Nivea body mousse – review

“Skincare is like dieting. You have to invest time and effort. There is no instant miracle cure.”

Karen Grant

Hello, hello : )
I hope you all had a warm and enjoyable summer.

I was very lazy this summer so while visiting my family I didn’t care much about my skin. After only a few days I realized that it was a very big mistake. I took some time to find some cream or oil or something.

And when I don’t know what to buy I always go back to the NIVEA and what I found was BODY MOUSSE.
I immediately thought – bingo. that’s it.

NIVEA body mousse – nourishing, immediate absorption

Intense moisture serum and almond oil. For dry to very dry skin.

Intensively nourishes for noticeably smoother skin from the first application. Fast-absorbing mousse formula melts into the skin. Fast absorbing,paraben-free.


How to use:

  1. shake well before use
  2. hold up when dosing
  3. Apply daily to the entire body

Of course, I went to their site and read about it:

“For the first time, NIVEA has captured its caring Almond Oil and NIVEA Deep Moisture Serum in a creamy yet light body mousse – providing intensive moisturizing care whilst being so easy to apply and fast-absorbing. For 48 hours deep* moisture with no sticky skin feel. *upper layer of the epidermis.”

It sounds good.

Impressions

It is easy to squeeze out and you have a really nice foam texture in your hand. Very easy to apply to the skin and smear and absorbs nicely. I was afraid it will be too oily but it wasn’t in fact if you have very dry skin this will not be enough for you because to me this seems to be more for normal skin. The smell is typical for Nivea.

All in all, I’m very happy with the product.

I haven’t found anything negative and will probably use it in the future.


Thumbs up.

DIY GREEN TEA SCRUB

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;if you are too heated, it will cool you;If you are depressed, it will cheer you;If you are excited, it will calm you.” 

― William Ewart Gladstone

…..and if you are tired relax with good green tea scrub.

I noticed one very interesting scrub. I used a lot of ingredients from the kitchen coconut oil, egg, olive oil, sugar but never ever green tea.
I can’t believe it never occurred to me and especially because we all know how healthy green tea is.
Recipe for this scrub is simple and easy, and I can tell you it’s great.

Green tea is a powerful antibacterial agent for treating acne and unclogging pores. It helps kill systemic bacterial inflammation for smoother, toned skin. It`s full of Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E. Green tea is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that helps soothe blemishes and scars.

Coconut oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

You will need:

-2 green tea bags
-1 cup white sugar
-½ to ¾ cup of soft or melted coconut oil (You can use more or less depending on how dry or oily you prefer the consistency to be)

Mix all ingredients or mix them in a blender. Store in an airtight container. This is a great exfoliator for your skin.
I am very happy with this scrub because I know I am doing something good for my skin.

When applying this under the shower be careful because coconut oil will make the floor slippery.

DIY Egg and Olive oil hair mask

“You can never know what you are fully made of until you start to do the things that fear you the most.” 

― Edmond Mbiaka

They are good for breakfast great for lunch and dinner but there is something else they are good for- DIY HAIR MASKS.
Yes, people today we will put the eggs on our heads.

I read a lot of recipes for this mask but I chose the one that has 2 ingredients. Why do I only want 2 ingredients? Weeell…let’s be honest I had these ingredients in the kitchen.

The egg-egg yolk is packed with nutrition and proteins, such as biotin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin D. The yolk may be especially useful to moisturize hair that appears dry.

Olive oil-Olive oil could strengthen hair by preserving its moisture and fighting fungi, bacteria and improving the blood circulation.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

If you have oily hair

1.if you have oily scalp egg yolks will be too rich for your hair so you will only need egg whites. Egg whites remove unwanted oils from hair, leaving it shiny and soft.

2. Whisk the whites with olive oil. Pour the olive oil into the bowl with the egg whites and whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

(If your hair is very thick or long, add extra olive oil or an extra egg white.)

3.Apply the mixture to damp hair

4. Let the mask soak in for 20 minutes.

5. Shampoo your hair-use cool or lukewarm water.

If you have Dry Hair

  1. For this mask you only need yolk.
  2. Whisk the yolks with olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy. (if your hair is very long add extra olive oil or yolk)
  3. Apply the mixture to damp hair.
  4. Let the mask soak in for 20 minutes. 
  5. Shampoo your hair with cool or lukewarm water (you don’t want to cook an egg on your head : ) )

Using egg yolk for your hair is a fairly low-risk treatment but if you have an egg allergy, don’t use it on your head.

L’ORÉAL PARIS ELVITAL Dream length-review

“People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.” 

― Dolly Parton

Hang on……stop…..what happened? Did I just hear that something came out that saves the hair ends?

Let’s start from the beginning.

I have long hair and we all know that hair is only beautiful if it is healthy. Last year I wanted to lighten my hair and that’s what I got but with lighter hair, I also got dry damaged hair.

Now after a year and after lots of masks, products, DIY recipes, my hair is healthy again and I want it to stay that way.

Today’s product was recommended by my sister she said I had to try it.

ELVITAL Dream length

Elvital Dream Length, enriched with a cocktail of Keratin, Vitamins and Castor Oil.

 The formula helps to reduce the appearance of split ends and reduce breakage from brushing.

The formula, specially developed for long hair, repairs hair damage for up to one year.
It strengthens it, prevents further damage and moisturizes shine to the tips. Save yourself the barber visit – and save your last 3 inches!

The leave-in hair conditioner for long, damaged hair maintains and strengthens the hair to the tips and protects against heat.
Use on wet or dry hair – without rinsing.

Proteins-prevent hair damage, ensure that the moisture can be better stored in the hair.
Castor oil -is moisturizing, makes the hair supple and makes it shine.

Impressions

When I read “without rinsing” my first thought was uffff oily hair, but I was wrong it`s not oily at all.

AQUA / WATER • CYCLOPENTASILOXANE• PROPYLENE GLYCOL • TRIETHANOLAMINE • NIACINAMIDE •RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL / CASTOR SEED OIL •HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR • HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN •HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN • HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN •HYDROXYCITRONELLAL • HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUMHYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN • PHENOXYETHANOL •PEG/PPG-17/18 DIMETHICONE • BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE •TRIDECETH-6 • POLYQUATERNIUM-4 • DIMETHICONOL •LIMONENE • PANTHENOL • BENZYL SALICYLATE • LINALOOL •BENZYL ALCOHOL • AMODIMETHICONE • ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL •CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE • CARBOMER •GERANIOL • POTATO STARCH MODIFIED • CITRONELLOL •CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE • COUMARIN • HEXYL CINNAMAL •PARFUM / FRAGRANCE. (F.I.L. C212631/2)

The smell is wonderful. Sister told me that this product smells nice but I did not expect to be so nice.

First time I put too much on my hair (of course), the second time I put the normal amount and it’s great, hair is shiny,it`s not sticky,best of all, it protects the hair from heat. As for the split ends, I don’t know what to say I guess time will tell.

I really like this product.

DIY Lip scrub-sugar,honey and lemon

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Words to live by, especially when you kept in mind that the only way to make them into lemonade was to squeeze the hell out of them.” 

― Stephen King, End of Watch

Lemon is a food item with probably the longest list of positive effects on our health. I always make sure that I have a couple of lemons in the house, you never know when you’ll need it.


Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, high in vitamin C.


In the sea of DIY recipes, I found one for lips. It’s interesting how often I do body scrubs, hair masks, but I’ve never had one for my lips.
I was looking for ingredients that we all have at home or that are available to everyone.

This lip scrub is an effective way to exfoliate the lips, it’s easy to make and I must admit it tastes good.

Ingredients:

-white sugar or brown sugar
-honey
-lemon

Put sugar in a bowl and add few drops of lemon, mix it well then add few drops of honey. Take a small amount on your finger and gently massage the mixture, in circular motions, on your lips.

Effect

This scrub will gently exfoliate the dead skin cells, honey helps keep the exfoliated lips hydrated and healthy. Lemon is an effective way to undo the sun damage on your lips and lighten them naturally.

(Whenever you are trying out DIY recipes please do a patch test on your skin first to ensure that you are not allergic to any product and that the mixture suits your skin).

Empties July and review (Dove,Nivea,Garnier and Mane n tail)

“We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.”
— Catherine Pulsifer

I hope you all had a nice July, full of sunshine, ice cream, and enjoyment.

And now that I’ve said that, let’s get down to the products.

Dove body wash

Purely pampering

• A shower experience that nourishes and pampers
• Gives you softer, smoother skin after just one shower
• Made with 100% gentle cleansers and kind to skin’s microbiome
• Mild, pH balanced, sulfate-free formula
This Dove body wash gives you a rich lather and warm sweet cream with peony fragrance to delight your senses.

Impressions:

The smell was ok, not too strong (although my sister told me she didn’t like it). The problem came after the shower because my skin was so dry from this product.” Gives you softer, smoother skin after just one shower”-it says on the product. hmmmmmmm …….. next.

Mane ´n tail

I have already talked about this product. The ORIGINAL horse to human crossover shampoo that helps to maintain and achieve fuller, stronger, longer, healthier-looking hair.

Impressions:

I am very happy with this shampoo. My hair is shinier, easy to untangle, it has volume and it`s not oily.

Garnier mineral

48 hours Ultimate protection even under extreme conditions: heat and stress, no parabens and no alcohol.

Impressions:

I liked the fresh scent, on summer days, we all like to smell fresh and this product gives you that.

Nivea care and cashmere

Allow the sensual scent of orchid flower to caress your senses, while creamy oil with cashmere proteins turns into a creamy soft foam.
-nourishing
-hydrating
-pH neutral

Impressions:

This is my favorite shower gel. I often buy new ones to try but I always come back to this one. It smells really nice and the skin is soft and moisturized.

Have you tried any of these products?

DIY yogurt hair mask

“Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.” -Naval Ravikant

Oh man, I love, love, love yogurt. I even tried to make yogurt at home and I can tell you that it is excellent, not too strong. Best of all is when you do it yourself you know what you put inside, no chemistry, no extra salt or sugar, just pure yogurt.

Yogurt is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, and protein,has moisturizing properties that help control oily, greasy hair by washing away excess oil in the scalp and hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar benefits- has properties that balance your scalp and hair pH level. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help to combat scalp infections.

Honey benefits- HONEY STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH, honey is known for its ability to lock in moisture for long periods of time. Honey contains the enzyme glucose oxidase. The enzyme slowly releases hydrogen peroxide, which naturally lightens the hair.

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup of yogurt, depending on your hair volume and length (buy probiotic natural yogurt)
-1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (Don’t add a lot of apple cider vinegar as it can actually give your scalp a burning sensation)
-1 teaspoon of honey

Mix the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a bowl.
Apply the mixture to the scalp, working from the roots to the ends of the hair.
Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Wash again with shampoo to get rid of any lingering yogurt smell.

Essence express dry and gel nail polish

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”
― Rita Mae Brown

That feeling when you buy a new nail polish and you come home happy and you can hardly wait to try it. You have a lot of obligations and you want to dry your nails as soon as possible. And just when you think it’s dry -believe me, it’s not dry.

These days I ran into something interesting Essence express dry spray and of course I had to buy one……

EXPRESS DRY SPRAY

This oil-free express dry spray dries nail polish within seconds!
How to use:

  1. polish your nails as usual
  2. wait 30 seconds
  3. spray express dry spray from a distance of approximately 30 cm and your nail polish will dry super fast.
    Advice: apply to ALL COATS for a super-fast manicure!

Ingredients
BUTANE, PROPANE, ISOBUTANE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE).

Impressions

Well….it dries your nails pretty quickly, it’s not oily. It’s very impressive. A pretty cold feeling on your fingers when you spray with it.

What I don’t like – when the cloud from this spray surrounded me I almost suffocated, seriously. The cloud is so thick that I started to cough and my dog hid her head under the pillow.

ESSENCE SHINE LAST &GO-gel nail polish 14 do you speak love? and 45 creating memories

My recommendation- Do not spray in a windowless room.

DIY Mask for glowing skin (two ingredients)

“I realized something on the ride. I realized if I wait until I’m not scared to try new things, then I’ll never get to try them at all.”
― Marie Sexton, Between Sinners and Saints

That’s it-try something new. Even when you think it’s stupid or funny try it anyway. Try something that will make you happy. Do something for yourself. Sometimes it is enough to put “ridiculous” ingredients on your face.

In any case, it makes me happy.

For today I have found milk and honey face mask for glowing skin. It’s just two ingredients that we all have in the house. It’s easy, it’s fun and best of all is good for your skin.

Benefits of using milk for skin-it acts as a natural skin softener. It is extremely hydrating and soothing on our skin, it can remove dirt within clogged pores, and prevent blackheads, acne, and others. Nutrient in Milk-vitamin D, vitamin A, protein, selenium, magnesium…..and much more.

Benefits of using honey on your skin-Its antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties allow it to help you fight acne by keeping your pores free of oily dirt while at the same time keeping them hydrated and tight to give your clearer complexion. Reduce your wrinkles, gentle exfoliator and much, much more.

HONEY AND MILK FACE MASK FOR GLOWING SKIN

-4 teaspoons milk
-2 teaspoons honey

Method

  • Warm the milk slightly and mix it with the honey.
  • Apply the mixture on the face with the cotton while it is still warm (not hot but warm).
  • You can leave it on for 10-20 minutes (depends on how much time you have)
  • Wash off with lukewarm water first and then with cold water.

After this treatment, you will have the feeling that you have done something good for yourself and your skin. I like this because I always have honey and milk at home.

Fun fact

I did a little research on the net –“Honey was used by all classes in Ancient Egypt. It was used for everything from sweetening food, to preventing infection by being placed on wounds, to paying taxes….. “
“Queen Cleopatra took milk baths regularly.”

So what are you waiting for? Try it maybe you like it.

Schwarzkopf brillance Cashmere Red- review

Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.”
Paul Klee

Hi people. I decided to try again. The last time I dyed my hair I didn’t choose a good shade but this time I let my husband choose for me. Whenever I’m looking for hair color I need at least an hour to choose but my husband needed a second. We went to the store, passed by hair colors, grabbed one and that was it. Pretty quick decisions. Frankly, I was afraid because the color is cashmere red but it’s summer so why not, right?

BRILLANCE INTENSIVE-COLOR-CREME
Cashmere Red

-2x diamond glaze sealer
-irresistible color vibrancy up to 9 weeks
-long-lasting intense colors and opulent gloss
-perfect grey coverage

Brillance is to be used on dry, not pre-washed hair. After apply developed care conditioner into towel-dried hair and leave it in for 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

3 weeks later, apply the second care conditioner for irresistible color vibrancy.

IMPRESSION

The smell is ok, it’s not strong or intense. Smells like any other hair dye.
It’s easy to apply and does not drip.

I’m very, very happy with the results. You can see the difference.

Hair is not damaged there is no burning or itching. The conditioner is excellent, smells very nice. Hair is soft and shiny. I’ll wait 3 weeks before I apply it again.

The conclusion is- husband is sometimes right…..but only sometimes. 🙂

Do you like my new hair color?