Recent Beauty Buys

Hello loves!

I went shopping with my mom on the weekend to Helsinki. I picked up some makeup, skincare products and repurchased a nearly ending product. Overall I’m happy with my mini haul but I wish that I would have bought summery lipstick shades. There are just so many lipsticks available that my mind couldn’t concentrate properly. Usually I make a huge research before purchasing a product. If you have any summer lipstick colors (violets or rosy shades) to recommend, I’m listening.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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I just had to buy more NYX Lip Lingeries. I really love the formula and the lipstick overall. I already own one, so I wanted to grow my collection. I picked up Exotic and Beauty Mark. Exotic is currently the only red shade in the Lip Lingerie range and because of that my eye immediately caught on it. Exotic is like a mahogany color. Beauty Mark on the other hand is a warm dark brown, described as chocolate brown. I had this sudden desire to own a darker lip option. And currently this is the darkest shade I own.

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I decided to repurchase Mossa Cleansing Micellar Water. I honestly didn’t think that I would like this, I just gave it a go. I was skeptical due to the low price for a natural product. With this I remove my makeup in the evening. I like that it doesn’t dry out my skin and the fact that it’s suitable for all skin types. It has hyaluronic acid and arctic raspberry which is antioxidant. It claims to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin but for me it’s more like cleanse and tone. I don’t personally mind that it doesn’t moisturize because I follow up with a toner anyways. And the toner I crabbed is Madara Balancing Toner for normal/combination skin. This is a product I haven’t tried before but have always been interested to do so. The only reason I bought it was for the good recommendations and that it is alcohol free. It’s supposed to refresh, control oily and dry areas of the skin and shrink pores. We’ll have have to see how it performs.

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Another product from Mossa is the Mossa Skin Perfector Tinting Moiturizer in soft beige. It’s a BB cream for all skin types and with 5 benefits for the skin.

  1. Leaves skin mattified and smooths out texture (wrinkles, pores)
  2. Gives a healthy glow and evens out skin tone
  3. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and evens out the skin surface
  4. Natural oils and shea butter nourish and protect skin
  5. Arctic plum oil revitalizes and calms dry, irritated skin

This sounded too good, of course I took it with me.

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We went to The Body Shop with my mom because she wanted to buy me something for my psoriasis in my right hand. Now that the weather has been so moody and cold my psoriasis has gotten so ugly and dry. There isn’t an actual cure for it yet but it can be relieved. The sales lady recommended this The Body Shop Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm and two other products. This felt the best when I applied it on my hand. Thumbs up for the natural ingredients and let’s hope that this eases my rashes.

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The star of the hole show: Smashbox Cover Shot: Ablaze. I have been eyeing on this eyeshadow palette for months and I finally got it. My mom decided to treat me and bought this for me as a graduation present. It includes eight eyeshadows with a gold-orange-red color range. It’s so beautiful. I will play around with it for a week or two and review it with swatches included. Stay tuned!

Thank you for reading!

Heidi xo

Monthly Favourites / April 2017

Happy May everyone!

This is my first monthly favourites on my blog, so excited.

I admit that I’m a big fan of monthly favourites blog posts because they are interesting due to their personal fact. It’s nice to see what different people have been loving the past month. Therefore I would like to share you mine.

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Konjac Sponge Aloe Vera

I have been washing my face once a day (in the evening) with this Aloe Vera sponge. My skin is also quite sensitive, acneic and dries out easily. The aloe vera helps to soothe, moisturize, even out the skin tone and make dull skin more vibrant. The sponge really helps to properly cleanse my pores.

I let the konjac sponge soak in warm water for a few minutes while removing my makeup. After that I dampen my face, apply a cleanser on the wet sponge and start cleansing my face with it. When done, I rinse my face and squeeze the excess water out of the sponge and let it dry hanging from its string. Lastly I continue with my regular evening skincare routine.

MADARA Detox Ultra Purifying Mask

This, my new favourite mask! My forehead is like one of my problem areas, always clogged pores no matter what. But this is a true detox for your face, that’s why it’s called Detox Mask. It has honestly cleared most of my acne. I need to repurchase this in normal size because the mini version is almost used up.

You only need a thin layer of this and have to let it do its thing for 5-10 minutes. I have used this twice a week. It is suitable for oily and combination skin, skin with large pores, inflamed skin and acne skin.

This is a strong mask and does let your skin a bit red after use (this also reads on the product packaging). So I recommend to use this in the evening. Just remember to moisturize well afterwards and the redness will be all gone by the morning. If you have sensitive skin (or any type) I suggest to test any kind of mask in a small area first for possible irritation.

Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream

This has made my skin go from rough to smooth. It has also made my skin brighter, more moisturized and the redness has calmed down to a more even complexion. I have made a review of this and written more precisely of its benefits for my skin.

Flow Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Powder, Ivory

I have been applying this mineral powder when I go out. It’s so easy to apply and build up. It makes my skin look so dewy and bright. I like that it’s talc free and doesn’t have any unnecessary ingredients. It also lets acne skin breathe because it doesn’t clog pores. This mineral powder comes in cool and warm tone shades, so it’s easy to find the best one suited for your skin tone.

Clipper Tea, Organic Orange & Coconut Infusion

This smells like a true paradise to me and the scent is so good. It tastes fruity and sweet. I drink this in the morning for a vibrant start for the day. The ingredients are: Honeybush, orange peel, pineapple, coconut.

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Taboo TV series

The events are happening during the War of 1812. James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to London after hearing his father has passed. His intentions are to rebuild his late father’s shipping empire. The government and other competitor are trying to stop Delaney’s plans at any cost.

I absolutely love this series, hooked. I have been binge watching this with my boyfriend. We watched the hole season in three days or so. Oops!

The show is mysterious, dark and brutal, and it’s all well executed. It has awesome actors and the characters are even better.

And the best part… At the end of every episode you just can’t keep of thinking: “What will happen next? I need to know”.

Style inspiration, Allana Davison

Allana Davison is a youtuber who does beauty, makeup, fashion and lifestyle related videos and blog. She is so cool and I absolutely love her style. Her fashion hauls are the best, she is very good at combining clothes. I can describe her style as elegant, chic and edgy. I have had such an inspiration to change my style thanks to Allana.

Check out her instagram: @allanaramaa and youtube: allanaramaa

These were my favourites for the month of April. Till next time!

Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream Review

Hello guys!

Organic skincare has taken over my beauty cabinet. One of Lavera’s newest product, Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream has made it there. I got it in my hands in the Organic Beauty fair with some other things which I wrote about few weeks ago.

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Just letting you know that I have used this only less than a month, but to me in that time you can tell if the product is right for you. I fell in love with this on the first time I used it. I applied it after my usual night time routine. The scent brings to mind a coconut water and vanilla mixture, so delicious and fresh. It applied like a mousse and absorbed quickly onto my skin. The consistency isn’t too heavy which I love.

My skin felt plump, soft, smooth and renewed in the morning after. It didn’t break me out. It’s hydrating but light enough for my combination skin.

The Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream claims to have 5 over-night effects

  • Promoting skin’s natural regeneration
  • Revitalizes skin
  • Combats signs of fatigue
  • Provides intense moisture
  • Reveals smooth skin

It contains hyaluronic acid, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E and other great quality nutritious ingredients.

I am always scared to try new products because my skin is pretty sensitive and acnetic. My stress also shows on my skin easily so this night cream has been much needed as it is antioxidant. And I feel like this has made my skin younger looking, given a more radiant complexion.

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One dislike, I hate the packaging. It is too sturdy for my taste and it is oddly masculine but at the same time like a mature lady, lol. Maybe it’s the color and the heaviness combined. But I can ignore that because I truly like this product, and so does my skin.

This retails for 22 euros. You can find it in most stores in the natural cosmetics section.

I would rate this product 5/5

Would I repurchase this: Yes