Film of the month: And then there were none (by Agatha Christie)

Hello, nice to see you!
I’m sorry it’s not literally a “film” but TV series again. However I watched 3 episodes (1 hour each) with no breaks, so it was kind of the “film show” for me 😀 There is nothing better in the cosy evening than a blanket, your dog next to you, a hot cup of tea, and a good crime:)  And then there were none was based on one of the best and the most popular stories by Agatha Christie.
I’m a great fan of her books, despite the fact it’s not the most ambitious type of literature. They are relaxing me, I just can’t help it.  I’ve read about 36 of Christie’s novels so far and I had only guessed few times who the murderer was. No, it’s not a great success. Well, I don’t really try to play detective while reading because I love to be surprised by the Master of Crime. Or maybe it’s an excuse and I’m just not clever enough! 😀
And then there were none also known as Ten Little Indians or Ten Little Soldier Boys was my first Agatha Christie book. I had read it ages ago and I fell in love with the mysterious mood that is present in her novels. I know they are a little bit old-fashioned, but it doesn’t really bother me.

Can you believe that I missed And then there were none on TV? I didn’t even know it’s been released!  And I’ll be honest with you: I haven’t seen something so good for a very long time.
What  I really loved about the serial were: great music, amazing actors and nice costumes. But there was something even more important for me: the film is faithfully reflecting the book, on the contrary to the previous adaptations!
The atmosphere of the mystery starts from the beginning. 10 people (who apparently have nothing in common, but is true?), isolated island, nursery rhyme, murders, and a perfect, oneiric mood.
In my opinion, that was the best adaptation of any book by Agatha Christie. Well done BBC! And Aidan Turner even in Poldark hasn’t looked so sexy.

Check my previous film and series reviews HERE.
Do you like crime stories? Have you watched or read anything interesting this month? Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day!

Basic tips to fix chemically damaged hair

Hi, guys! I received a couple of messages about fixing chemically damaged or even burnt hair. Is it possible to make it healthy again? As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, it might be really difficult. Hair that was damaged or bleached hasn’t got the ability to regenerate (it’s not a living tissue, but just a protein filament). There is no one perfect way that will bring health back to your hair. But there are a couple of methods that will help hair to look better. However, you need to follow them regularly- time is definitely your friend in the case of chemically damaged hair.

  •  Oiling
    Adding oils and other emollients to the daily care can visibly improve the look of your hair. These substances cover hair to keep it hydrated and they protect it against damages.
  • Proteins
    Use some proteins in the conditioner or mask. They will temporarily fill elements that are missing in hair’s structure. Remember: balance is the key-  it’s quite easy to overuse proteins.
  • Trimming
    It’s necessary to regularly cut damaged part of the hair. Otherwise, split ends will travel further up and make hair look even worse.
  •  Moisturising
    Yes, your hair really needs that. It’s like a watering a very dry plant. The humectants are hygroscopic substances used to keep hair moisturised.
  • Protecting
    Silicone serum is another haircare essential. It protects your hair from bad environment factors and keeps hydration in your hair.  One drop of serum is usually enough to keep hair healthy for longer.  Remember- it must be alcohol-free!
  • Olaplex
    It’s a new but very popular method already. Olaplex is definitely a good idea if your hair was damaged recently. I couldn’t see a big difference after the treatment, but my hair’s condition wasn’t so poor when I tried it. I would probably notice a big change if I had Olaplex treatment straight after bleaching.
    Repairing damaged hair always takes some time. It could be a very tough and frustrating problem to solve, but proper and well-balanced care is a key to success. It’s also very important to avoid destructive factors like heating, intensive bleaching etc. That will help your hair to recover and grow healthy.

3 biggest nutrition lies I used to believe

We could be overwhelmed sometimes with all the nutrition or diet information and studies revealed every day. Depends on the source we hear and read different pieces of advice.
When I was a teenager my self-esteem was quite low and I  suffered from eating disorders. I was looking for the diet advice on the Internet, but I wasn’t able to judge which page is really trustworthy. After many years I realised that I had believed some nutrition lies, that were propagated by the mainstream.

  • Fat makes you fat

    That’s my favourite! I’m sure, all of us heard it so often and we were all confused if we should reduce fat from our diet. The studies published in British Journal of Medicine and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveal that there is no correlation between fat and obesity or even the heart disease.
    In fact, good quality fat in the diet is not only essential for our health but also makes us feel full for longer. Usually while reducing fat, we need to compensate it with sugar or carbs, which are the true cause of “making you fat”.  Don’t hesitate to add these products to your diet:

    -fatty fish,
    -unrefined oils:

  •  Light products make you Healthier

    They are so popular! And usually, you can find the low-fat version of any dairy product. In fact, instead of using natural fat, food producers add substitutes: artificial ingredients and sugar to compensate a lack of the taste. With no success in my opinion – I can immediately say if the product was made with natural ingredients. But reading and comparing labels could be also very helpful. All artificial stuff and chemicals added to the food are not neutral for our body and can even mess with our hormones.

  • Margarine is better than butter

    It’s another well-promoted myth. The range of vegetable spreads and margarine is really rich in our supermarkets. Butter is a natural food and could be even made from cow’s milk by yourself.
    What’s the margarine then? It’s an artificial mixture of ingredients like:

    -vegetable oils,
    -synthetic vitamins,

    While producing margarine, vegetable oils are heated to the high temperature.  And that process is followed by the formation of the free radicals, which could be really dangerous to our health.

    Did you hear about those nutrition lies? Are there any different ones that you believed?

Currently favourite- Planeta Organica Toscana Hair Mask

I thought it might be a good idea to describe my currently favourite hair cosmetics. They could be OK for girls with similar hair type to mine: thin, dry and previously damaged.
Today I will tell you a little bit more about Planeta Organica- Toscana Hair Mask, that I use at the moment and I’m really happy with.

It’s not easy to find that mask in The UK, so I bought mine in the online shop, encouraged by many positive reviews I had read. It is also available on Ebay or Amazon for about £7, which is a good price in my opinion.

Aqua with infusions of Organic Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (olive oil), Organic Cymbopogon Citratus Essential Oil (organic lemongrass oil), Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (grapeseed oil), Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (pomegranate extract), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (almond oil), Saccharum Officinarum Extract; Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Glyceryl Srearate, Bis (C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Ether, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid.

That hair mask is not too watery- it has got very nice, buttery consistency. The great advantage of that product is the fact that it is really rich in emollients and they always work pretty well for dry and damaged hair.
The fragrance of Toscana Hair Mask is quite specific and intensive- it’s very nice for me, a little bit oriental, but it doesn’t stay on hair too long.

Using that mask is really a pleasant experience:) And hair definitely looks smoother and nourished after.
I try to use it at least once in 10 days for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I add other natural ingredients, but it is not necessary- it works pretty well on its own:)
I was positively surprised by the effectiveness of that mask and I am going to test other products of the Planeta Organica brand:) Have you ever heard of it? Are there any hair products you can recommend?