RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set w/ swatches

februar 17, 2019

I got this beautiful lipstick set a few days ago and since it's limited edition I wanted to show it to you as soon as possible. I've tried one RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick before, in the shade Red* which is this gorgeous red lipstick (see how it looks on me here). I don't wear lipsticks very often so when I saw RMS Beauty came out with their Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set*, I knew I had to have it. These lipsticks are highly pigmented (like super pigmented), they are long lasting and can stain the lips. They dry to satin, matte finish and initially they feel very comfortable on my lips. I do like to moisturize my lips with a lip balm before applying them because they can feel a bit drying after a few hours.
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set. LoveLula. Carmine free. Jezebel, Unmistakable, Temptation, Masquerade, Nightfall
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set. LoveLula. Carmine free. Jezebel, Unmistakable, Temptation, Masquerade, Nightfall
Jezebel - a blackberry red. Get it here.

Unmistakable - a subtle beige nude.

Temptation - a classic pinky-mauve (my current fave, I'm wearing it here). Get it here.

Masquerade - a cool flirty pink (swatches don't do it justice, it's really bright and pink in real life, not coral).

Nightfall - an intense tawny cranberry.
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set. LoveLula. Carmine free. Jezebel, Unmistakable, Temptation, Masquerade, Nightfall
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set. LoveLula. Carmine free, natural. Jezebel, Unmistakable, Temptation, Masquerade, Nightfall
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set. LoveLula. Carmine free. Jezebel, Unmistakable, Temptation, Masquerade, Nightfall
 I wanted to do swatches on my lips as well but the camera and lighting just didn't cooperate with me today. I may show them to you over on my insta stories in a few days.

I got the RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Mini Lipstick Set at LoveLula, where unfortunately is no longer in stock but is available over at RMS Beauty's website. You can shop these lipsticks here.

Happy Sunday!

With love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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Over at @earthwisebeauty

februar 14, 2019

First of all, happy Valentine's Day! I don't know if you celebrate or not and I know we should all celebrate love every day but it is still nice that the greatest thing of all has its own day, isn't it? No matter what you're doing, I hope you're having a lovely day. This week I haven't been that productive on my blog as I was last week but I was present over at Earthwise Beauty's Instagram acconut, where I was doing a little 3-day takeover. You can follow EWB here, where you can see the three posts I published, but those of you who don't have an account I will share a few snippets here as well.Earthwise Beauty Sungod Face Mask. Organic, natural, masking selfie, no makeup
In my first post (see it here) I shared a little bit about myself, a very random fact about me - I love listening podcasts about serial killers, cults and stuff like that. Not very lovely but oh so interesting! And no I don't really care for horror movies and yes, sometimes I do get a nightmare or two because of them podcasts. I also declared my current top three favourites from Earthwise Beauty and one of them is the mask I'm applying on the photo, the beautiful Sungod Face Mask* (review). It's nurturing, it strengthens the skin, reduces hyperpigmentation and evens out skin tone. You can get Sungod Face Mask here (and as always you can use my affiliate code Loveliness for 15% off your order - one time use only).
Earthwise Beauty Evening Skincare Routine Cistus and Moonlight Face Mist, Resiliency Face Serum, Black Locust Firming Concentrate, Yasuni Face Balm, Thelma Lip Treatment Earthwise Beauty Black Locust Firming Concentrate Powerful Plant Extract for Mature Skin. Non clogging, non-comedogenic, lightweight
Earthwise Beauty Yasuni Face Balm Featherlight Balm for Sensitive Skin. No essential oils
The second post (see it here) was all about my current evening skincare routine with Earthwise Beauty products. On my freshly cleansed skin I first apply Cistus & Moonlight Face Mist* (review), which contains Cistus Hydrosol distilled in Portugal and then infused under full moon at EWB's headquarters. Following up with Resiliency Face Serum* (review) which is a lightweight, firming, anti-acne aloe vera based serum and the brand new Black Locust Firming Concentrate* (review). This oil serum is so lovely. It was created for mature skin and yes it's rich and moisturizing but then it also works amazing on my combination skin because it's lightweight and non-comedogenic. I sometimes then also apply a little bit of the amazing Yasuni Face Balm* (review) which doesn't contain any essential oils, is vegan, non-comedogenic and super lightweight. Last step is the healing and repairing Thelma Lip Treatment*.
PNW Essences PAcific Northwest Essences Voice of Courage Aura Mist
In the third post (see it here) I talked about my experience with Pacific Northwest Essences and their stunning Voice of Courage Face Mist*. I mentioned it in my previous post (see here) so I won't go into details but know that it works. It's bloody brilliant! You can find it here (and you can also use my affiliate code Loveliness for 15% off your order - one time use only).

If you're one of those who liked or commented on my IG posts I have to say a huge thank you to you! You are so kind to me and I love you all so much. Thank you for reading.

Happy Thursday!

With all my love,

Jana xx

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Loving at the Moment

februar 08, 2019

Happy Friday loves! I've been having such a productive week, I absolutely love it. I'm coming at you today with my third post of the week, this time it's all about my current faves. Without any further ado, here are the products I recently fell in love with.
Natural and Organic Favourites. Siam Seas, Aether Palette, Pacific Northwest Essences, Jane Scrivner, Tabitha James Kraan, Ere Perez
Siam Seas Kwam Rak Body Serum Boxwalla Beauty Box
Siam Seas Kwam Rak Body Serum* (review). Oh my goodness, this body serum is SO GOOD! This beautiful serum looks like a lotion and is instantly absorbed into the skin but then it feels like an oil in terms that it deeply moisturizes the skin and keeps it soft and hydrated all day long. It's so amazing. It is made in a base of Aloe Juice and Aloe Inner Fillet Gel, and contains raw, unrefined Mustard Seed Oil, three types of Ceramides, Pomegranate, Noni, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Ginger, Green Tea, and more. I adore the scent as well. It has an intoxicating aroma of Jasmine Sambac and Frangipani, with a slightly earthy, spicy undertone of Nutmeg and Mustard Seed. Kwam Rak is very unique and special. I'm in love. This new creation by Siam Seas is available in the February Boxwalla Beauty Box, which you can get until Sunday, February 10th. You can get the box here.
Tabitha James Kraan Scented Organic Hair Oil Beauty Heroes
Tabitha James Kraan Scented Organic Hair Oil* (review). Sidekick of February Beauty Discovery but in my opinion it's a co-hero to Clean Shampoo & Conditioner (see my Instagram post about the box here). So many of us love using facial oils but did you ever think of applying oils to your scalp? We have sebaceous glands there too and applying a hair oil can calm oil production. Ever since I stopped dyeing my hair a few years ago, I've become very lazy when it comes to taking care of my hair with hair oils. But when I do use them I always make sure I apply them on my scalp as well. What I find really interesting with Tabitha's oil is that she recommends we only use on pump for the whole scalp. I always assumed I needed more. I love the whole routine Tabitha recommends - warm up the oil between your hands and massage your scalp. Who doesn't love a good head massage, it's bloody amazing! With Safflower, Rosehip, Argan and Sea Buckthorn, this oil is almost too precious for them hair. I love that it's moisturizing but not heavy or super greasy. And it also smells wonderful - slightly floral, slightly earthy. Gorgeous. You can get Tabitha James Kraan Scented Organic Hair Oil in February Beauty Discovery here.
Jane Scrivner Nourishing Cleanser Beauty Heroes
Jane Scrivner Nourishing Cleanser* (review). Gosh, this cleansing balm is so good, I can't even! Made with Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax and 9 essential oils, including Ylang Ylang and Sweet Orange of which the cleanser smells like, this beauty is super luxurious and effectively removes makeup. It's a very soft balm which immediately melts into this stunning oil that glides on your skin like nothing else and lifts up dirt and dissolves away all my makeup. Love. This product was in January Beauty Discovery by Beauty Heroes and I'm so very pleased about it cause god knows how long would otherwise take me to try the brand. I love Jane's OO Cream* too (so lush!) and I just started using the Bioluronic Buzz*, a serum with bio-fermented Hyaluronic Acid and this very intriguing ingredient Buzz Button. You can get Jane Scrivner Nourishing Cleanser here (Beauty Heroes members save 15%).
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette The Green Jungle Beauty Shop
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette* (review). Do I really need to say anything more?? I'm pretty sure all of you already know how much love I have for this eyeshadow palette. It's utterly stunning. You can get it here (affiliate code "Jana" saves you 10%).
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot Harmony and Happy, Rice Powder Bronzer in Tulum. Love Lula
Using bronzer and blush as an eyeshadow. I've loved using bronzer all over my face, including on my lids (particularly in the crease) but lately even more so I've been obsessed with first applying the bronzer and then blush as well. It just creates this beautiful look, it makes the face makeup complete and I just really love the whole look. It ties everything together. My go-to combo is Ere Perez Rice Powder Bronzer in Tulum* (review) and Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot in either Harmony* and/or Happy* (review). Try it okay, you will love it.
Pacific Northwest Essences Voice of Courage Aura Mist
Pacific Northwest Essences Voice of Courage Aura Mist*. This is such a special, special product. This is an aura mist. A mist that you spray all around you or what I like to do is to mist it in the air and step right below it. This way I'm gently sprinkled with fine mist and can breathe it all in. This essence blend was created for the person seeking more courage. Courage can mean more than one thing: for some of us it means being able to handle a trying life situation; for some it means shedding a lifelong aspect of our personality of unwelcome, limiting shyness; for others it means wanting once and for all to speak our truth to the world, to our family members and to strangers. You guys, this is magic! Not sure if it's placebo or if it really works (but I think it really works because I also have their Sun Infusion Essence Blend* and it works so well too) but I love love love using this product. Like I said, I mist it in the air above me, close my eyes and breathe in its sweet, sweet scent. I mean sweet as in amazing. It smells of Cedar Essential Oil. The scent and the whole ritual makes me instantly calmer and more grounded, it makes me happy and like I can do anything. It's quite mental actually haha. Without going into details, let's just say that it's making me more courageous, brave and it's honestly so much easier to speak my mind and share things. When I was describing this product to some of my friends I said it helps with throat chakra and reading the description of this product it just cemented that. One of the ingredients are Violets, which are a classic choice in flower essence literature for social anxiety, timidity, and fearfulness, and blue viola acts on the throat chakra to help with verbal communication challenges—it can help us to speak clearly, eloquently, and without anger. Am yes! Definitely, definitely something you need in your life. You can get Pacific Northwest Essences Voice of Courage Aura Mist here. You can use my affiliate code "Loveliness" for 10% off your order (one time use only).

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Love,

Jana xxx

*samples generously provided
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Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette w/ Swatches

februar 07, 2019

All you lovebugs that follow me on Instagram already know that I'm in LOVE with Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette*. It's just so beyond stunning and I adore it terribly. It's full of absolutely gorgeous colours - it features 12 shades in matte, shimmer, duo-chrome and metallic finishes, it's vegan, cruelty free, made with 70% naturally derived ingredients (ok I wish that was 100%) and is also in sustainable packaging. This palette doesn't have a mirror and magnets inside and with removal of shadow pans and elastic, it is fully recyclable. The shades in this palette are so beautiful - they're soft, creamy, they are powdery in the pan but not on the lids, they are pigmented (even the matte ones) and easily blendable. The four glittery/duo-chrome shades in the middle can transfer glitter under the eyes but they're just so beautiful on top of other shades that I'm not even that mad about the fallout. If I know I'm gonna use them I just make sure to put on my foundation and concealer after I do my eyes or I hold a tissue under my eyes. On me pretty much all eyeshadows crease but if I properly prime my lids these stay put for hours. They last really well and all in all I'm very impressed with this palette and highly recommend it, especially if you love more rose & purple eyeshadows. I have never loved applying eyeshadows as much as I do now.
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop.Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Swatches
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Swatches Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Swatches
 For this pink look I first applied Sandstone all over my lids, more so to set my lids than for anything else. Then I applied Scorpio in my crease and outer V. With my finger I applied Rose Quartz in the middle of my lid and Stardust in the inner corners of my eyes. Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Makeup. Scorpio, Rose Quartz Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Makeup. Scorpio, Rose Quartz
 For the purple look I applied Scorpio all over my lids, including the crease. I deepened my crease and outer V with Aphrodite and Grounding. I also used both shades on my lower lash line. On the center on my lids I first applied Astarte and then topped it off with Aura (both applied with fingers).
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Makeup. Scorpio, Aphrodite, Astarte, AuraAether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Makeup. Scorpio, Aphrodite, Astarte, Aura
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop. Makeup. Scorpio, Aphrodite, Astarte, Aura
Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. Vegan, cruelty free, natural. The Green Jungle Beauty Shop.
If you wish to read more or see how I did these two makeup looks, then check out my Instagram and my "makeup" highlights where I saved the two tutorials (see here). I think I will do another look, this time I'm thinking of doing something sans purple or pink, will see if it goes to plan.

You can get Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop here. You can use my affiliate code "Jana" for 10% off your order.

Ps. I have a giveaway on my Instagram where you can win this stunning palette. Check it out here.

With love & light,

Jana

*sample generously provided
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Goddess. February Clean Beauty Box

februar 05, 2019

You know what I love? LILFOX products. And the fact that Clean Beauty Box is featuring them again in their February box. LILFOX was founded by Alexis Rose, a perfumer, aromatherapist and aromatherapy educator trained in organic cosmetic formulation. She created luxurious, sophisticated, vibrational products to which I'm really drawn to. 

In the February Clean Beauty Box* are two LILFOX products: Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask (100 ml) and Aphrodite Rose Quartz Infused Rose Toning Mist (50 ml). You can get the box here.
February Clean Beauty Box Goddess LILFOX
February Clean Beauty Box Goddess LILFOX Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask, Aphrodite Rose Quartz infused Rose Toning Mist
LILFOX Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask. February Clean Beauty Box
LILFOX Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask. February Clean Beauty Box
LILFOX Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask. February Clean Beauty Box. Masking selfie
LILFOX Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask is a face mask I've tried before. It's gently detoxifying with White and Rose Clays, nourishing and softening with Coconut Milk, Honey, brightening and rich in Vitamin C thanks to Camu Camu and Baobab, and renewing and gently exfoliating because of Pineapple and Papaya. It also contains Rose Quartz Gem Powder, which is one of my fave crystals: it's all about love and self-love, it opens the heart chakra to enhance love in all situations. Perfect for this month of love. It's said that rose quartz powder is brightening on the skin and you know I love me some brightening ingredients. I love mixing this mask with a few drops of oil and raw organic honey. You can leave it on for 20 - 40 minutes, just make sure it doesn't dry up on the skin. Either mist your face with Aphrodite or water. To me this mask is not a one trick pony and after one use I don't notice dramatic results but it really makes my skin brighter and more even with regular, weekly use. Saying this my skin does always look refreshed, more radiant and soft after I rinse it off. It's beautiful. You can get LILFOX Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask here.
LILFOX Aphrodite Rose Quartz infused Rose Toning Mist. February Clean Beauty Box
LILFOX Aphrodite Rose Quartz Infused Rose Toning Mist is a cooling and balancing floral water for all skin types. Rose is said to have the highest vibration of all the plant world making Aphrodite the perfect mist to elevate our sensual and creative energies for February. Rose water infused with Rose Quartz, oh this is perfect. I like to apply it under my serum and other products, and I especially love using it as a makeup setting spray or an afternoon refreshing mist. You can get LILFOX Aphrodite Rose Quartz Infused Rose Toning Mist here.

You can get February Clean Beauty Box with LILFOX here.

Much love to you all,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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February Boxwalla Beauty Box with two new launches from Siam Seas

januar 30, 2019

Hello lovelies! Hope you are doing well. I received the latest Boxwalla Beauty Box on Monday, so let's chat about it, shall we? February box brings us two brand new products from the beautiful Siam Seas, a brand that was already featured in Boxwalla. I've tried a few products from them and I have to say that I'm always impressed with Supadra's creations. Supadra Geronimo founded Siam Seas in early 2016 and in her line she harnesses the potency of ancient South East Asian botanicals used in Thai medicine, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, combining them with research-backed actives to create something new, yet carrying centuries of ancient wisdom. Supadra creates complex and unique products, with long ingredient lists that always contain plants extracts that I've never seen before.

February Boxwalla Beauty Box* themed "Frangipani Fables and Black Rice Tales" contain two new products from Siam Seas: Kwam Rak Body Serum and Sai Clear Face Serum (both full size). You can check out the box here.
February Boxwalla Beauty Box Siam Seas Kwam Rak Body Serum, Sai Clear Skin Serum
February Boxwalla Beauty Box Siam Seas Kwam Rak Body Serum, Sai Clear Skin SerumSiam Seas Kwam Rak Radiance of Love Body Serum. February Boxwalla Beauty Box
Siam Seas Kwam Rak Radiance of Love Body Serum. February Boxwalla Beauty Box
 Kwam Rak Body Serum is described as a gorgeous true hybrid body serum that instantly hydrates like body lotion and deeply moisturizes like body oil. Personally I'm a massive fan of body oils but I know lots of you prefer to apply a lightweight body lotion instead. Some body lotions don't moisturize my skin as much as body oils and butters do, so I'm very excited about this new concoction. Lavanya (the co-founder of Boxwalla) says that "it goes on like a water-y serum, weightless like gossamer, that instantly gets absorbed, but with an after feel of a rich oil or cream". I've tried it only twice so far and it indeed feels very lightweight and is quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving just a slight film that moisturizes the skin. But you know actually this film is more noticeable when I was testing it on my hand rather than on my body. It's a rather unusual product, cause it's so lightweight but after a whole day my skin still feels soft and not dry at all. I've heard some rave reviews about this body serum and I'm thinking to myself "yes yes, I know what you mean". Body products are so much easier to test out, you quickly see if and how they work for you. Kwam Rak, which means love, is made in a base of Aloe Juice and Aloe Inner Fillet Gel, and contains raw, unrefined Mustard Seed Oil, that is used in both Ayurveda and Thai massage to stimulate circulation which in turn helps prevent cellulite and improves the texture of the skin. There are also three types of Ceramides, Pomegranate, Noni, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Ginger, Green Tea. There's also Carbomer, which I know some didn't care for in the Resiliency Face Serum by Earthwise Beauty, from the previous box (see my review here). As for the scent let me say it's strong, intoxicating, floral, comforting, unique, beautiful. It doesn't linger on all day. Perhaps it would be better to write its description: "The grounding scent of Nutmeg and faint Mustard Seed bestow comforting energy before the scent gently transfer into a blooming floral essence of Jasmine Sambac and Frangipani".
Siam Seas Sai Clear Skin Serum Vitamin C Serum. February Boxwalla Beauty BoxSiam Seas Sai Clear Skin Serum Vitamin C Serum. February Boxwalla Beauty Box
Siam Seas Sai Clear Skin Serum Vitamin C Serum. February Boxwalla Beauty Box
Sai Clearing Face Serum is "a powerhouse antioxidant serum that synergistically combines a stable form of vitamin C and science-proven actives to create a second skin-like protective layer providing a firming appearance and natural glow". Supposedly this serum does it all, and is suitable for all skin types. Rich in antioxidants, brightening, calming, clearing, moisturizing, protecting - well sign me up! Sai is a water-based serum, made in a base of Black Rice Water along with Turmeric Hydrosol, Sompoi Water (which I think is also known as Shikakai) and Cassia Tora Water (all extracted in-house). This serum contains a stable Vitamin C Ester and more than 50 (!!) active ingredients including Basil, Green Tea, Ashwagandha, Mangosteen, Frankincense, and some that I've never heard of before like Coptis, Skullcap, Chitrak, Kali Jiri, King of Bitters, and more. It has a very warming and intriguing scent, kinda sweet and cozy. The consistency is lightweight and the serum contains small grainy particles, which are Gypsum (this ingredient speeds up wound healing). As I just got this box I can't tell you how this serum performs and if it delivers on its promises, but I can tell you that it quickly sinks into the skin and leaves a slight tacky feeling and a radiant look

The two Siam Seas products are valued at $155, if you subscribe to Boxwalla you can get them for $49.95. You can get this box here. As is with Boxwalla, you don't actually have to subscribe to their bi-monthly boxes. You can just get this box and then cancel your subscription anytime, which I find very convenient and extremely customer friendly. Find more info here.

You can get the February Boxwalla Beauty Box until the 10th of February.

 Ps. these two Siam Seas products are at the moment only available in this box. Get them here.

Love you lots,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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Facial Oils, I will love you Forever and Ever

januar 28, 2019

Hi loves! I know that facial oils are not that interesting and exciting as they were a couple of years ago, at least in the green beauty community, but I love them so, SO much and I can't get enough of them. I have said it before and I will say it again, a good facial oil can do so much good for the skin. Please don't be afraid of them, even and especially if you have oily skin. If you think that oil is the last thing you would want to put on your face because it would break you out, then I'm sorry but you are greatly mistaken. Trust me on this - a facial oil that was created to support oily, acne-prone skin can and will transform your skin. Not only are they nourishing, but they can be balancing, super softening, they can really help to reduce scarring, hyperpigmentation, and the list goes on. I'm currently trying out & loving three facial oils so let's take a closer look at each one of them. Organic, natural, cruelty free facial oils. Earthwise Beauty Black Locust Firming Concentrate, Emanufaktur Aman Skincare Serum, Nini Organics Natura Detox Oil Earthwise Beauty Firming Concentrate Powerful Plant Extract Serum for Mature Skin. Non-comedogenic, natural, organic, vegan facial oil
Earthwise Beauty Firming Concentrate Powerful Plant Extract Serum for Mature Skin. Non-comedogenic, natural, organic, vegan facial oil
Earthwise Beauty Black Locust Firming Concentrate* is the newest product from EWB and honestly I'm always so very excited to try new products created by the mastermind that is Ava (the founder of Earthwise Beauty). Her products are so potent, they have this great energy and I really am so drawn to them. EWB products work so well for my skin and I absolutely adore that Ava is always thinking of acne-prone, imbalanced skin types and uses wonderful non-comedogenic ingredients. I immensely appreciate that! The new Black Locust Firming Concentrate is at first glance suitable "only" for mature and dry skin but in fact it works beautifully on my combination skin. And this is what I love about it - some "anti-aging" products are too nourishing and pore-clogging for my skin so it's nice to use an oil that contains "extremely nutritious seed and fruit extracts and anti-acne plant-derived ingredients in very specific ratios, for an overall effect of noncomedogenic nurturing". This oil is very nourishing and has a rather thick consistency but it's also really lightweight and not greasy. To quickly look at the ingredient list, there's Acai, Kalahari Melon, White Lupine, Sea Buckthorn, Black Elderberry and more - all in there to improve a wide range of mature skin concerns, including wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, and roughness, all without causing clogged pores or sensitization. I highly recommend you check out more info about the ingredients they used here. Black Locust has an earthy, dark green colour and earthy, mossy scent. I like the scent, it gives me a good feeling but as is with EWB products, it won't be for everyone. I haven't been using it for that long but I think it really helps to plump up my skin. I will continue using it and see how it performs on a long run. Oh and I also want to mention that I use Black Locust every morning, and often also in the evenings. I usually mix a drop or two with another oil. You can get Black Locust Firming Concentrate here (you can use my affiliate code "Loveliness" for 15% off your order - one time use only).
Nini Organics Natura Detox Oil detoxifying, balancing, acne prone skin. Natural, organic, vegan
Nini Organics Natura Detox Oil detoxifying, balancing, acne prone skin. Natural, organic, vegan
Nini Organics Natura Detox Oil* is the facial oil I've been dying to try out ever since I started following Nini Organics on Instagram. And trust me, you need to follow them (you can do so here). Alex (the co-founder of Nini) always, always makes me smile. He is funny, he is real, he knows his stuff and he has so much good energy that you would want to see his gorgeous face every day. I was most excited to finally try out Nini products and I have to say that I've been really enjoying them. I've been using Natura Detox Oil every morning ever since I got it and I like it very much. This specially formulated detoxifying facial oil is high in Linoleic acid that helps target overactive sebaceous glands to help regulate oil production & a potent herbal blend to soothe inflammation and tackle blemishes. This is what I was talking about earlier - find an oil suitable for your skin type and you will fall in love with facial oils. Natura Detox Oil contains oils that support and help to balance oily and acne prone skin, like Hemp Seed, Black Cumin & Jojoba Oils. We can't forget about the potent healing and detoxifying herbal blend consisting off: Neem (which is such a wonderful ingredient for acne prone skin), Gotu Kola, Nettle Leaf, Burdock Root, Red Clover and Milk Thistle. It's so beautiful and the delicate scent of Lavender is divine. This oil has a thin viscosity, it's lightweight and it quickly sinks into the skin. So I've been using some other amazing products but I think that this oil also helps to keep my skin clear and happy. Definitely check it out, especially if you have problematic skin. You can get Nini Organics Natura Detox Oil here.
Emanufaktur Aman Skincare Serum. Liquid balm, brightening
Emanufaktur Aman Skincare Serum. Liquid balm, brightening
 Emanufaktur Aman Skincare Serum* is a "liquid balm" type of oil, meaning it has a thicker consistency. I've already shared my initial thoughts on this special serum (see here) so I won't go into too much details, but know that it contains Turmeric, Papaya, Argan, Acai, Strawberry, Avocado, Tucuma & Capuacu Butter, Oats, Chamomile and more beautiful ingredients. It has a strong scent of Citron and Patchouli which at first I wasn't the biggest fan of but I grew to like it. I talked to Emanuela, the founder of Emanufaktur, and she blew my mind with her descriptions and just the sheer passion it shined through while talking about this product. She formulates all her products first with her intuition and then wisdom, and she said she was at first surprised by this product and that she needed some time to get used to it. She described the serum or rather the scent as grounding and that it works on the first chakra, on love and sexuality (all your sexual energy is stored in root chakra). I remembered her words "use as you feel...one day you will love the scent, that day you are ready to take on a lot of old things regarding the previously mentioned things" (about grounding and the first chakra). I guess that time is now. I haven't used this oil religiously but in the last week it has been my go-to evening facial oil. Very interesting. I don't want to go all voodoo on you but I believe and sometimes feel the energy of objects (just a few days ago I felt a very strong urge to get rid of some crystals and I kid you not, I felt a wave of relief when I tossed them out) and I guess this serum emited its energy and called out for me. And I'm happy it did because it's so lovely. It's lightweight, potent, moisturizing and I do think it's also brightening. I have another Emanufaktur product, their Green Balm* but I have yet to try it out. I'm waiting for it to call me by my name. You can get Emanufaktur Aman Skincare Serum here.

Which facial oils have you been loving lately?

Love & light,

Jana xxx

*samples generously provided
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