VitaSkin Vitamin A Resurfacing Mask

Holland&Barrett launched a new vegan skincare line, enriched with vitamins to leave your skin looking  all glowing and healthy. 


Vitaskin Vitamin A Resurfacing Mask is 100% natural and vegan. This is a rejuvenating face mask packed with Retinoids and Carrot seed oil containing high levels of vitamin A and vitamin E to help promote softer, smoother and radiant skin.

This product comes in a dark glass jar (60 ml) and it has a beautiful balm texture. Very easy to apply, on clean skin for about 10 min. Not only easy to apply but also easy to remove with a wet cloth. I just love a face mask that i can easily and gently remove without pulling and rubbing my skin too much. Skin is left hydrated, smooth and soft. 


Glycerine, Aqua, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Oilvate, Retinyl Palmitate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Oil, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral.

Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil

I really love using face oils, especially when is something organic that smells amazing and restores my skin overnight. 

These past 3 years I have been addicted to face oils, and I use oils regular without having any problems with congested pores, blackouts or any blemishes because of the daily use.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is made in UK with the purest bio-organic and cruelty-free ingredients, sources sustainable from around the world. They make innovative probiotic skincare without the use of the living bacteria, but using a non- live probiotic from Bifido bacteria in the form of glycoprotein (a molecule that helps cell to cell communication) combined with a milk peptide that protects and restores the skin from within.

I have fallen in love with how all Aurelia skincare products smell and feel on my skin, but from all their products Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil is my absolute favorite.

Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil is for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone. Award winning intensive overnight boosting treatment witch works together with the skin's natural nightly repair mode. 

Lisa Eldridge Fantasy Floral Lip Kit In Velvet Beauty And Velvet Blush Lipstick

I love everything about Lisa Eldridge, the way she looks, her style and her work, her YouTube makeup tutorials and the fact that she is never involved in any kind of drama. She is always really friendly, really lovely and she seem to be a genuine kind person and a very talented makeup artist

I admire her work for so long and she has been an amazing inspiration to me over the years and I wanted to try her Velvet Lipstick since last year it was sold out in a matter of days. This year Lisa came with gorgeous new lip products and an amazing collaboration with Jon Jacobsen, a multimedia artist, amazing photographer and digital illustrator. 

When I saw the Fantasy Floral makeup bag designed by Jon Jacobsen I was already in love and there was no way back for me and I wanted the lipsticks even more. I would dream of these lipsticks at night!

My boyfriend saw my torment and decided to gift me my first Lisa Eldridge lipsticks! 

I was deeply drawn by the lip kit in Velvet Beauty, a vibrant rose- pink with blue undertones, very feminine and romantic. 

This lip kit has a gorgeous lip gloss, an amazing lip pencil and a true velvet lipstick. 

Pixi Beauty Retinol Collection And Everything You Need To Know About Retinol

At the beginning of the year 2020 Pixi gifted me their entire Retinol skin care line and I have been using these products for almost 8 months now. 

With Retinol products I really need to take time to see how they work, because Retinol is not something I wanna rush with. I am going to explain why you should always take your time when using any form of Retinoids.

Before I start talking about all these Pixi Retinol products, I have been gifted, I want to say a few important things about Retinol in general as an anti-age ingredient, because I know how confusing skin care and active ingredients can be sometimes.

What exactly is Retinol

Well, a lot of people are confused about Retinol- some think Retinol is an acid, some think Retinol is a type of oil and some already know that Retinol is actually a synthetic vitamin A derivative.

Retinol is one of the many different types of Retinoids (the umbrella term for all vitamin A derivatives).

Usually a drugstore formula would have retinyl palmitate (the weakest form of retinoids ), retinol (the next strongest form of retinoids), retinaldehyde (stronger than retinol ) or adapalene ( the strongest over the counter option and used for acne formulations). 

When Retinol is applied topically, it converts to retinoic acid by two specialized enzymes that can be found in our skin, and retinoic acid plays an important roll in cell growth, differentiation and organogenesis.

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.