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Protecting my skin

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Although I love strolling around during the day in the summer, I know how dangerous it is to expose your skin to the sun. And since there is so much controversy when it comes to some of the ingredients in sunscreens, I figured why not try a more natural alternative for protecting my skin. Lush is always my first choice when I’m looking for such products and I was very excited when I bought Powdered Sunshine and The Sunblock in early spring. This means I’ve had plenty opportunities in the past few months to test these two items out.

Powdered Sunshine is a loose powder with SPF 15 and I was really skeptical about how it would turn out. As I’d been using sunscreen creams since I can remember, I could never imagine that a simple powder would protect me against UV-rays, but my worries were completely unfounded! It contains a bunch of good ingredients, such as sesame oil and cocoa butter to nourish your skin, and lemon, lime and patchouli oil for a nice summery and oriental scent. The powder is really easy to use and I mostly apply it in the morning or in the evening when the sun is not that strong. However, I don’t feel like using it during the day or when I’m at the beach, so this is when The Sunblock with SPF 30 steps in. Although the instructions say that it is best to use in the shower, I usually use it as any other Lush massage bar. As most of the product consists of cocoa butter, it easily melts to the touch and creates a relatively thick layer that has a very calming scent of chamomile, rose, eucalyptus and limonene. And not to mention both products really work great, I have a beautiful tan and did not get sunburnt at all, mission accomplished!

If you’re interested to know what real experts think about sunscreens, you should definitely visit http://www.reviews.com/sunscreen/. There you will find the most recent findings about the efficiency of sunscreens, which ingredients to avoid and which formulas will work the best as some are apparently more tricky to use than the others. They also analyzed 135 products and chose top five to help you out. All in all an interesting research worth reading!

Take care! 

Vanilla & Jasmine

img_3090 img_3092… and it’s finally mine, one of the best vanilla and jasmine fragrances in the world! Last week I celebrated my birthday and my sister surprised me with Vanillary, a fragrance by Lush that has been on my wish list for quite a while. Sweet notes of vanilla blend with tonka absoulte and jasmine to create one of the most warm perfumes out there. Although Vanillary is a completely vegan product, I can assure you its longevity will take you by surprise. Just a few sprays on my neck and hair are enough for the whole day and I keep noticing the scent on my hair up until the evening, I love it! Because of its warm, sweet notes it’s absolutely wonderful to use in the autumn and winter, but I’m still using it on the summer days that aren’t too hot. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, if you generally don’t like vanilla scents you get in drugstores, you should give this one a go because it’s definitely something special!

Another Lush gem: Enchanted Eye Cream

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Surprise, surprise, I have a new Lush favorite! You already know that I prefer serums over thick creams, so I was eager to try out the Enchanted Eye Cream (the Slovenian Lush website). My sister’s been using it all the time for around two years (and I loved it when I was at her place!). When I realised the skin around my eyes was very dry at the beginning of winter, I decided to buy it in a matter of microseconds during the sales in January. The Enchanted Eye Cream is a very gentle and fresh eye cream with lavender honey water, almond and jojoba oil. I love using it in the morning before I apply my daily cream and makeup, or in the evening before I go to bed. My skin is much softer and even concealer and foundation also look much better now. The only downside I can find is the pump – it’s impossible to get a small amount of the product out of the bottle (but I still make it work). So, if you’re looking for a very light-weight and moisturizing eye cream, this might just be it!

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