Pages

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection


For the past 2 weeks I have been using the new Pixi Beauty skincare treats from the Hydrating Milky Collection. Before Pixi sent me these amazing products as a PR gift I was already using and loving the  Hydrating Milky Tonic, most calming and soothing tonic I ever had.


Pixi Hydrating Milky Collection has 6 products, to remove, cleanse and peel but also to tone, treat, moisturize and protect.This Hydrating Milky Collection  is absolutely 100% vegan and delivers a  daily boost of soothing and calming hydration to your skin. The products were packed in super cute milk boxes and they are charged with lots of skin -loving benefits. All products from this hydrating milky collection are cruelty free and suitable for all skin types because even oily skin can be dehydrated and in need of a moisture boost.  Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover for eyes, lips and/or face. This is a bi-phase makeup remover milk that effectively removes waterproof and long -wearing makeup and it can be used as a first step in your double -cleanse routine. This product is enriched with coconut  fruit extract to nourish, oat milk to calm and soothe skin and probiotics to balance. Lovely product that smells absolutely amazing.

Disciple Skincare Discovery Kit

 Have you heard of DISCIPLE skincare yet?

DISCIPLE is a London based natural wellness company for stressed-out body and mind, created by psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson.

Anxiety, stress, and a chaotic lifestyle can cause inflammatory skin issues like adult acne, eczema, psoriazis, rosacea and premature aging. These skin conditions seem to get all worse and flare when we feel stressed.You feel stressed you break out or eczema flares (in my case). You stress about it and it all get worse and this cycle of skin conditions and stress can be very nasty and difficult to break.

Like so many other people I also deal with anxiety and stressful situations that do a number on my skin now and then. Lately I have been looking into natural ways to distress and heal my body and mind and on my research for adaptogens I found out about Disciple and decided to try it and see how it works and what delivers. I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to my overall health but also when it comes to treat my skin conditions, specially my eczema.  


I decided to buy the Discovery Disciple Kit, a day and a night oil duo for stressed out skin  and it was a really good decision.

Organic Tea And Radiant Skin Talk

This post is not about gummy bears, beauty vitamins or any other type of beauty supplements that come in a jar and are trending right now everywhere on social media.

This post is about organic tea and plant/herb infused in water and how you can bring back your natural glow and support your immunity system.

A cup of tea is a cup of peace, a hug in a cup and sometimes the best medicine!


Organic herbal tea can help you get not only a detoxified liver and a boosted lymphatic system but also the perfect skin radiance, the natural glow that comes from within you.

Having a big cup of tea every day will benefit your immunity system, your circulation,  collagen production, skin regeneration and hydration. No sugar, just sit and sip in bliss !

Tea is the superstar in the natural skincare world! You can drink it, you can rinse your hair with it, you can use it as a skin toner or in facial masks.

Adaptogen plants and how they fight, mediate and balance your stress so your skin can look healthy

You probably did not realized yet that you already implemented and used adaptogen plants (herbs, roots, mushrooms) in your life. It might be a bag of delicious organic tea, or the turmeric powder you sprinkle on your food or those small delicious goji berries you keep adding to your smoothie. Some adaptogens, like the Holy Basil (Tulsi) can be eaten as part of a meal and others can be consumed as tea, tinctures and/or supplements. So what exactly are adaptogens ?


Adaptogens are a special class of non toxic botanical substances-herbs,roots and mushrooms extract that will support the adrenal glands, allowing them to respond and fight stress in your body in a more efficient way. This special group of plants, called adaptogens are marketed as helping our body to resist stress of all kinds, whether is physical, chemical or biologic.

Adaptogens are nothing new, they have been used for centuries by Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions and today they have a special comeback, call it a renaissance if you want.
Adaptogens will do for your adrenal glands what exercise does for your muscles. They will tweak the hormonal production and psychological responses to stress to ensure that the body (from your mind to your immunity system to your energy levels) will function as it should!
You might wander how stress, adaptogens and the way your skin looks are connected. Well, everything is connected, the way you feel inside will reflex on the outside, in the way your skin, nails and hair will look. Just think, how many times, in stressful situations your skin flared with eczema or a nasty hormonal breakout or you started to lose hair, when apparently you "looked healthy". I am guessing every single time ?!

Stress hormones can bring havoc on your skin and on your and hair too. As a result stress can lead to anything from breakouts, dark circles, irritation and inflammation, redness, hair loss, worsening psoriasis and eczema.

Romantic And Elegant Glam Makeup Look

My absolute favorite makeup is the one that makes me look feminine, fresh, confident and of course glam. This time I decided to go for something that doesn't focus on red lipstick nor on colorful eye shadow. This is a rather simple glow glam look, and hopefully you will like it too.



FACE: MAC LongWear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation mixed with NIOD Photography Fluid
            Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer
            The Body Shop Clay Matte Powder 
            Sleek  Face Contour Kit
            Pixi blush from Chloette Romantic Radiance Makeup Palette in shade Romance (gifted)
            Becca Highlighter in Opal 
            Pixi Rose Glow Mist with 7 flower oils (at the end of my makeup)- don't skip this step if you have dry skin! (gifted)


How to wear dark lipstick and still look chic and sophisticated

I always wanted to try a very dark almost black lipstick and have been always afraid that it will look ugly, strange or just unflattering. I have some very deep dark burgundy matte liquid lipsticks that look almost black when they dry, I really love them and they can really look amazing on some people.

So, happy to say that I think I finally managed to pull of a dark lipstick, what do you think?


Like with any other lipstick you just need to find the one that suits your skin tone.

Pretty Makeup, Too Pretty To Use!

I really can't say no to pretty makeup, the kind that is too pretty to use and it pains you to dip the brush in it, such as these!

 

Kiko Milano Waterflower Magic Blush - Limited Edition (discontinued)

 

Kiko Milano Sicilian Notes Bronzer & Ocean Feel Creamy Lipstick                    

The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Deluxe Advent Calendar

Have you got any Advent Calendar for this Christmas? Or maybe I should ask if you already secretly open all the doors from the Advent Calendar you just bought for this Christmas?

My boyfriend never lets me open any of my Advent Calendars before 1 December and it must be only 1 door/window per day,  isn't that a true torture? 


This year THE BODY SHOP gifted me one of their most beautiful and magical Advent Calendars and I was insanely excited to open it the moment I received it. Last year their Advent Calendars sold out so fast (one every 30 seconds) and I never had the chance to buy one because in a matter of days they were all sold out.

For 2019 The Body Shop made 3 Advent Calendars, beautiful illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia. Each time you open a door of this beautiful and magical advent calendar you will discover not just a gift but also how 25 inspirational women used their dreams to change the world.


The Body shop was founded on feminism. Empowering women and girls is in their DNA and this year they teamed up with Global Children's Charity Plan International to help unlock girls's dreams.


Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion Matte Liquid Lipstick - 818 True Red

This is a second-skin intense matte liquid lipstick. It has a very unique and fine texture, so pleasant you don't even feel it on your lips.  



Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion Matte Liquid Lipstick glides easy on lips and it has an amazing and the most super precise applicator, probably the best ever liquid lipstick applicator made. This liquid lipstick can be applied in several coats for a more intense and dramatic result without piling up or pealing of while talking or drinking/eating.

With an amazing ultra-fine, melt -away and glide on texture created by a waterproof formula, it rapidly sets on the lips and it drys beautiful without changing the color at all. 

Unfortunately lots of matte liquid lipstick formulas are drying up on lips much darker than they are, finally somebody made a liquid matte lipstick that doesn't change color when you wear it.

Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Skincare Collection and a lot of skin care talk

For the past month I have been using the new products from the Pixi Beauty Vitamin C Collection. I wanted to take time to enjoy these special skin care treats and see if they really work or not for my skin and if there are any visible improvements in my skin texture, elasticity and the hyperpigmentation I struggle with.

Vitamin C has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties and it can significantly lighten hyperpigmentation without altering the pigment of normal skin. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin issue, often harmless. There are different factors that can cause hyperpigmantation, including UV sun exposure and heat, certain types of medication, irritation from chemical peals or microdermabrasion and even hormonal changes.


Pixi Beauty has a complete Vitamin C Skin Care Collection, from cleanser and tonic to a very special balm and serum.

 
Pixi Vitamin C- Juice Cleanser with orange flower water. This is a brightening, antioxidant cleansing water that doesn't need to be rinsed. It will not remove a full face of makeup, best to use it last in your cleansing ritual to prepare your skin for further vitamin C products. This gentle yet potent Vitamin C cleansing water has ferulic acid and probiotics to preserve and protect skin and it's rich in all kinds of citrus extracts and citrus oils. Perfect as a morning or second cleanse this is the right product to use if you want to introduce your skin to a Vitamin C regimen for the first time. I personally prefer to use this Vitamin C-Juice Cleanser in the morning  and follow up with the Pixi Vitamin C Tonic.

I was reading that a lot of people found this Vitamin C-Juice Cleanser useless as it doesn't remove makeup or dirt but I honestly think this is a well thought product, not meant to remove makeup but to prepare your skin for further Vitamin C products and to "accommodate" skin for a higher Vitamin C concentration.