Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Brand Ambassador

februar 27, 2019

Hi lovelies! Hope you're doing well. I'm coming at you today with a very exciting announcement - I'm one of Wabi-Sabi Botanicals brand ambassadors! I'm so thrilled and honoured to be a part of Elysse's crew. I love what she is doing and her products are beautiful so it really is wonderful to support her. As part of the announcement Elysse and I did a little interview so if you want to learn what is my fave ingredients in skincare, what's my ideal self-care Sunday and more, click here. This is definitely not the first time I'm talking about Wabi-Sabi Botanicals products, I just mentioned one of their facial mists in my previous post (see it here) and if you'd like to read more reviews search for "wabi sabi botanicals" in the search button. Today I just want to talk about two of their products that I recently received from Elysse but before let me do a quick introduction of the brand.

Wabi-Sabi Botanicals was founded by Elysse Crabtree, and she is just so adorable, sweet and friendly. And also knowledgeable. Understanding what it’s like to have sensitive, acne-prone skin, Elysse has created a skincare line that is targeted, concentrated and effective. Their ingredients are purveyed from small-scale artisan producers, family-owned farms, and women-centered co-operatives around the world. In alignment with their mission, they place a special emphasis on co-operatives organized for empowering women by paying them fair, living wages for their work. They use carefully selected ingredients that meet their high standards: they use Organic or Organically Grown Wild-Harvested plants, they support Fair Trade practices by sourcing ingredients that are sustainable for producers, their communities, and the environments they live in. For this reason, their products are 100% Palm oil and Palm oil derivative-free. Yaas! Wabi-Sabi Botanicals products are also vegan friendly.
Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Products. Balancing Act Targeted Treatment Serum, Still Water Soothing Ritual Facial Mist
Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Products. Balancing Act Targeted Treatment Serum, Still Water Soothing Ritual Facial Mist
Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist. Wild French Lavender, Tulsi, Lemongrass
Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist* is a lovely facial mist with Wild French Lavender, Tulsi and Lemongrass. These three ingredients gently fight bacteria and free radicals that cause redness, inflammation, and upset skin. I love the combination and that the mist is soothing & calming but at the same time also purifying & balancing. It smells of Tulsi and I really like its scent. It is packaged in the most gorgeous frosted-glass bottle with gold print, which is absolutely stunning! I've said it already but Wabi-Sabi Botanicals facial mists have the most beautiful packaging ever.
You can get Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist here.

Balancing Act Intensif Serum No. 2* is an oil serum created specifically to treat & balance combination and oily-prone skin, soothe inflammation, and reduce pore congestion. It's packed with Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids and oily and acne-prone skin has been shown to lack in those fatty acids. Ingredient in this serum that is full of omega-6 is Guava Seed Oil, and it also has astringent properties. Next is Sacha Inchi, a superfood full of omega-3, and Borage Seed Oil (also known as Star Flower), which is the highest plant based source of omega-6. It also helps to relieve inflammation. Balancing Act is very lightweight, has a fresh & green scent of Sacha Inchi (it actually smells like freshly picked peas) and it really helps to balance out my skin. It's very lovely!
You can get Balancing Act Intensif Serum No. 2 here.

Hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget to check out my interview over at Wabi-Sabi Botanicals (read it here). My affiliate code JANA saves you 15% off your order.

Love you lots,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

Three-Product Evening Skincare Routine

februar 25, 2019

Sometimes I go all out with my skincare routines and use a lot of products, and then other times I'm all about simplicity and minimalism when it comes to skincare. When my skin is congested and unbalanced I usually like to treat & heal it with only a few products, the less the better. Sometimes I feel like my skin is too hydrated and therefore my pores can get clogged so I love using just a facial mist and an oil - that really works for my skin when it's not feeling its best. 
Leahlani Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil, Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist, African Botanics Intensive Recovery Oil
Leahlani Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil
Instead of using two different cleansers (like I often do), I choose only one and what better than a rinsable cleansing oil? I adore Leahlani's Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil*, described as "fresh, fun and effective". It has a sweet, warming and citrusy scent of Grapefruit, Vanilla and Plumeria, and it beautifully removes all my makeup and impurities. I apply 3-4 pumps onto my face and thoroughly but gently massage my face. Rinse with water and voila, my skin is fresh, properly cleansed and refreshed. Sometimes I repeat the process or use a warm washcloth to make sure every single trace of oil and makeup is removed. I love how fuss free this cleansing oil is and that the skin is left fresh & soft and not greasy at all. Great for when you're in a hurry or when travelling.

You can get Leahlani Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil here.
Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Still Waters Soothing Ritaul Facial Mist Wild French Lavender, Tulsi and Lemongrass
Second step is to apply a facial mist. Currently I'm really into Wabi-Sabi Botanicals' Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist*. Described as a light, healing blend of skin-soothing botanicals that soothe and protect while elevating the effectiveness of the treats you use before and after it. This beautiful mist contains only three ingredients, three hydrosols: balancing and soothing Wild French Lavender, purifying, calming and balancing Tulsi and hydrating Lemongrass. This trio gently fights bacteria and free radicals that cause redness, inflammation, and upset skin. A gentle cocoon for skin in need of extra, loving care and kindness. Still Waters smells like Tulsi (it doesn't smell like Lavender or Lemongrass so Tulsi it is haha) and it feels so great on the skin. I will never say no to a soothing, calming and balancing product. Plus omg what about that absolutely stunning packaging?!! LOVE.

You can get Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist here. My affiliate code JANA saves you 15% off your order. In Europe available at Eminessences.
African Botanics Fleurs d'Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil. Plant based retinol. Boxwalla Beauty Box
Last step in my minimal evening skincare routine is an oil and I can always count on this one - African Botanics Fleurs d'Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil* (from a previous Boxwalla Beauty Box - review here). I've said it a million times before but let me say it again, this oil is the best facial oil I've ever tried!! It literally transforms my skin overnight and I love it with such passion it's hard to describe. It soothes and calms inflammation & redness, it evens out my skin tone, it reduces hyperpigmentation, balances out my skin and is just everything I wish in a product. It's extremely effective and I'm just obsessed. I don't use it every day because it's too precious but when I do, I'm always blown away by the results the next morning. Unfortunately it's very expensive but if it's in your budget, then I highly recommend giving it a go.

You can get African Botanics Fleurs d'Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil here.

Hope you enjoyed this post & have a beautiful week.

With love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

A Mask for Every Occasion

februar 20, 2019

I have a number of beautiful face masks and after years & years of trying and using them I came to appreciate all the different types of face masks and what they do for my skin. In the past I remember feeling slightly overwhelmed and not sure which one to choose but once you have more experience you really start to notice all the details and differences between them. When you also start paying attention to what your skin needs and how it reacts you can easily choose a mask that will be most helpful with a particular problem or concern your skin deals with at that time. From my current collection of face masks I chose a few that take care of different skin troubles so let's take a closer look.
Nini Organics Natura Miracle, Ayuna Balm Volcanic Revitalizing Mask, Lena Wild Harmony Rescue Mask, Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask, Earthwise Beauty Sungod and Catharsis Mask, Isla Apothecary Refine + Radiate
Earthwise Beauty Sungod Face Mask, Isla Apothecary Refina + Radiate Beautifying Face Mask LoveLula
BRIGHTEN your skin with Earthwise Beauty Sungod Face Mask* and Isla Apothecary Refine + Radiate Beautifying Face Mask*.

Sungod Face Mask* by Earthwise Beauty (review) is a reparative mask for all skin types, containing ingredients like Wildflower Pollen, Calendula, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Shiitake Mushrooms. This is not a one time miracle mask. It's a mask that appreciates regular, weekly use to really show itself in all its power. Sungod is nurturing, it helps to brighten, reduce hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone. It is definitely reparative. If you wish Sungod to be super active and potent then mix it only with water and leave on your skin for 10-15 minutes. Mist occasionally with water or hydrosol so the mask remains active. On times when I would like a bit more hydration, I also mix in some raw, organic honey and that way I can also leave it on for longer. You can get Sungod Face Mask here ("Loveliness" saves you 15%).

Refine + Radiate Beautifying Face Mask* from Isla Apothecary (review) is a mask that shows quick results and if need be I use it every day or every other day. It contains Coconut, Sandalwood and Turmeric. It's very softening, moisturizing and brightening. It's super lovely and I highly recommend it. I actually love mixing both of these masks together. I find they complement each other really well. You can get Isla Apothecary Refine + Radiate Beautifying Face Mask here.
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask, Lena Wild Harmony Rescue Mask The Green Jungle Beauty Shop, Ayuna Balm Volcanic Revitalizing Mask Beauty Heroes
DETOX + PURIFY with Ayuna Balm Volcanic Revitalizing Mask*, Lena Wild Harmony Rescue Mask* and Nini Organics Natura Detox Mask*.

Balm Volcanic Revitalizing Mask* from Ayuna (review) is one of my favourite masks ever. It works so, SO well for my skin! It's very detoxifying and purifying but also calming & soothing. When I need/want/wish for a good skin day I always use this absolute beauty. This mask shows itself in all its glory when I squeeze out all the blackheads I can find on my skin and after just 10 minutes it greatly reduces redness and inflammation. When I wake up the next morning I honestly don't notice at least a couple of spots I picked. I love it. You can get Ayuna Balm Volcanic Revitalizing Mask here (Beauty Heroes members have 15% off). Or you can get it in Arjun's Level Up Discovery here.

Harmony Rescue Mask* from Lena Wild (review + more love here) is another stunner when it comes to detoxifying and reducing inflammation. I just used it yesterday and it's so good. To be perfectly honest, I needed some time and a couple of uses to really start to cherish this mask but once I did, I was like "guurl, you're amazing!". With Green & White Clays, Matcha, Camu Camu, this stunner is not only detoxifying but also brightening. It's super potent when I mix it only with water and then mist my face with water so it doesn't dry up on my skin. Very lovely indeed. You can get Lena Wild Harmony Rescue Mask here or at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop where you can use my affiliate code "Jana" for 10% off - see here.

Natura Detox Mask* by Nini Organics (quick introduction here) is a newer mask in my collection and I've really been enjoying it. It's detoxifying, healing, brightening, gently exfoliating and softening. It's very good. Contains Cacao (I always adore masks with cacao), Pink, Green and Rhassoul Clays, Coconut Milk, Oats, Hibiscus, Neem, Activated Charcoal, Turmeric and more. A bunch of amazing ingredients. Highly recommend trying out this mask. You can get Nini Organics Natura Detox Mask here.
Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask, Kahina Giving Beauty Moisture Mask. Beauty Heroes, Clean Beauty Box
HYDRATE & CALM your skin with Kahina Giving Beauty Moisture Mask* and Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask*.

Moisture Mask* by Kahina Giving Beauty (review) is my favourite mask to use when my skin needs hydration and is looking ever so dull. It's utterly beautiful. I don't use it often because this winter I didn't have much problems with dry, flaky skin (yaay!) but when I do, I'm always so impressed with it. It deeply hydrates my skin and calms it. Love. You can get Kahina Giving Beauty Moisture Mask here (Clean Beauty Box members have 15% off).

Advanced Hydration Mask* by Josh Rosebrook (review) is a very heavy duty hydrating & moisturizing mask and is so perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. Contains Shea and Mango Seed Butters, Aloe Vera, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Calendula, Goji Berry and more. It has a luscious balm consistency, a very pretty blue colour and a Blue Tansy aroma. It's stunning. You can get Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask here (BH members save 15%).
Inlight Beauty Chocolate Mask Beauty Heroes
NOURISH with Inlight Beauty Chocolate Mask*.

This mask is intensely moisturizing and nourishing and I love it so much. Smells like chocolate with orange, very uplifting. Sesame, Coconut & Jojoba Oils, Beeswax, Cacao, Baobab, Carrot, these are some of the ingredients that make this mask deeply moisturizing, nourishing and softening. Rich in antioxidants it helps to support well aging and yes, I do love that. You can get Inlight Beauty Chocolate Mask here (Beauty Heroes members save 15%).
Earthwise Beauty Catharsis Face Mask firming, anti-acne
FIRM with Earthwise Beauty Catharsis Face Mask* (review).

This is one very interesting and special mask. It contains only five ingredients: Aloe Vera, Neem, Spriulina, Chlorella and Orange Peel Powder. This mask is so firming! It increases microcirculation in the skin and when I rinse it off, my skin can be a bit red, but it's also very plump and firm. Amazing. Definitely a one time miracle mask. It's invigorating, healing and also anti-acne because of the wonderful Neem. It's super effective and definitely a mask to try. You can get Earthwise Beauty Catharsis Face Mask here (affiliate code "Loveliness" saves you 15%).

What are some of your fave masks?

With love & light,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

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
**this post contains affiliate links

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).
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).

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

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

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
**this post contains affiliate links

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
**this post contains affiliate links

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

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