New Pixi Luxurious Oils For Face And Body

Have you tried the new PIXI oils for face and body?  Don't you love how pretty they look?

Recently released, these beautiful Pixi oils are my new obsession and I got to try all of them. I've been told that these oils are formulated to suit all skin types. Some of them are meant to cleanse and some are meant to moisturize and prep your complexion perfectly.

Pixi Gold Luminosity Enhancing Oil is a fortifying oil with luminous effect. This oil is infused with coloidal gold, smells citrus like- probably because it has sweet orange peel oil as one of the ingredients.
This is a nourishing oil that will help revive and give skin a glow boost. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this oil can leave a beaming glow on your skin and make your complexion look insanely radiant.
It can be used solo or mix 1-2 drops of oil into your moisturizer or foundation.
Top ingredients : soybean oil, meadowfoam seed oil, rice bran oil, macademia seed oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil, rosehip oil, sweet orange peal oil, aloe vera leaf extract and vit. E.

Cleansers For Days, Because Clean Skin Is The New Sexy

Good healthy skin begins with clean skin, and probably this is why I am so obsessed with having so many cleansers. I realized that if I rotate my cleansers and use something else every 2 weeks, my skin looks so much better and I have less imperfections and problems with it.

 I can't believe that few years ago I used to remove my makeup with micellar water and a Nivea makeup remover and expected to have great skin. Little that I knew about how to properly clean my skin. In my defense I will say that I was young and careless.

Last year I tried a lot of products, including cleansers and I finally found some really good ones that made a change in the way my skin looks. Here are some of my favorites :

1. Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk for eyes and face with moisturizing sweet almond, jojoba oil and soothing cornflower.

The Body Shop Cactus Blossom Body Care Line - New And Trending

The Body Shop Cactus Blossom body care range is their newest limited edition to The Body Shop  skin care collection, and from 2 April the products are available to buy in stores across Benelux.

This new and super cute Cactus Blossom line is like an ode to the sunny days I so desperately want. This collection brings along lots summer vibes don't you think so? Everything in this line smells fresh, slightly floral and a bit fruity but not very sweet or overpowering, the scent is very light and delicate.

Pixi's SS19 Biggest Launch In Amsterdam - 80 New Beauty Products

Last week Pixi Beauty had a massive beauty launch at a temporary Pop -Up Store in Amsterdam, event hosted by Babassu Beauty

The temporary Pixi Pop-Up Store was located on De 9 Straatjes in Amsterdam and it looked all chic, feminine and very pretty, displaying a beautiful esthetic and the latest and most new Pixi beauty products.

The atmosphere was very inviting and the Babassu  personal was very friendly and helpful. You could look around, take photos, admire the place, spray your boyfriend in the eye with the Pixi Vitamin C Mist- like I did, cover yourself in oils, glitters, lotions and creams, get your makeup done and also eat cute Pixi cupcakes.

Shea Butter - Where It Comes From, How Is Made And How To Use In Skin Care

Considered a sacred tree, the Shea-Karite tree grows naturally in the wild of the dry Savannah belt of West Africa and this trees can live up to 300 years.  

The shea butter comes from the nuts found on the tree by removing the outer shell. The nuts are crushed by hand so they can be slowly roasted into shea butter. Once this has been done, the butter is kneaded by hand in a large basin of water to separate the oils also known as the fatty acids. These fatty acids are what provides the restorative properties making it one of the best options for skin care and more. To get the final product, the shea butter is removed off the top and cooled until it hardens.

25 years ago The Body Shop started to work with the Tungteiya Women's Association in Ghana and the shea butter was their first Community Trade ingredient.

The Body Shop choose to do amazing things like always and support female entrepreneurs through this Community Trade partnership and together we can empower these amazing women from Ghana that produce the shea butter and helps us #CareWithShea to be able to support their children's education. Don't you love when shea butter does more than just giving you very soft skin?

The Body Shop shea butter is 100% natural and vegan and this moisturizing multi-purpose butter can be used on the body, hair, face and lips. It has an amazing creamy and melting texture and if you wander how many nuts do you need to make 150 ml of shea butter the answer is 192 shea nuts.

My Favorite Vitamin C Skin Boosters And How To Use Vitamin C In Your Skin Care Routine

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation.

Vitamin C will boost your skin's collagen production to give you firmer, more plump skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles out.

When added to your daily skin  care routine, vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from evening out your complexion, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, significantly  helping and improving the hydration and leaving your skin looking younger, longer.

When looking for a suitable vitamin C product, finding the right concentration is really important. Also the way that the vitamin C is produced is a key factor in how efficient will work for your skin. 

Vitamin C can break down in UV light and lessens its potency, this is why is best to keep your vitamin C skin care in a dark environment.

Here are my vitamin C skin boosters :

Hylamide C25 is a concentrated Vitamin C serum for smoother, brighter skin. The formula is light, effective and easily absorbed. It can be used twice a day and it targets dullness, uneven tone, uneven texture and fine lines.Vegan, cruelty free, silicon free, oil-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free.

The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask

Did you know that coffee is amazing when used in skincare?

The scent of fresh coffee is very calming, uplifting and anti-depressant. The caffeic acids in coffee beans have anti-inflammatory properties and they help to reduce puffiness, boost collagen and promote healthy skin. Coffee is also a rich source of vit, B3 (niacin) and because it will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, it will help smooth wrinkles and fight those fine lines.

Have you ever used coffee in your skincare routine? If you didn't yet you should because The Body Shop made this absolutely amazing face mask with Nicaraguan coffee, shea and cocoa butter, 100% vegan. Just looks at this beautiful texture!

Antipodes Holo Skin Brightening Facial Mud Mask

Do you know that sometimes you need to get dirty to get clean ?

The skincare junkie in me wanted a new face mask and I just got my very first product from Antipodes. I've heard so many good things about this skincare brand from New Zealand and I was simply dyeing to try their products. 

I thought it would be a great idea to start with this Holo Skin Brightening Facial Mud Mask enriched with Vinanza Grape & Kiwi, Avocado oil, extract of peony flower and of course volcanic and regenerative mud from New Zealand.

Antipodes has pure, safe and natural formulations created from unpolluted New Zealand nature.

Whatever you add to your skin is ingested, and for the power of beautiful skin and a healthy body, Antipodes is using only the most premium ingredients.

This Antipodes mud mask delivers a high performance detox for a luminous complexion. The volcanic mud is rich in sulfur, calcium, silicon and sodium and it binds to the skin's oils and absorbs them without living behind a dry and dehydrated skin like a clay mask usually does.
Mud is similar to clay as they both come from earth, but they are very different because the mud is water based and its also a great skin healing agent while clay is more harsh and drying. Mud is mineral rich, has regenerative properties and it has been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries.

Yummylicious Serum - Lush And Organic French Skincare, Made in Paris

For almost two weeks I am using in my skin care routine, morning and evening, every single day a new serum, and not just any serum but a hand made, organic and extremely luxurious serum made by Kristina Soley, the founder of Yummylicious Serums 

Kristina has a huge passion for beauty and she also has a massive experience in skin care, beauty and wellness. I met her via Instragram, she is very friendly, humble, kind and professional and she loves to help people achieve beautiful healthy skin. She gifted me a bottle of her serum and she told me she hopes I like it because she made it with love and good intentions.

From her passion for beauty Kristina founded Yummylicious Serums and they are based in Paris, but available  international.

She told me she calls the serum Yummylicious because it feels delicious and soft on the skin. Now, after I tried her serum I can definitely say that she was right, her serum is amazing, it has such a beautiful texture that melts on your skin, leaving it hydrated and so very soft.

The Body Shop Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask 100%Vegan and fully Biodegradable

Sheet  face masks originated from South Korea where people are known for their dedication on cosmetics and skincare.

Only last year the sale of sheet masks increased about 60 %, overwhelming the sale of other skin care products. Unfortunately when we use sheet masks we have a left over waste and that's not very good for the environment, unless you are using eco-friendly options and fully biodegradable sheets face masks, like The Body Shop Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask, which is a really new addition to the Drops of Youth skincare line.

The Body Shop Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask is made of a cellulose fiber derived from renewable sourced wood pulp and is fully biodegradable.You can trow it in your compost bin and it will take around 42 days to disintegrate. Good for your skin but also good for the planet ! How cool is that ? This makes it instantly my favourite sheet mask!

Pixi Beauty Rose Infused Skincare

Did you know that it takes around 30.000 rose petals to produce a single ounce of rose essential oil ?

Recently there has been a Rose Renaissance in skincare and I personally love it because rose infused skincare is able to transform the skin, to promote healing and to reduce the effects of chronic stress on skin (fact based on a study conducted in Japan in 2011). When used in skincare, Rose is said to be soothing and calming, protecting and it can help you to get rid of dull tired skin giving a healthy glow.

Pixi  has some of the most beautiful and lush Rose infused skincare and they gifted me this gorgeous travel set full of skintreats to add it to my beauty arsenal.

I am already using for quite some time some of these Pixi skintreats but I am really happy and excited to indulge in the entire rose line. I was absolutely dying to use the Rose Oil blend !

This travel set that they sent me has everything you ever want and need to have a complete skincare routine, from cleanser and tonic to oil and makeup fixing mists. 

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast - protective and repairing skincare for dry and sensitive skin

How do you protect your skin from cold and dryness when is winter ?

La Roche Posay Cicaplast is a skincare line designed for people who suffer from dry skin, irritations and sensitivities, is an expert in skin recovery. Like all the products from La Roche Posay, Cicaplast line is also made with their famous thermal water.

La Roche Posay Cicaplast skincare was and is always a must have for me, specially during cold season when my skin tends to become even more dry and sensitive. 

Before I continue with more details I must say that this is not a sponsored post, I am sharing this review hoping that it might help someone who struggles with dry and sensitive skin.

Favorite Makeup Products in 2018

Just with my previous post about Favorite Skincare in 2018, it was really difficult to make a choice and narrow down my favorite makeup products to just a few. 

In 2018, makeup, for me was more about lips and glow and less about eyeshadow and this is the reason why you will get to see more luminous blushes and bronzers than eyeshadows and of course a more lipstick. I have been a lipstick lover in 2018 !

My most favorite and my most loved makeup products and definitely most used are listed below : 

 MAC Face & Body  Foundation because it looks really natural on skin and if you want more coverage you can build it up.

Favorite Skincare in 2018

I discovered such amazing and revolutionary skincare in 2018! Oils, creams, cleansers and serums with fabulous formulas that truly changed my life and helped me achieve flawless skin without making a massive hole in my bank account.

Favorite skincare in 2018 :

The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalizing Cleansing Oil- in- Gel - super gentle and perfect for dry skin, vegan and cruelty free formula.

Korres Olympus Tea 3-in-1 Cleansing Emultion - I love the fluid and gentle formula, it smells absolutely delicious like all the Korres products, also vegan.

Red Earth Radiance Boosting Toner with Australian Honey and Organic Pomegranate, this is more like an essence as texture, smells very natural and fresh, offers amazing relief for dry and sensitive skin.