Sukin Super Greens Skincare - food for your skin, vegan and cruelty free

Sukin Super Greens line is derived from botanicals and antioxidants which hydrate and leave the skin radiant and glowing. This Super Greens line is a blend of Kale, Spirulina, Parsley and Chlorella combined with nourishing Acai, Goji to leave a clean, brightened and revitalized complexion.

My first product from the Super Green line was the detoxifying clay mask and after, I just had to buy and try more products from this line, serum and Chia seed oil -all so good !

Sukin Detoxifying Clay Mask is a white clay based masque with Kale, Goji berry and Bentonite and is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants to detox, brighten the complexion and minimize the appearance of fine lines. This mask also has Avocado, Baobab and Rosehip Oil to promote an even skin tone through intensive hydration properties. Skin is replenished, contributing towards maintaining youthful, glowing skin. Suitable for normal skin, especially dull.
 I had to hunt a lot for this product because it was always out of stock, I finally got it and is one of my favorite clay masks. It's really detoxifying but without being too harsh on skin and without striping it of its natural oils. Compared to other masks you need layer this one on damp skin and not on dry skin, it works even better if you are using an essence before. I get amazing results when I combine this mask with an essence from The Body Shop: my skin is left so soft and feels clean and pure without being dry and annoyed. It works really good to prevent unwanted blemishes and hormonal spots because of the antioxidants and vitamins.

The Ordinary Skincare Products I Used Up Until The Last Drop - Review

I haven't been able to write any #beautyempties posts this year, but I still wanted to share some products I have been using up until the last drop and loving/liking them a lot. 

I had in mind for a while to make a post about Deciem and some of my favorite products from The Ordinary skin care line and I have to say that I am really happy I finally managed to talk a bit about these products because they do deserve a lot of attention and interest.

The Ordinary 100 % Organic Cold Pressed Maroccan Argan Oil - this was my very first bottle and I already ordered more because for me this is absolutely the best Argan Oil I have ever used. I use it mostly on my hair but also for my skin. I really hope that Deciem will introduce a bigger bottle for this oil because for someone with dry skin/hair 30 ml is really not enough and I use like a bottle of this per month, no exaggeration!!!! I mix it with my shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, I use some to make my salt body scrub, I style my hair with it and also use it as a pre-washing mask. Absolutely amazing and definitely my most favorite The Oridnary product!

The Body Shop New Matte Clay Powders

History is about to change, as from today there are more than 8 mil signatures for the CRUELTY FREE International Petition and I have no words to describe how happy I feel , thank you everyone for signing !

I just got some new goodies from The Body Shop, they been kind enough to support me and send me some of their new makeup products. Recently I have rediscovered  how amazing is The Body Shop skincare and how much is this company involved in preserving our wild life and running all kinds of petitions and campaigns to ban forever the cruel testing on animals in cosmetic industry. 

This past week I have been testing their new Matte Clay Powders and I think I am ready to share my opinion about how these powders perform, look and feel on skin. 

100 % Vegan Make-up Setting Spray from The Body Shop

Say Hello to a new product from The Body Shop, their first 100 % vegan Make-up Setting Spray

Fade and smudge resistant, this Makeup Setting Spray mist from The Body Shop is enriched with Community Trade Aloe Vera, one of the most amazing plants.
Like I mentioned before this is a vegan beauty product and cruelty free, one of the many reasons why I support and promote The Body Shop !

Drugstore Makeup - hit the pan and review

I wasn't sure if I want to blog about my little makeup project pan but I saw that a lot of people love to join this kind of beauty projects on Instagram, so I changed my mind and I decided to share my thoughts about some products here as well.

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CATRICE  Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder. I am really loving this bronzer! It has a beautiful soft texture and blends like a dream, I would definitely buy this again if they still make it.

Festival Makeup Look With Glitter And Pearls

 So guys this was my first attempt to do a festival makeup look and it was more fun than I imagined. I was really thinking that I might be too old to wear certain amounts of glitter on my face but actually it made me feel really pretty and magical. In other words: when in doubt add glitter !

I went for a relatively simple fairy look, very easy to do and I will list below all the products used, in case you  feel inspired and want to recreate this makeup look.

 I started with a light preparation of my skin and because I went nowhere I skipped SPF but if you go to a festival or to a pool party dont forget to stay protected because skin cancer is a real thing and on top of that is also really nasty!

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights - review, photos and color swatches

Right in time for the festival season Pixi by Petra released this beautiful glow makeup collection that has 5 stunning and super sparkly liquid eyeshadows and 2 splendid glow powders.

The Liquid Fairy Lights eyeshadows  are indeed ultra sparkly and full of 3D shimmering glitter. I was like wow, this is magical ! As you can see they look very similar to a lip gloss, in the beginning when just got them I really thought they are lip glosses, silly me!

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Glow Face Mask and Purifying Facial Soap

It has been more than a month since I started using products from THE BODY SHOP Himalayan Charcoal line and I am ready to talk about these 2 products and how they worked for my skin, but first I would like to mention that these 2 products were offered to me by Hivency and The Body Shop and this review, like any of my other reviews, is based on my personal experience and all opinions are my own.

 I already mentioned few things about these 2 products on my Instagram when I started using them -that was about a month ago and I thought would be really great if I would come back with a more detailed review here.

 The Body Shop formulated a series of vegan facial masks, inspired by traditional beauty remedies all over the world. The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask is one of them and was made for skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy and youthful glow.

PIXI SKIN RESCUE ESSENTIALS - Restore, Revive & Reveal your Radiance

I can never have enough Pixi skincare, I just love their products a lot and its always such a pleasure to use them.
They sent me a box with several skin treats and I was surprised to see that all of them are perfect for my skin type -mostly dry and sensitive! I dont know if this is just a coincidence or if they actually took in consideration my age and my skin type and skin issues. 

Pixi sent me 4 of their skin rescue essentials to restore, revive and reveal my skin radiance:

1.Pixi Glow Mist Propolis and Argan Oil 
2.Pixi Overnight Glow Serum 
3.Pixi Jasmine Oil Blend 
4.Pixi Glow O2 Oxygen Mask 

Pixi Glow Mist Propolis and Argan Oil is one of the most popular Pixi products I have seen on social media and until today I had no idea I can use this mist on my hair too. I was already familiar with this product, this is one of my favorite face mists to spray on after I do my makeup and also before I go to bed. I just love how it smells, is not floral is quite herbal but very calming.
This Pixi Glow Mist is enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. This is definitely the most hydrating and nourishing mist I ever head. From all the Pixi products that I ever had this one is definitely my absolute favorite; the Rose Caviar Essence comes on 2 and the Jasmine Oil Blend on 3rd place in my Pixi skincare top.

Viseart Petit Pro 2 Eye Shadow Palette -review and photos

I could not contain myself when I saw Viseart released this super cute and pretty eye shadow palette and so I bought it without any other second thoughts. I am really sorry that I used quite a lot from it before I actually had a chance to take some really nice photos and I hope you guys dont really mind.

Viseart Petit Pro 2 looks a bit floral to me because of the beautiful purples and of course that gorgeous coral shade but also because the name of the eye shadows  are quite botanical.

The Body Shop Matte Clay Concealer in Shade Peruvian Lily 010

The Body Shop is introducing a new makeup must have for blemish-prone skin! An amazing matte -clay concealer that is 100% vegan, #crueltyfree, sweat and humidity resistant. This concealer offers a natural, full coverage with a matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours.

My shade is Peruvian Lily 010, it fits perfectly my skin tone at the moment and it helps me be flawless all the time. This shade is very light-pale. It will correct redness and according to the info on the official site from The Body Shop this concealer is perfect to cover not just blemishes but also dark circles around eyes.

I never had perfect skin, I get small spots and blemishes sometimes and this Matte Clay Concealer is my little hero because it doesn't only conceal but it also helps to heal faster those nasty blemishes; enriched with Community Trade Tea Tree oil, Maroccan Lava Clay and my favorite plant ever : Aloe Vera. 

#PIXIPRETTIES - New Makeup Collections from Pixi Beauty

Few days ago I got this really beautiful PR package from Pixi Beauty and everything inside is OMG SO PRETTY !!!!

I have been insanely happy and excited to try the new Pixi makeup collection that has been done in collaboration with 3 gorgeous ladies, you probably know I am talking about Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy and Weylie Hoang. The new products are just beautiful and feminine, that very Pixi style: glamorous, chic and fuss free.

Chloe Morello has this splendid, super pretty and multitasking makeup palette named Palette Chloette Romantic Radiance with 3 blush shades, 6 shimmery eyeshadows  and 3 liner/brow shades. I am crazy about the blush shades, they are lovely, shimmery and subtle. 
 Blush shades: Promise, Bouquet, Romance

Chloe has had a love affair with makeup and beauty since childhood, growing up by the beaches of Australia. She definitely loves a glowing look, and who doesn't ?

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Kit -Youth Bouncy Eye Mask and Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

It was 10 years ago when I went into one of The Body Shop stores. Back then I was living in Romania and in the center of Bucharest we had this amazing and fabulous The Body Shop store. I was so fascinated by everything they had, makeup and skincare. It was like a piece of heaven to me. I  bought a very soft makeup brush, a lipstick and a body mist that was smelling divine, Moroccan Rose if I remember correctly.

 Today, The Body Shop is more than just a cosmetic brand that sells makeup and skincare.
 Their dedication for being so involved with preserving and helping to rewild the world, enriching the environments of many endangered animals (like the Malaysian tiger ), helping wild animals to thrive in their natural habitat. The Body Shop is now a part of a new global cosmetics group Natura & Co working together with other cosmetic brands to make beauty a force for good and for change. All of their products are cruelty free and they are constantly fighting to end animal testing in cosmetics globally forever.

 I simply love the fact that they are so involved in creating a better world for us, working fairly with farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through a Community Trade program, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing and cruelty.

I am really grateful to be able to discover and incorporate some of The Body Shop products in my skin care routine.

Himalayan Salt Body Scrub Infused with Amethyst and Essential Oils

Himalayan crystal salt has matured over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure in an environment that’s free of toxins and impurities.
Some salt crystals from the Himalayas have an off-white to transparent color, while impurities in some veins of salt give it a pink, reddish, or beet-red color, so not all the Himalayan salt is pink.

This salt  it’s popular in Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and other traditions. I believe that Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Spiritually speaking, salt is considered the great neutralizer. It can help cleanse, heal and balance energy, while repelling negative vibrations; a salt spray or even better a salt scrub is perfect to cleanse your aura from all kind of bad juju.

I regularly cleanse my aura and my personal energy with a home made Himalayan salt body scrub  blended and infused with best organic and botanical ingredients (coconut oil, sweet almond oil, flower petals, essential oils and Amethyst)- DETOX,CALM, RENEW.
This rich and nourishing salt scrub is a great remedy for my body and my mind and its actually really easy and fun to make.

My Favorite Winter Perfumes

I recently updated my perfume collection and thought to share with you my Winter favorites. For the cold season I love a heavy, spicy and warm scent, something dense and decadent.

Boucheron Pour Femme Eau de Parfum is a brilliant, sensual, floral and Oriental fragrance that opens with sparkling fruit notes while its soft signature is filled with a voluptuous bouquet of white flowers. This perfume is a classic, very rich and old school, mostly for special occasions, but that never stopped me to wear it whenever I wanted. I would not describe it spicy, warm, powdery and animalic in a sensual way. It has an amazing silage (very heavy ) and on me and it lasts the entire day, sometimes even after shower if I used too much. 
 Notes: Top: orange blossom, mandarin. Middle: jasmine, ylang-ylang, tuberose. Base: amber, vanilla.
This perfume is not for everyone, is daring and very dramatic, comes from a different era and you need to smell it with your brain to understand its complexity, its so much more behind those few notes mentioned. 

This perfume demands a certain attitude and a certain glamour, you can't just spray it on and wear it with jeans and a simple white t-shirt. Too dramatic to wear it every day but quite amazing !