December Favorites 2016

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Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skin Lotion Review

skincare, Uncategorized

Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! For today I wanted to do a review of the Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skin Lotion.

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I bought this lotion at my local health food store a couple of weeks ago, and have been using it ever since. I mainly use it on my body and then I just use the Essano moisturizer on my face.

I have looked in a few different places, and the only places I’ve found Dr. Organic products are online and health food stores. You can also check in Priceline, there’s a 50/50 chance that they may stock it as well.

Here’s a link to their website: http://www.drorganic.co.uk

PROS

  • It’s completely organic and natural, so your not putting any harsh chemicals on your skin
  • It’s really inexpensive
  • You can use it on your body but also your face as well
  • It’s super moisturizing, I have very dry skin over the winter and this has helped soften up my skin so much
  • It smells so beautiful when you put it on

CONS

  • It smells a lot like mandarins, so if you hate the smell of them you should probably stear clear of this lotion
  • The smell doesn’t last long after you put it on maybe a good 10-15 minutes

That’s it! Those are all my pros and cons for this product. Overall I think this is an amazing lotion. I love using it, it has done wonders to my skin and made it feel so soft and velvety smooth. If your on the fence about buying this lotion, then you should go into you local health food store and try out a sample of this to see how you like it.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’ll talk to you all on Monday. Have an amazing week ๐Ÿ™‚

xxx Mirjana

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Daily Energy Smoothie featuring Beetroot,Carrot & Apple

food, Recipes, Uncategorized

Hello my beautiful readers,

For today I wanted to share with you all my daily energy smoothie recipe. I love drinking this smoothie at least once or twice a day to get that little extra energy boost and of course to get my daily dose of vitamins. What I love about this smoothie is 1. it’s delicious and 2. it’s made up of ingredients that everyone has in their house already. You probably know the struggle of finding these amazing smoothie recipes, wanting to make that your daily smoothie that you drink, going to the stores buying what seems to be like a weeks worth of ingredients only to run out 2 days in. That was honestly the number one reason why I found it really hard to commit to having a smoothie at least once a day, even though I knew it was really good for me over time buying so much ingredients & having to restock every 2 days just became costly and time consuming.

I was really happy when I saw that all the ingredients in this smoothie are really easy to get your hands on and you can buy them in bulk! How awesome is that ๐Ÿ™‚

You can watch either watch the video above to see how I made this smoothie or follow the recipe down below. As you can probably see it’s pretty self explanatory.

INGREDIENTS

  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • Apple {I like using a Pink Lady apple because of the sweetness it gives to the smoothie but you can use any type of apple you like}

METHOD

  1. Peel the beetroot, carrot and apple
  2. Wash them all under some water
  3. Grab the blending cup your using and start cutting up into small pieces the beetroot, apple and carrot
  4. Add some cold water into the cup
  5. Blend until everything is nice and smooth -you don’t want any chunks in it
  6. Pour into a cup & enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you like this smoothie! If you end up trying it let me know what you think of it either in the comments here or in the comments of the video. Also let me know if you would like me to do more smoothie/food recipes on here. I’ll talk to you all in my next post!

xxx Mirjana

Moisturizers Review {Essano, Sukin, Australian Pure Beauty}

skincare, Uncategorized

Hello my beautiful readers,

For the past month now I’ve been testing out some new moisturizers to try and find a cheaper alternative for my Essano one. I have been using my Essano Rosehip moisturizer for around 4 months and my skin has never been better. It’s soft, I hardly ever get pimples, my skin has cleared up, andย  I don’t get overly oily skin in the summer & dry skin when winter comes. It’s honestly the perfect moisturizer except for the price. For a bottle it will cost you a good $20, which I know may not seem that pricey since there are even more expensive moisturizers on the market but if you take into account that you have to repurchase it every 2 months then it can really add up. Especially if your saving up for new camera equipment and have a book obsession to feed.

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What my “Books To Buy” List looks like , if your wondering!

The alternatives I’ve been trying are the Sukin Facial moisturizer and Australian Pure Beauty Moisturizer.

In this post I’ll let you know how much each moisturizer costs and all the pros & cons I have for each. I also filmed a video version of this post, which I will link down below, for any of you who prefer watching a video review instead of reading a written one!

Essano Rosehip Mositurizer

We’re going to start things of with the Essano Rosehip Moisturizer. This moisturize costs $20.00 a bottle.

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PROS

  • Light floral smell
  • Super moisturizing, you only need to use a little bit to cover your whole face
  • Small bottle but will last you 2 months
  • natural, organic ingredients
  • vegan product
  • cruelty free

CONS

  • No travel cap: Be careful when traveling since you can easily squeeze on cap and spill it all over your things

Sukin Facial Moisturizer

The next moisturizer is the Sukin Facial Moisturizer. This moisturizer costs $10.00 a bottle.

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PROS

  • Nature smell to it
  • Sometimes will work great for your skin, clear it up, help it stay clear
  • Good size bottle, will last 2 months
  • Vegan product
  • Natural, organic ingredients
  • Cruelty free

CONS

  • Very strong smell to it. Nature in a bottle essentially. You’ll either love it or hate it
  • Sometimes won’t do anything for your skin
  • Not as moisturizing as the other two
  • No travel cap

Australian Pure Beauty Moisturizer

Last but not least we have the Australian Pure Beauty Moisturizer. This moisturizer costs $6.00 a bottle.

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PROS

  • Big size bottle
  • Very light floral smell
  • SUPER moisturizing, you’ll only need a little to cover your whole face
  • Lasts 3 months
  • Vegan product
  • Cruelty free
  • Natural, organic ingredients
  • Reminds me a lot of the Essano one

CONS

  • No travel cap

That is all for my moisturizers reviews. I hope you found it in anyway helpful & useful. If you’ve tried any of these moisturizers out yourself let me know what you thought of them in the comments.

I would really appreciate it if you could also like this post & follow my blog if you’d like to read more of my posts! I’ll talk to you all in my next post ๐Ÿ™‚

xxx Mirjana

Meet My New Favorite All Natural Organic Cleanser

Beauty, cleansers, face, face washing, foaming cleanser, morning routine, skin, skincare

cashmere meets khakisHello my beautiful readers,

How are you all this lovely day? For today’s post I wanted to write a review on a new cleanser I got recently. The cleanser I got is by the brand Moreish, which sells all natural organic products, and I got their foaming cleanser. They do also sell a cream cleanser if you don’t like the gel texture to the foaming one but I just decided to try this one first then when I run out I’ll try their cream one next.

What first caught my eye about this cleanser was the packaging it came in. What can I say I’m a sucker for cute packaging ๐Ÿ™‚

The light blue mixed with the images of flowers on the sides complement each other so well and it just looks so elegant and put together.

Now before I bought the cleanser I did make sure to test out as many of their products beforehand. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have bought a product and thought “Hey it’s got cute packaging the product must be good” unfortunately for me this wasn’t the case 96% of the time.ย The lesson to be learnt here is ALWAYS test out the product before buying it, it’ll save you the headache and a few extra dollars.

cashmer meets khakisI love how creative they were when naming their products. Some names I saw were Euphoria for the cream cleanser, Emergance for the clay mask, Resurgence for their hand cream and for my foaming cleanser I got Liberation. The main ingredients in my cleanser are organic Moroccan Argan oil, Green Tea and Manuka Honey.

I have been a huge fan of manuka honey because of its many health benefits for so long now so I was excited when I saw it was one of the main ingredients included into their cleanser.

cashmere meets khakisAnother thing I love about this cleanser is the removable cap it comes with. Now I don’t know if they had originally planned this or if your just suppose to throw the cap away but I’ve found it’s great to use for when your traveling. You just put the cap around the nozzle and that stops the nozzle from going all the way down spilling the gel all over your bag. Now if only more products came with this.

Cashmere meets khakisThe texture of the gel is pretty much the same as of my previous foaming cleansers. It’s light and smooth and goes on nicely and I’ve noticed it doesn’t go all over the bottle once you use it which I can’t say for my other cleanser.

For this past week when I have been washing my face with this cleanser I’ve noticed how it leaves my skin feeling really soft whilst also giving my skin a refreshed look to it which I especially love early in the mornings. I also like to wash my face with this cleanser on nights when I feel like I haven’t fully taken all of my makeup off with a wipe I just wash my face with this and am good to go.

That’s all I have for you today. Let me know in the comments below if any of you have tried any products from Moreish and if you have what did you think of them? If you liked this post make sure to like and follow me for more beauty and fashion related posts. I’ll talk to you all in my next post -Mirjana

Banish Acne, Grow Longer Hair And Much More Using Only One Ingredient

Beauty, body, coconut oil, hair, hairstyles, organic lifestyle, organic products, skincare

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Hello my beautiful readers,

I’m sorry this post is late, I just got really busy and couldn’t put it up yesterday but I’m back today and I’m going to be sharing with you one of my favorite products that helps get rid of acne, helps your hair grow longer, makes your stretch marks disappear and a multitude of other things. That product is none other then coconut oil. I have been in love with coconut oil ever since I used it a few years back to help fix my damaged hair. When I was younger I loved experimenting with my hair with different hair colors, haircuts and boy did I love my curling iron and straightener. As you can probably guess my hair got damaged really quickly so I had to cut my hair into a shoulder length bob and let it grow out….slowly.

I was reading through a magazine when I saw Miranda Kerr had mentioned she loves putting coconut oil in her hair to keep it healthy and strong since she gets her hair styled for photo shoots frequently. I went to the store the next day, bought some coconut oil, put it in my hair, waited..waited then washed it out. I was in total awe at how after using it only once my hair was more soft then it had been in a while. It really helped my hair get back to the way it was before if not make it better.

Let’s get into my top ten favorite uses for coconut oil.

Grow Your Eyelashes Longer

I am the biggest chicken when it comes to gluing on fake eyelashes. I still have two boxes of brand new, unopened fake eyelashes sitting in my drawer from 2013 that are still waiting to be used. So when I read on Pinterest that you can dab on a little coconut oil onto your eyelashes and that it would help them grow I knew I had to give it a go. Personally I think my eyelashes have grown more longer since putting coconut oil on them every night but I know everyone’s opinion is different. With this one you have to try it yourself and see what you think you might love it or you might not either way you should try it.

Use It As A Shaving Cream

I have stopped buying shaving creams and have just been using coconut oil when I’m shaving my legs. I love how you get a really close shave, your legs feel so soft plus you get no razor burns or cuts. Did I mention howย softย your legs feel ๐Ÿ™‚

Make Scratches Heal Faster

Coconut oil is an essential item for anyone who owns a cat or a pet that loves to leave scratches all over your hands. I can’t count the amount of times my hands have been covered with scratches from my little ball of fluff. I’ll admit I do annoy him when he sleeps but he’s just to cute not to cuddle. For the scratches to heal quicker I just rub coconut oil onto my hands right before I go to bed for a few days and they are completely gone.

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{My Sweet Little Pancake, Puko}

Banish Acne

I love wearing my hair down 96% of the time and that sometimes causes my back to break out. I get rid of my back acne by applying some coconut oil every morning and before bed at night.

Moisturizer For Your Body

Coconut oil is one of my favorite ways to moisturize my skin. I rub some on my whole body right before I go to bed. The next day when I wake up my skin is soft and full of moister and just ready for the day.

Make Stretch Marks Disappear

I had a few stretch marks on my thighs from when I was going through puberty. They were really red and noticeable and I remember feeling really insecure about them. I tried a few different ways to make them less noticeable but nothing worked until I started putting coconut oil on them. The more I applied the more they started to lighten up in color and while it didn’t happen instantly my stretch marks aren’t the slightest bit noticeable now. They are light and just blend right in. I would highly recommend coconut oil to anyone who wants to make their stretch marks less noticeable.

Body Scrub

Coconut oil and brown sugar, One of my favorite exfoliating body scrubs. You rub this in while your showering and when you rinse it of your skin is as smooth as a a newly polished table. At least in my opinion it is.

Homemade Toothpaste

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I got to thank Pinterest for this one. I had no idea how many recipes there were for making your own toothpaste. I personally cannot wait to try this toothpaste recipe I found at modernhippiehousewife.com, I’ll give you all a link to check it out.

http://modernhippiehousewife.com/2014/04/24/homemade-coconut-oil-toothpaste

Makeup Remover

After getting frustrated one to many times at running out of makeup wipes a week from buying them I decided to switch to using plain old tissue and coconut oil to remove my makeup. I love how it gets all of my makeup of, I always hated when some mascara gets leftover and it ruins my towel. I’m happy to say no towels have been ruined with mascara since using coconut oil.

Grow Hair Longer And Healthier

I went to the hairdressers and got my hair cut in August. It wasn’t that bad of a haircut I actually really liked it that was until it started to grow out. My hair was an inch past my shoulders and had layers all over {It looked exactly like Brooke Davis’ hair from season one}. As my hair began to grow out the ends of went really thin and they looked really dry and damaged. It’s been around a month and I am in awe at how long my hair has grown. {I’ll add a photo down below}

All I did was rub coconut oil in my hair, left it for an hour or longer if I have the time then just washed it out. If you do this every time before you wash your hair in a few weeks you will see a major difference. blog post

Those are all of my favorite uses for coconut oil I hope you liked it. Let me know in the comments below what are some of your favorite ways to use coconut oil or just come say hi. Make sure to like and follow my blog so you don’t miss any updates.

I’ll talk to you all on Tuesday. -Mirjana

My Secret To Clear Skin

Beauty, clean, face washing, organic lifestyle, skincare, soap

more-soap Hello my lovelies,
For today’s post I wanted to share with you my secret for getting clear skin. About a year ago I made the decision to stop washing my face with face washes and switched to using only organic soaps. My skin has improved so much over time, my skin hardly breaks out [if you exclude the 2-3 pimples that pop up when I eat something to spicy], it’s more clear, hydrated and my complexion has evened out really nicely. If you’ve been thinking of changing your skincare routine I highly recommend you try doing it this way. I’ve included all the soaps I own and have been using this past year so let’s get into it.

nano saopThis soap is actually a new addition to my soap collection. It is the Wellness Exfoliating Body Bar by the brand Natio. It’s a really great inexpensive soap that leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized. I highly recommend it.

orange and honey soapThis soap is a mix of orange and manuka honey. Whilst I always avoid purchasing any products that smell like orange this soap has got me to change my mind. The smell is unbelievable, it has such a beautiful orange scent to it that it automatically makes me think of summer whenever I smell it. This is one soap I suggest everyone to try at least once you won’t be disappointed.

goat milk soappAhh goat milk soap, I bought this one right after I started drinking goat milk. This soap still stands at the top of my list for best soap I own. It’s my go to soap when I want my skin to feel a bit more moisturized.

tilley manuka honeyThis soap is made from Manuka honey. I bought this soap after my mum showed me a article which listed all the health benefits that manuka honey has in it. It has to be my second favorite soap that I own it just leaves my skin looking amazing and clear and I just love it. I bought this particular one in a small boutique store but I have seen that you can get it in Safeway too.

aloe vera soapThis soap is one I received when I stayed at a caravan park and it’s made from aloe vera. I haven’t used this one in a while now since I’ve been testing out some of my newer soaps but I remember this soap always left my skin feeling really soft and looking fresh and clean.

noni soapNow this soap I have been using a lot this past week. I love the way it brightens up my skin and leaves it feeling so smooth. I’m really glad this soap was included with my Noni juice other wise I might have never known about this gem.

That’s all folks, I hope you liked today’s post. If you have any recommendations let me know in the comments below I would love to hear from you. I’ll talk to you all on Friday.

-Mirjana