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Hi Gorgeous!

Autumn season is the best for trying new bodycare products and late night pampering.  Recently I’ve been using this amazing Carbon Scrub which a 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free scrub. I am a huge fan of the lately trending coffee scrubs so this charcoal scrub was another exciting product which I really wanted to try.

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Carbon Scrub – Activated Charcoal Face + Body Scrub 

Carbon Scrub was used by Aboriginal Australians for more than 65,000 years to cleanse and smooth down the skin. Activated charcoal is a natural exfoliant, and it removes dead skin cells to maintain healthy and glowing skin. It is a bit more stronger than coffee, so I really liked using it on my body to achieve perfectly smooth skin. It has no scent, as it is 100% natural which is perfect if you just want to unwind. I liked using it twice a week to deep cleanse my skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. It is an amazing exfoliant and I was super happy with the results. It also lasts for a long time as you only need a tiny amount for your whole body. Available from the Carbon Scrub Website, for £17.15.

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Carbon Scrub – Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder 

This is another trending product – a charcoal powder which you use with your toothbrush to whiten your teeth. I must say this is a bit more messy as you do need to wash your mouth a few times before you get rid of all the charcoal grains but it is definitely worth it. My teeth felt much cleaner, as the charcoal grains helped to remove plaque and made my teeth one shade lighter. This is once again a 100% natural product, so you can use it without worrying about teeth sensitivity. If you like natural whitening products, you should give this a go for amazing results! Available from the Carbon Scrub Website , for £8.56.

Ania’s advice:

– Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate

– Experiment with natural products

-Go on November shopping spree

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Hi Gorgeous! 

As you saw on my Instagram, it has been a super busy time with all the new launches, and events! I have so man exciting products to show you so you will be seeing lots of post in the upcoming weeks. I recently went to Rituals event, a brand that I absolutely love, and discovered their new exciting launch of the three dry oils.

The Doshas
Each of the oils is designed for a specific personality, to cleanse a specific dosha, or type of energy and maintain them in balance. In order to find your Dosha, you need to fill out a mini questionnaire, and at the end, after you sum up all the answers you will know your Dosha.
So what exactly is a Dosha? Doshas are the energetic building blocks of our world. Everything we do has an impact on the Doshas which is why they can be often imbalanced. The Ritual of Ayurveda aims to help restore the balanced, improving your wellbeing and Each of these oils is 100% natural and contains traditional Ayuverdic herbs, specific to each of the doshas.
Kapha, Pitta & Vata 

The three doshas are called Kapha, Pitta and Vata. When Kapha is balanced, you are loving, forgiving and loyal, but when it is imbalanced, you can be insecure, envious and stubborn. When Pitta is balanced, you are intelligent, content and a good leader, but when your Pitta is out of balance, you can be controlling, aggressive and demanding. When Vata is balanced, you are joyful, creative and vital, but when Vata is imbalanced you are fearful and anxious.

 
My Dosha – Pitta
After completing the questionnaire I found out that I my dosha was Pitta and surprisingly the description was very true – ‘You have a sharp mind and have good concentration powers. You are passionate and enthusiastic, stable and very reliable.’ The Pitta oil has a divine smell of sweet almonds, basil and Ayurvedic spices. The oil itself has a great consistency as it is not too thick nor too liquid. It is perfect for a relaxing evening as it really calms your body and mind. It sinks in very quickly, leaving your skin feeling hydrated, and smooth. I love it!
Vata, Pitta and Kapha oils are available from Rituals website, for £19.50. 
 
Ania’s advice:
1. Find your Dosha
2. Get your oil
3. Make time for yourself
x
Ania 
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Hi Gorgeous!
As we all know, the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping so the thought of staying home wrapped in a  blanket is much more attractive than going to the gym… I know as I find it extremely difficult to leave the house, especially in October, November and December! However, the winter season is around the corner, so especially now, I need to up my game and head over to the gym at least twice a week. To keep my energy and motivation high, I have been trying the delicious products from Clif and I really loved them!


Clif Bars
These are absolutely delicious! Filled with organic oats, they taste better than any protein bar. In addition to the taste, they are a source of protein, fibre and 11 vitamins including B6 and B12 which contribute to the normal release of energy. They are to be used before the exercise, during low intensity exercise of after exercise. I really liked using these bars before exercise as they gave me a lot of energy prior to starting my training. There are 7 flavours available and my favourites are the Coconut Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Almond Fudge. Available from Tesco, Ocado and Evans Cycles, for £1.79. 
Clif Bloks and Clif Shots
My favourites from Clif are the Bloks as they taste like sweets and are super tasty! The Bloks and Shots are to be used during high or low intensity exercise and before the training to give you energy. They are perfect to be used on the move and I particularly liked the Bloks as you could easily choose how many you needed and keep the rest for later. I found that both really helped to boost my energy levels especially after a whole day at work. The Bloks are available in 5 flavours from Energy Snacks, for £2.69. The Shots are available in 5 flavours, £1.59 from Energy Snacks
Clif Builder’s Protein
Clif’s Builder’s Protein helps you get the most out of your workout. It should  be consumed before or after workout for best results. It contains 20g of proteins for growth and maintenance of muscle mass. These are quite heavy, so I used them after my workout to ensure that my muscles had all the nutrients needed to develop. These are available in three flavours from Energy Snacks, for £2.39.
I really liked all of these products, and they are much better tasting than other protein bars that I tried before and are widely available for purchase. If you are a gym junkie, you should definitely try these!

Ania’s Advice:
1. Remember to work out
2. Make sure you get all the nutrients
3. Try Clif’s products 
x
Ania 

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Hello Gorgeous!
It has been a while since I did a favourites post so I finally decided to write  about the products that I really liked during the last few months.  During the summer I have been loving light scents, hydrating hair products and luxurious make-up. Enjoy!

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara
This is one of the best mascaras I have ever tried. First of all, we can all appreciate the stunning silver and black design. The incurved brush really helps to curl and lengthen your lashes. I also found that it adds a lot of volume to the lashes without clumping them together. What I love about this mascara is that it doesn’t dry my lashes, as it has reconstructing lash-care ingredients.
It is definitely a must have, and for best effect, I always apply a lot on the top lash, and then gently touch the lower lashes to achieve the maximum definition. Available from Dior’s Website fo£25.50.

Diorskin Nude Air Powder

Currently I am loving the Dior Nude Air Powder for a light, natural coverage. After applying my concealer, I use this powder to eliminate shine and mattify my skin. Perfect for everyday as well as evening use. Thanks to the kabuki brush, it blends in easily, providing a perfect base for my makeup. I use it throughout the day for quick make-up fix, and I never leave home without it.

What I love about Dior is their focus on every detail of the product. They are always beautifully wrapped, and this powder comes in a velvet pouch with a brush. Available from Dior’s website, £36.50.



Aqua Di Parma Colonia  

I discovered this fragrance in the summer and I have been using it since. It is very fresh and it brings back memories of a luxurious seaside resort. The base notes include Vetiver, Sandalwood and Patchouli. Middle notes consist of Lavender, Rosemary, Verbena and Rose and the top notes include Sicilian Citrus Fruit. It is a cologne, so you could say that it is a bit masculine, but it is now used by men and women. A very luxurious perfume, perfect for a weekend away. Available from Harrods for £91 for 100ml.

Revlon Uniq One Classic Hair Treatment
Need a quick remedy for dry hair? Try this Revlon Uniq One Treatment which is a leave-in conditioner.  Just spray it on your hair after washing, and brush through for optimal hydration, repair and frizz-free hair. Available from Feelunique, for £14.95. 

Show Beauty Finishing Spray 
This is the best finishing spray I have used in a while. First of all, the packaging is very stylish -shiny black bottle, and a crystal like top! The spray is perfect for maintaining the hairstyle while retaining the flexibility and movement.

It also protects, moisturises the hair thanks to the enriching ingredients – Pro -Vitamin B, Lichiderm Lychee Extract, Argan Oil and Wheat Protein. I absolutely love the delicate scent of coconut which stays on the hair throughout the day! Available from Net-A-Porter, £30. 

Ania’s advice:
1. Find the time to create your summer video 
2. Get back to your beauty routine 
3. Embrace autumn 
x
Ania

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Hi Beauty!
I hope you have enjoyed the summer and are ready for the upcoming autumn. Every season I change the interior decoration of my house. For autumn I will be adding candles, blankets and items which will create a cosy atmosphere. Recently I discovered an online retailer uncommogoods.com where you can find a variety of lovely designs to decorate your home. The company works with artists and small manufacturers who create the products in socially and environmentally responsible manner. Keep on reading to see my favourites below!


   

Interior Decoration and Candles 
I love candles and fireplaces so in autumn I always light them up. I really like the shelf where you can place a variety of items like candles, books, plants of frames. The two candles selected would be ideal for an autumn evening with movies and  a warm blanket. The fireside cosy candles can be placed next to the fireside and you can light up your evening, and the second candle can be also worn as perfume and used for a body massage. I really like the idea of having a Firewood rack even if you don’t use your fireplace as it  adds a lot to the atmosphere.
 
The above items are available from the home section. From left clockwise, Fire Escape Shelf for £74.91, Fireside Cosy Candles for £13.62, Baltic Steel Firewood Rack £165.72, Wearable Candle for £21.19. 
 
Garden Decoration
If you are one of the lucky ones with a garden or a terrace, you should definitely invest in the above items as there is nothing better than sitting outside, wrapped in a cosy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. I love the idea of a hanging chair, surrounded by hanging lanterns during a breezy autumn evening. I already cannot wait for autumn!
From left, Do Good Hanging Chair for £132.43, Solar-powered Mason Jar for £18.92. Head over to www.uncommongoods.com to see more garden accessories.
So above are my favourites from the website but you can find lots of interesting items from this retailer, and create your perfect cosy atmosphere at home. You can also find products which contain recycled components and no products contain leather, fur and animals. What is great about this retailer is that at the checkout you can select a non-organisation  to receive a $1 donation at the checkout. Head over to uncommogoods.com to find out more!
 
Ania’s advice:
1. Decorate your home this autumn
2. Light up a lot of candles
3. Enjoy the changing colours!
x
Ania
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Hi Stunning!
I have an exciting giveaway for you this week! You can win the Nordic Berries Repairing Shampoo and Body Lotion 🙂 These products are from an organic brand called Urtekram which just launched its new Nordic Berries range! Keep reading to find out more about the products and how to enter the giveaway. 

Nordic Berries Body Lotion
I was really fascinated to find out about the benefits of nordic berries as I have never seen them before. Nordic berries are cultivated Nordic region and they are known for for their beneficial properties, as they contain hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants. 
The body lotion comes in a 245ml bottle with a pump so it is very convenient to use. It is not too thick so it gets absorbed into the skin easily, and you only need a little for one use. The delicate smell reminds me of fresh forest fruits. It is hydrating as it contains an extract from willow bark and hyaluronic acid. I have been using it everyday as my skin is so dry after the summer holidays and it helped me to maintain my skin hydrated. Available from Ecco-Verde Website, for £7.99. 
  

Nordic Berries Repairing Shampoo 
This might sound a bit random, but I love the purple packaging of these products, especially the shampoo looks great in my shower on a white background! Thanks to the vitamins and antioxidants from Rosehip, Cranberry, Blueberry and Sea Buckthorn as well as the hyaluronic acid, the shampoo has repairing properties. I used it for two weeks to wash my hair and I liked it as it was quite hydrating and it improved the appearance of my hair. I always use conditioner after but overall I was happy with the results. It smells like the body lotion and leaves a delicate scent on your hair after. Available from Ecco-Verde, for £6.39.
What is also worth mentioning is that Ecocert COSMOS Organic Standard so if you are trying to move to healthier beauty products, you should give this range a go!
Giveaway!
To win the Nordic Berries Shampoo and Body Lotion, follow me aniaaniapawlak and HealthyFoodHQ and retweet my giveaway tweet.  For an extra entry follow me on Instagram aniaaapawlak. Good Luck! Ends on Wednesday 23rd August 12pm (UK only). 
Ania’s advice:
1. Remember to moisturise 
2. Try the Nordic Berries Range
3. Spend time in the sunshine!
Ania 

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Hi Beauty! 
I hope you are still enjoying the summer even though London has been a bit on and off lately! Once again Nu Skin has made its way to my blog with their amazing ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa Trio. This wonderful trio helps to remove any bumps and dents in my skin and if you use it in the longterm you will always have stunning and perfect skin!

ageLoc Galvanic Body Spa 
This is a key to the treatment – the Galvanic Body Spa instrument! It uses a pulsating technology which optimises anti-ageing effects through large conductive surface when used with the body shaping gel. It has been proved in laboratories that the Galvanic current helps to deliver the product and reach all areas of the body. It also stimulates the skin and helps to purify it, preventing the signs of ageing. The interesting thing about this device is that the current adjust itself, and the user just moves the machine around the body. 
I love the ageLOC Body Spa as you can recreate your own Spa at home and this treatment would normally cost you quite a lot if you go to a professional. The device is very easy to use, it beeps when the device is active and it also inform you when the treatment is over. It comes with a little stand so you can leave it safely in your bathroom until your next treatment. 

 ageLOC Body Shaping Gel 
ageLOC Body Shaping Gel needs to be used with the Galvanic Spa Instrument. The ingredients aim to reduce the signs of ageing as well as preserve the youth. The gel also helps to reduce the visibility of cellulite and uneven skin, making the skin look firm and healthy.
The Galvanic Spa Instrument must be used with the Body Shaping Gel, the gel should be applied to the skin prior to treatment. I really liked this gel as it is not too thick, and the packaging is very convenient. After the treatment it can be easily removed before applying the ageLOC Dermatic Effects. 

 ageLOC Dermatic Effects
This is the final stage of the treatment. After you clean your skin from the gel, you can use the ageLOC Dermatic effects to hydrate the skin. It has anti-ageing benefits and increases cellular turnover which is needed for skin renewal. Not only does it have a countering effect, but it also has  an optical technology which makes your skin look better 🙂
I thought that it was very hydrating, and perfect to use after the treatment to lock in the benefits of the gel and well as hydrate the skin. It has a good consistency and gets absorbed into the skin easily. 
I really liked the Nu Skin ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa System and I think it works very well, especially if you want to get rid of any bumps or cellulite, it definitely helps! For best results, the products should be used all together as they compliment each other. The Trio is available from NU Skin Website, for £433.61. Although the price can seem high, remember that the treatments in a Spa will cost you around £80 each so if you would like to have a proper treatment, Galvanic Body Spa will be a better investment. 

Ania’s advice:
1. Get ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa
2. Use it weekly
3. Have a beautiful skin!
x
Ania  
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 Hi Gorgeous!
If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I spent two amazing weeks in Cancun and Mexico. It was such a fantastic getaway from London, and Cancun is a paradise which I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to. During my days at the beach, pool or sightseeing I always had with me my bag with all the beach essentials. Keep on reading to find it out more!

Facial Cleansing Wipes
Face wipes are a must have at the beach and at the pool and I always keep them handy whenever I need to refresh my face. You can also use it on the body or to clean your hands. There are 60 in a pack and the packaging is sealed so they didn’t dry out throughout my holiday. I got these at TK Maxx for £3.99.
Palmers Eventone Suncare SPF50
I always use SPF50 as I have a vary fair skin, and especially at the beginning of your holiday it is important that your skin gets used to being exposed for so long to the sun rays. This sunscreen is wonderful as it protects your skin even in the water as it is waterproof. In addition it does smell amazing and it is moisturising. I liked it as it didn’t leave white residue and it was absorbed into my skin fairly quickly. Available from Superdrug for £9.99.
Macadamia Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil 
What we often forget about when going to the beach is our hair which can get easily damaged  by the sea salt, wind and sun rays. The Macadamia Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil helps to protect the hair, and colour, nourishes it and gives it a stunning glow. It consists of all the essential ingredients to hydrate and protect the hair such as Macadamia Oil, Argan oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Extract and UV absorbers.
I really love the fragrance of this product which is coconut cream and it stays on the hair throughout the day. For best results spray evenly on the hair every two hours and your hair will look as stunning as your tanned skin when you come back from holiday! Available from Feelunique, for £21. 


Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF60

This is a spray sunscreen which I use on my hair to protect the scalp from burning which happened to me too many times. It works amazingly as it is in a pressured container and doesn’t get exposed to sun rays. I got this in the USA so you might be able to get it on Amazon!

No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Facial Suncare SPF50+

I try to keep my makeup minimal when I am at the beach to let my skin rest and recover. This BB Cream evens out the skin tone and cover any imperfection so that you don’t feel completely make-up free. It has an SPF 50 so you can use it instead of your sunscreen and it does a great job. During the two weeks in Mexico, my skin was protected and it didn’t burn once. I will continue using it in London even though the sun is not as strong here, but it is crucial to protect your face to minimise the sun damage. Available from Boots, for £15.


Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil 
As mentioned in my festival essentials, this is perfect for smoothing down the hair and taming the frizz. I always used it after leaving the pool or the sea and when my hair was drying to give additional shine and hydration. Available from Superdrug, for £3. 
Cuticara Original Hand Gel
I always take with me an antibacterial hand gel to the beach or to the pool just to keep my hands clean and use it whenever I need. I love the one from Cuticara, as it has a lovely cucumber smell. Available from Superdrug, for £1.
Chapstick Flava Craze Watermelon and Quickies Deodorant Wipes 
I got these from the festival pack from chemist.co.uk for £7.99. The chopstick is perfect for the beach as it has an SPF15 and hydrates the lips throughout the day. I cannot even say how useful were the quickies deodorant wipes! They are super easy to use and take so little space that I took them with me everywhere and used them whenever I needed. Super useful for the beach. 


Ania’s advice:

1. Protect your skin
2. Protect your hair 
3. Enjoy your summer!
x
Ania
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Hi Gorgeous!
Once again, it is empties time! I always forget to write about them, so expect to see more empties posts over the upcoming weeks! This month’s empties include a bit of everything – skincare, bodycare, haircare and fragrance, enjoy!

Tom Ford Black Orchid
It is not the first time that this perfume lands in my empties. This is my favourite evening and winter fragrance as it is very attractive and unusual. The scent composition is divine and it includes Black Truffle, Ylang, Fresh Bergamot, Black Currant, Lotus Wood, Vanila, Sandalwood,  Balsam, Vetiver and Patchouli. It is very long lasting and just one spray is enough for it to last the whole evening. A must-have. Available for £56/30ml from Selfridges

L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath
Spring evenings are perfect for taking a bath and unwinding. I love using the lavender foaming bath from L’Occitane as it is very fresh and smells like lavender fields from Provence. All you need to add is one spoon into your bath to fill the bathroom with lavender scent. The liquid adds lots of bubble to your bath too so I was very happy with this product. It is important to choose a good quality bath soak as some of the substances are not as good for your skin. I would recommend using a trusted brand like L’Occitane. Available for £6 from L’Occitane
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray Normal Strength 
This is one of the best hairsprays available on the market. It provides the perfect hold, but still makes the hair look natural. Unlike other hairsprays it doesn’t stick the hair together and is easy to wash out. You can get it in large size or in travel size as seen above. Available for £3.23 from Boots
Toni and Guy Dry Shampoo Volume
Everyone needs a dry shampoo, Toni and Guy has really good quality ones, and if you are looking for volume, you will love it. It leaves your hair dry and clean, without making them look like you used a dry shampoo:) Available for £8.25 from Boots.

L’Occitane Neroli Orchidee Body Milk 

I am a fan of perfumed body milks as not only they hydrate my skin, but also can be used instead of perfume. It acts as a perfect perfume base if you want to layer scents. The scent is a mix of neroli and orchid which is ideal for spring and summer – it is one of L’Occitane’s best collection. Available for £5.50 from L’Occitane
Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Oil
This is my go to micellar water. It works wonders, removing all the makeup, leaving my skin cleansed and nourished. My skin is quite dry and sensitive, so I am always on a look out for hydrating products. It comes in 400ml bottle, so it is a real bargain. Available for £3.99 from Boots.
 Ania’s advice:
1. Finish all your products 
2. Go rollerblading 
3. Enjoy the sun!
x
Ania 
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