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100 percent pure French lavender hand buttercream

100 percent pure cosmetics

It seems that my december green bag is full of interesting beauty stuff… I couldn’t help myself not to share with you this gorgeously smelling 100 percent pure hand cream. In these days I was around all the time and I forgot to take with me the hand cream. And so I was going around with bare hands in these cold winter days (yes, I was also without gloves…). While I was visiting one of my favorite shops with organic cosmetics in our capital Ljubljana, I was trying a few products and soon remembered that 100% pure has an amazing collection of hand creams. All super natural and extremely nourishing! Obsessed with lavender scent (natural lavender!), I drunk lavender tea that the shop’s owner prepared me and of course I took with me also this gorgeous lavender hand cream that saved my hands. Based on aloe vera juice as a preservative, the main ingredients are: cocoa seed, shea and avocado butter to nourish the skin and many beneficial herb extracts of oregano, rosehip, rosemary, thyme and of course lavender essential oil to add the aromatherapeutic touch with its relaxing special scent. The cream is very nourishing, but at the same time it absorbs quite quickly in the skin without leaving the greasy feeling. I adore the package, because I needed a handy hand cream:) to put in my bag. This one comes in a tube of 59ml (2 fl.oz.). In the collection there are also other 3 creams with different scents. The lavender hand cream is now a must in my bag in these cold winter days 🙂

Here is the super clean list with ingredients: organic aloe barbadenis leaf juice, organic rose hydrosol, cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado butter, virgin coconut oil, lavender essential oil, Extracts of: Rose hip seed, candelilla wax, rosemary leaf, oregano leaf, thyme flower/leaf, organic geen tea leaf, goldenseal and japanese honeysuckle extract, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), pomegranate seed oil.

How to: Monochromatic makeup look

Monochromatic make-up

This summer I was inspired to create a natural makeup look in monochromatic shades. Because of the model’s perfect face features and impeccable skin, I decided not to overload the face with colors, but to keep the entire look very natural and at the same time sophisticated and radiant. Some months later, when I was checking the fashion shows, I realized that many designers have chosen this kind of look on runways. So, I decided to share with you how you can create this look for yourself, but with green products. This make-up it’s perfect for the day/office. If you want, you can upgrade it quickly into an evening look by adding eyeliner on the eyes. The main point about this look is to choose the shades for lips, cheeks, eyes (and if you want even for nails) in matching tones. For my model I have chosen warm peachy shades, cause they are the ones that suit her very well. For yourself, you can also choose other shades like sheer berry, rosy, or brown tones for example. Avoid to use just matte textures, otherwise you will end up looking washed out and too pale. Instead, search for products that have a slight shimmer in their textures.

Step by step look

1. After having cleansed and massaged the model’s face, I started with the make-up. I didn’t need to do very much regarding the base, cause her skin was perfect. I have applied just some un-cover up foundation by RMS beauty where needed.

2. With a small foundation brush ( I worked with my at-that-time new set of Natrafil brushes) I have applied a slight layer of Alima Pure finishing powder on the T-zone and under the eyes.

3. I have sculpted the face with the Everyday minerals soft bronzer. This is a light bronzer for fair skin. I wanted a natural looking contour.

Natural make-up

4. On the top of the cheekbones I’ve applied the Inika highlighter to catch some light. It was an excellent choice for the photos, because we worked with natural light.

5. Even though it’s a blush, I’ve chosen it for its amazing color and applied it as an eyeshadow over the entire eye lid. Alima’s Satin Matte Mineral Blush in the Carnation shade worked great for this look; a matte medium peachy shade.

6. After having applied the eyeshadow into the crease of the eye, I’ve lined the upper eye lid with the Lily Lolo brown pencil and softened the line with a smudging brush for a natural look.

7. Then I’ve curled the lashes and applied the Lavera double black mascara.

8. The eyebrows were full in shape, so I just filled the gaps, where needed, to define them.

9. For the lips I decided to use first the Lavera lipstick in peach amber and then I’ve mixed it with the lip gloss 100%pure in Pink grapefruit shade to get the creamy soft effect on the lips.

Natural make-up step by step

Green makeup tip If you want, you can conclude the look with a non-toxic nail polish in similar shades. Zoya Sunny, a bright metallic coppery-orange with brown undertones and fine red and golden frosty shimmer, will be a nice choice.

Zoya nail polish

Hope you enjoy this look and have many new color inspirations for your own look, too! I will be glad if you will share your ideas with me 🙂

 

Credits: Photo: Boris Gorjan, Model: Camila@Next Paris, Makeup: Dasha Grozdanic

The must-have duo for the eyes

100% pure organic eye cream and fruit pigmented mascara

I use these two products quite a long time and I want to present them. I think they’re a must-have, especially the eye cream for those who have problems with dark circles around the eyes.
100% pure is an amazing brand that produces really pure and safe cosmetics. They use pigments from fruits to color their products, green tea as a preservative, soy ink for labels print and last but not least: first quality organic ingredients. Later, I want to show you their labels with ingredients to make you understand the difference between other non safe labels.

 

100% pure organic coffee bean caffeine eye cream

100percent pure cosmetics

I’ve been using this eye cream for about 2 years and till now I haven’t found a better organic eye cream for me. Their skin care range include also other eye creams that are excellent, but if your problem are dark circles and dry skin around the eyes, this cream is the answer. In the past when I still haven’t used organic cosmetic, I have tried many creams and gels, but the first really visible result was with this cream. When applied on the skin is very hydrating, but not greasy, with a light texture, which is very good, cause the skin around the eye area is very thin and sensitive. It smells incredibly good, a vanilla scent I’d say. And above all, it reduces dark circles and puffiness thanks to caffeine and green tea that increase the blood circulation. The anti-age effect is provided with vitamins, antioxidants, and nourishing rosehip oil to make your skin firmer and nourished. The results are visible in a few days. And there is more – I love the package, a 29ml glass bottle. Yes, 29ml, you’ve heard it well! I am always very disappointed cause usually eye creams come in a 15ml tube. But this one lasts up to 6 months, if you apply it in the morning and in the evening. And the expiring date is 6 months ’till you open it, because of natural ingredients.

Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Calendula Hydrosol, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Green Coffee Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Extracts of Coffee Cherry, Organic Rosemary, Organic Oregano, Organic Thyme, Organic Grapefruit Seed and Organic Goldenseal, Organic Vanilla Absolute, Candelilla Wax

 

Green makeup tip  This eye cream is also excellent for prepping the skin before makeup. When applying the cream around the eyes, do it with a gentle massage in a circular motion. You need a small amount of cream. Start from the under the eye and extend it from inside out towards the upper lid. Be careful not to put the cream in the eyes or in the tear drop. With gentle circular massage you improve the blood circulation and consequently reduce any puffiness.

 

100% pure fruit pigmented mascara

100 percent pure cosmetics

I know, you will think that’s again a natural and probably invisible mascara. Well, that’s the same I thought after trying some natural mascaras that were invisible or sticky because of too much sugar. 100% pure fruit pigmented mascara is an exception. I have put this brand between my favorites not just because of safe organic ingredients but also because of their quality of each product. They have a collection of 4 colored mascaras and two different sizes: one mini mascara: ideal for travel or for your bag. And the other one is a classic size of mascara. The colors are just incredible: Black Tea(black), Dark Chocolate(brown), Blackberry (purple), Blueberry (deep blue). I use the brown and the black; the intensity of color pigmentation is really good. In general, the mascara has a lengthening effect, it separates lashes very well, with no clumping or smudging. It’s also easy to remove. Many good ingredients like oat and wheat proteins and provitamin B5 make your lashes soft and nourished. I have added a picture of the mascara wand which is very clean, with well separated fibers, which I look the first when choosing a mascara.

Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Honey Beeswax, Contains All or some of the following Pigments: Blackberry, Blueberry, Black Tea, Grape Skin, Pomegranate, Acai Berry, Boysenberry, Blackcurrant and Raspberry, Oat Protein, Wheat Protein, Provitamin B5, Seaweed Powder, Coconut Stearic acid, Mica (for shimmer in the Blackberry and Blueberry), Cocoa Butter, Pearl Powder, Rice Powder, Cacao Powder and Powdered Coffee Beans, Lavender Honey, Extracts of Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender and Golden Seal

 

Green makeup tip This mascara is more lengthening and defining and a little less volumizing, but applied in a zig-zag motion and with 2 coats it does really a good job. In every case I recommend to curl the lashes with the eyelash curler before applying mascara.

 

All  100% pure products are made with safe and high quality organic ingredients, are suitable for vegetarians and their labels are printed with soy ink.

Have you ever tried any of 100% pure products? What do you think?