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Super Healthy Autumn Smoothie

Monday, 29 September 2014


Že nekaj časa nisem pisala o smutijih, zato vam danes predstavljam zelo zdrav in sladek jesenski smuti.
Ingredients for a smoothie with bee pollen
Autumn Smoothie with apple, carrot, beet, grapes, kale, celery
Fall Smoothie bee pollen, bee, grapes
Najpomembnejša sestavina je zelo zdravilna rdeča pesa. Vsebuje visoke koncentracije železa, kalija in folne kisline, ki pomaga preprečevati slabokrvnost. Surova in svež rdeča pesa je prav tako odlična za razstrupljanje telesa in čiščenja krvi. Kodrolistni ohrovt vsebuje veliko klorofila, ki telesu zagotavlja železo in magnezij ter ima vrsto drugih pozitivnih učinkov na telo. Med drugim razstruplja, čisti, obnavlja in gradi. Kodrolistni ohrovt ima tudi veliko vitamina A in C ter kalcija. Korenje je bogato s karoteni, ki so pomembni za dober vid, zdravo kožo in lase. Zelena vsebuje veliko folne kisline in vitamina K, ki ima pomembno vlogo pri nastanku strjevalca krvi. Pri pomanjkanju se kri slabo strjuje kar se lahko kaže kot krvavenje iz nosu. Zdaj pa vem zakaj je meni včasih tako kri iz nosu tekla. Kot otrok nisem bila navdušena nad zelenjavo, sploh ne in verjetno je bil to razlog za prepogoste krvavitve iz nosu. Zdravnica je le rekla, da je to normalno. Resno?! Jabolko vsebuje veliko vlaknin, vitaminov in mineralov. V smuti sem ga dodala predvsem zaradi sladkega okusa. Grozdje je prav tako dodano zaradi zelo sladkega okusa in ima kar veliko kalija. Grozdje velja za čistilno sadje, ki ureja prebavo, odpravlja zaprtje in čisti sečne poti. Cvetni prah učinkovito krepi imunski sistem, uravnava prebavo, spodbuja delovanje možganov in še in še. Nekateri sicer trdijo, da ni tako učinkovit pri krepitvi imunskega sistema a po mojih izkušnjah je. Lansko zimo ga nisem uživala in sem bila nekajkrat prehlajena, zimo prej sem ga, pa nisem niti smrkala, popolnoma nič! Vsebuje dvaindvajset aminokislin, vse znane vitamine (tudi B12) in sedemindvajset mineralov. Cvetni prah je superhrana in ga zelo priporočam! Če ga še niste nikoli uživali, je priporočljivo, da začnete z majhnim odmerkom (le nekaj zrn). Dodala sem še polovico limone a jo pozabila vključiti na sliko. Vsebuje veliko vitamina C, ki pospešuje absorpcijo železa.
Super Healthy Autumn Smoothie, Zelo zdrav jesenski smuti
Tako, smuti poln vitaminov in mineralov, ki je za povrh odličen tudi za kri in razstrupitev je gotov.

Kakšen pa je trenutno vaš najljubši jesenski smuti?


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It's been quite a while since I've talk about smoothies so today I have the perfect autumn smoothie for you. The most important ingredient is beetroot. It contains high levels of iron, potassium and folic acid, which helps to prevent anemia. Raw and fresh beetroot is also a powerful food for cleansing and supporting the liver. Kale contains lots of chlorophyll which provides the body with iron and magnesium and it has lots of other positive effects - it detoxifies and cleanses. Kale also has high levels of vitamin A and C, and calcium. Carrot are rich in carotenes, which are important for good vision, healthy skin and hair. Celery contains a lot of folate or folic acid and vitamin K, which plays a major role in blood clotting. Vitamin K deficeny is uncommon in healthy adults but symptoms can include easy bruising and bleeding. Nosebleeds are a good example. Now I know why I had so many nosebleeds when I was a child! I wasn't really a fan of veggies, not at all and that's a perfect explanation! I wish my doctor would tell my mom this, she was like oh it's nothing, it's perfectly normal. Clearly! An appple contains lots of fibers, minerals and vitamins. I added it for its sweet taste. Grapes are also super sweet and they have quite a lot of potassium. They cleanse the urinary tract and help with digestion. Bee pollen strengthens the immune system, regulates digestion, stimulates brains and much more. Some say that it doesn't work as an immune system booster but I had great results with it! Last winter I didn't take it and I had a few colds but the winter before when I did, I was super healthy, no cold or anything, not even a runny nose! Bee pollen contains twenty-two amino acids, all known vitamins (including B12) and twenty-seven minerals. For me, bee pollen is a superfood and I highly recommend it! If you haven't tried it yet, it's recommended that you start with a low dose (a few grains only). I also added half a lemon but forgot to include it in the photos. Lemons contain lots of vitamin C which increases the absorption of iron.
There you have it, smoothie packed full of vitamins and minerals. :)

What is your favourite autumn smoothie at the moment?


Jana xx

Beautiful Odacité Samples

Friday, 26 September 2014


Običajno ne pišem o testerjih a nad Odacité setom za mešano kožo* (rahlo prilagojenim, v originalnem setu ni na voljo serumov) sem tako navdušena, da ga res ne smem spregledati. Odacité izdelki so vegan, niso testirani na živalih in iz certificiranih ekoloških sestavin ali divje rastočih rastlin. Izdelki ne vsebujejo vode ampak so osnovani na aloe veri, uporabljena olja so hladno stiskana, v izdelkih ni parabenov, ftalatov in tako dalje, saj že veste kako gre. :) Odlični izdelki s prečudovitimi sestavinami.
Odacite Fresh for you, Try me sample kit
Rejuvenating Cleanser - nežno kremno čistilo, ki kožo dobro očisti ter jo pusti mehko in nič izsušeno. Odlično deluje z mojo Konjac gobico. Za razliko od veliko kremnih čistil odstrani tudi naravna ličila, tudi maskaro.

Divine Rose & Neroli Balancing Toner Mist - cvetlični tonik, ki diši po mešanici vrtnic, ylang ylanga in nerolija, ki se pridobiva iz cvetov pomarančevca. Najljubši izdelek tega seta. Ali pa je to maska? Prečudovit tonik, ki naredi točno to kar piše v opisu, hitro in učinkovito uravnovesi mešano kožo, jo poživi in zmanjša videz por. Oh super je!

Deep Hydration Masque - vlažilna maska za obraz s kupom odličnih sestavin, kot so aloe vera, ognjič, zeleni čaj, rooibos, šipkovo olje, hialuronsko kislino. Vsebuje tudi DMAE rastlinskega izvora, antioksidant, ki kožo napne in ji vrača tonus. Prekrasna maska, ki kožo izjemno navlaži ter ji vrača sijaj. Nanesem jo kot masko, jo po dvajsetih minutah rahlo popivnam z robčkom ter preostanek vmasiram v kožo. Najboljša vlažilna maska kar sem jih preizkusila, res me je zelo pozitivno presenetila.

Beautiful Day Moisturizer - dobra krema za obraz s krasnimi sestavinami. V kožo se hitro vpije ter jo dobro vlaži.

Night Time Repair Serum - koncentriran kot serum, vlažilen kot krema. Serum proti staranju kože je še en odličen izdelek, ki ima same pozitivne ocene. Vsi ga obožujejo in tudi jaz se ne bi branila večje embalaže.

Ultra Effective Eye Cream - prijetna krema za predel okrog oči, ki se hitro vpije, kožo pusti navlaženo, vsebuje super sestavine a me ni tako prepričala kot drugi izdelki. No, pa saj v tako kratkem času niti nisem pričakovala nekih ogromnih rezultatov.

Facial Serum Concentrate Green Tea - Lemongrass Radiance Effect - najbolj sem se razveselila serumov in niso razočarali. Čeprav nisem bila nikoli velika ljubiteljica kemije, mi je zelo, zelo všeč, da imajo serume razdeljene kot kemijske elemente. Nikoli se ne bi spomnila tega! Mešanica zelenega čaja in limonske trave je zelo ustrezala moji koži. Zelo!

Facial Serum Concentrate Acai Rose Youthful Glow - čudovit serum proti staranju kože z acai jagodami, ki imajo močne antioksidantne lastnosti in oljem vrtnice, ki pomaga popraviti poškodovane kapilare in izboljšuje prekrvavitev ter oskrbe celic s kisikom.

Facial Sponges - dve gobici za čiščenje obraza, ki jih še nisem preizkusila, ker trenutno uporabljam Konjac gobico.

Nad setom sem več kot navdušena in ga zelo priporočam! Na voljo v spletni trgovini The Detox Market**, kjer imajo prečudovit izbor naravnih izdelkov. Imajo tudi dve trgovini, ena je v Los Angelesu, druga v Torontu in le upam lahko, da jih bom enkrat lahko obiskala, ker izgledata prekrasno!!<3



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Usually I don't write about samples but I'm so impressed with my Odacité samples* I really can't ignore them. Odacité products are vegan and cruelty free, their ingredients are either certified organic or wild crafted. The liquid base of their products is fresh organic aloe vera juice, never water and they only use cold pressed oils. Beautiful products with wonderful ingredients.

 Rejuvenating Cleanser - a gentle creamy cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin and it's just super nice! Works great with my Konjac sponge. It also removes natural makeup, even mascara.

Divine Rose & Neroli Mist Balancing Toner - facial mist based on aloe vera and flowers - mixture of rose flower water, neroli and ylang ylang flower oil. This has to be my favourite product of the set. Or is that the mask? :) A wonderful toner which does exactly what is says, it helps to quickly and effectively balance combination skin, minimize the apperance of pores and revitalize your overall complexion. Oh it's just great!

Deep Hydration Masque - hydrating face mask with a bunch of excellent ingredients like aloe vera, calendula, green tea, rooibos, rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, DMAE (plant origins), an antioxidant that tightens and tones skin tissue. This beautiful, nutrient-rich mask deeply hydrates and improves radiance in your skin. I love using it in a classic way, like a mask and leave it on for 20 minutes but instead of rinsing it off, I slightly dab my skin with tissue paper and whatever's left I massage it into my skin. It works as a super rich night cream and it's just the best moisturizing mask I've ever tried!

Beautiful Day Moisturizer - a lovely cream with beautiful ingredients. It provides nice hydration and it's easily absorbed.

Night Time Repair Serum - concentrated like a serum yet hydrating like a cream. This ade-defying serum is another great product with lots of positive reviews. I wouldn't mind having a full size product.

Ultra Effective Eye Cream - nice eye cream with great ingredients and consistency but it has to be my least favorite product of the set. But that just my first impression, it's hard to write a full on review of a small sample.:)

Facial Serum Concentrate Green Tea - Lemongrass Radiance Effect - I was really looking forward to try their serums and they didn't disappoint. And although I was never a big fan on chemistry, I love how their Serum Concentrates collection looks like a periodic table of elements. I would never think of that! :) This gorgeous serum worked very well on my skin. I wasn't expecting much beacuse I didn't use it for long but my skin was looking healthier and more radiant. It made my skin super happy and I'm really curious how it would work if I'd use it even longer. It also smells nice, like lemongrass, fresh and citrusy.

Facial Serum Concentrate Acai Rose Youthful Glow - a wonderful anti-aging serum with acai berries which have strong antioxidant properties and rose oil tha helps to repair broken capillaries and improve circulation, ensuring proper cell oxygenation.

Facial Sponges - I haven't tried them yet because I'm currently using a Konjac sponge but they look like something I would enjoy.


As I said, I'm super impressed with these and I highly recommend trying Odacité products! I was lucky enough to get them from an eco-friendly store The Detox Market**. I wish one day I'll visit one of their stores, they look absolutely gorgeous and their selection of brands is divine!<3


Have a happy weekend!

Love, Jana xx



*samples generously provided
**affiliate links

Konjac Sponge French Pink Clay Puff Sponge + Giveaway

Tuesday, 23 September 2014


Konjac gobice so v zadnjem času postale izjemno popularne, sploh v "green beauty blogger community". O njej sem že pisala tukaj, pred kratkim pa sem dobila priložnost, da preizkusim novo in odločila sem se za Konjac Sponge Gobico z dodatkom francoske rožnate gline za utrujeno, poškodovano in kožo brez energije*. Hvala Maja in Konjac Sponge Slovenija!<3 
Rožnata francoska glina je mešanica rdeče in bele gline in je najnežnejša od vseh francoskih glin. Rožnata glina je bogata z minerali, kot sta železov in silicijev oksid, ki imata mehčalni učinek na trdo in grobo kožo, glina pa izboljšuje tudi cirkulacijo in pomaga pri obnovi celic.
Konjac Sponge Gobica z dodatkom francoske rožnate gline za utrujeno in kožo brez energije
Konjac Sponge French Pink Clay, Gobica z dodatkom francoske rožnate gline za utrujeno in kožo brez energije
 Več o Konjac gobici si lahko preberete tukaj, a naj na hitro povzamem, da gre za vegansko gobico ekološkega izvora, ki ni testirana na živalih. Narejena je iz naravnih konjac vlaken, vrste gomolja, ki raste v Aziji. Gobica je 100% biološko razgradljiva in jo po uporabi lahko kompostiramo ali pa jo zakopljemo v lončnico in tako rožam dodamo več vlage in hranil. Prijazna nam in okolju.
Kot lahko vidite na fotografijah je suha gobica manjša pa tudi trda. Ko jo prepojimo z vodo, pa se poveča in postane mehka. Gobico moramo namočiti in sprati pred vsako uporabo in po njej. Iz nje odvečno vodo le iztisnemo in je ne ožemamo, da ne poškodujemo vlaken.
Konjac Sponge French Pink Clay Facial Puff Sponge
Uporabljam jo podobno kot tisto z zeleno glino, zjutraj, edina razlika je, da gobici dodam čistilno mleko oziroma kremno čistilo. Gobica + čistilno mleko je krasna kombinacija, ki kožo nežno a temeljito očisti. Uporabila sem jo tudi s čistilnim gelom, ki pa se je preveč penil in zato raje uporabljam čistilno mleko. Le-to v kombinaciji z gobico deluje bolje. Čistilo preprosto dam na gobico, nanesem na obraz in zmasiram. Z masažo spodbudimo prekrvavitev kože, kar je ključnega pomena za zdravo kožo. Koža je po uporabi zelo gladka in mehka. Pri vsakodnevni uporabi sem opazila, da zelo nežen piling gobice vpliva na izenačitev teksture kože in pomaga v boju proti zamašenim poram. Zdi se mi tudi, da pomaga pri hiperpigmentaciji, rdeči madeži hitreje izginejo kot sicer. Koža je bolj zdrava in sijoča. Obožujem jo!
Konjac Sponge with Nourishing Mineral Rich French Pink Clay for tired or devitalized skin
Gobico moramo po uporabi obesiti v suhem in zračnem prostoru, da se posuši. Jaz jo hranim kar v sobi, ki ni tako vlažna kot kopalnica. Malo je treba biti pozoren na to, da se v njej ne zaredijo bakterije zato je pomembno, da pri sušenju visi. Lahko jo uporabljamo največ tri mesece, odvisno od uporabe in ravnanja, nič ožemanja prosim. :) Enkrat na mesec je priporočljivo tudi, da jo prekuhamo (tri do pet minut v vreli vodi). 
Gobico zelo priporočam!! Nedvomno lahko najdete takšno, ki bo ustrezala vašem tipu kože. In ker je tako mehka in nežna, so primerne tudi za zelo občutljivo kožo. 

**Za konec pa še ena super novica! V sodelovanju z Konjac Sponge Slovenija imam za vas nagradno igro v kateri bo srečna dobitnica prejela eno Konjac gobico po svoji izbiri. Izbira lahko med šestimi gobicami: belo oziroma univerzalno, rdečo z francosko rdečo glino, zeleno s francosko zeleno glino, rožnato, črno z bambusovim ogljem in otroško. Več si lahko preberete tukaj (zaenkrat dve gobici še manjkata a sta na voljo). Za sodelovanje morate izpolniti Rafflecopter obrazec, ki je spodaj pod objavo (vse tri zahteve so obvezne). Nagradna igra je le za moje slovenske bralke (in bralce) in bo potekala 14 dni. Nato bom naključno izbrala nagrajenko in jo kontaktirala preko e-maila. Ta mi mora odgovoriti v 48 urah, če ne bom izbrala novo.**

Srečno! :)


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Konjac Sponges have recently become extremly popular, especially in the green beauty blogger community. I've already wrote about it here, but a couple of weeks ago I got a chance to try a new one and I went for the pink, the Konjac Sponge with nourishing Mineral Rich French Pink Clay for tired and devitalized skin*. Pink or Rose clay is a mixture of red and white clay and is the mildest of all the French clays. Rich is iron oxide and silica, French Pink Clay has a softening effect on hard, rough skin and is said to improve circulation and help repair connective tissue.
 
You can read more about Konjac sponges here, but to briefly summarize - vegan, cruelty free and eco friendly sponges are made out of the Konjac Potato, a plant native to Asia. Sponges are 100% natural and biodegradable, safe for us and the environment.
As you can see on the photos, when the sponge is dry it's hard and smaller than it is when it's wet. Everytime we soak and hydrate it, the sponge becomes really soft and squishy. (Doesn't "squishy" sounds so cute?!) But be careful when you squeeze out excess water, never twist or wring so you don't damage the konjac fibers. Just squeeze it between your flattened hands. Hang it to dry in an airy and dry place, you don't want any nasties to grow in it so be careful with that! Now let's move on to my beloved pink sponge. 

I love to use it in the mornings with a slight difference than the one with green clay - I add my cleanser. Sponge + creamy cleanser is the perfect combo! It cleanses my skin better than if I use them separately. I also tried it with a cleansing gel which I didn't really like because of all the excess foam. So, I add a dollop of cleanser onto the sponge and massage my skin in circular motions. This improves blood circulation which is vital for healthy skin. With everyday use I noticed that the gentle exfoliation really improved the texture of my skin, my skin is very smooth and soft. Konjac sponge also deeply cleanses and shrinks the look of pores. My pimple scars and hyperpigmentation are looking way better, they healed and disappeared faster than usual. My skin just looks healthier and more radiant.

 I highly recommend using a konjac sponge, I think they're just amazing. They have a few different sponges so you'll definitely find one suitable for your skin type. And because they're super soft and gentle, they can be even used on a very sensitive skin.

**Todays giveaway is only for my Slovenian followers, sorry!<3 I'm sure next one will be also for all you lovely international readers. :) **

Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Za sodelovanje morate izpolniti vse tri zahteve!

Spring Colors for Fall

Friday, 19 September 2014


What do you think of when I say fall makeup? Dark red lips, right? I love them but for this season I was really inspired by the romantic, lilac eye look and I decided to give it a go. I used purple and pink but I really want to get my hands on some lovely lilac or mauve eyeshadows. Don't they look pretty on these gorgeous models from Diane von Furstenberg and Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014 - 2015 shows?
This makeup look is so much different from what I'm used to and I look a bit washed out but hey, I wanted to share it with you anyway. Hope you like it! :)


Sending you lots of love and have a wonderful weekend,
Jana xx

Cleanest Brushes Ever

Tuesday, 16 September 2014



Pred leti sploh nisem vedela, da je čopiče za ličenje potrebno čistiti. Ne, niti na misel mi ni padlo kaj takega. Saj pa jih niti nisem uporabljala, imela sem le en manjši komplet čopičev iz srednje kozmetične šole. Pa še ti so bili bolj le za ličenje oči in nanos rdečila. Podlago sem nanašala kar s prsti. Redno čiščenje čopičev se je začelo, ko sem jih imela več za obraz. Zaradi problemov z nečisto kožo sem hitro spoznala, da je redno čiščenje nujno. Res nisem želela še dodatnih in nepotrebnih bakterij na koži. In da ne govorim o tem, da je nanos ličil s čistimi čopiči nekaj najboljšega. Enako kot sveža posteljnina! :)
Čopiče sem dolgo čistila s šamponom brez sulfatov in silikonov, ter jih nato lepila na okensko polico. Zdaj imam pa že nekaj časa kar konkreten postopek čiščenja in moji čopiči še nikoli niso bili tako čisti in sveži.
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Najprej čopiče očistim z Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soap Rose. Milo sem kupila predvsem zaradi čiščenja čopičev in nasploh sem slišala grozno veliko pozitivnih ocen. Rekla bom le, da ko ga porabim, ga ne bom več kupila. Čopiče očisti a ne dovolj. Poleg tega jih zelo izsuši. Ne vem ali se čopiči tako uničujejo, meni preprosto to ni všeč. Zaradi tega, ker čopičev tudi po nekajkratni uporabi ne očisti popolnoma - sploh kakšnega tekočega in polno prekrivnega pudra ne - milo uporabim le prvič, drugič pa jih očistim s šamponom Pure Life Soap Rosemary Shampoo. Le-ta odstrani vse ostanke ličil in je super kot drugi korak pri čiščenju čopičev. Uporabljam katerikoli šampon imam a ta mi je zelo všeč, ker ima pumpico za doziranje. Oba izdelka delujeta dobro a če želite res čiste čopiče, potem nujno potrebujete silikonsko rokavico. Nedvomno najboljša stvar v celem postopku čiščenja (no, skupaj z Benjabelle drevesom).<3 Silikonsko rokavico sem želela že dolgo. Prvič sem jo videla pri Sigmi, nato pa je o njej pisala Sandra in skoraj isto sekundo sem jo naročila na Ebayu. Prej sploh nisem nikoli pomislila, da bi kupila kar eno navadno silikonsko rokavico, ki so sicer namenjene za pečico. Rokavice ne morem prehvaliti in jo zelo, zelo priporočam! Kot prvič, roka bo popolnoma suha, nič mokra, koža ne bo izsušena zaradi dolgotrajnega stika z vodo in šamponom. Drugič, čopiči bodo zelo, zelo dobro očiščeni. Veliko bolj kot brez. Ko sem jo uporabila prvič, sem bila res presenečena kako umazani so čopiči v resnici. Hrapava površina rokavice jih res temeljito očisti, obožujem jo! Pa še draga ni, jaz sem naročila to. Mislim, da jih prodajajo tudi v trgovinah s posodo in gospodinjskimi aparati.

Na spodnjih fotografijah si lahko ogledate korake čiščenja. Na prvi sem uporabila Dr. Bronner's milo in na drugi fotografiji izgleda kot, da je čopič že čist. No, na tretji pa se vidi, da sploh ni. Pena ni popolnoma bela in v resnici je še bolj umazana kot na sliki.
Real Techniques Buffing Brush Silicone Glove
Real Techniques Buffing Brush Core Collection
Clean your brushes with silicone glove
Po uspešnem čiščenju sledi še moj najljubši del, sušenje čopičev. Benjabelle Daisy drevo* je nekaj najboljšega za to, vsakič znova me nadvse razveseli, da ga imam. Popolnoma sem navdušena nad njim, še veliko bolj kot sem napisala v oceni. Odličen, odličen izdelek!
Benjabelle Daisy Tree Real Techniques Brushes
Tako, to je moja rutina čiščenja čopičev. Kakšna pa je vaša? :)


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A few years ago I didn't even think about cleaning my makeup brushes. I didn't even have any. Well, I had a few eye brushes and a blush brush. I applied my foundation with fingers. I got into cleaning my brushes when I bought a few more face brushes and because of my acne-prone skin I quickly discovered that a clean brush meant clearer skin. Hell yeah! Not to mention that a freshly washed brush is just the best, it applys makeup like nothing else. Clean brushes are like freshly washed bedding, I love them both!
For a long time I washed them with just any old shampoo that didn't contain any nasties like sulphates or silicones, and then dry them on a window shell. But now I have a proper brush washing routine and my brushes were never cleaner and fresher. 
  
I heard lots of rave reviews about Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soaps so I pick up the Rose scented one. You can read more about it here. Everyone seems to love these soaps. Me, not so much. It's okay but when I use it all up I won't repurchase. It does clean my brushes, but not enough. Besides that it's really drying, brushes are squeaky clean but not in a good way. I don't know if that's bad but I don't like it. Because it doesn't clean my brushes like I was hoping it would, and I'm talking about washing one brush two or three times, I have to go in with another product. At the moment I've been loving the Pure Life Soap Rosemary Shampoo. This one is much better at washing every little bit of makeup and I really love the pump. It makes it so easy to use. 

Both products work great together but if you really want squeaky clean brushes (in a good way!) then you need to get a silicone oven glove. Definitely the best thing ever! I wanted a silicone glove for quite some time. I first saw the Sigma one and then Sandra wrote about its dupe and I was all over that. I ordered the silicone oven glove mitt like in the same second. :) I'm obsessed! I can't rave enough about it, I absolutely love it and I highly recommend it! First of all, your hands will stay perfectly soft and not dry and rough like it used to. Another big plus is that your makeup brushes will be thoroughly and properly clean. Yaay! :) When I first used it, I was really surprised how dirty my brushes were. It was kinda disgusting. You can see on the photos how after one wash the brush actually looks clean but it's really not. During the second wash the foam is not completely white and in reality it looks even dirtier than on the photo. So you see that I really need it and I think you do too. :) The silicone mitt is just amazing and really affordable. Maybe you already have it in your kitchen. 

So, after all my brushes are nice and clean here comes my last and favourite step, sticking them into the holes of the Benjabelle Daisy Tree*. Love, love, love it! It's just so, so easy to use and I can't say anything negative about it. :)


Love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided

Andalou Naturals Fruit Enzyme Mask

Friday, 12 September 2014


Se spomnite mojega navdušenja nad Andalou Naturals Glikolno masko za obraz? Odlična maska z bučo in medom, ki krasno odstrani odmrle celice in kožo pusti mehko in sijočo. No, danes pa bom govorila o njeni "dvojčici", Andalou Naturals Fruit Enzyme Mask oziroma sadno-encimski maski. Izdelek ni testiran na živalih, je brez parabenov, ftalatov in drugih toksičnih sestavin, brez glutena in gensko spremenjenih sestavin.
Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask Age Defying
Andalou Naturals BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme MaskKot že samo ime pove, vsebuje sadje - brusnični in jabolčni sok, limono, "BioActive 8 Berry Complex", kompleks osmih jagod z antioksidantnim delovanjem, med njimi so acai, goji in aronija.  Maska vsebuje pektin, olje rakitovca, šipkovo in sončnično olje, manuka med, rooibos, bel čaj in še vrsto drugih krasnih sestavin. Najpomembnejša sestavina pa so zagotovo "Apple + Grape Stem Cells", ki obnavljajo mirujoče celice, popravljajo poškodovane celice ter ustvarjajo nove, zdrave celice. Maska je izjemno antioksidantna, zmanjšuje poškodbe celic in spodbuja proizvodnjo kolagena in elastina. Ob vsem tem pa vsebuje še sadne encime, ki nežno odstranijo odmrle celice.

Maska diši po jabolkih, gozdnih sadežih in pomarančah, zelo diši. Konsistenca je kot mešanica medu in želatine (saj ne da bi vedela kakšna je v resnici ta mešanica :)), ni tekoča ali lepljiva, ravno prav. Zelo prijetna za uporabo. Maska je primerna za vse tipe kože, tudi za občutljivo, glikolna maska definitivno ni. Sem pa tudi pri tej maski opazila, da prvih nekaj minut rahlo peče. Nič kaj veliko, malo. Po glikolni maski koža lahko postane rahlo rdeča, kar hitro mine, po tej sadno-encimski maski pa koža ni nič rdeča. Vse super, razen tega, da maska odmrlih celic ne odpravi tako dobro kot glikolna maska. Koža je po uporabi suha, žejna kreme in na nekaterih delih obraza se mi včasih pojavijo madeži suhe kože. Kot, da bi morala biti maska na obrazu še dlje. In Mayah mi je to tudi svetovala. :) Do sedaj sem jo najdlje pustila 20 minut, morda pa bi delovala bolje po 30 minutah. Tega pa res še nisem preizkusila. Je pa res, da na embalaži piše, da nežno odstrani odmrle celice in očitno je za mojo kožo prenežna. No, razen tega, pa je koža po nanosu kreme vseeno kar sijoča in enakomerna. Ne bi rekla, da je gladka in mehka na otip a na moje veliko začudenje izgleda gladka, kar pa je tudi nekaj.
Andalou Naturals Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask Age Defying
Andalou Naturals Fruit Enzyme Mask
Maska me je na začetku kar malo razočarala, sploh sem pozabila nanjo in je nisem veliko uporabljala. Saj mi je kar všeč a učinkovitost je zelo odvisno od tipa kože, moja (z)mešana je zaljubljena v glikolno. Encimska je po mojem mnenju boljša za normalno in suho kožo, tudi občutljivo. Nasploh so encimske maske najboljše za nego občutljive kože. Bo pa moja najljubša encimska maska še najprej ostala 100% Pure Encimska piling maska z ananasom. :)

 
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Remember how I was all about the Andalou Naturals Glycolic Mask? Excellent mask with Pumpkin and Honey that removes the dead skin cells and leaves skin soft and glowing. Well today I'll write about its "twin", the Fruit Enzyme Mask. It's cruelty free, free of parabens, phthalates and other toxic ingredients, gluten free and with non-GMO ingredients.

As the name suggests, the mask contains fruit - Cranberry and Apple Juices, Lemon, BioActive 8 Berry Complex which is a certified organic portfolio of superfruit antioxidants like Acai, Goji and Aronia Berry. The most important ingredients have to be the Apple + Grape Stem Cells, age defying cells that renew dormant cells, repair damaged cells and regenerate healthy cells. It also contains some other amazing ingredients like Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip and Sunflower Oils, Manuka Honey, Rooibos and White Tea. All these ingredients create a potent mix of antioxidants to slow cellular damage and stimulate sin firming collagen and elastin. Besides that, the fruit enzymes gently dissolve dull, dry surface cells.

The mask smells absolutely lovely, like apples, berries and oranges. Consistency is like a mixture of honey and gelatin (not that I really know what that looks like:)). It's not runny or sticky, just right. Easy to apply and to wash off. The mask is suitable for all skin types and it's way gentler that glycolic mask. First couple of minutes it does burn a bit but not too much, just a little. The skin feels perfectly fine when you wash it off, it's not red or anything like that. So far so good. However, there's one problem. The mask just doesn't remove all of the dead skin cells. It actually leaves my skin dry and thirsty and almost always when I use it I get a few dry patches, really strange. It's like the mask should be on longer to completely remove everything. And that's actually what Mayah suggested. :) So far the longest I've left it on was 20 minutes, it was okay, I don't know, maybe it will work better after 30 minutes. But to be fair, it does say that it gently dissolve dry cells so I guess it's just too gentle for my skin. After applying a face cream my skin doesn't feel smoother or softer but it kinda looks smooth, which is also nice.

I will say I was initally a bit disappointed with it and I kinda forgot to use it. But don't get me wrong, this is not a negative review because the mask has wonderful ingredients and I know some really like it and I would love to love it too but it just doesn't work the best on my skin. My combination skin prefers the glycolic one. As far as the enzymes masks go I will stick to my beloved 100% Pure Pineapple Enzyme Peel. But I would recommend this Fruit Enzyme Mask for those of you who have normal, dry and maybe even sensitive skin.


Have a great weekend!

Jana xx

Natural Goodies on Etsy

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


If you know what's good for you then don't go on Etsy. Seriously. I just want everything from there! So here's a little wishlist. Just beauty. Don't wanna go into jewellery and other cute little things. :)
Omega-3 enriched hair oil made with Organic Camellia and Avocado Oil, Argan Oil and Organic Essential Oils of Geranium and Bergamot. I think my long coloured hair would love this oil.

2. Ville De Fleurs - Camelia & Rose Petals Rejuvenating Face Serum
Wonderfully Rose scented serum. Need I say more? :) Contains Camellia, Argan, Rosehip, Evening Primrose and other beautiful oils. Perfect. Want.

3. Camp Skincare - Drean Skin Duo, Filthy Rich Face Cream and Dreamcatcher Youth Serum
 Love the names of both products, the design, the ingredients, everything.

4. Willow Tree Skincare - Organic Skin Rejuvenation Serum
 Luxurious golden serum with Calendula, Tamanu, Camellia, Rosehip and Nettle. Sounds amazing!

5. Leahlani Skincare - Mermaid Mask
 I think this needs no introduction. Superfood for your skin. With Honey, Spirulina, Chlorella, Sea Buckthorn, Luminess Algae and 15 botanicals. Want everything from this brand! No joke. :)

6. Blossom Valley - Cherry & Moroccan Red Clay Owl Soap
So darn cute! Love their design. 

7. MBotanicals - Rejuvenating Facial Elixir and Bamboo and Clay Cleansing Grains
 I like the sound of these two! I have a feeling that the Elixir smells amazing (Rose Geranium, Rose, Patchouli, Frankincense) and it has Prickly Pear Seed Oil which I'm dying to try. Another really interesting ingredient is Watermelon Seed Oil. Cleansing Grains also sound great! Perfect for acne prone skin.

8. Aromawakening - Sandalwood & Clay Handmade Beautifying Spa Face Mask
 Deeply nourishing mask which calms, cools and helps to balance the skin tone. It contains White and Pink Clay, Sandalwood Powder and Oil, Adzuki Beans and Patchouli Oil. I'm really curious about it!

9. Vice and Velvet - Blushing Phoenix Bathing Whip
What a fun name. I really can't imagine the scent of it but I would love to try it anyway. :) 

10. Naturallogic - Sea Complex Mud Mask
Concentrated ancient mineral treatment with Dead Sea Mud and Pure Extracts of Green Tea. Detoxifying mask. Ideal for deeply cleansing and refining pores.

11. Sandalwood and Rose - Hydrating Indian Hair Oil
Another hair oil. With my beloved Coconut Oil, Avocado, Neem and Castor Oil.

12. Ambre Botanicals - Luxurious Oils Blend Vitamins & Fatty Acids Rich Face Serum
Jojoba, Marula, Meadow Foam, Rosehip, Avocado, Evening Primrose Oil. Want! 

What is on your Etsy wishlist?

Have a lovely day,
Jana xx


P.S. in ne, nisem nehala pisati v slovenščini :) Upam, da vas ne moti preveč, da je ta objava le v angleščini. xx

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