Natural beauty and well-being

28 April 2016

Join me on Instagram

You all know that I am very active on Twitter. In addition to that, a little while ago I also joined the big family of Instagram!

If you want to see sneak peeks of my beauty products, beauty favs, travel pics and much more, then just find me here.

You are also welcome to send me your Instagram name if I don't follow you there yet.
Let's connect :-). Happy Thursday.


20 April 2016

Be.Loved- a special green beauty brand

If you are a fan of nordic green beauty brand just like me, then today you are going to be happy: I am introducing you to Be.Loved, a stunning green brand originated from Latvia. Kinga, who is one of the lovely co-founders, contacted me to see if I was keen to try some of their line. I browsed their website and got very excited by what they have to offer. I picked the 2 goodies below. Read whether my initial excitement about the line proved to be right.

Aloe vera soothing gel (€15.00 for 30 ml)

The sleek black packaging houses one of my favorite ingredients for many years: Aloe vera.
While living in Los Angeles, I used to cut fresh Aloe vera leaves and pure gel would come out. Obviously the Amsterdam's weather is not suitable for Aloe vera growth, so I am happy to spray my skin with the Be.Loved soothing gel. Aloe Vera is also an amazing medicinal plant that shows an array of phamaceutical properties due to the presence of aminoacids, Vitamin B and sugars. It is healing, hydrating, anti-oxidant and antibacterial.
The Be.Loved gel is actually quite liquid, the fibers and pulp have been removed to just leave a thin and water-like pure Aloe Vera Juice. I love the simplicity of this product. I use it all the time after cleansing ritual. My skin becomes soft like a baby skin. You can use it as a refresher during the day, as a make-up fixer or, as suggested on the Be. Loved website, as an excellent base for dry powder masks.
Along with the Peppermint floral water (see here),  I currently reach for the Aloe vera soothing gel when I want to give an immediate moment of calm to my skin. Totally worth it.

It's a new day facial serum (for €15.00 for 10 ml)

You may say another serum? Well...let me tell you first how this one stands out: the formula is superb, since the botanicals oils selected are some of the most effective ones for troubled skins: Safflower, Grapeseed, Hemp, Tamanu. This powerful cocktail has been boosted with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and an amazing blend of antiseptic and aromatic essential oils such as Rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon Peel or Tangerine. I am a lover of citrussy/refreshing scents, so it almost feels this beauty serum has been tailored to my taste and my skin. Despite the name, I only use it in the evening on cleansed skin that has been previously hydrated with the Aloe vera gel. The serum has a very lovely texture that really melts on the skin. It immediately comforts and soothes the skin while it helps to restore the balance and promote a more unified complexion. A superb creation from Be.Loved!

....A gorgeous skincare line with a beautiful packaging along with some visible results!

Be.Loved offers worldwilde delivery. If you want to browse or purchase anything, you can do it here.

What do you think? would you be tempted by this skincare duo?

12 April 2016

Peppermint/Mint beauty crush

Mint is a plant that I saw growing in my parent's garden during my childhood. The very unique scent combined with powerful bioactives make Mint a very interesting beauty ingredient.
It refreshes, gives some tonic vibes and just helps me to rewind quickly. It is one of my favorite scents!

I am have been in a real minty mood lately. Let me tell you how.

First thing I do in the morning is to jump in the shower and waking up freshly thanks the Organic Surge Citrus Mint shower gel. I am totally loving this bodywash; powerful and invigorating!
I can't wait to order it again (see here), along with their refreshing face wash, but I guess I will wait for a super promotion discount code from Naturissimo.

In the morning and evening, I can't do without my organic Peppermint water that I bought in the Provence (see here). It is one of my favorite plant waters of the bunch I have purchased and it is just fabulous at toning and clarifying the skin in a very subtle manner of course. Since I am not too much of a fan of skincare beauty products that are powerfully scented with essential oils,  I find that hydrosol is a good alternative. Why? One of the advantages of organic waters is that they contain only a very very small pecentage of essential oils. It means that you get the benefits of them without the "negative effects" of being overdosed. So any sensitive skins, get reassured, the risks of irritation are minimised....and the scent remains very subtle.

Another really nice beauty goodie I am using at the moment is the Beauty by Earth lip balm. It is nicely scented with Peppermint and delivers a great hint of cool when you apply it to the lips. On the top of that, it is deeply nourishing and has the amazing rich and onctuous texture that "covers" your lips without disappearing after a few minutes...if you are not familiar with Beauty by Earth, I strongly advice you to read my latest post about this brand that I love.

What do you think? Which scent are you crazy about at the moment?
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