Rachel's Plan Bee, I love you so

april 30, 2019

Hi lovelies! I was thinking what kind of post I should write today and noticed a few products just now in the room, all from Rachel's Plan Bee. There's Cocoa Cream on the bed cause I used it yesterday evening on my feet, Lip Balm is always next to me, on my desk, there's a new Hand & Body Wash on my desk cause I just finished a bottle yesterday and I also just used the Facial Cleansing Bar as my morning face cleanser. So yeah, it's definitely safe to say that I love the brand! The founder Rachel is the best, so kind & friendly and I've been so lucky to have met her via Instagram all those years ago and try out so many of her beautiful products. I'm not quite sure when was the first time I got my hands on Rachel's products but the brand was founded in 2012 and I have been loving her creations almost since the beginning. And love just keeps on growing. I've tried most of the products so let me quickly go through some of those that I currently have in my collection.
Rachel's Plan Bee Cocoa Cream, Hand & Body Wash, Facial Cleansing Oil, Facial Cleansing Bar, Carrot and Calendula Soap
Rachel's Plan Bee Cocoa Cream, Hand & Body Wash, Facial Cleansing Oil, Facial Cleansing Bar, Carrot and Calendula Soap
Rachel's Plan Bee Cocoa Cream
Rachel's Plan Bee Cocoa Cream texture
Cocoa Cream* is a super nourishing, rich buttery goodness that smells like chocolate. Handcrafted with Cocoa & Shea Butter plus a tiny hint of Vanilla & Cocoa Absolute this cream really has a heavenly aroma. I love it so much! It also contains some oils and Beeswax so it's quite occlusive and locks in moisture revealing soft and moisturized skin. I love to use it all over my body, but only in the evening because it's rich and it can be a little oily. It's especially wonderful on my feet, elbows and other dry parts of the body. I can't imagine spending a winter without it. Cocoa Cream is only available during colder months but you can still get it in stock at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop here, where you can use my affiliate code Jana for 10% off your order.
Rachel's Plan Bee Hand & Body Wash Original
Hand & Body Wash Original* (review) is probably one of my fave body washes I've used. This is a liquid soap with very velvety and creamy lather. Such a joy to use. It's scented with uplifting Citrus & a touch of comforting Vanilla, gorgeous scent! It contains moisturizing ingredients such as Coconut, Olive, Sunflower and Jojoba Oils, Shea Butter. These ingredients are saponified, using Potassium Hydroxide which is essential ingredient to make soaps and after saponification of oils none of it remains. There is also Water in the formulation, of course, Glycerin & Aloe Vera, and essential oils. So good!
Rachel's Plan Bee Facial Cleansing Oil
Facial Cleansing Oil* is a rinsable cleansing oil with Apricot Kernel, Crambe and Sunflower oils, Squalane, and a few more ingredients. This is a lovely first step cleanser as it beautifully removes makeup and can be rinsed off with water (but I always go in with a wash cloth too just to be sure I removed every trace of it). It has a light delicate scent of fresh citrus blossoms and is suitable for all skin types.
Rachel's Plan Bee Facial Cleansing Bar
Rachel's Plan Bee Facial Cleansing Bar, Carrot & Calendula Soap Bar
Facial Cleansing Bar* is a really good soap bar for the face. I love using it as my second cleanser or as a morning cleanser. It gives a velvety lather, isn't drying and is just very lovely! It's infused with Aloe, Pumpkin and Moroccan Lava Clay, which as someone with combination skin I really appreciate. A gentle daily detox always sounds good. There are also Meadowfoam Oil, Mango and Kokum Butter. No Coconut or Palm Oil. Love.

Carrot & Calendula Soap* is an unscented soap bar, specially formulated for sensitive skin. Infused with organic Carrot juice and Calendula, the gentle creamy lather will leave behind clean, soft & happy skin. It doesn't lather that much but the lather is very soft and moisturizing. I love that Rachel started creating soap bars - they feel so good on the skin, they aren't drying and even tho the lather isn't super foamy these soaps are still such a pleasure to use.

You can get Rachel's Plan Bee products on their website here. In Europe available at So Natural Beauty here and you can also get them at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop here (my affiliate code Jana saves 10%).

Do you love Rachel's Plan Bee products too?

Love & light,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains some affialite links

Living Lighter Discovery

april 25, 2019

Hi lovelies! You doing good? As you know, on Monday it was Earth Day and Beauty Heroes launched a very special & amazing limited edition discovery. A discovery that is all about living lighter, with less negative impact on the environment, on Earth, by choosing and living a more zero waste life. Think of their Living Lighter Discovery as a sustainable supplies kit to elevate your everyday life. It features products that we use daily, ordinary products like deodorant, toothpaste and lip balm, but in eco-friendly, sustainable, reusable and biodegradable packaging. All the brands featured in this discovery give back to the communities and planet that sustain them. I'm in love with this discovery and I'm thrilled I can share it with you.

You can check out Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery* here. Now let's see what's inside.
Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery Beauty Heroes Earth Day 2019
Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery Beauty Heroes Honua Skincare Olena Oil, Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Baking Soda Free Deodorant Stick, Sweet Orange Tangerine Vegan Lip Balm
Honua Skincare ʻŌlena Oil (review) is this amazing facial oil serum that I've tried and loved before, also thanks to Beauty Heroes. Honua is a Hawaiian brand, a really beautiful skincare line founded by Kapua Browning. I love her products and I'm so happy to have this oil back in my life. The star ingredient of this precious skin elixir is Hawaiian Turmeric (ʻŌlena), which helps to tone down the appearance of inflammation, while addressing signs of sun damage, eczema, and acne. There's also Noni, Kukui, Cacao. This serum is brightening, healing and moisturizing, really beautiful. Have you tried Honua products yet? They are so SO lovely and effective and I really like them!

Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Baking Soda-Free Deodorant Stick is a deodorant I wanted to try for ages but never got around to ordering it. This deodorant received a number of positive reviews and today is my first day using it out. Hopefully it will work for me too. MMT is a very eco-friendly and eco-conscious brand. Their products are either in biodegradable post-consumer paper or glass containers, all 100% recyclable.

Meow Meow Tweet Sweet Orange Tangerine Lip Balm is a super nourishing, heavy-duty lip balm made with natural, organic and vegan ingredients. Smells super yummy of Sweet Orange with an undertone of Cacao. Feels amazing on the lips! Also MMT has the best and most funky pictures on their products. Love!
Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery Beauty Heroes Davids Natural Premium Toothpaste Peppermint + Charcoal, Lucky Teeth Bamboo Vegan Floss, Mable Bamboo Toothbrush
Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste in Peppermint + Charcoal is packaged in metal and not plastic tube, and the brand is in general very committed to sustainability. This vegan toothpaste contains Charcoal which is known for its teeth whitening benefits and I'm definitely not mad about that. Feels very refreshing and nice, like a conventional toothpaste.

Two Mable Bamboo Toothbrushes with beautiful bamboo handles, BPA-free nylon bristles and non-toxic plant-based paint. Awesome! I love what Mable is doing - for every toothbrush purchased, they donate another. And, they deliver each bamboo brush to schools in U.S, teaching kids that this daily essential keeps teeth and the planet clean.

Lucky Teeth Bamboo Vegan Floss is a refillable dental floss packaged in glass. It's made from 100% biodegradable Bamboo Fibre infused with Activated Charcoal and Peppermint.
Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery Beauty Heroes Saalt Duo Pack Menstrual Cups
Saalt Duo Pack is a product I was most excited to see in this discovery. This is a pack of two menstrual cups. I LOVE my menstrual cup so freaking much and this is honestly the. best. thing. ever.!! I cannot imagine my life without menstrual cups, it's the greatest invention ever! There's no waste with menstrual cups (it replaces 3k tampons in its 10-year life span) and it's just so amazing to wear. You can wear it up to 12 hours, so if you don't have super strong periods you can get away with inserting it in the morning and leave it in for 12 hours. Saalt cups are made with 100% medical-grade silicone, no BPA, no latex, no chemicals. If you haven't tried a menstrual cup you definitely should. And don't get discouraged if it doesn't work for you, you probably just need a different size or choose another brand. My first cup wasn't for me but the next brand I tried was perfection. Hopefully these will work for me!
Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery Beauty Heroes Utensil Kit and Custom Glass Straw
Beauty Heroes Utensil Kit and Custom Glass Straw comes in this beautiful and very functional organic cotton and hemp design sewn by hand in the U.S., especially for Beauty Heroes. This reusable bamboo cutlery set includes a spoon, fork, knife, glass straw with BH's new message "Live Lighter. Love More." and s straw cleaner. Such a great kit to have!
Living Lighter Limited Edition Discovery Beauty Heroes Ashlee Piper Give a Sh*T. Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet
Ashlee Piper: Give a Sh*t. Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. This book guides you through the transition to a kinder, healthier, more conscious and sustainable life. Can't wait to read it, supposedly it's hilarious, instructional and inspiring.

What a gorgeous discovery, isn't it??

You can get Living Lighter Discovery here.

Much love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

Earth Day & Soap Bars

april 22, 2019

Hey! It's Earth Day today! Earlier today I published a post on my Instagram (see here) talking about plastic waste and waste in general, and then showing some of the soap bars I have so why not do it here as well? I love solid soaps so much and I use them on my face, body and hair. Soap bars are so great & easy to use, and more importantly, they aren't packaged in plastic bottles which are very rarely recycled. Vast majority of any plastic packaging is accumulating in landfills, or very slowly disintegrating in nature as litter. One thing that we can all do is to try and do better. I love the new Beauty Heroes message Live Lighter. Love More, so let's live lighter, more zero-waste lifestyle and give Earth some much needed relief. As I just mentioned Beauty Heroes let me quickly share with you their newest limited edition discovery which is very exciting and was curated especially for Earth Day - the Living Lighter LE Discovery*. "Living Lighter is the ultimate luxury. Our first-ever Living Lighter Discovery is a sustainable supplies kit to elevate your everyday life. Ordinary products like dental floss, toothpaste and deodorant, are reimagined in elegant sustainable, reusable and biodegradable packaging, featuring natural ingredients that perform." Check it out here. Now back to my soaps.
Earth Day Soap Bars Natural, organic, palm oil free, vegan. Rachel's Plan Bee, Ayuna Less is Beauty, Trevarno Skincare, Odylique, Natural Wisdom Spa. LoveLula, Beauty Heroes
The yellow soap on the top right is Carrot & Calendula Soap* by Rachel's Plan Bee, made with Olive, Babassu, Carrot and Kokum. This soap was specially formulated for sensitive skin and I find it really non-drying and lovely to use. It doesn't lather a whole lot but the lather that provides is very creamy. It's unscented aka there are no essential oils in this soap. It's currently out of stock but you can get Rachel's Plan Bee Carrot & Calendula Soap here.

The one below it, the green one is the Natural Wisdom Spa Solid Shampoo & Body Wash Bar Grapefruit & Lemongrass which is hands down my favourite shampoo (bar)! It's bloody amazing and I highly recommend it. If you’ve ever tried a solid shampoo bar and thought naah this is not for me, then trust me, you haven't tried this one. It's really something else and it cannot be compared to any other solid shampoo bar. Plus it lathers like crazy! You can read my review here. You can get Natural Wisdom Spa Solid Shampoo & Body Wash Bar on their website here or on Etsy here.

Next to it is the Facial Cleansing Bar* by Rachel's Plan Bee and I love this one too. It's so great and I love that it contains Moroccan Lava Clay, which is great for my combination skin. It's infused with Aloe, Pumpkin, and also contains Babassu, Mango and Kokum butters. It's gentle yet effective, non-drying (well it dries out my skin only a little) and just really lovely to use. Plus it's also massive so it will last ages! Really impressed with it. You can get Rachel's Plan Bee Facial Cleansing Bar here. In Europe available at So Natural Beauty here.

Next to it is Natural Wisdom Spa Conditioner & Shaving Cream Grapefruit & Lemongrass. I'm only using it as a hair conditioner and yes, I like it. You can get Natural Wisdom Spa Conditioner & Shaving Cream Grapefruit & Lemongrass here or on Etsy here.

The cute little bar in the middle is one of my faves, Ayuna Nourishing Artisan Soap* (review). Crafted with Borage, Olive, and Coconut Oil, this luxurious face soap leaves all skin types feeling lavishly softened and purified. Botanical activated Carbon cleanses the skin of impurities, excess sebum, and environmental pollutants, giving skin a beautifully deep detoxified appearance. An amazing face cleanser. Love. You can get Ayuna Nourishing Artisan Soap here, at Beauty Heroes here or at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop here (affiliate code Jana saves 10%).

The one next to it, the rather funky looking one is also from Ayuna. This is their newer product, the Spirulite Body Mask & Wash*. The thing you see in it is natural Luffa fiber which provides skin exfoliation. The bar also contains Calendula and Spirulina extracts to address cellulite and dryness. Spirulite lathers really well, smells great and I really like using it. You can get Ayuna Spriulite Body Mask & Wash here, at Beauty Heroes here or at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop here (affiliate code Jana saves 10%).

Next to it is one of Trevarno's soaps but I'm not completely sure which scent this is. I got it in their Soap Selection Box of five soaps and I enjoyed all of them. I got the box at LoveLula but it looks like Trevarno products are no longer available there so you can get them straight from Trevarno's website here.

The last one is from Odylique, the Lavender Cleansing Bar*. Mild and beautiful. You can get Odylique Lavender Cleansing Bar here.

All these soaps are vegan and palm oil free which is yet another thing I try to avoid as much as I can and you know what, it's not even hard when you get used to it.

Do you love soap bars too?

Happy Earth Day & have a great start of the new week!

Lots of love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains some affiliate links

Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot in Healthy w/ swatches

april 19, 2019

Hi lovelies! Hope you're all doing really well today. At this moment as I'm writing this it's a super lovely sunny afternoon. I'm sitting half on the sun, half in the shade on the terrace and I'm loving it! It's not particularly easy on the eyes or should I rather say on my lines because I'm squinting quite a lot haha. But you know what? It's worth it because it's too beautiful to stay indoors. I have my homemade black & hibiscus kombucha with me, I'm listening to Billie Eilish (duuh! It's either her or Khalid) and yeah, life is good, especially when I look away from my computer. Spring is pretty much in full blown and the thing that catches my eye right now is how green the grass is. So gorgeous. But enough about me & my surroundings, today you are here to see some makeup.
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy. Vegan, cruelty free makeup. Selfie, swatch
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy. Vegan, cruelty free makeup
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy. Vegan, cruelty free makeup
I have another Ere Perez product to share with you, the Carrot Colour Pot in Healthy*. I've reviewed two colours before, Harmony* and Happy* (see the review here) and I absolutely love them. I honestly can't imagine using any other blush and I really don't use anything else but these pots. I think I will eventually try all shades because they're just so good. They're comfortable, blendable, pigmented and they have very good longevity. They are creamy but not greasy, and some may even feel quite dry-ish.

Healthy is described as a "creamy caramel blush". This is an orange coloured blush (even though it doesn't look like that in the pot or in the photos) and I find it to be perfect for summer time. It goes so well with Ere Perez Rice Powder Bronzer in Tulum* (review). It's such a beautiful combination! And if you also do some fake freckles that's even better. I've been doing them occasionally with TanOrganic Sel-Tan Lotion*. The product isn't perfect because freckles can look a bit too orange but it you don't go overboard they look really natural. I was considering getting another self tanner just to see if I can get a better colour but I don't think I can justify another self tanner, especially since I'm not sure I will use it on the rest of my body.
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy. Vegan, cruelty free makeup
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy. Vegan, cruelty free makeup. Selfie, swatch
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot orange shade Healthy. Vegan, cruelty free makeup. Selfie, swatch
On my photos, on selfies I'm wearing Healthy on my cheeks, eyes and a tiny little bit on my lips.

Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pots are vegan and cruelty free. Some of the ingredients they contain are: Olive Oil, Candellila Wax, Avocado & Carrot Oils. There is a Coconut Oil derivate in this cream blush but there's no pure, 100% Coconut Oil. Some of you may experience clogged pores using products with Coconut Oil so I just wanted to mention that. Oh there is one negative side to these blushes, they go bad quite quickly, about 6 months I'd say. Expiration date is 12 months so that's unfortunate. Other than that I can't recommend them enough, I really am obsessed with them!

You can get Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot in Healthy here.

At this time there's an Easter Sale going on at LoveLula, where you can save up to 20%. Check it out here. Valid through midday GMT 26/04/19. 

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Much love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

Recent Empties feat. Khus + Khus, PNW Essences, Wabi Sabi Botanicals & more

april 16, 2019

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I hope your week's been off to a great start. I haven't done an empties post in so long and since I just finished five products I decided it'd be fun to slightly go back in time and do this old school post. I have a mix of different products, for face & body and one is a herbal supplement. Let's start with the later.
Natural, organic, cruelty free, vegan empty products. Pacific Northwest Essences, MuLondon, Wabi Sabi Botanicals, LILFOX, KHUS + KHUS
Natural, organic, cruelty free, vegan empty products. Pacific Northwest Essences, MuLondon, Wabi Sabi Botanicals, LILFOX, KHUS + KHUS
Pacific Northwest Essences Sun Infusion Essence Blend
Pacific Northwest Essences Sun Infusion Essence Blend* is a herbal supplement I took mainly in winter. Not sure if you know but I already proclaimed by deep, deep love for PNW Essences Voice of Courage Aura Mist* (rave review here and I also mentioned it here). The aura mist is so powerful and I adore it so much. I really like Sun Infusion too. I have to say that we had a very lovely winter this year and by lovely I mean that we got a lot of sun and not a lot of snow, which I loved (not normal - climate change is real, but for someone who doesn't really care for snow it was awesome). So my mood was way better than it usually is in winter and I really didn't mind the cold weather that much this year and I believe Sun Infusion helped with that. Sun Infusion is an essence blend intended for the times when the skies are dark—maybe from insufficient sunlight, maybe from trying experiences. Sun Infusion is not only for winter blues and for longing for sunny days during the fall, winter but also for depression, lacking optimism; feeling dejected, discouraged, or hopeless; seeking more perseverance and endurance in all aspects of life. This blend consists of nine essences, mostly yellow summer flowers with energies of power, stamina, self-sufficiency, endurance, and stability. Ava chose a few classic flowers for uplifting the mood (St. John's Wort and Sunflower), but also a few others that address the core problem from many angles. Several of the plants grow more than six feet tall in their rocky meadows and backyards without the support of a watering system: namely, Woolly Mullein and Tansy, the star of this blend, the flower that looks like a parasol made up of sun-charged batteries. It is so interesting what plants can do, isn't it? I would definitely get Sun Infusion again. I just started testing out the Black Locust Flower Essence*, which brings on a feeling of sweet, quiet happiness and a sense of emotional fullness. It leads to a feeling of contentment in the moment. Black locust has a relaxing influence on the mind and emotions. Check it out here. You can get Sun Infusion Essence Blend here. As always you can use my affiliate code Loveliness to get 15% off your order (the same goes for Earthwise Beauty products).
Wabi Sabi Botanicals The Offering Facial Mist
Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Offering Ageless Ritual Facial Mist* is a gorgeous mist I've received in the Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Indie Beauty Spotlight Discovery*, which you can still get here. It was carefully crafted with a blend of black Omani and white Carterii Frankincense to make skin feel toned and tightened. Earthy aroma of Frankincense is mixed with floral notes of Lebanese Orange Blossom and Blood Orange. It's a lovely, grounding scent and I've been really enjoying using it. In my review (read it here) I said I prefer aloe vera based toner which I of course still love but you know it's been really nice to get back into hydrosols. Sometimes other products I use (serums and creams) are very hydrating and too much hydration can cause clogged pores and blackheads on my skin. So it's really been great to mix things up and The Offering has been perfect for that. I still love and adore its scent, it's just so beautiful! This was my first facial mist from Wabi-Sabi Botanicals and since then I've also tried their Still Waters Soothing Ritual Facial Mist* (which is almost gone!!) and I have to say that these are the best hydrosols I've used. For example I also have rose, jasmine and chamomile hydrosols but honestly, they can't compare to these. Really stunning. And don't get me started on the packaging! You can get Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Offering Ageless Ritual Facial Mist here or via Beauty Heroes here, where members have 15% off.
LILFOX Kalahari Eye Serum infused with Peridot Crystal
Kalahari Brightening Eye Serum* was the the Sidekick of LILFOX Beauty Discovery back in October. You can check out my introduction post here. This is a very nice eye serum with oils of Argan, Watermelon, Pomegranate, Rosehip, Passionfruit, Meadowfoam and Prickly Pear Seed Oil. This lightweight oil is infused with a Peridot crystal and has a very delicate, non-invasive scent. I liked this eye serum but I didn't fell in love with it. You can check out Kalahari Brightening Eye Serum here.
MuLondon White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser, cream, balm
MuLondon White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser* is this gorgeous rich cream with Shea & Coconut Butters, Jojoba Oil and a few extracts. I think this is my third or fourth jar and I terribly love it every time I get it. This is a super nourishing balm that melts into an oil on the skin. I used to use it on my face in the past and it worked great but over time I found it works even better on my hands, elbows and feet especially. I mustn't forget about its divine chocolate scent, it's so yummy! Currently you can't get MuLondon products but when they will be back in stock you will be able to get the White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser here.
KHUS + KHUS Rasa Restorative Potion
KHUS + KHUS Rasa Restorative Potion* is an amazing body butter, a body (and face) potion that I loved so much. Rasa's formulation makes this product very unique. The formula combines the immense power of adaptogenic herbs as well as well known Ayurvedic and Western nervine herbs to produce an overall balancing effect on the nervous system. There are Hemp Seed, Prickly Pear and Arnica Butters, Reishi and Chaga Mushrooms (did you know that we share half of our DNA with mushrooms?), California Poppy and CBD. I have to just quote myself on this product: "This super luxurious body butter has a really yummy scent of Cardamom, Yuzu and Sandalwood - it's a warming scent that you just want to apply all over your body asap. The consistency is amazing, very luscious and buttery and creamy, it's so good! And the best thing? It makes my skin so soft that I can't even express it! Lots of body products make my skin soft but Rasa is on a whole nother level. If you want the softest skin ever then Rasa is the way to go." You can get KHUS + KHUS Rasa Restorative Potion here.

Tried any of these products? Do you love them?

Much love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains some affiliate links

Spring Lip Collections by Axiology

april 10, 2019

Let's talk about the stunning Axiology lip products today. Natural, organic, vegan, cruelty, palm, dye, fragrance & sweatshop free. These are just some of the words that describe Axiology, a lip line founded by Ericka Rodriguez, a Bali expat who created the most conscious color company after learning that most of her favorite brands contained animal byproducts (like beeswax, lanolin and carmine). Axiology lip products are filled with nourishing butters and oils, and they smell like oranges. Their lip products are really very beautiful and their 36 colors range in texture from light and sheer to rich and creamy. Some colours are super pigmented, some more sheer but buildable, all are moisturizing, lipsticks especially, some shades contain shimmer, some don't. I love the absolutely stunning gold packaging & the paper boxes which are handmade from 100% recycled paper by women artisans in Bali. One of my current favourite lip product is actually from them, it is their Lip Crayon in the shade Serene (swatch here), which I received in their previous, Natural Collection discovery. So yeah, I was so thrilled to hear Axiology collaborated with Beauty Heroes again and they brought us three Spring Lip Collections. I have two of them but after seeing swatches I now want the third one too.

In the Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections by Axiology* you can get three different collections: Fiery Red, Playfully Pink or Naturally Neutral. Each comes with two lipsticks, a lip crayon and a beautiful makeup bag Bunnies Over Profits. Check them out here.
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Bunnies over profits Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free, recycled paper boxes
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Spirit Sheer Balm Lipstick, Devotion Soft Cream Lipstick, Enduring Lip Crayon
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Spirit Sheer Balm Lipstick, Devotion Soft Cream Lipstick, Enduring Lip Crayon swatches Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Spirit Sheer Balm Lipstick lip swatches
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Devotion Soft Cream Lipstick lip swatches
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Enduring Lip Crayon lip swatches
 Naturally Neutral Lip Collection* comes with a Sheer Balm Lipstick Spirit, which is described as "a moisture-rich nude with pink and warm bronze undertones". I'd say it's more of a brown colour with bronze, copper shimmer finish. This colour isn't really for me so I tried it on my eyelids as an eyeshadow and even though it creases (because it's so moisturizing) I like it. Looks very natural, just how I like it. Next is Soft Cream Lipstick in the shade Devotion, "a rich rose gold with a hint of warm copper undertones". More orange than pink to me and yes, definitely shimmery. Third lip product is Lip Crayon in Enduring - "rooted in burnt-purple this deeper shade of rose has some serious autumn vibes". Gorgeous, opaque and pigmented colour with some really tiny shimmer particles. Stunning shade, I really love it.Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Strength Sheer Balm Lipstick, True Rich Cream Lipstick, Valor Lip Crayon
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Strength Sheer Balm Lipstick, True Rich Cream Lipstick, Valor Lip Crayon swatches Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Strength Sheer Balm Lipstick lip swatches Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. True Rich Cream Lipstick lip swatches
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Valor Lip Crayon lip swatches
Fiery Red Lip Collection* consists of Sheer Balm Lipstick in Strength, "a bright cherry red with fiery undertones". A wonderful and easy to wear daytime red lipstick shade. It tends to lean on the orange side and it really brightens the face. I applied a few layers on the photo but you could wear it more sheer if you like. Next is Rich Cream Lipstick in True - "this deep scarlet is truly the most romantic of reds with its hints of pink and beet". Super beautiful, rich, warm and darker red. These lipsticks are all so moisturizing and really a joy to wear. The third lip product in this collection is Lip Crayon in Valor, "a classic brick red". Looks more brown on the hand swatches but in reality it really is a classic brick red. I was instantly drawn to this shade. You know what I love with these reds? That they are so forgiving and easy to wear! They are pigmented but the colours are just perfect and I don't feel too done up while wearing them.
Axiology Limited Edition Makeup Discovery Spring Lip Collections Beauty Heroes. Vegan, palm oil free. Bunnies over profits
I have a soft spot for Axiology Lip Crayons so I love both of them and they are my current faves from these two collections. If I would have to choose I would go for the Fiery Red Lip Collection because I just love these red shades so much! I appreciate that they have different payoffs, different undertones. They may look rather similar just looking at them in the tubes but each one is unique. I think the word unique perfectly describes Axiology lip colours - they are unlike any other shades I have and have used. The formulation of these lip products is quite frankly fantastic & the way they feel on my lips is priceless. They're creamy, soft and very comfortable. And don't ask me about the longevity, I always eat my lipsticks/they disappear evenly and that's all I want in a lipstick. Highly, highly recommend Axiology lip products.

You can get Axiology Spring Lip Collections here.

All my love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

April Clean Beauty Box feat. Wabi-Sabi Botanicals

april 07, 2019

Loves, I have a rave review for you today. If you have been following me for a while then you know I have lots of love for The Clean Beauty Box and Wabi-Sabi Botanicals. This month the two collaborated and I couldn't be more pleased about it. So without any further ado let me introduce you to the April Clean Beauty box.

In the April Clean Beauty Box* themed BALANCE are two full size products from Wabi-Sabi Botanicals: The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser and Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal Roller. You can check it out here.April Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser, Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal RollerApril Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser, Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal Roller
April Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser, Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal Roller
April Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser
April Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser
The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser is a "high performance, illuminative ritual cleanser and makeup dissolver". This cleanser is everything! I've only used it twice thus far but I'm already completely in love with it. Oh my goodness, it's so stunning. The Giver contains 5 ingredients: Sapote, Rosella Hibiscus (nature's botox and a natural source of AHA's), Moringa (combats acne and blemishes) & Roasted Coffee Bean Oils, and Cacao Absolute. It has a gorgeous scent of roasted coffee and I can also detect something else, something sweet, or is it citrusy? I have no idea but there is something in there that I can't point my finger on and it's so nice. I can only smell it while I'm massaging it onto my face. Check out what says in the pamphlet that comes in the CB box: "revel in the sweet cherry-almond aroma of marzipan, coffee and cacao". Sounds beautiful, doesn't it? And it is. I messaged Elysse, the founder of Wabi-Sabi Botanicals asking if I'm smelling Sapote, because I've never smelled it before and she said yes. So The Giver has a beautiful aroma of roasted coffee and a sweet, cherry like, marzipan scent of Sapote. It's stunning. Not only that I'm obsessed with the scent (and I rarely drink coffee) the cleanser itself is beautiful & very effective. I use oil cleansers in the evening and to me they are the best for removing my makeup and I've said it numerous times before that I love the warmth of a washcloth that I use to remove everything from my skin. I use a few pumps of the oil and gently but thoroughly massage it onto my face and it really effectively removes every trace of makeup, even mascara. I'm really impressed with it & I highly recommend it. The Giver can also double up as a moisturizer or hair oil which I haven't tried but I hear it works great for that too. You can get Wabi-Sabi Botanicals The Giver Illuminative Ritual Cleanser here. April Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal RollerApril Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal Roller Tiger's EyeApril Clean Beauty Box BALANCE Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal Roller Tiger's Eye
Balancing Act Intensif Serum no. 2 with Crystal Roller is an exclusive pre-launch with The Clean Beauty Box and I'm so down for it! What we have here is a different kind of packaging, a clear frosted glass packaging with a limited edition Brazilian Tiger's Eye crystal ball applicator, and in a larger size. I've tried and used Balancing Act serum before (I mentioned it here) in the white glass packaging and I find this serum to be really lovely & great for blemish-prone skin. I love Wabi-Sabi Botanicals' intentional use of ingredients and their minimal ingredient lists. This oil for example contains only three oils: Guava (soothes, firms & protects skin from environmental damage), Sacha Inchi (helps reduce appearance of scarring & wrinkles, balances acne-prone skin, rebuilding the skin's natural protective barrier) and Borage (helps regulate hormonal imbalances, calms inflammation and hydrates thanks to high levels of Gamma Linoleic Acid). This oil serum was 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. 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. I have to be honest, at first I wasn't sure about the packaging. It's very rare to have a face product, an oil that comes with a roller ball applicator (which are standard for eye oil serums). But when I first opened the serum and saw the beautiful Tiger's Eye crystal and applied it to my face I immediately fell in love with it. It's super easy to use & great for travel too. So I just roll it on my face and massage/tap it in. I now want more oils with crystal roller ball applicators and hopefully Elysee will give us more. You can get Balancing Act Intensif Serum No. 2 here but if you want this super special packaging with the crystal roller ball then get this Clean Beauty Box here.

I'm so, SO in love with the April Clean Beauty Box! Wabi-Sabi Botanicals is such a magical brand and the founder Elysse is amazing. She places a special emphasis on cooperatives that empower women through fair wages and working conditions, and I really feel so honoured to be a Wabi-Sabi Botanicals brand ambassador (see here). Elysse shared this quote in their stories yesterday: "You cannot exploit women in one country to empower them in another" and that's something to think about. Deeply focused of sourcing as sustainably and ethically as possible, Wabi-Sabi Botanicals products are formulated with organic and/or organically wildcrafted plant ingredients that contain active phytonutrients essential to skin health. Love.

And what about that packaging?? Damn, it's so pretty!

The beautiful crystal print was made by Zoe Wodarz. Check her out @zoe.wodarz.

Get your April Clean Beauty Box BALANCE with Wabi-Sabi Botanicals here.

Happy Sunday!

With love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links

Three Gorgeous & Effective Detoxifying Face Masks

april 04, 2019

Hi lovelies! How are you doing today? Hopefully really well. I have another roundup of current fave products. This time I'm going to be talking about face masks that help to decongest and detoxify the skin. There's a number of wonderful masks out there that work wonders but these three are the ones I've been really enjoying lately.
Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask, Honua Aina Mask, Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask
Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask Neem Honey Herbal Complex April Boxwalla Beauty Box
Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask Neem Honey Herbal Complex April Boxwalla Beauty Box
Mālayā Organics Advanced Repair Mask* is a mask I've sang praises to a few times before (read my review here). It is just so great! This clarifying, healing and calming mask is based on the amazing moisturizing and anti-bacterial Raw Neem Flower Honey, detoxifying Clays, Colloidal Silver and a proprietary complex of 9 reparative herbs like Nettle, Neem and Blue Tansy. The blend is stunning & this is one of those masks that give instant results. I've said it in my review here that it does everything! It's healing, repairing, detoxifying, soothing, it calms down inflammation and redness, it gently exfoliates the skin and reveals smooth, soft and hydrated skin. It's truly amazing. Until April 10th you can get Mālayā Organics Advanced Repair Mask in the April Boxwalla Beauty Box - get it here and read my review here. You can also get it straight from them here where you can use my affiliate code MALAYAJANA for 15% off your order.
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask consistency
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask consistency
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask consistency
Nini Organics Natura Miracle Mask* is a gorgeous powder mask made with a blend of stunning ingredients that help to heal & treat acne-prone skin. In this mask are Cacao (I always really enjoy masks with cacao powder and this one is no exception), Pink, Green & Rhassoul Clays, Coconut Milk, Oat Meal, Hibiscus, and much more. The ingredient list is so good I just want to write down each and every single ingredient the mask contains. Let me just quickly also mention that there's Neem, Spirulina, Coconut Charcoal and Turmeric. The Miracle Mask was designed to be "your pollution solution. Pollution & grim can lead to acne, dull & congested skin, but with this mask, you can say goodbye to those pesky skin problems." Alex, the co-founder of Nini Organics, is all about experimenting when it comes to this mask. You can mix it with a number of ingredients like carrot juice, mashed avocado, kombucha, and the list goes on. I'm usually so boring and only mix it with water, and sometimes raw, organic honey when I need some extra moisture in my skin. If you have sensitive skin this mask should be left on for about 5 minutes, I leave it on for about 20. I make sure to mist it with water so it doesn't dry out. Once I rinse it off, my skin is left smooth & decongested, and sometimes also a bit red becuase it stimulates microcirculation. I feel like it really helps to pull out impurities, heal the skin but it also brings in well appreciated antioxidants. Oh and also I love mixing this mask with the Nini Organics Coffee & Cacao Face Scrub*, such a good combination. I've been using Nini Organics products for a little while now and this mask is definitely a standout in their collection. I really like their Natura Detox Oil* too (I mentioned it in this post). Definitely a brand to try. Nini Organics is a brand made in the UK so if you want to try out their Natura Miracle Mask you can order from them here. The brand is also available at The Green Jungle Beauty Shop where you can use my affiliate code Jana for 10% off (you can order here).
Honua Aina Mask for the land lovers. Clean Beauty Box
Honua Aina Mask for the land lovers. Clean Beauty Box
Honua 'Āina Mask* (review) is one of two masks from Honua and I have to say that this one is my fave. 'Āina is as described - detoxifying and stimulating. 'Āina is a mask "for the land lovers" and it utilizes natures gifts from the land to give any skin type a revitalized glow. This tropical treat for the skin draws out impurities from the skin thanks to Bamboo Charcoal, Hawaiian Chilli Pepper aids in detoxification and stimulation of blood flow (it tingles slightly, especially right after you apply it) and Kalo, from the Hawaiian super plant taro, which is used for its healing sensations, diminishing signs of acne and softening the appearance of wrinkles. There's also Cacao, Turmeric, Willow Bark, all mixed in Hawaiian Raw Honey. This mask has a very unique consistency (the same as their other mask Moana* - my review here) and it's unlike any other honey based masks. It's almost gel-like, very smooth, there's no separation so you don't have to mix the mask before use. You need only a small amount of the mask to apply it evenly on your entire face and trust me that less is more when it comes to this mask (because it tingles more if you apply a thicker layer). I love that 'Āina is stimulating, detoxifying, non-drying (but it does dry out on the skin). I usually leave it on my skin for 10-15 minutes but just the other day I watched Beauty Heroes' Instagram stories where Jeannie and Kapua (Honua's founder) talked about 'Āina. Kapua said she sometimes uses 'Āina as a cleanser/quick mask in the shower & I've tried that and it's lovely! I left it on for about 5 minutes and I loved the quick detox my skin received. Will definitely be doing it more often. Honua 'Āina Mask is available at different online shops. I got it in the October Clean Beauty Box* (read my review here) but I'm not sure it's available there at the moment (but know that members always have 15% off their order). It's also available in the Beauty Heroes store (see here). If you live in Europe you can get it at So Natural Beauty here.

Wishing you a great day!

Love & light,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains affiliate links
Design by Small Bits of Loveliness. Header by InstantLogo. Zagotavlja Blogger.