Upper Fixer – Old house renovation

The term “upper fixer” was something I first heard about on You Tube. In Germany, we call houses like that “renovierungsbedürftig” and for my whole adult life I was determined to NEVER buy one.

Well, I did.


Home renovation
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Maybe not in the exact meaning of the term, which is, just in case you are as clueless as I was: “A place that needs a lot of work and/or a lot of money to become habitable.” But still close enough.

You might know already that we bought a house in December 2015. It is the house I grew up in, which is why we bought it in the first place.

The whole decision was, in fact, not very reasonable. I mean, we bought the house and then started looking for jobs nearby. It should have been the other way round. And then there is that:

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Deep Conditioning – My recipe of choice

As I told you on Tuesday in my last blogpost, my hair lacks moisture. My ends are dry, I get a lot of frizz and the cold wind and heating don’t really help in improving that.

Deep Conditioning has been my method of choice, and while it looks absolutely ridiculous to walk around the flat having your head covered in oil (and other stuff), wearing a shower cap and probably even a woolen hat, it really helped me throughout the last months.


Picture source Instagram
Picture source Instagram

The things we do for beauty, hm?

Now my husband has become accustomed to me looking all kinds of crazy in the name of blogging and beauty, but if your special someone is a sensitive soul, you should probably save that and the sheet masks for evenings home alone.

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Cleanse your hair – DIY

I know the use of silicones in hair care is controversial. I went through a phase of strictly using none, but am back on the silicone train quite some time now, just because they leave my hair feeling soft and de-frizzed and looking a whole lot better. I know that silicones don´t actually do anything beneficial for your hair, they just prevent you from seeing all the damage that is there.
But in my case it was hide the damage or chop it all off, so I went for the silicone veil.
If you stick to high end products, you get the water-soluble silicones, which will, as the name suggests, go down the drain with your next wash. They give you the look and feel without weighing your hair down to much.
At least, this is what my hairdresser tells me. And what world would we live in if a girl could no longer trust her hairdresser?
To really remove those silicones and the build-up other styling products tend to leave in your hair, regular use of a cleansing shampoo is recommended.
Today I will introduce you to the DIY spray version.

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