SKINCARE FAVES #2: KIEHL’S

SKINCARE FAVES #2: KIEHL’S

First up, this post is so long that it’s only going to be in English. But here we go. I’ve already told you about Mossa. Now it’s time to talk about Kiehl’s. Well, who doesn’t know Kiehl’s, right? As you can see from the photos, I have quite the selection of Kiehl’s products. Before you even think of it, no, I don’t use everything at once! :D And in this bunch there is no product that has deeply disappointed me. So a huge plus for Kiehl’s and also a reason why it’s one of my all time favourite skincare brands. Kiehl’s has taken some inspiration from Asian skincare in the sense that when Western skincare is usually a few products and we top it off with a billion makeup products, then Asian skincare is the opposite. They use a bunch of skincare products and a few makeup products. My variety of products is quite diverse and not many products are meant to be used instead of each other. As there are so many products, I won’t go in depth about all of them. I don’t have the time to type this much and well you’ll get bored by the time we get to the 5th product :D. But I’ll try to talk about them in a somewhat logical order. The main thing to remember about Kiehl’s is that you don’t need EVERYTHING, but the products that target your skin’s problems. What I’ll tell you about below is a very extreme example and is really too much. Plus as a blogger I do get these products to try out and share my experience. So here comes one very intense experience :D

Let’s imagine me going through a Kiehl’s heavy skincare routine :D. Bare in mind that even though there is a ton of products, you only need the smallest amount of everything. We want to care for the skin, not overwhelm it. I’d start with the Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. It’s thick and creamy and I do only use it for removing eye makeup. My skin is not a fan of lotion based makeup removers, but for eyes this works really well. It’s lightweight and non-greasy. Then I’d cleanse my skin with something (maybe the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash that is on my *to buy” list). Next up would be the first step of skincare: Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence. You only need 1-3 drops of this to apply it all over the skin as a primer, as it makes the rest of the skincare go deeper and work better. The idea is to move from the lightest consistency to the heaviest. Second product would be the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. Whoah, it’s the third/fourth product and the names are just making me dizzy :D. This is something for a more drier skin, as it plumps the skin and helps other products to moisturize the skin better. Then I’d use an eye cream. I have previously talked about the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I loved it back then and I still love it. Another eye cream I have is the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. It works similarly to it’s all-over-the-face counterpart Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate which I’d apply to my forehead only. They’re both meant for skin that’s starting to show fine lines and wrinkles. Both products reduce the appearance of fine lines, plus the eye cream also helps fight under-eye darkness. On my nose and cheeks, where I have the biggest pores, I’d apply Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate. This helps minimize pores and tighten the skin. Then, depending on wether it’s daytime or nighttime my choice would be different. For daytime the best serum is Daily Reviving Concentrate, which is the daytime equivalent to the loved Midnight Recovery Concentrate. The daily serum helps brighten the skin and keeps it looking fresh throughout the day. For nighttime I currently use the Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. This little fella helps accelerate surface skin cell turnover and it smooths the skin’s surface over time. And here’s where my products almost end. I’ve also told you about the Activated Sun Protection Ultra Light Sunscreen. Again, loved it back then, love it now. And last but not least is another fairly new product in the army, the Tumeric & Cranberry Seed Energzing Radiance Masque. A mask that invigorates and brightens skin’s appearance. I used it just this morning and with the iris extract essence and the hydro-plumping concentrate my skin just glows right now! Can’t say that I don’t love it.  

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If you made it this far, I’m sending you a big hug! Daily I mostly use the iris extract essence and hydro-plumping concentrate. Then a bit less diligently either of the eye creams and the line reducing and pore refining concentrate. The oil serums I use a few times a week and everything else is need-based. My skin feels and looks happy and not one of these products has broken my skin out. I hope this mammoth post acts as a little guide for you in the brightly coloured and product-filled world of Kiehl’s.

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SKINCARE FAVES #1: MOSSA

SKINCARE FAVES #1: MOSSA

I welcome you back to my blog with a little mini series. I’ll talk about 4 of my favourite skincare brands in 4 posts and the first one is this one. Today I’ll introduce you to Mossa, as it’s a fairly new brand on the Estonian market. Mossa is a Latvian organic cosmetics brand. Its skincare products are developed based on the vitamin formulae of the unique, organic, ECOCERT certified Nordic berries. They have several product lines and a wide range of products. Everyone will find something suitable for their skin. For me, Mossa is one of those universal and simple brands. That’s mostly because my experience with their products is basic and simple. I have four products from them: Intense Rehydration Energising day cream, facial oil Vitamin Cocktail Oil Cocktail, Restoring night cream and Restoring eye cream. All these are suitable for all skin types. I mostly carry these in my gym bag, as my skin needs good care after I work out as well. So depending on wether I want more hydration or not, I’ll either mix together the day cream and oil or I’ll just use either of them. Every time I also use the eye cream. Obviously I don’t carry the night cream in my gym bag :D. All four of these give my skin just the perfect amount of hydration. And when I need more, I’ll mix the oil with either the day cream or night cream. They all have a very light and pleasant scent, no grassy smells here! And all these absorb really quickly so I never feel like a greaseball after I’ve used Mossa products. So if you are looking for a skincare line that suits all skin types, is simple and organic, then Mossa is the way to go!

 

//Alustan pisikese postitustesarjaga: räägin teile neljast oma lemmikust nahahooldusbrändist neljas postituses. Auväärt esimese postituse teemaks on Mossa. Tegu on Läti orgaanilise kosmeetika brändiga, mille tooted on inspireeritud ning sisaldavad põhjamaiseid marju. Kõik nende tooted on märgistatud ECOCERT sertifikaadiga. Meie turul on see päris uus tegelane, seetõttu ka sellest esimesena räägin. Minu kogemuse põhjal, mis on seni veel küll lühike, on Mossa lihtne ja turvaline bränd. Kuna minul on neli toodet, mis sobivad kõigile nahatüüpidele, julgen seda kohe ka kõigile soovitada. Minu trennikotis on alati kaasas näoõli, päevakreem ning silmakreem. Et ka pärast trenni tahab minu nahk korralikku hooldust, saigi Mossa just selleks brändiks, mida endaga trennis kaasas kannan. Kuivema naha päeval segan õli ja päevakreemi kokku, muudel kordadel kasutan emba-kumba üksinda. Öökreem on ilmselgelt koduses kasutuses. Kõikidel neil on väga meeldiv ja kerge lõhn, mingist murulõhnast siin rääkida ei saa. Ikka meeldiv marjalõhn (:. Nahka imenduvad need ka väga kiiresti, seega vastikut “rasvakolli” tunnet kunagi ei ole. Kui otsite lihtsat ent efektiivset ning orgaanilist nahahooldussarja, on Mossa õige valik. 

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MÁDARA DEODORANDID + ÜLLATUS

MÁDARA DEODORANDID + ÜLLATUS

Hei-hei! Enne veel kui asun Mádarast rääkima, hõikan välja eelmise kingiloosi võitja. Tasuta jumestuse võitis endale Mariin, jumestuse poole hinnaga võitsid Birgit ja Mai. Palju õnne teile, võtan teie kõigiga ühendust!

Ja nüüd asja juurde. Mádara ei ole siin blogis uus bränd. Olen neist varemgi rääkinud ja pigem positiivsel noodil – ma lihtsalt olen kõikide seniproovitud Mádara toodetega väga rahule jäänud. Teadupärast on Mádara Läti bränd, kes keskendub looduslikule nahahooldusele. Olen viimaste nädalate jooksul proovinud mõlemat Mádara deodoranti – nende algupärane Herbal Deodorant ning uus Bio-Active Deodorant. Ühisteks joonteks on neil kuivamiskiirus – täpselt sama. Herbal küll lubab pudelil, et kuivab kiirelt, ent kui neid korraga võrdluseks randmele kandsin, kuivasid nad ühe kiirusega. Kui minule mõlemad sobisid, siis J ütles, et jäävad siiski nõrgaks. Seega eelkõige sobivad need deodorandid neile, kes higistavad pigem väga vähe. Erinevusteks on neil aga koostis ja lõhn. Herbal versioon on maheda, kergelt “muruse” lõhnaga ning Bio-Active tunduvalt tugevama ja pisut magusama lõhnaga. Põhjamaist salveid ja looduslikke mineraale leiab Herbal deodorandist ning segu palmiroosi eeterlikust õlist ja taimsetest ekstraktidest peidab end Bio-Active deodorandis. Viimane on märgitud ka alumiiniumivabaks. Kui peaksin kahe vahel valima, võtaksin Herbali, sest selle lõhn meeldib mulle rohkem.

Ja nüüd magusa osa juurde! Mádaral on kihvt süsteem, kus nende kodulehel saab endale koostada soovinimekirja. Kui oled end SIIN registreerinud, koosta endale 5-tooteline soovinimekiri ning kopeeri oma nimekiri kommentaaridesse. Üks õnnelik võidab endale kõik need 5 toodet :). Võitja kuulutan välja 27. novembril!

VÕITJAKS ON LIISA! Palju õnne Sulle, Sinuga võetakse ühendust (:

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A BIG LUSH HAUL

So as promised, I filmed a big Lush haul of all the products I’ve gotten recently. The video was originally 45 minutes and I had to cut out soooooo much :D I dream of posting shorter videos as well but for some reason all my recent videos have been over 10 minutes. Ugh :D. So anyways, this one is three times as long, which is why it comes in two parts. So if you want to see me talk about Lush products for half an hour, go grab yourself a drink and some snacks and let’s chat (: In the comments let me know if you have tried any of these items and of course leave any recommendations you have.


Nonii, nagu lubasin, on täna üleval suur Lushi video. Originaalis oli video 40 minutit, lõikasin sealt nii palju ära, mis oleks tahtnud sisse jätta. Lõpuks sai video ka kahes osas. Unistan ju tegelikult lühematest videotest, aga kuidagi on nii sattunud, et viimased videod on kõik üle kümne minuti olnud. Igatahes.. kui tahate kuulata, kuidas ma pool tundi Lushi toodetest räägin, siis haarake kõrvale snäkid ja mingi hea jook ja lobiseme (: Kommentaarides andke märku mida näiteks nendest toodetest olete ise proovinud või mida muud head soovitate.

PS: Kuna mul ei ole päris seda valgustust mida tahaksin, läheb võib-olla veel paar videot aega, et oma sätted korda saaksin. Loodan et kannatate need veidra tonaalsuse ja valgusega videod ära (: One day kui mul tekib võimalus, siis ma tahan korraliku valgustuse saada, et videote välimus oleks püsiv ja korralik ja seda aastaringselt. Eile õhtul tegin ühe testvideo veel, mis oli juba nibin-nabin peaaegu okei. niiet veidi veel ja siis peaks pimeda aja videod vähe korralikumaks minema :D

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BLOGGERS’ EVENT WITH LUSH

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Yesterday I attended a blogger’s event with LUSH in Riga. There were bloggers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Polhem PR was kind enough to invite me along as well. My Bloggersmarket chickas Aljona, Helene, Anna Elisabeth and Lucine were with me too. The event was really fun and Christmas themed, so I think most of us got our first taste of Christmas Spirit this year :D LUSH introduced their this year’s Christmas range and we got to test out how many of the products work and of course touch and smell everything. We played around with many of the products and created these cute little snowmen you can see below. Each of us left with a huge present (not the one you can see me holding :D) so I really want to film a LUSH haul asap. Since I’m sick again and can’t smell anything, it’s no point in filming a Lush video when I can’t describe any scents :D. But as soon as I can smell anything, I’ll film the video (:

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I love the honesty and care for the world behind the brand of LUSH. There is one product, the LUSH FUN (like play-doh), that I don’t care much about, but I love the story behind it. Lush contribute 2.5% of the sales of FUN products to LUSH FUNd that supports children in Fukushima. I think it is such a beautiful cause. Besides, if you still didn’t know, LUSH is 100% vegetarian and they have many vegan-friendly products. They fight actively against animal testing and all products are hand made. And they constantly try to create products that don’t need packaging. There is no reason not to love LUSH (: Thank you LUSH and Polhem PR for this fun event! 

PS: Shoutout to Kamila, it was really nice to meet you (: 

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Eilse päeva veetsin Riias LUSHi seltsis. LUSH ja Polhem PR korraldasid ühiselt Baltikumi blogijatele jõuluürituse ja ka minul avanes võimalus sinna minna. Lisaks minule olid Eestist kaasas mu Bloggersmarketi tšikid Aljona, Helene, Anna Elisabeth ja Lucine.  Üritus oli väga kihvt. Meile tutvustati selleaastast jõulukollektsiooni, saime kõike katsuda ja nuusutada ja paljusid tooteid ja ise järele proovida. Allpool on näiteks pilt meie laua lumememmedest. Igaüks lahkus sealt ühe suure kingitusega (mitte see, mida pildil hoian) ja ma tahan võimalikult kiiresti ka sellest video filmida. Loomulikult ei ravinud ma end viimasest haigusest päris korralikult terveks ja nüüd ma olen jälle siruli maas. Terve eilse ma seal nuuskasin ja täna enam lõhnu ei tunne. Ja no mis mõte on filmida LUSHi videot, kui ma ei saa lõhnu kirjeldada, eks? :D

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Needsamad lumememmed on tehtud plastiliinilaadsest tootest FUN, mille taga on väga ilus lugu. 2.5% FUN’i müügituludest läheb LUSH FUNdi, mis toetab Fukushimas elavaid lapsi ja annab neile võimaluse ilusale lapsepõlvele. Kui see toode iseenesest mind väga ei tõmba, siis teadmine, et see teeb palju head, on väga rõõmustav (: Üleüldse meeldib mulle LUSHi ausus ja hoolivus meie maailma vastu. Kes veel ei tea, siis LUSH võitleb  aktiivselt loomkatsete vastu, neil on mitmeid tooteid mis sobivad ka veganitele, nad töötavad pidevalt välja tooteid, mida ei peaks pakendama jne. Lisaks on kõik tooted käsitsi tehtud. Ma ei leia ühtki põhjust, miks Lushi mitte armastada (: Aitäh Polhem PR ja LUSH selle mõnusa päeva eest!

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LUSH @ Berga bazars-October 25, 2015 - 60

Photo by Kristaps Bardziņš

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I put these two products on top of the present, so you could guesstimate how big of a present it really is. Snakes and Ladders is about the size of a fist. :D

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