Friday, 24 March 2017

Review: Joik Refreshing and Clarifying Green Tea & Peppermint Facial Mask

Hi loves! Today's post is on Joik Refreshing and Clarifying Green Tea & Peppermint Facial Mask (50g, 10.90€) and its suitable for normal and oily skin. Its 100% natural and thats why I like Joik products so much. 

The mask comes is a jar and is in powder form. It can be mixed with water, milk or herbal tea. The formula contains French green clay, which helps to dissolve impurities and excess oil. Its also great for the minimizing pores. Green tea firms the skin and helps to maintain skins elasticity. Peppermint helps to prevent clogged pores and also controls the secretion of excess oil. The milk powder in it soothes the skin and makes it soft.

I mix usually 2 tea spoons of the mask powder and the same amount of water, and you can also use milk or herbal tea, if you want. I mix it together and apply it on dry skin. I keep it on form 10 minutes usually, but it can be on up to 15 minutes. Its recommended to use once a week and I have been doing it. 

After 10 minutes I wash the mask off with warm water and I'm left with so smooth skin and it feels also softer. It doesn't irritate my skin in any way. With some mask, which are clarifying have made my skin red, but not this one. It also makes my pores look better and my skin overall look is much better. You can see the before & after picture down below.

I'm so happy I picked up this mask from Joik. I do have few other powder mask from them, which I'm so eager to start testing out. If you are interested in this mask I'll link it here and they do deliver world wide.

Which is your favorite natural beauty brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 20 March 2017

Review: Domina Elegans Golden Beauty Mask

Hi loves! Today I have for you a Domina Elegans Golden Beauty Mask (7ml) and its for one time use. Its an Estonian brand and I usually get their products whenever I'm in Estonia.

The mask comes in a golden packaging and it comes out as gel and has gold flecks in it, unfortunately I didn't make a picture of it. It reacts in contact with skin and changes. You can see it on a picture down below.

This mask claims to improve blood circulation, refreshes, cleanses the skin deeply and also opens pores. The mask has antioxidant properties which help against signs of aging.

I applied it on dry cleansed skin and put on generous amount evenly, avoiding eye area. I left it on 20 minutes. The mask bubbles up and does feel bit itchy on the skin, but I can feel how it removes all the dirt from my skin. After time was up I removed the mask with damp facecloth.

Down below you can see the before & after picture. My skin was left hydrated, but felt cleansed. It also made my skin feel smooth and brighter. I feel like my skin was even more soft the next day. I did the mask in the evening and in the morning I woke up to good skin :)

I'm so happy I ended up getting it. It was wonderful mask and I think one mask was around 9 EUR and I will be picking up more when I go to Estonia :) 

Have you tired the brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Review: Olivia Ultra Lightweight & Hydrating Creamy Body Butter Melon & Pepper

Hi loves! I have been enjoying a lot Olivia Ultra Lightweight & Hydrating Creamy Body Butter Melon & Pepper (200ml, 8 EUR).

The body butter comes in a jar and the formula of it is light weight. Its a natural product based on organic olive oil. It also contains shea butter, which provides nourishment to the skin. Also almond oil, squalane and antioxidants from olive oil. These help to hydrate the skin without making it feel creasy.

Its light weight body butter and sinks into the skin easily. I don't need too much product, so It has lasted me a long time. I feel when I use it I don't have to moisturize my skin as often, then when I use other body butters.

It has a slight scent to it, which is not too strong, so it doesn't bother me. I picked up Melon & Pepper, because I wanted to try something new out, but I have to say I'm not fan of the scent. So its good the scent is not over powdering. 

I picked it up when I was in Greece end of last summer and I really have been enjoying it (minus the scent). I can't wait to go back there this summer :) The sea food was amazing and also discovering some amazing Greek natural beauty products. I did found a webpage where they sell the same body butter, if you are interested I'll link it here.

Which is your favorite natural beauty brand?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Review: Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

Hi loves! I missed posting last week, so this week there will be 2 posts and the first is on Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter in shade Pure Guava (4g, $24). Its a creamy lip and cheek stains, which is 91% natural.

It comes in a tube and I can twist it out and easily apply on cheeks/lips. I have been using it only on cheeks. I find with multi use products like this, work better on my cheeks then on my lips. The formula of it is hydrating and contains pure shea butter. Its also gluten free, GMO free, vegan and their products are not tested on animals.

The shade is beautiful and I can see it fitting many skin tones. It gives nice hit of color to cheeks, which I can build up if I want. The formula doesn't feel creasy and it blends out beautifully and effortlessly. Its perfect to use on days when I'm in hurry and leaves a natural result. I use it before I apply my powder. 

I hoped it would last all day with out fading, but it wasn't the case. It claims to last 8 hours, which it does, but end of the day it just doesn't look as good as in the morning when I applied it. In a way its normal, but I do own products which do last all day without going anywhere, so its not unreachable ;)

It does have a scent to it, which is sweet and bit sour at the same time. I don't smell it when applying it or wearing it, but its there when I sniff it and I'm not a fan.

Overall I do like it! I wish it wouldn't have any scent to it and also it would look more vivid on my cheeks end of the day. I did got it in Style Tone box (link), so I can't complain about it too much. If you want to check out the product for yourself, you can find it here.

Do you like cream blushes?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 24 February 2017

Review: Ontic Minerals Eco-Glitter Powder

Hi loves! Today I have something amazing for you! Its glitter :D Ontic Minerals was kind enough to sen me their Eco-Glitter Powdera and I have shades Silver Twinkle, Strawberry Splash, Elf's Treat, Starburst, Pixie Dust, Raspberry Charm and Mermaids Dream (5g, 9.95 EUR). These are just so beautiful and sparkly! There is altogether 7 different shades available. These can be used on eyes, skin, lips and hair.

The glitters come in little jars and there is a sifter on all of them. These are surprisingly mess free to use. When It comes to loose shadows/glitters, I'm always afraid its messy, but the way their packaging is designed its not.

I have been using it with a NYX Glitter base, which I find is the only way to wear glitter. I wet my brush, pick up the glitter I like and pat it on the sticky base. These stayed all day on place and don't move around. 

The glitters are made of some kind of film, which comes from regenerated cellulose. These don't contain any ingredients, which are genetically modified and is not harmful to the ecosystem. These also are not tested on animals! 

Down below you can see swatches of everything and I did use NYX Glitter Base to swatch these on. Sticky base is must have whenever working with glitters. My favorite shade out of all of these is G06 Starburst. Its just so pretty and I feel like I can combine it with any eye look :) I also like G02 Mermaids Dream and G03 Pixie Dust.

Down below you can find a look wearing the Starburst in the middle of the lid. It just looks stunning and not at all too much ;)

I'm over the moon about these glitters! Thank you again Ontic Minerals for sending me these <3 I'll try to use more of the other shades as well and when I do I'll post the look in my Instagram (link). If you are interested checking out these beauties I'll link it here. But I think they don't ship outside of Estonia.

Do you like to wear glitter?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Friday, 17 February 2017

Review: Vestige Verdant Rare Oil Blend

Hi love! I'm obsessed with beauty oils and I have been using at the moment Vestige Verdant Rare Oil Blend (50ml, 49 EUR). The oil is moisturizes, repairs, rejuvenates and reinvigorates the skin. The formula is 100% organic.

It comes in a black packaging and has a pump. Its pricy item, but it contains way more product then some other beauty oils I own. It contains Neroli oil from Italy, Patchouli oil from Indonesia, Carrot seed oil from Nepal, Sea Buckthorn oil from Germany and Argan oil from Morocco. It contains the best raw ingredients from farmers, who have organic and fair trade certificates.

  • Argan oil in it provides moisturizing and also helps to shrink pores and balance the skin. 
  • Organic carrot seed oil is rich with vitamin A and carotene. It makes the skin youthfully elastic and has anti carcinogenic abilities. It helps skin cels rejuvenate higher pace. 
  • Neroli oil helps with stress, also tightens the skin and helps to create new skin cells.
  • Patchouly oil has anti-allergy abilities. 

I use it every evening as a last step in my skincare routine. Sometimes I also mix it in with my night cream. Its excellent at hydrating the skin and in the morning I'm not oily, which I was afraid, because of my oily skin type. It sinks into the skin fast, doesn't feel heavy and just leaves my skin soft and hydrated. Since I have been using it my pores do look better, but I'm not 100% sure if their smaller.

If you are interested in it I'll link it here. They also have eye serum (review) and a mask (review), which I have already reviewed on the blog. Out of the 3 products they have the oil is my favorite. I love the formula of their Rare Oil Blend and also the packaging is nice. I have no complains ;)

Which is your favorite beauty oil?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Top 5 favorite Aïcha products

Hi loves! Today I have for you my top 5 Aïcha products, which I all have purchased with my own money. There is no affiliate links and its not sponsored in any way.

Lets start with skincare items and first is their Anti-Aging Argan Cream (50ml, review). All the ingredients are natural in it and its wonderful base for makeup application. After applying it, it leaves my skin matte and my makeup goes on so much better. Also it can be used in the evenings and I like to add few drops beauty oil in it for more hydration and nourishment for the night time.

My other favorite is their Pure Organic Argan Oil (50ml, review), which can be used on hair, body and remove the makeup. I use it only to remove my makeup and when traveling I do use it to hydrate my skin as well. It nourishes my eye area and melts away all my makeup, even the suborn eyeliner.

Now lets continue with hair care items and first is their Hair Treatment Serum (30ml, review) with argan oil. Its the first item I have tried from them and I have already used up 2 bottles and I do need to buy a new one. It is better then any hair oil. It gives my hair shine, takes care of the frizz and makes it feel softer. I also like it doesn't make my hair as oily then a hair oil would, so I don't need to wash my hair so often. I have naturally dry hair and this has been something I use every day.

My last two favorites from the brand is their Argan Shampoo (330ml) & Conditioner (300ml, review), which is with pro vitamin B5. It cleanses my hair well, but doesn't dry out my hair or my scalp. The conditioner makes my hair silky and soft. It just wonderful duo and my mom got me on it. According to her its the best shampoo and conditioner she has ever tried and I have to agree with her. I always come back to it :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post :) If you have any questions leave them down below. You can find all the products on Aïcha's webpage, which you can access here.

Thank you for reading! xo's