Summer beauty essentials

Summer is the perfect time to relax and slack on your beauty routine. You definitely can do it once in awhile but taking care of your face, body and hair is still very important. Especially since you spend more time outside than usual soaking up that beautiful weather. It is not even that hard really since there are so many cool new products and brands to try. Like a beauty junkie like me needs another reason!   F A C E SPF It’s been said and done so many times – USE YOUR SPF! Although SPF face lotions/moisturizers/BB & CC creams, etc. should be in your skin routine year round it is very important to use it in summer since you get so much more sun exposure during the season. Sun damage is number one reason for premature aging, so make SPF cream your friend. Find the one that works for you best and don’t forget…

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5 mistakes you make that damage your skin

We all have few bad habits we wish we didn’t have that damage our skin. We know that smoking or keeping your makeup on at night is bad but sometimes our bad habits are not that obvious and that’s the type of habits I want to talk about today. TOUCHIING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS Picking at your face or acne is one of the worst things you can do to your face but you know that already. What I want to point out is that just resting your face on your hands while you are daydreaming or reading something on your laptop or falling asleep at boring meeting is equally bad for your skin. You don’t wash your hands after each time you pick up your phone to check Instagram feed, right? Our phones are the dirtiest things. Well if you think about it it does make sense – we take it with us everywhere (and I mean…

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Fake it till you make it | St. Tropez Self Tan

To be completely honest I’ve only tried self tan once before so St. Tropez  was my second experience with fake tans. Being a not-such-a-big-fan-of-tan I’ve never really stressed over getting a little darker for summer but being a blogger changes you a lot making you try different things you otherwise would not try. Which I am totally fine with. No complaining here. I’ve chosen St. Tropez because I’ve heard lots of good reviews about this brand plus the brand name definitely caught my attention (which figures – anything French and I’ll buy it) although the only French about this brand is the name. It is a UK brand established in 1996. HOW TO USE I know a lot of concerns about self tanning creams and oils is that it can be uneven on your skin. Let me just say beforehand, I did not have anything like that in my experience with this product. The…

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Current skincare routine (Morning)

I’ve already talked about my current night skin routine here, today I want to talk about my morning routine. As I was saying in the night skincare post your skin needs different products since its functions are a little different depending on the time of the day. On top of cleansing and moisturizing you skin needs protection from sun and pollution during the day. It also needs a little bit of exfoliating to remove dead skin cells so your makeup can last longer and foundation, powder or bronzer will go on smoothly and effortlessly. CLEANSING I use Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser for my morning routine. In fact I would ONLY (or mostly) use Tata Harper skincare if I could afford it but it’s not exactly in my price range at the moment. How do I put it… It’s AMAZING! I’ve noticed my skin tone became more even after only few times of using it! It was actually one of…

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Current skincare routine (Night)

My morning skin routine differ from my night routine and this is how I think it should be because your skin needs different products depending on the time of the day. It needs protection from sun and air pollution during the day and products that help repair damaged skin during the night. I want to start with my night routine first. It usually takes a little more time and products than morning routine (if you don’t count makeup, of course) and it is kind of therapeutic actually. By taking time to take care of myself it makes me feel a little prettier, makes me realize that imperfections that I find in my skin are just the creations of my own mind that don’t really exist or can’t be taken care. Nothing works better than women’s fantasies on “what to hate about myself today” (which I have to admit I’m guilty of from…

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