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Vegan Chocolate Drink

Friday, 21 November 2014


Vedno sem pisala le o zelo zdravih, sadno-zelenjavnih smutijih (prvi, drugi, tretji), današnja objava pa je namenjena malce drugačnemu "smutiju". Smutiju, ki je primeren za vse čokoholike, tudi zdrave čokoholike. :) Napitek vsebuje okusne in zdrave sestavine, in je primeren tudi za vegane.
Vegan Chocolate Drink with Rice Milk, Chia Seeds, Banana, Cacao and Cinnamon
Kot lahko vidite na zgornji fotografiji, potrebujete le nekaj sestavin, ki jih dobite v večini trgovin. Za kozarec čokoladno-bananinega mleka sem uporabila riževo mleko, eno banano, polno žličko kakava, enako količino chia semen in ščep cimeta. Zmešajte v blenderju, nalijte v kozarec in počakajte 10 minut, da se chia semena rahlo napijejo tekočine. Napitek lahko spremenite tudi v chia puding, primešajte le še nekaj chia semen pa bo. :) Napitek ne vsebuje nobenega dodanega sladkorja, lahko pa dodate nekaj datljev ali pa ovsenih kosmičev, če želite, da bo napitek še bolj nasiten.
Vegan Healthy Chocolate Drink
Vegan Chocoalte Banana Milk
Še vedno sem obsedena z zelenimi in rdečimi smutijimi, a tale čokoladni se še posebej prileže ob popoldnevih, ko včasih pade cukr. :) 


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Until now I always shared my recipes of super healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies (first, second, third), but today's post is for all you chocoholics out there, even healthy chocoholics. :) This smoothie or milkshake is made ouf of delicous and healthy ingredients, and it's also perfect for vegans.

As you can see on the photo above, I used ingredients that you can find in almost any grocery store. For a glass of chocolate-banana milk I used rice milk, one banana, full teaspoon of cacao and the same amount of chia seeds, and a pinch of cinnamon. Mix everything up in your blender, pour into a glass and wait for about 10 minutes for the chia seeds to do their magic. You can also add more chia seeds and make a yummy chia pudding. This drink doesn't contain any additional sugar but if you have more of a sweet tooth, you can add some dates, or maybe some oats to make it more filling.

I'm still obsessed with my green and red smoothies, but this one is great for those days, especilly afternoons, when you just want something sweet and tasty. :) 


That's all for today, hope you enjoyed this short post!

Love,
Jana xx

Let's Talk Trash #13

Monday, 17 November 2014


 Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser* - najboljše čistilno mleko kar sem jih preizkusila! Ima krasen vonj po vrtnicah, je zelo nežno a obenem zelo učinkovito in odstrani tudi ličila. Obožujem ga in ga bom kupila ponovno. Več o njem si pa lahko preberete tukaj.

 SEA-el  Avocado & Kelp Facial Cleanser - čudovito kremno mleko za čiščenje kože z avokadom<3, algami, kokosovim olje, aloe vero in drugimi krasnimi sestavinami. Gosto, kremno mleko je primerno za suho, normalno in mešano kožo, diši po sivki in kot je značilno za čistlina mleka, se ne peni. Ni primerno za odstranjevanje ličil, za jutranjo nego pa je odlično in z veseljem sem ga uporabljala. Trenutno imam na zalogi druga čistilna mleka in gele, a zagotovo ga bom kupila ponovno. Ocena tukaj.

 Gaia Creams Chia, Flax & Hemp Omega 3, 6, 9 Raw Face and Body Cream* - prečudovita krema oziroma balm s chia, lanenimi in konopljimi semeni. Najbolje, da kar oceno preberete, obsedena sem bila s to kremo, res je odlična in jo zelo pripročam! Bi kupila ponovno a zaenkrat moram porabiti še druge. Trenutno spet uporabljam Argan & Sea Buckthorn*, sem že pozabila kako odlična je!<3  

WiseWays Herbals Camellia Eye Cream - izjemno hranljiva krema oziroma balm za predel okrog oči. Mastna krema je odlična za trenutno hladnejše temperature in nočno nego, ki bi jo kupila ponovno. Več pa si preberite tukaj.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Absolute Serum - odličen, odličen serum za nego obraza z vrtnicami.<3 Priporočam! Bom kupila ponovno, ocena tu.

Natura Siberica Moisturizing Cleansing Milk - nežno čistilno mleko primerno za občutljivo in suho kožo, odlično tudi za mešano kožo. Mleko ima nežen cvetličen vonj, ličil ne odstrani najbolje a je super za jutranje čiščenje. Mleko mi je bilo všeč a ga ne bom kupila ponovno. Več o njem tu.


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Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser* - the best cleanser I've ever tried! It smells like roses, it's super gentle but at the same time super effective, and it also removes makeup. I absolutely loved it and I'll definitely buy it again. You can read more about this gorgeous cleanser here.

SEA-el  Avocado & Kelp Facial Cleanser - gorgeous, creamy cleansing milk with Avocado<3, Kelp, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera and other beautiful ingredients. It has a really thick, creamy consistency and is suitable for dry, normal and combination skin. It has a lovely scent of lavender and like most cleansing milks, it doesn't foam. Cleanser isn't great for removing makeup but it's super lovely to use in the mornings and I loved using it. At the moment I really don't need a new facial cleanser but when I do, I'll definitely buy it again. Review here.

Gaia Creams Chia, Flax & Hemp Omega 3, 6, 9 Raw Face and Body Cream* - a beautiful, beautiful cream/balm with Chia, Flax and Hemp. It's best if you just read my review here, I was obsessed with this cream, it's amazing and I really highly recommend it! I would buy it again but I have to use other creams first. At the moment I'm using the Argan & Sea Buckthorn*, which is just as amazing!<3

WiseWays Herbals Camellia Eye Cream - extremely rich eye cream or balm. It's perfect for these colder months and to use at night. Read more about it here

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Absolute Serum - excellent serum with Roses.<3 I loved it and I recommend you try it! I'll buy it again. Review here

Natura Siberica Moisturizing Cleansing Milk - gentle cleansing milk suitable for dry and sensitive, but also great for combination skin. It has a lovely floral scent, it didn't remove my makeup but I loved it for my morning face cleanse. I liked it but I won't repurchase. More here.
Dr. Scheller Sea Buckthorn Hand Balm - krema za roke, ki je bolj vlažilna kot pa hranljiva, kot bi lahko sklepali zaradi imena. Balm je zame zelo hranljiv izdelek, ta krema pa ima teksturo losjona ali mleka, bolj redko in ne tako gosto. Aktivni učinkovini sta rakitovec in ognjič, obe sestavini obožujem. Krema roke dobro navlaži in se hitro vpije v kožo. Edina stvar, ki jo včasih opazim je, da bolj kot jo uporabljam, bolj sem odvisna od nje, kot da je koža bolj suha. Tako je ne uporabljam neprestano, vedno pa za nočno nego. Sem že kupila ponovno.

Schmidt's Ylang Ylang Deodorant* - odličen deodorant, najboljši naravni deodorant kar sem jih preizkusila. Sem ga že kupila ponovno. Ocena pa tukaj.

 Schmidt's Bergamot + Lime Deodorant* - še en super deodorant s svežim vonjem limete in bergamotke. Bom kupila za pomlad in poletje.

Madre Bees Organic Honey Lip Balm - odličen balzam za ustnice, ki sem ga dobila brezplačno pri iHerb naročilu. Imam več vonjev/okusov, vsi so zelo hranljivi in več kot odlični!

Rahua Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner* - običajno ne pišem o testerjih, ki jih uporabim le enkrat ali dvakrat, a ta duo ne morem izpustiti. Rahua je bila vedno na moji listi želja in nisem bila razočarana. Šampon in balzam za volumen sem uporabila dvakrat a to je bilo dovolj, da zdaj želim večji embalaži. Lasje so bili neverjetno mehki, zelo mehki, skoraj nič zavozlani in res prijetni na otip. Volumna ni bilo nikjer, a zaradi mehkobe in sijaja las rabim oba.


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Dr. Scheller Sea Buckthorn Hand Balm - a moisturizing hand cream, not balm, like it says in the name. For me, balm is super rich and nourishing, but this cream has a consistency of a lotion or milk. Two active ingredients are Sea Buckthorn and Calendula, I have much love for both. I liked this cream, it's hydrating and quickly sinks into the skin. Isn't not my first and also not my last, I already bought a new one.

Schmidt's Ylang Ylang Deodorant* - my fave natural deodorant, the best natural deodorant I've tried! I've already bought a new one. Review here.

Schmidt's Bergamot + Lime Deodorant* - another great deodorant with a super fresh scent. I will buy it for spring and summer.

Madre Bees Organic Honey Lip Balm - I got this balm for free with iHerb order and I loved it! I have a few different flavours/scents and they're all super nourishing and more than great!

Rahua Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner* - I usually don't write about these small samples for one or two use, but this duo really impressed me. Rahua has always been on my wishlist and it didn't disappoint. I only used them twice and I instantly feel in love. My hair was so soft, like really soft, smooth, there were almost no tangles, I could easily run my fingers through my hair. There was no volume in my hair but the softness and shine sold me, I need to get these two.
Natura Siberica Hydrating Cream Soap - kot ime pove, gre za kremno vlažilno milo, ki kožo navlaži, jo naredi mehko in popolnoma nič ne izsuši. Zaradi tega sem ga zelo rada uporabljala tudi kot kopel. Sicer se ne peni veliko oziroma zelo malo, a zaradi kremne testure je zelo prijetno za uporabo. Če se prav spomnim, je tudi zelo ugodno, manj kot 5€ za 500 ml. Zaenkrat ne bom kupila ponovno. 

Acure Calming Body Lotion - odličen losjon za telo z vonjem sivke, super za večerno nego. Zelo rada uporabljam Acure losjone, so zelo vlažilni, se hitro vpijejo v kožo in imajo krasne sestavine. Sem kupila ponovno, a zopet z vonjem pomaranče in mandarine s katerim sem res nadvse zadovoljna. Veš o losjonu s sivko tu

Sante Shower Gel Goji Power - gel za tuširanje z izvlečki eko limone in eko goji jagod. Meni zelo diši, po limonah in limonini torti, ima sladek vonj a ne presladek. Gel mi je zelo všeč, pa niti ne vem zakaj, ker iskreno, ni nič posebnega. No, razen tega, da diši. :) Teksturo gela je podobna redkejšemu želeju in proizvede solidno količino pene. Všeč mi je, ker kože ne izsuši, kar je zame tudi najpomembnejše pri tuširanju. Gel sem že kupila ponovno in pravzaprav imam trenutno kar tri različne vonje.

Sante Body Lotion Goji Power - super losjon za telo z enakim vonjem kot gel za tuširanje. Zelo všečen losjon, več o njem pa v tej objavi. 

Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence - olje za kopel z vonjem sivke. Izdelek mi je bil všeč a ne bom kupila večje embalaže.


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Natura Siberica Hydrating Cream Soap - like the name says, this is a hydrating and creamy soap, that made my skin feeling moisturized, soft and not dry at all. I normally used it as a body wash but beacuse it is so hydrating, I also loved using it for baths. Although it doesn't really lather, I liked using it because of the creamy consistency. And if I remember correctly, it's also super affordable, less than 5€ for 500 ml.

Acure Calming Body Lotion - excellent body lotion with lavender, perfect for evening use. I love Acure lotions, they are so hydrating, they're quickly absorbed into the skin and they have amazing ingredients. I already have a new one, but the one with orange and mandarin, that one is my fave! Read more about this lavender body lotion here.

Sante Shower Gel Goji Power - shower gel with extracts of organic goji berry and organic lemon. I really like its scent, it smells like lemons or lemon cake, sweet but not too sweet. I really liked this gel, but to be honest, I don't really know why, because it's nothing special. Well, it does smell lovely. :) The consistency is something like a too soft or runny jelly, that's the best way I can think of to describe it, and it produces a delicate foam that quickly disappears. I like that it doesn't dry out my skin, which is kind of the most important thing when showering. I already have a new one, but also two different scented ones, a purple with acai berry and green with lemon and papaya.

Sante Body Lotion Goji Power - great body lotion with the same scent as the shower gel. I liked it and you can read more about it in this post.

 Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence - bath oil with lavender. I liked it but I won't purchase the bigger bottle.


Have a great week lovelies,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided

Back on Track

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Zadnjih nekaj dni oziroma skoraj cel teden sem bila bolna. Pravzaprav še nisem popolnoma zdrava a dovolj, da sem se lotila nove objave. Objave, ki sem se jo spomnila prav zaradi ležanja v postelji cele dneve. In ja, končno sem na tekočem z vsemi serijami. :) No, v tem času sem bolj slabo skrbela za mojo kožo, da ne omenjam sračjega gnezda na glavi. Čeprav je koža (p)ostala neverjetno čista in gladka, je obenem postala utrujena, brez sijaja in da ne rečem siva in brez življenja. Poleg skrbi za dvojno uživanje vitaminov (kar poglejte novo sliko na Instagramu) sem seveda morala napackati nekaj izdelkov na obraz, da sem/bom hitreje prišla do željenih rezultatov zdrave in sijoče kože. Trenutno tako uporabljam le izdelke za katere vem da delujejo odlično in ne preizkušam novih. Naslednjih izdelkov ne uporabljam vsak dan, gre le za po-prehladu rutino, ki je naredila vidno spremembo na koži. Pravzaprav gre za pamper rutino, ki je odlična, če je vaša koža suha in utrujena.
100% Pure Pineapple Enzyme Peel - odličen encimski piling, ki ga uporabljam že več let. Vsebuje ananasove in papajine encime, ki učinkovito odstranijo odmrle celice, ter antioksidante v obliki vitamina C in ekstrakta limone pa kožo rahlo posvetlijo in naredijo bolj sijočo. Nekaj kar moji koži trenutno nedvomno primanjkuje. Encimski piling je v obliki prahu, ki ga zmešam z vodo in nanesem na obraz kot masko. Na obrazu se dokaj hitro posuši in običajno piling masko sperem po desetih, petnajstih minutah. Izdelek je primeren za vse tipe kože, tudi občutljivo, vsebuje le naravne sestavine in je primeren tudi za vegane.

Leahlani Skincare Mermaid Mask - po pilingu sledi maska. In to najboljša maska! Znamka in prav ta maska je zelo popularna na Instagramu, pa tudi med drugimi blogerkami. Če želite takojšnje rezultate, potem je ta maska za vas, res jo priporočam! Če ne zaradi drugega, zaradi imena. Ali nismo vse enkrat sanjale, da bi bile morske deklice? Ali pa sem bila to le jaz? Če vas ne pritegne to, potem vas bo zagotovo dejstvo, da gre za superhrano za vašo kožo. Vsebuje prečudovite sestavine, kot so havajski surovi med iz ekološke pridelave, spirulino, klorelo, rakitovec, zeleno glino, pomarančo, kamilico, ylang ylang itd. Maska je temno zelene barve, ima prekrasen havajski, tropski, eksotičen vonj in neverjetno učinkuje. Zelo priporočam!

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner - po pilingu in maski najprej sledi nanos tonika. Moj najljubši je vrtnični, ki ga preprosto obožujem! Več si preberite tukaj.

Odacité Hydration Masque* - odlična vlažilna maska, ki jo ob posebnih priložnostih uporabim kot nočno kremo. Kožo izjemno navlaži in ji povrne sijaj. Super je in če ne bi bila tako draga, bi že imela večjo embalažo. Več o njej si lahko preberete tukaj.

Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Soothe and Calm Serum* - na obraz sem nato nanesla moj najljubši serum oziroma olje, z ovsom in amarantom. Deluje tako kot piše na embalaži, kožo pomirja in blaži. Zelo ga priporočam! Več o njem pa tukaj.

Medena krema - za konec pa ne smem pozabiti še na zelo hranljivo kremo oziroma balm, ki poleg olivnega olja in karitejevega masla, vsebuje še čebelji vosek, med, cvetni prah in propolis. Krasna kremica za ustnice, predvsem pa za moj bogi nos in suho ter razpokano kožo zaradi smrkanja.


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For the last couple of days, hell, for almost a week, I was sick. I'm still not completely healthy but enough to write a new blog post. I didn't really take care of my skin like I normally do and not to mention my hair, oh my! :) And altough my skin has been looking unbelievably clear and smooth, it also became tired and dull, without life almost. Besides taking care of my body internally with lots of vitamins (just go and see my new pic on Instagram), I just had to slathered my face with some products that I know work for my skin. I didn't use any new products, just some of my heroes. So this is kind of my post-sick face pamper routine, or just a pamper night for when your skin is feeling dry and tired.
 
 100% Pure Pineapple Enzyme Peel  - excellent enzyme peel, that I've been using for years. It contains pineapple and papaya enzymes, which effectively peel surface dead skin cells, and antioxidants like vitamin C and lemon extract, which make the skin brighter and glowing. My skin definitely needs those vitamins and antioxidants. The scrub comes in a powder form, which you just mix with a bit of water and apply as a face mask. It dries quite quickly and usually I rinse it off after 10-15 minutes. Enzyme peel is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive, it contains all natural ingredients and it's vegan.

Leahlani Skincare Mermaid Mask - after scrub comes a mask, the mask! The brand and their Mermaid Mask are super popular on Instagram, but also amongst green beauty bloggers. If you want immediate results, then go for this one, I highly recommend it! If no other reason, buy it because of the name. Didn't we all dream about being mermaids? Or was that just me? If that still doesn't convince you, than the fact that this is superfood for your skin, definitely will. Mask contains gorgeous ingredients like Hawaiian Raw Organic Honey, Spirulina, Chlorella, Sea Buckthorn, Green Clay, Orange, Chamomile and Ylang Ylang, to name a few. It has a deep green colour, amazing tropical, exotic scent and it works amazing, wonders even. You really need to get this jar of goodness!

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner - after all that, I applied my fave toner. Roses are the best! Read more about it here.

Odacité Hydration Masque* - an amazing hydrating mask, that I use as a night cream, but only on special occasions. It really is super moisturizing and it brings instant rejuvenation. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd already have a big size jar. You can also read a bit more about it here.

Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth Soothe and Calm Serum* - I then applied this serum or oil, which is, yes you guessed it, my favourite! Just like its name says: calming and soothing and I love it so much! Review here.

Honey Balm - last, but certainly not least is my DIY rich honey cream. It contains Olive Oil and Shea Butter, but the main ingredients are Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen and Propolis. Perfect for my lips and my poor nose. You all know what sniffles can do, dry, flaky and chaped skin. And yes, I'm using this balm like a crazy person.:)


Hope you've  been well and that you're all healthy and happy!

Love,
Jana


*samples generously provided 

Three for the Upcoming Winter

Friday, 7 November 2014


Winter is coming.

Ne maram hladnega vremena, ugh sploh ne! Moja koža ga tudi ne mara in zahteva veliko pozornosti. Zato današnjo objavo namenjam izdelkom za čiščenje obraza, ki so poleg olj in vlažilnih krem ključni, da je moja koža tudi v hladnih dneh zdrava in vesela. Ni popolna, a prehod iz čistilnih gelov na hranljiva čistilna mleka in balme zelo pozitivno vpliva, da ni tako utrujena, pusta, brez leska in polna suhih madežev.
Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk, Silkka Garden Apothecary Grapefruit Mint Cleansing Balm, DIY Neem Tamanu Cleansing Balm
Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk consistency
Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk (na voljo tukaj) je dokaj nov izdelek v moji zbirki. Mleko zelo lepo sadno-sladko diši po marelicah oziroma breskvah. Vonj me spominja na Sola Ledeni čaj in če se ne motim je vonj pravzaprav tudi popolnoma enak. Spominja me na počitnice, ko sem bila še otrok, ko smo ta čaj/sok pili le na morju in v toplicah. :) Mmm fino diši! Kot večina čistlinih mlek, je primerno za suho, tudi zelo suho, občutljivo, dehidrirano, zrelo kožo. No, super pa je tudi za mojo mešano do normalno kožo. Tekstura je gosta, bolj kot krema, lepo mazljiva in zelo prijetna za uporabo. Izdelek uporabljam le zjutraj, običajno kar skupaj s preljubo Konjac gobico. Kožo nežno očisti in jo tudi rahlo navlaži. Za večerno uporabo ga ne uporabljam. Nicole pravi, da ne odstrani ličil, tako da ga niti nisem preizkušala. :) Za večerno čiščenje obraza raje posežem po čistilnih balmih.
Cleansing Balm DIY Beeswax, Shea Butter, Argan, Jojoba, Neem, Tamanu
Prvi čistilni balm je doma narejeni (podoben recept tukaj). Glavni učinkovini sta neem in tamanu olje, dve krasni sestavini, ki zdravita brazgotine, akne, starostne pege, ekcem. Ščitita, zdravita in se borita proti staranju kože. Balm oziroma maslo je primerno za vse tipe kože, sploh pa za problematično in mastno kožo. Tako ga najraje uporabljam, ko se pojavijo mozolji ali druge nepravilnosti, kot je rdečica. Čistilne balme zelo rada uporabljam tudi kot nekaj minutne maske, balm pa se lahko uporabi tudi kot krema. Tega sicer ne prakticiram, ker ima neprijeten vonj. Milo rečeno. Neemovo olje ima grozen vonj, smrdi po ribah, umazanih nogavicah, saj ne vem po čem, vem le, da smrdi! Je pa zelo učinkovit in zato ga še vedno uporabljam. :) Ličil na žalost ne odstrani v celoti, tako da ga uporabljam kot drugi korak pri čiščenju obraza. Odstranim ga s toplo, mokro brisačko in če obraza še nikoli niste čistile tako, morate nujno preizkusiti. Občutek tople brisačke na obrazu je nekaj najboljšega in pomirjujočega. Krasno za večerno nego po napornem, pa tudi spočitem dnevu. :)
Silkka Garden Apothecary Grapefruit Mint Cleansing Milk
Drugi balm, ki ga trenutno zelo rada uporabljam pa je Silkka Garden Apothecary Grapefruit - Mint Cleansing Balm (na voljo tukaj). Ima tako zelo pomirjujoč vonj po meti in grenivki, meni je res všeč! Poleg omenjenih eteričnih olj vsebuje še jojobino olje, olje kamelije, karitejevo, sojino in mangovo maslo ter čebelji vosek. Tekstura balma je malce manj oljnata kot pri mojem in tako za celoten obraz potrebujem več, sploh, če želim narediti kratko masažo obraza. Sicer pa kožo nežno očisti in je tudi zaradi vonja zelo prijeten za uporabo. Edina negativna stran je, da ni primeren za predel oči. Verjetno bi eterično olje mete peklo oči, tako da za odstranjevanje ličil sploh ni primerno. No, pa saj tega sem že tako vajena, moj balm jih tudi ne odstrani. A če ne bi bilo mete, potem tudi ne bi tako lepo dišal. :)

Ali tudi vi spremenite rutino obraza za hladnejše dni?



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I don't like cold weather, ugh not at all! And my skin is also not a fan and wants my constant attention. So because it's November I decided to share my picks for face cleansing products that are perfect for lower temperature and snow. Besides facial oils and hydrating creams, I think that cleansing milks and balms are the key to a happy skin in colder months. My skin is so not perfect, but these kind of products really make a difference and help my skin to not look dull, tired and super dry.

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk (get it here) is a fairly new product in my beauty stash. It has a delicious fruity, sweet scent of apricots and peaches. This scent reminds me of a peach iced tea that we always drank on our summer holidays when I was a kid. :) Mmm it smells super nice! Like most other cleansing milks, it is more suitable for dry than oily skin. It's actually meant for very dry, sensitive, dehydrated and mature skin. Well, it also works for my combo to normal skin. It has a thick consistency, more like cream than milk, which is just gorgeous to use, especially in the mornings. I love using it with my beloved Konjac sponge but it's also lovely on its own. It's moisturizing and super gentle. So gentle that I don't use it in the evenings because Nicole says that it doesn't remove makeup. And I trust her so I didn't even try. :) I hate the feeling when cleanser sticks and clumps up my lashes together and does nothing, ugh! But enough of this product, let's move on to the cleansing balms.

The first one is my homemade balm with neem and tamanu oil (similar recipe here).  The two wonderful ingredients, which treat acne,scars, age spots, eczema and so on. They protect, heal and fight ageing. Cleansing balm is suitable for all skin types, but is especially good for combination and oily skin. I really like to use it when my skin isn't feeling its best, when I get spots and other imperfections. Cleansing balms can also be used as a face mask or even a cream. But I don't practise that because it has an unpleasant scent. Well, that's an understatement! Neem oil stinks, like reeeally stinks! Of fish, dirty feet, I don't know how to describe it and I don't really want to, it just smells horrible, okay. But it's effective so I still use it. :) Unfortunately it doesn't remove my makeup, so I use it as a second cleanse. Like all cleansing balms, I remove it with a warm damp cloth. Isn't just the best feeling when you put a warm cloth on your face?? I find it so relaxing!<3

The second balm and my favourite at the moment is the Silkka Garden Apothecary Grapefruit - Mint (get it here). Balm has a very calming scent of mint and grapefruit, I love it! Alongside these two essential oils, it also contains Jojoba and Camelia Oil, Beeswax, Shea, Soy and Mango Butter. Balm contains more butter than my own and therefore it's not so oily. The consistency is just lovely. But when I want to massage my face for a bit I need to add more so I don't drag my skin. The only negative thing could be that you have to avoid the eyes and therefore the product isn't the best choice for removing eye makeup. I think that's because of the Peppermint Oil. But to be honest, I'm used to it, my balm also doesn't remove makeup, and if there were no mint, the balm wouldn't smell so lovely. :)

There you have it, these three lovely products will be in my regular routine for the rest of this autumn and winter. Do you also change your products depending on time of the year?


Love you all,

Jana xx

October Was Good To Me

Monday, 3 November 2014


Oktober je bil dober mesec. Lep, sončen, srečen pa še rojstni dan imam v oktobru. To pa pomeni darila in novi izdelki, yaaay! :D Torej, večino izdelkov v tej objavi sem prejela za darilo ali za testiranje, ene tri pa sem kupila sama. Naj tu še enkrat rečem najlepša hvala vsem!<3 Nekaj sem jih že preizkusila, več o njih pa bom zagotovo napisala v prihajajočih mesecih.
Deep Steep Moisture Sticks so najboljše mini kremice za telo, saj so super za preizkušanje novega vonja. Honeydew & Spearmint se sliši fino a nisem želela močnega metinega vonja in na srečo to tudi ni. Vonj je zelo prijeten in rahlo sladek. In če že govorim o mini izdelkih naj omenim Pai Organic Skincare Sampling Set* in Dr. Alkaitis Travel & Try Kit*. Vse Pai izdelke, ki sem jih preizkusila obožujem in v setu jih je nekaj, ki jih še nisem. Še posebej me zanima Kukui & Jojoba Bead Exfoliator. No, trenutno pa uporabljam Dr. Alkaitis set z zelo radodarnimi testerji. Včasih so testerji tako majhni, da jih takoj zmanjka, ti pa mislim, da bodo zdržali kakšen mesec! Naslednji izdelek je Ilia šminka v odtenku Ink Pot*. Znamka je na moji listi želja že dolgo, vse "zelene" blogerke jo obožujejo! Krasen jesenski odtenek za katerega sem sicer pričakovala, da bo temnejši, a je še vseeno zelo lep. Amazingy Coconut Lip Balm* pa je le še pika na i krasnemu paketu iz spletne trgovine Amazingy.<3
100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream je odlična kremica za predel okrog oči in je pravzaprav že moja tretja. Tale majhna tubica je zelo ugodna (10€), krema ima super sestavine, je vlažilna, primerna za nočno in dnevno nego, nič negativnega nimam za povedati. :) Tudi o oljih za nego kože in las nimam nič slabega za reči. Damia Orehovega olja še nisem uporabljala a orehovo olje sem nekaj časa uživala in mi je bilo všeč. Izdelek, ki pa sem ga že preizkusila in ga obožujem je The Konjac Sponge with French Pink Clay, ki so po novem na voljo tudi v Sanolaborjih! Oceno lahko preberete tukaj. Stalnica pa so tudi Sante geli za tuširanje, ki se sicer ne penijo dobro in imajo morda kakšno čudno sestavino, a začuda so mi všeč. Vijolični oziroma Acai Energy je že tretji v moji zbirki, imam še oranžnega in zelenega. Sunfood Coconut Rose MSM Lotion je dober losjon za telo, več o njem pa si preberite tukaj. Največji izdelek na sliki pa je nedvomno Deep Steep Bubble Bath Passion Fruit - Guava, ki diši prekrasno! Sladek in tropski vonj sem opisala že tukaj in čeprav je vonj bolj poletni, vseeno priporočam, da preizkusite kakšen izdelek s tem vonjem.
Odkar sem prvič videla novi Lily Lolo paleti sem vedela, da potrebujem obe. Moja prva je Enchanted in prvi vtisi so super! Drugi Lily Lolo izdelek je moja preljuba Mineralna podlaga v odtenku Blondie. Stalnica.<3 Vseh izdelkov sem nadvse vesela a najbolj sem se veselila Leahlani Skincare izdelkov. Vsak dan znova sem jih občudovala na Instagramu in končno jih imam! Honey Love* sem že omenila v tej objavi, v drugem lončku pa se skriva "slavna" Mermaid Mask z medom in superhrano ter drugimi čudovitimi sestavinami. Obe obožujem in vse kar lahko rečem je, da sta prekrasni! Pravzaprav so me vsi Leahlani izdelki, ki sem jih preizkusila navdušili. Pikake parfum uporabljam vsak dan, diši sladko in eksotično, vonj je zelo unikaten in z nobenim vonjem/izdelkom ga ne morem primerjati. Coconut Infusion Puakini Tuberose* pa obožujem za lase!<3 Osnova je kokosovo olje, ki ga tako ali tako obožujem, poleg tega pa vsebuje še mešanico eksotičnih ekoloških dišav. Ja, moji lasje v zadnjem času zelo dišijo, yum! In a niso prisrčni trije mali testerji? :) Druga znamka, ki je prav tako še nisem preizkusila je Skin Blossom. Nourishing Face Moisturiser je nežna vlažilna krema primerna za mastno, normalno in občutljivo kožo.
Naslednja Skin Blossom izdelka sta Age Resist Face Moisturiser in Reviving Eye Cream z antioksidanti v obliki mešanice ekološkega zelenega čaja, ekološko pridelane smetlike in ajde. Ne smem pa pozabiti še na Skin Blossom duo za nego telesa, Cleanse & Nourish Body Wash in Moisturizing Body Lotion. Oba že uporabljam in moram reči, da sta zelo prijetna. Gel proizvede ravno prav pene in nežno očisti kožo, losjon pa je dobro vlažilen in se hitro vpije v kožo. Oba imata nežen citrusen vonj, vsebujeta pomarančo pa tudi parfum, ki se meni zdi nepotreben a je vsaj iz ekološke pridelave. In res je, da sem rekla, da sem se najbolj razveselila Leahlani izdelkov, a zdaj moram pa kar malo pomisliti, ker Therapi je prav tako znamka, ki sem jo imela na listi želja že odkar obstaja. Kako ne, če pa vsebuje med!<3 Celotno Orange Blossom linijo namenjeno normalni koži sem prejela v nagradni igri na Instagramu (hvala Content Beauty in Therapi).<3 Saj ne, da me je skoraj pobralo, ko sem videla, da sem zmagala. :) Za dodaten plus pa je nagrado prejela še moja prijateljica, najboljša nagradna igra vam rečem! :)


 Translation
 October was such a great month! Weather was so beautiful and sunny, I was super happy and to top it all of, it was my birthday! And you know what that means - lots of birthday presents, yaaay! :D Again, thank you very much for all your goodies, each and every one of you made my day!<3 

Deep Steep Moisture Sticks are the best mini body balms, they're great if you want to test out a new scent. Unfortunately they're not available in Slovenia and therefore they're just perfect for me to sniff them and then decide if I want a bigger bottle. Honeydew & Spearmint passed the test, it smells sweet and super lovely. Talking about minis, I also have to mention the Pai Organic Skincare Sampling Set* and Dr. Alkaitis Travel & Try Kit*. I've already tried some Pai products and loved them all, but there're still some I'm dying to try. I'm most excited about the Kukui & Jojoba Bead Exfoliator. At the moment I'm testing out the Dr. Alkaitis products that come in a proper sample sizes. I love generous samples, that way you can really try them out. I think they'll last me for a month! Next exciting product is Ilia lipstick in Ink Pot*. Brand has been on my wishlist for too long, every green bbloger seems to love Ilia products! Ink Pot is a gorgeous shade perfect for fall and winter. I expected it would be a bit darker on my lips but it's beautiful all the same. And you could say the Amazingy Coconut Lip Balm* is the icing on the cake of a lovely parcel from Amazingy.<3

100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream is an excellent eye cream and it's actually my third one. This little tube is super affordable, has great ingredients, is moistuirizing, perfect for evening and daytime use, I don't have anything negative to say about it. The same is with oils. I love them and I think Damia Walnut Oil will be a great addition to my collection. Product I've already tried and loved is The Konjac Sponge with French Pink Clay. You can read my review here. I also really like Sante Shower Gels which actually don't foam all that well and have one or two not so great ingredients, but I still like them. This Acai Energy is a new scent for me, but I've already have the orange and green one. Sunfood Coconut Rose MSM Lotion is a nice lotion, but you can read more about it hereThe biggest chubbiest product on the picture is without a doubt the Deep Steep Bubble Bath Passion Fruit - Guava. It smells amazing!<3 I wrote about its fruity and tropical scent here and although it's more of a summer scent, I still recommend it!

Ever since I first saw the new Lily Lolo Eye Palettes I knew I had to get them! My first one is Enchanted and my first impressions are great! Next Lily Lolo product is my beloved Mineral Foundation in Blondie. This is my favourite foundation and I can never be without it!<3 I'm so very happy with all the presents I got, but I was most excited about the Leahlani Skincare. I was lusting over her products for quite some time. Every day when I was checking my Instagram feed I was like uuh and aah when I saw a new post and now I finally have them! Super happy!<3 I've already included Honey Love* in this post and I have to say that the famous Mermaid Mask is amazing as well! It's famous for a reason, okay. I actually love all of the Leahlani products I've tried. I use my Pikake Exotic Perfume Oil everyday, it smells super sweet and exotic. I don't really know how to describe it because I've never smelled anything like it! Pikake is exotic hawaiian Jasmine if you want to know more. :) Coconut Infusion Puakini Tuberose* has more familiar scent but I still can't put my finger on it. Scents are so differrent from what I'm used to that the best thing for me would be to go to Hawaii and smell all the wonderful flowers there. :) Coconut Infusion is perfect for my hair which now smell amazing!<3 And aren't those three mini samples super cute?! :) Another brand I've never tried before is the Skin Blossom. Nourishing Face Moisturiser is a light moisturiser with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera and it's suitable for oily, normal and sensitive skin.

Next Skin Blossom products are Age Resist Face MoisturiserReviving Eye Cream and a body care duo, the Cleanse & Nourish Body Wash and Moisturizing Body Lotion. I'm currently using both and I have to say they're very nice. Body wash lathers quite nicely and gently cleanses the skin while body lotion is moisturizing and it's easily absorbed into the skin. They contain Orange Oil and have a nice citrusy scent. They also contain Parfum which I think it's not necessary but at least it's certified as organically grown. And although I said I was most excited about Leahlani products I'll have to think about that because Therapi is also one of those brands I wanted to try for a long time. Or in this case for a year. :) It contains honey and you all know how I feel about honey!<3 I got the whole Orange Blossom line in an Instagram giveaway (thanks to Content Beauty and Therapi).<3 I'm not lying, I almost died when I saw I won! It was a close one, I nearly fell off my chair yoga ball. :) It was a huge, huge plus that my friend also got the prize, best giveaway ever! :)


I hope your October was amazing too!

Jana xx

*samples generously provided

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. :)


Translation
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

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