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Lily Lolo Romantic Rose

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Današnja objava bo bolj kratka, želim vam le predstaviti eno krasno Lily Lolo šminko v odtenku Romantic Rose*. Na Lily Lolo spletni strani odtenek opisujejo kot enostavno nosljiv odtenek v izraziti, rožnato-pink barvi. Strinjam se z opisom. Morda bi le še rekla, da gre za svetel odtenek, ki se zelo sklada s samim imenom odtenka. Mojo prvo asociacijo odtenka pa še najbolje opišeta pridevnika punčkast in romantičen. Pa le recite, da se vam ne zdi tako. :)
Glede na sliko na spletni strani in tudi na samo šminko v tubi sem pričakovala bolj nevtralen odtenek, odtenek, ki bi bil bolj podoben barvi mojih ustnic a nič zato saj gre za čudovit odtenek. 
Šminka ima kremno sestavo, vsebuje namreč negovalno, ekološko pridelano jojobino olje in vosek, ki vlažita ustnice in je tako tudi krasno mazljiva. Lahko bi bila malce bolj obstojna a na koncu so mi vedno ljubše vlažilne šminke kot pa nekatere izsušujoče, dolgo obstojne šminke. Izdelek ni testiran na živalih, ni pa veganski.
Kako se vam zdi? :)


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Today's post is gonna be a short one, I just wanted to introduce you my newest Lily Lolo lipstick in the shade Romantic Rose* (ENG). On their website the lipstick is described as a rich, rose pink and I definitely agree with that. Maybe I'd also say that it's a bright and light shade that goes perfectly with the name of it. My first association of it are best described with two adjectives - girly and romantic. I dare you to say otherwise. :) Based on the picture on the website and on the lipstick in the tube I thought the shade to be more neutral, more like "my lips but better" shade. Not to worry because it's still very pretty! Lipstick has a lovely creamy texture, it goes on super smooth and it's so moisturizing due to some ingredients, Jojoba Oil is a god example of it. I wish it was a bit more long lasting but at the end of a day I prefer moisturizing lipsticks and tend to stay away from drying ones. If you're not vegan and looking for a moisturizing, light, romantic pink lipstick, then you should definitely give it a go! :)


With love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Vitruvi Focus Aromatherapy Oil + Giveaway

Thursday, 23 July 2015


Vitruvi je moderna aromaterapevtska znamka, ki sta jo zasnovala brat in sestra Panton iz Kanade. Navdih za poimenovanje znamke sta našla pri prvem rimskem arhitektu Vitraviusu, ki se je držal načela, da mora imeti vsak dizajn korist, funkcionalnost in lepoto. Ustanovitelja sta te tri principe vpeljala v svojo znamko in tako skrbno ustvarila nekaj aromaterapevtskih olj in hidrolatov, ki s svojimi unikatnimi mešanicami eteričnih olj iz več kot 17 držav pozitivno vplivajo na počutje posameznika. Inovativni eliksirji so ustvarjeni tako, da pomagajo pri vsakodnevnih tegobah današnjega sveta. Vitruvi ima izdelke primerne za preganjanje glavobola, za boljši spanec, udobnejša potovanja, boljšo koncentracijo. Znamka se ponaša z uporabo le najkvalitetnejših sestavin, izdelki so narejeni v majhnih serijah in ustekleničeni v okolju prijazni embalaži. Znamka je proti testiranju na živalih, je predana ohranjanju kulture in podpiranju žensk, ki živijo v državah v razvoju. Še več o Vitruvi si lahko preberete tukaj.
Dovolj o znamki, naj vam raje predstavim izdelek, ki sem ga imela možnost preizkusiti. Focus Aromatherapy Oil* spodbuja koncentracijo in produktivnost. Všeč mi je opis na njihovi spletni strani, ki je že kar malo znanstven. Vsebuje namreč skrbno izbrano, da ne rečem taktično mešanico botaničnih izvlečkov, ki vplivajo na sprednji del možganov in vplivajo na boljšo koncentracijo in odločnost. V mešanici mandljevega olja iz Italije, ricinusovega olja in olja mareličnih pešk se skriva 7 eteričnih olj - petitgrain (citrus), rožmarin, bosvelija, nageljnove žbice, limonska trava, bazilika in poprova meta. Diši zelo sveže in nadvse prijetno. Vonj se odlično poda tej vročini, ker ni premočan ali presladek, ampak bolj citrusen, "metasto" svež in ˝bazilikasto˝ aromatičen. Prvi dan, ko sem ga začela uporabljati sem ga res neprestano vohala in kdo bi si lahko mislil, da sem že malo zmešana, ker sem si cel čas ovohavala zapestja. :) Na začetku sem ga nanesla le na zapestja, ko pa sem ga nanesla še na senca in ključnico je olje delovalo še boljše. Svež vonj res pomaga pri izboljšanju koncentracije in nasploh zelo diši! Zelo priporočam.
Za konec imam za vas eno super presenečenje, ki ste ga gotovo že same ugotovila iz naslova - nagradno igro v sodelovanju z Jamie in njenim spletnim butikom Petal & Post. Ena srečna dobitnica bo prejela Vitruvi Go Aromatherapy Oil in Go Face & Body Tonic Mist, ki sta primerna predvsem za potovanja - dolga z letalom ali tista kratka z vlakom, avtobusom, avtom. Vitruvi Go izboljšuje odpornost in preprečuje ˝jet lag˝. 
Vse kar morate storiti je, da izpolnite Rafflecopter obrazec spodaj. Za sodelovanje morate slediti mojemu blogu Small Bits of Loveliness na Bloglovinu in v komentarjih pod to objavo napisati katero eterično olje je vaše najljubše. Če se morda ne spoznate preveč na eterična olja, pa mi lahko napišete kakšni vonji so vam všeč (sladki, sveži). To dvoje je obvezno! Ko to izpolnite, se vam v obrazcu pokaže še nekaj možnosti, ki niso obvezna a izboljšajo možnosti za zmago, tako da vam priporočam, da ji prav tako izpolnite. Nagradna igra bo potekala en teden. Nagrajenko bom obvestila po spletni pošti in če se ne javi v 48 urah, bom izbrala novo.

Srečno! :)


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Vitruvi is a modern aromatherapy brand that was design by siblings Panton from Canada. The name Vitruvi was inspired by the first Roman architect Vitruvius who stated that everything designed should have utility, functionality, and beauty. Co-founders apply these principles to the creation of every product ensuring that each blend is as functional is it is beautiful. The brand offers gorgeous looking aromatherapy oils and tonic mists. With unique blends of completely natural essential oils sourced from over seventeen countries around the world, Vitruvi uses the science of scent to create innovative elixirs for everyday problems. You can find remedies for relieving headache, there's a blend for a better sleep, for improving concentration and a few more. Vitruvi uses only the highest quality ingredients, the oils are gathered in small batches and are bottled in environmentally friendly packaging. The brand is 100% against animal testing and is dedicated to the preservation of culture and passionate about supporting women's cooperatives in developing countries. Sounds inspiring, doesn't it? You can find out more about Vitruvi here.

Enough about the brand, let's move on to my experience with one of the Virtuvi products, the Focus Aromatherapy Oil*. The oil promotes focus and productivity. I like the description on the Vitruvi website, which is almost a bit scientific. This sophisticated life-hacking product is made with strategically blended botanical extracts that target the prefrontal cortex of the brain and promote focus and decisiveness. Keep this one at your desk and breathe in before e-emails and meetings to get in 'the work zone'. In the mixture of 100% Italian Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel and Castor Oil there are 7 essential oils - Petitgrain (citrus), Rosemary, Frankincense, Clove, Lemongrass, Basil and Peppermint. It has a very fresh and beautiful scent. I have to say that it's the perfect scent to have on a hot summer day because it's not to strong, sweet or overpowering. It has a citrusy, minty fresh and aromatic scent like basil has. The first day I started using it I couldn't help myself not to smell it constantly. I think I looked quite insane, sniffing my wrists all day long. :) At the beginning I though the best way to apply it is just on my wrist but when I also applied it on my temples and collarbone it made a huge difference. The fresh scent really helps with concentration and it just smells amazing! I'd recommend it to everyone.

I wanted to end this post with a special surprise for all you lovely ladies, with a giveaway! I teamed up with the ever so lovely Jamie and her gorgeous e-boutique Petal & Post! The prize is the Vitruvi Go Aromatherapy Oil and Go Face & Body Tonic Mist which are intented to be used on a plane, on the subway, just everywhere you go. It promotes immunity and prevents jet lag during travel. If you want to enter you have to: 

1. Fill in the Rafflecopter form,
2. Follow my blog Small Bits of Loveliness on Bloglovin',
3. Write in the comment section of this post what is your favourite essential oil.

These three are mandatory, others are optional but they increase your chances of winning so I incourage you to fill them. This giveaway is international and 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!

And don't forget about the discount code! 
Receive 15% off your total order when you enter discount code 
loveliness4YOU-summer15 at checkout (good through to midnight October 31, 2015).


Love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided
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Oils On Rotation

Monday, 20 July 2015


Verjetno že veste, da so olja ena izmed mojih najljubših izdelkov za nego obraza, telesa in las. Različna rastlinska olja so naredila in še vedno delajo čudeže tako da jih globoko priporočam vsem, tako tistim s suho, občutljivo kožo kot tistim, ki trpite za aknami in mastno kožo. Na voljo je toliko olj in iz svojih izkušenj vam lahko povem, da so mi nekatera tudi že izsušila kožo, tako da mi le verjemite, ko pravim, da so primerna tudi za mastno kožo. :) Zaradi različne sestave, stopnje komedogenosti oziroma mašenja por, sposobnosti vlaženja in še marsikatere značilnosti, tudi jaz za nego obraza uporabljam različna olja. Trenutno sem zelo zadovoljna s tremi, ki jih uporabljam posamično ali skupaj. Eno je več kot odlično za občutljivo kožo, drugo za suho, tretje pa za mešano kožo in kožo, ki se bojuje s pigmentnimi madeži.
Odacité Ca + C (Camelina, Chamomile) Facil Serum Concentrate* - eno izmed najboljših olj za občutljivo kožo kar sem jih preizkusila.<3 Uporabljam ga nekaj tednov in lahko rečem, da je prečudovito! Ne bom se spuščala v podrobnosti, ker bom v kratkem napisala oceno. Glavni učinkovini olja oziroma seruma sta olje navadnega rička in kamilice, kot nam je jasno že po imenu izdelka. Olje na kožo deluje zelo pomirjevalno, pomaga pri razdraženi koži in zmanjšuje rdečico. Edino olje izmed treh, ki ga uporabljam vsak dan.

Biopark Avokado olje - vsake toliko časa mojo kožo popadejo madeži suhe kože, včasih zaradi napačnih izdelkov, včasih zaradi mrazu, ne glede kaj je razlog pa se vedno rada zatečem k avokadovem olju. Olje je sicer primerno predvsem za suho in zrelo kožo, velja za eno bolj mastnih olj in nekaterim lahko maši pore. Zelo vlažilno, kožo mehča, deluje tudi pomirjevalno in je priporočljivo za splošna vnetna stanja kože, nevtralizira rdečico in je oh in sploh krasno. Na koži vedno opazim razliko, ko jem avokado in seveda je le-ta vidna tudi ob nanosu avokadovega olja. Zaradi vsebnosti maščobnih kislin suhe madeže na koži hitro zmanjša in odstrani v nekaj dnevih. Vsake toliko časa ga uporabljam samostojno, trenutno pa vedno v kombinaciji z blažilnim serumom Odacité.

S.W. Basics Oil Serum - tole olje sem želela že odkar sem ga prvič videla in ni me razočaral. Vsebuje štiri sestavine in sestavina, ki me je res prepričala v nakup je ekološko pridelano olje kurkume. Oh kako obožujem kurkumo! Ali že imate to čudežno proti vnetno začimbo doma? Če je odgovor ne, potem jo le kupite. Vsebuje ogromno antioksidantov in ima izjemno proti vnetno delovanje. Odlična je tako za uživanje kot tudi za nanašanje na obraz. Nepogrešljiva je predvsem pri mastni, mešani koži in koži s pigmentnimi madeži. Če vas morda zanima kako jo uporabljam na obrazu, kliknite tukaj. A dovolj o kurkumi, olje vsebuje tudi že prej omenjeno avokadovo olje, kar je zame še en velik plus. Uporabljam ga predvsem ob tistih dnevih, ko se spravim na mojo kožo in iztisnem tako vidne kot tudi nevidne mozolje. Na srečo tega ne delam vsak mesec, a včasih si preprosto ne morem pomagati. :) Olje res zelo pomaga pri zmanjšanju brazgotin in rdečice, tonus kože je že po nekaj dnevih uporabe enakomernejši.


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You probably all know by now what are my favourite products for my face, body and hair. Oils of course! They've made such a huge difference in my skin and hair and I really can't recommend them enough. The most amazing thing about them is that everyone can find an oil that will suit their skin. There are so many of them, some work wonders on dry and sensitive skin and some are perfect for oily, acne-prone skin. I can tell you from my experiences (yes, plural) that I've already suffered with dry patches on my skin becuse I didn't use the right oil for my skin. But I just had to try. :) Different oils have different compositions, even different consistency - some are lighter than other, some are more comedogenic and others are more hydrating. It really all depends on the oil. Because my skin isn't always behaving like it should have, I use different oils depending on my skin. Currently I'm really pleased with three oils that I use separately or together. One is more than perfect for sensitive skin, second one for dry and the third for combination skin and skin dealing with post-acne red marks, dark spots.

Odacité Ca + C (Camelina, Chamomile) Facil Serum Concentrate* - one of the best oils for sensitive skin I've tried.<3 I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's amazing! I won't go into too much details because I'll do a review but the two main active ingredients in this oil are Camelina oil and Chamomile. Like the name would suggest. :) The serum is super calming and soothing, it helps with irritated skin and it also minimizes redness. This is the oil I've been using every day without fail.

Biopark Avocado Oil - every once in a while I get some dry patches on my face, sometimes because I use the wrong products, sometimes because of the cold weather, it doesn't really matter but when that happens I usually turn to avocado oil. Oil is most suitable for those with dry and mature skin, it's one of the heavier oils. Therefore it can also clog pores. It's very moisturizing and nourishing but also soothing and calming. I always notice a difference in my skin when I eat avocados and of course it's the same when I apply it directly on my skin. Or hair. Because of its fatty acids and overall composition it's really great for dry skin. Dry patches are significally reduced in a couple of days, skin is softer and smoother. Every once in a while I use it on its own but ever since I've gotten the Odacité serum I only use it in a combination of the two.

S.W. Basics Oil Serum - I wanted this oil ever since I first saw it and it didn't disappoint me. It contains four ingredients and the one that really captured my attention is the Organic Turmeric Oil. Oh how I love turmeric! This inflammatory spice is such a wonderful thing to have in your home. I love eating it, it contains loads of antioxidants and it's a powerful anti-inflammatory. When applied topically it also heals acne and helps tremendously with acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Check out this post to see how you can use it on your face. But enough about turmeric, which is by the way also delicious, the Oil serum also contains my beloved avocado oil. As for my usage of this oil goes, I especially love using it on the days following that one particular evening when I make a massacre out of my skin. When I extract all my spots, even those invisible ones. I don't do that every month but sometimes I just can't help myself. :) The oil really helps to reduce redness and scars, and it also leaves my skin more even and smoother.


Which oil(s) have you been enjoying lately?

Much love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Maple Holistics Ancient Clay Facial Mask

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Imate mastno in problematično kožo? Kožo nagnjeno k aknam in ogrcem? Ali vas morda pestijo mozolji, ki se kar naenkrat pojavijo v tistem času v mesecu, ko hormoni ponorijo? Potem zagotovo potrebujete dobro masko za obraz, ki bo iz kože posrkala vse nečistoče in jo pomagala razstrupiti, obenem pa tudi rahlo izsušiti že nastale mozolje. Ena izmed takih je zagotovo maska za obraz v prahu znamke Maple Holistics Ancient Clay Facial Mask*.
Maple Holistics Ancient Clay Facial Mask
Maska vsebuje le tri sestavine, ki pa imajo izjemne čistilne lastnosti - bentonit oziroma bentonitna glina, suknjarska in francoska zelena glina. Vse vrste glin vsebujejo veliko silicija, železa, kalcija, magnezija, natrija, torej vrsto mineralov, ki ugodno vplivajo na kožo. Saj morda veste, da so nekatere vrste glin primerne tudi za uživanje, saj telo razstrupljajo in iz njega odstranjujejo težke kovine in druge toksine. Zdravilne lastnosti gline imajo poleg mineralne sestave opraviti tudi z njenimi sposobnostmi vpijanja. Glina tako deluje antiseptično, proti infekcijsko in proti gnojno.

Z bentonitno in zeleno glino sem že imela opravka. Bentonitna glina je po mojih izkušnjah zelo močna, ima neverjetne sposobnosti vpijanja nečistoč, glina se na obrazu hitro in zelo posuši. Obraz ob njenem nanosu kar pulzira. Včasih koža postane tudi topla in rdeča. Zelena je za mojo mešano kožo bolj prijetna, še vedno odlična, a na koži ne pride do občutka pulziranja, prav tako ne postane rdeča. Obenem pa jo še vedno dobro očisti. Suknjarska glina pa je zame popolnoma novo odkritje. Pravzaprav jo poznamo tudi pod imenom Fullerjeva zemlja (angl. Fuller's Earth, Multani Mitti). Poleg izjemnih razstrupljevalnih sposobnostih, je Fullerjeva zemlja znana tudi kot belilna učinkovina oziroma kot "obrazno belilo". Morda še najbolj zanimiva stvar te gline je, da so jo včasih uporabljali za odstranjevanje maščobe iz ovčje volne. Torej je očitno več kot odlična pri boju z mastno kožo.
Maple Holistics Facial Mask Ancient Clay, Bentonite, Fuller's Earth, French Green Clay
Glede na mešanico glin gre torej za zelo učinkovito razstrupljevalno masko. Čeprav moji koži skoraj nikoli ni vse po godu, tole masko uporabljam le dvakrat na mesec. Globinsko očiščevalnih mask se včasih kar malce bojim, ker je moja koža tudi občutljiva, zato z njimi raje ne pretiravam. Po drugi strani so lahko glinene maske tudi izsušujoče. Moj postopek je torej tak, da najprej uporabim glineno in nato vlažilno masko, ki koži vrne vedno zaželjeno vodo. Za en nanos uporabim približno polovico žličke maske in eno žličko vode. Včasih mešanici dodam tudi malo medu ali olja, da ni preveč izsušujoča. Pri mešanju se pogosto ustvarijo kepice gline, tako je masko treba kar temeljito premešati, da grudice izginejo. Maska se na obrazu posuši, a ker to za kožo ni vedno najboljše, včasih obraz navlažim z vrtnično vodo, da se maska ne posuši v celoti. Pustim 10 minut in nato sperem. Prvi vtis, ko masko sperem je, da je koža suha in izsušena, obenem pa tudi bolj gladka, napeta, pore so ožje. Običajno vedno sledi vlažilna maska - skoraj vedno je to med. Evkaliptusov iz Müllerja je moj najljubši. Vidnejši rezultati se običajno pokažejo naslednji dan, ko je koža bolj pomirjena, mozolji se zmanjšajo, tisti manjši pa včasih tudi izginejo.

Mislim, da vam je že jasno, da mi je tale Maple Holistics glinena maska všeč in če imate probleme z mastno kožo in mozolji, vam jo vsekakor svetujem. Glinene maske so super in če jih še niste vključile v svojo nego obraza, vam jih toplo priporočam. Na voljo tukaj oziroma na Amazonu.


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Do you suffer from oily and problematic skin? Is your skin full of acne and blackheads? Are you dealing with spots when that time of the month comes around? Then you definitely need a good clay based facial mask which will remove impurities and detoxify your skin. One of those masks is definitely the Maple Holisitcs Ancient Clay Facial Mask*.

The mask contains only three ingredients - Bentonite Clay, Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth) and French Green Clay. All three contain a variety of minerals like Silicon, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and more. They work wonders for the skin, topically and internally. As you may know, some clays can be taken internally and they are supposedly great for removing toxins and heavy metals from the body. Besides the mineral content, clays also have enormous drawing capabilities, antiseptic and antiviral properties.

I'm already familiar with Bentonite and French Green Clays. Bentonite clay is from my experience a very strong and detoxifying clay. It dries up super quickly and every time I used it my face felt like it was pulsing. Sometimes it also turned red and became warm. I much prefer French green clay, it's not as strong as is the bentonite clay, but still very much effective. Now as for the Fuller's Earth or Multani Mitti goes, I've never tried it before. Besides its drawing capabilities, the clay has been widely used as a skin-lightening agent and is best known for its ability to be applied as a "facial bleach" (source). Maybe the most interesting thing about it is that it has been used in a concotion to remove dense oils from sheep's wool. I guess therefore it really is a very useful clay to have when battling with oily skin.

Considering these three clays it's safe to say that this mask has a strong detoxifying effect. Even though my skin isn't behaving its best most of the time, I still use this mask sparingly - twice a month. I have to admit that these strong clay masks frighten me sometimes, my skin is combination but also sensitive so I'm careful not to overdo them. And they can also be a bit drying so that's another thing I don't really wish for my skin. That's why I have a somewhat "special" routine, which you'll see it's not even that special. :) First I use a clay mask and then go in with a hydrating mask to give back my skin that much needed water. So, to mix this mask I combine half a teaspoon of Maple Holistics mask with about a teaspoon of water. Sometimes I also add a bit of honey or oil into the mix, to make it a bit less drying. I have to mix it well so all the clay lumps disappear. When I apply it on my face, it dries up pretty quickly, but because that's not the best thing for your skin, I usually spray my face with rose water to keep it hydrated. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, rinse off and then apply a moisuturizing mask. I usually go for honey, eucalyptus honey has been my favourite for quite a while now. My first impression when I removed this mask was that my skin is dry and in need of water, but at the same time more toned, smooth and my pores looked smaller, tighter. I don't know why but usually the results are more visible the next day, my skin is looking more calm, spots are reduced or sometimes they even disappear, especially those small ones.

Maybe I hyped it a bit too much but I guess you all know by now that this Maple Holistics mask is great for those with oily and acne prone skin. :) Clay masks are wonderful and if you haven't tried them already, I urge you to get one. You can get this Ancient Clay Facial Mask here.


What do you think about clay masks and how often do you use them?

With love,
Jana xx

*sample generously provided

Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream

Friday, 10 July 2015


Globoko hranljiva in obnavljajoča bogata krema za predel okrog oči. Adijo smejalne gubice in utrujene oči! To je opis Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream* na njihovi spletni strani in rekla bi, da se z njim kar strinjam. Krema je bogata z vitamini, minerali in maščobnimi kislinami, ter je primerna tudi za suho in občutljivo kožo nagnjeno k ekcemu.
Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream
Kot glavno učinkovino Gaia Creams izpostavlja ekstra deviško, ekološko pridelano avokadovo olje iz pravične trgovine. Avokadovo olje prekrasno deluje na mojo kožo, jo odlično vlaži, obenem pa tudi stimulira proizvodnjo kolagena in elastina, ki kožo ohranjata napeto in mladostno. Vsebuje tudi mešanico ekološko pridelanih in veganskih sestavin, kot so karitejevo maslo, kokosovo, svetlinovo, laneno, šipkovo, konopljino olje in olje japonske kamelije. Brez vode, kar vpliva tudi na daljši rok uporabe.

Krema je zelo hranljiva, oljnata in na spletni strani jo priporočajo bolj za nočno rabo. A naj vam povem, da jo z lahkoto uporabljate tudi podnevi, tudi v poletni vročini. Važno je le, da ne nanesete preveč. Krema oziroma balm ima mehko teksturo, ki se ob stiku s kožo spremeni v olje. Ta reakcija se pravzaprav vedno zgodi, ko balm pride v stik s toplino kože oziroma telesa. Izdelka se pri enem nanosu porabi izjemno malo, tako da mislim, da me bo tale kremica spremljala še kar lep čas.
Vsakodnevno jo uporabljam že skoraj dva meseca in brez dvoma sem opazila boljšo nahranjenost oziroma navlaženost kože. Čeprav vsebuje kokosovo in avokadovo olje, ki nekaterim lahko mašita pore, mi kremica ne povzroča nobenih težav, nič mozoljev ali milij, ki so za predel okrog oči bolj pogoste. Morda res vpliva tudi na napetost kože, priznam, da na to niti nisem tako pozorna. No, imam svoje trenutke, ko se mi zdi, da sem že cela zgubana, na splošno pa vseeno težko govorim o kakšnem drastičnem zmanjšanju smejalnih gubic. Koža pa je definitivno bolj nahranjena, kar zagotovo vpliva na večjo napetost in lepši videz kože. Edina stvar na katero bi opozorila je, da pred kremico oziroma balmom nanesete hidrolat ali tonik, da koža poleg olj dobi tudi vodo. Jaz tako obraz najprej našpricam z vrtnično vodo in še na moker obraz nanesem Raw Love kremico. Iz kozarčka jo zajamem s prstancem, jo zmehčam med obema prstancema in z nežnimi tapkajočimi gibi nanesem okoli oči. Začnem pri zunanjem kotičku očes in nato nanesem tako po spodnji kot zgornji veki.

Za konec lahko le še rečem, da je Raw Love Eye & Face Cream le še ena izmed Gaia Creams izdelkov, ki mi je zelo všeč. In naj povem, da tega ne govorim kar tako! Očitno mi Annine magične kreacije res ustrezajo!<3 Na voljo tukaj.


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Deeply nourishing and repairing rich eye cream. Goodbye fine lines and tired looking eyes! This is the description of Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream* on their website and I quite agree with that. The cream is packed with many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, delicate yet effective and suitable even for the most sensitive or dry skin types. It's also eczema friendly.

 Raw Love contains some amazing ingredients. One of them is for example Extra Virgin, Organic and Fair Trade Avocado Oil. Avocado oil works so well for my skin, it's deeply hydrating and it also stimulates collagen and elastin production to keep your skin firm and rejuvenated. Besides the beloved avocado oil the cream also has some other wonderful oils that I love - Shea Butter, Coconut, Evening Primrose, Flax Seed, Rosehip, Hemp Seed and Japanese Camellia Oils. No water, no nasties, no palm oil.

Cream or should I rather say balm, has a rich, luxurious consistency and it's recommended to use as a night treatment. But let me just tell you that you can also use it as a day eye cream. I even apply it in this hot summer weather. The important thing is that you don't apply too much. Balm turns into an oil when you apply it, which is perfectly normal for a balm and something that I absolutely adore. The balm has to be used sparingly which means that you really don't need a lot. I have a feeling this cute little jar of goodness will last me for a long time. Yay!

I've been using it for almost two months and I can say that I noticed a difference - my skin is more nourished and hydrated. There's no doubt about it! Even though it contains coconut and avocado oil, the two oils that can clog your pores, I didn't see anything like that, no acne or milia. Milia are clogged pores, those white, small bumps that are a pain in the bum to extract. Maybe the cream really helps to reduce fine lines, I have to say I'm not really sure. I'm not one who constantly observe smiling lines. Well, let's be honest, I have my moments and sometimes I feel like my face is full of them but for the most part I don't give a damn. I can't get rid of them but I can help my skin to age gracefully. My skin is definitely looking more nourished, which definitely helps it to look more firm. Like I said, I've been using it twice daily and I always spritz my face with some rose water and then  immediately after I apply the Raw Love. Water + oil = magic. :) And I always apply it with my ring fingers, on my lower and upper eyelids.

In the end all that is left to say is that the Raw Love Eye & Face Cream is another Gaia Creams product that I really like. And I'm not just saying that but I guess my skin really loves Anna's magical creations!<3 Get it here.


With love,
Jana xx


*sample generously provided

Weleda Evening Primrose Body Set

Sunday, 5 July 2015


Že nekaj tednov uporabljam Weledin Revitalizacijski losjon za prhanje in Revitalizacijski losjon za nego telesa s svetlinovim oljem in moram reči, da ju obožujem! Glavna sestavina obeh je bio svetlinovo olje, ki učvrsti in okrepi kožo in izboljša njeno napetost ter jo nahrani. Podpira presnovo celic in okrepi naravno zaščitno funkcijo kože.
Losjon za prhanje intenzivno neguje in nahrani kožo že med prhanjem in to več kot drži! Že samo ime pove, da gre za losjon in ne gel. Je kremne in zelo prijetne teksture ter se rahlo peni. Poleg bio svetlinovega olja, vsebuje tudi bio olje makadamije in sezamovo olje. Olja kožo nežno negujejo in jo ščitijo pred izsušitvijo. Losjon kožo dobro očisti, po uporabi je mehka in morda res kar malo navlažena. Edina rahlo moteča stvar je, da ima precej tekočo teksturo. Sploh na začetku sem morala biti vedno pazljiva, da se losjon ni kar izlil iz embalaže. Priporočljivo je, da se ga pred uporabo malce obrne na glavo in tako je uporaba precej lažja. 

Losjon za nego telesa intenzivno učvrsti in regenerira zrelo kožo. Glede regeneracije zrele kože nimam kaj veliko za povedati, je pa verjetno dobra marketinška poteza. Res pa je, da losjon krasno navlaži kožo, jo naredi mehko in gladko. Poleg že omenjenih olj, losjon za nego telesa med drugim vsebuje tudi karitejevo maslo, ki je znano po svojih zdravilnih in izjemno hranilnih učinkovinah. Zanimivo je, da losjon kožo krasno nahrani, obenem pa ima zelo lahko teksturo, ki se hitro vpije v kožo. Tako je odličen za poletje, po drugi strani pa tudi za zimo, ker kožo tako dobro nahrani. Super je! 

Poleg čudovitega učinka na mojo kožo pa imata izdelka tudi nadvse prijeten vonj.<3 Gre za cvetličen vonj s podtonom toplih indijskih začimb. Dragoceni, cvetlično sveži vonj svetlina je zaokrožen z vonjem magnolije, kardamoma in sandalovine. Ko boste naslednjič v Müllerju ali Dm-u, le povohajte. :) Izdelka sta mi res zelo všeč, tudi olje iz iste linije je prekrasno!! Kožo izjemno nahrani in je primerno predvsem za večerno nego. Set stane okoli 22€, v Dm-u pa imajo pogoste akcije, kjer so Weledini izdelki za telo včasih znižani tudi do 50%! Takrat se vedno splača kaj kupiti. :)


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I've been using the Weleda Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Wash and Age Revitalizing Body Lotion for a few weeks now and I love them! The active ingredient in both is Organic Evening Primrose Seed Oil, which delivers essential fatty acids that help restore skin's protective barrier. The oil is ideal for the treatment of dry skin and inflammatory conditions, such as eczema and arthritis.

 The body wash has an amazing texture, it's a cream and not gel, like I'm used to. It provides a mild lather and it gently cleanses and refreshes the skin. Besides the Organic Evening Primrose Oil that promotes skin renewal, it also contains Organic Macadamia Oil and Sesame Oil, which help to provide skin with health-promoting nutrients and makes the skin soft and nourished. The only thing that bothered me in the beginning is the runny texture. I had to be careful not to spill it everywhere but I quickly learned you just have to turn it around and that makes your life a whole lot easier. It's the little things, am I right? :)

The body lotion is a luxurious moisturizer for dry, mature skin that provides intensive, long-lasting nourishment and hydration. It really is a lovely moisturizing lotion that makes my skin so soft and smooth. Besided the oils I've already mentioned there's also Shea Butter, and I assume we all know its magical and healing properties. Shea butter is one of my fave butters, I especially love using it in the winter when I'm dealing with dry and irritated skin. It's extremely nourishing and calming. But back to the body lotion, I find it really hydrating and just lovely! Because of its light consistency it's perfect for summer, but at the same time it's super hydrating and therefore wonderful even for the winter weather.

I'm in love with these two products and I also adore the matching body oil.<3 It's extra nourishing and just oh so lovely! Last but not least I wanna talk about is the scent. The wonderful fresh and soft floral fragrance inspired by blooming evening primrose flowers is mixed with natural fragrance of sandalwood, magnolia and cardamom. Just go and smell them okay? And then buy them because they're pretty darn wonderful! :)


Much love to you all,
Jana xx

Graydon Clinical Luxury The Putty

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Graydon Clinical Luxury je kanadska znamke naravne kozmetike, Graydon pa je obenem tudi ime ustanoviteljice. Znamka ni testirana na živalih, je brez glutena, ftalatov, sintetičnih dišav in barvil, ter tako dalje. Poleg izdelkov za obraz (naprimer The Serum, ki zveni čudovito), krem, tonikov, kreme za sončenje, Graydon nudi tudi izdelke za lase in telo. Vsi so zapakirani v minimalistično, chic embalažo in po večini imajo izdelki embalažo na pumpice, kar je meni več kot odlično. Eden izmed takih izdelkov je tudi The Putty*, super pomirjujoča krema, ki je namenjena predvsem suhi, rdeči, občutljivi in razdraženi koži. In takšna je na žalost včasih tudi moja koža.
 The Putty je zelo pomirjujoč losjon narejen s kompleksno kombinacijo zdravilnih olj. Odličen je tako za obraz kot telo. Krema je primerna tudi za kožo z ekcemom, luskavico, rosaceo oziroma rdečico na koži. Krema vsebuje sestavine, kot so avokadovo, konopljino, kokosovo, tamanu olje, ognjič, manuka med, rakitovec, kakavovo maslo, arniko. Celoten spisek sestavin tukaj. Krema ima gosto in kremno teksturo, ki se čudovito razmaže in takoj vpije v kožo. Čeprav ima gosto teksturo je krema lahka in nič mastna, saj poleg čudovitih olj vsebuje tudi vodo, sok aloe vere in rožno vodo. Res je prijetna krema! Ima zelo nežen vonj po sivki in kamilici. V tem trenutku, ob pisanju te ocene, sem kremo nanesla na roko, kot to vedno storim in moram reči, da krema kožo hitro navlaži in jo pomiri. Po drugi strani pa imam trenutno na obrazu nekaj madežev suhe kože, tako da res ne vem, morda bi morala pa kreme nanesti več in ne le ene pumpice. Uporabljam jo sicer dvakrat na dan, zjutraj in zvečer. Vedno jo nanesem na sveže očiščen obraz in po nanosu vrtničnega tonika. Morda pa mi le kombinacija z oljem za obraz ne ustreza. Ali pa je razlog v popolnoma drugi stvari, le kdo bi vedel? :) Mogoče pa je krivec le prehitro menjavanje izdelkov. 

Ne glede na vse krema kožo res pomirja in zmanjšuje rdečico - tako kot piše na embalaži. Več kot primerna je torej za tiste, ki se bojujete z občutljivo in razdraženo kožo, in tiste, ki želite, da se krema hitro vpije in ne pušča mastnih sledi na koži. Na voljo tukaj, kjer lahko s kodo loveliness4YOU-summer15 izkoristite 15% popust na vse izdelke. Koda velja do konca oktobra 2015.


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Graydon Clinical Luxury is a Canadian brand, a collection of nourishing face and body care products that are pure, plant-powered, transformative and infused with luxury and style. Graydon is also a name of the founder and creator. The brand is cruelty free, their products do not contain any nuts, fillers, petrochemicals, toxic chemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes. Prodcuts have a minimalistic and chic packaging and most of the products have pumps, which I love. And one of these products is also The Putty*, a super soothing cream, perfect for dry, red, sensitive and /or itchy skin. Unfortunately my skin also acts that way sometimes (more often than I'd like!).

The Putty is a super soothing lotion for dry, red irritated skin. Like its name would suggest, it helps put your skin back together! Made with a complex blend of healing oils, it is excellent as both a face and body moisturizer. It's also suitable for people experiencing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea. The cream contains a beautiful mixture of ingredients like Avocado, Hemp Seed, Coconut, Tamanu oils, Calendula, Arnica, Manuka Honey, Seabuckthorn and many more. Full list of ingredients here. Cream has a thick and creamy consistency that goes baeutifully on the skin and absorbs in immediately. Even though it's thick, it has a light texture. Not heavy or greasy. Besides the gorgeous oils that the cream contains, it also has Purified Water, Aloe Vera Juice and Rose Water. These give the cream that amazing texture and its ability of quick absorption. It really is a lovely cream! It has a soft and beautiful aroma of Lavender and Chamomile. The scent is super light, non-offensive and it quickly disappears. I applied some cream on my hand (like I always do when I'm writing a review) and I have to say it made my skin instantly more hydrated and nicer looking. But on the other hand, I did get some dry patches on my face, so I don't know what's going on but maybe I should use two pumps instead of one. And I apply it twice a day, always on a freshly cleansed and toned face. Perhaps it just doesn't go along with the face oil I'm using. Who knows what's going on, I guess I'm testing too many products and my skin goes crazy sometimes. Oh the life of a beauty blogger haha. :) Not complaining! :)

All in all I definitely agree with the description of the cream - it's soothing. Therefore suitable for those with sensitive and irritated skin. Or for anyone who likes their cream to sink into the skin quickly and doesn't leave a greasy feeling. You can get it here, where you can also use a discount code loveliness4YOU-summer15 and receive 15% off your total order (good through to midnight October 31, 2015).


Have a great week,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided

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