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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

Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Soothe and Calm Serum

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Če ste prvič na mojem blogu, potem naj vam povem, da je Gaia Creams ena izmed tistih znamk, ki jih obožujem.<3 Angleška znamka me je tokrat navdušila z Oat & Amaranth serumom za blažitev in pomiritev kože*.
Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Soothe and Calm Serum
Kot že samo ime pove, je ena izmed glavnih učinkovin oves. Ovseni kosmiči so odlični za uživanje in odlični za kožo. O njih sem že pisala tukaj, a naj le povem, da so najboljša sestavina za občutljivo kožo! Najboljša! Kožo izjemno pomirijo, zmanjšajo rdečico, kožo zmehčajo in jo prav tako tudi navlažijo. Druga učinkovina seruma je amarant, ki je prav tako čudovita sestavina, le preizkusite te kosmiče, zagotovo vam bodo všeč. Že nekaj časa razmišljam, da bi amarant vključila tudi v doma narejeno čistilo oziroma nežen piling. Bogat je z vitaminom E, omega maščobnimi kislinami in skvalenom, ki pomaga vzdrževati zdravo in elastično kožo. Ima izvrstne protivnetne lastnosti, koži, tudi zelo suhi in srbeči, vrača mehkobo in vlago. Za dodatno pomiritev kože, serum vsebuje tudi izvleček ognjiča, čudežne rastline, ki na mojo veliko srečo raste na domačem vrtu. Vse to najdemo v prekrasni mešanici hladno stiskanih in ekoloških olj, kot so avokadovo, konopljino in šipkovo olje, ter olje črne kumine, ki me je pred kratkim zelo pritegnilo. Zaenkrat imam le semena črne kumine, ki jih uporabljam v maski za obraz, sicer pa imajo pekoč in grenek okus. Zelo blagodejno delujejo na telo od znotraj kot od zunaj. Črna kumina naj bi bila krasna za zdravljenje izsušene kože, izpuščajev in ekcema, kot tudi aken in mastne kože. Torej si lahko mislite, da olje deluje odlično na suhi, občutljivi, poškodovani, utrujeni in koži brez sijaja, pa tudi na normalni in mešani koži.
Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Soothe and Calm Serum, Vegan, Organic
Z oljem sem več kot zadovoljna!<3 Je zelo vlažilno, kožo zelo pomirja, zmanjša rdečico in je nasploh super. Čeprav kot prvo sestavino vsebuje avokado olje, mastno in težko olje, je serum presenetljivo lahek in se tudi kar hitro vpije. Če ga nanesem malo, se vpije hitro, če ne, traja malo dlje. Sicer pa ga suha koža kar posrka - sem preizkusila na rokah in se takoj vpije. Kožo pusti zelo mehko in navlaženo, občutek suhe in zategnjene kože izgine. Serum najraje uporabljam skupaj s Thayersevo rožno vodo in nasploh je nanos olja in njihovo delovanja najboljše, če jih uporabljamo skupaj s tonikom. Koža za zdravo delovanje potrebuje vodo in olje. Na očiščen obraz torej najprej nanesem rožno vodo in nato vmasiram dve ali tri kapljice seruma ter ga potapkam oziroma pritisnem v kožo. Nekateri tudi priporočajo, da olje in tonik zmešamo skupaj že v dlani in nato pritisnemo na kožo obraza. Kakorkoli že, za učinkovito delovanje oljnega seruma, priporočam nanos skupaj s hidrolatom ali tonikom brez alkohola. Olje se tako tudi hitreje vpije v kožo.
Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Soothe and Calm Serum Oil
Kot sem že napisala, serum je popolna izbira za občutljivo kožo, tudi za najbolj tanko in suho, razdraženo, poškodovano kožo. Po mojih izkušnjah je prav tako čudovit za mešano oziroma normalno kožo - kar je popolnoma odvisno od dneva oziroma obdobja v mesecu, *wink, wink*. :) Mislim, da bo serum odličen za mrzlo zimsko vreme, ko bo moja koža čisto zmešana zaradi mraza in centralnega ogrevanja, in bo res potrebovala ogromno pomiritve.

Za konec naj vas le še spomnim, da imate s kodo SBOL2014GC do konca oktobra 2014 še čas, da izkoristite 20% popust na vse Gaia Creams izdelke.


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First time on my blog? Then let me tell you that Gaia Creams is one of  those beautiful, beautiful brands that I absolutely love and adore! The English brand once again impressed me with the Oat & Amaranth Serum*, which was created to soothe and calm the skin. One of the active ingredients is oat - Arctic Oat Extract, a miraculous nourisher and an effective soother rich in essential fatty acids. If you ask me, oats are the best ingredient you can put on a sensitive skin. Or any type of skin. The best! I've already express my love for them here, they extremely soothe and soften the skin, they reduce redness and moisturized your skin. Next amazing ingredient in this serum is Amaranth, which I've been meaning to include in my DIY cleanser and gentle exfoliator. Amaranth is extremely high in vitamin E, omega fatty acids and has a high concentration of squalene, an extract which helps maintain healthy, elastic skin. It has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, it restores smoothness and moisture to dry and itchy skin. And it's also super delicious, just try this recipe and I'm sure you'll agree with me. :) Serum also contains my beloved Calendula, incredible flower which fortunately for me grows in our garden.<3 We find all these astounding ingredients in a delightful mix of cold-pressed and organic oils, such as Avocado, Hemp Seed, Rosehip, Black Seed oil, which I've been really intrigued by it. I have black seeds, which btw have a spicy and bitter taste, and are a great addition to a homemade face mask. They are supposed to be super beneficial for dehydrated skin, for rashes, eczema, and also for oily and acne prone skin.

I'm super impressed with this serum! It's moisturizing, it really calms and soothes my skin, it reduces redness and it's just awesome. Although the main ingredient is avocado oil, more of a heavy oil, serum is surprisingly lightweight and absorbs quite quickly. Well, it depends on how much you apply but dry skin just drinks it up! I tried it on my hands and the serum was immediately absorbed into my skin. It leaves it super soft and smooth, the feeling of tight and dry skin disappears. I love to use this serum with Thayers Rose toner. Oil and water are the perfect match for your skin to be healthy and happy. So, first I spray some rose water on clean skin, then massage and press a few drops of serum into my skin. You can also add a few drops of oil to the palm of your hand, spray some toner on top and then gently press your hands onto your skin.

I really recommend this serum. It's the perfect choice for sensitive skin, even the most delicate one, for dry, irritated, stressed and damaged skin. In my experience, the serum also works great for combination to normal skin, which totally depends on the time of month, *wink, wink*. :) I think this gorgeous serum will be wonderful for winter when my skin will be acting all sorts of crazy and will need some heavy duty soothing and calming. Cold weather and dry central heating are really not my best friends!

Oh, and let me just remind you that you still have time to get 20% off Gaia Creams products using discount code SBOL2014GC. You can use it until the end of October 2014. 


Lots of love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Blend In

Monday, 6 October 2014


Loving this warm and sunny autumn!<3
 H&M T-shirt
Zara Blouse
Zara Denim Shirt
Zara Black Jeans
Converse Allstar


Have a wonderful week,
Jana xx

Tindra Paper Bag Lanterns

Friday, 3 October 2014


Pred časom, še poleti, sem od zelo prijazne Nic (OrgaNic Obsessions) prejela radodaren paket Tindra papirnatih vrečk. Tindra je nizozemsko podjetje, ki ustvarja čudovite vrečkice narejene iz biološko razgradljivega in nevnetljivega papirja. Tako primerne tudi za uporabo svečk, ki pričarajo krasno atmosfero, in so odlične še posebej zdaj, v teh jesenskih dnevih. Poleg svečk pa jih lahko uporabljamo tudi drugače, moj najljubši način je skupaj s rožami. Kot sem omenila, sem dobila krasen paket in predstavila vam bom tri moje najljubše.

Trenutno najljubša je Japan Square Medium* vrečka s črnim detajlom, ki ga prav obožujem. Ker je tako visoka, je idealna za uporabo z rožami ali večjimi svečami, ki oddajajo prijetno svetlobo. Za dodaten detajl sem ji dodala še vrvico, ki sem jo dobila v drugem setu.
Tindra Square Japan M and Plain XS Bio-degredable Paper Bag Lanterns
Druga izbira so vrečkice z imenom Hannas Heart*. V paketu jih je šest in vse krasita luknjičasta srčka. Te s srčki imam najraje skupaj s svečkami, izgledajo tako lepo! Poleg vaze z rožami pa prav tako niso slabi.
Tindra Hannas Heart Paper Bag Lanterns
 Za konec pa ne morem, da ne bi omenila, morda najbolj luškanih vrečkic, Plain XS*. Na spodnjih si lahko ogledate kako izgledajo s svečkami, na prvi pa z rožicami.
Tindra Plain XS
 Kako se vam zdijo? Tindra ima tudi druge dizajne, meni je še posebej všeč Heart Wall, prečudovit dizajn!

**Naj vas še spomnim, da imate še nekaj dni za sodelovanje v nagradni igri za Konjac gobico!**


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A while ago, it was still summer<3, the beautiful and super sweet Nic (OrgaNic Obsessions) sent me a gorgeous parcel of Tindra goodies. Tindra is a Dutch company that makes the coolest and cutest paper bag lanterns inspired by the Swedish design. They are bio-degredable and made of flame retardant paper. Therefore great for using with candles, which create a lovely and cozy atmosphere, perfect for this time of year. If you're not the biggest fan of candles then you can also use them in a few different ways, my favourite is with flowers. I got a really generous package but today I'm just going to show you my favourites.
At the moment my fave is the Japan Square Medium* paper bag with a black detail, which I love. Because it's so tall it can be easily used with flowers or bigger candles. Tealights are a bit small for this design. I also added a thin rope to tie everything together and I really like how it looks.
My second choice has to be Hannas Heart* bags. Aren't they cute? In one pack you get six bags and each has two hearts on it. I love how they look with candles but they also look nice beside flowers.
Last but not least are the smallest bags, Plain XS*. They are super cute and just perfect for little tealights.

So, what do you think of these paper bag lanterns? Tindra has some other great designs, go and check it out! I love the Heart Wall, so beautiful!



 Jana xx


*samples generously provided

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