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 πŸ™‚

xxx Mirjana

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My Musings, Uncategorized

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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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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, andΒ  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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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.Β 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

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