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.
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.
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.
You must have already noticed that I do not post monthly beauty favorites on here, I post favorites periodically when I collect products that I really like and use regularly. After a few months, here are finally some new beauty favorites.
I often write reviews and impressions on various products on Instagram so be sure to take a look at my profile if you haven’t already. Here on the blog, I am trying to focus more on detailed product reviews, I’m more active on Instagram and more often post the products I currently use. Enjoy reading. 🙂
Missha UV Pore Blur Starter SPF50 + PA ++++ face primer with an SPF, it fills the pores very nicely, mattifies the face and doesn’t clog my pores. It evens out my skin tone and it’s one of the best SPF products I’ve ever tried. You can read the review here.
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How many times have you had products in your collection that you don’t remember when you bought them or how old they are? Are you confused about the name of the ingredients and don’t know which ones are good and which to avoid? I provided a list of useful sites and apps that could benefit both men and women.
If you want to learn more about ingredients in skincare, I suggest the SkinCarisma page. You can search for a specific product there in the search bar and see all the ingredients within seconds. If a product is not available, you can find the ingredients yourself and enter them in the Cosmetic Analyzer section. In both cases, you will see all the ingredients and an explanation of what the ingredients are, how they affect the particular skin type and whether they are good or harmful. This site has helped me many times in choosing a product, it’s a real gem.
I believe that we have all at least once found ourselves in a situation where we do not remember how long we have a product and whether it is even safer to use. The CheckFresh page can check this for you. On this page, you can check the manufacturing date by batch number to determine how old a product is.
I have created a simple makeup look that you can create for celebrating Valentine’s Day using only a few products. I will also leave a list of all the products I used to reach this look down below.
Lately I’ve been loving these natural looks that are so simple and emphasize natural beauty. I have a minimal amount of foundation on my face, just enough to even out the complexion and make it easier to apply other products. I love the fact that the skin is visible under the foundation and that is why I always give preference to skin care because makeup always looks better on healthy and beautiful skin.
After a short holiday break, here I am again with new posts. I hope you had a good rest during the holidays. Over the past year I have had the opportunity to try many products, and today I am writing to you about products that completely knocked me off my feet.
In terms of makeup and cosmetics, the past year has been really good. Brands are increasingly trying to place good quality products on the market and everyone can find something for themselves. I have blogged about many products of different price ranges, and throughout the past year I had an emphasis on skin care along with some pieces of decorative cosmetics.
I came across a lot of products that were amazing, there were also some products that didn’t fit me at all. The products that disappointed me were in the minority, which is great. I set myself the task of not opening new products until I used up the old ones and the system still works pretty well. This greatly saved me from piling up the products and gave me the chance to try out all the products I own without rushing.
I’ve made a list of the best beauty products for 2019. I’ve already written about most of them, so I’ll include links to reviews along with the products.
It’s difficult to find the ideal tool for applying makeup. A brush or a sponge – a question that has come through your mind at least once. Choose a brush if you want more coverage, choose a sponge if you want more of a natural look.
Personally, I was a big fan of brushes until I tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge for foundation application. The whole makeup look made with that sponge looked very natural and I loved it because of that. Of course, the sponges have to be changed every few months, so it was time for me to replace mine.
I found a decent replacement for the RT brush and it is the H&M Makeup Queen sponge. When soaked, it increases in volume and it’s very soft. The sponge should be well drained before applying makeup, I usually drain it over the sink and then dry it with a towel so it’s not soaking wet but damp.
I want to share with you some of my skincare favorites that I use during these colder days. My skin is particularly sensitive to temperature change and cold weather so I have to give it a lot more attention than usual.
What can we do to protect our skin from external influences such as cold and dry air? Coldness and dry air, in my case, are often one of the main culprits of my skin being dried out in some parts. In addition to treating the skin from the outside, it is also important to bring nutrients into the body. So, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated on the inside and consume healthy foods and vitamins that will boost your immune system.
In winter months, my skin always needs special treatment. I often stay indoors where the air is so dry and this does not suit my skin. My protective skin barrier is compromised at times and I have to work on upping my hydration level. I have my skin care routine ready with FOREO and other proven products to help keep my skin in good shape during this cold period.
What do you do when you want to relax? I put on a face mask, light some candles and shut down all of my social media. It has become a fulfilling ritual for me and I feel better afterwards every time. Everyone has a different way of relaxing, and I’ll show you mine today.
With the arrival of the winter months when the weather is gloomy and cold, inspiration and creativity sometimes disappear. Then I like to do something for myself, take an hour for myself, an hour without pressure and stress. I light one or two candles and enjoy the scent. There is something soothing about watching a candle burn.
It’s been three months since I wrote about my current favorites, and this time I want to introduce you to the products I’m using this summer. I always try to make products easily accessible and affordable, and these products are for sure in that category.
I will start with SPF products and one of them is Nivea Sun Shine Control Sunscreen with SPF 30. An excellent and light cream that absorbs very quickly and leaves no trace on the skin. The price of this Nivea cream is 45,90 kn on Notino, and you get an amount of 50 ml. I recently wrote about it and a detailed review can be read here.
I always have to keep my lips moisturised, and this time the choice fell on Labello Sun Protect with an SPF 30. The formula is very moisturizing, leaves no white cast on the lips and has no particular scent. This lip balm came in with a balm that you apply after sunbathing, but I did not use it because I passed it on. When buying I thought it was two ordinary lip balms, I did not even notice it was a set for sunbathing ha-ha. The price for both is 34 kn in Muller, and each comes in a packaging of 4.8g.