Rose in Cosmetics: Benefits + Products

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Rose is an excellent antioxidant that strengthens the skin, stimulates the growth of new skin cells, helps reduce inflammation and hydrates the skin. If you also like the rose scent in cosmetics, you are in the right place. In collaboration with Notino, I have prepared some products for today where the rose is the main star.


Roses were one of the ingredients that were highly respected and often used throughout history, especially in Greek and Roman culture. Roses were even used in medicine to treat headaches and various ailments because the rose was believed to have an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, they also made baths with rose petals. The cities were decorated with bouquets of roses, and the beds were sprinkled with rose petals. Back then, the rose was very expensive and available only to the wealthier, later available to all people. Cosmetics and perfumes with roses began to be produced, rose ingredients were even used in food, in the preparation of various teas and beverages.saloos-ruzinoulje-notino

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Benefit Cha Cha Lip & Cheek Mango Tint

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Thanks to my lovely friend Sandra, I got to try this Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint mango-tinted lip & cheek stain. This is a 2in1 product made for lips and cheeks, it’s a real treat for us makeup lovers.


Benefit Cosmetics Cha Cha Tint comes in a girly packaging that looks a lot like nail polish and it’s very pretty. At first glance, the mango shade definitely looks like a peachy orange shade, but as soon as I start to blend it – it turns into a baby pink shade with a bit of peach tint. The tint stays on the skin the entire day, it’s very natural on the skin and it blends so easily. It’s very pigmented, so a little goes a long way.benefit-chachatint

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Goodbye Summer + Favorite Nail Polishes I Used This Summer

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As a greeting to summer and summer manicures, I have prepared a brief review of several shades of nail polish I have been wearing this summer. Some of my favorites are Essie, Catrice and Essence nail polishes that were always on my nails during these past days.


As I don’t paint my nails very often, when I dare to take that step, I want the nail polish to be applied as easily as possible and to last as long as possible. As a base before applying the actual nail polish, I use Essie Strong Start colorless base coat, which acts both as a base and as a top coat. It extends the duration of my manicure for two days, my nail polish does not crack or chip, it makes the surface of the nail is very shiny and smooth. It looks like I have gel on my nails, but I don’t. Also, I have a feeling it nourishes my nails because since I started using it, my nails generally chip less.

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Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum

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Never enough perfume, right? One of the newer perfumes in my collection is Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum, a beautiful floral chypre fragrance suitable for everyday wear.


Chloé Nomade perfume water (edp) is a real fragrant treat, below you can read a few words about this perfume that won me over this summer. One perfume pump is so long lasting on the skin, clothes and skin smell nice all day, the scent stays on the body for over 12 hours. The scent doesn’t evaporate from the skin and I can smell it even the second day on the clothes I wore the day before.

Chloé Nomade is a sweet and powdery scent that immediately after application smells quite strong, I would even say masculine and nutty. Within half an hour or longer, the scent develops into a powdery tone that is really beautiful and feminine. To me, this perfume screams elegance and sophistication, and those two things will never go out of style.chloe-parfem-notino

 

The main notes of the perfume are mirabelle plum, which gives an intense and enchanting note, the base is oakmoss, which exudes sensuality and balances the delicate aroma between sweet notes. The heart of the perfume is a freesia that rounds out the whole story with its feminine and seductive notes.

Imagine a strong and independent woman who is persistent in making all her dreams come true and breaking down all obstacles that stand in her way. That would be a creative description of this feminine perfume. It ‘s a real summer perfume, and I think it will be a good scent for colder days too. I enjoy these sweet powdery scents so much, I love that this scent stays present long after application.chloe-notino

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Chloé Nomade perfume comes in a few different sizes, my copy that you can see on this photo has 30 ml and its price is 304.90 kn. There is another version of this perfume with different notes, both perfumes can be found on Notino. There is also the option of engraving text on perfumes for 44 kn, which can be a great personalized gift.

What is your favorite summer perfume? Do you prefer floral or citrus scents?

Ana

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Afrodita Professional Pure Skin Solution Pore Minimising Fluid

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I have been using the Pore minimising fluid from the Afrodita Professional line for about a month and a half, it suits my combination acne prone skin very much. It contains salicylic acid, witch hazel extract and the Amazonian complex, all together reducing excessive sebum secretion and mattifying the skin.


Salicylic acid removes dead skin cells, has anti-inflammatory effects and effectively fights blackheads. Witch hazel extract is a soothing astringent that visually reduces pores, also has antibacterial properties and it’s very successful in treating acne and pimples. In addition, this fluid also contains niacinamide which regulates sebum secretion and brightens dark spots.

Afrodita Professional Pure Skin Solution Pore minimising fluid comes in a gel formula, but you can feel a slightly oilier and thicker texture under the fingers, which provides great hydration to the skin. It’s lightweight and doesn’t make the skin oily, the pores look clean and that is very important to me. It doesn’t clog my pores, but keeps them clean with the help of salicylic acid. The fluid is light on the skin, it doesn’t tighten the skin and I don’t feel it on the skin at all. It has a light greenish scent that evaporates quickly and the scent is not overpowering.

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Hair Care + Tips For Healthy And Beautiful Hair

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My hair care is pretty simple, but I have a few aces up my sleeve that make my life easier. For both facial and hair care, I stick to this sentence – less is more. With a couple of good products and tricks, there are no split ends and the hair grows nicely.


My hair care routine usually consist only of shampoo and conditioner, some serum or hair styling products. I still use the Klorane Oat Milk and Peony line of shampoos and conditioners, with them my hair is clean for up to four days and I have no need to use dry shampoo at all. Avoiding excessive use of heat has helped me greatly to reduce the amount of split ends, and gentle brushing also helps to avoid hair loss. By that I mean really gentle combing, not plucking a strand of hair that later turns into split ends. I use a hair straightener maybe once a month, and every few months I go for a trim.

My natural hair color is dark brown, never treated with industrial dyes, but due to the sun it can fade so it looks like I have strands. I didn’t like it so five years ago I started dyeing my hair with henna. Henna is a plant that has been used since ancient times for the purpose of beautifying the body, even Cleopatra used henna for these purposes. It’s used for natural hair coloring, it strengthens the hair root and restores the hair, and gives the hair a beautiful shine. haircare-notino

Henna should be applied to natural hair color, one that has never been treated with synthetic dyes or bleached. I emphasize this for the reason that it’s not recommended to use henna on bleached or already colored hair with industrial dye – I will write about henna in one of the next posts. Henna helps me a lot in maintaining the health of my hair, accelerates hair growth and I am pretty suredue to henna my hair is in such good condition.

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My Favorite Summer Products From Avène

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I haven’t written for a long time about the product favorites I’m currently using so here’s one post with some summer favorites. You can also read a few short reviews about several Avene products that are in my collection during these hot summer days. 🙂


Avène Sun Minéral High Protection Tinted Compact with SPF 50 that I only recently discovered, but won me over at first sight. It is a compact mineral powder in the shade Beige 10, which is ideal for light skin tones. The shade is perfect for this summer complexion I have, and it would also suit me if I were lighter-skinned like I normally am.

It spreads easily and blends on the skin with the help of a sponge that comes in the package, leaving such a nice even complexion. It covers small imperfections and with this powder I simply have the feeling that my skin is breathing. The powder on the skin leaves a light satin finish, it doesn’t completely mattify the skin, but I don’t expect that from a product like this. On Notino you can find another darker shade of this compact, and I also recommend that you take a look at their Summer Black Friday offer.avene-kompaktnipuder-notino

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Sun Allergy + Product Recommendations

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You were sunbathing and after that pimples, rash and itchy skin appeared? It’s most likely an allergy that appears on the skin as a reaction to excessive sun exposure – sun allergy.


Excessive exposure to harmful UV rays that penetrate deep into the skin and certain ingredients of cosmetics can cause sun allergies, the consumption of various medications also plays a role. Medications such as antibiotics, contraceptives, antihypertensive drugs increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and can also add to the occurrence of sun allergies. On the other hand, we cannot avoid the sun because it provides us with vitamin D, which is needed for healthy bones.

How to prevent sun allergy or at least alleviate it if it occurs? In addition to daily application of products with a high protection factor every 2-3 hours and hydration of the skin after sunbathing, it’s desirable to fight from the inside too. Increase fluid intake in the summer months and consume foods that are high in calcium, selenium, zinc or beta carotene. I have been taking zinc and selenium vitamins for the last few months and this is certainly one of the reasons why this is the first year I haven’t gotten a sun allergy during my stay at the seaside.

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Skincare based on ingredients

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Nowadays we come across various names of various skincare ingredients – hyaluronic acid, retinol, collagen, niacinamide, etc. Each of these ingredients helps to solve various skin conditions and today I will write about hyaluronic acid and add some product recommendations.


Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our body, and as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, so it can be found in various products that we apply to the skin to compensate for the loss of moisture and elasticity of the skin. Hyaluronic acid gives that plumped look to the skin and improves skin elasticity, it can also be used by all skin types.

Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that everyone should have in their skin care routine, whether it is dry, combination or oily skin in question. It helps remove fine lines, increases skin hydration level, smoothes skin and improves skin elasticity. It’s a great ally in skin hydration, especially if you use chemical exfoliants so you need an extra boost of hydration. This is where hyaluronic acid jumps in because it is a truly neutral ingredient that will not interfere with the performance of any other ingredient, and will provide relief to the skin and prevent skin dehydration.vichy-mineralbooster

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Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Peel

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It’s time for a review of a product that will clean the pores within a few minutes, remove dead skin cells without any irritation. I’m talking about the Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Peel gentle peel – find out below how to use it and what are the benefits of using this product.


Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Peel is an exfoliating cream with micro particles that give gentle exfoliation of the skin. This cream contains natural cellulose that is rich in moisture, it removes dead skin cells and lightly brightens the complexion. In addition to cellulose, it also contains coconut which nourishes the skin, probiotics that protect and balance the skin. Arganin helps in the production of collagen and elastin, and it is also a good antioxidant.

The texture is quite watery and requires a small amount to cover the entire face. Apply a thin layer onto clean skin, avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave on the skin for 2-3 minutes, gently massage into the skin and rinse off. Every time I use this product, my skin is visibly cleaner and softer the next day. This peel is gentle enough not to irritate the skin, and yet strong enough to actually see some difference.pixibeauty-skinpeel

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