Afrodita Yogurt For Face and Body

Well hello there my darlings! I was a bit busy this past week - redecorating/reorganizing our bedroom/nursery, so I've been neglecting the blog a bit... even though I have so many posts planned. :) Anyhew... today I'd like to share with you my thoughts on a beautiful body care product from Afrodita - 100% Spa Yogurt for face and body. After being thoroughly impressed with the body scrub from this line I decided to try out 'the yogurt' as well. :)

When I first tried this product I wasn't really sure what to do with it or rather how to use it correctly. But then I realized it's kind of a body conditioner if you will... so I applied it to wet skin under the shower (after cleansing it with a shower gel/cream) and let it sit there for a while - like I would do with a hair conditioner. After a couple of minutes I rinsed it off and noticed that my skin was more nourished and noticeably softer. It doesn't leave a protective or even oily film behind (like the body scrub does), so it's more of a lighter treatment, but a treatment non the less.

I don't know about using it as a face mask... I don't have particularly sensitive skin, but the skin on our bodies and our faces is very different. I wouldn't want to take the chance and have pimples popping up the next day, so I'd use it as a body conditioner only. :)

The yogurt really does look like a real yogurt and feels amazing when you're spreading it all over your body. It has a gorgeous scent to it (as does the whole 100% Spa line) but it doesn't seem to linger long. 

The two main ingredients of this product are honey and shea butter - both super moisturizing and incredibly beneficial for your skin. :)

So far I've been loving this line and I can't wait to try out more products - I need to try out at least one massage oil and the body butter, especially now that my skin is super dry and I'm trying to prevent stretch marks. :)

Have you tried this product or any other product from this line, what are your thoughts?

How I deal with: DRY SKIN

Hello my lovelies! Today I thought I'd share with you my top products that help me deal with dry skin. Ever since I became pregnant my skin has changed dramatically - I'm basically becoming a lizard is what I'm trying to say... :D No, but seriously... I did have combination skin on my face that kind of leant toward the dry end, but I never really had that tight feeling or dry flakes forming on my forehead (which is now fairly common). The rest of my skin was pretty normal and low maintenance and kind of still is, but I can't get away with just patting my skin dry after showering any more - I NEED to moisturize. Plus I intend to keep my stretch marks at bay (as much as possible), so that's my motivation as well. :) Anyhew... let's talk about the products, shall we?

Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil - This is quite a recent discovery and my hair has been loving it. I ran out of my previous shampoo and conditioner duo (which was a huge disappointment by the way) and decided to try something from the drugstore... Dove seemed like a good choice. :) Now, my hair isn't dry really, it's basically the same as it was before my pregnancy, but my scalp has become somewhat dry and flaky (no, it's not dandruff) and it itches some times (if I don't wash my hair for a couple of days). I do have very fine, oily hair, but this line works wonders for it. Both the shampoo and conditioner are very nourishing (for the hair and the scalp) yet don't feel heavy whatsoever and most importantly they don't make my hair greasier any faster that it normaly gets. :) I'll do an in depth review of both products soon.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse - I'm on my second bottle of this heavenly oil and I now mostly use it for my breasts and belly - where the skin is and will be stretching the most. It deeply nourishes the skin but because it's a dry oil, it also absorbs fast and doesn't feel too heavy/oily on the skin. I also use it for my face and it works amazingly well, but now that my face is super dry I usually go for a richer cream instead.

Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth face balm - This face balm/cleanser was not a love at first sight for me, actually I was a bit disappointed by it. But I guess that was due to the fact that my combination skin didn't really need a rich balm like this and I just preferred other cleansers to it. Now, that I get super flaky skin on my forehead (and sometimes nose and cheeks as well), I can see it for it's full potential. It works wonderful at cleansing and polishing the skin, without stripping it any further and yet without leaving a film behind as well. I'm in love... :) Full review coming up soon.

La Roche Posay Nutritic Intense Rich - I couldn't have gotten this cream in a better time. I was sent this for review purposes and wasn't sure what to expect from it (this is my first LRP face cream, apart from the Effaclar+ acne treatment). Thankfully, this was a real hit with my skin. It has a lovely consistency, spreads beautifully on the skin and absorbs almost immediately, but leaves it deeply nourished and with a sort of a protective 'layer' over it. It makes my dry skin instantly look moisturized and happy. :) Full review coming soon.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm - The best lip balm for extremely dry/chapped lips. It does wonders for my dry lips and takes care of them basically over night. I can have dry, red, even burning lips in the evening and wake up with smooth and plump lips in the morning. :) I also use it when I'm sick - for my nose, lips and any other part of my skin that gets super dry and red. Amazing stuff!

Well, that turned out to be a long post... I hope you've managed to read through it or at least found out something more about a product that spiked your interest. :) What works for your dry skin, which are some of your favorite products?

*L'Oreal False Lash Wings Intenza mascara: review & look + giveaway

Hello darlings! Today I'd like to talk to you about a lovely mascara I got for review purposes and also had the pleasure of using it to create a makeup look for a Facebook competition - L'Oreal False Lash Wings Intenza. It's been quite a while since I used a drugstore mascara (due to the fact that I fell in love with my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara), so I was excited to try this one out and see how it performs.

The first thing I noticed about this mascara was the amazing packaging and the intriguing brush it came with. I am a big fan of plastic brushes, so I was immediately hopeful that this would work great for my short, sparse lashes. I'm not too picky when it comes to formula - the only thing I expect of it, is for it to not be too liquidy or too dry, so something in between (something that makes application easy and not messy). The formula of this mascara did not disappoint and I have a feeling it will get even better as it get's 'worn-in' (a tiny bit drier is what I really mean). :)

The mascara applies beautifully and gives great length to my tiny lashes (as you can hopefully see from the 'before-after' picture bellow). It's not huge on volume but it gives a decent amount of it, that's for sure. The formula along with the awesome brush, coats each and every lash perfectly without sticking them together and creating a clumpy mess. I also found it to work great with my bottom lashes as it doesn't smudge all over my lower lash line/under eye area.

It didn't bother my sensitive eyes and it managed to stay put without smudging or flaking throughout the day. I didn't find it to be too hard to remove - I think your typical eye makeup remover will do the job.

And last but not least... here's the makeup look I created using this mascara. I was feeling a pink-cranberry vibe for my eyes, so I used my Sleek Storm palette (a combination of the two pink shades) and my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle - for highlighting). The foundation I used was from Vichy - Teint Ideal, I then powdered my t-zone with Urban Decay's De-Slick mattifiying powder and used a bit of Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (Milk Chocolate) bronzer. I opted for natural lips, so I applied a bit of Urban Decay's Revolution lipstick in Naked and put a tiny amount of Clarins' Natural Lip perfector (in 05) on top of it. And that's it!

And how do we feel about a little giveaway?! :) L'Oreal were kind enough to offer 5 mascaras for 5 of my lucky Slovenian readers. Just fill in the Rafflecopter form bellow and you'll be included in the 'draw' a week from now. Good Luck!

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