May 31st, 2014 by Lior
In my last post I mentioned that I’ve been watching beauty vlogs lately on youtube, and that made me think that it could be fun to give you a list of some of my favorite girly fashion and beauty youtubers that I would recommend. In no particular order (since they’re all equally awesome!), here goes! (more…)
May 28th, 2014 by Lior
I’ve been watching a lot of Beauty Vlogs lately on youtube, and inspired by this, I thought it would be fun to share with you one of my favourite beauty products which I’ve been using for several years now. I’m going to talk about one of the best facial cleansers I’ve come across, which is this one:
It’s by the company “Green People” and it’s called “Gentle Cleanse and Make-up remover”. (Link to this product on Amazon.co.uk) Now, I know it’s classed as a make-up remover as well as a cleanser, but I use it as a straight up cleanser, including on days when I don’t wear make-up (which for me is most days if I’m honest!), and I really do love it.
Why do I love it?
Beautiful Smell: First of all, it smells *amazing*. It’s florally sweet and feminine and just divine. It’s scented with Rose Geranium which I think is what gives it that classy smell that always makes me feel pampered.
It is gentle on the skin: I have quite sensitive skin, and Green People’s facial cleanser is really gentle, alcohol-free, and has never caused any irritation at all. Even my most sensitive area, the eyes, aren’t irritated by it. You can wipe it over your eyelids and it just feels cool and soothing.
It cleanses really well: The way I use it, I take a little round cotton wool pad, soak it in water, wring it out, and then put a small dab of the creamy cleanser on the pad, spreading it round, before applying it in circular movements to my face. Without going into too much detail to avoid gross TMI, you can literally *see* it does a good job by looking at the cotton wool after using it (it always amazes me!), and it leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean, smooth and soft. Since using it, I hardly ever get blemishes any more.
I like the natural ingredients:
As someone who has studied Naturopathy and Nutrition, I often look at the ingredient list of products and I’ve found that the ingredients list includes aloe vera, calendula, shea butter and jojoba which are all great natural ingredients for healthy skin. I also love that it’s free from SLS, parabens, propylene glycol, alcohol, harsh foaming agents, petrochemicals and other chemicals, and I like that it’s mostly made from organic ingredients. (The tube I have says that 91% of the contents are organic).
I like the texture: It’s creamy, silky and smooth, which I like.
It lasts a really long time: Which makes it good value for money. I think one 200ml bottle usually lasts me a good 6 months or so, if not longer.
It also works as a great make-up remover: Which isn’t that important for me since I don’t wear much make-up, but I know it will be a good bonus for other girls out there.
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So yeah! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a healthy-option, “green”, (91%) organic, natural facial cleanser. If you’d like to read some other people’s opinions on it, you can check out the reviews on the Amazon.co.uk product page that you can get to via this link. There are also quite a few reviews on the Green People website – here’s the link to that. I tried to see if you can get it on Amazon.com but couldn’t find it on there at the moment. It may pop up at some stage though, so here’s the link to Amazon.com for you just in case.
May 25th, 2014 by Lior
Ok, so I know smell is a very subjective thing in terms of what a good smell is, but today I discovered what for me is one of the best smelling hand soaps I’ve ever smelled, and I wanted to share it with you!
The soap is called: “Rosewater Pure Natural Hand Soap” and it’s made by the brand Jason. The name sometimes varies since they occasionally change it when they alter the packaging, but it’s usually got “Rosewater” in the name.
Why do I love it? I feel like it literally smells like the most beautifully smelling rose. It’s sweet, fresh, delicate and ladylike and just.. mmmm! heavenly!
Another reason I like this liquid hand soap is that it is made by a company that makes an effort to put good things in their products so that they will be better for your health and the environment. This handsoap for example doesn’t contain parabens and SLS, and isn’t tested on animals, which I think is great. And it cleans using natural antibacterials like grapefruit extract, and has natural moisturizing factors like wheat germ oil, which I also think is awesome.
The only minus is that the bottle it comes in isn’t as pretty as other bottles you can get. But you can always decant the liquid soap into a pretty soap dispenser. You can find some pretty kitchen or bathroom soap dispensers both on Amazon (.com or .co.uk) and lately Zazzle (.com or .co.uk) has also started making soap dispensers in a huge array of designs (I think currently it’s almost 50,000 different designs! And the number of designs is growing every day so it’s worth checking out if you’re on the look out for one.) Add the type of design you’re looking for in their search bar eg floral soap dispenser etc, to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Below are some of my personal favorite Zazzle soap dispenser designs. You can click on the photos and it will take you to the corresponding product page on Zazzle:
Just wanted to share this with you! If you have any recommendations for other amazing smelling soaps, let me know in the comments below – I’d love to discover more great-smelling hand soaps. :)
May 20th, 2014 by Julia
Shop for Purple Monogrammed Gifts & Stationery at Zazzle.com
May 20th, 2014 by Julia
Gold Foil Look and Turquoise Floral Pattern
Beautiful pattern of faux gold leaf flowers on light aqua blue background.
Cute Country Flowers Vintage Fashion Boutique
Colorful vector illustration of flower bouquets on light blue background. This pretty card is has a chic, trendy feel with a vintage touch. Overall pastel color scheme of light turquoise blue, light peach, pink, dark orange and sage and olive green.
Elegant Blue Floral Business Cards
Beautifully printed business cards that can be customized with your text.
Rustic Country Mason Jar Flowers White Hydrangeas
COLOR PALETTE: aqua blue, white, grey, brown DESIGN COLLECTION: This Rustic Country Farm Floral Style Business Card Set and Brand Identification Package of products was created from hand painted watercolor artwork created by Audrey Jeanne Roberts. The jar was delicately watercolored and filled with pale blue hydrangeas, Matilija Poppy, white poppies and other flowers. Vintage style jelly jars are a very trendy design style for boho chic weddings. Mason Jar florals are quite popular for barn style, country rustic weddings and occasions. Available with other floral color combinations at their store.
View more business cards online at zazzle.com
May 20th, 2014 by Julia
A lovely white china teacup overflows with pretty pink flowers with a personalized teabag just for her. All in a fanciful pink, white and soft dove gray color scheme, this Baby Shower Tea Party invitation is sure to please.
Elegant, modern design featuring pink, light pink and grey colors in diagonal stripes and cute argyle patterns. Illustrated by two strawberries.
Find other Baby shower Invitations at zazzle.com
May 17th, 2014 by Lior
Following my discovery of floral combat boots, I got to wondering what other cute patterns could be found on shoes and since I’m a fan of stars (amongst other things), this is one of the first things I checked. Low and behond! There are tons of cool star shoes! Check it out!
If you hover over the shoes it will tell you what brand etc they are, and you can click on the picture you like to be taken to where they are available for sale.
May 17th, 2014 by Lior
I know these probably have been around for a while, but I only discovered them recently: Floral Combat Boots! The ultimate way to make an otherwise not-so-girly shoe, abundantly girly! From what I’ve read from reviews, it seems that Dr Martens make some of the highest quality ones.
Here is a selection of some of the prettiest ones I found: (you can click on them to be taken to the places where they can be purchased)
Pretty! Right? I think it would look awesome with a Victorian style dress or skirt, like with shabby chic lace style outfit. Or maybe with cute denim shorts and a one-color top, to bring the main focus of interest to the busy pattern on your feet. What do you think of floral combat boots? Let me know in the comment section below!
April 28th, 2014 by Lior
Searching for mother-and-child illustrations for an article I’m writing for another site, I came across the cute work by Lindsey Rounbehler. In her Zazzle shop she has some adorable mother and baby art on a range of different products. Below are some of my favorite designs by her:
EDIT: What a Shame! Looks like she’s removed the designs from her store on Zazzle so I can no longer link to her products. :( Instead I’ve left some images of her work:
April 28th, 2014 by Lior
Today I discovered a really talented artist called Lyn Hamer Cook who specializes in pet art, particularly dog paintings. I fell in love with her realistic, whimsical art style, particularly how she often chooses to feature a pet’s favorite toy or teddy bear alongside them in their portrait. :)
Here are a few of my personal favorite pet portraits by Lyn (aka the Dogartist or ladyartista on Zazzle):