goes for nibbles to start a great dinner party. Lately, I whipped up truffle butter-parmesan-thyme popcorn and garlic-olive oil-mozzarelline. Both only take a few minutes to throw together and are a creative departure from the typical peanuts and olives to serve with your cocktails.

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