Is Nivea’s aftershave the new primer?

Now when Kylie Jenner has a certain beauty routine that says it’s working you have to try it out! I read somewhere that her makeup artist is using this men after shave balm from Nivea as a short of primer. My primer is quite good but I feel it heavy for everyday use. So I thought to give this wired trick a go.I have been using it for two weeks now and I think it’s working guys! I only use little,as I don’t want my skin to have that “man sent” . But I think my skin looks vivid and it feels really light! I was afraid I might end up with blackheads or that my oily skin will break but I have no problems so far! I definitely recommend this and I will keep using it!

  

Konjac sponge review

Ok, all Asian related beauty products are always high in my shopping list! I have been using Chinese beauty masks over the years and I always find them helpful for my prone skin complexion. So obviously a MEGA beauty trend from Korea could not stay untested!!

The Konjac is a sponge that when dry is hard as rock. Its use is quite simple: you add warm water and your favorite cleanser and you massage your face. I have been using it for few weeks now,preferably in the shower to use the steam from the hot water to open my pores, and I do find it quite good! I find my skin more light,more clean and more vivid! I actually think that I tend to have less blackhead breaks around my nose! 

This is definitely one of the products I’ll keep using! Thanks Sephora for bringing it to Greece!! 

 

 (This is not a sponsored post. The review is based on true opinion of the blogger)

Clean sleeve

We’ve all been through it: coming home late at night,too tired to do anything but still wearing your makeup. So what do you do? Well, best case scenario is to quickly use one of the wet tissues and go to bed. Worst case? Sleep with your makeup still on.
You don’t need me to tell you how bad this is for your skin,right?
The thing is, we all think that this is the worst thing we can do to our skin but it’s not the only one! Even when you think you are following a good skin care routine you might be mistaken!
So here are some basic errors we all do!

‚ÄĘ never skip your day and night cream
Nutrition and hydration is very important for your skin. Even if you don’t wear makeup still you have to apply day cream before you leave the house and night cream right after you wash it!

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Gym- nastics

One of my top New Years Resolutions (EVERY SINGE YEAR!!) is to become more active and exercise more! It doesn’t always happen, unfortunately, but a make a dissent effort every year! ūüôā

What i do love though about that resolution is obviously the shopping involved in it!

Here are the best picks for this year’s gym wear!

 

oysho shirt   oysho 2   oysho 3

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MAC studio fix line review

I’ve been wanting to try MAC’s makeup line for quite some time now. While browsing their website I found that studio fix fluid fond de teint was the makeup that would fit best my criteria.
I began using the makeup and the powder plus foundation in the middle of August. I instantly noticed how easily I could apply it and of course how well it would last for many hours! At first I got the C4,5 which is a bit dark,as my skin was still suntanned! Now I use the C3,5 and usually mixing it a bit with the old one to create a more natural color!
I have to tell you that for me this line can only be compared to the Dermablend line from Vichy! From all the makeups I’ve tried over the years these two are the only ones that provide good coverage but also benefit the skin as they don’t damage it at all!

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The Youth Lab is fab

It’s been 8 days since I began using products from the Youth Lab. I found out about this brand about a month ago by chance,as I was browsing Instagram. I was a bit skeptical over trying new products in the middle of summer cause my skin is at its worst then so I’m rarely happy,but I gave it a try anyway.¬†When the package arrived I noticed the minimal yet eye catching boxes and the many samples that came with my order. I think it’s a great marketing opportunity and all my readers know how good I feel over samples!
I got the brush and the gel for combination- oily skin but didn’t hope for much.. And then I was pleasantly surprised! I noticed even from day one than my skin was more deeply cleaned when using the brush. Although it’s not an electric brush and obviously it requires brushing your face for a couple of minutes it’s still a pleasant experience!

The most noticeable result from only a week of use is how much longer my face remains oily free! Before the Youth Lab treatment my face would remain “clean” for about an hour after washing it in the morning. But now,and the more I use it, I find my skin maintaining that freshness for much longer! Just washing it and using the brush morning and evening is all it takes to keep my skin fresh all day long!

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Another thing I absolutely adored is how easily the gel is removed with water from the skin. It doesn’t take much time or effort and no soap remains on the skin to block the pores! And that for a girl with oily skin is a life savior,I’m telling ya!!
What about you guys? Have you ever tried Youth Lab’s products? Let me know!!

New addition to my hair routine : Fructis Grow Strong

It is very important to change your shampoo few times a year. Your hair get used to specific ingredients and if you use the same products constantly for long then you might notice some oiliness. As it was time to do that “time out” from my usual shampoo I stumble upon the new Fructis “Grow Strong” line. I decided to give it a go for few days but I loved it so much that I made it my No1 choice!!

Originally I loved the smell but after the second wash I noticed the difference in my hair! It was much easier to untangle,much smoother texture and a more healthy look in general! The hair mask is incredible and it’s officially my favorite hair mask for 2015!!
So what’s your fav shampoo?

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5 easy steps to a perfect skin

All women worry about their skin at some point. Some are lucky enough not to face any serious issues but girls like me.. Well, we have to be extra careful with that! So here we’ve got my most useful (and simple) tricks towards a better skin!

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1) makeup remover
That’s basic darlings and you know it!! Even if you’re really really tired don’t forget to remove your makeup! Ideally you won’t just be using the tissues that are so popular. It’s ok when you’re in a hurry but don’t get used to it. Try to use a nice cleansing soap or cream . Lotion after that is also essential to make sure your skin is truly clean and makeup free!
2) day and night cream
That’s my biggest problem of all! I’m usually in such a hurry that I forget about it. This is truly important though cause your skin needs hydration!! Apply cream before your makeup in the morning and after cleaning your face at night.

3) exfoliating mask
Once a week don’t forget to exfoliate. Especially if you have combination to oily skin it is important to help your skin clear the pores! I’m telling you,if you find the right exfoliating cream or mask for your skin you’ll have huge results!

4) water
It’s in every other post of mine so you’ve probably taken the hint by now!! Water is a life savior for your skin but also for the entire body! Especially while on vacations add few glasses of water to your routine. If you experience high heat then have one of these vaporizers with you and spray some water directly to your face! (Did that while in Tunisia on a camel cruise around the dessert and it worked like a charm!).
5) 8h sleep
No,this is not an excuse to lie down and take a nap. But a nice and relaxed sleep is very beneficial to your skin (not to mention your performance and your mood the next day!). Although it’s not always possible make sure you have once in a while a nice relaxing evening to yourself to pamper you and then have a good night sleep! You will feel rejuvenated in the morning and your skin will be glowing!!

Essence pure skin: anti-shine mattifying gel cream review 

I’m always neglecting my skin. It’s sad but it’s true! So every now and then I have to do something drastic to tone it up a bit. Obviously I’m not recommending you to do the same! It’s always better preventing than running to save your skin! But if you are like me you will love this product! 
  
This light gel has a great texture and the skin is awesome after the use! As I’ve said many times I don’t believe in “miracle makers”. So I won’t tell you that if you use it the next day you’ll have the perfect skin. But I have to admit I found it very helpful! After only a few days I found my skin less oily and without that awful feeling of “dirt”. Yes, from time to time I still have breaks but that’s mainly cause I’m not committed with my treatment. If you you are better than I am at this I’m pretty sure you’ll have even better results!