Sunday, 21 May 2017

Review: Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Wash

Hi loves! How are you all doing? I have been sick the past 3 days and still am, but I feel bit better and I'm able to blog :) Today's post is on Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Wash (200ml). The formula of it is richly hydrating and claims to be dry skin friendly.

The shower gel comes in a yellow squeeze tube (on their page I found only 280ml bottle, which comes with a pump) and I love the yellow packaging. It looks so happy :) Its easy to get the product out and the formula is with out parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, silicones, dea, pegs propylene glycol, artificial fragrances and colors. It does have a herbal scent to it, which I personally like, but it took me sometime to get use to it.

How to use: Massage it onto wet skin and wash off. 

It doesn't dry my skin out like some other shower gels do. It leaves it hydrated, but I still need to moisturize my skin after shower, because its just not enough (I have very dry skin). It has been my goto shower gel, because how gentle it is to my skin and the herbal scent is so relaxing. I also like the texture of the body wash, its not too runny, more like proper gel.

I definetly will buy a new bottle after I finish this one and maybe try a new body wash as well :) I also like 99% of the ingredients are natural. If you are interested in this you can find it in bigger bottle on their pager (link).

Which is your favorite natural body wash?

  Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 12 May 2017

Beauty Haul: Ilu Sõnum

Hi loves! I picked up few amazing beauty items from Ilu Sõnum. Its a beauty fair, which takes place in Estonia twice year: spring and fall.

Lets jump in and the first thing I picked up is a love body butter from Olivolio Botanics and its their Donkey Milk Body Butter (review). Its for dry skin and makes my skin feel so hydrated and soft. I didn't expect to find it there, so it was a nice surprise.

Next I got MICA Beauty Makeup Perfecting Primer (30ml). It instantly makes the skin matte and smooth. It doesn't contain any parabens and if you didn't know before they do mineral makeup. I haven't tried their makeup before, but I do like some of their skincare items like the peeling gel (review) and the cleansing milk (review). I'm so excited to try their makeup base and I'll let you guys know how I like it :) Hopefully it will keep me matte all day, fingers crossed.

I ended up getting 2 skincare items from Premier and the first one is their Perfecting Eye Serum (30ml), I have very dry under eye area and I try this serum there on my hand and it made it so soft that I couldn't leave with out it. Their skincare is expensive, but I did get a free gift with it and I could choose between face serum or an eye cream. I picked their Prestige Concentrated Face Serum (50ml). Its so generous gift and I can't wait to start testing everything out. I also like the dark blue packaging.

The last two items I got, are from a new brand to me and it is -417. Its from Isreal and I got their Aromatic Body Peeling Kiwi & Mango (450g), which I could test out there on my hands and it made the skin so smooth. Another item I couldn't resist :D I also got from the same range their Aromatic Body Butter Kiwi & Mango (250ml) and this made my hands so soft. I got a free gift with the purchase, which is their Hand moisturizer (50ml). Its in perfect size for traveling. 

This is it for my little haul :) I'm so excited to try out the new goodies and I'm happy I found a new brand to try as well. It was a great trip :)

Have you tried any of these items?

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Review: Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Hi loves! Today's post is on Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder (5g, $4.40). Innisfree is a Korean beauty brand and they make natural beauty products. I got this powder in my Bomibox (its a beauty subscription box and contains full size kbeauty items).

The powder comes in a light green jar and has a sifter in it, so the powder wouldn't come out. It also came with a buff, but I like to use a brush more when applying my powder, so I tossed it.

The powder is with Jeju natural minerals and mint, which help with oil control. It also promises to control sebum, but I still get oily through out the day. I did notice when using it, my skin felt all day silky to the touch, even when I looked oily in the t-zone. It also didn't let my makeup brake up. I only needed to blot the skin and I my makeup looked fresh.

Another thing I like about this powder is the fact I can use it more ways then one. I can use it to prime my lids, set my makeup, use it after my skincare to control oiliness and also on my hair when its bit oily. It perfect for travel and it also helps the packaging is small ;)

I'm really happy with this powder. It handled my oily skin better then I expected. I haven't tried anything else from the brand and it was such a great introduction to the brand. Makes me wanna try more :)

If you are interested in this powder you can find it on RoseRoseShop, I'll leave the link here

Which is your must have powder?

  Thanks for reading! xo's

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Review: Evelyn Iona Natural & Organic Lip Gloss | Lise

Hi loves! I have been loving Evelyn Iona Natural & Organic Lip Gloss in shade Lise ($21). I got it in a Style Tone box and I love the ingredients in it are natural and organic. Every item you buy from the brand $1 will be donated to YWCA Canada. Here is the link to their main page, if you wanna check it out. Also all their products are cruelty free.

The gloss comes in a clear tube and has a very standard applicator. It glides on easily and it has a sweet vanilla scent to it, which I love. I love all the ingredients in it are eatable, so I can just eat it up if I want :) It contains ingredients like bark extract, which tightens and plumps the lips and I have to say my lips do look lusher whenever I have worn this gloss. Also contains oregano, which acts as antioxidant, vitamin E is natural moisturizer. Coconut oil helps with signs of aging and shea butter helps the skin with healing and improves the look.

The shades I got in the Style Tone box is Lise and its beautiful! Its a pinky nude shade with golden flakes in it. It looks gorgeous all over the lips and pair it with a bronze eye look, even more. Its perfect shade for summer and I just like to wear it on its own. Its quit pigmented for a gloss and I like the formula of it is not sticky. It glides on lips easily and makes my lips look bigger and lusher. I'm so impressed with it and I know its going to be most worn gloss this summer :)

The staying power is typical for a gloss. It does stay on through out drinks, but does lose some of the shine. It comes completely off after having food. I don't mind the reapplying, because its so effortless.

I'm so impressed with the gloss! Unfortunately their products are not available in Europe. They do deliver to USA, Canada and Australia (link). This gloss is available on Style Tone webshop, if you are interested I'll link it here

Have you heard of this gloss before?

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Review: Organic Shop Organic Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub

Hi loves! Like promised this week I'll post one extra post, which is today's and I have review on Organic Shop Organic Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub (250ml, 6,35 EUR).

The scrub comes in a plastic jar and I need to scoop out the product. The formula contains 99.54% ingredients from natural origins and is free off SLS, parabens and silicones. The scrub feels thick and does a great job scrubbing all the dead skin cells off. It also contains organic coffee oil and natural sugar.

Its recommended to use 2 to 3 times a week. I use it on shower and massage it with circular motion on my skin. It leaves it soft and hydrated. Only thing I don't like so much is the scent. Its a coffee scent but some reason I don't like it. It just doesn't smell like freshly made coffee, which is the best smell in the world.

I love how it makes my skin feel and it is affordable, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing it, because of the scent. It's just my personal feelings. If you are still interested in this scrub and wanna check it out, I'll link it here.

Have you tried the brand before?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Review: Ontic Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow | Champagne Sparkles, I Insist!

Hi loves! Sorry for missing last week's post, but I'll post next week 2 posts. This week I have review on Ontic Minerals Mineral Eyeshadows in shade Champagne Sparkles, I Insist! (9.95 EUR). Their shadows are 100% natural and these two shades where sent to me with their glitters, which you can check out here

The formula of the shadows is silky to the touch and these are waterproof. These can be used dry or wet and the formula contains jojoba oil, which conditions and hydrates the delicate skin. There is no scent to these and its easy to remove with makeup remover.

Down below you can see swatches of both shades and these are so pigmented. I did swatch these dry, but I do like to apply these with wet brush. Its easy to work with these and they also work well with other powder shadows. I have two more shadows from them, which I bought myself and you can check the review on these out here.

  • E07 I insist! - is a pale green with golden glitter in it. It looks beautiful all over the lid. I like to use it whenever I do smokey eye in deeper greens.
  • E36 Champagne Sparkles - is shimmery champagne shade, which looks beautiful all over the lid and I also have used it in the inner corner of the eye.

I love these new shades and I'm happy to have them in my collection. I definetly wanna add more shades to my collection, which I'll do when I go to Estonia in May. You can check out their full eyeshadow range here.

Do you like mineral makeup?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 7 April 2017

Review: Naobay Renewal Argan Oil

Hi loves! Today's post is on wonderful beauty oil from Naobay and its their Renewal Argan Oil (30ml, 29.95 EUR). I picked it up in Estonia (store called I.L.U), but its also available on Amazon (Germany, link).

This beauty oil comes in a glass bottle and has a dropper, which makes application easier. 

Argan oil contains 80% essential fatty acids. 45% of oleic acids and 35% of linoleic acids with high amount of vitamin E. The oil helps to fight against wrinkles, providing skin elasticity and also providing hydration to the skin. All the ingredients in this beauty oil are from natural origins.

I use this oil every evening as a last step in my skincare routine. It can also be mixed into night/day cream. If you have dry skin, it also good to add few drops of facial oil in your foundation. This would not work for me as I do have oily skin. I like to use oils in the evenings. After I have applied my night cream, I apply 3 drops of it to my face and massage it in. I also use it on my neck. 

It sinks into the skin fast, but it does make my skin feel oily in the beginning. The oil has a natural scent to it and the formula of it feels light weight. In the morning my skin is not at all oily. It leaves it so soft, smooth and so much brighter. Before I stayed away from oils, but they really do make a huge difference in my skin. It nourishes the skin throughly when I sleep and helps to keep it soft and bright the next day.

I'm so happy I picked this oil up! It has been wonderful to my skin and I'm happy to have it in my face oil collection. 

Which is your favorite facial oil?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 3 April 2017

Review: Aïcha Argan Skin Therapy Eye Serum

Hi loves! I missed last week's post, so you get it today :) I have been testing out for months now Aïcha Argan Skin Therapy Eye Serum (15ml, 27.95 EUR, link)

The eye serum is a blend of 100% organic oils and its easy to apply under eye area, because it does come with roller ball applicator. The formula is rich with nutrients, antioxidants and has free radical properties. There is no scent to it and it sinks into the skin instantly. 

I have been using it months now and its the only thing, which has helped me with the dryness under my eye area and also above the crease, I had some dry patches there. I use it morning and evening, after applying my eye cream (because it is a oil). It took care of the dry patches and I don't have the dryness there any more. Also my concealer applies better and my under eye area doesn't look dry and the fine lines under my eye are gone.

I love how the roller ball cools and massage the under eye area and helps to apply right amount of product and I also feel it sinks into the skin better with it.

I have been loving this gem and I also love the brand. I did post few months ago where I shared my favorite items from the brand, if you are interested I'll leave it here. The link where to buy the Aïcha Argan Skin Therapy Eye Serum is on top of the post.

Have you tried anything from the brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 24 March 2017

Review: Joik Refreshing and Clarifying Green Tea & Peppermint Facial Mask

Hi loves! Today's post is on Joik Refreshing and Clarifying Green Tea & Peppermint Facial Mask (50g, 10.90€) and its suitable for normal and oily skin. Its 100% natural and thats why I like Joik products so much. 

The mask comes is a jar and is in powder form. It can be mixed with water, milk or herbal tea. The formula contains French green clay, which helps to dissolve impurities and excess oil. Its also great for the minimizing pores. Green tea firms the skin and helps to maintain skins elasticity. Peppermint helps to prevent clogged pores and also controls the secretion of excess oil. The milk powder in it soothes the skin and makes it soft.

I mix usually 2 tea spoons of the mask powder and the same amount of water, and you can also use milk or herbal tea, if you want. I mix it together and apply it on dry skin. I keep it on form 10 minutes usually, but it can be on up to 15 minutes. Its recommended to use once a week and I have been doing it. 

After 10 minutes I wash the mask off with warm water and I'm left with so smooth skin and it feels also softer. It doesn't irritate my skin in any way. With some mask, which are clarifying have made my skin red, but not this one. It also makes my pores look better and my skin overall look is much better. You can see the before & after picture down below.

I'm so happy I picked up this mask from Joik. I do have few other powder mask from them, which I'm so eager to start testing out. If you are interested in this mask I'll link it here and they do deliver world wide.

Which is your favorite natural beauty brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 20 March 2017

Review: Domina Elegans Golden Beauty Mask

Hi loves! Today I have for you a Domina Elegans Golden Beauty Mask (7ml) and its for one time use. Its an Estonian brand and I usually get their products whenever I'm in Estonia.

The mask comes in a golden packaging and it comes out as gel and has gold flecks in it, unfortunately I didn't make a picture of it. It reacts in contact with skin and changes. You can see it on a picture down below.

This mask claims to improve blood circulation, refreshes, cleanses the skin deeply and also opens pores. The mask has antioxidant properties which help against signs of aging.

I applied it on dry cleansed skin and put on generous amount evenly, avoiding eye area. I left it on 20 minutes. The mask bubbles up and does feel bit itchy on the skin, but I can feel how it removes all the dirt from my skin. After time was up I removed the mask with damp facecloth.

Down below you can see the before & after picture. My skin was left hydrated, but felt cleansed. It also made my skin feel smooth and brighter. I feel like my skin was even more soft the next day. I did the mask in the evening and in the morning I woke up to good skin :)

I'm so happy I ended up getting it. It was wonderful mask and I think one mask was around 9 EUR and I will be picking up more when I go to Estonia :) 

Have you tired the brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Review: Olivia Ultra Lightweight & Hydrating Creamy Body Butter Melon & Pepper

Hi loves! I have been enjoying a lot Olivia Ultra Lightweight & Hydrating Creamy Body Butter Melon & Pepper (200ml, 8 EUR).

The body butter comes in a jar and the formula of it is light weight. Its a natural product based on organic olive oil. It also contains shea butter, which provides nourishment to the skin. Also almond oil, squalane and antioxidants from olive oil. These help to hydrate the skin without making it feel creasy.

Its light weight body butter and sinks into the skin easily. I don't need too much product, so It has lasted me a long time. I feel when I use it I don't have to moisturize my skin as often, then when I use other body butters.

It has a slight scent to it, which is not too strong, so it doesn't bother me. I picked up Melon & Pepper, because I wanted to try something new out, but I have to say I'm not fan of the scent. So its good the scent is not over powdering. 

I picked it up when I was in Greece end of last summer and I really have been enjoying it (minus the scent). I can't wait to go back there this summer :) The sea food was amazing and also discovering some amazing Greek natural beauty products. I did found a webpage where they sell the same body butter, if you are interested I'll link it here.

Which is your favorite natural beauty brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Review: Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

Hi loves! I missed posting last week, so this week there will be 2 posts and the first is on Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter in shade Pure Guava (4g, $24). Its a creamy lip and cheek stains, which is 91% natural.

It comes in a tube and I can twist it out and easily apply on cheeks/lips. I have been using it only on cheeks. I find with multi use products like this, work better on my cheeks then on my lips. The formula of it is hydrating and contains pure shea butter. Its also gluten free, GMO free, vegan and their products are not tested on animals.

The shade is beautiful and I can see it fitting many skin tones. It gives nice hit of color to cheeks, which I can build up if I want. The formula doesn't feel creasy and it blends out beautifully and effortlessly. Its perfect to use on days when I'm in hurry and leaves a natural result. I use it before I apply my powder. 

I hoped it would last all day with out fading, but it wasn't the case. It claims to last 8 hours, which it does, but end of the day it just doesn't look as good as in the morning when I applied it. In a way its normal, but I do own products which do last all day without going anywhere, so its not unreachable ;)

It does have a scent to it, which is sweet and bit sour at the same time. I don't smell it when applying it or wearing it, but its there when I sniff it and I'm not a fan.

Overall I do like it! I wish it wouldn't have any scent to it and also it would look more vivid on my cheeks end of the day. I did got it in Style Tone box (link), so I can't complain about it too much. If you want to check out the product for yourself, you can find it here.

Do you like cream blushes?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 24 February 2017

Review: Ontic Minerals Eco-Glitter Powder

Hi loves! Today I have something amazing for you! Its glitter :D Ontic Minerals was kind enough to sen me their Eco-Glitter Powdera and I have shades Silver Twinkle, Strawberry Splash, Elf's Treat, Starburst, Pixie Dust, Raspberry Charm and Mermaids Dream (5g, 9.95 EUR). These are just so beautiful and sparkly! There is altogether 7 different shades available. These can be used on eyes, skin, lips and hair.

The glitters come in little jars and there is a sifter on all of them. These are surprisingly mess free to use. When It comes to loose shadows/glitters, I'm always afraid its messy, but the way their packaging is designed its not.

I have been using it with a NYX Glitter base, which I find is the only way to wear glitter. I wet my brush, pick up the glitter I like and pat it on the sticky base. These stayed all day on place and don't move around. 

The glitters are made of some kind of film, which comes from regenerated cellulose. These don't contain any ingredients, which are genetically modified and is not harmful to the ecosystem. These also are not tested on animals! 

Down below you can see swatches of everything and I did use NYX Glitter Base to swatch these on. Sticky base is must have whenever working with glitters. My favorite shade out of all of these is G06 Starburst. Its just so pretty and I feel like I can combine it with any eye look :) I also like G02 Mermaids Dream and G03 Pixie Dust.

Down below you can find a look wearing the Starburst in the middle of the lid. It just looks stunning and not at all too much ;)

I'm over the moon about these glitters! Thank you again Ontic Minerals for sending me these <3 I'll try to use more of the other shades as well and when I do I'll post the look in my Instagram (link). If you are interested checking out these beauties I'll link it here. But I think they don't ship outside of Estonia.

Do you like to wear glitter?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 17 February 2017

Review: Vestige Verdant Rare Oil Blend

Hi love! I'm obsessed with beauty oils and I have been using at the moment Vestige Verdant Rare Oil Blend (50ml, 49 EUR). The oil is moisturizes, repairs, rejuvenates and reinvigorates the skin. The formula is 100% organic.

It comes in a black packaging and has a pump. Its pricy item, but it contains way more product then some other beauty oils I own. It contains Neroli oil from Italy, Patchouli oil from Indonesia, Carrot seed oil from Nepal, Sea Buckthorn oil from Germany and Argan oil from Morocco. It contains the best raw ingredients from farmers, who have organic and fair trade certificates.

  • Argan oil in it provides moisturizing and also helps to shrink pores and balance the skin. 
  • Organic carrot seed oil is rich with vitamin A and carotene. It makes the skin youthfully elastic and has anti carcinogenic abilities. It helps skin cels rejuvenate higher pace. 
  • Neroli oil helps with stress, also tightens the skin and helps to create new skin cells.
  • Patchouly oil has anti-allergy abilities. 

I use it every evening as a last step in my skincare routine. Sometimes I also mix it in with my night cream. Its excellent at hydrating the skin and in the morning I'm not oily, which I was afraid, because of my oily skin type. It sinks into the skin fast, doesn't feel heavy and just leaves my skin soft and hydrated. Since I have been using it my pores do look better, but I'm not 100% sure if their smaller.

If you are interested in it I'll link it here. They also have eye serum (review) and a mask (review), which I have already reviewed on the blog. Out of the 3 products they have the oil is my favorite. I love the formula of their Rare Oil Blend and also the packaging is nice. I have no complains ;)

Which is your favorite beauty oil?

Thanks for reading! xo's