WINTER ESSENTIALS

With this cold and windy weather outside, we need to protect our skin and lips the best way possible, so I decided to share some of my all time favorite products that I have been using every winter over the past few years. On a side note, this is not an ad.

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Every morning, after washing my face with Cold Cream gel by Avène, I soak cotton pads with my Depiderm White lightening thermal toner by Uriage (check out the two previous beauty posts under category BEAUTY for more details) and then apply the Aqua sensation cream by Nivea. I recommend it for two main reasons, it hydrates perfectly and leaves my skin very smooth. However, I haven’t used it with makeup so I don’t know if it works well with foundation.

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My lips, oh my god! They are dry all year long, but in winter it gets worse! I try not to use the sugar-based lif exfoliator by e.l.f every day, to avoid irritation but to be honest, without it I would look like I’ve been lost in the desert for a month! It is THE product I cannot live without.
After removing the excess of sugar, I apply the original Labello or the moisturizing BABY LIPS balm by Maybelline (the blue one with pink letters). I like the latter better for the super shiny effect it leaves on the lips, however I cannot find it in Ljubljana anymore, do you know maybe which stores still sell them?

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I swear only by Neutrogena creams which are definitely the best on the market. They are also fragrance-free which is exactly what I love when it comes to moisturizing creams.

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My facial night routine consists of washing my skin, spraying all over my face L’eau Florale à la rose ancienne by Sanoflore (check out MY CURRENT FAVORITES post in category BEAUTY for details) , then I use this cellular anti-age cream by Nivea to complete my beauty routine. I cannot say if it works or not, but the thing I can say is that it’s not the best night cream I have tried.

Thanks for reading my blog guys,

Xo, G.

HOW TO EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN WITHOUT OVERDOING IT

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If you have read my previous beauty posts, you already know that I have been dealing with all kind of skin problems since I was 14. So I am basically always on a hunt for the best beauty products and tools that will keep my skin healthy and clean.
Through the years, I have always been told by professionals not to use exfoliating gels which apparently do more damage than good to problematic skins. Still, I had to try myself to be convinced and eventually I have come to realize that they were not lying. ^^ But when I came across this little packet at the store, I said to myself, why not!

For the last 3-4 weeks I have been using it together with the cleansing gel from Avène (which is one of my favorite by the way) three times a week and the result is impressive! Love that it is a very gentle exfoliating tool, that leaves my skin smooth and fresh.

After the exfoliation comes moisturizing, and my go-to day cream is the Q10 plus anti wrinkle cream by Nivea with SPF 15.

Thanks for visiting my blog guys,
have a nice Friday and weekend!

Xo, G.

Exfoliating pad – Leclerc Rudnik, ≈ 4 euros
Cold Cream Gel – Leposana Leclerc Rudnik, ≈ 12 euros

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MY CURRENT FAVORITES

A few days ago, on my Instagram account I posted a snap of my current favorite beauty products and I thought why not to write a blog post and elaborate a bit why are some of these on my must-have list. Well, first of all it is no ad at all, but just my honest opinion as a consumer.

Now that I am a mom, there are days I can barely find time to brush my teeth, and there are days when I can even do my nails! And as I have already seen what motherhood did to women around me ^_^, I prepared myself in advance and bought some of these products even before my daughter was born.

dsc_0541As you can see, there’s almost no makeup in my so-called beauty routine, simply because putting makeup on takes time. ^^

 

First things first, I use masks once a week (almost every week) and those from Mueller (an Austrian or German drugstore?!) are quite good. My skin is instantly more bright.

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The lightening thermal toner by Uriage is the best I have tried so far. It really does all three, illuminates, smoothes and moisturizes my skin. It has replaced my day cream on daily basis.

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This Eau Florale à la rose ancienne bio by Sanoflore is awesome. Its properties are similar to the thermal toner so I usually use it at night, also because it is rose-scented and I don’t want to expose my baby girl to perfumes.
I am looking forward to trying different products from this brand!

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Having a bright and clean skin is great, but when you are pale you look tired so you need a product that is gonna replace your foundation or BB cream, and this magical product is a tanning spray! My Bioderma moisturising tanning spray does miracles on my skin and helps me get a natural-looking fake tan.

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To finish off the look, I use my ultra blush palette by Revolution. This palette does the trick but L’Oreal blushes and highlighters work better for me.

The mascara Sensational by Maybelline is the best for my lashes. I have been using it for the past 2 years and it is great.

And last but not least, my nude gloss by L’Oreal that shines bright like a diamond!

Thanks for reading me guys! See you next post!

Xo, G.