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Cleanest Brushes Ever

Tuesday, 16 September 2014



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

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


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

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

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


Love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided

Andalou Naturals Fruit Enzyme Mask

Friday, 12 September 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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


Have a great weekend!

Jana xx

Natural Goodies on Etsy

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is on your Etsy wishlist?

Have a lovely day,
Jana xx


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

Summers Finest

Friday, 5 September 2014


Preden izpovem svojo ljubezen do Terra Naturi Shimmer Powder Body & Face v odtenku Golden Highlight, naj le rečem, kaj je bilo z letošnjim poletjem?!! Ja, tudi jaz moram to omeniti! Boljše, da bo naslednje poletje lepše! Nočem zdaj preveč jamrati in verjemite, brez problema bi, a pojdimo raje na moj najljubši izdelek poletja. Kot omenjeno si naziv zasluži Terra Naturi osvetljevalec. Prečudovit izdelek, ki je na žalost del omejene kolekcije in nisem prepričana, če je še kje na voljo. :(
Terra Naturi Golden Highlight Shimmer Powder Body & Face
Terra Naturi Shimmer Powder Body & Face Golden Highlight
Terra Naturi Highlighter
Gre za nežen osvetljevalec z drobno mletimi svetlikajočimi delci, ki na koži ustvarijo krasen sijaj. Brez velikih bleščic, ki lahko ustvarijo preveč umeten videz, ki mi na meni ni ravno všeč. Saj veste, da sem bolj le za maskaro in šminko. :) Je obstojen, dobro pigmentiran in odlično se zabriše. Vzorec izdelka je unikaten, vsak je malce drugačen. Nekateri so bolj temni kot bronzerji, a jaz sem na srečo našla točno takšnega kot sem iskala, svetlega za mojo svetlo kožo. Malce temnejšega lahko pogledate tu, Petra je napisala super oceno, ki me je tudi prepričala v nakup.
Terra Naturi Golden Highlighter Shimmer Powder swatch
Osvetljevalec uporabljam z Real Techniques Contour čopičem ter z Essence Smokey Eyes čopičem. Nanesem ga na predel lične in obrvne kosti, ter v notranje kotičke očes. Včasih ga nanesem tudi po nosu in nad zgornjo ustnico. Na lica najprej nanesem rdečilo, na spodnjih fotografijah imam Alverde Apricot in Benecos Sassy Salmon, nato pa osvetljevalec. Ker ga nanesem le na lično kost, grem nato čez še s čopičem za rdečilo, da zabrišem morebitne ostre linije.
 Ne vem kakšen je Terra Naturi osvetljevalec v redni liniji oziroma če ga sploh imajo, a ta je tako lep, da bi moral biti vedno na voljo! Glede na količino (7g), bo zdržal še vrsto let in nisem prepričana, če potrebujem še kakšnega. No, ne bi se branila Kjaer Weis osvetljevalca, sploh ne! :)

Kateri izdelek pa je zaznamoval vaše poletje? :)


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Before I declare my love for this gorgeous product, let me just say, what the hell was going on with this summer?!! Instead of hot and sunny days, we had cold weather. Next summer better not be like this! Now that I got that off my chest, I can talk about the Terra Naturi Shimmer Powder Body & Face in Golden Highlight. It's such a lovely product! It gives my skin an amazing, subtle glow. You know me, I'm not really into heavy makeup so it's perfect for me. Highlighter has great pigmentation, it's long lasting and super blendable. And really affordable! It's shimmery but now glittery, yay for me! It has a unique pattern, some look more like bronzers but mine is just the kind I was looking for - light. Great for my fair skin. You can check out here how a bit more darker looks like, Petra did an awesome review. And yes, she totally made me buy it! I use it with the Real Techniques Contour Brush and Essence Smokey Eyes Brush. I usually apply it on my cheeckbone, browbone and in the inner corners of my eyes. Sometimes I also apply it on the bridge of my nose and cupid's bow. I do all that after foundation, concealer and blush. Here I used Alverde Apricot and Benecos Sassy Salmon blushes and then highlighter on top. After applying higlighter I also go in with the blush brush just to blend everything out.
The only negative thing about it is that it's limited edition. Hope they make it a part of their permanent collection. I'm completely in love with it and fortunately for me there's so much of it that I'm set for life! But I would mind having the Kjaer Weis Highlighter! :)


Tell me, which product have you been loving this summer? :)


Love you lots,
Jana

Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Balm

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Obožujem dober izdelek za telo in moja trenutno najljubša krema oziroma maslo za nego telesa je Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Balm. Kanadska, ročno izdelana kozmetika, ki jo je ustanovila nadvse prijazna Liisa, ni testirana na živalih ter ne vsebuje škodljivih sintetičnih sestavin. 
Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Balm Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Balm
Maslo vsebuje neprečiščena in hladno stiskana olja in masla, kot so avokadovo, mandljevo in sojino olje ter olje mareličnih pešk, karitejevo in mangovo maslo. Maslo v 100 ml embalaži v temnem steklu s preprostim a čudovitim dizajnom, vsebuje še čebelji vosek iz Ontaria in eterični olji sladke pomaranče in mandarine. Zaradi vsebnosti teh dveh eteričnih olj, masla ni priporočljivo nanašati na kožo pred izpostavljanjem soncu, ker delujejo fototoksično. To je omenjeno tudi na embalaži kar je ogromen plus, večina znamk tega ne izpostavi. In ko že govorim o eteričnih oljih, če imate radi sladek, citrusen vonj po pomaranči in mandarini, potem bo to maslo odlična izbira. Najprej sem sicer pričakovala, da se bo vonjal tudi mango a nič zato, saj diši prekrasno! Vonj je zelo podoben preljubemu Acure losjonu za telo.
Silkka Garden Apothecary Body Balm Sweet Orange + Mango
Maslo ima značilno konsistenco balmov, je gost, oljnat in prekrasno mazljiv. Koža je po uporabi nahranjena, mehka in sijoča. Maslo se v kožo ne vpije takoj ampak pusti rahel oljnat film. Ni ravno primerno za jutranjo uporabo in nato tlačenje v kavbojke, je pa več kot odlično za večerno uporabo. Na zgornji fotografiji se ne vidi, a masla je le še pol, zato ga bolj kot za celo telo raje uporabljam le na vratu in dekolteju, komolcih, kolenih in stopalih. To poletje sem malce prenehala s suhim krtačenjem kože in zaradi hladnejšega vremena v zadnjem mesecu sem se ponoči nekajkrat zbudila zaradi mojega praskanja po nogah. Upam, da ostale nimate teh težav! Hitro sem nazaj uvedla suho krtačenje, obenem začela uporabljati tudi to maslo in moram reči, da res učinkuje. Ja, priporočam! Nekaj podobnega pa si nedvomno lahko naredite tudi doma. :)
Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Balm swatch


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I love a good body cream and at the moment my favourite has to be the Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Balm. Canadian brand founded by the very sweet and lovely Liisa, is cruelty free and free of harmful synthetics. Products are handmade and developed to order.

Balm contains beautiful, unrefined, cold pressed oils and butters, such as Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond and non-GMO Soybean oil, Shea and Mango Butter. Body balm that comes in a 100 ml amber glass jar with a simple yet gorgeous design, also contains Ontario Beeswax and essential oils of Sweet Orange and Tangerine. These two essential oils can cause photosensitivity and therefore the body balm is not recommended to use before direct exposure to the sun. The fact that this is written on the packaging is awesome because lots of brands ignore that or just forget to mention it. There are some other phototoxic essential oils so be careful what you're using. Speaking of essential oils, if you like sweet, citrusy scents then this balm will be perfect for you! At first I did expect the scent of mango but that doesn't bother me one bit because it smells wonderful! It's similar to my beloved Acure Advanced Triple Moisture System Body Lotion.

The balm has a thick, oily consistency, depends on the temperature of the storage area. It goes on super smooth and soft, it's a joy to use and it works great. It leaves my skin soft and moisturized. Balm doesn't absorb quickly, it leaves an oily residue. I wouldn't recommend using it in the mornings and then trying to squeeze into your favourite jeans, but it's amazing for evening use. You really can't see in the pictures but I've already used half of it! I don't wanna use it all up in a week so I'm not applying it all over my body. I prefer to use it where I need want a heavy duty moisturization, on my neck and decolletage, elbows, knees and on my feet. This summer I wasn't really all that consistent when it came to dry body brushing and let me tell you, that was a big mistake! This summer was hella cold and about a month ago I found myself scratching my legs in my sleep like a crazy person. I hopped back on the dry brushing train and at that time I also started using this body balm and they both made a massive difference! Yup, I'm really enjoying this product and I think you'll love it too! :)


Love,
Jana xx


**I've won this product in a giveaway on Instagram.

Gaia Creams Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang Raw Face & Body Cream

Friday, 29 August 2014


Mislim, da je čas, da predstavim nov Gaia Creams izdelek. Saj veste kako gre, ne testirajo na živalih, izdelki so primerni za vegane, brez čebeljega voska, palmovega olja, brez sestavin, kot so sulfati, parabeni, mineralno olje, umetne dišave in barvila, in tako naprej. Ročno izdelana, najlepše zapakirana kozmetika s krasno embalažo in čudovito vsebino.Gaia Creams Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang Raw Face & Body Cream
Gaia Creams Raw Face & Body Cream
Gaia Creams Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang Raw Face & Body Cream* je primerna za vse tipe kože. Kot že samo ime pove, glavni učinkovini sta granatno jabolko in ylang ylang. Olje granatnega jabolka je izredno bogato s punično maščobno kislino, ki učinkovito obnavlja povrhnjico kože, jo tonizira ter izboljšuje njeno elastičnost in strukturo. Granatno jabolko vsebuje ogromno antioksidantov, ki delujejo proti prostim radikalom, gladijo gubice in ohranjajo kožo svežo, mladostno, gladko in napeto. Ylang ylang je tropsko drevo z velikimi, dišečimi rumenimi cvetovi. Ylang ylang pomeni "cvet cvetov" in ima sladek, cveten, eksotičen vonj. Aroma je znana tudi kot afrodiziak, ylang ylang spodbuja čute, vzbuja občutke sreče in zadovoljstva, pomirja in uravnava živčni sistem. Deluje protibakterijsko, antiseptično in pomaga uravnavati izločanje olj skozi kožo - mastna koža postane manj mastna, suha pa bolj vlažna. Krema vsebuje še karitejevo maslo ter olja, kot so kokosovo, jojobino, svetlinovo, šipkovo, in nekatera druga.
Gaia Creams Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang Raw Face & Body Cream
Kot ostale Gaia Creams kreme, je tudi ta zaradi vsebnosti olj oljnata in se ne vpije takoj v kožo. Odlične kreme za hladno vreme, jaz jih z navdušenjem uporabljam celo leto, tudi poleti. Ta krema kožo ščiti pred soncem in pomaga preprečevati kožnega raka, zato jo ob sončnem vremenu še raje uporabljam. Seveda preko nje nanesem tudi zaščitno kremo za sončenje. Poleg tega kožo globinsko vlaži, jo poživi, spodbuja proizvodnjo kolagena in elastina ter ima močne antioksidantne lastnosti - torej odlična za nego proti staranju kože. Kot sem omenila, ima protivnetne in protibakterijske lastnosti, kar pa na žalost pri uporabi kreme nisem opazila. Glede na to, da naj bi ylang ylang uravnaval izločanje olja na koži sem pričakovala bolj čisto kožo. Vseeno pa zaradi močnih antioksidantov kremo zelo rada uporabljam. Je tudi super vlažilna in še sladko diši. Priznam pa, da nisem tako obsedena z njo kot s Chia, Flax and Hemp Cream in Argan and Sea Buckthorn Cream, ki sta za mojo kožo več kot odlični!<3 Vseeno pa kremo priporočam! Mislim, da bi bila super za normalno, suho in zrelo kožo. In za tiste, ki iščete kremo za boj proti gubam. :)


** Za konec pa naj vas še razveselim z 20% popustom na 
vse Gaia Creams izdelke s kodo SBOL2014GC. :) **
 (Koda velja do 31. oktobra 2014.)


Translation
I think it's time to introduce you to a new Gaia Creams product. You know how it goes, Gaia Creams is cruelty free, vegan, they don't use palm oil, beeswax or GMO. No parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, synthetic fillers, artificial colours and fragrances, and I could go on. 
Gaia Creams Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang Raw Face & Body Cream* is suitable for all skin types and as the name suggests, Pomegranate and Ylang Ylang are the two active ingredients in the cream. Pomegranate oil is packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals for healthy, glowing skin. It's extremly rich with punicic fatty acid (omega 5) which effectively improves skin elasticity and restores the skin's freshness and glow. Ylang Ylang is a tropical tree with large, fragrant yellow flowers. Ylang ylang actually means "flower of flowers" and it has a sweet, floral, exotic fragrance. Aroma is also known as an aphrodisiac, ylang ylang stimulates the senses and evokes a feeling of happiness and satisfaction but it also soothes and balances the nervous system. Ylang ylang has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and it helps regulate oil production in your skin. The cream also contains shea butter and oils like coconut, jojoba, evening primrose, rosehip oil.

Like other Gaia Creams raw moisturizers, it's based on oils and therefore it's oily and not immediately absorbed into the skin. If you go overborad, your face will look really shiny for a while. :) These beautiful creams are perfect for colder months but I love to use them all year-round, even in the summer! Actually, this cream protects the skin against sun damage, relieves sunbrun and helps prevent skin cancer. Of course I also apply a sunscreen on top, that's a must. The cream also deeply moisturises and revitalises the skin, it delivers a powerful anti-aging effect and promotes the production of collagen and elastin. Wonderful anti-aging product. As I've mentioned, the cream also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that unfortunately didn't really work on my skin. Given that ylang ylang regulates oil production in the skin, I expected a bit clearer skin. Nonetheless I still like using it. I love that it's packed with antioxidants, it's super moisturizing and it has a lovely, sweet scent. To be honest, I like it but I don't love it. I'm not as obsessed with it as I am with the Chia, Flax and Hemp Cream and Argan and Sea Buckthorn Cream. Those two work wonders on my skin!<3 Having said that, I still highly recommend the Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang Raw Cream, especially if you have normal, dry or mature skin. Or if you just want something to fight off the wrinkles. :)  


** I have a special surprise for all of you beautiful people, a discount code! So, the 20% discount code on all Gaia Creams products is SBOL2014GC. :) **
(No minimum spend, valid until: 31.10.2014 at midnight BST)


Love you all,
 Jana xx



*sample generously provided

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014


 It wasn't intentional but everything I'm wearing is from H&M. Everything, even my underwear. :) 


Hope you're having a great week!

Lots of love,
Jana

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