When I was growing up and started using make up and skincare products, the availability of brands was nothing like it is today. I grew up in Finland and Lumene was one of first products in my beauty box. I remember the original packaging and bottles were dark blue and very simple. The variety was limited, but it was so cool to have Lumene products in your make up bag. It made you one of the cool kids. At the time the collection included all make ups and basic skincare products. It was always a brand I though was great quality and never had any problems as far as I can remember. In this Lumene review I will tell you about eye cream, make up remover and a hydrating mask.
Facial oils are amazing for skincare and as you probably know by now I love them. They are one of the best ways to inject moisture into the skin and are fab for preventing the fine ageing lines. I use them day and night on their own, mixed with serums or under moisturiser. They keep my skin look healthy and glowing even on the days when I am tired. Oils are natural, similar to our own oils in the skin and safe to use. They can balance the oil production in the skin and contrary to the usual belief are best for treating oily and combination skin, especially if you are suffering from spots. It often takes me a few weeks to write the product review as I always like to test the product at least a few weeks to give my honest opinion. This month I am testing Pure Bliss beauty oil by Skinirvana.
I have always been interested in history and ancient healing materials. And methods We are always looking for the latest technology and ingredients, but forget that there is some magic in the ancient cultures and traditions. When it comes to skincare I am somewhat obsessed about the ancient Egyptians and the materials they used for the embalming process. The fact that their mummies have survived well preserved to the modern day says to me that they were on to something. Oils, spices and plant materials were widely used then are still available today and I would like to inspire you to try some of them and perhaps take a trip down to ancient Egyptian knowledge and culture.
I’m all about using oils for skin care, firstly because they are amazing for any skin problems, especially for anti-ageing and for hydration. Secondly because they are all natural, pure plant materials and easily available. You can use the oils on their own or you can blend them to match your needs. Use lighter oils for oily skin and heavier oils for dry or dehydrated skin. You can also use them to make your own body oils and other products as well as treatment balms and body butters. I use oils every day and night alongside of moisturisers and serums. For me they have really worked well for preventing signs of ageing and I love that you can create different oils for different things and they make great little gifts as well.
FitzJohn Skincare products combine the natural ingredients with luxurious packaging creating a beautiful high end product. When I was offered to test the Radiance of Venus treatment serum, I was excited to explore the different ways to use it. This is a 50ml pot, is made form luxurious ingredients and has a gentle rosy scent. You don’t need to use large quantities, so this pot will last you for quite a long time. It has some of my favourite ingredients such as rose water which is one of the things I’m obsessed with. It also has shea butter, honey extract and the gentle exfoliating beads are jojoba grains. The Radiance of Venus is a natural skincare product in line of the latest skincare trends.
We all love chocolate in some form, some like it mixed with nuts or fruits, some like light and sweeter, some dark and bitter. There is something for everyone. Chocolate makes a lovely desert, treat or even a skincare product. I love chocolate flavour with coffee, strawberries and mint. I also love the scent of chocolate in general. As we are celebrating World Chocolate Day this week, I thought it would be appropriate to write about it.