June Favourites

July 02, 2017

I'm not sure when was the last time I wrote a post about my favourites, especially monthly favourites. I was watching Lily's new video yesterday and was really inspired to write one when she said she was trying to think of her favourite products and that it was quite difficult to think of some but after writing them down there have been a few things she's been loving. I was like I should write a post about my favourite products too and when I started thinking of products I loved in June there were so many that I actually had to rethink and only picked my absolute favourite.

 June started on a very high for me since Jaka and I went on our summer vacation on Mali LoĊĦinj. We've been there once before and we both love it! The sea is so clear, the air is so fresh and the nature is just so beautiful. You should definitely visit if you can. I did a short video of our time there and it can be found on my Facebook.
The first product I want to talk about is the Lilfox Jungle Glow*. Now I've been a fan of this one ever since I've received it in the April's Beauty Heroes box but in June I fell in love with it even more. Jungle Glow is an enzyme cleanser + mask so it's a 3-in-1 product - cleanser, exfoliator and mask. At the time of my review I haven't been using it regularly but in June I started using it almost every day in the mornings and oh my word this stuff is so good! It contains beautiful ingredients, all nicely blended in a stunning raw rainforest honey from Hawaii. Honey is a wonderful ingredient for the skin because it's so healing, anti-bacterial and hydrating. I absolutely adore this product as a cleanser/exfoliator and I love it even more as a facial mask. Beyond beautiful. So thankful to Beauty Heroes for introducing it to me. Obsessed. More info in this post.
After a skin cleanse it's time for a toner. Meet Radiance Boost Silver Rich Face Mist* from a UK brand Amly Botanicals. This is one of the most luxurious and gorgeous facial mist I've had a pleasure of trying out. It's absolutely beautiful. The scent is intoxicating, the ingredients are beautiful & it's super hydrating. Plus the bottle is so chic. I can easily describe this product as divine. I got this mist in the April Boxwalla box and the other product in there is amazing as well. Review of both here.
It just so happened that I can give you almost a complete skincare routine with my favourites since I will continue with a serum. Honua Skincare Aloha Youth Serum* is another product from Beauty Heroes beauty discoveries. Honua Skincare was featured last month and both products from the box are so beautiful and so right for my skin. Aloha Youth Serum is a water, Coconut Water and Organic Aloe Vera Gel based serum with a number of Hawaiian-grown ingredients, like Turmeric, Noni, Hibiscus, Tamanu and full of Aloha. I've been using this serum religiously every morning and every night and it's bringing me so much joy every time I slather it on my face. I need all the youth-enhancing benefits as I can, thank you very much. The serum is hydrating, brightening, cell renewing and has a lovely floral scent of Ylang Ylang. Full review of Aloha and Olena in this post.
Now it's time for some makeup. Sorry not sorry but I have another product that was featured in a Beauty Hereos box. I swear that this post was not sponsored by them! I really do love what Jeannie and the BH team are doing. Love! So I wanna quickly talk about their last makeup discovery featuring Au Naturale. The box came with four makeup items and among them I almost instantly fell in love with the Powder Blush in the shade Pink Champagne*. The colour of this blush is everything! I hear it's a dupe for the famous Orgasm from Nars. I wouldn't know but Pink Champagne sure is stunning. It contains a bit of shimmer and I thought it would look like I'm wearing highlighter on my cheeks but it's so not like that. Which I love! It looks natural, my face brightens up when I apply it, it lasts all day and even tho I was a bit sceptical about the packaging, I ended up loving that as well. If I tell you that I haven't used any other blush since I received it would you believe me that the love is real? On all my recent selfies on Instagram I'm wearing this blush if you want to see some more pictures how it looks on me.
The next suprisingly amazing product comes from a newer brand Nui Cosmetics and it's their black Natural Mascara*. Why surprising? Well I tried quite a lot of natural mascara until I found the one I really liked from Lily Lolo. Since then I bought it numerous times and was never really interested in getting a different one. A few weeks ago I received a parcel from this Berlin based brand Nui and my first look at the mascara was like meh. I was never a fan of this kind of brush, it never did anything for my lashes and I wasn't expecting anything good from it. Boy was I wrong! The mascara gives my lashes so much life, it's super black, coats my lashes really well and gives them volume. I will write a post about Nui makeup but for now let me just say I'm impressed. The mascara is made with 85% organic ingredients, it's vegan and gluten free.
My two random favourites won't be very surprising I think, especially if you follow me on Instagram. Both have been my favourites for a few months and more. First I want to say a few words about kombucha. If you've never heard about it, kombucha is a fermented tea drink made from black tea and sugar, with a help of a special little thing named scoby, a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Scoby is something you can't just make and I was fortunate enough that I got it from a friend. And since then I've been making my kombucha and growing new scobies like a crazy kombucha lady. I will eventually write a post dedicated to kombucha, but you will have to wait a bit longer. Kombucha is amazing for the gut and it improves digestion, and if you google, it supposedly has all kinds of positive benefits. I think it really helped with my skin, which hasn't looked this nice in a while. On the photo above is a new scoby that hasn't been used in a brewing batch yet so it looks so white and to me it's actually beautiful. Here is another photo of kombucha.
Last but most certainly not least are my beloved succulents, which have been all the rave for a while now. You could easily describe them as the most hip plants of the moment. I'm not sure how long I've been having them but this month I was especially into them and have been learning quite a lot of new things. Google sure knows a lot. Succulents are desert plants so they don't need a lot of water. Well they do need to be watered quite regularly but they don't like to sit in water or they can start to rot. That's why it's highly recommended using pots with drainage holes. One thing that amazes me with succulents is that you can propagate them from leaves and cuttings. Just yesterday I tried repotting some of my cuttings and hopefully they will start growing new roots. Here is a photo of them. I really like the look of succulents so I'm hoping they turn out ok. Fingers crossed!

What have you been loving in June?

With love,

Jana xx

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