Monday, 4 February 2019

Winter sales shopping guide

Hello lovelies!



My post today is a little shopping guide for the sales season. January and February are months when we tend do spend a bit more because there are "awesome" sales going on. More often than not, we end up buying things only because they were amazing deals but, did we really need them? Are we going to make a lot of use out of them?

PLAN AHEAD OF TIME:

Before hitting the stores, it's better to have an idea or a plan and even writing it down on paper or in your phone's agenda helps us prioritize the key items that we are really looking to buy.

STAY AWAY FROM TEMPTATION:

If you're trying not to go too crazy on sales, try to stay away from shopping malls or window shopping as these "activities" will certainly tempt you to buy more than you originally planned! Plus, there are so many more interesting ways to spend time than going shopping, trust me!

STAY WITHIN BUDGET:

But if you need a certain piece or need to renew your wardrobe for the season, always keep in mind to stay within your budget and only buy things that you really need and that look great on you - things that you'll actually want to wear more than just a few times!
There are some famous on-line shopping destinations where you can get good deals, such as luvyle

MY SUGGESTIONS ON VERSATILE FASHION PIECES:


Here are some suggestions of mine and pieces that I'd pick up during this winter's sales to renew my wardrobe.

If you're looking for cute casual dresses here are some very cute and affordable pieces:







These dresses are very versatile so you can wear them for many different occasions. I love how they're easy to wear and easy to style, this definitely means that you'll get a lot of use out of them throughout the whole year.

Now it's also the right time to find that perfect pair (or two!) of women long pants 
High waisted pants and palazzo pants are very popular this season, so here are a few models that I recommend:



And these following ones I had to mention, because they're super soft & cozy, great for lounging around the house!



I tried to get things that I'll be able to use a lot and that won't go out of style with the next season! 
I hope this inspired you.

Feel free to share with me your recent purchases!


xo from Italy,






* in collaboration with luvyle

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Dr. Hauschka Skincare Review

Hello beauties!

In this post I'd like to present to you another skincare brand that I've been loving and using religiously in my beauty routine! I'm talking about 100% certified natural cosmetics- free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, made in Germany, Dr. HauschkaI discovered Dr. Hauschka many years ago, whilst I was still living in Croatia. At the time I only used a few products from them (such as lip balms, I always loved them because they were very nourishing).
Over the past few years I tried quite a few products from Dr. Hauschka and I was always very pleased with how gentle, carring and effective they were on my skin. Now that my skin is dry, I find that their cult product Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, really saved my life! It makes my skin look younger and plumper and I just adore this product. For people with more oily/ combination skin, I recommend the same cream in the "light" version. 


At FeelUnique.com I ordered this Dr. Hauschka Radiant Rose Beauty Kit.





Dr. Hauschka Radiant Rose Beauty Kit Includes:

Rose Day Cream
Facial Toner
Soothing Cleansing Milk

These here are all the products I got:

Rose Day Cream

- nurtures, protects and soothes.
Ideal for dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Rose wax, shea butter, rose petals and rose hips hydrate, protect and support skin renewal.


I use this cream at morning, before foundation or bb cream, but also at night as it feels extra nourishing!



Facial Toner

- enlivens and fortifies
It's created for normal, dry and sensitive skin. Anthyllis and witch hazel extracts visibly refine pores and support skin's natural firmness and elasticity.


I usually love using Rose Water as a toner, but in this Dr. Hauschka kit, I discovered this facial toner that is also really pleasant on my skin and I can recommend it to anyone whose skin needs extra pampering!





Soothing Cleansing Milk

- cleanser, makeup remover.
Gentle cleanser for sensitive skin, ideal for makeup removal, or even as a shaving lotion! (it's quite a multi-purpose product!)

It contains Anthyllis, jojoba and almond oil, which effectively cleanse skin and calm sensitive skin, with cooling and soothing effect.





Products come in 30 ml containers each and the price of the kit is around € 36 (now is on promotion for € 25, so I have to order it again, as I'm already running low on rose day cream - my skin seems to "drink" that stuff!).

Over the last couple of years, I'm really trying to use more natural skincare and body care brands in my beauty routine, and Dr. Hauschka is one of my long time favorites!

Have you ever tried anything from this brand or from their makeup range (I still haven't, but would love to pick up a piece or two!)

Let me know your recommendations!


xo from Italy,





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Drugstore Skincare Faves | Himalaya Beauty Products Review & My Recommendations!



Hello beauties!



For todays post, I'd like to share with you some products from Himalaya Herbals and the Himalaya Botanique line that I love! I discovered Himalaya products a couple of years ago when they arrived at my local beauty store in Croatia but since recently they're available even here in Italy, at my local supermarket.They have very convenient price point, so I picked a few products that I needed to complete my beauty routine and I have to say that I've been loving them! That's why I wanted to share my faves and recommend these to you, too!


I use quite a few skincare products from Himalaya and I also tested out something from their line for kids and babies.


For my face, I've been using Himalaya Peel Off Mask with almond & cucumber. It eliminates all the dirt and dark spots, makes your skin feel firm and youthful. I try to do this treatment two times a week, leaving it on my face for 15-20 min, until the mask is completely dry.

I also love, love, love the Intensive Hydration Cream with Vitamin E, wheatgerm and sweet almond. The packaging is huge, 150 ml, and the price is under 5 €. This cream can be used for hands and body too, it nourishes skin and keeps it soft & supple, protecting it from environmental damage. It moisturizes even the extremely dry areas on your skin. My skin is quite thirsty these days, so this cream is the best!

The Exfoliating Face Cleanser (for all skin types) is suitable for everyday use. It contains Apricot and Aloe Vera, and it's Paraben, SLS/SLES and soap free. It gently exfoliates and leaves my skin feeling fresh and looking radiant.



I had extremely dry lips and Himalaya Cocoa Butter Lip Balm really was a life saver! It prevets cracking, chapping and drying and it smells awesome too!




From the Himalaya Botanique line, I've tried the Whitening Complete Care ToothpasteIt is a bit more pricey than the rest of the products (around 7-ish €), but trust me, it's the best toothpaste I've used so far, as it really gives me that whitening effect but with still being very delicate on my teeth and gums. Simply peppermint toothpaste takes the plant enzyms of Bromelain and Papain, and combines them with the power of Neem, Xylitol and Peppermint leaf. It's fluoride free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, carrageenan and gluten free.



For my little son, I've been using this Baby Talc Powder with olive oil and almonds. It's very delicate and gentle on baby's skin. I put it directly on a clean diaper, when changing my little one and it keeps that area dry and protected from irritation. You can actually use baby talc in many different ways even in adult beauty routine, it may even serve you as a dry shampoo!

Have you ever tried Himalaya products?
If so, share with me your favorites!

I'll be going to my local drugstore soon, to pick up another thing or two from them, since they're so great and so convenient price wise.


xo from Italy,




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