Balea BB Cream

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I’ve been using foundations with a lot of coverage for probably more than five years and I’m some sort of tired of them at the moment. My skin has improved quite a bit in this time, so I decided to try a BB cream because I don’t need a full coverage all the time. Since every single thing has its history and I didn’t know much about BB creams, I decided to “investigate” their origins. In the 1960s, a German dermatologist, Mrs. Schrammek, formulated BB cream to protect the patient’s skin after different facial procedures. The one thing I’ve been surprised by is the fact that these creams reached the West after being extremely popular in Asia! Well, since I don’t intend to spend a fortune on a cream/foundation that I won’t even use in the end, I bought the Balea BB cream. It comes in only one shade which can be quite universal in summer, but girls with a lighter skin tone would nevertheless have to reach for a lighter shade. It also contains SPF, but there is no further information about it on the packaging.

Verjetno že več kot pet let neprestano uporabljam zelo prekrivne podlage, tako da sem se jih že malenkost naveličala. Ker se mi je v tem času tudi koža malo popravila, sem se odločila, da dam priložnost BB kremi, saj včasih ne potrebujem najbolj prekrivne podlage. Ker ima vsaka stvar svojo zgodovino in ker o BB kremah nisem vedela ničesar, sem se odločila, da malo pobrskam po internetu. V 60. letih prejšnjega stoletja je BB kremo izumila nemška dermatologinja, ga. Schrammek, za zaščito kože pacientk (tudi pacientov?) po raznih posegih na obrazu. Najbolj pa sem bila presenečena, da je so te popularne kreme Zahod dosegle šele po tem, ko so postale izjemno moderne v Aziji! Ker ne želim zapravljati celega premoženja za kremo/podlago, za katero sploh ne vem, če jo bom uporabljala, sem kupila kar Baleino BB kremo. Ima samo en, precej temen odtenek, ki je za poltene mesece verjetno kar univerzalen, za zimske mesece pa bi morala dekleta s svetlejšim tenom poseči po svetlejši kremi. Vsebuje tudi zaščitni faktor, vendar bolj podrobnih informacij na pakiranju ni.

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For me, this BB Cream is nothing but a cream – I have to apply it at least twice to see any difference (which can be probably seen only by me). It’s quite dense, but fades away quickly when applied on the skin. In addition, the scent is very strong and long-lasting, I’m not sure whether I like it or not. Even though it has SPF, I assume it’s not very strong and wouldn’t use it when I’m out. I’ll probably use it up, but I’m not thrilled about it. However, I most definitely recommend it to those without any skin problems that just want to even out their skin tone.

Zame je Baleina BB krema le krema – nanesti jo moram vsaj dvakrat, da se na koži vidi majhna razlika, ki jo verjetno opazim le jaz. Sicer je precej gosta, vendar se na koži zelo hitro razporedi in izgine. Poleg tega ima res zelo močen in obstojen vonj po papaji, za katerega nisem ravno prepričana, da mi ustreza. Sicer vsebuje zaščito za sonce, vendar verjetno ni preveč močna, tako da je ne bi nanesla, če bi bila dalj časa izpostavljena soncu. Kremo bom verjetno bom porabila, vendar nad njo nisem preveč navdušena, jo pa vsekakor priporočam tistim, ki s kožo nimajo problemov in si želijo le majhnega uravnavanja tena kože.

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Keep Calm & Drink A Green Smoothie

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Hi there! Ahh, the days just go by and sometimes I don’t even have time to stop and take a deep breath. I’ve been really busy for the last couple of weeks, and then I had some proofreading to do. My working days were much more pleasant because of an excellent green smoothie you really have to try. I’ve made it almost every single day, since I always feel great afterwards. And finally I managed to make a real green smoothie, the recipe: lots of green vegetables and a hand blender! It’s so creamy and delicious that I may like it even more than the strawberry one! I know, you’ll say it’s impossible … but I really do :)

Zdravo! Joj, dnevi gredo kar mimo in včasih nimam niti časa, da bi se ustavila in globoko zadihala. Zadnja dva tedna sem imela res zasedena, nato sem pa še nekaj lektorirala. Delavne dneve sem si lepšala z odličnim zelenim smoothiejem, ki ga res morate poskusiti. Naredila sem ga skoraj vsak dan, saj se po njem vedno počutim naravnost odlično. Končno pa mi je uspelo narediti res zelen smoothie, recept: veliko zelene zelenjave in navaden palični mešalnik! Tako je kremast in okusen, da mi je verjetno celo bolj všeč od jagodnega smoothieja! Vem, skoraj nemogoče … ampak ga res premaga :)

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We’ll need:

one banana    lots of fresh spinach    a bunch of parsley    1/4 avocado    1 cup water

Blend all the ingredients together with a hand blender for a few minutes. This recipe just couldn’t be easier! ;)

Potrebujemo:

eno banano    veliko sveže špinače    šop peteršilja    1/4 avokada    kozarec vode

Vse sestavine nekaj minut mešamo s paličnim mešalnikom. Bolj enostavno res ne more biti! ;)

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Alverde Wild Rose face oil

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Alverde products surprise me over and over again apart from a few exceptions. My most recent purchase is their face oil with wild rose for dry and sensitive skin. My skin is neither dry nor sensitive, but I nevertheless decided to try it out. In the instructions it says that you should apply a few drops of oil on a cleansed skin and rub it in. Then you can use make up as usual, but I don’t trust oils before using makeup, so I rather use it in the evening. The oil has a strong rose scent that wears off quite quickly. The scent doesn’t bother me, but I know that many don’t like that. My dog smelled it too and decided to check it out personally :)

Razen nekaj manjših izjem me izdelki znamke Alverde vedno znova presenetijo. Moj najnovejši nakup je olje za obraz z divjo vrtnico, namenjeno suhi in občutljivi koži. Moja koža ni ne suha ne občutljiva, vendar sem se vseeno odločila, da ga poskusim. Na navodilih piše, da se nekaj kapljic olja nanese na očiščeno kožo in vmasira. Nato se lahko uporabi ličila, vendar olju pred nanosom ličil ne zaupam, zato ga raje uporabljam samo zvečer. Olje ima sicer precej močen vonj po vrtnicah, ki se kar hitro razdiši. To mene osebno ne moti, vem pa, da nekaterim ne ustreza. Tudi moj kuža ga je zavohal in prišel osebno preverit :)

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Although I have mixed skin on my face, the oil makes it really soft and doesn’t make it oily. Given the fact that the oil is really affordable (it costs around € 3) and that it suits my skin, I really recommend it even to those that are a bit more sceptical about using oils. :)

Ne glede na to, da je moja koža mešana, olje kožo naredi mehko in je ne masti. Glede na to, da je olje res cenovno dostopno (stane malo več kot 3 evre) in da moji koži dejansko ustreza, ga resnično priporočam tudi tistim, ki ste glede uporabe olj malo bolj skeptične. :)

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