I still get the giggles when remembering a giveaway about a year ago. To participate, you needed to fill out a short quiz about me (very modest, I know) and one of the questions on the list was to name my favorite stores. Each single participant remembered to name L’Occitane – for a good reason. I think that I write about their products almost as often as I venture in their shops.

Še danes se zabavam, ko se spomnim nagradne igre pred dobrim letom dni. Za sodelovanje je bilo potrebno sodelovanje v kratkem kvizu o meni (kako prevzetno, mar ne?) in eno od vprašanj je bilo, v katerih trgovinah najraje nakupujem. Takrat prav nobena od vas ni pozabila na znamko L’Occitane in to z razlogom – na mojem blogu namreč gostuje skoraj tako pogosto, kot jaz gostujem v njihovih trgovinah.

 

In my spring favorites (find the post *here*), I was writing about the L’Occitane almond milk concentrate for firmer and smoother skin. It’s one of my favorite L’Occitane products and at least one jar of this magical cream is always somewhere in my home. Then, I got a message that a new and improved formula is hitting the shelves in May. Can you imagine my excitement? How could this product get any better? Ladies at L’Occitane obviously knew about my addicition and kindly provided me this new cream that I’ve been using for the past three months.

Že v spomladanskih naj izdelkih (objava se skriva *tu*) sem pisala o mandljevem mlečnem koncentratu za učvrščevanje in glajenje kože. Gre za enega mojih najljubših izdelkov znamke L’Occitane in v mojem domu nikoli ne manjka vsaj en lonček te čudovite kremice. Potem pa je prišlo obvestilo, da na police z majem prihaja nova, še izboljšana formula in seveda me je izredno zanimalo, kako je lahko tak super izdelek sploh še boljši? Gospodične so bile očitno seznanjene z mojo odvisnostjo in mi v testiranje prijazno poslale en lonček kremice, ki me sedaj spremlja že skoraj tri tedne. View Full Post

I love me a good face wash and while I’m normally using the Mirati face wash these days, I was cleaning out my cabinet and realized that I actually had quite a few uses left in the Ole Henriksen African red tea foaming cleanser – it was just hiding in the back and I forgot about it. 

Anyway, I decided to start using it again and I remembered how much I loved this since the day I got it. It’s a foam cleanser that is easy to massage into damp skin and simply rinse off. It contains anti-oxidants from the red tea which is another bonus.

I see that it gets my skin really clean and ready for my make-up routine. But more importantly, it wakes me up in the morning – an instant refresher, if you will. The smell is simply amazing and really rejuvenating. It could probably also be used to remove make-up, but I tend to do that with less expensive products and only save this one for my morning routine. 

The product is not tested on animals and without parabens and sulphate-free.

The downside of this amazing product? The price. A 207ml bottle that will actually not last that long (probably 2 months or so) will set you back about 32€ on Look Fantastic website.

In December, I was shopping quite a bit as you might have noticed already from my posts. Since I’ve hoarded so much make-up, I decided to go for the skin care instead and ended up choosing a set of different face products on Lookfantastic.com – the Ole Henriksen Magnificent Seven Holiday Kit.

I paid about €33 for this set of 7 deluxe samples, which is bargain really, since each of the full-size products costs an arm and a leg, but we’ll get to that later. Apparently, the set is worth £89, which brings us close to €120.

Now you’ll probably agree that the box looks fab on the front, but I find what is in the back even more important. The box actually provides you exact information about each of the products (it’s also printed on the sides), also advising whether to use it in the morning or in the evening.

I would have kept the box until I ran out of the products anyway, since it’s a cheat sheet and at the same time stores the products really nicely. Of course you don’t have to keep it – there are simple paper instructions inside as well.

Anyway, as already mentioned, the set includes 7 deluxe samples. I’ll just do this review in the way I use them throughout the day. I start of every morning with the African Red Tea Foaming cleanser. The instruction is to simply massage it into damp skin and rinse clean with warm water.



First of all, I love that it’s a foam product, since I kind of enjoy the light feeling of light foam on my face. Secondly, this cleanser smells like heaven. And thirdly, it really leaves my face feeling very clean and fresh. It’s an instant refresher in the morning. View Full Post