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Silkka Garden Apothecary Worker Bee Hands

Thursday, 26 February 2015


O kanadski znamki Silkka Garden Apothecary sem že pisala - tukaj o maslu za telo, tukaj pa o čistilnem maslu za obraz. Danes pa je na vrsti hranilna krema za roke Worker Bee Hands. Ta majhna kremica je izdelana le iz šestih naravnih sestavin. Preprosta a prijetna za uporabo. Vsebuje karitejevo maslo, ki je znano po svojih hranilnih lastnostih, mandljevo olje, čebelji vosek, in eterična olja sivke, grenivke in poprove mete.
Worker Bee Hands ima teksturo balma in ne "navadne" kreme za roke, kar se lahko vidi že po sestavinah, saj ni narejen na vodni osnovi. Ima zelo prijeten, svež vonj po meti in sivki. Balm je dobro hranilen in super za mrzlo, zimsko vreme. Najraje ga nanesem le na zgornji del roke in na obnohtno kožico, dlan in blazinice prstov pa podnevi raje izpustim, ker je oljnat in se ne vpije hitro. Zato ga bolj kot podnevi raje uporabljam za nočno nego. Kožo nahrani, jo naredi mehko in gladko. 

Edina negativna lastnost je majhna in precej ozka embalaža. Malce me moti, ker moram balm zajeti z nohtom in ne z blazinico prsta, ker sicer gre vse za noht. Balm mi je všeč, a če sem iskrena vam bolj kot kremo za roke priporočam maslo za telo, ker ima podobno sestavo in enako nahrani kožo, če ne celo bolje. Je pa res, da je prav zaradi prisrčne majhne embalaže več kot odličen za v torbico, kar pa je tudi velik plus. :)


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I've already written about the Canadian brand Silkka Garden Apothecary, here about the Body Butter and here about the Cleansing Balm. I love them both, but today is time to review the Worker Bee Hands. This cute little hand cream consist of only six ingredients, Shea Butter which is super nourishing and a really amazing ingredient, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax and essential oils of Lavender, Grapefruit and Peppermint.  

Worker Bee Hands has a consistency of a balm and it's not like your "typicall" hand cream, which you can also see from the ingredient list. It has a lovely fresh scent of peppermint and lavender. Balm is nourishing and especially nice for cold winter weather. I like using it on the tops of my hands and on my cuticles, but I rather leave out the palms of my hands and fingertips because the balm is oily and it doesn't sink quickly into the skin. That's why I rather use it in the evening than throughout the day. Balm nourishes my skin and leaves it soft and smooth. 

The negative thing for me is the small and narrow packaging. I'm a little bit annoyed that I have to pick it up with a nail and not a fingertip because the balm can get under the nail, and I really dislike the feeling of that. Other than that I like this hand cream/balm but to be perfectly honest, I'm more into the body balm which has a similar ingredient list and works great at nourishing your skin, if not even better. But it's true that this cute little jar is more than perfect for carrying around in a hand bag, which is also a big plus. :)


With love,
Jana xx

 P.S. After writing this post I headed over to Silkka website to get some links and found out that this product is super affordable - only 5$! And I just have to say that it's most definitely worth the price! :)

Fave Winter Lippies

Sunday, 22 February 2015


To zimo so bile moje oči bolj ali manj usmerjene le v šminke v rjavih in podobnih odtenkih. Nisem si mislila, da bi mi bili odtenki s podtoni rjave kdaj všeč, a mnenja in okusi se hitro lahko spremenijo. Nič nenavadnega, pravzaprav. :) A pojdimo zdaj raje na tri moje najljubše zimske šminke.
Nudus Lip Euphoria Lipstick 27 Kisses and Just Like Jade, Gressa Skin Regal Lip Boost
Gressa Skin Regal Lip Boost
FOTD Gressa Skin Regal Lip Boost
Kot prvo bi omenila mojo najnovejšo pridobitev, Gressa Skin Lip Boost v odtenku Regal*. Čudovita, kraljevsko temno rdeča šminka, ki glede na embalažo izgleda kot obarvan balzam. Pravzaprav gre za obarvan balzam v smislu, da je izdelek vlažilen, ustnic popolnoma nič ne izsuši in je tako res zelo prijeten za uporabo. Obstojnost je dobra, nič posebnega, kar pa je super je, da izdelek enakomerno izgine iz ustnic in ne pušča roba. Še ena odlična lastnost šminke je, da na ustnicah lahko izgleda nežno, z večimi nanosi pa se pigmentiranost poveča. Tako je primeren za bolj nežen dnevni videz ali pa močnejši večerni, kar vam je všeč.
Nudus Lip Euphoria Lipstick 27 Kisses
FOTD Nudus Lip Euphoria 27 Kisses Lipstick
Moja najljubša izmed treh, Nudus Lip Euphoria v odtenku 27 Kisses*. O šminki sem že pisala tukaj, naj le povzamem, da je zelo pigmentirana, tudi najbolj od treh. Šminka je mehka in najbolj primerna za dnevni videz. Je ena izmed tistih šmink, ki se prilagodi barvi ustnic in na vsaki ženski izgleda dobro. Na nekaterih je bolj nude, na drugih rjava, na tretjih celo bolj roza. 27 Kisses je res tak poseben odtenek in nedvomno je ena izmed mojih najljubših šmink vseh časov.
Nudus Lip Euphoria Lipstick Just Like Jade
FOTD Nudus Lip Euphoria Just Like Jade Lipstick
 Za konec še ena Nudus šminka, ta v odtenku Just Like Jade*, ki sem jo tudi že omenila v objavi. Gre za krasen, zopet poseben odtenek - temno rjav, rahlo vijoličen a obenem rahlo rdeč, z modrim podtonom. Lahko bi rekla, da ima tudi malce frosty finish, a sploh nič motečega in bleščičastega! Čeprav je malce temnejša, je šminka odlična tudi za dnevni videz.
Nudus Lipstick 27 Kisses and Just Like Jade, Gressa Skin Regal Lip Boost swatch
Od leve proti desni (from left to right): Nudus 27 Kisses, Nudus Just Like Jade, Gressa Skin Regal.


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This winter I've been totally into brownish lipsticks. I never thought or imagined myself wearing a brown lipstick but my opinion and taste has clearly changed. Which is nothing unusual, really. :) But let's rather move on to my three fave winter lipsticks.

The first one is my newest addition to the lipstick family, Gressa Skin Lip Boost in shade Regal*. A beautiful, regal, dark red shade. Lip Boost looks like a tinted lip balm and it actually is like one - it's moisturizing, it really doesn't dry out my lips and it's oh so nice to wear. This Lip Boost is not the most long lasting lipstick, the staying power is nothing special but what's great is, that it fades evenly so you aren't left with a lipline and nothing in the middle. Another wonderful thing about this product is that it's buildable, so you can easily apply a little for a subtle day look, or a bit more for an evening makeup look, whatever you prefer.

 My favourite out of the three is the Nudus Lip Euphoria 27 Kisses*. I've already written about this gorgeous lipstick here, so I'll just say a few things. It has an amazing pigmentation, the best out of the three. It's also super creamy and just the perfect shade for a daytime look. It's one of those lippies that adjust to person's lip colour and I have to say that every women I saw wearing this lipstick looks beautiful! On some it looks nude, on some brown and on others even a bit pink. 27 Kisses is a very special shade and without a doubt it's one of my fave lipsticks of all time.

 Last but certainly not least is Nudus Just Like Jade*, which I mentioned in this blog post. Another pretty and special shade - a mix of dark brown with a hint of purple and red, a mauve colour, and with a slight frosty finish. But nothing flashy or super sparkling. An even though it's a bit darker, it still works perfectly well in the daytime.

Which shades have you been rocking this winter? :)

Happy Sunday!
Jana xx


*samples generously provided

Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Zdi se mi, da so stopala ena izmed bolj zapostavljenih delov telesa, se vam ne zdi? Enkrat sem slišala, da so urejena stopala znak urejene ženske in zato se trudim, da so moje nogice tudi sredi zime, ko so vedno zakopane v nogavice, skoraj tako lepe kot poleti. Skoraj. :) Sicer moji nohti niso vedno nalakirani, je pa vsaj koža kolikor toliko mehka in navlažena. In eden izmed izdelkov, ki mi pri tem zelo pomaga je Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm*.
Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm, Organic, Vegan
Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm, vegan, organic
Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm
Čudovito hranljiva krema oziroma balm za stopala in noge je narejen iz ekološko pridelanih sestavin, kot so karitejevo in kakavovo maslo, sezamovo, konopljino, mandljevo olje, olje korenja in žafranike, ter še kaj. Zaradi določenih sestavin ima tudi krasno, zlato rumeno barvo, kar se dobro vidi tudi na tej sliki. Ali ni nov balm nekaj najboljšega? Izgleda tako lepo! :) Kot je značilno za Gaia Creams, izdelek ne vsebuje vode, palmovega olja, le kakovostne sestavine, ki telesu in okolju niso škodljive. Balm je primeren tudi za nego ekcema, je vegan in ni testiran na živalih. Redne bralke tako že poznate mojo navdušenost nad znamko, a naj še enkrat omenim najboljši detajl - ime na embalaži! Love! :)
Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm, organic & vegan
Izdelek ima malce nenavaden vonj, ki mi ni ravno najljubši. Vsebuje eterično olja čajevcalimetelimonske travesivke in mete. Prevladuje citrusni vonj, ki pa se meša z vonjem mete in čajevca. Ima pa balm prav zaradi teh eteričnih olj skoraj neopazen hladilen in osvežilen učinek, super za utrujene noge, ter antiseptično in antiglivično delovanje, kar je vedno dobro pri kremah za nego stopal. Bogat je z vitamini in antioksidanti, in kot se za balm spodobi, je zelo koncentriran in hranljiv. Gre za izjemno bogato kremo, da ne rečem mastno, kar je v tem primeru nadvse odlično. Balm uporabljam zvečer in moram reči, da mi je zelo všeč. Dobro ga vmasiram v stopala, sploh v pete, kjer imam neverjetno suho kožo, ter nanesem nogavice. In to tiste bolj debele. :) Balm kožo dobro nahrani, jo naredi mehko in gladko. Razlika je še toliko bolj opazna, če ga ne uporabljam redno. Nekaj dni sem bila na Madžarskem in moja koža je bila precej vesela, ko sem ga po nekajdnevni pavzi ponovno nanesla. :) 
Gaia Creams Foot & Leg Balm
Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm consistency
Balm naj bi izboljšal tudi mikrocirkulacijo, okrepil nohte in poskrbel tudi za zaščito pred soncem. Tako ga bom zagotovo uporabljala še kje, kot le na nogah. :) Na voljo tukaj.


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Let's talk about them feet. I think they're the most neglected parts of our bodies, don't you agree? I once heard that nice feet are a sign of a woman that looks after herself, so I'm trying to take good care of them even in winter when they're feeling super comfy in warm socks. My nails aren't always polished but my skin is quite moisturized. And one of the products that help me with that is the Gaia Creams Gorgeous Foot & Leg Balm*.

This beautiful nourishing balm is made with organic ingredients, like Shea and Cocoa Butter, Sesame, Hemp, Almond, Carrot, Safflower Oil, and other gorgeous ingredients. Because of the certain ingredients it also has a super pretty golden yellow colour, which you can also see in this photo. And isn't a new balm just the best thing ever?! Looks stunning! :) Like it's typicall for balms and Gaia Creams, this product doesn't contain water, nor palm oil and beeswax, just the best ingredients for your body and environment. Balm is cruelty free, vegan and also eczema friendly. And just look at that packaging, gorgeous, am I right? Love! :)

Balm has a bit of an unusual scent, not my fave. It contains esssential oils of Tea Tree, Lime, Lemon Grass, Lavender and Mint. Citrusy scent with a hint of mint and tea tree. But because of these lovely essential oils, the balm gently cools and refreshes the skin, which is perfect for tired feet, and it also has anti-septic and anti-fungal properties, which is always great in a foot cream. Balm is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and like it's befitting for a balm, it's highly concentrated and nourishing. It's a very rich, oily balm, which is just amazing for them dry feet. I've been using it in the evenings and I have to say that I really like it. I massage it into my feet, especially on my heels where my skin is so freaking dry it's not even funny. I then put on my socks, those super warm and fuzzy ones, to be exact. :) The balm really softens and smooths my skin, my feet just look way better and my skin is not so dry. The difference in my skin was even more apparent when I didn't use it every day. I was in Hungary for a couple of days and I can say that my feet were happy to be reunited with it. Balm should also improve the micro circulation, the strenght of your nails and provide natural sun protection! When spring comes (yaaaay!) I will definitely use it on other parts of my body, not just my legs. :) You can buy it here.


With love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

#diygreenbeautyswap

Thursday, 12 February 2015


Pred kratkim, no že lansko leto, me je kontaktirala prijazna Annie, ki piše super blog Wild Heart Native Soul (včasih znan kot The Holistic Manicurist). Obe zelo zanima DIY kozmetika in hitro sva se dogovorili, da bi bilo nadvse zabavno, da si izmenjava svoje DIY izdelke. Kateri izdelek sem poslala Annie si lahko pogledate tukaj, spodaj pa si lahko preberete kaj je Annie poslala meni.
 Prekrasen sveže dišeč limonim in limetin piling za roke kožo naredi izjemno mehko, gladko pa tudi nahranjeno. Annie je bila tako prijazna, da mi je za njeno kreacijo poslala tudi recept, tako da lahko ta piling naredite in preizkusite tudi sami.

Za limonin in limetin solni piling potrebujete:
- 1/2 skodelice Epsom soli (lahko tudi morske grobe soli),
- 2 žlici limetinega soka,
- 2 žlici limoninega soka,
- nastrgano lupino polovice limete,
- nastrgano lupino polovice limone,
- 2 žlici kokosovega olja,
- 2 žlici jojobinega olja in
- 1 žličko vitamina E.

Postopek priprave:
1. Zmešajte kokosovo olje, da postane tekoče.
2. Dodajte mokre sestavine in zmešajte.
2. Dodajte preostale sestavine in dobro premešajte.

Uporaba:
1. Z nežnimi krožnimi gibi vmasirajte v kožo in se še posebej skoncentrirajte na suhe predele kože.
2. Sperite s toplo vodo.
3. Nežno obrišite z brisačko in nanesite najljubši naravni losjon, kremo.
Piling je bil zelo prijeten za uporabo, ima prijeten vonj po citrusih in kot sem že rekla, kožo je naredil gladko in mehko. Stvar na katero bi opozorila je, da pred vsakim nanosom piling malce premešajte, ker včasih se olje loči od preostalih sestavin. In čeprav vsebuje vitamin E, ki deluje kot konzervans, morate piling porabiti v enem tednu in ga obvezno hraniti v hladilniku. Jaz niti pomislila nisem na to in se mi je seveda pokvaril. Tako da naslednjič bom raje naredila manjšo količino in jo hitro porabila. Sicer pa sem bila s pilingom zadovoljna in če imate malce časa si ga obvezno naredite! :)


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A while ago I was contacted by the lovely Annie from the beautiful Wild Heart Native Soul. We started chatting and as we're both obsessed with DIY products we quickly decided to do a DIY green beauty swap. I was so excited to get the parcel from Annie, you can't even imagine! :) You can see here what I sent her, but let's rather move on to her gorgeous Lemon + Lime Salt Scrub with a delicious and fresh citrusy scent. Scrub made my skin super soft, smooth and also moisturized. Annie was also kind enough to include her recipe so I can share it with you guys! Awesome, right?! :)

So, for this beautiful scrub you'll need:
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt,
- 2 tbs Lime juice,
- 2 tbs Lemon juice,
- zest of half a lime,
- zest of half a lemon,
- 2 tbs coconut oil,
- 2 tbs jojoba oil and
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil.

Method:
1. Mash the coconut oil until smooth.
2. Add wet ingredients and combine.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

To use:
1. Rub in to the skin in gentle circles, concentrating on any areas of dry skin.
2. Rinse with warm water.
3. Pat dry, then apply your favourite natural moisturiser.

This scrub was so lovely to use, I love the fresh scent and as I've already said, it made my skin so soft and smooth. The thing I would point out is that you give it a quick stir before using it, because the oil can separate from other ingredients. And even though it contains vitamin E oil, which acts as a preservative, you have to use this scrub in a week. And keep it in the fridge so it's stays fresh. I will say that I didn't even think about that and I totally forgot to store in the fridge so unfortunately it went bad. Next time I will make a smaller batch and quickly use it up. Nonetheless, the scrub was great and you definitely have to give it a go!


Love,
Jana xx

Marmozel Hair Conditioner

Sunday, 8 February 2015


Marmozel je majhna, ročno narejena znamka naravne kozmetike iz Litve. Izdelki so narejeni iz ekološko pridelanih sestavin - iz nepredelanih rastlinskih olj, aromatičnih zeliščnih vod, zeliščnih prahov in izvlečkov, voskov, glin in eteričnih olj. Marmozel kozmetika je izdelana po naročilu in izdelki so tako vedno sveži. Niso testirani na živalih, večina izdelkov pa je tudi vegan - le balzam za ustnice ni, ker vsebuje čebelji vosek. O znamki pred prejetjem izdelkom nisem vedela veliko in pravzaprav sploh nisem vedela, da obstaja. Moj prvi vtis je bil več kot odličen. Njihova spletna stran, sploh fotografije so čudovite in le kako ne bi želela preizkusiti kar vsega po vrsti! Kot lahko vidite na tej sliki iz mojega Instagrama, preizkušam več Marmozel izdelkov, a v vrsti za oceno se je najprej znašel balzam za lase oziroma Conditioner for Colored, Dry, Damaged Hair*.
Marmozel Conditioner for Colored, Dry, Damaged Hair, vegan, cruelty free, organic
Krasen balzam za barvane, suhe in poškodovane lase vsebuje mešanico sestavin na vodni osnovi in olj - hidrosol sivke, rožmarina in kamilice ter jojobino in avokadovo olje. Celotni spisek ekološko pridelanih sestavin najdete tukaj. Balzam je v zelo luštni, 100 ml steklenički s temnim steklom in krasnim dizajnom. Diši po mešanici rožmarina in sivki, sama tekstura balzama pa je precej redka in pri uporabi je tako treba biti malo pazljiv. Sicer me doziranje ne moti, bi bilo pa morda lažje, če bi imela steklenička razpršilo.
Marmozel Conditioner for Colored, Dry, Damaged Hair
Po imenu sodeč sem pričakovala običajen balzam, ki ga nanesemo na sveže umite in mokre lase, a hitro sem ugotovila, da temu ni tako. Gre za leave-in balzam, ki se lahko uporablja na dva načina, a vedno le na suhih laseh. Prvi in tudi moj najljubši način je nanos balzama na sveže umite in suhe lase. Nanesem ga malce več kot ga je na spodnji fotografiji, ga razporedim po laseh ter jih počešem. Drugi način pa je uporaba izdelka kot maske, ko nanesem veliko več izdelka in ga na laseh pustim najmanj eno uro ter jih nato umijem kot običajno. Kot sem omenila, pa ga najraje uporabljam tako, da ga vsakodnevno nanesem na suhe lase ter jih nato počešem. Moji lasje so bili že pri prvi uporabi občutno mehkejši, kar me je res presenetilo in obenem tudi zelo navdušilo. Na laseh sem v zadnjem času uporabljala le olja, povečini kokosovo, in rahla sprememba v negi je bila zelo dobrodošla. Sploh pa zato, ker menim, da lasje, tako kot koža, potrebujejo izdelke, ki vlažijo z vodo in olji. Poleg mehkobe las sem opazila tudi, da so lasje bolj navlaženi, se manj vozlajo in posledično se tudi lažje razčešejo. Še ena zelo pozitivna stvar je, da lasje ne izgledajo mastni, če uporabite preveč. Ja, to se mi je že zgodilo z oljem in ni bilo lepo! :)
Marmozel Hair Conditioner consistency
Balzam me je nadvse pozitivno presenetil, učinkuje in zato ga tudi priporočam. Sploh pa zdaj v tem zimskem vremenu. Na voljo tukaj.


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Marmozel is a small, hand made brand from Lithuania. Products are made with organic and certified ingredients like unrefiend vegetable oils, aromatic herbal water, herbal powders, extracts, waxes, clays and essential oils. They are always freshly made and produced in small quantites. Marmozel is cruetly free, free of harmful componets and most of the products are also vegan - only their lip balm isn't because it contains beeswax. I've never heard of this brand  before but when the lovely Rimantė contacted me and when I had a look at their site, I was immediately intrigued. Their pictures of products are wonderful and oh so pretty! They just make you want to try every single product! As you have maybe seen on this photo from my Instagram, I was lucky enough to receive a few products to test out, but today I'll only talk about one, the Conditioner for Colored, Dry, Damaged Hair*.

This lovely product contains a mixture of water based ingredients and oils, such as Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile Hydrosols and Avocado and Jojoba Oil. For the whole list of ingredients click here. Conditioner comes in a cute little dark glass bottle (100 ml) with a pretty design on it. It has a nice scent of rosemary and lavender and quite a runny consistency so you have to be a bit careful when you're using it. I don't mind the bottle, but it would have been easier if the product was in a spray bottle.

At first I thought that this product is like any other conditioner, that you use on freshly washed and wet hair, but it's not. It's actually a leave-in condtioner, which is even better, because I was actually thinking of buying something like this. You can use it in two ways. First and my favourite is to use it on freshly washed and dry hair. I use a small amount, a little bit more than it's one the photo above, distribute it on my hair and brush them. Or it can be used as a hair mask - you apply more and leave it on for at least one hour. I prefer the first one, so I apply it almost every day, on freshly washed hair or not, doesn't matter. My first impression was great! My hair was much softer which was such a lovely surprise, I really didn't expect that. I've only been using oils as a leave-in treatment, mostly coconut oil, and this little bottle of goodness made such a nice addition and a very welcome change. Besides the softness I also noticed my hair to be more moisturized and nourished, they're just not so dry (this winter is killing me!), and they're so much more manageable with less tangles. Yay! Oh and the other super positive thing is, that your hair doesn't look greasy if you apply too much! And yes, that did happen to me with oils and it wasn't pretty! :)

I really like this one, it works and I think you need it. :) You can buy it here.


With love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided

Leahlani Skincare Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3-in-1

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


Naj vam predstavim še en odličen izdelek havajske znamke Leahlani Skincare. Redne bralke že tako veste, da obožujem to znamko, o maski Mermaid Mask sem pisala tukaj, o parfumu Pikake in kokosovem olju z eksotičnimi eteričnimi olji Puakini Tuberose* pa tukaj. Današnji izdelek sem že omenila v tej objavi, a naj vam Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3-in-1 Mask, Cleanser & Exfoliator* predstavim še malce bolj podrobno.
Leahlani Skincare Honey Love 3-in1 Microdermabrasion
Leahlani Skincare Honey Love 3-in-1
Honey Love je že po imenu sodeč izdelek, ki bi ga moja koža oboževala in tudi res ga! Saj veste kako sem z medom, čudovita sestavina je.<3 Poleg havajskega medu iz ekološke pridelave, ki kožo vlaži in obenem deluje tudi antibakterijsko, izdelek vsebuje tudi vitamina E in C, vrtnično vodo, sivko, kamilico, hibiskus in nekaj drugih sestavin, med katerimi so ena izmed pomembnejših korund kristali. Korund kristali spadajo med dragocene kamne in so za diamanti najtrši kristali. Ločimo več vrst korund kristalov, med njimi sta zagotovo najbolj znana rdeč safir in moder rubin. 

Korund kristali v izdelku delujejo kot zelo učinkovit piling oziroma mikrodermoabrazija. Kristali so sicer kar grobi a Honey Love je primeren za vse tipe kože in nisem še zasledila negativne ocene ali mnenja, da bi bili pregrobi za občutljivo kožo. Z nežno masažo pilinga je koža kot prerojena in vsi izdelki, ki jih nanesem na obraz po pilingu, se lepše vpijejo in globlje prodrejo v kožo. Pri izdelku je zelo zanimivo, da se kristali usedejo na dno lončka, a to je popolnoma normalno, ker so težji od medu in drugih krasnih sestavin. Je pa zato pred vsako uporabo masko potrebno premešati. Tako lahko reguliramo ali želimo temeljit ali pa morda le nežen piling. Honey Love je tako primeren tudi za čiščenje obraza, za kar ga nikoli ne uporabljam, ker se mi ga iskreno rečeno zdi škoda. Tretji način uporabe pa je maska. Moj najljubši način je uporaba skupaj s Therapi tonikom in tako se maska/piling tudi lažje razporedi na koži. Najprej obraz navlažim s tonikom, nanesem masko in pustim na obrazu približno pol ure ali pa le pet minut, odvisno od časa. Obraz nato navlažim z vodo in ga še malo zmasiram, da kristali opravijo svoje delo, in nato sperem z vodo. Koža je po uporabi mehka in zelo gladka, pa tudi navlažena in pomirjena.
Leahlani Skincare Honey Love swatch
Leahlani Skincare Honey Love Microdermabrasion swatch
Poleg vseh naštetih čudovitih lastnosti pa maska tudi lepo diši, ima sladko saden-cvetlični-tropski vonj. Je dokaj redke teksture in na hladnem se ne strdi tako kot Mermaid maska. Krasen izdelek, ki ga zelo priporočam! Na voljo na etsyu.


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Let me introduce you to yet another amazing Leahlani Skincare product, the Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3-in-1 Mask, Cleanser & Exfoliator*. I think you all know by now that I love Leah's creations, I already wrote a review of the Mermaid Mask here, and the Pikake Perfume Oil and Coconut Infusion Puakini Tuberose* here. I also mentioned the Honey Love in this blog post but it's just that good that in needs it's own review.

I'm sure my regular readers know I love honey, it's the best ingredient ever and just the name Honey Love brings a smile to my face. Besides Organic Hawaiian Raw Honey there're also Vitamin E and C, Rose Water, Organic Lavender, Chamomile and Hibiscus, and other lovely ingredients. One of the main ingredients are definitely the Corundum Crystals. These valuable crystals are the second most hardest minerals right after Diamonds. The mineral Corundum is most known for its gem varieties, red Ruby and blue Sapphire. I'm not sure which crystals are used in the product but all this sounds pretty impressive, doesn't it?! 

But let's move on the actual task of these crystals, they work perfectly as an exfoliator or maybe it's better if I say microdermabrasion, where crystals play the leading role. I would say the crystals are quite harsh, at least they feel like that but I have yet to read a negative review (I thinks that's not gonna happen) or heard anyone say that the product isn't suitable for sensitive skin. Well they don't irritate my skin one bit and I guess that's all you need to know, really. My skin feels like new after I do a gentle massage with it and all my other products sink into my skin perfectly and they penetrate deeply and work better. I find it really interesting that these crystals sink to the bottom of the jar, which is totally normal if you think about it. They're heavier than honey and all that other goodness. Because of that you also have to stir this product so you can get all of the benefits of each and every ingredient. You can also regulate and use as much crystals as you want and give your face a heavy duty scrub or just a gentle one. Isn't this awesome? As you may have already found out, Honey Love can be also used as a cleanser, but I never use it like that because I would ran out of it even sooner! Oh that'll be a sad day! Cleanser, exfoliator but it's also a mask. I love using it together with my Therapi toner. I spritz it on my face and then go in with the mask, which spreads so nice and evenly. I usually do a quick, gentle face massage and leave it on for half an hour or just five minutes, depends on how much time I have. Then I splash a bit of water and massage some more, and then I rinse it off with lukewarm water. My skin feels soft and super smooth, but also moisturized and soothed.

But besides all these amazing things, this gorgeous product also has a lovely scent - a mix of sweet, fruity, floral and tropical. It has quite a runny consistency and it doesn't harden up like the Mermaid mask, at least not as much. A wonderful product that I highly recommend! You can get it on etsy.


With love,

Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Oatmeal Bath Teas

Sunday, 1 February 2015


Nedolgo nazaj sem v tej objavi omenila doma narejene čajne kopeli in kar nekaj izmed vas je zanimalo kako sem jih naredila. Prvotno sem jih naredila za prijateljico, a ker so na koncu izpadle tako prisrčno, sem jih nekaj naredila še zase. Najprej sem imela v mislih, da bi kopeli naredila iz blaga in jih zvezala skupaj z vrvico, kot jih naredim za doma, enako kot Sarah. No, na koncu pa sem navdih našla tukaj. Še posebej prav mi je prišel "pravilen" način zlaganja čajnih vrečk.
Za čaj za kopel torej potrebujete prazne čajne vrečke, ovsene kosmiče, sol in različna zelišča oziroma rože, kot sta naprimer sivka in vrtnica. Prazne čajne filtre sem našla v Müllerju, vzela sem velikost L.
Najprej naredite mešanico iz ovsenih kosmičev, morske soli in posušenih rož. Lahko uporabite tudi eterična olja, naprimer eterično olje sivke skupaj s posušenimi cvetovi sivke. Jaz jih nisem uporabila in posledično kopel tudi ne diši oziroma zelo malo. Enkrat sem jih sicer uporabila v kopeli a ker sem dobila alergično reakcijo, se eteričnim oljem raje izogibam in jih večinoma ne uporabljam v svojih izdelkih za nego telesa. Večino izdelkov pa naredim kar malo na približno, zato spet nimam točnih navodil in količine, a v eni kopeli je največ ovsenih kosmičev. V razmerju z morsko soljo nekje 3:2, torej tri žlice ovsenih kosmičev (celih in zdrobljenih) in dve žlice soli. Posušenih cvetov pa je približno ena žlica. Cvetove sem tudi zdrobila in natrgala na manjše dele. Tako, mešanica je pripravljena, zdaj pa je na vrsti le še priprava čajnih vrečkic.
Na zgornjih fotografijah lahko vidite način zlaganja čajne vrečke. Mislim, da navodila niso potrebna, vrečko le napolnite, a ne preveč, da slučajno ne poči, in nato zložite. Za čajne vrečke potrebujete še tanko vrvico in listek na katerega napišite ime kopeli. Nato le še vse skupaj spnite: listek + vrvico in nato vrvico + čajno vrečko. Finito! :)


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Not long ago I mentioned my DIY bath teas and some of you were interested how I made them, so here you have it. :) As I said, I made them for my friend, but in the end I really liked how they turned out so I made a few for myself too. At first I was thinking of making just my standard "teas" with cloth and a small rope wrapped around them, something similar to Sarah's oat bath soaks, but in the end I found this post. It especially came in handy when it was time to fold the tea bags. :)
So for these lovely bath teas you need tea bags (I got mine in Müller), oats, sea salt and dried flowers - I used lavender and rose. 

Now, the first thing you need to do is mix the ingredients - oats, sea salt and dried flowers. You can also add matching essential oils, if you want your bath teas to have stronger scents. I didn't use them because I don't feel comfortable using them. One time I added a few drops of essential oil to my bath and I got an allergic reaction. So I usually don't use essential oils in my DIY skincare products. Better safe than sorry. :) Unfortunately I don't have exact measurements, like usual, but you really can't mess this up. Just to give you a slight reference, I used about three tablespoons of oats and two tablespoons of coarse sea salt. And about one tablespoon of dried flowers, that I kinda mushed together in my hands. 

Okay, so now you just have to fill your tea bags and fold them together. I think my instructions aren't needed, just look at the photos marked with numbers from 1 to 4 and you'll see how it's done. Easy, yet so impressive. :) Then write the name of the product on a little piece of paper and staple everything together. Finito, your bath teas are complete! :)


Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jana xx

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