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  1. January 13, 2020

    Travel size skincare and haircare – the complete guide

    You are traveling for a couple of days, and you don’t want to carry all your makeup and skincare products with you? Well, it’s only natural, and most of us avoid taking off on a holiday or a work trip with all the contents of the bathroom drawer. Fortunately, the travel size products have been specially designed to provide us with the same quality we are used to at home, but at a more affordable price and a smaller size.

    More than great for traveling, the travel size products are also fantastic when it comes to trying out a new product before committing to the full size (and price). You can get the travel size version of the product you like and test it thoroughly before making the decision for the full-size purchase.

    And there is another thing with the travel size products – they are just too adorable to resist them – small, delightful packages filled with so many promises! To help you make the most out of these little gems, we have put together a guide to travel size sk

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  2. January 04, 2020

    10 Skincare New Year Resolutions

    New Year, new beginnings! A great time to be grateful for what you have and plan for the future! A time to think about what you want to experience and what you want to change, what you want to achieve, and how. In other words, the New Year’s Resolutions! Here are ten ideas for your New Year’s Resolutions in skincare:

     

    1. A daily skincare routine

    This is more important than getting the latest, most expensive serum, and the benefits are amazing in the long run. Even if you are in your early 20s or your 50s, you need a daily skincare routine that you can commit to. It can be as simple as cleansing and hydration or more elaborate with cleanser, toner, serum, moisturising cream, eye cream, and so on. It can be once a day or twice a day. Consistency is the key here. Patience too! Don’t change skincare products after just a few applications (not unless they are not suitable for your skin type). Use the same products for at least 2 to 3 months before moving on to

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  3. December 16, 2019

    Best organic Christmas gifts for her

    Best organic Christmas gifts for her

     

    Sharing is caring; there is no doubt about this, especially when it comes to that special one in your life. But many times, getting the perfect gift for her doesn’t come very easy. Tastes can vary, and there is no such thing as a one size fits all when it comes to the best Christmas gift for her. However, with a little help, this year, you can find the best organic Christmas gift for her!

     

    How to get the best Christmas gift for her:

    Here are a few things to consider when looking for the best gift for the special woman in your life. 

    1. Think of her 

    Gifts should be chosen depending on the relationship you have with her and also her age and preferences. For example, if you want to surprise your lover or partner, you can go for more intimate gifts. However, if we are talking about your sister or your mother, y

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  4. December 09, 2019

    Get rid of blackheads overnight with these simple ideas

    Get rid of blackheads overnight with these simple ideas

     

    Even the brightest complexion can struggle with the occurrence of blackheads from time to time. Blackheads and pimples are usually a big issue for teenagers, but not only for them. Hormonal imbalances, as well as dust and stress, can leave their marks on our skin, and blackheads can occur. Most women and men are confronted with visible blackheads or pimples at one moment or the other in their lives. From an aesthetic point of view, this can be rather unpleasant, even if they are not real medical issues. And we all know that once you spotted a pimple or blackhead, it can be complicated not to obsess about it. However, it is important to know that there are fast and easy methods to get rid of blackheads overnight. 

     

    What are blackheads?

    Blackheads are actually large, open pores that have been clogged with sebum. The sebum can solidify and

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  5. December 02, 2019

    The secrets of skin care in summer

    The secrets of skin care in summer

     

    During summer, it is highly unlikely to have a perfect complexion with no efforts. Most of the time, the skin is oilier or more dehydrated and irritated. There are a few factors to blame for this, and among them, we can mention the UV rays, the heat that often causes an increased production of sebum, dry wind, and even the seawater or the water in the pool. If your skin tends towards dryness, the dehydration that can occur in summer can lead to premature wrinkle occurrence, as well as skin peeling and over sensitive skin. 

    However, there are specific skincare rules for summer that you can follow to get glowing skin and a bright complexion, even when it’s hot outside. 

     

    Secrets of skin care in summer:

     1. Use moisturising creams with SPF

    When it comes to summer, it doesn’t matter if you are

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  6. November 25, 2019

    3 Anti-aging serums you should try in your 30s

    3 Anti-aging serums you should try in your 30s

     

    Skincare is what makes all the difference between a dull, prematurely aged skin and a glowing, fresh complexion, whatever your age might be. As you age, your skincare routine becomes more and more important, starting in your 30s when certain skin conditions tend to accentuate, and collagen production starts to decrease. This translates into fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention dull and lacklustre skin. Skin elasticity and glow are associated with a younger age, but we can make this last past your 20s. Our skin specialists advise women to start investing in good quality serums once they get to their 30s. More than this, keeping a healthy and balanced diet, as well as regular facials, can considerably improve the texture of your skin. 

    Of all the skincare products we have available for the skin on your face, the anti-aging serums are probably the most sought-after products. They have

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  7. November 18, 2019

    5 Beauty mistakes that add years to your face

    5 Beauty mistakes that add years to your face

     

    The role of makeup is to accentuate our strengths and to correct small imperfections. However, some women make beauty mistakes that can add years to their faces. As a rule of thumb, the makeup should only be applied after your daily skincare routine. This means that you should prepare your face before putting on makeup. Always choose natural shades that compliment your skin tone and avoid any type of excesses. When it comes to makeup, the “less is more” rule is always valid. More than this, it is very important to choose your makeup according to the outfit you wear, as well as the event. The makeup you wear for an evening out with friends should be different from the makeup you apply for a day at the office. 

    Now let’s have a look at five very common beauty mistakes that can add years to your face:

     

    1. You forget about skincare

    Th

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  8. November 11, 2019

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    How to get rid of bags under your eyes

    Those bags under your eyes are not only unaesthetic but also tricky to get rid of. Often, they are considered a sign of aging, but they can also be caused by the lack of proper sleep, some allergies, and other unhealthy habits that lead to water retention. The good news is that there are means and methods to get rid of the bags under your eyes. But first, let’s have a look at what causes bags under the eyes. 

    Causes of eye puffiness

    In a vast majority of cases, bags under the eyes are not a symptom of a hidden affliction, but just an annoying aesthetic imperfection. However, they can be caused by several factors, such as:

    • The weakening of the fine muscles around the eyes
    • Water retention under the eyes
    • Decreased collagen production that occurs with the natural aging process
    • Genetic inheritance

    If bags under the eyes come a

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  9. November 04, 2019

    Top 4 products ideal for curly hair

    Top 4 products ideal for curly hair

    Curly hair is so very special! But this is precisely why it might be more difficult to tame! The most common issue that women with curly hair have is frizz. This phenomenon is generated by the rather high degree of dehydration of curly hair. Often, curly and wavy hair is drier and loses flexibility quickly. Also, it is more sensitive to external damaging factors. 

    If you are dreaming about perfectly defined, hydrated, and glossy curly hair, then you need to know the essential rules of haircare and also what are the ideal products you can use.  

    Tips and tricks for curly hair

    Sometimes it indeed looks like curly hair has its own personality! And this can be quite the challenge for women with this type of hair who are often dissatisfied with how their hair looks. It is indeed a difficult mission to get the curls you dream about, but it is not impossible! Here are a few

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  10. October 28, 2019

    Gifts for him under $50

    Until recently, men were not overly concerned with issues considered exclusively feminine such as skincare. Fortunately, things have changed with time, and today they are more and more interested in their appearance, including skin and hair care. The truth is that a daily skin routine can lead to a healthy, attractive complexion for both women and men alike. Now we have products designed especially for men that can make great gifts (in case you were looking for something to surprise your significant other, father, son, or any other important man in your life).

    It is a well-known fact that a man’s skin is different – stronger, more resistant to the damaging influences of the external factors, and also producing more sebum. It is also true that men’s skin tends to age slower than women’s skin; the wrinkles become visible often no sooner than 35 years old. However, with the natural aging process, the skin loses the capacity to retain hydration, and the wrinkles become more and mor

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