Mettā Skincare Body Butter

november 29, 2015

Do you have dry skin on your body? Is it extremely dry and you don't find anything that works for you? Do you scratch your legs when you sleep, just because it is so dry and itchy? Then you most certainly need to try one of my favourite body butters, the Mettā Skincare Body Butter*. This butter is like a dream! It's Ah-mazing and you so need it in your life, trust me.
First of all, Mettā Skincare products are hand-made in Australia by the lovely Anca, who is such a sweetheart. Mettā is a range of natural skincare products created for you and your skin with an environmental and social consciousness. Using 100% natural ingredients and established relationships with local and international artisan producers, Mettā Skincare is more than just a product range. It is a conscious lifestyle choice that will leave you feeling good about your skin and the earth. And it truly does make me feel good.

The body butter comes in a huge black glass jar (135g). I love their design, it is cute yet chic and minimalistic at the same time. Body Butter is created with only six ingredients - Organic Shea Butter, my favourite ingredient for dry skin, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Lavender Essential Oils. Oh.<3 The gorgeous shea butter or I should rather say shea nuts, are bought in Northern Uganda by organization called Bead For Life, which is one of Mettā's partners or artisan producers. Shea nuts are known in the region as "Women's Gold" because they are a resource traditionally gathered and sold by women. Other ingredients are sourced from Tasmanian mountains (Calendula Oil), Southern Queensland (Jojoba) and I could go on. Read more about it here.

 Body butter has a super rich and luscious texture. It's special because it's not as soft and creamy like other butters, but more dry and crumbly to the touch. When it comes in contact with skin, it just melts into it and turns into a beautiful oil. It does need a little bit more time to warm up and it's not really quickly absorbed into the skin, but other than that it's wonderful! Also, keep in my mind that my skin is quite normal and not as dry as it was a few years ago. Sometimes I use it in the morning but I'm especially fond of it after evening showers and baths. This body butter makes my skin amazingly soft and nourished. Yas! 
Another big plus is the scent. I like Lavender, it is not my favourite, but I like it. Well, this body butter has the nicest lavender scent ever! I will lie if I say that I also smell Cocoa and Shea Butter, but I probably do, because it smells like lavender but with a touch of something else as well. Or they use a special kind of lavender, because the scent it really beautiful. If I can't get enough of it even after sniffing it for the whole time of writing this, then you know it's good.

Yes, I'm obsessed with Mettā Body Butter and I highly recommend it! It's rich, luxurious, extra nourishing and just gorgeous! I'm super impressed and I think you would be to. :)

Much love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided

The Complete Natural Beauty Guide for Healthy Skin

november 27, 2015

Today I'm bringing you something different than usual. I'm going to quickly share my thoughts on a book. The book is called The Complete Natual Beauty Guide for Healthy Skin* and was written by a fellow blogger Cat from Cat Food is Good For You. Funny name, right? :) First of all, this book is actually an e-book but I would happily have it in a paper form because it looks really pretty. You all know I'm all about flowers and cute details and that's exactly what her illustrations are. First impression was great and that is why I decided to give this book a go.
The book is all about minimalistic, simple and affordable approach to skincare, mostly. It's written very much like one long blog post, meaning that the style of writing is super relaxed and feels like Cat is talking directly to you. I think it is a great guide for those who are interested in natural and green beauty but don't know where and how to start. Cat's aim with this book is to show how easy it can be to go all natural and that it can be really affordable, especially if you're really into minimalism. I like that she shares her own story with acne and rosacea and gives lots of helpful advice on these two skin problems. She talks about some ingredients that are best to avoid and about some multi-purpose ingredients that you should incorporate into your beauty routine. Those are Almond Oil, Castile Soap and Essential Oils, just to name a few. There are loads of simple DIY recipes, from facial moisturizers and oils to toothpastes, deodorant, hand lotion and more.
All in all it is a nice natural beauty guide for beginners, but I would like it to be more in depth. I also don't agree with everything she wrote, like using fractionated coconut oil or salt for facial scrub. It is just too harsh for delicate and sensitive skin on the face. I also wouldn't go near fish oil supplements or gelatin, but that is just me. I prefer vegan superfoods, like hemp seed oil for example. But I'm extremely happy we both agree on avocados. They are the best!<3

I don't think it is a complete guide, like the name suggests. Honestly, I don't think that is even possible. But like I said, if you're a green beauty beginner and want to know a bit more about it, then I think you'd like it.

You can get it here. Cat was also super nice to give a discount code for you guys! Use "GREEN15" and get 15% off. Code is valid for one month, until the end of 27th of December (and I don't get anything in return if you use it).

Much love and have a great end of the week,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided

Things I Took With Me - Makeup Edition

november 24, 2015

Yesterday I wrote about skincare I took with me on a recent trip and today I'll talk makeup. :)
So'Bio Etic BB Cream - yellow based BB cream which I wouldn't even call a BB cream because it has an awesome coverage. In my mind, BB creams are more light and sheer, but this one works like a foundation. It can cling to dry patches but other than that it is a beautiful foundation and surprisingly, it is a wonderful match for my skin tone.

Lavera  Cover Stick in Ivory - I like to use this creamy concealer on areas where I need more coverage, especially where I have some hyperpigmentation. It isn't completely full coverage, more like medium but it is quite nice. Not for under eyes though, I think it's too heavy for the delicate skin around the eyes.

Sante Coverstick No. 01 - I like using this under my eyes because it has a slight pink/salmon undertone which counteracts dark under eye circles. It's creamy and it doesn't set into fine lines.

Terra Naturi Concealer in Honey 02 - I apply this one on top of the Sante Coverstick because I like a bit more coverage. Works as a brightener too.
 Lavera Eye Shadow Base - I don't think this primer does anything special. Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't. I wouldn't recommend it. I actually prefer using loose setting powder to prime my lids. Eye shadows  also apply more evenly and easily that way.

 Terra Naturi Eyebrow Powder in All In One 01 - my fav eyebrow product. Great colors that last all day. More here.

Terra Naturi Bronzing Powder Duo in Sunny Bronze - not the most natural brand out there, but I still use some of their products because they are really affordable and they do the job really well. This one does contain Talc, which isn't the loveliest ingredient, so beware if you're avoiding it. I don't use this bronzer all the time, so I'm fine with it for now. Bronzer gives a touch of colour to the skin and that beautiful sun-kissed glow.

100% Pure Pretty Naked Palette - I was fortunate enough to win this beautiful palette, and some other goodies, in an Instagram giveaway. The ingredients of this palette are gorgeous and even though it looks gorgeous, I'm not as impressed as I was hoping to be. Highlighter Luminizer is too pink for me, blush Pretty Naked is a lovely every day shade but it can look a bit patchy on the skin. Other three shades are eye shadows and the one I really love is the darkest one, Chestnut. Such a beautiful brown shimmery shade. It's a nice palette, especially if you're a fan of neutral look. I like it, but I can't say I love it. But it is a great one for travel!
 Tana Eyelash Curlers - I've been using these curlers for a few years now. I don't know if they are still available in our local drugstores. I have to buy those little rubber pads on eBay. I can't imagine applying mascara without them, they are everything.

Avril Le Mascara* - (got it from Eco Natural Products) I really like this mascara! The formula is pretty dry, more than I'm used to, but I figured out the best way to apply it and I'm in love. I don't wait for the first coat to dry like I do with Terra Naturi Effect Mascara, but rather apply the second coat right after the first one. Sometimes I also apply a third coat when it is dry. It's an all over good mascara, it makes my lashes black, holds the curl, it's lengthening and voluminizing. Lily Lolo still beats it but it's a great one none the less.
Alverde Kajal Eyeliner in Pearly White - it's not super pearly like the name would suggest. I actually have to look really close to even see some shimmer, which is a good thing, because I'm not really too much into glitter. The pigmentation is good, it's long lasting and super creamy. I love that it's an off white colour so it doesn't look too star struck when wearing it. For €3 or something like that, it's great!

Benecos Natural Kajal in Brown - a beautiful matte brown shade. Not as creamy as the Alverde one, but still super lovely and nice to use. It's long lasting and doesn't really smudge on me. I like Benecos eye pencils, here I'm wearing a blue one.

RMS Living Luminizer* - this highlighter is as gorgeous as everyone says it is! It gives an absolutely gorgeous shine that looks super natural. I'm so in love with it. The creamy consistency, the ingredients and the packaging are beautiful. <3

Hurraw Night Treatment Balm - gorgeous lip balm with a lovely scent of chamomile.

Crazy Rumors Plum Apricot Lip Balm - not the most moisturizing lip balm but it has one of the best candy scents.

Terra Naturi Lipstick in Rose Wood - an absolutely gorgeous every day lipstick shade, it's that "my lips, but better" shade. It's creamy, moisturizing and just a dream to wear. It feels like you're wearing a lip balm and you should definitely go and check this one out.

Ilia Lipstick in Ink Pot* - this one is my fave lipstick at the moment. A bold violet shade that can be worn as a berry stain or a full on rich purple. It can settle into fine lines, so a lip scrub is a must before wearing it and it can also wear off quite uneven, but I still love it because it leaves a stain and it is quite long-lasting. I'm thinking of getting another shade but I just ordered two Elate lipsticks so for now I'll just live with one Ilia lipstick. More about Ink Pot here.
Lily Lolo Makeup Mist* - I got this as a surprise gift from the ever so lovely Nina at and I've been using it for a few weeks now. I don't use it every day so it's hard for me to tell you how long one bottle lasts, but for me it's still going strong. At least I think so. :) I like using rose toner to set my makeup so having a "proper" makeup mist is a nice addition. Ingredients are fine but I will quote a friend Masha from Instagram, "looks like water with preservatives and a tiny splash of good stuff to me". I also don't like the spray nozzle which doesn't work properly. The mist isn't distributed evenly which is annoying. Other than that it is refreshing and gives my makeup a nice finish.

Inika Mineral Setting Powder - nice setting powder that I like to use under my eyes and on forehead, or sometimes just all over my face.

LURK Perfume RSW 005* - not makeup but it was hidden in my makeup bag. Still loving this organic perfume oil with warm sandalwood and earthy rose with crisp citrus finish. More here.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Have a lovely day,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided

Things I Took With Me - Skincare Edition

november 23, 2015

I was on a short trip this weekend, here is a quick photo of it. Not to sound too cheesy or whatever, but I really love the cute moment that was captured. I'm sure you're interested in what we've been up to but one thing I would rather talk about is my skincare and makeup I took with me. I always like to see that, so I hope you'll find it interesting too.
Made in Carcere Makep & Skincare Bag* - I love this huge beauty bag! It fits in everything and more. Made by women prisoners in Italy, using exclusively leftover fabrics, recycled material.

Country Comfort Baby Powder - I don't like washing my hair too often, twice a week is my jam. In between washing I like to use dry powder to sort out my funky aka greasy hair. For the last few months I've been using this baby powder and even though I could probably get something better, it still works great and it lasts absolutely ages!

Herbfarmacy Just Eyes Cream* - a lovely eye cream with great ingredients and a light texture that quickly sinks into the skin. Great every day eye cream.

Unique Beauty Lavender Body Wash* - clear shower gel with lavender scent. It doesn't really foam, it gently cleanses my skin and doesn't leave it dry. Don't like that it contains Sodium Coco-Sulfate which some say it's almost the same as SLS, a harsh ingredient which dries the skin and hair and can cause allergic reactions.

Unique Beauty Lavender Body Lotion* - smells like lavender, has a light consistency and is quickly absorbed into the skin. It's okay but nothing amazing.

Graydon Clinical Luxury The Putty* - not gonna go into details but this moisturizer is da bomb! Rich and nourishing face cream for sensitive and dry skin. Review here.

Indigo Wild Zum Rub Frankincense & Myrrh - a wonderful product I like to use on my face, lips, nails, neck, elbows, everywhere. I can use this on spots or on dry skin, it is a gorgeous product and a perfect multi-purpose balm!

Balm Balm Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm* - as you could see on my Instagram, I've been testing some new products and this one is just one amongst them. You all know I love a good cleansing balm and this one is exactly that. I can't give you my final thoughts on it because I'm still testing it out, next to the hydrosol and facial oil, but if you're interested in Balm Balm, you should definitely check out my thoughts on it here.
Balm Balm Organic Frankincense Hydrosol* - a pure frankincense hydrosol made from the steam distillation of frankincense essential oils. Soothing and refreshing.

Balm Balm Frankincense Light Facial Oil* - fuss free facial oil with only six ingredients. It's lightweight, easily absorbed into the skin and quite lovely, I must say. Review will follow. You can get these products in Via Naturalis, where you can use discount code "jana" to get 10% off your order.

Unique Beauty Colour Care Shampoo* - like the Lavender Body Wash, it also contains Sodium Coco-Sulfate. It's very runny and doesn't lather easily. It has a feel of a "stereotypic natural shampoo" and it's not the nicest one to use, if I'm totally honest. It does the job but it's not the most luxurious shampoo ever. I wouldn't buy a full size bottle, that's for sure.

Unique Beauty Colour Care Conditioner* - not much to say about this on. It is a light conditioner, which I don't find enough moisturizing for my colored hair.
Acure Cell Stimulating Facial Mask  - one of my favourite deep pore cleansing masks. It is a French green clay based mask and contains lots of amazing ingredients that moisturize my skin and draw out impurities. Love. When I pop a pimple or pick at blackheads I always, always apply this mask on those areas and my skin just feels calmer and I feel like it gets rid of some bacteria this way. Otherwise I would just slather them all around my face when applying facial moisturizer and oil. Wonderful as a night treatment too.

LVX Nail polish 3-in-1 Treatment* and Haze* - I only just started using LVX polishes and my first impression is great! They apply beautifully, they have a great brush, the dry quickly and last for a few days. So far I'm really impressed! Get 10% off of your order with code "Jana" in the chic shop Reina Organics.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser* - such a gorgeous cleanser with a beautiful fruity scent! I thought it smells like watermelon but no, it actually smells like strawberries. Yum! It lightly lathers up, it doesn't dry up my skin and it actually also acts as a quick enzyme exfoliator. Awesome.

Skincare is done, now let's also do makeup. Hopefully that will go live tomorrow. :)

Have you tried any of these products? What do you take with you when you're going away for a few days?


Jana xx

*samples generously provided
** contains affiliate code (Via Naturalis)

Rosehip & Marshmallow Cleansing Grains

november 20, 2015

A few days ago I was in dire need of a scrub and of course I reached for my well loved Saison Autumn Cleansing Grains*. BUT the product has gone bad! I was so sad because I didn't even use half of it. It does have an expiration date of three months, so it's not really much of a surprise, but still. So it was the perfect time to make a new DIY cleansing grains. I had a quick think about it and drew my inspiration from my previous DIY recipes. My first homemade cleansing grains, Rosehip and Hibiscus Face Mask and Marshmallow & Oat Facial. So, today I want to introduce you to the gorgeous Rosehip & Marshmallow Cleansing Grains.
Like you can see on the photo above, I used seven beautiful ingredients for healthy and happy skin. Besides the wonderful ingredients you will also need a coffee grinder, wooden or plastic spoon and a jar to store the lovely product.

This recipe calls for:
- 2 tsp of Oats,
- 1 tsp of Rosehip, Hibiscus, Marshmallow and Rhassoul Clay each and
- pinch of Cinnamon and Turmeric.

Oats are one of my favourite ingredient, they are wonderful for the body and the skin. They are amazingly soothing, calming and moisturizing. They relieve itchy, inflamed skin and help combat redness, dullness and dryness. If you haven't heard, oats are life! Another soothing ingredient in this product is Marshmallow. It's healing and softening and works well on sensitive, dry skin, including psoriasis and eczema. Marshmallow is plumping and can soothe fine lines, even redness and heal abrasions, nicks and other small cuts present on the skin. Rhassoul Clay is a gorgeous clay, suitable even for sensitive and dry skin. This gentle clay draws out impurities from the skin, but isn't drying like green or bentonite clay. Rhassoul clay actually reduces redness and flakiness, improves skin texture and it is just awesome. 

The antioxidant rich Rosehip helps to protect and repair skin from premature aging. It contains lots of vitamin C, which helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, aging spots and hyper-pigmentation. Another red ingredient in the mix is Hibiscus, a powerful flower which some even call Botox plant. Now that is some serious s*it. Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants and is actually a natural source of AHAs, Alpha hydroxy acids that help exfoliate the skin. 

Last but most certainly not least are Cinnamon and Turmeric. Cinnamon is antiseptic, helps treat acne, eczema, it improves skins complexion and plumps up the skin. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant rich spice, which you just have to incorporate in your routine. It's very inflammatory, it reduces redness, acne, signs of aging, it is absolutely amazing and I love it dearly!<3 Now that you know all about them, just grind and mix them together and your DIY concotion is done.
You can see that the Rosehip & Marshmallow Cleansing Grains helps with numerous skin problems and I think everyone can use it. Maybe if you have extremely sensitive skin, use less rosehip and hibiscus but even that is not necessary. You can use it as a morning face cleanser, a scrub or a mask. Mix it with a bit of water, honey and/or oil of choice and apply for 10 minutes. If you're using it as a cleanser, you can mix it with some water or with cleanser of choice. Your skin will be smooth, soft, radiant and healthy.

Much love to you all,

Jana xx

Balm Balm Relax All Over Balm + Coupon Code

november 17, 2015

Če me poznate, potem veste, da obožujem dober večnamenski balm oziroma maslo. Moja koža jih je vedno tako zelo vesela, le kako ne, če so pa tako hranljivi in blagodejni. <3 Maslo, ki vam ga danes želim predstaviti je, Balm Balm Relax All Over Balm*. Balm Balm je angleška znamka naravne kozmetike s sestavinami izključno iz ekološke pridelave. 100% naravno in 100% ekološko. Skoraj vsi Balm Balm izdelki imajo certifikat Soil Association, ki med drugim zagotavlja visoko kakovost sestavin in najmanj 70% delež ekoloških sestavin. Če vas zanima več, kliknite tukaj. Kozmetika ni testirana na živalih, ni pa popolnoma vegan zaradi vsebnosti čebeljega voska v določenih izdelkih.
Relax All Over Balm je zapakiran v meni najljubšo embalažo za tovrstne izdelke, v lončku iz temnega stekla, ki ščiti izdelek pred žarki svetlobe. Tako izdelek dlje časa ohrani svojo svežino in učinkovitost. Maslo ima krasen vonj, ki se popolnoma sklada z opisom - sprošča in pomirja. Eterična olja, ki pričarajo občutek sprostitve so geranija, mandarina, ylang ylang in sivka. Mmm.<3 Ko sem maslo prvič povohala, sem takoj pomislila na moj preljubi Herbfarmacy Mallow Beauty Balm*.Vonja nista enaka, sta si pa podobna, saj oba vsebujeta eterični olji geranije in ylang ylanga. Oba dišita čudovito, to je vse kar morate vedeti. :) Poleg že omenjenih eteričnih olj, izdelek vsebuje še karitejevo maslo, čebelji vosek, sončnično in jojobino olje ter ekstrakt ognjiča.

Kot vsak večnamenski balm, tudi tega lahko uporabite kjer vam srce poželi. Jaz ga najraje uporabim na stopalih, saj izjemno dobro nahrani suho kožo in jo naredi mehko. Maslo je odlično za nego obnohtne kožice, komolcev in rok, sploh v jesenskem in zimskem času. Lahke vlažilne kreme za roke niso več tako vlažilne kot so bile poleti. Relax All Over Balm pa kožo zelo dobro nahrani, jo naredi mehko in sijočo. Za konec naj omenim še, da ima izdelek tipično teksturo masla, ki se ob stiku s kožo spremeni v olje.
Balm Balm Relax All Over Balm ima torej vse, krasen vonj, odlične hranilne sposobnosti, luštno embalažo (30 ml) in najpomembnejše, čudovite ekološke sestavine. Kupite ga lahko v spletni trgovini Via Naturalis, kjer imam za vas majhno presenečenje! Uporabite kodo "jana" in prejeli boste 10% popust na vaš nakup.

If you know me, then you know that I love a good multi-purpose balm. My skin is absolutely obsessed with them and how could it not be, if they are so nourishing and just amazing. <3 Balm that I want to review today is the Balm Balm Relax All Over Balm*.  English ladies have probably heard, if not tried this brand, but if you're not familiar with them, Balm Balm is a British brand, made in England with only 100% natural and 100% organic ingredients. Almost all Balm Balm products are certified by Soil Association, Britain's leading Organic Certification Body. You can read more about it here, but let me just tell you that they don't certify any product with less than 70% organic ingredients. Balm Balm is cruelty free, but due to beeswax is some products, it is not completely vegan.

Relax All Over Balm is in my all time favourite packaging for balms, in a dark glass jar, which helps prevent most UV rays from leaking through the glass and destroying the product. And we certainly don't want that to happen! The balm has a beautiful scent that goes perfectly with the description - it is relaxing and soothing. Essential oils that make you feel relax and calm are Rose Geranium, Mandarin, Ylang Ylang and Lavender. Mmm. <3 When I first smelled this lovely product, it instantly reminded me of my beloved Herbfarmacy Mallow Beauty Balm*. The scents are not the same, but they are similar, which is no surprise because they both contain Rose Geranium and Ylang Ylang. They both smell gorgeous and that is all you need to know. :) Besides the essential oils, the Relax Balm also contains Shea Butter, Beeswax, Sunflower and Jojoba Oil and Calendula Extract.

Like every other multi-purpose balm, you can use the Balm Balm one where your heart desires. Personally, I very much enjoy using it on my feet. It is extremely nourishing and therefore it makes my skin soft and properly moisturized. The product is wonderful for dry cuticles, elbows and hands, especially in autumn and winter time. Light moisturizing hand creams are not cutting it like they did in summer, but the Relax All Over Balm works like I wanted it to. It nourishes my skin, makes my skin soft and healthy. At the end of this review let me just mention that the balm has that typical balmy texture which turns into to a beautiful oil on contact with skin.

Balm Balm Relax All Over Balm has everything, a relaxing scent, gorgeous nourishing properties, cute packaging (30 ml) and the most important thing, wonderful organic ingredients. I got it from a Slovenian beauty store Via Naturalis, where I have a special surprise for you guys. Use a discount code "jana" and get 10% off your order. And yes, they also ship outside Slovenia. :)

Have you tried Balm Balm products? I'm currently testing their Frankincense skincare line (insta pic) and first impressions are great.

With love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

The Cleansing Balm You Have To Try

november 13, 2015

Have you heard of a brand called Kris D'Amour? If not, then you better take notice, because it's a gorgeous brand with lovely products. A couple of weeks ago I got a little huge parcel from Kris, the founder, and today I wanted to tell you all about my favourite product of the bunch. I like them all, but this one is truly special. I'm talking about the Deep Nourishing Cleansing Balm*, a cleanser which also doubles as a mask. But first, a few words about this British brand. Krid D'Amour stands for purity, balance and love for nature. They create ethical, eco-friendly, natural and organic, luxurious products to treat eczema, ageing, acne and sensitive skin. The brand is vegan and free of many harmful synthetic ingredients such as Artificial Fragrances, Phenoxyethanol, Parabens, Sulphates and the list goes on.
The cleansing balm comes in a 100 ml glass jar with a little spatula so you don't have to stick your fingers into the product. Love. You always have to be careful not to use wet finger tips when it comes to cleansing balms, or any other balm/cream for that matter. Bacteria? No, thank you. If I compare it to other cleansing balms I've tried, this one contains quite a lot of ingredients. It's made with unique combination of the most luxurious oils, butters and extracts, which makes it a wonderful product. It contains Organic Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Argan, Avocado and Pomegranate, which are rich in antioxidants and many compounds to help protect, hydrate, nourish and repair the skins natural moisture barrier, making it soft and smooth. It is enriched with some of my favoruite flowers like Calendula and Chamomile, Lavender, Rose and it also has Goji Berry and Orchid Extracts. Beautiful.
 The cleansing balm smells sweet and fruity. Like some sort of candy. Yum. The consistency is amazing. The product is whipped to a gorgeous mousse and when it comes in touch with water it turns into a creamy goodness. I love that it emulsifies, so unique. The first time I used it I was like "whhaaat is going on here? Hmm...I think I like this!" After that I've been using it slightly different than any other "normal" cleansing balm. I usually apply them straight on my dry face but this one I first mix with some water and then massage onto my skin. It's a cleansing balm which turns into a creamy cleanser. Obsessed. It gently removes all of my makeup, even mascara and eyeliner. I love to wash it off with a warm cloth. My skin feels super refreshed and soft. I also tried removing it with water but that didn't do it for me. My skin was still feeling oily. But cloth makes everything better, no oily feeling, just soft skin. Even though the cleansing balm leaves my skin clean and fresh, I wouldn't be me if I didn't use a cleanser for a double cleanse. At the moment I'm using Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser*.
As already mentioned, it can also be used as a face mask. I actually only used it once that way because lately my skin was more in need of deeply cleansing masks. I did like it that one time. I left it on for about 10-15 minutes and my skin felt smooth, soft and moisturized. I will probably use it more in the winter time, when my skin has a mind of its own.

I'm so in love with this Kris D'Amour Deep Nourishing Cleansing Balm and I highly recommend it. <3 If your skin is dry, sensitive, ageing and dehydrated, then you would love it. My combination skin loves it too. :) Get it here.

With love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided

Axiology Lipsticks

november 10, 2015

I've wanted to talk about Axiology lipsticks for quite some time now and today is finally the day. I have so many blog posts in mind, but too little time to write down every single one. Sorry to those of you who are expecting a review, I will do them eventually. But now let's talk about some lippies! :) Axiology is a luxury vegan lipstick line and their lipsticks are natural, organic and ethical. Each lipstick comes in a stunning matte golden tube which opens by clicking on the bottom. Love! These gold beauties are packaged in a triangle shaped boxes, which are made with 100% handmade recycled paper. The paper used in their boxes is collected from all around Bali, Indonesia - from hotels, offices and households - and is taken to a small factory. It’s then boiled down to a pulp, laid out to the sun to dry, and finally folded and decorated by hand. Amazing! Besides the fact that they are made with beautiful natural, organic and vegan ingredients, they are also palm oil free. That’s why Axiology is partnering with organizations, like the Orangutan Foundation International, that heal the planet and save our wild animals. Yes, yes, yes to their philosophy. <3
From left to right: Philosophy, Identity, Noble.
Axiology lipsticks are creamy, not chalky at all, they apply beautifully and have a good pigmentation that is buildable. They are quite moisturizing, especially in the beginning. One negative thing is that they are not very long lasting. Now, let's start with the shades I own.

The lightest of the three is Philosophy*. For both bold romantics and wall-flowers, Philosophy’s ultra-smooth pink blends with a twist of salmon—bringing to life even the shyest of lips. Like a pair of well-loved ballet slippers, this shade is soft, silky, and just-a-touch sweet. Very soft pink, pinky/salmon shade. It's quite light, sometimes even too light for my skin tone. I love the shade when I look at it in the bullet, it's beautiful and romantic, but on me it's not the best shade out there. Maybe my skin is too yellow to pull it off completely, or I'm just not used to shades this light. Honestly though, I kinda like it on the photo bellow, but in real life I'm not the biggest fan. :)

Identity* is inspired by the rush of peony season. It is a glittering cool pink with a lavender lean. This dreamy hue is perfect for a look that needs a subtle touch of off-beat color - while staying classic and collected. Like Philosophy, this is one unique shade. Pinkish-violet shade with a touch of shimmer that gives quite a shine to the lips. Not matte at all.

Noble* is a succulent, hybrid peach-pink tone that keeps lips looking glossy and fresh. Supremely wearable for a first date or an interview, this color highlights your smile in a classy, honeyed glow. Noble is orangy-red shade with a touch of fuschia shimmer. A beautiful and super wearable shade.
   From top to bottom I'm wearing Philosphy, Identity and Noble.
 The Axiology lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous and you definitely need one. I got mine from The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, where you can get 10% off with discount code "Jana", and Reina Organics, where you can use discount code "LOVELINESS10" and also get 10% off. :)

With love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided

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november 06, 2015

V zadnjem času se je na mojem blogu znašlo veliko kod za popuste v različnih spletnih trgovinah, tako slovenskih kot tujih. Vse kode imam napisane v koloni na desni strani bloga. Ustvarila sem nekaj slik, ki sem jih našla na določenih spletnih straneh, jim pripisala kode za popuste in dodala linke do spletnih trgovin, kjer jih lahko uporabite. Kot se držim pravila, da z zvezdico vedno označim izdelke, ki sem jih prejela brezplačno, moram povedati, da so nekatere kode in kliki del partnerskega programa (affiliate), kar pomeni, da če jih uporabite, dobim majhno provizijo od vašega naročila. Ni vam jih treba uporabiti, sploh ne. Če pa jih vseeno uporabite, se vam najlepše zahvaljujem za podporo. <3 Od drugih kod pa ne dobim ničesar, imam jih objavljene prav za vas. Namen te objave je torej predstaviti spletne trgovine za katere imam na voljo kode za popust. Mogoče bom objavo posodabljala, če ne, pa boste vsaj vedele, da lahko spremljate desno stran bloga za nove ugodnosti.

Tako, pa začnimo kar s slovensko trgovino, z Malinco. Z (affiliate) kodo "JANA" dobite 10% popust na vse izdelke v spletni trgovini, razen na izdelke, ki so že znižani. Kar je popolnoma običajno. Če ne poznate, v Malinci lahko najdete ogromno superhrane oziroma super živil. Od tistih bolj poznanih, kot so goji in acai jagode, chia semena, cvetni prah, do tistih manj znanih, kot so brahmi, atraktilis, he shou wu in še in še. Super živila so le del njihove ponudbe, na Malinci lahko najdete tudi različna olja, čaje, čokolade, prehranska dopolnila, začimbe, tudi kozmetiko. Če vas morda zanima kakšen je bil moj zadnji nakup, izbrala sem cimet in reishi, med zanimivimi izdelki pa so tudi InLife Ona Vital ekološke gobe, o katerih bom napisala tudi oceno.
Druga slovenska trgovina oziroma znamka, ki mojim bralkam nudi 10% popust s kodo "Jana", je Zeliščni vrt Cvetka. Lahko si preberete mojo oceno Eko Mazila za telo z meliso*, sicer pa vam prepuščam brskanje po spletni strani, kjer boste našle nekaj za vas in tudi vašega štirinožnega prijatelja. Koda je veljavna do 11. novembra 2015.
Še ena spletna trgovina s partnerskim programom je iHerb. O iHerbu sem že pisala, tudi o njihovem programu, a bom še enkrat. S kodo "JIG460" dobite $5 popusta ali $10 pri naročilu nad $40, a le pri prvem naročilu. Pri tem imejte v mislih, da boste pri naročilih, ki presegajo €22 po vsej verjetnosti morale carinski pošti plačati 20% davek na vrednost paketa. Sicer pa vsak, ki kupi na iHerbu dobi svojo kodo, ki jo nato lahko deli naprej. Več pa tukaj. Z iHerbom sem zelo zadovoljna, povečini paketi prispejo v roku 14. dni, včasih tudi v 10. dneh. No, včasih pa pošiljka pride tudi šele čez en mesec. Če me spremljate že dolgo, potem veste, da sem našla že ogromno odličnih izdelkov v tej spletni trgovini. Med njimi naj omenim Acure, še posebej njihove šampone in losjone za telo, Thayers tonike, Andalou Naturals, Badger in naštevala bi lahko v nedogled.
E-Natural Products je angleška spletna trgovina, ki je s kodo "JANA" ponudila 10% popust. Trenutno preizkušam nekaj izdelkov francoske znamke Avril, ki jo imajo v spletni trgovini, med drugim ponujajo tudi izdelke Natura Siberica (tudi nekaj ličil!) in Uoga Uoga.
Reina Organics je super chic in luksuzna spletna trgovina ali bi morda rekla raje kar luksuzni e-butik, iz Nizozemske. V tej trgovini lahko najdete veliko prekrasnih naravnih znamk. S kodo "LOVELINESS10" prejmete 10% popust na vsa naročila nad €50. Koda je veljavna do konca novembra 2015.  Naj omenim, da Rayna v svoji krasni trgovini ponuja znamke, kot so La Bella Figura, Axiology, Mahalo Care.
Tako, zaenkrat so to vse kode, ki jih imam za vas. Če vas še kaj zanima, me lahko vprašate v komentarjih ali pa mi napišete e-mail sporočilo. Sem jih vedno vesela. In kaj lepega kupite! :)

Lately there has been a lot more discount codes on my blog. They are displayed on the right side of my blog. I created some pictures that I took from different online shops and put them together with my codes and added links. Like I always write a small star to all products I've been sent, I also have to mention that some of these codes/links are in fact affiliate links. This means I earn some commision if you use them. You are not obligated to use them, not at all, but if you choose to use them, I thank you very much for your support. <3 Other discount codes are just here for you, I don't get a thing from them. It's just the kindness and generosity of brands and shops to give me a code for you guys. I would like to update this blog post in the future, we'll see, at least you'll learn that you can watch out the sidebar on the right side of my blog to see new discount codes that you can freely use.

The first online store I wanted to mention won't be of any use to you, except if you're one of my lovely Croatian babes. Hi! I'm talking about Malinca, a Slovenian store that also ships to Croatia. You can use my affiliate code "JANA" with which you get 10% discount on all products, except on the already reduced ones. If you don't know Malinca, you can find loads of amazing superfoods like goji and acai berries, chia seeds and also some more unknown superfoods like brahmi, astragalus and many more. But these superfoods are not the only thing in the store, they also have oils, chocolates, spices, natural cosmetic. If you're wondering, my latest order from them was cinnamon and reishi. They also have InLife Ona Vital organic mushrooms, on which I will write a review in a few weeks.

I have already wrote about iHerb and their affiliate programe, but I'll do it again. You can use discount code "JIG460" when ordering for the first time. You can get $5 off, or $10 when you buy for more than $40. More here. I'm so pleased with iHerb, I don't even know how many parcels I've already ordered and I'm still not done. Not at all! I can always seem to find something that I want. I love Acure, their orange hair care duo is my fave of all time and their body lotions are amazing as well. I also love Thayers Rose Toner, Andalou Naturals, Badger and I could keep on going for a whole day.

E-Natural Products is a UK online store where you can get 10% off with a discount code "JANA". At the moment I'm using some products from the French makeup line Avril, but besides that they also have Natura Siberica in Uoga Uoga.

Last but certainly not least is the Netherlands based Reina Organics. A luxury and chic e-boutique where Rayna offers some amazing brands like La Bella Figura, Axiology, Mahalo Care, to name a few. Get 10% off with code "LOVELINESS10". There is a minimum spend of €50 and the code is valid until the end of November 2015. So plenty of time to treat yourself or pick some product for the upcoming holidays.

Here you have it, these are all discount codes I have for you. Now go and do some damage! :)

Have a great end of the week,

Jana xx

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