sreda, 23. julij 2014

Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Hair Duo


Se spomnite mojega navdušenja nad Andalou Naturals gelom za tuširanje? Predvsem čudovitega sladko-sadnega vonja? No, šampon in balzam o katerih bom govorila danes imata skoraj enak vonj, yum! Glavni učinkovini sta sladka pomaranča, ki krepi in poživlja lasne mešičke ter izboljšuje prekrvavitev, ter arganovo olje, bogato z omega maščobnimi kislinami, ki globoko prodira v lase, jih krepi in obnavlja vlažnost, elastičnost in moč las. 
Andalou Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner Moisture Rich

Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Shampoo
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Shampoo
Šampon vsebuje kar nekaj krasnih sestavin, kot so sok aloe vere, ekstrakt vanilije in pomarančne, manuka med, arganovo, avokadovo, jojobino, šipkovo olje in še bi lahko naštevala. Šampon je zelo vlažilen, se krasno peni, včasih že skoraj preveč, las ne vozla in je nasploh prijeten za uporabo. Lase krasno očisti, pri predhodno nanesenem kokosovem olju pa je potrebno biti malce pazljiv. Se mi je že zgodilo, da šampon ni spral vsega olja. Sicer pa je odličen. Las ne masti, a če imate mastno lasišče ali tanke lase potem bi bil morda malce preveč vlažilen in težak. In če v šamponu iščete volumen, ga s tem šamponom ne boste dosegli. Za suhe in barvane lase pa je čudovit, sploh zdaj poleti, ko jih morje in sonce še bolj izsušita.
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Shampoo ingredients

Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich ConditionerAndalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Conditioner
Balzam za lase, ki vsebuje podobne sestavine kot šampon in je tak kot piše na embalaži, globinsko vlažilen. Poleg tega, da krasno navlaži lase in jih naredi mehke, balzam tudi krasno diši in hitro učinkuje. Je goste teksture, kar je meni pri balzamih zelo všeč, ker tako brez dvoma ostane na laseh. Krasen je in to je vse!
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Conditioner ingridients
Kot lahko vidite, sem izdelka uporabljala kar nekaj časa in z njima sem zelo zadovoljna. Lasje so bolj navlaženi ter se manj vozlajo. Priporočam tistim, ki imate suhe, barvane in skodrane lase. Šampon in balzam lahko kupite na iHerbu, cena okoli 6€.


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Remember my review about Andalou Naturals shower gel and its sweet fruity scent? Well, today's post is about shampoo and conditioner which have almost the same scent, yum! Active ingredients are sweet orange which revitalizes follicles and healthy circulation, and omega rich argan oil that deeply penetrates each strand, repairing and restoring moisture, elasticity and strength, minimizing split ends and frizz.
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Shampoo contains lovely ingredients like aloe vera juice, vanilla and orange extracts, manuka honey, argan, avocado, rosehip and jojoba oils, and I could go on. Shampoo is super moisturizing, it has a really good lather, sometimes there's almost too much foam. :) It works great at cleansing my hair but I have to be careful when I use coconut oil as a pre-wash treatment, once or twice it didn't wash it all off. But otherwise it's great. Shampoo is meant for dry, curly and color treated hair. I think it wouldn't be the best option for those with oily or thin hair, it could be too moisturizing and heavy.
The next really lovely product is Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Conditioner which contains similar ingredients than shampoo. It has quite thick consistency and as it says on the packaging, it's super moisturizing. Besides that, it makes my hair soft and smooth and it just works. And you already know it has a gorgeous scent. :)
I bought them on iHerb (shampoo, conditioner) and if you have dry, curly or color treated hair then you should definitely try them!


Love, Jana

nedelja, 20. julij 2014

Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher and Sunkissed



Če spremljate "green beauty blogger community", potem ste nedvomno že spoznale ameriško znamko ličil Red Apple Lipstick. Sploh se več ne spomnim pri kateri blogerki sem prvič videla to znamko, a po omembi na skoraj vsakem drugem blogu sem končno kliknila na njihovo spletno stran in na dnu strani našla "We Heart Bloggers". Hitro sem izpolnila obrazec in po dogovoru sem za oceno na blogu prejela dve šminki, Petal Pusher* in Sunkissed*.
Red Apple Lipstick Mineral Lipstick, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Paraben Free, Allergen Free
Red Apple Lipstick The Safe Lipstick
Red Apple Lipstick
Šminke so spravljene v škatlicah ter v majhni vrečkici iz blaga. Na škatlicah so oznake, da so šminke vegan, brez glutena, parabenov, soje in alergenov, znamka ne testira na živalih in je proizvedena v Združenih državah Amerike. Všeč mi je črna embalaža z bunkicami za trden oprijem. Pokrov se krasno zapre, kar pomeni, da klikne. Ali ni to vedno super?! Detajli na embalaži so super, še posebej sem navdušena nad jabolčkom. Jabolko z ustnicami je seveda tudi na škatlicah in če pravilno sestavimo skupaj tri škatlice dobimo eno veliko jabolko. :)
Šminke imajo razdeljene po skupinah, moji dve sta iz linije Summer Passion. Sestavine teh šmink so:

Ricinus Communis, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Synthetic Bees Wax, Olive (Olea Europea) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate from an all natural non gluten source, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, may contain Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

Ena izmed sestavin v tej liniji, ki so jo omenjale druge blogerke, je Retinyl Palmitate (oblika vitamina A). Glede na EWG' Skin Deep sestavine retinola pod UV svetlobo razpadejo in začnejo proizvajati toksične proste radikale, ki lahko spremenijo DNA in povzročijo mutacije. Še bolj kot v šminkah, je sestavina lahko problematična v kremah, ki jih vsakodnevno nanašamo in nato izpostavljamo soncu. Na srečo ta linija šmink sestavine ne vsebuje več, ker pa na škatlicah ni napisanih sestavin, ne morem vedeti ali jo moje še vsebujejo ali ne.
Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher Sunkissed
Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed Petal Pusher
Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher Sunkissed swatch
Kot ste že opazile, sem izbrala dve živi barvi. Prva se imenuje Petal Pusher, ki jo imenujejo tudi "perfect hot pink", torej popolna vroča roza barva. Vsebuje drobne rozno-srebrne bleščice, ki niso ravno moje najljubše. Je pa tako lepa brava, da jih kar ignoriram.
Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher
FOTD
Drugi odtenek je Sunkissed, oranžno-rdeč odtenek z drobnim oranžnim shimmrom. Pričakovala sem bolj oranžen odtenek, na fotografiji mojega obraza je rahlo bolj oranžen kot v resnici. No, ravno zaradi tega pa je odtenek bolj univerzalen in lažje nosljiv.Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed
FOTD Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed orange lips
Obe šminki sta čudoviti. Zelo vlažilni in mehki, občutek na ustnicah je krasen, kot da sploh ne bi nosila šminke ampak balzam. Sta zelo pigmentirani, nelepljivi in res odlični za uporabo. Pa še sladko-sadno dišita. Razumem zakaj so tako popularne! Edina stvar, ki me moti je, da včasih z ustnic izgine neenakomerno in pusti rob. Na srečo se to ne zgodi vedno. Je pa res, da se ne zabriše na kožo temveč ostane na ustnicah. Obstojnost šmink je nekaj ur, na ustnicah pusti "stain", ki mi pri Petal Pusher odtenku ni všeč prav zaradi bleščic, ki postanejo bolj vidne. Negativa stran šmink je cena, ena stane 23$ oziroma 17€. Nisem še imela dražje šminke in čeprav sem zadovoljna z obema in bi z veseljem preizkusila še nekaj odtenkov, ki jih imajo sicer ogromno, mislim, da bo moja Red Apple Lipstick kolekcija ostala taka kot je. Vsaj zaenkrat. Ne glede na vse, jih priporočam in ne bi se branila tudi njihovih senčil in še nekaterih drugih proizvodov. :)


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I'm sure you all heard about Red Apple Lipstick. I don't remember where I saw it first but it was one of the lovely green beauty blogger who introduced it to me. A lipstick lover that I am I was immediately drawn to them and when I saw that beautiful We Heart Bloggers on the bottom of Red Apple Lipstick website I was like, Yees, let's do this! After applying and all that, I chose two lipsticks in bold colors, Petal Pusher* and Sunkissed*.
Lipsticks are vegan, gluten, soy, paraben, allergen and cruelty free, made in the USA. I like the packaging, the cap always clicks and isn't this the best? I love the details, especially the cute little apple with lips. The apple is also on the boxes and if you correctly place three you get one big apple. :) On their website you have a whole lot of lipsticks, mine are both from the Summer Passion Line. Ingredients are:
Ricinus Communis, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Synthetic Bees Wax, Olive (Olea Europea) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate from an all natural non gluten source, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, may contain Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

One of the ingredient that I wasn't familiar before and read about it on other blogs is Retinyl Palmitate (a form of Vitamin A). According to EWG's Skin Deep Retinyl palmitate is an ingredient composed of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A). When exposed to UV light, retinol compounds break down and produce toxic free radicals that can damage DNA and cause gene mutations. New formulation of this line of lipstick is retinyl palmitate free. Yay! But because there's no ingredient list on the boxes I can't be sure if mine still contains it or not. Bummer.
But let's move on to the colors. Petal Pusher is a "perfect hot pink". On me it looks kinda pink kinda fuschia, beautiful color. The shade contains tiny glitter particles which are not my favourite but I still love the lipstick. Other shade is Sunkissed, orangy-red shade with orange shimmer. I expected it to be more of an orange, on the photo of me it looks a bit more orange than it is in real life. 
I love both. They are so moisturizing and creamy and they smell deliciously sweet. The feeling on my lips is amazing, it's like I'm wearing a lip balm and not a lipstick.They both have great pigmentation, they're not sticky, they don't bleed and and are just easy to wear. I get it why they're so popular! One thing that sometimes bothers me is that they can leave an uneven stain. Yes, they can leave that unattractive darker lip liner look. Fortunately that doesn't happen all the time, I have yet do decode what I'm doing wrong. Lasting power is okay, they last for a few hours. As I said, they stain my lips and I don't like that with Petal Pusher because the glitter particels really become prominent. 
I really enjoy wearing these two gorgeous lippies and I wish they were more affordable, one is 23$. That's why my Red Apple Lipstick collection will for now remain the same but I wouldn't mind having some more shades and their eyeshadows also look nice. :)


Jana xx

*samples generously provided

četrtek, 17. julij 2014

Denim Day at the Seaside


Denim Shirt: Ann Christine, T-Shirt: Stradivarius, Shorts: Zara, Shoes: Converse All Star


 Jana xx

ponedeljek, 14. julij 2014

Biofficina Toscana Revitalizing Facial Serum


Biofficina Toscana je italijanska znamka o kateri še nisem slišala veliko. Pravzaprav se na blogih sploh ne omenja, zato sem se odločila, da preizkusim njihov Poživljajoč serum za obraz*. Izdelki Biofficina Toscana vsebujejo naravne sestavine in sestavine iz kontrolirane ekološke pridelave, ne vsebujejo PEG, parabenov, naftnih derivatov, parafina, SLS, SLES, silikonov in umetnih barvil. Znamka v svoje izdelke vključuje sestavine lokalnega izvora, izvlečke rastlin, ki jih gojijo v Toskani ter tradicionalne toskanske rastline. Z biodinamičnim gojenjem rastlin združujejo skrb za ekološki standard s tehnikami kmetovanja, ki spoštujejo Zemljo. Znamka ne testira na živalih, serum je primeren tudi za vegane.
Biofficina Toscana Revitalizing Facial Serum
Poživljajoč serum je primeren za vse tipe kože in je optimalen za tanko in občutljivo kožo. Obraz vlaži in ščiti pred prostimi radikali. Vsebuje kombinacijo olj, kot so olje grozdnih pešk in riževih otrobov, sezamovo in sončnično olje, ki kožo pomirjajo in ščitijo, ter aktivnih sestavin skvalan olja in bisabolola. Skvalan je pridobljen iz olivnega olja in je različica skvalena in nima njegovih antioksidantnih lastnosti in ne more sodelovati pri obnovi zaščitnega plašča kože in tako ne pripomore k zmanjševanju izgube vode skozi kožo. Skvalan se le odlično vpije v kožo in jo pusti mehko. (vir) Za serum pa sem se odločila le zaradi skvalena! V glavi sem imela, da je čudovit vlažilec kože ampak očitno ga serum sploh ne vsebuje. Kot običajno sem to spoznala šele ob pisanju te objave. Skvalen, skvalan, saj se mi že meša, bom raje šla kar na mojo izkušnjo s serumom.
Gre za oljnat a lahek serum, se dokaj hitro vpije, kožo pusti sijočo in mehko. Shranjen je v steklenički s pipeto, ki mi je pri oljih najljubša, zelo enostavno za uporabo. Serum sem uporabljala en mesec, običajno zjutraj in zvečer in v tem času nisem opazila sprememb, ne v večji navlaženosti kože, ne v teksturi. Ničesar. Pravzaprav me je pustil kar malce ravnodušno.
Biofficina Toscana Siero viso Rigenerante, Revitalizing Facial Serum
Škoda, ker nisem preizkusila katerega drugega seruma, naprimer Antioksidativnega z izvlečki črnega ribeza, malin in borovnic.


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Biofficina Toscana is an Italian natural and organic brand. I haven't heard a lot about it, I have yet to read a review. Curious that I am, I decided to try their Revitalizing Facial Serum* or Reinvigorating Visage Serum. Biofficina Toscana products are free of PEG, parabens, petrolatum, paraffin, SLS, SLES, silicones and artifical coloring. Brand is cruelty free, the serum is vegan. In their products they include extracts of plants grown in Tuscany and traditional Tuscany ingredients. Plants are grown with bio dynamic agriculture, combining care for organic standards with farming techniques that respect the earth, following and supporting its natural processes.
Revitalizing facial serum is suitable for all skin types, especially delicate, sensitive, mature and stressed skin. A precious synergy of vegetable oils with Squalane and Bisabolol enhances the moisture of the skin, protecting it from free radicals, therby giving it a more radiant look. It contains oils like grape seed, rice bran, sesame and sunflower oil. Squalane is made out of olive oil and it's different to Squalene which is an antioxidant and a natural moisturizer. An excellent one. Unfortunately Squalane doesn't have the same properties. What a bummer. Before this post I didn't even know about that! Squalene, squalane, I don't how I will remember the good one? :)
The serum itself is oily but light, it's quite quickly absorbed into the skin and it leaves it soft and shiny, glowy. Serum comes in a glass bottle with pipette which I find best for oils. I used it for about a month, in the mornings and the evenings and unfortunately I didn't see any results, not in the skin's moisture level nor texture. Nothing. It left me underwhelmed. Too bad I didn't try a different serum. :)


Jana xx


*sample generously provided

petek, 11. julij 2014

Let's Talk Trash #12


Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo - še vedno najljubši šampon. Diši po marcipanu oziroma mandljih, se dobro peni in odlično očisti in navlaži lase. Ocena tukaj.

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner - odličen balzam, prav tako stalnica. Obožujem ga. Trenutno moram porabiti še nekaj drugih izdelkov za lase, a naslednjič bom zagotovo kupila največjo embalažo. Oceno si lahko preberete tukaj.

Alverde Kremni gel za prhanje papaja in rakitovec - sadno dišeč gel za prhanje. Soliden, ne izsušuje kože a nič posebnega.

Andalou Naturals Shower Gel Mandarin Vanilla - ja, potrebujem večjo embalažo! Diiši! Ocena tukaj.

 Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo - still my favourite shampoo. Smells like marzipan or almonds, it lathers really nice and it just cleans my hair and moisturizes them. Review here. Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner - wonderful conditioner, I love it. Next time when I'll buy them, the shampoo and conditioner, I'll definitely go for the biggest bottles. And that's how you know I really love them. ReviewAlverde Papaya and Sea Buckthorn Cream Shower Gel - fruity smelling shower gel. Nice, it's not drying but nothing special. Andalou Naturals Shower Gel Mandarin Vanilla - yup, I want a bigger bottle! Smells amazing! Review here.
Acure Facial Cleansing Creme - dokaj všečno mleko za čiščenje obraza, a ne dovolj, da bi ga kupila ponovno. Morda bi mi bil zdaj bolj všeč, ko sem rahlo mahnjena na kremna čistila, a ob uporabi sem razmišljala le o njihovem čistilnem gelu, ki mi je veliko ljubši. Ocena.

Gepa Eucalyptus Honey - odličen med, ki ga uporabljam za čiščenje obraza in maske. Sem ga že kupila ponovno, več o medu pa si lahko preberete tukaj. Krasno deluje za vse tipe kože, zelo ga priporočam.

Biopak Rhassoul glina in Zelena glina - super glini za nego obraza, ocena tukaj. Sem že kupila ponovno.

 Acure Facial Cleansing Creme - nice creamy cleanser but I won't be buying it again. It's okay but their cleansing gel works way better on my skin. ReviewGepa Eucalyptus Honey - wonderful honey. Already bought a new one. More about honey here. Biopark Rhassoul and Green Clay - staples in my skincare routine. Already bought them again. Review here.
Biopark Ekološko avokadovo olje - uporabljala sem ga na laseh in koži. Bom kupila ponovno, ker bi ga rada vključila v redno rutino obraza, ker je krasno olje. Vsebuje veliko vitaminov in mineralov, ki so odlični za kožo.

Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream* - oh ne, kako žalostna sem bila, ko mi je zmanjkalo te kremice za predel okrog oči! Čudovita, vlažilna, hitro vpijajoča krema. Najprej moram porabiti še druge, nato pa jo zagotovo kupim. Priporočam! Ocena tukaj.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - prekrasno! dišeča krema za obraz, ki me je sprva res zelo razočarala, ker sem pričakovala čudovite rezultate. Teh na žalost ni bilo, a maska je še vseeno dobra, le ne tako, kot sem mislila. :) Kožo lepo navlaži, všeč pa mi je bila tudi, ker je čez noč zmanjšala in pomirila mozolje. Če se ne motim, mi je postala bolj všeč po oceni, a mislim, da je ponovno ne bom kupila. 
 
Biopark Organic Avocado Oil - I've used it on my hair, face and in my DIY projects. I will buy it again because I wanna include it in my daily skincare routine. It has lots of wonderful vitamins and minerals that are great for skin. Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream* - oooh what a sad, sad day was when I used this! And it was all of a sudden because you can't see how much is left in there. It's a really wonderful, mositurizing and quickly absorbing eye cream. First I have to use my other creams but I'll definitely buy it in the future. Review here. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - the scent of this face mask is the best thing ever! It's just gorgeous! At first I was really disappointed by it, I expected a lot. A lot! You can read it in my review. I mean the mask is lovely, it's just not as good as I was imagining it to be. It's moisturizing and it works great as an overnight acne treatment. It reduces and calms them down. It's nice but I won't be buying it again.
MuLondon White Chocolate Elbow, Knee & Heel Cream* - oh kako žalosten dan je bil, ko je zmanjkalo te kreme. Zelo, zelo hranljiva in prekrasno dišeča krema, ki jo morate nujno enkrat preizkusiti! Odlična za suhe pete, stopala, komolce, obnohtno kožico, lasne konice, za vse! Ocena tukaj.

Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Deodorant - ta deodorant bi morala že zdavnaj vreči stran pa sem kar pozabila nanj. V iskanju dobrega naravnega dedoranta sem jih preizkusila več kot preveč in ta je eden izmed tistih grozno slabih. Ne vem kaj mi je bilo, da sem izbrala ta vonj, ker me spominja na spreje za komarje?! Kot si lahko mislite, deodorant ne deluje. Je zelo moker, kar nekaj časa se suši in kar je še slabše je, da niti embalaža ne deluje. Kroglica mi je pri enem mazanju kar ven padla in skoraj se je vse polilo. Res ne priporočam.

Deep Steep Moisture Stick Passion Fruit Guava - čudovito hranljiva krema v majhni in priročni embalaži, ki sem jo kupila, ker me je zelo zanimal vonj. Krasen, poleten, tropski vonj. Zaenkrat res ne potrebujem nove kreme za telo, a v prihodnje bom nedvomno kupila večjo embalažo. Če pa res tako diši! :) Več tukaj.

Dr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Bath Essence - prijetna kopalna esenca, ki kožo vlaži in pusti mehko, a me ni prepričala v nakup večje embalaže.

Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 - ena izmed tistih naravnih krem za sončenje, ki so težko mazljive in lahko puščajo bele sledi. To me še niti ne moti toliko, vsaj vem, da aktivna sestavina cinkov oksid ni v nano delcih in nasploh ima krema kratek list sestavin. Krema za sončenje mi je bila všeč, več si lahko preberete tukaj. Ocena je iz lanskega poletja, na žalost me je letos pustila zelo ravnodušno. Na mojo veliko žalost ne deluje več! Res je, da ni nova, a celo leto sem jo hranila v hladilniku in res nisem pričakovala, da se bo učinkovitost zaščitnega faktorja tako zmanjšala. To se mi ni še nikoli zgodilo. Kremo sem uporabljala pred plavanjem v morju in jo nanesla tudi po plavanju, nanašala sem jo nekako tako kot piše, na vsaki dve uri. Večinoma sem bila v senci in v največji vročini nisem bila na plaži. In na koncu me je opeklo! Sicer ne toliko, da bi se olupila in res je, da sem svetla a sončnih opeklin nisem imela že vrsto let. Tudi fant je bil ves rdeč, še bolj kot jaz. Na srečo sva na obrazu uporabljala drugo kremo. Škoda, ker sicer mi je Badger super znamka, krema ima dobre  sestavine pa še draga ni.

MuLondon White Chocolate Elbow, Knee & Heel Cream* - ooh it was another sad day when I used this. Very, very nourishing and just wonderfully smelling cream, that you all have to try! Works wonders on dry heels, feet, elbows, cuticles, dry hair ends and just everywhere! Review here. Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Deodorant - oh my, this deodorant was just bad! I've been meaning to toss it out for so long now, I always forgot! I don't know what was going on with me, why did I choose that scent is mind boggling, smells like mosquitoes sprays. The deodorant itself is very wet, it needs quite some time to dry. Bleh. It clerly didn't workd and besides that the packaging is also a fail! The top just fell out one day when I was using it, I mean come on I almost spilled it out everywhere. No, not buying again. Deep Steep Moisture Stick Passion Fruit Guava - deeply moisturizing cream with a gorgeous summer, tropical scent. I love the scent, so nice! Right know I really don't need another body cream but when I do, I'll definitely buy the bigger version. Read more hereDr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Bath Essence - lovely bath essence which left my skin moisturized and soft but it didn't convince me to buy the bigger bottle. Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 - one of those natural sunscreens that can leave a white cast and are quite hard to rub/spread onto your skin. I don't mind that as much, at least I know that the active ingredient Zinc Oxide is not in nano particles and all in all it has a few ingredients which is also nice. My review was written last year and I did like it back then but this year everything changed. I don't know what was going on but it just didn't work! Okay it's true that it's not new, it's the same one as I used last summer but still, that hasn't happend to me before. And I kept it in my fridge through the colder months. So when I used it on my vacation I really wasn't expecting sunburned skin. I used it like it's recommended, before and after swimming, every 2 hours or something like that. Most of the time I was in the shade and in the end I was still all red and annoyed! Thankfully my skin didn't peel, it wasn't so bad but still, what the heck?! When I came home everyone was like, wow this year you have a tan. Normally my skin colour doesn't change all that much if at all. :) And my boyfriend was also sunburned. At least we used a different sunscreen on our faces. Shame, because I like Badger, cream has nice ingredients and it's really not expensive.
 Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer - super in poceni hitrosušeči nadlak. Ne lakiram se pogosto a ko se, ne morem brez tega nadlaka. Kupila sem že veliko stekleničk in zaenkrat bo tako tudi ostalo.

Kiko Strong Nails Instant Hardening Base Coat - nič posebnega, uporabljala sem ga kot običajen podlak, ni nič pomagal in moji nohti niso bili nič bolj močni.

Lily Lolo Mineral Fonudation Blondie - vedno v moji zbirki!<3

Essence I Heart Extreme Mascara - stalnica. Saj se trudim z naravnimi maskarami ampak ta mi je še vedno najljubša. Sicer postane odlična šele, ko se malo strdi a rezultati so takrat res krasni in zaenkrat zvesto ostaja v moji kolekciji.

Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer - great and cheap fast drying top coat. Even though I used two I don't paint my nails as much as I did but when I do I always use it. Kiko Strong Nails Instant Hardening Base Coat - nothing special, I used it like a normal base coat, I didn't see any results and my nails weren't stronger. Lily Lolo Mineral Fonudation Blondie - nothing new here, I already have a new one. Essence I Heart Extreme Mascara - always in my beauty stash. I try to use natural mascaras but this one is just so much better and I just can't help myself. :)


Have a lovely Friday,
Jana xxx


*samples generously provided

sreda, 09. julij 2014

Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser



V zadnjem času so me zelo pritegnila čistilna mleka. Pred kratkim sem pisala o Sea-el izdelku, danes pa je na vrsti slavno Pai čistilno sredstvo za obraz.
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Eye Make-up remover
Pai Nežno čistilno mleko s kamelijo in vrtnico* nežno odstrani nečistoče, ličila in kožne maščobe, ki jih koža izloča čez dan. Izdelek ima čudovit dizajn in embalažo na pumpico. Vsebuje vodo, ricinovo in mandljevo olje, karitejevo maslo, glicerin, olje geranije in sivke.. Med vsemi pa sta najpomembnejši olje kamelije in vrtnice. O kameliji sem že pisala tukaj, ima podobne cvetove kot vrtnica in mnogi jo imenujejo kar kraljica rož. Zaradi visoke vsebnosti omega-3 maščobnih kislin in vitaminov A, B in E, na Japonskem olje že stoletja uporabljajo kot čistilno sredstvo, kožo vlaži in mehča. Ekstrakt vrtnice kožo pomaga vlažiti, njene pomlajevalne in obnavljajoče sposobnosti pa blagodejno vplivajo na poškodovano kožo in kožo brez sijaja. Čistilno mleko je primerno za vegane, Pai izdelki ne vsebujejo sintetičnih snovi, umetnih dišav, alkohola, parabenov, fenoksietanola, propilenglikola, formaldehida, natrijevega lavril sulfata in drugih dražečih snovi. 
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ingredients
Kot vsi Pai izdelki, ki sem jih preizkusila, tudi čistilno mleko ne razočara. Niti malo! Vreden je vsakega "hypa" in tudi jaz ga obožujem! Dvomim, da komu ni všeč. Mleko je primerno za odstranjevanje ličil, tudi očesnega make-upa. Kot se za ta tip čistila spodobi, je goste teksture, čudovito mazljiv, kar pa je najboljše je čudovit vonj po vrtnicah. Oh prekrasno diši! Mleko uporabljam le zvečer, če sem iskrena mi ga je malo škoda za jutranje čiščenje, ko tako temeljito čiščenje ni potrebno. Ena pumpica zadostuje za cel obraz, čistilno mleko krasno odstrani ličila, obenem pa je res zelo nežen, kože ne izsuši temveč jo pusti rahlo navlaženo in mehko. Maskare sicer ne odstrani v celoti oziroma je za to treba malo bolj podrgniti, kar mi ne ustreza. No, naravno maskaro odstrani brez težav. Zato pa pred uporabo mleka najprej nanesem malo kokosovega olja, ki ga ne sperem ampak čez njega vmasiram Pai čistilno mleko. Nato vse skupaj odstranim z mokro Pai Organsko muslin krpo* ali manjšo bombažno brisačko. Obe krasno odstranita mešanico mleka, ličil in nečistoč, odstranjujeta pa tudi odmrle kožne celice. Kožo pustita gladko in prerojeno. Muslin krpa je dokaj groba in za vsak dan po mojih izkušnjah ni primerna. Jo pa z veseljem uporabim enkrat na teden za piling obraza. Sicer pa jo uporabim le enkrat in ne večkrat, vsak dan uporabim svežo brisačko. Čistilno mleko lahko sperete tudi le z vodo, meni se je to pomotoma zgodilo dvakrat, ko nisem bila naličena. Je pa veliko bolje, če uporabim brisačko in verjemite, nič ne zamenja občutka tople brisačke, ki vse odstrani pa še nežno zdrgne kožo.
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser swatch
Pai Organic MUslin Face Cloth
Čistilno mleko je primerno za vse tipe kože in kot vsi Pai izdelki je zasnovan prav za občutljivo kožo. Na moji bolj občutljivi mešani koži deluje več kot odlično, kože ne izsušuje in draži. Vse kar lahko rečem je, da ga nujno potrebujete in da ga zelo priporočam!! Na voljo tukaj.

Za konec pa še super novica za vas, moje krasne bralke. Spletna trgovina ZaNaravno je ponudila kodo z 10% popustom na Pai izdelke - PAI10. Zdaj pa le v šoping! :)


Translation
 Lately I've been loving creamy cleansers. I've already wrote a review of the lovely Sea-el creamy cleanser but today I wanna talk about the famous Pai cleanser.
Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser* is exactly what the name says. A gentle cleanser that removes dirt, make-up and other impurities that build up on the skin throughout the day. It contains water, castor and sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerine, shea butter, geranium and lavender oil.. But the most important two are camellia and rose oil. I've already talked about camellia here, it kinda looks like roses. Camellia is packed full of Omega 3 and vitamins A, B and E, this rare oil has been used in Japan for centuries as a skin cleanser and conditioner. Rose Extract helps the skin retain moisture. Its rejuvenating and restorative properties make it particulary beneficial for damaged or lacklustre skin. It's vegan and doesn't contain detergents, synthetics, alcohol or other skin irritants. Sounds amazing and let me tell you, it sure is! 
Like other Pai products that I had a pleasure to test out, the cleanser didn't disappoint. Not at all! It's worth all the hype, I love it and I doubt there is anyone who doesn't like it. It works as a facial cleanser and eye make-up remover. It has a lovely texture and a gorgeous scent. Oh I love a good product that smells like roses, don't you?! :) I normally use it in the evenings when my skin is in need of a thorough cleansing. One pump is enough for my whole face, it removes all of my make-up and at the same time it's really gentle, it doesn't dry or irritate my skin but it leaves it soft and a bit moisturized as well. It doesn't really remove all of my mascara, unless I really rub it in my eyes which is not something I like. And no, it doesn't sting my eyes. But don't get me wrong, I'm talking about conventional mascaras, the natural ones are removed like a dream. So when I wear those nasty mascaras, I firstly use a bit of coconut oil and then go in with the cleanser. After a nice massage I remove it all with warm Pai Organic Muslin Face Cloth* or a wash cloth which they also work as an exfoliator. Muslin Cloth is a bit rough for my liking and therefore I don't use it everyday but rather once a week. And I always use a fresh cloth, I think that's really important. Nothing beats the feeling of putting a fresh, warm cloth on your face at the end of the day. Especially if you smell like roses, pure joy!
Pai cleanser is suitable for all sensitive skin types. My slightly sensitive combination skin loves it and I thoroughly enjoy using it! You should definitely try this cleanser, I highly recommend it.


Jana xxx


*samples generously provided

nedelja, 06. julij 2014

Tins of Loveliness


Se tudi vam dogaja, da za počitnice spakirate več kot v resnici potrebujete? Ah meni se to vedno zgodi in letos sem napakirala kar precej kozmetike, morda ne ravno toliko kot bi je res potrebovala. A nič zato, sem se zaradi tega vsaj domislila nove objave o treh večnamenskih balmih, ki so potovali z mano na morje in so zdaj z mano na žalost že doma.
 Indigo Wild Zum Rub Frankincense & Myrrh – izmed treh je ta moj najljubši! Glavni sestavini sta frankincense oziroma kadilna bosvelija ali frankovski dišeči grm in mira. Smoli, ki ju že tisočletja uporabljajo v aromaterapiji, odišavljenju prostorov, pri meditaciji in verskih obredih. Balm ima prekrasen vonj, je izjemno vlažilen in zelo hranljiv. Odlično vpliva na zatiranje nastajajočih mozoljev ter tudi na hitrejše zdravljenje oziroma celjenje. Kot se za balme spodobi je primeren za celo telo, za nego obraza, za suhe pete in stopala, suhe ustnice, za zdravljenje brazgotin, tatujev, opeklin. Je kar precej masten in tako super za nočno nego obnohtne kožice in nego lasnih konic, primeren pa je tudi za odstranjevanje ličil. Med sestavinami je meni najbolj zanimivo kozje mleko, nisem še imela izdelka, ki bi ga vseboval. Kar je pri balmu krasno pa je tudi embalaža z navojem.
Meow Meow Tweet Repair Balm** - po zaslugi eteričnih olj mire, kamilice in vetiverja  ima tudi ta balm prijeten vonj. Vsebuje še sezamovo olje, karitejevo maslo in vosek kandelije. Za razliko od preostalih dveh ne vsebuje sestavin živalskega izvora in je torej primeren tudi za vegane. Znamka, ki nastaja v Brooklynu ima na izdelkih najbolj zanimive skice živalih. Zelo všečno! Balm je seveda primeren za celo telo, kot pa pove že samo ime izdelka je namenjen pomirjanju in obnovitvi kože. Všeč mi je, ker ni tako oljnat in dokaj stabilen tudi na toplem ter se ne stopi, hitro se vpije v kožo in je super za dnevno uporabo. Ni pa najbolj vlažilen in za dobro nahranitev in zelo suho kožo ni primeren.
Badger Anti-Bug Balm – edini res nujno! potreben balm. Tisti, ki me poznajo vedo, da sem vedno cela popikana zaradi komarjev. Oh kako jih preziram! No, balm deluje, ker nimam nobenega pika in upam, da bo tako tudi ostalo. Balm diši limonasto, aktivne sestavine so mešanica ricinovega olja z eteričnimi olji citronele, cedre, limonske trave, rožmarina in geranije. Preostali sestavini sta še ekstra deviško olivno olje in čebelji vosek. Voska je kar precej, ker je balm bolj trde strukture in se sploh ne topi. Super za potovanja. Kakšna je pravilna uporaba balma sicer ne vem, jaz ga nanesem na dele telesa, kjer se nanaša parfum. Torej za ušesi oziroma na vrat, na zapestja, pregibe komolcev in kolen pa tudi na gležnja. Zaenkrat deluje, če ne se bom pa cela namazala z njim. :)


Translation
Do you pack too much? Sometimes I pack too many clothes but this time I was all about cosmetics. I had quite a few things, khm khm. :) No worries, at least it inspired me too write a new blog post about three multi-purposed balms that I had with me on vacation.
Indigo Wild Zum Rub Frankincense & Myrrh - of the three, this one is my favourite. It contains frankincense and myrrh so you can imagine that it smells good. Real good! It is very moisturizing and nourishing. Balm is meant for dry skin, you can apply it where yor body needs it moist – chapped skin, cracked heels, cuticles, lips, healing scars, tattoos, sunburns. It works great as an acne treatment, I love using it on pimples, it calms them down and just heals them quicker. It's quite oily and therefore wonderful as a nightime treatment for dry cuticles and feet. It can also be used as a make-up removal and on dry hair ends. All in all it's a beautiful balm in a great packaging with a gorgeous scent. And don't you find it interesting that contains goat's milk? I've never had a product with it.
Meow Meow Tweet Repair Balm** - thanks to essential oils of myrrh, chamomile and vetiver this one has a lovely scent as well. The balm also contains sesame oil, shea butter and candelilla wax. Suitable for vegans. Brooklyn based brand has the cutest pictures of animals on their products, love that! You can apply it to hands, face and body to soothe and restore. I like that it's not too oily and it's quite stable even in warmer months and easily absorbed. Great for daily use. The only downside is that it's not as moisturizing as I'd like to and therefore it's not the best option if you're in need of a proper nourishing or you wanna treat very dry skin.
Badger Anti-Bug Balm – this one is a must! Mosquitoes love me and that's really all I have to say. Aghrgh! The wonderful news is that the balm works! Active ingredients are castor oil mixed with essentials oils of citronella, cedar, lemongrass, rosemary and geranium. It has a nice lemony scent. Balm also contains extra virgin olive oil and beeswax, a lot of it beacuse it doesn't melt so easily as some other balms. Great for travel. I don't know the right way of using it, I apply it the same way as perfume – behind my ears on my neck, wrists, behind my elbows and knees. And on the ankles just to be safe. So far it's been working great and if it stops I'll just apply it all over my body! :)


With all my love,
Jana xx


**I won this balm in their Instagram competition.

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