Although it’s technically already January, I still owe you last month’s favourites. Which ones made the cut this time?
New online store: Via Naturalis with the beauty brand called Balm Balm (click). Via Naturalis is a new Slovenian online store, stocking with natural, organic and eco products. I’ve spotted their 100% organic skincare Balm Balm a while ago and gave four of their products a try. Balm Balm Super Light Coconut Cleanser is definitely my favourite out of the bunch and I’m planning on writing an additional post about it. Their Recover All Over Balm is a great all-rounder, I love using it for my dry elbows or feet (it works wonders). The Face Balm in the green tube is perfect for everyone with dry and sensitive skin (it’s fragrance free), while Balm Balm Lip Balm with rose geranium is my winter »must have« for sure.
Black toothpaste is the thing: Curaprox Black Is White. Don’t let the colour deceive you, it’s actually a whitening toothpaste that removes discolouration using activated carbon without abrading or bleaching. It also contains some enzymes, that protect against tooth decay and support the salivary functions. It has a nice, refreshing scent and it truly helps to whiten your teeth. I’ve noticed a difference in around two months of use. Overall, Curaprox toothbrushes are my absolute favourites, I’ve been using their CS 5460 ones for ages now.
Jessica 686 Soigne on nails, Heaven by Deborah Mitchell as skincare. Nail varnish from Jessica in the shade 686 Soigne is definitely the shade of the month. It’s a perfect light, neutral pearly-grey with a hint of purple and it lasts on my nails for a good few days (which was handy especially during my busy December schedule). Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Vanilla Pod Hand Cream keeps my hands velvet soft and nicely scented. Organic vanilla, coconut and vitamin E are the main ingredients that truly make this hand cream special, so much you can actually use it on your
face as well. Another selling point is its highly practical and hygienic packaging – which is a true stunner as well!
Taupe on my eyelids: Zoeva En Taupe Palette and En Taupe Set of brushes. Although I’ve been already using their newest palettes from the Spectre range that are not even out yet (check them out here), my December favourite has definitely been the En Taupe eyeshadow palette. It has a nice range of cool and warm tones taupes, perfect for any skin tone. It’s one of the most versatile palettes, I am sure none of you would be disappointed. The shade named Gallery has been my top pick out of 12, it’s a perfect matte crease shade. For application I’ve been (of course) using their brushes, which are, hands down, the best ones on the market considering the price and quality. Zoeva never disappoints.
Something a bit different: Matis Konjak sponge. This soft and gentle deep-cleanser and exfoliator in a form of a 100% natural vegetable fiber made of Konjac plant root is a perfect choice for everyone, especially those with hypersensistive skin. You actually don’t need any additional product to make it work (however you can add some if you want), all you need to do is dip it into the water and it’s really to use. You can get about 3 months of use out of it, considering the under 10€ price tag it makes it relatively affordable. I’ve been using it once or twice per week to exfoliate my skin and I cannot recommend it enough. This might be one of the best beauty finds in 2015 for me.
Some good smelling stuff: deodorants and shower gels from CD. I’ve written about their pomegranate scented products before (here), in December I got the chance to try out the rest of the products – in water lily and lemon variations. I still cannot decide whether I like the pomegranate or water lily more, however my mother’s winner is definitely the lemon one – it’s fresh and goes great with any perfume. All of the deodorants are aluminum free and they still work great. Being a huge fan of affordable beauty products, I’ve teamed up with the CD brand and will give you a change to win some yourself. There will be 6 winners, 2 getting three products from the pomegranate range, 2 getting all water lily three, while 2 winning a set of two lemon scented products.