Joik Gloss and Care Lipoil

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Today I have a review of another product from my Estonian vacation mini-haul – the Gloss and Care Lipoil (Huuleõli).

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As you all probably know, I am a lip balm / lip oil addict, so it is no surprise that I purchased this one. Here’s the product description (taken from the Joik website):

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Joik Glass and Care Lipoil

This Lipoil is AMAZING! I love it even more than the ones that I tried from both Essence and Milani (reviews here and here). It is so hydrating and smoothing. I like that is has a very soft sweet orange scent that isn’t overpowering or sickening candy scented.

The first time I used this Lipoil was after a 12.5 to 13 km hike while in Estonia after getting chapped lips from mild windburn. My lips were immediately soothed and no longer burning.

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I really wish that I had bought several of these Lipoils, because I’m sure that I will use this one up quickly!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Joik Luxurious Rose Bathmilk Review

Joik Luxurious Rose Bathmilk

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Today I have a review of one of the treats that I purchased for myself in Estonia – the Luxurious Rose Bathmilk (Luksuslik roosi vannipiim) from Joik.

Here’s a little background info on Joik  (Info in italics taken from their website):

Estonia is a country of nature – big forests, rivers and lakes and being in touch with nature is an important part of peoples lives, folk traditions are still remembered and carried along from generation to generation. At JOIK we combine ancient skills and knowledge about how to use plants for the benefit of health and beauty with modern research, ingredients and production technologies. 

In our products we use only the best highest quality ingredients from respected manufacturers. Including nordic plant extracts into our products is important for us and as much as possible we use Estonian ingredients – local canola oil, sea buckthorn oil, herbs and honey are an important part of our products. 

All JOIK products are made in accordance with best manufacturing practices and are never tested on animals.

And now onto the product itself:

From ancient times milk baths are well known as luxurious skin caring treatments.

Real full milk powder turns bathwater milky and makes skin silky soft.

Minerals rich seasalt relieves muscle tensions and tones the skin.

A feminine scent of aromatic roses  soothes the senses and gently lingers on the skin. 

 

The Luxurious Rose Bathmilk is a beautiful, gentle milk bath with a gorgeous true rose scent. The bathmilk contains dried rose petals – something that I’m not usually a fan of, because often it reminds me of dead bugs. But in this case, the petals actually look like rose petals, so it doesn’t bother me. My skin is SO smooth and soft after soaking in the bath.

What is your fave bath product? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Weekly Recap Aug 21st to 27th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts, in case you’ve missed out!

Monday, August 21st – Ipsy GlamBag Unboxing & First Impressions (August 2017)

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Wednesday, August 23rd – Natura Siberica Saaremaa Moisturizing Hand Cream Review

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Friday, August 25th – Natura Siberica Polar Blueberry Beauty Shower Gel Review

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This upcoming week I have more products to review from my recent trip to Estonia. I still have to go through and edit photos from my trip, so eventually there will be a blog post about that.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

Natura Siberica Polar Blueberry Beauty Shower Gel

Hello, hello! Today I have a little review of another Natura Siberica product that was gifted to me on my holiday in Estonia – the Polar Blueberry Beauty Shower Gel. (Info in italics is taken from their website)

 

Polar Blueberry Shower Gel is a source of perfection and purity. It delicately cleanses and pampers skin, providing a boost of vitamins for skin tone and beauty.

Blueberry is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, PP, antioxidants and microelements that help to nourish skin.  Arnica contains essential oils and flavonoids that moisturize skin, and have a calming effect, making skin more softer and more velvety. Siberian wild harvested herbs contain vitamins, saponins, phytoncides and tannins which provide a calming effect, help to make the skin velvety and smoother. Faroe islands seaweed is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, microelements and iodine, promoting skin deep clarification, the restoration of optimum water balance and saturating skin with minerals, making it firmer and more elastic.

 

Onto the review!

This is a gentle shower gel with a mild natural blueberry and herbal scent. It lathers well and rinses away without leaving the skin feeling stripped, and without leaving a residue feeling. My skin feels clean and hydrated with this beautiful shower gel. I love this one! It works well for my sensitive skin.

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Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This was a gift (from family)

 

Natura Siberica Saaremaa Moisturizing Hand Cream

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Today I have a little review of one of the gifts that I was given while in Estonia – the Saaremaa Organic Wild Estonian Cloudberry and Siberian Ginseng Moisturizing Hand Cream from Natura Siberica. (Info in italics taken from the Natura Siberica website)

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Moisturizing cream gently cares for the skin of your hands, protects it from dehydration, stimulates active skin regeneration, making it more smooth and elastic. Organic cloudberry is rich in complex of С, А, Е, В1, В2, РР vitamins, antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids that give the skin extra nourishment and hydration, making it more soft and velvety. Siberian ginseng functions like active antioxidant, stimulates regeneration skin processes, prevents premature aging, and daily protects the skin of the hands from negative effects of the environment.

 

My hands have been really dry this summer. This is such a beautiful hand cream, it is highly moisturizing without being greasy. The scent is very mild and herbal – which I love because I cannot stand overly scented products! This hand cream is long lasting, my hands stay hydrated  and soft all day.

Natura Siberica has several eco certifications, is cruelty free and has some vegan products in their line.

Disclosure: This was a gift (from family).

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing and First Impressions August 2017

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Today I’m unboxing my Ipsy Glam Bag for August – it arrived on the 17th, the same day that I returned home from my vacation. All info in italics is taken from the Ipsy website.

Here’s what was in this month’s bag:

The Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Shadow in Kuwakaribisha

  • Our fave new way to get glowing: this pale peachy powder is super pigmented, shimmery but not sparkly, and is totally buildable (in case you want your highlight to be extra extra).
  • We apply this underneath our brow bones and at the inner corners of our eyes whenever we need to wake things up a lil bit (AKA every day).
  • Looking for a neutral eyeshadow to balance out cat eyes, cut creases, and all that fun stuff? Look no further.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2017

This is a really pretty shadow / luminizer, so I’m happy to add it to my single shadow collection! *Cruelty free*

Naked Cosmetics HD Finishing Transluscent Powder

  • This finely milled powder is super lightweight so you’ll never look chalky or cakey.
  • We dusted it on before heading to ipsy HQ in the AM and our foundation looked mysteriously good all day. It definitely helps lengthen the wear of other makeup.
  • You can also wear it alone (just dust allover, no foundation needed) to quickly even things out, brighten, and tone down shine.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
  • This water-resistant, cruelty-free mascara manages to help curl even the straightest lashes. And if you apply after using a lash curler, it’s even crazier!
  • The curvy brush grabs onto every last lash coating it in jet black pigment.
  • It’s got Keratin and shea butter, which conditions your lashes.
  • The unique squeezy tube packaging means less waste!
This mascara is actually pretty good for a non-waterproof formulation, it doesn’t leave me with racoon eyes. The water resistant claim is true. It is a super dark black mascara (always my fave) and doesn’t make my eyelashes feel dry. However, I don’t think that it holds a curl very well for my stubborn long yet stick straight lashes. I have to curl my lashes, apply the mascara and then re-curl my lashes once the mascara dries.
Vitamasques Face Food Yoghurt Mask Duo
Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2017

  • Call the crew over for a spa night in because these amazing masks are too good not to share.
  • The Strawberry Yoghurt Mask has (you guessed it) strawberry and yoghurt extract to smooth and illuminate.  
  • The Kiwi Yoghurt Mask works to soften and revitalize thanks to (mhm) kiwi and yoghurt extracts.
Crown Brush SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush
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  • The synthetic bristles are insanely soft. Like, cuddling with puppies soft.
  • It really holds onto product which makes application way more precise and way less messy. (No need to clean up your vanity after!)
  • The versatile size works great for blush, contour, highlight, foundation, setting, and more.

Brushes are one of my fave things to receive from Ipsy, so I was super happy with this super soft synthetic brush. *Cruelty free*

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This month’s bag was way better than last month! I’m happy that I received mostly cruelty free products.

Were you happy with your GlamBag this month? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription.

Weekly Re-cap x2 – Jul 31st to Aug 20th

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Here’s a little re-cap of the past two weeks worth of blog posts…

July 31st –  July 2017 Empties

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August 3rd – July 2017 Faves

The Ordinary Buffet

August 7th – August 2017 Wish List

August 10th What’s in My Carry-On

I just returned from my vacation – a two week trip to Estonia. I’m still dealing with jet lag due to the 7 hour time difference, but I’m hoping to return to my regular blogging schedule asap.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

What’s In My Carry-On?

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By the time you read this, I will be on vacation! This will be my last post until I return the following week. I’m hoping to be able to reply to comments and keep up with all of you while travelling.

I always enjoy seeing what people have in their purses or carry-on bags, so I thought I would show you what I’m bringing in my carry-on…

First off – a little water-resistant cross-body bag / purse. This is where I’ll be keeping my plane ticket, passport and wallet.

Up next, my electronics – my kindle and Ipad, with chargers and voltage adapter plug.

What's in my carry on?

A small makeup bag with non-liquid essential products for freshening up after flying. All my other makeup will be packed in my checked baggage.

My bag with essential liquid / gel / cream products:

What's in my carry on?

Not pictured – a change of clothes, a sweater and pair of socks (in case the plane is cold), a pair of flip flops, a pen, and a small notebook.

What are your flight essentials? What do you put in your carry on bag?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

 

 

 

August 2017 Wish List

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Today I’d like to share my wishlist for August since it has been awhile since I’ve made one!

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Wishlist Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Glideaway Cleansing Balm

What is on your wish list this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose, this is just a wish list!