Mintd box Winter Skincare Kit

Mintd box Winter Skincare Kit

I have a love hate relationship with winter. Why? I can’t stand my greasy skin in the summer however I can’t enjoy my dull and dehydrated skin that pops up during the winter either. My face is not the only part of my body that is suffering from uncomfortable dryness. The skin of my body also deserves some tlc. Mintd box would not be Mintd box if they wouldn’t team up with upcoming, innovative & premium brands to bring us 5 moisturizing beauty products that focus on hydrating and repairing the skin. Now let’s take a look at this month’s Mintd box: African Botanics Marula Plantes D’Afrique Shower Cream I love the brand African Botanics and the founders. This Los Angeles based luxury skin care company founded by Julia and Craig Noik really has brought some amazing body and skincare products on the market. I want to start by saying that the fragrance of the shower cream is not really for me. I have said many times that the Marula oil fragrance is out of this world delicious but I was not very impressed by the aroma of the shower cream. With that being said I love the tiny granules which have exfoliating properties. I love to take good care of my body and exfoliating should be on everyone’s to do list. The ingredients are a-mazing as usual! Crushed Baobab fruit, ancient lava minerals, green Rooibos Tea, Honeybush extracts to promote smooth skin texture and to polish the skin. I reach for this very thick and rich shower cream mornings and evenings. By the way have I already mentioned that...
MINTD BOX ESSENTIAL BEAUTY SLEEP KIT

MINTD BOX ESSENTIAL BEAUTY SLEEP KIT

This month MINTD Box (sold out!) is made especially for me. I’m just kidding! However I haven’t slept eight hours for the last couple of weeks. It is a fact that lack of sleep makes you age faster, makes you look way older and it stimulates acne which I hate. In conclusion sleep shortage is very bad for your health and skin.

FILORGA PIGMENT WHITE

FILORGA PIGMENT WHITE

My not so good friend named ‘acne’ definitely left his (or should I say her?) marks on my skin. Whenever my skin breaks out I always keep the dark acne mark as a souvenir and believe me when I tell you that I am not amused. I am blessed with a combination to oily skin and that means that I need to maintain my skin until the end of time because if I don’t, acne will take over my life and my skin.

MINTD BOX – POST SUMMER SKIN REHAB

MINTD BOX – POST SUMMER SKIN REHAB

I have decided to jump on the MINTDBOX bandwagon and I could not contain my excitement when the box landed on my desk. The products arrive in a gorgeous firm giftbox filled with tissue paper and the MINTD brand logo. It was delivered all the way from London to my door and let me tell you again that I was very excited to receive my box.

AFRICAN BOTANICS WANDERLUST TRAVEL SET

AFRICAN BOTANICS WANDERLUST TRAVEL SET

African Botanics is one of my favourite brands, or maybe I should call it my favourite, since I find their products exceptional and a great addition to the beauty industry. The packaging is so clean and luxe, the fragrance is so beautiful and out of this world, the owners are beautiful people and the ingredients are to die for and by the way! everyone needs a little bit of South Africa in their life.

SKINS COSMETICS DISCOVERY BOX

SKINS COSMETICS DISCOVERY BOX

I prefer not to buy skincare/subscription boxes because in my opinion those boxes are always stocked with a bunch of horrible samples, which I don’t like. I am super picky, I might be a blogger but that doesn’t mean that I am willing to try or buy every product I see.

GLAMGLOW ‘FLASHMUD’ BRIGHTENING TREATMENT

GLAMGLOW ‘FLASHMUD’ BRIGHTENING TREATMENT

A Few weeks ago I had the honour of meeting the founders of Glam Glow (Glenn and Shannon Dellimore) in person. This couple have tremendous energy and a very big passion for their amazing product line. I was gifted a few of their masks and therefore I want to share my honest opinion with you.

MY TWO FAVOURITE MARGARET DABBS  PRODUCTS

MY TWO FAVOURITE MARGARET DABBS PRODUCTS

I had the honour to meet the queen of pedicures misses Margareth Dabbs in person during a press conference a few months ago. Off course I asked her everything about her amazing product line. Today I want to talk to you about the Margaret Dabbs Foot Hygiene Cream and the Margaret Dabbs Nail Cuticle Serum, her two favourite products.

MY CLEANSING ROUTINE DU MOMENT

MY CLEANSING ROUTINE DU MOMENT

Today I want to share with you my cleansing routine including my favourite cleansers du moment. Spring is the perfect moment to try some new products and so I did. Since I want all my make-up to come off I use two different cleansing products to remove my make-up.

VERSO SKINCARE SUPER FACIAL SERUM

VERSO SKINCARE SUPER FACIAL SERUM

Last year I had the honour to meet Lars Frederiksen- the fouder of Verso Skincare in Stockholm. He learned me alot about skincare and his beautiful line Verso Skincare and he also encouraged me to try the Verso Super Facial Serum (€130/30ml).

EMMA HARDIE MORINGA CLEANSING BALM

EMMA HARDIE MORINGA CLEANSING BALM

Today I want to share my thoughts about the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. I know that I am kind of late to the party since everyone is raving about this balm forever. If you don’t mind me put my two cents in, then I would say that I am very impressed and that I like this cleansing balm alot.

CAUDALIE MAKEUP REMOVING CLEANSING OIL

CAUDALIE MAKEUP REMOVING CLEANSING OIL

I completely agree with the Asian ritual of double cleanse. Asian people remove make-up and bacteria with an oil cleanser, then follow up with a regular cleanser (foam, cream, soapbar) this routine helps top rep the skin for moisture.

FIRST AID BEAUTY PURIFYING MASK

FIRST AID BEAUTY PURIFYING MASK

As you might know already I love natural skincare. In the Netherlands we have Cosmania, they sell a lovely range of (natural) skincare products. Marije the co-owner from Cosmania introduced me to this beautiful brand First Aid Beauty, a beauty award winning brand known for its allergy tested and fragrance free skincare products. The product that I am going to review today is the First Aid Purifying Mask (€32/90gr). Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay is a peel off mask that delivers immediately visible results akin to a professional treatment. In just 20 minutes, the mask, with its potent concentration of Red Clay, detoxifies and deeply purifies the complexion by drawing out skin impurities, regulating excess sebum and eliminating clogged pores. If you have oily/combination or acne prone skin like I do this is a good pick. This red clay mask is made to cleanse the skin of impurities. This non irritating mask is packed with a mineral rich red clay. Red clay is known for reducing congestive pigmentation in problem areas, it also detoxifies the skin and removes impurities. The mask comes out as a red gel and is considered a peel off mask. I need to say that I was not very impressed after my first use but I did love the fact that it was able to remove the dead skin cells and the dirt from my skin. Since I wanted it to work I kept trying it out and now I just love it and I cannot get enough of it. I even brought it with me when I travelled to Stockholm a few weeks ago. I use it once a week (always on saturday or sunday) when I have...
MERAKI MAKE-UP WIPES

MERAKI MAKE-UP WIPES

So here is the thing with wipes, wipes are no miracle products. You can not expect a wipe to remove all your make-up and sunscreen and also deep cleanse your pores. Wipes are the best invention for the lazy lady’s amongst us and for frequent travellers but you have to know how to use them! You need to use wipes as a pre-cleanser and not as your one and only cleanser. I discovered the Meraki Make-up Wipes (20 psc/€2)  in this beautiful store in Amsterdam Oud Zuid called Babassu. Meraki is designed and developed in Denmark and inspired by Scandinavian aestetics. Meraki offers you products with gentle, active and nourishing ingredients, all of which are carefully selected for their qualities, documented effect and natural fragrances. Meraki is formulated without parabens, colorants, SLS and endocrine distrubting substances. The essential oils and basic oils used are 100% organic which I like! The wipes are not too wet and not too dry, the frangrance is very ‘clean’ and fragranced with Aloë Vera. After using the wipes I follow up with a nice cleanser because I want to be 100% sure that my skin is as clean as possible, sometimes I exfoliate and cleanse after using the wipes but that depends on how much time I have on my hands. Today I have used the wipes right after work to remove my sunscreen my make-up and like I said earlier I followed up with my Tata Harper cleanser. You can find Meraki (and Tata Harper) exclusively at...
AURELIA REFINE & GLOW MIRACLE COLLECTION

AURELIA REFINE & GLOW MIRACLE COLLECTION

I am so happy with my Aurelia Probiotic Skincare limited edition Refine & Glow Miracle Collection. This is just perfect for frequent travellers or for people who like to keep a seperate beauty case in their car, or at their boyfriend/girlfriends home etc. The limited editon collection contains : – A luxury 30 ml Miracle Cleanser Just amazing! this is the perfect winter cleanser because it is so soft and hydrating for my skin. It might come in a pretty pink packaging but it does its job perfectly. For me cleansers like this are considered second round cleansers because I want the product to touch my skin and not my make-up. I know that the Aurelia Skincare Miracle Cleanser removes make-up very good but I prefer to double cleanse with this. The fragrance is amazing very aromatic, the texture is creamy and not greasy at all. I love to massage my skin with this cleanser. Use it on dry skin and massage for one minute for a brighter and younger looking skin. – A 15ml Refine & Polish Miracle Balm My favourite! This multi-use miracle product brightens my skin and leaves it soft like silk. I love to touch my skin after using the Refine & Polish Miracle Balm. This  beautiful product contains Bio Organic Oils and rice bran refining beads that emulsify on contact with water. I always massage it on clean and dry skin. I reach for this because it helps me to avoid a dull complextion. I try to use it 2-3 times a week but only when I have enough time to pamper myself. It is such...
AFRICAN BOTANICS MINERAL CLEANSING MASK

AFRICAN BOTANICS MINERAL CLEANSING MASK

I love African Botanics. I discovered it through Skins Institute in Amsterdam, I went over there for a quick facial and they introduced me to this fabulous brand. Read all about it here. I knew from that moment that I want the whole range but since it not considered a cheap brand I had to save a little bit to grow my collection. I have so much to tell about the range and the products but today I will start off with the Mineral Cleansing Mask (50 ml/$75). My skin can turn very greasy so a clay mask is kind of a must have for me. Clay masks have the ability to detoxify, deep cleanse and they also soak up all traces of dirt and grease. Since a clay mask is a big must have for me I have tried several ones but this one is the most bizarre/amazing one ever! It feels like pudding, it smells delicious, allows me to move my face – place a phone call and it doesn’t strip the skin. African Botanics Mineral Cleansing Mask doesn’t turn flaky like most of the clay masks and it leaves my skin so incredably soft! Normally I use this mask during the weekends when I have enough time to enjoy it, I leave it on for 15 minutes (after a good exfoliation session) and follow up with Pure Marula Oil, dermaroll and sooth with the Intense Skin Repair Balm. Marula oil is amazing I like it better then Argan oil because it sinks in quicker and the smell is to die for. Marula is known as the fruit that makes...
VERSO TRAVEL SERIES

VERSO TRAVEL SERIES

I started with prescription Retin A when I turned twentysix. I guess that you can tell that I Always take good care of my skin. I would call it a healthy obsession. I don’t feel embarrased to call it an obsession (positive) It is very important to keep in mind that your innerself and health are the most important but that doesn’t mean that one can not invest in the best version of themselves. Verso Skincare caught my eye because I know the importance of Retinol/Vitamin A in skincare. Vitamin A acid is the only product that is able to reduce wrinkles (scientifically proven) and also helps to re-texturize the skin. Retinol is derived from vitamin A acid and I would call it one of the most wanted ingredients because of the possitive effects on the skin. I was very happy to receive the Verso Travel Series (€50). The set contains: Verso Foaming Cleanser 25 ml Verso Day Cream SPF 15 Verso Night Cream Verso Foaming Cleanser – full size € 32/90ml The name scared the hell out of me because I try to avoid foaming cleansers as much as I can. Foam cleansers can strip the skin from its natural oils and according to beauty expert Caroline Hirons you need to use a surfactant to get foam – and a surfactant turns the skin alkaline. Alkaline skin is like a petri dish for bacteria. The irony being that so many cleansers pushed on to acne/combination skins are foaming. Naughty companies should know better. This cleanser has a cream gel texture and I haven’t noticed any foaming. The cleanser is made without Sulfate...
INTERVIEW WITH LARS FREDRIKSSON – FOUNDER OF VERSO SKINCARE

INTERVIEW WITH LARS FREDRIKSSON – FOUNDER OF VERSO SKINCARE

During my short visit to Stockholm I had the honour to meet Lars Fredriksson, founder of amongst others Verso Skincare. We had a nice chat while enjoying a good glass of wine and I must say that I have learned alot about the story behind this amazing skincare line. Lars has alot of knowledge and is willing to share that with everyone who is interested. His skin is flawless! and did you know that he has a finance and marketing backround? Verso Skincare was born two years ago but the brand is already has 21 sellingpoints all over the world. Are you interested in more about Verso Skincare? just keep on reading! Can ‘Retinol 8’ be compared to prescription retin A? “Vitamin A acid is a pharmaceutical molecule that needs to be prescribed by the doctor. The most common cosmetic vitamin A ingredient is Retinol. Both pure vitamin A acid and Retinol is UV sensitive and is able to damage the skin on the long term. Our ‘Retinol 8’ is a stabilized vitamin A derative which can be used in cosmetics. eight times more effective than standard retinol in the same dosage and less agressive. It is created from a combination of Vitamin A acid and Retinol. Not everyone is tolerant to vitamine A acid. This makes Verso Skincare an easy line, it gives the typical Vitamin A results but without all the precautions, reducing fine lines, pigmentation and skin roughness it will give the skin a better glow and radiance. ” How come Verso Skincare has fragrance to it? “Verso Skincare uses a hypoallergenic fragrance to mask some active...
TATA HARPER WINTER MOISTURIZING ESSENTIALS KIT

TATA HARPER WINTER MOISTURIZING ESSENTIALS KIT

I was so exited when Amazingy (a fabulous naturals/organic beauty webshop) gave me the chance to trial the Tata Harper Winter Moisturizing Essentials Kit (€ 95). I wanted to try out the Tata Harper skincare line for such a long time now but sometimes I try to put a hold on my beauty shopping obsession because I can’t finish them all. I do feel a little embarassed that it took me so long. Thanks Amazingy! It was about time. Tata Harper is a 100% natural and antiaging skincare from Vermont USA. Tata Harper decided to create her own skincare line because she wanted to give the skincare industry a fresh start with with highly effective and luxurious antiaging beauty products that are completely free of synthetic and chemical ingredients. The set contains : The Refreshing Cleanser 15ml The Repairative Moisturizer 15ml The Replenishing Nutrient Complex 3ml Be Fierce lipbalm 2.8 ml The Revitalizing Body Oil 15ml Let me start with the packaging from Tata Harper, I love it! The packaging is so luxurious but made from recycleable glass bottles. These bottles look so cute on my vanity table. The set comes with a green velvet pouch, perfect for travelling. Refreshing Cleanser The refreshing Cleanser is free of soap, alcohol and detergents. The ingredients are quite amazing: Pommegranate Enzymes dissolves buildup and blackheads Grapefruit and Bergamot cleanse and tone the skin French Pink Clay helps thoroughly cleanse and detoxify the skin Willow Bark sloughs away dead skin and minimizes apperance of pores Two pumps on dry skin is enough for a thoroughly cleaned skin. For me this is a second...
SU-MAN SKINCARE

SU-MAN SKINCARE

I discovered Su-Man trough the fabulous Net a Porter and it was also featured on the Caroline Hirons channel on youtube. I always check in on the Net a Porter app on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to see whats new in ‘Net a Porter land’. The pretty white simple but beautiful packaging from Su-Man grabbed my attention and I started wondering what the brand is all about. On her website Su-Man Skincare is described as: Su-Man Skincare is a highly effective premium skincare system that combines ancient Chinese skincare values with modern cosmetics science. Designed to be “effortlessly powerful” products are delivered to the skin by unique simple massage techniques taken from Su-Man’s legendary Skin Reborn Sculpting Facial I was very pleased to receive the Essential Discover Collection (€60). I prefer 30ml sizes because I just have to much to get trough and it seems like a never ending story. Too bad for me natural products have a very short shelf life so it is much better for me to buy 30 ml sizes if possible. The Su-Man skincare line is truly amazing! Lets start with the Exfoliating Facial Polish. This one is my favourite. It is such a wonderful product to brighten and buff the skin and the coffee frangrance is amazing! It is like putting espresso on your skin. Coffee might not be my favourite bevergage but I love this scrub and I will certainly will be repurchasing this facial polish. The key ingredient are: Camu Camu a red cherry like fruit native to South America with a extraordinary high amount of vitamine C. Helps to smooth...
FACE OILS IN ROTATION

FACE OILS IN ROTATION

It is no secret that I just love facial oils. I might have a combination skin but I still love the fact that it face oils are so concentrated. Those tiny little bottles are filled with moisturiser boosters and anti oxidants. For me buying a face oil over a face cream feels like paying for the real deal (100 % pure) instead of the opposite. I love to share my three favourite oils with you! Estelle & Thild Biodefence Multi Nutrient Face Oil This Swedish award winning organic certified brand is founded by Pernilla Rönnberg and named afer her two daughters. This beautiful oil is packed with some awesome ingredients known for delaying the signs of aging. BioDefence Multi Nutriënt Youth Oil has a nice smell, it makes me think about berries and I find it very hydrating.  I love the fact that two drops are just enough for my combination (sometimes oily) skin. I follow up with two drops on my neck and two drops on my decollete. Remember this rule: “what you use on your face must be used on your neck and decollete”. Antiagening doen’t stop at your face! The oil is fast-absorbing but I do prefer to use it during before bedtime. It gives an immediate little glow, absorbes well and doesn’t feel greasy on my skin. I try to massage it in for a few minutes just to be sure that my skin is able to absorb al the key ingredients. I don’t like to use it under my make-up because it might get a little bit to greasy. Did you know that you can...
MEL MILLIS ORGANIC PHYTONUTRIENT SKINCARE ROSE HYDROLATE MIST TONIC

MEL MILLIS ORGANIC PHYTONUTRIENT SKINCARE ROSE HYDROLATE MIST TONIC

I am going to dedicate a longer post tot his brand because I am trialing a few other products as we speak but I need to share the Rose Hydrolate Mist Tonic with you because I just love it! I never used toners/tonics before. Or well I did when I was 15 and addicted to Clinique. This is way different, you really can’t compare! I wish I could let you smell it because it smells beautiful. I did not know what a hydrolate was before I received this toner (A hydrolate is a destillate sourced of the essential oil). The Organic Rose Hydrolate Mist tonic is award winning and I do understand why because it is amazing! It comes in a chic dark glass bottle and it has a very good sprizing nozzle. Just three spritzes after my cleanser and I am good to go! My face feels very soft and hydrated after using the Mel Millis Rose Hydrolate Mist. Rose is a antioxidant, it also has the ability to sooth and calm the skin. This is not a toner to remove your make-up with or something like that. This is what you use when you want to prepare your skin for your facial oils or day creams. It helps the products like facial oils or moisturisers to absorb better into the skin and it also rebalances the PH level. It was love at the first smell and it will always be my first love. I only use it during the day because I want the bottle to last as long as it could. I don’t want to run...
HAND CHEMISTRY TRIPLE-FUNCTION HYALURONIC-RICH HYDRATOR & HYALURONIC CONCENTRATE

HAND CHEMISTRY TRIPLE-FUNCTION HYALURONIC-RICH HYDRATOR & HYALURONIC CONCENTRATE

Why Should your face be the only one look after? I totally agree with Hand Chemistry (why should your face be the only one look after). Hands can tell every little detail about your age and if you are taking good care of yourself. Did you know that the skin on the back your hands is much more delicate than the skin your face? That is the reason why your hands age much faster than your skin. Hand Chemistry has created some nice products to help you take care of your hands and body because it is very important to take good care of your skin, it is not only the face that counts, it is your whole body that counts. Hands included! I was lucky enough to try two amazing products from the Hand Chemistry line. Since I am very excited about them I could’t wait to share them with you. Hand Chemistry Triple-function Hyaluronic-rich hydrator “Unlike traditional creams that target only surface moisture, this triple-function hydrator offers below-and above –surface hydration while forming an invisible protection “glove” to help prevent moisture loss.”   This was not my first encouter with the Hand Chemistry products. A few months ago someone introduced me to the Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex cream and it was love on the first sight, feel and smell. I am still raving about this handcream because I have tried many handcreams in my life from expensive to very cheap and I must say that this one is cheap and good! It is like having a pay 1 get 2 deal but without burning a hole...
FOUNTAIN THE BEAUTY MOLECULE

FOUNTAIN THE BEAUTY MOLECULE

I love the theory of inside and out. I fully believe that great skins starts from within. A nutritionist once told me that I could eat all the greens in the world but sadly enough I probably won’t be able to get all my vitamines out of food, only 3% of the folks in The Netherlands will get the ideal amount of  vitamines out of food. Im very sure that I am not one of the lucky few. Studies show that 97% will never be able to get all of the necessary vitamins and minerals out of food. I need to be honest with you, my readers.. When I am busy (fulltime job, travelling times) sometimes I tend to forget my healthy food and that is not very good for my skin. I try to take my vitamins regulary but sometimes I just forget about them. The Beauty Molecule (€27,99/240ml) filled with Resveratrol is essential in my health routine. I take one teaspoon (5ml) of this beauty supplement every day and mix it with water or juice, it has a gel-like texture but it mixes up very well. I once tried it with my smoothie but I don’t recommend it. My smooties are very sweet (banana and mango) but the Fountain Beauty Molecule has a pomegrante flavour with a bitter aftertaste and to be honest it ruined the taste of my smoothie. It is also possible to take the teaspoon with the Fountain Beauty Molecule directly. The Beauty Molecule contains Resveratrol a compound found in red wine. Resveratrol  is found in the skin of red grapes, peanuts and berries...
KORRES GUAVA GUAYABA SHOWERGEL

KORRES GUAVA GUAYABA SHOWERGEL

I love to take good care of my skin! I mean who doesn’t like some me time after and/or before a long day of work or some weekend pampering? Too bad that I don’t have a badtub at home but I still love to stock Showergels frequently. I don’t dislike soapbars but I prefer showergels. I fell in love with the  Coco Chanel Soap Bar because it is super creamy and the fragrance is amazing! Love to reach for it when I want my favourite perfume to last longer. Cosmania in Amsterdam carries Korres a Greek natural brand and I fell in love with their showergel. Let me tell you more about it. I have been living on the beautiful Island Curacao for about nine years and I was very addicted to the smoothies called ‘batido’. I always took a combination with guava so I was very pleased to see the Guava Guayaba showergel (€11/250ml) during my visit at Cosmania in Amsterdam. Soft moisturising showergel. Ideal for everyday use. Wheat proteins form a protective film on the skin, maintaining its regular hydration level. Korres is a Greek brand, sold at the pharmacies in Greece and very popular among natural ingredients lovers. Korres uses natural or certified organic ingredients of the highest quality. All formulas are made without harmfull ingredients like mineral oil, silicones, parabens etc and the content is 91.4% natural. This showergel smells so good! I can recognise the blend of tropical fruits immediately and it makes showering one big party. I love to use it in the morning before going to work because I have to wake up very...
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE SKINCARE PRODUCTS

BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Thanks to Caroline Hirons I have discovered Biologique Recherche. In one of her videos she was telling her audience that the ‘Lotion P50’ is on her top 10 toner/exfoliator list and according to her the best exfoliatior around. Biologique Recherche is a French skincare brand  founded by Yvan, Josette and Philippe Allouche, a biologist, a physiotherapist and a doctor. They founded the company 35 years ago, although it functioned like a research and development laboratory first. Today they are huge and highly sought after. Biologique Recherche is extremely hard to find, this skincare brand  is so damn exclusive and they refuse to sell their products online, stockists are extremely limited. Here in the Netherlands the brand is sold by Dany Diop (www.danydiopcosmetics.com). Dany Diop is the only Dutch-based epidemiologist trained by Parisian skin aficionado Joëlle Ciocco and Dr. Philippe Allouche of Biologique Recherche. He is situated in Amsterdam and I am blown away by his service, knowledge and passion. He carries the whole Biologique Recherche line and I am pretty obsessed with the line. Since I am currently testing a few products and since I am also working on my Biologique Recherche collection I can’t review them yet but I will soon! I just want to let you know that you can expect more from this brand and from Dany Diop. I am raving about this brand so much! so it better be good! Keep an eye on the blog! Eau Micellair Biosensible & Lait Vip O2 Lotion P50 is available in three sizes and in three strenghts (50-150-250 ml/ P50-P50W-P50V) Biologique Recherche also carries sunscreen SPF 50 Quintessential Serums 8ml Quintessential...
FOREO LUNA MINI

FOREO LUNA MINI

There is one product that I will be raving about today, can you guess it? It is the Foreo Luna Mini. A few months ago I received this beauty and from that day on I have been using this little colorful device every day. My skin feels cleaner, softer (very soft), much healthier and it got rid of seven zits after two days of use (twice a day). Foreo claims that this stylish device will leave the skin looking healthier in just 3 days and they did keep their promise because it reduced my pimples immediately after using it. I can not comment on the Clarisonic although I heard from several friends that it can be very abrassive and also cause skin purging. Those who own both do prefere the Foreo but I don’t believe that you can compare those two devices with eachother. The Foreo Luna Mini is very gentle especially compared to Clarisonic,  which makes it suitable for all skintypes.  I haven’t experienced any form of purging yet, hopefully it stays that way. I love the Foreo Luna Mini because it cleanses better than my hands. Although I would recommend you to remove your make-up before using the Foreo Luna Mini because I dont like to be swirling my make-up around and it didn’t remove my make-up like I expected. If you want to enjoy your Foreo for a long time please stay away from grainy and clay cleansers. These type of cleansers will harm the silicone brush. The Foreo luna features two different speeds, I guess its because of the ‘clean pores’ feeling but I always put it...
NET A PORTER BEAUTY WISHLIST

NET A PORTER BEAUTY WISHLIST

Don’t know what beautyproducts to buy from Net A Porter? Check my wishlist. 1. SK-ll Pitera Essence Set € 77 Set includes the Facial Treatment Mask, the Facial Treatment Essence and the Facial Treatment Lotion. SK-ll is a luxury skincare brand from Japan. The revies online and offline are amazing. A must try for me. 2. Net A Porter Beauty Summer Kit € 65 Net-A-Porter Beauty’s ‘The Summer Kit’ is a curated edit of our best-sellers, favorites and must-have summertime essentials. From serums to shampoos and lotions to lipsticks, the collection encompasses a diverse yet complementing range of products to fit every beauty need for weekend getaways. Treat yourself or gift it to a jet-setting friend. I love the NAP kits, the samples are generous and the brands are just amazing! The Summer kit contains: – Moisturizing mask by Tata Harper 7,5 ml – EGF Face Serum by Bioeffect 3 ml – Body Intensuve Serum by Bioeffect 7 ml – Nourishing Day Cream by Bioeffect 7 ml – Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil by Sunday Riley 5 ml – Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt by Christoph Robin 50 ml – Swimcap Cream by Philip Kingsley 75 ml – Sleep Mask Tan for Face by James Read 25ml – Skin Tight Body Lotion in ‘Plain’ by PRTTY PEAUSHUN 89 ml – Tinted Brow Gel by Eyeko 4 ml – Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick by Hourglass 1 gr – Eye Recovery by Sarah Chapman 5 ml Doesn’t it sound amazing?! 3. SU-MAN Toning Essence 45€ I love toners, especially toners with Hyaluronic acid for a proper hydration. SU-MAN caught my attention...
CAUDALIE NATURAL SKINCARE REVIEW

CAUDALIE NATURAL SKINCARE REVIEW

A week ago I visited Valencia (Spain) and I had a wonderful time. Offcourse I had to bring some beautyproducts home (I nearly got a heartattact when the customs demanded me to throw them away …) and they got home save thank god! I found three Caudalie products that I wanted to try out. On instagram I follow many beauty/skincare bloggers and most of them are raving about their Caudalie products. I wanted to see for my self if they are worth the ‘splurge’. Lets move on to a short review of the products. Caudalie Skincare is a French brand founded in 1993 in Bordeaux France by Mathilde Thomas and her husband. Caudalie started with two facecreams and nutritional supplements based on grape-seed Poluphenols. In the meantime, numerous scientific publications and prestigious researchers have confirmed the anti-ageing efficacy of Resveratrol. Vine Resveratrol is an anti-ageing revolution that naturally intensifies the firmness and youthfulness of the skin. No other molecule has been cited in as many scientific publications and fueled as much hope for health, notably in the field of cell degeneration. Caudalie is natural, parabenfree since 2006 and made for al skintypes. The brand is huge now and sold nearly everywhere. The grape essences come straight from her vinyard in Bordeaux. 1. Fleur de Vigne® French-milled Soap (150gr/€6-€10) This soap has a very gentle plant-based formula enriched with grape oil and shea butter to leave the skin moisturized and delicately fragranced with Fleur de Vigne. I love soap bars formulated without Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This ingredient will strip water out of the skin and makes it feel tight. Do you get it now? why washing your face with...
AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE MY FAVOURITES!

AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE MY FAVOURITES!

To be honest I love all the products but if I need to pick three oké four I would pick: The Refine & Polish Miracle Balm (Anna Ellis’s /PR manager favourite) The Cell Night Repair Oil (Claire Vero’s /Founder favourite) The Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser The Firm & Revitalise dry body oil Probiotics in skincare? When I google the word ‘probiotic’ I encounter: “microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed” Probiotics when used effectively in skincare can help prevent accelerated skin agening. Aurelia Probiotic Technology has been developed in collaboration with a leading biotech and uses immune modulatory glycoproteins from bifido bacteria (some bifido bacteria are used as probiotics) to generate targeted responses in the skin, balancing stress-damaged skin and stabilisiing the skin’s defence system. Aurela Probiotic Skincare addresses the inflammation caused by stress and environmental aggressors and balances the skin’s defence system. Wow that is a mouth full isn’t it? but I felt that I have to tell you the whole story behind this amazing organic skincare brand.     Now lets start with my number one favourite beauty product. The Refine & Polish Miracle Balm Wow where shoud I start? The Aurelia Skincare team was so kind to send me a generous sample of this double action, multi-use, enzyme polish. This multi-use miracle product brightens my skin and leaves it soft like silk. I love to touch my skin after using the Refine & Polish Miracle Balm. This  beautiful product contains Bio Organic Oils and rice bran refining beads that emulsify on contact with water. I always massage it on clean and dry skin....
SISLEY BLACK ROSE CREAM MASK & SISLEY BLACK ROSE PRECIOUS FACE OIL

SISLEY BLACK ROSE CREAM MASK & SISLEY BLACK ROSE PRECIOUS FACE OIL

Thanks to Melvin (Beauty-Insider.nl) I discovered the famous Black Rose Cream Mask and Black Rose Precious Face Oil. Sisley is a high end brand with some awesome ingredients. I have been a fan from this brand for a few years now. The quality of the products and the ingredients are worth the hefty pricetag. A few years ago my skin reacted very bad to Sisley products. I guess they were a little bit to rich for my skin. Melvin Balvers from the Beauty Insider, I call him the beauty expert with a big love for Sisley products recommended me to use the Sisley Black Rose Mask and the Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil. Since I am loving the products so much I want to give you my feedback. Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask   Black Rose Cream Mask offers the skin “instant youth”. Rich in active anti-aging ingredients (Black Rose, Padina pavonica, and Alkekengi calyx extracts), it immediately gets to work on signs of fatigue and leaves the skin looking youthful and energized. It brings together three actions to restore a luminous complexion and redensified skin in just 10 to 15 minutes: – a smoothing and plumping action, – a revitalizing action, – a softening and hydrating action. This face mask is the most luxurious one around! A few can beat this one! My skin looks so plump after using the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask (€ 113/60ml). It literally brings life back into my skin. If you want to retain the glow on your skin this must become your new HG mask. I find my skin reaching...
KIEHLS CREME DE CORPS & SOY MILK AND HONEY BODY POLISH

KIEHLS CREME DE CORPS & SOY MILK AND HONEY BODY POLISH

I got this amazing Khiels duo from my friend Daisy for my birthday. Khiels was founded 160 years ago in New York, it began as a New York City pharmacy and they turn out huge! Their products are made with natural derived ingredients (I like!) I know this brand for a few years but I never knew that the body products are that good! Kiehls Creme de Corps  (75ml/€9,50- 125ml/€18- 250ml/€29,50 500ml/€49 1L/€75) “A rich, non-greasy, hydrating body moisturizer”   At first I wasn’t really impressed. I mean it is good oké more than good but does it really justify the price tag?  I hoped  for the texture to be thicker because I am a big fan of thick body creams, I guess because my skin is very dry especially my legs (I am looking at you!).  When I use this moisturizer my legs feel so smooth and they look really moisturized. I consider it a very good value for money . I own this cream for nearly a month now and damn it really started to grow on me! It looks very thick in the bottle but it does its job so good and I love the fact that it is non-greasy and that the scent is not overwhelming  (no fragrance). It sinks in really easily and a small amount goes a long way.  It has zero fragrance,  a big pro in my book because it makes a very nice match  with my perfume and  other body frangrances. I use this bodycream all the time not just for special occasions but since it is not a very cheap bodycream I do understand if some...
ESTELLE & THILD BIODEFENCE MULTI NUTRIENT YOUTH OIL

ESTELLE & THILD BIODEFENCE MULTI NUTRIENT YOUTH OIL

Estelle & Thild is a multi award winning organic certified Swedish skincare brand. Founded by Pernilla Rönnberg  and named afer her two doughters. The BioDefence Multi- Nutriënt Youth Oil (49,50/30ml) is packed with some awesome ingredients known for delaying the signs of aging. Remember that what you put on your skin is as important as the food you eat. Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Palmitic Acid, Tocopherol, Aqua, Parfum, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool – Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil:  (Apricot Kernel Oil) is rich in fatty acids, good for oily skin, contains vitamine A and E, anti-inflammatory effect, good for skin conditions such as eczema. – Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil: (Sweet Almond Oil) is easily absorbed and has a high content of essential fatty acids. – Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil: (Jojoba Oil) is also easily absorbed, good for oily skin, identical to sebum oil, rich source of fatty acids. – Rosa Canina Fruit Oil: (Rose Hip Oil) is full of vitamines, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. All the above mentioned ingredients will “increase moisture retention, boost radiance and combat early signs of agening” I prefer face oil over a moisturizer because the high concentration of active ingredients in face oil makes it a very good investment. This BioDefence Multi Nutriënt Youth Oil has a nice smell, it make me think about berries and I  find it very hydrating.  I love the fact that two drops is enough for my combination (sometimes oily) skin. I follow up with two drops on my neck. Remember this rule: “what you use...
REN PORE PERFECTING TRIO KIT

REN PORE PERFECTING TRIO KIT

Taking care of my skin is one of the most important things for me. I love good products and especially when they are free from harmfull ingredients. I need to admit that there was a time in my life that I did neglect my skin a little bit. Someone introduced me to the REN Micro Polish Cleaner, I loved the smell of this cleanser from the very first moment. REN skincare is free from petrochemicals, sulfates, parabenes, synthetic fragrance and synthetic colors “skincare as it should be”.  I decided to order the Pore Perfecting Kit the other day because there is so much more to discover from this brand. What better way then buying travelsizes to trial. 1. REN MICROPOLISH CLEANSER (€27/150ml) “A two in one formula that deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin to leave it looking purified, renewed and radiant.” I love this product, it smells so delicious, the citrus fragrance is very refreshing but not to strong, that is why I love to use this cleanser during the mornings. It wakes me up immediately. It has a lot of similarities with a scrub but it is not harsh at all. I can use this every day if I want to but I always try to variate my cleansers during the week. The texture is like a thick foam filled with microbeads. It doesn’t dry out and it doesn’t scratch. I would definitely repurchase this cleanser since it cleans your skin thoroughly.  2. REN GLYCOLACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK (€41/50ml) “A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone.” The fragrance of this...
De MAMIEL SPRING FACIAL OIL

De MAMIEL SPRING FACIAL OIL

Pepare your skin for spring with DE MAMIEL Spring Facial Oil(€81,95/20ml). This oil is sublime I can’t wait to tell you more about it. de Mamiel creates a facial oil for each season. It makes complete sense because you treat your skin differently during different seasons. I dont use a thick cream in the summer or a lightweight one during winter times I guess non of you do. De Mamiel spring facial oil gives your skin what it needs during spring season. The spring facial oil is all about brightening and renewing the skin. “de Mamiel Seasonal Oils are hand blended and produced in a strictly limited edition, using only premium ingredients from the purest natural organic sources possible. These ingredients are chosen just weeks before the product goes on sale to ensure the most therapeutic blend to suit the effects of the climate and the emotional aspects of the season ahead. Available only four times a year” The Spring blend contains essential oils of grapefruit (helps clear lymphatic congestion; skin tonic for oily, congested skin, acne, blemishes and blocked pores. Smoothes away stagnant ‘qi’ physically and emotionally thus ridding us of tension, frustration and moodiness), juniper (Toning and detoxifying; circulatory stimulant, cleans up sluggish skin via the blood and helps with lymph drainage; anti-microbial. Helps restore determination and will. Stimulates yang energy), geranium (improves skin circulation and skin tone; helps to clear congested skin, dermatitis and eczema; balances the production of sebum in the skin; invaluable skin healing properties, superb for oxygenating facial skin especially where there are broken capillaries and veins.) and calendula (soothes and heals skin;...
TIP: HAND CHEMISTRY

TIP: HAND CHEMISTRY

I found the perfect purse-size hand cream (€6,65/30ml). Hand Chemistry is a “concentrated multi-functional hand cream that targets 8 signs of hand aging” . Sold out at Boots in two weeks! I recommend this hand cream to every one. I’m pushing everyone to buy it because this hand cream is really one of the best hand creams I ever tried in my life, I liked it after one use. As you might guess I have tried lots! expensive, cheap but this one is hard to beat. I love the fact that it comes in two sizes (30 ml & 100 ml) My  hands can get very dry so I love keeping this one in my bag or at my desk at work. Since it is not really expensive (in my book) I would say stock up and leave one on the sink, on the desk, in the car and in your bag. I love the smell (fruity) and the clean bright pink packaging. And the price is very good too. Hand Chemistry claims to visibly improve firmness, elasticity, density, evenes, brightness, texture, smoothness and hydration and I believe every word of it. My hands feel baby soft, even after washing my hands and they look brighter, smooth and hydrated.  No more dry and cracking hands after washing. I love to clean my house but it is terrible for my hands, soaking my hands in water make my hands  become very dry and ugly but thanks to hand Chemistry those days are over. Just apply on clean hands morning and evening for visible results in 10 days. I bought mine at...
AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE FIRM & REVITALISE DRY BODY OIL

AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE FIRM & REVITALISE DRY BODY OIL

I have discoverd a lot of my now favourite organic beauty brands via Net-A-Porter. One of my so called favourites is Aurelia Probiotic Skincare.  I am talking about an award winning British skincare company founded in 2013 by dermatology expert Claire Vero. Claire has spend many hours in the lab to Ensure the science behind Aurelia Probiotic Skincare offers women the best age prevention technology to help all women to retain their natural youthful radiance. Let me tell you more about myself en my love for organic skincare, I will start by telling you that I don’t pretend that organic is always much better dan non organic skincare because everyone reacts different on skincare products.  I try to be as organic posible when I choose my skincare products. I think that it is very important to know what you put on your skin but not in a obsessive way. Just relax but always pay good attention to the ingredients. You know what works best for your skin!  I do love La Mer but that is the only skincare brand that I will love forever despite the non organic ingredients. Searching for luxury organic products became a big hobby. It started with my  friend Daisy who was always asking me if my new bought beauty products contain parabens and other chemicals. At first I tought she was a little bit annoying haha (Hi Dais!)  because I love to trial beauty products too much and especially make-up is 90% uncerified. I have no intention to stop using make-up but I did change my skincare routine since I discoverd Argan oil. My obsession for organic skincare started with my bottle of Kahina Argan Oil.  Now I just want the ‘real’ pure...
SEPAI PURE TRUTH ABOUT SKIN

SEPAI PURE TRUTH ABOUT SKIN

  Ruth Crilly from A model recommends did a ‘whats in her make-up bag’ video a few months ago and in that video the interviewee told Ruth that she loves the SEPAI Cleasing Balm . I never heard of SEPAI before so I decided to google the brand. Sepai is a skincare brand from Barcelona Spain and is founded by two by two business women. Sepai is described as: “Sepai is an intelligent, preventative and repairing treatment that works on maintaining the optimum conditions of the skin. Sepai combines the best of technology with the best of nature in a 100% functional formulation, where each ingredient provides benefit to the skin and everything is developed on clean, stylized and safe bases. Sepai propose an approach that prevents, protects and preserves the qualities of the skin, stimulating all its functions while avoiding cellular damage. OUR TREATMENT DOES NOT PROMISE MIRACLES, BUT IT GUARANTEES THE OPTIMAL SKIN PRESERVATION FOR A LIFETIME.”   I received a kit filled with samples to trial the products. The first thing that cought my eye where the SEPAI cotton towels. they look like compressed tablets, I had to check multiple times before I realized that I was looking at cotton towels. The cotton pads are ideal for removing makeup, cleansers and facial masks. You have to wet the ‘tablet’ before you are able to use it. There is just one downside. Sepai claims that the towels can be reused but I don’t agree with that part. My towels became very fluffy and filled with holes after one use. I would rather buy muslin cloths because muslin cloths are more...
AESOP HANDPICKED BY SKINS COSMETICS

AESOP HANDPICKED BY SKINS COSMETICS

I want do dedicate a blogpost to the famous skincare brand AESOP. Do you know that feeling? not knowing what to choose? AESOP is known for their minimalist (medicine bottle like) packaging and their large range of products. I never knew what to buy from this skincare brand because they offer such a large range of personal products.  Thanks to the lovely salesladies at SKINS COSMETICS I recently got to know more about the product range and what AESOP has to offer. Let me tell you more about AESOP: “We are committed to using both plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients of the highest quality and proven efficacy – particularly those with the greatest anti-oxidant properties. We value all human endeavours undertaken with intellectual rigour, vision, and a nod to the whimsical. Every Aesop product is made with the same attention to detail we believe should be applied to life at large, taking into consideration a diversity of needs as well as seasonal and environmental conditions.” As you can read above AESOP products are made from plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients. The smell can be described as ‘herbaceous’ and ‘medicinal’. There are big individual differences in scent preferences so I would not recommend AESOP to someone who doesn’t like this kind of scents. If the scent is a killer for you i guess you better leave it alone! Let me help you a little bit trough your search for AESOP products. 1. AESOP IMMEDIATE MOISTURE FACIAL HYDROSOL (€21) This is a great addition to your skincare collection, a must have for the warmer days. “A Rose Petal-infused spritzing hydrator to refresh and revive skin and mind. Ideal for those journeying...
NEW IN: CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP LOVE LIP RENEWING HONEYBEE SCRUB

NEW IN: CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP LOVE LIP RENEWING HONEYBEE SCRUB

Finally in! The Charlotte Tilbury Lip Love Lip Renewing Honeybee Scrub. I got it as a present from the lovely Net A Porter Team (thanks guys!!) Let me say it out loud I Loveeeee lipscrubs! When I opened the Net A Porter app a few weeks ago and saw this beauty on their website I went crazy! I just love the chic jars from Charlotte Tilbury products and offcourse the products themselves. This scrub is definitely my new HG product for kissable lips. This lipscrub is launched to create the perfect canvas for lipstick. The granulated sugar buffs away dead skin cells allowing the soothing Jojoba oil to nourish your lips with vitamine E. 5.1 grams in a chic jar Why do I love this lipscrub so much? We all know that there are lots of lipscrubs on the market and that you can make your own homemade sugar scrub for much cheaper with some honey/coconut oil and sugar. This Lip Love Renewing Honeybee Scrub is made to take it with you everwhere you go during the day or during the evening because the jar is very compact. There is a slight melon scent to the balm, I know that scents can be a turn off but you won’t be dissapointed, it is soft, delicious and not overpowering. This lipscrub applies smoothly as a lipbalm. You massage it in circular motions with your fingertips and then wipe the excessive product away. A little bit will do the work, no need to applicate the whole jar on your lips. The chrystals of the granulated sugar are so small but effective, thats why I can...
SKINS INSTITUTE & AFRICAN BOTANICS MARULA OIL

SKINS INSTITUTE & AFRICAN BOTANICS MARULA OIL

Last Friday I went to Skins Institute Runstraat for a quick 30 minutes facial. The facial was customized and included a skin analysis to ensure that the the follow up treatments are perfect for my skin type. The products they work with are high end and also organic. I am so into organic products these days, they are fabulous for my combination and sensitive skin and I love the fact that especially the face oils are packed with nutrients, minerals and essential fatty acids. When you choose to go for a face oil instead of a moisturizer you get the whole package! Oils are all natural and need no preservatives. If you want to discover high end organic products you need to visit Skins Institute. Skins Institute is a big organic walhalla! Like heaven on earth. The nice beautician introduced me to African Botanics Marula Oil. African Botanics was founded in 2012 by Craig and Julia Noik and is based in Los Angeles. Their South African roots inspired them to create this line. Paulina Moes from Skins Institute brought this line to The Netherlands and she is very excited about it. The beautician removed my make-up with this antioxidant and omega-rich Marula Cleansing Oil which is perfect for my combination and sensitive skin. “The Pure Marula Cleansing Oil removes make-up, pollution, dead skin cells and surface impurities without causing irritation or skin dehydration.” Doesn’t this sound great?? And this is just the beginning of my beauty adventure with Marula Oil. After cleansing my skin she tweezed away some excessive eyebrow hairs to help me maintain my eyebrows. After tweezing my...
DR JACKSON’S 04 COCONUT MELT

DR JACKSON’S 04 COCONUT MELT

“Dr Jackson’s is a niche cosmeceutical company created from 21 years of Pharmacognosy (study of medicines from natural products)  research, utilising the best from nature” Dr Jackson’s produces different organic skincare products and tea’s.  I bought  the #4 Dr Jackson’s coconut melt (€12) because I love the fact that coconut oil is a multipurpose oil that can be used for example as: 1. An eye make-up remover ; 2. Cuticle oil ; 3. A conditoner for hair ends ; 4. A lipbalm ; A treatment to counter the appearance of fine lines. You get  15 ml of 100% organic  coconut oil without preservatives or stabilisers that can be used as an ‘everything balm’. Very handy to keep in your bag and a must have  for (frequent)  travellers. The smell of this organic coconut oil is quite impressive, It smells like coconut milk, really divine! I never had a jar of coconut oil that smells that good as the Dr Jackson’s one. It makes me feel like i’m having a holliday on an Carribean island. But why should you invest in a 15 ml tub of Dr Jackson’s coconut oil instead of the 100% extra virgin coconut oil that you can buy at the regular organic shops or grocery stores around the block? According to Dr Jackson’s  there are three types of coconut oil. 1. Raw coconut oil extracted at source which is wonderful but can go rancid if not refrigerated  2.The culinary grade ( the one I cook with) which is great for  eating and cooking but can quite fatty to put on the skin and can go rancid quite...
ALEXANDRA SOVERAL FOREVER YOUNG EYE CREAM

ALEXANDRA SOVERAL FOREVER YOUNG EYE CREAM

Soveral Forever Young Eyecream- Alexandra Soveral is no average facialist. Alexandra studied Anatomy & Physiology and became a well respected face specialist in Londen.  She hand blends each item personally and works only with certified organic ingredients and natural antioxidants . The pharmaceutical glass used to pack the products is the most combatible material to preserve active ingredients.  It can’t get any better than this! The Soveral forever young eye cream is a silky white cream filled with Mandarin Peel, Frankincense and a lot of antioxidants like Vitamine E and Evening Primrose. This eye cream will help to diminish dark circles and i can tell you that it is extremely moisturizing. I recommend everyone (yes you too!)  to start using an eyecream as young as possible. Nothing ages a person more than eyewrinkles. This cream is amazing! You just need to put a small amount (pea size) of this cream on your ringfinger and dab it on your undereye area. You will see that your  undereye area will look very dewy and well moisturized. If you use concealer please let the eyecream sink in for a minute or longer. If you don’t take your time your make-up will look cakey. You  don’t need to use a lot of the product to make it more effective. Just use a tiny amount of this miracle worker and it will last you for a good six months.   Ingredient list: Aqua, Helianthus anuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) butter*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*,  Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose) oil*, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Cetearly alcohol & Cetearly glucoside (Vegetable emulsifier), Tocopheryl acetate...
CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL

CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL

Clarins lip Comfort Oil- Eindelijk binnen! De Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres van Clarins Een lippen olie die verzorgt en een mooie glans geeft. Wat zegt Clarins zelf hierover? “Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres is een verzorgende make-up die de lippen hult in een uniek zijdezacht gevoel” Deze gloss/lippenolie is nu al een favoriet! Het maakt mijn lippen echt zacht en glanzend, het plakt niet en het blijft echt uren zitten!! Er zit een klein beetje parfum in de formule maar daar merk je bijna niks van. Ik gebruik in de winter altijd een lippenbalsem omdat ik vaak geen goede ervaringen heb met gloss. Een gloss is altijd heel fijn in de zomer maar in de winter worden mijn lippen er alleen maar droger van. Jammer dat deze olie voor de lippen nu pas te koop is want het is een must buy voor in de winter. Als je van nudes houdt en liever geen gloss of lippenstift op je lippen hebt kun je echt volop gaan genieten deze zomer want het wordt een walhalla van nudes. Veel shine en veel neutrals, i love it! De gloss gaat steeds vaker de kant op van de lippenbalsem. De Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres bevat hazelnoot-, Mirabelle pruimen- en biologische jojoba-oliën. Deze oliën zijn rijk aan vetzuren en beschermen de lippen tegen uitdroging. Tips: scrub je lippen met een oude tandenborstel of een lipscrub om velletjes te verwijderen. Gebruik daarna deze voedende lipolie voor verzorgde lippen. Clarins Lip oil heeft een brede applicator Raspberry (limited edition) & honey Gebruik: alleen of als aanvulling op de lippenstift voor extra glans. Prijs €21 voor 7ml...
GROWN ALCHEMIST

GROWN ALCHEMIST

Vandaag review ik een aantal producten van het merk Grown Alchemist. Grown Alchemist is Australisch en 100% bio organic. Dagelijse verzorging zonder synthetische stoffen en conserveringsmiddelen. Op de verpakking is duidelijk te zien dat de producten vrij zijn van: Lauryl Sulphate, Glycolics, Petrochemicals, Artificial fragrance, Animal derivatives, Synthetic colours, Silicones en Parabenes. Ik ben altijd op zoek naar organische merken. De verpakking, de ingrediënten, de geuren… Organische merken zijn vaak heel ‘clean’ en dat trekt mij enorm aan. Grown Alchemist maakt verpakkingen van gerecycled materiaal en gebruikt donker glas om de anti-oxidanten te beschermen tegen de invloed van licht. De amenity kit van Grown Alchemist bestaat uit: Vanilla & Orange peel handcream (20ml) Camelia & Geranium hydrating cream (12ml) Watermelon en Vanilla lip balm (12ml). 1. CAMELIA & GERANIUM HYDRATING CREAM Deze dagcreme laat geen vettig laagje achter en is ook niet bepaald vettig te noemen. Hij smeert heel makkelijk en hydrateert direct. De Camelia & Geranium hydrating cream bevat theunisbloem olie, jojoba olie, amandel olie, rozenbottel olie en macademia olie. Ondanks de oliën blijft het goed zitten onder make-up.Ik ruik duidelijk de geur van geranium maar ik ervaar het niet als storend.Ik kan mij wel goed voorstellen dat niet iedereen weg is van de geur.Goed masseren op het gezicht en de nek voor de beste resultaten. 2. THE WATERMELON AND VANILLA LIPBALM Deze lippenbalsem is vergelijkbaar met een transparante gel. Hij is niet vettig en de consistentie is wat meer aan de waterige kant, hij laat een behoorlijke glans achter, misschien is het iets te vettig. Het is mij wel opgevallen dat er niet echt sprake is van...
BYREDO CREME MAINS LA TULIPE

BYREDO CREME MAINS LA TULIPE

Byredo La Tulipe- Ik wordt altijd heeeeeeel hebberig van Skins Cosmetics, voor mij een paradijs op aarde. Bij Skins vind je niche merken, bijzondere geuren en de winkel zelf ziet er ook niet verkeerd uit. Kortom het is daar ge-wel-dig. Ik heb altijd een tube handcreme in mijn tas om bij te smeren zodra het nodig is. Ik houd enorm van rijke handcremes, een crème moet goed smeerbaar zijn, een goede consistentie hebben en vooral goed intekken. Byredo is goed geslaagd met zijn handcremes. Ik ben zelf de trotse bezitter van La Tulipe (inmiddels al bijna op!) en ik ben er enorm blij mee. Het is mijn eerste tube maar zeker niet de laatste. La Tulipe ruikt heerlijk, verzacht en verzorgt heel goed. Je moet wel van bloemen houden want alle drie de geuren zijn bloemig en fris, ze doen denken aan de zomer en verse bloemen. Te koop bij Skins Cosmetics Prijs: €25 voor 30 ml...
LA MER SPF 50 PROTECTING FLUID

LA MER SPF 50 PROTECTING FLUID

Waarom moeten we eigenlijk Sunblock gebruiken? Helaas is die heerlijke warme zon waar we altijd zo heftig naar verlangen (ik in iedergeval wel) niet helemaal goed voor de huid. We danken hem voor de aanmaak van vitamine D in ons lichaam, maar we vervloeken hem tegelijkertijd vanwege zijn negatieve werking op onze huid. De zon is volgens dokter Jetske Ultee verantwoordelijk voor 90% van de huidveroudering. Zonder de zon geen rimpels! Om huidveroudering zo goed mogelijk tegen te gaan is het belangrijk dat je huid dagelijks beschermt wordt met een zonnefactor. Maar hoe vind je de juiste zonnefactor? Na een lange zoektocht ben ik uitgekomen bij La Mer spf 50 protecting fluid. Een zonnefactor moet als allereerst voldoende bescherming bieden. Per SPF kun je met een normale huid ongeveer 10 tot 20 minuten zonnen. Bij een SPF van 15 kan iemand die na 10-20 minuten nog geen last heeft van verbranding dus minimaal 150 minuten zonnen zonder zich te verbranden. Een veel gemaakte denkfout is dat een SPF 15 bijvoorbeeld 2x zo sterk zou zijn als een SPF 8, dit is niet waar!Een SPF 15 houdt 93.3% van de zonnestralen tegen, SPF 30 houdt 96,7% tegen en SPF 50 maar 1,3% meer namelijk 98%. Ik heb nu gekozen voor La Mer protecting fluid SPF 50 maar ik ben ook bekend met de protecting fluid SPF 30 van La Mer, het veschil zit alleen in de dikte van het product. De SPF 50 is wat dikker dan de SPF 30. Ik heb veel zonnebescherming uitgeprobeerd maar vaak zonder succes. Ik liep vaak tegen de ‘white cast’ aan. Zo’n witte laag wordt vaak...
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