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Matchy Matchy

Friday, 31 October 2014



Zara Coat
 H&M Sweater
 Zara Blouse
 Vögele Jeans
 Converse Allstar
  
I never know what to write in my outfit posts so I'm just going to wish you a happy Friday and a great weekend!:)

Love you lots,
Jana xx 

Sunfood Coconut Rose MSM Lotion

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Sunfood je ameriška znamka superhrane in kozmetičnih izdelkov. Od chia in goji semen, kakava, himalajske soli, oreščkov, klorele in spiruline, kokosovega sladkorja, do kokosovega olja, kakavovega masla in izdelkov za nego telesa, se zagotovo najde za vsakega nekaj. Zame se je na prvem mestu znašel losjon za telo z vonjem kokosa in vrtnice, ki sem ga dobila za darilo.
Sunfood Superfoods Jubb's Coconut Rose MSM Lotion Rejuvenating cream
Losjon vsebuje 10% MSM (Opti-MSM), naravne vitamine in ekološko pridelane botaninčne sestavine, kot so bradati lišaj, ognjič, gabez, aloe vera, ki pomagajo obnoviti in poživiti suho kožo. Vsebuje tudi kokosovo olje, manuka med, karitejevo maslo in še kaj. Večina Sunfood losjonov, če ne kar vsi, so vegan, le ta vsebuje med. Losjon ni testiran na živalih, je hipoalergenski, primeren torej tudi za občutljivo kožo, ne vsebuje alkohola, sintetičnih kemikalij, umetnih konzervansov, topil in tako naprej. Glavna sestavina je MSM (o njem sem pisala tukaj), ki neposredno vpliva na kožo in pomaga zdraviti vnetja, brazgotine in gube. Losjon naj bi bil odličen za britje, poškodovano in razdraženo kožo, opekline in pike komarjev. Mislim, da so za letos komarji končno izginili! :) Le da sem odprla okno pa sta bila že dva v sobi, jaz pa potem vedno vsa popikana!
Sunfood Coconut Rose MSM Lotion ingredients
Losjon je v modri, plastični embalaži na pumpico, kar obožujem! Nanos je tako zelo enostaven, takšna embalaža mi je najljubša za nego rok. Kremo imam običajno kar na mizi in pogosto si z njo namažem roke. Losjon se zelo hitro vpije v kožo, res hitro, in na koži ne pušča filma ali mastnih sledi. Super za jutranjo uporabo, da oblačila niso vsa mastna. :) Losjon je vlažilen a za zelo suho kožo bi bil morda premalo. Gre za lahek losjon, ki suhe kože morda ne bi nahranil dovolj. Za suha stopala je premalo, a za kožo telesa je super.
In da omenim še vonj. Meni ni tako dišeč kot se sliši po imenu. Vsebuje naraven kokosov-vrtnični vonj a voha se predvsem kokos. Vonj ni sladek in močan, lahko bi rekla, da je skoraj nevsiljiv. Želela bi, da bi se vrtnica bolj vonjala. Losjon mi je všeč, a naslednjič bom raje izbrala Berry Vanilla ali pa Orange Ylang Ylang. Upam, da bo sčasoma na iHerbu na voljo tudi njihov šampon in balzam, me prav zanima kakšna sta. :)


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Sunfood is an American brand of superfoods and some cosmetic products. They have lots of different superfoods, from chia and goji seeds, himalayan salt, chlorella and spirulina, coconut sugar to coconut oil, cacao butter and body care products. My first Sunfood product is one of their MSM Lotions, the Coconut Rose, which I got as a present.

Lotion is enriched with 10% MSM (Opti-MSM), natural vitamins and organic botanical ingredients like Usnea, Calendula, Comfrey, Aloe Vera, which help restore and rejuvenate dry, rough skin. There's also Coconut Oil, Manuka Honey, Shea Butter and more. Most of the Sunfood lotions, if not all, are vegan, but this scent contains honey. Lotion isn't tested on animals, is hypoallergenic, so suitable for sensitive skin, free of alcohol, synthetic chemicals, artifical preservatives and more. The main ingredient is MSM, which adresses inflammation on the skin, helps with scar tissue and wrinkles. Lotion is supposed to be great for shaving and very soothing for damaged and irritated skin, sunburns or mosquito bites. Talking about mosquitoes, I think we finally got rid of them for this year! :) I'm always the one with the most bites, always scratching and complaining.

Lotion comes in a blue plastic bottle with a pump. Love it! The application is super easy and I find I constantly reach for this cream to nourish my hands. Lotion sinks in super quickly and it doesn't leave an oily/greasy feeling or film, just smooth skin. Excellent for the morning use! Lotion is moisturizing but perhaps not enough for very dry skin. It has a light consistency and it's not as nourishing as my dry feet would like, but for the rest of the body is great. 

Oh, and I have to tell you about the scent. I'm guessing you're excpeting something really lovely. I did too, but it's not as delicious as it sounds. Lotion contains a Natural Coconut Rose Scent, I love that it doesn't contain perfume or heavy fragrances, but I don't really smell roses, mostly coconut. Natural coconut, not sweet or strong, you could say it almost has a mild scent. It's okay but I'm not the biggest fan. I'm glad it doesn't smell strong but I wish I would smell more roses.<3 I like this lotion but next time I think I'll choose the Berry Vanilla or Orange Ylang Ylang. I also hope iHerb will stock their shampoo and conditioner, I would love to try them! :)


Jana xx

Ready for the Weekend

Friday, 24 October 2014


Trenutno testiram novo negovalno kozmetiko in moja koža očitno ni tako navdušena nad ukinitvijo Gaia Creams seruma z ovsom in amarantom*, ker se mi pojavljajo rahle nepravilnosti na koži. Buhu. Namesto ukinitve izdelkov, hej morda pa bodo super in je to le prvi šok (ali pa hormoni), sem se raje obrnila k izdelkom, ki dobro delujejo na mojo kožo. Celotno rutino sem opravila v sredini tedna in moja koža se je takoj počutila veliko boljše, woohoo! :) Rutina je sestavljena iz treh korakov, še pred pričetkom vsega pa je seveda obvezno, da odstranite vsa ličila in umazanijo, ki se je na koži nabrala skozi dan. 
Pamper Routine Facial Steam, Scrub, Face Mask
Pamper Routine, Treat your skin with facial steam, scrub and face mask
DIY Floral Facial Steam, DIY Olive Castor Oil
Prvi korak je parna kopel. No, najprej na obraz nanesem mešanico olivnega in ricinovega olja. Ne spomnim se točnega recepta, a olivnega olja je v mešanici več kot ricinovega, nekje 70:30. Ricinovo olje meni zelo izsušuje kožo zato ga raje uporabim manj in le občasno. Olje nanesem le na nos, na predel zamašenih por in ogrcev, ki se jih sploh ne morem znebiti. Ricinovo olje je zelo gosto in mazljivo, tako nase dobro veže maščobo iz por. Olje nato pustim na obrazu in pričnem s parno kopeljo. Recept za doma narejeno mešanico najdete tukaj, potrebujete le nekaj cvetlic in zelišč, lahko pa uporabite tudi kamilice ali naprimer žajbelj, če imate mastno kožo. Deset minutna kopel odpre pore obraza in deluje zelo blagodejno. Koža postane mehka in gladka, prekrvavitev se poveča. Po parni kopeli temeljito zmasiram nos, dodam še malo olja, če je potrebno, nato pa se lotim stiskanja ogrcev. Tega ne priporočam vsem, ker lahko poškodujete kožo. Če pa vseeno želite, pa morate kazalca obvezno oviti v papirnati robček in iztisniti ogrce z blazinicami prstov in ne z nohti! In če se mozoljček ne vda, potem takoj nehajte, ker lahko povzročite vnetje in celo večji mozolj. Ker pa je koža mehka in pore odprte, se to ne bi smelo zgoditi. Vseeno pa bodite pazljivi. Če z ogrci nimate težav (damn you!), potem naredite le parno kopel, olja sploh ni treba uporabiti.
Leahlani Skincare Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3 in 1
Naslednji korak je piling. Najraje nanesem takega v obliki maske, pa naj gre za encimskega ali kemičnega. Pri tokratni rutini sem uporabila nov izdelek, Leahlani Skincare Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3 in 1*. Preizkusila sem ga le dvakrat a prvi vtisi so odlični! Bom napisala oceno, naj le povem da je osnova izdelka med.<3 Poleg vitaminov E in C, rožne vode, sivke, kamilice in hibiskusa, vsebuje tudi kristale, ki temeljito odstranijo odmrle celice in kožo pustijo zelo gladko. Izdelek najprej uporabim kot masko, nato pa kožo še nežno zmasiram, da kristali odstranijo vse odmrle celice. Kristali so kar grobi zato previdnost ni odveč. Če nimate časa, lahko z rutino končate tukaj, sploh z uporabo tega izdelka, ki deluje dvojno. Sicer pa je na vrsti maska.
Moringa Eucalyptus Honey Mask
Če želite odlično in enostavno masko, potem nanesite le med in pustite kolikor časa želite, od 5 minut do ene ure. Med deluje antibakterijsko, torej proti nastanku mozoljev, zmanjšuje rdečico in brazgotine, kožo pa tudi krasno mehča in vlaži. Za piko na i pa medu lahko dodate še kakšen prah, jaz sem dodala moringo, rastlino, ki vsebuje veliko vitaminov in mineralov. Deluje očiščevalno, antioksidantno, proti staranju kože.

Za konec na sveže umit obraz nanesite še vaš najljubši tonik, serum, kremo, olje, kar pač uporabljate za nočno nego obraza. Potem pa le hitro spat, da boste zjutraj lahko občudovale sijočo kožo. :)


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I'm currently testing out some new skincare products and my skin isn't looking its best. It clearly misses the Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Serum*. I got some spots/redness, not a lot but there is a difference. Or maybe my hormones are playing tricks with me. Again. That's why today I'm sharing with you my evening pamper routine that I did in the middle of the week. It really helped to clear and calm down my skin. Yay! :) This routine has three steps, but before you do any of them you have to wash your face and get rid off all your makeup and dirt. 

Now you're ready for the first step, a facial steam. Well, the first true step is applying a mixture of olive and castor oil. I don't remember the ratio, but there's a lot more olive oil in there than castor, about 70:30. Castor oil really dries out my skin so I only use it on special occasions. I apply this "serum" mainly on my nose, where I have clogged pores and blackheads. I just can't get rid of them! Castor oil is super thick and it penetrates deeply into the pores so it draws out dirt and impurities from deep within your pores. I leave this oil on my face and begin with facial steaming. You can find a recipe for a DIY floral/herbal facial steam here, or you can use chamomile or for example sage if you have oily skin. Ten minute facial steam opens up the pores and it's just great for your skin. It's definitely worth those 10 uncomfortable minutes when you don't know what to do with yourself. :) Skin becomes super soft and smooth, it improves blood circulation. After steaming I thoroughly massage my face, especially my nose. Sometimes I also add more oil if I think it's needed. Then I attack those pesky blackheads! I don't recommend this to everyone because you can do some real damage to your skin. I'm guilty of that myself. But if you still wish to extract them out you have to must wrap your index fingers into two tissues and apply pressure with tips of your fingers and avoid digging your nails into your skin. That's the worst way to do it, so don't do that! But because the steam makes your skin super soft and opens up your pores, you won't even need to use your nails. But be careful nonetheless. If you don't have problems with blackheads (damn you!), then just do a facial steam, you can skip the oils.

The second step is a scrub. My scrub of choice is usually in the form of a mask. Enzyme or glycolic masks/scrubs work great, but here I used a new product, the Leahlani Skincare Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3 in 1*. I only tried it twice but my first impressions are great! I will do a full review but for now let me just tell you that the main ingredient is Honey.<3 It also contains Vitamins E and C, Rose Water, beautiful Lavender, Chamomile and Hibiscus flowers, but the active ingredient are Corundum Crystals. They remove all of the dead skin cells and leave my skin super smooth and just lovely. So I firstly use the Honey Love as a mask and then gently massage my skin to remove dead skin cells. Cyrstals are quite harsh so you have to be careful not to rub too much. Rinse everything off with water and you're done. Almost. :) If you don't have time you're done, because this product works as a scrub and a mask. But if you're in a good mood then check out the third step.

 The face mask. If you're being lazy, apply some honey, leave on for 5 minutes to an hour, as long as you wish. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces redness and scars and at the same time it really softens and moisturizes the skin. You can leave it at that or you can add an ingredient or two. I added Moringa, a plant that contains lots of vitamins and minerals. It has detoxifying, anti-bacterial, rejuvenating, anti-aging properties.

After you washed your face, all that's left to do is to apply your favourite toner, serum, cream, oil, whatever you use for your night skincare routine. Then quickly go to bed because in the morning you'll need want those 5 extra minutes to admire your glowing skin. :)


Love,
Jana xx

*samples generously provided

Nudus Handcrafted Lip Euphoria Lipsticks

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Nudus je avstralska znamka šmink, ki ne uporablja parabenov, pesticidov, lanolina, sintetičnih dišav, nano delcev in še kaj. Večina sestavin šmink je iz certificirane ekološke pridelave (85.41%) in vsaka šminka je ustvarjena s krasno mešanico 27 aktivnih učinkovin, ki vključuje superhrano, antioksidante, ogromno vitaminov, esencialne maščobne kisline in sestavine, ki delujejo proti staranju. Med sestavinami, kot so karitejevo maslo, avokadovo, kokosovo, arganovo olje, se skrivajo tudi kurkuma, bazilika, jajčevec, kivi, moringa in še in še. Šminke vsebujejo enajst hladno stiskanih olj ter bioaktivne starodavne ajurvedske barve, zeliščne in rastlinske izvlečke ter minerale. Oh!<3 Šminke so ročno izdelane v majhnih serijah, so brez glutena, niso testirane na živalih a niso vegan - vsebujejo čebelji vosek in karmin.
Nudus Handcrafted Lip Euphoria Lipsticks
Šminke so v klasični beli embalaži z neklasičnim motivom ženske. Meni so zelo lepe. Vsaka šminka je v svoji papirnati škatlici na kateri so napisane tudi sestavine. To je zame vedno plus, pa čeprav pri ličilih nisem tako stroga glede sestavin kot pri negovalni kozmetiki. Pa še to mi kdaj kakšna sestavine uide. :) Prejela sem tri šminke v treh čudovitih odtenkih. Šminke na moje veliko veselje ne vsebujejo nobenih bleščic, niso mat ampak ustnicam dajo lep in rahel sijaj. So izjemno pigmentirane. Na fotografijah imam le en nanos šminke, prav tako tudi na "swatchih" na roki. Šminke so tako pigmentirane, da jih moram včasih nanesti s čopičem. So dobro obstojne in ne zbledijo hitro, pri jedi pa izginejo. Meni to tako ali tako vse, običajno pa pustijo tudi rob na ustnicah. Šminke se prav tako prenesejo na rob kozarca, sploh na začetku, ko je nanos šminke še svež. Občutek na ustnicah je super, šminke so mehke in kremne, ustnic ne izsušujejo.

Prva in moja najljubša je 27 Kisses*, rjava oziroma nude šminka, kar je odvisno od tipa kože. Priznam, da mi šminka najprej sploh ni bila tako všeč, niti nisem bila prepričana, da mi bo pristajala. Da ne omenjam tega, da si nisem mislila, da bom kdaj navdušena nad rjavo šminko! Odlična je in nadvse prijetna za uporabo.

Naslednja je Revenge*, temnejši rdeč odtenek, odličen za jesenske dni.
Nudus Revenge Lipstick
FOTD Nudus Revenge Lipstick

 Za konec pa še roza/fuksija odtenek, Survivor*. Ali ni lepa šminka? Nosim jo že zdaj a komaj čakam na pomlad. Mislim, da bo še posebej odlična za toplejše dni.Nudus Survivor Lipstick
Nudus Survivor Lipstick FOTD

Še swatchi na roki. Na prvi fotografiji so slikani v senci, na drugi pa na soncu.  
Nudus Lipstick 27 Kisses, Survivor, Revenge Swatches
Nudus Lipstick 27 Kisses Survivor Revenge swatch
Edina negativna stran je cena. Ena stane 42 dolarjev, plus poštnina. Na koncu pa za nakup zaračuna še carina. :( Ne glede na vse pa gre za izjemne šminke z izjemnimi sestavinami in jih priporočam. :)


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As you saw, today's post is about lipsticks. Gorgeous lipsticks from an Australian brand Nudus. They are free from parabens, dyes, lanolin, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, nano-particles and more. Lipsticks are made from certified organic ingredients (85.41%) and each lippie is made with 27 active naturals. A beautiful blend incorporates superfoods, antioxidants, lots of vitamins, essential fatty acids and high-end anti-aging ingredients. Amongst these ingredients are Shea Butter, Avocado, Argan, Coconut Oil, but there's also some interesting ingredients like Turmeric, Basil, Eggplant, Kiwi, Moringa and more. Lovely, right? There are 11 cold-pressed oils in one lipstick, combined with bioactive ancient ayurvedic colour extracts made from flowers, fruits, herbs and minerals that provide moisture and beautiful color. Oh!<3 Lip euphoria lipsticks are handcrafted and made in small batches, gluten and cruelty free, but not vegan - they contain Beeswax and Carmine.

Lipsticks have a chic classic white packaging with not so classic picture of a woman. I think they look gorgeous. Each lipstick comes in a paper box with ingredients, which is always a plus.
I got three lipsticks in gorgeous shades, brown/nude, red and pink. They don't contain any shimmer or glitter (yaay!), they're not matte but they provide a nice and subtle shine that is just perfect. All three are extremely pigmented!<3 On the pictures I'm only wearing one coat, and the same on my hands. They're just ridiculously pigmented. Sometimes I even have to apply them with a lip brush, especially the red shade. :) The staying power is nice, they don't fade away quickly but they do disappear after eating. But that's normal for me. They also transfer, but they don't bleed or feather. They are super nice to wear, they're soft and creamy, and they don't dry out my lips.

The first and also my current fave is 27 Kisses*. A brown/nude shade, depends on the skin type. My perfect lipstick for the popular 90's makeup trend. When I first got them I wasn't really a fan, I didn't even think it would suit me. And not to mention that I've never imagined myself with brown lips. But I love it and I wear it constantly. Next is Revenge*, a darker red shade, perfect for autumn. Last but certainly not least is Survivor*, a pink/fuschia color which I think would be perfect for spring.

I'm super impressed with these lipsticks! The only negative thing is the price ($42), plus shipping cost and maybe even customs. But they are quite exceptional and have amazing ingredients so I highly recommend them. 


Love,
 Jana xx

*samples generously provided

Tea Tuesday #2 on a Saturday

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Če morda ne veste, obožujem čaj! Vem, da jih imam preveč, a še vseeno jih kar kupujem. Pred kratkim sem kupila dva nova iz Hoferja, iz njihove bio linije, pa še enega sem naročila na iHerbu. Pa res ne rabim novih! Ne vem kaj mi je, ampak čaji me delajo srečno. Smešno, kajne? :) Nov čaj me skoraj tako razveseli kot nov kozmetični izdelek. Oh ja, res so odlični in v zadnjem času opažam, da vedno posegam po čajih, ki vsebujejo tople začimbe, ki krasno ogrejejo telo, so sladkega okusa in morda tudi rahlo pekočega. Zelo dobro vplivajo na moje telo, kako dobri bodo šele pozimi! Naj vam torej predstavim moje tri trenutno najljubše čaje, ki vsebuje podobne sestavine in če smo iskreni ne potrebujete vseh treh. Razen, če želite. :)

Yogi Tea Detox
Yogi Tea Detox Organic
Yogi Tea čaji so morda med vsemi tremi najbolj znani in splošno dostopni, med drugim tudi v drogerijah Dm. Yogi čaji so znani po uporabi ajurvedskih zelišč in začimb, sestavin, ki jih povezujem z Indijo. Preizkusila sem jih le nekaj, a vsi imajo zelo močne okuse. Po mojih izkušnjah to niso blagi čaji in včasih je potrebno kar malce časa, da se na določen okus sploh privadiš. Njihov Classic čaj je tako naprimer dober ampak kar pekoč, zame že kar preveč, da bi ga uživala vsakodnevno. Je pa zato Detox odličen. Glavna sestavina je sladki koren ali likviricija (liquorice), sestavina, ki ni vsem dobra. Prvič sem jo preizkusila v Cupper Liquorice & Spearmint čaju in moram priznati, da nisem bila popolnoma prepričana, če mi je všeč. Čeprav je Detox čaj sladek, okus ni tako močan kot pri Cupper čaju in mešanica ekološko pridelanih sestavin, kot so sladki koren, cimet, ingver, regrat, komarček, kurkuma in druge, ustvarijo krasen čaj, ki ga z veseljem pijem. Yogi čaji imajo tudi super poudarek na malenkostih, tako je na vsaki čajni vrečki mantra ali "Yogi Inspiration", nad katerimi se včasih za trenutek zamislim, včasih pa jih niti ne razumem. :) Všeč pa mi je tudi, ker so na škatlah yoga poze.
Yogi Tea Detox ingredients

Higher Living Purity
Higher Living Puritiy Organic Herb Infusion Tea
Naslednji čaj je med tremi moj najnovejši in takoj sem se zaljubila vanj. Gre za znamko Higher Living, ki sem jo odkrila na Instagramu (Manca, hvala!).<3 :) Čaj sem kupila v Nami, imajo nekaj okusov, mene je najbolj pritegnil Purity. Ali ni prelep dizajn? Meni je tako kjut, da bi imela kar vse! :) Glavna sestavina je prav tako sladki koren, a čaj ni tako sladek kot Yogi Tea Detox, sploh ne! Navdse je okusen. Moj najljubši izmed treh. Vsebuje tudi poprovo in zeleno meto in na začetku požirka se okusi meta, na koncu pa sladki koren. Včasih bolj, včasih manj. In če sem že v prejšnjem opisu omenila Cupperjev čaj, ga bom še tukaj, ker je najboljši približek. Meni osebno je Purity veliko boljši, ker okus po sladkem korenu ni tako močan. Vsaj kolikor se spomnim. :) Izmed treh ima najbolj blag okus, ki v primerjavi z nekaterimi zeliščnimi čaji sploh ni tako blag. Čaj je sicer brezkofeinski, sestavine pa so iz ekološke pridelave. In če sem že začela z opisovanjem embalaže, bom pa še končala. Ptiček na čajnih vrečkah je nekaj najbolj luštnega kar sem videla na čajih, notranjost škatle pa je prav tako krasna. Tako poslikava kot predlog za nakup podobnega čaja. Izmed vseh treh, najbolj priporočam tega, sploh če vas zanima okus sladkega korena in imate radi meto.
Higher Living Purity Tea ingredients

Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev (Ayurvedic Calming Tea)
Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev
Za konec pa še čaj v lističih, ki jih imam sicer največ in so mi najljubši, gre za Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev. Čajnica Cha ima tri ajurvedske čaje, vsak namenjen uravnavanju ene doše ali vitalne energije. Nisem popolnoma prepričana kateri tip doše je moj, je cela zgodba o tem, a naj le rečem, da sem vse skupaj pomešala in na koncu še pozabila. Če se ne motim, sem izbrala "napačen" čaj glede na mojo došo. Izmed Cha ajurvedskih čajev vsebuje najmanj ingverja zato pa sem ga tudi izbrala. Torej, Čaj za pomiritev uravnava vata došo, odpravlja telesno in umsko napetost ter ureja prebavo. Zaradi cimeta in sladkega korena ima čaj sladek okus, ingver prispeva kanček ostrine, aromo pa razširijo komarček, pomarančna lupina in kardamom. Glede na količino je čaj cenovno najbolj ugoden, a sestavine na žalost niso iz ekološke pridelave. Čaji v lističih so mi predvsem všeč zato, ker sestavine niso tako drobno zmlete in se prav vidi vsaka sestavina. Edina rahla nevšečnost je sama priprava čaja, ki je kar malce zakomplicirana. Prvič nisem sledila navodilom in sem ga pripravila normalno, tako, da sam ga pustila v vroči vodi nekaj minut. No, naj vam povem, da pravilen postopek ni napisan kar tako. Ker čaj sestavljajo predvsem začimbe (koreni, semena, lubje), svoje dobrodejno učinkovanje razvijejo šele, ko jih nekaj časa kuhamo. Okus postane močnejši in boljši, spremeni pa se tudi sama barva čaja.
Cha Ajurvedski čaj za pomiritev sestavnie, Ayurvedic Calming Tea ingredients
Tako, to je nekaj sladkih čajev iz moje zbirke. Niso vsem všeč a ko se okusa privadiš, ne moreš brez njih. Ste že preizkusili katerega izmed teh čajev? Jih boste? :)


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If perhaps you don't know, I'm obsessed with tea! I know I have too much of them already but I just can't help myself and I constantly buy new ones. Especially in the last few months. I recently bought two new herb teas from Hofer or Aldi. They came up with four new teas in their bio, eco line, and I also ordered one from iHerb. I clearly don't need more! I don't know, they just make me happy. :) New tea excites me almost as much as a new beauty product. They are just great and lately I've noticed that I'm constantly reaching for warming teas, for teas that contain warming and sweet ingredients and are sometimes also a bit spicy. So let me introduce you to my three current favourite teas, that actually contain similar ingredients and if I'm honest, you don't need all of them. Unless you want to. :)

I would say that Yogi Tea is the most known among this trio. They are easily available in my country, I wish we had even more flavours. When I think of Yogi Tea I think of ayurvedic herbs and spices, ingredients I associate with India. I tried a few of them and they all have strong flavours. In my experience these are not some mild teas and sometimes it takes a few cups to get used to their flavours. But once you do, you're happy you sticked with them. For example, their Classic Tea is nice but quite spicy, a bit much for me to drink everyday, but the Detox is delicious! The first ingredient is Liquorice, an interesting ingredient which wasn't an instant love for me. I first tried it in the Cupper Liquorice & Spearmint tea and I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Although Detox tea is sweet, it's not as sweet as the Cupper tea but the combination of certified organic Liquorice, Cinnamon, Ginger, Dandelion, Fennel, Turmeric Root and other create a delicious tea that I love to drink. Yogi Tea also has a great eye for small details. On every tea bag there's a mantra or "Yogi Inspiration", which sometimes makes me think but sometimes I don't even understand them. :) I also like the picture of yoga pose on the boxes, a nice touch.

Next tea is among the three the newest and the most delicious. I immediately fell in love with it! Higher Living is a British brand that I discovered on Instagram and their pretty design really caught my eye. Doesn't it look beautiful?! I think it's super cute! I picked up the Purity tea. Like Yogi Tea Detox, it also contains Licorice Root as a first ingredient. But it's not as sweet as the Detox, just super delicious. My fave of the three. It contains Peppermint and Spearmint and the first sip has a taste of mint which quickly changes into the sweet taste of liquorice. And if I've already mentioned the Cupper tea I will do it again because they contain similar ingredients, liquorice and mint. The Cupper tea is super sweet but this Purity tea is in my opinion way better, not as strong. Still sweet, but with the combination of licorice root and a blend of cleansing herbs it creates a perfect balance and it's a real joy to drink. Out of the three, this one has the mildest taste, which is actually in comparison to some other herb teas not mild at all. Tea is naturally caffeine free and contains the finest quality organic ingredients. They also have the cutest bird on their tea bags paper labels, and the inside of the box is also quite dreamy. That goes for the drawings and a recommendation for a similar Higher Living tea. You really need to try this one, especially if you curious about tea containing licorice root and if you like mint.

Last but not least is a loose leaf tea from a Slovenian tea shop Cha, the Ayurvedic Calming tea. The shop has three ayurvedic teas created to regulate each Dosha or mind-body type. I'm not quite sure about my dosha type, there's a whole story about that, but I'm almost certain that I picked the "wrong" tea. It's meant for Vata, and I chose it because it contains the least amount of ginger. Not really the biggest fan. This tea reduces physical and mental stress and regulates digestion and metabolism. Cinammon and Liquorice makes it sweet and Ginger contributes a touch of sharpness. There's also Fennel, Orange Peel and Cardamom. I love how you can see all of these ingredients in the tea, that's why I really like loose leaf teas. Slight inconvenience is the preparation of the tea. The first time I didn't follow the instructions and I just made it like a normal tea - I steeped it in a hot water for a few minutes. Well let me tell you, those instructions are there for a reason. Since tea consists mainly of spices (roots, seeds, bark), they develop their beneficial effects only after boiling for a few minutes. That way the taste also becomes stronger and better.

There you have it, my favourite sweet teas from my tea collection. They're not everybody's cup of tea but when you get used to the taste, you can't live without them. What do you think about these warming, sweet, spicy teas? Do you like them?


Have a lovely weekend!

Jana xx

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Saj verjetno že veste, da je dobro naravno maskaro težko najti. Preizkusila sem jih kar nekaj in vedno me je nakaj motilo. Ali je bil videz trepalnic preveč naraven, maskara ni obdržala ukrivljenosti ali pa se je razmazala pod očmi. No, v zadnjem času se tudi naravne maskare zelo izboljšujejo in mislim, da se je moje iskanje končalo. Lily Lolo Naravna maskara* je brez dvoma najboljša (naravna) maskara kar sem jih preizkusila! Primerna je za vegane - med drugim vsebuje karnauba vosek, za občutljive oči - nič ne peče, ter ne vsebuje parfuma ali umetnih dišav, silikonov in alkohola.
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara, Naravna maskara
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara improved formulation
Lily Lolo New Improved Natural Mascara
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara wand with thick bristles
Maskara ima dobro pigmentacijo - na voljo je le v črni barvi, kar meni popolnoma ustreza, in ima odlično krtačko. Tako, ki je meni najbolj všeč, z gostimi ščetinami, ki pričarajo krasne trepalnice. Maskara trepalnice čudovito definira in delujejo trojno, ustvari več volumna, trepalnice podaljša ter obdrži njihovo zavihanost. Poleg tega se maskara hitro posuši in je dobro obstojna. Po dolgem dnevu morda rahlo izgine, a niti ni omembe vredno. Ni vodoodporna, a po teku ostane na mestu. Sestava maskare je bolj suha in sploh ne mokra, kar dodatno vpliva na definiranje trepalnic. Zaradi suhe teksture se včasih zgodi, da se kakšen drobec maskare prenese na obraz, drugače pa nič hujšega. In ne zdaj misliti, da se razmaže po spodnji veki, ker se ne! Maskara se enostavno odstrani, no trije sloji vseeno potrebujejo malce "drgnjenja". Jaz jo odstranim kar s kokosovim oljem ter nato sperem z gelom za obraz in vodo.

Moje trepalnice sploh niso najboljše za prikaz maskar, kar nekaj po svoje se zvijajo ampak nekako na približno se pa vseeno vidi kako maskara deluje. :) In oprostite mojim obrvem, sem prelena za redno puljenje. :)

En nanos maskare (one coat of mascara).

Dva nanosa (two coats).

Trije sloji (three coats).
Nad maskaro sem več kot navdušena in jo zelo pripročam! Ustvari krasne trepalnice, se obdrži cel dan in se ne razmaže. Med drugim pa vsebuje tudi sestavine, ki trepalnice negujejo. Odlično, kajne? Na voljo tukaj.


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I'm sure you all know that natural mascara can be hit or miss, for me it was mostly miss. I did like some but there was always something missing. Either my lashes didn't hold the curl, they looked too natural or mascara just smudged all over my lower eyelids. Lately there's been lots of improvement, I've seen quite a few great reviews on different mascaras and I'm so happy to tell you that I found my perfect natural mascara! Lily Lolo Natural Mascara* (eng) is without a doubt the best (natural) mascara I've tried! Suitable for vegans - it contains Myrica Pubescens Fruit wax, Carnauba wax and Sunflower seed wax, it's suitable for sensitive eyes, it doesn't sting your eyes one bit, and it's fragrance, silicon and alcohol free.

Mascara has great pigmentation, a proper black - it's only available in black, if you were wondering. It has the best wand, the type of wand I love, with thick bristles that can get close to your eyes and grab each lash. Mascara works great at defining my lashes, it works as a triple threat - it lengthens, volumizes and holds the curl. It's quick drying and long lasting. Okay, to be perfectly honest, after a long day it does disappear a bit, but nothing really worth the mention. It's not waterproof but it survies a run. The formulation is quite dry, not wet, so sometimes it happens that it leaves two or three little flakes on your face, but nothing drastic. It doesn't smudge so a few flakes, which actually don't occur every time is perfectly fine by me. Mascara can be easily removed, I use good ol' coconut oil and a cleansing gel to wash everything off.

As you can see on the pictues, my eyelashes are really not all that great for selling a mascara, but at least you can see how it works. :) And please excuse my brows, I'm too lazy to pluck them regularly. :)

I'm beyond impressed with this mascara, I really didn't excpect it to be so good and therefore I highly recommend it!


Jana xxx

*sample generously provided

Party Like It's 1995

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Lately I've been really loving the 90's brown lips so here is my super wearable brownish look which I was wearing in this outfit post. And all week long! :) The hero of this makeup look is the gorgeous Nudus lipstick in 27 Kisses*, the kind of shade I thought I would never wear. I will do a proper review but out of the three lipsticks I got from this brand, this one is my absolute favourite! 
On my eyes I have Lily Lolo's Brassed Off* all over the lids and a bit of Benecos's Happy Hour in the crease. In the innner corners and on the browbones is Terra Naturi Highlighter and Benecos Natural Kajal in nude color on the lower waterline. I topped everything off with the new Lily Lolo Mascara*, which is amazing! For the brows I used Catrice's Eyebrow set.
On my face I'm wearing Lily Lolo's Mineral Foundation in Blondie, Alverde's Cream to powder concealer in Ivory, Alverde's Blush in Apricot, Benecos's Blush in Sassy Salmon* and Terra Naturi's Highlighter.

Do you wear brown, dark nude color on your lips? Which is your favourite?


Love,
Jana xx

*samples generously provided

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