Friday, 21 September 2018

Review: Lumi Refreshing Birch Mist


Hi loves! Sorry for being late with this week's post. Today I wanna share with you Lumi Refreshing Birch Mist (100ml, 35.90€). This face mist is made with natural, steam-distilled birch buds from Estonia. It has birch scent, which is natural. This can be used a cleansing toner, a refreshing mist in the evenings or use it through out the day to refresh the skin. This fits all skin types, is fragrance free and with balanced pH.

This face mist comes in a dark glass bottle and has a sprayer, which prays out lovely even mist. The outside packaging is minimalistic like all their products. It feels like medicine for my skin.

How to use:
  • Cleansing: apply some of it on a cotton pad and use it as toner. It refreshes the skin and leaves it hydrated and clean.
  • Refresh: mist it directly on the face. I love the birch scent it has. It reminds me home and forest. It leaves my skin cooled and refreshed.

Ingredients: Betula alba (birch) leaf water, Sodium Benzoate*, Potassium Sorbate*
*certified organic ingredient

As a face mist it is pricy, but it feels so good on skin. I love to use it in the mornings and it wakes my skin up and I love the fresh birch scent it has.

If you are interested checking it out, I'll link it here.


Have you tried anything like this before?


Thank you for reading! xo's

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Review: Signe Seebid Strawberry Vanilla Powder Mask


Hi loves! Today I have for you Signe Seebid Strawberry Vanilla Powder Mask (50g,  €12.00). 

This is purifying powder mask. Its with strawberry, vanilla and white clay. It nourishes the skin with vitamin A, C, calcium and iron. Vanilla seed in the mask gently cleanse the skin. Its 100% natural and doesn't contain any synthetic preservatives, flavors or artificial colors.  
    
The powder mask is light pink color and it has bit of sour scent to it. It can be mixed with water, which I usually go for, because I do the mask in my bathroom and don't feel like going downstairs for milk or yogurt, which you can also use. I mix it together (I use 1 teaspoon) and apply it with a flat foundation brush. I try to apply even layer every where and I leave it on for 10 minutes.
The mask feels on the skin light and it doesn't feel uncomfortable, because I apply thick layer, so it doesn't get compleatly dry on the skin. After the mask has been on for 10 minutes, I wash it off with water (not too hot water) and gently massage the skin while I'm getting the mask off. The vanilla seeds in the mask exfoliate and cleanse the skin. After that I dry my face and my skin feels softer, brighter and plumper.
Ingredients: caolin white clay (white calin clay), fragaria vesca, maltodextrin (strawberry powder), CI77491 (red clay), vanilla planifolia (vanilla seeds)

I'm very happy with this mask. It makes my skin feel amazing and I love to support natural and clean beauty brand. If you are interested in it, you can check it out here.


Have you tried their products before?


Thank you for reading! xo's


Thursday, 6 September 2018

Review: BonMerité Radiant Glow Body Cream


Hi loves! Today's review is on BonMerité Radiant Glow Body Cream (200ml), which is with carrot and silk.

The cream comes in a plastic tub and the texture of it is between body butter and a lotion. It feels light on skin and sinks into it with seconds. Its great to use in the mornings and I can get dressed right away. It didn't stain any of my cloths (because of the carrot oil)

The scent of the body cream is herbal and its not very strong. I don't really smell it when I apply it to my skin. The scent of it is 100% natural

The formula contains vitamin B5, which increases the elasticity, locking moisture into the skin and helps to make the skin smooth. Beta-carotene, which is find in carrot oil provides beautiful complexion. Wheat germ oil is rich with vitamin E and this helps against skin aging. All the ingredients in this product are 100% natural and ecological ingredients. Thats why I like to buy their products. Its my second body cream from them (review).

The color of the body cream is yellow and it doesn't stain the closed, like I mentioned above.

IngredientsAqua (water), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Nut), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil (rice), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (wheat), Beta-Carotene (from carrot), Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate (Ecocert certified natural Emulsifier), Glycerine (natural Moisturizer), Cetyl Alcohol (natural Moisturizer), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Silk, [Benzyl alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate [Ecocert certified preservative], Mentha Arvensis Herb Oil (peppermint), Vanilla Plantifolia (vanilla) Fruit Exctract, Citric Acid  


I have finished this cream by now and I do like it. Its so light formula and it gives my skin moisture and makes it look nice. I don't have one bad thing to say about it :)


I do wanna say I'm sorry for taking time off from this blog. In August I had too much going on and I just needed a brake, but I'm back now and keep posting every week on Friday mornings. 


Thank you for reading! xo's


Friday, 27 July 2018

Review: Luuv Self Tanning Dry Oil | Dark


Hi loves! I'm not very good at self tanning and I haven't used much of this type of products in the past. But I wanted to try out Luuv Self Tanning Dry Oil (100ml, €19.90).

The self tanner comes in a white plastic bottle and has a sprayer on it. The style of the packaging is clean and simple, which I like. There is 3 shades available light, medium and dark. I picked up the dark shade. Its produced in Estonia. Its 100% vegan, cruelty free and natural. Its should be used up in 6 months.

This contains tons of good ingredients to the skin and it promises to gives you perfect golden tan. It says the deeper tan is achieved gradually. It hydrates the skin and can be used instead of your daily moisturizer. It also claims to fade naturally, no peeling.

The natural self tanning agents are raspberry sugar extract and dihydroxyacetone (compound fermented from beet). These also fit sensitive skin type. It contains carrot oil, which is rich with vitamin A and beta arotene. These give the skin beautiful complexion. Antioxidants and vitamin E help to maintain the juvenility of the skin. Aloe vera in it helps to shoot the skin and it claims there is no scent to it.

Now lets talk about my experience with it :) I would say there is a slight self tanning scent to it, but its not too strong. The spray doesn't spray out even spray, you do need to massage it all into the skin. It sinks into the skin beautifully and leaves it hydrated. I noticed a tan developing in few hours after the first application and it looked beautiful and even. After that things went bad and fast. The next day I was umpa lumpa and thank God I applied it only on my legs. It wasn't looking even, which might be my application skills and there is no directions how to apply it. I just used my hands, which I washed after application. It didn't transfer on my cloths, but it did transfer when I dried myself up with a towel after shower (I noticed it few days after the application). One good thing about this self tanner is, that it does fade naturally and evenly. It has faded a bit and now my legs look slightly tan and it looks even. This product is so confusing to me.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Dihydroxyacetone, Aloe Barbadensis, Helianthus Annuus & Beta Carotene, Erythrulose,  Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin


There are things I like about this product and I would use it just before going to a event to have tanned legs and the next day hide them. It might be my lack of experience too, so I don't know. I'll keep using it and let you know how it goes for me. If you have tried it let me know how you liked it and if it worked for you, tell me all your application tricks :D


Thank you for reading! xo's

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Review: Melvita Rose Petal Shower


Hi loves! So this week's second post is here and its on Melvita Rose Petal Shower (250ml, €14.00). If you are not familiar with the brand, Melvita is a France brand and they make natural and organic beauty products. They have been around over 30 years.


The formula of this shower gel is soap free and contains 3 wild rose extracts, which are hand picked. 99% of the ingredients are natural and 10% are organic. Its certified organic by ECOCERT. It has a faint rose scent, which I love. It makes shower experience so much more enjoyable. The formula is sulphate free and there is not color to the shower gel itself. It fits all skin types.

It can be used daily and the formula doesn't dry out my skin, which so many shower gels do. It feels light weight and I also enjoy the faint rose scent it leaves around me in the shower. It doesn't leave a scent on the skin though. Down below you can find full list of ingredients.

Ingredients: WATER - GLYCERIN - AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE - COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE - CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE - HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACT *- DECYL GLUCOSIDE - ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER* - ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT* - ROSA GALLICA FLOWER EXTRACT* - ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL*- ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL** - GLYCERYL OLEATE - COCO-GLUCOSIDE - SODIUM LEVULINATE - HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE - LEVULINIC ACID - SODIUM BENZOATE - BENZOIC ACID - POTASSIUM SORBATE – ALCOHOL*** - TOCOPHEROL - PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LINALOOL** - GERANIOL** - CITRONELLOL** - CITRAL**.
*Ingredients from Organic Farming.
**Natural components of fragrance.
***Made using organic ingrédients.

I usually don't get excited about shower gels, but this one is beautiful. It smells good, its natural, gentle to my skin and doesn't dry it out. Its a first body care item I have tried from them. I have tried toothpaste before and I liked it. Next I wanna try something from the skincare range.

If you are interested in this and like rose scented items, you can find it here.


Which is your favorite natural beauty brand?


Thank you for reading! xo's



Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Review: Ontic Minerals Compact Single Eyeshadows


Hi loves! Once again the weekend just flew by me. I did have fever on Friday and I just couldn't make myself write a blog post. That means this week you'll get 2. The first post is a review on Ontic Minerals Compact Single Eyeshadows in shade West Coast, Starfish, Scarlet, Moondust and Dewy Green (9.95€, 2g).


These just come in a pan and is easy to put into a magnetic palette, which I really like. The formula does contain vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant and protects the skin against free radicals. It also enriched with jojoba oil, which moisturizes and softens the skin.

The overall quality of the shadows is good. These are pigmented and can be build up to full color. It would be good for beginners or you just want wash of color all over the lid. On swatches you can se how they are and there is one shadow, which I'm not happy at all, which you can see swatched down below. These feel more stiff in the pan and I didn't get any fall out when using these.


  • West Coast - is beautiful shimmery champaign shade. Its gorgeous highlighter for inner corner of the eye or on the face.
  • Starfish - is shimmery orange peachy shade. I love doing one shadow look with it. Looks so pretty all over the lid!
  • Scarlet - looks gorgeous in the pan! Its shimmery red brown shade, which doesn't look true to the color in the pan and it didn't swatch evenly at all.

    


  • Moondust - is shimmery blue gray with green sheen to it. I don't think I own any eyeshadow like this one, its so unique.
  • Dewy Green - is shimmery cool tone green with hint gray to it.


I have mixed feelings about these shadows. I do love the shades and find them unique. I would like the formula to be more buttery and some of the colors to be more true what they look like in the pan. But I have done beautiful looks with these and I'll keep using them. If you wanna check out their pressed single eyeshadows, you can find them here.

If you wanna see the looks I have created with these shadows you can check it out here and here



Have you tried their pressed shadows before?


Thank you for reading! xo's

Friday, 29 June 2018

Review: Lumi Revitalising hyaluronic acid cream mask


Hi loves! I have been testing for months Lumi Revitalising hyaluronic acid cream mask (50ml, €56.00). 


Lumi is Estonian brand and they make effective skincare and body care, which is gentle to the skin. Their skincare line doesn't contain any fragrance. Their products will fit sensitive skin. The packaging of their products is simple with the brand name and logo on it. 

The mask comes in a white bottle and has a pump, which makes using it so easy and you don't get any bacteria into it. The texture of the mask is thick cream and its nourishing mask. Its perfect for anyone who has super dry skin. 

Active ingredients:
  • Organic raw hemp seed oil - has a high content of fatty acids, which have positive effect on skin and relieves allergic reactions.
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) - is a must have ingredient to keep the skin vital. It helps to keep the water in and keeps the skin hydrated. Its allergic free, doesn't irritate the skin and protects the skin from UV-rays. Its anti-aging bioactive ingredient, derived from the sugar beet. 
  • Vitamin E - Neutralizes harmful free radicals by protecting and strengthening cell membrans and extending cell life span. It helps to avoid skin aging and helps to even out skin texture. It acts as preservative in natural skincare.
  • Wild mallow extract - helps to sooth sensitive skin and is natural moisturizer.
  • Elderberry extract - is natural astringent solution for skin fitness
  • Ribwort plantain extract - is natural collagen booster.
  • Buddleja extract - is natural DNA bodyguard and skin regenerator.
  • Masterwort extract - natural reepithelialization care
  • Sea buckthorn oil - has a high content of fat soluble vitamins (A,E) and nutrients (EFAs, phytosterols, antioxidants, carotenes). It helps  with malnourished or prematurely aging skin symptoms. The antioxidants and fatty acids help to revers damaging effects of sun radiation and minimize long term effects of sun exposure, like wrinkles, dryness, dark spots, reduce skin inflammation, promote natural skin restorative processes. It fits all skin types.
  • Camellia oil - is one of the lightest and fast absorbent plant oils. It penetrates the skin as fast as water and leaves it hydrated. This oil is full of good things like mono-saturated essential fatty acids, oleic acid (omega 9 fatty acid), vitamins, A, B, and E and phytosqualene. 
  • Grape seed oil - is natural astringent and skin moisturizer. It helps to strengthen cell membranes and improve skin health generally. It also contains antioxidants and can prevent pores to clog. Is also natural UV protector. 
  • Apricot kernel seed oil - is rich with fatty acids, vitamin A, C and E. Helps against premature aging and wrinkles.
  • Unrefined shea butter - is rich with fatty acids, vitamin E, D, provitamin A and allantoin. Helps to stimulates collagen production, regenerating and has repairing effect.
  • Rosehip oil - has significant amount of vitamin A, linoleic acid (omega- 6 fatty acid), oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid),linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid), beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamin C. These all help to keep the skin in good condition and balanced.
  • Mango butter - has high level of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins A, C, and E. It helps to keep skin moisturized and maintain the moisture level.
  • Royal Jelly - It supplies all the B-vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E and K, more than a dozen key minerals. 18 amino acids, and other important constituents, including nucleic acids. 
Full ingredient list: INCI: Aqua, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) seed oil* , Betaine*, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Camellia Oleifera seed oil*, Magnifera Indica Seed Butter (Mango butter), Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Myristyl Myristate*, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Sodium Benzoate*, Potassium Sorbate*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Rosacanina (Rosehip) seed oil*, Tocopherol (E-vitamiin), Malva Sylvestris Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract*, Buddleja Davidii Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract*, Glycerin, Citric Acid*, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea buckthorn) seed oil*, Panthenol (provitamine B5), Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), Royal Jelly.
*certified organic ingredient


How to use:
Its recommended to use once or twice a week. After opening it, its advised to keep it in the fridge. When you use it the first time keep it on 3 minutes, so your skin gets use to it. Otherwise I keep it on 7 to 10 minutes and use it once a week. I rinse it of with warm water and my skin is left hydrated, plump and overall brighter. Down below you can see the before and after pictures. 

                       



I'm very impressed with this mask. I love how it makes my skin look and feel, and I know its full of amazing ingredients, which are good for my skin. I also like the packaging is simple and they have put more importance whats inside the packaging then the outside.

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find it here and they have a lot of information available about their products and whats inside, which I like.


Hope you enjoyed this weeks post and thank you for reading! xo's