Saturday, 16 September 2017

Review: Joik Shower Oil Raspberry Bon Bon

Hi loves! Today I have something that will keep your skin soft and hydrated all autumn and winter. I have been testing out Joik Shower Oil Raspberry Bon Bon (100ml, 18.90 EUR). 

The shower oil comes in a plastic bottle and is easy to squeeze out. The formula is like oil and is 98.5% natural. Joik doesn't test on animals and the shower oil is vegan and gluten free. It has a sweet scent to it, which best described is sexy raspberry. I can smell the raspberry, but it there is also this smoky scent to it, which I love. The raspberry is combined with peach and orange flower, and veiled with patchouli, vanilla and praline.

Key ingredients:
  • Sweet almond oil - delays signs of aging and provides hydration to skin.
  • Sunflower oil - protects the skin and also retains moisture.
  • Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glyceryl Caprylate - are 100% natural plant origins, hydration, protection, antibacterial.
The shower oil claims to foam, which it kind of does, but its not going to be like a shower gel. Its bit of foaming, but not really. It does clean my skin and I do like how hydrating it is. I always feel shower gels leaving my skin too dry, specially on the colder months, but this doesn't and I love it.

I'm so happy I got it! Its hands down my favorite body cleansing product. Its hydrating, cleans and leaves my skin smelling so good and sweet. The scent of it does linger on skin and I love it, but its not too storing like a parfum would be. I also like I don't have to moisturize my skin after using it.

If you want to check it out, I'll link it here and they do have other scents, if raspberry is too sweet for you. 

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Review: Peony Shadow Trio Eyeshadow Palette

Hi loves! How are you doing all? This week I have Peony Shadow Trio Eyeshadow Palette (3g, $18) and this is super tiny palette, which is ideal for traveling.

This little palette contains 3 shimmery eyeshadows and a mirror. There is no space waisted and I like how convenient it is to take with me on the go.

The formula of it is 73.5% natural and is formulated with out mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and is also fragrance free. These shadows are long wear (up to 8 hours) and thats because of the coated colour pigments. It also contains pure kaolin clay, which absorbs oil and its also not tested on animals.

Its a little nude palette and you all know how I feel about these :) These all are shimmery shadows. I would have liked the dark brown to be matte. Its just me, I need a matte shadow in the crease. These are all pigmented, some more then others. I feel the lightest shade is the least pigmented, but its not bad. Its just not as intense as the shimmery bronze.

I did create a look yesterday with this trio and I deed need to use one extra shadow in the crease (lighter brown). You can see the look here. I'm really happy how it came out. The shadows blend easily and was so easy to work with. I always use primer under my every look and this was no exception. These shadows stayed on me all day (longer then 8 hours) and there was no creasing or fading.

I overall like this trio (I got it in a beauty box), but I do find it bit over priced for what it is. I add bit more money and I can go and buy something from Urban Decay or I go to drugstore and can get something cheaper with the same quality. I wouldn't feel that way, maybe if all the shadows would be super pigmented, like nothing seen before. That would be something and I would be more okay with the price point. If you are interested in the brand I'll link their page here.

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 1 September 2017

Review: Hoia Lavender, Rosemary & Grapefruit Bodywhip

Hi loves! Today I have something special for you :D I haven't tried anything like this before. Hoia Lavender, Rosemary & Grapefruit Bodywhip (200ml, 15.90 EUR) has the most unique formula of body butter/lotion I have seen before. Hoia is Estonian beauty brand and they make 100% natural products for body, skin and there is even something for babies (to take care of their sensitive skin). All their products are hand made in Saaremaa (its an island in Estonia).

The bodywhip comes in a clear jat (its plastic) and the package is not heavy at all. Its feels like there is only air in it. In a way it would make it travel friendly at least for me, if I go somewhere longer then few days. 

The shelf life of it is only 4 months, which is not long. I don't mind it because I moisturize my body daily and use a jar a month (usually). The formula of it is also vegan and they don't test on animals.

It contains all good ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and other oils, which provide instant hydration to the skin and better blood circulation and also help with skin texture. Grapeseed oil helps to tone and plump the skin.

I like to use it morning and evening. It does have a wonderful scent to it, which is mix of grapefruit, lavender and rosemary (the scent doesn't linger long, so it wouldn't mix with any fragrance you wanna wear that day). Its so light weight formula and little goes a long way. The bodywhip turns into oil when its in contact with the skin. It does sink into the skin fast and leaves me with hydrating and healthy looking skin. It also makes my elbows so soft and it lasts all day.

Ingredients: Butyrospermun Parkii (sheavõi) seed butter, Cocos nucifera (kookosõli) oil, Theobroma cacao (kakaovõi) seed butter, Carthamus tinctorius (värvohaka) oil, Cannabis Sativa (kanepiseemne) seed oil, Vitis Vinifera (viinamarjaseemne) seed oil, Citrus Paradisi (greibi) oil, Lavandula Angustofolia (lavendli) oil, Rosemarinus Officinalis (rosmariini) oil, Tocopherol (E-vitamiin).

I'm so happy I found this brand and its thanks to my best friend. Its wonderful product and I think I like it more then my donkey milk body butter ;) On their page they do ship only in Estonia, but when I messaged to them on Instagram (link) they where okay to ship to me (to Belgium), but the shipping from Estonia is not cheap. I don't know why, but it is like that. Anyway, if you are interested in it I'll link it here.

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Review: Bellápierre Mineral Lipstick | Catwalk

Hi loves! This week on Öku Möku Bellápierre Mineral Lipstick in shade Catwalk ($20, 3.5g). 

The lipstick comes in a black tube and the packaging looks standard black tube. There is the name of the brand on it and it closes securely, so I don't need to worry, that it will open in my bag. All together there is 14 shades available.

Their mineral lipsticks are formulated with natural waxes and pigments, iron oxides and antioxidants like vitamin C and E. Its 100% natural and the formula claims to be long lasting. The formula is without parabens, lead, lanolin and other harmful ingredients. 

Its super creamy lipstick and feels hydrating on lips. I wouldn't say its long lasting formula. It has standard staying power for creamy lipstick. It has a sweet vanilla scent, which I adore <3 and the shade Catwalk is perfect everyday lipstick color. Whenever I don't know what to wear I go with this. Down below you can see a swatch of it and it is richly pigmented.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera), Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil Seed, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phytosterol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Vanillin. May contain +/- [Mica (CI77091), Red 7 (CI45410:2), Red 6 (CI15850), Red 7 (CI15850:1), Iron Oxides (CI77491, 77492, 77499)].

All info is from EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (link). (Low hazardmoderate hazardhigh hazard). Its so good to see product with only green ingredients :)

I personally love this lipstick and want to add more shades in my collection. It would be perfect lipstick when the weather get colder as its not drying and there is tons of shades to pick from. If you are interested you can find this lipstick on Look Fantastic (link) and they do ship worldwide.

Do you like creamy lipsticks?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Review: Ontic Minerals Flawless Mineral Foundation | F04 Stories from the Ivory Coast

Hi loves! I have given a chance to a mineral foundation and I didn't think I would ever do that. I'm through and through liquid foundation kind of girl. I have been testing out Ontic Minerals Flawless Mineral Foundation in shade F04 Stories from the Ivory Coast (8g, 26.95 EUR).

The mineral foundation comes in a jar and has sifter in it, which doesn't let the powder come out. The formula is all natural and doesn't contain any bad ingredients like talc. The brand is also cruelty free and you can check the blog for other review on their products.

The shade F04 Stories from the Ivory Coast is perfect for my skin tone. Its light shade with yellow undertones. I have been using it with my Manna Kadar primer (review) and then apply the foundation with kabuki brush. I just buff it into the skin and it feels light weight on skin. I didn't expect to get a full coverage with it, but it did surprise me and gave me a good coverage. I always set it with a light weight loose powder for silky smooth finish.

I'm with oily skin type and I do get oily with this foundation, but only in the T-zone. I usually blot the skin and if there is any cakying I'll just blend it with a kabuki brush and its like new. I like how long lasting the coverage is and its easy to fix when it gets cakey.

I usually don't apply it under the eye area, because it dries it out. I just apply my concealer and then go in with setting powder. After that I apply my mineral foundation. Down below you can see the demo how it applies and looks after application.

Overall I like this foundation and I think it will work better for me when the months get colder. It did grab on to dry patches (like dried up acne) a little bit and it was only noticeable when I looked really closely. 

If you are interested in it and based in Estonia you can check it out here.

Do you like mineral makeup?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 11 August 2017

Review: Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Hi loves! This weeks post is on Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic (200ml, 19 EUR). It has been my morning and evening toner.

The toner comes in a plastic bottle and it opens by twisting the cap. Its floral scented toner which is alcohol free. It refreshens the skin and also shoots and brightens it. It fits all skin types and their products are not tested on animals.

The toner contains active ingredients like aloe vera, which provides hydration. Calendula, chamomile and cucumber sooth and refresh the skin and also is natural source vitamin E. Pure essential oils of rose-scented geranium, lavender and sweet orange help to restore the skin.

I put some of it on the cotton pad and apply it on the skin and it leaves my skin refreshed and it doesn't dry it out. Ever since I started using it and it has been more then a month my skin has cleared up more and looks brighter. I don't think it was all this toner, but it definetly helped. 

Ingredients: AquaAloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Glycerin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oilTocopherol (vitamin E)Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extractAnthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extractCalendula officinalis (calendula) flower extractHumulus lupulus (hops) extractPhenoxyethanolPanthenolAllantoinParfumBenzoic acidTocopheryl acetateDehydroacetic acid, Sodium hydroxideEthylhexylglycerinLinaloolLimoneneCitronellolGeraniolCoumarinCitric acidPotassium sorbate.

I got all the info about the ingredient hazard levels from EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (link). (Low hazard, moderate hazard, high hazard). I  just want to say it doesn't say anywhere on their page that their products are natural (I usually review only natural products in this blog), but the brand gave me a feel like they are more natural and skin friendly. Thats also the reason why I took closer look of the ingredients.

The toner does contain ingredients, which are high hazard level, but I didn't experience any irritation or brake outs. I think the toner is not good for sensitive skin because it contains fragrance. My personal experience has only been good with it.

If you are interested in this toner you can find it on their page here. Its also available on Feelunique (link).

Have you tried the brand before?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Review: Mastic Spa Deep Hydra Mask

Hi loves! If you have read my other blog you already know I have been loving Mastic Spa Deep Hydra Mask (link, 50ml, 26.02 EUR).

It comes in a glass jar and I use a brush to take the product out and apply to my face. Otherwise it would be a mess to use. The formula of it is thick and applying it will take some time (to get even application everywhere). It doesn't contain any parabens or mineral oil.

It provides deep hydration and softens the look of fine lines. It contains wine, which is rich with tartaric acid and it provides hydration to the skin and also has anti aging properties. Also contains ingredients like chestnut extract, mastic, chamomile, aloe and other organic extracts, which protect the epidermis and leave the skin firmer and velvety.

How to use:
I apply it on dry cleansed face with a brush. I let it be on the skin till its completely dry (which takes about 15 minutes). After that I remove the mask and it can hurt a little, because its peel off mask.

I have oily skin and this hydrating mask is perfect for my skin type. It leaves my skin hydrated, matte and silky smooth. I also feel my skin is firmer and I always have a great makeup days, because it also took away all my dead skin cells. My skin really does feel velvety ;) Down below you can see before and after picture.

If you are interested in this mask you can find it here and they do deliver in EU and other parts of the world.

I have never tried anything like this before and I'm really happy with the results I get with it. My skin feels like new after I use it and I'm excited to try something else from the brand :)

Have you tried the brand before?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Review: Natura Siberica Tsar Mulberry Reviving Body Scrub

Hi loves! I have been loving using Natura Siberica Tsar Mulberry Reviving Body Scrub (370ml, €8.91). The scrub comes in a big jar and I have to scoop out the product.

The formula of it is thick and it contains natural ingredients. Its with Mulberry, which is rich in organic acids, vitamin C and also B, PP, A, K and E. It fits for all skin types and the formula is nourishing. 

I apply it on wet skin and massage it in. It feels creamy and has little beads in it, which provides the exfoliation to the skin. It smells like sweet berries and I love using it almost every time I take shower. It leaves my skin smooth and hydrated. I have dry skin on my body and I really love formulas like this which hydrated and leave my skin soft and smooth.

I'm so happy I picked it up as its one of the most hydrating scrubs I have tried so far. I like also one from Body Shop, which is also really hydrating. If you are interested in the Natura Siberica Tsar Mulberry Reviving Body Scrub, you can find it here.

Hope you will have wonderful week and I'll see you in my next post.

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Review: Bellapierre Cosmetic Glitter | Spectra

Hi loves! This week I have bit of glitter for you. I have been playing Bellapierre Cosmetic Glitter in shade Spectra (3.75g, $15). On their web page they have all together 12 shades available.

I got it in a Style Tone box and this is the most gorgeous glitter I own. It comes in a little jar and has a shifter to keep the product in. I usually get some out in the cap and then apply it. The glitter itself is silvery with holographic shift to it. I love the rainbow effect in it, just stunning and looks gorgeous paired with silver smokey eye.

It can be tricky to use glitter and I like to use it on a tacky surface. I tap some of the glitter in the pan and pick it up with a wet brush. I apply it on top of the glitter glue and I'm using one from NYX, which works really well. 

I'm really happy with this glitter and it can be used so many ways. You can apply it on eyes, body face, hair, even in your bath. If you are interested in it you can find it here.

I'll be posting a look with this glitter late today on my Instagram, which you can check here.

Do you love glitters?

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Review: Ontic Minerals Mineral Bronzer | Sunblessed, Chocolicious

Hi loves! This week I have for you guys 2 gorgeous Mineral Bronzers from Ontic Minerals and the shades I picked up are Sunblessed and Chocolicious (3g, 18.95€).

These come in a jars and there is sifter in it, so the loose powder wouldn't come out. Its easy to use and I can get out as much product as I want. These are not good for traveling though as too much product would come out on transportation. I have used so many year loose eyeshadows that I didn't have hard time applying these and didn't create mess, which can sometimes happen with loose powders.

Their mineral bronzers are made with natural minerals and don't contain any talc or other nasty ingredients. Their products are also vegan and fit all skin types. I have been using these tons and haven't experience any brake outs or irritation. 

Both of the bronzers have glow to them, so they are excellent to warm up the complexion and also get the summer glow. Both shade are richly pigmented and little goes a long way. I have been liking these more then my other bronzers. I feel I get even application when ever using these and its easy to blend it into the skin. 

  • B01 Chocolicious - is more warm tone bronzer and it mimics natural tan. I do love it more then I was thinking I will. The glow it gives its not too much and looks flattering on skin.
  • B03 Sunblessed - is more cool tone looking. It also gorgeous bronzer and I love the glow I get with it.
Altogether there is 6 bronze shades available on their page. I'm so happy I picked these 2 shades up. These fit my pale skin tone well and are so easy to use and stay on me all day. So far I'm loving everything I have picked up from them :) I'm still testing out their mineral foundation, which I'll review soon on the blog.

If you are interested in these bronzers you can check it out here.

How do you feel about mineral makeup?

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 7 July 2017

Review: Le'Maagi Eyeshadow | 24K Gold

Hi loves! I received in my Liina's Beauty Box (link) a gorgeous eye shadow from Le'Maagi in shade 24K Gold (6 EUR, 1.1g). All together there is 12 different shades available. If you don't know the brand its from Estonia and everything is handmade and they use high quality natural ingredients.

It comes in a pan and is easy to put in my empty magnetic palette. I have never tried anything from them so I was so impressed with the formula and how pigmented it is. It swatches the same intensity with finger and brush. I have never experienced anything like that and I was taken by it right way.

The shade 24K Gold is gorgeous bronze shade. I love how intense the color is and how easy it is to work with it. It blends out like a dream and I didn't get any fall out or creasing through out the day. I'm so impressed with the quality considering its only 6 euros a pan. 

I share my makeup looks daily on Instagram and I do wear it all over the lid on this one. Like I said before it worked so well and I can't be more impressed. Its so nice to see more Estonian makeup brands and the quality usually is high as well, specially with this shadow. Makes me wanna order all shades and also try their highlighters. I'm not sure, if they do ship outside of Estonia. If I find out I'll update this post. You can see all their products here.

They do deliver outside of Estonia :D 

Have you heard of the brand before?

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Review: Aïcha Argan Skin Therapy

Hi loves! Today I'm sharing my thoughts on gorgeous beauty oil from Aïcha and its their Argan Skin Therapy (30ml, 54.99 EUR) and its 100% organic oil blend.

The packaging is similar to their argan cream (review) and has a pump to get the product out. Its so comfortable to use and its travel friendly (I don't have to worry if the package will brake or leak). I also love the turquoise gold color theme and all their line has the similar packaging. I have reviewed all their products, which you will find on this blog ;)   

This beauty oil contains 100% organic oils, which are rich with antioxidants and with nutrients.  The oil helps against aging and rejuvenates the skin. It also enhances elasticity.

I use one pump for my face and massage it into my skin. It skinks into the skin fast and leaves my skin soft and so nourished. I use it every evening and I love how soft my skin feels in the morning. Sometimes when I'm lazy and don't feel like doing the full skincare routing I just apply this oil all over my face and even under my eye area and I know my skin is fully hydrated.

This is such a gem to have in my skincare routine. I don't get dry patches on my cheek (which sometimes happens) and my skin looks and feels amazing :) Beauty oils are the best, specially this one!

If you are interested in it, you can check it out here. They do ship world wide.

Which is your favorite beauty oil?

 Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 23 June 2017

Estonian Beauty Haul 2017 #2

Hi loves! Happy midsummer night to you all! Its a big holiday here in Estonia and also one of my favorites :) Who doesn't love long days, specially after dark winter. Its perfect to have Estonian beauty haul and most items I picked up are from Estonian brands. 

I first picked up some Hoia goodies and I got their Lavender, Rosemary & Grapefruit Bodywhip (200ml). This sounds lovely and my girlfriend loves their bodywhips and I love lotions with lavender in it. Other Item from them is Coffee & Peppermint Bodyscrub (200ml). It sounded like a must have for me, because it has two things together I love coffee and peppermint.

I picked up Signe Seebid Orange Body Scrub (200g) from Kaubamaja. I could not resist the yummy scent of it and also I love the glass packaging.

I also got something from Joik and its their Shower Oil Raspberry Bon Bon (200ml). It has been in my wishlist for sometime and I have never tried something like this.

The next item is from Natura Siberica Extra-Firming Facial Mask (75ml, its one of the non Estonian brands). I used up my other mask, so I wanted to try something new and I haven't tried their skincare before.

Time to move on to makeup items and continuing with non Estonian brand. I got two pigments from Bellapierre and I got shade Resonance (pink) and the shade of the other one is rubbed off, so I don't know the name of it, but it is a gorgeous green, which can't wait to try.

If you have read this blog for sometime, you know I love Ontic Minerals shadows and I wanted to try their foundation and bronzer.I got the Flawless Mineral Foundation in shade Stories From the Ivory Coat. I hope it will match me, I should have gone with out any makeup on, to get matched before buy it. I like it has also SPF15 and so does the bronzer. Its their Mineral Bronzer and I got the shade Sunblessed.

This is it for my little beauty haul :) I hope you guys like this post and if you have any great natural brands to recommend to me, let me know in the comments below.

 Thanks for reading! xo's