petek, 01. avgust 2014

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner


Že dolgo sem zvesta le eni vrsti tonika, rožni vodi. Le-ta zmanjšuje rdečico in vnetja, poživlja in osvežuje, uravnana pH ravnovesje kože, prečudovito diši ter je primerna za vse tipe kože. Preprosto obožujem jo in nasploh sem vedno zelo zadovoljna z izdelki, ki vsebujejo vrtnične cvetove. Toniki sicer niso ravno najbolj priljubljeni izdelki za nego obraza, tudi sama dajem več poudarka na ostale izdelke, a ne glede na to, si ne predstavljam, da bi bila brez. Pravzaprav je tonik oziroma hidrolat prvi izdelek, ki ga nanesem na očiščen obraz in zadnji, ko se naličim. Bolj ko razmišljam, res ne morem brez in trenutno z največjim veseljem uporabljam rahlo izboljšano verzijo vrtnične vode, Thayersov tonik.
Thayers Alcohol-Free Toner Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera
 Vsebuje čudovito, ekološko pridelano aloe vero, ki je morda najbolj znana po svojih hladilnih in pomirjujočih učinkovinah. Super za zdravljenje opeklin, razdražene kože, pomaga pri hiperpigmentaciji in nasploh gre za krasno sestavino, ki z rednim uživanjem dela čudeže. Med drugim tonik vsebuje rastlinski glicerin, ki kožo vlaži in ekološki nepozebnik, ki deluje adstringentno, kar pomeni, da oža pore, veča napetost kože in zmanjšuje njeno mastnost. Kar pa je najbolj pomembno je, da ne vsebuje alkohola! In četudi imate mastno kožo, izbirajte izdelke brez alkohola, ker pri redni uporabi ne naredi nič dobrega.

Če tonik primerjam z navadno, čisto vrtnično vodo, moram povedati, da na koži nisem opazila večjih sprememb. Še vseeno pa jo raje uporabljam prav zaradi dodanih sestavin. :) Kot vidite ima Thayers "old school" dizajn, ki je meni kar všeč, embalaža je preprosta in funkcionalna. Ima zelo majhno luknjico za doziranje in tako ni nobene skrbi, da bi poleg vatke polili še sebe. Meni sicer takšna embalaža tonikov ni všeč, jaz potrebujem razpršilo. Ne maram uporabljati vate, včasih mi ven udari ekološka ozaveščenost in zato jo uporabljam le za odstranjevanje laka za nohte pa še to pazim, da porabim le eno blazinico. Na srečo sem imela še mojo prejšnjo vrtnično vodo od Argane, ki je mimogrede odlična, in tako vsake toliko časa malo prelivam. Rožno vodo uporabljam vsak dan po jutranjem in večernem čiščenju obraza, po ličenju obraza za daljšo obstojnost in lepši videz mineralne podlage. Zelo, zelo prav pa pride tudi ob vročih dneh, ko nujno potrebujem malo osvežitve.
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Alcohol Free Toner, Argana Rose Water
Glede na ogromno količino izdelka, tonik svetujem tistim, ki imate radi vonj vrtnice, 355 ml je ogromno! Na voljo tukaj, stane okoli 6€.


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I've been a fan of rose water for a long time. I don't remember when I first started using it but I remember it was one from Melvita. They changed their formulation and added alcohol, a big no-no for me! And then the whole L'occitane and China market and animal testing happened and I was done with Melvita. Wow, okay, that's not the point of this post! Back to rose water. :) It reduces redness and inflammation, balances pH levels of the skin, it's so refreshing and invigorating, smells wonderful and it's suitable for all skin types. I simply adore it and always love products with rose petals. When it comes to skincare, toners aren't really my favourite products, I usually give more thought money to other bits but saying that I can't imagine being without a toner. It's actually the first thing I use on my freshly cleansed skin and the last when I'm done with my makeup. The more I think about it, the more I love it! 

At the moment I've been loving a bit of an improved version of rose water, the Thayers toner with the beautiful organic juice of aloe vera which is perhaps most known for its cooling and calming properties. It's great for damaged and burned skin, helps to reduce hyperpigmentation, all in all it's a fantastic plant. There is also vegetable glycerin, great for moisturizing and organic witch hazel, a natural astringent that minimizes pores, increases skin firmness and helps with oil balancing. And what is the most important thing for me is, the toner doesn't contain alcohol! Even though some of you might have oily skin it's best to choose products without alcohol because with regular use it doesn't do any good for the skin.

Ingredients aside I don't see any major difference on my skin when using simple, pure rose water. Nevertheless, I still love it just because of the added ingredients. :) As you can see, Thayers has that old school design which I quite like, the packaging is simple and effective. On the top it has a very small opening but I'm all about spray bottles. I don't like using cotton pads, every now and then my ecological awareness strikes out and because of that I only use them for removing nail polish and even then I usually use just one cotton pad. So fortunately for me I still had some Argana Rose water and when I finished it I just pour in some Thayers toner. Works perfectly. I always spray some on my face after my morning and evening face wash and after applying my makeup. But you know when I love it the most? When I'm hot and sweaty (TMI don't care), it's so refreshing and nice. :)

 Considering the big bottle, I recommend it to those of you who love roses. 355 ml is a lot when you don't like the scent. I bought it here.


Jana xx

torek, 29. julij 2014

Steam Your Face


Vse odkar sem videla Chescino objavo o Kyra Botanica, sem vedela da moram ustvariti svojo mešanico za parno kopel za obraz. Zelo sem lena, ko pride do tega, da moram biti sklonjena nad skodelo vroče vode, a s to mešanico je to postalo veliko lepše in predvsem bolj dišeče. Uporabila sem različne posušene rože in zelišča, mešanico lahko prilagodite svojim željam, jaz sem prvič želela dodati kar vse po vrsti. :)
 Bezeg kožo ohranja mehko, obnavlja razpokano kožo, zmanjšuje akne in hiperpigmentacijo - redna uporaba bezga naj bi bledela pege in kožne madeže. 

 Ognjič je prekrasna sestavina, ki zelo pomirja, deluje protivnetno in protimikrobno, pospešuje obnovo kože, primeren je tako za mastno kot tudi za suho in predvsem občutljivo kožo. Pomaga pri celjenju ran, blaženju opeklin in še in še. Res ga obožujem, lahko si pogledate tudi recept za ognjičevo kremo.

 Kumina pomirja vneto kožo, ima protiglivične in razkuževalne lastnosti. Vsebuje veliko vitamina E, ki deluje antioksidantno, kožo ohranja svežo in mladostno.

 Vrtnični cvetovi so primerni za vse tipe kože. Obožujem izdelke, ki vsebuje vrtnice! Uporaba cvetov je odlična za nego kože z gubicami, kožo napne, uravnava pH ravnovesje, kožo vlaži in pomirja, obenem pa deluje tudi protimikrobno in protivnetno - lahko pomaga pri zmanjševanju rdečice na koži in zdravljenju oziroma blažitvi rozacee in dermatitisa. 

 Rman je primeren za kožo z gubicami in poškodovano kožo. Kožo osveži, napne in razkuži. Dobro deluje tudi pri zdravljenju dermatitisa, ran, srbečice in izpuščajev.

 Kopriva blaži vnetja, še blagodejno učinkuje na dermatitis. Deluje zelo očiščevalno, še posebej je odlična za spomladansko čiščenje telesa.

Sivka pomirja, spodbuja kožne celice k hitrejši regeneraciji, deluje protivnetno, kožo očisti in pomaga pri hitrejšem celjenju ranic kar pomeni, da je odlična tudi za mastno kožo.

Črna detelja zdravi vnetja in kožne izpuščaje, tudi dermatitis.

Kamilice so odlične za občutljivo kožo, znane so predvsem po tem, da pomirjajo in zmanjšujejo vnetja, dermatitis ter izpuščaje.

  Postopek je zelo preprost, potrebujete le posušene rastline, vse zmešajte skupaj in voilà! Kot lahko vidite veliko zelišč, ki sem jih uporabila deluje protivnetno, kožo pomirjajo in blažijo. Mešanica je tako s pravilno uporabo primerna tudi za občutljivo kožo, še posebej pa deluje odlično na mastni in mešani koži.
Mešanico zelišč torej uporabljamo kot parno kopel. Najprej v večjo stekleno skledo dodajte žlico zelišč, zavrite vodo (približno skodelico ali dve) in nato prelijete čudovito dišečo mešanico. Počakajte minuto ali dve, odvisno od občutljivosti kože, pazite, da se ne opečete zaradi vroče pare! Nato sveže umit obraz nagnite nad skledo, se pokrijte z brisačo in počakajte 10 minut, da kopel opravi svoje delo. Čeprav je mešanica primerna za vse tipe kože, tistim z zelo občutljivo in tanko kožo parne kopeli ne priporočam oziroma le za 5 minut, enkrat ali dvakrat na mesec. Raje manj kot več. Če pa imate mastno in bolj debelo kožo, lahko čas tudi povečate. Parna kopel bo povečala prekrvavitev, odprla in očistila pore ter poživila kožo. Po kopeli se lahko lotite tudi previdnega stiskanja ogrcev, jaz imam velike probleme z njimi in ko je koža topla in pore odprte, se ogrci najlažje iztisnejo. Obvezno je, da ste pri tem nežni in da prste ovijete v robček. Po tem pa sledi še maska za obraz. Trenutno obožujem mešanico zelene gline, neem prahu in medu. Maska zmanjšuje pore in kožo pomiri. Za še večjo pomiritev kože lahko v masko primešate še zmlete ovsene kosmiče. Če se vam ne ljubi ukvarjati z masko, pa po končani parni kopeli obraz le sperite s svežo vodo in nanesite kremo.
Parno kopel lahko izvajate enkrat na teden, tiste z mastno kožo tudi dvakrat. Koža je po uporabi vedno tako mehka in sveža, zelo priporočam! In če se vam slučajno ne ljubi držati glave nad skledo, kot se sicer tudi meni ne, lahko malo mešanice dodate h kopeli ali na dno tuš kabine pred tuširanjem. Lahko pa le uživate ob glasbi ali pa tako kot jaz, poslušate en YouTube video, še posebej kakšen Monthly Favourites pride zelo prav. :)


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Ever since Chesca's blog post about Kyra Botanica I knew I just had to make my own herbal/floral facial steam! I'm so lazy when it comes to facial steaming but when you have a beautiful and gorgeous smelling mixture of flowers under your nose it becomes way easier. And the results are amazing!
For my DIY facial steam I used different dried flowers and herbs, you can adjust it to your liking, this was my first time doing it and I wanted to add everything! :)

 Elderflower keeps the skin soft and smooth, it reduces acne and hyperpigmentation - regular use can help fade freckles and skin blemishes. Calendula is one of my favourites! Very calming and soothing, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbal properties, it promotes skin renewal, it's suitable for oily as well as dry and sensitive skin. And if you're loving calendula or you're just curious, check out my recipe for calendula balm. Cumin is soothing to the skin, it has anti-fungal and disinfectant properties. It contains lots of vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant, it keeps the skin young and glowing. Rose petals are wonderful for all skin types. I just love everything with roses! The use of roses is great for mature skin, roses are moisturizing, soothing, they have anti-microbal and anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce redness. It's calming properties can also help with rosacea and eczema. Yarrow is great for reducing wrinkles and healing damaged skin. It disinfects, tightens and refreshes the skin. It's also helpful with skin itching, rashes and eczema. Nettle heals and soothes inflammation and eczema. It's a wonderful detox herb, especially for a spring detox. Lavender is very soothing and calming, it stimulates skin cells growth, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it works great at treating and healing small wounds. Therefore it's also great for oily and acne prone skin. Red clover has anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with inflammation and skin rashes and eczema. Chamomile is known for its calming and soothing properties and is therefore great for sensitive skin.

As you can see I used lots of herbs with anti-inflammatory properties which soothe and calm the skin. This mixture can be used for sensitive skin, but it's especially great for oily and combo skin.
Facial steam is so easy to make, just mix everything together and that's it! Then in a larger glass bowl add a tablespoon of flowers, boil some water and pour it on top. Wait for a minute or two, it depends on your skin and how sensitive it is. You don't want to burn yourself so be careful! While your water is heating you can wash your face. Now all that's left to do is to hold your face over the steaming water. Drape a towel over your head and wait for about 10 minutes so the steam can do its work. Although the mixture can be used for all skin types, I wouldn't really recommend it if you have very sensitive and thin skin or maybe just for 5 minutes once or twice a month. But if you have oily and thick skin you can wait for 15 minutes and do this twice a week. If you have normal or combo skin then do it once a week.
Facial steaming will increase circulation, open the pores and rejuvenate the skin. After steaming you can gently squeeze out some blackheads, when the skin is warm and the pores are open it's so easy to do that. But be careful, be gentle and always! wrap your fingers in tissue before squeezing! You don't want bacteria and inflammation on your skin. What I really love to do next is follow up with a mask. At the moment I'm loving a mix of green clay, neem powder and honey. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse with water and apply your favourite moisturizer and all that. If you can't be bothered with face mask, just rinse your face with fresh water after you're finished steaming it.
As I said, you can steam your face once a week or less if you have sensitive or dry skin. I really recommend giving it a go, my skin always feels and looks so fresh and soft! As for the boring chore of holding your face over a bowl, you can listen to some music or play a YouTube video, Monthly Favourites are one of those videos that really come in handy. :) 


Jana xxx

sreda, 23. julij 2014

Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Hair Duo


Se spomnite mojega navdušenja nad Andalou Naturals gelom za tuširanje? Predvsem čudovitega sladko-sadnega vonja? No, šampon in balzam o katerih bom govorila danes imata skoraj enak vonj, yum! Glavni učinkovini sta sladka pomaranča, ki krepi in poživlja lasne mešičke ter izboljšuje prekrvavitev, ter arganovo olje, bogato z omega maščobnimi kislinami, ki globoko prodira v lase, jih krepi in obnavlja vlažnost, elastičnost in moč las. 
Andalou Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner Moisture Rich

Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Shampoo
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Shampoo
Šampon vsebuje kar nekaj krasnih sestavin, kot so sok aloe vere, ekstrakt vanilije in pomarančne, manuka med, arganovo, avokadovo, jojobino, šipkovo olje in še bi lahko naštevala. Šampon je zelo vlažilen, se krasno peni, včasih že skoraj preveč, las ne vozla in je nasploh prijeten za uporabo. Lase krasno očisti, pri predhodno nanesenem kokosovem olju pa je potrebno biti malce pazljiv. Se mi je že zgodilo, da šampon ni spral vsega olja. Sicer pa je odličen. Las ne masti, a če imate mastno lasišče ali tanke lase potem bi bil morda malce preveč vlažilen in težak. In če v šamponu iščete volumen, ga s tem šamponom ne boste dosegli. Za suhe in barvane lase pa je čudovit, sploh zdaj poleti, ko jih morje in sonce še bolj izsušita.
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Shampoo ingredients

Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich ConditionerAndalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Conditioner
Balzam za lase, ki vsebuje podobne sestavine kot šampon in je tak kot piše na embalaži, globinsko vlažilen. Poleg tega, da krasno navlaži lase in jih naredi mehke, balzam tudi krasno diši in hitro učinkuje. Je goste teksture, kar je meni pri balzamih zelo všeč, ker tako brez dvoma ostane na laseh. Krasen je in to je vse!
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Conditioner ingridients
Kot lahko vidite, sem izdelka uporabljala kar nekaj časa in z njima sem zelo zadovoljna. Lasje so bolj navlaženi ter se manj vozlajo. Priporočam tistim, ki imate suhe, barvane in skodrane lase. Šampon in balzam lahko kupite na iHerbu, cena okoli 6€.


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Remember my review about Andalou Naturals shower gel and its sweet fruity scent? Well, today's post is about shampoo and conditioner which have almost the same scent, yum! Active ingredients are sweet orange which revitalizes follicles and healthy circulation, and omega rich argan oil that deeply penetrates each strand, repairing and restoring moisture, elasticity and strength, minimizing split ends and frizz.
Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Shampoo contains lovely ingredients like aloe vera juice, vanilla and orange extracts, manuka honey, argan, avocado, rosehip and jojoba oils, and I could go on. Shampoo is super moisturizing, it has a really good lather, sometimes there's almost too much foam. :) It works great at cleansing my hair but I have to be careful when I use coconut oil as a pre-wash treatment, once or twice it didn't wash it all off. But otherwise it's great. Shampoo is meant for dry, curly and color treated hair. I think it wouldn't be the best option for those with oily or thin hair, it could be too moisturizing and heavy.
The next really lovely product is Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Moisture Rich Conditioner which contains similar ingredients than shampoo. It has quite thick consistency and as it says on the packaging, it's super moisturizing. Besides that, it makes my hair soft and smooth and it just works. And you already know it has a gorgeous scent. :)
I bought them on iHerb (shampoo, conditioner) and if you have dry, curly or color treated hair then you should definitely try them!


Love, Jana

nedelja, 20. julij 2014

Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher and Sunkissed



Če spremljate "green beauty blogger community", potem ste nedvomno že spoznale ameriško znamko ličil Red Apple Lipstick. Sploh se več ne spomnim pri kateri blogerki sem prvič videla to znamko, a po omembi na skoraj vsakem drugem blogu sem končno kliknila na njihovo spletno stran in na dnu strani našla "We Heart Bloggers". Hitro sem izpolnila obrazec in po dogovoru sem za oceno na blogu prejela dve šminki, Petal Pusher* in Sunkissed*.
Red Apple Lipstick Mineral Lipstick, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Paraben Free, Allergen Free
Red Apple Lipstick The Safe Lipstick
Red Apple Lipstick
Šminke so spravljene v škatlicah ter v majhni vrečkici iz blaga. Na škatlicah so oznake, da so šminke vegan, brez glutena, parabenov, soje in alergenov, znamka ne testira na živalih in je proizvedena v Združenih državah Amerike. Všeč mi je črna embalaža z bunkicami za trden oprijem. Pokrov se krasno zapre, kar pomeni, da klikne. Ali ni to vedno super?! Detajli na embalaži so super, še posebej sem navdušena nad jabolčkom. Jabolko z ustnicami je seveda tudi na škatlicah in če pravilno sestavimo skupaj tri škatlice dobimo eno veliko jabolko. :)
Šminke imajo razdeljene po skupinah, moji dve sta iz linije Summer Passion. Sestavine teh šmink so:

Ricinus Communis, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Synthetic Bees Wax, Olive (Olea Europea) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate from an all natural non gluten source, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, may contain Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

Ena izmed sestavin v tej liniji, ki so jo omenjale druge blogerke, je Retinyl Palmitate (oblika vitamina A). Glede na EWG' Skin Deep sestavine retinola pod UV svetlobo razpadejo in začnejo proizvajati toksične proste radikale, ki lahko spremenijo DNA in povzročijo mutacije. Še bolj kot v šminkah, je sestavina lahko problematična v kremah, ki jih vsakodnevno nanašamo in nato izpostavljamo soncu. Na srečo ta linija šmink sestavine ne vsebuje več, ker pa na škatlicah ni napisanih sestavin, ne morem vedeti ali jo moje še vsebujejo ali ne.
Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher Sunkissed
Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed Petal Pusher
Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher Sunkissed swatch
Kot ste že opazile, sem izbrala dve živi barvi. Prva se imenuje Petal Pusher, ki jo imenujejo tudi "perfect hot pink", torej popolna vroča roza barva. Vsebuje drobne rozno-srebrne bleščice, ki niso ravno moje najljubše. Je pa tako lepa brava, da jih kar ignoriram.
Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher
FOTD
Drugi odtenek je Sunkissed, oranžno-rdeč odtenek z drobnim oranžnim shimmrom. Pričakovala sem bolj oranžen odtenek, na fotografiji mojega obraza je rahlo bolj oranžen kot v resnici. No, ravno zaradi tega pa je odtenek bolj univerzalen in lažje nosljiv.Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed
FOTD Red Apple Lipstick Sunkissed orange lips
Obe šminki sta čudoviti. Zelo vlažilni in mehki, občutek na ustnicah je krasen, kot da sploh ne bi nosila šminke ampak balzam. Sta zelo pigmentirani, nelepljivi in res odlični za uporabo. Pa še sladko-sadno dišita. Razumem zakaj so tako popularne! Edina stvar, ki me moti je, da včasih z ustnic izgine neenakomerno in pusti rob. Na srečo se to ne zgodi vedno. Je pa res, da se ne zabriše na kožo temveč ostane na ustnicah. Obstojnost šmink je nekaj ur, na ustnicah pusti "stain", ki mi pri Petal Pusher odtenku ni všeč prav zaradi bleščic, ki postanejo bolj vidne. Negativa stran šmink je cena, ena stane 23$ oziroma 17€. Nisem še imela dražje šminke in čeprav sem zadovoljna z obema in bi z veseljem preizkusila še nekaj odtenkov, ki jih imajo sicer ogromno, mislim, da bo moja Red Apple Lipstick kolekcija ostala taka kot je. Vsaj zaenkrat. Ne glede na vse, jih priporočam in ne bi se branila tudi njihovih senčil in še nekaterih drugih proizvodov. :)


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I'm sure you all heard about Red Apple Lipstick. I don't remember where I saw it first but it was one of the lovely green beauty blogger who introduced it to me. A lipstick lover that I am I was immediately drawn to them and when I saw that beautiful We Heart Bloggers on the bottom of Red Apple Lipstick website I was like, Yees, let's do this! After applying and all that, I chose two lipsticks in bold colors, Petal Pusher* and Sunkissed*.
Lipsticks are vegan, gluten, soy, paraben, allergen and cruelty free, made in the USA. I like the packaging, the cap always clicks and isn't this the best? I love the details, especially the cute little apple with lips. The apple is also on the boxes and if you correctly place three you get one big apple. :) On their website you have a whole lot of lipsticks, mine are both from the Summer Passion Line. Ingredients are:
Ricinus Communis, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Synthetic Bees Wax, Olive (Olea Europea) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate from an all natural non gluten source, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, may contain Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

One of the ingredient that I wasn't familiar before and read about it on other blogs is Retinyl Palmitate (a form of Vitamin A). According to EWG's Skin Deep Retinyl palmitate is an ingredient composed of palmitic acid and retinol (Vitamin A). When exposed to UV light, retinol compounds break down and produce toxic free radicals that can damage DNA and cause gene mutations. New formulation of this line of lipstick is retinyl palmitate free. Yay! But because there's no ingredient list on the boxes I can't be sure if mine still contains it or not. Bummer.
But let's move on to the colors. Petal Pusher is a "perfect hot pink". On me it looks kinda pink kinda fuschia, beautiful color. The shade contains tiny glitter particles which are not my favourite but I still love the lipstick. Other shade is Sunkissed, orangy-red shade with orange shimmer. I expected it to be more of an orange, on the photo of me it looks a bit more orange than it is in real life. 
I love both. They are so moisturizing and creamy and they smell deliciously sweet. The feeling on my lips is amazing, it's like I'm wearing a lip balm and not a lipstick.They both have great pigmentation, they're not sticky, they don't bleed and and are just easy to wear. I get it why they're so popular! One thing that sometimes bothers me is that they can leave an uneven stain. Yes, they can leave that unattractive darker lip liner look. Fortunately that doesn't happen all the time, I have yet do decode what I'm doing wrong. Lasting power is okay, they last for a few hours. As I said, they stain my lips and I don't like that with Petal Pusher because the glitter particels really become prominent. 
I really enjoy wearing these two gorgeous lippies and I wish they were more affordable, one is 23$. That's why my Red Apple Lipstick collection will for now remain the same but I wouldn't mind having some more shades and their eyeshadows also look nice. :)


Jana xx

*samples generously provided

četrtek, 17. julij 2014

Denim Day at the Seaside


Denim Shirt: Ann Christine, T-Shirt: Stradivarius, Shorts: Zara, Shoes: Converse All Star


 Jana xx

ponedeljek, 14. julij 2014

Biofficina Toscana Revitalizing Facial Serum


Biofficina Toscana je italijanska znamka o kateri še nisem slišala veliko. Pravzaprav se na blogih sploh ne omenja, zato sem se odločila, da preizkusim njihov Poživljajoč serum za obraz*. Izdelki Biofficina Toscana vsebujejo naravne sestavine in sestavine iz kontrolirane ekološke pridelave, ne vsebujejo PEG, parabenov, naftnih derivatov, parafina, SLS, SLES, silikonov in umetnih barvil. Znamka v svoje izdelke vključuje sestavine lokalnega izvora, izvlečke rastlin, ki jih gojijo v Toskani ter tradicionalne toskanske rastline. Z biodinamičnim gojenjem rastlin združujejo skrb za ekološki standard s tehnikami kmetovanja, ki spoštujejo Zemljo. Znamka ne testira na živalih, serum je primeren tudi za vegane.
Biofficina Toscana Revitalizing Facial Serum
Poživljajoč serum je primeren za vse tipe kože in je optimalen za tanko in občutljivo kožo. Obraz vlaži in ščiti pred prostimi radikali. Vsebuje kombinacijo olj, kot so olje grozdnih pešk in riževih otrobov, sezamovo in sončnično olje, ki kožo pomirjajo in ščitijo, ter aktivnih sestavin skvalan olja in bisabolola. Skvalan je pridobljen iz olivnega olja in je različica skvalena in nima njegovih antioksidantnih lastnosti in ne more sodelovati pri obnovi zaščitnega plašča kože in tako ne pripomore k zmanjševanju izgube vode skozi kožo. Skvalan se le odlično vpije v kožo in jo pusti mehko. (vir) Za serum pa sem se odločila le zaradi skvalena! V glavi sem imela, da je čudovit vlažilec kože ampak očitno ga serum sploh ne vsebuje. Kot običajno sem to spoznala šele ob pisanju te objave. Skvalen, skvalan, saj se mi že meša, bom raje šla kar na mojo izkušnjo s serumom.
Gre za oljnat a lahek serum, se dokaj hitro vpije, kožo pusti sijočo in mehko. Shranjen je v steklenički s pipeto, ki mi je pri oljih najljubša, zelo enostavno za uporabo. Serum sem uporabljala en mesec, običajno zjutraj in zvečer in v tem času nisem opazila sprememb, ne v večji navlaženosti kože, ne v teksturi. Ničesar. Pravzaprav me je pustil kar malce ravnodušno.
Biofficina Toscana Siero viso Rigenerante, Revitalizing Facial Serum
Škoda, ker nisem preizkusila katerega drugega seruma, naprimer Antioksidativnega z izvlečki črnega ribeza, malin in borovnic.


Translation
Biofficina Toscana is an Italian natural and organic brand. I haven't heard a lot about it, I have yet to read a review. Curious that I am, I decided to try their Revitalizing Facial Serum* or Reinvigorating Visage Serum. Biofficina Toscana products are free of PEG, parabens, petrolatum, paraffin, SLS, SLES, silicones and artifical coloring. Brand is cruelty free, the serum is vegan. In their products they include extracts of plants grown in Tuscany and traditional Tuscany ingredients. Plants are grown with bio dynamic agriculture, combining care for organic standards with farming techniques that respect the earth, following and supporting its natural processes.
Revitalizing facial serum is suitable for all skin types, especially delicate, sensitive, mature and stressed skin. A precious synergy of vegetable oils with Squalane and Bisabolol enhances the moisture of the skin, protecting it from free radicals, therby giving it a more radiant look. It contains oils like grape seed, rice bran, sesame and sunflower oil. Squalane is made out of olive oil and it's different to Squalene which is an antioxidant and a natural moisturizer. An excellent one. Unfortunately Squalane doesn't have the same properties. What a bummer. Before this post I didn't even know about that! Squalene, squalane, I don't how I will remember the good one? :)
The serum itself is oily but light, it's quite quickly absorbed into the skin and it leaves it soft and shiny, glowy. Serum comes in a glass bottle with pipette which I find best for oils. I used it for about a month, in the mornings and the evenings and unfortunately I didn't see any results, not in the skin's moisture level nor texture. Nothing. It left me underwhelmed. Too bad I didn't try a different serum. :)


Jana xx


*sample generously provided

petek, 11. julij 2014

Let's Talk Trash #12


Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo - še vedno najljubši šampon. Diši po marcipanu oziroma mandljih, se dobro peni in odlično očisti in navlaži lase. Ocena tukaj.

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner - odličen balzam, prav tako stalnica. Obožujem ga. Trenutno moram porabiti še nekaj drugih izdelkov za lase, a naslednjič bom zagotovo kupila največjo embalažo. Oceno si lahko preberete tukaj.

Alverde Kremni gel za prhanje papaja in rakitovec - sadno dišeč gel za prhanje. Soliden, ne izsušuje kože a nič posebnega.

Andalou Naturals Shower Gel Mandarin Vanilla - ja, potrebujem večjo embalažo! Diiši! Ocena tukaj.

 Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo - still my favourite shampoo. Smells like marzipan or almonds, it lathers really nice and it just cleans my hair and moisturizes them. Review here. Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner - wonderful conditioner, I love it. Next time when I'll buy them, the shampoo and conditioner, I'll definitely go for the biggest bottles. And that's how you know I really love them. ReviewAlverde Papaya and Sea Buckthorn Cream Shower Gel - fruity smelling shower gel. Nice, it's not drying but nothing special. Andalou Naturals Shower Gel Mandarin Vanilla - yup, I want a bigger bottle! Smells amazing! Review here.
Acure Facial Cleansing Creme - dokaj všečno mleko za čiščenje obraza, a ne dovolj, da bi ga kupila ponovno. Morda bi mi bil zdaj bolj všeč, ko sem rahlo mahnjena na kremna čistila, a ob uporabi sem razmišljala le o njihovem čistilnem gelu, ki mi je veliko ljubši. Ocena.

Gepa Eucalyptus Honey - odličen med, ki ga uporabljam za čiščenje obraza in maske. Sem ga že kupila ponovno, več o medu pa si lahko preberete tukaj. Krasno deluje za vse tipe kože, zelo ga priporočam.

Biopak Rhassoul glina in Zelena glina - super glini za nego obraza, ocena tukaj. Sem že kupila ponovno.

 Acure Facial Cleansing Creme - nice creamy cleanser but I won't be buying it again. It's okay but their cleansing gel works way better on my skin. ReviewGepa Eucalyptus Honey - wonderful honey. Already bought a new one. More about honey here. Biopark Rhassoul and Green Clay - staples in my skincare routine. Already bought them again. Review here.
Biopark Ekološko avokadovo olje - uporabljala sem ga na laseh in koži. Bom kupila ponovno, ker bi ga rada vključila v redno rutino obraza, ker je krasno olje. Vsebuje veliko vitaminov in mineralov, ki so odlični za kožo.

Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream* - oh ne, kako žalostna sem bila, ko mi je zmanjkalo te kremice za predel okrog oči! Čudovita, vlažilna, hitro vpijajoča krema. Najprej moram porabiti še druge, nato pa jo zagotovo kupim. Priporočam! Ocena tukaj.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - prekrasno! dišeča krema za obraz, ki me je sprva res zelo razočarala, ker sem pričakovala čudovite rezultate. Teh na žalost ni bilo, a maska je še vseeno dobra, le ne tako, kot sem mislila. :) Kožo lepo navlaži, všeč pa mi je bila tudi, ker je čez noč zmanjšala in pomirila mozolje. Če se ne motim, mi je postala bolj všeč po oceni, a mislim, da je ponovno ne bom kupila. 
 
Biopark Organic Avocado Oil - I've used it on my hair, face and in my DIY projects. I will buy it again because I wanna include it in my daily skincare routine. It has lots of wonderful vitamins and minerals that are great for skin. Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream* - oooh what a sad, sad day was when I used this! And it was all of a sudden because you can't see how much is left in there. It's a really wonderful, mositurizing and quickly absorbing eye cream. First I have to use my other creams but I'll definitely buy it in the future. Review here. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask - the scent of this face mask is the best thing ever! It's just gorgeous! At first I was really disappointed by it, I expected a lot. A lot! You can read it in my review. I mean the mask is lovely, it's just not as good as I was imagining it to be. It's moisturizing and it works great as an overnight acne treatment. It reduces and calms them down. It's nice but I won't be buying it again.
MuLondon White Chocolate Elbow, Knee & Heel Cream* - oh kako žalosten dan je bil, ko je zmanjkalo te kreme. Zelo, zelo hranljiva in prekrasno dišeča krema, ki jo morate nujno enkrat preizkusiti! Odlična za suhe pete, stopala, komolce, obnohtno kožico, lasne konice, za vse! Ocena tukaj.

Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Deodorant - ta deodorant bi morala že zdavnaj vreči stran pa sem kar pozabila nanj. V iskanju dobrega naravnega dedoranta sem jih preizkusila več kot preveč in ta je eden izmed tistih grozno slabih. Ne vem kaj mi je bilo, da sem izbrala ta vonj, ker me spominja na spreje za komarje?! Kot si lahko mislite, deodorant ne deluje. Je zelo moker, kar nekaj časa se suši in kar je še slabše je, da niti embalaža ne deluje. Kroglica mi je pri enem mazanju kar ven padla in skoraj se je vse polilo. Res ne priporočam.

Deep Steep Moisture Stick Passion Fruit Guava - čudovito hranljiva krema v majhni in priročni embalaži, ki sem jo kupila, ker me je zelo zanimal vonj. Krasen, poleten, tropski vonj. Zaenkrat res ne potrebujem nove kreme za telo, a v prihodnje bom nedvomno kupila večjo embalažo. Če pa res tako diši! :) Več tukaj.

Dr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Bath Essence - prijetna kopalna esenca, ki kožo vlaži in pusti mehko, a me ni prepričala v nakup večje embalaže.

Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 - ena izmed tistih naravnih krem za sončenje, ki so težko mazljive in lahko puščajo bele sledi. To me še niti ne moti toliko, vsaj vem, da aktivna sestavina cinkov oksid ni v nano delcih in nasploh ima krema kratek list sestavin. Krema za sončenje mi je bila všeč, več si lahko preberete tukaj. Ocena je iz lanskega poletja, na žalost me je letos pustila zelo ravnodušno. Na mojo veliko žalost ne deluje več! Res je, da ni nova, a celo leto sem jo hranila v hladilniku in res nisem pričakovala, da se bo učinkovitost zaščitnega faktorja tako zmanjšala. To se mi ni še nikoli zgodilo. Kremo sem uporabljala pred plavanjem v morju in jo nanesla tudi po plavanju, nanašala sem jo nekako tako kot piše, na vsaki dve uri. Večinoma sem bila v senci in v največji vročini nisem bila na plaži. In na koncu me je opeklo! Sicer ne toliko, da bi se olupila in res je, da sem svetla a sončnih opeklin nisem imela že vrsto let. Tudi fant je bil ves rdeč, še bolj kot jaz. Na srečo sva na obrazu uporabljala drugo kremo. Škoda, ker sicer mi je Badger super znamka, krema ima dobre  sestavine pa še draga ni.

MuLondon White Chocolate Elbow, Knee & Heel Cream* - ooh it was another sad day when I used this. Very, very nourishing and just wonderfully smelling cream, that you all have to try! Works wonders on dry heels, feet, elbows, cuticles, dry hair ends and just everywhere! Review here. Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Deodorant - oh my, this deodorant was just bad! I've been meaning to toss it out for so long now, I always forgot! I don't know what was going on with me, why did I choose that scent is mind boggling, smells like mosquitoes sprays. The deodorant itself is very wet, it needs quite some time to dry. Bleh. It clerly didn't workd and besides that the packaging is also a fail! The top just fell out one day when I was using it, I mean come on I almost spilled it out everywhere. No, not buying again. Deep Steep Moisture Stick Passion Fruit Guava - deeply moisturizing cream with a gorgeous summer, tropical scent. I love the scent, so nice! Right know I really don't need another body cream but when I do, I'll definitely buy the bigger version. Read more hereDr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Bath Essence - lovely bath essence which left my skin moisturized and soft but it didn't convince me to buy the bigger bottle. Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 - one of those natural sunscreens that can leave a white cast and are quite hard to rub/spread onto your skin. I don't mind that as much, at least I know that the active ingredient Zinc Oxide is not in nano particles and all in all it has a few ingredients which is also nice. My review was written last year and I did like it back then but this year everything changed. I don't know what was going on but it just didn't work! Okay it's true that it's not new, it's the same one as I used last summer but still, that hasn't happend to me before. And I kept it in my fridge through the colder months. So when I used it on my vacation I really wasn't expecting sunburned skin. I used it like it's recommended, before and after swimming, every 2 hours or something like that. Most of the time I was in the shade and in the end I was still all red and annoyed! Thankfully my skin didn't peel, it wasn't so bad but still, what the heck?! When I came home everyone was like, wow this year you have a tan. Normally my skin colour doesn't change all that much if at all. :) And my boyfriend was also sunburned. At least we used a different sunscreen on our faces. Shame, because I like Badger, cream has nice ingredients and it's really not expensive.
 Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer - super in poceni hitrosušeči nadlak. Ne lakiram se pogosto a ko se, ne morem brez tega nadlaka. Kupila sem že veliko stekleničk in zaenkrat bo tako tudi ostalo.

Kiko Strong Nails Instant Hardening Base Coat - nič posebnega, uporabljala sem ga kot običajen podlak, ni nič pomagal in moji nohti niso bili nič bolj močni.

Lily Lolo Mineral Fonudation Blondie - vedno v moji zbirki!<3

Essence I Heart Extreme Mascara - stalnica. Saj se trudim z naravnimi maskarami ampak ta mi je še vedno najljubša. Sicer postane odlična šele, ko se malo strdi a rezultati so takrat res krasni in zaenkrat zvesto ostaja v moji kolekciji.

Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer - great and cheap fast drying top coat. Even though I used two I don't paint my nails as much as I did but when I do I always use it. Kiko Strong Nails Instant Hardening Base Coat - nothing special, I used it like a normal base coat, I didn't see any results and my nails weren't stronger. Lily Lolo Mineral Fonudation Blondie - nothing new here, I already have a new one. Essence I Heart Extreme Mascara - always in my beauty stash. I try to use natural mascaras but this one is just so much better and I just can't help myself. :)


Have a lovely Friday,
Jana xxx


*samples generously provided

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