Thursday 30 March 2017

Bee-autiful Lipsticks and Shimmers

burt's bees lipstick and sierra bees lip shimmer
Burt's Bees Lipstick in shades Fuchsia Flood and Nile Nude.
Sierra Bees Lip Shimmer in Nude, Pink and Mauve.

Bees are one of the most important insects. They provide us with fruits, vegetables, honey, beautiful flowers and they produce beeswax which is a great ingredient in lip balms.
Besides from being moisturizing, beeswax has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-oxidant characteristics which makes it ideal for cracked and dry lips. 
Two of my favourite beeswax lip products are Burt's Bees lipstick & Sierra Bees Lip Shimmer. Burt's Bees lipsticks are made with Moringa oil to help moisturize and Raspberry seed oil which improves the lips skin elasticity and Sierra bees lip shimmer is made with sustainable USDA-certified beeswax. Both products are also 100% organic.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Clean Swap: Multi-stick

clean beauty swap nars multiple stick to ilia multi-stick

I have always loved multi-sticks. They are great for when you're on the go, instead of packing lipstick, blush and eyeshadow, you get it all in one product. I also love the natural and soft look they give.
I used to be a big fan of Nars multiple sticks and I am so happy I found the perfect clean swap with Ilia. Not only is it better for your skin and body, it's also cheaper!

Thursday 23 March 2017

DIY Under eye mask with carrots

DIY carrot eye mask for under eye dark circles

Even though I love makeup I try to go makeup-free at least once or twice a week to let my skin breathe. However, not being able to hide those dark circles under your eyes might be a bit discouraging. There are a lot of factors that can cause dark circles and puffyness like lack of sleep, poor nutrition, allergies, alcohol and so on... I think all of those factors are the cause of my current dark circles...
Besides taking better care of my body and changing my bad habits, I use this carrot under eye mask. It's easy to make and keeps in the fridge for a couple of days. Carrots are full of vitamins, iron, antioxidants and their anti-inflammatory properties help to revitalize and tone the skin. 
Here's what you'll need for the mask:
(Remember to always use organic products!)
  • One carrot
  • 1/2 tsp pure Almond oil
  • 1 tsp Rose water
  • Cotton rounds
  • one small glass jar (or other container)
Peel and puré the carrot in a blender or mixer. Mix together carrot puré, almond oil and the rose water. If the paste is too dry add some more rose water and almond oil to the mixture. Cut the cotton rounds in half, and gently dip them into the carrot mixture and then put them in the glass jar. For a soothing effect, let the jar sit in the fridge for 5 minutes before applying the cotton rounds under your eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Something for the guys

herbivore post shave spray and beard tonic mens skincare

herbivore botanicals beard tonic face oil for men

I got my hubby the Herbivore Post Shave spray a couple of weeks ago. He really liked it and said that it soothed the skin after shaving and also helped with preventing ingrown hairs. Since the first product was a success I decided to get him the beard tonic, a face oil made with 100% natural oils with the scent of cedar and bergamot. 

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Rose-infused beauty products

rose infused organic beauty products
From left to right: Khadi Vetiver Face Mask, Alchemie Rose Elixir, Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses day cream
Roses aren't just pretty to look at, they actually bestow a lot of beauty- and health benefits. With its' antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties roses are an ideal ingredient in face cleansers.

Khadi was one of the first natural beauty products that I tried and the Vetiver face mask works great on my oily-combination skin. To use it I mix one teaspoon face mask powder with rose water to make a paste and then I leave it on my face for 15-20 minutes. After washing it off I spray my face with Rose water and then moisturize. Khadi also makes a beautiful Rose water toner. The one I'm using now is from Alchemie and is made from 100% organic Bulgarian Roses. Rose water helps control the skins natural oil production and pH balance, diminishes redness and soothes irritated skin, which makes it perfect for oily-combination skin.
The third step of my face mask routine is to moisturize. I like to give my skin a nice boost with Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Day Cream. 

Sunday 12 March 2017

Nubian Heritage - Goats Milk & Chai

Goats milk and chai body lotion, body wash and hand cream

No joke, I'm obsessed with the goats milk & chai body care line from Nubian Heritage! The scent is wonderful, if you've ever used or smelled the Victor&Rolf perfume "Flowerbomb", you will be able to imagine what this line smells like, just not as intense and overpowering as the perfume. The hand cream is a miracle worker on both dry hands and feet and both the body wash and lotion leaves the skin soft and firm. The only issue with the body lotion is that you have to shake it well before using, otherwise you will get a handful of oil instead of lotion.

Saturday 11 March 2017

Mineral Fusion

MIneral Fusion lip tint, nail polish and mascara

I just received the Mineral Fusion Sugar Plum Lip Tint Kit that I ordered a few days ago from iherb. I love the colors and how moisturizing they are! I don't usually order makeup from iherb, which is why I think that I've some how underestimated this brand... Mineral Fusion offer all types of cosmetics, nail- hair- and skin care and when visiting their website I also found out that most of their cosmetic products are EWG Verified!

Friday 10 March 2017

by Rosie Jane

By Rosie Jane natural perfume

One of the hardest things I've had to find since taking the decision to swap out all of my beauty products to clean and organic is a good perfume, and after two years I can finally say that I've found the best one, Leila Lou By Rosie Jane. Not only is it made with natural and organic ingredients, it's affordable (compared to other organic fragrances that sometimes go for $150 and up) and I like the scent better than any other non-organic perfumes. 

Leila Lou Eau de Parfum has notes of pear, jasmine, fresh cut grass and is elegant, flirty and refreshing. In short, it's like being able to catch the scent of spring in a bottle.