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CALLING ALL BEAUTY LOVERS: HOW TO KNOW WHAT PRODUCTS ARE BEST FOR YOU

March 27, 2020

With all the options there is to choose from, it can be difficult to find the perfect beauty products for you. There are a lot of contributing factors that go into a beneficial product, but it mainly begins with you. By assessing your personal needs and wants out of a specific product, you can then narrow down your options. If you’re unsure of where to begin, start here! Keep reading to learn more about how to know what products are best for you. 

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DIY BEAUTY: HOW TO TREAT HAIR LOSS NATURALLY?

January 23, 2020

Many of us experience seasonal hair loss during fall and winter months. It’s upsetting to look at your hair brush and see your hair falling out. However, some extra shedding in the months leading up to fall or winter is no cause for panic.

Few weeks ago, I met my favorite person and role model in natural cosmetics business, Mrs. Christina Wolff-Staudigl. She was so kind to show me her personal secret, how to treat hair loss naturally with essential oils.

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BODY, HEALTH & WELLNESS

#WELLNESSWEDNESDAY: THE BEST HAIR AND SKIN VITAMINS FOR WINTER

December 18, 2019

I love winter, but my skin and hair disagrees. The cold weather in the combination of the dry heat we have in our houses and office, necessarily leads to dehydrate our hair and skin.

Trichologists say that a hormonal imbalance can lead to numerous of inner and outer issues, from adult acne to weight gain. If your hormones are out of control the effects will show throughout the whole body (and that includes your hair). Then stress, iron deficiency, thyroid imbalance, vitamin B12 deficiency, extreme weight loss, age, and not taking care of your hair and skin plays a huge role.

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SPRAY & GO: SYOSS AIR DRY

May 24, 2018

Summer is right around the corner, exactly in the right time you discover a product which styles your hair without blow-drying and you realize it’s the best thing you could have found for the summer to come! Air drying your hair and still getting the volume you need? Sounds too good to be true. First I was skeptical if that could actually work, but when I tried Syoss Air Dry foam spray – I was just fascinated by the results.  Continue Reading…

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THE SUPER HAIR DRYER THAT I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT

April 24, 2017

By now many of you heard about the amazing Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, but if you haven’t tried it yet – than you have no idea how amazing this hair dryer is.

I’ve teamed up with Dyson to review their latest innovation and have been using the Supersonic over the past couple of months. There are three main things that stand out and that, to me, make the investment more than worthwhile: I need less than 5 minutes to dry my hair, I don’t need to use the hair straightener, I can blow-dry and go. The result: healthy shiny hair!

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SHU UEMURA HAIR CEREMONY EXPERIENCE AT THE HAIRDESIGN KAUFMANN SALON

October 17, 2016

shu uemura art of hair, the crown of Japanese luxury beauty brand, invited me for a splendid hair treatment at Salzburg’s well-known Hairdesign Kaufmann Salon. Here I want to show you my hair treatment experience and how to protect the colored hair with shu uemura products. 

 

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A month ago I went to Salzburg with shu uemura for a special hair treatment at Hairdesign Kaufmann Salon. We all know, self-inflicted – brittle, dry and irreparably damaged hair is the result of years of heat-treating, dyeing and styling. Continue Reading…

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FAVORITE WINTER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

December 29, 2015

For many of us, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. The cold also brings uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: they get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed). You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. My first tip for protecting your skin in winter is, to find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. But choose your oils with care because not all oils are appropriate for the face! Instead, look for “nonclogging” oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil. Be careful with shea oil (or butter), because is controversial, and can clog facial pores.
The intense heat of a hot shower or bath breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. So you’re better off with just warm water, and staying in the water a shorter amount of time. After bath use body oils to moisturize your skin.

Here are my favorite products, I’ve been using this season:

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#1 SkinCeuticals – Metacell Renewal B3

This year I already posted about the new SkinCeuticals products and Metacell Renewal B3 was also there. I’ve been using this  gel-lotion since July, and my skin got used to it very quickly. Metacell Renewal B3 corrects the signs of photoaging that appear at different intensities according to skin biology, lifestyle, geography, sun protection behavior, and skincare regimen, they have a multiplicative effect, creating a prematurely-aged appearance.

#2 Aperion jojoba oil

You’ve heard thousand times, and I will reply it again: I love body oils. This natural gold liquid is oxidative stability index of approximately 60, which means that it is more shelf-stable than safflower oil, canola oil, almond oil or squalene but less than castor oil and coconut oil. Provides all day moisture – jojoba oil doesn’t evaporate like water based moisturizers can. Unsightly skin issues including scabs, scars, and stretch marks may be reduced by massaging the vitamin-E rich oil into the problem areas. Plus, it may speed the healing process of wounds and cause scars to fade over time. Using jojoba oil in winter will also reduce itch and chapped skin, since the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil work to reduce dryness and irritation.

#3 Guerlain – Mousse de Beauté

The best mouse I have ever had and that perfectly purifies the skin. The ideal complement to make-up removal, this luscious airy Mousse de Beauté from Guerlain is super rich and dense, it gently cleanses and clarifies the complexion. It transforms into a silky cream on contact with water. Skin gets soft, smooth and radiantly translucent. Unfortunately a bit expensive!

#4 SkinCeuticals – Hydrating B5 Gel

Enriched with vitamin B5, Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin.

#5 Maison Kitsune x Shu Uemura (Limited Edition) – Essence Absolute Nourishing Protective Oil

A limited edition Essence Absolute moisturizes and protects with intense nutrition. Rapidly absorbed into hair fiber, it rebalances the moisture level of dry hair. The soft-sleek velvety oil creates a supple touch with high shine and provides UV protection. Formulated for daily use. Safe on color-treated hair.

#6 Maison Kitsune x Shu Uemura (Limited Edition) – Cleansing Oil Shampoo

Cult Classic Cleansing Oil Shampoo with a limited time look. Delicate formula that transforms quickly into a rich foam that effectively draws out the impurities and build-up on the scalp without stripping the natural oils. Leaves hair naturally radiant, soft and in balanced state – volumized and moisturized. Safe on color-treated hair. Paraben and silicone free.

#7 Sothys – Cinnamon and Ginger Escape Shower Gel

Luxurious, revitalizing and hydrating shower cream. Incredible smell, creates a creamy foam with floral and powdery scent.

#8 SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Lip Repair
A hydrating serum replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion. Emollient treatment helps improve environmental damage, while smoothing and refining the lips surface.

#9 Sisi’s Bad & Duschgel 

Great for everyday shower gel, with amazing scent of plant extracts of Edelweiss and linden blossom, extracts from apricot oil, apple and witch hazel and rock salt to nourish the skin. The unique fragrance blend of ginger, lemon and cardamom refreshed gives an incredible kick to a great start into the new day.

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MY FAVORITE DIY MASKS

December 15, 2015

Forget spending time and money at the spa, when the way to a  great skin is as close as your kitchen. Pamper yourself with these simple, homemade and masks for face, body and hair 

I love pampering myself and sometimes I invest in a good full-body massage or a nice facial treatment. But when it comes to weekly skin and hair treatments, I prefer to make my own favorite homemade masks, or use a organic and natural mask to go. So why waste money on expensive creams when you can treat yourself with a great homemade facial mask with yoghurt, whole-egg and avocado from your own fridge?

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Turmeric Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Did you know that turmeric is one of the most healthy spices that makes your skin glow, heals acne, eczema, reduces inflammation, redness, dark circles, age spots and acne scars? Turmeric beauty masks have been used across Asia for centuries. In Chinese and Indian traditions, this spice is a important element of the Ayurvedic medical system, however in south Asia turmeric is used as integral part of the bride’s wedding preparations, making her look spotless and glowing on her big day. This amazing spice can benefit the body, both inside and out and promotes skin healing. Due to antioxidant it helps softening lines and wrinkles!

Here’s a recipe for a homemade turmeric facial mask:

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There are many variations for the recipe, but below you will find the basic recipe. Some add little bit of lemon juice which helps to lighten the skin, or milk instead of yoghurt. However these are the ingredients I use for my mask:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric (pure and organic turmeric powder)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour (chick pea flour optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon of yoghurt (for oily skin)

Optional ingredients to add: you can add to the above mixture 1 tsp. of lemon juice (helps lighten the skin and good for oily skin) and/or a few drops of tea tree essential oil if you suffer from acne, or olive, coconut or almond oil (for dry skin).

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The preparation

Wash your face with running water and remove all makeup. Wear a T-shirt you are not too attached to, in case it gets stained.

Application of the Turmeric Face Mask

Apply the mask evenly all over your face. A spot you don’t want to miss is under the eyes, as turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the dark circles. If you have any mask leftover, you can save it in the fridge for a few days and use it the next time. Let the mask dry on your face for about 20 minutes and then washing it off with cool water and dry your face gently. Repeat the mask over the course of a few days. You can do it every few weeks, depending on your needs and complexion.

Turmeric is a good antioxidant, and an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. Honey is also an anti-bacterial and it moisturizes the skin well. Together, these ingredients make wonders for your skin!

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Organic Coconut Coffee Scrub

This scrub became my addiction lately. I loooove organic coconut coffee scrub by Pura Vida Body. It’s a coconut coffee scrub packed with all-natural, organic, sustainable, ingredients that makes your skin feel incredible after. It moisturizes the skin, firm and tone with an amazing blend of anti-oxidants, healthy nutrients, minerals, and nourishing natural coconut oil.

Scrub ingredients:

  • organic coffee arabica seed powder (coffee)
  • 100% organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • sea salt
  • organic sucrose (brown sugar)

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Argan Avocado Oil Hair Mask

If your hair feels dry, frizzy, skip the unnecessary expensive hair oils you buy in any stores, because you can make your own soothing remedy with foods from your kitchen. Avocado oil (or olive oil) and avocados help moisturize your hair and restore its lustrous shine. When your mane needs deep conditioning, whip oil and avocado together with other natural ingredients to make a hydrating hair mask. Eggs are quite powerful ingredient for hair, and a mixture of avocado and argan oil makes your hair shine like a diamond. For the homemade hair masks, many people use only egg yolks but if you’re unsure which part of the egg you should be using; egg whites or egg yolk for your hair and scalp, they’re both beneficial depending on what you want to cure.

Egg whites & yolks can help your hair with:

  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Growth
  • Hair Thickness
  • Dandruff

Egg yolks contain vitamin A, B, D & E while most of an eggs protein is found in the white along with some bacteria-eating enzymes.

Mask ingrediens:

  • Argan oil (if you don’t have argan, you can use virgin olive oil instead)
  • Two whole eggs (because my hair is long. If you have short hair use only one egg)
  • Half of avocado

The same fats and oils in avocado that make them good for your body, also makes it a great option for helping to repair dry, brittle or damaged hair. Argan oil is also extremely hydrating, and it helps protect your hair from damage and an awesome thing if you use a lot of heat on your hair usually.

What is Argan oil?

Argan oil sometimes known as moroccan oil is a product of the Moroccan argan tree. It is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree to be used as a moisturizer, conditioner and softener for skin and hair. Often dubbed ‘liquid gold’ for its amazing qualities, it contains large amounts of beneficial nutrients including vitamin E and fatty acids, which have many positive effects when applied correctly. It’s proven results are the reason people are using argan oil for hair and all areas of the body.

This mask is is extremely beneficial for hair and scalp, it promotes healthy hair growth as it contains antioxidants, which help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair – it has even been used for hair regrowth.

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