As you have noticed by now, I love to use products and pamper my skin.
It;s probably not new to you that oils are very good for your skin, I love using natural oils, they have so many benefits for your skin. I want to share with you few of mine favorites.
As you know I love dry brushing I use this lovely brush which I got in Beauty Shop. You can read my blog post about benefits of dry body brushing (read here)
I love to make my own body scrub where I add (Coffee, Manuka Honey, Coconut Oil) (I have more scrubs which I do make DIY if you interested let me know and will do another post for that.) I mixed this and use it in the shower all over the body. If I am not making one, I like to try new products.
And now is this magical product which I got "NUXE" is Multi-purpose Dry Oil, Face, Body and Hair.
I absolutely love this, you can use it for the hair, face, skin. It's very rich and it makes your skin glow.
Benefits of this oil, first it contains 6 precious botanical oils (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St John's Wort) it's enriched with Vitamin E, it nourishes, repairs and softens you can't go wrong with that.
Using this lovely oil, your skin looks healthier, it also suitable for all ages and skin types. I love to use it as well for hair just before washing. If you haven't try it please do so it does miracles to your skin and hair. I got mine on Ryanair Flight for much cheaper price EUR 25 but you can also got it Boots, or from their link directly.
I love trying new products, new oils. Recently I have found Jasmine Oil and not surprise I fall in love with this oil. Jasmine oils is beneficial not only for skin but for the hair also.
I will do separate blog post about my hair car routine as I have recently discovered lots of products which I would like to do review on. So back to skin benefits of jasmine oil.
Jasmine oil is commonly used in Asia. Jasmine oil is natural oil derived from jasmine flower. Did you know that is known to be aphrodisiac but of course the main reason why I like to implement this into my skin care routine is because of all the benefits. It reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks. I wish I knew this while I was pregnant but is never to late to start using it. It also heals eczema and treats dry rough skin and make your skin feels and look amazing.
Little suggestion, if you don't like oils but you would like to try jasmine you can add little drops into your daily moisturizer, this will slightly change the smell, but don't worry it will be great smell and will still add benefits to your skin.
The next oil I would like to talk to you about is Argan Oil. This is not new to me I have been using Argan oil for a while now, but mainly for hair not for body. In TJ Max you can find specifically argan oil for body.
Argan Oil is the best product to give a boost to your skin. It absorb easily and is not greasy, which makes it a good moisturizer. Did you know that Argan Oil heals acne, it reduces premature aging, eliminating razor bumps, improve skin appearances. What I did not know that this oil is considered highly beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions. If you have sore muscles and joints massage a few drops into affected area it will relief the pain.
My last oil I would like to talk about is Coconut Oil. I have started to use Coconut Oil mainly for my kids hair, but I truly love coconut smell, so I have started to use and apply it for my skin as well. Another reason why I have started to use coconut oil is have many benefits for the skin. Coconut is increasingly popular in and outside of the kitchen.
Coconut oil is great skin moisturizer, it melts as soon as you apply it. Did you know that coconut oil is great as natural make-up remover. Coconut oil has many other benefits it tackles fungal infection. It offer great protection from sunburn, can reduce facial wrinkles and many more.
Now you can see why I'm a lover of oils.
After using all the oils remember your skin will feel and look amazing. Your skin will be moisturized and will be hydrated and soft. What else more we can ask right. It only take a minute to implement oils into your skin care routine, and it has so many benefits so why not try from today.
If you are already using oils, do let me know which one is your favorite and maybe you can recommend me some new oils.
Note: Just a note as I don't want to take a credit for the images which I had taken from the internet. I had no more Nuxe oil and Coconut Oil in my house, so the image of Coconut Oil it's not mine I had taken it from "sunwarrior.com" and Nuxe is from "escentual.com"
thank you for stopping by
xxx love maria
We all know how important is to take care of our skin. Our skin is expose to too many things, the weather, the sun. When we not eat healthy or we smoke, or even stress all is reflected on the skin. Therefore is important to take care of our skin.
I posted this picture several times, this is where my skin has no make-up, I love to take care of my skin is a must. I got lots of questions all the time about how is my skin so nice, I wrote a blog post about my skin care products what I use to keep my skin healthy: http://www.bestylishwithme.com/beauty/my-skin-care-obsession-elizabeth-arden
Here are few tips I want to share with you what I do:
1) Choose a Lighter Moisturizer
A good moisturizer is a must have. Now it does not need to be only expensive, its the one which suit your skin the best, as you need to make sure that if you want your skin to stay hydrated mainly during the summer months then this is the way to go choosing a lighter water-based moisturizer.
2) Go for a Higher SPF
It's important to apply sunscreen even though you live in country like Ireland where we don't have much sun. We need to protect our skin at all times. A sunscreen protect our skin from the sun's rays to avoid visible aging and scarring. A minimum of SPF is between 20-30 before going outside and if your skin is more fair go higher.
I am including Exfoliate in my skin care routine as mainly now in the summer months where the skin is more expose to the sun it's very important to exfoliate. By exfoliating the skin you removing all the dead cells. Now I can do a separate post all about Exfoliation, why we should do it, when and with what. Do let me know if you will be interested in the comments below.
4) Add a Toning Mist
Face toners are super refreshing and if you do have the right one for your skin it will restore your skin, repair and hydrate the skin, which is exactly what you need to make the skin look healthier. There are lots of products out there and remember find product which suit you the best.
5) Apply a Face Mask
Now we all know to pamper our skin is to treat our skin at least once a week to a face mask, as a face mask can do a wonder for our skin. Again there are lots to choose from, hydrating mask, an acne-targeting mask, a purifying mask and many more. I am actually working on a post where I want to share with you my home-made masks. I absolutely love them.
Now I know it sounds like a lot do do, but remember we only have one skin - one face so why not treated while.
Do let me know what you think and let me know what are your tips. Remember I am not a beautician I just want to share with you my tips and what works for me.
xxx love maria
My latest obsession - Elizabeth Arden
As you all know I'm a cosmetic junky. I love to try new products. However regarding my skincare I was always very careful and always used Nivea. I have used Nivea products for years, they always worked for me, however as the years are adding I wanted and I kind of feel it that I need to change my skincare routine. As you all know the hardest question was to what brand will I change it to. There are so many products / brands out there is hard to make a choice.
As I have always been very careful I selected a brand which I can trust and can afford actually to buy it without breaking the account.
I have also read a lots of review so decided to try it.
It was actually very funny as when I was only thinking of the new brand, my partner has surprised me with a travel kit from Elizabeth Arden and this is actually the brand which I was thinking of trying it. This was like a sign go for this brand. So I give it ago and I really love it. I have been using it now for about a month.
I only had 2 products before from this brand which was a toner Elizabeth-Arden-Purifying-Toner and a foundation Elizabeth-Arden-Foundation, so I was still very new to this brand.
The travel kit which I have got as a present contains the following products:
Now remember I have the travel size but I have included link where you can get them individually.
Eight hour skin protectant cream Elizabeth-Arden-Eight-Hour-Cream-Skin-Protectant
Eight hour hand cream (30ml) Elizabeth-Arden-Eight-Hour-Hand-Cream
Ceramic capsules (pack of 7) Elizabeth-Arden-Ceramide-Capsules
Ceramic up-lifting cream (30ml) Elizabeth-Arden-Ceramide-Lifting-Cream
Green Tea body lotion (50ml) Elizabeth-Arden-Green-Tea-Body-Cream-(similar)
Cleanser (30ml) Elizabeth-Arden-Exfoliating-Cleanser
When I started to use these products I fall in love straight away. I love the smell, I love the packaging and most important I love how my skin feels after using it. Just to specify my skin is normal or shall I say combination as sometimes I can have a dry skin.
I decided to do little bit of more research to see what products do they have here available. Therefore I then went to my closest shopping mall and in Boots they have a selections of Elizabeth Arden products. The lady who works there she was very nice and she was able to test my skin and help me to select or advise what is the best for my skin. I liked the service as I did not had to pay anything for the test and even though I did not purchase the creams which she recommended she was still very nice and helpful. I have only purchased a toner as I needed a one.
I am so excited to try much more of these gorgeous products. Elizabeth Arden has not only skincare products, but also make-up, fragrance and body care products. Lots to choose from. elizabetharden
I have already promised myself I will treat myself next month and will buy every time something new to try.
On my wish list are the following products which I can't wait to try:
Elizabeth Arden Serum Elizabeth-Arden-Serum
Elizabeth Arden Primer Elizabeth-Arden-Primer I need a new primer badly. I was using always No7 which I still very much like it but I look forward to try different one. By the time I actually published this blog post my primer arrived and is lovely, the texture and how the skin feels after it's amazing.
Elizabeth Arden Gift Set - which contain Eight hour skin protectant cream-I'm obsess with this cream need one more as I'm nearly finished my first one, Eight hour intensive hand cream, Eight Hour Skin protectant lipstick- as cold season is coming I need to make sure my lips will stay protected so this lip-balm will be great.
I would love to try some more make-up products and since I need new eye shadows, was thinking of purchasing some eye shadow products. Elizabeth-Arden-Eyeshadow they have now sale, so check them out.
It is very hard to actually choose, but I like to go by what I need and what I would like to explore more. This is how I build my collection. One product what I need and one what I have never tried. I will definitely purchase more of the ceramic capsules, they just make you feel amazing. I also would love to try their Eight hour miracle oil Elizabeth-Arden-Miracle-Oil I'm a huge fun of oils which you probably know by now.
I will do more blog post / reviews of the products as I buy them so you can be inspired too.
If you have any suggestions what should I try next please let me know.
I just want to highlight this is not a sponsored blog post I truly love this brand and maybe one day I will get sponsored.
If you are using this brand already let me know what is your favorite products and which one should I try. If I have inspired you to try it let me know how did you like it.
One more note, the selfie picture which I have included is where I don't where any make-up, just wanted to show you how my skin looks nice naturally. It is important to take care of our skin, on the end of the day we only have got one face so why not take care of it.
Remember that how your skin looks it also depends on how is your diet, so make sure you eat healthy and drink lots of water.
Follow Elizabeth Arden on Instagram and believe me when you will see the lovely feeds they post it will make you to buy every day something.
Thanks for stopping by
Xxx love maria
Today I would like to talk to you about beauty products obsession.
I don't know about you, but I do love beauty products, from lotions, make-up, cosmetics, skin care you name it. I have tried applying minimalism to my beauty as well. Now it is very hard of-course but I think I have done a huge improvements.
I also tend to buy more quality products rather than just buy products to have quantity. So I'm definitely now a person quality vs quantity. What also helped me was that I had defined my style, what I like and this is as well with make-up. I love nude colors, and therefore my make-up is towards new colors. I will do separate post about my style.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you the type of person who wants to have everything and it does not matter what brand? What is your obsession? Is it collection of lipsticks, palettes, foundations etc? I would like to know what is your opinion on this topic. Please leave a comment below.
I don't mind people who have lots of products as everyone else has something else they are into. Some people collect stamps, some shoes, some bags, clothes and some make up and some like me like to have everything. Therefore I don't judge people.
Some people think that I have too much cosmetics, and compare to others I have very little. People are different and that means different opinion and also what is a little to me can be too much for someone else.
Just remember do what makes you happy and also it is nice to treat ourselves sometimes. For me a treat will be when I get something new to my collection, or when my love surprise me. Let me know if you would like me to do a blog post of how I shop or how I save money to buy something nice. As I'm a mum of two children and you know yourself (all the mum out there) that is not easy to treat ourselves when we have other priorities.
Let me know if you would like to know my tips and I would be more than happy to share it with you.
Thank you for stopping by
xxx love maria
Hi my lovely people
Today I would like to talk to you about Hand Creams. You all know that our hands, body, nails needs to be moisturized. I have hand-creams every where. In my purses, at home, at work on my desk. It is important we take care of our hands and nails.
I always get questions what hand-creams are my favorite and which one I would recommend, so here I'm sharing with you my favorite hand creams.
Before I start I would like to mention I have done already a blog post about "benefits of hand creams and I have mentioned some of my favorite hand creams under €5.00 check it out here
Therefore I don't want to repeat myself and write again the same thing, so please if you want to know the benefits check out the other blog post.
This blog post will be only my recommendations of the hand creams which I find it very good regardless what skin type do you have. These creams are good if you are dry skin, or oily whatever hands-type do you have you can use these.
I have tried so many hand creams I love them all to be honest. I like to go to TJ Max and sometimes I just purchase random hand creams. However I have come across these, which I have re-purchase as they are so good.
First will be definitely hand cream from Elizabeth Arden Hand Cream. I love Elizabeth Arden and I will do a separate blog post about this brand, but I had to include her hand cream is one of my favorite. Its absorb very fast, its smoothing and soften the skin. If you have very dry hands, or you work a lot where you use lots of water this hand cream is the best.
Second favorite hand cream is from Institut Karite Hand Cream
I have purchased this first one in TJ Max which is a lot cheaper than online, I had since re-purchased new one from online as I love this hand cream and never managed to find it again in TJ Max. I love the packaging, the smell its absolutely amazing. They have different versions, I tried so far two of them and will definitely try more. It does makes your skin feel very luxurious, it is enriched in Shea, it is delicately perfumed with Milk Cream. It is an expensive hand cream but you only need a very little amount. It is non greasy and makes the hands supper soft.
Another hand cream which I would like to recommend it's not in any particular brand, however I recently start buying hand creams which specify that are for nails as well.
I don't have any specific brand in mind but I do read now the packaging and I tend to buy the one more which specify "hand & nail" cream.
I have purchased few in TJ Max. I love this shop as you can get so many random creams there. I got one which is 250 ml, it is beside my bed. The brand is Asper Jones Camelia Hand Cream it is conditioning hand and nail cream. I love it. I have found a link so you can check their products. I am planning to purchase the small package which will be handy in the hand bag. This hand cream strengthen the nails which is always a plus. The packaging is very cute and has a beautiful smell of Camellia flower.
The last brand which I would like to mention is hand cream from Pecksniff's. I had before several products from this brand e.g. body oil, shower gel and was very happy. I had to therefore try the hand cream as well. I do like it, I find it that this hand cream is not thick at all is very soft, the smell is amazing and of course I love the packaging. It makes the hands very soft and the smell last for a long time. Sometimes when I'm wearing the hand cream I have people asking me what perfume I'm wearing. They also have a men selection of hand creams too which I find it very interesting.
If you want to have a luxurious hand cream but don't want to spend too much I think the great dupes for that is Ted Baker. This brand is amazing. From the packaging to it's formula. In Boots you can find hand cream from Ted Baker as little as 6.00 EUR. I love the Ted Baker Blush Pink Hand Cream. This soft-yet-impactful floral fragrance entwines subtle notes of cassis with sparkling grapefruit, mandarin and mango.
These would be my recommendations, there is so many hand creams / brands to choose from. I have selected the one which are a luxurious but affordable as well.
Let me know if you will try any of which I have recommend and what you think, also let me know in the comment below what is your favorite hand cream.
thank you for stopping by
xxx love maria
As you know I have mixed kids and I had to learn how to take care of their hair as is different to my hair care routine.
I'm not an expert, I just want to share with you what I do. I get lots of compliment or shall I say my kids get lots of compliments about their hair and therefore I thought will share with you my tips.
1) Washing hair in hot water
Hot water dries out the hair and strips away the moisture. Therefore you should never used really hot water, once you avoid this it will help seal and will be more gentle on the cuticle, which means happier hair.
2) Not regular treatment
What I mean by this..I like to apply regularly organic product on my daughter hair e.g. Coconut Oil, Argan Oil as she is still too small to use any other treatment. As afro / curly hair dries out in cold weather, same as central heating can dry out the hair leaving it dehydrated. Therefore it is important to rehydrate, protect and maintain health hair. If you are an adult you can use oil treatment, hair masque in salon or at home.
The next point is for adult mainly and that's it
3) Blow-drying and ironining the hair too frequently
We all know that constant blow-drying, ironing damaging the hair and dry out the hair.
I hope when my little girl grows up, she will not be ironing her hair too often as it will really damage the hair.
Solution, rather than blow-drying try to use roller setting instead. As this involves less direct heat. Always remember whenever you are blow-drying or ironing your hair, please use heat protection.
4) Not getting regular trims
I know how tempting this can be to hold on to the length, but we have to remember the longer we hold the more harm than good. The ends of our hair is old due to brushing, heat so if we don't trim them away it won't style well. What is worst, once the hair will start to splits it travels up to mid-lengths causing the damage to spread.
Try to have trims every six weeks for kids can take longer as they don't use that much heat, less styling, but is still important to have the hair trims. Once the damaged hair is gone, the hair will look healthier.
5) Not adding enough moisture
I can not stop highlighting how important is to moisture hair (any type of hair) but mainly afro and mixed race hair. Always try to apply hydrating products / conditioner. One of my favorite is Shea Butter, Coconut and Argan Oil.
6) Not wrapping hair in a a silk scarf
This is something I still need to work on, but I heard and read it how important is to wrap your hair before you go to bed. As while you are asleep the pillow will absorb the moisture from your hair and therefore come morning it will appear dry.
Wrap hair in silk scarf will help ensure the moisture is retained.
These are the tips I wanted to share with you, let me know if you have tried any of these and if yes how did you feel about them, did they help. Also if you have any suggestions / tips please let me know. I always like to learn something new.
xxx love maria
I always get questions what do I do to keep my nails strong and long? How do I take care of my nails? I have decided to write a blog so I can share with you what I do to keep my nails healthy and strong.
I always had a long nails, but I also had a time where my nails got very weak and damaged
In this post I want to share with you what works for me, what helps me to keep my nails healthy.
I love to do my nail care routine at least once a week. It also give me time to have a "me time".
In my nail care routine I like to do what I call a "nail bath". If I have any nail polish on me I will remove it first, wash it really well with a soup, then will put warm water in a bowl with a squeeze of lemon, little bit of olive oil and honey. I will leave my hands inside maybe 5 to 10 minutes. Then I will dry my nails with a towel and slightly push my cuticles. I do not cut cuticles just gently push it back. I like to file my nails gently every time as they do tend grow fast and I like to keep them in the same length. Once my hands / nails are dry I apply a base coat. When the base coat is dry I will apply nail polish. I am a huge fun of nude / pastel colors. I would also like to mention that I realized that all the cheaper brands are not really worth to buy it. First they don't last long, second they contain lots of chemicals which is not good for the nails. I prefer to spend a little and I know that is better as well for the nails. I love Sally Hansen, she has a great selection and is affordable compare to brands like Chanel and other expensive brands.
I like to paint my nails in three strokes, starting in the middle then one on each side. Do not worry if you will have some spaces or the color will not apply equally, as you will be applying second layer. Remember only to apply second layer once the first one is dry. I like to leave a little space between my cuticle which creates a nice effect.
After applying two layers I like to put a top coat. I forgot to mention that when applying nail polish please apply it on the edge of your nail and if your nail is long enough apply it under the nail too. This will make the nail stronger and will help the color to last.
Once my nails are painted and dry, I apply cuticle oil. I don't use any fancy one, I like to use Argan Oil or Coconut Oil. I love natural products and these works for me perfectly.
Tips which I think helps to have the nails nice and healthy is to look at the food you eat. If you have a good healthy food with lots of veggies, fruits, protein and not process food your nails will be healthy automatically. Remember the beauty comes from inside first.
Second I will say for me at least is to keep your hands / nails moisturized. I apply hand creams all the time. I have hand cream in each handbag, on my desk at work, beside my bed table. It is important to keep your cuticles nice and soft as this is where the nail is growing from.
One important tip is always have in your handbag nail file as sometimes your nail may chip so it is better if can file it straight away before it will crack completely.
I hope these tips will help you, sometimes the process may take long but you have to be consistent.
Let me know if this helps you and what you like to do to keep your nails healthy.
xxx love maria
I have fall in-love with Aloe Vera.
I am not that new to this beautiful "wonder plant", however only when I went for my vacation I had the pleasure of experienced Aloe Vera Body Gel Wrap.
It was absolutely amazing. We were staying in a hotel Sandos (Lanzarote, Papagayo) and they have there a beauty salon and they use only natural products brand "Lanzaloe".
Our package contained body massage but since I'm not a fun of massages I had decided to try this "Aloe Vera Gel Wrap" and it was absolutely amazing. My skin felt so amazing afterwards, very soft and just so much a live. The staff in the salon they were amazing helpful and very friendly. They take time to explain about the product.
The salon also sell the products, so I was delighted of that news and even better, they have website and they ship internationally (http://www.lanzaloe.com/).
Now little bit about Aloe Vera for people who are not too familiar with this plant.
Aloe Vera is a cactus plant. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world. It is used for medical, agricultural and also decorative purposes. What is also amazing about this plant that is also able to grow indoor.
Aloe Vera is truly amazing, here are a few things that you can do with Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera is also called "The Miracle Skin Saver", it can be used for sunburns, it also can heal small wounds, When using Aloe Vera on the skin, the skin will be looking younger, healthier.
Aloe Vera can also be used as Make-up Removal, as many make-up removal contains chemical, where Aloe Vera is 100% natural.
Pure Aloe Vera is perfect as Shaving Cream. Aloe Vera is very slippery, allowing for a nice close shave and it moisturize at the same time.
Aloe Vera as mentioned is great for sunburns, try the following. Grab an ice cube tray, fill with Aloe Vera Gel and freeze. Pop them out and store them in a freezer safe container. These little frosty cubes are great for sunburn or after too much exposure to the sun.
Exfoliate not the most pleasant part of grooming, but it is very important part of our skin routine. Aloe Vera is a great base for scrub, as it helps soften your skin, and supply oxygen to your cells and strengthening the tissue.
If you have a bad breath, drink up to 1/4 cup pure Aloe Vera gel dissolved in 1/2 cup of water.
If you like a Strong Eyebrow, then this tip is for you. Dip a clean mascara wand in some Aloe Vera Gel and sweep over stray brows.
I personally love using Aloe Vera for my skin and in my smoothies. I may do another post (if you want) just about my smoothies receipts for now I want to only talk about the cosmetic benefits.
Aloe Vera as mentioned is like a miracle for the skin. It has so many benefits such as - it treats sunburn, it acts as moisturizer, it helps with acne problems, it fight aging, it lessens the visibility of stretch marks and many more.
If you haven't tried this product please do so. I have learned something while on my trip in Lanzarote. As previously I would buy any product which has the name Aloe Vera, however it was advised to me that not all the cremes out there are 100% natural, therefore before purchasing the product have a look of how much does the product contain of natural Aloe Vera. The brand which I have mentioned "Lanzaloe" is very natural product and price friendly to be honest please give it a try. Your skin will thank you.
I hope you have enjoyed this post as much I have enjoy writing it.
I'm not an expert I just wanted to share with you my new passion for Aloe Vera.
xxx love maria
It was requested that I do Skin Care Routine, and here I am. I want to share with you what products I use to keep my skin nice and healthier.
First I want to say I was very lucky as I never had problem with skin even when I was going through my teenage years. People who knows me they know I love beauty products but if is regarding my skin on the face I only use Nivea. I used Nivea since I was very little and fall in love with this brand, which is probably thanks to my mum as she uses Nivea and all my sisters too. It's a brand which always feels like new but it's here for century. For my body I experiment a lot I use any cream and will try anything, but as mentioned for my face is only Nivea Products.
My routine is not too difficult and some days when I am not wearing make-up is just washing with Nivea Scrub and add Nivea Cream.
I don't have too many difference between Night and Day Routine.
My Morning Routine is to wash the face with Nivea Scrub, I then add Nivea Lotion. Sometimes I buy the Day Nivea Cream sometimes I use the original or light Nivea Cream. I then do my make-up. I am delighted that Nivea started to do Primer and BB Cream, so far I am very happy with it.
My Night Routine, I use Nivea Make-up Wipes, I then wash my face with Nivea Gel or Nivea Scrub, I use Nivea Toner and then apply Night Nivea Cream or original / light Nivea Cream. For my lips I add little lip balm. I like to as well put little Vaseline or Coconut Oil on my eyelashes this keeps them moisturize I do this only at night before bed time. Under my eye sometimes I use Nivea Eye Cream, if I don't have that I just use Coconut Oil and I am ready to go to bed.
For my hands I use Nivea hand cream, applying to my cuticles Nivea cream or cuticle oil or coconut oil and that's about it.
I know it may sounds a lot but really is not as complicated as some skin care routine. I do this every day.
Few tips which helps me, I never ever go to sleep with make-up, no matter how tired I am I will at least used Nivea Make-up wipes to remove it. They are always in my handbag in case I have un-expected sleep-over.
I believe that to have a healthy skin "Moisturizing" is the way to go. I put cream / lotion / body butter twice a day.
I drink lots of water which makes my skin glowing. I love to use creams and moisturize it as much as possible. I try not to wear foundation at all times to give the skin a little break.
Healthy diet helps, I know straight when I am eating too many junk food, it shows on the skin. Protect your skin from sun and always use creams and Nivea has range of creams as well. I don't use cheap drug-store cosmetic on my face (what I mean is the 1 / 2 EUR products from the Pound / EUR shop) I prefer to invest a little as face is delicate. I will do another post for my make-up what products I use.
I am not a beautician but I just wanted to share with you my skin routine.
Hope it was helpful and let me know in the comments section what is yours, post the link if you are a blogger, I love to read about yours too.
Just to mention this is not sponsored post, I truly love NIVEA all my family do, including my partner and my kids. I will do maybe a separate article of what products my partner does use and what cosmetic I use for my kids. Let me know if you would love to see it.
xxx love maria
Again I did not post on time my August Favorite. Where the time is going. I better started as I am already selecting my September Favorite.
First one of mine favorite is this lovely present I got from my love. It's a beautiful box shall I say package of two boxes which contains lovely luxury soap and of course one of them have to be Lavender as I am really obsess with this smell recently. Now this was a present which I got when my partner went to Portugal and I had to share it with you.
This month I had little experienced with a skin products. As you know by now I love Nivea cosmetic but I thought will give a try to some new products. I heard a lot about Elizabeth Arden now I do have her lip balm which I was very happy with and featured in my May Favorite so thought will try some more products from here. I got this lovely Toner, easy to use just shake the bottle well and apply to a cotton pad. It helps to cleanse and purify the skin and the ceramide sooth and calm the skin. I must say it does really a good job. It has neutral smell, I love the packaging, I am very happy with it and will for sure try more of her products. They are a bit pricey but on the other side we only have got one skin. I got my one in TJ-Max but you can try this link as well (shop here) The next face product I have tried is from Boots No7 Cleanser. I am surprise that I haven't try this before I really like it. It makes my skin feel really nice and soft, it's fragrance free. (shop here)
Next item I want to share with you is this gorgeous eye cream. I don't remember to be honest when did I bought an eye cream as most of the time I was always using coconut oil or just Vaseline. However when I was in TJ-Max I came across with this eye cream which I thought will have to try. It's call "Mogador Nourishing Eye Cream" it's contain argan oil which cut my attention. It's very light cream, it helps to smooth the eye area, it also helps to correct any puffiness around the eyes. This lovely eye cream contains many goodies like: Bisabolol it's derived from Camomile plant. It also have Vitamin E, Centella Asiatica which is Chinease medical plant, next it has Dead Sea Minerals. What I like about this eye cream you can actually use it at any time of the day. I love the packaging too, easy to carry everywhere. (shop here)
Next item I had to get as I was running out is Argan Oil. I have started to use it more often. Now in my house there is always Argan Oil as I use it on daily basis for my kids hair, therefore we are not new to Argan Oil. If you haven't try it, please do so, it helps the hair to grow, it nourish them. Easy to apply I like to apply it on washed hair and massage it through my hair. There are many places where you can get Argan Oil. I got this one from TJ-Max. It was great price as usually they are a bit pricey but they do last long. (shop here)
Now these last item I want to share with you is Nivea Shampoo and Conditioner. I got this from my mum. I was so delighted as she knew how much I love Nivea. Now I haven't been able to find here Nivea hair products but back home we have lots to choose from. My mum got me this Nivea Blond Hair Care package and I must say fall in love with it as usual. I hope they will introduce Nivea hair products here as well, as I really love it.
Hope you will try at least one products which I got, do let me know what was your favorite August item I may try it too.
xxx love maria
PS: do let me know as well in the comments section below what is your favorite from the above items.