Thursday, 31 December 2015

December beauty haul

Oh the December! My favourite winter month in the year. I love it for bringing joy and happiness and new expectations from the year ahead. Here some new beauty treats I got this month so far.

My boys treated me to a gorgeous selection of hand creams from Crabtree and Evelyn. I love all of them - they have reach texture, beautiful ingredients and such lovely scents in each tube. Not sure yet with which one to start my new year yet?!

2016 will be a year to improve my make-up skills. I believe it is the right time to get on with it. To have a great start I got a Beautiful Complexion brush set from Ecotools. All four brushes are very soft and I have already washed them once, and am glad to inform you that bristles do stay in place. 

This set consist of Mattifying Finish brush to reduce shine - a powder brush; Skin Perfecting brush for an even skin tone - to apply a  BB/CC cream and tinted moisturisers; Eye Perfection brush for the under eye coverage and Correcting Concealer brush for targeted spot coverage.

And my last December buy is La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC creme. This is my first corrective cream to try and I took my time to select it. I don't have much knowledge in cosmetics, so I approached the matter from the skin care point of view. 

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac cover and correcting cream for sensitive skin prone to flushing. Due to my skin condition (I developed mild Utricaria after pregnancy) and some redness on my cheeks and nose I want light, but corrective solution. I will post full review later for you, now I need to learn to use it properly and to advantage.

I want to wish you a beautiful and healthy 2016!

Empty bottles - December 2015

December is about to end and with it 2015. I had an amazing year and am looking forward to a new one. Not many empties this month, but they are worth the read.

One of my favourite DKNY perfumes has finished this month - Be Delicious! It is fresh and light, just the scent I like for the day. Not my first and I am sure not the last bottle to enjoy. According to DKNY Be Delicious top notes are grapefruit, cucumber and magnolia; its heart notes are apple, tuberose, white muguet, rose and violet and the base notes are white amber and woods.

Beautiful combination and it stays with you all day.

Next is Talika Photo-Hydra Day. I got this little tube in my October Glossybox and it was my day cream for few months. I cut it open yesterday and have discovered a lot of gel inside, so not the best packaging. You can't squeeze any of the product out, but there is a lot left behind. Click here to see the trick in action I've posted few months back.

But anyway this is a very interesting day cream to try. According to the brand it is much more than a moisturiser - this cream uses the energy from natural light to delve deep into skin and moisturises it. A little tube of French luxury. I love the texture of it - light, gel-like without any scent. Cream sinks into the skin nicely and it is enough hydrating to keep skin balanced in the autumn/winter time. 

The last, but definitely not the least - Teoxane Perfect Skin Refiner Skin Renewal Cream. A little tube of professional skin care came in my July's Glossybox. This cream contains 10% Glycolic Acid and RHA resilient hyaluronic acid.

I used it once or twice a week as a overnight treatment. I am a little bit more careful with the skin care products containing acids, but this cream is good! It didn't give me any kind of irritations, what is just great itself, and it left my skin smooth and visibly healthy by the morning.

Have you tried any from above? Do you use creams containing acids?

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

My winter beauty saviours

Winter is a beautiful time of the year in London. I love the Christmas time in here: lots of lights and there is that magical feel in the air. But I am afraid due to cold, wind and swift changes in the temperature, my skin and hair aren't delighted with this time of the year.

I have lined up few beauty saviours I am using this winter. They do wonders with my skin and hair and allow me to enjoy the season without a worry.

Along with my face cream I use YESto Blueberries Face and Neck Oil 30 ml for Fine Lines and Wrinkles. It is 98% natural (I still prefer natural skin care products), formulated with organic blueberries and plenty of other "magic" oils I believe our skin needs this time of the year. 

YESto Blueberries Face and Neck oil is rich in anti-oxidants, has a mild scent and sinks into my skin nicely without the oily residue. This face and neck oil keeps my skin well hydrated and balanced. Enough to avoid all those dry patches, I used to get during the winter on my cheeks and the nose.

My body saviour this winter is Lanolin Golden Ointment Multi-purpose Balm. This multi-purpose balm is brilliant for all those dry places, like feet, knees and elbows. I got some of it in my empty lip balm container and I carry it with me in my handbag to use as a hand balm or a lip balm when needed on a go. 

Lanolin is another natural brand I like. This balm is a 100% natural mix of Lanolin, Manuka Honey and Vitamin E. It smells like a honey meadow and moisturises all rough patches very well. It works beautifully with my body lotion and I think it deserves its place on my bathroom shelf all year round.

For my hands I have this amazing little tube from the Royal Apothecary Venetian Grove Cream Creme. It came to me from the Glossybox and it is just divine - creamy, moisturising and smells all flowers - delicious! Cream comes in the travel size tube (35g), so it is perfect on the go and it found a nice place in my handbag. 

Cream creme deeply hydrates and according to Royal Apothis gently exfoliates in one easy step. Body moisturiser contains Lactic Acid from milk proteins which provide a mild exfoliation. Thanks to Olive oil and vitamin A and E this cream gives you moisture and repair for smoother, younger looking skin. My hands just delighted with it.

My hair are getting all the love and care they need this winter from Maria Nila Luminos Colour Masque

If you follow my blog, you know that I am not that kin on natural hair care products. They always seems lacking in something essential. I think I finally found a natural hair care product I can't complain, but only recommend. 

This was another treat from the Glossybox I am so glad to discover. It is a gentle treatment for coloured hair that moisturises and nourishes hair for a silky and smooth result. I like the texture of it, if to compare to other natural hair conditioners, it is smooth and pleasant. 

You do feel it on your palm, that masque has enough nourishment in the formula to smooth your hair after the wash. Another positive word for it - my hair isn't static. This was another complain about the natural conditioners I tried in the past. This Luminous Colour Masque ticks all my boxes and delivers beautiful results.

According to the Maria Nila's website, the masque contains Pomegranate extract and Colour Guard Complex to protect hair and to reduce the loss of colour associated with washing, heat styling, UV rays and free radicals. I can't tell you if it keeps colour for longer, because I haven't used a hair colour for months now. But nerveless it is an amazing hair care product to keep the locks hydrated and smooth this winter.

What are your favourite winter beauty saviours?

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

New step...

My friends I am back with something new!

New Year is upon us and I knew that my blog needed some changes to represent my current personality. I have changed a lot in 2015 and recently I felt that my website isn't enough. Break I took in November allowed me to find the missing bits and now I want to put them together and introduce you to Marija's World.

I will keep you posted. In meantime I would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true...