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Hi Stunning!
As hard as it may seem, it is time to accept that summer is almost over, and it is time to embrace autumn! We are back to all the things I love about autumn like pumpkin spiced lattes, warm wooly jumpers and cosy evenings by candle light. With a new season come new, exciting make-up ranges, and the new launch I wanted to tell you about is from jane iredale.  The collection includes four new make-up products – an eyeshadow palette, a blush and two lipsticks.

 

Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit
I absolutely love this palette! It is perfect for everyday make-up which you can then transform into a subtle smoky eye. As I love gold and light shadows, these were my initial favourites, but after experimenting with the colours, I recommend blending them together to achieve a glamours eye makeup. My tip – start with the light colours from the inside of the eye and as you move towards the edge go darker! Available from jane iredale website for £44.

 

Clearly Pink Pure Pressed Blush
Autumn is the perfect time to add a bit of colour to your skin as our tan starts fading! There is no point to be sad, as there is nothing more beautiful than a pale skin with rosy cheeks. The jane airedale blush looks subtle on skin, but adds that extra rosy sparkle for the autumn days. Available from jane iredale website for £24.

 

 

Paris Just Kissed Lip Plumper (Plum)
Who doesn’t want gorgeous, hydrated plumped lips? This hydrating lip plumper, not only will add beautiful colour to your lips, but it will also plump them up thanks to the mint, ginger and peptides.  This shimmery plum lipstick is ideal for an evening dinner date or a night out with a delicate eye make-up. Available from jane iredale website for £23.
 
Gwen Pure Moist Lipstick( Red)
This is a very bold, statement colour lipstick, perfect to add some colour to your life. It is hydrating so your lips will stay moisturised throughout the day. One thing to remember is to use a lip pencil prior to application, in order to ensure pout all day long. Available from jane iredale website for £19.95.
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Ania’s advice: 
1. Transform your home into a cosy escape!
2. Add some colour to your make-up
3. Enjoy Autumn 🙂 
x
Ania 
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Hi Beauty! 
We are now in the festival season so I thought it would be useful if I show you my festival essentials! Packing for festivals can be very tricky as you have limited amount of space but also need to take all the important items as festivals are usually in quite remote areas and you don’t want to waste your concert time looking for emergency plasters. So here are my festival essentials and I look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

Festival Pack 
Chemist.co.uk have this amazing offer where they created five festival packs, each including festival essentials. I chose this pack as it has everything I would take with me to a festival – a dry shampoo which is a must- have during a festival; plasters for when your choose the wrong pair of shoes;  deodorant wipes so that you always smell beautiful (and in case there are no luxurious showers); Dextro Energy to give you that energy boost when you need it; and lip balms with an SPF 15 as there is nothing worse than dry and chapped lips. 
The packs are great value for money and it is of course better to buy the bundle than all the products separately. This is the cheapest one, and it costs only £7.99, while the RRP is £9.35. Available from chemist.co.uk
Got2b Beach Matt Texturising Salt Spray
This is the perfect hair product for a festival as it immiedetely adds volume to your hair without the need of curlers, hairsprays etc. All you need to do is spray it on dry or slightly damp hair, scrunch and tousle-style and wait for the hair to dry. I love to take this product with me as it is so easy to use, the results are immediate and I love the beach style look – it is so Coachella. Available from boots, for £4.19.
Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil 
This is my other must-have hair product during a festival, as it helps to tame uncontrolled frizz. The oil is also ideal for nourishing the hair during the sunny festival days and minimise the sun damage. I love the delicious tropical  smell of this oil which stays on the hair throughout the day. The bottle is very convenient as it is quite small and plastic so it is easy to take with you to a festival. Available from Superdrug, for £3. 
Environ RAD SPF 15
Moving onto skincare which is crucial especially during the summer, I never forget a sunscreen. During the festival it is super important to use a sunscreen as we are outside all day long. On rainy days or when it is not very sunny I will use the Environ RAD SPF 15 which is an amazing sunscreen. It  is designed for the face, so it contains the right ingredients to nourish the skin as well as to protect it.  This sunscreen is also water resistant so you don’t need to worry if it is raining although you should try to reapply it every 3-4 hours. 
The packaging is travel friendly (100ml tube) so you can even take it with you on the plane. I really like this sunscreen as it does not make my skin sting when I apply it, and it is very gentle and nourishing. It is available from iiaa website, for £19.95.

Nouveau Lashes Natural Styles
You cannot go to a festival without a pair of strip lashes. My favourites are from Nouveau Lashes as they add length and volume but still look very natural. Each pair comes with a small glue which will last you for multiple applications. I would recommend you to always cut the eyelashes to fit your eye shape and remember to apply the lashes with a tweezers. Available from Nouveau Lashes Website,  for £4.96/per box.

Lipgloss by jane iredale 
These beauties are the newest addition to jane iredale’s makeup collection. The three new colours are called Pink Lady, Martini and Hot Cider. They are quite neutral fit all the skin tones and add a little extra to your festival makeup. They are long lasting as well as hydrating thanks to the Moringa butter and avocado oil. Perfect for your festival makeup. Available from jane iredale website, for £19.95. 

Ania’s advice:
1. Remember to pack light 
2. Take all your essentials
3. Don’t forget the sunscreen 

x
Ania 
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Hi Beauties!
I have super exciting news for you today! Nouveau Lashes has just launched a super innovative product – Lash and Lid Foaming Cleanser and Lash Cleansing Brush which is here to solve all your makeup cleansing problems. It is suitable for both natural lashes as well as lash extensions (finally!). You must definitely try it and enjoy clean lashes!

Lash and Lid Foaming Cleanser
The new cleanser from Nouveau Lashes is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I always had this problem that I could never completely remove eye makeup, and no matter how many cotton pads I used up, there was always some product left. Now my problem has been solved by Nouveau Lashes. 
Results 
The product is very convenient and I use it everyday. I was so surprised that when I actually finished my usual routine thinking that my eyelashes were clean, I used this cleanser and the brush was black… This foaming cleanser helps to wash off all the makeup and leaves your eyelashes totally clean. Moreover, it is also hydrating and nourishing and conditions your eyelashes every time you use it. 
The cleanser contains anti-ageing ingredients which help to defend the skin against ageing effects as well as environmental aggressors. 
Packaging 
The packaging is very convenient and hygienic. The product comes out from a sterile plastic tube which allows you to use the right amount of product. I like how it is clear and I can see how much I have used up and if I need to restock. 

Consistency
As you can see above, the product is a soft, white foam which is scentless, as it is also hypoallergenic. 

Nouveau Lashes Brush 
This brush is super cute and it helps to cleanse your eyelashes. It is really soft and does not irritate the eyelashes. For a limited time only you will get it for free if you purchase the cleanser so hurry! 🙂 

Nouveau Lashes Strip Lashes
This month I will be trying my new Natural Strip Lashes so keep your eyes peeled for my Instagram selfies!

Where can you buy it?
The Lash and Lid Foaming cleanser are available from Nouveau Lashes Website, £14.99 
(brush included)!
Ania’s advice:
1. Invest in the Lash And Lid Cleanser
2. Try strip lashes
3. Take lots of selfies!

x
Ania 
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Hello Beauty
I hope you are enjoying the spring months and are finding some time to treat yourself! I have been trying to spend more time on skincare and facial massage, which is why the majority of this post will focus on skincare and wellness. Enjoy!

Nuxe Bougie Prodigieuse Candle
This candle is the best smelling candle I ever owned. The smell is a mix of magnolia, orange blossom and vanilla, and it is quite intense so even when you pass by it, it smells amazing. When you light it up, the whole room smells like the Prodigious Oil. An online exclusive available from Nuxe, for £7.

L’Occitane Neroli Orchidee Perfume
Stunning as always, the Neroli Orchidee range is one of my favourites from L’Occitane. The scent is ideal for spring as the main scent notes are orchid and neroli which are completed by orange and peach heart notes. A beautiful addition to my perfume collection. Available from L’Occitane, £56/50ml. 

The Body Shop Oils Of Life Twin-Ball  Facial Massager 
You need this in your life! This facial massager is the perfect skincare accessory as it really helps you to relax and unwind. It improves blood circulation, increases skin elasticity and helps to reduce puffiness and wrinkles. The best way to use it is to apply oil on your face and roll the massager on your face as instructed. The metal balls have a cooling effect so they not only help to reduce puffiness but have a reviving effect as well. This became my everyday essential! Available from The Body Shop, for £16.
LuLuLun Pro Vitamin – C Sheet Masks 
Sheet masks are perfect for when you want to do a face mask but don’t want to deal with the mess and washing it off. They are ideal for hydration and nourishing the skin. This mask from LuLuLun is filled with Vitamin C which brightens the complexion. There are 7 sheet masks available in the pack so you can either use it every other day or once a week. The packaging is very convenient as it can be sealed and used even when travelling. I love using sheet masks on long haul flights as they prevent your skin from getting dry and improve its appearance prior to landing :). Available from Amazon, for £8.41.

Lin And Lo Colour Lip Pencil Shade Nude 
This lip pencil is ideal for contouring your lips prior to applying lipstick. It is so important to use a lip pencil in order to define the shape of the lips and prevent lipstick from smudging as well. I liked this shade as it is ideal for daily makeup and can be used with a variety of nude shades. To make your lips look perfect remember to exfoliate, moisturise before and after applying lipstick and use a lip pencil and lipstick. The lip pencil is available from LinAndLo, for £15, and the sharpener is available from LinAndLo, £4.

Ania’s advice:
1. Take care of your skin
2. Treat yourself to a gorgeous candle 
3. Start a new sport and get ready for summer!

x
Ania

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Hi Beautiful!
The spring has started and so has the picnic season! If you follow me on Instagram, you would see that I received an amazing surprise from IIAA, and all the goodies were inside a picnic basket! The basket is perfect for picnics in London’s parks and recently I went to Green park where I took these photos of the new Spring Colour Collection from Jane Iredale! The new collection is gorgeous and you should definitely have a look at the new products!

Pure Moist Lipstick
Susan -the soft cool pink lipstick is my preferred colour. It looks stunning on the lips and can be used to create a gorgeous natural look. 
Lisa – the creamy rose beige colour is a bit stronger, and if you like dark lips you should give this a try. Both lipstick are very hydrating as they contain Mooring Butter, Avocado, Sunflower Seeds, Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry. Available from, Jane Iredale, £19.95. 
In Touch Cream Blush – Shade Candid
This warm, rosy and natural colour, looks lovely when blended in on your cheek bones. It is creamy so you can wear it alone without a foundation, and can also be used on lips and eyes. It creates a glowing and radiant look which is just perfect for spring and summer! Available from Jane Iredale, for £24.
Bronzer Refil – Shade Peaches and Cream
This is my favourite item from the Spring Colour Collection. This bronzer really looks stunning and many of my friends have been asking me about it. It adds a gentle glow to your cheeks, brightening your face.It can be used across eyes as an eyeshadow or on its as well. You can also use it on neckline for a glittery summer look!  Available from, Jane Iredale, £29.95. 

Pure Pressed Eye Shadow Triple – Shade Pink Quartz
This cute eyeshadows have become my makeup bag essentials. They are quite small but so convenient! You can use one for your daily makeup and then add additional colours to transform it into an evening look. Can also be used as brow filler, lip stain or blush. Available from Jane Iredale, for £28.

 Pure Pressed Eye Shadow Triple – Shade Pink Quartz
This palette is a bit darker so I would recommend it for brunettes or red heads. It is perfect for an evening makeup. The eyeshadow are long lasting and they don’t smudge. A must-have! Available from Jane Iredale, for £28.

And the behind the scenes during my picnic!

Ania’s advice:
– Try the new range from Jane Iredale
– Focus on cheekbones
– Go for a picnic
x
Ania 

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I am excited to announce the launch of two new boxes by Latest In Beauty. Latest In Beauty once again did not disappoint with its new launch of beauty boxes in collaboration with Disney. The boxes are themed around the greatly anticipated film, Beauty and The Beast.

The Beauty Box is of course for her, and the Beast Box is for him. I think it is such a wonderful idea, that Latest In Beauty included men in their boxes, and I hope it will encourage them to finally get their own skincare products and stop stealing ours! Scroll down to see what is included in each of the fabulous boxes!


The Beauty Box – For Her 
The Box contains everything you need to look stunning during a fairytale ball! Inside you will  find 7 products from skincare, haircare and makeup categories which will become your daily essentials.

Latest In Beauty Gold Compact Mirror – This limited edition mirror is one of my favourites from the box! Not only it is a beautiful addition to my makeup bag, but will allow me to finally stop using my iPhone camera to see how I look.

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – Every girl’s handbag essential, Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo will ensure your hair always looks clean and luscious. It is very light, doesn’t weigh your hair down and can give you another clean hair day (or two). And the smell is irresistible! 


Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage – There is nothing more glamorous than clear, glowing skin. Use the Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Filled with enzymes and Vitamin C, it will clean your pores and refine skin texture.  
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet – I always talk about hydration, and we all know that hydration is the key to glowing skin. I love the consistency of this product as it literally feels like a sorbet, which quickly sinks in and leaves your skin hydrated and prepped for makeup. And we all know you just cannot go wrong with Caudalie. 

Burt’s Bees Lipstick In Sunset Cruise Or Blush Basin (Blush Basin above) – Burt’s Bees are the best lip balms on the market as they are made with 100% natural ingredients, they always hydrate and nourish the lips, fixing even the most chapped lips. The lipstick is exactly the same but has an additional benefit of colouring your lips. I am so glad, Latest In Beauty included this lipstick, as finally I found a hydrating, and intense coloured lipstick. A must-have.

Soigne Betteraves Rouges Nail Polish – No other nail polish colour is as elegant as red. It goes with every evening dress, unless you decide to go very avant garde. The brand creates luxury ECO nail polishes, which are formulated without carcinogens and 85% of the ingredients are plant- sourced materials. ECO friendly and glamorous.

L’Occitane Roses Et Reines Hand And Nail Cream – L’Occitane has the best hand creams, and I always talk about them, so of course I am a fan of this product as well. The cream is very hydrating, and will be your rescue product even if your hands are extremely dry. It is perfect for spring time as it smells like freshly cut roses. 
The Beauty Box is worth £80, but costs only £20! Get your hands on one from Latest In Beauty Website

The Beast Box – For Him 
The Beast Box is worth over £100, but is available for only £20. It includes six classic men’s grooming products: a Gillette Fusion ProGlide FlexBall Razor, Penhaligon’s N°33 Face and Beard Scrub, The Refinery Shave Foam Gel, The Great British Grooming Co Beard Oil, Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-On and Lalique L’Hommage à l’Homme Voyageur fragrance (detailed review coming soon). 

Ania’s advice:
1. Get the Beauty Box 
2. Use the stunning box to store your jewellery 
3. Treat your loved one with The Beast Box

x
Ania

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Hi Gorgeous!
Lately, a lot of the people have asked me about how long can they keep their make-up products. This varies depending on category. Usually a good reference point is the number at the back of each product which indicates how many months it can be kept for after opening.  Below you will find the expiry dates for each product. Enjoy!  


Liquid Foundation: 6 months

Powder Foundation: 2 years

Concealer: 6 – 8 months

Lipstick: 2 years

Lipliner: 1 year

Lipgloss: 6 – 12 months

Lip balm: 1 year

Eyeshadow: 1 – 2 years

Cream shadows and blushes: 12 – 18 months

Mascara: 3 – 6 months

Liquid Eyeliner: 6 months – 1 year

Pencil Eyeliner: 2 years

Nail polish: 2 years

I know it is heartbreaking to throw away your makeup but trust me it is better to throw it away then having to face breakouts or eye infections as bacteria and dirt accumulate on the brushes, wands and inside the palettes. So dedicate a day and throw away all the products that are old, or no longer used!

Ania’s advice:
1. Dedicate one Saturday to get rid of old makeup 
2. Stop compulsively buying products
3. Wash your makeup brushes every week
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Ania

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Hello Beauty!
I hope you are all doing well, and despite January being cold and rainy, you have managed to appreciate it and use it as an excuse to spend cosy evenings at home and learn about Hygge (the art of cosines). I have definitely used the cold evenings for pampering and ‘me’ time. This month I have been loving hydrating hair products, stunning fragrances, and luxurious makeup products.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation SPF10 
I don’t usually use liquid foundation but lately I discovered this stunning foundation from Chanel. It is very light but provides the perfect coverage. Unlike other foundation, it does not feel heavy and does not crease. After applying my skin felt very hydrated and looked natural and flawless. Like all Chanel products, the packaging is beautiful and the foundation is very convenient to use thanks to the pump. A must-have. Available from Feelunique,  for £36.

Aura – Soma Pegasus Perfume 

I find this brand really interesting as it has a fascinating brand philosophy. Aura-Soma Pegasus fragrances demonstrate the visual and non-visual energies of colour, combining the energies of both essential oils and herbal extracts, evoking a beautiful aroma and the potential to enlighten the wearer’s mood... Every fragrance has its own properties which are also reflected in the design of the packaging. The brand also rejects the use of synthetics and uses only natural, essential oils from plants and flowers to create these fragrances. I suggest you have a look at the website to see the philosophy behind each fragrance!

I recently received some gorgeous testers from Aura Soma and over the last few weeks I have been testing all of them to find out my favorites. The ones that particularly caught my attention were the below:

75 – Top Middle and Base Notes consist of: Orange, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Vanilla. This is quite an earthy smell, you can smell the patchouli mixed with neroli, so overall the scent is quite heavy with hints of spices.

30 – Top Middle and Base Notes consist of: Bergamot, Olibanum, Oudh, Jasmine, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Amber, Vanilla, Saffron, Vetiver, Musk. This scent is quite heavy, and spicy, I loved wearing it in the evenings. This was my favourite out of all of the Aura Soma fragrances.

56 – Top Middle and Base Notes consist of: Nutmeg, Violet, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Powder Notes, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk. It is sweet and the prominent note is the powder, and most of my friends loved it!

80 – Top Middle and Base Notes consist of: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Lily, Carnation, Cinnamon, Benzoin, Rose, Vanilla. You can really smell the jasmine with a hint of vanilla, perfect for both day and night. 

39 – Top Middle and Base Notes consist of: Bergamot, Lemon, Geranium, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Cedarwood. This is probably the most subtle one. It can be easily worn during the day, I loved the zesty notes mixed with Cedarwood and vanilla.

All available from Aura-Soma website, for £85/50 ml

EMJ Classic Make-up Bag Large

Did you know that fabric make-up bags need to be exchanged every few months as they can accumulate bacteria, dirt and make-up? I know many of you cannot stand the thought of throwing your make-up bag away as it has been with you literally everywhere, but I am sorry, you need to let it go…
You can replace it with the amazing, super hygienic large make-up bag from emj. The bag can fit everything, including your hairbrush, and it can be cleaned regularly with an antibacterial wipe which will ensure that your skin will not be exposed to germs and old makeup. It is super convenient as it can hold everything, can be easily cleaned and has a fashionable faux leather element at the top. And the best part of it all is that you will not have to say goodbye to it soon! the emj company website, for£24. 
Real Food Source Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
You probably noticed the crazy hype around Coconut oil and its endless amount of uses. I love using it as a body moisturiser, when creating a body scrub or a lip scrub. It smells super yummy, and if you like coconut, then you won’t mind smelling like pina colada. 
What is amazing about this oil, is that it is 100% natural, so you avoid all the chemicals, silicones and ‘not so good’ substances. There are certain criteria that are important when choosing a coconut oil. It must be organic, extra virgin, cold pressed and it should be in a glass jar. The prices for extra virgin, coconut oil can range from £5-£50 a jar, depending on quality, brand and size. My current favourite is from RealFoodSource, for £4.19 for 500ml. 

Joyce Moisture Recovery

I always discover that during the winter months my hair starts to tangle, look frizzy and it becomes unmanageable. I blame it on the wooly hats, the weather extremes and the scarves. During those months, our hair is exposed to damaging effects, and so it is important that we use hydrating products such as Joico Moisture Recovery to hydrate it and lock in the moisture. 
Joico Moisture Recover is a leave-in moisturiser which you apply after washing your hair (and brush through). It hydrates the hair, so when it dries it is easy to brush through, smooth and looks glossy. Available from BeautyBay, for £9.25. 

L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil 

This oil is perfect pre-styling. It can work wonders even on a bad hair day. It contains a precious blend of 6 flower extracts which are great for the hair, providing the necessary nutrients that help it regain strength and make it look glossy. It can also be used as a heat protectant and as a hydrating oil on wet hair. I alway repurchase this oil as it has so many uses, is long lasting and really works. Available from Boots, for £9.99. 

Ania’s advice:
1. Throw away your old make-up bag
2. Take care of your hair 
3. Meet your girlfriends on Valentine’s Day 
x
Ania

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Hi Stunning!
First of all I want to wish you Happy New Year, and welcome you in 2017.  I hope you all had a wonderful break and are back and ready for a year full of challenges! Libbie Club surprised me this month, and I must say, since I love organic products, this was probably one of the best boxes I received so far! Read my reviews to find out my thought on each one of them! All products are available on my Libbie Club page under this link

Laila Chamomile and Lavender Clay Mask

There is nothing better than a good clay mask to purify and cleanse your complexion. This mask is made with Fuller’s earth, kaolin clay and Moroccan ghassoul clay which are known as the best clays for healing skin conditions. As its name says, it is made with organic chamomile and lavender flowers absorbing oils, drawing out impurities and clarifying the skin. 
First of all, I loved the packaging of this mask, as it is a glass jar which is very convenient to use. The wooden spoon helps to measure the exact amount of the product and water. What I liked about this mask is that it is powder, so no product is wasted and it lasts for a very long time. The instructions say to mix 1 tablespoon of the mask with 4 tablespoons of water, but I prefer the mask to be thicker so I would use 2 tablespoons of the mask and 4 tablespoons of water. The mask should be left on for 15-20 minutes, to draw out impurities and cleanse the skin, and after this time your skin feels great! It closed my pores and really purified my skin. For best results use 1-2 times a week. Definitely worth trying out.

MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual 

I was so reluctant to start using this product as the packaging is so stunning! I love how it comes in this cute tube which makes it easy and convenient for travel! The cleansing ritual consists of a pot of Green Balm and a Bamboo Face Cloth. 
The Green Balm is scentless, so if you like aromatherapy you can always add a drop of essential oil to the bamboo cloth. The balm is a multipurpose balm, I loved using it for make-up removal, as it melted down all the makeup, in addition to hydrating my skin. The balm is ideal for oily, acne as well as dry and sensitive skin. It can also be used on dry skin areas, too soothe itchy skin, after shaving and on any bites. 
The cloth is made of antibacterial bamboo fibre, and in addition to that it is extremely soft so it feels amazing at the end of the day. I can honestly recommend this balm as it is incredibly useful, especially for travel as it has multiple uses and it is 100% natural.

Lin and Lo Instant Love Mascara 

This is a thickening mascara, which adds volume to the lashes making them look fuller and more glamorous. I found that it was pretty good, it didn’t clump the lashes, and didn’t crumble.
It is waterproof, so I would recommend it for summer months and for trainings, as it will stay on, no matter what is happening. I tested it out in the gym, and I was very satisfied with the results as it stayed on throughout my training and my sauna visit. Lovely product!

Ania’s advice:

1. Cleanse
2. Find time for a clay mask
3. Start a new sport!

x
Ania

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