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The first thought after opening a box with these Kiehl’s goodies was, what the hell is calendula? My english vocabulary in a field of herbal plants is not the richest as you see. However the minute I put the product on my face I could guess exactly what was it. I grew up drinking herbal teas and calendula blossom tea was surely one of them. I remember as a child I even used to pick those blossoms myself from our garden.

Calendula tea has a number of beneficial substances that helps to strengthen the immune system, so it’s perfect for cold prevention or as a cure to fasten the recovery after the cold. My mum used to make me and my siblings drink this tea mainly for that, or also as a remedy for a sore throat or stomach ache, as it is known that calendula extract heals wounds inside and out.

In addition to this, calendula was used for treating a number of skin conditions since the ancient times and it is definitely still important in alternative medicine and cosmetology today. Treating acne, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding, soothing irritated tissue – this is not even all that calendula extract can do.

You can always make those mixtures yourself, yet how many of us have enough time for that in our jam-packed schedules? Kiehl’s have a great option for those who don’t. A skincare line consisting of deep cleansing foaming face wash, an alcohol-free toner and soothing hydration mask might be exactly what you’ve been looking for if you have a normal-to oily, sensitive skin.

The main thing I loved about those products was that it’s extremely gentle and even though my skin is quite sensitive, none of these products leave my skin irritated or causes redness. Quite the opposite, I would say.

However if your skin is quite oily or if you need a deeper cleanse, I would suggest to look for a different treatment. Also, don’t expect this line to give you miraculous effects as healed acne, for that it’s better to see a dermatologist who will give you the best medical treatment. Yet for keeping great skin condition I find Kiehl’s Calendula extract products to be ideal.

You should also consider the fact that calendula extract itself is a strong allergen, due to being extremely rich in vitamin A. As with all skincare products, try it out first and don’t continue the routine if you notice any unusual effects on your skin. If it works perfectly fine for me, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you. Although it might will and if it does, let me know!




bath/shower gel and velvet hand cream – L’Occitane

Go go to my Facebook page if you want to win these two L’Occitane beauty products that are not even in stores yet! Both full of notes of Grasse rose, violet and saffron from Provence.
It couldn’t be easier to participate, so hurry up!

The giveaway runs until 13/10/2016


let’s talk about the evening routine. wearing makeup gives us visual satisfaction, obviously but don’t you tell me that it doesn’t feel good to wash everything off.
when it comes to skincare (peeling cream / face mask / face cream), I still going for Pevonia Botanica cosmetics. it’s actually been a year I’m constantly using it! but to be honest, I’ve been looking for a perfect makeup remover for a while now. and I’m glad to say I’m pretty much sure I’ve found it!

what I love the most about it is how sensitive it is to my skin and, at the same time, 100% effective. Senisilis BI-phasic eyes and lips makeup remover also has no parabens and no mineral oils. flawless thing.

get it HERE


this L’occitane hand cream is in my bag all the time, literally. even if I’m carrying a tiny clutch, I manage to fit it somewhere. properly nourished hands are very important to me and you just can’t be apathetic to that lavender oil scent. perfection, perfection, perfection.


natural beautiful skin probably is exactly what everyone is craving for. I did have it! until ~ 19 years old I had the perfect soft glowing skin. after that I started to stress out about everything I guess. but the most important thing is that I’ve been using the wrong products on my skin. beauticians were always telling me that I my skin is either normal or normal to oily, so naturally I’ve been using skincare products for that type of skin. well, no wonder it was always a bit irritated. after doing a facial here in Birmingham, it turns out that my skin is very sensitive and not oily at all.



achieving the perfect brow shape should certainly be the most important part in your makeup routine. brow drama in your cosmetics bag actually means that you will have no more drama above your eyes.
I’m pretty happy about how my eyebrows look now but surely there were ups and downs and these products I got couple of weeks ago would have helped so much.



I’ve never been too fussy about products for eyelashes. mine are naturally short and light, so during the time I’ve resigned myself that they are going to stay like this. 
however since Maybelline sent me this mascara, I’m more confident about my eyelashes. it lengthens, seperates, fans, and builds volume. I would call it the best mascara I’ve tried.
va va voom in a not overdone way!

finding the right scent is one of the most tricky things for me to do. I was walking around all lost and miserable for who knows how long until I found this perfect Voyage d’ Hermès bottle. 
-An interplay of paradoxes, complements and unexpected alliances upholds the premise of woody notes that are fresh yet musky, familiar yet surprising, hovering between impulsive and comforting, equally at ease with men as with women.-
– that’s what the description says and it perfectly describes the perfume. the right amount of warmth, the right amount of intensity. I’m honestly in love with this scent.

be galo mėgstu ilgus rytus, kai galiu pakankamai laiko skirti sau, neskubėdama papusryčiauti, ką nors paskaitinėti. bet net ir skubant visada sugebu rasti laiko keliems dalykams: stiklinei vandens, šaltam dušui, gardžiam kąsniui ir savo odai, ypač veido. frezijų kvapas, burnoje tirpstantis kruasanas ir L’oreal Skin Perfection linijos produktai šiuo atveju tobula kombinacija puikiai dienos pradžiai.
Skin Perfection linijos rinkinį gavau dovanų jau prieš kelias savaites, Vaidos Venckutės grožio ir estetikos namų Wondertime atidarymo metu. šiuos tris produktus (serumą, paaukių kremą ir dieninį drėkinamąjį kremą) itin pamėgau ir šiuo metu nelabai įsivaizduoju savo dienos be jų.
Skin Perfection linija ypač rekomenduojama besiskundžiančioms padidėjusiomis poromis ar ne visai lygia odos tekstūra. nelabai galiu kalbėti apie poras, nes jų labai matomų neturėjau ir prieš pradėdama naudoti šiuo produktus, bet po kelių savaičių oda tikrai lygesnė. link tobulumo!

long mornings are my favorites. yet even if i’m in a rush, i always manage to find time for few essential things: a glass of water, cold shower, a tasty bit and my skin. the smell of freesia, a fresh croissant and L’oreal Skin Perfection skincare products in that case are the perfect combination for the quality daystart. 
i got this set few weeks ago at the opening of Wondertime studio. these three products (correcting serum, awakening+correcting eye cream and correcting day moisturiser) have become my favorites and there’s no day without them right now. 
Skin Perfection line is especially recommended for those who has irregularities like enlarged pores and an uneven skin texture. i can’t say a lot about the pores, i didn’t have problems about it even before i started using these products, but skin is much more even after few weeks, that’s for sure!