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Few Bits From My Desk

Monday, 22 December 2014


Kot že sam naslov pove je današnja objava namenjena parim predmetom, ki se vedno znova znajdejo na moji mizi. Seveda niso vedno isti, sploh kozmetični izdelki se neprestano spreminjajo, a trenutno so moji zvesti spremljevalci. In ne, to niso vsi predmeti z moje mize, sploh ne! Izbrala sem jih le nekaj, verjemite mi, ne želite videti koliko stvari je na moji mizi. :)
Črna ovca Planer Vrtnica* - no pa začnimo kar z izdelkom, ki je navdihil to objavo. Pred kratkim sem od nove slovenske znamke Črna ovca prejela presenečenje v obliki planerja z unikatnim dizajnom, na katerem so glavni motiv vrtnice. Rokovnik je del njihove črno-bele kolekcije, je kvalitetno izdelan in ima tudi plastificirane platnice s katerimi bo lahko dlje časa ostal lep. Zelo mi je všeč, da ima na dveh straneh cel teden in da je pri vsakem dnevu dovolj prostora za pisanje, in ne le dve vrstici, kot je to pri nekaterih. Zaenkrat je še prazen, a verjemite, da se bo to hitro spremenilo. :) Uporabljate planer? Ga že imate za naslednje leto? Če ne, imam za vas 10% popust ob nakupu Črna ovca planerja, s kodo: LOVELINESS. Koda velja do novega leta, do 1. januarja 2015. :)

Bohemian Harvest Lavender Honey Lip Salve - moj novi najljubši balzam! Balzam iz sestavin ekološkega izvora ima čudovit vonj po kakavovem maslu, sivki in medu. Mmm čudovito in zelo prijetno diši! Poleg tega je zelo hranilen pa še super unikatno embalažo iz kartona ima. Edina stvar, ki me moti je, da na njem ni napisanih sestavin.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream - krema za roke iz rakitovca je ena izmed tistih krem, ki jih brez problema lahko uporabljam pri delu z računalnikom. Hitro se vpije v roke, ni mastna a vseeno vlažilna in intenzivno negovalna. Ima prijeten, rahlo citrusni vonj in zaradi velikosti (50ml) je super tudi za v torbico. Všečna krema, priporočam.

Meow Meow Tweet Repair Balm - o balmu sem že pisala v tej objavi, je eden izmed najmanj mastnih balmov kar jih imam. Uporabljam ga predvsem za obnohtno kožico, za katero se trudim, da je lepa in zdrava. Joj, raje se ne spomnim, kakšno sem imela v osnovni šoli, ko sem jo zaradi živčnosti včasih kar praskala! Sicer skoraj nikoli do krvi, za razliko od sošolke, ki je imela pa res že kar grozno. Sem pa zaradi nje zato tudi hitro končala, saj nisem želela imeti enakih problemov. Če vas je slučajno zanimala moja zgodba o obnohtni kožici, zdaj veste haha. :) Repair balm je enako kot Weledina krema super za delo z računalnikom, saj se hitro vpije v kožo in ne pušča mastnega filma.
Skodelica čaja - za konec pa še najpomembnejši del z moje mize, poleg računalnika khm khm, čaj.<3 Tokrat je na fotografiji zeleni čaj z okusom manga - Cha Juicy Mango Organic, ki očitno sploh ni več na voljo! :( Upam, da sem ga na njihovi spletni strani le spregledala in da ga imajo še vedno. Aja pa tale božična skodelica je moja najljubša skodelica, super motiv pa še ravno prav velika je!<3

Kaj pa se skriva na vaši mizi?


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As the title suggest, today's post is about stuff that's on my desk. Not all, oh you really don't wanna see my whole desk, so I rather chose just a few bits. Bits that always seem to pop up and keep me company when I'm doing stuff at my computer. :)

Črna ovca Rose Planner * - "črna ovca" means black sheep and the planner inspired this post. It's always nice to have a planner and this one is from a new Slovenian brand Črna ovca. They very kindly sent me one of their planners from black and white collection to enjoy in a new year. I really like how one week is on two pages and that one day has lots of space to write everything down. I really dislike those planners with just two rows where you can't write much. At the moment it's still empty, but trust me that will change super quickly. :)

Bohemian Harvest Lavender Honey Lip Salve - my new fave lip balm! This organic balm has such a lovely scent of Cocoa Butter, Lavender and Honey. Mmm it smells so good! Besides that it's super nourishing and I also really like the unique packaging made out of cardboard. The only thing is I wish the ingredients were written on it.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream - one of those hand creams you can easily use when working at computer. It quickly sinks into the skin, it's not oily but at the same time moisturizing. It has a nice, slightly citrusy scent and because of the size it's also great to carry around in my bag. Lovely hand cream, I recommend it.

Meow Meow Tweet Repair Balm - I've already wrote about this balm in this post. It's one of my least oily balms I have. I mostly use it for my cuticles, which I try to maintin healthy and nice. I rather not remember how my cuticles looked like when I was in school! When I was nervous I started scratching them and let me tell you, it wasn't pretty. Well, in comparison to my friend's cuticles, it looked quite great. Hers really looked bad and because of her I also stopped doing that. Uf that was a smart decision! So, if you ever wondered about my cuticle story, know you know haha. :) But let's rather go back to the Repair Balm. Like Weleda cream, it's perfect for working at computer, it quickly sinks into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy film. I love this product for that, no one wants a greasy keyboard, right? :)

Cup of tea - the most important thing of all, if I skip my computer. :) You know I love me some tea!<3 On the photos is an organic green tea with mango, yum! Oh and the cute mug is my absolute favourite!<3


And what's on your desk? :)

Love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Check + Denim

Friday, 19 December 2014


Such a beautiful sunny day deserves a quick outfit post! :)
Bershka Parka
Bershka Denim Shirt
Pull & Bear Check Shirt
Zara Black Jeans
Deichmann Shoes


Have a great weekend!

Jana xx



Gold and Pink

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Red and gold is such a classic Christmas combination, but why not mix it up a bit and go pink and gold? I think it also looks lovely and sometimes it's nice to be a bit different. :) For this post ma face didn't cooperate with me, so there's only one photo but you can see everything. I don't really experiment with foundation and concealer (but, I can't wait to receive Gressa Skin Foundation, hope the shade will be a match!) so I won't go into that, but the two heroes of this makeup look are Terra Naturi Quattro Eyeshadow in Golden Eyes and Nudus Lip Euphoria Lipstick in Survivor*. I've also been loving my new eyeshadow base from Lavera, it's been quite good to me. And I also can't forget about my favourite blush Royal Apricot from Terra Naturi and Golden Highlighter from the same brand!<3 I guess I've been really loving Terra Naturi makeup lately. :)
That's all for today, hope you liked it!


Much love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Winners!

Sunday, 14 December 2014


Srečne dobitnice mojih treh nagradnih iger so znane! Zmagovalke so bile naključno izbrane in vse ste že prejele moj email. :) Torej,

Lily Lolo Enchanted Paleto senčil prejme Julija Csipö,
Gaia Creams izdelke prejme Jana Kavčič,
Leahlani Skincare izdelke pa Julija Raišp!

Čestitke vsem! Upam, da vam bodo izdelki všeč! Ostalim pa več sreče prihodnjič in hvala vsem za sodelovanje!<3


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Winners of my three giveaways are known! They were randomly selected and they're all from Slovenia. I wish all of you who entered could get something! Congrats to the lucky girls and thank you all for participating!<3


Have a lovely Sunday!

Jana xx

My Face Isn't Always Red Because I'm Blushing

Friday, 12 December 2014


Ste že slišale za S.W. Basics, ameriško znamko naravne kozmetike? Znamka ima masko za obraz s hibiskusom, ki sem jo kar nekaj časa želela preizkusiti, a se na koncu spomnila, da jo lahko naredim sama! Maska mi je bila velik navdih a uporabila sem le eno enako sestavino, hibiskus. Namesto zelene gline in sivkinega prahu sem uporabila šipek in maska je postala prava bomba antioksidantov.<3
Rosehip Hibiscus DIY Face Mask
Rosehip
Šipek je izjemen antioksidant! Vsebuje likopen (najdemo ga tudi v paradižniku in lubenici) in beta karoten, ki sta zelo močna anitoksidanta. Ščitita nas pred negativnim vplivom prostih radikalov in pomagata zavirati prezgodnje procese staranja. Vsebuje vitamin A ter veliko esencialnih maščobnih kislin, ki so ključne za ohranjanje zdrave polti. Šipek vsebuje tudi vitamin C, ki je odličen za zmanjševanje in odstranjevanje hiperpigmentnih madežev. Uporabljala sem šipkovo olje in vse to drži. Moje najljubše je Pai Šipkovo olje, ki je nedvomno vredno svojega denarja. Super je za zmanjševanje brazgotin, gubic, strij, kožo obnavlja, nadvse odličen je tudi za zrelo kožo. Šipkovo olje nekaterim lahko maši pore a ker pri tej maski olja ne uporabljamo, mislim, da je primerna za vse tipe kože.
Hibiscus
Hibiskus kožo učinkovito poživlja saj je naraven vir alfa hidroksi kislin (AHA), ki odstranjujejo odmrle celice na koži. Hibiskus je prav tako poln antioksidantov, z imenom "anthocyanocides", ki kožo ščitijo pred prostimi radikali, obenem pa tudi ožajo pore. Ti antioksidanti imajo tudi protivnetne lastnosti, ki blažijo razdraženo kožo in hibiskus je tako primeren tudi za blažitev ekcema in luskavice. Za povrh pa hibiskus kožo še dobro vlaži in izboljša njeno prožnost. Zato hibiskus nekateri imenujejo tudi "Botox rastlina".

No, ali mi je uspelo in sem vas prepričala, da morate nujno narediti tole antioksidantno masko, ki obenem deluje tudi kot piling? :) Vse kar potrebujete sta torej dve sestavini in kavni mlinček. Šipek je težko popolnoma zmleti, vsaj z mojim mlinčkom, in tako poleg hibiskusa, tudi šipek deluje kot piling. Obe sestavini sta dostopni, šipek je sicer nabran, hibiskus pa sem kupila v Maxiju, izgleda pa takole.
DIY Face Mask Hibiscus Rosehip
Torej, zmeljite približno enako količino šipka in hibiskusa, ter zmešajte z vodo. Na začetku sem masko mešala z medom, lahko vidite tukaj kako izgleda. Nato pa sem pri Ru izvedela, da je bolje, da zelišč ne mešamo z medom, ker med naredi zaščitni sloj in jih obda, zelišča pa tako učinkujejo slabše. Zelo zanimivo, kajne?! Ker pa se maska hitro posuši, ji vseeno primešam malce medu, včasih pa tudi malo šipkovega ali kakšnega drugega rastlinskega olja, da je bolj prijetna za uporabo. Pa še lepše se odstrani tako. Masko pustim na obrazu 15 do 30 minut in sperem z vodo. Maska včasih rahlo rdeče obarva kožo, a res malo in skoraj neopazno. Po fotografiranju za to objavo sem masko nanesla na roke in jo pustila 30 minut in na spodnji sliki lahko vidite, da je obarvanost res zelo majhna. Nežna obarvanost kože hitro izgine, a masko vseeno raje svetujem za večerno nego. Koža je po uporabi zelo mehka in gladka, zelo priporočam! Šipek in hibiskus pa sta super tudi kot čaj.<3
DIY Face Mask Rosehip hibiscus
DIY Rosehip Hibiscus Mask swatch
Če pa poleg opisanih lastnosti maske želite še očiščevalne lastnosti, pa maski dodajte malo gline in pustite na obrazu 10, največ 15 minut. Lahko dodate rhassoul glino, pa boste dobile najlepšo barvo maske, roza! :)) Sploh nikoli nisem pomislila, seveda vem, da z rdečo in belo dobimo roza barvo, a včasih me tudi takšna preprosta stvar preseneti. Če sem pa blond, okej? :) Tukaj lahko vidite, kako izgleda. Veliko boljše kot pa kakšna zelena ali črna maska, kajne? :)

**In, ste sodelovale v nagradnih igrah? Imate še nekaj časa, do nedelje! :) Lily Lolo. Gaia Creams. Leahlani Skincare.**


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Have you heard of S.W. Basics? Of course you have, especially you lucky ladies who can get this brand in Target! Well, they have this gorgeous Hibiscus Mask, which is/was on my wishlist for a while, but then I remembered I can do it myself! The mask was a big inspiration but at the end I only used one of the ingredients, Hibiscus. Instead of French Green Clay and Lavender powder, I used Rosehip and my DIY mask became a huge antioxidant bomb!<3

Rosehip is rich in antioxidants, especially in lycopene, a power antioxidant found in tomatoes and watermelon, and beta-carotene, which help to protect and repair skin from premature aging. It's rich in vitamin A and essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin. Rosehip also has lots of vitamin C, which is amazing at reducing the apperance of dark spots, aging spots and hyper-pigmentation. So far I've only used rosehip oil and I can tell you that all these things are definitely true! My favourite rosehip oil is from Pai, it's amazing and worth the money. Great for reducing scars, burns, wrinkles, stretch marks, it promotes healthy skin rejuvenation and it's perfect for mature skin. Some aren't so keen on rosehip oil because it can clog the pores, but because I only used rosehip powder that shouldn't be a problem. But still be cautious and do a patch test first!

Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help to exfoliate skin. Like Rosehip, it's also rich in antioxidants, which are called "anthocyanocides". These not only protect the skin from free radical damage, but have astringent properties that help pores to appear smaller. They have an anti-inflammatory effect as well, which soothes inflamed skin and helps calm conditions like eczema and psoriasis. On top of that, hibiscus also increases moisture and improves flexibility and elasticity. And that's the reason some called it the Botox plant.

So, did I succeed and convince you that you really have to try this super antioxidant mask, which also works as a scrub? :) All you need is two ingredients and a coffee grinder. Or you can just buy powders. Grind or mix the same amount of Rosehip and Hibiscus, and mix with water. In the beginning I mixed it with honey (evidence here), but after reading this post from Ru, I learned it's best to mix herbs with water, because honey coats the herbs, and they then don’t have as much direct contact with the skin. Really interesting, right?! Because this mask dries quite quickly, I still mix in a bit of honey, but just a bit. I just can't help myself, I love honey!<3 But sometimes I add a bit of rosehip or some other oil instead of honey. Happy? :) Mask is also nice just with water but it removes better if I add something else, especially if it dries out completely. I leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes and rinse with water. The mask sometimes stains my face a bit, not much, but sometimes it is just a tiny bit red. After taking all the photos I applied the mask on my hands and left it for a half an hour and you can see on the picture above that it barely stained my hands. It quickly goes away but to be extra careful, I only recommend it as an evening treatment. A
fter using this mask my skin is super soft and smooth and I highly recommend you give it a go! I think we all need some extra antioxidants. :) And the two ingredients are also great as tea.<3

And if you still think this mask isn't for you, then mix in some clay for detoxifying effect, and leave on for 10 minutes. I mixed it with a bit of Green and Rhassoul Clay and loved it! You also get the perfect colour, pink! Haha :) I've never think about it, of course I know that when you mix red and white you get pink, but still, I was really surprised because I just wasn't thinking of that. And I'm blond, okay? :) You can see here how it looks, much better than a green or black mask, don't you agree? :)


Happy DIYing!


Love you loads,
Jana xx


**Oh and have you entered my two giveaways? You still have some time, till Sunday! Gaia Creams. Leahlani Skincare.**

Skin Blossom Body Wash & Lotion

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Skin Blossom je angleška znamka naravne kozmetike o kateri na blogu še nisem pisala. Sploh je še nikoli nisem preizkusila. :) A preden grem na opis gela za tuširanje in losjona za telo, naj se najprej zahvalim za vse komentarje na zadnje tri objave. Zelo, zelo me veseli, da so tudi vam nagradne igre všeč!<3 Mene mikajo, da bi še sama sodelovala! :) Sicer pa sem se že kar malo bala, da vas izdelki ne bodo zanimali, ker niso tako znani, tako da sem res vesela, da so vam všeč!<3 Tako, zdaj pa se spet lahko posvetim Skin Blossom izdelkom. :) Izdelka nista testirana na živalih, sta primerna za vegane in brez sestavin, kot so SLS, ftalati, parabeni, silikoni, umetne dišave in še kaj.
Skin Blossom Orange Aloe Vera Body Wash, Orange Argan Body Lotion
Skin Blossom Orange Aloe Soothe Hydrate Body Wash
Cleanse & Nourish Body Wash - organski gel za tuširanje s pomarančo in vlažilno aloe vero je primeren tako za tuširanje kot kopanje. Ima bolj redko teksturo, ima teksturo podobnemu redkemu želeju. Gel ima nežen in nevsiljiv vonj po pomarančah, se dobro peni, kožo nežno očisti in je ne izsuši. 
Skin Blossom Orange Argan Hydrate Nurture Body Lotion
Moisturizing Body Lotion - organski vlažilni losjon za telo vsebuje mandljevo in avokadovo olje, ki kožo vlažita, arganovo olje jo obnavlja, kakavovo maslo pa jo naredi mehko in gladko. Losjon ima prijetno, kar gosto teksturo, ki je zelo lepo mazljiva in nemastna. V kožo se vpije hitro in jo dobro vlaži. Koža postane mehka in pravzaprav imam občutek, da nanos losjona vsak dan sploh ni potreben. Je pa res, da skoraj vsak dan izjavam suho krtačenje telesa, kar izjemno pripomore k mehkejši in bolj zdravi koži. Losjon mi je zelo všeč, nežno sladek pomarančni vonj ni vsiljiv in je prav super za trenutni letni čas. Dober izdelek, ki ga z veseljem uporabljam. Oba izdelka imata tudi super embalažo iz temno zelene in prozorne plastike, najbolj pa sta mi všeč zelo priročni in delujoči pumpici (že trkam na les, da se ne pokvarita). :)

Skin Blossom je na voljo v nekaterih trgovinah z naravno kozmetiko, jaz sem kozmetiko videla v Bio trgovini Dobra volja Pri Katki v Celju, več prodajaln pa tukaj


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Skin Blossom is a British natural and organic brand that I've never tried before. But before I go on the body wash and lotion, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your comments on the last three posts. I'm so, so very happy that you also love the giveaways!<3 I'm tempted to participate myself! :) Okay, not let's move on to my first two Skin Blossom products. They're cruelty free, vegan and free from ingredients like SLS, Phylates, Parabens, Synthetic color and frangrance, Silicones and I could go on.

Cleanse & Nourish Body Wash - enriched with Aloe Vera to hydrate and Glycerin to nourish, while soothing Orange comforts body and mind. Wash gel has a thin gel-like consistency and the product can also be used as a bath. Body wash creates a nice lather, it gently cleanses the skin and it's not drying. 

Moisturizing Body Lotion - Almond and Avocado Oil moisturized the skin, Argan Oil restores skin's softness and Cacao Seed Butter makes it soft and smooth. Lotion has a lovely, quite thick consistency which is super nice to use. It's not oily and it sinks quickly into the skin. Lotion makes my skin moisturized and soft, and I don't even have to apply it everyday for my skin to be moisturized. But it's true that I dry brush my skin almost every day, which is extremely benefical and I highly recommend it to everyone! It also has a nice sweet orange scent, unobtrusive scent that is quite perfect for this time of year. This lotion is a good product and I really like to use it. And they both also have a great packaging made out of a dark green transparent plastic, but most of all, I love the pump dispenser. So convenient!


Love,
Jana xx 

Leahlani Skincare Giveaway!

Sunday, 7 December 2014


No, danes pa imam za vaš še tretjo in obenem tudi zadnjo nagradno igro. Le ta je v sodelovanju s čudovito havajsko znamko Leahlani Skincare. Preizkusila sem nekaj izdelkov in vse preprosto obožujem in jih zelo priporočam!!<3 V nagradni igri bo ena srečna dobitnica prejela izdelke, ki so na največji fotografiji na spodnjem kolažu:
- Mermaid Mask - masko sem omenila v tej objavi,
- Parfum po svoji izbiri - ocena mojega Pikake parfuma tukaj.
Vse to v luštni vrečkici iz blaga. :)

Kot sem omenila, na fotografiji levo je prikaz nagrade, parfum seveda po želji, desno zgoraj je Mermaid maska, pod njo Honey Love, spodaj pa so še parfumi, med katerimi bo zmagovalka lahko izbirala.
Pravila nagradne igre 
Izpolnite Rafflecopter obrazec spodaj:
- sledite mojemu blogu na Bloglovinu.

To dvoje je obvezno, za dodatne točke pa izpolnite še ostale pogoje v Rafflecopter obrazcu, ki je spodaj pod objavo.

Enako kot preostali dve nagradni igri, bo tudi Leahlani Skincare nagradna igra potekala do nedelje 14. decembra 2014. Zmagovalko bom kontaktirala preko emaila in ta mi mora odgovoriti v 48 urah, če ne bo izbrana nova.

Srečno!


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 For today's giveaway I've teamed up with the gorgeous Hawaiian brand Leahlani Skincare. I've tried some of her amazing products and they are divine!!<3 I know lots of you green beauty bloggers already tried this brand, but you can never have enough Leahlani products, am I right??! :) There'll be one winner and she will get the products that are on the first and biggest photo in the collage:
- Mermaid Mask - I mentioned it in this post,
- Perfume Oil of choice - read my review of the Pikake here, and
- a cute little bag. :)

Rules
Fill in the Rafflecopter form:
- follow my blog on Bloglovin'.

These two are mandatory! All other entries are optional, but they increase your chances of winning.

Giveaway will be open till the 14th of December. After that the winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. I will wait 48 hours for her answers and if I don't get it, another winner will be picked.

And yes, this giveaway is international! :)


Good luck!

Jana xx

*Giveaway sponsored by Leahlani Skincare.

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