Monday, 29 August 2016

Review: Olivia Beauty & The Olive Tree Shower Gel

Hi loves! Today I have for you something I picked up when I was in Greece. If you missed the haul post I did some weeks a go, you can check it out here. I picked up Olivia Beauty & The Olive Tree Shower Gel (300 ml, 7.95 EUR), because I forgot to take with me one and I'm so happy I decided to go with this one.

Olivia is a greek brand and they makes beautiful hair and body products with olive extract. They also have range called Fusion, which are infused with different greek fruits and also organic olive oil extract. I have yet to try that range, but it sounds promising. 

The shower gel comes in a plastic squeeze bottle and its easy to get the product out. Its based on organic extracts from olives and olive leaves and is rich with vitamin E, which is known for its antioxidant properties. The formula doesn't contain any parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors, silicons, EDTA, propylene glycol, phthalates , PCM, NM and animal origin ingredients.

It feels light weight on skin and has a nice foam to it. It feels gentle on skin and cleanses well. It leaves my skin so soft and it doesn't feel dried out or too tight when I get out of the shower. I still do moisturize my skin. I have noticed the different when using this shower gel or my other shower gels from drugstore. Its so nourishing and leaves my skin soft.

I love the scent it leaves to my skin. I'm obsessed with the olive scent at the moment. Every time I smell it, I remember my vacation in Greece and all the good food I ate. It does contain fragrance, which some beauties might not like, but it hasn't irritate my skin.

I'm more then happy I discover the brand and this shower gel, as it has been a pleasure to use it. I can't wait to start testing out other products from the brand.

If you like the sound of it, I'll in it here (Belgium and Netherlands)and here (US readers).

There is giveaway going on, on my other blog. You can check it out here.

Which is your favorite body care product at the moment?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 22 August 2016

Review: Korres Pomegranate Moisturising Cream-Gel

Hi loves! Today's review is something for all the beauties with oily skin like myself. Korres Pomegranate Moisturising Cream-Gel (40 ml, 22.36 EUR) is light weight cream for oily to combination skin.

Korres is a Greek brand and 80%-99.8% of the ingredients are from natural origins.  The cream comes in a glass jar, which might not be ideal packaging for everyone. I use a q-tip to get the product out, that way I don't need go into it with my finger.

The formula of it is not completely gel, its between a gel and traditional cream. The texture is light weight and it sinks into the skin easily. The formula is with out parbens, sulfates and phthalates. It formulated with 15% pomegranate water, pomegranate extract, alpine willowherb, tannins, and polyphenols. These help to makes the pores smaller and provide matte finish to the skin. 

Other creams like this in the past have made my skin more dry and dehydrated, but not with this one. This contain hyaluronic and salicylic acids, which offers the skin instant moisture boost. 

I have been using it over a month now and I have notice my skin is not as oily and my makeup applies better and last longer. At the moment I'm going through weird period with my skin, because I broke out a lot, after I got back from vacation, so I cant say about my skin texture. Its not from this cream and its getting better now, and everything is healing. 

I think its a fantastic cream for oil skin and has been perfect for me this summer, it has kept my oiliness under control, with out drying my skin out. 

If you are interested in this cream and you are local (in Belgium) you can find it here and readers from US, I'll link it here.

If you have oily skin, which is your favorite day time moisturizer?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 15 August 2016

Review: Ontic Minerals Pearl Highlighter

Hi loves! How are you all doing? I'm happy to be back home and enjoy the cooler weather. I do love hot weather, but sometimes it can be too much. Today I have for you guys Ontic Minerals Pearl Highlighter (3 g, 14.95 EUR) and its maid in Estonia.

The highlighter comes in a jar and is loose powder, so it can be messy to use, because I can't close the holes and the product does come out, specially when I would travel with it.

The powder itself is light weight and gives a very natural highlight, which can be build up (which I have done on the swatch down below). I like how natural it looks and it doesn't make me look oily (its something I'm always afraid, because of my oily skin type).

I have been using it on and off for months and it hasn't irritated or broken my skin out. It also lasted all day on me, even when my skin got oily and I powdered my face, I noticed my highlighter was on place ;)

Do you like mineral makeup?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Review: Joik Bronzing Dry Bodyoil

Hi beauties! I'm happy to share with you all my new favorite body oil, which is from Joik. I picked up their Bronzing Dry Bodyoil (100 ml, 16.90 EUR) the last time I was in Estonia. 

The dry oil comes in a bottle, which has a spray and makes it super comfortable to use. It does spray out the product evenly. The formula is with carrot oil and natural minerals. It also contains coconut oil and rice bran oil, which together with the carrot oil helps to moisturize the skin effectively and it doesn't leave the skin greasy or sticky.

Before I use it I shake it up really well, because it does contain some gorgeous shimmer in it. Once its all evenly mixed together I'll spray it on my legs, arms and really everywhere where I'll show skin. I use my hands to massage it into my skin and it does apply evenly. At first I was worried how the shimmer will work out for me, will it make me look like a disco ball or is it going to be uneven. It just gives a glow to the skin. It does bronze up the skin when I don't have a tan working for me, but it also looks gorgeous with a tan, giving the skin some depth and a glow. It also hydrates the skin, which I really needs this time of the year and leaves it also leaves it soft.

I'm so happy I picked this product up. I love Joik as a brand and they have huge range of products to choose from. I like all their products are 100% natural, vegan, not tested on animals and gluten free. If you are interested checking out this beauty, I'll link it here

Which is your favorite Joik product?

Thanks for reading! xo's

Monday, 1 August 2016

Beauty Haul: Olivolio Botanics, Olivia, Mastic Spa

Hi loves! Today I have for you natural beauty haul and all the products mentioned here are from Greece. I had no idea how many natural beauty brands Greece has to offer. I picked up most of the products from a store called Natura Greca (link, they had that time I was there 20% off). They were so helpful when I wanted to check out every brand they had in store and the selection was huge. Its located in Rhodes, which is gorgeous place for vacation and shopping new skincare ;)

I picked up 3 products from brand called Olivolio Botanics. First 2 items are from their Argan Oil range and you guys already know how much I love beauty products with argan oil in it. I got their 100% Moroccan Organic Argan Oil Hair Mask (250 ml, 10.90 EUR - full price) and its for all hair types and promise to nourish and hydrate the hair. I like on package their say the product is made of dreams :)

The second item from the same argan range is a skincare item and I got their Restoring & Firming Serum (30 ml, 22.90 EUR), which is also with 100% Moroccan Organic Argan Oil. Its not tested on animals and it promises to give long lasting hydration, which my skin needs at the moment. I totally got burned on the beach :/ My skin can't take Greece sun for 5 hours.

The last item from the brand is a body butter and its their Donkey Milk (250 ml, 14.90), which smelled so good in the store that I needed it! Its extra moisturizing body butter, which fits all skin types.

Then I picked up a face mask from brand called Mastic Spa and its their Deep Hydra Mask (50 ml). Its for 27+ and its for dehydrated skin. My skin is more oily, but when I picked it up I had sunburn and my skin felt really dry. I'll let you guys know once I have try it. I like its peel off mask, it makes it bit different then other hydrating masks I have tried.

These next items I picked up in a pharmacy, but the brand is available in the store I picked up other items. I went in for sunscreen and ended up buying some body care items as well. My first pick was Olivia Beauty & The Olive Tree Shower Gel (300 ml). I have already used it and absolutely love it! Its rich with vitamin E and the formula is gentle to the skin.

The next item is from the same brand its also for body. I picked their Ultra Lightweight & Hydrating Creamy Body Butter Melon & Pepper (200 ml, 8 EUR). Its sounds interesting, but I can't even imagine how the scent is and I don't want to open it before I use up my other body cream. Its going to be a surprise for me :D 

The last 2 items are also from Olivia and its their Shampoo for norma hair (300 ml, it was in a gift set with the shower gel and was around 14 EUR) and Conditioner for dry and dehydrated hair (300 ml, 8 EUR). 

I feel I got something for every part of my body, but there was so much more to try. I did hold myself back with the shopping, but I'll definitely go back, if its not available where I'm located. Greece also has to offer good food and the weather was amazing! I have lived in Netherlands/Belgium so long that, when there is more then 3 days blue sky it surprises me. 

Anyway, I hope you guys like this post and I'll see you in my next one!

Thanks for reading! xo's