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Pixi +C Vit Colourtreats

My Vitamin C skincare collection just got bigger with some new Pixi products. Also Pixi Vitamin C Collection got bigger and better, as they launched more skin treats, actually they are called +C Colourtreats.

Pixi already had a great Vitamin C Collection, featuring a juicy cleanser, a toner, Vitamin C serum, a lotion and an amazing balm, a face sheet mask. And now there is also a fantastic Vitamin C Priming Oil, Under Eye Brightener, a lipbalm brightener and a Brightening Perfector cream and even a +C Glow-y Powder.


They all look really good so let's talk about it because I can't wait to tell you how amazing the Priming Oil is!

10 Halloween Looks You Can Do With Instagram Filters

I've been really productive today. Not really! But at least I've tried almost all the creepy and interesting Instagram filters you can find in the story option. 

Was pretty fun, found some really cool ones and decided to share with you some of my favorites and maybe you give these a try, as some are perfect for Halloween and you can make some really cool pictures/videos to share with your friends and family.

 


How to find these filters - just go to option Instagram story and browse for effects, you will already  get at the top lots of suggestions for Halloween  filters/effects. 

From creepy dolls, ghouls, cute pumpkins, colorful skulls to vampire, villains and even Baby Yoda.  So much to try and have a good laugh or scare!

Here are some of my favorite Halloween filters on Instagram, was very difficult to choose just 10.

Perfect Duo: Happy Go Lash Mascara & Nairobi Camellia Matte Lip Liquid

I finally found the perfect duo for a minimalist but beautiful makeup, an amazing black mascara and a stunning matte nude liquid lipstick. This post is about Happy Go Lash Mascara and Nairobi Camellia Matte Lip Liquid, both from The Body Shop.*** All products mentioned in this post were gifted to me by The Body Shop Benelux.

It has been ages since I discovered a really good black mascara that my sensitive eyes can tolerate for an entire day, every day. 

As you probably know I already opened The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendar and I couldn't help myself not to begin using the products inside. If you haven't grabbed a beauty Advent Calendar from The Body Shop, do it now because they are almost out of stock and inside you will find this really fantastic makeup duo, along other 23 beauty products, all cruelty free and in full size!

Happy Go Lash is probably the most pretty mascara tube I ever seen and had, love those tiny green leaves on it, it makes it just so cute and adorable! This mascara has an amazing formula, enriched with 99% natural ingredients, including organic virgin coconut oil and Community Fair Trade bee wax, to help protect, define and thicken your lashes.

Pixi Beauty Eye Effects Rosette Ray

 If you are looking for new super silky eye shadows, with great pigment color, incredible pay off and easy to apply and blend like a dream in just one swipe, take a look at this super cute and pretty eye shadow compact from Pixi Beauty.

 Pixi Eye Effects comes in Rosette Ray (picture above) and Hazelnut Haze.They are both really beautiful but I absolutely love Rosette Ray, is just stunning! Both have lovely earth tones, without looking too "muddy" or too boring and I find them perfect for Autumn, because of the really nice red/golden pigment.

 

I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but the eye shadows in the compact look a bit velvety and the texture is just so beautiful, they are smooth and have almost no fall out. In a way this new texture reminds me of the Viseart eye shadows, with a lovely pigmentation and so easy to blend and create beautiful looks. 

The Body Shop Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar

For the past 3 years The Body Shop is making the most pretty, festive and magical Beauty Advent Calendars. No doubt!

For 2020, The Body Shop has again 3 advent calendars to choose from, and they are already available online and in selected stores, but not for long as we all know from previous years how fast they sell out (last year they sold one every 30 seconds).


This 2020 edition has been named  "Make It Real Together", a theme with a focus on what makes Christmas magical-the real joy of sharing little thing and moments  with friends and family and even neighbors, those little imperfect but important moments in our life that brings us together to celebrate and enjoy life. 

I honestly think this year they made these Advent Calendars extra special and thoughtful by encouraging people to enjoy the festive holidays and moments in a simpler and more traditional way without stressing so much about creating the perfect Christmas environment  for Instagram pictures and likes. I think it's about time to take a moment and reflect about these things and the way we want to live, time to embrace the fact that we can't always be perfect but we can always be real.

2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us and now that is slowly reaching the end I think we really deserve a special treat, even if it is just for staying alive and sane. I don't know about you but for me December is going to be a self care month - taking care of my body, mind, soul and definitely pamper myself with some goodies from The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendar.

So, without further ado, here is The Body Shop Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar for 2020, the cutest, most festive, pretty and very magical -  kindly gifted to me by The Body Shop Benelux.

Alteya Organics Instant Detox Face Mask Rose Jasminium

Alteya Organics was born in 1999 as an family-own company and ever since is growing and caring for roses as a family tradition for more than a century.

I discovered Alteya Organics few months ago while I was trying to build up a list of niche, cruelty free and organic skincare brands. Before I ventured to buy and try some of their products I wanted to know more about this skincare brand/company, so I looked them up only to find out delightful and amazing things about them. 

Sustainable, eco, cruelty free, organic, vegan, gluten free products made with love, passion and dedication. 

Alteya Organics is growing and harvesting roses and lavender in the heart of Bulgaria, right in the famous Bulgarian Rose Valley. They also distill premium and organic rose flowers and lavender essential oils using a very special low pressure steam- distillation method that marries 400 years of tradition with science. As a result they are able to produce superior, organic skin and body products designed to improve skin's resistance to environmental factors and slow down the skin ageing process.


Apparently their skincare is so amazing that they have received several awards over the past years. At the beginning on 2020 they have received both Silver and Bronze at the Green Beauty Awards. Alteya Organics has been also the winner of  Deliciously Living Awards both in 2015 and 2019. They also got an European award for Sustainable Beauty and Best European Organic Beauty Product in 2017. These nominations and awards are just a few to mention, the list is actually pretty long and impressive.

The Ultimate List Of Summer Must Have Beauty Essentials

For me summer is all about light and calming moisturizers, hydrating serums and sun protection, fresh and soothing face/body mists for an instant beauty boost and just a touch of glowy makeup.


SUN SCREEN should definitely be at the top of everyone's must have beauty essential list, and not just during summer but all year around. 

My favorite SPF: Lancaster Sun Beauty Sublime Tan 30+ and La-Roche Posay Anthelios Fluid 50+

Pixi Beauty Summer Makeup Look & Products

Last week I received from Pixi Beauty some new makeup products, perfect to help me get that effortless summer beautiful glow and radiance on. 

They have the most amazing, pretty, affordable and multi-functional makeup products. I absolutely love them. Their eye shadows are always really creamy and pigmented and their lip products (mate lipstick and lips glosses) come in lots of  vibrant colors from nudes to pinks to striking sensual red shades. For summer I adore their new Liplift Max Glosses, so much shine and never that sticky feeling.

Summer Glow Palette in Sheer Sunshine, a very beautiful multi-functional palette of silky natural mineral powders from matte to glowing. The perfect natural tones to bring out your sun kissed glow all year around. 

Paraben free, not tested on animals, rich in skin conditioning emollients to smooth and hydrate and vitamin E to protect and nourish. 

The bronze shades can be used on cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin and anywhere you would normally tan. 

The sparkly shades can be used to highlight your cheekbones, browbone, corner of your eyes and anywhere you want to add a sheer glow.

Pixi Endless Shade Stick, a liner and eye shadow, 2 in 1.Smudge proof, very fun and easy to use.

The Body Shop Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist

I really like to spray a fine mist of fresh floral water over my makeup because it gives such a nice glow and cuts off that powdery look. Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist is my second face mist from The Body Shop, I also had the one with Aloe Vera, but this one with rose is much more delightful and soothing.


 The Body Shop Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist is floral but also quite fruity. Blended with a delicious raspberry essence, cherry water from France, Community Trade British rose essence and Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico. Makeup friendly, with reflective particles, this face mist gives your skin a dewy, illuminated glow. Suitable for all skin types, amazing for dull skin lacking glow. Most hydrating rose face mist I ever had!

Isle Of Paradise Medium Self Tanning Drops

The first thing I wanna say about ISLE OF PARADISE Self Tanning Drops is that this stuff is amazing. I  have been hunting for this product for half a year because it was always sold out. I finally found it online and got a bottle of it and now I am just sorry I did not get two because it is again out of stock everywhere.
I discovered this brilliant product because of a few samples I got at Douglas. I don't think I would have bought it without having first the samples to try. I had bought so many disappointing self tanning products that I simply gave up on the fake tanning habit. Was just expensive and frustrating.


ISLE OF PARADISE makes self tanning really easy.You are in control of your tan and your glow by using few drops of product mixed in with your favorite oil, serum, moisturizer and even foundation. I haven't tried using it with foundation yet but I used it with oils, serums, creams, lotions and it works absolutely amazing. These muti-tasking and color corrective liquid drops are suitable to use both on face and body and the more drops you add the deeper your tan will be. All you have to do is to integrate some self tanning drops into your existing skincare regime and you will get a really lovely, natural tan and glow.
ISLE OF PARADISE Self Tanning Drops formula is made with coconut, chia seeds and avocado oil for a nice ultra hydrating feeling.