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Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection

Sunday, 28 June 2015


Naj vam predstavim tri majhne a zelo kjut testerje, ki v svojih lončkih skrivajo tri čudovita ličila za obraz. Kremno rdečilo, bronzer in osvetljevalec so del Tarine kolekcije (Tara Collection). Zasnovala jih je vedno prijazna Tara skupaj z Delizioso Skincare. Gre za kanadsko znamko, ki sta jo leta 2008 ustanovili sestri Ariel in Leeona Emerald. 
Tara Collection Delizioso Skincare Vegan, Natural, Organic Makeup
Izdelki niso testirani na živalih, ne vsebujejo vode, so 100% naravni in sveži. Brez parabenov, alkohola, sintetičnih barvil in dišav, pesticidov in še in še. Izdelki so narejeni sveže in če jih naročite neposredno na njihovi spletni strani, boste dobili izdelke, ki niso stari več kot teden dni. Kvaliteta jim je bolj pomembna kot kvantiteta in svežina izdelkov to nedvomno dokazuje. Znamka je zelo zanimiva, izdelki vsebujejo krasne bio aktivne sestavine, večina jih je tudi iz ekološke pridelave. Pa še luštno izgledajo. Tako da sploh ni čudno, da sem med brskanjem po spletni strani našla še marsikateri izdelek, ki bi ga z veseljem preizkusila. Na voljo imajo ogromno izdelkov, za vsak tip kože se najde kaj. Ne morem, da jih ne bi nekaj omenila, Peach Orchard Body Butter, Lucuma Regenerating Serum, Mangosteen Super Berries Antioxidant Facial Cream, pa saj bi lahko sedela tu cel dan in jih raziskovala. :) Pojdimo zdaj raje na izdelke, ki sem jih imela priložnost preizkusiti.
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection Vegan, Natural Makeup
Tara Collection Delizioso Skincare
Vsa tri ličila, rdečilo Adorned Blushing Mousse*, bronzer California Bronzing Mousse* in osvetljevalec Glow Crème Luminizer* so vegan in vsebujejo skoraj enako mešanico sestavin. Razlikujejo se le v barvi. Vsebujejo olivno, jojobino, arganovo olje, olje lubenice in puščavske opuncije (kaktus; ang. poimenovanje prickly pear), sojin vosek in Tarino prepoznavno mešanico eteričnih olj. Imajo prekrasen vonj po vaniliji, če sem natančna, po madagarski vaniliji in komaj zaznavnim podtonom osvežilnih cvetlic. Ličila imajo kremno teksturo, opisala bi jo kot mešanico pene in kreme. So izjemno pigmentirana, se zelo dobro zabrišejo in so primerna za vse tipe kože. Edina stvar, ki ni tako krasna je obstojnost. To niti ni tako nenavadno za kremna ličila, sploh za rdečila. Glede na moje izkušnje zdržijo pol dneva, odvisno od količine nanosa. Ker pa gre za tako majhne izdelke, jih z lahkoto vzamem s sabo in če je potrebno, jih dodatno nanesem. Ali pa preko nanesem malce pudra v prahu oziroma ličil v prahu, ki so jim podobna po odtenku in tako podaljšam njihovo obstojnost.
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection swatches
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection makeup swatches
 Prvi izdelek v katerega sem se takoj zaljubila je Glow Crème Luminizer*. Gre za čudovit bel osvetljevalec z drobnimi svetlikajočimi delci, ki na koži pričarajo čudovit sijaj. Običajno ga nanesem na najvišja dela ličnic oziroma na kosti ličnic, v notranje kotičke očes in na zunanji del oči, na obrvno kost oziroma pod obrvi.

California Bronzing Mousse* je bronzer, moj najljubši bronzer, če sem iskrena. Ima krasno rjavo, rahlo oranžno barvo z rdečim podtonom, ki ustvari lep in obenem naravno zagorel videz. Vsebuje drobne, da ne rečem komaj zaznavne zlate svetlikajoče delce, ki pa le poskrbijo za še lepši videz. Na spodnji fotografiji imam tako osvetljevalec kot bronzer, več slik pa v tej objavi.
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection Bronzing Mousse, Glow Creme Luminizer
Adorned Blushing Mousse* vsebuje skoraj enake bleščeče delce kot osvetljevalec, le da poleg vsebuje še roza drobce. Gre za dokaj temno roza odtenek, ki ima po mojem mnenju komaj zaznaven rdeč podton, ki pa se ga vidi le v lončku. Morda pa tako vidim le zaradi visoke koncentracije pigmentov. Na koži se ti lepo razporedijo in ustvarijo dokaj nežen roza videz. No, odvisno ali nanesem veliko ali ne. :)
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection Adorned Blushing Mousse, Lily Lolo Romantic Rose Lipstick
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection Adorned Blushing Mousse, Lily Lolo Romantic Rose Lipstick
Naj še enkrat omenim, da gre res za zelo pigmentirana ličila, tako da se le držite pravila "manj je več". Dodajanje je enostavno, odvzemanje niti ne. Kremna rdečila se običajno nanašajo s prsti, priznam, da meni to ne gre najbolje. Za enakomeren nanos in dobro zabrisanost mi preprosto vzame preveč časa oziroma več časa, kot ko jih nanesem s čopičem. No, z osvetljevalci nimam problemom, mislim bolj na rdečila in bronzerje. In brez dvoma je najboljši čopič za nanos teh rdečil Real Techniques Duo - Fiber Contour Brush. Eden izmed mojih novih čopičev in priznam, da sem prav obsedena z njim!<3 Čeprav "navadnega" Contour čopiča od RT nisem nikoli uporabljala za nanos rdečila, pa sem s tem nadvse zadovoljna in ne predstavljam si, da bi ličila uporabljala vsak dan, če ga ne bi imela. Je ravno prav velik za te majhne lončke, ščetine pa so ravno prav goste oziroma redke, da ličila čudovito zabrišejo. Bele ščetine čopiča so precej bolj redke kot črne, to pa tudi vpliva na to, da je čopič zelo primeren za nanos kremnih pa tudi pigmentiranih rdečil. In naj vas bleščeči delci v teh izdelkih ne motijo, jaz vedno izberem mat oziroma tista rdečila s komaj zaznavnimi bleščicami, a moram povedati, da me pri teh niti malo ne motijo, ker sploh niso tako opazni kot v embalaži.
Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection Real Techniques Duo - Fiber Contour Brush
Z Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection kremnimi ličili za obraz sem več kot zadovoljna in jih zelo priporočam! Všeč so mi barve, tekstura, pigmentiranost, sestavine, kvaliteta, filozofija znamke, skratka res super! Na voljo tukaj.


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Let me introduce you to three cute little samples of absolutely gorgeous cream makeup. The blush, bronzer and highlighter are a part of Tara Collection, a collection that was created by the ever lovely Tara and Delizioso Skincare. This Canadian brand was created by two lovely sisters, Ariel and Leeona Emerald. The brand is cruelty free, water free, 100% natural with many certified organic ingredients, fresh, raw. Paraben, Alcohol, Gluten, Fragrance, Pesticide free and a lot more. Products shipped to customers or to stores from Delizioso Headquarters are no older than a week old. The intense freshness gives you a chance to experience first-hand goods which are active, beneficial and bio-dynamic. I find this brand really interesting and oh my, their products look and sound divine! You can imagine there're lots and lots of products that caught my eye, I think everyone can find someting special. I just have to mention a few of them, for example Peach Orchard Body Butter, Lucuma Regenerating Serum, Mangosteen Super Berries Antioxidant Facial Cream, I mean I could sit here all day and explore their products. :) So let's rather move on to the products I had the pleasure to try.

All three makeup items, the Adorned Blushing Mousse*, California Bronzing Mousse* and Glow Crème Luminizer* are vegan and they all contain Olive, Jojoba, Prickly Pear Seed, Argan and Watermelon Seed Oils, Soy Wax, Tara Signature Blend (Natural Essential Oil & Absolutes). They may contain Mica and/or Iron oxides. They have a beautiful scent of vanilla - the scent is Pure Madagascar Vanilla with light hints of invigorating florals. Delicious! Products have a lovely creamy consistency, I'd describe it as a mix of mousse and cream. They have amazing pigmentation, they blend beautifully, are buildable and suitable for all skin types. The one thing that's not so wonderful is the lasting power, which isn't the best. But in my experiences that's almost always the case when it comes to cream blushes. They last about half a day, it depends on how much you apply. Because the products are so cute and small, I see no problem in throwing them in my bag and apply more if I need to. Sometimes I also apply a bit of translucent powder on top or blush in a similar colour, and that also extends the lasting power.

The first product I want to mention is the Glow Crème Luminizer*. I have to say I completely fell in love with this highlighter, it was love at first sight. The luminizer contains tiny shimmery particles that are blended together in a white coloured creamy mousse. It gives such a nice glow to the skin, I love it! Usually I apply it on the tops of my cheeks, in the inner corners of my eyes and on brow bones.

California Bronzing Mousse* is a beautiful bronzer, I'd have to say it's my favourite bronzer. It has a pretty brown shade with a hint of orange and a red undertone. It's so flattering and gives a gorgeous bronzed, sun kissed look. It contains the tinniest gold particles, that gives even more gorgeous glow to the skin. There's one photo of me wearing both, the bronzer and luminizer, but you can also check out more photos here.

  Adorned Blushing Mousse* contains almost the same shiny particles as the luminizer, the one difference is that it also has pink particles. I'd describe this shade as a bright dark pink with a slight hint of red undertone which is more prominent in the jar than on my face. Maybe I'm only seeing it because of the high concentration of pigments. They blend beautifully on the skin and give my skin a fresh pink look. 
 
I have to say it again, these products are super pigmented and "less is more" fits perfectly here. It's so much easier to start with little and then add a bit more than the other way around. Cream products are usually best to apply with your fingers, but I have to be honest and say I'm not very good at that. Well I'm good with highlighters but if I want to achieve an even and blendable look it takes me too much time / it takes me more time than with a brush. And I have the perfect brush for these products, the Real Techniques Duo - Fiber Contour Brush. Without any doubt, it's the best brush for applying cream products. I'm obsessed with it!<3 I also have the "normal" contour brush from RT, but I've never used it for applying blushes. But this duo - fiber brush works so well that I can't even imagine what I would do without it! I'm so so happy I bought it, I think I wouldn't use these products as much as I do now that I have this brush. It is just the perfect size and because of its duo - fiber bristles it works amazing at blending the product. It gives an even and fresh look and I just love it. Oh and please don't think these products are super shimmery or glittery, not at all! They just give a natural shine and glow to the skin. I promise you, you won't look like a disco ball wearing them! :)

I'm really impressed with Delizioso Skincare Tara Collection products and I highly recommend them! I love the colours, texture, pigmentation, ingredients, quality, the philosophy of the brand, I just adore them! You can get them here.


Have you tried them? What about some other Delizioso Skincare products?? :)

With love,
Jana xx


*samples generously provided

Petal & Post Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Friday, 26 June 2015


Hvala vsem, ki ste sodelovali v Petal & Post nagradni igri! Z največjim veseljem sem prebirala vaše komentarje in upam, da boste enkrat preizkusile tiste izdelke, ki ste si jih izbrale v odgovoru na vprašanje. :) Srečna nagrajenka je Liliana Neves! :) Vsem ostalim pa lahko zaželim le, več sreče prihodnjič in lep vikend! 
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Babes, thank you all so very much for participating in the Petal & Post giveaway! I loved reading your comments and I hope you all get a chance to try those products that you wished for in the comments! :) Now for the winner, drum roll please .. the lucky winner is Liliana Neves! Congrats and happy shopping! Thanks again to everyone and I hope you'll have better luck next time! 

Have a wonderful and sunny weekend!<3

With love,
Jana xx

Summer Things

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Čeprav se letošnje poletje ni začelo ravno najboljše, verjamem, da bo veliko vročih in sončnih dni, zato sem se odločila za objavo namenjeno prav poletju in nekaterim izdelkom, ki se krasno podajo tem dnem.
 Zaščitni faktor je nujen! - krema za sončenje za obraz je na sončen dan obvezna! Moja nedvomna zmagovlka je Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer z zaščitnim faktorjem 30. Vse kar morate vedeti je, da jo potrebujete. :) Več pa si lahko preberete tukaj. Poleg zaščite obraza pa ne pozabite tudi na ustnice. Jaz sem pri slikanju pozabila, saj se je balzam potuhnil v mojem žepu. Vseeno pa moram omeniti čudovit vazelin za ustnice z zaščitnim faktorjem 15 - Hurraw! Sun Protection Balm SPF 15. Hurraw! so eni izmed mojih najljubših balzamov za ustnice in tale vlažilen balzam ima prekrasen vonj, ki me vedno spomni na počitnice in morje. Tako da sploh ni čudno, da ga tako rada uporabljam.

Odstrani se mrčes! - nihče ne želi nadležnih pikov komarjev, jaz že vem, ker sem ogromen magnet zanje. Moj fant se včasih pošali, da sploh ne potrebuje proti komarnih sprejev, ker ima itak mene zraven. :) Klopi pa tudi niso nobena šala, vam lahko povem, da borelija res ni prijetna stvar. Zato se le zavarujte! Moja izbira za zaščito sta Badgerjeva izdelka proti mrčesu. Anti-Bug Balm v pločevinki imam že od prejšnjega poletja, letos pa sem kupila še izdelek v stiku, ker je veliko bolj prijeten in enostaven za uporabo. Vsebujeta preproste a učnkovite sestavine, kot so ekstra deviško olivno olje, čebelji vosek, ricinovo olje in eterična olja "citronelle", limonske trave, cedre, rožmarina in pelargonije.
Osveži svoj obraz - poleti imam rada osvežilne gele za čiščenje obraza, sploh zvečer in na počitnicah na morju. Eden izmed mojih najljubših je Facial Cleanser od ameriške znamke Acure. Ima osvežilen, citrusen vonj in osvežilno, lahko tesksturo, ki se lepo peni ter odstrani umazanijo in ličila. Kožo pusti rahlo suho in žejno vlage a tonik to hitro popravi. In če ga že omenjam, še vedno obožujem rožno vodo, še posebej Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner. Nerada uporabljam vato, pravzaprav jo uporabim le pri odstranjevanju laka za nohte, zato tonik vedno prelijem v stekleničko na sprej. Poleg tega, da tonik vedno uporabim pred nanosom kreme, ga nanesem tudi na sveže naličen obraz. Ličila se tako lepše zlijejo skupaj in se tudi dlje obdržijo. Čeprav v največji vročini veliko ličil kar izgine s kože. Najboljša uporaba rožne vode v spreju pa je zagotovo prav na vroč dan, ko sploh ne veš več kako bi se ohladil. Preizkusite pa boste vedele o čem govorim! :)
Izstopajoči barvni odtenki - vsak dan je dober dan za čudovite barvne odtenke, poletje pa je sploh krasen letni čas za uvedbo barv, tako v oblačilih, kot pri ličenju in na nohtih. Kričeči barvni odtenki šmink, kot sta Nudus Survivor*, temno roza oziroma odtenek fuksije za svež videz in Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed* za zlat, bronast, zagorel in sijoč videz. Dve odlični izbiri za vroče poletne dni in tople noči. Upam, da se kmalu spet pojavijo! Za nohte pa sem izbrala kar štiri barve, ki so super tako na nohtih na rokah kot na nogah. Pastelna odtenka, kot sta lila Zoya Malia in Benecos Peach Sorbet se krasno podata k zagoreli koži, saj jo še bolj poudarita. Če pa morda sanjate o počitnicah na morju, le kdo ne?!, potem le preizkusite moder odtenek Sparkles od Benecosa ali SpaRitual Emerald City. Tako si tudi v mestu lahko pričarate vsaj en kanček morja.

**Ste sodelovale v Petal & Post nagradni igri??! Hvala vsem za lepe komentarje, me veseli, da vam je nagradna igra všeč! :) Če še niste sodelovale, imate na voljo še nekaj dni! :)


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Even though our summer hasn't started on the right foot, I believe there'll be lots of hot and sunny days and because of that I decided to write a post featuring few products that go great with nice summer days.

Get your Sunscreen on! - a sunscreen is a must on a sunny day! Or any other day for that matter. My winner is without a doubt the Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF 30. All you really need to know is that you need it! :) Read my review here if you want to know more. There's also one product I totally forgot to include in the picture! I did think of it but then it hid from me in the bottom of my pocket. :) I'm talking about the Hurraw! Sun Protection Balm SPF 15. Hurraw! lip balms are one of my favourite lip products and this moisturizing balm with a gorgeous scent, which reminds me of summer and holidays, is the perfect choice for sunny days. 

 Bug Off - no one wants those super annoying and irritating mosquito bites, I would know, I'm like a magnet for them! My boyfried sometimes jokes that he really doesn't need a mosquito reppelent because of me. :) I wish I was also mosquitos bites free! Ticks are also something you want to avoid, having Lyme disease is no fun either, trust me! So you better take care of yourself! A product I'll use this summer is the Badger Anti-Bug Balm in stick form. I've already used the one in tin last year, but I decided to buy it in a stick too because it's way easier to apply. Both contain simple yet effective ingredients like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil, Essential oils of Citronella, Cedar, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Geranium.

 Fresh your face - in the summer time I like to use fresh facial gel cleansers, especially in the evenings. One of my favourites is the Acure Facial Cleanser. It has a fresh citrusy scent and a refreshing, light texture. It lathers nicely and removes all the dirt and makeup from the day. It leaves my skin fresh but at the same time also a tad dry. No worries, a good toner quickly fixes that. Speaking of toners, I'm still loving the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner. I don't like using cotton pads, I only use them when I'm removing nail polish, so I rather decant the toner in a glass spray bottle. I always use a toner before I apply a cream and I also love to spritz some when I finish my makeup. That way the makeup lasts longer and it looks nicer, more even and not cakey. Well if it's super hot even that doesn't help. The last and my absolute favourite way of using a rose toner or any other toner in a spray bottle, is on a hot day when you don't even know how to cool yourself. Water helps of course, but just try spritzing some toner on your face and you'll know what I'm talking about. :)

Pop of Colour - every day is a good day for colours, but summer is just the perfect time for including them in your wardrobe, on your nails, lips. When it comes to "in your face" lipstick shades, I like to go with vibrant colours such as Nudus Survivor* and Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed*. For more of a fresh look go with the beautiful pink or fuchsia Survivor, but if you're more into bronzed, sun kissed and glowy look, then Sunkissed will work great for that. It's on of the most gorgeous and bright oranges I have in my collection. These two fun colours are perfect for sunny days and warm summer nights. Lips done, now let's move on to nails. I picked four colours that look great on hands and toes. The pastel shades like Zoya Malia and Benecos Peach Sorbet go amazing with tanned skin. But if you're longing for summer holidays on the beach then you should definitely go with Sparkles from Benecos, the bright navy blue or SpaRitual Emerald City. So if you're stuck in the city at least your nails will look like sea.


Have an awesome summer!

Jana xx


**Have you entered the gorgeous Petal & Post giveaway??! Thanks to everyone who already did, I love reading your comments and I'm so happy to hear you love the giveaway! There's still some time left so make sure to enter, the prize is amazing! :)

*samples generously provided

Introducing Petal & Post + Giveaway

Friday, 19 June 2015


I'm super excited to announce a partnership with the beautiful Canadian e-boutique Petal & Post. A place where you can find a gorgeous authentic collection of the world’s finest organic, natural, small-batch and ethically crafted products. You can find products for you, your babies, your soul, your pets and your home. I was introduced to this shop by the ever lovely Britanie and when the Petal & Post founder Jamie contacted me I was beyond extatic, excited, honorued and humbled. I couldn't even imagine she would want to work with me!<3
Jamie MacLean created Petal & Post to bring to life her vision that luxury and organic would one day merge, and that excellence in organics would benefit from scientific formulation. The e-boutique is the result of a journey which began with a pregnancy, an interest in ethical luxury products and a passion for e-commerce retail. You can read more about her story here, but I love that the brands she chooses for her shop are the ones that meet her demanding criteria - they must excel in their genre, they must be ethically produced, they must deliver outstanding results, and they must be certified organic or use truly natural ingredients.

Petal & Post offers a variety of luxury brands. From well know like Kahina, Lily Lolo, Neom, MUN, Odacite, to brands I'm not so familiar with, like Graydon, Leaves of Trees, Stewart & Claire, The Laundress and more. None of the brands they stock test their products on animals, nor do they instruct anyone to do so on their behalf. They offer a refined collection of products that are free-from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), parabens, propylene, or butylene glycols, petroleum, PEGs, TEA, DEA, phthalates, GMO, silicones, pesticides, BPA, lead, artificial dyes, harmful synthetic fragrances or animal by-products. You can check out their strict 'free-from' ingredients policy here. Amazing, right?

The e-boutique looks absolutely beautiful, so pretty and romantic. The one thing that really stands out to me are their brand introductions. If you're interested in one and you want to know more about it, you can easily click on it and you'll quickly learn more.

Now for the most exciting part, I have a surprise for all you lovely friends and readers! :) Jamie has set up a discount code for you! Receive 15% off your total order when you enter discount code 
loveliness4YOU-summer15 at checkout (good through to midnight October 31, 2015).

And there's also an international giveaway! The prize is the Petal & Post $100 Gift Card. For more info check out Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopeter form. If you want to enter you have to:

1. Fill in the Rafflecopter form,
2. Follow my blog on Bloglovin',
3. Subscribe to the Petal & Post e-newsletter.

These three are mandatory, others are optional but they increase your chances of winning. This giveaway will run for one week. Winner will be randomly selected and I'll contact her/him via email. If she/he doesn't respond in 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

Good luck to everyone and have a great weekend!

Jana xx

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Bronz + Glow

Monday, 15 June 2015


I've never been more into bronzed summer look that I am this year. I've always loved white, porcelain and sun free skin. Even though I still like that, I've been really loving bronzed and tanned look too. I got my first two bronzers this year and also a self-tanning body lotion! If my younger self would hear that she would think I went absolutely mad! :) I'm still obsessed with sunscreen and I religously apply it every day so clearly I need some help if I want that natural, sun kissed look. For that I've been really enjoying Delizioso Skincare bronzer, the one from Tara Collection, the California Bronzing Mousse*. A cream bronzer with a hint of red undertone gives a perfect bronzed look. I love the look it gives! Another product from the same line that I want to mention is the Glow Crème Luminizer*. Oh my, I totally adore it! It gives such a gorgeous glow to the skin. So pretty! I tried keeping it short for this post and just show you my makeup look, but I can't go past my new favourite lipstick, the gorgeous, gorgeous Axiology lipstick in Noble*. It really is as beautiful, creamy and easy to wear as other bloggers have said! Babes, you need this one in your life!<3 I will do reviews and swatches for all of these products in the near future but for now I just wanted to share some products with which I achieved the following makeup look. :)
Are you also loving bronze makeup look?

Have a great week!

With love,
Jana xx

*samples generously provided

Current Faves #2

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Že nekaj časa nisem pisala o mojih trenutnih najljubših izdelkih, tako da mislim, da bo najboljše, da o njih pišem danes. :)
Bdellium Tools Smoky Eyes - komplet 5 čopičev iz sintetičnih ščetin in bambusovih ročajev. Krasni čopiči, z zelo mehkimi ščetinami čudovito zajamejo senčilo, ga enakomerno razporedijo in odlično zabrišejo. Med petimi je le en, ki ga redko oziroma nikoli ne uporabim, tisti najtanjši (760). Sploh ne vem kaj naj delam z njim. :) Težko se odločim za najljubšega, želim pa izpostaviti največjega (769). Ima diagonalno prirezane ščetine, ki več kot odlično zabrišejo senčila na zunanjem delu veke. Še samo sebe presenečam, ker pri naročilu nisem bila prepričana, če ga bom sploh uporabljala. Res prekrasni čopiči, moji prvi Bdelium Tools čopiči, a zdaj jih želim le še več.

Indigo Wild Zum Rub Frankincese & Myrrh - eden izmed mojih najljubših, če ne kar najljubši večnamenski balm oziroma maslo. Pa saj sem ga že večkrat omenila, a če je tako preklemano dober! Trenutno ga "moram" uporabljati na obrazu, ker se moji koži rahlo meša. Uporabljam ga predvsem zvečer in čeprav gre za oljnat in masten izdelek, kože popolnoma nič ne masti, pravzaprav deluje zelo ugodno in pozitivno na zmanjšanje mozoljev. Prav neverjetno. Vse zasluge pripisujem predvsem kadilni bosveliji, mislim, da bom morala kupiti 100% eterično olje in ga primešati rastlinskemu olju, da vidim, če je temu res tako.

So'Bio Etic BB Cream - ogromno presenečenje, če veste da že vrsto leto uporabljam izključno le Lily Lolo mineralno podlago. V zadnjem času pa sem popolnoma navdušena nad tole BB kremo. Morda zato, ker pričara drugačen finiš kože kot pa mineralna podlaga. Tega nisem vajena in morda mi je zato tako všeč. Ustvari videz sijoče ("dewy, glowy") kože, je dobro prekrivna, rekla bi da srednje, kar se mi zdi krasno za BB kremo. Zaradi dobre prekrivnosti se je porabi tudi zelo malo. Obstojnost je super, še posebej, če preko nanesem Lily Lolo Zaključni puder Flawless Silk.

Gaia Creams Acne Purifying Face & Body Oil* - ko imam probleme s kožo in mozolji, se vedno zatečem k temu olju. No, včasih se mi zdi, da bi ga morala uporabljati kar neprestano, joj pa ta koža. A nočem preveč jamrati, naj vam raje na hitro predstavim tole krasno olje. Vsebuje olje grozdnih pešk, jojobino olje, olje žafranike, kadilno bosvelijo, rožmarin, sivko. Med sestavinami se nahaja tudi boragino olje, ki lajša simptome kroničnih težav s kožo, kot so akne, ekcem, dermatitis. Ravno pred kratkim sem ga prejela (slika), tako da me res zanima njegovo delovanje. Sicer pa Gaia Creams serum res pomaga pri zmanjševanju aken in rdečice, kožo odlično navlaži in je pri tem dodatno ne masti. Pravzaprav uravnava delovanje in izločanje sebuma oziroma loja. Zelo všečen izdelek!

Meta - metin čaj ali hladen metin napitek je ena izmed mojih najljubših pijač v teh vročih dneh. Uživanje mete je zelo priporočljivo prav poleti zaradi njenih hladilnih učinkov na telo. Poleg tega, da pomirja in odpravlja posledice stresa, nam lahko pomaga odpraviti tudi glavobole. Pa še tako zelo osvežilna in dišeča je.


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Long time no favourites post, so I thought today would be a great day to write one. :)

Bdellium Tools Smoky Eyes - a set of 5 eye brushes made with vegan synthetic bristles and sustainable bamboo handles. These great quality brushes pick up a good amount of product in one swipe, they distribute it evenly and blend perfectly. Amongst the five, there's only one I don't use on a regular basis, if ever, the smallest one (760). I don't know what to do with it. :) It's hard to pick my fave but I would like to point out the biggest brush in this set (781). Bristels are cut diagonal and they're just wonderful for blending eyeshadow on the outer part of the lid. Just perfect! The brush really surprised and impressed me. When I was ordering it, I wasn't expecting I'd love it so much. I really like these brushes, they're so soft, they dry fast and they're just making me want to buy more Bdellium Tools brushes.

Indigo Wild Zum Rub Frankincese & Myrrh - one of my favourite, if not even my favourite multi-purpose balm. I've mentioned it many times because it's so bloody excellent! Currently I "have" to use it on my face because my skin is out of control. I especially like using it the evenings. Even though it is an oily product, it does not make my skin greasy at all, it actually really helps with my spots. It is quite unbelievable, really. I think Frankincense is of great importance here and I think I'll have to buy 100% essential oil and mix it with vegetable oil to see if it's true. 

 So'Bio Etic BB Cream - shock horror, I have a new foundation in my life! :) For as long as I remember I used Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation and hadn't even try anything else, but a few weeks ago, or is it maybe months, I bought this BB cream. And I really like it! Maybe because it's so different than mineral foundation. I'm not used to glowy, dewy skin and even though it's super hot and sunny I've been really loving the look. It has a very good coverage, I'd say medium, which is so great for a BB cream. It's also builadble, has quite a good lasting power, especially if I use Lily Lolo Finishing Poweder in Flawless Silk on top. 

Gaia Creams Acne Purifying Face & Body Oil* - when I'm having problems with my skin aka spots (sometimes I feel like that's constantly), I always go back to this amazing serum. It contains a wonderful mix of ingredients like Grape Seed, Jojoba, Safflower Oils, Frankincense, Rosemary, Lavender, just to name a few. There is also Borage Oil, which really picked my interest a few days ago when I received a whole bottle of it (you can check it out here). Borage oil helps with different skin problems, like acne, dermatitis, eczema. I'm really curious how it will work for me. As for the Gaia Creams serum goes, it really helps to reduce acne, spots and redness, and at the same time it also moisturizes my skin. It does leave it greasy BUT it doesn't make it any more oily! It actually controls sebum production. It's a really lovely product and I'd say it's definitely worth a try.

Mint - mint tea or a cool mint beverage is one of my favourite things to drink during these hot days. Drinking mint is recommended in the summer due to its cooling effects on our body. In addition to calming and eliminating consequences of stress, it can also help to get rid of headaches. Another plus is that it's just so refreshing and smells really good.



What have you been loving lately? :)

Much love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided

AlpStories Aloe Butter Face Cream

Sunday, 7 June 2015


AlpStories je nova znamka naravne kozmetike na slovenskem tržišču. Gre za znamko, ki ni testirana na živalih, v svojih izdelkih uporabljajo naravne sestavine ter sestavine iz ekološke pridelave. Med krasno izbiro izdelkov, ki si jih lahko ustvariš tudi sam, sem se odločila preizkusiti Obrazno kremo z alojinim maslom*. Primerna je zlasti za kočljivo in občutljivo kožo, ter je brez parabenov, mineralnih olj, umetnih barvil, sintetičnih dišav in silikonov. Primerna je tudi za vegane.
AlpStories Aloe Butter Face Cream, Obrazna krema z alojinim maslom
AlpStories Obrazna krema z alojinim maslom, Aloe Butter Face Cream
Krema med aktivnimi sestavinami vsebuje aloe vera gel, krasno sestavino z zdravilnimi, pomirjevalnimi in vlažilnimi lastnostmi. V mešanici kreme se skrivajo tudi olja, kot so mandljevo, ki ščiti zunanjo plast kože, kokosovo in jojobino olje pa poskrbita, da koža izgleda sveža. Dnevna krema z izrednimi vlažilnimi lastnostmi se hitro vpije, pomirja, nahrani ter pomladi vašo kožo.

Kremo uporabljam približno mesec dni, menda celo več. Ima zelo prijetno in gosto teksturo, kar pa ne pomeni, da je tako gosta, da ne rečem težka, kot kakšna hranljiva krema ali maslo za telo. Ravno prav. Če eno pumpico kreme nanesem na roko, ne spolzi ampak ostane trdno na mestu. Ima dokaj nežen in nevsiljiv vonj, če bi bilo po moje bi parfum med sestavinami kar izpustila, ker včasih lahko draži kožo. Na srečo pri tej kremi teh problemov nimam. Strinjam se z opisom kreme, v kožo se hitro/takoj vpije, o izrednih vlažilnih lastnostih pa nimam nič pozitivnega za povedati. Včasih me je koža po nanosu vrtničnega tonika brez alkohola in kreme vseeno rahlo zategovala in ni bila tako navlažena kot sem pričakovala. Sicer me to že ne moti toliko, ker preko kreme vedno nanesem kakšno olje ali kremo za sončenje. Koža pa tudi po redni uporabi, več tednov in dvakrat na dan, ni postala bolj oziroma intenzivno navlažena. Morda bi bil boljši čas za preizkus te kreme pozimi, ko imam probleme s suho kožo, a nasploh nisem opazila nobene večje spremembe. Saj ne rečem, da gre za slabo kremo, a mogoče sem glede na opis pričakovala boljše rezultate. Sicer pa mi krema ne maši por ter ima dobro embalažo s kvalitetnim steklom in pumpico. Gre za prijetno kremo lahke teksture, ki kožo vlaži, po mojih izkušnjah le ne intenzivno. Uporabljala jo bom še naprej in če bom sčasoma videla boljše rezultate, bom to zagotovo napisala. :)


Translation
AlpStories is a new Slovenian brand made with natural and organic ingredients. I really like their idea that you can create your own product, looks like so much fun but I only saw that after I received my order. Maybe I'll try that in the future but for now let's talk about one of their face cream, the Aloe Butter Face Cream*. This vegan cream is best suited for delicate and sensitive skin, is cruelty free and free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances and silicones.

Active ingredient is aloe vera gel, made from a beautiful aloe vera plant, which is full of healing, calming and hydrating properties. In the concoction of ingredients there are also almond oil, which protects the outer layer of skin, while coconut and jojoba oil refresh tired look and rejuvenate the skin. It is absorbed quickly, has deep moisturizing properties, it enhances the skin, soothes and refreshes the skin.

I've been using it for about a month, month and a half. It has a very lovely consistency, which is more on the thick side, but that doesn't mean it's heavy like a super nourishing body lotion or even butter. If I apply a pump of product on my hand, it doesn't slide or move, it stays put. I like that, the consistency is just right. The cream has quite a gentle and inoffensive scent, but if it was up to me, I would skip "parfum" and create the cream without it. Sometimes it can irritate the skin but fortunately I don't have that problem here. I agree with the description of the cream, it is absorbed quickly but I can't say much positive things about its deep moisturizing properties. Sometimes when I only used a rose toner with no alcohol and AlpStories cream, my skin wasn't properly moisturized, it was even a bit tight. Not the best feeling. I expected more but I always use an oil or at least a sunscreen on top so I'm not as annoyed with that as some might be. 

Like I said, I've been using it for quite some time now, twice a day, and usually that's enough time to see if a product works for me or not. The cream is nice but I didn't see any results in terms of deep moisturization or any other results for that matter. Maybe if I would test it in the colder months, when I usually have more problems with dry skin, I'd have better results. I'm not saying it's a bad cream, maybe if I wouldn't read the description I wouldn't have such expectations. All in all, it's a nice cream, it doesn't clog my pores, has a light texture, great glass bottle with a pump, it just isn't as deeply moisturizing as I imagine it would be. I will continue using it and if I'll see better results, I will let you know. :)


Much love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided

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