Today I have another Finnish cosmetics box for you. This was sent to me and I was very excited to check it out. As usual the products inside are international so I’ll give you my opinion of them on this English side of my blog too. This is a one-shot box that is available in Finland only.
Today I’m going to talk about my battle of finding a right deodorant/antiperspirant for myself. When I was younger I didn’t need to think about this at all. I could choose anything, just find the scent I liked and it worked. After my first child my hormones must have taken over and nothing worked. I tried so many products and they failed me almost as many times.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today I have a Cucumber and Tea Tree clay face mask from Signe Seebid, hand made natural cosmetics brand from Estonia. I’m already using two products from their brand and those are excellent. So when I placed my order for more of their amazing orange sugar scrub I added two new-to-me products to my order. Here’s the first one of them. I think Signe Seebid products are only available in Estonia and Finland at the moment. I still want to show this to you in case there’s a chance these lovely products will be available internationally later on.
Finland has been getting some heat and sunshine unusually early this year so it’s time to dig out the flip flops, sandals, peep-toe heals and other gorgeous shoes from the winter storage. Removing the warm socks might also reveal the winter feet that aren’t perfectly pedicured and let’s face it, your legs might not be silky smooth either. So this is the perfect time to get your feet and legs ready for summer.
A while ago I was sent a tube of True Organic of Sweden All You Need Is Me cream. This is a multi purpose cream that can be used for a lot of things from dry cuticles to red baby bottoms. I’ve been using and testing this for a good time now and I’m very impressed.
Hello, hello ! Long time, no see. Though I’ve been around in my social media pages, it’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post. I just ended up having a long, unplanned summer vacation from the blogging world. I’ve been battling with my skin issues getting worse. My face is still very red and has a rash on it as well as my chest area has red rash on it. I went to a dermatologist and the problems have now been diagnosed as rosacea. I’m taking medication for it and applying a cream twice a day so I’m hoping to see things getting a bit better.
Red face I can kinda live with since I can cover that with makeup pretty easy as long as the skin is smooth. The chest area bothers me more. Photo below was taken before I went to see the doctor. I’ve been on the meds for a week now and I don’t see much of a difference yet but it can take a few weeks before things start getting better. So fingers crossed that I can finally get over these skin problems.
To make things worse, my nails also decided to fall apart completely. I think I went through some kind of after pregnancy hormonal change. At first there was this horizontal line on all my nails where you could see the nail started to grow thinner. That became visible a few months after giving birth. When this line grew out for about three months it reached the sides of the free edge and I got these deep painful tears to many of my nails. I kept fighting it trying to glue the nails and just tried grow the tears out. It didn’t really work. More tears happened and many of my nails had to be filed short. After a while I simply gave up and put the UV-gel layover back on my nails. I used the gel to sculpt the length back on the nails that were shorter too. My nails are now bit longer than I can grow them to be without the layover but I’m not planning on going super long or stiletto style at this time.
So this is where we I am now. Gel layover is back on my nails and I will keep you updated about the rosacea situation and let you know if the treatment helps.
I have some nail posts ready to go and Glisten & Glow Cocktails Anyone? Part 1 and 2 reviews are coming up. I won’t go on any regular posting schedule right now. I’ll try and post at least three times a week though but I’ll keep it relaxed until I get back to the rhythm and we’ll go from there :)
This is my first “Monthly favorites” post. Eventually I’m going to do a video instead of a regular blog post but I haven’t got to that point yet so at least for June favorites this is just a blog post. These posts will have products that have already been seen on my blog as well as products I haven’t talked about here but I’ve been using regularly.
So here are some products I’ve been using and loving during June:
I’m super lazy when it comes to moisturizing my skin. I take care of my face and hands but that’s about it. I almost never use body moisturizer after shower. I just usually don’t even have time to wait for the creams to absorb. BUT now I have found a lotion that works great for me.
I got Burt’s Bees Tips ‘N’ Toes Hand & Feet Kit for Christmas and one of the products in that package was Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream. I immediately fell in love with this hand cream and when the little tube was empty I ordered a normal size one from Lookfantastic.com.
This is kind of a funny one to use. I apply a small amount on my hands and at first this feels almost slimy. It’s a weird feeling. I keep rubbing my hands together until they start feeling really sticky. When they feel so sticky that it’s hard to keep rubbing my hands together I stop and wait for a couple of minutes and after that the cream is fully absorbed and I can continue what ever I was doing. If you apply too much of this the slimy feeling won’t go away and the cream takes a long time absorb.
This is the most moisturizing cream I have found for day use. This moisturizes really well and dries really quick at the same time and that is rare. You just have to find the right amount to use and not apply too much.
I have also been using this at nights too after rubbing Bliss Kiss Pure Nail Oil all over my hands. Works great that way too though then it doesn’t absorb quite so quickly and I usually wear cotton gloves for a bit.
This has quite a strong honey scent so if you don’t like honey this might not be for you. I myself quite like the scent too and it’s not too overpowering.
They have change the packaging and I have no idea if they have changed the formula of the lotion too. This is what they are selling now at Lookfantastic.com. I intend to order another one soon and I really hope the cream has stayed the same.
Ingredients: water (aqua, eau), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, glycerin, beeswax (cera alba, cire d’abeille), stearic acid, theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) seed butter, macadamia ternifolia (macadamia) seed oil, glucose, fragrance (parfum), sodium borate, xanthan gum, sucrose stearate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, honey (mel, miel), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, beta carotene, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase
***This hand cream was purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking the links on this post in any way.
I know I said I wouldn’t post on weekends but I have so much to show you that I want to post today too. If you haven’t received your LF Beauty Box for March yet and you don’t want to see spoilers then do not scroll down.
My first impression of this box was when I picked it from the mail box that it felt very light. Cos the products were small it also looked half empty. Nevertheless products that were inside are all new to me products. I also found everything in this box very usable. I’m excited to test all of these and some of them might make it back for a review.
Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt
This is eyeshadow pencil is a lovely shade of gold. Quick test on the hand showed that this applies oh so smoothly, is somewhat blendable and has good staying power. The color is quite metallic but I hope I can make this work for me. I liked this very much!
Lord & Berry Line/Shade Kajal & Eye Pencil Liner in black
I got Lord & Berry Silk Kajal from December’s Beauty Box and I quite liked it. I will use this and report back.
Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm
I did a quick test on this too. This felt thin, oily and well hydrating. Might not be enough for winter months but spring is coming anyways so I’ll definitely use this too.
Ohh! I’m in a middle of a weight loss project so I was so excited to find this from the box. A skin firming product is exactly a product that I want to test after I get some weight off. So this will be sitting there waiting for a while but will be used to the last drop for sure.
The photo above is also a perfect example why I dislike use of the black paper shreds on packing these products *sigh* I don’t want to have to clean up a new and unused product before even using it for the first time.
Nuxe Nuxellence Detox
I was also very excited to find this one from the box. In January’s box I got Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté mask and I’ve been using that regularly with good results. I have high hopes for this one.
Wet Brush Squirts
This tiny little brush is said to be perfect for detangling wet hair and it was. I used this after washing my hair and it felt so soft. There was no pulling of the hair or pain when the brush hit a tangle. I will keep using this for sure. Though this was good for my shoulder length and fine hair I don’t think it would work so great for my daughters long and thick hair. I will still test that.