Christmas is less than a week away and I wonder if there is anyone who is done with their Christmas Shopping. For those of you who like to leave Christmas gifts until the very last minute, I put together a last minute gift guide. Hope it will inspire you!


Aesop Resurrection Duet (Hand Wash + Hand Balm) – available from Selfridges, £83


Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser – available from Space NK, £65

J.One Black Jelly Pack – available from Selfridges, £36

J.One Jelly Pack – available from Selfridges, £20


Remington Keratin Protect Intelligent Streightener  – available from Boots, £44.99

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suade Candle – available from Jo Malone, £47.

Tom Ford Tabacco Vanille Eau de Parfum – available from Selfridges, £162.


Kohl Kreatives Brushes – available from Kohl Creatives Website, £44.99

Ania’s advice: 

1. It isn’t too late to buy your gifts

2.Watch all the Christmas films – Holiday, Love Actually, The Princess Switch 

3.Donate clothing which you haven’t used for the last two years to Charity as others will be thrilled to wear them!



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I cannot believe that we are already in the Winter season! London is starting to look very Christmasy and everyone is beginning to think about their Christmas gifts. Over the upcoming weeks, I will try to post as many gift guides to inspire your xmas shopping. Enjoy!


I Heart Revolution I Heart Nudes Palette – £8.99 from Superdrug

I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate Palette  – £8.99 from Superdrug

I Heart Revolution Soph Vanilla & Creme Brûlée Body Mist – £8.00 from Superdrug


Eyelure Strip Eyelashes Texture – £4.10 from Feelunique

Miss Patisserie Sea Salt Bath Melt – £4.50 from Miss Patisserie

Neutrogena HydroBoost Purifying Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Radiace Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Ageless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask – £3.50 fromBoots


Neutrogena HydroBoost Hydrating Boost Instant Facial Cream Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Ageless Boost Instant Facial Cream Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Radiance Boost Instant Facial Cream Mask – £3.50 from Boots


Tasty Donut from Lilou – £3.99 from Superdrug

Batiste Damage Control – £2.83/200ml from Boots


Essence Insta Perfect Liquid Make Up – £4.50 from Wilko

Essence Glitter On Glitter Off Peel Off Nail Polish – £2.50 from Wilko

Essence Cosmic Lights Welcome To The Universe Nail Polish – £2.50 from Wilko

Essence Melted Chrome Nail Powder – £3 from Wilko


Ania’s advice:

1.Start your Xmas shopping early

2.Get a beauty advent calendar – they are super fun!

3.Play ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on a loop



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Recently I went to the launch of the new Listerine Nightly Reset Mouth Wash, and I realised that we don’t talk enough about dental health, which is part of our everyday routine. It is so important to take care of your teeth, that I decided to write a post about this new product from Listerine, and everything I learnt during the press day!


Listerine Nightly Reset

We live in a very past-paced environment, and instead of eating three proper meals, we usually end up having one meal, and snack throughout the day. Every time we eat, we obviously expose the teeth to acids, sugars and other harmful substances. In order to protect the teeth, we should brush them 2-3 times and use mouthwash to restore and replenish enamel and keep the flouride in the mouth.

The Nightly Reset by Listerine should be used twice a day before and after sleep. It strengthens the teeth and works whilst you rest. The formula is high in flouride, which restores weakened enamel and resets your whole mouth during your beauty sleep! It also reduced plaque build-up, get accumulation and acted production. I also love the amazing ‘Midnight Mint’ Flavour, which is very refreshing. I have been using it twice a day, and I can admit that it feels like its working! Listerine Nightly Reset is available from Boots, £3.50.


Ania’s advice:

1. Focus on your teeth

2.Remember to use mouthwash 🙂

3.Always get your beauty sleep



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In recent years, I have always been travelling during the summer months, but I realised there are so many destinations which are still hot during September, October and November. This year, I am planning to go somewhere sunny during the Autumn, and I would strongly recommend you do the same! Here are some of my beach essentials that I have been loving during the past few months. Enjoy!


Nuxe Shimmering Dry Huile Prodigieuse Or

You know that golden glow everyone wants? You can now recreate it on your skin, even if you are not tanned, using the Shimmering Dry Huile Prodigieuse Or from Nuxe. The nourishing oil is filled with thousands of shimmering particles which make your skin sparkle. It smells lovely too, so you can layer you scents on top.

Available from Nuxe Website for £34/100ml. I strongly suggest you order from Nuxe’s website directly as they have an amazing loyalty club, and there are always fantastic discounts and offers available so you get lots of gifts 🙂

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom

In the last month, I spent two weeks on the beach, mostly in the water, kitesurfing. Last year I felt that the salt water, sun and wind really dry out my skin, hair and lips, so this time I compiled together very hydrating products. The lip balm from Glossier really worked wonders, and kept my lips hydrated throughout the day. I am a huge fan of the coconut flavour as it smells and tastes amazing. Available from Glossier Website for £10.


L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

This is one of my favourite hair products of all times. I literally use it every single day to provide moisture and nutrients to my hair. It contains a precious blend of 6 flower extracts ideal for hydrating the hair, smoothing down the frizz and adding that healthy glow.

It is designed for all hair types so I always recommend it to anyone, as it can be used before shampooing as a mask, pre-styling or as a finishing touch to any hairstyle. Also this product is a total bargain! Available from Boots for £6.66.

Nuxe Hair Protection

It is crucial to really take care of your hair if you do water sports in order to protect them from the damaging effects of the salt water, the wind and the sun. Every time I go on a surfing trip, I take a hair protective product with me. I must say, I really liked the Hair Protection from Nuxe as it hydrates the hair, and stays on during the day thanks to its oily composition.

As all Nuxe products, it smells wonderfully, and I received a lot of compliments about the scent on the beach. After a week of kitesurfing, my hair looked fabulous, hydrated and was super shiny. A summer must- have! Available from Nuxe Website for £10.50.


Nivea Sun Q10 Anti-Age & Anti Pigments Face Cream SPF50

I am obsessed when it comes to sunscreen, and I usually avoid exposing my face to the sun whenever possible, however if you love water sports, you will end up in the sun most of the time. It is super important to choose high quality sunscreen to avoid any pigmentation and early signs of ageing.

The product I recently discovered and absolutely adored is the Nivea Sun Q10 Anti-Age & Anti Pigments Face Cream SPF50. It has a high UVA/UVB protection against sunburns and premature skin ageing, and the Q10 formula helps to prevent wrinkles as well as pigment spots. The cream itself has a pleasant smell, and leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated. As I usually spent two hours in the water without a break I also needed something which wouldn’t melt away, and this cream was perfect. I will definitely repurchase it. Available from Boots for £8.

Nivea Sun Moisture Mousse Face Cream SPF50

This is another sunscreen that worked very well for me during my trip. It is super light, easy to apply and gets absorbed easily into the skin. It did not leave any white residue on my skin and I definitely did not feel like I had any sunscreen on. I must say that both of the creams from Nivea were amazing, and when in the water, I did not feel like they were being washed away easily. If I will go again on holiday in October, these will definitely be in my beach bag! Available from Boots for £8.


Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Face Mist 

One thing I never leave my home without is a face mist. I am obsessed with the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist as it is super refreshing, and it smells beautifully! It contains nourishing blend of Rose, Sage an Orange Blossom Waters which not only revitalise your skin, but leave it feeling hydrated. The mist contains Omorovicza’s Healing Concentrate which infuses minerals deep into the skin, and helps to keep it youthful.

I constantly use this mist during the summer months, as it really relaxes me, and calms me down. It is ideal for long days on the beach when you need to feel fresh and gorgeous! The glass bottle is also dreamy, and feels super luxurious!  Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist is available from Look Fantastic for £50.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced BB Facial Sun Protection SPF50 Fair

I never wear makeup to the beach, but one product I love using is a BB Sunscreen. I recently tried the one from No7, and I think it works very well with my skin tone. The BB cream brightened my complexion, giving it a healthy, tinted glow. Another reason I chose this product is that it has SPF50 and you should always use SPF50 on your face, as it helps to avoid dark spots, hyper-pigmentation and early signs of ageing.

This BB cream also contains peptides which help restoring a more youthful skin. I would recommend it if you are planning to stay on the beach or by the pool, not for watersports. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced BB Facial Sun Protection SPF50 is available from Boots for £15.

Ania’s advice:

1. Always apply sunscreen

2. Plan your Autumn getaway

3. Try kitesurfing!



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I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer vibes we are getting this June from London’s weather. I have been super busy travelling around Europe lately, and in the meantime I have been trying new skincare brands. An interesting brand that I discovered recently is JK7 which is a 100% natural, premium skincare brand.

The products are made with active and very precious ingredients, including premium essential oils, signature extracts and powerful JK7 Satyric Herbal Extracts. As the products are 100% natural, the fragrance is composed of essential oils, which not only benefit the skin but also your mind. The products can be kept open only for 3 months which also proves their natural composition.

All the products are handmade in Hawaii, in a boutique production facility which is also part of the world’s first holistic, non-medical stress centre. The products are rather expensive but the high price is based on the cost of the natural organic raw materials which cost up to $55,000 per kilogram/ litre.

I really liked using the Foaming Face Wash which is the perfect face wash after a long day, as it smells of calming patchouli and ylang ylang. It was very gentle, and worked amazingly as a second step of my skincare routine. It contains self- processed extracts of organic herbs, Rose flower buds, Calendula as well as German Chamomile Flowers. It is also high in Vitamin C & E and the signature extracts high in anti-oxidants. A very luxurius treat after work. Available from Grace Belgravia for £250/100ml.


Ania’s advice

1. Try Natural Skincare PRoducts

2.Sort out your beauty cabinet

3.Plan a weekend getaway



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Hope you are having a majestic weekend, and will have some downtime as the Royal Wedding fever is over 🙂 My perfect way of relaxing is trying new, exciting products and working on my blog! I recently received some gorgeous products from Jane Iredale, Environ and Advanced Nutrition Programme, and I finally got around to trying them out. Also as a limited time offer, I have a discount code for you, which entitles you to 15% off your purchase at Jane Iredale and Advanced Nutrition Programme. Use KIND15 at the Checkout (valid until 31.05.2018). Enjoy my review!

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Environ Skin Essential Low Foam Cleansing Gel 

Cleansing is actually one of the most important steps in our routine. If your face is not clean before applying moisturisers and serums, you will do more harm than good. Environ just launched their new Skin EssentiA Low Foam Cleansing Gel which removes makeup, impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin. It is very gentle, easy to rinse, and it maintains the waterproofing barrier of the skin, as the surfactants and conditioning agents moisturise the skin whilst cleansing.

As I have dry skin, I always need hydrating products, especially when cleansing. This product left my skin feeling totally cleansed, yet hydrated which is wonderful! The best way to use this Cleansing Gel is after your first cleansing step such as cleansing balm or face wash. Then you can follow up with your Environ Serum and Moisturiser. I have to also point out the price point, which is very reasonable especially that you are getting Environ! Available from Harvey Nichols and stockists –  IIAA Website  for £32.

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Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Collagen Plus 

Collagen is responsible for your skin’s strength, firmness and elasticity. Did you know that at the age of 30, the skin loses 1.5% of collagen per year? While at 40, it starts decreasing at 15% per year. Environmental factors will also cause collagen to break down more quickly, which is why it is crucial to supply your body with collagen via nutrition.

The new launch from Advanced Nutrition Programme is the perfect set for home care. It contains Skin Collagen Support as well as Skin Vit C.

Skin Collages Support: contains plant nutrient antioxidants and complex of vitamins which are the building blocks for collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Take 2 capsules per day with food.

Skin Vit C: Vitamin C – boost radiance, protects the skin and forms collagen. Skin Vit C combines Vit C with bioflavoids which supports collagen formation. It also recycles othe antioxidants and supports healthy blood vessels. Take one tablet per day with food.

3 Benefits: help to firm the skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, plumps & protects.

Available from Advanced Nutrition Programme Website for £36.

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PureMoist Lipstick Tricia& Jamie

I love Jane Iredale’s lipsticks as they are very hydrating and long lasting. These new shades have just been added to the PureMoist collection. The Tricia Lipstick (left) is a beautiful nude colour, perfect for everyday makeup or evening if you want to focus on the eyes. Jaimie (right) feels more like a burgundy shade, it looks amazing on brunettes as well as blondes. Both are available from Jane Iredale Website for £19.95.

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Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner Sapphire & Emerald 

Two new additions to the Jane Iredale’s family include Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner in shades of Sapphire & Emerald. Both are incredibly beautiful and perfect for the summer. I am a huge fan of the Sapphire colour as it brings out my eye colour. The eyeliner is easy to use and does not smudge. It is also very long-lasting, which is always a plus! Available from  Jane Iredale Website for £22.

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Ania’s advice:

1.Make cleansing your priority

2.Focus on nutrition

3.Experiment with makeup

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Hello Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather, and like me cannot wait for the summer time! Summer is my favourite season, and I am always out and about during those warm, sunny days. Spring is an important period for me, as I always try to prepare my skin for the sun, sea exposure and the hot weather. For the last four weeks I have been testing the Murad Resurgence range and I wanted to share with you the results.


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum 

When we are in our 20s, we often forget about the eye area and focus on face alone. The skin around the eye area is very delicate and it is essential to keep it nourished and hydrated at all times.

The eye serum from Murad helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and under eye circles. After using it for four weeks, I noticed an improvement in the appearance of my eye area, as the dark circles were reduced and the skin was nourished, hydrated and brighter. I could also feel that the skin appeared plump and healthy. If you are searching for an effective eye serum, I have just found you the perfect match! Available from Murad Website for £65.


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream 

Did you know that the skin recovers during the night time? This is why it is crucial to use great quality night cream as it has a strong influence on the appearance of your skin. The Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, promises to ‘activate youth while you sleep’ with its Retinol Tri-Active Technology.

Retinol is well-known for its strong youth enhancing properties. From my experience, I think retinol is actually one of the most effective ingredients in anti-ageing creams which is why you should also choose creams which contain retinol if you are looking for anti-ageing results.

I found that the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream worked amazingly as it really nourished and hydrated my skin. I woke up with a beautiful, smooth and glowing complexion. It feels very luxurious and rich, and gets absorbed into the skin easily. I also liked the packaging of the cream, as it dispenses the cream as you press the top, which makes it very hygienic and prolongs the ‘life’ of the active ingredients. Available from Murad Website for £65.

Ania’s Advice: 

1. Focus on the eye area

2.Invest in a good night cream

3.Plan a weekend trip!

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I don’t know if you know but tomorrow I am off to Nepal & Bhutan for 9 days. I am super excited, literally cannot wait! As I have limited space in my luggage I can only take the essentials. Here is what I chose to take with me!


Environ RAD SPF 15

Right now it is very warm in Nepal so I will be using stronger SPF but this cream is perfect for Bhutan weather as we will be hiking, flying with helicopters and discovering mountains. You should remember to always wear and SPF, and the one from Environ is great as it is also hydrating and skin friendly. Available for £19.99 from Environ Stockists. 

Environ Focus Care Youth + Tri- Peptide Complex  + Advance Elixir

Did you know that using a serum with a moisturiser increases its effectiveness. Environ makes amazing skincare products, the Environ Focus care helps to hydrate the skin, and targets signs of ageing and hyper pigmentation. It contains three powerful peptide complexes which nourish and brighten the skin and slow down the signs of ageing. In addition it protects the skin from the UV radiation and pollution. The UV radiation is much stronger on planes so you should remember to apply serums as well as SPF when taking a flight too. Find your stockist at IIAA Website.

Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum 

I will try to avoid wearing too much makeup, especially when in Bhutan as the air is incredibly clean. Did you know that smoking is absolutely forbidden there? If you are pale, you will know that dark circles are quite difficult to get rid off. Fortunately I recently discovered the Superfood Brightening Eye Serum which smooths, nourishes and brightens the eye area. Please note you do need to use it at least for a week to see results!  Available for £19.99 from Dr. Botanicals Website.



L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream 

Best hand cream EVER, keeps your hands hydrated and smelling beautifully. Get yours now from L’Occitane , for £8.

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau De Parfum 

This is my new, favourite perfume. It is sweet, spicy and heavy. As the name says it is a mix of Tobacco & Vanille and the best thing about this perfume is very long lasting so you can smell it throughout the day. I chose it for this trip it as I won’t have time to reapply whilst trekking XD. It is a very complex perfume, with multiple layers, I cannot recommend it enough! Available from House OF Fraser, £158.


Philip Kingsley Body & Volume Jet Set 

Whenever I travel, I always take the best haircare products with me, as I cannot stand tangled hair. Philip Kingsley is well known for its great quality products, and after trying them, I can honestly say that I would take them with me anywhere around the world.

The Body & Volume Jet Set is a perfect set for hydration as well as volume. It contains the Body Building Shampoo & Conditioner and their most famous Elasticizer which is the literally my go-to remedy when my hair is a mess. This Xmas set is perfect to keep the hair hydrated but luscious and voluminous. A must-have. Available from Philip Kingsley, for £27.


Elemis Superfood Day Cream & Night Cream 

These are my two favourite face creams lately. When travelling skincare is crucial so I always take with me tested products which I know work. Full review here.


Lavender & Lillie Praslin, Seychelles 

It is important that you don’t forget to moisturise your body when travelling and doing sports, to ensure your skin always looks good on pictures :). I reviewied the products from the series here. Available from Lavender & Lillie Website, for £18.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo 

I always take dry shampoo with me on holiday as you never know when you might need it. I am currently loving the dry shampoo from Amika. It is super light and absorbs any oil and dirt making my hair look fresh and voluminous again. Available from Birchbox, for £20.

Ania’s advice:

1 . Book an exotic holiday

2. Clean out your wardrobe

3. Focus on haircare





Happy Spring!

Although the weather doesn’t reflect it yet, we are now in Spring! I am not a huge fan of winter, so when it ends, I come back to life 🙂 I recently went to an amazing launch event hosted by Elemis, where they presented their new Superfood range – which I love!

So what is so special about this new range?

First of all, this superfood range contains a Pre-Biotic which supports the microflora on the skin which helps to balance and maintain the skin’s delicate ecosystem. The range is filled with Supergreen and Supergrain Complexes which are filled with anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

After testing it for the last three weeks, I must say that it works wonders. There are four products in the new range. Keep reading to find out more 🙂


Elemis Superfood Facial Wash 

This face wash is perfect for removing make-up without drying out the skin. The natural Pre-Biotic helps to balance the skin’s microflora, as well as keep it nourished. Massage it gently into the skin, and wash off with lukewarm water for best results. The Facial Wash can be used in the morning and evening. I found that it was a great cleanser, that did not make my skin dry, and it effectively removed make-up, excess oil and dirt. For best results follow up with a toner. Available for £25 from Elemis.

Ingredients: Wheatgrass Extract, Broccoli Seed, Kale Extract, Nettle Extract, Avocado Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed.


Elemis Superfood Day Cream  

This day cream is deeply hydrating, and gave my skin a healthy glow. I could really feel that my skin stayed hydrated throughout the day, without the need to re-apply the moisturiser. The Superfood cream contains antioxidants, Pro-Biotic and Lactobionic Acid which enhances hydration and brightness. Available for £42 from Elemis.

Ingredients: Goji Berry, Broccoli Seed, Ginger Ferment, Matcha Tea, Daikon Radish, Green Mandarin, Cucumber Salad.

Elemis Superfood Night Cream  

I know many of you will use the same cream for day and night, however it is important to have a special night cream as your skin regenerates during the night time. The fatty acids help to replenish nutrients as well as hydrate the skin and the Pro-Biotic helps to balance the skin’s microflora. I must admit that I was very impressed by this cream as I woke up with a plump and hydrated skin. Available for £46 from Elemis.

Ingredients: Barley, Chia Seed, Quinoa, Black Seed, Flax Seed, Rice Bran


Elemis Superfood Facial Oil 

The Superfood Facial Oil is definitely my favourite, containing 9 anti-oxidant and omega rich superfood oils, it provides the skin with all the nutrients it needs. Like all the the other products from the Superfood range, it has a relaxing, herbal scent, perfect for the evening routine. I used this oil in the evenings to keep my skin nourished and glowing, as it provides the extra care your skin needs. Available for £45 from Elemis.

Ingredients: Broccoli Seed Oil, Cucumber Oil, Daikon Radish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Poppy Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Rosehip Oil

I can honestly say that these four products work amazingly together, and my skin felt absolutely wonderful. It was cleansed, nourished and glowing and I would recommend it to anyone!

Ania’s advice:

– Always cleanse your skin

– Use a facial oil, day and night moisturisers

– Plan your summer <3

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