Wanted; BB cream

There are few products that I’m looking for but have not yet found. It’s hard to know what to buy when shopping online. Especially when searching for natural products. One of those things are BB-Cream.

I’m looking for a natural BB-cream that is not too expensive and contains good ingredients. It shouldn’t be too oily because I want to wear it in the summer. It should also have SPF 15 or higher and a good coverage but not as much as a foundation.

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Here are a few bb-creams that I’ve been thinking of purchasing. Juice Beauty CC cream, 100% pure tinted moisturizer, Iroisie Soin Parfait Ultimate BB cream, Luxsit BB cream and REN satin perfection BB cream. I’ve read that these products doesn’t have so good coverage but the ingredients are good. The only thing stopping me from buying one of these are the prize.

Are there any products you are searching for but haven’t found? Comment down below and maybe we can help each other 🙂

What I’ve been up to

Hey there! So I’ve been gone for some time, I’m sorry about that. I’ve actually been in Portugal and Spain exploring Lisbon and Gran Canaria. I’ve had an amazing time and the weather has been amazing. First I went to Lisbon with my classmates and then I went to Gran Canaria with my friend. I won’t go into details unless you want to hear more about it, but I will post some pictures. 🙂

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Review: Mádara natural haircare shampoo&conditioner

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So these two are the shampoo and conditioner that I have been using since christmas. It’s the Nourish and Repair shampoo and conditioner. My hair is thin and dry and I have a lot of split ends, so that’s why I chose Nourish and Repair. I wash my hair twice a week, and I like to put coconut or argan oil in my hair as a hair mask the night before I shower . The products are vegan, cruelty free, Eco Cert certified, gluten free and nut free. 99% of the ingridients are natural. They don’t contain any silicones, parabens, mineral oil or other synthetic ingredients. 

Mádara Nourish and Repair Shampoo 

Pros: The shampoo really cleans my hair and it lathers really well. It has a nice consistency and it’s easy to apply. 

Cons: I wish the ingredients were even more natural. It does contain Sodium coco-sulfate and it can make my hair a little bit dry. It’s also a little bit expensive. 

Mádara Noursih and Repair Conditioner

Pros: It has a really nice creamy consistency and it makes my hair smooth, soft and easy to comb. It’s easy to apply and it doesn’t weigh my hair down. It is the best natural conditioner I have used so far. 

Cons: Same as the Shampoo, I wish the ingredients were more natural and maybe give my hair a little bit more moisture. 

 

All in all; It is a good shampoo and conditioner but I wish they were more natural and could do something about my dry hair. If you are new to the green beauty products I really recommend these products! They are easy to work with and the consistency is like non-natural products. And they might work better for those who doesn’t have dry hair. My hair can be impossible sometimes. I will probably not purchase them again, just because I’m looking for products that are more natural and with more moisture. If you think this is natural enough for you, then go ahead and try these! I’m sure you’ll like them. 🙂

2 green smoothie recipes

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Hey! I love making green smoothies, they taste good, and they are really healthy. I usually have them for breakfast and they are great to take with if you are in a hurry. Here are two recipes that I like to make, I got inspired by the lovely Fullyrawkristina on the first recipe, be sure to check her out! She makes great videos.

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First recipe: 

2 Oranges

1 Apple

1/2 Pineapple (more if you want to)

2 leaves of Kale

1 tbsp Baobab powder

Put everything in a blender and blend! (I recommend that the oranges are first, it’s easier to blend that way)

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Second recipe:

3/4 Cucumber

1/2 Pineapple

Spinach (you can see the amount on the pic 🙂 )

1 tbsp Baobab powder

Just put everything in the blender and blend. Feel free to skip the Baobab powder if you don’t have any.

Oh, and btw! I just made an instagram account; @alicesvoice , check it out 🙂

Sophie

Liebstar Award

Hey there! For a couple of days ago I got a comment from Alex, http://believeinyou24.wordpress.com/ telling me that she nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you so much for the nomination! I’m happy that I got nominated 🙂 This is a tag for new bloggers or for bloggers with less than 200 followers. I’m going to answer some questions, post 11 facts about me and then ask 11 questions.. This is my first tag ever so let’s get started!

 

1. What/Who inspired you to start blogging?

I’ve had two blogs before this one, where I wrote about my life. It felt like it wasn’t enough, I hadn’t any great pics to post of my outfit or any stories I could share. I liked to blog, but didn’t have a subject. When I got into green beauty I immediately began to think about starting a blog, I wanted to share my experience and just get into the green community because I feel like we can all help each other and everybody is so kind and helpful here. 

2. If you could use only one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would you use (blush, eyeliner, foundation, etc.)?

Mascara! My eyelashes are not so black and thick as I would want them to be. I feel like I can live without a foundation, because my skin is getting clearer now when I use natural skin care. I would have answered foundation two years ago, because I had a lot of acne and I used foundation pretty much everyday. Now I only need mascara to darken my eyelashes. (and if this is not cheating, I could use it as an eyeliner by dipping an eyeliner brush in the mascara :D)

3. What is your favorite book from childhood? 

 When I was 7 I loved to read the Sweet Valley High novels! They were my favourite books and I think I’ve read almost everyone of them. (I used to hope that I had a secret twin that looked just like me and we would somehow have been seperated when we were young) You can say that I was kind of obsessed. 

4. Have you watched any of the Oscar movie winners and/or nominees from this past year and what is your verdict? If not, what Oscar movie and/or nominee movies from this past year do you want to see?

Yes I think I have. I’ve watched Django Unchained, Skyfall and Les misérables. I liked Django Unchained and Skyfall. I haven’t watched the whole Les misérables. I liked the actors but I think I wasn’t used to the singing in Les Misérables. Maybe I will like it more if I watch it again. I liked Skyfall because of all the action and the plot. I’ve always been a fan of James Bond moives. The movie Django Unchained was one of my favorites, because of the heartbreaking plot, the great actors and the movie in general.  

5.  What word makes it the most into your personal vocab?  

Well this has to be a swedish word, since I speak swedish everyday. I would have to say Alltså or typ. I use it to much and my teacher would always make fun of me (not in a bad way). Typ means kind of but also so much more. (when I use it) and alltså means so. It’s hard to explain because it means so many things. 

6. What are your top five favorite clothing stores to shop at? 

There aren’t many stores where I live, and some of you have probably never heard of some of these clothing stores. I like Zara, Mango, Ginatricot, Bikbok and H&M. I try to stay away from H&M because of their nasty background. It just doesn’t feel right to buy their clothes when I know that some of are made in terrible conditions. 

7. What is your most loved health food and green beauty product?

It’s hard to pic one when it comes to food. I love fruit and I eat soo much fruit everyday (compared to the rest of my family, but probably not compared to a fruitarian) I like pomegranate, pineapple, oranges, water melon, cantaloupe.. and the list goes on! 

When it comes to green beauty product I’ll have to say… oils. Not surprised? You can use oils to so many things! For instance: as a makeup remover, a moisturizer, a sunscreen or a hair mask. My favorite oils are coconut oil, argan oil and avocado oil. 

8. The Voice or American Idol?

Never seen any of them so I can’t answer this question. :/

9. Where do you want your next vacation spot to be?

There are so many places I want to visit; the maldives, dubai, South Asia, Japan, Australia, Italy… But I would really love some sunshine right now so I woud probably choose the maldives. It looks so nice there, with the bangalows, the turquoise water and the white sand. 

10. When was your first concert?

2011. I went to an Enrique Iglesias consert with my friend. 

11. What accent can do you the best besides your own?

A swedish accent here in Finland called Högsvenska. 🙂

 

11 Facts about me:

1. I speak swedish, but my dialect is so difficult so other people from Sweden don’t understand me at all. They think that I speak norwegian.

2. I played soccer for 10 years, but I quit two years ago.

3. I’m a parfume addict. 

4. I am also addicted to chocolate….

5. …. and tv shows.

7. I live in Finland.

8. I’ve had two surgeries. One heart surgery and one to remove my tonsills. 

9. I’m really terrified of bears. When I was in northern Finland, a place that was known for having a lot of bears,  I couldn’t even go outside alone. Still, I like adrenalin kicks so I went in the woods with my brother and my cousin on a quad bike and just drove around. Scariest thing I’ve ever done.

10. My biggest dream is to live abroad.

11.  I am very spontaneous and I love to try new things. 

Here are my nominations: 

Julia – Sundvardag www.sundvardag.blogg.se

Naomi – Beyoutify – http://beyoutify.wordpress.com/

M – msgreenbeauty – http://msgreenbeauty.wordpress.com/

… and everyone else who wants to do this! 🙂

 

My questions: 

1. What is your holy grail product? 

2. Sweet or salty food? 

3. If you had to live abroad, where would you want to live? 

4. What is your favorite makeup brand?

5. In your opinion, what celebrity has the most beautiful hair?  

6.  How often do you blog? 

7. If you could only bring 3 makeup items with you, which 3 would you choose?

8. How did you choose the name for your blog?

9. What is your favorite quote? 

10. Favorite trend? 

11. Do you like to read? If so, what is your favorite book? 

 

Rules:

Link back to the person who nominated you.
State 11 facts about yourself
Answer the questions given to you.
Pick 11 nominees and create a set of 11 questions that they must answer.

 

 

Zuii Organic Certified Organic Flora Lipstick

So I decided to take some pictures while wearing the lipsticks I wrote about here. Just a little reminder, the pigment are not as strong because I used a lip pencil. Also, you can see that the three nudes Brown Sugar, Natural and Nude looks very similar.

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1. Brown Sugar

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2. Natural

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3. Nude.

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4. Clay

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5. Sheer peach

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6. Mandarin

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7. Pink flesh

I hope these pictures helped you. I am still not sure which color I should buy! I love all the colors! I can only buy one because they are pretty expensive (29.95 dollars) Which one do you think I should buy? 🙂

Finding the perfect nude

Hi there! Today I will write about the Zuii Organic’s Certified Organic Flora lipsticks, as I promised. There are many different shades to choose. I purchased seven samples, four of the shades are nude, and 3 are peach/pink. I’m searching for the perfect nude lipstick, and I think that I might have found it. 🙂 The texture is creamy, but I still like to put a lipbalm underneath. I have to exfoliate before I put the lipstick on, otherwise if I have some dry skin it can show up. I used a lip pencil, and the pigment was pretty good, and I’m sure if you put the lipstick on directly from the tube, the pigment will be stronger. These green lipsticks are certified organic and all the shades are really beautiful. The finish is matte and that’s what I’m looking for when it comes to nude shades. The ingridient are also very good, for instance sunflower oil, castor oil and jojoba oil! The lipsticks smell good, just like flowers.

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So this is what the samples look like. The amount is different in all the samples, some of them had a lot of the product and some had really little.

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These are the peachy / pinky shades.

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And these are the nudes.

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So here are the swatches!

1. Brown Sugar is a lovely nude and the shade suits me well. It’s a pinky- nude shade but has a brown hint to it. I am very pale right now so it will suit you if you have pale skin like me, and it will also look good on faire to medium skin tones. It might be a little bit pale for darker skin tones. It has more of a cool undertone but it doesn’t make me look sick, and believe me, I have a problem when it comes to finding a nude that doesn’t make me look ill. I think this will look good for an everyday look or a night time look (like a smokey eye)

2. Natural. This one is very similar to the brown sugar, but it’s a little bit darker, more brown-ish and has a warmer undertone. I think this will look good in the summer when I’m tanned. It also looks good right now when I’m pale but it’s a liiiittle bit too dark for being a nude. Still, I would use it in an everyday look because it’s a beatiful shade.

3. Nude is more pink than the other nudes and the color is very pretty. It reminds me a little bit of the shade that Lana del Ray often uses.

 

4. Clay is a peachy nude shade with an orange tint. I think it will look good in summer, but it doesn’t suit me now when I’m pale. Of all the nude shades this one was my least favorite. I would probably call this one a peachy-orangey color over a nude, but that is my personal opinion. Some people might disagree.

5. Sheer peach is a beautiful pinky-peach shade. It’s looks a little bit darker in the sample but when I apply it it looks lighter and more girly.

6. Mandarin. This one is the perfect lipstick if you’re looking for a pop of color on your lips but don’t want it to be a red or a bright pink. It’s a bright peachy shade with a warm undertone. Even though it’s very bright it still looks somehow natural. I really liked this one and it will look great with tanned skin and a winged eyeliner! I want subtle lipsticks but somehow this one just makes me want to buy it immediatly. It has a slightly orange tint to it but it doesn’t look too ‘orangey’ if you know what I mean 🙂

7. Pink flesh. Last one! Because of the name (pink flesh) I was expecting a pink shade. This one is more of a peachy-nude pink shade! Hard to describe, but the best way is a mixture of dusty pink and peach, and then they have added some nude color into it.

Well, describing these colors was harder then I had expected! All the colors are very similar, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. It was my first time, I hope I did okay. 🙂 If you want, I could take some pictures while I’m wearing them, so it’s easier to see what the colors look like. Do you think I should do that?

Let me know what you think, and which color you think is the prettiest. I have to say my favorites are Brown Sugar, Nude and Mandarin.

Sophie