Monday, 27 November 2017

Review: Naobay HydraPlus Cleansing Milk

Hi loves! This weekend I was in Amsterdam, thats why this post wasn't up on the weekend. My skin has been more to the dry side, because of the cold weather and I have switched out my cleanser and use Naobay HydraPlus Cleansing Milk (200ml, 16.00 EUR). The ingredients are 99.47% natural origins and 15.65% from all the ingredients are from organic farming.

The cleanser comes in a plastic bottle and I need to squeeze the product out, which I find is not the best packaging for this type of product. Maybe it would work better if there is a pump. 

This is for dry skin type. It contains aloe vera, apple, marshmallow extract and sweet almond oil. It also contains oil from coconut palm tree, which provides great cleansing and exfoliating action. The formula of the cleaning milk is more to the thicker side and I apply it on dry skin. I massage the skin gently with it and then wash it off with water. It removes all the dirt the makeup remover didn't and doesn't make my skin dry or tight.

After I started using this cleanser my skin feels and looks brighter and plumper. It doesn't strip the skin, but cleanses it throughly without being too much. I left it home this weekend when I was in Amsterdam and my skin right away felt drier and didn't look its usual self. I feel it provides the hydration to my skin needs, which it lasts all night and also the next day. I'm so impressed with it.

If you are interested checking it out and you are in Belgium, I'll leave the link here. Rest of the world can see it here.

Do you change your skincare routine in fall/winter?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Review: Joik Rejuvenating & Tightening Chocolate Facial Mask

Hi loves! I love chocolate and I adore it in my skincare/makeup. Today's post is on Joik Rejuvenating & Tightening  Chocolate Facial Mask (50g, 10.90€) and it smells like chocolate and also looks like melted chocolate on skin :)

The mask comes in a plastic jar and the mask is in powder form. The mask is for tiered and stressed skin, which I feel like I get this time of the year. This is also 100% natural product (all their products are natural).

Key ingredients:
  • Rhassoul Clay - helps to absorb oils and impurities. Also tones and rejuvenates the skin.
  • Milk Powder - softens and smooths the skin.
  • Honey - soothes and moisturize the skin.
  • Cocoa Powder - is full of vitamins and antioxidants. It helps to tone, rejuvenate, lift and hydrate the skin

How to use:
Mix one tea spoon of mask with same amount of water (you can also use milk or herbal tea) together. I apply it on dry cleansed skin and keep it on 10-15 minutes. Its recommended to use once a week and fits all skin types. After 10 minutes I remove the mask with warm water. I also massage my face gently when removing it and it works as a gentle exfoliater, removing all the dead skin cells. 

My skin feels after the mask lifted, smooth and brighter. You can see the results for yourself on the before and after picture down below. I feel like this mask makes my pores look smaller and also cleaner.

I love this mask as a once a week treatment. It would be otherwise too drying for my oily skin. I feel it deeply cleanse my skin and gets all the dirt out and leaves me brighter and smoother skin. Also it smells good enough to eat ;) If you wanna check it out for yourself you can do so here.

Do you like masks you need to mix yourself?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 13 November 2017

Review: Bellapierre Volume Lash Waterproof Mascara

Hi loves! I have been more into mineral makeup and have been testing out Bellapierre Volume Lash Waterproof Mascara (9ml, $20.00). They make all mineral makeup and its not tested on animals.

This mascara gives tons of volume and the formula of it is waterproof, so it doesn't smudge or flake on me. It comes with a rubber brush, which I usually don't like, but with this formula I love it. It separates my lashes and gives all my lashes even coat of product. The formula contains vitamin E and castor oil, which help to strengthen the lashes and keeps them in good condition. 

I was worried the waterproof formula will be hard to remove, but its not the case. It comes easily off with oil cleanser and also with regular makeup remover. I was really happy about that, because stubborn mascaras make me loose lashes and that makes me unhappy. No worries with this one and it also didn't irritate my sensitive eyes.

If you are wondering how it looks on my lashes, you can see it on the demo video down below. Just to let you know I naturally have already long and full lashes and in this video or in real life I never curl my lashes. 

I'm so happy with this mascara and it gives me the false lash effect and it never clumps on me :) Couldn't be more happy with the mascara. If you are interested in this mascara you can check it out here.

Whats your favorite mascara at the moment?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 6 November 2017

Review: Ontic Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow | Sunrise in Tartu, I Think I'm Pink, Give me the Starts

Hi loves! I picked up few months ago 3 new to me Ontic Minerals Mineral Eyeshadows and the shades are Sunrise in Tartu, I Think I'm Pink and Give me the Starts (9.95 EUR, 2g). You can see my last post on the brand here. If you don't know its brand, its from Estonia and they make natural mineral makeup, which is not tested on animals and is vegan.

Their shadows comes in a little jars and I like that between the shifter and the cap there is no empty space, so the product doesn't come out and its not a mess to use it. I wish more mineral makeup brands would come out with this type of packaging. I love I can take these with me to go.

They use 100% pure minerals in their shadows and these can be used dry or wet. The formula also contains vitamin E and jojoba oil. All 3 shade I have are gorgeous! These are pigmented, long lasting and easy to blend out. I have been using these with other powder shadows and these all work well together. 

Down below you can see swatches and I did use primer under the shadows (NYX glitter primer), because this is how I use them myself and its a loose shadow. That way its much better and easier to apply.

  • I think I'm Pink - is the lightest pink I own. It does look more white here, but its actually light pink with soft shimmer in it.
  • Sunrise in Tartu - is a light burned orange with hint of peach to it, which looks gorgeous in the crease. It does have bit of glow to it, but its not too much that I would feel uncomfortable applying it in the crease. I'm the weird one who does not apply shimmer in the crease. It looks just wrong to me.
  • Give me the Stars - is a orange brown shade with golden glitter in it, which is very fine and not noticeable at all. I also have been using it in the crease to darken things up and it goes well with the previous shadow I mentioned.

I haven't had any issue with these shadows from Ontic Minerals. These didn't crease on me or fade through out the day. Also these didn't irritate my sensitive eyes. 

If you are interested checking out their mineral shadows (they also have pressed shadows) you can do so here. I personally really them and I have a discount code for you and you get 20% off your order with laura20 (its not an affiliate  code). it lasts till 2 of December.

Do you like mineral makeup? Which is your favorite brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's