četrtek, 16. maj 2019

TEA TREE TREAT ME!

S K I N C A R E


Tea tree essential oil’s active chemical components contribute to its reputation as a powerful yet gentle immune system stimulant, as well as to its ability to reduce or eliminate harmful bacteria and infections upon contact.

Skincare products made out of tea tree have been very popular lately, thanks to their multiple function. You have probably spotted quite a few yourself hanging around in their usual emerald green packaging on the shelves of our favorite drugstores and catalogs.



Who is this guy?


Well, the tea tree essential oil is derived and steam destilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is commonly known as the tea tree. It was, as expected, used for brewing tea a long time ago, far back in the eighteenth century. The oil is very beneficial, since it not only cleanses our skin, but also eliminates bacteria and even viruses. Moreover it helps to improve your immune system, helps to fight internal bacterial infections and even gives a little bit of extra energy for those who suffer from cancer or some kind of autoimmune disease. 

It's not only used for pharmaceutical purposes, it is commonly used in cleaning supplies in our households and in the cosmetic industry, in which helps to clear acne and heal smaller wounds. Of course we have to be careful while using the tea tree essential oil! It should never be used on open wounds or around the eyes! Furthermore I would highly suggest avoiding direct sunlight after the application of the oil, as the oil can sensitize the skin for UV rays. 

About my tea tree pamper routine

Here are some of my favorite tea tree products from various brands. I am currently using them and I can't say enough good things about them. They truly helped out with some of my problematical areas on my face and smoothed out my skin. The essential oil, which I use to treat pimples here and there, recovers the spots over night, however doesn't dry out my T-zone, for which, I am really grateful.

I start my pamper routine with removing all of my makeup. Then I use the facial wash to deeply cleanse my face and neck. Sometimes I use the clay mask too, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it of. On a good skin day I finish of my routine with the face cream, however when I see a spot in the making, I pop on some of the essential oil and leave it over night. 

Farmasi Cosmetics Dr. Tuna Tea tree range (hair shampoo (2.49 EUR), essencial oil drops (4.49 EUR) and face cream (2.69 EUR) 

Alkmene facial wash with tea tree oil (11.28 EUR)

Oriflame Cosmetics Love Nature Clay mask with tea tree extract (5.10 EUR)



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This post is not sponsored. All photos are mine. The prices are from their current catalogs, from May 2019 (some of the products are currently on sale).









sreda, 01. maj 2019

MAKEUP FROM BOOHOO - IS IT WORTH IT?


A few months ago a certain sale cought my eye on Boohoo, so I ordered some items from their website. They sell products from various brands, as well as their own. Since I have never tried out any of these, I thought this was the perfect chance to buy some. 
Down below I am going to list these items I had bought as well as tell you my honest opinion about them. I have also prepared some looks, so be sure to check them out too!
(This is not a paid promotion, the prices match the date of the publishment of this post)

1. 24 pan eyeshadow palette from Technic, Trendsetter (£ 6)

Technic Trendsetter
Perfect mixture of neutral and colorful shades, with some shimmers and mattes. In my opinion the palette is suitable for travelling, since it contains multiple shades for any ocasion. Although I would say, that the quality of these shades is 4/5, they are long lasting and blend like a butter. They are great for turned down everyday looks, looks with pop of color and darker smokey looks. However the palette feels sleek, the packaging could be sturdier.


2. 6 pan cream glitter palette from BarryM (out of stock)

Although this palette is not for everyday use, it's a piece that everyone, who loves makeup should own. You can use this glitter lightly on your lids, just to spice up your look, or heavily when you are doing more glamourous looks. I suggest using silicone brushes to apply glitter with dabbing motion, so they stick to the surface better. The glue is already present in the formula, so additional adhiesive is not neccesary. However I would suggest, that you apply a little bit at the time and slowly build it up. You don't want that excess glitter to jumble up in your crease, don't you?

3. Loose glitter brillants from Technic (£ 1.5)

4. Glitter fixer gel from BarryM (£ 3)

These two products kind of go together, so I am going to talk about them together as well. Basically, when applying loose glitter, you need some kind of adhiesive, such as glitter glue or fixing spray. The adhiesive must be applied evenly on parts where you want to place glitter. Then, apply glitter with silicone brush with dabbing motion. In my opinion, this loose glitter was not one of their best inventions. It seems to wear of fast and falls down. However, it certainly looks pretty on photos!


Falsies from Boohoo

5. False eyelashes by Boohoo (£ 1.5)


One of the best falsies that I have ever worn! They feel light and secured. Trim them a bit to match them to your eye shape, apply some eye lash glue (I recommend DUO eyelash glue £ 4.5). What I love about them is that I was able to remove them nicely, after wearing them for a long time, and put them away for a couple more uses. 



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