Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Natural skin care! (V^-°)イエイ!

Hello! (V^-°)イエイ!

Here`s the post about my skin care update or natural skin care. And when I mean natural, I don`t mean some brand saying their cosmetics are "fresh and full of natural ingredients (with lots of added stuff)", I mean seriously NATURAL stuff, the base ingredients! Here`s what I mean:

refined sweet almonds oil / triple hyaluron acid / organic argan oil / natural avocado oil / organic refined shea butter

I was thinking about buying a Dior moisturizing cream or some other brand, but then I thought "NO!". I was already wondering before, why do cosmetic brands use ingredients like hyaluronic acid (and there is soooo little of it in the product) like it`s some new amazing discovery (when it`s not) and put a ridiculously high price on the ready product? When actual pure hyaluronic acid is so easy to produce by specialist and cheap? You know? I also got into the whole fitblr community on tumblr (yeaaah tumblr, thank you for sucking the life out of me lol) and  found out natural fats and oils are very good for you, for your diet, health, skin, everything. So, I started using avocado oil in my cooking and decided to use avocado oil in my skin care too. Long story short, I didn`t buy the pricy cream and almost completely switched to using only the things in this photo as skin care. And it`s 10x cheaper than the pre-made creams and other skincare! :O


I am so lucky to have a store here that offers pure cosmetics ingredients, for people who want to make their own - I am not that advanced and just using the simplest solution worked great for me so far. (ZROB SOBIE KREM (meaning "make yourself a cream") is the store I use, and they ship abroad, but I`m sure you can find stores like this where you live.)
Don`t expect nothing fancy, the products are just what they are, oil, shea butter or some other fluid or substances. ;) I started using aloe vera extract mixed with hyaluronic acid as toner, avocado oil (with some hyaluronic acid sometimes) as milk/cream - and that is all! My skin improved a lot, and makeup stays better on my face, looks way more natural! I use shea butter on my face sometimes (at night), but mostly on my feet, knees, elbows, hands - it`s amazing for that, sometimes on m hair.

You may think putting pure oil on your face and then makeup on it is disgusting, but trust me - my skin absorbs the few drops of oil I use everyday completely - I get no shine and no oily feeling, and even though I have mixed skin (with the oily t-zone), my face stopped producing excess oil and I don`t get shiny anymore. So from my experience the same stuff works for dry (cheeks) and oily (T zone) skin! :O My skin has a healthy glow that shows up through makeup, and foundations go sooo much smoother on my skin over the oily skin care. 
Of course I still use makeup remover (shu uemura / missha oils) and face wash (kanebo elixir superior cream soap) and peelings, but for day/night skin care only the stuff above. It`s summer and I don`t have to work at all now (whoo teachers!), so I often wear no makeup at all, so I just go out like this or use sunscreen on top. 

So I can`t really praise natural skin care like this enough!
If you have a chance, please try it! I`m sure you can find products that work the best for You and you`ll love it! ^^* Please talk to me if you want to try sth like this or are already using natural cosmetics, I`d love to hear and learn more! :)

And if you are interested in random stuff, here`s my bedroom (too pink lol!) and my comfy lazy clothes and my 11kg lighter body (from healthy lifestyle) and a raccoon giving a hug to a cat! ;D
 Have a great day babies! <3


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In similar spirit, look what I found on tumblr, so simple and so good :D

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pharmaceris ALBUCIN triple action skin whitening cream


I am enjoying my summer break (teachers ftw!) and mostly riding my bicycle (when I`m not getting into accidents, oops) and doing yoga, eating healthy and relaxing and mentally preparing for my trip to Korea in August! :D

Yesterday I got a Pharmaceris whitening cream from my older sister (unwanted present www)

Pharmaceris is a sub-brand of a well known Dr Irena Eris polish company. ^^ I don`t know how much this cream costs (probably cheap/moderate price range), but it reminds me of Shiseido`s HAKU a bit in consistency. And it has a SPF40, you know I love sun filters! XD

Dr Irena Eris is a dermathologist and a doctor turned into cosmetics producer (now she had many lines of skincare and various cosmetics sold here, all very popular). Pharmaceris is a more of dermathological, specialized skincare. Check their website out if you want to know more:

I use sunscreen anyway, but I belive prevention is better and easier than trying to remove the damage when it`s already done! So I`ll be testing this cream :D

And preparing for Korea I bought a new bottle of my favorite foundation:

REVLON COLORSTAY foundation! I use 200 NUDE, I got one for my sister, she uses 150 BUFF and I got REVLON COLORSTAY NATURAL to try it out (never used it before). Colorstay foundation is the best foundation in my opinion. It can be used on its own (you have to know how to apply it though, it dries very fast), mixed with bb cream (awesome results!) or mixed with moisturising cream for a tinted moisturizer look. :D Recently it`s so hot I go out with no makeup or just Oriental Herbs bb cream, but it`s always good to have a fresh bottle of good foundation handy. :) If you haven`t tried this one, I strongly recommend it! Of course it may not be great for everyone, but after spending money on Dior, Chanel, Mac, I came back to this and it`s enough. Tested, affordable for everyone, good. *thumbs up* When the weather gets a bit cooler, I will be def. wearing more makeup (because I like it), so this will be very useful!

I will also post about natural cosmetics ingriedients, because recently all I use for skincare is hyaluronic acid and organic avocado oil / shea butter. :D

I`m continuing my healthy life stule change, if you want to know more, follow my healthy tumblr: I`m not doing this for weight loss specifically, but changing my habits to healthier and doing a little bit of excercise made me lose 10kg already, so! If you want to lose weigh, def, think about changing your lifestyle and follow my tumblr! :D

Have a great day! :*